Little is less attractive than boastful origami….

Ffolkes,

“Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.”

~~ Edward Abbey ~~

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Supermoon September 2015 rising over Medal Bridge, Wales

Image from gizmodo.com


Good morning…. Hmm…. So, this is what Hell looks like. Nice wallpaper, dude…. Oh, it’s paint? Even better…..

What in the world was that about? Moreover, who gives a fuck? I certainly don’t. In fact, I can’t think of a single thing, beyond, perhaps, my children (who aren’t children now), about which I can say I give a single fuck. You may ascribe this curmudgeonly attitude to whatever you like; I happen .to know exactly why it’s here, for what that’s worth. I’m not going to complain about it, but, it sure is fucked up….

It is now 0410 AM. I’ve been up three times, getting only about five minutes of actual sleep, having spent the rest of the time in bed tossing, turning, twitching, and cursing. Now, I’ve given up for the time being, and, rather than complain, I am trying to be constructive; what I’m actually being is vulgar and irritable, with a side order of pissy. Not the attitude most likely to help me make new friends, but, then, there aren’t too many candidates hanging around at this time of day…. Hell, we haven’t had a new application in months!….

Now, conceivably, I could turn this into a positive experience. Sure I could. But, fuck that, I don’t want to. I want to feel negative, and I don’t care what anybody says, or thinks about it. You see, IT’S NOT MY FUCKING FAULT!

Oops; sorry, didn’t mean to shout at y’all. I suppose that’s an indication I’m well out of bounds. Big surprise, eh, what? It occurs to me I should probably get on with this, before I lose all sense of perspective, and fall into full-on asshole mode. Nobody has any fun when that happens. I think…. well, no, I’m actually not capable of that just now, so, I’ll just say, let’s do this, instead of what would logically follow if I continue in this vein….

Shall we Pearl?….

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein

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Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy

Image from publicdomainpictures.net via Google Images

What can I say? I need a little humor, and this pair will certainly provide us with that…. Enjoy, ffolkes…..

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Laurel & Hardy
1943 Comedy Classic

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Dont keep calm

“No slave is ever freed, save he freeth himself.”

~~ Smart Bee ~~


Here is a piece of ancient wisdom, so ubiquitous Google didn’t know who first said it; hence the SB attribution. It’s a concept our species realized not long after first engaging in the nasty habit. The flip side of the statement is this, which is more to the point; a man can only be made a slave with his approval, tacit or otherwise. It’s a hard lesson to learn, but, it is equally true as the former, and, in fact, is the most practical solution to dealing with the issue altogether. A man who is truly free cannot BE enslaved. You can beat him, injure him, or kill him, but, he will never give in to oppression.

I was born in a country in which liberty was the norm. I’ve watched for almost 65 years as the powers that be, all proven liars and thieves, have steadily eroded that liberty, enforced by violence and the power of lies. Now, to assert one’s rights is to take one’s life into one’s hands, in the face of a government which views people as the enemy, a resource to be duped and utilized, but, not respected. My father would be appalled, as are most of the people left who can, and do, think of anything beyond their own little world….

I could, and have, ranted on this subject for a long time; I think I’ve proved that before. But, I’m tired, having spent most of the night trying unsuccessfully to get within hailing distance of slumber, so, I’ve put together another old school pearl to sublimate the urge, which is quite strong, in spite of my fatigue. Here then is a true gem of a pearl, with Ed Abbey’s wisdom comprising 33% of a diverse group, showing much of what I believe to be wrong, with a bit of how to make it right…. Well, you’ll see… It will do for our purposes today….

“Grown men do not need leaders.”

~~ Edward Abbey ~~


“Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.” — Frank Dane

“Deceit in the conduct of war outweighs valor and is worthy of merit.” — Niccolo Machiavelli

“We need excellence in public education and if the teachers can’t do it, we’ll send in a couple of policemen.” — Frank Rizzo, Philadelphia Bulletin, Oct 19, 1973

Authority intoxicates,
And makes mere sots of magistrates.
The fumes of it invade the brain,
And make men giddy, proud and vain;
By this the fool commands the wise
The noble with the base complies.
The sot assumes the rule of wit,
And cowards make the base submit.

~~ Butler ~~


“All governments need enemies. How else to justify their existence?” — Edward Abbey

“…I am opposed to all attempts to license or restrict the arming of individuals…I consider such laws a violation of civil liberty, subversive of democratic political institutions, and self-defeating in their purpose.” — Robert A. Heinlein, in a 1949 letter concerning “Red Planet”

“Whatever power you give to the good cops, goes to the bad ones, too. Never forget that.” — Phillip J. Birmingham

“I am an enemy of the State. But isn’t everyone?”

