Category: Finding Zero
Art Amiss & Apollo Chicken Shamble
I read the latest post at Too Long In This Place on Tuesday morning, Dear Reader, over my Milk Ana Dash breakfast coffee, and wake up ciggy…
*/lights up… Dallas is Cade’s home town, Clicky…*
…A post in which the writer, mentions that Dallas sounds like Delos, the birth place of the Greek god Apollo and his twin sister Artemis…
‘Ancient Greek writers, by way of folk etymology, and some modern scholars, have linked Artemis (Doric Artamis) to ἄρταμος, artamos, i.e. “butcher“.
I mentioned as much to Cade whilst we were DMing on Twitter on Tuesday night. I couldn’t remember if Apollo and Artemis’s mother was Leda (seduced by Zeus transformed as a swan) or Leto…
*Um, that’s the actor called Leto, Clicky… /drags… Actually, thinking about it, the Joker’s girlfriend ‘Harley Quinn’ is play on ‘harlequin’, a character originating from Commedia dell’ARTe…*
*Oh it’s ‘Lord of Illusions’… /puffs steadily… *
*Interesting… /taps ash… from the earlier link, Artemis and Apollo’s mother, Leto, is associated with wolves…*
early 15c., “meat or fish market,” from schamil“table, stall for vending” (c. 1300), from Old English scamol, scomul“stool, footstool” (also figurative); “bench, table for vending,” an early Proto-Germanic borrowing (Old Saxon skamel“stool,” Middle Dutch schamel, Old High German scamel, German schemel, Danish skammel “footstool”) from Latin scamillus“low stool, a little bench,” ultimately a diminutive of scamnum“stool, bench,” from PIE root *skabh-“to prop up, support.” In English, sense evolved from “place where meat is sold” to “slaughterhouse” (1540s), then figuratively “place of butchery” (1590s), and generally “confusion, mess” (1901, usually in plural).
The above was written on Wednesday evening, Dear Reader, but then I got diverted preparing for a job interview, and undertaking day-to-day generalities like ironing, washing, cooking, sleeping, working and reading others’ blog posts.
It is now Friday lunchtime and I cannot remember where the fuck I intended this shamble to end up, so I’ll let it go where it will…
*I saw that last night, Clicky, pronouncement from Apollo…*
*T’ease… /squints… Sew a joker?*
*Ah huh… /grimaces… I know you posted that on MEROVEE last night, Clicky…*
*DOW… Dogs Of War… /thinks… and ‘to top’ is slang for ‘to kill’… that’s where this post started, Clicky, with ‘Too Long In This Place’…*
That’s my lunch hour over, Dear Reader… I’ll be back later with a new post. In the meantime… Have a Song 😉
Fangs For The Mammaries…
This is going to be a post that requires you to employ your own ‘Clicky’, Dear Reader… It starts with a word…
wolf (n.) Old English wulf “wolf, wolfish person, devil,” from Proto-Germanic *wulfaz (source also of Old Saxon wulf, Old Norse ulfr, Old Frisian, Dutch, Old High German, German wolf, Gothic wulfs), from PIE root *wlkwo- “wolf” (source also of Sanskrit vrkas, Avestan vehrka-; Albanian ul’k; Old Church Slavonic vluku; Russian volcica; Lithuanian vilkas “wolf;” Old Persian Varkana- “Hyrcania,” district southeast of the Caspian Sea, literally “wolf-land;” probably also Greek lykos, Latin lupus).
This manne can litle skyl … to saue himself harmlesse from the perilous accidentes of this world, keping ye wulf from the doore (as they cal it). [“The Institution of a Gentleman,” 1555]
Probably extinct in England from the end of the 15th century; in Scotland from the early 18th. Wolves as a symbol of lust are ancient, such as Roman slang lupa “whore,” literally “she-wolf” (preserved in Spanish loba, Italian lupa, French louve). The equation of “wolf” and “prostitute, sexually voracious female” persisted into 12c., but by Elizabethan times wolves had become primarily symbolic of male lust. The specific use of wolf for “sexually aggressive male” first recorded 1847; wolf-whistle attested by 1945, American English, at first associated with sailors. The image of a wolf in sheep’s skin is attested from c. 1400. See here for a discussion of “wolf” in Indo-European history. The wolf-spider so called for prowling and leaping on its prey rather than waiting in a web.
…Last night I posted about a certain ‘wolf‘ on MEROVEE…
Some background: last July, the Red Granite Hollywood production company was accused by the DOJ of using $100 million that prosecutors said had been diverted from the 1MDB fund to finance DiCaprio’s 2013 film “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Last October, DiCaprio said he was cooperating with the probe and would return any gifts or donations if they were found to have come from questionable sources.
