“I do not agree with the faculty’s weekend plans,” Professor Plum said as he entered the mail room.

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 did not agree with Chef’s decision to play a big pot. He opened by raising with a pair of red Jacks and, after the Squirrel folded, Chef put in a pot-sized reraise. The Professor of Astrology Janitor suspected she had a bigger pair – Aces, Kings, or Queens – or an Ace-King suited. That meant he was at best a coin-flip favorite and more likely a big underdog. Still, it was hard to throw away a pair of Jacks, so he called.

The flop brought the Ace and Jack of Clubs and the Six of Hearts. The Professor of Astrology Janitor checked and Chef offered a half-pot-sized bet. The Professor of Astrology Janitor then put in a pot-sized raise. Chef’s eyes flashed as she said “Okay, all-in.”

“Three Jacks here,” the Professor of Astrology Janitor said as he pushed his chips into the pot.

“Almost good enough,” Chef said, and turned over her two red Aces.

The Professor of Astrology Janitor needed the Jack of Spades, and without the Ace of Spades. Alas, neither came on the turn or river, and he began his plaintive mewling. Chef went to the kitchen to make Arizona Breakfast Burritos, leaving your lowly mail room clerk to review the week’s correspondence….


Dear Ms. Crissie,

The speaker does not agree with the decision to pardon Joe Arpaio. Law-enforcement officials have a special responsibility to respect the rights of everyone in the United States. We should not allow anyone to believe that responsibility is diminished by this pardon.

Doug in DC for Paul in WI

Dear Doug and Paul,

We applaud your disagreement, though we suggest it would be more weighty were it backed up by some tangible action: a bill of impeachment, a motion of censure, or simply a bill requiring the Department of Justice to enforce the community police consent decrees that the Klanmaster General wants to set aside pending further “review.” Absent such action, we conclude that your disagreement is merely empty words … yet again … as Alexandra Petri noted back in June.


Dear Ms. Crissie,

I won’t hold my breath waiting for Paul in WI to attempt any such action. Instead, I’ll ask how Chef makes those Arizona Breakfast Burritos.

Breathless for Breakfast in Blogistan

Dear Squirrel,

Chef used the recipe from Recipe Gold Mine, at the link below. Bon appétit!


Photo Credit: Associated Press

Doug in DC for Paul in WI; community police consent decrees … set aside pending further “review”; as Alexandra Petri noted back in June.

Arizona Breakfast Burritos.


Happy Sunday!