Significant signs of sincere drivel….

Ffolkes,

“The truth you speak has no past and no future.
It is, and that’s all it needs to be.”

~~ Richard Bach, “Illusions” ~~

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Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, BC

Hajime…. In retrospect, there was nothing to be done; if there had, I’d have done it. Instead, here I sit, again searching for some small inspiration to get us to our desired destination. In the ineffable, incomparable way of life at large, nothing doing, at least, not so far. Since waiting around for it to show would be rather presumptuous (for it may never show at all), I suppose I’ll need to find some other source for material to put here. That, of course, is also a hit or miss issue, but, given the circumstances, it could be worse. How, I am not sure, but, I know Murphy, and, believe me, if given half a chance, it WILL get worse.

In order to avoid any such conundrum this morning, I’ll use the new degree of ruthlessness I seem to have found, and cut this intro without mercy. It won’t take long, and actually is quite fun, if one doesn’t fight it. All you need to do is put down your adult beverage, take a deep breath, and read on. As for my part, it works pretty well, all things considered. How does it work? Easy, I push this button, and we’re gone…. Watch….

Shall we Pearl?….

Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens.

[Against stupidity the very gods fight in vain.]

~~ Friedrich Schiller ~~

~~ The Maid of Orleans, Act iii, Sc. 6 ~~

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Leonard Cohen

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One of yesterday’s commenters mentioned today’s featured artist; it’s been a while since we’ve included his work, so, here is a pretty thorough collection of many of his most popular pieces, all in one place. Enjoy!….

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The Best of Leonard Cohen

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Originally, I had a quote picked out for today, to lead into a discussion of the ubiquitous corporate oligarchy as it now exists in our world. However, reality intervened, to prevent any such fresh ranting today. Instead here is a more light-hearted discussion from early in 2014 to fill in for today. It’s a fun one, so, have fun…..

From 1/30/2014:

“We’re not into science fiction because it’s _good literature_, we’re into it because it’s _weird_. Follow your weird, ladies and gentlemen. Forget trying to pass for normal. Follow your geekdom. Embrace your nerditude. In the immortal words of Lafcadio Hearn, a geek of incredible obscurity whose work is still in print after a hundred years, “woo the muse of the odd”.” — Bruce Sterling, addressing a convention of SF writers

A few days ago, I experienced an epiphany regarding the solutions we need to find to the issues of global warming and climate change…. This statement is one that, though not exactly what I’m talking about, is in the right ballpark…. Finding answers to what is happening in the real world has been part of what science fiction writers have done, peripherally, for many years, in the sense that the stories they write explore the concepts involved in ways that demonstrate the questions, and can, hopefully, point the way to finding the answers we now need…

There have been many, many stories…. full length novels, novellas, short stories… all written over the last two hundred years or so, that talk about the most critical issue we now face, to wit: the climate changes produced by our insane pollution of the atmosphere. There has also been a lot of speculation and talk among the people who do the writing, and those who write about them, all discussing possible scenarios for possible futures….. Somewhere among all that talk and discussion, there MUST be an idea that we can use to turn the tide that we have so foolishly turned against us…..

In other words, in a metaphorical sense, we need to go out into the realms of fantasy and imagination, to find the elves, so we can benefit from the wisdom of their counsel…. Even though I already know what they will tell us…. The elves always give the same counsel…. we will need to find a Hero, who can step forward to assume the Quest to save mankind from the folly of his own greed and ambition…. Metaphorically, this is absolutely correct…. what it will translate to in real terms is yet to be seen, but, something needs to be done to find an answer, and soon, for the time we have to accomplish anything that will work is growing smaller rapidly….

“There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery… not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational… not for science but for wizardry disguised as science.. not for rationally founded influence but for magic.” — Karl Jaspers

In the meantime, rather than ranting at you to get out there and try to find an elf, who can then lead us to his where his people have gone, far over the Western Sea,…. I’ll put together an old-school pearl, with some good advice and/or some snarky comments about the assholes who got us to this point in the first place….

“For me, all I can do is spit in the eye of my fears by living each day with as much passion and commitment as possible to what truly counts, such as love and justice. To give the into the fear and hopelessness would be to declare defeat, something I am not ready to do while there is still the will to struggle.” — Lawrence Paradis

“You shouldn’t think about *how* we’re doing this. You should ask yourself, ‘why?'” — Penn Jillette

“To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks.” — Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A. A. Milne

“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.” — Agatha Christie

“A little folly is desirable in him that will not be guilty of stupidity.” — Michael de Montaigne — Book iii, Chap. ix

“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.” — Oscar Wilde

“Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?” — Plato

See? There is a perfect example of why I seldom make precognitive assumptions about a particular pearl, especially BEFORE it is constructed…. This is a grand pearl, but, no snarky comments to be seen…. ‘S’okay, it doesn’t need them….