…And MJ put up two posts overnight at Blade and Chalice. She’s been to visit the Scopes Trial museum in Dayton, Tennessee:
There’s a specific message for Hugo in Part 2…
House of S-tone, please read this. https://at37.wordpress.com/2012/02/06/137-69-draft/
…Of course I’ve also had sum ideas about 137….
…So I was interested to read today that grocery stocks are crashing in the US and Europe…
Whole Foods stock was halted for ‘news pending’… and now we have the answer – Amazon to acquire Whole Foods Market for $42/share in an all-cash transaction valued at ~$13.7b, including Whole Foods Market’s net debt.
…Amazon is one of the FANGs…
A little bit of paranoia is always healthy.
In the 1980s, the totalitarian fear was that some overenthusiastic government agent would go to the library and pull your library card to see if you were reading seditious texts.
Seems a bit quaint now, doesn’t it?
It didn’t at the time.
Of course, the East German Stasi went to those lengths to spy on its citizens, but there was never any real danger of it happening in the US.
Fast forward to today.
- Facebook knows who your friends, friends of friends, and acquaintances are. It knows what you look like, and what your friends and family look like. It knows what TV shows you watch, what music you listen to, and in all likelihood, your political activities.
- Amazon is today’s library card—it knows every book you’ve ever ordered, along with more pedestrian purchases like vitamin supplements.
- Netflix is a database of pretty much every TV show and movie you’ve ever watched.
- Google has a repository of every Internet search made by every American citizen.
F, A, N, G. What does that spell?
Those four stocks have outperformed over just about any timespan.
Does anyone else find it more than a coincidence that they are also potentially the biggest threat to online privacy?
Like I said, that library card thing seems a bit quaint.
… Library card and groceries… Food for thought…
Also last night, I read Part 5 of a series at The Secret Sun, that seemingly started with a drowning in Wolf River Harbour…
I first began to follow this story when I heard about the drowning death of Jeff Buckley. I’m not sure why but the first thought that came into my head was that it had something to do with Elizabeth Fraser.I had no idea that all of this had been prophesied for years and years before, in ways that actually give me chills.
That’s a lot of ‘Clicking’ and reading for you, Dear Reader, so I’ll finish up with a snapshot of Red Frank’s MEROVEE post…
… And a drawing I created to depict the process of construction logistics for my boss’s book, for the layman (‘Sun’ reader) to understand, showing how employing a logistician on a construction project ensures your mega costly building is achieved on time and budget… And the client at the top who Doo’s knot…
… Alas he didn’t use it…
*Clicky! …/rolls eyes… That Song! …/huffs…*
Enough of this shambles, Dear Reader… Have another…
Missive From ‘Merica: Splitting Apols (2)
Following on from yesterday, Dear Reader…
*Don’t mind me saying, Clicky, butt sumtimes… you’re kinda fucking weird…*
Distracted…I get it.
Part and Particle…I get it.
^The Jacksons – Can You Feel It (Official Music Video HD)^
Got to have a damn good conversation right in the big middle of writing this.
As a result…my brain is siting on empty. Or, emptier. More emptier?
Welp…at least we can assume that thicker/better armor = bigger/better bullets.
^Bulletproof Glass vs 60,000 PSI Waterjet^
Gonna have to summon a story here.
A story from “A Veiled Gazelle: Seeing How To See” by Idries Shah.
The story is called “Four Friends”
If you wanna read it…
If you wanna listen to it…
Anyway…long story short, a Sufi moves to a city to open a school. There are three people in this city who are familiar with this Sufi and his work, they all three desire to be students of this Sufi, and the Sufi employs/enlists all three under the auspices of…
The first two are odd enough, but make sense, when you see and understand the the intentions of the Sufi. However, employing someone to be your employer? That’s kind of a weird thought, eh? Anyway…thinking about this story in terms of today’s world and atmosphere and using the vernacular of this time, the Sufi seems like he’s setting up…a conspiracy…eh?
Or is he a teacher who needs to learn in order to teach those that wish to learn? I mean, how else do you learn to teach? Yep…gotta learn how to learn. So invasive, these students are 😛
^deadmau5 – Hyperlandia^
How we apply what we learn seems to be the place where things perpetuate themselves and their eternal via change. Ironic, eh? But not really. I mean…when you learned whatever you learned, there was prolly a change there, yeah? Why would you not expect whatever you learned to change even more when and where you apply it?
And so…percentages suddenly become our friends. But if you really want to jump that train, you’ve got to wrap your head around the concept of gaps and gapping. Some can be bridged, some not. You can do a quick scan back through your own time and get a good bead on what these are rather rapidly. Failed and successful relationships of all kinds in there prolly. Assuming you have been afforded the opportunity that is. Can’t learn much as a corpse in a box.
