Some Poignancy And Smartass Musings

Considerations by Gary Hambley

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

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Inflated Entitlement #1

Inflated Entitlement #1

SCENE:
In one of my 4 favourite coffee spots.

I go to get more coffee and when I get back to my table there be a chicky at the next table.

I look at my computer and I can see the display is dimmed.

I look over to the plug and Chicky is holding my plug in her hand.

Chicky says she just needs to charge her phone.

I tell Chicky she has to plug me back in.

Chicky says but I need, and I’m just staring at Chicky with a blank face.

Chicky looks at me like I’m being mean.

Chicky says I can plug in over there.

I tell Chicky there is no outlet there or I’d already be in one closer to me.

Chicky plugs my cord back in.

Chicky sits for a minute looking forlorn wondering how someone could be so mean to her, a good looking Chicky, then leaves.

What Chicky doesn’t know is that I have a power bar.
Had Chicky not exercised her over inflated sense of entitlement and asked me if she could plug in as she needed a charge, I’d of helped her out.
How far did the entitlement extend?
Chicky didn’t come here to be a patron, just came in to coffee spot to charge her phone.

Happy New Year Old Everyone!

G.R. Hambley – January 02, 2016
all rights reserved … yeah, I am entitled … hehehe

SPASM 2015 in review

SPASM 2015 in review

I began this blog August 22. This is my 2nd blog.

My other blog, transitionu  is where you’ll find the Life Coach, the Poet and the Artist.

This blog is freer for the personal me. This blog is where I take on the things that are ridiculous. Many things fall in to the “RIDICULOUS” category.

This is where I put poignancy and sarcasm to things that got my attention. The manner and style I use here is different from my other space. It has to be because this blog is a baser different kind of showing of this person’s perspective.

I pull no punches here. A call them as I see them because stupid shit bothers me like it does everyone!

Happy New Year and I encourage you too to poignantly exercise your intelligent donkey!

G.R. Hambley
January 01, 2016

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 810 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 14 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Komrad America

Komrad America

I was poking around on LinkedIn this morning and saw a post that I just had to share with, “Good Friend” who is American. I bounce many things off “Good Friend”.

What I said to my friend. You can click on the image from the posting to better read it.

I recall the Cold War and not just from books and television. The United States of America had air bases in Canada high in the arctic. Had to keep an eye on them commies don’t you know. It was good for Canada cuz who knew what them red devils would do and if it ever started up! A goodly number of missiles would of went right over top of Canada for U.S. delivery.

I said a number of years ago give them time, the USSR is a young nation they’ll come towards freedoms and capitalism. I also said around the turn of the century that America’s freedoms are eroding and they are turning in someways to communist thinking to curtail liberties. This lessening has also taken place because of what I see is a lack of tolerance and respect.

In 20 Years

This is the question I posed to, “Good Friend”.

So in twenty years is Canada going to need Russian air bases to keep the Americans away from taking over those radical free thinking Canadians on the American doorstep?

G.R. Hambley – all rights and lefts reserved
December 28, 2015

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.
 

Privacy Or Lack Of , Anyone Surprised?

Privacy Or Lack Of, Anyone Surprised?

About a week ago I saw one of those FB Quiz listings and the quiz would tell me what words I’ve used most on FB.

It is about words and has a natural appeal to me. I clicked in and the new tab opens to the pretty much usual log on with FB and what FB data you have that you’ll be allowing the app to access.

I have my parameters set pretty tight and I really don’t care if anyone knows my name and what city I live in. Hell I promote those things myself with my online presence. I have two WordPress sites. This one for my more personal commentary on things I find that I feel belong separate from my poetry, art and coaching. Someone or entity wants to promote those sites for me, hey thanks!

My settings are tight and where I go, not many if any come with me. You take me with you on your internet excursions and those looking to follow you back and in to others aren’t going to have a lot of success with me.

With what this app does, it should be self evident as to what it is going to search to build the word list it returns.

The app ran it’s query and returned a blank. I screen captured the return and had a little fun with a friend who is also a teacher. We’d had an exchange about playing a word game. I sent my friend the screen capture and friend responded, “I can’t see them”.

I said, “That’s the point … there aren’t any to see … it returned none”. Friend got a kick out of that and me saying even FB won’t play word games with me.

You can see the screen shot and the bad sentence the app returns as well. The arrow and words in red are my addition to the screen capture. No I didn’t share it on FB.

