Ms. Ladybug and Mr. Honeybee: A Love Story at the End of Time

Below, I’ve copied the first three chapters of my latest book. Illustrated and senior-authored by Pauline Panagiotou-Schneider, Ms. Ladybug and Mr. Honeybee: A Love Story at the End of Time is my second book-length work of fiction. It is intended for ages 11 and up. The book can be ordered from the publisher and also from Amazon. Since early 2016 it is also available in audio format. The trailer is embedded beneath this excerpted text.

INTRODUCTION

For more than 4.5 billion years the planet Earth had turned and changed and even crashed with an asteroid to form the moon from the dust of the crash. About a billion years after Earth formed, a rich variety of life began to grow. Through millions of years life evolved and died off. Throughout this seemingly endless stretch of time the Earth turned and life grew on her body, and life died on her body, and life grew again on her body. Always life would grow and then die and then grow again, wondrous and different from before, but somehow the same!

Life on Earth has always been like a wave. It comes in and it goes out, and comes in and goes out again. This journey is short compared to the journey of the universe. Earth and all the life it harbors is comprised of the dust of billions of stars that arose and blinked out within the universe we inhabit.

For the humans that lived for a blink of time, Earth was the Queen of the Universe. She was their Goddess. She was their everything. She was their mother, their father, their home, and their food. And then they killed her.

They didn’t want to kill her. They just didn’t know what they were doing. They didn’t know that they were killing everything, including themselves! They were so excited with their inventions and powers that they did not see the harm they were causing.

The orangutans knew, and the baboons knew, and the hummingbirds knew, and especially the honeybees knew, for they were among the first to die. Some of the people tried to save them, but it was already too late.

From the early days of destruction the animals had tried to warn the humans, but the humans did not speak the animal tongues. The humans believed they were superior to the animals and therefore they did not listen to the animal languages.

Most of the humans chose not to try to understand the rest of the creatures on Earth. Humans were an odd species, although a few listened and understood their brethren. These few humans stood with the animals at the end of the Sixth Great Extinction to aid and comfort them.

The humans, too, were going extinct. There was a great sorrow across the Earth as the reality became widely recognized.

This is the story of one little Honeybee, perhaps the last one, who made a friend of Ms. Ladybug, at the time of this great cataclysm. It’s a love story at the end of time.

THE JOURNEY BEGINS

Mr. Honeybee had been waiting so long for his queen to return to the hive that he’d grown desperately worried and set off to find her. She had been gone for a few days and he knew her absence was not a good sign. There were hardly any nurse bees left at the hive and all the honey gatherers had disappeared. Mr. Honeybee was very worried that his hive was going to suffer collapse, as had so many other hives. It was very unusual for drones like him to leave the hive, but he loved his queen and he had to find her, no matter what.

Burdened with worry and anxious about the future, he took a big gulp of honey and a little sip of royal jelly and set off to find his queen. It was early on a summer day.

He was heartbroken as soon as his flight carried him a few meters from the hive. There were flowers deep in bloom, but no other honeybees to be seen. In one garden he saw a human wearing a mask and spraying the flowers from a bottle. He had heard from the honey gatherers that the sprays were lethal. He darted quickly away from that garden and his little bee heart quaked with fear.

He imagined his poor queen drawing her last breath after a long sweet drink of a poisoned flower. A tiny bee tear formed in his bee eye. But then he gathered his courage and forged ahead. He could not stop until he found her.

He came to a farm that he’d heard about from the honey gatherers. It was supposed to be clean and safe for them, and he hoped to find his queen there. He hoped she’d missed the poisoned garden and come here instead. He had so much hope and he crossed one of his little bee toes hoping, hoping, hoping she would be here. He was sure of it. He could feel her!

And then, he could smell her too!

HAPPY REUNION

He heard her unique buzzing before he saw her. Only a second later, she heard him, too. By the time their multi-faceted, compound eyes made contact, they were anxiously anticipating their reunion. You might even say they were abuzz with excitement.

collidingBees

In the midst of exhilaration, they nearly fell to the ground when they collided in midair. Oh, the profound joy they experienced because they were together at last!

“Where have you been?” Mr. Honeybee asked. “I thought I’d never see you again. I was so worried.”

“Well,” the queen answered, “I became very concerned about the nurse bees and the honey gatherers. I decided to take a look around.”

“Oh, no!” exclaimed Mr. Honeybee. “You should’ve asked one of us to go. You must not put yourself at risk.”

“I know,” said the queen, “but there were so few bees around. And once I was outside the hive, I became very confused.”

Mr. Honeybee listened intently while studying the queen’s body language. She seemed sluggish, probably because she was tired.

“We know about those nasty chemicals the humans are spraying,” continued the queen, “but I’m sure there’s more. I’ve never been so confused upon leaving the hive before. Maybe there’s something in the air we don’t know about.”

“I’m sure there are many things we don’t know about,” said Mr. Honeybee. “The humans are always stringing up wires and digging trenches and kicking up dust and spewing dark-colored smoke.”

“Not to mention,” replied the queen, “the noise and vibrations. And it’s become so dry lately.”

“I know,” said Mr. Honeybee. “It’s hard to find flowers. The honey gatherers have to fly so far, and work so hard, just to bring back a little nectar.”

“But enough about that,” said the queen. “Can you take me back home? I’ve lost my way, and I’m soooo exhausted.”

“Follow me, my queen. I’ll have you home in a few minutes.”

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  • Last night, I finished my copy of Ms. Ladybug and Mr. Honeybee and no surprise, the moral of the story is that in the age of extinction only love remains.

    A fable for our time with some great bits of humor as well as tenderness. It reminds me that I need to be more sluggo and less termite.

    As twilight falls upon civilization and things go from bad to horrible little notes of love and encouragement become even more important.

    Thanks Guy.

  • I’ve created a playlist of music that inspired the writing of this story.

  • Pauline and Guy,

    Ms. Ladybug and Mr Honeybee is one of the best books (and love stories)I’ve ever read. I said I would stop reading but I had to read this one. When I run across ANYONE who is ready to read it, I will buy them a copy. Unfortunately, most are NOT but it is the one book I hope aliens will find and decipher. It will be all they need IF anything is left that is not a cinder. That is the way it should be?????

  • It is not at all complicated, difficult, or esoteric.

    The earth is us.

    We come out the earth & return into the earth.

