Monthly Archives: September 2013

Hold onto your hats kids, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!

The Language of the Future …

dog language

De beeblebop of de dooflickies of de future full of WTFs and LOLs with tons of peeps knowing what de abbrevs are all about acoustically but unable to spell dem properly. Spelling will change drastically and de decasyllabic words will join de dinosaurs in de annals of etymology. All consonants will be gone and either replaced with a hard letter (like as in de) or some new-found combination of the two much like you find in many of the Nordic countries today. So kn might be a k with a line through it …

English will become infused with words from other languages, especially Chinese Mandarin and Indian terminology (much like French and Latin phrases that we have cultivated are already thought of as English by most nowadays) and it will no longer be called English but World Language and it will be used throughout the world as the first spoken language of all people (for the most part). People will maintain their indigenous languages but this will be relegated to the elite and educated and very few people will speak more than one or two languages. A staggering proportion of the world population will only speak one.

This will have a horrific impact on things like the Opera and other mediums where language is huge aspect of the medium because there will be so few performers available who can do it the native tongue that it will become virtually unheard of. A bit of a digression here, but the whole demise of the creative arts as a result is another topic, but I felt it was closely related and bore mentioning …

Of course there are ever new and more prolific ways of swearing and isms for the day, much like we’re referring to ‘twerking’ at the moment (I like that that word sounds exactly like what it is, someone moving around like a fucking jerk!) Swearing will no longer be considered profanity but used more as adjectives and adverbs and due to this acceptability swearing has been replaced with this new sub-culture of profanities in different languages as well as dialects that some people are not aware of, resulting in a lot of people looking bewildered and confused when some youth is attempting to flip them off in a manner of speaking. The mutation of the language will happen at such a rate that a few years age difference will result in an inability to communicate for the most part because older people will become ‘stuck’ with their phraseologies and terms of the day and not, for the most part, move with the times. This will create an almost caste-like system in terms of language and everything will be based around appealing to ‘that’ demographic in terms of obtaining their money so advertising, restaurants and so forth will all be defined by their language usage as opposed to their product per se. Advertisers will be scrambling trying to appeal to the masses. Luckily this will also make most form of advertising, billboards, commercials, etc. ineffective from a cost perspective so they will have to find some other medium to ‘win over the crowd’, but that’s not my place to speculate.


Wikipedia: “It is a common myth that earwigs crawl into the human ear and lay eggs in the brain.” (hot images, phew!)

Dispelling the myth of habitual perpetuity

Good habits, bad habits


A rather poignant and timely topic for me. Habits keep us chained or unleash us depending on their effect on our day-to-day living. I have as many good as I do bad and I’m always trying to improve on both. My worst habit I think is no follow-through, that and my ability to disconnect from what is actually going on. My brain operates very differently to most I suspect. I have this propensity to envision things in my own varied hue rather than see them in the stark reality of daylight. This has caused a lot of stress and strife in my life. You know the saying “rose coloured glasses”, well mine are more like Groove coloured glasses, my own unique and often fatally flawed perception. It’s hard to sit up and take note of this knowing that it’s something hard-wired. There is no twelve-step program for people who live in a state of delusion on some planes while being a “functioning” member of society. Hi my names Groove and … yeah, no. If I were completely broken I’d be in a padded room but like most, I skate by, coasting in neutral while dreaming of soaring.

So many of us are crippled by fear, all this time I thought I was fearless and now I’m just starting to understand that I am imprisoned by fear. Self-realization is a harsh mistress. It lays you bare and leaves you exposed, vulnerable and encompasses everything that you have been running from in the first place. You must lay yourself open to criticism, failure, ugliness and a myriad of other debilitating factors that will likely leave you writhing on the floor. But there is hope. Hope in good habits, in reworking your flaws and spinning them into attributes, making yourself better little by little so that, at the very least you feel you are building a foundation of stability, a semblance of order and this helps dispel the feelings of futility and exile that leave so many feeling isolated and misunderstood. So every day I must force myself to get up, look in the mirror and declare that “I love you, warts and all” because the cliché is oh so true, if you don’t love yourself how the fuck should anyone else?

I am a creature of habit, its sometimes disarming but I’m okay with that.

Things that Make You Go Hmmmm

Try your hand at parody or satire — take an article, film, blog post, or song you find misguided, and use humor to show us how.

So weird, went to look at someone else’s post about today’s prompt and they pretty much wrote word for word what I was thinking, namely I think I’m pretty funny and damn, sarcasm is my middle name but I am totally stumped as to how to portray a parody in the proper light so lessee … while I try and figure this out, I have provided this for your viewing pleasure.

