Billions and billions of bogus bargains….


“I may be going to hell in a bucket, but at least I’m enjoying the ride.”

~~ Bob Weir ~~



Hajime…. Today’s Pearl reflects the evolution of which I spoke, briefly and obscurely, yesterday. It seems to have evolved along with my new routine, with just as much forethought put into its institution, i.e., none at all. It just happened that way, much like the Universe. Go figure, eh? In this particular case, it works, perhaps as well as any new thing in the Universe, if somewhat less comprehensibly. In the end, it won’t matter, unless the relative degree of confusion I’ve created turns out to be less than called for in the contract. What contract, you ask? Well, you may ask; it doesn’t mean you’ll ever find out.

Hmph. I guess I slipped over into curmudgeon mode, without realizing it. Must be the shoes, which I’m not wearing today. Whatever it is, it has created a rather odd, if creative, Pearl. We have a multitude of pearls today, all strung together into a self-directed rant to offset the romantic qualities of our old-school offering. None of that tells you much, but, that’s the way it’s supposed to be; what fun is it to know it all ahead of time? The Doctor wouldn’t like that. So, why don’t we stop teasing, and tempting the Fates, & save ourselves some of the mess that can engender? We’ll pull out the good, ol’ ruthless gene, & get where we need to be in a New York minute….

Shall we pearl?….

“Live the questions now.
Perhaps then, someday far in the future,
you will gradually, without even noticing it,
live your way in the answer.”

~~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~~


ron white

Ron White

Image from via Google Images

While conversing with a friend yesterday, I had occasion to use the title of today’s video selection, a quite valuable factoid, which you see below, under the artist’s name. I call it a factoid, when, in truth, it is more like a solid, immutable truth about human nature, which all of us need to be aware of, and use in all our interactions. When we don’t remember this little gem, it costs us, every time…. Ffolkes, I give you Ron White, with any number of examples of how You Can’t Fix Stupid…. Enjoy!….


Ron White
You Can’t Fix Stupid




The Anti-trafficking Movement Needs Survivor Voices:  Why Are We Ignored?

Naked Pearls/Self Directed Rant


“To use power
is to make yourself infinitely vulnerable
to greater powers”

.~~- Bene Gesserit ~~

“In dealing with the State, we ought to remember that its institutions are not aboriginal, though they existed before we were born: that they are not superior to the citizen: that every one of them was once the act of a single man: every law and usage was a man’s expedient to meet a particular case: that they all are imitable, all alterable; we may make as good; we may make better.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Man is ready to die for an idea, provided that idea is not quite clear to him.” — Paul Eldridge

“It’s silly to go on pretending that under the skin we are all brothers. The truth is more likely that under the skin we are all cannibals, assassins, traitors, liars, hypocrites, poltroons.” — Henry Miller

“The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.” — H.L. Mencken

“Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays,”Self-Reliance” (First Series, 1841)

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” — Edmund Burke (1729-1797), in a letter to William Smith



Intelligent Crimes

The value of wit is often said to cause harm,
for those who think, such is its greatest charm.
The new and the bold cannot be fulfilled
if innovation and change is left unwilled.

Society behaves at its base as a mob
conformity and submission its primary job.
Any sign of rebellion against the mob’s rule
is met with resentment, naming such rebel the fool.

Intellect and talent are looked at askance,
expressing artistry stands nary a chance.
To stand out from the rest of mankind
is fraught with danger, for body and mind.

Often I stand to watch in solemn dismay
as beauty and joy are left by the way,
ignored and reviled by the unwashed masses
who prefer darkness, and acting like asses.

With shouts of derision the normals make known
their fear of intelligence, greater than their own.
They hope to stop all semblance of progress;
for thoughts and ideas, they couldn’t care less.

The world struggles on in spite of all opposition,
managing to maintain its advanced position.
Pulling the foolish along in spite of reluctance,
helping each to learn the survival dance.

