Wasting time the old fashioned way….

Ffolkes,

“All men are created unequal.”

~~ Lazarus Long ~~

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Elder Trees at the Temple of Angkor Wat

Image from the UK Telegraph 8-6-2015


Good morning…. Boldly, he sat to begin, in spite of knowing full well the futility of even trying on such a day. Truly, his will is strong, if misguided, if he believes he can pull this off; only such loyalty to purpose could even give such hope. Yet, there is a certain poignancy to consistent failure; mankind has always liked a sad story. Perhaps, if he ever has time, he’ll think about that….

Morning, ffolkes…. I think I’ve gotten whatever that was out of my system. I’m not really sure where it actually came from, and I can’t recall ever falling into that particular mode of expression, speaking in the fourth person, so to speak, talking about myself as if I were watching from a distance. Oh, well, it must have something to do with the 57 minutes of staring at the screen I did while cudgeling my brain to come up with today’s title…. and, look at the poor thing! Pathetic!….

Oh, well. It’s probably a good thing I got up early; it gives me more time to clean up the crap that spills. It is also a good thing nobody’s paying me to do this, or I’d feel really bad about the quality of my work. But, I put my time in on the financial wheel of karma, so, it’s my turn to coast a bit. My dad would FLIP if he thought I was getting paid for any of this!….

But, enough about me; let’s go find some pearls, before this gets any further from reality. I’m already into territory I’m not sure I could find my way out of….

Shall we Pearl?….

“The superior man is the providence of the inferior. He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak, and a shield for the defenseless. He stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others.” — Robert Green Ingersoll

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    My brain is rather uncooperative today; it’s probably pretty obvious by now. Almost an hour to come up with a title, and, far too long for a weak intro…. Now, I cannot seem to even decide what kind of music to listen to…. At this point, it becomes clear there’s only one thing to do, which is to say, “Fuck it”, and go with our default. Here is about an hour and a half of somebody’s idea of the best classical music. If I can’t pull it together in that amount of time, it’s hopeless…. In any case, I hope you enjoy it…. I picked it solely for the picture it showed on the page….

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Classical Music, Again

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Dont keep calm

    Today’s ranting section will consist primarily of homework…. Yes, I know, I’m not your teacher, unless, of course, you wish me to be. However, it never hurts to learn. Period. So, here is some pretty good material that was sent to me by an anonymous commenter named ‘anders’. I checked out the three links he/she/it sent, and found them to be quite interesting.

The document on Natural Law is quite good; the other I have yet to finish, but, makes a lot of sense so far. The others were found at Tales From The Conspiratum, where an article from Jon Rappaport was reblogged; he’s an author and frequent contributor to Natural News, Waking Times, Think Progress, and a number of other alternative-to-MSM news sites…. All good stuff, in no particular order…. We’ll follow it up at the end with an old-school pearl, taking some shots at the Asininnies (who else?….)

Enjoy!….

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Hereinafter is set forth the aforementioned old-school pearl;


Pay no heed, at your peril….

“I love this nation, but we have some of the stupidest people here. — Smart Bee

“Everything’s gotta have rules, rules , rules!” — Calvin & Hobbes

(For any visiting folks, or  Gentle Readers who may be irony-challenged, that’s irony…. Think about it a minute….)

“Thank goodness modern convenience is a thing of the remote future.” — Pogo, by Walt Kelly

(This one is more sardonic, than ironic, but, it works….) (Does that make it iconic?…. Or, iconoclastic?…. Just wondered….) (Yes, I know I’m strange… Don’t worry, the pearls don’t care….)

