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Seven Brilliant Quotes

Posted in History, Quotes, Repost this sign, The Internet, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on September 5, 2013











There is a little graphic floating around, Seven Brilliant Quotes. Some find these sayings to be inspirational. PG smells a rat. Here are the seven quotes:

William Shakespeare – Never play with the feelings of others because you may win the game but the risk is that you will surely lose the person for a life time.
Napoleon Bonaparte – The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people, but because of the silence of good people.
Albert Einstein – I am thankful to all those who said NO to me. Its because of them I did it myself.
Abraham Lincoln – If friendship is your weakest point then you are the strongest person in the world.
Martin Luther King Jr. – We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools.
Mahatma Gandhi – The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Abdul Kalaam – It is very easy to defeat someone, but it is very hard to win someone.

If nothing else, research into the veracity of these quotes should provide some amusing text to go between the pictures. When you go looking in the land of google, there is no telling what you will find. During this expedition, the first page rule will be in effect. Only results on the first google page will be considered. The NB quote has 1.7 million results, which is too much work.

Lets begin with Willie the shake. Did he really say “Never play with the feelings of others because you may win the game but the risk is that you will surely lose the person for a life time.”? Or, as they say in the Yahoo village, Does anyone know where this Shakespeare quote comes from?

hugeshantz Does anyone know where this Shakespeare quote comes from? I’ve seen this quote all over the internet, always attributed to Shakespeare, but I can’t find a legitimate source of where it comes from (i.e. a specific sonnet, play, speech, etc.): “Never play….” Can anyone help me out here?

Dude the Obscure This is 20th/21st century psychobabble. Shakespeare never wrote anything remotely resembling that. Please never trust any of these idiotic “internet quote sites.” They are all, all, all crap. I can’t believe that any intelligent person could think for a minute that this was written by Shakespeare. Really. Get some critical-thinking skills, child.

The next quote is by Napoleon Bonaparte, not Napoleon Dynamite. “The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people, but because of the silence of good people.”

Before we consider the veracity of this quote, lets consider two things. NB did not speak english, so there is likely to be translation confusion. Second, the wars NB started caused widepread suffering. Little of this suffering was caused by the silence of good people.

The sources on page one do little except show the quote, usually with the credit going to NB. No one shows when or where he said it, or in what context. Brainyquotes doea not show it on the NB pages.

Number three is from Albert Einstein.” I am thankful to all those who said NO to me. Its because of them I did it myself.” According to Shelly Winters, Marilyn Monroe did not say no to Dr. Einstein. Google has a doozy of a forum, Misquoting Einstein?.

Jimmy Snyder says the quote has been attributed to Dorothy Parker, Yogi Berra, William Shakespeare, The Bible, Benjamin Franklin, and Groucho Marx. This is a clue that the quote is bogus.

zoobyshoe’s I just found this an another wiki page discussing the quote page: “I am thankful …” This is being attributed to Einstein on the Internet, but it appears to come from Wayne W. Dyer’s book You’ll See It When You Believe It, page 54, according to Google Books. Dyer does not attribute it to Einstein, but mentions Einstein in the same paragraph. “In my office I have two framed posters. One is a picture of Albert Einstein, beneath which are the words “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” The other poster is made up solely of words: “I am grateful to all those people who said no. It is because of them I did it myself.” Great thoughts!”

Ryan_m_b’s “Never believe quotes you read on the internet” – Winston Churchill zoobyshoe’s His actual words were: “The internet has nothing to offer, but blood, tears, toil, and misquotes.”

It should not be surprising that Winston Churchill finds his way into this discussion. He has a taste for the spotlight, even 47 years after his demise. He is an example of how truthiness is sometimes all you need. His most famous speech was a radio address during a bad part of World War Two. The speech was read by an actor. England was inspired, and went on to win the war. Why should anyone worry if an actor gave his speech for him?

This is enough fun for one day. There will be a part two soon, and it will probably be full of number two. Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.











Welcome to part two of the Chamblee54 due diligence report on the Seven Brilliant Quotes. In part one, we checked out the first three. At no time was a source for the quote found. All three are suspect, with “misunderstanding” indicated in the Albert Einstein quote. It is amazing how quickly accepted these sayings are by the inspiration hungry public.

Getting back to business, did Abraham Lincoln say “If friendship is your weakest point then you are the strongest person in the world.” There are lots of links to this quote, in a variety of fonts and colors. Some have spectacular photography in the background. However, none of these links has a source for this quote, or any indication of the context.

