Instant gratification on sale tomorrow….


“If a fish is the movement of water embodied, given shape,
then a cat is a diagram and pattern of subtle air”

~~ Doris Lessing~~

Leelu gazing

I deleted ALL your files….

Hajime….. If there were any method available to tell, I would tell you. Since, however, such a method has yet to be discovered, we’ll have to make do with the older version, where I just say it out straight and clean…. Okay, here goes….. Hang on…. Wait for it…. Alright, here you go….

It’s too late. I’m sorry, but, in spite of everything I was able to do, and, in direct opposition to every effort made by a number of compassionate volunteers, it’s just not going to happen…. The sign says we’d have it on sale tomorrow, but, the vendor just couldn’t get his shit together to ship it on time, so, it’s going to be late, again…. I guess that’s what we get for trying to obtain the instant gratification of desires everyone in this plane of existence seems to have to have; such a rare item is, as you can see, a bit hard to come by…. Ah well, maybe next week…

That, you might wish to note, is one of the very rare occasions in which you will ever see a reference to a title of a Pearl IN the actual Pearl it graces. I decided when I began this process, almost twenty years ago now, to never connect the title and the material in the piece. Don’t ask me why; I didn’t know then, and I care less now. Such is life with a self-defined curmudgeon of relatively advanced years, who has, through a lifetime of practice, become quite adept at doing exactly as he wishes, and reality be damned. It can get a bit crusty, but, it suits me.

I think that’s quite enough blather for one day. If I don’t stop here, this could get a bit top-heavy. Since I AM driving this bus, what I say must go, so, we’ll just pretend it’s the right thing to do, and do it. I would suggest, given the return of Luigi to the pilot’s chair today, you secure your personal safety restraints, and put your adult beverage down in the holder provided for that purpose. You might also wish to call your insurance guy, to make sure you’re up to date….. The rest of you…. look busy, the proctor’s on board today…. Hit it, Luigi!….

Shall we Pearl?….

“He should not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the nightfall.”

~~ Elrond ~~



Tom Waits

One of my Gentle Readers mentioned their fondness for this artist. Let it never be said I ignore the wishes of my readers…. I do, but, let it never be said, for I didn’t do that today…. Enjoy, ffolkes, this one is another Original…. and, it’s an album I haven’t heard yet…. Yay!….


Tom Waits
Mule Variations





Sandclock .jpg

    I’m working on a rant to end all rants (so to speak), but, it’s stalled for the moment. Here is a set of rules which I haven’t posted in a while, but, is worth a repeat every once in a while. It’s a list I try very hard to live by, as it was all stuff the Sarge embedded in my persona, to my endless gratitude… These rules, if followed by ALL men, would make the world a very different place than the one in which we actually live…. Read them, and, I think you would agree…

Last posted on 11/18/2013:

rules of a gentleman



Unheralded Sagacity…

To many, who will not see beyond their nose
the world becomes a dangerous place,
a bullet in every gun, a thorn with every rose,
no magic comes to save us, reality leaves no trace.

Minds closed, wrapped tight in manufactured fears,
men become clay, easily molded into complacent form.
No chains needed, held in thrall for years,
lies become gospel, when dishonesty is the norm.

Shed the chains you wear in durance, in kind;
Oh, ye of little faith, and much doubt
Strength is found in an unfettered mind,
Cry “freedom” with a great shout.

No help from any gods can hinder so much
as our own lack of confidence;
finding the light within, knowing it as such
confirms us, becoming consequence.


~~ gigoid ~~




    Today’s final old-school pearl is a bit esoteric, but, not so much it’s obscure…. Mostly, it’s just good stuff to know about Life, Reality, and All That Stuff…. Enjoy!….

“By letting go, it all gets done.”

~~ Tao Te Ching ~~


“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”

~~ Mark Twain ~~


“Silence speaks with eloquence.”

~~ R. Reiley ~~


“Je me presse de rire de tout, de peur d’etre oblige de’en pleurer.”
 (I make myself laugh at everything, in case I should have to weep.)

~~ Pierre-Augustin de Beaumarchais ~~


“Unless you love someone, nothing else makes any sense”

~~ E. E. Cummings ~~


“One of the sayings of Diogenes was that most men
were within a finger’s breadth of being mad;
for if a man walked with his middle finger pointing out,
folks would think him mad,
but not so if it were his forefinger.”

~~ Diogenes Laertius (c. 200 AD) — Diogenes, vi ~~


“All authority is quite degrading.”

~~ Oscar Wilde ~~


“Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.”

~~ Clarence Darrow ~~


“Life without learning is death.”

~~ Cicero ~~


At this point, undue confidence would be out of place; I’ll merely say, it’s done, and, I’m glad, for it looked a bit shaky there during the process. Since this ain’t go gift horse, we won’t peer too closely into its mouth, lest we see things we should regret. No regrets, ever….. See y’all tomorrow, ffolkes, unless my insanity assumes a more significant role in reality before then….

