Tidy bonuses on a tiny table….


“It is useless to close the gates against ideas; they overleap them.”

~~ Metternich ~~

avenue of the americas

Avenue of the American Dream

Note the two signs….

Hajime…. No, don’t worry; I’m not going to start off with a rant. In fact, I looked below, & there’s already a good long one down there, so, no worries… the intro is safe…. I remember this one; it leaked out a few days ago, & I’ve been waiting to the right chance to use it…. It’a relatively long, but, it’s on a subject on which I feel strongly, so, I don’t  care. Y’all, as always, have the choice to read or not, but, I hope you do, because it’s all stuff that needs to be heard, by more than just y’all…. so, spread it around…. Just the subject is fine; I became a bit phantasmagorical at the end of this one; I got so worked up over the subject, I indulged myself with some dreams, so to speak….

We all have dreams; mine, like all else I do, are pretty strange, I’d guess, in comparison to many others; these are probably fever dreams, but, nonetheless enjoyable, on a private, personal level, for all that…. Now I’ve successfully told you nothing, about nothing, in more words than are, not merely necessary, but, desirable, by any stretch of the imagination. Nothing new there, right?

Hmm…. not much else to cover…. I did have a great time, yesterday, with my kids and grandson; I’m feeling the price today, physically, but, every minute is worth anything I must go through later, so, no complaints….. Can’t share pix, naturally; too many weird people trolling the Net for photos of children, especially good looking kids, to share with other perverts…. I may not LOOK cynical, but, believe me, I’ve seen the worst of human nature (I’ll speak of that below….) and it’s victims are NOT going to be from my family, if I can help it….

Enough blather, I think. I’ve wandered around, saying little to nothing, to little purpose other than to bring us here. We’re here, so, my work here is done…. Damn good thing, too, as I’m now fresh out of any ideas for what to do next…. I think Id best go find a video for today…. See y’all at the oyster beds; you’re on your own today for getting there…. You can just follow me if you like…..

Shall we Pearl?….

“If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago.If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.” — Edward O. Wilson


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I feel like rocking out today…. Nobody can help with that better than this performer…. Enjoy, ffolkes….


Stevie Ray Vaughan
Live at Montreux ~ 1985





Dont keep calm

    This rant, a long one, didn’t just leak out; actually, it was all I could do to keep it this short, as I tend to get a bit worked up about this…. It’s fresh in the last week, and probably could use some punching up…. But, what you see, today, is what you get…. If you become uncomfortable when asked to think, or feel about injustice, well, better skip to the poem….

Plague of Evil

In this blog, I speak of a number of issues which are a part of human society/culture, most of which are discussions of how poor a record in embracing human rights, and/or, living up to the twin concepts of kindness and compassion, our species has exhibited throughout history…. One subject, which often gets neglected, for reasons we will discuss, is the abuse of women, and children, and, even some men; in short, the continued presence in our society of the abhorrent practice of human slavery, generally for the purposes of the sex-for-sale business, but, often enough, just plain slavery.

I refer, of course, to a huge number of corporately sponsored factories, farms, or other businesses, in various places around the world, who force children, women, and men, to work for pennies a day, to provide shoes, clothing, and/or luxury items, none of which any of them earn enough to afford… Hell, they don’t make enough to pay for much of anything on what they are paid for working 12 to 20 hours a day…. This, believe it or not, is the sole purpose of “Free Trade Law”….. That, however, is a rant for another day…

To my mind, the abuse of women and children in the sex trade is, perhaps, the most significant, as well as the least apparent, (certainly the least ‘admitted issue) of all the forms of slavery practiced by that portion of humankind.  In my mind, these people are subhuman, without any trace of any of the higher ideals, or evidence of ethical/moral beliefs of any kind, which are embraced by most of humanity…. In essence, these human predators, who have a completely false sense of their own importance in the universe, are without any morals, or ethics, and have given up their souls for the sake of an illusion of adequacy, unfounded, yet, enforced with violence which is never admitted, or, held up for approbation by society…. Pond scum is the nicest thing to call them, in my estimation.

These men (though there are women who subscribe to these sick, illusory beliefs as well…), believe women, or any other human they can intimidate and place under control, are property, less-than-human, and not worth any guilt or any sort of disapproval from a conscience; they have none. In my mind, this places them in MY category of those humans whose death, at the hands of another human, is NOT an unethical event, in any fashion…. If they die, screaming in pain and terror, so much the better, for they are completely without any redeeming value, as a human, or as a member of human society…. In fact, death is, in truth, too good for them; to give them a taste of how they treat others would be as satisfying for me, as long as that taste ended up poisoning them, slowly, so I could watch them go through the agony they deserve, in this life, or any other….

