Posted in animals, Information, Poetry

Of Weather Forecasting Cats and Licking Dogs!

Cats are said to wash behind their ears before rain. Maybe because of the drop in air pressure. So next time your kitty or Kitty gives it’s ears a good grooming, check out the local weather forecast.

Can cats talk?

They are believed to have up to 100 vocalization sounds. And cats seem to respond better to women than to men. Could be because women have higher voices.

A group of cats is called a ‘chowder.’ A group of kittens a ‘kindle.’


‘What about dogs?’ You ask.

What does it mean when they lick their whatever’s?

I’d rather not say in mixed bloggery!

But one thing for certain though,

Only The Shadow Really Knows for Sure!

Posted in Information

Quoth the Raven! Just Once, Evermore!

In Edger Allen Poe’s 18-stanza poem,

“The Raven”

the line,

“Quoth the Raven, Nevermore,”

comes in

toward the middle

and gets repeated,

or the word “nevermore”

gets repeated

in the subsequent stanzas.


Poe’s oft-repeated theme


the importance of memory,

because life

consists of continuous loss.

UVA English professor Jerome McGann features Poe’s well-known, spooky poem, “The Raven” in his new book.

“The Poet Edger Allen Poe: Alien Angel”


Seems that everyday

I get up thinking

‘what’s the use …

what’s it all about …

why write? …

who really cares?

But then I just compose another post …

submit it on the host …

I just

Quoth the Raven

Never, Ever …

No …







Posted in Art, Information, Language

You Speak Chinese!? 你會說中文嗎?

Is it true, you’re fluent in Chinese?


Manikin! A much maligned modern dialect spoken mainly in Guangdong and Guangxi Province Chinese Restaurants and Department Stores mainly between 9am and 5pm China Standard Time, on alternating Thursdays, mostly!


人體模型! 主要在廣東省和廣西省百貨商店使用的一種備受詬病的現代方言主要是在中國標準時間上午9點到下午5點之間,週四交替播放!

Réntǐ móxíng! Zhǔyào zài guǎngdōng shěng hé guǎngxī shěng bǎihuò shāngdiàn shǐyòng de yīzhǒng bèi shòu gòubìng de xiàndài fāngyán zhǔyào shi zài zhōngguó biāozhǔn shíjiān shàngwǔ 9 diǎn dào xiàwǔ 5 diǎn zhī jiān, zhōu sì jiāotì bòfàng!

Posted in Information, Prose, true life

A Free New You … A Free New Me!

Just a couple of Free New Bees!

What’s with the overuse of the words ‘Free & New’ Anyhow!?

Marketers know there are potent words in advertising, like “Free” and “New.” Neuroscientists have now determined that the appeal of “new” is hard-wired into our brains.

Novelty activates our brain’s reward center, which may have been an evolutionary advantage to our ancestors as they encountered new food sources or other elements of survival.

Same-same with the modern bloggers!?

Today, we are no longer hunters and gatherers, but more and more bloggers and ‘like’ dopamine gatherers! Yet, the novelty-seeking circuitry is still active and makes us find new followers and even repackaged old blog posts) attractive.


Just curious to see if it really works!

Posted in Information, Writing and Grammer

Thoroughly ‘Thoughtless’ Thursday!

A few Synonyms for thoughtless: discourteous, disrespectful, ill-bred, ill-mannered, impertinent, impolite, inconsiderate, rude, uncalled-for, uncivil, ungracious, unhandsome, unmannered, unmannerly…

Dictionary Entries near thoughtless


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The first known use of thoughtless was in 1544



thought·less |  \ ˈthȯt-ləs   \

Kids Definition of thoughtless

1: not considerate of others thoughtless behavior
2: not careful and alert
3: done without thinking thoughtless actions

Other Words from thoughtless

thoughtlessly adverb
thoughtlessness noun


Yes! It was ‘Thoroughly Thoughtless’ of me to waste your time with this ‘totally useless’ post.

But that’s just little old thoughtless me!

Posted in Information, Science

High Tech On Our Backs!

They say it took over 400,000 years for the Evolution of man from proto-ape to our modern form.

However, I do believe we are rapidly Devolving and becoming mere slaves on our hands and knees bowing to our High Tech masters. Ever more Machine and Internet junkies in constant need of ‘like-like’ dopamine fixes: less human and more and more like mindless machines.

But It is no contest, really. The real machines and Artificial Intelligence will replace us all!

Hell! Am I becoming The Unablogger?

Is this the Introduction to my Blog Manifesto!?