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Beer bars, the kind where they play country music, are symptomatic of the conservative mindset's depression and despair at the state of the world, while every "nightclub" of the sophisticated set I've ever been in simply screamed the mania of the liberal side of the world trying to stay jacked up enough to ignore what they know about reality. Oh, well. Suppose this explains why I like coffee shops and libraries.

I'm rapidly coming to believe that Atheism is the original and ultimate form of Xenophobia.

What the lovers know, and the movies and magazines hope you never learn: good sex is more between your ears than their legs.

Have you ever noticed those who hold their nose the highest in the air are usually trying to hide the zit on top of it?

Consider that if there be truth to the diet nazi's claim that you become what you eat then the conundrum of the male feminist is neatly explained.

There is a substantial difference between being free, and being in control of the tyranny wherein one is incarcerated.

Isn't it a funny thing, how the children of the gay all speak Spanish.

Never loan a lesbian your caulking gun... once she figures out what it's good for she'll never give it back.

It takes a very large herd to get anything done when public education has converted the entire society into politically correct one trick ponies.

There is no fortress harder to assault than a nuerosis defended by a knowledge of psychology.

If I meet someone and among the first things they reveal about themselves is their religion? If they make it a point to lead off by saying they're a Christian? My first thought is always to wonder what secret sin has such command of their life they feel compelled to give everyone they meet fair warning in advance.

As a consequence of the law of averages it is a given that the higher your level of art the smaller a viable audience you have, the bell curve of human intelligence and sensitivity sets the numbers. And what's worse is the fewer who can understand your art the more viciously and vociferously the critics representing the average will attack at any and every opportunity.

The handle on your spoon should always be at least as long as the chord tangent from the bottom of your bowl to the rim, rough numbers some three quarters of the diameter... otherwise? You get to fish your spoon out of the bottom of your soup, which just doesn't do the soup or your fingers any good at all.

One of the cruelest things you can do is do someone's homework for them. You've just robbed them of something they're going to need from now on. You see someone doing a child's homework for them? Report them to child welfare, because that is child abuse, pure and simple.

One of the thoughts the world really, really needs to wrap its' head around is some way to put an end to the lie that sexy ends when children begin... I'd say a good fourth of our society's problems have that lie deeply imbedded in their foundation.

One of the most powerful weapons anyone can own is an understanding of what motivates his enemy, and what price his enemy pays from the other elements of his life to maintain that motivation. It is possible to overdrive them to the point they self destruct.

So many think they want to fit in, be part of the whole... many never do feel that, and for them that's a sadness. But what is sadder is those who do fit in, and then years later realize what they fit themselves to is a set of chains that make true freedom of self impossible. The lonely can find friends, companionship among the other outcasts. The chained must find a hacksaw.

Be careful of the word freedom. It is a noble word, a noble thought, and yet still a dangerous thought in ways very few ever realize. The word freedom should never be allowed to stand alone, it should always be keeping company with the question "freedom from what?" To many will say freedom and mean freedom from responsibility and become parasitic thinking they are free when in reality they are enslaved to whatever or whoever serves as their host. Others will say freedom, and mean freedom from the emotional burden of caring, with the end result being they become callous and a lean bit to the cruel side, they are free of the very thing needed to avoid hurting others without intent. It happens all the time, look around at the people in your world, it won't take you half an hour to see examples. Freedom is a noble thought, but it needs understanding to keep it from setting a life free to starve in abject loneliness, if not some worse fate.

You save water by showering with a friend, but you save energy by turning down the cold, not turning up the hot.

The order things happen can make quite a difference. For example, if you think first of the things you can't do instead of thinking first of the things you can do? You'll end up poisoning your own life with despair.

Since the appetites of humanity are reasonably consistent the best way to estimate the degree of hypocrisy in a strange town is to observe the ratio of churches to pubs to meat-market singles bars. If it ain't going on in one place it is most likely going on in the other.

At the end of the day poetry is still just the most elegant of speach impediments... it's the thought that counts, as always.

Social momentum: what happens when the liberals can't believe there can be a solution for a problem the conservatives can't believe exists.

I'm afraid that in the end ART is simply the illusion of purpose painted over that which is simply... pretty.

The first casualty of war is always innocence.

It's easier to convince a liberal you have to be able to pay for it than it is to convince a conservative you have to be willing to imagine it.

Understand, "ANGEL" is a career choice, not another species.

It is said we should learn to laugh at ourselves, lest we come to take ourselves to seriously. Possibly true, but if so then one should never laugh more than once or twice at the same event... more than that becomes self abuse.

A small, but potent, tidbit of a thought: those who think they know? They are the ones who never learn anything more.

How dumb is it, to ask for an apology from someone you won't believe anyway?

It is a fact that one cannot forgive what one cannot admit to themselves, and it is widely held as true that what one can't forgive one must take with them when they leave mortality for the eternal.

It was in the comment section afterwards, and it said something to the effect of “if you read this article, if you even hovered to long over the headline, you’re now in their database.”  I’d say those are probably true statements.  All I can say is freedom ain’t free, these days that’s the price of patriotism. 

