Portions of augmented tuxedo milk….

Ffolkes,

 

“To know much is often the cause of doubting more.”

~~Michel de Montaigne ~~

aunt mimi

Leelu’s Auntie Mame


Hajime….. Today’s Pearl is a strange one, but, since that’s nothing new, we won’t comment on that. It has a bit of a cheat, in that the rant section turned into an old-school pearl, Naked variety, with some rather telling points about one of our most commonly held societal delusions. I shan’t speak to the rest, which lives up to our usual lack of standards, since it’s all my work. So be it.

And, as for this intro, I’m going to apply the same philosophy as we are applying in general today, to wit; no ups, no extras. This is all you get, and you’ll like it. Promise, and I don’t do make them lightly. In view of that, and, our need to pursue efficiency as far as we can, even if we never quite catch it, this is the end of this intro. Yep, you heard me. It’s done…. Watch…..

Shall we Pearl?….

“As long as anyone believes that his ideal and purpose is outside him, that it is above the clouds, in the past or in the future, he will go outside himself and seek fulfillment where it cannot be found. He will look for solutions and answers at every point except where they can be found–in himself.” — Erich Frohm

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billie holiday wsjdotcom

Billie Holiday

Image from wsj.com via Google Images


I felt like the blues today; what better blues can one find than this woman’s music? In my mind, it can’t be done. Enjoy!…..


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Billie Holiday
Lady Sings the Blues

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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Imagine

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“There is not enough love and kindness in the world
to permit us to give any of it to imaginary beings.”

 ~~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~~

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“The first clergyman was the first rascal who met the first fool.”

~~ Voltaire ~~

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Your Highness, I have no need of this hypothesis.

~~ Pierre Laplace ~~
~~ to Napoleon on why his celestial mechanics make no mention of God ~~

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“Anyone who tries to `enlighten’ you is probably selling something.”

~~ Jen Howard. ~~

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“People who look through keyholes
are apt to get the idea that most things are keyhole shaped.”

~~ Mindful Bee ~~

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“If people are good only because they fear punishment,
and hope for reward,
then we are a sorry lot indeed.”

~~ Albert Einstein ~~

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“Doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one.”

~~ Voltaire ~~

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“I contend that we are both atheists.
I just believe in one fewer god than you do.
When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods,
you will understand why I dismiss yours.”

~~ Stephen Roberts ~~

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“An it harms none, do what thou will.”

~~ Wiccan Credo ~~


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Comedy_Tragedy
Being a cat tree
is a pleasant pastime
for the both of us.~~ gigoid ~~

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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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pearls_3

Naked Pearls

Observations on Life Lived Well

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“A mind forever voyaging through strange seas of thought, alone.”

~~ William Wordsworth ~~

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It’s a fool’s life,
a rogue’s life,
and a good life
if you keep laughing all the way to the grave.

~~ Edward Abbey ~~

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A word is dead
When it is said
Some say.
I say it just
Begins to live
That day.

~~ Emily Dickinson ~~

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“I am the shadow my words cast.”

~~ Octavio Paz ~~

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“Always obey your superiors–if you have any.”

~~ Mark Twain ~~

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“Tilting at windmills hurts you more than the windmills.”

~~ Lazarus Long, from Robert A. Heinlein’s “Time Enough For Love” ~~

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“. . is to attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood.
“It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing Darkness.
It cannot be.”

~~ Frank Herbert, Dune ~~

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“It isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out,
it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.”

~~  Astute Bee  ~~

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“If birth is a miracle, is not death also a miracle?”

~~ Realist Bee ~~


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It’s done, such as it is. It’s all mine, too, so, no complaints allowed re: freshness, okay? Besides, y’all know I’ll be back to try again tomorrow, right? Right. There doesn’t seem to be any reason not to, so, as Arnie said so infamously, I’ll be back…. See ya…..

 

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

Dozer


À bientôt, mon cherí….


		
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7 thoughts on “Portions of augmented tuxedo milk….

