Monday, May 29, 2017

OTI:one poem:5/29/17

Open To Interpretation
 
Question
 
It's a good question!
Everyone asks it.
There are answers.
There are worlds.

And what bower is this
Over your silent form?
Your high wheeled Black Hearse:
A shroud pinned
With songs you sang
And poems you thought?

DolphinWords

:)

DavidDavid

Sunday, May 28, 2017

OTI:four poems and notes:5/28/17

Open To Interpretation
 
Dark
 
It was dark and loud.
You like stormy nights?
Yep!

You're You

You're you
And I'm me
Because
You remember me
And
I remember you,
Don't forget.

Dumbo Has Big Ears

One after another
I polished the carousel ponies'
Brass poles,
Their gallops arrested
But the music still played.

Blue Sky

"Truer than true
No truth is here
So truer than true
Than anywhere everywhere.

Else ware
There's no telling
If I'll leave alone
Or leave with you,
Truer Than True.

Truer than true
When the sky is blue
Truer than true
No truth pursue.

Truer Than True,
When I'm with you
Truer than true
I won't lie to you.

Truer than true
Songs sing their tune
To end in silence
Truer than true.

Truer than true
I know my ending
No sooner beginning
With Truer Than True.

Truer than true
The night goes on and on and on
Truer than true
Everywhere everyone like a song.

Truer Than True,
When I'm with you
I know my end
Truer than true.

Truer than true
Has many names.
Truer than true
The one you claim.

Truer Than True,
Truer than true
I miss you
When I look beside me
And see the sidewalk empty
When the sky is blue
Truer than true.

Never trust,
Truer Than True,
A blue sky day
Or one who loves you
Truer than true."

Petra finished singing
And looked out over the blue sea
Which was filled with the
White Whales cavorting and spouting.
Ishmael and Dana stood
On either side.
"Never trust a blue sky day."
Said Ishmael.
"Just so." said Dana.
"You feel the dread
Of this adventure
As I do?"
Asked Petra.
Ishmael and Dana
Watched the White Whales in silence.

DolphinWords

Notes: hmmmp...the echoplex event concert was called PLAG, for Play Like A Girl...odd title, but a pushback at the notion of weakness being girlish...something like twelve bands and performers...too many to review, and be fair...arrived for the first show...I was sorta first in line, 3:30 pm...but some had been let in, then that was thought better of, and we waited...a small crowd, very small to begin...think first band was miffed at this...and following bands too until the crowd grew enough to have the confidence to belly up to the stage...then things were fine, though crowd never big...crowds are shy...Kitten and her band destroyed that of course...and they've improved!...I think Shiny Toy Guns rubbed off on them...now they just need some knockdown songs of their own...long day...snacked in a Mexican restaurant on Sunset Bloulevard, sat in Echo Park awhile...four bluegrass musicians there sitting close together on turned over five gallon buckets...pic for sometime...'Dark'...no explaining my affinity for dark places with loud music...many photogs and videographers about...made me think of selling everything and buying cameras, which is what watching other photogs with expensive gear makes one think!...brb...Purple Rain Kitten's cover...very good phone clip posted to youTube...'You're You'...more to this to make for sometime..."Dumbo...' this has more to it too!...'Blue Sky'...missed the song making effort...another go...MidnightMovies: rolled out this afternoon...saw movieBayWatch2017...much fun!...oh...during Smoke Season's set they tossed balloons...some like hot dogs in a bun...had collected some souvenirs, a poster, a T, a Kitten postcard, a gift bag with candy, pins and such...and thought to take one of the balloons, so was holding it,with my hand inside it...some of the low tones and beats would vibrate the air in the balloon, and so on my skin...cool!...Kitten's hair has grown out some...first song she spoofed everyone with a wig...she has a singingdance...many singers dance while they sing, but only a few singdance too...Carah Faye, Lindsey Stirling, come to mind...famously there's the likes of Jagger, and Prince...being slender helps!...as being able to carry a tune helps singing!...and I hear protests from the rappers here...that's not SongDancing, that's bouncing about!...in Blue Sky reference Journey's Don't Stop Believing...and Katy Perry cut her hair...go figure...send Baywatch after Miley...OH!...a nod to Dr. Suess...unbeknownst, I did a cover...

