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There is a way to measure it.

(True, it does change moment to moment.)

It's called Zeitgeist.

Johann Gottfried Herder, in 1769, wrote a critique of the work "Genius seculi" and introduced the term. 

It's considered a loanword (since they don't want to be stuck with it exclusively) from German Zeit, which means "time" and Geist, which means "spirit."

Put them both together and it spells confusion.

Also supposedly the cultural, intellectual, ethical, spiritual or political climate in a nation.

A tall order, but Google has done it with Google Zeitgeist, which "reveals this spirit through the aggregation of millions of search queries we receive every day."

So who’s on the most searched person list of 2011?

You guessed it:

Singapore’s youngest Member of Parliament Tin Pei Ling, who was elected by the People's Action Party.

But she did trump Amy Winehouse and Steve Jobs.

Mikhail Prokhorov, the owner of the NBA’ s Nets, who’s on the ballot for the president of Russia in March, is coming on strong.

Not just people, but iPhone, classic comfort food, seasonal allergies, Winnie the Pooh, renewable energy and...well, search me.

It may not be possible, but maybe we can define the spirit of the times without a search engine.

Might be worth a stab.

Zeitgeist doesn't mind short answers.

J. Peterman

 

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December 14, 2011 12:26 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

Maybe, just maybe, we will have to spend time with the spirits to sort out the confusion before we can define the spirit of the times.

Anyone in the Village wanna drink to that?

Anyone?

This round's on me.

December 14, 2011 12:54 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

So, what is the defining spirit or mood of our time?

Nervous?

Confused?

Skeptical?

Disquieted?

Fearful?

All of the above?

Some of the above?

None of the above?

Or:

Are we optimistic?

Hopeful?

Are we searching?

Reaching?

Or:

Have we decided to accept whatever our defining spirit is?

Villagers know.

Don’t they?

more on the honor roll
December 14, 2011 6:11 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

LOT........................may I have my spirits this evening? I will definitely need them & I will raise a toast. Have a wonderful day!

December 14, 2011 6:17 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Hello lotlot ~ Have you got the coffee on?
Zeitgeist - The spirit of the times or these days the nanosecond. How wonderful that Winnie The Pooh got an honourable mention on most-Googled. I think we live in Eeyore times, "Not very how, somehow I haven't felt at all how for a long time." Global warming, the political climate, the economic climate ...... on the other hand, we get a free sunrise and sunset every day and while there is the aroma of fresh coffee and a bottle of something comforting tucked away life isn't bad.

December 14, 2011 6:20 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Bebe~ Just missed you. Wonderful day to you, too!

December 14, 2011 7:49 AM
First-com kshuck said...

I wonder if there is one unifying spirit in these times. If there is it's a bit dark. Dancing on the edge of overhyped oblivion to the soundtrack of some reality TV show. Fortunately I don't watch television.
 
The spirit of today, however, is a rather stiff plum Rakia with a hint of walnut... just as soon as I finish what I'm working on. Sooooo close.

December 14, 2011 7:56 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

Lot ~ We all will and it'll be whatever's on tap

December 14, 2011 7:56 AM
28471 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Lynn830 said...

I just got a poem via email that seems to answer the real question:
 
We Are Fields Before Each Other
 
How is it they live for eons in such harmony -
the billions of stars -
 
when most men can barely go a minute
without declaring war in their mind against someone they know.
 
There are wars where no one marches with a flag,
though that does not keep casualties
from mounting.
 
Our hearts irrigate this earth.
We are fields before
each other.
 
How can we live in harmony?
First we need to
know
 
we are all madly in love
with the same
God.
 
St. Thomas Aquinas
Daniel Ladinsky, trans., Love Poems From God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West.

December 14, 2011 8:29 AM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

Pardon my cynicism , mistrust and lack of enthusiasm so early in the morning( I'm mid-latte') but this movement to me reeks of   " new world order".


Mission Statement


Founded in 2008, The Zeitgeist Movement is a Sustainability Advocacy Organization which conducts community based activism and awareness actions through a network of Global/Regional Chapters, Project Teams, Annual Events, Media and Charity Work. The Movement's principle focus includes the recognition that the majority of the social problems which plague the human species at this time are not the sole result of some institutional corruption, scarcity, a political policy, a flaw of "human nature" or other commonly held assumptions of causality.


