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Posted: January 30, 2014 in Foolishness

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Meet The Beatles

Posted: January 21, 2014 in Foolishness

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Right now I’m listening to the Beatles first U.S. album Meet the Beatles – on vinyl.  Just got it from my favorite local used records store. Sounds pretty good.  Not Sgt Peppers or White Album quality work, but still good.  Sure blew my mind when the British invaded the States in 1963-64.  Suddenly, there was a whole new music scene.  Mop hair groups playing this really different rock and roll; sounding a lot like Chuck Berry and Little Richard from the 50’s. [Mainly because they were covering all their old songs].

Back then, you were either in one of two camps.  You were either a Beatles fan, or a Rolling Stones fan.  I always liked the Stones best, even though I rushed out an bought Meet The Beatles when it came out.  The Stones played more blusy type of stuff, which sounded like nothing I’d hear before.  How was I to know that all they were doing is covering older R&B stuff which didn’t get much airplay except on ‘black stations’?  I was too much into surf music and the Beach Boys.

Anyway, I bought this album when it first came out in early 1964.  Wow, it blew me away, and I played it to death.  But by the time Jimi Hendix’s first album: “Are You Experienced?” came out, Meet The Beatles was sounding pretty lame, and I ended up getting rid of it to make room for Cream, Credence and the Jefferson Airplane.  50 years latter, in January 2014, I’m buying the same record, and this time playing it on a good stereo system, and it’s blowing me away on how good it sounds.  Funny when that happens.

Dingle-berries

Posted: January 19, 2014 in Foolishness

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And speaking of rings of dingle-berries ringing around something, don’t ya hate it when you got your pants full of em? I sure do!   Cause they just don’t roll off of ya, but cling to things.  And, their removal requires an elaborate procedure – not like one that you’d get if ya had to take a trip to the Emergency Room – but still a ritual, like a washing you have to endure.

I wonder if Medicare pays for dingle-berry removal (a dingle-ectomy?).  If it does, I’m gonna start a part-time business going around to all the ‘rest homes’, blowing dingle-berries off of old geezers like myself.  It could be my second career.

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Legalize It!

Posted: January 16, 2014 in Foolishness
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The War On Drugs is over.  Drugs won.  The state of California was the first to legalize the use of marijuana for medical use way back in 1996 with its Proposition 215 [got to love the Golden State – I do, I’m a native of Southern California].  Since then, a multitude of states have legalized ‘medical marijuana’; and now two: Washington and Colorado, have flat-out legalized it for personal use.  We now know where all the old hippies have gone.

Medical marijuana is a bit of a joke in my opinion.  Anyone can find a doctor, who, for $80…$65 if ya cut out a coupon from a cheap tabloid, will ‘recommend (can’t prescribe it) cannabis use for relief from the suffering caused by insomnia, nausea, arthritis, depression and a long list of shit for which two aspirin would work just as well.  “What’s the matter son, feeling a little blue?  Well smoke this”.  Pretty cool, huh.

What that means is: if ya go through the rigamarole of going to some doctor ( mine was eighty years old, and had a walker and oxygen tank next to his desk from which he never looked up and was writing as fast as he could), and get your cannabis card, Pot is totally legal for you.  You then can get as baked as ya want, and not get paranoid about getting busted for having a joint on ya.  Not only that, but you can possess up to eight ounces of some of the best weed grown in the world, and better yet, grow your own super potent hybrid plants easily obtainable from a Dispensary.  No seeds and stems like in them baggies of ‘grass’ ya bought in the sixties.

Here’s the thing.  With your cannabis card, you’re not just some burned-out pothead whose mind was blown years ago.  Nope.  You’re a “medical patient” who just so happens to respond favorably to herbal medications.  And, your doctor recommended it.  Don’t get much better than that.  Not even ‘Big Pharma’ who’s pushing a shit-load of drugs on TV, can beat that. Cialis and free trial offers notwithstanding.

So…If it can be legal (hypothetically) for me because I jumped through a couple of hoops.  Why not just flat-out legalize it?  Then you could regulate it, remove the criminal element, and tax the hell out of it.  That’s what they did with alcohol (by far a more destructive drug than the humble herb) and tobacco (hard to believe that shit’s still legal).

Just a though.  Foolishness?  Maybe.  Maybe not.

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Ziggy

Posted: January 14, 2014 in Foolishness

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I used to follow this blogger who drew elves.  Not crude, sleazy, somewhat perverted elves like I do, but really fine pen n ink drawings.  She even offered to send handwritten letters from her home in England via flying snail-mail. I got one, and it blew my mind.  I mailed her a “Hansi” letter in return, and it blew her mind.

I think it’s a wonderful thing to have your mind blown.  Not like in where brains and all that shit is splattered everywhere.  That’s called blowing your brains out.  Blowing your mind (sounds like some kinda metaphysical fellatio) is really a time of enlightenment, clear thinking, being present and experiencing everything as for the first time.  Realizing that everything you thought was true, was only delusion and of no substance whatsoever.

Here’s what I sent Ziggy

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Thought For The Day

Posted: January 11, 2014 in Foolishness

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I wish I had a thought for the day.  Just one.  No more.  Problem is I have thoughts all the time.  Some of them I even remember, but most just turn to dust in my mind.  Which goes to show just how profound all of em are when ya forget 99% of what ya thought.

Wouldn’t it be cool to go around all day with one predominant thought filling your mind?  Something like: Being thankful;  lovingkindness; Being selfless.  It would sure as hell be better than dwelling on how the Middle Class is getting screwed, or what Kim Karashian is up to next.

Just Let Go

Posted: January 7, 2014 in Foolishness

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This is a chaser to my “Just Say No” post of a few days ago.  If you’re doing something that burns on the way down, you sure as hell want a chaser.  Beer works good after a shot of whiskey, and if you’re doing Tequila shooters (or worse yet, they’re doing you), well you wanna make damn sure you got some salt and a slice of lemon handy.

When you’re really locked into wanting something badly, and that’s bad for you, I find it best to just stop, tune in, and see how I’m feeling.  Not the emotional ‘feeling’ of desire or whatever, but the bodily and mental sensations you’re perceiving via the five senses.  If what you’re feeling as a result of desire or craving is tension, stress and not relief, friction or uneasiness, them something is wrong.  Ya think?  If it wasn’t, I’d be at ease, content, happy and joyful.

If freedom, peace of mind and happiness is what ya want.  Maybe pursuing a certain course of action is not worth it.  Instead of resisting it (kinda like desire, but wanting something to be other than what it is): Saying No.  Maybe it would be better to “Just Let Go”.