“‘Due process’ means ‘my guys win,'” Professor Plum said as he walked into 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 got all the process he was due, and then some. He opened by calling the big blind with the Aces of Spades and Diamonds, hoping someone would raise behind him. Chef called and, sure enough, the Squirrel put in a pot-sized reraise. The Professor of Astrology Janitor made the standard play: a pot-sized reraise that moved in all of his chips. Chef folded and the Squirrel called and turned up a pair of black Kings.

And of course the flop brought a King, of Hearts, along with two small Clubs. “I folded the Ace of Hearts,” Chef said, so the Professor of Astrology Janitor was drawing to the lone remaining Ace.

He began his plaintive mewling even before Chef dealt the Ten of Spades on the turn and the Jack of Diamonds on the river. The Squirrel looked at the Professor of Astrology Janitor and tapped at his Blewberry: “You made the right play. I just got lucky.”

Chef went to the kitchen to make Western Egg White Omelets, leaving your lowly mail room clerk to review the week’s correspondence….


Dear Ms. Crissie,

The President of the United States, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, and Leader of the Free World

Dear God-King,

We hardly know where to begin. For example, we note that you didn’t worry about due process when you publicly demanded the execution of the Central Park Five, before their trial, and continued to declare them guilty even after DNA evidence and the attacker’s confession proved their innocence. And you didn’t worry about due process when declaring that Hillary Clinton should be in jail despite a year-long investigation that found no evidence of any crime. Yet you’re very worried about due process if you or one of your cronies is accused, even when there is ample evidence including an admission. We conclude that Benjy Sarlin summarized your view of ‘due process’ perfectly:


Dear Ms. Crissie,

Are Chef’s Western Egg White Omelets made with white eggs from chickens who live in the west? Is ‘west’ based on time zone or sports conference … and which time zones or sports?

West of the BPI Kitchen in Blogistan

Dear Squirrel,

A Western Egg White Omelet describes the dish itself, not the color of the egg shells or the home of the chickens who laid the eggs. A western omelet is made with diced green and/or red bell peppers, diced onions, and shredded cheddar cheese. An egg white omelet is made with only the egg whites. Chef adds diced potatoes and ham, minced jalapenos, and oregano, following the recipe at the link below. Bon appétit!


Photo Credit: Associated Press

God-King; God-King vs. Central Park Five; God-King vs. Clinton; “if you or one of your cronies is accused;” ample evidence including an admission; Benjy Sarlin.

Western Egg White Omelet.


Happy Sunday!