Missive From ‘Merica: Return Of The One Won Wanderer

X: It’s been a while.

Cade: Indeed it has.

X: What have you been up to?

Cade: Not much. Yourselves?

T: Cute.

0: Yeah…real cute wiseguy.

Cade: Thanks.

X: Don’t mention it.

Q: Where’s “B” been lately?

Cade: I think a better question would be…who in the hell are you?

X: Doesn’t feel right, does it?

Cade: No, not really.

0: Maybe that’s what happens when you let something sit in your head for too long.

Cade: It’s possible. But just because something pops into my head doesn’t mean I need to write it down.

Z: Any other current examples you can list to relate?

Cade: SoPi J.

Z: Been stewing on that one for a while?

Cade: Yes I have.

Z: And what have you come up with?

Cade: Well, SoPi K came along last night, so I think I’m going to skip SoPi J for now, and maybe talk about SoPi K a bit…try and flesh it out.

Z: Do you think that’s a good idea?

Cade: 😦

X: Why do you think that a certain something might not feel right?

Cade: The first time that you wander into a new environment as a kid, your eyes are likely to boggle as you marvel in wonder at the unknown/never before seen.

T: Can you think of an example?

0: Yeah. Give us an example 😉

Cade: A department store.

C: Anything else pop into that head of yours as to an example?

Cade: Yeah…The Colosseum scene from Gladiator.

Z: When all of Proximo’s gladiators see it for the first time?

Cade: That’s the one. Juba says, “I did not know men could build such things.”

X: And what about subsequent visits?

Cade: I think the wonder and awe is likely still there, but it’s been constrained a bit.

Z: Constrained by rules and regulations.

Cade: True that. Loads and loads of rules, regulations, constraints, weight limits, size limits…everything has been qualified and quantified.

Z: Just takes us a while to learn and understand the hows and whys behind the system and systems that created this new environment…is that what you are saying?

Cade: Something like that.

X: Do you think such knowledge crushes the glow of that initial awe and wonder?

Cade: It certainly can.

A: Overwhelming the overwhelmed…that’s quite the concept to ponder.

Cade: Indeed it is.

X: Has anything in particular overwhelmed you lately?

Cade: To quote “T” here…”Let’s talk about that.”

X: Good show.

Cade: I guess time will tell.

T: …

^Gorillaz – Humility (Official Video)^

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*Nice one, Clicky! So much better than going with a department store opening… /lights up… *

Ah, there you are, Dear Reader. As you can see, the Okie Devil of Text US – Cade Fon Apollyon – has sent a brand spanking, new missive through to the LoL…

…#111 to be exact, and I for one am looking forward to finding out what SoPi J & K are all about…

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*Ah, but did you know Elvis played at the Coliseum, Clicky? …/drags…*

*If you say so…/plumes smoke…*

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So yeah, let’s us talk about that. And what is “that” you may ask? Welp, my own personal method is to get a vague idea as to what I want to write about, then just let it develop as I actually type. That’s why I tend not to edit things as I go, leave mistakes in grammar/spelling and the like, and not fear looking like an idiot when I know that I’m going out on a limb. If I edit out all of the chaff and rough bits and whatnot, there’s no indication to the reader as to what went into the rock tumbler in order to get the rocks shiny. Not suggesting that I don’t have my own “trade secrets” so to speak, because I do…I just tell you what they are.

EX: Much of my writing includes concepts about talking to strangers and/or people that I don’t know. Animals, gods, ghosts, demons/angels, aliens, Artificial Intelligences, girls, angry neighbors, etc..

X: lolz…wait a minute here…did you just equate “girls” with gods, ghosts, aliens and angry neighbors?

Cade: Girls are weird.

X: /shakes head and laughs.

0: Carry on dude.

Cade: K 😛

I sometimes have trouble speaking with others. Mainly, I think this is because I am sometimes expected to say something, but I cannot because I have nothing to say. In this and these instances, my not having anything to say is viewed as something lacking on my part, or perhaps even a failure of some kind. But my thinking is, that if you say something to me, and expect me to say something back, why don’t you just have the conversation all on your own, and leave me out of the discussion entirely.