~~ Edward Abbey ~~


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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 9/6/2012

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    Today’s final pearl is what I like to call a harlequin…. It’s got a little bit of everything, all pointed at giving y’all some ideas to use when approaching Life At Large, which all of us must do at one time or another, like it or not…. These can help, used correctly. Be careful, though; used improperly, you can cause yourself no end of misery. Just remember I said so, and you’ll be fine. If not, well, that’s what insurance is for….

“All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. 
Now I see that I should have been more specific.”

~~ Jane Wagner, “The Search For Intelligent Life In The Universe” ~~

~~ [Performed by Lily Tomlin] ~~


“If possible, try to find a way to come downstairs that doesn’t involve going bump, bump, bump, on the back of your head. -” — Pooh in Winnie the Pooh A.A. Milne, English author (1882-1956)

“It is never too late to give up your prejudices.” — Henry David Thoreau, Walden

“Whenever doubt can be called into question, do so.” — Dubious Bee

“We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything.” — Blaise Pascal

“Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” — Sigmund Freud

“Life’s fulfillment finds constant obstacles in its path; but those are necessary for the sake of its advance. The stream is saved from the sluggishness of its current by the perpetual opposition of the soil through which it must cut its way.  It is the soil which forms its banks. The spirit of Fight belongs to the genius of Life.” — Rabindranath Tagore

“We are all born mad. Some remain so.” — Samuel Beckett

And it’s just a box of rain
I don’t know who put it there
Believe it if you need it
Or leave it if you dare
And it’s just a box of rain
Or a ribbon for your hair
Such a long, long time to be gone
And a short time to be there

~~ Box of Rain by Lesh, Hunter ~~


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What a struggle! But, it’s done, and in spite of Leelu’s insistence on having my undivided attention, I’m going to go post it now. I’ll be back eventually, ffolkes; I can’t seem to stop myself….. See y’all then, if I can get my eyes all the way open….

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

Dozer


À bientôt, mon cherí….


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7 thoughts on “Little is less attractive than boastful origami….

  1. “Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination.” I don’t think so. I believe it’s the opposite. Those with little imagination cannot even visualize the supernatural, but what do i know?

    • I believe the concept includes the sense you are thinking of; it implies that there is nothing our mind is incapable of understanding, once we have applied our imagination to discovering its nature. Thus, there is nothing in this universe that actually IS ‘super’natural, or, beyond our understanding, such as a God/god…. In short, THOU ART GOD…

      gigoid

    • Strange I read that statement as well……..I know someone who is a ‘material’ person, not at all interested in the esoteric,…….very down to earth and a complete lack of imagination.Fascinating he is for me to observe as I am drawn to the unworldly,which of course means…. not seeming to belong to this planet; strange.
      “an almost unworldly stillness”
      synonyms: unearthly, other-worldly, extraterrestrial, ethereal, ghostly, spectral, phantom, preternatural, supernatural, paranormal, mystical, transcendent, numinous; rareextramundane
      “the region has a stark, unworldly beauty”
      However,I do have my feet planted, I sense the earth beneath my feet , somewhat reluctantly at times….Truth be I would rather fly.
      Tell that to Dawkins..:-)
      So scientific he is no more than a bag of bones….

  2. “Belief in the supernatural reflects
    a failure of the imagination.”

    ~~ Edward Abbey ~~

    Imagination will likely Never Be Empirically
    Measured Fully Grasped Whole
    By Science yet
    It is both Real
    And Natural
    Yet Supernormal
    For Folks Who never
    seek and find it and Use
    it to their Fuller Human Potentials
    As Science Shows now if We imagine exercising
    We Grow Stronger Empirically Measurable on the
    Outside but
    Far from
    Understood
    What Natural
    Supernormal
    Real Magic
    Creates for
    Fruition
    of Wide Awake Within
    Dreams of Greater Strength Real..:)

    “There are only two ways to live your life.
    One is as though nothing is a miracle.
    The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

    — Albert Einstein

    The First Way is the Highway to Hell..
    The Second Way Is Already Here Now Within..;)

    “No slave is ever freed, save he freeth himself.”

    ~~ Smart Bee ~~

    Autotelic Flow of Happiness
    Mastery of Limbic System
    And Amygdala
    Loyal
    Neo
    Cortex Servant…:)

    “No slave is ever freed, save he freeth himself.”

    ~~ Smart Bee ~~

    Echo….

    “Grown men do not need leaders.”

    ~~ Edward Abbey ~~

    Those Who Lead
    Their Soul of
    Flesh and Blood
    NaTuRaLLy FLoWeR FLoURiSH..:)

    “Get all the fools on your side and you
    can be elected to anything.”