Rather, The Movement recognizes that issues such as poverty, corruption, collapse, homelessness, war, starvation and the like appear to be "Symptoms" born out of an outdated social structure. While intermediate Reform steps and temporal Community Support are of interest to The Movement, the defining goal here is the installation of a new socioeconomic model based upon technically responsible Resource Management, Allocation and Distribution through what would be considered The Scientific Method of reasoning problems and finding optimized solutions.  


This "Resource-Based Economic Model" is about taking a direct technical approach to social management as opposed to a Monetary or even Political one. It is about updating the workings of society to the most advanced and proven methods Science has to offer, leaving behind the damaging consequences and limiting inhibitions which are generated by our current system of monetary exchange, profits, corporations and other structural and motivational components....The Zeitgeist Movement also has no allegiance to a country or traditional political platforms. It views the world as a single system and the human species as a single family and recognizes that all countries must disarm and learn to share resources and ideas if we expect to survive in the long run. Hence, the solutions arrived at and promoted are in the interest to help everyone on the planet Earth, not a select group.


Oh, I found this when I Googled "Zeitgeist".

December 14, 2011 8:45 AM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

Since Time is In The Life of Fiction, Jerome Klinkowitz points out that "in 1975, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. became the first American writer to be quoted by a starting pitcher in the World Series while at the same time having a song in the Top Forty."  The pitcher was Bill "Spaceman" Lee of the Boston Red Sox (among other things, he cited "In nonsense is strength" from Vonnegut's 1973 novel Breakfast of Champions).  The song was Nice, Nice, Very Nice by Ambrosia, from their 1975 debut album. The lyrics are adapted from Vonnegut's 1963 novel Cat's Cradle. As is this koan of sorts- "Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly; Man got to sit and wonder, 'Why, why, why?' Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land; Man got to tell himself he understand."
Zeitgeist 1975 and since everything that goes around comes around 4th quarter 2011- LIFE is frustrating and full of pitfalls and dead ends, but everybody's gotta do it. To be a little Kurt- Give your happiness some brain space.

December 14, 2011 8:46 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

and what do we think about Time Magazine's choice of Person of the Year for 2011? The Protestor. hmmmm.

December 14, 2011 9:05 AM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

Chef D- I shall continue with my Vonnegut rant to describe Time's methodology in selecting said Person of the Year- "Why don't you take a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut? Why don't you take a flying fuck at the mooooooooooooon?"     Miss Blue- Most sound thinking ocurs in mid-latte and I, too smell a cult. The best new world order occurs at a drive through and I prefer my change to be a slow methodical process that does not throw out the baby with the bath water. I am not much for groups-meetings, dues, creeds, all that rot.  
 

December 14, 2011 9:18 AM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

 

ChefDeb, I protest....


 


Tommy T......hive mentality

December 14, 2011 9:20 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Geez, I could really go for a chocolate glazed Krispee Kreme with my coffee.

December 14, 2011 9:22 AM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

 
 
 
 
as long as it's not cream filled....did I really say that?

December 14, 2011 9:56 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Miss Blue ~

No, I don't think you did. Sometimes, computers…

Be careful what you wish for protestors.
Internationally, it may become clear that military rule is not better than autocracy.

Domestically, "everyone paying his fair share," could and should impact a fairly large percentage of wage earning households currently paying no federal income tax at all.

Here, we are seeing the first generation of Americans who, unhappy with its prospects, demands that somebody else pay off student loans, for health care and bail outs for mortgages unwisely undertaken and do it with borrowed money.

December 14, 2011 10:19 AM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

The Germans have it backwards, before there was time there was
spirit.
Good news: Google is donating a big chunk of money
to help combat human trafficking.
All thanks to the spirit and time of Jax and people
like her. Let's hope that it is spent where it is needed, rescue and education.
 
Christmas presents anyone?  If you have a little
left over in your Christmas budget and the owner's manual has nothing left to
offer, consider this.
 
 
http://store.madebysurvivors.com/

December 14, 2011 11:08 AM
10041_445991248814972_692962064_n Com-100Com-300First-comHr-1 The Giraffe said...

