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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

O’ Canada, Pay Attention

O’ Canada, Pay Attention

What you are seeing is commentary I left on a story of today’s date. The story is something that has been going on since Canada’s election in October.

Controversies that didn’t have to happen are still going on and will go on because of grandstanding (which I consider a seriously stupid action) by our new Prime Minister.

Putting people at odds, what a wonderful way to begin for a new leader.

What I’ve commented ties to this story:
Interim Conservative Leader Ambrose Year End

Our new Minister of Defence to his credit understands and recognizes that if you Bullshit Canadians they will recognize it and call you on it.
Junior, this Canadian is calling you on your Bullshit.
G.R. Hambley
December 23, and yeah it is still 2015
Stupid Shit 02
Because the shit storm Junior unleashed didn’t have to happen. Y’all get that? The shit storm didn’t have to happen The grandstanding dumb ass was showing off and he rightfully deserved the criticism received. That was one of two major gaffs within 24 hours of the polls closing.
 
With his big show off mouth he took merit appointment out of play in favour of gender placement. Me, I don’t care if it is an invisible bunny and a giant seahorse in cabinet if they got there by merit. With what this dumb ass did, he left speculation wide open that there are those in cabinet that do not deserve to be there.
 
The dumb ass knew election was coming and should of had his shadow cabinet in place ready to move in to the respective positions (give or take a few won or lost seats) after the election. All he had to do was say we had the people in place ready to move in to cabinet with a win and we’re putting them there. Done without fanfare and BULL SHIT!
 
Not Junior, he had to show off and I don’t for one second believe his, “because it’s 2015” wasn’t a planned response because he damn well knew he’d get asked about the placements on the gender announcement.
 
The other major gaff was our CF 18’s and that shit storm didn’t have to happen either. The dumb ass had no business saying Canada’s commitment was being withdrawn on election. The Liberals were not government and not privy to all the information. Nor should they have been privy to all information, wait for it, because they were not the government.
 
I’m sure you all are as well informed as can be and read what took place on an ISIS offensive. If you’re not, go read! In a nutshell our CF 18’s played a very important part.
 
You want another major gaff? Telling caucus that if they are told something by Butts and Telford to treat it as if it came from him. Well you know what folks, those advisers are not part of the government. If the Prime Minister has something to tell caucus, then get your ass with caucus and tell them. Check the link on previous advisers. I’m not real comfy with policy making coming from advisers if that is indeed the case.
 

Behavioural Science 101

Behavioural Science 101

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Sperm Snake

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Wine

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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.

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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

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.

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SPASM GDAS #1 – On Street Parking

SPASM GDAS #1

General Dumb Ass Shit No. 1

On Street Parking

Going to start this off with an individual that was looking to park outside one of my coffee spots. The individual parks and gets out and looks to see if they have got the vehicle in between the lines. To be helpful I tell the person when they got out they are not in the spot. This person hasn’t got the vehicle between the lines in any way. The car is to far off the curb along with about 2/3 of the vehicle beyond the marked spot. The person decides to chance it. Buys and places their ticket on the dash and leaves. Thing is, there is no wiggle room for parking enforcement on this parking violation! Why? Because the dumb asses car, and the dumb ass knew it, is parked to close to a FIRE HYDRANT.

The epitome of parking stupidity was one I saw a few days prior to the one above. Dodge SUV parked right beside the hydrant with a payment ticket on the dash. Also on the dash was a handicap permit. Yup, the Dodge couldn’t dodge the ticket and I’m certain owner of the SUV had a small cow when they returned and saw the ticket.

You do these things and you deserve the ticket. Especially the ones with the over inflated sense of entitlement.

Feel free to add to this in the comments if you got a dandy we can all laugh at!

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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
All rights reserved

 

SPASM #5 – Marketing Oops

SPASM #5 – Marketing Oops

Out poking around on FB and I see the advert you see. Some dumb ass spins an old adage, proverb that so very many of us learn at a very young age.

This falls in to the category of “that’s just wrong!”.

This is the kind of thing that requires serious questioning of the marketing genius behind the plan.

The quote is by Benjamin Franklin and gets spun for who the hell knows what reason. I’m not even going to speculate on the reasoning because it would only cause me a brain cramp. Maybe whom ever made the decision to go with this advert had a brain fart and I’ll leave it at that.

For those that do not know, the Franklin quote is;

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

spoon of prevention

SPASM #2 – Learn How To Walk!

Learn How To Walk!

A goodly amount of people do not know how to walk. Oh yeah they do move around on their own two feet but are utterly clueless as to what is going on around them or where they are in space. Those walking around utterly clueless bugs the shit out of me!

If the people that don’t have clue one on how to walk drove like they walk, their insurance rates would be prohibitive because of all the accidents they’d of been in. Then there are the collisions the dumb asses not paying attention aren’t part of that people trying to avoid their inattentive dumb ass are having.

If you’re in a store, out on the sidewalk, where ever the hell you decide to stop. Don’t just throw the brakes on because you’re probably causing a pile up behind you. You wouldn’t do it driving so don’t do it when you’re walking.

Pay attention and get your dumb ass out of the travel path. People shouldn’t have to ask you to move or try and go around because you got your dumb ass blocking traffic! Driving, you wouldn’t stop in a lane and have a conversation with someone or throw the brakes on to stop and look at something that caught your eye. Apply the same principle to walking!

Probably the most important, don’t be stopping in the middle of a crosswalk to look at your damn phone! Not only do you piss off the pedestrians you inconvenience the drivers too!

No one should even have to ask let alone have to raise their voice and ask a second time to get you the inattentive dumb ass to move out of the damn way. Be attentive and considerate and move your dumb ass to the side.

Walking while looking at a phone should carry the same penalties as driving while on the phone.

Not being attentive while you waltzing yourself around with your head firmly up your dumb ass can have other penalties. The helicopter phone is one that carries a dual penalty.

I was out on Roller Blades and a dumb ass with his arm outstretched phone in hand steps on to the bicycle and blade path I’m skating on without looking. I aint going slow either! I got no where to go. I can’t go wide because of oncoming traffic. If I go on to the grass at the speed I’m moving, I’m getting hurt. I did the only thing I could, dipped my shoulder and hit that outstretched arm. The phone went helicoptering away. I’m pretty certain with me being almost 6’ close to 200 pounds that arm I hit got some pretty decent bruising. All I can say is to damn bad dumb ass!

I will try and miss a little kid. Man or woman, you’re getting hit. If it means I’m going to be tearing up my legs and going down in a heap because you were careless and or stupid, it aint happening, you are getting hit!

You’ll look both ways crossing a street. Well at least I hope you do or you’ll be wearing a car real soon. Look both ways crossing a blade and bicycle path too.

Walking and talking and not paying attention and expecting people to be looking out for them because they feel they are entitled to walk around oblivious to what is taking place around them.

If you’re someone who doesn’t know how to drive, LEARN! Once you’ve learned how to drive, WALK LIKE YOU DRIVE AND QUIT PISSING PEOPLE OFF!

That’ll do it for now.

G.R. Hambley – all rights reserved
August 24, 2015

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Next posting, something so ugly the designers, to use a phrase outside the politically correct world, “they should be shot and peed on and not necessarily in that order!