Archive for March 13th, 2012
People speak of ego as if they haven’t decided if it were a curse or blessing.
I know my ego is my trump card. It fits me like a glove.
My ego and I are twins, Gemini you know what I mean? The day I came into the world I gave my mom a gift coupon for choosing me and sent my pop, a card in appreciation that his tastes were impeccable. Since then I had to revise my opinion. Imagine he wanted to spank me for sucking my thumb! My thumb!
When I went to school I gave back the dunce cap to the teacher saying my head is expanding one inch a second so only an elastic self adjustable cap will do. I am very fastidious that in a fancy restaurant I peck at peas and say sorry to potato mash. At the end I send the mash back telling the waiter to give it an iron tight alibi before the garbage can. I refuse to handle money so I tell the waiter to consider himself paid for the privilege of catching my eye.
I don’t gamble because I hate to act on anything coming from the horse’s mouth.
Not even gods can live on a dollar but I can. My ego is so vast that I have written IOU in the sky. Of course the firm that chartered their plane to write it is not paid, naturally. It is tied up with the IOU.
I don’t play fast and loose but I know which side of my bread is buttered. The fly that got stuck is the buttered side and my stomach when it rumbles I know which side gonna be loose.
Whenever thunder is heard, I know the choir of angels are tuning up for my entertainment.
An ego that can bring up angels for your entertainment is unbeatable.
I rest my case.
benny ( This post would not have been written but for a delightful post from nezza@hella sydney. I began writing a comment and I got carried away.b. )
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During the mysteries a staple feature was enacting the legend of Demeter and Persephone. Aesop and Xeno watched the procession of initiates wearing myrtles and carrying the image of Iacchos. When it reached the Cephisus-bridge there used to take place an exchange of pleasantries before it once again solemnly moved along the Sacred Way to Eleusis. The exchange sent its wave of merriment along the spectators. Spontaneous it was. Aesop with a chuckle narrated about one woman whom he knew by name Demeter. “Xeno, she called her daughter, so obvious isn’t it, by the name Persephone? She was married to a potter and before long she left her husband to live with her mother. After she was bothered by her incessant demands, mother could only say: ‘Demeter had it really good. Only she had to go in search of her daughter. In my case Oh!’” (The Life of Aesop-benny thomas.www.bennythomas.nl/books/Ch.7.8-pp131)
Scientists in the field of bioinformatics have designed headsets with advanced sensors to read electrical brain activity that can recognize facial expressions, and the thoughts of a person. Sitting away from home you may send instructions to the plumber and glazier to attend to the chores around the house. Those who ride the gravy train in company time may not get to write a best seller for the boss would have changed the password to prevent other activities coming in between.
Digital divide closes
In five years, IBM said, the gap between information haves and have-nots will narrow considerably due to advances in mobile technology; by then 80 percent of the current global population will have a mobile device.
This will empower people without a lot of spending power, they believe.
Only such power without money will be like froth on which you cannot get drunk. Champagne bottles will be still opened among the one percenters and froth for the man on the street.
In India, IBM used speech technology and mobile devices to enable rural villagers who were illiterate to pass along information through recorded messages on their phones. With access to information that was not there before, villagers could check weather reports to help them decide when to fertilize crops, to know when doctors were coming to town, and to find the best prices for their crops or merchandise.Astrolegers will be pestered to know sex of the next baby. If it is a girl baby ‘is there a way to avert the calamity?’
Junk becomes gems
In five years, unsolicited advertisements may feel so personalized and relevant that you’ll think spam is dead. At the same time, spam filters will be so precise that you’ll never be bothered by unwanted sales pitches again.
Just what I wanted to hear. Our wishes have become redundant and Technology lets you take Pepsi even if you happen to have a craving for Coke at a precise moment.( ack: liveScience-Ned Smith 9-12-2011)