I’ve been writing about this subject for some time, after coming across a couple of blogs, written by women who had miraculously freed themselves from a life of such slavery…. Both had been abducted, or forced into prostitution at a young age, not being able to break free before the age of at least 30, spending more than half their lives as slaves to a series of evil men and women, forced to debase themselves on a daily basis for years, and years, and years….

For some time after coming across their stories, I felt so much rage, at the misogyny coating every level of or society, I began to plot ways to start removing the ‘snakeheads’ (the commonest term for those at the top of the chain in that trade….) from this plane of existence, one by one, personally…. In short, I began to dream of killing men who spend their lives abusing the rest of humanity, especially women and children, both of whom are their prey…. Using all the weapons at my disposal,  I would stalk the streets of the cities, removing them from life, until it became an underground certainty that pursuing such a course of business was a sure path to death….

Of course, to fulfill such a vengeful dream, I’d have to become like them, and give up certain of my ethical standards, in order to complete my chosen duty…. Y’know what? It took me a very long time, and is still not a settled question in my mind/heart; the urge to kill pimps and snakeheads is just as strong today as it was four years ago, when the depth and breadth of the problem, (which covers the entire world; every city, every country is guilty of NOT doing ANYTHING significant to address this issue….) first came to my knowledge, and understanding. I still argue with myself often; I must, as there are times I feel so strongly, it’s all I can do, to NOT tuck away my five knives, three ropes, my bow, and staff, then, toddle off to Oakland, or San Francisco, to go hunting men…

Believe me, I really, really want to… I have two sisters, and if either of them had been taken in such a way, I’d still be out there, killing. As it is, all I can do is write about it, to help vent enough of the rage so I can keep from losing control…. But, I have to say, I often wonder why I DO stop myself; nobody else even THINKS about it, as far as I can see……

At this point, even writing isn’t reducing the anger; I’m THIS close (holds up thumb and index finger, touching…) to just saying, ‘fuck it’… I’m 65 and NOTHING IS BEING DONE to either stop the trade, or, rescue its victims…. which is a part of how our misogynist society works, and has, for 10,000 years, and more, back to when the first asshole with a dick bigger than his brain, raped a woman, and nobody cared, or looked away, or watched in approval…. Even the stupidest idiot in the world cannot deny the evidence of this issue, yet, no one ever does anything but talk…. as I am limited by age to doing….

Moreover, not only does government, composed primarily of, and for, men, NOT act on this, or even acknowledge it unless confronted, but, even the churches, the so-called proctors of morals in society do less than the government. In fact, they are worse, for they pretend to care for their constituents equally, especially for the weaker and more vulnerable, such as children, women, and the elderly…. Here is what a former US President, who was, without doubt, the most devoutly Christian of all our elected leaders, ever, had to say on the subject…. I figure he ought to know, having studied Scripture, deeply, through his entire life….

jimmy sez

    Nor is the hypocrisy of these Dogma Dogs (as I like to call them) limited to women; what group in society, by clear evidence, as reported in the news for all my life, as well as by my own observations, and conversations with many of those who teach the delusions held by most of humanity, has made a consistent, centuries-long practice of abusing children, as well as women, to a degree no other organization, or entity of any kind, has ever approached… not even within shouting distance?

I am willing wager anyone at all, any amount, or deed, or, third-born child, if they wish, (Just kidding, ffolkes… only had 2; no more coming, ever….)(maybe I’m calming a bit; that was almost funny), they care to bet, if they can prove, or even suggest any evidence that can be confirmed, that the clergy, especially that of the perverted “celibates”, (What a ridiculous idea! How can anyone, with more than 3 neurons to use, even THINK such an act/habit/intentional lie, is either natural, or, healthy for any creature, much less one claiming humanity?), who claim the title of Priest, is NOT guilty of crimes against their own flocks, more than any other entity you can name…. It’s not only children who are abused by the church in such fashion, either….

It disgusts me; all of them. Pimps, snakeheads, priests who molest or break their vows (which they usually treat as ‘suggestions’….), politicians who lie so often it has to be a congenital issue, and is certainly a mental issue, known as sociopathy…. They’re all assholes, they’re all shitheads, or, any other vulgar name you care to suggest; scum of the earth is nearly right, but, doesn’t give an adequate feel for just how evil these wastes of DNA actually are, in reality…..

