Bags of bewildered alien budgies ….


“There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.”

~~ Josh Billings ~~

Wine Country

Wine Country ~ California

Hajime….. ‘Tis very late here in northern California; not by most standards, but, for me, quite so. This, of course, bodes ill for today’s Pearl, so, I’ll see what I can do to mitigate that, lest we annoy an insurance agent…. again. I do have a plan, but, we all know how plans can go; “the best laid plans of mice and…. “, and all that, y’know? But, we’ll do all we can, since that’s all we can do.

The plan I’ve developed, (read: made up on the spot) involves some cheating, but, it can’t be helped, as I am, in sooth, a well-trained consumer, when I wish to allow it, and I can cheat, lie, & steal with the best of them. Not that I make a habit of allowing such nonsense, but, there are moments when expediency has its uses, as we all know. Hell, some of us wouldn’t eat if we didn’t give in to it now & again. But, I digress, & we don’t have time for that. In light of our short-fuse this morning, I’ll use my executive privilege, and make a decision, tough as it is pre-breakfast. Y’all will have to make your own decision, as to whether or not you’ll tag along today. I hope you do’ it promises to be, well, different, if naught else.

On that cryptic note, we’ll get the slow on the toad….. just like this….

Shall we Pearl?….

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” — Ambrose Redmoon



    As noted, late means cheating, though, in this case, it’s not so much of that as a tried-and-true method of saving time, while still maintaining certain standards. Works for me…. Enjoy; as usual, the mix I picked had the picture that drew me today….


Classical Music





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    Today’s discussion is from a while back. I had already chosen a pearl upon which to base another new discussion, but, that didn’t happen. It does, however, fit in quite nicely with the one I found, so, it gets to act as today’s herald…. Enjoy!….

“You have a mongrel perception of humor, nothing more; a multitude of you possess that. This multitude see the comic side of a thousand low-grade and
trivial things — broad incongruities, mainly; grotesqueries, absurdities, evokers of the horse-laugh. The ten thousand high-grade comicalities which
exist in the world are sealed from their dull vision. Will a day come when the race will detect the funniness of these juvenilities and laugh at them — and by laughing at them destroy them? For your race, in its poverty, has unquestionably one really effective weapon — laughter.  Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution — these can lift at a colossal humbug — push it a little — weaken it a little, century by century; but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.  You are always fussing and fighting with your other weapons. Do you ever use that one?  No; you leave it lying rusting. As a race, do you ever use it at all?  No; you lack sense and the courage.” — Mark Twain (1835-1910), “The Mysterious Stranger”

From 11/6/2012:

50% of all people are below average….– Shocking Truth

This truth, which is mathematically indisputable, is quite a shock to many people. Oddly enough, human nature is such that nobody at all is constitutionally able to conceive of themselves being part of that 50% that makes up the lower half of the whole. If you ask anyone at all where they would place themselves on a scale of human intelligence, I would wager good money that not a single one would place themselves on that part of the curve. (It’s a bell curve…. Humanity, in all it’s measurable traits, exists on a bell curve….Trust me…..) Yet, the simple fact remains that SOMEBODY has to make up that part of the whole, and the chances that anyone at all is in the lower 50% are exactly even….

This is one of the hardest things for any human to accept, and the power of their denial is in direct proportion to how far below the average they fall. Myself, I would not trade being well above the average for anything…. It can be a pain, for sure, but the perks are very persuasive…. However, there is a lot to be said for the ability to absolutely refute the facts of reality… I think it’s been said before that “ignorance is bliss”, and this is the reason why that is true. Human beings have an incredibly strong sense of denial when it comes to reality, in spite of the obvious drawbacks (I guess if they were able to see the drawbacks, it would be different, but what is, is….), and probably nothing else in our make-up causes more problems for us than that single trait.

This ability to ignore what reality is saying to us can easily be shown to be responsible for the entire concept of global warming and climate change, two subjects that are now forcing their way into our awareness in the most dramatic fashion…. I really can’t recall a November in my 62 years where I was forced to turn on the air conditioning during the day, to combat the 85-90 degree temperatures that are currently par-boiling Northern California. It’s not as if fall hasn’t been nice before, but this is ridiculous. To have summer-like weather this far into fall, even here where the seasons tend to run together in similarity, seems to be to be pretty incontrovertible proof of the weather changes that are happening…. especially if one factors in all the OTHER places in the world where extreme weather is becoming normal.

No, global warming and climate change are FACTS, ffolkes. The evidence is right there for anyone to see…. but, most of the people who are responsible for much of it happening are in complete denial of those facts, so the problem just continues to worsen as time goes on. I suppose when the super-storms start hitting New York and Washington D.C. in mid-summer, flooding out the stock market and congress again, maybe they’ll start admitting to some of it….

Given the history of the power of ignorance and denial, though, I rather think it won’t happen until it’s too late to do much about it. I just hope by then, I’ve figured out how to emigrate to another planet, where, as a natural result of having weeded out the stupid, the more intelligent settlers of new worlds will perhaps learn to live without falling into the process of fouling our own nest…. SIGH…. A pipe dream, I know, but mine own….. and, I can’t see much else that will work, so in that respect, I’m asserting my own form of denial…..



    I’m working on a new poem, but, it isn’t done bleeding yet, so, here is one from the past to fill in….

Lamenting Empathy, No Grace

Strange, strong, passions burn from within
Selling nothing short, nor out
Consumed, loudly, failing to mark the spin
Sad, resigned, in singular redoubt.

Fallow grounds for twisted seed
Become fated, grow, and die.
Experience never fills critical need
Save perhaps once, in ages gone by.

