Tuesday, January 31, 2017

                                    You can't fool ME!!!!!
I know you were trying to rape the side of that garage!!!!!
    Did you know that there are at least a couple of states, right here in the good ol' U S of A, where "public urination" is actually a "sex offense" by law?

So-o-o-o-o ...if one has the misfortune of getting caught red-handed pissing in the bushes or on the side of a building on their way home from the bar or late-night coffee house because their bladder just couldn't wait long enough for them to make it home, society has the perfect legal right to incarcerate them, assassinate their character, defame them, and all-around destroy their life.  All in the name of morality, decency, and "community safety".
Although, in all fairness, public urination COULD be considered biological contamination.  But, then again, so is hawking phlegm onto a public sidewalk.

Since it is such a crime to "expose one's 'wee-wee' in public", especially in the presence (or potential presence) of minors, what about those public restrooms where there are two or more urinals side-by-side with no dividing wall between them?

If a dad has his "little Johnny" with him, lifting him up in front of the urinal to give "little Johnny" the experience of "using a urinal the same way the big boys do", and you walk into the restroom on them, having to "piss like a racehorse", what do you do?   
I guess hope no-one's in the stall and use THAT toilet instead to avoid possible social/legal disaster.
And another thing:  Could the dad himself possibly stand to be accused of "negligent entrapment"?
Or does "entrapment" have to be deliberate as opposed to purely circumstantial?
Which means that whatever happens is still going to be solely your responsibility?

I tell you ...living in a western society is complicated.
It's not like one can simply use common sense and reason to get by.

Song Analysis: Noah

A most unusual theme for a mainstream popular song:  A one-on-one conversation with a Biblical character.

But Bob Seger, in this 1969 single, uses this fictional scenario---in which he gives modern-day advice to this ancient Biblical character---as a backdrop to subtle social commentary.

In this case, pointing out how "life is just a circle"---what goes around comes around as the age-old adage says.
Specifically, that in Noah's day mankind became so wicked and corrupt God decided to wipe out the entire human race---save for Noah and his family (and select beasts of the world), being that Noah and his family were of such a pure heart their seeds would, presumably, restart the human race untainted.

But that, in due time, even the latter-day descendants of this "second Adam" eventually transformed into a human race just as corrupt as those who were exterminated by the Great Flood.

The underlying point of this song is that even our best efforts will only go so far.
That if even God himself couldn't succeed in his attempt at "recreating a paradise on earth" how much less success can mortal man have in his sometimes overzealous hubristic endeavors? 
                                                   Musing For Today
Everyone, it seems, has gotten quite used to the casual everyday use of words like "Fuck", "Shit", "Ass-hole", "Mother-fucker", "Cock-sucker", "Pissed", and the like.

Anymore you'll hear those words in everyday conversation from time to time, even when dining in "family friendly" restaurants.

These days, the words and concepts that are now considered "obscene" are more along the lines of:

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Song Analysis: This Is My Country

A lot of blacks in the U.S. have the feeling and notion that, because some of their distant ancestors were brought to this continent against their will by force, they "don't really belong here" and, as such, don't feel any deep-down loyalty to the U.S..
Couple that with the attitudes a lot of those outside the "black culture" have towards them, alongside the behaviors that accompany those attitudes, and their deep-down feelings toward "America" is one of contempt and alienation.

But singer/songwriter Curtis Mayfield, in this late-1968 hit by his group The Impressions, strongly states that, in fact, those dilemmas are EXACTLY WHY "black America" has earned the right to also claim this land as their own as well.

That what happened to blacks in America (and still continues to happen) is but "the price THEY paid" to have the right to claim this land.
That blacks also had their own version of "sacrifices made in the name of 'assimilating into this culture'" just as much so as the Anglo European and Latin European settler/colonist ancestors of most "white Americans" (who came to this continent voluntarily).

That it's not a matter of any kind of "takeover" or "revolution" to do so, but, rather, a justified claim of simple co-existence.
                                       Adage For Today
                         Gentrification is coup d'etat minus assassinations and violence
                                             Another Adage For Today
The neighbor who mows his lawn at 6 A.M. on a Saturday morning is also the same one who calls the cops on you for playing your stereo too loud on a Saturday night

Monday, January 23, 2017

The term "warped groove" is an old beatnik expression from the late 1950s.

The "beatnik" crowd was, among other things, really into hi-fi (high fidelity sound systems), and if someone bought a record with a defective groove the tone-arm would either skip ahead or get stuck and keep repeating the same groove over and over.  Hence, the expression "warped groove".

