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Some of the Rice

29 Sep

Some of the Rice

Friday, September 29th, 2017

 

Some of the rice gets stuck to the pot.

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Of course, some of the rice never makes it into the pot.

-nhd

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Scarbage

9 Jul

Scarbage

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

     Scarbage is the evolved state of garbage left unattended. It leaves a scar after it is cleaned up, like a wound.  It is permanent.  It is vulnerable to infection.  It can be contagious.

It is a combination of social, biological, chemical and physical processes.

Although many of the components in the creation of scarbage have been identified, the processes involved are complex and not yet completely understood.  There is debate among the scientific community over whether or not scarbage is self-aware.

The major components required for scarbage to synthesize are usually a combination of:

  1. Anti-social behavior
  2. Debris
  3. Air
  4. Ignorance
  5. Unsanitary conditions
  6. Exposure to UV light
  7. Time

The time required for scarbage to synthesize varies.

In addition, the type of scar left on the landscape varies.

The three major categories are:

  • Visual
  • Fragrant
  • Audible

It can also be a combination of all three.

There is a lack of consensus whether scarbage is a disease or disorder.

In spite of the fact that an effective vaccine has been available for centuries, many cities refuse to participate in the inoculation.

There is speculation that this refusal is itself a symptom of dormant infection, and may be a mechanism in reproduction,  propagation and overall life-cycle of scarbage.

 

 

 

 

 

Instance !

23 Jun

Instance !

Friday, June 23 rd, 2017

     Perhaps this is the word I have been looking for. (Perhaps this is what I have been looking for).

In Computer Science, a running process; an object in memory with a value referenced to it.

Shape, appearance and  shine => substance, a Form: something that is in something.

Perhaps this is what is missing from so many people.

(the) News !

15 Jun

(the) News !

Thursday, June 15 th, 2017

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Q.  How does one get (the) News?

A.  With extreme difficulty, especially in the U.S.A.

Why?  Perhaps because it is a business, and the business model (i.e. sell ads and influence people to think and feel in a way (away?) to make them think and feel a need to purchase the products – (products in the ads and the product of the “news” provider itself) – being presented as part of “the News” package.

Workarounds:

  •      Observe what “the News” is not talking about, and seek out that information.
  •      Filter out the majority of (top) stories and lock your thoughts on the subject due to the fact that you do not have enough information – only too much partial information.
  •      Shakespeare’s line in Hamlet “The Lady protests too much, methinks.” should be considered (it works with “gushes too much” also) on most “top stories”.
  •      Think about why your attention is being pointed in one direction when there is so much else going on.
  •       Seek out “news” by the subject(s) you are interested in, and search non-“news” sources.

American “news” is arguably the worst.

Example 1:

“Deadly poison gas cloud speeding your way” – but first, wait for the ads to load.

(try dw.com for a while and see what it is like without ads and when you hit the “back” button, it does what it is supposed to.)

Example 2:

The days of “the good journalist” – did their best to put a story together for an editor to chop up and an often inappropriate headline attached – are gone.

When we relied on newspapers, at least it was on paper and did not go away for a while.  With TV and web “news”,  it can dissappear as fast as you can hit F5.

The web did not kill newspapers – the “news” did.

The news is not trying to kill you, you are needed for them to sell things.

The news is trying to turn your brain into mush.

And:  There is good news!

There really is.  The bad news is:  try finding the good news in the “news”.

GM

-nhd

 

 

Toilet Paper

2 Jan

Toilet Paper

Monday, January 2, 2017

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Good things come in small packages!

I have observed what appears to be an escalating problem:

The price of toilet paper at my local grocery store is now $ 1.00 / roll.

The price of food is always going down while the price of toilet paper is going up…

Who is behind this?

Is it the same people who convince people to purchase  ridiculous overpriced  fluorescent orange sneakers and walk around in public?

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You look great!

Did someone neglect to take all of their antibiotics and allow a new, more insidious strain of The Emperor’s New Cloths to develop into a full blown economy ?

At this rate, one should soon be able to order (and pay for) the orange shoes (and the toilet paper) online from their smartphone and have them delivered to their concierge – who will even wear them for you and do your workout at the boutique gym.

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At last a new my-self-phone Wipe_out _that_waist_line_!  app

Maybe I’m rong about this; maybe it’s all fine and there’s nothing to worry about and it’ll all come out in the wash.

BUT:

I cannot, on principle, pay $ 1.00 / roll for toilet paper.

What can I do?

Stop eating?  Have the concierge do an extra hour on the stair-stepper for me?

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I’ll take the stares

-FR

p.s.

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9 Ladies Dancing Origami & other uses for paper

… sorry about all the images – I’m trying to go paperless here.

 

 

The Twelfh Day of Christmas

5 Jan

The 12th Day of Christmas, Tuesday, January 5, 2016

 

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 12 Drummers Drumming…What was on the 11th Day again?

 

It’s easy to forget, now that the marketing is out for Valentine’s Day.

People out here in Oregon remember the song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, but beyond that?

Maybe it is as simple as people confusing Xmas shopping with Xmas and Giving with giving Thanks on Thanksgiving.

So, now it’s Twelfth Night.  It’s also Tuesday.

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Chalking the Door

Or C+M+B+2016 or 20+C+M+B+16… but:  I think it has to be chalk.

-nhd