Filled with inordinately good cheer….

Ffolkes,

“Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.”

~~ Voltaire ~~

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Super Black Hole eating stars….

Hubble Deep Space Telescope Image


Good morning…. I’m beginning to enjoy the intro section, now I have the option to make it as short or long as I choose…. Today, we’re going with short…. I suppose you could call this minimalist, something you don’t often see around these parts….

Shall we Pearl?

“To a reasonable creature, that alone is insupportable which is unreasonable; but everything reasonable may be supported.” — Epictetus (c. 60 AD) — Discourses, Book i, Chap. ii

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Image from heyreverb.com via Google Images


Continuing our theme of bands from the early days of rock and roll, here is an American band, whose music is familiar to probably about a third of the world’s population, having heard it played ubiquitously, in numerous incarnations, (live, radio, TV, Muzak in elevators, commercials, etc.) over the past fifty years…. Yep, I know, long time to rock, eh? But, I got proof…. Here is their 50th Anniversary Concert for you to enjoy today…. So….  Enjoy!!…


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The Beach Boys

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Aristotle


I’m feeling a bit lazy today, so here’s a short discussion from three or so years ago, about a very fine pearl…. Give your brains a rest today, ffolkes… All the nasty stuff happening out in the BBR can be wearing, I know….

From 10/7/2012:

“Two-thirds of help is to give courage.” — Irish proverb

To me, this is the very best kind of pearl of virtual wisdom. Nine words, if you count all the short ones, telling a story that is also a lesson, an insight, a truth, and, in the best sense, an admonition, all packaged in a short phrase that burns itself into memory. This can also act as help itself, as just the statement itself gives the courage of which it speaks, to any who doubt of whether or not help is to be found.

Often, merely the offer of help is enough to aid the one who asks to reach a point where the help is no longer needed; just the knowledge that it is available can give one the strength needed to finish the task alone. We humans are very social creatures, whether we admit it or not; we are all aware when two or more people get together to perform any task, the work is lessened thereby, by more than the mere factor of how many are involved in helping. I am constantly amazed at what people can do when they act in concert; often, the very people who join together for a task are surprised by how much they can accomplish together……

I’m not going to say much more about this one; it is what I like to call a stand-alone pearl, needing no adornment beyond its own well-contained self. But, I will add one more idea to our understanding of this concept; I say it is an admonition, because not only does it speak to the effect on the person who has requested the help, it also supplies good reason to offer help to others, by acknowledging the importance of the support, rather than the actual help. Just the fact that the help is forthcoming supplies most of the emotional strength to the act, thus acting as a spur to those who might hesitate to jump in otherwise…..

I love it, and hereby name it a classic pearl of virtual wisdom…..

So be it….

gigoid has spoken.

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“Spot”


Poetry comes in all shapes, sizes, and attitudes, all of which reflects its human origins…. Assuming this was written by an android, it would be a reflection merely one degree removed from human, which is really all an android is; a human, one degree from being fully flesh and blood… If it was written by a scriptwriter, well, it’s still pretty good…. Enjoy!….

Ode to Spot

“Felis catus” is your taxonomic nomenclature:
an endothermic quadroped, carnivorous by nature.
Your visual, olfactory, and auditory senses
contribute to your hunting skills and natural defenses.
I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations —
a singular development of cat communications
that obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
for a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.
A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents.
You would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance,
and when not being utilized to aid in locomotion
it often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.
O, Spot, the complex levels of behavior you display
connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.

 — Lt. Cmdr. Data, “Schisms”, Stardate 46


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    Y’all are probably aware of my fondness for Zippy; if not, you’re not paying attention, as he shows up here a lot…. I decided to let him put together a pearl of his own thoughts, on life, the world, and living large, Zippy-style….. Enjoy, ffolkes, there’s more to find in this one than you may think at first….. And, for goodness sake, enjoy yourselves…..