    — Frank Dane

    Minions True MeASuRE NoW
    Rulers of SCaRCiTY Faux NeWS..:)

    “Deceit in the conduct of war outweighs valor and is worthy of merit.”

    — Niccolo Machiavelli

    GRoW A Heart SPRouT An Ocean OF LoVE
    Finding Heaven Within FLoWiNG Ever
    More Paradise
    to
    Bring
    to Give
    And Share
    For Free
    iNHeRiTiNG
    All LoVE WiTHIN NoW
    AGaiN to Give and Share For Free
    Doing the Least Harm of CouRSE aS
    Empathy’s Love CoMeS to Live As US FoR ReaL NoW..:)

    “We need excellence in public education and if the
    teachers can’t do it, we’ll send in a couple of policemen.”

    Bottle Fed Souls Rain Down Cogs of Machines Sold..:)

    — Frank Rizzo, Philadelphia Bulletin, Oct 19, 1973

    Authority intoxicates,
    And makes mere sots of magistrates.
    The fumes of it invade the brain,
    And make men giddy, proud and vain;
    By this the fool commands the wise
    The noble with the base complies.
    The sot assumes the rule of wit,
    And cowards make the base submit.

    ~~ Butler ~~

    Without Love That Gives And
    Shares More than Takes and
    Hoards Consuming All of Nature
    With Least Harm Life Fails to Thrive for Humans At Least..:)

    “All governments need enemies.
    How else to justify their existence?”

    — Edward Abbey

    All Roads Lead to Walmart….EvenTuAlly..:)

    “…I am opposed to all attempts to license or restrict the
    arming of individuals… i consider such laws a violation of
    civil liberty, subversive of democratic political
    institutions, and self-defeating in their purpose.”

    — Robert A. Heinlein, in a 1949 letter concerning “Red Planet”

    Sure Arm With Everyone with Nuclear Weapons become Mars…

    “Whatever power you give to the good cops,
    goes to the bad ones, too. Never forget that.”

    — Phillip J. Birmingham

    That’s Life Dark And Light Make
    The Best of Whatever comes Night or Day..:)

    “I am an enemy of the State. But isn’t everyone?”

    ~~ Edward Abbey ~~

    i ignore it
    IT doesn’t
    bother me only helps for now..
    Just a Matter of Mastering
    Any Machine that comes…
    to Steal
    Human
    Soul Away..:)

    “All my life, I always wanted to be somebody.
    Now I see that I should have been more specific.”

    ~~ Jane Wagner, “The Search For Intelligent Life In The Universe” ~~
    ~~ [Performed by Lily Tomlin] ~~

    Nah.. i’d rather Do something So that’s what i JusT Do IT oR NoT i Am i Be i Do..:)

    “If possible, try to find a way to come downstairs that doesn’t
    involve going bump, bump, bump, on the back of your head. -”

    — Pooh in Winnie the Pooh A.A. Milne, English author (1882-1956)

    Sailing on Down In Paradise Up..:)

    “It is never too late to give up your prejudices.”

    — Henry David Thoreau, Walden

    But only if you are
    not all about
    Ruling Minions With Fear and Hate..:)

    “Whenever doubt can be called into question, do so.”

    — Dubious Bee

    Conspiracy Theories Feed on this… again and again.. etc… i’m sure..:)

    “We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything.”

    — Blaise Pascal

    Nothing Something Everything
    We Exist Words We Actually Create
    Limits
    We
    make
    or Break..:)

    “Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.”

    — Sigmund Freud

    That’s Why i Dance…
    Feelings and Sensing Life is as Real As
    Life Gets for Bliss and Nirvana Heaven Within Now…:)

    “Life’s fulfillment finds constant obstacles in its path; but those
    are necessary for the sake of its advance. The stream is saved
    from the sluggishness of its current by the perpetual opposition
    of the soil through which it must cut its way. It is the soil which
    forms its banks. The spirit of Fight belongs to the genius of Life.”

    — Rabindranath Tagore

    Life is Never more than Intermittent
    Gratification unless We Screw up too far…
    And Try to Leave A Light Bulb on Day and Night..:)

    “We are all born mad. Some remain so.”

    — Samuel Beckett

    Funny How Folks
    Call Happy Mad..:)

    And it’s just a box of rain
    I don’t know who put it there
    Believe it if you need it
    Or leave it if you dare
    And it’s just a box of rain
    Or a ribbon for your hair
    Such a long, long time to be gone
    And a short time to be there

    ~~ Box of Rain by Lesh, Hunter ~~

    Be Water
    Be Air
    Thank
    DaRK Clouds
    For Living Rains..
    Sure Even Dorian’s Grays
    Live
    Longer
    NoW This
    Way to Be
    or Not to Be
    NoW i AM
    From:
    i
    Am
    to: Do i AM..:)

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