Sauté, flambé, it all ends up in the fire….

Ffolkes,

“Do not the spirits who dwell in the ether envy man his pain?”

~~ Kahlil Gibran ~~

More Galway 005

Monument to the Victims of the Great Famine in Ireland

Galway


Hajime…. The monument you see is quite a moving experience in person; the events of that time were horrendous, as well as misnamed in the official history of the time. Even the name of the monument, in my mind, isn’t as it should be, for the Famine was not a famine; it was attempted genocide by the British government. Now, such a statement may not match what the world was told, but, it resembles reality much more than the story that eventually was agreed upon, which is all history really is….

Gosh…. That’s pretty heavy, eh? Well, it’s a heavy monument, so, there’s nothing unusual, or wrong about that. I shan’t continue in such a vein, for it’s already hard enough to see the keyboard, but, everyone alive should take a moment often to remember the victims of such crimes, which happen every day, in almost every country in the world, at one time or another. Man’s inhumanity to his fellow man is a subject that’s been covered by greater minds, and writers, than I, so, I won’t bother to try to cover their work, either. What I can do is put together a Pearl, as best I may. So be it.

Hell, we’ll just go do that now. Take us away, Luigi, before anyone notices….

Shall we Pearl?….

“A sky as pure as water bathed the stars and brought them out.” — Southern mail, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, 1929

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leon and willie

Image from amazon.com via Google Images


I never was privileged to see Leon play live before he was gone, but, I’ve seen Willie a couple times, here & there over the years. They played together a lot back in the day; here’s a concert from 1979 I missed, being busy preparing to get married at the end of the month, in California….. Nice to get to hear it now; hurray for You Tube, and old hippies….

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Willie Nelson & Leon Russell
Live in Passaic, NJ, 3/1/79

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Dont keep calm

“I like the way ONLY their mouths move..  They look like DYING OYSTERS” — Zippy the Pinhead

I’ve seen a lot of the Zippy books & cartoons, but, not this one, so, I don’t know for sure if he’s talking about a choir, or, almost anyone on the floor of the US Senate during almost any session. But, then, he COULD be talking about what I used to do, which was to watch the news without sound. The Zipster’s fond observation could describe practically every newscast team, as well, but for the weather folks, who are generally the most interesting, especially without sound. And, please, don’t get me started on the politicians, or police spokesheeple, or other members of the BRC, (you know, the Asininnies) being interviewed; let’s just note Zippy nailed them in one….

I had intended to rant upon the political group, using Zippy’s quote as a springboard, but, circumstances preclude much besides the sort of thing you see in the first paragraph. So, rather than subject y’all to any more of my occasionally infantile humor, (it happens most often in this situation, after the fourth day of not sleeping; the damn cat gets 20 times the sleep I’m getting…. But, I’m not complaining, just explaining the whyfor….), I went searching in Smart Bee for some off the wall, or ‘different’ thoughts with which to entertain y’all, with each one relating in some fashion to my own thoughts on why we’ve ended up in such a mess….

And, what the hell, because  I can….

“More comfortable seeing 2 men holding guns than holding hands?” — Sardonic Bee

“I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleges, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.” — Tolstoy

“A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because this is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs…” — Epicurus

“If you think the United States has stood still, who built the largest shopping center in the world?” — Richard M. Nixon

“Q: How can you tell when a lawyer is lying?  A:His lips are moving.” — Sarcastic Bee

“How many gun control advocates does it take to screw in a light bulb? Let the police do it – private citizens can’t be trusted with light bulbs !” — Smart Alec Bee

de-moc-ra-cy (di mok’ ra see) n.  Three wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner. — Realistic Bee

“For neither men nor angel can discern hypocrisy – the only evil that walks invisible.” — Milton, “Paradise Lost”, iii:682-684

“Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse.” — Lily Tomlin

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Comedy_Tragedy

Momentary Terror

Absently casual, memories pester endlessly
   leaving only bleeding remnants, amiable and loving.
Coming awake, I cry to still the pain, shamelessly.

Elsewhen, time gives surcease, if only to live,
   shoring broken pilings, worn and gray.
Passing on, I laugh at the pain, accept all it will give.

Time will build a shelter, warm and ever safe
   save for Fate’s busy hands.
Enduring, I follow the pain, knowing it will chafe.

Fixed against a darkened sky of starry black
   such beauty brings us to our knees.
Entranced, I welcome the pain, ’tis all I lack…..

~~ gigoid ~~


Written 2/4/2013.

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ankh

    Sometimes, Smart Bee is a moralist about Life at Large; today was one of those days. We did manage to find some pretty cogent thoughts about the whole shebang, for what they’re worth. In my mind, that isn’t an insignificant value…. You decide for yourself….

“I grow old ever learning many things.” — Solon

“I certainly wasn’t happy.  Happiness has to do with reason, and only reason earns it.  What I was given was the thing you can’t earn, and can’t keep, and often don’t even recognize at the time; I mean joy.” — Ursula K. LeGuin

“Hunger is the best seasoning for meat, and thirst for drink.” — Cicero

“Be not ashamed of thy virtues; honor’s a good brooch to wear in a man’s hat at all times.” — Ben Johnson

“Fuck ’em if they can’t take a joke.” — J. R. “Bob” Dobbs

“It is loneliness that makes the loudest noise. This is true of men as of dogs.” — Eric Hoffer

“The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth.” — Chinese proverb

“The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.” — Marcus Aurelius Antoninus — Meditations, iv, 3

“Better clean death than dirty life.” — Frank Herbert

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It’s done. The mere fact of its doneness is a testament, to be sure; whether to my will and perseverance, or to obsessive-compulsiveness, is both unclear, and, ultimately, unimportant. To me, anyway, because, hey, done. We’ll try it again tomorrow, ffolkes; one of these times I’ll get it right…. Sure I will….

