We’ve used all the available penguins…

Ffolkes,

“If you’re going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance.”

~~ Whimsical Fatalist Bee ~~

By any other name

By any other name….


Konichiwa, gospodin, a phrase which makes more sense than is apparent, not to mention combining two languages from two countries, neither of which is the one I currently inhabit…. Not too shabby for relatively early morning, what? After all, it DOES, technically, mean “Good morning, ffolkes”, (Japanese/Russian, for those curious enough to care….); as such, it fulfills the obligatory initial greeting for the day, thereby freeing us to proceed, onward, to more lucrative, if less structured, and, thus, less debilitating to creativity, activities of the literary process, known as ‘blogging’. Otherwise, there’d be no excuse for such a display of chutzpah, sans shame, or any overt evidence of conscience….

The good news is, I will have internet service again at home as of the coming Tuesday, the 3rd. The bad news, AT&T is taking over the ISP business, which shouldn’t come as a surprise. The only service I could find ends up having to use AT&T lines, and is busily trying to assume the same corporate persona and practices of that behemoth. Ah, well, food for more ranting, I suppose, but, I should no doubt, cease my introductory bitching, and get on with the pearl for today, since I still must go find a place to post it…. Probably lose fewer readers that way.

In fact, it sounds like a plan. Luigi, take it away, and don’t spare the horses…. I’m in a strange, unpredictable mood, and don’t wish to begin the killing too early in the day. Too much clean-up that way…. Off we go, then….

Shall we Pearl?….

“Do not confuse ‘duty’ with what other people expect of you; they are utterly different. Duty is a debt you owe to yourself to fulfill obligations you have assumed voluntarily. Paying that debt can entail anything from years of patient work to instant willingness to die. Difficult it may be, but the reward is self-respect.” — Lazarus Long

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marley

Image from Google Free Images


I don’t think this artist requires an introduction; just enjoy….


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Bob Marley

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Dont keep calm

Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:

  Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;
  Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;
  Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;
  Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;
  Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;
  Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.

~~ Cicero ~~


I’m often amazed at how wise our ancient ancestors were, compared to the current age. It seems to me there are any number of ancient sages, whose words, like Cicero’s, above, have showed us how to avoid making the same mistakes mankind has been engaged in making for, oh, about the last 10,000 years or so. From all I can gather, by record and by deduction, we haven’t made a single millimeter of progress over the civilizations which existed 4 to 5,000 years in our past. We continue to make ALL of the above mistakes, and have learned to make even more of our own…. Now, with the aid of computers, we can make them faster than ever….

“Religion is a crutch, but that’s okay… humanity is a cripple.” — Moral of “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, via Smart Bee

Throughout history, most of mankind has fallen prey to the myth of religion, much like the populace of the kingdom where they needed a child to see the truth about the Emperor…. Sadly, there is also a significant portion of humanity which not only KNOWS this, but, uses it to their advantage at every opportunity, though not always in the guise of religion. The ability, or rather, the obtuseness, to fall for anything that will soothe their fear of the unknown, without the bother of actually thinking, or being brave enough to go and FIND OUT about what frightens them. Men assume, to their everlasting regret, the Universe reflects their own state of being, and MUST have been made by a supernatural being….

“Men freely believe that what they wish to desire.” — Gaius Julius Caesar (100-44 B.C.)

Sorry, folks, ‘taint so, by a long piece. There is NOTHING that actually indicates any such thing, anywhere to be found, outside our own imagination. If anyone can point any out, feel free; I’ll wait until I understand, without the need to blame it on someone else…. It’s just another way to avoid the responsibility of one’s own actions, as far as I’m concerned…. Unfortunately, there is a direct correlation between the state of the society, and humanity’s lack of courage and will, which we are now observing in action, as the weight of more than seven billion people stretch the total resources of the planet to its limits….

“The other planets are laughing at us.” — Futurist Bee

If we WERE so fortunate as to belong to a Galactic Federation, it is my firm belief they WOULD be laughing at us. ‘Hoomans’ would become a caricature of one of our OWN iconic prejudices, a product of our own bigotry, for we would be known as the “pink trash” of the infinitely diverse galactic panoply of species, all of the rest of whom will, no doubt, be free of such failures of perception of reality, pitying us for the suffering we cause each other, through our own ignorance and fear….

Unfortunately, a small portion of mankind seem to think it is perfectly acceptable to prey upon their species mates, regardless of how any such behavior affects anyone else. They believe they are entitled to any sort of resource or power they can steal or take, and are willing to resort to any means to obtain their desires…. Even our American cartoon art reflects this attitude, thereby legitimizing the lack of honor by making it laughable…. What do I mean by that? Well, take note of this, from the ’50’s….