"Today you are you, that is truer than true.
There is no one alive who is youer than you."

from Happy Birthday To You

:)

DavidDavid


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Saturday, May 27, 2017

OTI:one poem and notes:5/27/17

Open To Interpretation

Bauble

Do you know
What a Bower Bird is?
Oh, I see,
The impatient look of youth.
But let me explain,
So we're on the same plane.
First,
What a Bower is:
Perchance,
A white lattice canopy trellis
O'r grown with climbing red roses;
Beneath,
A bench for two
Within Cupid's view.
Or,
My favorite:
The giant Black Oaks
Arched over the Creek;
My bare feet
In the snow cold water
Green shaded on
A bright warm sunny day
About Cupid's play.

DolphinWords

Notes: yesterday's post has an update...I've gone on about Bower Birds before...seeing behaviors in animals is kind of a poetry thing...'swans mate for life' was often held up as an exemplar...and seeing animals do what we pretty much do, is painful...as we eat them...they eat one another too, so there's that...and eventually Nature returns us to dust, so there's that too...studying out algorithms I happened on an author I happened on before...brb...Yuval Noah Harari...

quote

He is the author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2014).
His latest book Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow was published in Hebrew in 2015. An English translation was published in the United Kingdom in September 2016 and in the United States in February 2017.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuval_Noah_Harari

"Organisms are algorithms, and as such homo sapiens may not be dominant in a universe where dataism becomes the paradigm."...so says a wiki author to characterize the book...both books are 'step backs' of the grandiose sort...'step back and take in the view' sorts...(another kind of 'step back' is like when a gun is pointed at one...maybe this so too!) and often these books are puffy...and Noah has a knack...I don't know if 'dataism' is a word notion he coined, but he runs with it...oh...the site has an algo to put out a warning about copy/paste...how on cue!

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 https://www.ft.com/content/50bb4830-6a4c-11e6-ae5b-a7cc5dd5a28c
 Humanist thinkers such as Rousseau convinced us that our own feelings and desires were the ultimate source of meaning, and that our free will was, therefore, the highest authority of all. Now, a fresh shift is taking place. Just as divine authority was legitimised by religious mythologies, and human authority was legitimised by humanist ideologies, so high-tech gurus and Silicon Valley prophets are creating a new universal narrative that legitimises the authority of algorithms and Big Data.

https://www.ft.com/content/50bb4830-6a4c-11e6-ae5b-a7cc5dd5a28c

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...well, one is already seeing this in the 'analytics' of sports...basketball players are being told what to do by the bean counters...in  baseball, analytics are resulting in 'shifts' being commonplace...if you statistically tend to hit to right field, you can expect the defense to all shift to the right...of course, this has been going on since baseball began in the analyzing of batters...it is very refined...pitchers study out the 'books' on each batter, so to find weaknesses...these 'books' are records of where in the strike zone batters miss the ball...to communicate the books to pitchers there are scouts and coaches that make them....now the computer algorithms are refining things ever further...when I think on this now, I consider often the character profiles for ones 'toons' in World of Warcraft'...these profiles have all ones accomplishments, and are updated in real time...people are finding it iffy that google and facebook are gathering so much data about them...what they are doing is nothing compared to what can be done...which is what WOW does!...every movement, every mouse click, is recorded...WOW's toon profiles can be accessed by anyone, but any connection to the user is hidden...as it is in the game play, unless you friend someone...the video games are way ahead of Noah's notions...they are algos, always have been...it's not like any of this is new...privacy is in old stories, like the Invisible Man, or Superman having X-ray vision...King Midas, Lady Godiva, the Emperor With No Clothes, all cautionary tales...just a bit back, Blue Bloods the detective show had one themed to the Catholic churches confession booths...there you have it that priests are sworn to keep secret what they hear...and there you have it...and Noah is right...some manner of priesthood will arise to manage 'dataism'...hmmph....the interface between the data, the analytics, how it is used, is the real problem...'guns don't shoot people, people do'...an oft time slogan to defend gun ownership...the inference being that gun control is people being in control of themselves...education, laws, being the control...data control is of the same ilk...what is on my mind much of late is the 'scripts'...advertisements are being generated now by these analytics, and like in baseball, the 'books' are becoming fantastically sophisticated...and each of us is targeted by scripts...sometimes you hear them in the cashier line...cashiers being told to talk it up with customers, along with the usual courtesies of smiling and saying thank you...and there are like what options to take if one says this, or that...phone calls from political campaigns seeking donations have become like this...and the back and forth in the news has 'talking points' being bandied...in the movieThe Circle2017, the heroine displays a knack for saying the right thing in front of the audience...'she's a natural'...that movie in depth examines the 'scripting' that the analytics require...and that movie was current with the gamers, when the heroine opts to have the little round cameras all over her home, and with her, and so forth...scripts, by the way, are easy to spot...Noah's books look to be scripts....they're being promoted, and taken up, and popularized...sure indicators!...known or not, scripts now are everywhere...things have become labyrinthian...Ariadne, mistress of the Labyrinth, looks on...brb...