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Blithely Untitled

A poem came to me today, willy, nilly,
along with a sharp blow to the head.
Since it left me feeling just a bit silly,
anything that rhymes should lessen the dread.

Manifesting destiny into a small, insidious group
we push on toward sanity, concentrating hard.
Full engaging moments spent navigating the loop
shall ever make a difference to victims found in the yard.

Still corpses of creatures, straight out of nightmare
fill up the corners of our tortured minds.
While ever saddened, the iconic male, most debonair,
gazes softly, ironically, at all the mutual interest he finds.

Moronic public statutes compel outbreaks of sanity,
responding to momentary impulses toward inducing peace.
Still, the motions get completed, in fertile stages of inanity
while the bulk of our inmates can find no surcease.

Reluctant motivation to continue is unbound,
striving to ascertain how far there yet remains to go.
No precognitive guesswork will make any less of a sound
to soften the final strains, or teach us to truly know.

~~ gigoid ~~

2/7/2014

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Naked Pearls

The best wisdom at affordable prices….

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“A wise man first determines what is within his control;
all else is then irrelevant.”

~~ Epictetus ~~

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“Between the vision and the act lies the shadow.”

~~ T. S. Eliot ~~

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“Joy is wealth and love is the legal tender of the soul.”

~~ Robert Green Ingersoll ~~

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“Always we hope
Someone else has the answer
Some other place will be better
Some other time it will all work out.
This is it.
No one else has the answer
No other place will be better
And it has already turned out.
At the center of your being
You have the answer;
You know who you are and what you want.
There is no need to turn outside
For better seeing.
Rather abide at the center of your being
For the more you leave it
The less you learn.
Search your own heart and see
the way to do is to be.”

~~ Lao Tzu ~~

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“we can never be born enough.
We are human beings;
for whom birth is a supremely welcome mystery,
the mystery of growing:
the mystery that happens only and whenever
we are faithful to ourselves.”

~~ e. e. cummings. ~~

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“…and remember you’re a Man, not just god,
and for you there aren’t and never will be any easy answers,
only questions, and no reasons,
only causes, and no meaning,
only intelligence, and no destination
and no kindly magic smiling down from above,
and no fires to goad you from below,
only Yourself and the Universe
and what you make out of the interface between the two equals.”

~~ Keith Laumer, _Night of Delusions_ ~~

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“On SECOND thought,
maybe I’ll heat up some BAKED BEANS
and watch REGIS PHILBIN..
It’s GREAT to be ALIVE!!”

~~ Zippy the Pinhead ~~

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Since Zippy finished off that most excellent old-school pearl with such panache, I don’t think I’ll need to get too fancy here at the close. Rather than make any such faux pas, we’ll just note, it’s done, and we’re done for today. We will, with great anticipation, see y’all again tomorrow, as long as the Universe holds together. It’s got a solid record of doing so; most likely, we’ll see y’all 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.

PLEASE STOP READING THIS MESSAGE NOW.

“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch

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À bientôt, mon cherí….

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13 thoughts on “Significant signs of sincere drivel….

  1. Good selection for Leonard…the only one missing is Hallelujah and the Partisan….okay that is two…..the whole climate thing has gotten so absurd that it hurts at the stupidity involved…..the only thing I worry is the start of hurricane season…..not a good time if you live on the Gulf…..have a good day my friend….chuq