“Consequences, Schmonsequences, as long as I’m rich.” — Daffy Duck, from Looney Tunes Ali Baba Bunny (1957, Chuck Jones)

These corporate snakeheads, bankers, businessmen, doctors, lawyers, and the ilk, don’t care at all about other people; they live completely without compassion, having no soul themselves. They deliberately lie, creating outlandish situations so they can cry “danger!” to the populace, making them believe they are unsafe, thereby turning them aside from their democratic duty to educate themselves…. Instead, the average American accepts as gospel all they read in the media (which only repeats the lies told by the leaders, as if they were true….), and all they hear from the pulpit, where their sycophantic corporate shills preach obedience to temporal authority, in exchange for a dubious promise of immortality, completely unfounded on any evidence…

“A society that will trade a little liberty for a little order will lose both, and deserve neither.” — Thomas Jefferson

Fuck it. Tom would be angry, almost as angry as I am. Moreover, I still believe there are a LOT of people in this country who are unhappy with the way things are going. The Powers That Be are making a big mistake by assuming their new technological toys will make the difference, and protect them from the rage that will be their only legacy, when the rest of humanity comes to realize how they’ve been duped…. It won’t matter, because it will be over seven billion to a handful, and the odds won’t be affected by any such nonsense as technology…..

Revolution is coming, ffolkes. Call it treason if you like, but, you and I both know Thomas Jefferson would have been at the head of the columns in the streets, along with Tom Paine, George Mason & Washington, and Patrick Henry, none of whom were afraid to be called traitor….. Another word for it is Patriot….

“Caesar had his Brutus; Charles the First, his Cromwell; and George the Third [“Treason!” cried the Speaker]–may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it.” — Patrick Henry (1736-1799) — Speech in the Virginia Convention, 1765

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Comedy_Tragedy

    Here is a poem I wrote back in 2013, when I still retained a small piece of hope for our nation. I have since come to some rather more harsh conclusions, but, that’s for another day, and another poem…. I hope you enjoy it….

Destiny’s Vote


It was a special day, written on tablets of stone
with fanfare, and crepe paper, a symphony of lies,
played with verve, but discordant, and alone,
never more the grand parade, no more apple pies.

Heated dialog full of prejudice, hatred, and fears,
fills up the airwaves, a cacophony of callow untruth,
playing up to ignorance, bringing anguish, and fearful tears,
while Nero’s fiddler sits down, in the only open booth.

Watchful and afraid, I see the coming conflict
clouds of ignorance and intellect, preparing to fight,
one to fight with darkness, and abject fear to depict
opposed at the base, banishing fear with truth, and light.

Seeds of anger and bigotry are planted very deep,
growing best in darkness, hiding in shame and fear,
waiting for moments of trouble, its destiny to keep,
looking for weakness, seeking to draw its victim near.

Sing not yet a funeral dirge for tolerance,
that particular die is not yet cast,
there still remains a very good and honest chance,
our common dream of freedom may yet hold fast…..

~~ gigoid ~~


Written 8/18/2013.

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ankh

    Yep, it’s another pearl about Life, in this case, with some pretty solid advice on how to do it right, or, at least, do it with some style to go with the virtue…. Enjoy!…. I particularly like the closing pearl; it’s pretty deep….

“Reality is in the mind of the beholder.” — Reality Bee

1. ” Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. ” — Instructions for life”

“As you go the way of life you will see a great chasm. Jump. It is not as wide as you think.” — Native American advice

“Discontent is the want of self-reliance: it is infirmity of will.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Kindness is my true religion.” — The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

“If you are out of trouble, watch for danger.” — Sophocles

“Do not look for all the answers at once. A path is formed by placing stones one in front of the other.” — The Giant from Twin Peaks

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So be it. Pearls of late have been a bit choppy, for which I apologize, and lay the blame at my own feet, for allowing the uncertainty in my Life at Large to leak over into the process. Hopefully, a greater degree of consistency of quality can be achieved once I don’t have to worry about access to the internet; it seems to have become a more important part of life today than can be abrogated. Before I get started again, let’s take our leave, and try again another day…. See y’all next time, whenever it may be….. It WILL be, I assure you….

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….


11 thoughts on “We’ve used all the available penguins…

  1. There is a religious quote I have always appreciated….”if God had not created man then man would have created God”……..I saw a better bumper sticker….”Jesus is coming….and boy is he pissed?”

    Have a good weekend my friend….chuq

    • Better late, etc…. was offline when this came, & missed it. LOL to both; have seen them, but, always chuckle at ’em. A famous actor, Max von Sydow, I think, once said, “If Jesus came back now, he’d throw up!”

      It’s now 11/28, and, as I recall, that weekend was a split. Saturday, not good; Sunday, great, part of the latter reason being it was my birthday, & got to see both my brothers, one brother’s son and cohab, and my kids, for a BBQ. I hope yours went as well, or better….

      Ned

  2. “If you’re going to walk on thin ice,
    you might as well dance.”