    The concept/metaphor that the material physical & earth is our birth mother & nurturer has both a primitive/indigenous confirmation & a completely sophisticated scientific materialist pedigree.

    We are proving all too well that we can readily thwart & ultimately asassinate our material mother.

    Spiritualists commit the “mother error” (pun intended) when they routinely advocate the nebulous “etherial” & “spiritual,” as though it supplants the humble material & physical basis of our existence.

    Social science begins with the material stomach, NOT the stork.

  • Dredd Blog

    “Those who rant on about ……….. “the human species destroying methane danger” will be seen, and should be seen, as kooks by public infrastructure managers.”

    Just wanted to post this to let everyone know that according to this Mr Guy Mcpherson is a “Kook”s according to Dredd maybe an arrest warrant should be out for him for causing public panic

  • You cant kill the earth, she’s been around for far longer than we have. If you imagine the whole history of the earth as a 24 hour clock then we have existed for around 45 seconds. However the earth can and probably will kill us.

    Lovelock et al talk of the earth as a living being, a homeostatic system. She has survived a myriad crises and she will survive this one. She just occasionally presses the reset button. Thats what she’s doing at the moment.

    I have a lot of time for our Dr. Guy, I think what he’s trying to do is admirable. I admire Paul Beckwith too.

    You have to realise how small we are

  • Assuming that there are limits, what “sets the limits” for human existence?

    How much CO2 & CH4 is too much?

    We can easily conceive & dream outside of nature, but we are always subject to nature’s “determining” laws.

    In the 1920s Fredrick Soddy succinctly aphorized; “No phosphorus, no thought!”

    “Only when behavior is brought into the picture & rooted in material conditions can we understand the forces that compel the thinking of certain thoughts rather than others.”

    Marvin Harris, “Theories of Culture in Postmodern Times,” 1999, p 27.

  • And then they killed her.

    They didn’t want to kill her. They just didn’t know what they were doing. They didn’t know that they were killing everything, including themselves! They were so excited with their inventions and powers that they did not see the harm they were causing.” (Ms.Ladybug & Mr. Honeybee)

    This may impel some people in the direction of the fallacy of equal guilt.

    That is, if they do not consider the broader picture of proper distribution of guilt.

    In families it is called emotional incest when controlling entities, parents, put pressures and ideas on children who should not be exposed to adult realms.

    (Oil-Qaeda is the guilty group within the 1%, while the 99% are the victims).

    How large will the Stockholm Syndrome grow if we develop a national emotional incest (Security: Familyland, Fatherland, or Homeland?)?

    Let’s not forget that most humans were not members of Oil-Qaeda, nor did they support Oil-Qaeda, the destroyers of the Earth.

  • I was reminded of this little blast from the past last night.
    The lyrics are even more accurate now than they were back then.
    Alas, it made no difference. Too few looked.

    “Look Out Any Window”
    There’s a man working in a field, sees the rain and it’s burning.
    He’s saying this can’t be real, ohh, as he sees the color of the fields turning.

    Far away, the men too busy getting rich to care,
    Close their eyes and let it all out into the air …
    Hoping nobody else would care.

    Look out any window
    Look out any open door
    Look out any window
    To see what’s going on
    In the air around you

    There’s a man working on a boat, pulling lines from the water.
    Just trying to stay afloat, ohh, filling the nets is getting harder.

    Far away, they bend the rules so secretly,
    Close their eyes and let it all out into the sea …
    Hoping nobody else would see.

    Look out any window
    Look out any open door
    Look out any window
    To see what’s going on
    In the air around you

    Far away, too many leaders let them get their way,
    Close their eyes and let it all out into the bay …
    Say they’ll clear it up another day

    Look out any window
    Look out any open door
    Look out any window
    To see that’s going on
    In the air around you

    (Look out)
    Look out for the big boys telling you …
    Everything they’re gonna do.

    (Look out)
    Look out for the fat cat builder man …
    Turning this into a waste land.

    (Look out)
    Look out for the back room boys that say …
    The smoke is gonna blow away.

    (Look out)
    Look out for the men who say it’s okay …
    Sitting in a building far away.

    .
    .
    .
    I don’t get deniers; all they need to do is to look out their flippin’ window!
    Thanks for the excerpt Guy. One of these days I’ll get your book and read it.
    .

  • Hymenoptera & coleoptera: two insect orders. A wide variety of interactions. Some of the former even lay their eggs in the caterpillars of some of the latter.

    In the realm of spacetime matter&energy everything is interconnected referred to in earlier Aryan/Vedic tradition as Indra’s net. There is no sentience whatsoever in this realm, and the only things spiritual to be found in it are in bottles.

    Sunlight manifests nothing whatsoever as it streams past the earth on all sides at night; it it wholly void, but assumes the colour and form of the object that it illuwinates. So too, “awareness” without an “of” is non-comprehensible, since only objects (“of”s) are comprehensible. The concept awareness is an object, insentient, and is therefore comprehensible by “awareness”: a source of endless confusition on the path of a potential infinitude of bewilderment.

    Awareness without objocts is beyond Existence and non-Existence, but from the perspective of existence is the Void: to most, indistinguishable from non-existence.
    The Diamond Sutra – A New Translation by Alex Johnson, Chapter 14:
    arbitrary notions of their own selfhood, other selves, living beings, or a universal self… if they continue to hold onto arbitrary conceptions as to their own selfhood, they will be holding onto something that is non-existent. It is the same with all arbitrary conceptions of other selves, living beings, or a universal self. These are all expressions of non-existent things.

  • Etyerepetyere Says:
    August 23rd, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Dredd Blog

    “Those who rant on about ……….. “the human species destroying methane danger” will be seen, and should be seen, as kooks by public infrastructure managers.”

    Just wanted to post this to let everyone know that according to this Mr Guy Mcpherson is a “Kook”s according to Dredd maybe an arrest warrant should be out for him for causing public panic …
    =============================================
    Thank you Eerie Ass for bringing that up.

    But, once again, you can’t pass a reading comprehension test nor an intellectual honesty test.

    This post here on NBL, is about a book by Dr. McPherson et al. which is about bees:

    If you were intellectually honest, you would have provided a link to (You Are Here – 5) and (The Methane Hydrate / Clathrate Controversy – 2) so people do not have to take your distortions as gospel (you know troofiness from a bitchy little priest).

    They can read and decide for themselves that way, as they should.

