Silly is just another word for sublime….

.Ffolkes,

“Hopelessly lost, but making good time…”

~~ David Letterman ~~

Leelu preying

Leelu preying…. A deadly predator to shoes and paper.


Hajime…. Yesterday’s foul mood, while passed into memory, mostly, remains hovering around the edges of my persona; I suppose, given today’s world, a certain amount of angst will be humanity’s lot from now until the world has settled into whatever the future brings….. In other words, “What the fuck?” is the new paradigm for human reality, so, we’d best get used to a higher degree of chaos in our daily lives…. So be it; we have no one but ourselves to blame for any of it….

I’m tired, having spent a restless night, post foulness of mood. Also c’est la fucking vie, so, no sense worrying over it now. It isn’t as if I hadn’t been there before, right? Right. Since we’re being so damn logical and grounded this morning, perhaps it would be best to get the slow on the toad, right away, before we lose any of the competence we may possess by virtue of the new day. Yeah, that’s the ticket…. Hang on, we’ll teleport over to the oyster beds, so we can get started without any further delays, or, opportunities to fuck it up….  Sure, like that will work…. Oh well, let’s go, anyway….

Shall we Pearl?….

“In a room with four mirrored walls — physical, emotional, mental and spiritual — you can easily look in one mirror look in two if you try, and possibly look in three but you can never see yourself in all four. You have to spin around, change your focus or better, have a friend who can watch your back reflecting what they see, and help you grow.” — Callan Williams

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Morning muse

    A few days ago, I used the MTV Unplugged video of Eric Clapton’s session on that show. On the page where it resides, I found another concert, from 1988, & decided to listen to it…. The show opens with two of the finest guitarists alive, absolutely killing old Cream songs, for the first 20 minutes or more….. I just sat there smiling, with my jaw dropping on a regular basis, as Eric, or Mark, went off on the guitar solo riffs in both White Room, and another couple of the old tunes…. Amazing…. When Elton joins in, it’s magic, ffolkes…. Enjoy….


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Clapton, Knopfler,Elton John
Live in Tokyo, 1988

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The Anti-trafficking Movement Needs Survivor Voices:  Why Are We Ignored?

“Human beings were invented by water as a device for transporting itself from one place to another.” — Tom Robbins

As an opening for a rant on politics, I can’t think of a better writer than Tom Robbins, to illustrate for us the primary cause for all the problems we humans seem to make for ourselves in that silly, yet, deadly arena of human existence. With one masterful line, he shows exactly how we fail to understand the true nature of not only Reality, but, ourselves, as well. Of course, one must possess the wherewithal to understand the incredibly subtle metaphor he employs, but, hey, if there is anything we know around here, it is the power of the Metaphorse….

With that said, I’m feeling generous today, as well as smarmy, so, I’ll forgo ranting in favor of poking at the BRC, and all the other Asininnies we can include, with the sharpest sticks we can find in the oyster beds today…. Since we have, naturally, using the power of a Time Lord, as bestowed by virtue of a Tardis on loan from the Doctor, already collected all the pearls we shall need, why don’t we get right to it? Okay, that was easy…. Oh, and, fair warning, ffolkes; there are 13 of these puppies. Take it slow….

Almost Naked Pearls

How to irritate others, and lose friends…

(All implied criticism is intentional… gigoid)

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“A man can’t get rich if he takes proper care of his family.” — Navajo Proverb

“Politics is a pendulum whose swings between anarchy and tyranny are fueled by perennially rejuvenated illusions.” — Albert Einstein

“If the newspapers of a country are filled with good news, the jails will be filled with good people.” — Daniel P. Monynihan

“Of course the US Constitution isn’t perfect; but it’s a lot better than what  we have now.” — Eric Sheppard

“Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.” — Ashley Montagu

“Fewer possess virtue, than those who wish us to believe that they possess it.” — Cicero

“A prune is a plum that worried a lot.” — Witty Bee

“It is utterly implausible that a mathematical formula should make the future known to us, and those who think it can would once have believed in witchcraft.” — Betrand de Jouvenel, The Art of Conjecture, 1967

“It’s hard for the modern generation to understand Thoreau, who lived beside a pond but didn’t own water skis or a snorkel.” — Bill Vaughan

“The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.” — Lord Acton

“That which leads us to the performance of duty by offering pleasure as its reward, is not virtue, but a deceptive copy and imitation of virtue.” — Cicero

“He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.” — Chinese proverb

“A truly wise man never plays leapfrog with a Unicorn.” — Ancient Human Proverb

(Sources on Google ranged through countries & cultures all over the world; the implication of that is obvious…. and, if it isn’t, then, it becomes an exercise for the Gentle Reader to THINK about it….)

Dont keep calm

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Comedy_Tragedy

For The Blind Poet, Embraced

I sit to open a vein, exposed in public places,
happy to be written, judging by the faces.