Wikiquotes has 43,444 words about Abraham Lincoln. PG copied these words, and did a search for the word “friendship”. The quote from the poster was not found. The meme is missing. This wikiquotes test has been very useful for checking out quotes. It is not authoritative, but is a good place to start.

This type of research can be frustrating. Being inspired by beautiful words can give you strength and purpose. It can also make you feel foolish, when the lovely words are revealed to be lies. Being a cynic gets lonely. Children of all ages don’t like to be told that there is no Santa Claus.

The good news is that number five is for real. Martin Luther King gave a speech at Western Michigan University in 1963. There is a probably his standard speech, given many times. The second section of the speech is “Call for action.”

“The world in which we live is geographically one. Now we are challenged to make it one in terms of brotherhood. Now through our ethical and moral commitment, we must make of it a brotherhood. We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools. This is the great challenge of the hour. This is true of individuals. It is true of nations. No individual can live alone. No nation can live alone.”

“I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality. [W]e’re challenged after working in the realm of ideas, to move out into the arena of social action and to work passionately and unrelentingly to make racial justice a reality.”

“[W]e must never substitute a doctrine of Black supremacy for white supremacy. For the doctrine of Black supremacy is as dangerous as white supremacy. God is not interested merely in the freedom of black men and brown men and yellow men but God is interested in the freedom of the whole human race, the creation of a society where all men will live together as brothers.”

PG has written about the problem of quoting Mohandas Gandhi before. Supposedly he said “I love your Christ, but I dislike your Christianity.” PG thinks this is a fabrication.

The quote on the poster is “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Wikiquotes has a link to Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi Online. The next stop is page 302 of this section. Mr. Gandhi gave an “Interview to the press” in Karachi, on March 26, 1931. A freedom fighter named Bhagat Singh had been executed by the British three days earlier.

Do you not think it impolitic to forgive a government which has been guilty of a thousand murders?
I do not know a single instance where forgiveness has been found so wanting as to be impolitic.
But no country has ever shown such forgiveness as India is showing to Britain?
That does not affect my reply. What is true of individuals is true of nations. One cannot forgive too much. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

The bottom line is from Dr. Abdul Kalam. (The name is misspelled on the poster.) The phrase is “It is very easy to defeat someone, but it is very hard to win someone.” Many viewers have no idea who this person is. Once again, Wikiquotes comes to the rescue. “Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (born 15 October 1931) Indian scientist and engineer; 11th President of India; generally referred to as Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.” The quotes are from Wings of Fire: An Autobiography of APJ Abdul Kalam.

A search for the word “defeat” did not show results. A search for “win” shows a few, but not the poster child. The phrase on the poster is also credited to John Keats. There is also the story of the student who argues with an atheist professor, and ultimately wins. The student is sometimes said to be Albert Einstein. In this version, Argumnent : What, Who is GOD?, the coda is “This seems to be a true story, and the student was none other than APJ Abdul Kalam, the former President of India “.

The research for part one consisted of entering the quote into a search engine. It was not until the Lincoln investigation that the method of copying wikiquote, and searching for a key word, was discovered. Out of a sense of fairness, the first three quotes will be investigated using this method.

For William Shakespeare, the search word was risk. There were no results. For Napoleon Bonaparte, the search word was violence. There was one result. “There is no such thing as an absolute despotism; it is only relative. A man cannot wholly free himself from obligation to his fellows, and not the one on the poster. For Albert Einstein, the search word was thankful. There were no results.

So, there are seven quotes in the motivational poster. Only two of the seven have a apparent source. Pictures today are from The Library of Congress. The 2013 edition is a repost. This version is edited, out of concern for the attention span of the audience.










Topple The Paradigm

Posted in forty four words, Politics, Repost this sign, Trifecta by chamblee54 on May 17, 2013

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the simple life poster had nerve
they used all caps
some letters were bold
the thing was a mess
to topple the paradigm
use one font only
pictures from the library of congress.

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Fourteen Opportunities To Share This

Posted in Repost this sign, The Internet by chamblee54 on May 14, 2013

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Fourteen Opportunities to Share Wisdom This is another episode of things you are supposed to share. There are fourteen graphics today. They are a mixed bag. Some have an agreeable message. Just don’t tell people to “share” your pet message and nobody gets hurt.
There is one about bulletproof vests for police dogs that wouldn’t make much sense if you took the order to like off. It is left intact. And if the man didn’t abuse Fido, to catch people with pot in their cars, then no one would want to shoot the pooch.