I’m not done, but, I’m through for now….. In closing, I will merely say, if you start seeing headlines, of a mysterious number of deaths associated with people, primarily male, who are known to be active in the sex trade, or, a strange number of men who had been convicted or accused of rape, or other abuse of women, but, walked free…. Well, it’s entirely possible that, shortly before the reports began, I stopped writing, and disappeared from sight…. & you’ll know I lost control….

It will be either that, or, the NSA, or some other fascist, paranoid group of assholes, caught me off-guard, & disappeared me…. Or, more likely,  came looking for me, and found me already gone….

It makes for a good dream, anyway…. and, if it happens, I may lose my ethical standards in one area, but, in another, I will be completely content with my karmic account…. Duty is as we choose it to be; I choose honor, which is rooted in compassion, and, when carried out with the proper attitude, as confirmed by reason, and experience, in kindness.

So be it…..

Dont keep calm



    Today’s poem is one written not long after ending my 35 year hiatus from trying to write ANY poetry…. It’s not bad; I was in a rather tough state at that point in time, with lots of pain & anguish due to living on the edge of poverty, for the first time in MANY years…. so, it get a bit fusty & hopeless…. No worries, it all passed, & ends on a good note…..

A Seasonal Approach

Absolute stillness grips a frozen field,
anticipating dawn with such patient yield
morning burgeoning in dark winter’s hold
brings promise of tales yet to be told.

Lengthening days of pale sun unto night
slowly tell of time’s subversive flight
bringing such original songs of natural fire
with melodies complex in casual attire.

The months are certain they will always win
it is just the way it has always been.
None may argue, nor yet slow life down
Nor dim the eternal beauty of nature’s gown.

Winter evolves from fall into spring,
sending flocks and hearts ever awing.
Summer follows suit, t’other way ’round
Spring into fall, often without a sound.

Life is meant to be lived, beginning to end
choices abound, and change can be a friend.
Yielding with grace to reality’s compelling ploy
fills our plain existence with clean, honest joy.

~~ gigoid ~~




Naked Pearls

Observations on Life at Large


“To try may be to die, but not to care is never to be born.”

~~ William Redfield ~~


“I haven’t a clue as to how my story will end.
But that’s all right.
When you set out on a journey and night covers the road,
you don’t conclude that the road has vanished.
And how else could we discover the stars?”

~~ Unknown Bee ~~



~~ il NOEGO ~~


“Euripides was wont to say, “Silence is an answer to a wise man.””

~~ Plutarch — Of Bashfulness ~~


“It isn’t so astonishing the number of things I can remember,
as the number of things I can remember that aren’t so.”

~~ Mark Twain ~~


“In the fight between you and the world, back the world.”

~~ Frank Zappa ~~


“Moving parts in rubbing contact require lubrication to avoid excessive wear.
Honorifics and formal politeness provide lubrication where people rub together.
Often the very young, the untraveled, the naive, the  unsophisticated
deplore these formalities as “empty,” “meaningless,” or “dishonest,” and scorn to use them.
No matter how “pure” their  motives,
they thereby throw sand into machinery that does not work too well at best.”

~~ Robert A. Heinlein,  “The Notebooks of Lazarus Long” ~~


“Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished:
if you’re alive, it isn’t.”

~~ Richard Bach ~~


“When learned men begin to use their reason,
then I generally discover that they haven’t got any.”

~~ G. K. Chesterton, Illustrated London News, 11-7-1908 ~~


“A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility”

~~ Aristotle ~~


“There will come a time when you will discover a thing called loneliness.
But remember life’s cruelest irony:
The time you feel most lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself.”

~~ Douglas Coupland ~~


It’s done. Today, that’s the best I can say about it, as I haven’t gone back over it to look at how it hangs together…. As they say, in some places across the big pond to the East, c’est la fucking vie…. See y’all tomorrow, ffolkes, most likely with a bit more pizazz…. whatever that is….

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.


“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch


À bientôt, mon cherí….


31 thoughts on “Tidy bonuses on a tiny table….

  1. I note today’s 3 suggested posts from the archives all have the tag, “Plague of Evil”…. If you read them, I imagine you’ll find more on today’s rant section outburst…. all of which is STILL being completely ignored, for the most part, by our entire species…. except its victims, who number in the millions, and millions….