I don’t need someone prompting me to get the answers you want, in the way you want them…it’s likely gonna end badly for everyone. So yeah, I try and avoid being bound by pride in my writing, and just let my writing flow as best I can. I may not get anywhere, but someone else may be able to learn something.

/me shrugs
^”Souvenir” lyric video – SWIMM^
Happy Friday fuckheeds!

Today is Friday August 17th of the year 2018 CE.

I know someone who is…

erm…

extra super duper happy today.

Let’s toss a song her way.

^GOOD VIBRATIONS (HD) THE BEACH BOYS^

And since we are currently on flights of fancy, how bout a quick viddy of this vid that just popped up on my YouTube feed. Care for a quick spin in a North American P-51 Mustang?

Pro-Tip: If it wasn’t for the Limeys and their input + their Rolls Royce Merlin engines, the P-51 Mustang would not be what it is.

And what is the P-51 Mustang you might ask?

It is what it is.
^THE ULTIMATE P51 MUSTANG FLIGHT with ATC Audio!^

Before I get to SoPi K, here’s something that I just stumbled across on IMGUR called “Sacred Geometry – Vector Set”.

There are four sets of different shapes, each shape has it’s own name, and the whole mess is Copyright © 2016 | http://www.skyboxcreative.com.

So, this is a single image, that contains four sets of shapes, and each set of shapes contains nine individual shapes for a total of thirty-six individual shapes…all in one image. Let’s get back to our department store with the boggly-eyed kid, who is seeing a department store for the first time. And let us use this sacred geometry as a representation of our department store.

There are some people that have likely never heard of the concept of “sacred geometry”. I know that I had never heard of it, and then I did hear about it, saw it, and now I know a little bit about what it is and what it can be said to be representative of. So let’s us wander off to a show that was on HBO years ago called Carnivàle.

Carnivàle

In this show, the concept of “management” is a prevalent theme. I’ve thought about that concept quite a bit, and especially as it relates to “knowing”.

Q: Do you know who manages our planet?

A: ¿?¿?¿?¿?¿

Yeah…tough question. And via the damnedest of methods, it occurred to me one day to ponder the concept of…”ownership”.

Management and Ownership as it relates to our planet. 

It’s likely that we can relate better to ownership than we can to management. Management is always in a state of flux. But ownership is absolute. Prolly why it’s so vague and so thin in most instances. The scramble of management buzzing around what is and is not owned, and by whom. Let’s mix in some Lucifer and God in that image of ownership/management, and we’ll just leave it there and let you stew on it. Actually, add Brahma and Shiva in there with God and Lucifer. I’ve been thinking about those two a lot lately.

^Slowdive – Sugar for the Pill (Official Video)^

Let’s continue the detour so we can stay on target…

Dupuytren’s Contracture

Gout

Let’s stop there for a second, and pull a blurb from that second Wikipedia article…

‘Gout was historically known as “the disease of kings” or “rich man’s disease”.

I wonder how that came about? There’s a mention that gout has been known to be around since the time of the Ancient Egyptians, and there’s also something there about gout being more common in those who drink beer.

Hebrews
Brew
Tea
Coffee
Witch (Disambiguation)
Beer
IPA
Microbrewery
Samuel Adams (Beer)
Norway
Hamlet
Alice Springs
High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program
Foster’s Lager
Lager
Logger
Logbook

I wonder if The Universe keeps records, and if so, how. Gotta be system designed to keep the records more or less intact and decypherable.

^DWIG – Orange Evening (LUL007)^

This guy Legiron has a book called “Fear The Witch (for it is you)”, and I gotta admit that the first time I heard of this book, I couldn’t help but smile a bit. Clever title and, to me anyway, it speaks a lot to the Alchemists of the now who seem to try and get away from the more erm…”mystical”….types of associations that go along with brewing and concocting all kinds of crazy shit.

Enter a dude named...Thoth.

Thoth

Now, if I were to mention a certain…erm…”ceremony” right now, and this ceremony was a balancing of hammers upon a stone, and these balanced hammers on this stone would then be reviewed by the master? That may not mean much to you. Hell, it may not mean anything to you. But it means something to me.