“As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents.” — George Orwell (The Road to Wigan Pier 1937)

“All Bibles are man-made.” — Thomas Alva Edison

“A man parks his car in front of the main entrance of the Congress. Immediately, a member of the security team goes after him yelling: “Sir! Sir! You cannot park in here!  All the congressmen are about to go out!” The man replies, “Don’t worry.  I have a good alarm in my car.” — Smarmy Bee

“In fact, one thing that I have noticed . . . is that all of these conspiracy theories depend on the perpetrators being endlessly clever.  I think you’ll find the facts also work if you assume everyone is endlessly stupid.” — Brian E. Moore

“How should one deal with a man who is convinced that he is acting according to God’s will, and who therefore believes that he is doing you a favour by stabbing you in the back?” — Voltaire

“Is it legal to advocate the long overdue overthrow of a corrupt govt.?”” — Smart Bee

“The world is divided into people who think they are right.” — Bumpersticker

“Those who cling to the untrue doctrine that violence never settles anything would be advised to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and of the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it.  The ghost of Hitler could referee, and the jury might well be the Dodo, the Great Auk, and the Passenger Pigeon.  Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst.  Nations and peoples who forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms.” — R.A. Heinlein

“Nationalism is an infantile sickness.  It is the measles of the human race.” — Albert Einstein

“You expect me to believe that? . . . Del Grant ~~ “Not particularly. But it happens to be the truth….” — Avon

Hmm…. Apparently, this could go on forever. There are already thirteen, and SB is still running hot; I was, and remain, not entirely sure about going on to #13; last time I did that, the Space/Time Continuum sent me a memo to stop fooling around…. We’ll stop there, thus showing both the compassionate side of our nature, and the common sense to stay in the good graces of the S/T Con, certainly an entity/iconic force of Nature, with whom it probably isn’t wise to mess….

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    Around this time last year, I was having a lot of pain; this is a poem I wrote at the time…. I hope you enjoy it, it’s pretty honest…

Elemental, dear Watson….

Don’t worry,
it’s not
me
you hear
screaming.

It is
only
my bones,
giving in,
to
cowardly,
pathologically,
repetitive,
fucking,’
complaints
of
past abuse,
and
all the fun
we had.
playing,
hard.

I don’t mind
too much;
I can spend my
TIME
in another space
in my head,
pretending
my bones
don’t
exist….

It
is,
indeed,
a shame
they
always
come
back….

Fuck.

It
hurts.

More proof,
I guess,
either
God isn’t,
or,
He  is.

IF

He isn’t?
Oh,
Well….

Ante up.
Deal.

IF

He is?
Then,
I don’t fucking care
who
doesn’t like it,

I say,

He
is
a bully,
a coward,
a hypocrite,
and,
truly,
an enormous asshole.

I suppose,
God
 is
what comes,
to,
and
from,
People,

because

 they
feel
a need,
for
someone
to
blame,
for
a
Universe
they
cannot
understand
or
accept.

I
will
take the complaints.

After all,
they
are
my bones.

~~ gigoid ~~


Written 9/14/2014.

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    The icon should give y’all a clue this pearl is a little different. It kind of got away from me, as I tried to put two pearls together in one session with Smart Bee. (It seemed to be in an extraordinarily good mood, giving out lots of good stuff, so, I pushed the envelope a bit….) It worked out fairly well, but, I’m not exactly sure if it’s completely sane. It is, however, all good advice on how to live, even if a bit skewed at points here and there, so, you might want to take notes…. No telling if any of it will be on the Quiz….

“Nothing in excess — including moderation.” — Smart Bee

“In the midst of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” — Albert Camus

14. “Wipe thine ass with what is written and grin like a ninny at what is Spoken. Take thine refuge with thine wine in the Nothing behind Everything, as you hurry along the Path.” — THE PURPLE SAGE, HBT; The Book of Predictions, Chap. 19

“Reality is a cliche from which we escape by metaphor.” — Wallace Stevens

“A man is not aware of his virtues (if any). Nevertheless, one hopes that they exist.” — Edward Abbey

“The present is the only thing that has no end. — Erwin Schrödinger

“No matter how often you’re scolded, don’t buy into the guilt thing and pout… run right back and make friends.” — Things We Can Learn From Dogs

“All people smile in the same language.” — Smart Bee

I sit beside the fire and think of all that I have seen,
Of Meadow-flowers and butterflies in summers that have been;
Of yellow leaves and gossamer in autumns that there were,
With morning mist and silver sun and wind upon my hair.
I sit beside the fire and think of how the world will be
When winter comes without a spring that I shall ever see,
For still there are so many things that I have never seen:
In every wood in every spring there is a different green.
I sit beside the fire and think of people long ago,
And people who will see a world that I shall never know.
But all the while I sit and think of times that were before,
I listen for returning feet and voices at the door.

