Punishable by wet laundrey….


“Only through time time is conquered.”

~~ T.S. Eliot, “Burnt Norton” ~~

Galway 050

Galway, the morning after the Cup Finals…

Hajime…. Today’s post will not only be late, it will be weird, simply because I am. Weird, I mean. I’m up, after another decent night’s sleep, once again sans any sort of creative urge. My sense of duty is pushing me to get this done, and to do it right; my angst is telling me to blow it off entirely. Since that isn’t going to happen (remember: raised by a Master Sergeant….duty comes first, always….), I suppose I’ll get to it. Since I also know myself pretty well by now, the only possible outcome will be well within the definition of ‘weird’…. Go figure.

Or, don’t. I certainly am not going to even attempt any such mental effort today. I will do my best to come up with something readable, but, there’s that old quality thing that could preclude any such happenstance. I’ll definitely need to hit Smart Bee hard, and hope for the best. Plus, y’all can pretty much count on it getting posted late, since it’s already late now. In truth, I’m not really sure why I’m telling all of this to y’all; it certainly isn’t going to get it done any faster. But, I wanted to relate the sense of what is going on, which, essentially, is a morning of relative insanity, as I chase my own thoughts down to see what they’re up to…..

Okay, I may have pulled too many covers now. I really wasn’t going to mention how insane I feel, but, I guess that was never really off the table. At this juncture, the only option is to bail, which we will proceed to do, now. In fact, I’m getting really weirded out; I can’t seem to find the proper ‘voice’, or any sort of sense of continuity, from one word to the next. It’s patently clear, as well, none of these paragraphs are closely connected, in thought, or clarity of purpose. In fact, clarity may be considered a myth today.

As is also clear, from the wandering and dithering, if I don’t end this here and now, we’ll never get out of this intro. I did find a new toy, in a cabinet under the sink in the Tardis. Let’s push the button, & see if it works….. I got nothin’ else….

Shall we Pearl?….

“The truth is more important than the facts.”

~~ Frank Lloyd Wright ~~


victor jara

Victor Jara

Image from lastfm.com via Google Images

A friend was listening to this artist, so I went to check him out. He was a Chilean singer/songwriter, an activist who protested & wrote music in opposition to the Chilean government, a military dictatorship at the time. He was murdered, at the order of one of General Pinochet’s staff, who has now been indicted for the crime. This album’s title pretty much defines the time, in my mind; it translates as The Right to Live in Peace…. Enjoy!….


Victor Jara
El Derecho de Vivir en Paz






Dont keep calm

Self-directed Rant


“I read the news today, Oh boy…”

~~ John Lennon ~~


“… and then the fun began.”

~~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~~


“Anarchism is not a romantic fable but the hardheaded realization,
based on five thousand years of experience,
that we cannot entrust the management of our lives
to kings, priests, politicians, generals, and county commissioners.”

~~ Edward Abbey ~~


“Faith does not offer the least support for proof of truth.”

~~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~~


“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor
is the mind of the oppressed.”

~~ Steven Biko, 3 May, 1976 ~~


“Capitalism did not arise because capitalists stole the land,
but because it was more efficient than feudalism.
It will perish because it is not merely less efficient than socialism,
but actually self-destructive.”

~~ J. B. S. Haldane ~~


“Only after the last tree has been cut down,
Only after the last river has been poisoned,
Only after the last fish has been caught,
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.”

~~ Cree Indian Prophecy ~~




This one seems appropriately silly for today…. Enjoy!….

Ah Ain’t Sho, but Mebbe So….

Fried eggs got nuthin’ on me
Ah’m not even sure of mah name,
or how Ah come to be;
no idea from where Ah came.

Ah does like a mystery tho’,
puzzlin’ things out so’s Ah knows,
good from bad fo sho,
Ah sho don’t want no rock pillows.

If’n Ah cain’t figure out what’s best,
Ah just falls back on mah Daddy’s words,
seems he knowed just whut’d stand the test,
‘n how to gentle the scaredest birds.

‘Course, he’d lived a good long time,
‘n had lots of stuff go on by;
Went to a war, n’ lost a piece or two,
never once used it fer an alibi.

He tol’ me once Ah’d best learn to learn,
school’s only cool if ya ain’t already a fool.
Yer own good measure you can earn,
by startin’ yer learnin’ with the Golden Rule.