“All of life is a blur of Republicans and meat!” — Zippy the Pinhead

“..  bleakness….  desolation….  plastic forks…” — Zippy the Pinhead

“A wide-eyed, innocent UNICORN, poised delicately in a MEADOW filled with  LILACS, LOLLIPOPS & small CHILDREN at the HUSH of twilight??” — Zippy the Pinhead

“Did YOU find a DIGITAL WATCH in YOUR box of VELVEETA?” — Zippy the Pinhead

“Everywhere I look I see NEGATIVITY and ASPHALT…” — Zippy the Pinhead

“How do I get HOME?” — Zippy the Pinhead

“Are we THERE yet?  My MIND is a SUBMARINE!!” — Zippy the Pinhead

“Civilization is fun!  Anyway, it keeps me busy!!” — Zippy the Pinhead

“You were s’posed to laugh!” — Zippy the Pinhead

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I think, today, I’ll let all this go by without any further comment. I’m not sure what took place above; it seems to have gotten away from me there n the final section. That happens a lot with Zippy. Ah well, I get another chance tomorrow, right? Right. See y’all then, ffolkes, should I, against the dictates of all logic AND common sense, find a good reason to continue this charade….

Y’all take care out there,
and May the Metaphorse be with you;
Blessed Be, dearest Carole, Mark,Theresa, & Richy
and everyone else, too…

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, the dubious

PLEASE STOP READING THIS MESSAGE NOW.

“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch

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À bientôt, mon cherí….


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6 thoughts on “Filled with inordinately good cheer….

  1. I really liked this one Ned.
    2/3rds of help is to give courage……..very true.
    Anther quote I like is by Marianne Faithful..
    ” Don’t lets the buggers get you down!”
    My Greek brother in law……calls ‘civilization’
    Wait for it!
    ‘Syphilization’
    grin

  2. Reblogged this on gigoid and commented:

    Ffolkes,

    This morning, I actually got up a bit late, having indulged in excess of eight hours sleep. Such events are a rarity for me these days; even with my improved ability to get to sleep, staying there isn’t usually in the picture. So, thinking I’d do a bit of writing, I sat to begin, whereupon I found nothing but a blank mind, filled with little worth noting other than its very blankness…. SIGH…. Go figure, eh? Murphy is subtle, and experienced, is he not?…. Since I’m here, I’m reblogging a pretty good Pearl from a couple years ago, during my days of opioid withdrawal. I liked it, but, it didn’t get much traffic, so, I’m giving it another chance.

    Honest, I am working on a fresh Pearl, which I’ll post as soon as I’ve finished the book review I promised a friend….In the meantime, y’all be well, and happy as you may…. I’m doing all I can do to be the same, & as we know, all you can do is all you can do…. See ya soon, ffolkes….