“You hold ‘em by the nose and kick ‘em in the ass…”  You’re fast, aggressive, arrive with overwhelming firepower and don’t stay any longer than it takes to dispose of the target you were sent to neutralize.  The kind of warfare Patton learned from his mentor enemy Rommel.  The way wars used to be fought, WW2 evolved into version 6.4 or so by now (I don’t play Call of Duty so I’m just guessing at the version number), the styles of warfare where physical geography is the prime factor in separating the combatants out into those called US and they known as THEM.  The kind of warfare Patton espoused as a necessary evolutionary function within the global community of mankind.  The kind of warfare every nation’s military was designed for, what the vast majority of mankind thinks of when you say “war.”  

The key factoid (to understanding today) is in the paragraph above.  Did you notice it go by?  I’ll be back to the thought here in a bit, but in the meanwhile a humble example of what I’m talking about from me world of real life. 

A couple of years ago I could go to pretty much any parts store and buy one off the rack for less than ten dollars, they were stocked along with the fuses.  You know, fuses, the things that protect an electrical circuit from melting down and starting a fire if they short out.  But a gross excess of amperage isn’t the only danger an electric circuit must defend against, particularly if it’s a DC circuit involving solid state devices, computers and the like.  If you’re a device designed to use DC electricity (as in your automobile, or the working guts of the computer you’re using to read this) one of your larger enemies is the presence of AC electricity (as in your house) running loose in your wires.  The two forms of electricity just flat do not mix well, failure isn’t an if, it’s a when. 

Those who know their technology already know I’m talking about a diode, another of those ubiquitous little devices that keep the modern world going.  A diode is a device that only allows electrons to flow in one direction, the symbol used on the diagrams to mean “diode here” includes an arrow pointing in the direction of flow.  You use diodes to convert AC electricity into DC, you use a diode when you want to make double damn sure that AC electricity isn’t going to damage your DC circuit.  In the latter example a diode is like a little soldier who will die (blow to open and break the circuit) before he’ll allow any electrons to go the other way.  Rather noble little things, in a blow the bugle and fire off a salute at sunset sort of way. 

I ran into one that did just that, died in defense of the system.  Yea, I’m still working on my old pickup truck Brutus, checking out the full system to find and fix what a bad ground cable plus twenty years of attrition have done to the system.  I’m becoming down right intimate with Ford system IV fuel injection, a whole lot more than I ever really wanted to be.  He’s down, I don’t see any sense in bringing him back up until I’m sure things are the way they need to be.  I need the old guy reliable, you know?  Anyhow, after climbing the system from the battery headed in I’ve found and fixed a couple of things that were no doubt major contributors to his problems, have one more major “now dammit, that CAN’T be right”  to figure out and resolve.  Quite a jigsaw puzzle, really, I’m drawing my own diagram as I ohm out the wires confirming the circuits.  Victory will be sweet, I’ll have earned it.  You see, the diode that died is in the main fusebox, its’ job was to defend the ignition system and computer from the AC electricity a defective alternator (one of the things already found and fixed) can set loose to run the wires like terrorists on the freeway.  

So what in the name of Noah’s pet whales does a blown diode in an old pickup truck have to do with modern warfare?  It has to do with that key factoid I mentioned, the bit about warfare where physical geography is the prime factor in separating the combatants out into those called US and they known as THEM.  A rather scary, hell, VERY scary fact of the modern world is that combat, warfare, is no longer primarily region to region but rather corporation vs. corporation, geography really doesn’t play any major role, not anymore.  All the daughters of ceCorporation (ceFord, ceGE, ceHaliburton etc et all ad nauseum) are involved in a very nasty civil war, and for them the geographic regions and the forms of politically motivated conventional warfare are just subsets of their arsenal.  They are some seriously vicious bitches, and for them this is mortal combat, a fight to the death, they’re using anything and everything they can get their hands on. 

The fact that a couple of years ago I could buy a direct replacement diode for Brutus off the rack while now every parts store says “dealership item” is just a tiny example of how desperate the fight has become, essentially how desperate the combatants have become to make sure they’re not helping each other survive.  Where that diode has blown there’s a really, really good chance there’s a defective alternator as well, and, well, ceFord wants to know about it and have a chance to sell you the new alternator (at grossly inflated dealership prices) by refusing to sell you the five dollar diode unless you bring the machine in for their shop to service.  They damn sure don’t like the idea of you buying and installing your own alternator from someone who *gasp* might, just might be contributing to the profitability of the parent corporation of say ceBorgWarner (memory serves BorgWarner an ally of General Motors… but not totally sure on that point, uniforms would be a really nice thing, you’d know who was on who’s side). 

Folks, heads up, wise up.  The Bushite Bastards are back, now fighting on several fronts.  The concept of Monopoly by Maintenance is one of the newer weapons in the arsenal of ceCorporations’ civil war, it is being installed at the state level of things (where politicians are cheaper to buy and easier to hide the bribe) and it has the potential to have “Ford Territory” or “Honda Turf” on the maps in say fifty some years.  

Just one of their campaigns, nasty as it is the lesser of their efforts.  The biggy they’re building (think Nazi Germany’s nuclear program during WW2) is the loophole the DAMNED BY ANY DECENT DIETY BUSHITES have discovered in the United States Constitution and are proceeding to exploit with things like the Trans Pacific Partnership and others of the same ilk, but, more on that later.  If you haven’t checked out what the World Trade Organization is up to these days on behalf of their Bushite masters DO IT NOW or forever live with the consequences, and while you’re doing that I’m gonna go fire up the volt-ohm meter and go back to being a modern mechanic.  

Just what fucking eco-idiot decided to bolt wheels on a computer and sell it for a pickup truck?   I want to find this person and make very, very sure they do not enjoy meeting me.




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