After the tremors pass….

Ffolkes,

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”

~~ Aristotle ~~

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Supermoon/Total Eclipse in Oxford, UK, September 2015

Image from gizmodo.com


Good morning…. I am struck with awe at the accuracy of the following pearl in describing my own current status here in Reality, to wit:

“So this is what it feels like to be potato salad”

~~ Zippy the Pinhead ~~


It’s eerie sometimes, just how closely Zippy can come to the exact words for what I am experiencing; I don’t think I can count high enough to come to the number of times in this blog he’s provided the perfect ending, or the perfect beginning for pearls. This one, weird as it is, tells the story in the most elegant, accurate fashion I can think of, while still giving the flavor of how I feel about it. In this case, that would be a pretty negative set of emotions, none of which I enjoy….

Peeled, chopped, boiled, smothered, tossed, and consumed…. that’s how a potato gets mauled to produce that iconic salad so ubiquitous at an American BBQ (and, when one thinks about it logically, contributes seriously to many, many cases of adult onset Type II Diabetes, I’m sure….). The only word I can think of to describe the process would be “rude”. Tasty, but, rude….

Now we’ve covered the basics, I suppose an explanation for such an outburst is expected…. Too bad. Like all of us, y’all will just have to learn to live with disappointment. It is now 0146 AM, and I’ve been up for an hour, twitching, cursing, and struggling not to take it out on the cat, who thinks it’s grand craic to have me up at this hour; for her, it’s like having a 24/7 on-call toy. So, I ain’t explainin’ nothin’ to nobody, nohow. I’ll put this Pearl together, but, I make no promises, nor any claims to having any sort of control over the resulting mess. It’s just the way it is, and, we’ll all have to deal with it the best we can.

So be it. Luigi, fire that sucker up and take it away…. Y’all, hang on to something, or, if you prefer, someone (other than me, or Luigi… not good to grab the flight crew on takeoff….)…. See y’all on the other side….

Shall we Pearl?….

“Anyone who has had a bull by the tail knows five or six more things than someone who hasn’t.” — Mark Twain

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Tracy & Eric

Image from Tumblr.com via Google Images


Today’s video is a cut of one of Tracy’s best, played with Eric, who killed the blues riffs. On the page where the link will take you, there is lots more of Tracy’s work, all of which is worth a listen… Enjoy!….

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Tracy Chapman & Eric Clapton
Give Me One Reason

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The late rebellion in Massachusetts has given more alarm than I think it should have done.
Calculate that one rebellion in 13 states in the course of 11 years,
 is but one for each state in a century and a half.
No country should be so long without one.

~~ Thomas Jefferson, in letter to James Madison, 20 December 1787 ~~

We the People...

Get up, stand up,
Stand up for your rights.
Get up, stand up,
Never give up the fight.

~~ Bob Marley ~~


Ffolkes…. I’ve been watching the events out in the BBR, and I am moved to use the words of Bob Dylan, as well, when he sang, “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall”. I would rant about it, but, it’s a quarter past midnight, on a night of sheer hell, and, quite frankly, I’m not capable of such organized thinking just now. But, I can recognize pearls like billy-o, so, that’s what I’ll do…. All the following are commonly heard in this country these days; Tom, and George, and the rest of the founding fathers would be, as I am, appalled at what has happened…. This is no longer the land of the free, or the home of the brave… Instead, we have this….

“Cunning and deceit will every time serve a man better than force.” — Niccolo Machiavelli

“What luck for the rulers that men do not think.” — Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)

“Most people can’t think, most of the remainder won’t think, the small fraction who do think mostly can’t do it very well.” — Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

“Glad to be of help/service. In lawyer talk, that will be $500.00.” — Savvy Bee

“I haven’t committed a crime.  What I did was fail to comply with the law.” — David Dinkins (Mayor, New York City) — Answering accusations that he failed to pay his taxes.

“Always take a lawyer with you, and bring another lawyer to watch him.” — Bo Diddeley’s Observation on the Law

“The United States also has its native Fascists who say that they are 100 percent American…” — U. S. Army (1945)

“We Americans, we’re a simple people… but piss us off, and we’ll bomb your cities.” — Robin Williams, _Good Morning Vietnam_

“At my order, and for the good of the state, the bearer has done what has been done.” — Cardinal Richelieu

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Comedy_Tragedy

I know I’m in the now, if only…..

