For this, we’ll need two laser-guided cats….


Today, I am dealing with Life plus Pain, with a Cat thrown in, just for interest. Since it’s also a day which requires most of my focus & attention, I’m reblogging a Pearl from two years ago, which, though it had a rather good rant, and some good pix, didn’t get much traffic. So, here’s its chance to be seen by a few more than 2 Gentle Readers, and spread some fun and frolic again… I’ll be back tomorrow, hopefully with a new poem. But, back I’ll be, poem or no, so, see y’all then….

Be alert, it’s getting more than a little chancy out there….

gigoid, the dubious



It was a saying of Demetrius Phalereus, that “Men having often abandoned what was visible for the sake of what was uncertain,
have not got what they expected, and have lost what they had,–being unfortunate by an enigmatical sort of calamity.”

 — Athenaeus (c. 200 AD) — The Deipnosophists, vi, 23


    I have to I agree with the camel and the little girl; that’s one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard. I’m certain the original phrase, which, going by the evidence in the name of the author, and the listed group of like minded oafs, had to be first written in ancient Greek…. It was also, unquestionably,  just as boringly pedantic, or pedantically boring, as the English translation you see here. As shown above, in English, the mere act of reading it damn near put me to sleep by the time I reached the word “sake” in…

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