    ~~ Whimsical Fatalist Bee ~~

    This is why i Live
    i Dance And Sing

    “Do not confuse ‘duty’ with what other people expect of you;
    they are utterly different. Duty is a debt you owe to yourself to
    fulfill obligations you have assumed voluntarily. Paying that debt
    can entail anything from years of patient work to instant willingness
    to die. Difficult it may be,
    but the reward is self-respect.”

    — Lazarus Long

    Trust me or not if you Love
    Enough few will even notice
    Yet it doesn’t Matter for i LiVE..
    And as Long as
    i Dance
    And
    Keep
    my Mouth
    Shut People
    Notice hehe
    And Stay Around
    Those Who Adapt Do
    Live… so i Sing And
    Dance As Well And Thrive..;)

    Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:
    Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;
    Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;
    Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;
    Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;
    Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;
    Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.

    ~~ Cicero ~~

    Hmm.. if only
    Humans Will Dance
    And Sing Together Free..
    Love is Enough
    With Some Water
    Food And Shelter..
    Bonobos Prove it
    Without Even Much Shelter…
    How Sadly ‘We’ Are Cursed
    With Walmart ‘Stuff’
    i Find a work
    around that
    Spirals
    A Dance
    of Loving Free Love…
    i find i don’t even have to Sing
    Just
    As
    Well
    It Seems..
    But it’s True
    Art Saves Lives
    From the Living of Death..
    So i Sing Far Away from ‘that place’ now..:)

    “Religion is a crutch, but that’s okay…
    humanity is a cripple.”

    — Moral of “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, via Smart Bee

    “Ignorance” Doesn’t Under Stand
    “Hairless Apes” Stronger Binding and Bonding
    Over Common Holy and Sacred Meaning
    And Purpose in
    Both
    DarK
    And LiGHT
    to not under
    Stand
    Both is
    to Fail to See
    And to
    Fall
    And
    Never Rise Stronger Now..:)

    “Men freely believe that what they wish to desire.”

    — Gaius Julius Caesar (100-44 B.C.)

    Considering Neuroscience
    Suggests We all Hallucinate
    Our Realities
    i make
    Mine
    Heaven NoW
    Just Because
    i Can and Will
    ALWaYS NoW Until Nature
    Proves me Wrong Again Now..
    Closing in on 7 Years of Heaven why complain
    It is what
    it is and
    most
    of it
    is truly up to me
    i seek i find at least..:)

    “The other planets are laughing at us.”

    — Futurist Bee

    At Least Other Countries
    of the Star Ship Earth
    For All
    of what
    Smells
    Like
    Stink
    Stank
    TRump..;)

    “Consequences, Schmonsequences, as long as I’m rich.”

    — Daffy Duck, from Looney Tunes Ali Baba Bunny (1957, Chuck Jones)

    Oh the Long Faces
    Oh the Frowns
    Oh the
    Missing
    Smiles
    of Rich Within..:)

    “A society that will trade a little liberty for a
    little order will lose both, and deserve neither.”

    — Thomas Jefferson

    Give me 3 Feet
    (two of my own)
    Not Even Any
    Clothes.. Sand
    And Sunshine
    And i will
    impose
    the Kingdom
    of Heaven a Dance
    Within me for Real
    And then i’ll Sing if
    Not More than for
    the Joy of SonG NoW

    “Caesar had his Brutus; Charles the First,
    his Cromwell; and George the Third
    [“Treason!” cried the Speaker]–may
    profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it.”

    — Patrick Henry (1736-1799) — Speech in the Virginia Convention, 1765

    Go on With ‘Your Bad Self’ And ‘Wars’…
    Oh You Human Tools…
    Birds Fly
    Fish Swim
    As Air and
    Water
    Takes
    Both Above to
    Heaven and BeloW iN
    Ocean Blue SKeYeS too…:)

    “Reality is in the mind of the beholder.”

    — Reality Bee

    Expand the Borders
    Tear Down The Walls
    No Longer A Prison
    of
    Soul
    to Eat..:)

    1. ” Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. ”

    — Instructions for life”

    Chances are You Won’t Be Seen You’ll Have More Hours to Thrive..;)

    “As you go the way of life you will see a great chasm.
    Jump. It is not as wide as you think.”

    — Native American advice

    No Thanks… i’LL Keep Dancing a Tight
    RoPE NoW Falling is not ParT of my GaMe hehe..;)

    “Discontent is the want of self-reliance: it is infirmity of will.”

    — Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Hold Hands at Least ‘they’
    only Squeeze and don’t usually bite…;)

    “Kindness is my true religion.”

    — The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

    Se Above Below

    “If you are out of trouble, watch for danger.”

    — Sophocles

    Trouble Seeks Kindness to Make Waves
    SurF iT iN Balance Fearless With Ease…
    Just a Stone’s Throw Ripple in Heaven now..:)

    “Do not look for all the answers at once.
    A path is formed by placing stones one in front of the other.”

    — The Giant from Twin Peaks

    When i Let my Feet Do ALL the TalKinG
    They NaturAlly Understand WHere to DancE NoW..:)

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