  1. Torn between the balance
    of two lovers..
    writing and
    dance..
    both imagination..
    both creativity..
    one healthy
    one not..
    Before i stArted dancing
    before i magically got
    well and changed
    Personality
    like Dr.
    Jekyll
    and
    Mr. Hyde
    from INTJ
    to ENFP
    civilized
    to wild
    and free..
    almost
    over night..
    where even a
    licensed therapist
    named it as a real
    miracle.. yeah..
    a Catholic
    one too..
    her
    defined religion
    then and now..
    but for me an
    all natural one
    as i see Nature
    as God more mysterious
    and magical than any book
    of fiction.. including the
    Bible and Kuran..
    anyway.. back
    to writing..
    before my
    dance of life..
    i spent 24 hours
    in one day on June
    5th.. 2013.. about a
    month before
    spontaneous
    recovery..
    writing
    a ‘Garden
    of Bandaid’
    and
    before
    E-scaping
    from the cocoon..
    on about July 22nd..
    the beginning of the
    next day.. my birthday
    on the 6th of June..
    i then looked down at
    my feet and saw them
    balLooning.. the habit
    of writing..
    had become
    an addictional
    one to
    shorten
    my life if i did
    not start paying more
    attention to my body
    of imagination
    and creativity
    along
    with
    mind of
    writing
    sAMe..
    it took me almost
    two years to date
    this year.. where
    my feet
    no longer
    swell sitting
    down.. and
    almost 5000
    miles of dance
    to get theRe..
    words
    are pretty
    meaningless
    compared to
    basic
    animal
    homeostasis..
    the humble graiN
    oF sAnd stiLL knoWs
    more than i.. as iT
    kn0ws noThing..
    and
    feEls
    WeLL
    iF
    not @ALL..
    hOlding up
    the mountains
    no less than
    iT
    self..
    my current challenge
    is to write a Novel
    by the end of
    Mardi Gras
    day on
    Tuesday..
    if it happens
    it does.. if not..
    so what..
    after
    all
    it’s
    just
    a
    gRain
    of sAnd..
    after all
    is said
    and
    danced..
    my other challenge
    iS to dance my usual
    literal marathon of
    dance walKinG
    over 26 miles..
    starting
    today
    Saturday..
    at all my
    wife’s favorite
    stores.. but first
    a sand dance
    comes with
    Sun now..
    as
    balance
    goes on
    eternAlly
    now.. the
    only Heaven
    i kNow.. for
    now.. NOW..
    iN FeeLinG
    ah.. the FeeLinG
    without that words
    are just sHeLLs
    of dead
    finGers..
    a science
    project under
    hEaVEN
    oF
    heART..
    and nah.. i probably
    will only get half a marathon
    in.. as Sunday is a visit to
    a Southern Baptist
    Pastor’s farm..
    after Catholic
    Church.. and
    then there is
    the SuperBowl..
    i’m all for replacing
    Tribal wars with
    Tribal wars
    of
    relatively
    benign football
    except for concussions
    and early onset dementia..
    but the half time show.. i gotta
    see that.. hopefully live.. as
    it is the highlight usuAlly
    of
    pop
    art each
    year now..
    with so much
    deeper meaning
    now and symbolism..
    that most people now
    are not even aware of..
    however.. only symbolism..
    i’m a realist and a mystic
    one and
    sAMe..
    NOW..:)

      • SMiLes my friend.. gigoid..
        hope ya enjoy the trip
        and as the creative
        wheels continue
        to burn in my
        feet and feat
        oF mind.. iN
        B A L A N C E..
        i already wrote
        the Novel.. it has
        6 chapters so far..
        at around 40K
        words..
        starting
        with
        ‘WrecKinG bAll of Fearless Love’
        on January 23rd.. started
        writing that chapter
        on January 21st.. so
        finishing the 6th
        chapter on
        February
        4th makes
        for two weeks
        for the standard
        Novel word count
        oF Novel.. hovering
        write around the
        40K mark..
        so ha.. now
        it’s just
        the final 7th
        chapter i’m working
        on this weekend and
        i think i’ll end it on
        the 7th of January
        just for good
        mEaSure..
        putting aLL
        the chapters
        together in technology’s
        ease of cut and paste..
        and ha.. now i’ll never
        publish a print novel..
        impossible with the
        way i write with
        multi-media..
        however..
        with a paid
        Word Press
        site with unlimited
        storage.. i could
        conceivably
        publish a thousand
        novels with portions
        of my ‘Augmented
        Tuxedo
        milk’..
        cool
        metaphor
        you designed
        to illustrate
        that
        by the
        way..
        of 11
        million
        words
        overall..
        cut and
        pasted
        every
        which
        way..
        perhaps
        an infinite
        number
        of Novels
        who kNows..
        who feels..
        i’ll have to
        do the
        math..
        as your
        metaphor
        of title BRinGs
        an ease of answer..
        heLL.. why not be crazy
        when ya
        CAN..
        it’s a new
        frontier now
        after all..
        might
        as
        WeLL
        go now
        where
        no man/woman..
        has gone before..
        Rod Serling one
        human out oF
        my favorites..
        and i.. my
        friend
        am
        iN
        the TwiLiGht
        Zone NOW..

        “The instinct of creativity must be followed by the act, the physical act of putting it down for a sense of permanence. Once you get that prod, that emotional jar, that “I have witnessed something.” Or “I have felt something.” Or “I have seen something.” Or, through observation, “I have been moved by an event.” I think the answer is, “Get it down. Get it down quickly. Write it down.”

        -Rod Serling

        And yeah..
        i’ll call all of
        ’em ‘GodsUniVerseNovel’
        as multi-UniVerses are
        cool..2..3.. etc.. too.
        and
        i’ll just
        sequentially
        number ’em
        likek that
        from now on..
        GodsUniVerseNovel2
        so on etc.. infinitum..
        so folks like you
        who actuAlly
        read something
        i wrote.. will
        know
        it’s just
        a cut..
        copy.. and
        paste.. of the
        chapters that
        preceded it..
        wInks..
        BIG
        WiNks..
        Creativity
        mixed with
        TechNoloGy..
        the art
        and
        science
        of human magic
        now.. groWing..
        by the moment
        oFthe
        preSent
        oFNow..
        the CUTTING and PasTinG
        EDGE OF CREATIVITY..
        LIKE A RAZOR OF
        WHATeVER
        now THAT
        “DUDE’S”
        NamE
        iS…;)

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