None can see the price so willingly paid,
at the feet of imagination is that cost weighed.

Still shadows of reality shine quite as well
to hide all the bleeding as if under a spell;

While visions and fantasies vie for attention,
hoping to win once-hoped-for final mention.

Technology may or may not rue its day
never knowing or caring its part to play.

All the precious moments of inspiration
Fall ever short of our own imagination.

~~ gigoid ~~

9/30/2012


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infinity

Naked Pearls

Thoughts on Life at Large

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“Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke.”

~~ Hermann Hesse ~~

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“Do not go where the path may lead,
go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~

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“Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.”

~~ Lazarus Long ~~

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“It takes a very long time to become young.”

~~ Pablo Picasso ~~

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“No man can be brave
who thinks pain the greatest evil;
nor temperate
who considers pleasure the highest good.”

~~ Cicero ~~

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“We are all born for love.
It is the principle of existence,
and its only end.”

~~ Benjamin Disraeli ~~

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“Don’t reinvent the wheel, just realign it.”

~~ Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book ~~

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“Every time a man unburdens his heart to a stranger
 he reaffirms the love that unites humanity.”

~~ Germaine Greer ~~

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Beauty is truth, truth beauty, –that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

~~ John Keats ~~ Ode on a Grecian Urn ~~


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Well, it’s a Pearl. Further, deponent sayeth not. As to the future, well, one never knows, do one? You can be sure, given today’s post, I WILL be back tomorrow, to try again…. It may not be better, but, it will be different….. For now, I’ll merely say, adieu for now; I’ll be back, as long as I don’t run into anyone meaner, or trickier than myself…. If I do, read the news, for it will probably be there…. If not, I’ll be here….

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

Kowabunga!


À bientôt, mon cherí….


					
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25 thoughts on “Silly is just another word for sublime….

  1. Sit hit the wrong button….Season of the Witch blows me away…..my grandfather use to say about reality…..”never worry about it…it is always around”…..chuq

    • You should sit down & write his quotes down, then compile them into a “Notebook” such as The Notebooks of Lazarus Long, which have now been published as a separate volume from Time Enough For Love, the epic book by Heinlein, in which it first appeared….

      Some of them are as good as Lazarus’, & actually are much the same, as your GDad & Heinlein grew up in the same era in the US….

      😉

      Could be a best seller, with a catchy title….

      g, t d

  2. Interesting thoughts about history, rewritten, as to get a better view of why we are where we are.
    The intervju has a couple of follow-ups with same name, but with no 2, 3 added and so on.


    Michael Tsarion: Paris, Islam, Zionism & The Red Papacy

    • 😆

      LOL! Yes, she does have a sense of smell, but, for some unknown reason, she likes me, and, the stronger the smell, the better, In the morning, I usually find the socks I took off the night before on the foot of the bed, where she carried them to play with…

      The only thing she seems to fear is loud noises; otherwise, she is as bold as a lion on the hunt…. Friendly & curious, too; anyone who walks in is given an immediate inspection & invitation to play….

      She’s definitely a magicat….

