All dryads squirt a little bit…..

Ffolkes,
    Alright, so here’s the deal…. I write the stuff, you read it. If you don’t like it, tough; you’re welcome to take your chances by leaving a comment below. Be warned, I do not suffer fools gladly, or any other way, so be prepared to defend yourself, should you become overly enthusiastic in your criticisms, because I’m not going to worry overmuch about hurting feelings when it comes to idiots. If you do like it, that’s wonderful, and I’ll look forward to any discussion, on any subject you choose. Also, please be aware, any and all displays of outright stupidity will be handled appropriately, and I won’t be worrying about carrying on a battle of wits with an unarmed person. Here on ECR, we have very little no patience at all with deliberate, outright stupidity, and believe in rewarding the guilty party with great piles of doo doo, placed carefully upon their head…..

    At this point, you may be asking yourself, “just what the hell is he babbling about now?”  And, if I had a clue as to what prompted the above, I’d tell you, believe me…. No, when I sat down, that just started pouring out, as it is, all macho and aggressive. It was weird, too…… while writing it, I felt as if I was Robert Mitchum, when he made the statement about being a tough guy that went something like “if they sent in an order for a box car full of sons of bitches, and opened the door to find just me, they knew they’d got what they ordered…” I even felt like I was wearing the cheap suit and  battered old fedora he usually was seen in….

“In a cruel and evil world, being cynical can allow you to get some entertainment out of it.” — Daniel Waters, screenwriter of HEATHERS

    In reality, or approximately in reality, I don’t feel like a son of a bitch this morning; I actually got 8+ hours of good solid sleep, without having to get up even once, and awoke when the coffee made itself, in a pretty good mood…. But, when I sat down to write, that sort-of-a-disclaimer in the first paragraph jumped onto the page before I even thought to stop it. So, please, don’t take it too personally, or seriously, for that matter….. It IS true, however, that we (that’s the royal ‘we’, meaning ‘I’….)  do have a thing for stupid, and really, really hate dealing with it….

    But, for the most part, I haven’t had any problems with that sort of foolishness…. Every one of my readers seems to be quite well-mannered and intelligent, and even if they aren’t, or are just pretending, I would give some slack, because I know that even the dull and stupid have their story, and can’t always help being the way they are…. It’s the deliberately stupid ones I object to, strenuously, but, I guess those folks don’t often make it to the end of one of my epic posts; they probably give up halfway through, with a vague feeling they’ve been insulted somehow…. which they were. In all the time I’ve been blogging, I’ve only had one comment that tried to be mean to me, and it went to Spam, where I found, and deleted it, before it got on my page and sullied the rest of y’all with the splashing muck….

    Any who, I guess that initial outpouring of vitriol cleared out my head, and prompted the above four paragraphs of pure, unadulterated blather. Four paragraphs, however, is the legal limit for an intro section, so I’m going to take it and run while I can…. Shall we Pearl?…..
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    I had intended to rant here…. Smart Bee had other ideas, and it rules the search process, so here we have a nice little pearl of virtual wisdom, in the old school style. Let your mind flow from one quote to the next, and when you reach the end, you will find a valuable piece of insight staring you in the face… It may be a bit obscure, but that usually means it is a subtle point, and all that much more powerful for it….. Or, it may be obvious, which can also be very interesting…. Whichever it turns out to be, take notes, because it is growing ever nearer to Quiz time, and this one WILL be on there, you can count on it….

“This planet has — or rather had — a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn’t the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.” — Douglas Adams — The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

“I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man coming to his senses.” — William Makepeace Thakeray

“A sympathetic Scot summed it all up very neatly in the remark, “You should make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest and folk dancing.”” — Sir Arnold Bax

“There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.” — Soren Kierkegaard

“Anacharsis said a man’s felicity consists not in the outward and visible favors and blessings of Fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.” — Plutarch (46-120 AD) — The Banquet of the Seven Wise Men, 11

    Ooh, perfect ending!  I hope you enjoyed today’s tickler, which is what I call pearls when they tickle the imagination so it laughs, or cries, or just lets itself wander through the universe in my head….. You can too, if you wish…. it’s a big universe….
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    Once again, there’s no poem ready, and it’s not going to get forced out today; I’d just hurt myself. I’ll write a haiku, but the poem for today is an older one, from 2012….. As every day this month, these are being included as part of the April National Poetry Writing Month Challenge, with the updates to be found here:  http://www.napowrimo.net/    I hope you enjoy them…..