    gigoid, the dubious

    😎

  3. SMiLes mY friENd.. gigoid.. As Beach
    Day Yesterday in Clouds of
    Warm Indian Summer
    Before Coming
    Cold Front
    Winds
    as the 80’s
    iN F fAllen
    Bow to 44 oN DaY
    December 6th.. 2016..
    But Thank the Smell and
    Taste of the Heavens for the
    Hot Chocolate that the Katrina
    Prepared just now actuAlly Smells
    And Tastes Like Hot Chocolate.. So..
    As Dolly Parton miGht eXcLaiM..
    Praise Jesus Hallelujah if only
    thTt were his Real Birth Rite
    First Name.. but of
    course as long
    as ‘it’ smells
    and Tastes
    Like Unconditional
    Fearless Love PerHaps
    “It’s” STiLL Good To Go until
    the World may take that Love away
    in Fearlessness of the Child with open
    Arms now to the Hugs and Kisses that
    Are STiLL ReaL HUMaN MaGiC When
    actuAlly fELt as Warm and Fuzzy
    Love more than a Malignant
    Patriarchal Grope without
    A Source and Force
    of Consensual
    Hugging
    Power NoW
    oF LoVE aLL Free
    wHo only Gives and
    Shares not Willing NoW to
    take what does not BeLonG
    to one Free in Pursuing Happiness
    by Will Rather than Force of someone else’s
    Happiness more.. in Dominate Way of Subjugating
    Others Still more.. anyway.. as ‘they’ Dance And Sing
    iN the News today.. tHeRE iS A Snake Brain of Will
    And Strength that will survive at all costs and
    even rape and pillage too.. sure.. just a
    little more Republican Yang Flavored
    than what is or is not
    currently supported
    Verses that Yin
    Democratic Party
    too.. in ways of Bragging
    all about P Gropes and Getting
    Banned from Malls at age 30 something
    When a District Attorney uses Power and
    Status to Pester Teenage Girls about Dating
    him and that other ‘stuff’ too.. but it’s also true for whatever
    iS LeFT oF Love and Grace As Divine Feminine Force in either the
    Republican and or Democratic Place is also associated on all sides
    With the Shadow of Beast that and who lives within most all Human as
    Beings just waiting to come out to Force A Place of Survival too.. TRuE.. iT’s
    Important to Play with that Beast First and :earn the Martial Arts of Regulating
    tHat Snake and Dragon sAME and DiFFeREnt too.. sure.. and on the other Mother’s
    Apron String(S).. the Beast is also imporTant to GaiN A Potential Back Bone.. Bow uP..
    And Snake Say No.. to Unwanted Advances too.. or otHeR Ways oF Human Slavery More..
    As Always A Balance mY FriEnd but at least today.. Northern California isn’t the paRt getting
    all burnt
    up toDay
    as Humans
    continue to get
    iN the Way of Nature
    And God sAMe iN Balance
    And Nature yes his and her and
    all that is will continue to Have tHeir
    way to get this shindig back in balance
    for only we who lose who do not listen to
    Nature and Change our ways of Subsistence
    and Shelter too or pay the All Natural Consequences
    as i suggested would come next Before whatever Fire
    of Life in Struggle was/is Surely Predictable as Action and
    Consequence As Karma Dictates sTiLL iN Ways of dARk to
    LiGht Consequences of the Results that Continue to
    Come over Human’s Ignorance of Truly Nothing
    iS our own except for the sELf thaT iS OuR
    LiFe to Make dARk oF Abyss Through
    SHades of Grey through Rain
    Bow Pastel Colors Beyond
    Like a Sunset i was AM
    Blessed and
    Blissed to
    Capture as Both
    Super Moon Night and
    Red Dawn Eve as Fires to
    do and go ever than now more
    as the BaLanCE of wE and Nature
    Continues to whack out and come back
    iN whatever way Nature plUS Aka God Does neXT.. NoW
    but Here’s the otHeR thing for we HUmans wHo Do LiVE NoW
    Beyond Rainbow Pastel Colors oF LiGHt thAT SpaRk tHat SParK
    THaT FlaMe tHat BonFiRE as Nature Metaphor God wHo lives within
    uS even more NoW aS LoVELiGHT isReaL.. Oh.. Do We NoW Make
    God Happy iN/aS us JusT to Be Human NoW and that’s the thing
    aBout the Good Old Time Religions too.. for those of us wHo
    Do Live in and as Free Love Wild and Free Make A RidE
    oF God as Nature Better No Matter what now LIFE
    STiLL for it’s True the Wind and Gravity of
    Nature God is at our Back for True
    iN LiGHt too we are STiLL
    thE New Good News
    Way of the
    World
    in eYes
    oF Nature God LoVE..
    Happy Day mY FriEnd NoW
    iT sTill BRinGS me SuCH Great
    Joy to See you Gain Your Health
    And Regain the LiGht you Deserve
    afTer Serving so many other Less Fortunate
    SoULs oF LiFE as the Karma has come Back to
    Love you my FriEnd aS you are the Karma within
    As Loving
    LiFE More
    And uplugging
    From the way of the
    World that and who
    iS Fear and Hate aS
    Misery Loves Company..
    it’s True my FriEnd i visit that
    otHeR Place Still but i Dance and
    i Dance as i Still Am Beach aLL NoW.. my
    Way of the World A Beach A Beach JuST a Beach
    aS tHose otHeR
    Folks
    CaN aTTempT iN
    tHeir WiLL to Create and
    Own thaT otHeR World NoW..
    Anyway.. A Great Day for the
    Chocolate of LoVe to Smell just
    Good and Taste Good too.. FoR iT’s TruE
    the more we lose our feelings and senses the
    more we can appreciate them when Love comes Reborn
    Back to all of what we can and will be iN LiGHt LoVE NoW too..
    Sure.. lost most all my feelings and senses and even altered more..
    at some point
    in mY LiFe
    at LEast
    from SHadES
    of Grey from BLack
    Abyss beYOnd Rainbow
    Colors of PastEL EvEN MoRE NoW..
    but even more True mY friEnd is i appreciate
    the way of the World oF LoVE Unconditional
    and Fearless tHaT Can and WiLL CoME
    to Fruition in HUmaN STiLL.. the Elixir
    is ReAL so far away
    from
    Misery
    Loves
    Company now..
    aS hEhe.. i Make Your
    Shorter Effort hEAr iN Re-Blog
    a little Longer STiLL mY Friend..
    As WhatEveR Riffs leFT Do CoMe NexT..:)