Stupefied

Today I saw a story on this app in the Toronto Star stating the quiz is a privacy nightmare. This is the headline, “Don’t take quiz that’s a ‘privacy nightmare, tech writer warns”. The piece is a good one and well worth the few minutes of your time to read it.

The entity the story notes has a number of quiz topics and I know this because I went and searched on the named entity. If you care to search out more on the entity you’ll find there name in the story.

Take the time to delve in to your settings on any social media sight and understand exactly what you are making allowable.

Bottom line is this, when you allow access you are not just giving up yourself which should be more than enough consideration, you could also be giving up access to others.

One more thing before I close this off. This is a social media site and I’d be pleased and thankful if you share it around! You can also find me at transitionu.

G.R. Hambley – all rights reserved
November 25, 2015.

Hey Media, It Isn’t Suicide!

Hey Media, It Isn’t Suicide!

Suicide Know Not

I am absolutely disgusted with Media insisting on calling terror attacks, “Suicide Bombing”.

Media refuse to recognize and refuse to use the correct terminology for the attacks and that is a reality.

The attacks are in fact, “HOMICIDE BOMBING“. The attacks are designed to murder with the death of the murderer as an acceptable loss to the cause of other murderers.

The word “SUICIDE ” imparts a far different message than the word “HOMICIDE”!

Share this post, Reblog this post, Go to local and national media sites and post this up on their sites. Keep posting this message on media sites and do it in a way that media cannot just delete your comment. Maybe if enough of us who know the difference between suicide and homicide do this, then media will get the idea and start calling the murderous act what it is, “HOMICIDE BOMBING“.

suicide ~ noun    rare
1. the act of killing yourself
2. a person who kills himself intentionally

No where in the definition of suicide does it reference the deliberate act of taking others with you.

homicide ~ noun    very rare
1. the killing of a human being by another human being

The reference you see for homicide is the only reference to the word in my thesaurus.

G.R. Hambley
November 14, 2015

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

And I Said # 1

And I Said # 1

I have days where I’m just not feeling very well. This is one of those days. I have difficulty getting things to flow and it frustrates me. When I have days like this where everything I write is taking to long and I find myself overly critical of style and the coherence of what I write, those are the days where I’m best able to exercise my intelligent donkey.

Today I got an age slap too. Forty years ago today Springsteen was on the cover of Time and Newsweek. Talk about having your ass thrown in to a retrospective! Said to a friend that when I was 40 I felt like 25 with something odd going on. I also said “CCR, creaky crotchety reprobate”.

Statler and Waldorf

I’m coming in to one of my coffee spots today and I see a woman with a very pinched look on her face go by carrying a broom handle. I’m congratulating myself for not asking her how long it took to get the stick out of her butt.

It’s good to have duality and today I’m both Statler and Waldorf from The Muppets.

Normally my Muppet spirit is Floyd. Now Floyd is very laid back and cool. Statler and Waldorf not so much.

So off I go out poking around and looking at stuff, FB, LinkedIn, my news feeds, etc, and look for things that I can feed to my donkey. Makes me happy and enlightens others.

If your current state of mind is open to the enjoyment of some of what I encountered and my commentary, keeping in mind of course that it is me, carry on. If you’re not open to such, now would be a darn good time to just click off. A euphemism? I’d never do such a thing. Just so you know, the opposite of a euphemism is a dysphemism.

As this is a word site lets begin with the word

Despair

Next up is from Bette Middler’s page. In the Spirit of the Divine Miss M’s Sophie Tucker jokes I added an oldie and a goodie without giving them the answer to the joke. The comment just seemed to work better this way. Remember I told you it wasn’t going to be a pretty picture if you continued on.

snow white

This showed up on my page from a posting by a friend.
My comment which friend liked is below.

Bed BreakfastAnd I said

I asked, Don’t you mean, “also make breakfast for you in bed”?
and I said, Hey, I do what I can.

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Next up is something I saw from Time Magazine.

stupid shit

Here’s a thought. A joint Chinese and American venture. Round up the people doing really stupid shit. The Americans can transport them to that Chinese island where the people doing really stupid shit can be left to doing that stupid shit to each other.

I’m thinking it’ll be a long time venture for both nations that both nations can be proud of together for benefiting all mankind!

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Wrapping it up with this. This is a portrait I’m working on of my Guardian Angel.
I know who my Angel is because I took a test. When the piece is done I’ll post it.

You can read about my Angel in, “Random Angel Musings
Be a darn good idea to remember just who is on my side.

Gary Guardian AngelG.R. Hambley – all smart ass rights reserved
October 27, 2015

Statler & Waldorf from Blogspot.com

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