  2. Balance..
    the way
    now of
    all things..
    moving.. being..
    living as Well..
    in Balance.. NOW
    Environment.. iS US..
    Nature will have HeR
    way for Balance..
    no matter
    what humans
    out of balance
    to do
    to rule
    other parts
    of Nature OUT
    of balance.. wHere
    the environment including
    US is out of balance.. taking
    more than giving..
    the environment
    as is.. including
    US.. always NOW
    SO.. as i sit here
    winds howling.. multiple
    Tornado Warnings.. all morning
    long.. it is a clear result of Nature
    OUT OF BALANCE and it matters just Now..
    NOT who is at fault.. global warming
    by the hands of human or the rest
    of Nature of
    the GOD
    and eventually Winter
    will come for now..
    and the human
    price to
    pay as
    part of
    the Environment
    is Tornados and
    potential death
    of we
    as part
    of Nature
    out of balance
    here.. there is no
    separation of US
    as Nature.. and whenever
    any part of nature is put out
    of balance.. there will be another
    consequence of Nature to put it
    back in balance..
    and in the case
    of Human
    in pain..
    misery and
    suffering of other
    parts of our environment
    as US as to enslave any
    part of it and harm
    any part of it now..
    to own
    is to
    enslave GOD
    as the Balance
    of Environment
    and when one
    defines GOD
    as Nature now
    as environment
    one gains respect
    for what has always
    been real.. US who can
    never truly be separated
    from the environment as integral
    pArts in action and consequence..
    either dark or light.. or negative
    or positive.. the price to pay
    will eventually
    be somewhere
    on the
    of dark to light..
    The price to pay for humans
    who ravaged the Americas and
    its indigenous people’s who lived
    in reverence and worship for the
    environment all around them
    as the life giving source
    of the great spirit
    that lives in
    all things
    breathing or
    not.. is a way
    of life that works..
    well in balance..
    when resources
    are plenty like they
    were when these continents
    of the Americas are in balance..
    and humans are not even noticeable
    in effect from Space when stars look
    down upon the human face.. but now
    that human face has become a monster
    of culture on the planet earth.. defacing
    and wasting the other parts of us
    as environment
    against the
    will of all
    life giving
    Earth home
    Human cultures are a
    horrible virus to the
    earth.. not the innate
    human who when in
    balance before now
    10 to 12 thousand
    years ago.. then
    when foraging
    is a way of
    give and
    take of
    Balance of all of
    us as environment
    as balance.. so then
    comes agriculture and
    collecting the other pArts
    of the environment become
    a way of life.. then comes
    industry.. and tools
    made by humans
    of our living
    bodies.. and
    now the IT
    age where
    we inhabit
    and often
    are almost
    from our living
    moving bodies..
    as heads somewhere
    without bodies at all
    in the E-world place..
    but at least we can
    now reach across
    the 7 seas..
    and all
    to see the problem
    from the beginning..
    to allow folks to see
    what freedom truly
    looks like when living
    free.. to share our dreams..
    our nightmares.. without
    restraint.. to share our righteous
    indignation against slavery now of
    other parts of the GOD of Nature
    that are all humans regardless
    of tan of skin.. nationality..
    religion.. sexual
    and all other
    human differences..
    Yes.. there was a price
    to pay for invading other
    lands in balance and taking
    that balance away.. and that
    price is the Karma of Nature..
    whether it is a Tornado in the
    middle of 80 degree
    in the Winter
    of North Florida
    or human suffering at
    the hands of humans grown
    so sick away from the terms
    of balance of freedoms of
    God’s Nature where now
    other humans
    as slaves of either
    sex or work is the
    standard instead of
    balance and freedom..
    The human is not the
    virus alone.. but the
    culture is a human
    experiment that is
    each other
    from sea to sea
    along with the rest of the
    Earth.. and ‘Tornados’ are still
    coming.. bigger than human has
    ever seen before.. as in terms of
    balance.. the Nature that is feeling God
    in the eyes of Human is suffering from one side
    of the globe to the other.. and the rest of
    Nature as us.. so far.. is letting it go..
    and if we do not fix it hand in
    hand.. the Godzilla
    of Nature
    will once again
    have her ways in
    the eyes of a Tornado
    that no human has seen
    before.. Nature aka GOD
    is angry.. very angry.. as
    someone is torturing her
    children that is her
    the same..
    and when
    she unleashes
    her winds of change
    to get it back in balance
    there will be pieces to
    pick back up and
    put togeThEr
    if we are smart
    enough to follow
    the real rule of God
    that is ONLY BALANCE..
    EVER EXIST.. so yeah.. written language..
    collective intelligence and
    culture in the ways
    of holding hands
    online could
    be a path
    to sanity
    of God of Nature
    balance.. but on the
    other hand it is the
    Devil that BrINgS us
    to this
    will take Imagination..
    and the
    Art of
    before the
    Apple of Knowledge..
    but sure.. Balance is
    on OUR
    we live
    as GOD OF
    B A L A N C E..
    there are no real answers
    yet.. we must imagine them..
    create them.. and art them and
    make these dreams come to fruition
    no less than the dream time of
    our ancestors who
    lived life
    as THE
    GOD OF
    AND now
    when women
    come up to me
    and aggressively
    bootie dance with
    me.. back to
    i smile..
    ’cause i
    know it is
    GOD’s Karma
    in balance now of
    who still live in remote
    areas of the world
    and who ruled
    the rules
    as divine
    balance by the
    rule of the female
    butt.. for all human
    history until 10 to
    12K years ago..
    yeah.. as Shakira
    says.. HIPS DON’T
    LIE.. NO.. THEY
    with males
    freely with relative
    free will of JOY WILD..
    like i said before..
    of moving..
    and creating..
    W H E r E
    Love IS A