PROTESTERS!!  Say it isn't so!!  It seems as tho they had just left but I think that was 40+ years ago and they seemed more peaceful then or I was just more peaceful then. 
I grow weary of paying for all these lazy people to exist and complain that we aren't giving them more.  Freedom of speech - get off your lazy arses and work.

December 14, 2011 11:09 AM
10041_445991248814972_692962064_n Com-100Com-300First-comHr-1 The Giraffe said...

Haze - Winnie the Pooh - a favorite here.

December 14, 2011 11:23 AM
10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo SkyWalker said...

@ Lynn830 - thank you for that!

@ The Giraffe & Hazel - how do people actually become adults without knowing Winnie the Pooh? Oh, and Shakespeare?

@ Miss Blue - I agree. It's CREEPY and based on ignorance of history, at best.

Thanks for the thought-provocation!

December 14, 2011 11:51 AM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

I'm with Stoney on this topic.....I suddenly have an urge to spend the day in the locale bakery and soak up the scents......and sample, sample, sample......

And for a little while, everything else just doesn't matter......

December 14, 2011 12:06 PM
1046 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Willie Trask said...

Oh, excuse me,  I am from the past and I just stopped in on my way to the future. Is anyone else here from the past?  Anybody heading to the future?     You may be interested to know, T Square, that Ambrosia's song may not sound like it on the radio, but their lyrics are close kin to Jerome Kern's from SHOWBOAT: Can't help lovin dat man.  I can't get to the Y'allTube site from here, but I expect somebody can find a clip of Miss Ella or Maybe Sarah Vaughn singing it.                                        
 Onward, now, into the future, Your friend Willie

December 14, 2011 12:21 PM
1046 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Willie Trask said...

Speaking of Krispy Kreme, my local poutpost has a great deal. If you order in advance, and you order ten dozen or more, you can save 25%.  That means you can take doughnuts to the office and still have 7 or 8 dozen to eat hot on the way there.

December 14, 2011 12:54 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

lotlot:  "I'll drink to that ... but then, I'll drink to anything ... "
 
 
MISS BLUE:  GOOD  ON  YOU, Madame !!! (Thats a Title, NOT an Occupation ...) I had the veru same creepy feeling when I first read about this stuff ... having seen the NAZI crapola that apperals to Herd Mentality before ... I just didn't wanna get anything started, lacking the time to spend, today, to discuss it with the uninitiated ... We're so far from the Horror that the Goyim don't remember, and nobody(almost) teaches about it any more ... But, WE know that if we forget, it will happen again ... and we see the Bastards already setting up for it ...
 
We are preparing to prepare ... for the next Big Seasonal Feed, from about the 22nd. to the first couple of days of January ...(We're having a separate Table this year from which to dispense HangOver Cures on January 1st. ...) and since the two different Seasons overlap this year, some of us are doing Double-Duty ... I'll  NEED  a rest, just to get ready for Pesach .......
 
TOMMY:  Watch Your Spelling .......

December 14, 2011 1:04 PM
10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Cassiepants said...

Dear friends~ Perhaps I speak from the naivete of youth (almost spelled it 'naivete-y', so I may also need more coffee), but I believe Time was including the protesters across the Mideast, who, successfully or unsuccessfully, attempted to challenge the autocracies that enslaved them. I do feel that's relevant. As to the Occupiers - I don't think they are going about everything exactly the right way, but the grievances are not wrong. I have friends who have been seeking work...daily...for as many as twenty months. It's not that they don't want to work or are lazy - it's that they are too heavy-set, old, or unattractive to find employment in today's ultra-competitive climate. Note that I never said unqualified. Especially out here in Southern California, there is an image snobbery which is undeniable.
 
It is frustrating that the crooks who preyed on the American dream 'I want to own a home' mentality have gotten a government bailout and no jail time for crashing the financial system while the fools who thought they could swing a 300% increase in their monthly mortgage get foreclosed on. Yes, they should never have bought homes - particularly in places like SoCal where housing is ridiculously expensive. But they followed along blindly like sheep - perhaps they're the folks the new ZeitGeist movement are trying to reach, Miss Blue?