    The off topic issue you tried but failed to be in coherent reference to is “which climate change dynamic is more scientifically mature and accepted by the scientific community at large, apocalyptic Arctic methane change science, or apocalyptic global sea level change science.”

    You are the star bitchy little priest that rants I spoke of in that discussion.

    Resign from the convent and take some science classes.

    Not that it will make you intellectually honest, but perhaps you will know more about birds, bees, and bugs that way.

  • The Basic tenet of Dr Mc Phearson is methane induced catastrophic climate change leading to human extinction short term something like 2030 or near that timeframe . You are denying that and obsessing about some see level rise wich is a diversion only and will never really manifest in that timeframe . It might manifests and will affect “Birds and Bees” I am sure they will be somewhat affected but if they are alive by than and i wish all the best for them they will manage .. Now thats how my comment ties into The Birds and bees theme . Birds and bees will mange sea level change if nobody else but NOt Humans … They don’t have to they wont be able to experience it due the timeframe human extinction will play out. Of course Your compulsive obsession with SLR will make you constantly attack that basic tenet Mc Phearson is running on . Birds and Bees or not . You don`t find it appropriate to be calling on that on this forum ?! Tough luck deal with it . Just wanted to reveal who you really are . You said this :
    “Those who rant on about ……….. “the human species destroying methane danger” will be seen, and should be seen, as kooks by public infrastructure managers.”
    as such you have proved yourself to be a denier of the basic tenet of Guy Mcphearson . You are also probably a paid agent of this climate change denial crowd paid by the fossil fuel industry .You have been called on it and Now it is for everyone out to see ..

  • SLR is one of the many effects of climate disruption. Seems to me to a valid topic. Many other less directly relevant issues are mentioned here.
    I have even seen a comment about kangaroos. How weird is that?

  • Dredd,

    Regarding your August 23rd, 2015 at 10:13 am comment, I strongly disagree with your blaming, response-ability disowning reasoning, which seems extremely naïve to me. Why? Because, contrary to your premise, the fossil fuel extractors have rarely forced anyone to burn the fuels that they make available to us. Obviously, if humans did not burn those fuels, or more indirectly make use of the products manufactured through that burning, thus using the energy made available to us, the “Oil-Qaedas” that you so glibly blame would not go to the trouble of extracting the fuels. They extract the fossil fuels because almost all of us use their products, indeed, often DEMANDING the availability of those energy sources, and often fighting for them either directly or indirectly by supporting the policies of our leaders.

    To the extent that any of us use those “energy slaves”, WE remain guilty of supporting the human caused global heating with its abrupt climate change, and that includes indigenous peoples when they use steel knives, steel axes, snow machines, manufactured building materials (including canvas for tipis), guns, manufactured clothing, trucks, electricity, and so on. I have gotten to know quite well some of the people in this country most competent with teaching and implementing stone age skills and—-without exception—-they rely heavily on fossil fuels for many of their activities, including transportation, housing, food, water, tools, clothing, communication, containers, and so on. Yes, they may spend a few weeks out of the year living a stone age life style, but they rely, just like most of us, on fossil fuels to live the rest of the year and to prepare for those few weeks without those things.

    I would like to suggest this, Dredd: prove to yourself and all the rest of us that you will no longer continue to support OUR Earth-killing by no longer making use of any fossil fuel supported process or product. I don’t recall meeting ANYONE during my 70 years who has done that. Who qualifies as the lowest energy person I have met in my life? Interestingly, NOT any stone age skills expert. Based on my admittedly limited experience, Ianto Evans of Cob Cottage Company, Coquille, Oregon takes the prize by a wide margin. Even so, he and his group STILL rely significantly on fossil fuels for tools, transportation, communication services, clothing, and so on. Needless to say, many people in the poorest regions of the world live at a much lower energy level than even Ianto. Meanwhile, the largest percentage of them, by far, would live at a much higher energy level if they had the choice. So, again, your argument makes no sense at all to me. Given the choice, WE—-for all practical purposes ALL of us—-burn the fuels we most easily obtain and make maximum use of the power made available. If we have the choice, the capability, WE maximize our power and in doing that WE contribute to global heating with its abrupt climate change. Or so it seems to me.

  • I’m heading to Amazon right now! Got to see what all the buzz is about!

  • @Guy

    Thank you for your reply regarding chemtrails versus contrails.

    Geoengineering, Real and Imagined

    As that thred is closed I’m continuing the NBL tradition of continuing the conversation here.

    I’m glad you started a conversation about evidence because unless there is a whistle blower like Snowdon then to get some evidence I guess we would have to charter an aircraft ourselves and conduct some of our own field tests. Who fancies setting up an indiegogo crowd source campaign for a chartered flight?

    As the cheaper alternative is to use lab tests of rain water and if we are all happy to proceed on that basis I will begin (I did ask what evidence would convince you but that question remains unanswered).

    You state chemtrails are contrails (frozen water) and that the chemicals found in lab tests on the ground are from industrial output.

    You stated Dane cannot prove the chemicals found are from chemtrails but forgot to mention you also cannot prove they are from industrial output, but anyway let’s forget about that and look at a relatively new study.

    http://www.geoengineeringwatch.org/new-science-study-confirms-contamination-from-climate-engineering-assault/

    Two relevant quotes from that article which address your statement above are as follows:

    “In the spring of 2014, the author began to notice tanker-jets quite often producing white trails across the cloudless blue sky over San Diego, California. The aerosol spraying that was happening with increasing frequency was a relatively new phenomenon there. The dry warm air above San Diego is not conducive to the formation of jet contrails, which are ice condensate.”

    I will repeat the important bit “The dry warm air above San Diego is not conducive to the formation of jet contrails”

    Next quote

    “With its normally limited natural cloud cover San Diego is ideal for observing tanker-jet dispersal of ultra-fine particulates. Because the city lacks heavy industries and their particulate pollution is an ideal environment to ascertain by rainwater measurement the nature of the specific particulates being sprayed which are leached by rainwater.”

    Again I will repeat the important bit “Because the city lacks heavy industries and their particulate pollution”

    Now to continue, the experimenter found COAL FLY ASH was being used as an aerosol (The contrailscience link you provided was last updated in 2011 and doesn’t mention coal fly ash)

    Does this make sense?

