Applicable standards don’t apply….

Ffolkes,

“It seems like once people grow up, they have no idea what’s cool.”

~~ Calvin & Hobbes~~

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Stained Glass Art in Greenock, Scotland….

Hajime…. Today’s opening pearl, above the picture, from our old friend, Calvin, is more relevant than is normally the case. You see, it fits right in with recent thoughts, wherein I have come to firmly believe the state of the world may be, at least partially, attributed to our human tendency to trust our parents a bit more than is either practical, or prudent. Now, I realize that’s a pretty controversial statement; however, as I hold it to be absolutely the truth, I must tell it as I see it. It is my firm belief that the major portion of our troubles as a human culture are rooted in the loss, before the age of four years, of the sensitive crap detector we all receive at birth as part of our legacy.

I’ve related in the past how this sad loss, of our most effective defense against untruth and/or manipulation by others, is deliberately downgraded, or removed altogether by those who had it taken from them at the same age, to wit: their own parents, who suffered their own loss in infancy, thus ensuring a new generation of easily manipulable slaves. It has been going on for several thousand years, since our species decided to come together into cities and towns, and build a human culture that now covers the planet from pole to pole. Sometimes, looking at the big picture, we appear more as an infestation than an augmentation to the circle of Life here on Earth.

All of this, you may note, constitutes a rant; perhaps, since it is so brief, we might call it a rantish outburst; in that form, we can call a halt to further lamentations, thereby regaining the trust of the Gentle Reader, that we won’t ever make them work too hard, at least not without furnishing a bit of levity, or even nonsense, to balance the scales of justice. Of course, that manages to avoid any mention of the potential for chaos that ensues every time we do so, but, we simply don’t give a single fuck about that, and will continue to tempt the power of entropy at every turn. You see, it’s just too much fun to watch things go wonky….

Okay, that’s about enough of that. I have completed a minimalist Pearl for your reading pleasure today. It shouldn’t tax anyone’s credibility too far, and the plastic restraints will make that safe enough. Before I start to go too far toward complete idiocy, I’m going to let y’all get to it, a necessary injunction designed to prevent spoilage. On that relatively cryptic, yet transparent note, I say we go on. I’ll remind y’all it is MY blog, when I say go, we go….

Shall we Pearl?….

“Trust the unexpected.”

~~ Robert J. Kriegel ~~

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Those who have been here frequently, or, enough to have seen my patterns unfold, will already know which sort of music they’d find here today. You see, in standard, default situations (i.e., I’m in a hurry), I almost always gravitate to this genre. Since today is what might be termed a refrigerator recipe Pearl, it fits right into our standard, default position. If you have learned to appreciate good music, it will do so for you, as well. Even if you hate classical music, you’re covered, because the selection I chose was made just for those who do so….. Enjoy!….

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Classical Music

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How It Works….

Retreat, retreat, he cries in vain
we cannot stand such pain!
Another battle, another day’s fight
Eternally at war, both day and night.

Storms within, crashing and thrashing about,
filling each moment with fear and doubt.
Cries of anguish, hopes for a swift end
Denied with wounds that will not mend.

The crisis approaches, time will not wait.
It marches on, driven madly by fate.
We have no recourse, no other road to walk,
No great power to whom we may talk.

Morning arrives, seemingly mild and free
Until one considers all that must be
An intro, some pearls, a photo or two
Today’s magnificent Pearl, created just for you…..

~~gigoid ~~

5/31/2012

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Naked Pearls

Short and Sweet….

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“A man that is young in years may be old in hours, if he has lost no time.”

~~ Francis Bacon ~~

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“He has no hope who never had a fear.”

~~ William Cowper ~~

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“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

~~ Bertrand Russell ~~

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“Inquiry is fatal to certainty.”

~~ Will and Ariel Durant ~~

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“I err, therefore I exist.”

~~ St. Augustine ~~

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“If better is possible, good is not enough.”

~~ Logical Bee ~~

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“Drop the question what tomorrow may bring,
and count as profit every day that fate allows you.”

~~ Horace ~~

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Well, there you have it. As I am still deeply involved in affairs out in the Big Blue Room, we’ll see how it goes for more fresh material. For now, it will be sufficient for me to merely say, I’ll be back. On that, you may rely, with confidence…. See ya, ffolkes….

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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3 thoughts on “Applicable standards don’t apply….

