"Once upon a time, in a land far, far away ..."
Perhaps a trite, or overused introductory phrase, but somehow it just feels nice and natural, doesn't it?
Well pilgrims - this CRAP may be neither! Our Dear friend, MR. ED has previously suggested I go with -
'Tom's Hodge Podge Lodge" - while that title is certainly descriptive of this MISH-MASH - I didn't want to risk "stealing someone else's Thunder" -
ERGO, the Five T's were chosen.
If some of this CRAP seems a tad non-sensical, it is only because IT IS!
Is there a particular topic, or theme? HELL NO!
Should I be COMMITTED? MAYBE!
Anyway, here we go - OFF onto another discombobulated Adventure of Muse Juices!
If you get a headache - take two ASS-BURNS, and call me in the morning - NOT TOO EARLY THOUGH!
Tomís Tall Tales Told Truthfully
© - Tom Hyland - 06-17-08
Re: PEE WEE CHRONICLES -
Hi Mr. Ed:
Hi - I know you didn't mean that - you are too much of a gentleman to object. It just made me think that the title was more apropos for you to be able to use, should you so choose.
Don't know if it aired in your neck of the woods, but when my kids were little, here in Maryland there was a children's show on TV called Hodge Podge Lodge. It was a real location, just a little one room building, set in a scenic woodsey surrounding, with a lady who had a bunch of kids all gathered around each day, telling stories and such.
While I do like the rhyme of the title, would not want Channel 67, or someone to accuse me of any Copyright infringement.
Years ago, on another site, I wrote stuff under the heading - Tom's Tall Tales Told Truthfully.
5 T's no less - kind of like the repetition - wadda YEW think?
Re: In The Valley of Elah -
ED - how could I just KNOW you would have seen this film also? Is it the old adage - 'Great Minds think Alike?'
I knew Tommy Lee was Nominated, but didn't remember results, or even competition.
I DO remember your VA background, and you 'fought the GOOD FIGHT!' You, of all people truly know the DESPERATE situations, because you personally experienced them. You, my Friend, are a true CHAMPION of Justice, Freedom, the Environment, and The American Way - would that YOU were running for office!
You are certainly right about the ratios, but the ODDS are more in our favor now - more of these MILLIONS are getting involved because of the Internet, and more 'grass roots' organizations are rallying people - SO, DON'T GIVE UP JUST YET!
Last night, I completed an online SURVEY involving OPINIONS - all about Presidency, and choices, and WHO & WHY you felt that way - was pretty good, and actually was INTELLIGENT, and allowed for COMMENTS in each section - I SPOKE MY PIECE!
The night before, saw Jesse Ventura on Jay Leno show - he is ROUGH, BLUNT, but DIRECT and TO THE POINT - in about only 10 minutes, he encapsulated EVERYTHING WE BELIEVE IN ... Would vote for him in a heartbeat also!
Speaking of sheer NUMBERS, he said he wished that there was a choice on the ballot of NONE OF THE ABOVE - when the audience laughed, he admonished them, saying - if the MAJORITY of MILLIONS of people purposely CHOSE AGAINST BOTH RULING PARTIES, it would sound a resounding message through the halls of Congress.
If only we could get SOMEONE - ANYONE - from a THIRD party in office - INDEPENDENT - GREEN - HELL, ANY OTHER COLOR - would be a step in the right direction - - -
I have NEVER regarded myself as a Socialist, or communist, or any other Radical group - but now, as I approach 68, I am so sick of these GREEDY CAPITALIST BASTARDS - i think I'd vote for MICKEY MOUSE - at least he would care about CRITTERS!
Peace - ED - Peace - Tom.
Re: POOP -
ED - wen i wuz a kid, we called them 'road apples' here in bawlmer.
de A-rabs who sold deir fruits n' veggies of'n horse-drawn carts provided dem - free of charge, of course.
unlike stinky puppy poop, or cow's 'meadow muffins' - steppin' on road apples wuz gud luk !
'course, gittin' smacked in the back wif a fresh ripe one wuzn't so nice!
witch reminds me of BLIBBETS - yew no wut a blibbet iz? 10 lbs. of DOO-DAH in a 5 lb. bag!
on halloween, the nastiest, grouchiest neighbors who din like TorT got a surprize - couple fresh horse-turds in a little brown paper bag - light the bag - KNOCK - n' run like hell - invaribly the ole grouch would stomp it out wif der foot!
n' we'd laff like hell ( er, heck). piece - d'resistance' TK.
REG - good piece!
some people over-medicate, or over-inebriate - and ACT like clowns.
others over-cosmeticate - and LOOK like clowns.
some over-orate - and SOUND like clowns.
still others - just ARE!
what you see is what you get!
Re: TOAST Ö (Global Warming).
ED - not to worry!
1. first destruction was by water, and 2nd is supposed to be by fire - man is just doing his part to help GOD out!
2. mr. BG&E (down here Baltimore Gas & Elec.) - and Conservation Energy & all the other nationwide utilities will invent a HUGE A/C to reverse the process, and only charge us a mere $10. per/sec. to stay alive!
3. along with the heat rise, everybody will get a superb suntan, and then all look alike, and racial bigotry will be eliminated!
SEE - it ain't all bad!
peace - Tom.
Re: PEACEFUL FREEDOM -
ED - well penned verse, and so true .
Would that the so-called disenchanted thugs, hoodlums, and gang-bangers here in America would take the time to read and learn about the plight of others in other countries. Perhaps they would then realize what great opportunities exist for them to become honest, productive, peaceful citizens.
Someone once wrote that - "your freedom ends where my nose begins." Which, basically means that you are free to do just about anything, EXCEPT punching or hurting another, in any way. The 'drive-by' shootings of innocent children and other victims, is just as heinous as any other act of war, or genocide. Freedom is not a wild, un-tethered Mustang - rather, it is a gentle Mare, with invisible, but conscious Reins!
Peace and Freedom have never been FREE - they require a Compassion for Humanity, a deep feeling of Love for one's Brothers and Sisters, no matter how Different, and an ever-present Desire to employ both Empathy and Sympathy. For this to be achieved, the negative of Apathy must be overcome!
The song lyrics - "He ain't heavy, he's my brother" come to mind. Also, from the Prayer of Saint Francis - "...if there is to be Peace, let it begin with me..."
Peaceful Freedom somehow does not just flow forth freely -it must be strived for - worked at - remembered and reminded to others - each and every day. Like all other worthwhile goals, it requires intestinal fortitude, as well as, a caring heart - like YOURS!
Peace - and - Freedom - my Friend ... Tom.
PART ONE - Through Wednesday, June 25, 2008 -
Yes, Dear Reader, this mess is a Conglomeration of a bunch of totally unrelated COMMENTS. The only common link is they were all posted here on AD.
Should I do MORE? YAY Ö or NAY ? TK.
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|Reviewed by m j hollingshead
|enjoyed the read|
|Reviewed by Lois Christensen
|Write on dear Ed, just all this is truth many people don't want to hear. Oh that we would have a 3rd party candidate. I would vote for them in minute. As of now, not absolutely not voting for either of them. Not really worth my time. Enjoyed these writes and will look for more. The title if good too.|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|If only we could get SOMEONE - ANYONE - from a THIRD party in office - INDEPENDENT - GREEN - HELL, ANY OTHER COLOR - would be a step in the right direction - - -
A True Multi-Party System - with very distinct platforms and goals, I think would be a good idea. But, of course, we'll never see that, and we will be stuck with a so called 'two party' system in which nothing ever seems to get done, and in which it's often hard to tell the difference these days.