quote

“Bower-Bird”
 
The Bower-bird improvised a cool retreat
For the hen he honored, doing his poor best
With parrot-plumage, orchids, bones and corals,
To engage her fancy.
But this was no nest…
So, though the Penguin dropped at his hen’s feet
An oval stone to signal: ‘be my bride’,
And though the Jackdaw’s nest was glorified
With diamond rings and brooches massed inside,
It was the Bower-bird who contented me
By not equating love with matrimony.
 
Robert Graves
 
hmmph...found it this time...Oh!...tomorrow I'm off to see Kitten at the echoplex, along with a bunch of other indie bands...report to follow!...
 
:)
 
DavidDavid

 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

OTI:one poem and notes:5/25/17

Open To Interpretation
 
Go GO

So,
No more
Through the
Pool hall door?
I've had a
Step Back.
How so?
I had thought,
That table game
I played,
But it played me.
So, now
Where will you go?
GO?
That 19x19 squared
Piece of real estate?
Oh, the automatons
Now own that,
Or it owns them.
I've been there,
Done that.

DolphinWords

Notes: normally, usually, while the clothes are in the Laundromat dryer, I go over next door to the pool hall and poke the balls around...for three years now this has been a routine...not once have I played an opponent...last time there, two players were going head to head in a nine ball game next to my table...I moved over one so as not to disturb...it was a serious contest, I could see, and one player owned the other...this to say, one was always winning, and the other wouldn't give up...and I looked at the table I was at, stepped back...'these tables own me', my thought...I have literally stepped back from the slot machines in Las Vegas, and the whole town...I don't go there, I don't play there!...so, in 'Go GO' reference the table game GO...an automaton, an artificial intelligence computer, has just beat the best GO player in the world...an event in the evolution of AI...another step back for all mankind!...hmmph...I don't think I've ever played GO, which is said to be seriously more complicated than chess...maybe the automatons are winning at that game too...thought to do search: theme algorithm...I've been confusing algos with themes, themes of the sorts in stories...but there are similarities, and maybe they are synonyms!...that search brought up this:

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It’s a little bit controversial to discuss the mechanics of implementation of a thematic-based ranking in the Google algorithm, because it’s practically impossible to determine the precise nature of the algorithm. SEO experts debate this back and forth all the time, but one working hypothesis, which we’ll treat here, is the suggestion that inbound links from similar pages have a more significant effect on its PageRank than do inbound links from sites that are unrelated.

https://prchecker.net/the-theory-behind-googles-theme-based-or-thematic-ranking-algorithm.html

and that goes with this:

Google can also collect location information from phones, allowing it to work out when a user has seen an ad, and whether they have searched for the product advertised and gone to an offline shop to buy it.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40027706

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don't know but 'Intelligent Surfer' is some kind of oxymoron...anyway, new Pirates of the Caribbean is out...so, to the movies...Johnny Depp owns us all!...

hmmph...back from the MidnightMovie Pirates of the Caribbean2017...did I hear right?...'The Black Pearl sails again!'...the heroine's name, Carina Smith has some star lore in it...the old Argo (Argo Navis) constellation was too big, so modern astronomers divided it into three smaller constellations...brb...

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the French astronomer Nicolas Louis de Lacaille explained that there were more than a hundred and sixty stars clearly visible to the naked eye in Navis, and so he used the set of lowercase and uppercase Latin letters three times on portions of the constellation referred to as "Argûs in carina" (Carina, the keel or hull), "Argûs in puppi" (Puppis, the poop deck or stern), and "Argûs in velis" (Vela, the sails).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argo_Navis

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Carina, the movie has it from the start, is an astronomer...and about to executed for being a witch...and this theme weaves in and out...much fun...bit suspicious of 'Barbarossa'...Black Ships rule the waves!...