    I know you effectively said government documents and patents are just a bit of paper, reminding me of George Bush and his view of the US Constitution, but I will refer to this document:

    House of Commons
    Science and Technology Committee
    The Regulation of Geoengineering
    Fifth Report of Session 2009–10

    “Geoengineering describes activities specifically and deliberately designed to effect a change in the global climate with the aim of minimising or reversing anthropogenic (that is human caused) climate change. Geoengineering covers many techniques and technologies but splits into two broad categories: those that remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
    such as sequestering and locking carbon dioxide in geological formations; and those that reflect solar radiation. Techniques in this category include the injection of sulphate aerosols into the stratosphere to mimic the cooling effect caused by large volcanic eruptions.”

    Is this document purely fanciful as you seem to imply? How on earth can you put aerosol particulates into the sky to mimic a volcanic eruption unless via aircraft? Come on answer that!

    So in summary, we have some possible evidence that some planes are spraying coal fly ash into the atmosphere which leave a trail in the sky which looks like a contrail under the (pretense?) of government mandated SRM.

    Keeping an open mind is logical, which is my position. Your comment linked above assumed I was a “believer” in chemtrails. However I deliberately did not state my position to preempt any personal comments which you made regardless which is a failure of logic right there: assumption.

    Open minded means looking for answers, which is where we differ because you are effectively saying there CANNOT BE ANY EVIDENCE because it’s the “spaghetti monster in the sky”.

    To conclude, I am not arguing in favour of chemtrails being fact I am arguing in favour of logic being used which dictates an open mind especially in light of the government documents, patents and chemical tests.

    So who is the muddled thinker?

  • Bud Nye Says:
    August 23rd, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Dredd,

    Regarding your August 23rd, 2015 at 10:13 am comment, I strongly disagree with your blaming, response-ability disowning reasoning, which seems extremely naïve to me. Why? Because, contrary to your premise, the fossil fuel extractors have rarely forced anyone to burn the fuels that they make available to us. Obviously, if humans did not burn those fuels, or more indirectly make use of the products manufactured through that burning, thus using the energy made available to us, the “Oil-Qaedas” that you so glibly blame would not go to the trouble of extracting the fuels. They extract the fossil fuels because almost all of us use their products, indeed, often DEMANDING the availability of those energy sources, and often fighting for them either directly or indirectly by supporting the policies of our leaders.

    ==============================================
    An apologetic for Oil-Qaeda finally comes out of the closet, mixed with the typical blame the victim sentiments.

    First off, the term “Oil-Qaeda” was coined by Tom Engelhardt to describe the international oil industry:

    Just like those running asbestos, lead paint, and tobacco companies who knowingly continued to do harm for profit … energy executives … are the business equivalents of terrorists.

    In fact, for years they’ve funded a massive campaign to deny the reality of climate change … we should think of them as oil-Qaeda …

    Realistically speaking, we should think of them as oil-Qaeda and we already know one thing: the strikes against us that they are at least partially responsible for are only going to grow more devastating.
    ” – (TomDispatch . com).

    Bud Ney, in your apologetic you are very wrong on your history about Oil-Qaeda, which has been described by other authors using other names.

    For example “The Private Empire” coined by author Steve Coll in his book of that same name (The Private Empire’s Social Media Hit Squads).

    The history of how civilization became addicted to oil is very clear, and utterly different from your revisionist portrayal of the citizenry as those who had a vision of gas guzzlers, so Oil-Qaeda went to work to find something that would satisfy their lust for oil.

    I have dug up that history and provided sources in about 50 posts over the years (Series Posts, heading “OIL-QAEDA (the business of establishment terrorism)”, “OIL (addiction to) “, “OIL (as a source of wars)”, “OIL (the religion; see also Oil-Qaeda)”).

  • “Etyerepetyere Says:
    August 23rd, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    The Basic tenet of Dr Mc Phearson is methane induced catastrophic climate change leading to human extinction short term something like 2030 or near that timeframe … as such you have proved yourself to be a denier of the basic tenet of Guy Mcphearson .”

    ============================================
    Eerie Ass,

    I have said before that Guy is not a “wookie priest” taling voodoo like you seem to think (“the basic tenet of Guy Mcphearson”).

    The professor has said over and over that he is merely quoting scientific papers and he has a page that does not smack of a cult leader who issues edicts that are to be adhered to else one is a heretic.

    Guy says “The case is dependent upon experimental evidence, logic, and reason.” (Climate-Change Summary and Update, by Guy McPherson).

    I have also heard him say that he does not set dates.

    You in all you bitchy little priest routine never cite to any scientific evidence, logic, nor reason.

    You appeal to the notion of the big climate change wookie priest mentality.

    Like I said, take some science classes and resign from the convent.

    The talk about the bees and bugs acientifically, and their ideology, which is the subject matter of this post.

    Then we will move along to intellectual honesty.

  • Calling all science peoples: What do you know about this?

    Yesterday I heard this discussion.

    Einstein made the observation that the Universe is speeding up. Hubble said No. It is slowing down. Now there is evidence that it IS speeding up.

    Take aways: 1. Einstein is correct AGAIN; smartest human ever. . 2. Another old saw thrown away.

    I have always thought and was tau8ght the big U. was gradually slowing, but now we know that, eventually, we would have seen no stars. Columbus would not have made it and the damn Europeans would have not spread their virus as quickly.

    BYW, if you have any doubt about racism in this country, see Ken Burns’ film re: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson. Best boxer of all time. Ask Jim Jefferies and Jack London.

  • Just to advise that I will not be much affectated in any way by the current financial meltdown. I don’t have any money anyway. Gave my car away. Gave it away. Emptied out. No property. Zilch. No baggage. Therefore nothing to lose.

    I always expected that equilibrium would bring everyone on earth living like the poor Cambodians in Srae Ambel and Koh Kong that I saw last year. And many years before.

    Except that they don’t especially think they are poor. And don’t particularly experience anxiety, despair or recoil in abject horror at the though of living like they do.

    So, I expect the whole wold to finally collapse down to this level. That is, in order to even have a ghost of a chance of sustainability, much less getting through any bottleneck.

    And I expect to be sitting there, patiently, as I am now. Waiting for the big thud. And after landing, they finally look around and see me sitting there. Having sat there for years. Looking at them with sadness and compassion, while they look at me in horror and revulsion, with a reflexive notion that they need to beat the crap out of me, preferably with a baseball bat or an M-16, to teach me a good lesson, like they always have done. Then realizing that the jig is finally up, and so they start mewling and begging exactly and identically like the “welfare queens” and people who need to get a job that they used to pillory and excoriate if not metaphorically lynch.