Oh, there it is again, fiddle faddle;
  Begone, I said, vamoose, skedaddle!
It looked at me as if I were insane:
  Scoffed, it did, filled me with pain.

Where does it come from?
Where does it live?
I’d stick out my thumb,
if I had more to give.

If only, should, would, could it be?
  It went away again, this time free.
It will be back again, this I know;
  or I’m wrong, and it won’t show.

Who cares?
Who hears?
Such goings on wobble the sphere,
I wish it wouldn’t do that here.

I’ve been wrong before…..

~~ gigoid ~~


Written 4/19/2013.

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About Hopi Indian Symbols

    The presence of Kokopelli atop a pearl should give the regular Gentle Reader a clue as to the nature of what will follow. That’s a good thing, because, personally, I don’t have a clue as to what this one means. That it means something is a foregone conclusion; I’m pretty sure finding it will be fun and challenging…. Right….

“Danger, Will Robinson! Danger! Danger! Danger! Danger!” — Robot from Lost In Space

“Why Not” is in fact an excellent reason.” — Fatalist Bee

“He bids fair to grow wise who has discovered that he is not so.” — Publius Syrus — Maxim 598

“I expect nothing.  I fear no one.  I am free.” — Nikos Kazantzakis

“A truly wise man never plays leapfrog with a Unicorn.” — Smart Bee

“I do my best not to offend, without fucking with the purpose.” — Chris Pirillo

“If this material is offensive to you, and admittedly it will be offensive to someone, than you should take time out to contemplate this truth. Seriousness is the refuge of the truly shallow!” — Blasé Bee

“It is in the shelter of each other that people live.” — Irish proverb

“Don’t take anything seriously except happiness.” — Albert Camus

Okay, well, not so bad, after all. Still no clue as to meaning, but, hey, one can’t have everything, every day… So they tell me, anyway….

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It’s pretty well fractured, but, it’s done. Rather than push my luck, I will take my leave, forthwith. See y’all next time, ffolkes, if I can stay sane that long…. Right now, it’s a toss-up….

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….


6 thoughts on “After the tremors pass….

  1. Hello my soul brother. Your words always take me on a lovely journey. You are deep and brilliant and funny :)) and I loved hearing “give me one reason to stay here” haven’t heard that in a while…now I need to go listen to fast car- remember that one? All my love!! Xx

    • Aye, I remember; in fact, I just listened to it… I’m an insomniac tonight, so I’m listening to the live concert from 1988 on the linked page…… I’m glad you enjoy the pearls, milady; it’s always nice to hear….especially when, like this one, it’s ripped out live and bloody…..

      🙂

      Blessed be, little sister…

      gigoid

      • Thank gigoid! I was an insomniac last night too- as much as I know the next day it’s gonna hurt I just can’t help myself- literally.
        You’re awesome 💗💗💗 just wanted you to know :))

  2. “Most people can’t think, most of the remainder won’t think, the small fraction who do think mostly can’t do it very well.” — Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

    Too Much Emphasis Is Put On Thinking And Not Enough on ‘Being’.

  3. “I expect nothing. I fear no one. I am free.” — Nikos Kazantzakis

    All well and good…..try it in practice. 😉
    These things are often found in practice and not in theory..(intellect)
    Nice sentiments…grin
    I will be spending all my life and recycled life coming to terms with that one….
    In the meantime…..I expect grin a good day! (without rain)

  4. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”

    ~~ Aristotle ~~

    Also Depends on How Many Levers
    Modern Human Monkeys Press to
    Get their Dose of “Smart Phone”…
    Getting around to Anything oF ORiginal Creativity…
    Pass the LinK Please Be Quiet as ‘they’ don’t Say and Do…

    “So this is what it feels like to be potato salad”

    ~~ Zippy the Pinhead ~~

    Refer Back to the Last Comment Please
    No Likes.. Shares.. or Followers Just Feel Do Please…

    “Anyone who has had a bull by the tail knows five or six more things
    han someone who hasn’t.”

    — Mark Twain

    Not unlike Squirrels and
    Cats Bulls Protect Their Nuts

    The late rebellion in Massachusetts has given more alarm than I think it
    should have done. Calculate that one rebellion in 13 states in the course
    of 11 years, is but one for each state in a century and a half.
    No country should be so long without one.