  2. Oh.. Lord.. i’m reAlly gonna ‘have’ to invest in a battery back-up
    as one can write some comments that may never happen
    again.. in fAct some can write some comments that
    WiLL never happen again.. but as Zen says
    no sweat.. just keep danCinG as the dArk
    Steps can inspire the liGht steps greater
    than ever before.. as i take solace
    here and stARt agAin from wHere
    no thoughts live outside of the
    subconscious miNd of creativity..
    yes.. just more proof that the trUth answers
    lie within.. and once one practices enough
    they come for free no different than the Ocean
    whole holding Pearls that free without shells
    of restraint.. hmm.. Ocean whole holding
    Pearls that free without shells of restraint..
    a pearl within a pearl that WiLL be this
    Ocean whole too.. and that’s the
    problem my friend.. too many
    people in the world
    of culture and
    religions
    want the
    pearls without
    exploring the ocean
    on tHeir own.. whether it is
    a man in a desert.. a psychopathic
    leaning Dude who wants a few more
    wives and slaves in a cave with a little
    plagiarism from the past.. and sure a
    little Holy Spirit too.. as the Ocean is
    an equal opportunity employer who allows
    Dolphins and Sharks the
    same to swim.. i am a
    Dolphin.. and i Will
    find a way of
    words somehow
    to get rid of the sharks
    without sWords of steel..
    or killing by bottleD uP kNows..
    of dirty bombs and the new atomic
    ones specifically designed for small
    countries in the middle east that get too
    far out of hand in the future with ISiS ways
    for just another excuse to rebuild a country
    of a bunch innocent fools who are slaves to
    a man and a book.. and the state as Sharia
    same as such.. instead of voices of the
    God oF Nature that lives free aS onE..
    anyway.. i feel and sense comfortable
    to go almost anywhere with a shield
    of mastery iN regulation oF
    EmoTioNs.. Integration
    of Senses.. as the
    Director as i actors the
    I oF i in relative free WiLL
    whatever the instructions of
    i Will do next in words or steps..
    in Holy Spirit of i set Free as all
    that is.. Nature one and sAMe God
    iN mE.. sure the Christ.. of the Gnostic
    way.. the Buddha.. and similar metaphors
    of human beings.. like the Lao Tzu too.. who
    WiLL tale ya.. to look within instead of listening
    to the Lies of past control through illusory fearS now
    but sadly they lie too.. as a balance of lust and love
    throughout the lifespan is NOT A SiN or some dark
    desire of way to go.. iN fACT as science shows now
    without a doubt in instruments and studies as such
    it is the basis of human Creativity and productivity
    when set free.. so sure we have some of the
    most beautiful paintings originally
    of naked Women as in the
    eYes of Michelangelo the
    greatest art is the nude.. the
    woman or man in all the passion
    of life that all naturAlly BRinGS
    in the luSt of liFE to create
    more at hand now..
    but then Victoria’s
    secret was lost..
    they chopped
    the penises off and
    pulled tHeir nickers uP..
    and Jesus F iN Christ our
    Friendly Muslim Women on
    the gulf coast WiLL Swelter to
    the point of heat Exhaustion on
    the Beach just to see a little bit
    MORE of the fuller Beauty of God..
    and look away in guilt
    when they see
    a REAL MAN
    WALK BY..
    looking down
    in fear of what they
    even are at competitive
    core for a dam child who
    will live strong as any REAL
    MAN WILL OPEN TO BOTH
    LOVE AND LUST IN BALANCE
    MY FRiEnd.. the saddest human
    is a slave my FriEnd and even a
    sadder hUman is one who is one
    of the poorest slaves in the entire
    UniVerse called hUman without
    even a naked clue of who
    they FucKinG even are
    in the greAtest potential
    oF a child of Nature
    AKA GOD..
    yes.. this comment
    is entirely different than
    the last as i let loose a little
    bit and express more of the
    dArk and less of the liGht but
    that is the Yin and Yang of thangs
    mY fRiend.. DaRk and LiGht.. to be
    either cynical of the liGht of the tRuest
    maGic and mysteries of liFe or to be afraid
    of the DaRk and not to call it out.. is to sTiLL
    be a slave to the master of social political correctness
    to avoid the outcast status that WiLL naturally come
    too WitH a Buddha.. a Gnostic Jesus.. or even a
    modern Lao Tzu too.. Life is too short to pull
    punches as long as no one is hurt
    in the Golden only rule of liFE noW
    that WiLL Set the rest iN Balance
    oF Peace and Bliss.. and yes..
    liFE is too short not to
    spread as much lust
    and love for liFe.. oh..
    iN Balance too.. noW..
    sure.. the Warrior and
    the Lover iN Yang
    and Yin Balance
    oF LuSt oF LiFe too..
    i don’t need no 72 Virgins
    or need to bomb anyone to
    get that prize.. i don’t need to
    Bomb any country to rebuild it
    to make another million dollar
    home or even the first one for
    i.. iN fAct.. i need nothing but
    liFE.. Food.. Water.. a shelter
    from the harsher elements oF
    Nature.. Lust and Love mY FriEnd
    as i AM the God who LiveS iN i as
    i the sAMe as the rest oF wE who
    are Free liKe this aWay from all the
    slavery i see in robots frOwning shuffling By
    tHeir culture and religion driven way to just
    buy another thing to fill up tHeir garage or
    another wife as slave.. or whatever exists
    for they away
    from FreeDoM oF
    God OF NatUre as WE..
    thE Hurricane eYe of i iS
    at Peace and cAlm but the
    WiNds my Friend are now the
    Jonathan LiVinGston Seagull
    who finds the trUth and liGht
    within without the chains of others..
    Religions… or cultures that WiLL hOld
    God back FREE from BeinG wE fULLy aLIVE..
    My dorsal fin rides Free WiLLey hiGh.. i Live iN
    no sea world of human driven Zoo.. and i Love
    and i LOVE as Beauty WiLL All NaturAlly Do aLL..
    Amazing truly iT is that all of this exists for jUst
    a little
    big bang
    of a power surge..
    WiTh Bigger WiNks
    of course as thaT is how
    the wHole dam bi-cycle
    of dArk and liGht SinGS
    A SonG of oFF anDancE oNE..
    seriOUsly God IS A laugh no
    different than Britney Spears
    when wE siNg oops WE
    DiD
    iT
    aGaiN..;)

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