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Considerations by Gary Hambley

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The Times Have Changed, And Not

The Times Have Changed, And Not

One of my FB friends had this image posted on their page. This friend is an American. Except for the distinct lack of taste in choice of NFL team to be fanatical about, a damn good guy.

Quite the statement by an American isn’t it? A true Red, White and Blue to the bottom of his heart American.

komrad americaYou can see what I said in the comment field on my friend’s page. The word in Russian is, “Thank you”.

Wasn’t that long ago wishing the Russians or Soviets if you prefer anything good, well a week on the wrong side of the fence at Gunatanamo would have probably been a more palatable option to many Americans.

They’re talking about Syria here.

I’ve read some on the turmoil there. Made a few comments myself. What I’ve gleaned recently and with all the disinformation I don’t know how much I can really believe. What I’m getting, feeling, thinking is that in this conflict to some degree, the U.S. of A is fighting the Russians. and vise versa.

One thing I do know is that to many Americans before the fall, Russia and the USSR were the same thing.

I had actually moved this piece in to the trash. Wouldn’t you know about 5 minutes after I trashed it I saw something that made me retrieve this.

I saw that the Russians buzzed a US Navy Destroyer. This is pure stupid shit!

Stupid Shit 01

This is the mindset and behaviour that has to stop. Both Super Powers know better than this.

Peeing in the other guys soup just cuz. The mentality of a 6 year old on the playground. Someone “screws the pooch” when this thumbing of noses is going on and the world is going to have bigger problems than it already has.

While Russia and the USA are sorting out the mess that didn’t have to happen, those other problems will have an opportunity to grow and flourish.

G.R. Hambley – April 13, 2016

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Et Tu Trump

Et Tu Trump

A friend posted up an image of a sculpture they loved. I  looked at and went, “nice art”.

I looked at the face of the sculpture closer. I bounced what I saw and asked if it was just me seeing it. Friend said no they saw the same resemblance I did.

I did go looking to see if I could find who did the sculpture without success. Hey if you looking at this know the sculptor let me know so I can give the credit.

What I saw in the face of the sculpture gave me a, “Holy expletive deleted” moment.

I do and have been following what our good friends south of the 49th parallel have happening with the upcoming Presidential Election.

The face in the sculpture, it struck me, akin to Nero only it isn’t Nero and is Donald Trump.

I saw Dr. Ben Carson endorsed Trump and then regretted it.

Y’all can decide for yourselves on the likeness and the relevance for America in 2016.

Trump fiddling as America burns.

Et Tu Carson, Et Tu?

Trump Fiddles

G.R. Hambley March 17, 2016

Behavioural Science 101

Behavioural Science 101

Image 1

Sperm Snake

Image 2

Wine

Video 1

Please click the link for video viewing if required.

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=156513940049

Solve the equation

Alas Poor Quoter

Alas Poor Quoter

Verily I testify, thy silent donkey did wend it’s way across my view.

I was doing some stuff this morning and ran in to this profound message image.

willie didnt say it

Me being after all, me, I left a comment for the person who posted this image up.

Shakespeare and this quote. Can’t be found in his works. It doesn’t even sound like Shakespeare. Further I don’t think he’d make such an untrue statement as “Before you write, think”. Anyone who can write and I’m one of them will tell you there are times when you don’t think and just let it flow.
There is thought that this email & social media masterpiece stems from, “Expectation is the root of all heartache.”.
My heart aches from the thoughtless rehashed and WRONG and I fear my expectations that those looking to appear sensitive and profound will take the time to get it right before recirculating will never cease.

I suggested in my comment to the dumb ass that they try this, “Before You” by William Arthur Ward.

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A friend and I had some chatter going back and forth about this shit and our musings included the like and share postings you see. My friend included this image and said this, “Apparently, the attached pic had been going around Facebook for a while, shared by Christians and other religious folk without them realizing who the man is in the picture“.