  1. How can anyone hate classical music? But then there are people that hate bacon (commies)….”I am never wring….but I have been mistaken from time to time”….have a day my friend….chuq

  2. Oh.. Lord.. just the
    mention of the
    phrase..now
    ‘applicable standards’..
    brings back robot memories 25 years
    then of Government work and associated
    red tape.. of mechanical cognition robot
    state of mind..
    where input
    output is
    predetermined
    and standardized
    with little room
    for creaTiViTy
    in MoVinG.. CoNnecTing
    aT all and now computers have
    standardized human beings into
    sitting still pARts of the machine
    with less flesh and blood connectivity
    and actually creative evolving ways in one
    life to light the face of others with the connection
    of the human race that makes us stronger toGeTheR rather than weaker..
    in otHeR
    words
    duSt
    in the wind
    without as much
    sentient plus stuff of life..;)

    “It seems like once people grow up,
    they have no idea what’s cool.”

    ~~ Calvin & Hobbes~~

    GenerAlly speaking. back to
    a square root problem one noW
    iN moving spirals.. as ‘they’ no longer
    dance and sing..
    and
    sit still
    in data
    download
    input output
    all day long same..
    with severe and chronic
    stress added into slow torture
    of sitting still emotionless rarely letting go..
    And yes.. so far.. particularly ages 0 to 3.. most of
    the trust and love connections in touchy feely flesh
    and blood ways are made then.. happy.. i was to see
    several mothers with baby in carrier attached to breast
    at the store the other day.. but one must wonder if they just
    got picked up from the nursery and cattle ranch as such for raising
    in emotional and sensory cages while parents slave on with a system without
    touchy
    feely
    flesh
    and blood love..
    yes.. without that
    anxiety and fear rules
    in lack of love and trust..
    replaced by less empathy and
    eventual nurturing and compassion
    and next thing ya know ya got Isis and
    folks gloating over a protestor getting hit by a car..
    as fear and hate bond as devil and demon same in
    part
    yes
    raised
    that way
    as the
    seed
    of trust and
    love are less planted
    and fed early in ways
    of watering empathy and nurturing
    and compassion same… i was born in
    ’60 with a stay at home mom for the first
    three years before dear old dad left.. ’cause my
    mother wanted to stay at home with children in stead
    of becoming part of a system for material success.. i still smile for real..
    i still
    smile for real..
    and have no desire
    to harm.. maim.. or kill..
    but of course as we know/feel
    A sTiLL only way soldiers work is to
    kill their human being and others too..
    and that too is pARt of the human stew..
    but it’s
    kinda sad
    when it happens
    with no wars at all
    to civilians and their
    war games same.. where
    humans really no longer count as flesh and blood..
    oh.. the killing fields come in hearts not touched by love
    as a practice
    of liFe..
    RaiSing a GarDen
    oF HUman LoVe..:)

    “Trust the unexpected.”

    ~~ Robert J. Kriegel ~~

    Most AlWays easier fELt
    wiTh
    Love..:)

    GiVinG
    pays Love..:)

    “A man that is young in years may be old in hours,
    if he has lost no time.”

    ~~ Francis Bacon ~~

    No time At
    all iN
    bliss..
    no age
    aT all in bliss..
    alWays spRings as bliss..
    dePending
    on what
    bliss
    is
    is..;)

    “He has no hope who never had a fear.”

    ~~ William Cowper ~~

    What is hope without fear..
    hope..:)

    “The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

    ~~ Bertrand Russell ~~

    FucK the rules..
    the system..
    have
    fun..
    Live..
    and be free
    navigating local..
    state and federal laws..
    maintaining
    fun..
    Live.. i for
    one SinG DancE..:)

    “Inquiry is fatal to certainty.”

    ~~ Will and Ariel Durant ~~

    While i question..
    i also lEArn
    to FeeL and
    SensE liFe
    as 100 percent
    trust with no fear
    And all certainty foR noW @least..
    As A power/force oF Faith as Love
    isreal wiTh no words aT aLL
    now required as inquiry..
    some folks
    name
    this A
    Force as
    verb named God..
    works for me@lEASt..
    iS and Be and AM..:)

    “I err, therefore I exist.”

    ~~ St. Augustine ~~

    LiFe with no dARk
    would totAlly
    Suck with no LiGht..
    no different really than a black hole of fun..
    but of course
    we are evolved
    for intermittent
    gratification thaT
    inCludes A perfection in practice of both err and dARk..;)

    “If better is possible, good is not enough.”

    ~~ Logical Bee ~~

    i am what i am
    i be more than i was..
    i grow.. i spread as garden sAMe..
    LiVinG more for now..
    groWinG
    GroWinG
    sprOuTinG
    wings of more..
    not unlike a
    Jonathan
    Livingston
    seagull human isreal..:)

    “Drop the question what tomorrow may bring,
    and count as profit every day that fate allows you.”

    ~~ Horace ~~

    LiFe the giFt
    the preSent
    back
    to
    future once
    AGaiN NoW..
    Sentient Star Dust
    plus rises and thrives..
    alive and i ain’t driving 55..
    56 is even better noW aS liGht..;)

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