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Survival rules.
kinder kinds lose.
The meek
shall be toast.



"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesman and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do."

- Ralph 'Where's Waldo' Emerson

"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like. And I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
- Bilbo Baggins

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The following comments are for "simplicity reasserts as solution, devolution?"
by drsoos

introspection on cockroaches by Mr.drsoos
Strange but just today in speaking to a friend the thought of cockroaches as metaphor for certain things came up, just as you laid it out here, but even though through nuclear war they say the cockroaches will survive, well, to me that is physical thinking and limited conjecture...I believe that karma rules and that the good will survive and be beyond cockroach bodies and minds and souls.

This was a very cool minimal,
though big in statement. Always a pleasure for me to read you no matter the subject...

...also, another wierd thought, made me think of the impersonation my son likes to make fun of in doing Tony Montana character of the movie "SCARFACE"...
wierd, how free association works and that is how creative thinking evolves with me, though I know I am not a cockroach, like ducks, I find them funny, a stand up comic friend of mine once said to me that the use of either word in a joke is always an instant success, odd, eh?

My preference is ducks. I find them much funnier.

Again, thanks for posting your musings, thoughts, and all that is of the soos, Mr.drsoos, that is.


( Posted by: TheRealKarmaTseringLhamo [Member] On: October 12, 2008 )

i can't figure out
which i like more: the title or the poem itself. i guess it's a draw...


( Posted by: johnjohndoe [Member] On: October 12, 2008 )

splat is the question
A reduction of the sentiment expressed in your recent flash fiction "Blue Sky"?

( Posted by: Flonigus [Member] On: October 12, 2008 )

Scientists say cockroaches would survive a nuclear war....



( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: October 12, 2008 )

DEVOlution: Simple Adapt to Adversity
One might say so but I beg, no I insist to differ.
In 'Blue Sky' we have a pilotagronist of destruction, drilled in conpartmentalization.

The sides of compartmentalization beg examination.
Chunks of this may reinforce the concept of: Which came first: The pilot's use of eye and instrument to locate his target, perhaps targeted before engagement.

The pilot, Napolean Blowmnapart, is the G.W. of
military engagement. Napolean has watched "Dr. Stranglove." It's like a sequel, yet unequalled since Heston parted Jello for a destined escape, leaving large-scale Roman Ambrosia for the nonextant multi-Gods. Does incest beget Godhhood?

Or floating a newborn down a river, how fucking responsible.

A crude novel. Actually a collection of stories and poems. I've nearly got a Bible's worth, God damn it!

( Posted by: drsoos [Member] On: October 12, 2008 )

Flonigus: Perhaps so..

If stories like "Blue Sky" reflect reality we may self-desctuct before other means (suernovas, asteroids etc.) as opposed to assholes. It's in the hands of our Universe, our God.

( Posted by: drsoos [Member] On: October 12, 2008 )

A different approach to "inherent"

involving meek inheritance.


( Posted by: drsoos [Member] On: October 13, 2008 )

response to 'sras,d'
Yeah- kinda. And same here, unsure why the title dominates the lesser parts of. As I readily recall Nima's aplomb, the ''cool minimal''.

Desvelado, spot on. What makes me more than meek? A fear of having to stay-shy and survive the seasons of ''winters perpetual discontent''.

Put to the test, whom or what is stronger- the adaptive homosapien race or the cockroach. Close call?

Concious (self-aware) versus unconcious (instinct) breeding.

I specualte it would be them ants what would survive! One article written in the National Geographic speaks of tiny frogs found alive in the small-space of hard-encased stone- hundreds of years found, heartbeat detected. Tiny miracles!

So it may well be a case of survival, but nature has and still does have its own hand to play. Anyhow, I believe the title of the poem poses the question. Interesting insights.


( Posted by: firstedition [Member] On: October 17, 2008 )

I appreciate all compliment and critique. This is similar to "Inherent":

As a guide to the ability of life to thrive under adverse conditions I recommend Yaminals Redux: excerpt one-

firstedition: I may need to reconsider where my title ends and my poem starts.

desvelado: I'm sure some would survive near the Equator. They're making tiny T-shirts right now in North Korea.

Flonigus: I hadn't thought of it in those terms, but I suppose it is. Thanks for noticing, and pointing it out.

john.: See comment to firstedition above. Thanks for reading and commenting.

( Posted by: drsoos [Member] On: October 20, 2008 )

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