My friend said more and I’m not going to share what else was said about the image or our conversation. I’m reasonably certain this doesn’t surprise my friend in the least. Why am I not sharing? Because it’s none of your damn business which is also a rant for another day.

Who-Am_I-01~.~.~.~.~

There is an expression that many know and it is, “Everything happens for a reason”. I’ve always seen those that run that expression out as defeatists and not the kind of people that understand acceptance.

I saw a response to the “Everything happens for a reason” on an image sometime ago and I believe I have that response correct and am happy to share it with you, “Sometimes the reason is because you acted stupidly”.

G.R. Hambley – all rights reserved
October 20, 2015

G.D.A.S. 14/10/2015 – F Bomb 1st

General Dumb Ass Shit October 14, 2015

The “F Bomb” appropriate use there of.

Cab drivers. Dropping it on the cab drivers that are honking at you because they want a fare. Normally I just ignore them but today my capacitor reached full load and needed discharging.

Standing at the corner minding my own business and the cab honks at me. I’m standing still and not looking up and down the street like I could be looking for something like, oh a cab. If I am looking for a cab I’m going to see him because, hey I’m looking around for something. Beyond that it is rush hour in the core of the city and if a cab is what I’m looking for and I miss one, there will be another one in oh, maybe a minute.

Today when this cab honked at me I turned, looked directly at the driver and mouthed F…….. OFF. My small directional F Bomb that landed solely on the individual it was intended for was obtrusive to no one else. If my giving that cab driver a direction was obtrusive, tough. Hell what I did wasn’t even close to what the cyclist the dumb ass startled yelled at him.

Cabs all have recording equipment and I think this would make a fine law. When a cab honks at you to get your attention, by law, you must turn and at the top of your voice, drop the F Bomb on the cabbie. If an officer of the law catches the exchange he’ll see the cab and know to have the recording checked. Ahhhhh in a perfect world.

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Had some stuff going back and forth with another writer whom is also a good friend of mine. I relayed to my friend who lives in the United States that I’d heard about a couple of law suits and passed on what those suits were.

Friend agrees there is to much frivolous litigation. Friend appreciates that friends north of the 49th laugh at this dumb ass shit and doesn’t blame them.

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Man hit in the head by 16 pound pine cone suing for 5 million. I went and read the story and there is to my mind validity were the area not signed. Now had it happened in Yellowstone and not San Francisco, yeah no. What’s the point in communing with nature if someone has hung signs all over? But you know what, trees drop stuff, it aint a surprise.

Woman sues nephew for 127K. I’m thinking it’s a shame she didn’t land on her ass. Might of knocked some sense in to her. I’m guessing for the jury, 20 minutes laughing their asses off and 5 minutes to compose a straight face to go back in to court with.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/10/aunt-sues-nephew-for-127000-over-forced-hug.html

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WTF Linkedin?

WTF Linkedin?

I was going to do something different this morning for hear at SPASM. Had every intention on commenting on a whole different kind of dumb ass. The kind of dumb ass that could walk by this and make disdainful insensitive remarks about something I had observed and wrote in Street Theatre – An Unfortunate.

I was on LINKEDIN this morning putting that story up as a posting. I could have run the piece up from WordPress as an update of my own but wanted the story to reach beyond an update.

I as usual when on the site did some other looking at what some of my connections are up to, read a bit and added a few comments.

There is sidebar that shows individuals you may know/wish to connect with. I saw one on the sidebar and had to go look to see if the short blurb about the person was correct. It was and then some.

I have as some of my connections therapists of different disciplines. As much as I joke about not being allowed to play with Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists and some others because I break them, I’m very happy to have these terrific people as connections.

I did a screen capture of a portion of what the individual says about herself in background.
I added some thoughts of my own to the screen capture.

sex-at-linkedin

Persona, mine

Persona, mine

For those of you that have picked me up here from my transitionu blog you know how I conduct myself.