Haiku XIV

No perilous dreams
dared troubled my sleep last night.
Beautiful morning.

Honorable Request

Days, filled to a brim with fluff and time, pass
dimly into memory, bit by combative bit,
ever mournful, yet loud with life and sass,
only in dream do we meet, and dance, and flit.

Souls, spinning ’round in gleeful wonder, comply
as they must, never given a reason,
somberly proper, yet limber and quite spry,
dancing on to greet each bright new season.

Storms, angered by apathetic care, rage
proceeding into ministerial glare, unknown,
clothed in colors, purified solely with sage,
past an infinite future, already flown.

Life, plumbed to its depths and secrets, keeps
flowing with currents, strong and fairly found,
love stands, asking release, as it slowly weeps,
seeking refuge unasked, to stay honor bound.

~~ gigoid


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    I was going to rant again in this section, but I kept finding pearls that effectively said what I had in mind better, or, at least, more succinctly, so I’m going to use them in place of a rant, because, taken together, they cover all that I would have ranted upon…. Please forgive the use of noun as a verb…. Any who, this one is pretty obvious in its direction, so I’ll let it speak for itself…. This one is NOT going to be on the Quiz, should that mythical event ever truly take place…..

“What interests me is whether God had a choice when he created the world.” — Albert Einstein

“When one studies the biographies of the founders and leaders of the various religions, one cannot help but be struck by the psychotic — or at least extremely abnormal — behavior that has characterized so many of them. Luther, Wesley, and Loyola had hallucinations (“visions”).  St. Theresa almost certainly was a hysteric.  The book _The Psychotic Personality_, by Leon J. Saul and Silas L. Warner, devotes considerable space to the psychotic personalities of Mary Baker Eddy (founder of Christian Science), Joseph Smith (founder of Mormonism), Mohammed, and the Rev. Jim Jones… It seems significant that the founder of Christianity itself, St. Paul, also suffered from epilepsy.” — Frank Zindler, “Religiosity as a Mental Disorder,” American Atheist — magazine, April 1988, p. 27

“Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration — courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and, above all, love of the truth.” — H.L. Mencken

“Once blasphemy against God was the greatest blasphemy; but God died…” — Friedrich Nietzsche, Zarathustra’s Prologue

Ever eating, never cloying,
All-devouring, all-destroying,
Never finding full repast,
Till I eat the world at last.

 — Swift (1667-1745)

    And there you have it….. pretty slick, eh?…..
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    Well, another day of my egotistical blathering comes to an end, just in time to save any permanent damage to anyone’s karma… Let’s see if it can float…..  I think I hurt myself….. Okay, so they can’t ALL be wonderful…. some are just…. there. So is this one, and no matter how odd or strange it may be, I’m not doing it over; I could hurt myself even worse. We’ll all just have to take our chances today…. I think, if you wear your warmest coat, it will be alright…. Maybe….  Y’all take care out there, and May the Metaphorse be with you…..

When I works, I works hard.
When I sits, I sits loose.
When I thinks, I falls asleep.

Which is Why….


Sometimes I sits and thinks,
   and sometimes
I just sits.

gigoid

dozer3

4 thoughts on “All dryads squirt a little bit…..

    • Ah, my dear, keep coming back, then, as I rant on that subject fairly often…. Too much of our history as a species has been influenced by this particular societal delusion, lending itself to serving the elite and rapacious among us, and has been complicit in keeping the bulk of mankind in poverty since we started gathering in cities….See, even in the comment section I can’t shut myself up when I start thinking about how much more we could be without its “help” throughout the millenia…. Any who, glad you enjoyed it… Take care, & Blessed Be… 🙂

  1. Reblogged this on gigoid and commented:

    I’m still unable to sit for long, but, did manage to spend long enough at it to find a re-blog for today. Here’s one from 2013 to ease me into the day…. I hope you enjoy it….

    gigoid

  2. “In a cruel and evil world, being cynical can allow you to get some entertainment out of it.” —

    Daniel Waters, screenwriter of HEATHERS

    Ha.. NoW..
    never cynical
    oF
    liGht
    or
    fear
    the dArk
    it’s all so.. SO..
    much dAM FuN NoW
    iN thE
    liGht
    and
    suRE.. i sWim
    aS/iN dARk juST
    foR F iN FuN too..
    for
    StaMina
    to stay
    aiR
    liGht too..:)

    And it’s true
    evil STiLL LiVes
    and so does cruelty..
    like that’s hard to swim
    aS/iN..
    these
    days now
    mY FriEnd..
    aS Far as turning
    News and PoliTicS oN2..;)

    “This planet has — or rather had — a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn’t the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.” — Douglas Adams — The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

    Oh.. Lord…
    now back
    to square
    one root problems..
    naked and furry
    ain’T aLL..
    short
    and brutish..;)

    “I never knew whether to
    pity or congratulate a man
    coming to his senses.”

