“If a woman refuses to debate a troll,” Professor Plum asked as he walked into the mail room, “does the troll even exist?”

He read the mail…. (More)

“You’re playing off that Twitter meme,” Ms. Scarlet observed. “If a woman says something but no man claims it as his idea, did she say anything at all?”

Professor Plum nodded. “That’s the one.”

They then left to join the resident faculty in the wine cellar library, to spend the weekend drinking thinking on our motto of Magis vinum, magis verum (“More wine, more truth”).

The staff poker game was canceled because Chef and the Professor of Astrology Janitor were scouring the kitchen while the Squirrel scoured the internet for “man with cat face” pics, leaving your lowly mail to review the week’s correspondence….

Dear Ms. Crissie,

Alexandria in NYC


Dear Alexandria,

We commend your refusal to promote that troll’s YouTube channel by refusing his debate challenge. If he wants to debate you, we suggest he do so in 2020 … after qualifying for and winning the Republican primary in your district. Until he does that, he’s just another catcaller who feels entitled to your attention.

We also agree with your P.S. As Matthew Yglesias wrote in his follow-up tweet:

We think the difference is partly that you are a woman, and partly that Democrats are held to absurdly strict standards of accuracy and completeness … while Republicans’ half-baked-half-truths – or raw untruths – are treated as sacred writ.


Dear Ms. Crissie,

Umm, if Chef and the Professor of Astrology Janitor are scouring the kitchen, does that mean there’s no breakfast?

Asking for a Friend in Blogistan

Dear Squirrel,

Chef says she’s offering bagels with lox, cream cheese, and thinly-sliced onions for breakfast today. She also mentioned a bowl of macadamias.

P.S.: Thank you for finding that wonderfully clever CatMan pic!


Image Credits — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Ocasio-Cortez (Twitter)”; CatMan: ZethM (Imgur); Illustration: Crissie Brown (BPICampus.com)


Happy Sunday!