December 14, 2011 1:07 PM
10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Cassiepants said...

On the Winnie the Pooh front, I like to think that maybe we could all be Piglet, who is the bravest of all the characters. He's afraid, but he helps his friends and tries new things anyway.

December 14, 2011 1:13 PM
Cestmoiparis 10photoviewsFirst-comFirst-photoFirst-review Alison said...

Thanks for links on Herder; really interesting information!

December 14, 2011 1:16 PM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

Ivan- Yes sir. You are correct. I am full of irony and err-ony to accompany my futile attempts at innuendo....To All- So Blago goes away in March for 10+4 and the people on the other end of the phone calls who are = or > in terms of illegalities will not be prosecuted or that info even presented in court. My lawyer friends on this train must help me understand this.

December 14, 2011 2:10 PM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

A Person of the Year to me means an individual who has proven to be the most influential in the year chosen from an earth changing historical perspective. This collective thing is why you can't keep score or give out trophies anymore without whining and bitching.  People banding together should be about unity not uniformity in my book which causes a free market run on Che T shirts. Of course I don't understand why Zasu Pitts isn't recognized as best comedic actress of her era and why she was fired from All Quiet on the Western Front.  Holy Zeitgeist Batman! 

December 14, 2011 2:25 PM
10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Cassiepants said...

TT~ An incredibly valid point. Perhaps they need to add a category - Group of the Year... Or maybe they were afraid...<gasp> that one of the Kardashians would end up winning the honor. (In which case I'm all in favor of naming a Muppet, a Cartoon Character, or a fictional character the title to keep some semblance of dignity in the honor).
 
 

December 14, 2011 2:26 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Tommy-- Amen Brother.

December 14, 2011 2:38 PM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

Thank ye kindly ladies for a thumbs up. Being seen in the cyber company of sharp smart women is a good thing.

Willie- doughnuting while driving- hope you're bluetoothing

December 14, 2011 2:47 PM
10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Cassiepants said...

Speaking of zeitgeist - I wonder if the Village thinks that 'no cell phone' in America is going to happen? I guess the NTSB did a little review and idiots texting while driving or not paying attention while arguing over which in-laws get to be part of the holiday celebration are apparently causing more accidents than even the drunken sots...

December 14, 2011 3:07 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 Georgia said...

 STONEY and PETERLAKE, you speak for me.
 
  HAZEL, thank you for letting us know you appreciate A.A. Milne's work and characters.  I, too, think we may be living in Eeyore Times.
 
   When I realized my children had a sense of humor I was reading Milne to them where Pooh (if I recall...) says he will live in the two-hunbdred-acre wood in a house under the name of Sanders.  The marvelous E.H. Shepard illustration is a small house bearing a sign that reads "SANDERS." THey knew the book by heart, but that time the elder, then her brother (18 months younger) laughed aloud, and words fell helter-skelter as both got the joke for the first time. I'd purposely never explained it, waiting for the light-bulb moment.
 
  
 
   Folks, I've diligently watched debates; tried to be informed; and am so weary, already, of The Campaign, I cannot imagine how I'll bear it when both parties have candidates who are dodging mud even as they sling it. 
 
   So very often and on so many counts, I want to live in the two-hundred-acre wood in a house under the name of Sanders.  (All Villagers welcome.) 

December 14, 2011 3:12 PM
Beth_1209 10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 EADutton said...

Zeitgeist:  The spirit of this time?  Undoubtedly, connecting with others without actually being there.  There are so many devices and connectivity platforms with the iPhone, iPad, iPod, MP3 player, Clouds, MiFi, WiFi, and the endless "social networking" sites. (I believe that Peterman's Eye Village is in this category.)  I think we have become a world of wanting to connect with our world without really being there and engaging in a live conversation.
 
Tomorrow I have a Skype date with my son and daughter-in-law and my new grandson.  He was born in Germany on December 8, 2011.  They do not come back to the US until next month but I want to see them...especially my new grandson, Chase Alexander.  No, it is not being there in the flesh....being able to hold him and smell that lovely scent of a new baby.  I will only see them and talk with them.   I guess this is a step up from just calling on the antiquated land line phone. 
 
