Pilfering parabolic pontoons proved perilous….


“The simple step of a courageous individual
is not to take part in the falsehood.
One word of truth outweighs the world.”

~~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn ~~

Magic 004

Leelu, Unconscious

Giving new meaning to “Relaxed”

Hajime…. I’m a bit under the weather today, so, it’s good to have a Tardis. It’s also good today’s Pearl is one of the shortest I’ve put together since the early days of the blog, before I had learned to ‘let go’, so to speak. In keeping with the rest of the piece, this introductory section shall also be short, in more than merely a relative sense. It will also be short, in a very real sense, as it is now done… Watch THIS, y’all!…..

Shall we Pearl?….

Were it not for the presence of the unwashed and the half-educated, the formless, queer and incomplete, the unreasonable and absurd, the infinite shapes of the delightful human tadpole, the horizon would not wear so wide a grin.” — F. M. Colby, “Imaginary Obligations”



    My words aren’t needed here; just watch, & imagine….


Playing for Change





le penseur-rodin

    Yesterday, I was working on a discussion/rant for this section, when I came across two quotes, which, taken together, make up a pretty fucking good rant, all by themselves…. I present them just as they are, in the order in which I found them; I also invite you to think in a linear, historical fashion, from one thought, to the other, in time, and in real space (i.e., history)… If you can do so, you will know the entire 1000 or so word rant I COULD have written, but, didn’t, so as to save it as an exercise for my Gentle Readers…. Imagine, a trumpet, playing a bracing introduction….

“Politics have no relation to morals.”

~~ Niccolo Machiavelli ~~


“It is not more and newer drugs we need,
but rather clean air.
Clean water.
Good fresh real food.”

~~ Edward Abbey ~~

Remember, ffolkes….
Cannabis cures cancer, and, helps the body heal & defend itself.
The US government has known this simple fact since 1974.
They classified it.

So be it.

Dont keep calm



Piraeus calls me, silently.

Sizzle, sizzle, crash, bang, boom.
Intellect burning with subsequent doom.
Lingering long over decisive style,
Whistling up chaos all the while.

Such frozen thoughts may shatter,
Should we infer, but, no matter.
Firing blanks is children at play
Blooded sages all gasp in dismay.

Nonsense is good sense at times
Mundane objectives trip lightly in rhymes.
Fallen angels dance on a pin
Until each sinner enters within.

Fast moments with natural rain
Bring ashes, yet still must remain.
Final thoughts clamor for more
Find them only on a far distant shore.

~~ gigoid ~~




More Nude Pearls

Are You Experienced?


“And it is not our part here
to take thought only for a season,
or for a few lives of Men,
or for a passing age of the world.”

~~ Gandalf ~~


“Are all your stars shining?”

~~ JD Salinger ~~


“Then here ‘s to the oak, the brave old oak,
  Who stands in his pride alone!
And still flourish he a hale green tree
  When a hundred years are gone!”

~~ H. F. Chorley,” The Brave Old Oak” ~~


Joshu is my favorite Zen Master.
It is said that a monk once asked him,
“To be holy – what is it like?”
      Joshu replied,
“To dump a mountain of shit on a clean plain.”

~~ Disk Sutphen ~~


“When you live in the shadow of insanity,
the appearance of another mind
that thinks and talks as yours does
is something close to a blessed event.”

~~ Robert Pirsig ~~


“The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups.
A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.”

~~ Jane Porter (1776-1850) ~~


“Courage is not simply one of the virtues,
but the form of every virtue at the testing point,
which means at the point of highest reality.
A chastity or honesty or mercy which yields to danger
will be chaste or honest or merciful only on conditions.
Pilate was merciful until it became risky.”

~~ C.S. Lewis, “The Screwtape Letters” ~~


“Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone,
it has to be made, like bread;
re-made all the time, made new.”

~~ Ursula K. LeGuin, “The Lathe of Heaven” ~~


“Ya gotta be subtle!”

~~ Mike Hammer ~~


I really don’t know what I can say after that last pearl. No. I mean, I REALLY don’t know what more I can say. Whatever I do say cannot possibly top it, nor reach its actual subtlety, which, also possibly, cannot be measured in mere numbers. But, then, you probably notice I don’t trouble y’all often with numbers…. far too subtle for my level of writing skill, I’m sure. But, I keep tryin’….. as I will tomorrow, dead or alive. News at 11….

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….


9 thoughts on “Pilfering parabolic pontoons proved perilous….

    • Aye… like all good bards, he was, above all else, a student of human nature and history; what he saw, much like with George Carlin, came out in his works, one in music & poetry, one in comedic social commentary. Humanity can always use more good bards….

      Getting rid of Jesters was a mistake….


  1. StILL good morning on the west
    coast of Northern California to ya..
    friend gigoid.. and cat leelu asleep…
    In the Tarot.. the Fool Card of Zero..
    is obviously the highest
    human archetype
    to aspire
    to as
    it is
    and in general
    FREE.. seriously
    with a smile.. laugh..
    and wINks.. it just don’t
    get any better than it is
    for a free lance Jester..
    to be employed as
    a Court Jester..
    of course unless
    one needs money
    for bread and
    much choice
    huh.. Thanks
    for retirement
    options of the
    past still open
    to the fortunate
    among us.. to no
    longer worship the
    almighty work of
    the dollar..
    so yeah..
    don’t know if you’ve
    seen that tarot card but
    for all practical intents and
    purposes that is Yellow Boy
    at my side.. wInks.. bozo i’ll
    be.. but no.. i don’t work for
    Google pennies
    i WORK FOR FREE!..;)

    • Didn’t get to this yesterday…. too tired. Yes, I do know the Tarot card of the Jester; it is one of the most powerful in the deck, as it should be, for it represents Chaos as well as Reason, to me, if not to the Chinese, and, as such is the most Human of cards, expressing the duality of our nature….

      Being, also, retired, on disability as well as from the State of California on a service retirement, I know well the power it gives over our time…. and, I feel it’s a perk well-earned, for having given my time to others for much of my adult life… Some of that was chosen duty, as raising kids; other parts were less of a choice, doing what had to be done to take care of my family. But, like Lazarus has said, “When the ship lifts, all bills are paid. No regrets, ever.”

      And, you don’t work for free; you work for love, and life…. neither of which has any monetary value, thankfully….

      Love, bro,


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