~~ David Letterman ~~
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
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….
Clapton, Knopfler,Elton John
Live in Tokyo, 1988
“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….
How to irritate others, and lose friends…
(All implied criticism is intentional… gigoid)
“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….)
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 ~~
Thoughts on Life at Large
“Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke.”
~~ Hermann Hesse ~~
“Do not go where the path may lead,
go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~
“Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.”
~~ Lazarus Long ~~
“It takes a very long time to become young.”
~~ Pablo Picasso ~~
“No man can be brave
who thinks pain the greatest evil;
who considers pleasure the highest good.”
~~ Cicero ~~
“We are all born for love.
It is the principle of existence,
and its only end.”
~~ Benjamin Disraeli ~~
“Don’t reinvent the wheel, just realign it.”
~~ Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book ~~
“Every time a man unburdens his heart to a stranger
he reaffirms the love that unites humanity.”
~~ Germaine Greer ~~
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 ~~
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….
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,
I just sits.
gigoid, the dubious
The *only* duly authorized Computer Curmudgeon.
PLEASE STOP READING THIS MESSAGE NOW.
“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch
À bientôt, mon cherí….
When I get nostalgic I listen to Super Session…..Bloomfield, Stills and Kooper
Good one; I’ll find it, & use it in future….
Thanks for the memory….
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
My daughter says the same thing….the problem is I can only remember a few and at the worse time…..like I say…some are probably not original so I do not want to step on any toes…..chuq
The smart phone you probably carry has a voice recording function; use it whenever one of them pops into your head….
Technology CAN be useful….
Damn! Never thought about that….thanx for the idea….chuq
Only thought of myself just now….
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
Thanks; will check it out later today….
Has Leelu no fear, n sense of smell??? 😉
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….
I am delighted you have found each other!! 🙂
And now then God intimates
speak.. speak and connect..
And then now God in man creates
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
and quality of
quotes from history
one finds here both
old and new…
at my gym..
a Kind Hearted
Minister and Water
Front Mission Worker
AND Retired Marine..
smiled as he said
end times are
that Jesus is coming
again.. yeah that God
man Version of a Roman
in all his
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
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
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
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
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
of GO TEAM GO..
THERE are lots of
‘big men’ on the
S P E C
T O R S
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
no less than psychopathic leaning
leaders of countries who love themselves
more than anything and will never press a button
life works.. the
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
if i had owned
one during my
bout of the suicide
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
side of life
that is REAL..
where a trigger
is a quick solution
to grin and bear it
until one comes
out on the
Life is no black
and white game..
There are hues
and colors that
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
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
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…..
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
with every note
of SonG.. and step
of Love in Wisdom too
my friend.. perhaps
to truly appreciate
the heaven that reAlly
can be now.. jUSt noW..
iF tasted.. touched.. viewed
heard.. smelled.. and proprio-
now my friend..
so yeS.. step oN
iN liGht for n0w..
as any trUly
aBove.. So beLow
Re: the above… Me, too; it’s why I’m walking more now; otherwise I’m trapped inside, no matter the weather….
Back for a while; out again later. Forgot how beautiful it is to walk in the rain…. Nobody to deal with but the earth and sky…
Beeee Preeesent Here & Nowwwww