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Friday, June 6. 2008
Hour by hour, drop by drop,
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I once prayed for wisdom. I won't be doing that again.
Jephnol, you having trouble with the little woman again? Just kidding, all the virtuous things we pray for have a price. What does not kill us will make us stronger.The things I ask from God the most have humbled me to my core, and have extracted from me a great price. I dont think I would change any of it .
Thank you. The quote from Aeschylus caused me to quickly sit up and not to slouch in my chair.
BD, nice post on wisdom . I can now explain how my frontal assualt on the King's castles went and all the wisdom I gained in the process. Ivan showed up pie eyed drank to much cough syrup, Aka vodka. The dumb slav was also letting Dumbo drink the stuff. Found him on the side of the road passed out cold. Teddie, my donkey died overnite from a brain tumor. I never did like, or trust that jackass! Now I'm being sued for copyright infringement on the flag I was carrying Hope And Change @ Maggie's Farm, from a guy named Obambi. Any one know of a good black, Jewish lawyer with red hair, cause I'm going to sue that brown muslim's ass right off of him. I'll get the King's some other time, using stealth tactics, and my piano wire. I might be crazy, but I'm not stupid like the King's.
I haven't read Aeschylus in years, but I believe I might go pick up Agamemnon this evening. Great quote.
jappy, nice allegory. Sounds like a mix of Don Quixote and the Last Battle of the Narnia series. Please keep us up to date on your continuing adventures. This is an allegory isn't it?
Thanks, Sean. It is allegory with a lot of symbolism. Nice of you to pick up on that. I don't know about you but I sure do miss Buddy, Luther, Metta, Legg, Rufus and the H-man. I don't know the whole story because I have been here as long as you have. It looks like there has been some bad blood for a while. I just wish I knew how to fix it. I don't usually post on weekends, going down to take care of my Dad. Hope to talk to you next week. Any luck buying a handgun or rifle? Have a good weekend,
FYI: Meta, Leag and H-man are the same person, with sock-puppet names.
Buddy, Rufus, and Luther are still around, and very welcome.
Boy, do I feel umday!! and sorta used and conned!! Leag I had some suspicion about;but I really believed Meta was Meta.
Holy Smokes! Me-ta was a sock puppet! WOW! H-Dude deserves a merit badge for creativity. I was so taken in....
thanks fopr that, jappy -- no I'm around -- just tending to my last kiddo's HS graduation, then from that recovering for a day or two.
BD, i had a notion Leag was haboonian logic -- but Meta isn't -- she's real. Oh i suppose she could be a puppet, but it would have to have been beyond elaborate.
Why do you think this, i wonders.
Buddy! Woooo! Good to see you. I was starting to worry.
FYI - ah. Clear now.
I'm too lazy to insert character by character, so
Nun tauta panta clas
An andera tonda ton
It's from Agamemnon. I have completely forgotten what it means.
FYI: Meta, Leag and H-man are the same person, with sock-puppet names
Are you kiddin, BD. H-man was always fighting with Leag. The three faces of Leag. Wierd.
It was so strange I had to say it twice. I don't know how I did that.
H-man deserves a badge for creativity and straight jacket for nuttiness. I was under the impression that he lived in Montana, but in one post he talked of alligators near his pond, so then I assumed he lived in Florida or the Gulf of Mexico area. Who knows.
Shades of Sybil... I suppose the internet would be a great outlet for a multiple personality (if you believe in that sort of thing). H-'s alter-egos were fairly well developed, at least enough to carry the game forward.
Just think, H- may actually be a twelve-year-old school girl. Whatever, H- was fun, although I'll miss Meta!
A friend once sent me a cartoon of a naked, 500 pound man, sitting facing a computer, typing: "Sexally adventurous, large-chested, 22 year-old blonde female, looking for date...."
You never really know with whom you are engaging on the internet.
That's one thing I've always enjoyed about Maggie's Farm; I sensed I could trust personalities who discussed hunting dogs, fly fishing, gardening, good food, boating, music, matters of faith & philosophy, literature, computer skills, news of the day, etc. Simply, lovely dinner table conversation with men in cyber jackets and ties, women in cyber cocktail dresses. I appreciate being part of the conversation and think it a priviledge to sit at this table.
ditto Lesley. Well said.
Unless your a naked, 500 pound man, sitting facing a computer, typing: "Sexally adventurous, large-chested, 22 year-old blonde female, looking for date...."
hi. i had a different translation. " Zeus taught men to think, and Zeus gave them one great principle-- from their experience to learn. So now, even in sleep, even in stubborn minds, drop by drop the bitter waters of error trickle down to the pool of memory. " i would have no idea which might be a more accurate rendering. i also like the simpler version, "ve get to soon oldt, und too late schmart."
I like this version: "ve get to soon oldt, und too late schmart."