Fortune Cookie Blog: Piecemeal Peace

The Mined Mind

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Ordinarily… Once one feels endangered
from getting a piece of someone’s mind,
that’s oft akin to a piece of mined mind,
such reality rarely, IF EVER, establishes
a positively engendered peace of mind.

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Be people vaxxed OR unvaxxed, We
can still shed and spread the batcrap
crazy contagious coronavirus which,
in turn, spawns new variants; which,
in turn, could, eventually, render the
available vaccines worthless; which,
in turn, will drag out the pandemic’s
needless suffering, illness and death!

HENCE… this easy as pie, cover your
nose and pie-hole/hole-up heads-up:

Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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3 R’s

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Let’s hoist high, our doled out, stiff libations
Voice doleful toast: “To the worldwide ghost nations.”
Where profligates promulgate fascistic reigns
Where proles can’t produce any tautly pulled reins
Where liberty / life drown in storms’ driving rains

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Be people vaxxed or unvaxxed, we
can still shed ‘n’ spread the batcrap
crazy contagious Corona-V; which,
in turn, generates new variants ‘n’
needlessly prolongs the pandemic!

Hence, this easy as pie, cover your
nose ‘n’ pie-hole / shelter advisory:

Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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Hares’ Heirs’ Hairs

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I cannot help but notice… whenever I happen upon the Hare Family, unexpectedly, my next door neighbors seldom act in a skittish manner.

Just yesterday, with sundown heralding my yard chores’ quitting time, whilst in the (literal) thick of my weed whacking; i.e., my full throttling that device (absolutely cranking out some serious decibels), none of my ferocious racket had proven sufficiently hair-raising to the adorable hare I had happened upon. Nope, I hadn’t “turned a hair” (as it were) at all!

I cannot help but wonder… can hares intellectually and/or instinctively differentiate friend from foe?

After all, a friend, such as moi, would never harm one hair on a hare!

And for that matter… factoring in how we’ve all been enjoying peaceful co-existence for untold generations (theirs; they’re the prolific ones), same goes for how…

I would never harm hares’ heirs’ hairs!

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K.I.S.S. It ‘n’ Make It Better?

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Watched a Grammarly advert
Vowing to decrease verbosity
Of each and everyone’s writing
Run Time: Nigh on 2 minutes!

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Keep It Short and Sweet, HUH?
I can best and bust Grammarly!
My vers libre word count is 44!
With Read Time: Under 15 secs!

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A++ i tudes ~ Fortune Cookie Blog

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When conscientious leaders have earned a wide latitude and lofty altitude;
all amidst the atmosphere of quietude & solitude, the situation’s magnitude
is highly conducive to converting aptitude, attitude, solicitude and fortitude
into dedicated problem solving; resulting in a society resembling beatitude;
thereby motivating the led citizenry to express their undying gratitude. too!

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Contraction: Quick Limerick

Elision

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Each head up rump Trumper, lays down F’d up law
That stinks up Creation and sticks in our craw
His enthroned malefaction
(akin to colon’s contraction):
Spelled out that’s F’law F’law F’law; F’law F’law F’law F’law

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Alternate Line 5:
Straight poop; that’s F’law F’law F’law; F’law F’law F’law F’law

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On the qui vive ~ Haiku

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Ponder the posers;
potentates “omnipotent”
deep down impotent

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Forgive my recycled abridgment of yesterday’s post. But, in my defense this is a defining, do or die moment in the history of humankind; even the lexicographers’ anxiety is bleeding into their work; in other words / their own words…

“on the alert or lookout: duty requires the earnest liberal to spend most of his time on the qui vive for fascism!”

Verbatim definition / usage of qui vive in a sentence
all courtesy of the New Oxford American Dictionary
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Volodymyr v. Vlad (Haiku)

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Vitriolic Vlad
vocal vulgar villainous
vapid vacuous

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Vlad violator
violently vile vicious
venomous viper

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Volodymyr vies
vows visible viable
visceral vengeance

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Vile Vlad’s vexed victims’
verve vigor vitality
valiant valorous

When Poetic Justice Prevails…

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Verse versus venue
Volodymyr vanquishes
virulent vile Vlad

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Artifice v. Artfulness

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Speaking of the English language, it’s not all that surprising to discover how the exact same word can “sport” worlds apart connotations.

What better, more timely way to showcase this “war of the words” than a tie-in with the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

To flesh that out a bit more, let’s discuss the problematic issue of “unjuiced” v. “juiced” Olympians.

  • Honest athletes’ artful performances sport a sheen; as if they’ve been VARNISHED.
  • Cheaters’ performances actually are more about artifice; i.e., the VARNISHED truth.
  • Honest athletes typically medal when their performances are winsomely GARNISHED.
  • Frauds, who medal/eventually get outed (rightfully so) have their medals GARNISHED.

That duly noted, let’s check out one final word that’d be tough to pretty up:

TARNISHED

To demonstrate that key T-word’s much needed, long overdue (practical) application, let’s award not one, but two TARNISHED lead medals to…

  • The International Olympic Committee (IOC) for not consistently enforcing their anti-doping / level playing field rule; i.e., for their utter failure to disqualify each and every pharmaceutical fraud.
  • Again, to the IOC, for denying the winning, legitimate athletes their Thrill of a Lifetime; i.e., to be standing atop the world stage; to be awarded their Gold, Silver and Bronze medals; to ear-witness the ambient, aural mix; the swell of their national anthems and the audience’s adulation and applause.

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