Some have a quote, with a celebrity given credit, even though he never said it. One truly gruesome image gives the Human Rights Campaign credit for the coming out of a has been NBA dribbler. Credit is given to people who have an illness that is not apparent to other people. Being nice to such humans is a good idea, even if a tacky graphic annoys you.

The rest of facebook is getting gnarly. Recently, PG got a message from OD. He tried to respond, and got this screen. “OD is using an app to chat. To message OD you need to change your settings to let friends who use apps see if you’re online. Would you like to allow friends using other apps to see your online state?” How do you say hell no in zeros and ones?

In the interest of giving credit where it is due, even if it is for doo doo, here are the links to the originals. 01 cispa, 02 glow, 03 Ali, 04 go broke, 06 hey, 07 canine, 08 come out, 09 tax, 10 welfare, 11 eye test, 12 zappa, 14 normalcy, 15 sister, 16 silent killer.

Pictures are from The Library of Congress. These are shots of soldiers returning from World War One, which didn’t need a number in 1919. While editing these pictures, PG listened to a tape of James Broughton reading poems. A lawn mower, at work four yards down, came in through the window. It was a lovely May afternoon. No one suggested that you share that on facebook.

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Normalcy

Posted in Politics, Repost this sign, The Internet, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on May 4, 2013

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In 1920, a former journalist named Warren Harding ran for President. The slogan of his campaign was “A return to normalcy”. Mr. Harding, who had previously coined the phrase “founding fathers”, won the election. Many consider Warren Harding to be a very bad POTUS.

Go ahead 93 years, and look at facebook. There is an eye catching graphic. “IF YOU CAN’T EXPLAIN IT TO A SIX YEAR OLD, YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND IT YOURSELF.” ALBERT EINSTEIN WHAT IS NORMALCY IN AN ABNORMAL SOCIETY?

Wikiquotes says this quote is “misattributed”. Credit/blame is given to several other people. The explainee is sometimes said to be your grandmother, or a barmaid. There is an account of Dr. Einstein saying something similar in a conversation. In a court of law, this is considered hearsay.

Is this normalcy? To publish beautiful images, based on dubious quote? Even if a famous person did say it, does crediting a more famous person make it more true? Maybe the whole thing is just another example of a beautiful medium, with no message. Only if your grandmother is a six year old barmaid.

This visit to Zuckerland is interrupted by a flash and a beep. There is a message in the inbox. You read it, and type a reply. When you hit the send button, you see this: ” _____ is using an app to chat. To message ____, you need to change your settings to let friends who use apps see if you’re online. Would you like to allow friends using other apps to see your online state?”

Moving along, a friend is “sharing” a bit of text. After a couple of sentences, PG realizes that he has seen this text before. It is about how 545 people made life tough for 300 million. If you absolutely have to read the latest version, here it is. It is too late to sign the petition.

Charley Reese was a writer for the Orlando Sentinel. He wrote a column in 1984 that started it all. (Oldtimers might recall when 1984 was in the far off future, when Big Brother ran everything.) The column was revised in 1995, in time for the internet to introduce it to normalcy. Mr. Reese retired from the Sentinel in 2001, and wrote a nationally syndicated column for King Features until 2008.

Health issues are cited in the last column as a reason for retiring. Five years later, Mr. Reese is still with us. The last column says that the election of a black man as POTUS is a good thing. This thought might induce apoplexy in many who share the facebook version of the last column.

The Orlando Sentinel also refuses to die. There was a 2011 article about the column column. The reporter caught up with Charlie Reese. “I call it the Frankenstein column, That’s one of the problems with the Internet. Once something goes on the Internet, people rewrite.”

Mr. Reese is surprised that the column gets praised as a rare moment of wisdom and insight. “It’s a fifth-grade civics lesson; that’s all that column was,” he said. Pictures today are from “The Special Collections and Archives,Georgia State University Library”.

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Beijing Liberal

Posted in Politics, Repost this sign, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on April 25, 2013





A tasteful facebook facility called Being Liberal recently posted a graphic about Muhammad Ali. The image has been liked by 17,056, and shared by 9,365. The text in the graphic says
“A reporter asked Muhammad Ali, “How do you feel about the suspected hijackers of 9/11 sharing your faith?” Ali answered, “How do you feel about Hitler sharing yours?”
There are so many ways to trash this. If a person burns to death on the 86th floor, do you need to say “suspected”? What if the reporter was Jewish? How do we know what religion Mr. Hitler was? Did this exchange ever happen?

