Of Straws and Camels

‘The idiom the straw that broke the camel’s back, alluding to the proverb “it is the last straw that breaks the camel’s back”, describes the seemingly minor or routine action which causes an unpredictably large and sudden reaction, because of the cumulative effect of small actions.’

Lots to cover in this Sat ‘ere day post, Dear Reader. First, let’s start with a ridiculous ‘camel’ item of news that crossed my twitter feed yesterday…

‘A camel beauty contest in Saudi Arabia has been rocked by scandal after 12 ships of the desert were disqualified because their owners had used Botox on them.

‘Prize money for the Miss Camel contest runs into millions of pounds, making the temptation to cheat irresistible for some.’

*A camel walk instead of cat-walk eh, Clicky? …/lights up…*

‘Competitors in the beauty contest are rated on, amongst other things, the size of their lips and cheeks, which is where the illicit use of Botox comes in.’

Generally botox, a highly toxic substance, is known for being used cosmetically to remove wrinkles in the upper third of the face. But wrinkles around the mouth? Well, that leads me onto the ridiculous ‘straw’ item of news that I saw yesterday, Dear Reader. Time for a ‘selfie’, this taken in the Blue universe of Frank Davis and his post ‘Obsession‘…

Roob asks about sucking

So let me get this straight: waiting staff, the very people smokers were thrown out onto the street to ‘save’, can now be fined $1,000 and/or jailed for providing customers with an unsolicited plastic straw

*/deep drag… Hmm… Desert ships and an angry octopus, Clicky? …/thinks… Octo-pussy? …/*

*Ha! /streams smoke… Bonded… /taps ASH… The baddie crashes the plane… /sucks on cig…*

Funnily enough, following the last LoL post, Cade has did indeed written a music review, and one of the albums both he and his son, Poncho, reviewed was Lunar Womb by The Obsessed…

*/cough… It’s not my kind of music I’m afraid, Clicky, but I’ll accept Poncho’s word that “If Black Sabbath fucked Black Flag’s attitude after smoking a fat ass J, you have this album”… /continues puffing… Fascinating reading though…*

I also rewatched The Zero Theorem last night, Dear Reader. Cade watched it as well as he’d never seen it. He wasn’t around on MEROVEE in March 2014, when just posting the trailer for the film turned the Red universe of Frank and commentators upside down

TZT Joby Qohen Neutrinos and Mass

neutrino (n.)

“neutral particle smaller than a neutron,” 1934, from Italian neutrino, coined 1933 by Italian physicist Enrico Fermi from neutro “neuter” (see neuter (adj.)) + -ino, diminutive suffix.

neuter (adj.)

late 14c., of grammatical gender, “neither masculine nor feminine,” from Latin neuter “of the neuter gender,” literally “neither one nor the other,” from ne- “not, no” (from PIE root *ne- “not”) + uter “either (of two)” (see whether). Probably a loan-translation of Greek oudeteros “neither, neuter.” In 16c., it had the sense of “taking neither side, neutral.”

neuter (v.)

1903, from neuter (adj.). Originally in reference to pet cats. Related: Neuteredneutering.

*Another straw, Clicky? Or Catty Newman…/smirks…  the culture of ‘zero tolerance’ is inherently weak… /final drag… it has never learnt to tolerate… /shrugs…*

And speaking of neutral, I spotted a familiar face, topped with straw coloured hair on a bus in the film. I hadn’t spotted before, and it synced with another news story I read yesterday that involved a Swiss church. In the film, Qohen lives in an fire damaged church…

TZT Boris Johnson on a bus.gif

Scientists in the Swiss city of Basel have solved a decades-old mystery over the identity of a mummified woman.

‘Their research revealed a surprise: the woman is the great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother of UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

‘The body was uncovered in 1975 while renovations were being done on Basel’s Barfüsser Church.’

*And another camel, Clicky …/stubs butt…*

‘Now the scientists and the historians were sure: the mummy was none other than Anna Catharina Bischoff. Born in Basel in 1719, she died there in 1787.

‘Once her identity had been established, genealogists were able – with the help of the efficient records of births, marriages, and deaths which tend to be kept by the wealthier classes – to trace more of Anna Catharina’s descendants.

‘She had seven children. Only two survived childhood, but one daughter, also Anna, married a certain Christian Hubert Baron Pfeffel von Kriegelstein. Five generations of von Pfeffels later, and we find Marie Luise von Pfeffel marrying one Stanley Fred Williams.

‘Their daughter Yvonne married Osman Wilfred Johnson Kemal… and their son, Stanley Johnson, is British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s father.’