That said, some gaps cannot nor will not ever be filled. You can prolly relate to this concept as well via the past. But in the percentages model, it always seems to be the one that you think you have a bead on, that causes you to focus on the other end thinking that it can be tamed as well.
EX: 99.9% – 100%. It makes the assumption that you have already correctly calculated the gap to zero(0) on the other end.
The thinking that I’ve been doing lately has me to thinking that neither gap on either end can be accurately calculated. Not in the way and ways it’s being attempted anyway. Lotta folding there that is going twist and create a simultaneousness that suddenly makes discernment as to which end you are at impossible.
Continuing to assume that you remain on the end in which you started is only going to further complicate this confusion. Primarily because, things will begin to simultaneously move so fast and so slow at the same time, that you can no longer discern what is moving and what is not moving.
^The Plimsouls – A Million Miles Away^
Song of Solomon 3 (ESV)
Song of Solomon 3 (KJV)
Lotta differences in those two versions of the same passage. And speaking of passage and passages, a lot time has transpired and transacted during the passage of time between writings of those two versions.
Are we looking for:
D: All of the above?
E: All of the above above?
That’s just my thinking tho.
Anything that we forgo, tends to create a gap.
Almost sounds like a cog turning about a wheel, that is entangled with the cog and cogs of another wheel, eh?
^The Smiths – These things take time^
It’s now Wednesday May 31. I started writing this yesterday, but a conversation I had via Twitter kinda drained me, which resulted in me ranting over at Merovee in order to make sense of…fuck it….whatever….I gots no answers.
Someone made an interesting observation on Twitter about a scientist that appears to be “crossing the streams”…if you will. I tried to go to the story, but got the message above.
"The College Fix" ain't working. lolz
Anyway…yeah…it appears that rigidity is rigid. Especially in the application thereof. Or lack of. To think that physical laws do not apply to the physical objects that they describe seems kinda…weird. Prolly why I operate under the assumption that:
A) any scientific law is equally applicable across the board outside of it’s own definitions, and
B) calling anything “law” is foolhardy in and of itself. Including the temporary states of matter is pointless without simultaneously excluding them.
Yeah…both. Forever and always, in all things, both. It’s going to work itself out as to which is contextually applicable at the time of observation.
But to think that this case will ALWAYS be the case, is neglecting the time and times that allowed you to make the observation in the first place. A lack of understanding of time and times as they behave and operate over time. Yes…it’s quite pesky…this little paradigm of paradox that I submit is equally solvable and unsolvable. 😉
I found a different copy of the story BTW.
^Bow Wow Wow – Do You Wanna Hold Me [HD]^
Did you know that if your spelling is so bad, yet you transpose letters in just the right word, at just the right time, you can sometimes stumble across gems?
I must be thinking about time as it does not relate to the time that I am trying to write about that thought in.
All kinds of mistakes and snafus that wind up teaching us stuff.
^Goldfrapp – Anymore (Official Video)^
I’m not gonna jump on the “I’ve Been Saying This All Along” bandwagon, primarily because I haven’t been saying this all along. I’ve thought about it quite a bit. I’ve espoused it quite a bit in my own personal life. But you don’t know me do you? How could you know me? I don’t expect you to know me. I’m just a fan in the stands cheering you stupid fucks on. Yeah…both teams. Any team. I don’t care what team you are on nor what you are trying to accomplish…I’m cheering you on. Unless I’m not.
If you weren’t chasing your dreams, our paths would never have crossed…right? Ever stopped to consider the possibility that someone exists for the sole purpose of helping others chase and achieve their dreams? That someone could have a dream, and that dream is to help others dream? We all do that from time to time. Mine is just a little more focused in that area. It helps the sting of “those who can’t do, teach” not burn quite so bad.
^Martin Roth – An Analog Guy In A Digital World^
I guess this is a short week for those in the civilized and industrial worlds.
I don't work...so every day is Halloween for me.
I noticed in my recent travels that someone pulled this one out of the hat for some odd reason. Prolly all of the AI and robots talk as of late.
I have no interest in the subject of robotics, which is why I neither write nor talk about it.
I have an inlaw that owns a rather successful robotics company tho.
Success…it’s all around us.
Q: Now what?
^Röyksopp- Alpha male Wolves clip^
What does having successful relatives have to do with me?
I mean…kinda it does…but not really.
As a matter of fact, it has the effect of compounding the nothingness that I already am.
“Less Than Less Than”…in a comparative contextual kinda way.