But it was also a metaphor for someone or something a bit "off", irrational, erratic and scatterbrained, nonsensical, extreme/radical to the point of absurdity, or just plain character defective.

When I think of the social climate as it is at present it's quite clear that this world we're existing in has quite a few warped grooves.

In fact, if each society was an individual LP record NONE of the tracks on ANY of these LPs would ever play all the way through, even on turntables whose tone-arms had the ultimate "zero-tracking error" features coupled with the best phono cartridges and brand-new styluses, as their grooves would be so warped they'd overlap one another so as to render each entire "LP" totally unplayable.

                       The above is my Musing For Today

Song Analysis: Slip Slidin' Away

The gist of this late-1977 hit by Paul Simon entails how the average person pretty much squanders most of their life away.

How most of us are so busy admiring those who are exceptional---the heroes, those who accomplish great feats, those who manage great accomplishments and achievements, the prodigies and those with above-average talents and aptitudes---that we never bother to develop any of our own abilities.  Or even think we have anything to offer the world.

Then, as we start getting older and we reflect back on our life, our inadequacies start magnifying themselves, and we feel remorse over all "the things we didn't do that we should have", the "things we DID do that we should never have done", potential opportunities we may have unwittingly passed up.

Or, if we DID achieve a thing or two ourselves, we start realizing that for every accomplishment we made there are still a dozen more things of equal stature "where those came from" that we failed to do.  So we still feel "unfinished" and "incomplete".

Song Analysis: Glendora

If one really listens to the lyrics of this 1956 top-10 hit by Perry Como it becomes obvious that the character in this song is undyingly obsessively infatuated with a department store mannequin.
The mid-50s being such an ultra-conservative period of time, it seems a bit enigmatic a popular song from that era would embrace a theme like this so freely.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

   How Much Sleep Does The Average Person Need Each Night?
I'm 62 and, to this day, have yet to figure out how much sleep I need per night.
Never got the chance to ever find out.
Blame stress
Blame late-night television
Blame late-night oldies or talk radio shows
Blame urban noise
Blame loud fellow tenants
Blame overactive bladder
Blame the effects of various disturbing thoughts
Blame early morning work schedules and appointments
                                    Transition Periods Are So Painful...
I think the outgoing President, Obama, would have been a better President had he not experienced so much obstruction and interference from uncooperative elements within while trying to follow through on some of the ideas and policies he initially had in mind to implement---or finish once implemented.

His shortcomings were more those of his having compromised himself in a lot of critical areas (perhaps being coerced into doing so by the "secret societies" of the world?)

No-one is going to forget his grandiose promises, or of the unspoken disappointments we silently felt each time he either fell short of, or downright failed to follow through on, said promises.
On how he only went half-way on some of them.

Now we have the incoming President, Trump, who---like Obama---also made his fair share of grandiose promises (also aimed toward select favored factions).
Among his promises are that of undoing some of the accomplishments of Obama which were the results of the few occasions Obama actually followed through (half-way anyway) on some of HIS promises.

It'll be interesting to see how much cooperation or resistance President Trump experiences during the next four years.

Song Analysis: When Will The Rain Come?

This particular entity was issued on a Fontana 45-RPM as the B-side of the top-10 hit LOVE IS ALL AROUND by The Troggs.

The lyrics strongly hint at a catastrophic world-wide drought that virtually eliminates all life forms on earth, except for an apparent "last man on earth" who's making a first person account of the events transpiring all around him.

It's actually quite fitting for a group like The Troggs to handle a song like this as their gritty, direct, "no-nonsense" style best conveys an apocalyptic demeanor, essential for being convincing on the song's subject matter.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Once and for all ...

I'm tired of all the rhetoric and idealism surrounding the notion of "individual rights", "liberty" and entitlements.

It's all bullshit!
There ARE no "freedoms" or "rights" or "liberties".

All nations that ever existed---past and present---are all despotic republics.
"The rules rule!" (This makes for a good pun)

Whatever whoever's-in-charge wants to make mandatory is what will be what everyone who lives in their land is required to do, irrespective of logic, practical application, or whatever's in accordance with collective natural sensibilities.
                                                   W   e         a    r    e
                                   I   S   I   S
                                                               The Modern World's Official Scapegoat 
We started out a few years back as a premier terrorist organization, intent on a world-wide siege and seizure campaign.