Apparently, the former heavyweight champion was at ground zero September 20, 2001.
“Former heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali visited the ruins of the World Trade Center on Thursday. When reporters asked how he felt about the suspects sharing his Islamic faith, Ali said, “Religions all have different names, but they all contain the same truths,” adding, “I think the people of our religion should be tolerant and understand people believe different things.”
The facebook listing has this comment:
“It has been brought to our attention that this didn’t actually happen, but that doesn’t detract from the point of the statement. Many people share this sentiment, as reflected by the comments on this image.”
The home page of BL has a picture of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Under it is the motto:
“‘Being Liberal’ – What does it mean to YOU? Share with us! Wear proudly the “Liberal” label, as a badge of honor!” Judging from this graphic, being liberal means saying whatever feels good to say at the moment, without any regard for whether the platitude is the truth.
Snopes has a page debunking the ground zero quote. There is also another tall tale about Mr. Ali.
“Just before takeoff on an airplane flight, the stewardess reminded Ali to fasten his seat belt. “Superman don’t need no seat belt,” replied Ali. “Superman don’t need no airplane either,” retorted the stewardess.”
Pictures are from The Library of Congress.




Repost Repast

Posted in Repost this sign, The Internet, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on April 17, 2013

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It should come as no surprise that people on the intercom are still being asked to repost graphics. The current crop is a mixed bag. There are things here which are definitely not recommended. As always, the offending suggestion to repost has been deleted, and these sanitized graphics are available for use. In the case of one, there was not much left after the repost request removal. There are better superstitions to display a belief in.

The top graphic is a traditional favorite of digital warriors. It is a call to test for drugs anyone who applies for welfare. In Florida, 98 percent pass the test. Contrary to what the sign says, many people feel that drug testing is not ok for job applicants. Drug testing condones the use of alcohol and tobacco, and is an additional expense for cash strapped states.

Motorcycle safety is the subject in graphic two. It is tough to argue with. All vehicles have a right to the road, and should be allowed to arrive alive. Arguments about loud pipes will be heard later.

The Holocaust is remembered in graphic three. This is included because of the general tackiness of repost requests, which might be disrespectful to the memory of six million people. The “final solution” is one of the darkest events in human history. There are better ways to remember it.

Number four and five are things which no sane person would do, or do do. One is a chain letter type request, asking you to repost the graphic “if you believe in G-d.” The visual quality of this image is a prayer request all by itself. The other is a request to send animal waste to a popular church in Topeka KS. The USPS is not the appropriate facility for this process. How would you feel if you magazine was shipped next to one of these fecal packages?

Blue eyes are highly valued in modern America. A graphic devoted to their praise is not going to hurt anyone. Some stories about Frank Sinatra may contradict this graphic.

The last graphic does not suggest a repost. It involves a reputed story about John Lennon. PG does not know if the story is true, but suspects it is not. The story involves John’s mother, Julia. It was a difficult childhood, with John raised primarily by his Aunt Mimi. If the story is not true, then it is  an insult to the memory of John Lennon. He deserves better.

Pictures are from “The Special Collections and Archives,Georgia State University Library”. This is written like H. P. Lovecraft.

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Your Life On Text

Posted in Book Reports, Commodity Wisdom, Repost this sign, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on April 13, 2013


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An all caps graphic washes up on the digital shores from time to time. The author, and copyright status, are not known. It was not written here. Reading it can be a chore, even though it looks cool. It is also selfish… the only opinion that matters is the individual reading it. It doesn’t have a good beat, but you can dance to it. Pictures are from The Library of Congress.

This is your life.
Do what you love, and do it often.
If you don’t like something, change it.
If you don’t like your job, quit.

If you don’t have enough time, stop watching TV.
If you are looking for the love of your life, stop:
They will be waiting for you when you start doing things you love.

Stop over analyzing, life is simple
All emotions are beautiful.
When you eat, appreciate every last bite.

Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people,
We are united in our differences.
Ask the next person you see what their passion is,
And share your inspiring dream with them.

Travel often, getting lost will help you find yourself.
Some opportunities only come once, seize them.

Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them
So go out and start creating.
Life is short. Live your dream, and wear your passion.