There is a side of me that is best served by separating church and state so to speak. This side is that separation.

I’m freer to say things differently here. Display in a way here that I wouldn’t there. I should have displayed this image on the “About Me” page here on this blog and that has been rectified.

I’ve had the Cool Teddy Bear persona for a long time. It aint ever going away. I’ve been a smart ass for a long time too. That aint ever going away either. Those who know me know that my smart ass comments are not just me taking shots for the sake of taking shots to bug people. The shot comes from something that has struck a chord in me. I do have a comment for everything. Sometimes that comment is, “Thank You”.

I am bear and teddy bear with a little human in me too

tickle the teddy for a larger view

CTB Quotes Page FiniSZFYI, this image is my art, my work, mine.

Street Theatre – I Act Too

Street Theatre – I Act Too

Scene Setting
Outside Coffee Spot

Characters
Bear and Well Known Crazy F***** ah um err FELLOW! Yeah that’s it, Well Known Crazy Fellow, (WKCF).

ACTION!
WKCF walks up to Bear and stops

WKCF says – Hello

Bear looks at WKCF, – says nothing

WKCF says a little stronger – HELLO

Bear says – Hello

WKCF says – Can I ask you a favour?

Bears staring at WKCF says – no

WKCF adopts unbelieving didn’t hear you correctly look and says – Pardon Me

Bear still staring and with more emphasis says – NO

WKCF takes step back and says – You say that so emphatically

Bear says – You betcha

Camera follows as WKCF muttering walks off down street exiting scene

Camera pans back to Bear standing and smiling

FINI

Juice? I think not!

Juice? I think not!

Coffee spot has “Sparkling Tea Juice” on their menu.

Now

Orange Juice is juice from oranges.
Apple Juice is juice from apples.
Grapefruit Juice is juice from grapefruits.

Therefore

Tea Juice should be juice from teas.

This is not the case,

Coffee Spot needs to stop doing stupid shit.

G.R. Hambley
September 20, 2015

SPASM #6 – No Bacon!

SPASM #6 – No Bacon!

What kind of freakazoid takes the only thing on the menu with bacon off that menu and doesn’t replace it with something else with bacon? This is just wrong!

Coffee spots I go to are part of a chain. There was a sandwich on the menu that had turkey with 3 strips of peppered bacon and it was my favourite. The sandwich had tomato and cheese too. All of this on a Ciabatta style bun. Damn good sandwich it WAS! I would eat a couple of those sandwiches a week and on the odd occasion, three in a week.

The Turkey with Peppered Bacon seemed to be the most popular sandwich as well. I’d reached the point where if I knew I was going to be at the coffee spot for a while, I’d snag one of those delights and have one of the elves bag it and tag it with my name for later.

Everyone and I mean everyone knows that Bacon is one of the 4 food groups. For those of you that don’t know, the 4 food groups are “Bacon”, “K.D.”, “Chocolate” and “MORE BACON”.

Those 6 to 9 strips of bacon every week were my weekly ration. Now I have to find another place to get my bacon fix. I am so not pleased!

They still have Turkey on the menu. Turkey & Pesto for a warm sandwich. Turkey & Havarti as the cold sandwich. Elf offered to warm up the Turkey & Havarti for me but the bread looked like store bought brownish bread and I wasn’t chancing it.

Fortunately we got the St. Lawrence Market pretty much next door to one coffee spot so on Saturday I’m pretty sure I know where I’ll be getting a sandwich with bacon.

There is one more thing before I close this off. I’m reasonably certain the same freakazoid that killed my favourite sandwich is responsible for the removal of the “White Chocolate Macadamia Cookie” from the menu at the same time.

I don’t know who had to sign off on these changes but when I find out, I’m borrowing my friend’s crystal that turns people in to pickles and that person is gonna be topping for my Cheese Burger in Paradise!

G.R. Hambley, September 12, 2015
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