^Deadmau5 – Clockwork (1080p) || HD^

OH!!! And did I mention…these hammers that are balanced on this stone, welp, the stone they are balanced upon, is itself, balanced atop another stone. So yeah, a stone, balanced atop another stone, and the hammers are then balanced upon the balanced stone. Quite the metaphor for accuracy with respect to builders and building…eh? Welp, if you consider that this same ceremony was performed prior to the start of construction, and the mass and shape of these hammers was calculated at that time.

Yes, I just suggested that part of this process included calculating the shape, mass/density of these hammers prior to use, then calculated again after use.

Q: Do you think hammer manufacturers of today calculate the number of atoms in a hammer prior to use, and the number of atoms contained in the same hammer after use?

A: ?!!!?

It’s doubtful, but possible.

I wonder if they would if they could.

Not only that, but what if they could track each and every atom that comes off of that/those hammers, and trace where they went?

You think anyone would be interested in such a thing?

Certainly might help in other areas.

(cough) DU (cough)

Sorry…got a bit choked up there.

^CHVRCHES – Recover^

Short of nulling them off, do you think it possible for someone to forget their scars?

Tattoos have become quite popular.

I wonder if there is any connection there. Elective surgery is also quite popular these days. Deadly, but popular.

^O…SAYA-Rahman & M.I.A.^

This subject came up last night.

Garage Door

Not sure what else to say about it right now, other than day before yesterday, I cut my fingernails for the first time in a month, and there’s not a single fingertip that isn’t sore as fuck. Lots of hangnails that are spinning and spiraling off the nails like coil-springs that were previously under tension, and are now whirling around seeking a new center after I cut my nails.

That likely sounds improbable, and maybe even impossible, but I watch my nails and have been watching them for quite some time. The fingers do all kinds of things, and this “new world” of ours has lots of things in it that have changed the dynamics of how the fingers move/what they do.

Numeric Keypad (Redirected from 10-key)
Keyboard
Nail Clipper
Clipper
Nail
Why Do I Have Ridges in My Fingernails?
Fingernails: Possible problems
Cuticle
Basidiocarp
Jelly Fungus
Iceland Moss
Sphagnum Magellanicum (Redirected from Magellan’s Peatmoss)
Sphagnum
Projectile Motion
Viscosity
Neoplasm
Describing Projectiles With Numbers: (Horizontal and Vertical Velocity)
Horizontal Motion Unaffected by Gravity
Hop
Calendula
Hops
Tariff
Tax
Physiocracy
Lunula

So, we’ve got a healthy case of logistics and mechanics backing up the physics of the/a body.

Q: Are you happy?

A: ???

Only you can answer that.

^Vini Vici – Expender^

There appears to have been another purge on Twitter recently. The odd thing is, that from two different unrelated sources, two different Twitter users claim to have lost around twenty (20) followers.

Q: Why is everyone focused on their followers?

A: ¿¿¿

In the 1.5 years that I’ve been more or less actively participating on/in Twitter, I’ve never heard anyone say…

”DAMN! I LOST 20 PEOPLE I WAS FOLLOWING TODAY!!!”

I wonder what’s up with that? I mean, I’m only following 116 people, but I can pretty much tell you why I followed each and every one of them. Not only that, I notice when certain people that I follow stop tweeting and/or their tweets seem to disappear. One recent such example was/is a gal who I had only recently started following, and she turns up a month later with cancer.

😦

There are many people that I follow that I’d like to drop a line to occasionally and just say…

“hey, haven’t seen you around much, hope you are OK.”

…and sometimes I do just that. Like this one gal that posts a lot of “earthy/witchy” photos that are pretty cool. She comes and goes, and I’ve dropped her a line once to just say hey, but people seem to get creeped out by that for some reason. I mean, are you REALLY worried about your followers? Like…really really worried about them? Or are they just some number that should be silent and compliant in sitting in your followers queue.

Just sayin'.
^Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound – Extended Video Remix HD^

Hell…there’s a guy that I follow on Twitter that is dead. Yeah…the motherfucker died not long ago. I don’t expect to see any tweets from him anytime soon, but I’m sure as shit not going to unfollow the poor bastard just because he died. I mean…not too anxious to follow him either…if you know what I mean…but yeah.

lolz

I have no clue what I’m trying to say here.

rofl
^Indian Spirit 2017 – DJ CAPTAIN HOOK^


I’ve not done a whatever/missive in a while, but I’ve been thinking about them. Pretty much cut myself off of anything and everything on The Internet except for Twitter and the occasional foray on my own blogger blog. I mean, hell, I don’t even read Frank Davis nor Underdog Bites Upwards anymore.

