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Leith's Journal
Leith's Journal
July 1, 2017

Weird Food Your Pet Loves

I've heard of cats and dogs who like peanut butter, olives, breakfast cereal, and other things that you wouldn't expect them to like. What surprising foods did your pet (or friend's pet) like?

I had a cat who loooooved mushroom soup. It was so bad that I couldn't open a can of anything without him running over trying to get some.

I had another cat who loved seaweed. When I lived in Japan, I once got a package of the thin flat sheets for making sushi. I left it on the counter and went to work. When I got home, I found the package torn open, most of the seaweed chewed out of it, and thousands of tiny bits of seaweed stuck into the tatami mats with cat spit. I was still finding tiny specks of it months later.

June 17, 2017

About That Julius Caesar - Trump Kerfuffle

Ahem. The play has always made allusions to current political figures, including Hillary Clinton and Obama.

Some quotes from the article:


In 2015, a production of Julius Caesar at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence gave a spin to the Shakespearian history play by reimagining the title character as a woman. The show was largely interpreted by critics to be referencing Hillary Clinton, especially considering that when its “Caesar” was murdered at the beginning of Act Three she was wearing a striking white pantsuit.

The current Julius Caesar at the Public Theater is directed by Oskar Eustis, who also helmed a 1990 production set in ’60s America that nodded to the assassination of President Kennedy. “Against the step-by-step dirge of Matthias Gohl’s loud and haunting music, the TV screens unreel Kennedy’s funeral in black-and-white,” a Boston Globe review read. “Later, in color, there are scenes of mass protest and police brutality. Caesar and his cronies wear dark business suits, white shirts, glossy shoes. (When Calpurnia arrives she wears a Jackie Kennedy pillbox.)”

A 2012 production by The Acting Company cast Bjorn DuPaty as Caesar, an actor whose resemblance to President Obama was noted by many critics.


Even more at link.

June 16, 2017

How to Pronounce Mueller

I've heard newscasters and pundits say it both ways:

Muller - rhymes with "cruller"



I've always thought they were 2 different surnames: Muller and Mueller, pronounced differently.

Granted, there are names that are spelled the same but pronounced differently. People around Raleigh, NC, know about the Mordecai family (the Christian branch changed it to "mor-DECK-ee&quot , for example.

Is this a case where the family kept the spelling, but simplified the pronunciation? Are some people unaware that there are 2 different surnames?

Sorry for the whole thread, but it's been bugging me.

June 2, 2017

A Funny Song I Found

Warning: if you are seriously religious and/or lack a sense of humor, leave!

June 1, 2017

What's Your Favorite Candy?

My favorite of all time is plain M&Ms.

Second is Maple Nut Goodies.

What's yours? It doesn't have to be fancy. Just something you make sure not to run out of.

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