    And I have only one question: “What took you so long, boys?”

  • no worries folks! it’s “national waffle day”! beautiful little story Guy.

  • ISIS in Palmyra

    http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/24/middleeast/syria-isis-palmyra-ruins-temple/

    Palmyra is properly considered one of the world’s primary historic sites. Why and how come is it being destroyed (seemingly without effort) by ISIS?

    Where is the global community when we need it? There are wars over oil. Why is there no war to safeguard priceless treasures of history? Who or what is responsible for this atrocity?

    I don’t really know, but I’ll make some crude conjectures.

    – Global industrial culture that displaces history continually.

    – Global developer culture that demolishes everything to make money on new construction.

    – Realpolitk “…politics or diplomacy based primarily on power and on practical and material factors and considerations, rather than explicit ideological notions or moral or ethical premises.”

    – Historical amnesia of western civilization.

    – Blaming the wrong people. What role do Asaad, Russia, Iran play? They bear no responsibility for this. Yet, the western demons of war are massed against them.

    – What role for Israel and the demolition of ancient Palestine for new Jewish settlements?

    – Western industrial civilization’s non-concern for relationship of place to people and culture.

    ISIS appears to be merely a reflection–like the west looking in the mirror–of all these factors.

  • dredd…I’m so sorry you’ve been cut off from your humanity…you should step out of your ivory tower…and eat a big bag of mushrooms!and quit with the” bitchy little priest routine”…it makes me want to puke on your shiny little shoes.

  • As the Dow struggles to right itself today, we should all have faith – if we don’t get the crash we need now, we’ll get it next week, next month or next year. In fact, the longer the extend-and-pretend goes on the more definitive the Big One will be. So I’m all in favour of the world’s central banks cranking up the presses to paper over the cracks temporarily. Bring on the bubble recovery!

  • A rather seditious thought just occurred to me. I urge all the American DGR supporters on here to vote Republican in the upcoming Presidential race. Voting Republican will help to ensure a global collapse of civilization more than any other single act I can think of.

  • Dredd,

    Regarding your August 23rd, 2015 at 4:57 pm comment, I have not “blamed the victims” as you have suggested. Indeed, unlike you and many other people who post here at NBL, as I explained in my “What ‘Purpose’ Do I Have” essay found here https://guymcpherson.com/2014/07/bits-from-reese-jones-and-bud-nye-and-an-idea-from-daniel-drumright/, I emphatically and specifically do NOT “blame” anyone for the self-annihilation trap that WE humans have constructed for ourselves as well as for most if not all life on Earth. Furthermore, I have received much verbal abuse here for not taking part in that ever-so-popular blame game. (Meanwhile, I do think that I understand reasonably well your and others’ needs to see yourselves as a victims, and the strong tendency to blame someone for your victimhood.) As I explained in that essay, I think that for fundamental thermodynamic reasons biological systems make maximum use of the energy available. So, as it turned out, it seems to me that evolution “used” us to make use of the energy densely stored in the fossil fuels. If not us, eventually, some other species probably would have used it, possibly with even more rapidly and dramatically devastating consequences for most if not all life on Earth.

    The history of the term “Oil Qaeda” that you point to in your August 23rd, 2015 at 4:57 pm comment has no relevancy to, and serves as nothing more than a distraction from, the points I made in my August 23rd, 2015 at 4:57 pm comment. As I mentioned in my comment, and as you emphasize, of course many people have rushed to meet OUR demands for the cheap, easy power inherent in the fossil fuels. Nothing I wrote in my comment suggests otherwise. Regarding the titles of the references at the end of your comment, I have not read them but these articles appear strongly to support the point I made that people DEMAND and often FIGHT FOR fossil fuels, or more accurately the energy, the power, inherent in those fuels, with much warfare and terrorism related to it. I would like to suggest that we have become not just “addicted” to the energy we get from oil, nor has oil become merely a “religion” for us (as the articles you mention appear to suggest), but instead we have become deeply, physically, biologically DEPENDENT ON the fossil fuels, especially oil, for our lives. Losing that dense, high quality energy source, alone—completely apart from the abrupt climate change and ecological collapse issues—will directly and indirectly lead to a staggering amount of human death.

    Regarding your continuing claim that oil companies presumably force you to use the energy that they make available, I ask: Who holds a gun to your head forcing you to put gasoline into your chain saw, lawn mower, and automobile? Who holds a gun to your head forcing you to buy the foods produced by the oil-saturated agricultural system that WE created and/or have supported through OUR dollar votes for many decades? Who holds a gun to your head forcing you to buy manufactured clothing, or to use the computer you presently read this on? Certainly you can validly point out that through fascist, industrial capitalist methods various groups of people have severely constrained the choices of the masses over the past couple of hundred years. But one can ask variations on my “forced to use the energy” questions going back tens of thousands of years into human history long, long before industrial capitalism: Who presumably “forced” humans to develop agriculture about 10,000 years ago, and to consume the resulting energy-dense grains, thus making the development of cities possible? Who presumably “forced” the earliest humans to burn wood for light, warmth, cooking, tool production, and so on? The long-term thermodynamic trend has always involved people, other animals, and plants maximizing their power in the quickest, easiest, most efficient ways possible, your claim to the contrary notwithstanding.

    As I asked before, when will YOU stop using and supporting the use of fossil fuels thus contributing to the Earth-killing? Presumably you COULD, if you wanted to, walk into the wilderness and live a Stone Age lifestyle, if you decided to learn the skills and do that. As I mentioned, some people in this country live that way for weeks or months at a time. A few groups on Earth still live much that for their entire lives. Who holds a gun to your head forcing you not to do that? I would like to suggest perhaps the most important reason why you don’t: just like so many others you love the ease and convenience of the hundreds of energy slaves that work for you through your direct and indirect fossil fuel use every day.