    — William Makepeace Thakeray

    No problem as
    long as
    one
    can
    and
    WiLL esCaPe
    the otheR ‘stuff’..;)

    “A sympathetic Scot summed it all up very neatly in the remark,
    “You should make a point of trying every experience once,
    excepting incest and folk dancing.””

    — Sir Arnold Bax

    Or.. Lord..
    must
    have
    been
    a true ‘man’..
    oR A False Scotsman..;)

    “There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
    as getting to know how enormously much
    he is capable of doing and becoming.”

    — Soren Kierkegaard

    True.. Even modern
    science sHows through
    the hiGher poTenTiaL
    PoWeR and FoRcE
    oF HuMaN
    BeinG
    through
    EpiGeneTiCs
    and NeuroPlasTiCitY
    aCross the liFe sPan now
    wE have aMAzinG HeaLing
    poTenTial jUSt waiTing to
    sPRinG ouT beLow
    iN ouR DNA
    and even
    more
    so
    iN aLL oF whAt
    we do by environmental
    challenge stimulating isReaL
    hUman Ripley.. BeliEVe it oR NoT
    MirAcLEs.. STiLL now.. for those not too
    functionally disabled at the teat oF A Virus as culture..:)

    “Anacharsis said a man’s felicity consists not in the outward and visible favors and blessings of Fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.” — Plutarch (46-120 AD) — The Banquet of the Seven Wise Men, 11

    PoTenTial..
    more often
    coMes now..
    through Struggle
    as FReED is WoRK..
    as liGht aRises from dARk..
    why i often
    swim
    as/iN
    dARk..
    STiLL
    to aRise
    even hiGher
    aS LiGht.. some folks
    avoid every inconvenience
    iN liFe and liteRAlly.. F In Rot..
    Been ThEre doNe iT aS SpoiLed..
    and i ain’t going back to easy sHiT..;)

    “What interests me is whether God had a choice when he created the world.”

    — Albert Einstein

    Life IS A
    relative Miracle
    as is.. surELy
    thAT iS
    enough
    for
    me
    @leAst..
    to worship all
    oF eXistence as GOD..:)

    “When one studies the biographies of the founders and leaders of the various religions, one cannot help but be struck by the psychotic — or at least extremely abnormal — behavior that has characterized so many of them. Luther, Wesley, and Loyola had hallucinations (“visions”). St. Theresa almost certainly was a hysteric. The book _The Psychotic Personality_, by Leon J. Saul and Silas L. Warner, devotes considerable space to the psychotic personalities of Mary Baker Eddy (founder of Christian Science), Joseph Smith (founder of Mormonism), Mohammed, and the Rev. Jim Jones… It seems significant that the founder of Christianity itself, St. Paul, also suffered from epilepsy.”

    — Frank Zindler, “Religiosity as a Mental Disorder,” American Atheist — magazine, April 1988, p. 27″

    A definition of inhuman..
    Richard Dawkin’s
    words beFoRE that
    Folks with Down’s
    Syndrome have
    nothing
    to offer
    society
    with
    tHeir pure
    Love as smiles
    not sullied by standard IQ..
    data down load retardation of Love…
    so as he suggested.. better to abort them..
    as inhuman as inhuman can be retarded now..
    People are different..
    and so are
    ‘you’
    ‘rich’
    and so
    poor rich.. as this..
    So in other words..
    there are extremes
    on both ends but
    tHeRe
    is no
    bLack
    and
    WhiTe
    in Happiness..
    and Joy.. all Stuff
    fear and empty promises
    i throw out with the Garbage Holy and Sacred2..
    And keep the Down’s Happy and Holy Fool.. as me..
    as hey.. a sMiLe is worth a Trump Palace when deep
    and
    never
    now doubt..
    or data now
    download in
    the dumps..;)

    “Religion is fundamentally opposed to
    everything I hold in veneration —
    courage, clear thinking, honesty,
    fairness, and, above all, love of the truth.”