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….


11 thoughts on “Instant gratification on sale tomorrow….

    • Yes, when in that mood, she’s definitely, ‘whatever’…. She was mad because I sat down to use the comp when she wanted to play…

      Re: Tom’s stories: when getting the vid I included, I saw a You Tube vid of him doing verbal stories for some documentary on that talent of his, for which he’s well-known… a true bard, of the ancient style…spreading the elements of the culture with every word and note…

      • And he is a pretty damn good actor as well…I especially liked his as Renfro in one of the many re-makes of Dracula……I believe it was the one with Gary Oldham as Drac……she has an expressive look…..way cool….chuq

  1. SMiLes.. freedom is not
    worth the money it is now
    written on.. blackgreen..
    Hmm.. the American
    way.. the western
    way.. a symbol..
    whether dollar
    bill.. car.. or
    ring.. symbols
    reign.. life on
    back burner..
    hell fire of
    dollars bills
    now of politics..
    clothed we are
    early in diapers
    that disguise
    the Nature
    of us now sTill
    sKin that desires
    Sun more than
    clothes.. clothes
    that cover
    freer now
    rest oF Nature iN
    Free we are as born
    away from spoon FED
    of blackest
    darkest green…
    Every animal that
    wanders through the
    woods now
    N A K E D
    iS freer
    biLL humans..
    Slaves to the
    Tree am i
    Life aGaiN..
    ps.. written
    while on hold F
    iN hours with the
    Office of Personnel
    Management trying
    to get a frigging form signed
    so my wife will not have to
    pay a 100% penalty on
    her health nsurance
    for not
    up soon
    after that is
    over.. maybe i
    won’t have to talk
    to those
    4 or 5 years..
    hehe.. F’ers
    yeah.. F**kers
    too.. didn’t think
    that not being able
    to use one’s eyes was
    a disability.. unless one is blind.. only depression and Bi-
    polar rings their bells of going postal nightmares.. i’ll stay crazy
    of hells
    bells in
    red tape hell..
    shut the F uP robot
    and that oN hold song
    is boring me to frigging
    ah.. the liGht
    alWays silver
    in darkest
    human experiment
    on hairless apes
    in robot
    okay.. i’m done
    with the poem..
    pick up Fers..
    and they did
    at this last
    line now..
    hasta la
    vista.. ‘you
    s**k’.. golden hand cuffs
    of government slave service..
    and i’m back baby.. finAlly FreENowDAnce

    • Nice poem, and true to the mark re: money, the delusion of evil….

      Glad to be of service, during your ‘durance vile’, my friend… So far, in my retirement, I have not had to deal with them at all, which is good for both of us, as I tend to become even more curmudgeonly when confronted by bureaucrats… Since I’ve spoken Burueacratese since birth, (born on Army bases… everything in triplicate, y’know?…), they never stand much of a chance, and it’s rather a disheartening experience for all of us… but, they’re the ones who end up with the mental bruises… Never fuck with a sergeant’s kid… they know the rules, and, which ones can be broken or ignored.

      Glad it all worked out okay, though….

      Have a good one, brother….



      • Thanks.. my friend.. gigoid..
        it can be tiring doing the
        job of other folks.. rarely
        patient enough to wait..
        i most often
        the sentences
        of most others..
        until the very end..
        WHEN the ‘higher’ ups
        at OPM.. then.. didn’t even
        understand the portability
        act that ensured i would
        still be eligible for civil
        service retirement
        after transferring
        over to what
        is named
        funds for about two
        years.. to end it all
        out at one month
        shy of 25 years..
        sick leave
        in too..
        about a year
        and a half worth..
        including annual leave..
        as i almost never took
        sick leave during those
        close to 25 years..
        a model
        with a whistle
        blowing nose clean..
        i’ve since learned to
        break every rule that
        is not in the law
        and truly
        most of it
        was just
        regulations gone insane..
        Anyway.. i had to find the law
        and email it to the director
        of the OPM’s
        office to
        prove my
        eligibility with
        no cost to them..
        as usual.. for my lawyer’s
        fee.. yeah.. i would have become
        a lawyer.. if i didn’t want a
        heARt.. SpiRit
        and soUl..
        and i chose
        the better
        latter letter
        of the heARt..
        finAlly then..
        @end of the road..
        and beginning back too.. @now..:)

  2. Reblogged this on gigoid and commented:


    I am still very limited in how long I can sit, anywhere, not just here at the computer, & have not been able to put much together yet. To sublimate my overworked urge to blog, here’s one from a bit over two years ago, relatively soon after emerging from nearly two years in Hell. It’s not too shabby, for what it is, & I hope you enjoy it…. As Arnie said to such good effect, I’ll be back…. Be well, & happy as you may be; being strange is a good way to assume camouflage in this sad, strange world, so, for your own sake, be as strange as you can be….I know I will….

    Ta, then….

    gigoid, the dubious


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