:)

DavidDavid

 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

OTI:four poems and notes:5/24/17

Open To Interpretation

Illiterate

Who wrote the Book of War?
I don't know,
Illiterate that I am.
The cover illustration though
Lures one in
To the lurid picture pages.
Some talk written
Is about them I see,
But I am un-read!
Romantic stories I've heard,
Make believe I've been
Made to believe
By Hollywood dreams
For my waking dream.
When I see you,
Illiterate fool that I am,
I ignore them
And read just you.
That I can do.

Ariadne's Instructions to Indie

Oh!
After sometime
In this miniature
Convoluted labyrinth
You'll arrive at the Minos Bull.
Then
Run run run
Back the way you came!
Peristaltic alive,
The Bull will follow
And escape at last!
And then,
I'll wipe my ass.

Look'm Ups

Pareidolia
Three Hares
Elibelindea
Vilificatio
Master of the Animals
Powhatan's Mantle

Forum

Oh
That we gather together to talk
Frightens them so
They send in the trolls
Until
That's all there is,
Trolls to cajole.

DolphinWords

Notes: hmmph...I read out two of my poems at OCPC last Wednesday...it seemed an opportune moment...so few in attendance...usually there's plenty, and all young, so I am content to listen...I don't know if anyone anywhere really digs one another's poems...by that, I mean, really digs into them!...one sees that a lot in scholarly essays, and there are tales of letter writing back and forth, and conversations between noted poets, where sublime discussion about one another's poems goes on...but all that seems to be a rare exception...and limited to reputable sorts...ones with books published...now, everyone can self publish chap books...the card table at OCPC is filling up...and I seem to be current pretty much, having a copy of each new book...there seems to be a fatwah against talking about OCPC on the web, so, I'm being discreet...'not talking' seems to be a 'it's just the way things are'...I've noticed at the cavern rock concerts I've been going to, the kids don't dance...rather they stand close together, huddled near the stage...oh, some hand waving, and body swaying, but nothing like night clubs once were...do they still have dances in schools?...anyway, it's very hard to sense how one's poems are going over...facebook has it's response icons, and comment box...but those things can be very confusing...some of this is in 'Forum'...hmmph...something else again is in 'Ariadne's...'!...doggerel like this I usually don't post...but it's a joke...and jokes are often vulgar...it brings a smile...there's some puns...but I don't know if it brings a smile because it's funny, or just stupid...and there's a sense, snarls will ensue...snarls are a dread...after the second poem I read, I thought, 'did I sense a snarl'?...I'd stumbled through it so poorly...'Illiterate' is a reach, and I haven't a good grip on the handholds...it has a lot of different ways it can go...'Look'm Ups'...the other poems somehow generated this...considering that I lose web sites when I go from iphone searches to computer searches...(the iphone may have a 'favorites' feature I don't know)...I thought to just write keywords from the sites to the iphone notepad...and there these are there beside the poem drafts...now and then, I too go off on, 'why are there pyramids in Egypt that look so much like pyramids in Mexico?'...one notion is the ancients were moving about the planet, with airplanes?, ships?, some means...aliens I know is the popular notion...UFOs and such are a catch all...another notion is that our subconscious, dreams, have a set of universal symbols part and parcel of every one's make up just as having two legs, two arms, so on...a kind of iconographic genetic inheritance...another is that there is telepathy...and it's not just pyramids, ancient art and stories are full of cross culture similarities...there must be a search word for this, but I was having trouble finding it...and did a lot of searches!...'Sumerian seal symbols' was beginning to have some success...there are the little round stone engraved seals that leave an impression on clay...I've yet to find a good site that 'digs' into what each little symbol is on them...and they're just a start...as every ancient culture seems to have self similar symbols...Joseph Campbell was born on Robert Frost's birthday too, and was good friends of Ed Rickets...Campbell studied out these similarities, as did Sir James Frazer... and what got me going was characterizing Robert Graves' 'ancient story' as an 'algo', my slang for 'algorithm'...algorithms have become the go to explanation for many things...famously, google and facebook are using algos to limit fake news, trolls, bad stuff, or at least compartmentalize things...it came to me that the book Hamlet's Mill is like Graves' White Goddess...and tried search  'Hamlet's Mill Robert Graves'...'siblings' one site