    I mentioned that “I do think that I understand reasonably well your and other’s needs to see yourselves as a victims, and the strong tendency to blame someone for your victimhood.” Related directly to this point, which seems to me extremely important and relevant for many people who post here and elsewhere, I have copied here three paragraphs from page 237 in Les Greenberg and Rhonda Goldman’s book, Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy, The Dynamics of Emotion, Love, and Power (2008):

    “Secondary anger probably remains the most prevalent form of anger expression in relationships. Most people tend to express anger when they feel hurt. When anger occurs in a secondary, reactive way and masks a primary emotion, it does not help to express it. Rather, it needs further exploration to identify the person’s more primary emotion. Blaming anger occurs as the most common negative form of anger expression in relationships. This generally occurs as a secondary emotion and we need to bypass it to get at underlying softer, more vulnerable emotions. For instance, a husband who feels angry at his wife for dressing too provocatively has to become aware that his anger occurs as a secondary, reactive emotion and that it helps him defend against his primary emotion of fear and threat. Once the husband opens up about his fear and expresses his concerns, he no longer behaves in controlling and blaming ways, and his wife will less likely defend and more likely respond to his concerns. An open disclosure will more likely get an empathic response; will promote a bond between the couple; and will give partners a better understanding of their own emotions, as well as their spouses’.”

    “Anger thus often occurs as a reaction to underlying fear, shame, helplessness, or disappointment. In change efforts, it remains important for an emotion coach, after first acknowledging a partner’s reactive anger, to focus on the person’s underlying hurt, fear of abandonment, or sense of powerlessness. Having accessed the primary vulnerable feeling, we then identify and work with the underlying need and implicit belief. Sometimes a desperate quality to expressions of secondary anger occur, which indicates clearly that this exists not as primary anger and suggests the underlying fear of dissolution or abandonment. This occurs as the simplest form of anger, and you will find examples of it in the next section on affiliative cycles, in pursuer’s blaming.”

    “A shame-rage sequence when one person feels primarily humiliated and then gets angry occurs as a particularly difficult emotion sequence between people. This can vary in intensity, but when it happens in a very intense way, it can lead to violence between people. Here, the partner’s rage takes place generally as a response to their inability to deal with the more core feelings of shame and powerlessness. People who feel rage or who rapidly escalate and become rageful in relationship conflict need to learn how to calm the rage and to get to what really lies at the bottom of it. Having awareness and getting in touch with core feelings as they arise, then, remains a key way to prevent the development of destructive rage. If one often gets very angry, one needs not only to control one’s anger, but to learn to experience and express the more vulnerable feelings beneath the anger. Expressing underlying sadness, fear, shame, or hurt will have a very different impact on one’s partner than will expressing secondary anger. People thus need to develop the ability, when they feel defensively angry, to feel and express the threat that comes before the anger. Emotion coaches need to help partners develop the ability to soothe themselves when angry and to also soothe their angry partners, rather than to escalate. This serves as on of the best antidotes to negative escalation—the ability to regulate affect in both self and other.”

    We usually find it SO much easier emotionally, and less emotionally painful, to claim victim status and then to blame someone else for victimizing us than to acknowledge the role that we have actively and passively played over the millennia in the Earth killing, don’t we? This serves as a secondary, reactive emotional response that keeps us out-of-touch with our deeper, more painful, vulnerable, primary emotions involving fear and shame.

  • A shame-rage sequence when one person feels primarily humiliated and then gets angry occurs as a particularly difficult emotion sequence between people. This can vary in intensity, but when it happens in a very intense way, it can lead to violence between people. Here, the partner’s rage takes place generally as a response to their inability to deal with the more core feelings of shame and powerlessness. People who feel rage or who rapidly escalate and become rageful in relationship conflict need to learn how to calm the rage and to get to what really lies at the bottom of it. Having awareness and getting in touch with core feelings as they arise, then, remains a key way to prevent the development of destructive rage.

    So Bud, let’s get out of realm of the theoretical and talk about your life, since you seem to be on a Blues Brothers Mission From Dog to teach others how to live theirs.

    Here’s my question: Does this narrative have anything to do with your own rage and aggression expressed towards anybody who doesn’t see the world your way, whether it be others here on NBL, folks who have a transcendental POV rather than a materialist one, or folks who simply reject the NTE story?

    Because I’ve seen you raging and ranting at all of them – often in passive-aggressive mode, using the language of contempt and non-acceptance.

    You’re not alone in that, of course. But I’m curious if you ever connect the dots between the ideas you espouse and your own behavior, which has been pointed out to you many, many times here.

    Beneath that anger, that contempt, that passive-aggression, that rage – what’s going on for you?

    Because, truly, the ranting and raging – the despising and the contempt – are not necessary. I can disagree with someone’s POV and remain emotionally calm. I can even watch people lie like a rug, and knowing as I do that it is often the default human condition, not get upset at them most of the time.

    So, for example, I can stop by Fractal Planet, or listen to Alex Jones Ecoshock, and listen to people disagree with the doomer view of things without taking it personally and going crazy inside. Why would I want to go crazy inside? What would my raging and ranting accomplish? What would be the value, or even the point, of me accusing Scott Johnson of being a paid agent of whomever – as you have done?

    Of course, sometimes I do get angry at whatever. But when I do, I own it. I don’t try to polish a turd by publishing a 20 page essay on my world views on empathy, or peace, or love as a compensation mechanism. I don’t babble on about “Only Love Remains”, when clearly that’s not what’s remaining in my own mind at the time.

    So how about you actually do the work you evangelize about, Bud – and not just be a preacher and teacher of it. A single paragraph of cogent self-reflection is worth more than 20 pages of didactic teaching and scolding.

    Or as the Zen folks like to put it: One day of clear mind in the marketplace is better than 1000 in the monastery.

  • No recovery today, the Dow plunged 588 points, the media pundits are celebrating because the plunge was over 1000 in the first moments, though they are admitting their levitation efforts failed at about -100. On and on we hear about how US economic fundamentals are sound, never mind all the real data which you have to go to places such as Zero Hedge and WSWS to see. The problem is that most people intensely want to avoid the collapse, want Business As Usual to continue.

  • Paul.

    As soon as the US market opened, it dropped like a stone. However, the valiant Plunge Protection Team did their magic

    http://in.finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=%5EDJI&t=1d&l=on&z=l&q=l&c=

    and all is well: down only 3.57% for the day.

    I take it your comment:

    ‘As the Dow struggles to right itself today, we should all have faith – if we don’t get the crash we need now, we’ll get it next week, next month or next year. In fact, the longer the extend-and-pretend goes on the more definitive the Big One will be. So I’m all in favour of the world’s central banks cranking up the presses to paper over the cracks temporarily. Bring on the bubble recovery!’

    was sarcastic.

    Every day the present, dysfunctional arrangements remain in operation the worse off everyone is in the medium term, and the more extensive the ruination of essential global life support systems -resulting in no long-term future for anyone under the age of about 60.