Hard though it may be to keep up with the future
genius manages its plans to develop and nurture.
In the final analysis, those who live by reason
enjoy life the most, season to season.

~~ gigoid ~~




Naked Pearls

Life & Love


“When you arise in the morning,
think of what a privilege it is to be alive
–to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love….”

~~ Marcus Aurelius ~~


“I must say that the biggest lesson
you can learn in life, or teach your children,
is that life is not castles in the skies, happily ever after.
The biggest lesson we have to give our children is truth.
We’re all built with illusions.
And they break.”

~~ Goldie Hawn ~~


“Hold tenderly that which you cherish,
for it is precious and a tight grip may crush it.
Do not let the fear of dropping it cause you to hold it too tightly:
the chances are, it’s holding you, too.”

~~ Bob Alberti ~~


“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.”

~~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~~


“Love is a verb.”

~~ Limon ~~


“For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered.
But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula,
the big answers don’t remain stone-written.
We adjust to new conditions and discoveries.
We are pliable.
Love need not be a command or faith a dictum.
I am my own God.
We are here to unlearn the teachings
of the church, state, and our educational system.
We are here to drink beer.
We are here to kill war.
We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well
that Death will tremble to take us.”

~~ Charles Bukowski ~~


Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.

~~ Grandma Moses ~~



Having thus assuaged my own sense of duty, I may now escape into the day, to find some real-time trouble to cause for the machine. I guess I’m really going to have to do what I’ve always thought would be necessary, & learn to program computers. The time is coming when it may become our final weapon in the upcoming societal wars…. Guess it’s time to begin the tactical/strategic planning, and begin the campaign…. Ah, well, tomorrow is soon enough, right after I post another mess like this one. See y’all then, ffolkes; I can’t make myself stop….

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….


11 thoughts on “Billions and billions of bogus bargains….

  1. I do not object to the concept of God but must he take attendance? I have slipped today….I am having brain fart after brain fart…..excellent choice…Ron White…he and Lewis Black always make me chuckle….I am fighting the urge to throw a brick at something…maybe I will be better later….chuq

  2. “It’s silly to go on pretending that under the skin we are all brothers. The truth is more likely that under the skin we are all cannibals, assassins, traitors, liars, hypocrites, poltroons.” — Henry Miller