Nothing against them, just am where I am.

Plus, I had a pretty big something happen in my life about a month ago.

Scared me.

Scared me bad.

I’m still dealing with it.

Hope you are good tho.

TTYL
^Planet Funk – Chase The Sun (Extended Version) 2002^


cYacFa

^Slumdog Millionaire – Ring Ring Ringa…^

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*Butt he hardly mentions SoPi K, Clicky…*

flash of J

*/stares…*

Um… Until next time… Dear Reader… Have a Song?

Missive From ‘Merica: So Long and SoPi

My good friend Cade, the Okie Devil from Textus, sent through a new missive for us last night, Dear Reader. But first… some sad news: smoking internet pal, Nik Nak…

nik nak

… died yesterday. The news of his passing broke in the Blue universe today via Frank. More tender words and remembrances of our stalwart friend can be found via Leggy, Bucko and Grandad

*/lights up… hope Dear Reader goes and read the comments too, Clicky… /drags… He will be missed… /smokes… I expect Smoky Drinky’ll be heaving tonight…*

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Let's find some work!

Ripley: Hey, I feel like kind of a fifth wheel around here. Is there anything I can do?

Apone: I don’t know, is there anything you can do?

Movie = Aliens

^The Beatles – Paperback Writer^
So...where do I start?

Craigslist is infested with data/information leeches and scammers, newspapers are going to require me to subscribe and/or pay. I don’t trust Monster nor Dice since they’ve gone through so many acquisitions that I don’t even know who they are anymore, so…where do I start?

The Best Search Engines of 2018

Blech!

Let’s take a step backwards, start from the beginning, and find out what I can do.

I know how to operate a cash register and have worked at jobs handling cash.

I know logistics and have warehouse experience.

I know how to fuel airplanes.

I know customer support, have done help desk, desktop support and phone support.

I know technical writing.

I know software development and programming…

 but I haven't done it in forever.

I’m gonna stop there, because what I really need is an old copy of my resume, and I currently have no way of getting to it since it’s sitting on the hard drive of a computer that doesn’t work anymore. Hell, it may be gone forever if the hard drive doesn’t work.

Fuck this noise 😦
^depeche mode – work hard (1983)^

Let’s share what I’ve seen on Craigslist lately…

Resistance/Liberal Contributors Wanted For New Humor Site

No pay – “Exposure” only.

😦

We need readers

They don’t want me to respond via Craigslist? Seems shady, but $16-$32 a day to read books? I could likely read 2-4 books a day quite easily. But then I have to write a review and, since I’m being paid, that means that I’ll be gleaning the turds for peanuts in order to find something remotely palatable to write about. I mean, they are going to want positive reviews, kind words, shit that sells books: no one wants a paid reviewer shitting atop their shit pile. That would be an ex-cess-ively shitty mess.

PC Gamers: we’re looking for writers

This appears to be another non-paying gig, and I’m going to have to spend untold hours playing a game that might suck-ass. Then I’ve got to review it. But what if the game is good, but I’m terrible at it? Would that make for a good review?

“HEY! THIS GAME IS AWESOME! But I suck at it.”

Immediate openings for P/T writing positions – Top Pay ($30/hr!)

Suddenly…I feel like the character from the movie “What Women Want”. I’m wearing pantyhose lined with panty-liners and/or maxi-pads around the house, all day, just to make $30.

Video Captioning – Earn Up To $390/week – Work From Home (Work from Home)

“Staying fresh in the workplace.”

…she says. Since when is there even a line between the home and the workplace? Go to your bathroom, take a gander around, and you are likely to see more logos and advertisements than you would see on a 15 minute drive in an urban area, even if the radio is on.

Go to your kitchen. Take a gander at your appliances. Open the fridge. Open the pantry. Advertisements and advertising have LONG invaded the home via more than just television and radio. So I would argue that “staying fresh in the workplace” really isn’t that difficult. Not to mention that “keeping up” is just more advertising for more revenue streams. Certifications aren’t free, nor is the process of getting them.