^The Speakeasy Three – When I Get Low, I Get High – ( Official Video )^
NOW GO THE FUCK AWAY!!!
I'm thinking about doing that myself.
^the smiths, death of a disco dancer, buik remasters^
X: Where ya gonna go?
X: Sounds risky.
X: You sure you wanna travel this path?
B: Allow me here if I may…maybe a course change is order Captain.
T: I have some thoughts.
X: Broken and melty like an ice-cube fired out of a bazooka towards the sun in the Northern Hemisphere during the month of July.
Z: I’m all about accuracy sometimes.
0: No comment.
Cade: rofl…no pointers to be considered there, eh?
Cade: OMG! That’s quite enough references to absurdity.
0: I’m done.
Cade: This is like shooting fish in a barrel.
C: Why would someone shoot fish in a barrel?
Cade: I dunno. How big is the barrel? Can’t you see?
C: Har har.
X: Are you going to invoke size? Or quantity?
Cade: Aren’t they the same?
0: We need a bigger barrel.
Cade: Bigger barrel for bigger fish is indicative of need for a bigger gun.
T: May I suggest…Howitzers?
Cade: Jesus fucking CHRIST!!! What kind of fish are we talking here, and can our lumber industry/industries support such an endeavor?
X: Always a bigger fish.
Cade: I fucking KNEW you were gonna say that!!!
Cade: My comment on Twitter regarding relativity and change was meant to invoke more of a quantity of speed than distance.
X: Why is that?
Cade: Prolly because there was a weird link to something that Roob said in a conversation yesterday.
Z: And what was that, which Roob said, in a conversation, yesterday.
Cade: I can’t remember what she said smartass.
Cade: She posted a link to a picture of cookies that were shaped like a penguin and a groundhog.
Z: And what did we deduce from that?
Cade: I wound up cruising The LoL’s December archive.
X: Lotta stuff there, eh?
Cade: Yeah. We’ve covered some ground.
Cade: It was what was missing.
A: Which is?
Cade: Roob’s writing. I think I’ve run all her readers off.
Cade: It bothers me that her part of what we do together is prolly overlooked.
Cade: I guess I can see what she does better.
Z: And why is that?
0: Yes…why is that?
Cade: Prolly because I know what I send her vs what she posts.
X: Makes a lot of changes, eh?
Cade: Almost never.
X: Which leads us to…
Cade: She changes a LOT.
T: That makes no sense.
X: Which will bring us to…
Cade: The empty spaces that holograms/templates create…before, during, and after.
X: All at the same time?
Cade: Technically…yeah. It depends on how you look at the time.
A: What about “the before time” portion of that?
Cade: In the context of now, that thought is simultaneously both peaceful and comforting and mind-bendingly scary.
Z: Why is that?
Cade: The thought of having to try and explain it to someone.
X: Explain what?
Cade: Um…time, before time as we know it, via where we know it, as a construct for time as we know it.
X: Yer back to that “prior to now” portion of Big Bang + Big Swirl = Now.
Cade: Vectors and vectoring.
X: Like shooting a bullet with a bullet.
Cade: Lotta symbolism everywhere as to things that were, that are again.
0: And not just from “The Evil Dead Movies” perspective?
Cade: It’s everywhere.
C: What about the symbolism itself?
Cade: Layers and layering. A lot of plans within the plan.
X: But you personally feel that “the planning” aspect is overlooked in the current context.
Cade: Hey…if you can’t get your head wrapped around the concept of “The Alpha And Omega” being a pointer to “the now”…join the fucking club. It’s a difficult concept to ponder.
Z: From which end?
A: Exactly what I was thinking.
Cade: The absent nature of applicability is…erm…unpopular.
0: Indeed, you say? Not gonna read into that one.
Cade: Can’t help but read into it, that doesn’t mean that I have to entertain it.
T: And why would you not want to?
Cade: No idea who is reading this. I only know who has to edit it. 😐
X: She made a reference to Internet Filtering didn’t she?
Cade: Something like that.
X: Care to elaborate?
Cade: OK…take the user name of the following video for example.
Z: Which is what?
Cade: MrOmar Osama
X: And that is related to Mr. Jarred Harris, how?
X: Associations of what type and types via what sorts of typing methods?
Cade: Negative via Positive/Negative that leads to Negative.
X: I thought that tenets, tomes and edifices were something on which to be clung?
Cade: For how long?
X: Kinda…”leaves people out” don’t it?
Cade: Just a little.
^Benny Benassi ft. Channing – Come fly away (DJ Winn remix)^
cYa | cFa
^Shemian – Happy Swingin` (Radio Edit)^
*/rolls eyes… Definitely weird…*