    Hi gigoid.. as i’Ve often stated..
    in many other words..
    hehe.. the best
    pARt of your
    blog posts..
    poetry.. quotes..
    videos.. photos.. etc..
    are the eclectic nature of
    what you bRing that IS A
    perfect Garden for a wild
    and creative mind that holds
    no bars or is barred no longer
    by old phrases and way of
    past in dogma
    told and sold
    to mold..
    just God
    dam old
    where the mind
    and emoTions that
    groW iN MoVing..
    ConnEcTinG Creativity
    as Miller stated can thank
    God of Nature all with my
    soft Nature words added in
    for consolidating what we all
    can see of God.. on our knees
    as BlesSinGs of an Old age that
    comes Gracefully wHerE liFE STiLL
    has meaning and purpose.. and the
    heARt.. SpiRit and MiNd and BoDy
    soUL stays young a core of
    what even FucKinG
    matters in liFe
    when ya shed
    the clothes
    of culture
    sAMe.. that truly
    is the cannibal part..
    the assassin.. the traitor.
    liars.. hypocrites and poltroon
    let me Google that quick.. oh yeah
    an archaic noun that refers to those
    folks who pay more mind to differences
    in division that unity true.. hmm.. well that’s
    the issue.. Human Beings as science shows are
    none of these con-social overall negatives at nature
    core.. when they live as sociology shows in the 20 most
    peaceful societies in the world.. that are all small.. homogenous
    in both looks and culture in giving sharing ways.. where like even
    in the pre-immigration filled scandinavian countries one could leave
    their child out in the street.. unattended without fear of bad bad
    stuff happening as chaos of human clothed cultures can
    often bring.. so no.. and yes.. Miller is correct and
    incorrect depending on the Environmental
    oh my GOD huge factor of human
    written language.. in collective
    recorded intelligence and
    the true innate human
    insanity of
    cultures and morphological
    features.. as truly humans are
    just not currently still evolved to
    do that in what Pepsi says is living
    in Peace and Harmony.. if i remember
    the old true adage attributed properly
    to that Corporation too.. it’s kinda sad
    when ya have get to get your culture
    from a pair of Shoes like Nike
    that says Just do it..
    and lots of the
    general public’s
    other inspiration
    with forms of material
    stuff over the inner hUman
    EmoTioNaL HEart.. SpiRit
    and MiNd and boDy bAlanCinG
    way of MoVinG ConNecTinG and
    CreaTinG neW nowS.. in nature wHere
    Nature in teaming abundance alWays changes..
    and never is snow and desert same when life
    lives in balance with we naturally living
    small homogenous somewhat
    naked dancing groups
    of hUman around
    campfires of night
    Free one with God
    oF NatRre.. wHere we
    share the sAMe God dAM
    ways of Being that most everyone
    can agree upon.. as the group is
    sMaLL enough wHere most everyone
    gets a social role.. and it is the
    the one without altruism
    and empathy that
    gets pushed
    off the cliff..
    and sure that’s
    kinda sad.. as some
    of those folks as science
    shows were simply born
    that way.. as
    will come..
    and when
    it’s warrior
    fearless time
    with no empathy
    at all they serve as
    great CEO’s.. Stock Brokers.. Surgeons..
    and other Presidential.. and
    Priest ways of being.. where
    Emotions and Empathy
    only get in
    a way
    of Control
    and more
    Control now
    to get the sometimes
    darker jobs done.. like sewing
    hearts up.. making big green back
    money deals.. and making people
    believe to keep the pew ’tills filled
    for just one more social
    role to make
    a living
    day to day
    of whatever God
    dAM works no matter
    how insane we angels
    see the devils of the
    dark side
    of reaLiTy
    oF Nature
    and God same..
    in dArk and liGht..
    sHades of colors
    and hues
    of ‘Tween
    of allthatis..
    Oh Kali.. you do
    look A lot like God overall
    just sticking your tongue out
    at uS as destruction leads still
    to creativity
    now.. now..
    dam head
    hunter.. Jesus
    F. In Christ..
    this life
    can get
    awful messy..
    but those of uS who
    WiN WilL find a way
    with WiLL and when that
    WiLL rules Fearless Love..
    the Monarch of Wings WiLL
    once again flutter free.. heHE..
    as mE..
    and yes..
    i’ve seen both
    sides now.. and
    i do play the
    rules of
    all free
    from A
    to seX like
    Miller too..
    and beyond
    of course as liFe..
    is way to boring for
    me without beYond
    oF aLL of thaT iS
    noW let me
    look back uP
    and see iF any
    of this of what
    ‘WE” did
    FTW sENse..
    iN FeeLinG KNoWinG noW..;)

    • Miller’s rightness is unassailable, but, simply for effect, I think. He’s right, when it comes to pretty much all of human history, which makes it clear we’re a vicious, violent species, as a rule, once we get together in large enough numbers to be convinced to act as a mob. I guess that’s sort of a simplified description of the entire process of politics/government, which also tends to happen when too many of us congregate….

      But it only acknowledges history, which is not a representation of all of human nature; in fact, much like the news today, the worst stuff is more fascinating, and so gets more attention. All the qualities he mentioned are balanced, in one way or another; they just don’t make the news, so to speak, since they ARE harder to find, requiring a free mind, and the courage to face reality….

      Bell curve in action, right?

      I’m always amazed at how what i write stimulates you in particular directions…. *grin* Fun, & challenging…

      See ya bro; on a roll, gotta keep moving, if not quite dancing, while I can….