      😉

  3. And now then God intimates
    speak.. speak and connect..
    And then now God in man creates
    Google..
    So sure..
    Google is
    God too.. as
    all stuff allthatis…
    And isn’t it nice to have
    access to the unabridGinG
    bible.. so far.. of human
    kind.. in all
    its flavors..
    colors..
    shades
    of grey
    as well
    as quantity
    and quality of
    these insightful
    quotes from history
    one finds here both
    old and new…
    Last night
    at my gym..
    a Kind Hearted
    African American
    Minister and Water
    Front Mission Worker
    AND Retired Marine..
    smiled as he said
    end times are
    here.. that
    stuff in
    Oregon
    and Saudia
    Arabia.. proves
    that Jesus is coming
    again.. yeah that God
    man Version of a Roman
    Emperor Constantine..
    coming in
    the clouds
    in all his
    ‘NAKED’
    GLORY..
    but chances
    are most every one would
    turn away from the REAL
    of a ‘naked’ man of God
    wild and free again.. any
    way.. it would be poetic
    justice… and i like
    to think that God
    is a laugh
    just
    ’cause
    i can.. and
    it makes me smile..
    after all now is allthatis
    and all that will ever be
    still now.. so why not
    make the best
    of now and
    Giggle
    with
    God
    and Google..
    to simply be free..
    it sure beats a civil
    war ’cause someone
    made someone register
    a gun at a gun show..
    and that was the
    other story
    i heard..
    ignorance of
    the tribal instinct
    is what leads to most all
    human conflicts.. aggression..
    violence.. and yes.. wars up to
    number three.. but yeah..
    i know civil war
    ain’t gonna
    happen
    ’cause
    those fat
    and unhappy
    old white dudes..
    are happy enough
    to truly worship Monday
    Night Football.. and Sunday
    Afternoon Football.. snoring
    in their mall chairs while i dance..
    aLive..in my hard artful resurrection
    smiling at their
    soft
    sitting
    tribal now
    insurrection…
    of GO TEAM GO..
    THERE are lots of
    ‘big men’ on the
    Internet these
    days but
    S P E C
    T A
    T O R S
    in real
    life..
    yeah.. sure…
    life is entertaining..
    when one trUly understands
    what God iN and aS human Nature even iS..
    But anyway.. in short.. Truth and Light NOW
    iS as contagious as dArk guns and bullets
    when taken in alive
    as Wisdom and Love..
    and all the fat happy pasty
    white old dudes in my neighborhood
    make me happy that ‘everyone’ is afraid
    to even come in my neighborhood thuggin’
    ’cause of all their guns stock
    piled in every corner
    of tHeir rooms..
    they love theiR
    Guns way too
    much
    to lose
    them in
    Jail..
    no less than psychopathic leaning
    leaders of countries who love themselves
    more than anything and will never press a button
    to
    die..
    Funny how
    life works.. the
    soulless save
    the
    souls
    of others
    too.. dark
    and liGht..
    the
    mix of
    allthatis goes
    on for now.. and man
    i love the pearls you provide
    from Google and other sources
    here.. my friend gigoid.. jUSt now..
    And to be crystal clear i fully support
    2nd amendment rights as not every
    one can be Bruce Lee like me.. hehe..
    but know all too
    well that never
    everyone
    should own
    one including
    me.. yeah..
    if i had owned
    one during my
    bout of the suicide
    disease.. Trigeminal
    Neuralgia.. i would
    have never written
    the first word of
    11 million words
    or done the first
    step of 4669 miles
    of dance everywhere
    i go in public.. and no..
    folks with Bi-Polar like
    me and even with Asperger’s
    Syndrome.. where suicide rates
    are 23 times higher than the rest
    of the population.. should face
    rigorous licensing requirements
    just to save themselves
    from
    the darker
    side of life
    that is REAL..
    and guns
    where a trigger
    is a quick solution
    to grin and bear it
    until one comes
    out on the
    other side
    alive
    instead
    of dead..
    Life is no black
    and white game..
    There are hues
    and colors that
    constantly change
    and rules that must
    come for more folks
    to live well in the long run too..
    not everyone can dance naked and free…
    but i for
    one can do it
    without guns..
    with no regrets..
    as long as my neighbors
    stand guard with all their metal..
    sure.. i owe them a debt of gratitude..
    and am thankful
    too..
    for
    Living Free
    iN the U. S. A..:)

    • Great song/poem/comment, my brother….

      Most of the quotes, those which I don’t recall on my own, usually come from Smart Bee (it’s why you see so many different Bees; unattributed quotes are given to the Bee for their title/author, once I’ve Google them to find out who said or wrote it….

      Smart Bee is a small software program, merely a database of taglines & quotes, put together by a small group of hackers many years ago, much along the lines of the quotes that show up every time one boots up a computer running Unix, or Linux, both of which are programmed to show a tagline in front of the command cursor, when ready to compute…. Anyone can get a copy of it, simply by typing Smart Bee into Google, & following the link to its download site…

      I’m glad you enjoy the pearls/Pearls; to know one of your perspicacity does so is a good feeling, telling me I’m doing it right….

      See ya later on, amis… It’s raining, & I’m going for a walk…..

      Love

      gigoid

      • Enjoy your walk now my
        friend.. there was a now
        i could not walk.. literally
        could not walk at all..
        or even speak or
        think a word..
        with not even
        the ability
        after that
        to play
        tic
        tac
        toe…
        i appreciate
        the walk
        of life..
        with every note
        of SonG.. and step
        of Love in Wisdom too
        my friend.. perhaps
        more folks
        should
        lose more
        to truly appreciate
        the heaven that reAlly
        can be now.. jUSt noW..
        iF tasted.. touched.. viewed
        heard.. smelled.. and proprio-
        cepted
        as such..
        with emoTioNs
        Pro-sociAlly
        feeLinG as
        HeArt
        expresSinG
        as spiRit
        iN a
        miNd
        and BoDy
        BalanCinG
        soUl now..
        jUSt
        N0W..
        every note..
        step.. and
        word..
        counts..
        towards that
        now my friend..
        so yeS.. step oN
        iN liGht for n0w..
        as any trUly
        smArt beE
        and butterFly
        hUman WitH
        relative FREE
        WiLL
        will WitH
        Love
        to PoWer
        ForWard..
        reVerse..
        aBove.. So beLow
        iNside outSide
        aLL ’round..
        yeS..
        N0W..:)

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