Saturday, November 18, 2023

There Is a LOT to unpack here....


  Methany goes to the gas station.... 








President Roomba?








Back In August I Wrote About Pondering Life and Books ( Audiobooks ) That You Recommended.


 I finally had some time this morning and cultivated the following list from all the great suggestions

that you, my faithful readers, lurkers, rapscallions, offered in response. Thank you.



The Bible

The Bible. Gospel of John

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn 

Last and First Men and Starmaker and Odd John by Olaf Stapleton

Secret of the Golden Flower by Thomas Cleary

The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith

Any audio book by Alan Watts

Autobiography of A Yogi - Yogananda
The Little Prince
The Art of Living - Epictetus, Sharon Lebell
The Teachings of Don Juan, Castaneda
Tao Te Ching - Translated by Stephen Mitchell
Bhagavad Gita

Man's Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl

The Richest Man In Babylon by George Clason

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Moby Dick by Herman Melville 

Jordan Peterson Lectures ( Pro and Con comments )

The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday 

The Reason for God, Belief in an age of skepticism by Timothy Keller

The worst journey in the world by Aspley Cherry Gerrard

John Brown's Body by Stephen Vincent Benét

In search of history by Theodore H White

Messages From Michael by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy by Douglas Adams

One Truth ,One Law: I Am, I Create by Erin Worley

 Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan

 The history of the English speaking people by Winston Churchill

Mere Christianity C.S. Lewis

The Hero With a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World by Harry Browne

"More than a Carpenter" by Josh McDowell

Gulag Archipelago and A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch by Alexander Solzhenitsyn.

Archaix.com with Jason Brashears

LibriVox audiobooks are free for anyone to listen to

The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure by James Redfield

Patrick Taylor's An Irish Country Doctor

"The Obstacle is the Way". - Ryan Holiday

All of the volumes of the history of the world by Will and Ariel Durant

The Bright Country by Harry Middleton

Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

 Read Genesis 3, NKJV

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Thirsty Thursday.. A Major Clean-Up of the Meme Inbox.. Here Ya Go... Share Away...












 H/t to L in Portugal.




♫♪♫ Lunatic Soul.. Adrift...♫♪♫









Did Ratatouille Meet His Demise? Stay Tuned For The Next Episode

 Episode 1 The Culprit. Smart fucker, he wouldn't touch the bait or eat the peanut butter on the traps

He had 3-4 tunnels under the tack room. I blocked all but 1, hopefully.  While reading about 

gophers and rats and pesky critters, I came upon this :  GOPHERX

Ok, I went to home depot and got some tube and tape.  I did find some liquid low temp smoke that they use to detect all the openings and escape holes but I didn't buy it.  If he shows up again, I'll grab some Seafoam fogger and spray it in the intake to see if that will create enough smoke to show any back door entrances.

Episode 2: The Nuclear option:

We'll see if he's in for a dirt nap.

Looks Like There Are Still Some Good Guys Out There....


Re: the tail light extortion saga...


 So, I got a few comments regarding "Daytime Running Lights" 

I may have been incorrect in my thinking and I thought that was what he said when he approached the 


It was still light out out at 4:00pm so I didn't think my lights, which are set to auto , were on

at that time.  I will investigate more.

Maybe it was just the "tail light".  Most likely I stand corrected.

My auto lights might have been on and the filiment on the tail light was out but the brake light

still worked.

Either way, he was poaching. 


Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Irish Gets Taken By The MSP Gestapo....


 Left work

Cruising home in heavy traffic, listening to the radio and making some afternoon hands free calls.

Seat-belt on.

Minding my own business watching for all the other crazies that drive North on 93 then

North on 495.

I'm in the middle lane 65-67 mph, faster traffic passing on the right. Me, no rush, just headed home.

In the review mirror I see the revenue collector.

No worries, haven't done a thing wrong. Disregarded him.

Check the rear view again, hmmm still there. Is my tailgate down?

No bumper stickers or other eye catchers, just NH plates on my 2022 Ram 1500.

Mention off handed to my friend on the phone that a statie is behind me and I have a feeling he's

 gonna pull...

Yup, blue lights come on.


Pull over into the breakdown lane in Haverhill MA just before the 125 connector at Ward Hill.

Cop  gets out, all 5'-4" or so and walks around the back of the truck and up the passenger side.

The truck is off, and my hands are on the steering wheel. I power down the passenger side window.

Officer "dickhead" ( the nickname I gave him later) gives me his last name and says

"Your being audio and video recorded"


"Do you know you have a tail light out?"

"No, I just left work and have been on my way home" which translated in my mind to:

Ya, you know, it's a funny thing , I noticed it was out when I put the truck in cruise control and climbed my fat Irish ass out the sliding back window to check all my lights at 4pm in the FUCKING daylight as I was driving home following all the fucking laws.

Meanwhile there are hundreds of cars, 3 lanes wide , zipping by at 65+ MPH with who knows how 

serious criminals or shitbags or drugs or you name it....

Anyway, back to our conversation over tea and extortion.

"What's your badge number?"

Dick obliged.

"So, you pulled me over to tell me my daytime running light was out on the passenger side?"


Irish goes to get out to check.

"Stay in truck it's too dangerous"

(No fucking shit sherlock, you pulled me over in the breakdown lane during heavy rush hour to tell me I have a bulb out? Why don't you take the whole fucking truck to the North Pole to repair it for me. We are both in harms way here and your worried about my bulb, dick.)