        • ” Our strings are tuned to the same pitch as the earth,our rhythms are as graceful and ineluctable as the four quaters of the moon”
          An elemental journey..
          ~Jay Griffiths ~

          • ” Our strings are tuned to the same pitch as the earth,our rhythms are as graceful and ineluctable as the four quaters of the moon”
            An elemental journey..
            ~Jay Griffiths ~:

            ‘Bugger…Quartets…..bugger…Moon Quartets…’

            Pennie Windfall..
            that’s inspiring..
            As above.. so below..
            inside.. outside.. all around
            the earth.. the stars.. the galaxies
            the UniVerse
            we are..
            we are
            linE now..
            we are wild
            and so is God
            top line.. bottom
            line one.. and this
            undomesticated thingy
            is what happens when
            culture comes along..
            FucK culture is
            what i say..
            wHere the
            Wild things
            are iS A way
            for me that works
            as sure you can have
            the wild thing with love
            for survival.. it FucKinG
            works for the Bonobo
            just fine
            iN miXinG
            and sure killing
            small mammals and
            reptiles as omnivores
            will do.. and put ’em into
            captivity and try to domesticate
            them.. and sure they will turn into
            cannibals too.. as the wild things have
            their benefits all built in to live in balance
            all so free.. anyway.. this hertz of the Earth
            is how i guttural growl immediately after i do
            my balancing act of Martial arts looking ballet
            moves at the gym.. where the mix of feminine
            and masculine advanced Bonobo style of Wild
            innate.. instinct and intuition.. turns into the
            potential killer in me for survival too..
            i play with my animal spirit
            for greater strength
            to press close
            to half a ton
            33 times
            now and
            sure it works
            as folks with
            Tourettes syndrome
            do the same to increase
            dopamine levels with spontaneous
            grunts to offset their imbalance of
            dopamine… Do what works.. the
            SonG of nature wild in us
            that SinGs until
            now lives
            now.. hmm.. ohm..
            the best compliment
            above and beyond the
            legend one.. i’ve received
            from the watcher audience
            at the ‘club’ now for 118 weeks
            is ‘you are my spirit animal’..
            from both female and male..
            the longing in human
            being to be
            Wild is strong
            and an intelligence
            that is all innate.. instinctual
            and intuitive.. and sure Yogis
            hum.. om.. a SonG like this
            too.. to match the SonG
            of Earth.. as the child
            WilLL copy the
            iN Love
            oF all that iS..
            plus.. when dopamine
            is naturally increased ..Focus
            and WiLL and determination
            to get the job of life done is
            why the Lion growls
            and the Loudest
            i FucKinG
            mean business..
            hehe.. it’s FucKinG
            hilarious when i move
            from Ballerina to Lion
            in a spin of
            my throat
            that spells
            a dance of death..
            and yes.. Kali
            is wild..
            i AM
            so is GoD..
            and the wild ones
            WiLL shed tHeir weak
            cultural clothes whenever they
            get a chance.. as even science
            shows pain and pleasure mix
            at the core of
            it means
            to survive..
            iN thrive alive..
            so sure.. tHeRe is
            that demon per reptile
            brain that fuels survival..
            particularly when resources
            are low in the desert or the
            Neanderthal snow capped mountains
            iN the Irish eYes
            Y i.. that
            STiLL GroWLs
            A SonG noW
            oF God’s
            WiLd Love
            So FReED..
            A L i VE NOW..
            And sure that iS
            why at the liNk oF aLL
            my lovely prose and poetry
            IS A bottom core of whaT aLL
            i AM.. furry.. eYes.. of Naked WiLL..
            no one has to tale me A KinG has no clothes..
            ReaL KinGs
            of the
            do.. WitH..
            sMiLes and WiNks..
            So sure.. as Henry Miller
            says.. cannibals live in cities
            it is what primates do when cAged..
            and why they long for Vampire movies..
            as the Lizard escapes tHeir fangs for liFe..
            iN TwiLiGht
            of what was
            once liFe
            and the ET
            wHo lives beYond
            thE echoing foRest FReED..:)

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