    — H.L. Mencken

    BasicAlly.. the Golden Rule..
    one of the oldest religions of
    all.. worthy
    of
    praise and worship..:)

    “pursuit or interest to which someone ascribes supreme importance.”

    Per the Definition of Religion.. just another word(s) for what folks
    hold as Holy and Sacred in life for meaning and purpose..
    that range from the Pantheism plUs that i
    practice NoW that puts me in FucKinG
    DeliriousLY Happy Country
    withiN alWays NOW
    maKinG aLL
    oF eXiSTenCe
    HoLy and sAcred
    frOM DARk to LiGht..
    sHadES of Grey to bEYOnd
    RainBow cOlors overFloWinG
    as A chaLiCE wiTh no foRm WiThiN2
    as BLISs continues to RocKEt moRe as NirVAna
    DanCinG SinGinG an iNdigenous PersOn’s LoVe for ALL of ExiStenCE NoW..
    iN oThER words.. i Love iT aLL.. Survive and F iN thrive as the empirical case
    study evidence
    provides
    aS WeLL
    from head
    to toe now too..
    and so much more..
    in otHeR words.. my ReliGion
    And God isReaL and Works..foR NoW..

    And the other side of the
    coin.. the absolute nihilist..
    who believes in nothing and
    holds nothing in life holy and
    sacred with almost no meaning
    and purpose.. as science shows
    also.. a mental associated disorder often too..
    and i’ve been to both places and can surely
    relate that this place is HELL within and that
    oTheR place now
    is Heaven
    beyond
    the
    hell
    of the
    nihilism
    i once walked
    in shoes as death as life..
    juSt.. my LeArnEd opinion oF course..
    the only way i guess to reAlly kNow
    and FeeL and SeNSE is to go to both
    places in just one liFe.. i guess
    that’s perHaps
    a Bi-Polar
    advantage
    too.. hehe.. as up is better than down..
    And BaLanCinG allthATiS eats the cake and icing too..
    so.. deliriouSly delicious in Peace and calm all centered aS SucH..;)

    “Once blasphemy against God was the
    greatest blasphemy; but God died…”

    — Friedrich Nietzsche, Zarathustra’s Prologue

    Most all so-called primitive
    folks worship Nature in all
    it’s simplicity
    and all oF
    complexity
    including each
    othER as ‘GOD’
    and it’s trUe..
    many
    religions
    have killed this
    L I V I N G N O W
    (plus all the rest)
    God and replaced
    This GOD by worshiping idols
    that are abstract constructs
    Named aS
    words.. now..
    juST iMaGiNe..
    HeAveN noW.. it’s
    not hard to do iF one
    liVEs iT iN BaLAnCinG
    miNd and BoDy SoUl
    one WiTh NaTure
    and
    GoD
    sAMe..
    the price of
    Richard Dawkin’s
    ‘kind’ of ‘literal intelligence’..
    housed in robes out of lab coats2..:)

    Ever eating, never cloying,
    All-devouring, all-destroying,
    Never finding full repast,
    Till I eat the world at last.

    — Swift (1667-1745)

    A price
    of
    not
    having
    A Soul thAT iSReal..
    no one is immune..;)

    Humans create
    words.. love
    them so
    much
    they
    make those
    words into God
    when A whOle
    original purpose
    of Words
    were/iS
    to DancE
    and SinG
    a SonG
    oF WoRship
    and Praise for
    aLL oF LiFe WorTh
    LiVinG and BreAthinG NoW..
    A Record oF what iT was like to LiVE aS WeLL
    iN
    wRiTTeN
    Way.. iT’s
    A tool/Form but
    no God alone for/as ME..
    A S E S S E N C E N O W
    as LiFe is The GiFT as NaTure
    thaT God/NaTuRE breAthes iN/as ME
    without tHaT breath none of this
    HeaVen is HeRE NoW for me..
    it’s all science
    And art mY
    FriEnd..
    i’LL take
    art over science as liFe
    and take science aS Scribe oF GoD to back the
    value of God/Nature and ArT sAMe uP insteAD oF dOWN..
    ALL
    NATURAL
    eARTh WiNd
    FiRe and Water aS Me2..:)

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