“Do you have to be a poet? If you don’t have to be a poet, be a prose writer. You’ll get further faster. Poetry — there’s probably more poetry published today than any time in the history of the world. Nevertheless, there is this — people think they have this blindness when they see a line in the typography of poetry, and it just blocks them. So if you can say the same thing in prose, you’ll probably be better off” Lawrence Ferlinghetti




Repost If You Are Not Scared

Posted in Religion, Repost this sign, The Internet, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on April 10, 2013

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There is a bit of graphic wisdom on facebook. The title of the image is “Post this on your wall and see what peol llke about u:” The graphic was found on the wall of Eddie Williams (ImyChocolateily). The graphic was posted with the comment, “Repost if u ain’t scared.”

There were comments associated with the graphic. Ebonie Marie Nothing n***** cause i see u every day and we look alike January 3 at 12:18pm · Like · 18 Eddie Williams U just called yourself ugly then dumbass January 3 at 12:22pm via mobile · Like · 36 Ebonie Marie Lol i didnt call myslef shitt i said i look like u so nothuing cause i see u every day i didnt call u ugly u dumbass January 3 at 1:19pm

Mr. Google has 13 million things to say about Repost if u ain’t scared. The top result is a forum comment, Hacker I ain’t afraid of you. “take a long, hard look at yourself. Know what I see? I see a big loser with no life who has to make others small to feel special. Repost this if you’re also sick of Hackers: I. Ain’t. Scared. Of. YOU. And neither are my friends. ” PG thought you were supposed to use one period per sentence, placed at the end. urwallpost01

Retro James Hamilton reposted the graphic. Kayla Christine Schlaugat 12 I say Carissa Seguin guys james doesn’t need to inflate his ego anymore Kayla Christine Schlaugat Lol …. Awesome Carissa Retro James Hamilton Lol, thanks rissa. Buzz kill. I suppose I can try to tone down the ego a bit if I must.

The tastefully named that ***t ain’t cool gives some advice. “Just a friendly reminder: If you see any artwork/gifs in the League tag that arn’t yours and have ‘Elohell’ on the bottom, don’t repost it. Elohell is not a correct source. They are content thieves. The same goes for if somebody reposts something without the source or proper credit. Please don’t do it. Just don’t repost work that isn’t yours in the first place. If you want to post something so bad, use a source finder like SauceNAO to find it. “

Some beta facility called who’s talking, serves as a tweet distributor. Is this why Al Gore invented the internet? JBitch559 : Idc waat others saY I’m , diagnost with depression & anorexia .Repost if your suffering from any disorder; http://t.co/1VnOYfQGpK rachbuck : I have this secret fear that all those “repost if you love God” pictures that I skipped out on will come back to bite me on judgement day. janine_kitteh : I am sooo boardnothing to do but fantasize bout liam payne yumm but thats good repost if u can relate fllow 4 a fllow RubyBluOfficial : REPOST* … If you supporting my Cosmic Journey then please follow @webornlosers !!! I’m all shades… http://t.co/OaIDCrmbN0

The last result on first page is from google+, Your Daily Love Emotions. Tell a girl she is beautiful – she will believe it for a moment. Tell a girl she’s ugly – she will believe it for a lifetime. This post is written like William Shakespeare. “The Special Collections and Archives,Georgia State University Library”.

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Respect And Fear

Posted in Politics, Religion, Repost this sign by chamblee54 on March 20, 2013

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It has been seven days since the last edition of the series tagged “repost this sign”. This is when someone puts up a visually pleasing (sometimes) graphic, with the invitation to repost the graphic if you agree with the message. The edited graphics are attached to this post, and the reader is encouraged to copy them onto a facebook wall. There might be copyright issues involved, but this is facebook, and we are making people better persons, so it’s all right.
There are four messages this week. Here are the links to the originals: one, two, three, four. They have been converted to grayscale, which helps them to fit in with the other pictures posted. These pictures are from The Library of Congress.

The first two are tough to disagree with. We all want to see people have well fed, happy lives. The second one is about finding a baby animal on the ground, and putting it back in the nest. The conventional wisdom says this is bad, the poster says it is not, and PG does not know.

The last two posters sort of contradict each other, with the truth somewhere in the middle. Many people confuse respect for fear. Right makes right, and you need the approval of an authority. Perhaps people who are raised with this mindset are more likely to develop mental illness. Or, children with problems have bully, authoritarian parents who make their problem worse. Maybe this is why the wide eyed girl in poster four clutches her coffee with such enthusiasm.