Let's abandon this ship. 

It’s long since sailed.

^TOTAL IDIOTS AT WORK^
Let's go with recent experience to start...

Recent Experience: Thinking. Writing. More thinking. Blabbing nonsense on Twitter with a few friends.

And yep...more thinking.

That shit don’t pay, so let’s stop dilly-dallying, crank up MS Paint, and start making some attempts at…

SoPi-H

Q: Can magnetics be used to focus?

A: Ever heard of a compass?

Simple.

NO!

I mean within the mind.

Within the body.

Q: What tools do we have available to us in order to better navigate our daily challenges better?

A: Time. Can't do jack shit without the time to do it in.

But you gotta keep some things in mind.

Bird Migration

Birds seem to know where to go, how long to stay there, when to go somewhere else, and where to go. So let’s stretch that out a bit. Let’s stretch it out say…over the course of a spring/summer/fall.

Spring is coming. You are a bird that migrates up north as the weather warms. However, back at the place you just left – unbeknownst to you – some contractor just started a new project to build town homes over the next 6-8 months. When August/September rolls around, and you begin your journey all the way back to your wintering grounds, you’ve no idea that when you get there, your home is going to be gone.

Fucking squatters.
^Missy Elliott – Work It (Official Video)^

SO!!! How do we navigate our own minds within and without? Visualization sometimes helps. But most of the more modern tools are too linear, and most of the old “mysteries” kinds of things are too static or vague. I need something more fluid. Less rigid, but solid.

Solid like air. Solid like water.

Everything is contextual with fluids. Go fast enough? Air will burn you like a charcoal briquette, and water will break every bone in your body. And yet… a breeze at the right time is like a cuddle from the sweetest of lovers, and a splash of water at the right time can cool and refresh. I’m not trying to invent a steering wheel for the soul; there are PLENTY of fucks willing to tell you what to do with that thing.

Nope, this is more about how spirit and mind get us through the things we encounter. We like to think that almost everything is either positive or negative; good or bad; right or wrong; correct or incorrect; but it’s all those things. Hence, I think we spend most of our time in a state of indifference.

EX: Buy/Don’t buy. Sell/don’t sell. Walk/don’t walk. Run/don’t run.

We don’t like to think of ourselves as indifferent because it seems too wishy-washy. And yet…

decisions, decisions, decisions.

So yeah, indifference…we hang out there a lot methinks. Our secret lover.

^Work For Love – Ministry^
SoPi-H – Iteration 01
SoPi-H – Iteration 02
SoPi-H – Iteration 03
SoPi-H – Iteration 04
SoPi-H – Iteration 05a
SoPi-H – Iteration 05b
SoPi-H – Iteration 06a
SoPi-H – Iteration 06b

So yeah… SoPi-H. That’s it. That’s them. That’s…what it is…what they are…

whatever.
^Fifth Harmony – Work from Home ft. Ty Dolla $ign^

Drawing this shit from the hip, and not trying to be so goddamn perfect, sometimes aptly displays why I’m not always “all about shit lining up perfectly” or according to some rigid set(s) of specifics. As the perspective changes, so does the outlook on “what lines up…and what don’t”.

EX: SoPi-H_03 doesn’t look so bad. However, when you turn it 90° to make SoPi-H_04? Yeah…the wonkyness is MUCH more apparent.

The personification of indifference with respect to decision making.

The “defect” was always there, you just had to approach from the correct angle/perspective in order to see it. It looked great here, but not so much later. So if you’ve attached your anchor to a certain principle, what happens when you take a look at that principle from another angle?

Q: Are you locked in?

A: !!!

It’s like finding a defect in clothing after you already purchased it, removed all the tags, you wear it for the first time, and you or someone else notices something about the garment later. I mean the fucking thing looked just fine on the rack.

FUCK!!!

How in the HELL does something like this get past quality control at the place that manufactured it? Why would a retailer not check their own stock for defects prior to making it available for sell?

What I did there...do you see it?
^deadmau5 – Hyperlandia^

cYa | cFa
^The Beatles – A Day In The Life^

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Dear Reader… Have a Song… ❤