Always seemed to me as Ah growed up,
he mostly only spoke if it wuz true,
‘n by doin’ that clued me to what’s up,
kept me from stuff that’d a made me blue.

Without ever sayin’ the word itself,
Ah learned ’bout honor, ‘n helpin’ others
not some fake stuff from some shelf,
but, knowin’ whut’s right, ‘n that we’re all brothers.

Ah’ve been around long enough now, Ah think
to get around the block at least two times.
I s’pose long as my head don’t shrink
Ah’ll keep on doin’ right, ‘n makin’ these rhymes…..

~~ gigoid ~~




Naked Pearls

All you need is….


“Can’t buy what I want because it’s free…”

~~ Eddie Vedder ~~


“By the accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time,
but by virtue of love he may rule the world forever.”

~~ Lao Tzu ~~


“The best portion of a good man’s life is his little, nameless,
unremembered acts of kindness and love.”

~~ William Wordsworth ~~


“The more you love, the more you can love —
and the more intensely you love.
Nor is there any limit on how many you can love.
If a person had time enough,
he could love all of that majority who are decent and just.”

~~ Lazarus Long ~~


“You’re only here for a short visit.
Don’t hurry, don’t worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.”

~~ Walter Hagen ~~



It’s late, but, it’s done. So be it. As always, I’ll try again tomorrow, with, no doubt, similar results. Hey, the price is right, yes? Yes. On that note, I’m outta here, to go make a serious attempt to find some rationality. See y’all tomorrow, ffolkes, if we can work an assist from the Space/Time Continuum….

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

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À bientôt, mon cherí….


14 thoughts on “Punishable by wet laundrey….

  1. Okay! So, I went through the whole process, posted, and didn’t notice the glaring misspelled word in the title….


    Oh, well…. I guess I could fix it, but, what the hell? Maybe it will create a comment or two….

    See ya

    gigoid, the dubiously bozoid


  2. It must be your keyboard…mine spells horribly…LOL

    William Blake had a take….”A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.” Have a good day my friend…..chuq

  3. “The truth is more
    important than the facts.”

    ~~ Frank Lloyd Wright ~~

    “Faith does not offer the least
    support for proof of truth.”

    ~~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~~

    Ah.. truth.. a moving target that
    wears many shoes in dArk and liGht
    and the ‘tween all of that… Of course..
    truth for my wife is she is shy and
    too much stimulation will
    drive her nuts..
    for me
    now.. but yes.. i’Ve
    been her side too..
    but oh.. A joy ride iS noW
    wHere i go.. hiGher and
    hiGheR bEyond the moon..
    the sky.. and ground to wHeRE
    i’VE never gone before.. above..
    so below.. inside.. outside all
    around.. to go wHere i have
    not gone bEfore continues to
    bE my mantra of Real in my little
    world of TrUth and liGht that mostly
    suits me.. fAct of the matter is some
    folks are more scaredy cats than others..
    i’ve already disintegrated into nothingness
    once before and after that.. so relatively
    speaKinG i alREady KnoW
    that the only guarantee
    we Have and Love
    is what we do
    wITh NoW.. Now
    noW.. and no time
    but NOW.. it’s quite
    liberating this truth of mine..
    needs zero facts but yes it’s
    all about faith.. the faith when
    one understands how nature works
    and put’S iT into action with no more
    need for facts or words to lead
    one own.. FeeLinG And SenSinG
    iS mY TrUth and liGht and the
    words are juST dreSsinG On
    a Cake oF Y i.. but that
    my friend is an entirely
    different continent
    of TrUth and
    liGht than
    the scaredY
    me who lived beFore..
    tHeRE are no limits or expectations
    that i care to meet anymore.. and with
    that Freedom.. comes more TrUth
    and liGht that iS real that i
    can touch and see
    than ever
    even fathomable
    before iN my lifetime real..
    THeRe are entire worlds of experience
    that are different from my past.. so no limits
    or expectations.. WiLL Certainly BrinG more..
    as is is.. thE
    way iT
    but again
    meanwhile.. yes.. i understand
    perfectly clear why folks sTiLL
    suck on pacifiers as this liFe
    business ain’t for ‘sissies’.. or
    people without heARt.. SpiRit
    and SoUl.. that makes the hard
    and soft of life.. a sunny side up
    scrambled egg that never breakS noW..:)

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