Riddle In

lookIt started with
a rather
vague,
enigmatic
invitation.

” The chairman
wants to see you. “

I didn’t exactly
know what
these ladiesfarmer
were up to….

and I had no idea
what this invitation
would entail ;

but I could see
no good reason
not to follow
the pheromones
and accept
such aa1
charmingly
delivered invite.

That’s the
foolish part
of being a male,
I guess —

A wry little smile,
a whisper of
decolletage,
a whiff of estrogen,
a wiggle of a2
feminine hips,
and we’re all
‘balls out’,
and
belly flops
in.

Even at
that age.rebus

“Sure, tell him
I’ll drop 

in on him
sometime.”

No,
I was told.
NOW.

As a group,
we were
making astounding,
exponential progress
in our field of study….

And I personally
had been very busy
working on a
brand new,
innovative approach
to solving certain
problems of the algebra
peculiar quantitative
dactylonomies that
had become my
specialty….

A break of
any kind
would be
welcome,
or so I figured.

Thus,
I found myselfa3
blithely and happily
following my two
prepossessing
chaperones
into a large,
and very dark
conference room
with one chair,
and one ‘chairman’
sitting in that chair.

So,
I remainedgoto
standing.

As dark as it was
in that room, the
chairman still
looked like
he was about a
thousand years old.

Boy, that guy
was giving
me the creeps.

As my escorts
backed out of
the room quietly,
the chairman
started out
our conversation
by asking me
some detailsa1
about my work….

Then, he
suddenly
stopped in
mid sentence —

— and posed
a quandry
that I still
remember:

“If I can only exist
where there is light,
but I cease to exist1913
if the light shines
on me, 
what am I? ” 

“Well, you got me”,
I said. 

“What is that,
a koan ? “

” No… it’s a riddle. 
And a simple one, 
or should be,
for someone
so supposedly
clever as you. ” 

“Ahh.
I’ve never been
all that much

for riddles.
As for my
so-calledlwemonm
cleverness,
it sounds like
it’s been grossly
over-rated, I think. ” 

He frowned
and waved
his hand
in dismissal…

“No matter —

try this one,”
he said… 

” Alone I am 24th,
with a friend I am 20.
Add another friend,
and I am impure.

What am I?” 

“I don’t have
a clue, sorry.” puzzle

“Alright then” ,
he said, in
a vaguely
frustrated voice  —

I’ll give you
one more chance. 

What comes 
once in a minute, 
twice in a moment,
but never in
a thousand years?

You coulda heard
a pin drop.

I stared blankly
into the darkness
for several moments
until a side door
opened, and my
two buxomval
companions
reappeared.

The chairman’s voice
boomed:

” You are not worthy
of entrance 
into
the Ancient Noble Order
of St. Boniface —

— but, we’re short
of members for 

our annual Feast Day
of Aldhelm parade —

so, I congratulate
you and bid a hearty
‘Welcome Aboard’
to you!

Here’s your
ceremonial
oak hatchet — katzenjammer

— go spread
the good news.

Ladies, conduct him
to the preparation room.”

With that,
we all went
into the next
room and 
started
to disrobe.
cat

And then

I woke up.

Fuckin’
weirdo dreams.

I gotta lay
off the Absinthe
before bed, man.

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!!!!! HOY !!!!!!

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hamster

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Sunday Morning Music

Hiya —

Welcome to
Sunday Morning Music !

Ahhh…. sweet music.

The stuff that
dreams are made of.