characterizes bookThe White Goddess1948 and bookHamlet's Mill1962...and while reading, I was thinking, in The White Goddess the algo is the 'ancient story', in Hamlet's Mill the algo is the precession of the equinox...and, I need to study astronomy!...as clearly the link of many of the motifs, the 'siblingness' in ancient art, is the symbolic representation of the stars, sun, moon, planets...the universal algo is the night sky...now, the pole star stays put...I've seen many time lapse photos of the stars rotating around the pole star...they're all long streaks except Polaris...I would like to do one of these with the notch of Yosemite Falls aligned with Polaris, and see where I'm standing!...around the Pole Star are the constellations that never set...Draco being one!...some myths have it that Draco was slain by Cadmus, Jason, Hercules, et al, and then set in the heavens as a constellation...Cadmus and Jason presently aboard Black Ship Argo...Argo is a constellation too...I tried to allude to this in 'Gallop', but poorly so, my astronomy being rudimentary!...anyway, there are a lot of motifs that have a column, pillar, tree, flanked by two men, women, animals, etc., and my thought is they represent the axis of the earth...the axis at the center of a mill wheel...this isn't new...and there are others...the spine with two sides of our brains...the genetic code...one asks here when seeing this explanation, how would the ancients even know of the genetic code?...small things shouldn't be dismissed!...the ancients were as curious about small things as they were about stars overhead...one of my first 'off and runnings' was that gold when found in its natural mineral state, exhibits little four sided pyramids...OH, I thought...the pyramids represent gold, the immutable metal...which is a good fit with the Great Pyramid being aligned to Polaris and the circumpolar constellations that never set!...the immortals...the thing that troubles me about all this, is that these are not easy insights to arrive at...nor are most people even inclined to consider them...over the centuries, a small educated cadre has passed on things, and by some trick, persuaded everyone to fashion artistries that encode...there's dna, and then there's like a cultural dna...pyramids everywhere...anyway...the second poem I read out was Magic Mirror...in it Petra stands, arms akimbo, looking up at Black Dragon Pet...'arms akimbo' has become a 'motif' in the Black Deck Tales!...and it was a smile to see in the news the little girl statue set in front of the Bull on Wall Street...and it was another smile too, while doing these searches, to stumble on the word 'elibelindea'...ral...and something else to find, I misspelled 'Vilifatio', something to do with how wind is shown blowing on clothing in Greek sculpture...and now can't 'keyword' back to what I saw...hmmph...this all needs editing...brb...time to roll out...bk...read out Mis-En-Abyme, first round, Wince, the second round...things are done in rounds...just a few present like last week...'who comes rearranges, like with the seasons'...a paraphrase of conversation with one of the poets...much of it is the mutual admiration of each of us having the nerve to read out!...and not so much what was read...'Velificatio'!...found it...iphone has a history...in safari, hold down mouse clic on the left arrow...

:)

DavidDavid

Monday, May 22, 2017

OTI:two poems and notes:5/22/17

Open To Interpretation
 
Shade

"Short time gains
Can incur longtime losses."
Said the talking plank from
The Oaks of Dodona
In the prow of Black Ship Argo
Above Jason's head.

"Jason!"
"A voice from the waves?
Who speaks?"
Said Jason,
"You haven't Athena's intonation."
"No!  Nor am I made of oak.
I thought not to startle.
Look over the side
Below the Argo's bow."
Jason leaned out.
"Orpheus!
You've become a Shade!"
Jason said.
"Yes, most unbecoming."
Said Orpheus.
"Eurydice is with you!"
Said Jason,
"Shaded as well.
Now together you are."
"Just so," said Orpheus,
"By Hermes delivered."
"And riding you are
On floating bergs
Like we've seen before."
Said Jason.
"Yes," said Orpheus,
"Though somewhat different."
Dragon Cadmus and Dragon Hermione
Lifted their heads from under
Their stretching out wings.
Jason inspected Hermione's passengers.
"Who are your companions?"
Asked Jason.
"I am Prometheus."
Said Prometheus.
"I am his brother,
Epimetheus."
Said Epimetheus.
"We are Titans."
Said Prometheus and Epimetheus.
"And we are Dead."
Said Orpheus and Eurydice.
"And we are Transfigured."
"I am Cadmus."
"I am Hermione."
Said Dragon Cadmus and Dragon Hermione.
By now,
Glauce had come to Jason's
Side to see,
And Ariadne with her Amazons
As well.
"Orpheus,
Some foreboding song
You've come to sing."
Said Jason.
"It follows us,"
Said Orpheus,
"Zeus' wrath."
Jason held Glauce close.
"Wrath I know.
Come aboard, all of you."
Said Jason.