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….


7 thoughts on “Sauté, flambé, it all ends up in the fire….

  1. Morning…..one can get pregnant from anal sex…..where do you think lawyers come from…..had to add my thoughts on lawyers…..great post….have a good day……chuq

    • Thanks, mon ami… since I’ve been up all night again, the day is still irrelevant… I like the lawyer joke; it’s probably one of the three actual jokes; the others are all true stories…

      😉

      You have a good ‘un, too…

      gigoid, en passant

  2. “Do not the spirits who dwell in the ether envy man his pain?”

    ~~ Kahlil Gibran ~~

    Better Than Nothing That for Sure I Don’t Know…
    Perhaps i Need to Get My Eyes Checked as Spirits Don’t Get Pen
    Is Envy

    “A sky as pure as water bathed the stars and brought them out.”

    — Southern mail, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, 1929

    Moon Rise in Fall Skies Hint October Surprise

    “I like the way ONLY their mouths move..
    They look like DYING OYSTERS”

    — Zippy the Pinhead

    ‘ORanGuTaN’
    Just Reminds me of that

    “More comfortable seeing 2 men
    holding guns than holding hands?”

    — Sardonic Bee

    Saudi Arabian’s Closer than Most

    “I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the
    greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most
    obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of
    conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleges, which
    they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread
    by thread, into the fabric of their lives.”

    — Tolstoy

    Reasons Usually only Traveling to Around 5 percent
    Past the 95 Percent.. A Sleeping Potential Larger Mind ‘Below’

    “A free life cannot acquire many possessions, because
    his is not easy to do without servility to mobs or monarchs…”

    — Epicurus

    Servant By Our Own Freedoms

    “If you think the United States has stood still, who built the largest
    shopping center in the world?”

    — Richard M. Nixon

    Well.. Overall.. Probably Mr. Walmart…

    “Q: How can you tell when a lawyer is lying? A:His lips are moving.”

    — Sarcastic Bee

    Never Had a Problem Only Helping Us Not afraid of LeGalize..:)

    “How many gun control advocates does it take to screw in a light bulb?
    Let the police do it – private citizens can’t be trusted with light bulbs !”

    — Smart Alec Bee

    Depends Who Is Raiding ‘City Hall’ Or
    Hunting Folks Who Don’t Look Like Them…
    Ironically
    on 5th Avenue
    on Disinfectant Lane..;)

    de-moc-ra-cy (di mok’ ra see) n.
    Three wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner.

    — Realistic Bee

    Worth Noting ‘the Wolves’ Are Trapped in Their Only ‘Sheep’…

    “For neither men nor angel can discern hypocrisy
    – the only evil that walks invisible.”

    — Milton, “Paradise Lost”, iii:682-684

    Deepends on the ‘Ring Number’

    “Things are going to get a lot
    worse before they get worse.”

    — Lily Tomlin

    Dam ‘Private Gump’
    That Lady Is A Real Genius
    Get Her on the Hotline Now

    “I grow old ever learning many things.”

    — Solon

    Or Younger Depending How one Feels Eternally Now at Least..:)

    “I certainly wasn’t happy. Happiness has to do with reason,
    and only reason earns it. What I was given was the thing you
    can’t earn, and can’t keep, and often don’t even recognize at the time;
    I mean joy.”

    — Ursula K. LeGuin

    Hmm.. Just a Free step of Dance Away for me
    Predictable as Staying on the Highway or someone
    Doing their Best to Run me off.. No Problem with
    Social Distancing
    always
    my
    Plan
    Not to
    Run Any
    Minions Over…:)

    “Hunger is the best
    seasoning for meat, and thirst for drink.”

    — Cicero

    Intermittent gratification Rarely comes With Larger Rewards

    “Be not ashamed of thy virtues; honor’s a good brooch to
    wear in a man’s hat at all times.”

    — Ben Johnson

    One Man’s Honor
    Is Another Man’s
    Fifth Avenue
    or Disinfectant
    Avenue Highway
    Straight to Hell Do Not Pass Go.. Ugh….

    “Fuck ’em if they can’t take a joke.”

    — J. R. “Bob” Dobbs

    Let Them Enjoy A Clever Trip to Hell….

    “It is loneliness that makes the loudest noise.
    This is true of men as of dogs.”

    — Eric Hoffer

    Unless the Moon Is A Romantic Poem….

    “The miracle is not to fly in
    the air, or to walk on the water,
    but to walk on the earth.”

    — Chinese proverb

    Friends With Gravity
    True More of A Challenge
    to Float on Land Than Surf The Seas..:)

    “The universe is change;
    our life is what our thoughts make it.”

    — Marcus Aurelius Antoninus — Meditations, iv, 3

    Well Actually Marcus Science Shows that
    Emotions Better Regulating Senses Greater
    Integrating Source of Best Cognitive Executive
    Functioning In Laser Focus of Both Short and Long
    Term Memory Now
    Moving Meditation
    for the
    Entire Soul
    If Only He
    Danced
    BeFoRE A SoNg..:)

    “Better clean death than dirty life.”

    — Frank Herbert

    Germ Free Highways to
    Coming F’ed-Up Immune
    Systems Nature Has All Our ‘NumBeRS NoW’..:)

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