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12-14-2015, 09:59 AM - 1 Like   #21601
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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
keep peace with your soul
Cool poem!

Happiness is tied to what's happening. Smash your hand with a hammer and you will not be happy! Peace is personal and can be permanent! I have been around several people who are in the midst of a trial or horrid happening and still are a peace. Not happy, sometimes quite sad, but at peace!

So when you see a "Peace on Earth" sign this year, think personal cuz it doesn't look like other kind is gonna ever happen!

Now back to silliness!!

And Velveeta!!!!!

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Yes, or they don't even bother looking at the calendar
Oh dear! He's going to get his I-pod wet!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Joel B Quote
Cool poem!

Happiness is tied to what's happening. Smash your hand with a hammer and you will not be happy! Peace is personal and can be permanent! I have been around several people who are in the midst of a trial or horrid happening and still are a peace. Not happy, sometimes quite sad, but at peace!

So when you see a "Peace on Earth" sign this year, think personal cuz it doesn't look like other kind is gonna ever happen!
Oh yes. Be at peace - and look for happiness in the small things. They might not be easy to spot at first, and at times the big things might overshadow them, but there are always some things worth feeling happy about. Always.

You just have to spot them.

QuoteOriginally posted by Joel B Quote
Oh dear! He's going to get his I-pod wet!!
iPod? Don't those people have white wire thingies? Allergic to black, I've heard.

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Sometimes life seems that way.
This poem has helped me put things in perspective many times over the years:

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann 1927


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desiderata
Or, if you're twisted like me, the other side of that coin:

You are a fluke of the universe. You have no right to be here
Deteriorata. Deteriorata

Go placidly amid the noise and waste
And remember what comfort there may be in owning a piece thereof
Avoid quiet and passive persons, unless you are in need of sleep
Rotate your tires
Speak glowingly of those greater than yourself
And heed well their advice, even though they be turkeys
Know what to kiss, and when
Consider that two wrongs never make a right, but that three do
Wherever possible, put people on hold
Be comforted that in the face of all aridity and disillusionment
And despite the changing fortunes of time
There is always a big future in computer maintenance

You are a fluke of the universe
You have no right to be here
And whether you can hear it or not
The universe is laughing behind your back

Remember The Pueblo
Strive at all times to bend, fold, spindle, and mutilate
Know yourself
If you need help, call the FBI
Exercise caution in your daily affairs
Especially with those persons closest to you -
That lemon on your left, for instance
Be assured that a walk through the ocean of most souls
Would scarcely get your feet wet
Fall not in love therefore. It will stick to your face
Gracefully surrender the things of youth: birds, clean air, tuna, Taiwan

And let not the sands of time get in your lunch
Hire people with hooks
For a good time, call 606-4311. Ask for Ken
Take heart in the bedeepening gloom
That your dog is finally getting enough cheese
And reflect that whatever fortune may be your lot
It could only be worse in Milwaukee

You are a fluke of the universe
You have no right to be here
And whether you can hear it or not
The universe is laughing behind your back

Therefore, make peace with your god
Whatever you perceive him to be - hairy thunderer, or cosmic muffin
With all its hopes, dreams, promises, and urban renewal
The world continues to deteriorate
Give up!

You are a fluke of the universe
You have no right to be here
And whether you can hear it or not
The universe is laughing behind your back

You are a fluke of the universe
You have no right to be here
And whether you can hear it or not
The universe is laughing behind your back
Read more at NATIONAL LAMPOON - DETERIORATA LYRICS

I try to laugh along with the universe...

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BTW, it's 11 days until Christmas, so if Christmas is the 12th day of Christmas, today must be the first!

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
A partridge and a K-3.

Next?
12-14-2015, 02:12 PM   #21606
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BTW, it's 11 days until Christmas, so if Christmas is the 12th day of Christmas, today must be the first!

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
A partridge and a K-3.

Next?
Oh no ... not this !
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On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me.
Two tripod legs
and a partridge and a K-3
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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me.
Two tripod legs
and a partridge and a K-3
Nooooooooooooooo ...

12-14-2015, 03:35 PM   #21609
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For a good time, call 606-4311. Ask for Ken
Creepy!

QuoteOriginally posted by THoog Quote
A partridge and a K-3.
hociR suck up!

Words of wisdom?
Confucius say: "Man who fall asleep in his drink, get punch in the nose!)
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On the third day of Christmas my true love gave me:
Three copies of separation papers to sign.
Two tripod legs
and a partridge and a K-3...
(The K-3 part is not true)

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One the 4th day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Four Crumpler bags
Three copies of separation papers to sign (sombody has clearly missed the premise here. )
Two tripod legs
And a partridge and a K-3.
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hociR suck up!
But I didn't buy a K-3!

What's really scary is that I was thinking about saying "two tripod legs" for 2nd day if no one wanted to play along...
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(sombody has clearly missed the premise here. )
Hey, it`s still giving and very costly at that
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On the 5th day of Christmas my true love gave to me:

Five step-down rings!
Four Crumpler bags
Three copies of separation papers to sign
Two tripod legs
And a partridge and a K-3.
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On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me:
Six-pack of beer.
Five step-down rings!
Four Crumpler bags
Three copies of separation papers to sign
Two tripod legs
And a partridge and a K-3.

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