My point....just drive down the street, walk down the street, ride your bicycle down the street and almost everyone is on some kind of device.  They cause serious accidents, they break up marriages.  They give you peace of mind when a loved one is away and you need just to hear from them no matter if it is in the middle of the Iraqi green zone or just across the country.  They are good and they are evil.
 
Yes, I guess the Spirit of the Times, the Zeitgeist, is our desire of connectivity to others without having to present. 

December 14, 2011 3:24 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

Cassiepants, I am afraid I have gone to the dark side of the force, that being skepticism, so even tho I agree with the NTSB recommendation, they will have quite a few special interest hurdles...... Wireless carriers, bluetooth folks and the automotive industry to overcome. Once something like this has been allowed, it is very difficult to take away.

The sheer magnitude renders it pretty much unenforcible .

It is ironic that the lack of ability to communicate used to cause deaths, now it is the ubiquitous nature of communication that is killing.

December 14, 2011 4:40 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

I think it is time for a renaissance of common sense and awareness of how one's actions affect the welfare of our fellow beings.... Queue The Beatles "Revolution'

December 14, 2011 4:49 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Miss Blue ~ What I really want to know about this new world order thing, is
it a subsidiary of the national organization of women?  They have the same
initials.  I also hear conflicting reports about who is running this new world
order.   If it isn't the Pope or the Bush family, could it be OJ Simpson?  I
thought I heard a rumor to that effect.
As a corollary to this inquiry, after all these years are y'all (by
y'all I mean women) organized?  If so I could use some help
with my sock drawer.  To whom shall I direct my plea?
 On a happier note, was that really Willie Trask what trundled through here?
 

December 14, 2011 5:26 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

EADUTTON Skype was a godsend for the first 18 months of my granddaughters life! I was there for her first week but she & my daughter & son-in-law lived in CO at 11,000 feet and it turned out my lung situation prevented me from being there.
We were able to develop a relationship and when they moved East 2 months ago my granddaughter and I were already buddies! She has named me NeeMA which I totally love and Skype definitely contributed to our relationship. Congratulations on Chase Alexander!!

December 14, 2011 5:27 PM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

My sock drawer. Disorganized. Mass hysteria. So many widows. Victims of the black hole between the laundry basket and the dryer. And as an XL many monogrammed shirts reduced to M by heat torture and the formerly white skivvies gone Code Pink from hanging out with red flannels in the warm wash. Oh the humanity.. Uhhhh Oh the breakdown of the moral fabric...

December 14, 2011 5:47 PM
Bwme 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 nachista said...

Paolos, thank for the link, what a wonderful website!
Cassiepants, I know could stand to be a little more humble and brave like piglet.
Peter Lake, Amen.

December 14, 2011 5:54 PM
1046 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Willie Trask said...

so nice to see so many friends after so long: MissBlue, Stoney, Nachista, Georgia, Hazel, PeterLake, Ivan, T Square, Paulos, Lynn, Bebe, LotLot, and all of the rest, as they say here:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfR7qxtgCgY

December 14, 2011 5:55 PM
10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photo Cassiepants said...

Paolos~ & TT~ The sock drawer remains, like the Bermuda triangle, one of the great mysteries of the ages. I don't care how organized anyone is, socks still vanish - prey to the goblins who also eat single earrings, remote controls, and the ear bud for my husband's cell phone.
 
PL~ I have long believed myself to be an optimist. Except when it comes to your request for a revolution of common sense. A country where a person can sue for coffee that's too hot or a fence that is 2 or 3 inches too far east or west is not likely to have a well of common sense hidden far beneath the outer surfaces...

December 14, 2011 6:50 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Great to see you too, Willie Trask.
 

December 14, 2011 7:05 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

Willie T, well met friend. Great to read ya. Hope all is well.

Cassiepants, never let your optimism escape. Don't let the turkeys get ya down. There may not be a well of common sense beneath the surface, but maybe a big enough puddle.......I hope.

Tommy T.... I believe in the preservative power of cold water wash, especially after the trajedy of miniaturized sweaters....I can still hear their muffles screams.

We have thunder storms in December in the upper Midwest......what a country!