 — J.R.R. Tolkien


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        How this one got done will probably forever remain a mystery; nor is it one I’d care to investigate. It’s done, and, right now, that’s the best I can say of it; I’ll make no claims to quality today. In fact, it would probably be best to just take my leave, before this gets to a point where I’ll have to end up making some sort of apology…. See y’all tomorrow, ffolkes; this time, I may need to find a good reason to do so…. Nah, no worries, I’ll be back…. Ooh, too Arnoldy?…. Ah, well, see ya….

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

The *only* duly authorized Computer Curmudgeon.

PLEASE STOP READING THIS MESSAGE NOW.

“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch

dozer3


À bientôt, mon cherí….


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11 thoughts on “Wasting time the old fashioned way….

  1. Hi gigoid.. Back in Your August Archives of 2015 NoW
    And Hope the California Fires are not Touching you
    or any of Your Loved ones now..
    As Climate Change
    Continues
    to Fire
    up
    from
    the Top
    to the Bottom More as is..:)

    “All men are created unequal.”

    ~~ Lazarus Long ~~

    True Some Men
    And or Women
    Do Not Create Love
    Saddest for Those Not Born
    with even A Potential…
    No Love
    And
    Life
    is Not
    Fair but
    Never the Less the Both Exist..:)

    “The superior man is the providence of the inferior. He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak, and a shield for the defenseless. He stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others.” — Robert Green Ingersoll

    Interesting it is the Fallacy that the Alpha Male
    Chimpanzee became a Myth of Brute
    Away from the Empathy
    As Highest
    Prize
    of the Chimpanzee
    For Real by the ‘Father
    of the Alpha Ape’.. Frances de Waal’s Studies
    Where Both Male and Female Chimpanzees
    Are Alpha Apes And Matriarch Alphas Are Mostly
    the Alpha Ape Among Bonobos too.. the idea that
    Humans Overall Are Innately Loving Creatures is more
    the Reality
    That Humans
    Are Transformed
    As Tools of the Machines
    They Create as Studies do
    Show in 2010.. Since
    2000.. Levels
    of
    Human
    Empathy
    Have Dropped
    Among College Age
    Students as they Become
    More Machine and Tool as ‘Information
    Techs’ over Flesh and Blood Oxytocin Hugging
    Touching Face to Face Human Beings True Sadly
    in many
    Cases
    Many True
    Alpha Ape
    Bonobos and
    Chimpanzees Stand
    Taller And More Erect With Love
    than the Poverty of the Trumpian
    Way Now of
    what
    used
    to Be Human Being So Much Closer to Loving
    Empathy.. Sympathy.. Compassion And Yes.. By
    God of/as Nature of Love iN Us As Empathy of Cognition too..:)

    “I love this nation, but we have some of the stupidest people here.

    — Smart Bee

    True Ignorance is Now A Common Lowest Denominator Who Literally Sadly Wins.

    “Everything’s gotta have rules, rules , rules!”

    — Calvin & Hobbes

    Ha! Dance Calvin Sing Hobbes..;)

    “Thank goodness modern convenience is a thing of the remote future.”

    — Pogo, by Walt Kelly

    Remote From Nature Deficit Disorder Reality TV And Other Screen Hobbies..;)

    “As with the Christian religion, the worst advertisement for Socialism is its adherents.”

    — George Orwell (The Road to Wigan Pier 1937)

    True Love Falls Apart Obviously When Not Real No
    Matter How Many Four Letter Words are attached to it With 3’s..;)

    “All Bibles are man-made.”

    — Thomas Alva Edison

    All Made Men Are Bibles All..;)

    “A man parks his car in front of the main entrance of the Congress. Immediately, a member of the security team goes after him yelling: “Sir! Sir! You cannot park in here! All the congressmen are about to go out!” The man replies, “Don’t worry. I have a good alarm in my car.”