"License and registration"

"For a bulb out?"

"It's a traffic stop"

( I bet it's been 15-20 since I got a warning and who knows how long before that. I try and minimize my interactions with leo)

Irish rummages around, "Here, and I'm not answering any questions"

Thoughts of getting tazed at that point went through my head. Then  I was getting more pissed.

He goose steps off to tally the winnings.

10-12 minutes go by.

There is nothing illegal in the car. No weapons , no booze, Nuttin' Honey.

 I know my record came back as clean as a whistle.

 So I figure I 'll see how realistic this stop is.

 I turn around into the back seat and start rummaging around in an exaggerated 

manner. Lift up my cooler bag then stuff it down between the seats after grabbing a water.

Finally the member of the lollipop guild comes back to the window. I power it down and he 

gives his little spiel. 

"Here's your license and registration back, the information you need is on the citation, you can..."

"You gave me a ticket for a bulb?"

"All the information is there. you have 20 days to appeal it or pay it"

" So you put us both in harms way for a bulb"

"Please enter the highway carefully," as he walked off.

I sat and slowly put my shit away to make him sit there.

 Then I drove up about 50 yards and pulled way off on the grass and got out to look at my tail lights.

As I was walking to the rear of the truck, he drove by. 

 I almost gave him the finger but I didn't want to get shot.

He seemed to get butt hurt easy.

$40.00 to the people's republic of ASSachusetts.

I stopped and bought a bulb on the way home. It's all fixed. The daytime running light filament was out.


My Grandfather was a cop for many decades. My Dad was an MP in the Army. I have friends that are 


This dude didn't do the profession any favors with this stop. I'm still pissed. 

Was is really worth getting killed for a bulb. Either him or both of us? 

Does the state really need that 40 fucking dollars that bad? 

Fuck Massachusetts and fuck this asshole in particular. I see so many violations going back and forth 

each day it would make your head spin. Not a stormtrooper to be seen.

 For whatever reason I was an easy hit. 

No different than a robber preying on an unsuspecting victim.

 Fuck 'em.

Time To Reveal, If You Know What It Is Please Let Us Know...


  Someone mentioned the ball on top. That appears to be the lamp in the background.









I'm Having A Hard Time Finding Anything He Missed In This Eloquent Description.... UPDATED Link Fixed


 Below is a comment lifted from this post at IOTWREPORT << 

For those that want the test to copy, here ya go:

Since we are rapidly coming up on Christmas Vacation…
I wanna look Barry straight in the eye and tell him what a cheap, lying, no good, rotten, four-flushing, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-eating, brainless, dick-less, purple-lipped, hopeless, heartless, bug eyed, big-eared, incompetent, inexperienced, lazy, vacationing, golfing, childish, naïve, spending, partying, vindictive, arrogant, stumbling, sarcastic, narcissistic, corrupt, stone-walling, out-of-touch, Gay-obsessed, dope-smoking, pot-headed, teleprompter reading “Corpse-Man”, My man “Alex de Toke-Ville”, mom jeans-wearing, shame gland missing, Peace-Prize stealing, red line…pink line…salmon line…fuchsia line…maroon line…puce line… Yellow line-drawing, two-bit, belly-aching, finger-pointing, “Flexible”, No-records, Reset Button Bonehead, Bush-blaming, Mexican gun-running, Treasury-looting, economy-wrecking, Cash-for-Clunkers, Phones for Lo-Foz, recess-appointing, process-circumventing, Benghazi bullshitting, bald-faced liar, fraud and flim-flam man, “I will restore trust in Government”, “Al-Qaeda-decimated”, “You didn’t build that”, “Most transparent administration ever”, “If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor”, “Premiums will be lowered by $2500”, “I´ve got a pen and a phone”, “Russia is just a regional power”, “That’s the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want”, autocratic, Constitution-stomping, Bullgarian-speaking, productivity-obstructing, court-tampering, dictatorial, monument-Barrycading, race-divisive, class-divisive, community-organizing, selfie-posing, celebrity gad-fly, healthcare-destroying, They don´t like me cuz I´m Black, Al-Qaeda appeasing, lawless phoney-baloney, weak, bitch-slapped, flat-footed, plastic banana republic socialist hood-ornament whose only real accomplishment has been to perpetrate the most scandalous betrayal of the American people… besides, of course Jackass Joe!





What Is IT ?? ( I was gonna give this one to Phil and Cederq but decided to play here )


 Now to really piss off you rapscallions, I took a capture of the original and then filmed my

monitor so there will be no cheating with gugul images or tineye.  Maybe get out the old

Encyclopedia Brittanica set you have from the 1960s. IF you know, just comment "I know"





 I'll update with a full size picture later.  Currently I have no idea what it is.


Monday, November 13, 2023

From the "front lines"


"YMATA" Remembers A Friend From Vietnam....







"My good friend,

It has been 57 years and I want you to know that you are not forgotten in this little corner of the world. Never have been, never will be. You played a most important part in my life, good friendship with a zest for living every moment to its fullest. 

We started the Army's Helicopter flight school together in class 66-15 Ft. Wolters Texas and then volunteered to hold over a month upon completion of that stage of our training because the Ft. Rucker slots were full. We fully enjoyed that month doing odd jobs at Ft. Wolters and then reported to class 66-17 where we finished flight school and both received our Warrant Officer Bars, Wings and orders to go to Vietnam. By the order of the President of The United States, we were officially declared Officers and Gentleman.