“Mmmhhh,” Professor Plum said as he walked into the mail room, “I love the smell of popcorn in the morning.”

He read the mail…. (More)

Professor Plum then left with Ms. Scarlet to join the resident faculty in the wine cellar library, where they’ll spend the weekend drinking thinking on our motto of Magis vinum, magis verum (“More wine, more truth”).

In the staff poker game, the Professor of Astrology Janitor asked if they could use popcorn instead of chips. Chef declined, noting first that she didn’t want to dye different colors of popcorn, and also that the butter would stain the cloth of the poker table. The Professor of Astrology Janitor said they didn’t need buttered popcorn for betting tokens, but Chef shook her head.

“Do you really expect me to believe you won’t eat it?” she asked.

The Professor of Astrology Janitor looked to the Squirrel for support, but the Squirrel shook his head and tapped at his Blewberry.

“You know she’s right,” the Squirrel texted. “Plus she hasn’t brought out my bowl of macadamias yet, so I’m not going to argue with her.”

The Professor of Astrology Janitor nodded and began his plaintive mewling. Chef went to the kitchen to make Popcorn Cereal, leaving your lowly mail room clerk to review the week’s correspondence….


Dear Ms. Crissie,

Donald in NY

Dear Donald,

We agree that Ted Cruz’s comments about New York City were reprehensible. However, we also agree with your alter-ego:

That said, please proceed. We’ll pass the popcorn.


Dear Ms. Crissie,

I’ll definitely take a bowl of that popcorn. But how do I make Popcorn Cereal?

Popping for Breakfast in Blogistan

Dear Popping for Breakfast,

Chef is usually eager to share her breakfast recipes, but this morning she seemed surprisingly reluctant. We showed her your letter, and she finally replied: “Put it in a bowl and pour milk over it.”

That’s it. Really. We asked, and Chef said “Yes, it’s that simple. Bon appétit!


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Donald in NY.

Popcorn Cereal.


Happy Sunday!