    — Smarmy Bee

    Oh Lord Who Ever Will Lie Will Verily Steal From US too..;)

    “In fact, one thing that I have noticed . . . is that all of these conspiracy theories depend on the perpetrators being endlessly clever. I think you’ll find the facts also work if you assume everyone is endlessly stupid.”

    — Brian E. Moore

    ‘The Last Dictator’
    The First Person to tell the Truth.

    “How should one deal with a man who is convinced that he is acting according to God’s will, and who therefore believes that he is doing you a favour by stabbing you in the back?”

    — Voltaire

    Write Another
    Bible And Drown the Sword With Love
    or Dance and Sing Over it At Least With Glee.. heHe..;)

    “Is it legal to advocate the long overdue overthrow of a corrupt govt.?””

    — Smart Bee

    We are Fixin’ to Find out Soon Enough..;)

    “The world is divided into people who think they are right.”

    — Bumpersticker

    And Folks Who Find THeir ‘Left BRaiN’..;)

    “Those who cling to the untrue doctrine that violence never settles anything would be advised to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and of the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler could referee, and the jury might well be the Dodo, the Great Auk, and the Passenger Pigeon. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Nations and peoples who forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms.”

    — R.A. Heinlein

    Ha! except For Bonobos Who JusT Do F iT…
    Dam Hairless Apes And All THE Words and Other Tools
    They Become Away From Pleasure They No Longer come..;)

    “Nationalism is an infantile sickness. It is the measles of the human race.”

    — Albert Einstein

    It Appears that Trump is Breaking out And Broke iN..;)

    “You expect me to believe that? . . . Del Grant ~~
    “Not particularly. But it happens to be the truth….”

    — Avon

    Truth An Ink Blot Test oF IGnorance..;)

    “Nothing in excess — including moderation.”

    — Smart Bee

    True No Ups or Downs Make Middle Ground Fall..;)

    “In the midst of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”

    — Albert Camus

    CHI Plus Love Inherently Fearless Makes
    DanceSongs in Frequency of Vibrations
    Atomic
    Synergies
    of Human Energies More..:)

    14. “Wipe thine ass with what is written and grin like a ninny at what is Spoken. Take thine refuge with thine wine in the Nothing behind Everything, as you hurry along the Path.”

    — THE PURPLE SAGE, HBT; The Book of Predictions, Chap. 19

    Yes By God Just Dance
    And When YouR FeeT
    Get Tired JusT Do SinG

    “Reality is a cliche from which we escape by metaphor.”

    — Wallace Stevens

    Imagine JusT Another Aspect of ReaLiTy Then Create iT EffortlesSLY iN Fruition’s DreAM..:)

    “A man is not aware of his virtues (if any). Nevertheless, one hopes that they exist.”

    — Edward Abbey

    Feel IT Sense IT Dance IT Sing IT Real IT

    “The present is the only thing that has no end.

    — Erwin Schrödinger

    Only Gift NoW CaT NaP..;)

    “No matter how often you’re scolded, don’t buy
    into the guilt thing and pout… run right back and make friends.”

    — Things We Can Learn From Dogs

    Kill THE Words Do Dance Do Sing And Heaven’s Do Wag YouR TaLE..;)

    “All people smile in the same language.”

    — Smart Bee

    HeHe.. EXcept ‘LioN FoLKS’..;)

    I sit beside the fire and think of all that I have seen,
    Of Meadow-flowers and butterflies in summers that have been;
    Of yellow leaves and gossamer in autumns that there were,
    With morning mist and silver sun and wind upon my hair.
    I sit beside the fire and think of how the world will be
    When winter comes without a spring that I shall ever see,
    For still there are so many things that I have never seen:
    In every wood in every spring there is a different green.
    I sit beside the fire and think of people long ago,
    And people who will see a world that I shall never know.
    But all the while I sit and think of times that were before,
    I listen for returning feet and voices at the door.

    — J.R.R. Tolkien

    InStead
    i Dance
    And
    Live
    Forevernow
    iNstead
    i
    Sing
    Dance And
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    Piano IT DowN uP JusT to
    Dance mY Fingers too i SinG mY SouL ALiVE..:)

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