Enjoy your weekend, Dear Reader ❤ … And have a Song… 😉

7 thoughts on “Of Straws and Camels

  1. What’s that…thing, one her head?

    Whatever it is…it changes or changed or something.
    Cuphead – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuphead
    Weird choice of hat, but I still think she’s hot. ;-P

    ^Junkie XL — Crusher.. High quality.^

    Scrolling – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrolling
    That get’s me to thinking about how many times our eyes are scanned each day. Well…for those of us that look at computer monitors.
    Refresh Rate – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refresh_rate
    Oddly enough, was watching a documentary earlier today about a group of groups using Muon(s) and Muon Photography to map the Giza Pyramids.
    Muon – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muon
    Muon Tomography – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muon_tomography
    According to that article, this is nothing new. So…that makes me wonder…”what are they looking for?” I also wonder why, but yeah…what are they looking for? Closure? Or continuance? Dunno bout anyone else, but pictographs and pictograms have been on my radar lately.
    Formal Language – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formal_language
    What if many of our thoughts about math/mathematics were wrong? Would we correct…or support the exiting structure(s)?

    Anyway, the Muons bit got me to thinking about mass and time, but more from a memory standpoint. If a particle needs to shed some weight…where does that weight go? How is that mass shed? It’s almost like a bad memory that we would rather not recall. Many dream of “going back” and doing things differently, but if one were able to do that, you’d never know you did it. So…what is to stop you from doing the same thing again?

    Meh…just got me to thinking about mass being gained/lost/sustained, and how. That got me onto Alzheimer’s, but not just and only. What if, a Muon was supposed to travel like “this”, and an electron was supposed to travel like “that”, but somehow, their respective spins were interfered with in such a way as to cause them to basically change their behaviors to accommodate this third force? If that is possible, what force(s) exist to “set them straight”? I still see three basic particles and five base states. The numbers get wacky from there, thanks to zero, but yeah…Muon here = Neutrino there = Tachyon elsewhere.
    /me shrugs

    ^Nitrous Oxide – Orient Express^

    Here’s that documentary if anyone wants to watch it.

    ^X-Raying The Great Pyramids of Egypt Documentary 2018^

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    1. Live! You Goddamned Son of a Bitchhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live!_You_Goddamned_Son_of_a_Bitch
      Revolting Cockshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolting_Cocks
      Richard Jonckheere (Redirected from Richard 23) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Jonckheere
      Luc Van Ackerhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luc_Van_Acker
      Paul Barkerhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Barker
      Chris Connelly (Musician)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Connelly_(musician)
      The Final Cut (Band)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Final_Cut_(band)
      William Tucker (Musician)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tucker_(musician)
      Bill Rieflinhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Rieflin
      I had no idea that Tucker had passed. 😦

      ^The Final Cut: A Dance For The Saints^

      You don’t have to spend much time in a club or at a concert to realize that people are looking for something, and they are looking for much more than just and only getting laid and/or getting fucked-up. If that something they are searching for, was to be found somewhere other than a nightclub or bar, that’s where they’d be. That makes me question efforts to remove certain avenues because of one reason or another. Not implying that some of these efforts don’t have merit, but merit for whom? Is this world on some cleaning-frenzy because company is coming? You’ve got visitors coming, and you don’t want them to know what a slob you really are? Appearances?
      Once company is gone…
      dress over a chair,
      one shoe here,
      one shoe there,
      the hosiery goes over the lampshade,
      panties on the floor,
      bra left hanging from the doorknob on the door,
      facial makeup removed with cleanser,
      the eyes makeup with vaseline,
      earrings into a box,
      into the bath now so we can finally be clean,
      layers all removed now,
      remaining ones all down the drain,
      cept for the new layers of soaps and fluoride and chlorine,
      this cleanliness shit is insane,
      reach for the cotton towel,
      then into the silky gown,
      small fibers reach out and grab you,
      head sinks onto the pillow of duck down,
      comforter filled with polyester,
      sheets woven from miles of flax,
      lights off…doors locked…alarms set…and finally….

      ^Nitzer Ebb – Control I’m Here^

      Q: What about the camel?
      A: ???¿¿¿
      Just wondering what the camel gets out of the deal. How does the camel stand to benefit.
      /me shrugs

      I was watching a “near-death caught on GoPros” vid yesterday, and it showed two guys riding on the ridge of a mountain on motorcycles. The view was from the second motorcycle that was following the first, and as they drove, I began noticing the second cycle trying to stay within the groove created by the first cycle. This was loose dirt, so it was quite crumbly, the peak was quite peaked and untouched, and the grade on either side was quite steep. I started thinking about the difficulties of both cycles, trying to adjust to equal unknowns. The first cycle was tangling with the road that was already laid out before them by nature, but this road had not yet been traveled, and certainly not traveled by this first individual. The second cycle, at first glance, would be thought to be traveling on a known path since a previous cycle had already traveled it. However, a cycle has two wheels. In this instance, the environment traveled by the first wheel is NOT the same environment that will be traveled by the second wheel, even tho they are both attached to the same machine, and that one machine has but one operator.

      The clip of the motorcycles is at 03:52 into the vid below.

      ^NEAR DEATH CAPTURED by GoPro and camera pt.35 [FailForceOne]^

      Oh, and skip to 00:45 into the vid, if you care to watch the whole vid, but want to avoid the built-in advertisement. The boat clip at the start of the vid is worth a look.

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