    • Just finished reading ALL your words today brother, & couldn’t find even ONE out of balance, or, untrue….

      I’m glad my rant/discussion/educational treatise/dream stimulated this… You got the point exactly, & laid it out so anyone can understand…. if they have the wit, or the desire….

      Until we, humans, both male and female learn to integrate BOTH sides of our true nature, as both beast, and god, balance will remain a struggle for all of us….

      Balance is everything…. Timing is the key.

      It’s fucking Time….

      *Big smile*

      gigoid, the dubious

        • *More big smiles*

          When we are in balance, we ARE god/God…. for the NOW we can hold onto…

          which, of course, we can’t….

          But, trying brings us back to: “The journey is the thing, not the destination…”

          Emerson, Thoreau, and others said it; many never hear….

          Piece, bro….

          We are all pieces of the Whole….



    • ‘Know thyself and nothing in excess’. the great oracle of Delphi and the mystic priestess Pythia.
      “As Zeus, the god of gods unleashed 2 eagles from the ends of the earth, they clashed and fell down straight to delphi, which is known in the ancient Greek world as the navel of the world – the very center of the earth.
      More navel gazing needed……:)
      Too much emotion in the world …not enough ‘navel gazing’
      We should look deep into our hearts for then we would find the answers to the questions we are asking for.
      I enjoyed that…thanx

      • I enjoy gazing at navels myownself…. Well, not ALL navels; most, though… Some can get a little grungy; I try to pass on contemplating them for long….

        Agree about the emotion… Balance is good, and the answers are never found anywhere BUT in our hearts… Not any that work, anyway….

        I’m glad you liked today’s outburst(s)….

        gigoid, the humble, er, dubious

  3. Smiles with Love too.. my friend..
    now is enough for me..
    that i live
    to own
    by attempting
    to hold on to it..
    Now is only free when free iN
    relative human free will for us Now
    US or WE in terms of ALL of Nature
    NOW is truly A Perfect Word as GODinforce
    as practice when practice iS a BalanceNow..:)

  4. Now if you are going to quote Mr.Zappa
    Then you have my undivided attention
    Otherwise you can forget whatever else
    Because it’s not going to change in our lifetime
    Maybe by the time those who are young grow old
    But as far as you and me
    We’re dead already waiting for the next grave to be dug
    As always Sheldon

    • Sheldon, amigo mio….


      Frank ends up here often; I even used “Shut Up & Play Your Guitar” once, in the video section….

      The one thing we CAN count on is, things WILL change. Our approval of those changes are, as you note, not required, nor a factor, other than bearing some responsibility for its negative direction,,,,,

      But, we were always gong to end up dead: nobody wanted for it happen for ALL in our lifetimes… Too bad.

      Oh, well…. All you can do is all you can do….

      No point in feeling down too long; how we feel is still one of the only real choices we ever have, or, ever had…


        • Yep; NOW is now, literally (how can it be otherwise, I guess?). A friend in northern FLA is expecting heavy rains & heavy flooding off & on the next 3 days; they’ve rec’d warnings in the Pensacola area…

          As a Taoist sage might say, “Life can be interesting, can it not?”

          Bob Dylan said something about that, too, I remember…

          May as well laugh when we can; chances for weeping look to be plentiful in the coming years…


  5. Speak of the devil! About the abuse of children. Found something disturbing about this orphanage across the missouri river from my town in Council Bluffs. I shall be posting about it later. Sickening and well maybe not shockingly.

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