    Or did I miss something?

    NZ leads the world, followed by Japan, China and Australia etc., so the next round of ‘entertainment’ will soon be underway.

  • Hello everyone
    Good to see you all again
    I hope you are all enjoying your lives- these lives that are a magnificent gift- these lives that are your self realisation (your self made real)..

    Even these messed up personas and roles we play are a gift..

    If anyone is still caught in the trap of believing this life is deadly serious- of feeling at stake in the outcome- of feeling in danger here (however subtle) – obviously I mean psychologically- then once again if you would be free of all that- and all the misery and suffering that this inference/context engenders – then I urge you to do as I did and make the effort to get one direct taste of your actual nature- what it simply feels like to be ‘you ‘.

    Speaking from my own experience-this contact with the simple feel of ‘you’ eradicates this context of fear which seems to be the root of aggression, hatred, needing to be right, the feeling of wanting and not getting, of getting and not wanting-the whole madness of it all- which seems to be the default..
    And what remains (over time) is a life cleansed- a sweetness to life even in the midst of pain and hardship..

    And the great good news- it really doesn’t require anything- except the earnest intent to look directly at yourself- the actual fact

    Not much can be said about your actual nature that’s helpful- but you can taste it directly and that is all that is required. No hard work- years of practice- stages of the path- nothing wrong with any of that if you enjoy it..

    Robin will probably pick holes in my feeble effort to say something helpful ?- but here are some pointers I found useful to getting a glimpse

    You are here- right?
    How do you know that?
    Are you certain that you’re here?
    What makes you so certain?
    Can you deny that you exist?
    What is it that makes it impossible to deny that you exist?

    Look there – just for a second whenever you think to do so
    By all means keep up all the other practice’s and belief systems- it don’t matter..

    Be well

  • @ Bud Nye Says:
    August 24th, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    @ ed Says:
    August 24th, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Well, blow me down, maties. That was one of, if not THE, “best” exchanges I’ve ever read on this blog or any other!! Please note, I almost never read much of what either of you post. Nonetheless, I’m glad I took the time on this occasion as it’s been illustrative of dimensions in both of you I’d not perceived earlier.

    @ Bud, even in earlier articles/comments that I “read”(/skimmed), you seem to be a genuinely knowledgeable, caring and sincere individual. However, why must you always be so “verbose?” If you haven’t noticed, and it took me too many years to figure out so you’re not “alone,” people, in general, don’t “want” so much “detail.” That’s one of the reasons “our” species, and all the others on this rock, are in such dire straits. “Elaboration,” even in the sense of trying to be absolutely clear is rarely warranted and, even more rarely, wanted. To paraphrase Steven Wright, in today’s world, there is TOO MUCH to know/remember, where would you put it? Or as _I_ usually phrase it, It’s not too many people, it’s too many stupid people.” Of course, MY “definition” of “stupid” probably diverges dramatically from the one intuited by “most people.”

    @ ed, in most, if not all, of your previous comments, here and elsewhere, I’d gotten the notion that you are an arrogant, moronic, egotistical, narcissistic S.O.B…. a “psychopath” who just didn’t possess the math or programming skills to be employed at Goldman-Sachs or Chase. Probably a middle-to-upper management type or owner of a “small” business who’d rather slit their own wrists than acknowledge competence, and reward it “justly,” in ANY of your subordinates! How, where and why did you acquire such poignant lucidity? I mean, Jesus. H. tap-dancing-fucking Christ, that response (to Bud) is simply fucking BRILLIANT!!! Moreover, dare i say, it was more “compassionate” than anything I’ve read/skimmed from you before… or did I “miss” something?

    To sum-up, that was astoundingly BRILLIANT dialog from BOTH of you regardless of initial direction/intention. It’s truly a shame that more of “us” aren’t as perceptive and accommodating as you both have shown yourselves to be. Kudos to both of you and I’ll try to not be so “dismissive” in the future. Regardless, I still find myself wondering how much, if any, physics or mathematics either of you have had and how well you “understood” the subject matter. It’s one thing to have taken classes, it’s another thing to have passed and yet another thing to have understood it well enough to be consistently the top of you class and do the work in less than half the time it takes anyone else.

  • ed,

    Something tells me that this won’t make any difference at all to you, but the story that you arrogantly tell yourself and others about me and my alleged motivations in your August 24th, 2015 at 1:33 pm comment bears no resemblance at all to me or my experienced reality. Among other things, I do not feel angry and I do not find myself in any “rage”—not even at you despite your entirely inappropriate, completely off the mark, insultingly arrogant comment.

  • @shep

    “Einstein made the observation that the Universe is speeding up. Hubble said No. It is slowing down. Now there is evidence that it IS speeding up.”

    You got this assbackwards. Einstein thought the Universe was shrinking until he saw the Hubble photographs showing an expanding universe.

    Einstein discovered E=MC2 but thought the photon was a massless particle.

    Einstein had the proper field theory but never realized it.

    Actually, Albert was long on theory and short on math.

  • ed, your post is much appreciated. I’ve often pondered making similar comments here but never could quite express myself as clearly as you have. Thank you.

    @ ed Says:
    August 24th, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    “Because I’ve seen you raging and ranting at all of them – often in passive-aggressive mode, using the language of contempt and non-acceptance.

    You’re not alone in that, of course. But I’m curious if you ever connect the dots between the ideas you espouse and your own behavior, which has been pointed out to you many, many times here.”

    Brilliant.

  • the first rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight club.

  • goavs Says:
    August 24th, 2015 at 6:01 pm
    ed, your post is much appreciated. I’ve often pondered making similar comments here but never could quite express myself as clearly as you have. Thank you.

    @ ed Says:
    August 24th, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    “Because I’ve seen you raging and ranting at all of them – often in passive-aggressive mode, using the language of contempt and non-acceptance.

    You’re not alone in that, of course. But I’m curious if you ever connect the dots between the ideas you espouse and your own behavior, which has been pointed out to you many, many times here.”

    Brilliant.

    Colin Says:
    August 24th, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    I mean, Jesus. H. tap-dancing-fucking Christ, that response (to Bud) is simply fucking BRILLIANT!!!

    Thanks to both of you! 😎

  • @ Wester

    I’m hanging onto my old car but not driving it. There may come a day when externalities are so harsh and miserable that I will need to fire up the old polluter and partake of its CO biproduct in order to go to blissful sleep.

