Certified balderdash, at random rates….


“‘Change’ is scientific, ‘progress’ is ethical;
change is indubitable,
whereas progress is a matter of controversy.”

~~ Bertrand Russell ~~

rustic selfie

Chance, or design?….

Hajime…. As we all know, or, if not, should know, every day is new & different from any previous day. (We won’t go into any questions regarding the science of similarity….) I, for one, am fully aware of this, yet, after enough time, many days SEEM to be exactly like the rest of them, & change seems as a dream. But, then, I do consume large quantities of several types of chemicals which tend to alter consciousness, and, concurrently, perception. So, who’s to say what Reality really is, or means, or whether any of it actually exists as anything other than a fevered dream, of a self-aware monkey, lost in inner space….?

Whether or not I have any opinion on any of that (discount the mere fact I wrote it….), here we are, again, & once more, I’m both late, and clueless. But, I do have the answer to both of those, if only for a few moments; chutzpah. If you have to look it up, you won’t understand it, anyway; for those who know its meaning, or, more importantly, its implications, a complimentary cup of broth will be awarded, upon verification of your genome. For those who simply don’t want to make the effort, you win. It’s all nonsense, anyway, just to fill a bit more space, a tawdry distraction to keep you from realizing what crap this is….

Oh, well; so be it. I don’t really have anything to say, that either hasn’t already been said, or, would make any difference. To keep from getting distraught over what I am currently unable to change, or control, I’ll use my executive authority to call a halt to any further attempts at making y’all laugh, or cry, or whatever I can get. Instead, I’ll have mercy, & this is what we’ll do, in recompense….

Shall we Pearl?….

“Hatred is the coward’s revenge for being intimidated”

— George Bernard Shaw ~~



As is the case often on such days (following an absence), I am, if not late, pretending to be, to keep myself cracking…. Yes, even I must, at times, resort to tricking myself into doing right…. Go figure, eh? Well, I AM human…. approximately…..


Playing For Change
Gimme Shelter





Illusory Time

Viewed from askance, the river is long;
deep, uncompromisingly intent, swift and strong.
In duality, perception creates our only reality;
such faux metaphoric paradox enforces mutability.

By two we perceive, both zero, and one;
digital, binary, on or off, such fun.
Separate, melded, we exist, knowing not what we know
ego, striving to be solitary, looking above, seeing below.

Furiously asleep, cultural anomaly claims a victim of choice;
validly unconscious, nobody speaks, nary a voice.
Potential escapees stir in dreams, fighting to wake,
until taking the wheel, for their own bloody sake.

Pots boil in due time, when the fire’s hot,
time exists to our advantage; or, not.
The solitary warrior, head bent in pain,
fights on, with, or without gain.

Night fell, day after day it persisted;
of those who knew, none showed any care, or resisted
Angels, ministers, none had any defense, nor grace;
all that remains is a face.

~~ gigoid ~~




Naked Pearls

Hard lines….


“He who despairs over an event is a coward,
but he who holds hopes for the human condition is a fool.”

~~ Albert Camus ~~


“The man who follows the crowd
will usually get no further than the  crowd.
The man who walks alone
is likely to find himself in places no  one has ever been.”

~~ Alan Ashley-Pitt ~~


“No one is useless in this world
who lightens the burdens of another.”

~~ Charles Dickens ~~


“The most pathetic person in the world
is a person who has sight
but has no vision.”

~~ Helen Keller ~~


“For one human being to love another human being:
that is perhaps the most difficult task
that has been entrusted to us,
the ultimate task, the final test and proof,
the work for which all other work
is merely preparation.”

~~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~~


“If you want to be loved, be lovable.”

~~ Ovid ~~


“Life consists in penetrating the unknown,
and fashioning our actions
in accord with the new knowledge thus acquired.

~~ Leo Tolstoy ~~”



“That’s all she’s got, Captain! The engine’s won’t take any more!” — Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott, on numerous occasions. If I am any judge, neither will my Gentle Readers, should any have lasted this far. Ah, well. Such is life. The best part of all this is, I get to try again. But, that can only happen if I stop this one, before it gets any further from anything resembling art, or, even phil. See ya, ffolkes, if the meds take effect….

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


À bientôt, mon cherí….


8 thoughts on “Certified balderdash, at random rates….

  1. It sucks! I am in process of ripping out the garden…this last storm raised Hell and everything was destroyed…I’m getting too old for this shit….LOL Have a good day my friend….chuq

    • LOL! Poor baby…. Actually, if you stop & think about it, you’re probably just old enough now to be able to do it with some panache… & from what I hear, it’s more fun than it looks to those of us who kill cactus…




  2. Progress is as much perspective as pornography, and for the same reasons.

    Pass the broth. Especially since I commented on perspective before you mentioned it.

    My second favorite George…

    “faux metaphoric paradox” Best.definition.ever.

    Have you considered dropping the last “a” in the poem? I happen to applaud the imagery conjured without it, even though I fully understand its presence.

    High five for Albert.

    The man who walks alone follows the pheromones off the beaten path. Yet another sweet discovery reward for seeking solitude.

    Chuck is stating the obvious. No one is useless in this world because everyone leads the way to success or away from failure.

    Leo needs to send this message out like a security update from a cell provider.

    When you get a moment, stop by Mirror, Mirror. It should elicit a quite curmudgeonly response. 😉

    • As always, your responses are a joy to consume…. You may be right about the ‘a’… it does make it stronger, a bit…. I’m guessing your favorite George would be Carlin? They’re both about the same in my pantheon…

      I did read Mirror, Mirror, but, wasn’t in the state to comment at the time… I’ll go back & see if I can find my curmudgeon….

      I agree strongly on Leo’s message…

      See ya, luv…


      • Aye, I miss Carlin immensely. I think he would be even more popular today as a galvanizing force against the manifest laziness of the current generation. What I loved best was the breadth of his criticism. No one was singled out regardless of the latitude one gave him.

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