Sunday, February 26, 2006

Am I a Tyrannosaurus Ignoramus???
...or, did I grow up to be a mule?

A mule is an animal with long funny ears; he kicks up at anything he hears
His back is brawny but his brain is weak; he's just plain stupid with a stubborn streak
Sometimes I feels like I'm just another fool...So I grew up to be a mule!!!

It's been a while since I "swung on a star" and I've never carried "moonbeams home in a jar". Sometimes I think that I am really out of it. Other times I think I must have the attention span of a mayfly...(the insect that's alive for one day, does its thing, then dies). I try to keep aware of stuff, I really do. But there's just something in my mind that never wants to get into anything too deeply. I just "shut down" after so much verbage; I've been that way all my life. It seems like I can only go "so far" and then I just "top out". I find that I'm always trying to simplify things, to read between the lines to get right to the point, whatever that point is. In the past, I've tried (in vain) to endure graduation speeches, church sermons, sales presentations, analyzations of complicated issues, pontificating at staff meetings, boring political speeches, state-of-the-union messages and Billy Graham crusades. I just can't help thinking that once a point is made, what's there left to say? I can also usually tell where a person is going with a thought LONG before he gets there.

No, I'm no genius, I'm not gifted, hell, I am barely FUNCTIONAL, and I know that! I'm an average guitar player; an average writer, an average individual, just average across the board. I do not enjoy debate. Present both sides briefly to me, then go away and let me think about it so I can determine how I feel, and then I'll state my case and that's it! I am a lousy job interview, I am lousy at relationships, basically lousy in anything that involves personal interaction. As I said, I KNOW all this! And, I'm basically at the age in my life where I just don't have to put up with it all anymore, and I don't! So where am I going with all of this? I do have a point, don't worry. When I watch the news or the endless pseudo-news programs on MSNBC or FOX or wherever, it soon becomes a wall of "YAK-YAK-YAKETY-YAK-YAK-YAK to me." I'll listen, but after a little while, nothing sinks in. NOTHING. All of these people pretending they are so educated, trying to manipulate others into seeing their points of view. Even a 3-minute commercial break burns me out; thank heavens I have a "mute" button on the remote!

At my favorite blogsite, "Huckleberries Online", us bloggers can interact with each other on various topics posed either by the Blogmeister, or by the bloggers themselves. On the weekends, things are a little more informal, since the Blogmeister does actually try to "live a life" two-days a week. (That's all he's allowed, by the way). Ever heard the old saying, "when the cat's away, the mice'll play"...well, all kinds of rodents crawl out of the woodwork in "Huckleberries" on the weekends. It's NOT a pretty picture. Go in there on a typical'll find endlessly raging debates, theorizing, pontificating, postulating, question-begging, labeling, disarming, arguing, contradicting, this-ing, that-ing, and you just wanna yell, "SHAAAAAADUP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Everyone is trying so hard to PROVE their POINT. I kinda think that's one way we as "human beans" go about things the wrong way; we're constantly manipulating each other in one way or another. Of course, I'm so paranoid that I won't let anyone (knowingly, anyway), manipulate me. But someone out there's got a new angle, so be on the lookout and BEWARE, right?

So I'll go to Huckleberries and look over the weekend posts. Sometimes there'll be close to 100 comments on a particular topic, which inevitably resort to name-calling, branding, criticizing, and muckraking, (and other "-ings") all put forth by people who are trying to make a point. I'm sorry, I just don't want to get caught up in all that. But a side of me does feel ignorant that I haven't jumped into the fray; sometimes I feel like I must be a moron because I'll look at this stuff, and I don't comprehend it, I don't care about it, and I don't have anything to say. I chime in on various things I can relate to, and then get out. Why would I want to spend hours and hours in battle with someone online, when I am paying for computer service that ends up totally irritating me? Answer: I DON'T. So why am I doing this right now? I'm a hypocrite, right? Well, I'll get something that festers within my brain for a coupla weeks and then it just explodes, and posts like this happen. On MY site, on MY blog, where I can be as civil (or not) as I want to be. I just don't have the stomach for ripping apart a person in a public place, whether in cyber-land or in the real world.

"Huckleberries Online" can be a fun place. I've spent a lot of time there and I thoroughly enjoy it. It's where bloggers from North Idaho and Eastern Washington get together and play silly games. Of course, some "don't play well with others", but I suppose that's the chance you take entering any site. is the location. Of course, if you go there on a WEEKEND, you may wanna prepare yourself like the guy below:

...and I thought I didn't have anything to blog about this weekend!!! Now that I'm done with this post, I'll go trim the hair outta my long, funny ears. Hee-haw!!!


Blogger Jinx said...

I love the Monday Spokeman-review Huckleberries but haven't checked out the on-line ones.

May have to one of these days.
but have a problem myself with listening to people be nasty with each other just to be rude.

11:17 PM  
Blogger Phil said...

This picture of mine I like to think of as a "Huckleberry Commenter Blowing Up The Blog!"

11:37 PM  
Blogger little ol' me said...

Mr. Philippe, that is a "dyno-miiite" idea. I like the expression on the guy's face. He looks like he's getting a "charge" out of the situation!

Well, Jinx, a blog is a microcosm of society. Some folks is nice, some folks ain't. So you go in there with yer filters on!

11:56 PM  
Anonymous Side Note said...

This should be on Huckleberries tomorrow morning.

1:55 AM  
Blogger Dogwalkmusings said...

Dave, you're on target today. Great stuff!

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Kick Shoe said...

I love it! I stopped in there last night, read the fray, and almost left a comment. Then thought, no, why stir the pot anymore than it already is. I left. There was a whole lot of hoo-rah on there. Yoda!

7:34 PM  
Blogger little ol' me said...

Thanx, Ms. Dogwalker...on target? I aims t'please, m'lady...

Ms. Cathy, did you say pot? WHEEEEE!
Gets dangerous in that thar Huckleberry patch, don't it?

7:56 PM  
Blogger KaleJ said...

I think I know that guy

7:49 AM  

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