  • I must be fucking gay.
    Many months ago, in an email to Badlands, I said I was growing tired of the “macho bullshit” regularly displayed on NBL.
    Do we really have to call out every display of ego presented here?
    We are all faulted beings, we are all going to die in sad and probably undignified ways. Can we please show some compassion.
    Other than that, carry on.

  • And while I’m at it…Diamuid Galvin, thank you for your concise method of enquiry into this mystery we find ourselves involved in. I think what you advise is the best method I have come across. Qualified only by the word “maybe”.

  • I usually try to avoid getting involved in the personal slanging matches that sometimes erupt on NBL -I already have enough enemies- but do feel that sometimes it is appropriate to endorse the position taken by others, as Robin has done.

    Sorry Bud, your theoretical psycho-babble has left me cold on many occasions, well-meaning as it may be.

    Unless particular technical points truly require explanation or clarification, brevity and ‘feet firmly on the ground’ are much appreciated.

    Clearly this is the sentiment of many others.

    On an entirely different topic, hot money is charging round the world, looking for stability and yield -and generally not finding it.

    I mentioned to several people that ‘today would be the test day;, in so far as, with major falls on Friday and Monday, TPTB would have to pull out all the stops and pump in fiat digits into ‘the markets’ to prevent a crash…….or let it all crash.

    As of 6:30pm NZ time, there is chaos, with Australia and a number of other markets up, and the more important markets well down.

    Shangahi minus 7%
    Tokyo minus 4%

    Interesting times.

    We will have mnany answers by the end of September, methinks.

  • Bud, in your brief reply (for a change!) to Ed you say:

    “………..the story that you arrogantly tell yourself and others about me and my alleged motivations in your August 24th, 2015 at 1:33 pm comment bears no resemblance at all to me………..”.

    Going by your posting history, you’ve tempted me into saying: on the contrary.

    IMO, it’s very typical of you to reply in this way, even including the date of the comment you refer to. But no quoting in this particular reply of yours, thank goodness.
    What kind of an impression, do you think you’re leaving here when you do that sort of thing? No need to answer.
    Old hags like me are allowed to scold, and you have a great knack to put yourself into the firing line for a good chiding. Somehow, you invite it but you simply can’t see that.

    Yes Ed, it had to be mentioned once again, thanks.

  • Phil Morrison:

    Thanks. I’ll try to find the program I heard. I think it is one called “Radio Lab” on NPR.

    Be back if I find.

  • @kevin moore:

    I suppose I was expressing an honest sentiment in sarcastic language.

    My truth of the moment, as I realized while walking my dog in the pre-dawn stillness, is that I’m unreservedly enthusiastic about the prospects for the collapse of the human experiment on Planet Earth. I’m eager to watch our influence wither and dissipate along with our numbers, as I know they must. Every sign that this process is underway – the melting ice, the wildfires, the economic gyrations, the growth of political ugliness around the world, all the portents we know so well – gives me a sense of quiet pleasure.

    What I was most interested to discover during my morning introspection is that this sense of happiness is not couched in, or even tinged with, negative emotions. As far as I can tell, I no longer feel much if any anger or grief, no blame or shame, no resentment. I don’t think “we deserve it.” I don’t rail inwardly about our collective ignorance, stupidity, selfishness, shortsightedness, or parochialism. I don’t feel any sense of pride at what we have accomplished, or sadness that it will evaporate when we depart.

    At the same time, I feel no particular sense of urgency, no wish to hasten the unfolding of the remarkable, natural cycle of rise and fall in which humans are as enmeshed as any other species. I have no wish to either advance or retard that process, even if I could. Instead, there is a sense of equanimity. This is simply what is. Our actions are our actions; our strengths and weaknesses, both personal and collective, arise simply from being what we are.

    In place of all the inner sturm und drang that we have been taught to expect and even glorify, there is a simple joy in the moment. The quality of the early light; the coolness of the air; the natural joy of the dog who walks with me, sharing the connection of the leash and the infinite variety of scents in the air. The feeling of contentment as we turn into the driveway, open the door of the house and walk into a home – into the tangible aura of love that defines the difference.

    Everything changes, everything passes. If not today, then tomorrow, next week, next month, next year. It is this realization of passage that holds the deepest joy for me these days. I extend open hands into the river of life, to feel it flowing past, around and through my fingers. I don’t clench my fists, fighting in vain to stop time in its tracks. The feeling of the world flowing by is enough. I have little sense of judgement or desire any more, little clinging or rejection – just the expansive feeling of being part of what is, gratitude for having the opportunity to be conscious of it, and the satisfaction of accepting that this awareness too will pass.

  • on your mark…get set,,,go…………fly away little bird. it’s nine a.m. do you know where your 401k is?

  • I’ve posted a brief new essay. It can be read here.

  • Bud Nye Says:
    August 24th, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Dredd,

    ===============================
    “We will just have to agree to disagree,” as they say.

    I see you as a Daoist (“shame and guilt are illusions”) type who is suffering from the naive notions of one also suffering from Stockholm Syndrome (The Private Empire’s Social Media Hit Squads – 2).

    And certainly either utterly unaware of the history of the oil industry, or a secret supporter of it regardless of what they have done to destroy civilization.

    It was Oil-Qaeda well before you and the rest of us here were born.

    To blame us for what they did before we were born is utterly unjust.

    I prefer punishment for the guilty, in proportion to the degree of their guilt.

    I fear for your children if you do not.

  • digixplor Says:
    August 24th, 2015 at 8:11 am

    dredd…I’m so sorry you’ve been cut off from your humanity…you should step out of your ivory tower…and eat a big bag of mushrooms!and quit with the” bitchy little priest routine”…it makes me want to puke on your shiny little shoes.
    ==========================
    Stop sticking your finger so deep in your nose when you pick it.

    Those like you who suffer from bullemia, and who touch the back of their throat when picking their nose, become addicted to “the bull” (as its aficionados call it).

    You know, being pukey.

    Thanks for being so sorry I am cut off from my humaninty.

    It is a compliment around here.

    Where people seen to denigrate being human.

  • dredd, I have no doubt you’re an aficionado. ya make me sicker and sicker, kid.

  • digixplor Says:
    August 25th, 2015 at 10:32 am

    dredd, I have no doubt you’re an aficionado. ya make me sicker and sicker, kid.
    =============================
    Thanks for braggin on me.

  • congrats.