December 14, 2011 7:25 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

paolos~ that child's card game Snap! can be played with the contents of a sock drawer. You share approx half the socks between two shopping bags and take turns with a youngster to lay one sock at a time on top of another. When a pair appears, you have to shout Snap! and roll the pair into a ball and put them in the sock drawer. The person who was first to shout Snap! 'wins' the remaining socks on the pile and stirs them into their shopping bag of oddsox, and so the game goes on. As the adult in this situation, you can manipulate the game rules until all socks are paired. Old age and cunning will always overcome youth and inexperiece.

December 14, 2011 7:55 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Nos da, dear people. x

December 14, 2011 8:58 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

Y'all have been talking so much about Krispy Kreme, which people here in TacoVille have never heard of ... so I decided to make something else that was decadent, tho' I had no time for Cheescake, which would have brought the entire place to a Stand-Still, waiting for it to come out of the Cooler after 24 hours ... So, I made a HUGE pan of Dark Chocolate Fudge, with nothing in it but a fabulous Bottle of Chateaux de Montrachet (Red) vintage 1969AD ....... Don't ever ler anyone tell you that a five year old AVO #9 is not Good with just cut, almost nearly might still be warm Double-Dark Triple Chocolate, chunk of Home- Did Fudge ....... And of course, a Glass of Dago Red to gently wash the palate .......

December 14, 2011 9:06 PM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

 
 
 Ivan
 
Zol zein gezunt!

December 14, 2011 9:57 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

What she said...

December 14, 2011 10:31 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Ah, Willie ~

The head coach of the Chicago Bears is named after Mrs. Howell.
 

December 14, 2011 10:41 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

MISS BLUE ... CHEFDEB:   Undt fer sie alzo, Meine Freunde !!!
 
Oif aniktern mogen kin men kane zack nicht fer tragen .......

December 14, 2011 10:51 PM
First-com Anam Cara said...

Lynn830..loved your quoted poem. Even made me kinda misty.
 
Jalopkin...Now that you've made your piece de resistance in the form of melt-in-your-mouth fudge, we need to talk Penuche dear. Truly, no comparison, I mean with nuts or without. Cholesterol be damned, 'tiz truly the food of the gods.
 
Now on the Zeitgeist problem...let's sum it up folks. Maybe the hokey pokey IS what it's all about! Ya think?? *wink wink*

December 14, 2011 11:19 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

No on the Person of the Year as Occupiers! Shame on you, TIME. As TT opines, groups should be to cooperate for a good cause, not to litter, mess up public areas, and leave their waste on the grass.

No on banning all cell phone use in one's car....Some of us....Most of us...can manage to pull over, or go hands free, or make the necessary call without being a traffic hazard, so why penalize ALL bc some can't be safe!? Oh, I forgot, that's the way our regulations are always made! One show bomber, so everyone has to remove shoes, etc...!

Yes, as PL states, for "common sense" and "awareness." Yes, on patriotism for the USA as we knew it before we lost our minds and started being offended at everything, called a lawyer to sue everybody, invented political correctness and consciousness-raising, and forgot how to earn our privileges, and to accept responsibility for our actions.

The Zeitgeist around my part of the planet is that people are fed up with the egomaniacs in DC spending the nation rapidly past all limits into the worst debt ever, and of fat cat CEO's getting billions while the rank and file get shafted, and nearly half the people of the nation collecting freebies while the other half pay for them. There is a lot of anger out there, but also a lot of kindness at the local level for reaching a hand to assist those who are really suffering. I see people paying it forward all around. There is a difference between having someone whine and lie to collect subsidies, and the ones who bravely try to make it and don't want to ask for help...the latter are the ones to whom you want to take soup, coats, and cash.

December 14, 2011 11:20 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Obviously, the was a shoe bomber....above....proofreading would help.

December 14, 2011 11:22 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Yes, "the" should have been" that"....and so it goes....It is so hard to be human.

December 14, 2011 11:32 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Godfrey Daniels; self-editing a self edit. Really?

Honor Roll


So, what is the defining spirit or mood of our time?

Nervous?

Confused?

Skeptical?

Di...

-lotlot

Dec. 14, 2011 12:54 AM

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