Enough
Chorus

It would seem enough.
Enough!
The Argo is stuffed!
And what will Nemo
Do with all of them,
Hmmm?
For an aside
In an another
Time's niche?

DolphinWords

Notes: so, so, tonight's MidnightMovie was Batman v Superman2016...on Amazon's HBO channel...sigh...another Prometheus take...Luther mixes his dna with General Zod's, and concocts a golem...and Superman perishes in the fight...hmmph...last night's movie was The Simpsons Movie2007...HBOs Amazon channel too...Springfield 'under the dome'...and it was funny, and a send up of the comic book movies by comic characters!...there's been a big gap in my movie goings, decades, so it will take awhile to where I'm current, and can say, 'there's nothing new, I've seen all these!'...time was, that wasn't hard to do...now youTube has the old silent movies, so those too!...be awhile...I'm following the scripts with a student's attention...that (pause) might not be a good thing!...I see my own problems...characterization...and some comic relief here and there!

:)

DavidDavid

Sunday, May 21, 2017

OTI:one poem and notes:5/21/17

Open To Interpretation

Horseshoe Crab
 
"What time are we in?
Check your inflection,
So words you hear
Will tell your time.
A horseshoe crab
Can be a long time
One time
Always the same time
A horseshoe crab.
But with delicate discernment
Of Humankind singing
Even a day an hour a minute
Of an Age can be determined.
Our when is today,
Tomorrow always tomorrow.
Nemo comes
To bring tomorrows to today
And today to tomorrows."
Pip finished singing,
And Petra and her crew
Gave attention to
Nemo's interruption.
Beside Black Ship Liz,
The Nautilus fastened,
And Nemo, with Verne,
Clambered aboard.
"I'm in need of all of you,
And then some."
Said Nemo.
"Another adventure?"
Asked Petra, trying to be laconic
And not show her eagerness.
"Just so."  Said Nemo.
"I have in mind to steal a spaceship."
At that, Petra's crew
Looked surprised and puzzled,
Never having heard of such,
Petra and Ishmael included.
"Verne, explain 'spaceship' to them."
Said Nemo
"Petra, Ishmael, call on your Ravens.
We need to find
Black Ship Argo for enlistment.
And we'll need the Black Dragons."
"You'll need the White Whales!"
Said Melville.
"Just so," said Nemo, "them too."

DolphinWords

Notes: reference Horseshoe Crabs...I saw them once near John Pennekamp Park in Florida...hmmph...my second concoction a success, sorta...made up a bowl of Potato Salad, which I realized is more like Egg Salad with Potatoes...Egg Salad was the first concoction...next is Macaroni Salad...trouble with the Potato Salad was I don't know shelf lives...how long things keep...Eggs I used were like three weeks old...tasted okay, and I munched on it for three or four days, then grew weary of it, and then suspicious after a week it may be old...tasted fine, with no ill effects...but I tossed like half of it...going through the cookbooks, I have recipes in my head, and see a self similarity with 'concocting' a narrative!...after study, one forays out to gather ingredients, apportions them, chop chop stir stir, and some cooking and chilling, and then one sits down for the climax...taste buds delighted, hunger sated...hmmph...simple enough...until one considers the hazards of ingesting the wrong things...and worse, proffering the wrong things to ingest to the un-wary and innocent...how we survive public eateries, I don't know!...and as for Hollywood's/Media's narratives?...I'm not sure I have!...someone from an earlier time might consider us all toxic mushroom consumed mad...as we do them!

quote

Because of their origin 450 million years ago, horseshoe crabs are considered living fossils.[3]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horseshoe_crab

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:)

DavidDavid