Shouting in severe, dulcet tone
Brittle, flaking, destiny floats away
Making noise, rattling the bone
Simply ageless fears held at bay.

We mask our illusions in faux belief
Tied to reality by matter of rote,
Send them postcards, without relief
Consecrated time, forever remote.

~~ gigoid ~~




Naked Pearls

Truth Be Told


“Do not be angry with me if I tell you the truth.”

~~ Socrates ~~


“It is one thing, to show a man that he is in an error,
and another, to put him in possession of truth.”

~~ John Locke ~~


“What we do not understand we do not possess.”

~~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~~


“Truth hath a quiet breast.”

~~ William Shakespeare, King Richard II — Act i, Sc. 3 ~~


“An able man shows his spirit by gentle words and resolute actions;
he is neither hot nor timid.”

~~ Chesterfield ~~


“Truth never hurts the teller.”

~~ Robert Browning ~~


Know then this truth (enough for man to know),–
“Virtue alone is happiness below.”

~~ Alexander Pope — Essay on Man, Epistle iv, Line 309 ~~


Well, it’s done, again. Having rushed through the process, annoying the cat no end, as it cuts into her time, I shan’t bother to go back over it. This may, of course, lead to such nasty occurrences as typos, or non sequitors, or other literary faux pas. You are advised to ignore them, as that is what I’m going to do, In fact, I’m just going to leave now, and be done with this. See y’all tomorrow, ffolkes. No, no, I insist….

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….

40 thoughts on “Bags of bewildered alien budgies ….

    • *grin*


      Actually, it would depend on WHERE on the curve one starts the slide…. Not as much fun from near the edges….


      But, at least we’re enjoying the ride….


    • I looked up the word, and must assume you meant it according to the second definition, of a ‘mock Jamaican’, a person who fakes an accent… in which case they’d probably be somewhere on the downslope of the negative side of the scale…. The other definition is a racist epithet. applied to refer to any black person, in which case the use of the word places the USER on that side of the scale…. the one referred to would depend, of course, on their individual qualities….



  1. Fabulous music……soothing yet inspiring….I like that…..50% a re below average….there are days that I would swear it is a lot higher than that…LOL Have a day my friend….chuq

  2. SMiLes.. i used to be impressed with
    my stellar IQ points until REAL LIFE
    taught me.. that
    Standard IQ
    is a culturally
    derived intelligence
    of the last 10 to 12 thousand
    years.. and sadly takes human
    farther and farther away from the
    almost limitless other innate..
    instinctual and intuitive
    that play
    by rules
    of art over
    Standard IQ
    science points
    in ways of
    and non-verbal
    intelligence.. reading
    writing and arithmetic..
    all devices of human
    cultures.. moving..
    connecting and
    arts of
    human being..
    Standard IQ
    but sadly sits
    humans still
    in desks of
    hell.. decades
    in school and work
    and now in a 4 inch
    to 5 inch scream
    of screen…
    Standard IQ..
    is a 10 to 12 thousand
    year.. human experiment
    where the recipients
    of the testing
    are the
    i’m no longer
    smart i feeL
    life instead
    kNowing iT..
    i no longer
    plan.. i do..
    i just do it..
    and for someone who
    feels nature there is no
    doubt that moving.. connecting..
    creating and sharing hands oN
    eYes oN and feelings oN..
    iS REAL as WeLL..
    as taKinG
    no more
    than one
    gives.. back..
    American Indians
    faiLed every test
    of standard
    and they lived
    iN balance as
    they knew
    in ways of
    Standard IQ
    lies.. i hope
    my IQ
    are lower than
    ever.. but sadly
    they are not..
    so i have
    to pray
    10 times
    more than
    average men
    or women to
    WitH GOD oF
    What a relief
    to know and
    iS Real
    no lessons
    of desks or screams
    of screens required..
    for Truth
    and LiGht
    F iN sense..:)

    • Aye, indeed, mon frer…. IQ is merely a convenient way to examine the species as a whole…. As Arthur C. Clarke noted, many years ago, there is no conclusive evidence that intelligence has ANY survival value…. But, it does make for good discussions…. and, as is obvious by now, stimulates a lot of comments, which is good….


      Have a good dance today, bro; I’ll be by to catch up in a while….


      gigoid, the dubious

      • Does the term “jamoke” have racist connotations? – Quora
        24 Nov 2012 – However at one point it used to refer to “colour.” Jamoke is usually said to come from Java plus Mocha. the evidence suggests it was a World War I soldier’s nickname, perhaps for somebody whose colour or intellect resembled a cup of coffee.

        Appearing at the end of the 19th century as a blend of java +‎ mocha, by the 1920s it became slang for someone who lacked mental abilities beyond that of a cup of coffee, probably influenced by moke. In the 1960s it also began to be used as slang for male genitalia.

        I keep learning..
        Now where am I on the bell curve?

      • Yes.. i enjoy copious amounts of stellar IQ mental masturbation.. Dopamine generator it is.. WInks.. And it gives the wife horrible headaches.. So.. i Just Do iT ALL online with non-suspecting prey.. And to be clear.. To pray is more and less.. Cognitive behavioral therapy in either dArk or liGht ways of powerful nocebo and or placebo effect and affect.. Yes.. Science is slowly catching up with Aeons of mystery schools.. For human occult.. i refuse to wait for the rest.. So like the Goddess of Victory and Shoes says.. Yes.. i just do iT.. Dance and SinG A SonG of Nature As Classical GAS..:)

    • Thanks, amigo; got lost for awhile, I guess…. just found your new site, & bookmarked it, so, I’ll be back to catch up….

      See you soon….


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