    ~~ Thomas Jefferson, in letter to James
    Madison, 20 December 1787 ~~

    It’s Now to worry More About EarTH
    ALL The Home The Climate of Change
    Unless one is into Sharpies and ‘that kinda thing’…

    Get up, stand up,
    Stand up for your rights.
    Get up, stand up,
    Never give up the fight.

    ~~ Bob Marley ~~

    Or Forget the Dance the Song Just a Button Press into Oblivion of Soul

    “Cunning and deceit will every time serve a man better than force.”

    — Niccolo Machiavelli

    ALL iT Takes For Some Folks is a Sharpie oF Lies
    And Ignorance All Aboard 1500 Percent in Profits over Tools oF Lies

    “What luck for the rulers that men do not think.”

    — Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)

    Perhaps 40 Percent Now Less…

    “Most people can’t think, most of the remainder won’t think, the small fraction
    who do think mostly can’t do it very well.”

    — Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

    If ‘They’ Dance They Sing More If they Sit Still They RoT in Words Stagnate

    “Glad to be of help/service. In lawyer talk, that will be $500.00.”

    — Savvy Bee

    My Cat Solves all my problems.. Now that He is Gone i am my Own Father

    “I haven’t committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law.”

    — David Dinkins (Mayor, New York City) — Answering accusations
    that he failed to pay his taxes.

    Trump Doesn’t have to Question Why He Lies He Just Lies He Just Does it..
    Surprised He’s Not Selling Shoes to Minions Yet.. Sharpies that Lie with
    1500 Percent Mark-Up Will Do.. Soothing Mass Ignorance of Group Think…

    “Always take a lawyer with you, and bring another lawyer to watch him.”

    — Bo Diddeley’s Observation on the Law

    Get Enough No Need For Group ‘Sex’ For Pay at Least….

    “The United States also has its native Fascists who say
    that they are 100 percent American…”

    — U. S. Army (1945)

    Demagogues Rise With
    Lies Fall On Their Sharpies AS HiSToRY SHoWS

    “We Americans, we’re a simple people… but piss us off, and
    we’ll bomb your cities.”

    — Robin Williams, _Good Morning Vietnam_

    Ignorance Makes Loud Explosions Bigger Winds And Waves That Kill

    “At my order, and for the good of the state,
    the bearer has done what has been done.”

    — Cardinal Richelieu

    State the Real Bride of the Church AS HiSToRY oF Trumps
    continue to BRiNG OuT THiS TRuTH THeN And NoW ReaL

    “Danger, Will Robinson! Danger! Danger! Danger! Danger!”

    — Robot from Lost In Space

    Considering the Suggestion by Modern Quantum Physics and the such
    that there is No Real Time.. Matter.. Distance.. or Space
    All Is Nothing to Fear

    “Why Not” is in fact an excellent reason.”

    — Fatalist Bee

    Free Will Is Why Not

    “He bids fair to grow wise who has
    discovered that he is not so.”

    — Publius Syrus — Maxim 598

    Shadows Exist
    Ignore them for Twist

    “I expect nothing. I fear no one. I am free.”

    — Nikos Kazantzakis

    Try going without Water Find What You Expect…

    “A truly wise man never plays leapfrog with a Unicorn.”

    — Smart Bee

    Only IF A Unicorn is own Her Back

    “I do my best not to offend, without fucking with the purpose.”

    — Chris Pirillo

    See Above
    Below Please

    “If this material is offensive to you, and admittedly it will be offensive
    to someone, than you should take time out to contemplate this truth.
    Seriousness is the refuge of the truly shallow!”

    — Blasé Bee

    “It is in the shelter of each other that people live.”

    — Irish proverb

    My Homes are so much
    Deeper than Sweet Home LA

    “Don’t take anything seriously except happiness.”

    — Albert Camus

    FucKinG A iF YoU SeeK iN GoD MaKE No Pay Grade
    Pay Rate Currency but LoVE ALL CoNSuMinG The Rest
    of Nature Alpha Thru Omega ALL (God) With Least Harm
    including
    Sweet
    Home
    Alabama
    Never Send a Hurricane
    that Refuses to Go to ‘that place’….

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