I totally think that religion should be brought back to the schools, especially the Catholic prayer. I mean look at the state of society today it’s all gone to h-e double hockey sticks in a basket and I sincerely believe this is down to the lack of discipline by Church and state. Kids should really be compelled to go to Sunday school and Catholic Church and, sure, there are other religions too that are okay but seriously, Catholicism is totally the best one. I mean come on what with the whole absolution thing you can totally keep repeating your mistakes and still get into heaven as long as you don’t break one of the ten commandments of course. Although I’m not sure how that goes if you sleep with your neighbour’s wife with permission …

Anyway, I think society is in a state of derision because people are not taking this stuff seriously and especially as far as respect for religion goes. I don’t get why people are so lax about God these days and why they don’t embrace Him and love and honour Him with all their heart and soul. Religion has made the world a better place and it’s systematic removal is going to be our demise.

Anyway, I’m off to prayer group, may God be with you.

Just be thankful for what you got …

Oh man be thankful for something, I’m thankful for so many things! I love to give praise to others, compliments, acknowledgments of jobs well done. “Smiles, hugs, light, love & laughter,” is my signature line on my outgoing emails.

There is so much sad in the world and there’s so much focus on it that I think it’s really important to look for something to be happy about. I cry as often tears of joy as I do sadness. There’s something beautiful about being able to be so simply touched, so although it may be old news to some, I am thankful to the senior citizens of Japan involved in this and the sacrifice they are willing to make for the good of the whole. One of the most altruistic stories I’ve heard in a long time. I think it is sad that stories like this get obscured by the likes of Miley Cyrus twerking or whatever. I mean honestly where have our priorities gone?

I’m thankful for the beautiful man that brought this to my attention as well.

And I’m thankful for all those daily things that we take for granted, food, shelter, clothing, water to drink and air to breath. Thank you so very much.

This is my message to you …

Constantly evolving encompassing change and growth.

I’m no spring chicken so one thing you start to learn if you are even remotely worth your salt

(Just in case you don’t know:


To be effective and efficient; deserving of one’s pay.


Sodium chloride, a.k.a. salt, is essential for human life and, until the invention of canning and refrigeration, was the primary method of preservation of food. Not surprisingly, it has long been considered valuable.

To be ‘worth one’s salt’ is to be worth one’s pay. Our word salary derives from the Latin salarium, (sal is the Latin word for salt). There is some debate over the origin of the word salarium, but most scholars accept that it was the money allowed to Roman soldiers for the purchase of salt. Roman soldiers weren’t actually paid in salt, as some suggest. They were obliged to buy their own food, weapons etc. and had the cost of these deducted from their wages in advance.

Salt continues to be important enough to feature in the language for many centuries. Other phrases that would have been known to the mediaeval mind were take with a grain of salt, the salt of the earth and below the salt. The ancient roots of ‘worth one’s salt’, and its similarity to the 13th century ‘worth one’s weight in gold’ and the 14th century ‘worth one’s while’ (that is, worth one’s time), give the phrase a historical air. Nevertheless, ‘worth one’s salt’ didn’t exist in Roman Latin or even in mediaeval English and dates from as recently as the 19th century.

The earliest citation of the phrase that I have found in print is in The African Memoranda, a report of an expedition to Guinea Bissau, by Philip Beaver, 1805:
“Hayles has been my most useful man, but of late not worth his salt.”

It’s worth pointing out that, although English is replete with phrases of a nautical origin, none of the above salty phrases has anything to do with the sea.”)

Yeah, so if you’re even remotely informed once you reach a certain age, you come to realize that you know nothing, bupkes, diddly, squat, nada. Once you’ve made peace with this idea then you can set about transforming yourself into a (hopefully) somewhat acceptable human being. Hopefully loved by most and feared by none. The problem is humans are creatures of habit and those bad habits that you form in your early childhood or teenage years tend to solidify so a lot of times rather than fighting your demons as it were you’re fighting against your nature. And damn that feels so unnatural. That’s why most people don’t bother.

I do it every day, I usually fail every day too. It’s really humiliating and its hard to keep coming back to especially when you have a partner that is a constant reminder of your failure as the patterns within the relationship remain the same only serving to emphasize said repeated failure. It’s daunting really. But nevertheless, every day I get up and say ‘today is a new day and I have a chance to make my life better’ and proceed from there. And even if I fuck up before I’ve rolled out of bed, there’s always tomorrow.