Among our tactics were various mind-manipulating propaganda videos specifically programmed to hypnotize the most impressionable minds of those dispossessed and betrayed by their own society.

In time our world-wide influenced grew to astronomical proportions to where, these days, we practically no longer have to lift a finger of our own to wreak havoc on the adversarial western infidels and their nations.

We simply wait for any small group, or individual, who is or are disillusioned and disgruntled with the pretenses of "the great western lies" to take upon themselves the acts we used to perform ourselves:  random shootings; driving into crowds and gatherings; "forgetting to" take their bomb-laden backpack with them when leaving stores and restaurants;  randomly attacking passerbys with steak knives purchased at Wal-Mart or Target.

Even if these individuals commit such acts for their own personal reasons we STILL "take credit for" their acts as soon as we learn of them (usually the same way everyone else learns of these incidents ...by way of the same news media everyone else watches).

We can now be even MORE "all-powerful" without the need for more efforts on our own part.
Thanks all you impressionable disillusioned-of-the-disenfranchised, for being so easily hypnotized, for having been born with no aptitude for humor or imagination, for giving up on both yourselves and humanity, for your shameless sense of self-pity.
You're the ones who make our jobs easier while also more effective at the same time.
                                   Much appreciated and obliged,
                                I  S I S

             You know that motherfucker who drove his dilapidated Honda Civic jalopy into a crowd of fair-goers at full speed, then jumped out and started stabbing everyone randomly with his War-Mart purchased steak knife?
             Yep!   That was us!  We were behind that attack as well.  

Oh, and before we forget:  Thanks to all the media of the world for giving us our catchphrase slogan:  "Inspired by ISIS" 

                                                                    The above has been a public service message
I've always wondered why people get so spooked anytime they see someone talking to themselves.

Talking to another person is no big deal.  But aren't you a person yourself?  So, if you can talk to another person why can't you talk to yourself as well since you're also a person?

If you commit an oversight or forget something important and it messes things up as a result, don't you have a thing or two to say to yourself?
If somebody else did the same thing wouldn't you have a thing or two to say to them?

                    The above is my Musing For Today

Thursday, January 5, 2017

                              Here's to you
                           ...or, maybe, from you
Amidst certain "conspiracy theory" hearsay concerning allegations of governments having technology which enables officials and authorities to probe the minds of "individuals-of-interest" for the purpose of continuous surveillance of said individuals by certain agencies, I myself have doubts as to the validity of such concerns.

First off, even if telepathy is possible it would prove itself to be quite a series of hat tricks to pull off successfully due, for the most part, to how erratic the mind normally tends to be.

The way the mind is governed, not only by mere thoughts, but by the emotions and feelings that infuse themselves into the whole mix.  Tag on random flashes of memories and fantasies and invasive elements from the subconscious that appear suddenly, and you have such a kaleidoscope of hodge-podge trying to keep track of and make logical sense of what they would be viewing would become an overwhelming challenge.

And then tag on all the phobias, obsessions, and weird hang-ups, along with secrets not even that person's close friends or relatives know about---and then eccentric fantasies, things that they dwell on that make sense to them but would never make even a modicum of sense to anybody else, and mind-reading becomes so nerve-wrackingly encumbering only the most patient and perspective would have the stamina to be able to stick out such a grandiose project.
                 2016: Capping The Year

              More CeleDeaths of the pop music world
Greg Lake
Lead vocalist/guitarist/bass player of Emerson Lake and Palmer

Rick Parfitt

George Michael

Debbie Reynolds
Who, in 1960, asked the question AM I THAT EASY TO FORGET?
That question answered itself when the singer/actress died just one day after her famous movie actress daughter did.
                             The Problem With Authorities
is they're always looking for something evil or immoral.

Like the censors who can find lewd or subversive elements in even the most innocent or innocuous lyrics or television/movie scripts.

Like the customs agents who look for anything "suspicious" about anyone entering their country as an excuse for turning them back.

Like the employer who looks for any reason to reject a job applicant.

Like a good-looking woman who will find reasons to reject interested guys who don't seem to measure up to her standards.

Like a landlord who will look for reasons/excuses to either refuse to rent out to certain applicants (who, maybe, seem a bit "off") or to evict a present tenant.

Like undercover surveillance teams who constantly look for any kind of activity on the part of their targeted subjects which can be construed as being "suspicious" in nature or of being "questionable".

The idea that those with any kind of authority are so obsessed with "morality" or with "public safety" they'll see lewdness or threats even where none exist.