Poster four was put up last week, which is the middle of March. According to the inerrant wikipedia, Mental Health Awareness Week is the first full week in October. Maybe the people posting this need to be taught respect for the perfectly obvious facts.

When producing text for a column of pictures, it is normal to have space to fill. Last week, a series of quotes were copied into the spot, and the cup quickly runneth over. A bit of commodity wisdom from Friedrich Nietzsche was deleted.

Today, there is going to be random nonsense written, until the space runs out. It is ok to skip this, and go ahead to the pictures. These images are from the War Between The States. War is a time when the lines between respect, authority, and mental illness are blurred to the point of no return. A war is usually popular for the first thirty days, at which the memories of previous wars become unblocked. It was ten years ago that we started to kill people in Iraq. This is a textbook example of the inmates taking over the asylum. The oil revenues have not paid for this war.

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Six Pack Of Post This

Posted in Repost this sign, The Internet, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on March 13, 2013

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It has been two and a half weeks since this blog declared war on passive aggressive facebook graphics. This means most signs that tell you to repost this if you agree. The first six days saw one, two, three, four such posts. In the next eleven days, PG copied six offending signs. The trend shows no sign of slowing down, so there will probably be more of these posts.
There is a synchronicity of sorts in this collection. There is moms against guns, paired with a joke about a hitman. There is a fluffy piece about how people would rate you. Number four was about supporting a small business. This is a cause that gets lip service, until there is a chance to save money at Walmart.

The last two were about cancer.This is where it gets personal. PG lost both parents to cancer. While these graphics may bring hope and happiness to some, they bring pain to Brookhaven. And yes, the opinion at chamblee54 is a valid one. The feelings are just as real here as anywhere. You don’t want to be a buzzkill to the well meaning people, but sometimes you just wish they would shut up and go away.

People love to have influence over others. You are bombarded with messages, about what you should buy, how you should feel, how to be a better person, and what cause to support. It can be a drain on the soul. Some build up walls against the onslaught of messages. Some fight back, and get caught in a spiral of negativity. Others judge their neighbor on opinions, and shun those who do not measure up to a mysterious standard. Sometimes, you wish you had never learned how to read.

When the text was combined with the posters, the words only went as far as the fourth sign. The rest of the space will be filled in with random quotes.

@aurosan Perez Hilton now has a child. Please respect my privacy at this time.
@merseytart I was pro gay parenting. Then I discovered Perez Hilton had spawned
@FakeCommish I would rather be adopted by Hitler than Perez Hilton. Somebody go on a rescue mission.
@laurenpippa Perez Hilton is a dad. I am disgusted. No, not because he’s gay, but because he is a bully.

“Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.” William Safire

Every situation is different. Without the specific circumstances of the event in question, it is tough to make a meaningful comment. Sometimes what you see as a stand based on principle is to someone else a selfish stunt.

He who does not understand your silence will never understand your words. -Elbert Hubbard

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Graphic Number Four

Posted in Race, Repost this sign, The Internet by chamblee54 on March 2, 2013







One saturday morning, PG listened to as much as he could take of an online discussion. It was two Ivy League psychology types, discussing something called the Implicit Association Test. This gimmick shows you pictures, and tests your subliminal reaction. The test unit completed by PG said
“Your data suggest a moderate automatic preference for Straight People compared to Gay People.”
So the frizzy haired psych talker… or maybe it was the other one … said that the tests would not have predicted that America would elect a black man POTUS. Since BHO has a white mother, some people do not see him as being black. If you say this out loud the ism police will come for you. PG decided that he would be happier if he did not listen to the rest of the discussion.

Facebook is not always an improvement. A fbf, who PG has not seen in eleven years, posted graphic number four. This is the fourth in a series of motivational graphics, where the reader is guilt tripped into reposting the image as a gesture of solidarity. On top of that passive aggressive nonsense, it was a lousy graphic. PG decided to simply retype the message.

Its been said that everlasting friends go long periods of time without speaking and never question their friendship. These friends pick up phones like they spoke yesterday, regardless of how long it has been or how far away they live, and they don’t hold grudges. They understand that life if busy and you will always love them.

The grammar police have been notified. This was written like H. P. Lovecraft.
Pictures are from “The Special Collections and Archives,Georgia State University Library”.






KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Posted in Book Reports, forty four words, Repost this sign, Trifecta by chamblee54 on March 1, 2013

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I saw the sign about
KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.
The sign said to repost in honor of KWSN.
I felt ill.
I doctored the sign.
I no longer felt ill.
I felt accepted.

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