    “To a reasonable creature, that alone is insupportable which is unreasonable; but everything reasonable may be supported.”

    — Epictetus (c. 60 AD) — Discourses, Book i, Chap. ii

    SMiLes Love
    Says Nothing
    Unreasonable
    iS LoVE..:)

    “Two-thirds of help is to give courage.” — Irish proverb

    FEar Doesn’t
    ExisT iN Love
    aT LEasT NoW
    A HiGHesT LoVE..
    EXcept For HeiGHTs..
    Loud NoiseS MorE NoW..
    LovE aT Least For tHaT
    Fear iS
    inNate
    And Not
    SouLY lEarned..:)

    Ode to Spot
    “Felis catus” is your taxonomic nomenclature:
    an endothermic quadroped, carnivorous by nature.
    Your visual, olfactory, and auditory senses
    contribute to your hunting skills and natural defenses.
    I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations —
    a singular development of cat communications
    that obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
    for a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.
    A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents.
    You would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance,
    and when not being utilized to aid in locomotion
    it often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.
    O, Spot, the complex levels of behavior you display
    connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
    And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
    I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.

    — Lt. Cmdr. Data, “Schisms”, Stardate 46

    Funny How ‘Humans’ reLate
    Sentience to ReaSon and
    Words
    WHeRE
    As Current
    HiStory
    SHows
    Dance Makes
    MoRe FeeL anD
    SeNSE REAL As LoVE..;)

    “All of life is a blur of Republicans and meat!” — Zippy the Pinhead

    Yes.. Farm Boys Patriarchal Cow Eaters as Bull For Play..:)

    “.. bleakness…. desolation…. plastic forks…” — Zippy the Pinhead

    TRuELovELiGHT Finger Foods FeeL and SeNSE MoRE..:)

    “A wide-eyed, innocent UNICORN, poised delicately in a MEADOW filled with LILACS, LOLLIPOPS & small CHILDREN at the HUSH of twilight??” — Zippy the Pinhead

    IMAGiNaTioN HeaVeN EYeS CHiLD LoVE FRuiTioN CreATiViTY

    “Did YOU find a DIGITAL WATCH in YOUR box of VELVEETA?” — Zippy the Pinhead

    RiVeR A TiMe
    WatcH tHaT
    NeVeR
    sTarTS
    oR SToPs
    eVeN MaRKs now..:)

    “Everywhere I look I see NEGATIVITY and ASPHALT…” — Zippy the Pinhead

    TrumP ROads WitH A ReSounDinG

    “How do I get HOME?” — Zippy the Pinhead

    NoW

    “Are we THERE yet? My MIND is a SUBMARINE!!” — Zippy the Pinhead

    aS YeLLoW LoVE

    “Civilization is fun! Anyway, it keeps me busy!!” — Zippy the Pinhead

    LeSS dARk MuSE SuN

    “You were s’posed to laugh!” — Zippy the Pinhead

    LaugH PoseD
    SMiLe’S LiE..;)

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