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This one’s courtesy of my
old friend Mrs. Fever:

Aerosmith —
Dream On

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Carly Simon :
The Stuff That Dreams
Are Made Of

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Cranberries —
Dreams

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Randy Newman —
Last Night I Had A Dream

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Brian Culbertson —
Dreaming Of You

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Cass Elliott —
Dream A Little Dream

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Johnny Hates Jazz —
Shattered Dreams

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Moody Blues —
” Your Wildest Dreams

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Monkees —
” Daydream Believer

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Depeche Mode —
” Dreaming Of Me ” 

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Allman Brothers —
” Dreams (live) ” 

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Everything But The Girl —
Little Dreams

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Oasis —
Keep The Dream Alive

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Sarah Vaughan
Darn That Dream

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Tom Petty —
Running Down A Dream

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Lovin Spoonful —
Daydream

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Talking Heads —
Dream Operator

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Van Morrison —
” These Dreams Of You

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Doctor John —
” When You’re Feeling
Blue- Dream “

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Blondie —
Dreaming

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Tom Waits —
Innocent When You Dream

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George Benson —
” Summer Wishes,
Winter Dreams “

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The Cars —
A Dream Away

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Van Halen —
 ” Dreams

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The Coral —
When I’m Dreaming Of You

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Average White Band–
” She’s A Dream “

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Daryl Hall —
” Dreamtime

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Platters —
My Dream

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Beyonce —
Dreaming

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No Doubt —
Dreaming The Same Dream

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Fleetwood Mac —
” Dreams ” 

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!! HOY !!

Dreamin A Dreamy Dream

fontaine“You see things;
and you say,
‘Why?’

But I dream things
that never were;
and I say,
‘Why not?’”

(George Bernard Shaw)

Ah …
to be such a
dreamer, right?

Once in a while
I’ll dream about
a concept,
a favorite word
or an idea —jayne
and I’ll say —
” … post about THAT ?? ”

But like the man says:
Why Not ?

So,
I think I’ll just
sit back,
consult the muses,
write,
browse,
and then
watch what happens.

It’s like throwing
a match into a
fireworks factory–

— you never know what
kinda sparks will result.

All kinds of fuses
might get lit, ya know.

Or it might just be that
the match simply fizzles
out on the floor,
basically because the
cleaning people didn’t
do a good enough job
of getting all theraja
mop water up.

You jest can’t get good
help these days, man.

Hey-
Ever notice that the
pre-packaged egg whites
they sell in the little
milk carton thingees
won’t whip up
worth a damn?

Why iz that,
I wonder.

And you may be
wonderingfufu
why I even mention it.

But, you’ve probably been
around here long enough
to know that I’m making
one of my belabored
segue/explanations
on todays’ theme.

You see, I had this
weird dream in which
I was making
(trying to make, anyway)
Angel Food Cake for my
high school sweet-heart ‘d’ —oracles

(Ok, so she wasn’t that sweet,
but she did bust up my
heart in about
a thousand pieces…
— still, I digress.)

and the prepackaged
damned egg whites
that I was using –

(a product that didn’t exist
when I was in high school, btw)

wouldn’t give me
the stiff peaks
I was looking for —
or any peaks at
all to speak of.reddevil

Yes, that’s another thing
that reminded of her,
too.

Again…
digressing badly.

Getting back to
the original point
of this treatise
(as difficult as that might
be at this juncture)
I chose the concept
‘dream’ as our daily post victim/subject,
because I kinda
wondered aboutsteall
the whole meaning
of the thing.

Oh sure,
there’s plenty
of directions
and different spins
on the subject of dreams
in vintage publications—

but, I thought I’d dig
through the
virtual mountain of ’em
and find a theme that
would work for mekonje
and maybe even give
me an idea of what
that dream meant.

Hey–
I know this ain’t
exactly a scientific
approach
to it, but I’m not
exactly an Einstein myself.

And speaking of scientific
approaches,
well….
you can’t go
any farther askew
than with vintageraj
“Dream Books”.

These things claimed
to be sources of
ancient wisdom
and able to provide
love advice,
dream interpretations,
lucky numbers,
all kinds of
hocus-pocus-hokum.

And some of them are
actually still in print today.georgia

So, let’s see if
you can look into
your crystal ball
and see where
we’re going
with this.

Awww—
—you got it.

Damn,
maybe I shouldn’t
have led off with
pictures, huh?

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HOY !!!

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linen