Sunday respite: Living in Kerry’s ‘Lotus Land’

I really reached back for this Sunday respite. I wanted something to represent this totally bizarre universe as presented to us by John Kerry and his remarks that we are living in the most peaceful time in all of recorded history. Something like that.  No doubt I had owned Frankie Lane’s “Moonlight Gambler” thus the memory recall of the “B” side. We are on one grand Odyssey. You have the gist. “Lotus Land” – yes that is where we are.

From the Urban Dictionary:

Term comes from the land of the lotus eaters in The Odyssey, where people ate lotus flowers and “A single taste of this native fruit made my soldiers forget everything they had ever know; where they were from, where they were going, everything.”

1956 Columbia records flip side to Frankie’s big hit that year of “Moonlight Gambler”

Lotus Land.

Homer’s Odyessey:

“Those who ate the honey-sweet lotus fruit no longer wished to bring back word to us, or sail for home. They wanted to stay with the Lotus-eaters, eating the lotus, forgetting all thoughts of return.”

Sunday respite: Let It Go (Disney’s “Frozen”) Vivaldi’s Winter

This one from the Piano Guys seems appropriate for this weekend. Hope everyone is staying warm!

Prime example of how our government works.

Something on the lighter side for a Saturday. Always on Watch posted this earlier as an example of how our government works. A prime example and once again, American ingenuity.

From the YouTube blurb:

It is powered by a 1920’s vintage hit and miss engine, and doesn’t do anything except make noise and lots of lost motions.

Title of the display at Cotton Ginning Days in Dallas, North Carolina (October 11, 2014): Scale Model of the US Government:

Sunday and what you may have missed

Still under the weather, so I thought I would send out some story links that should be a must read, and I just didn’t have it to tool it up.

Sunday respite: “Tight Rope”

I seem to be caught up in the ’70’s lately. Here is Leon Russell in “Tightrope.” It seems an appropriate song for the week.

I’m up on the tightwire
One side’s ice and one is fire
Its a circus game with you and me
I’m up on the tightrope
One side’s hate and one is hope
But the tophat on my head is all you see
And the wire seems to be
The only place for me
A comedy of errors
And I’m falling

**Chorus**
Like a rubber-neck giraffe
You look into my past
Well maybe you’re just to blind to – see
I’m up in the spotlight
Ohh does it feel right
Ohh the altitude
Seems to get to me

I’m up on the tightwire
Flanked by life and the funeral pyre
Putting on a show
For you to see

**Chorus**
Like a rubber-neck giraffe
You look into my past
Well maybe you’re just too blind to – see
I’m up in the spotlight
Ohh does it feel right
Ohh the altitude
Really gets to get to me

I’m up on the tightwire
Flanked by life and the funeral pyre
Putting on a show for you to see

Sunday respite: ‘Bring him home’

During the Christmas season I came across music by “The Piano Guys.” Here is another piece that seems very appropriate now. From Les Misérables, Bring him home.

Sunday respite ‘Smiling faces someimes’

I give you this for a Sunday respite. Dedicated to Barack Hussein Obama, John Kerry and the rest of this absurd administration. I guess I am feeling a bit dark this morning.

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