Happy Saturday! Good Morning and welcome to the weekend Friends, Phamily, Refugees, Early Birds, Dawn Patrol, Triggeratti, Sun Chasers, Fascinating People, Later Dayers, Conversants, Lurkers and Joyful Bigots! This a post across all three communities that I love - Rubin Report - Phetasy & Triggernometry. One more final look at imagination - and someone who helped inspire a lot of imagination for myself was Robin Williams.
I remember his debut on Happy Days as Mork from Ork and then Mork & Mindy. His stand up routines were hilarious and his choice of movies was often fascinating for the characters he played and the crazy stories he chose to tell.
He was a beloved mad comedic genius that help me laugh at some of the unquestioned idiosyncrasies of human nature, the overly comfortable norms of society and attitudes that we are often too afraid to examine the change it might invite us to make.
Someone in Rubin Report or Phetasy mentioned months ago that most people really don't want to change their mind, and many just want validation of their views as part of the joy of personality & individuality surrendering group-think. I think that is one of my constant hopes for Locals as a place of genuine liberty (a better choice that than the bankrupt term "diversity" ) is the exchange of ideas, the freedom to question, doubt and GASP even reject things without being labeled the worst and culmination of all ISMs possible.
I think it is ironic that the cultural court jesters may be the ones to help push back against the evangelical & toxic Left. For years they have mocked the Right, which at times tends to take itself too seriously with an inability to stand back and occasionally laugh at itself. But as culture shifted Left, and it has (and I don't think for better, since Right & Left bring needed balance for the functioning of a thriving culture) the LEFT has become the new cultural monitors with a joy in destroying lives and livelihoods. I am not talking to any of you Center-left souls that are capable of dialogue and appreciate other options and points of views without retreating in the charges of ISMs which tell me you have already given up the idea of real conversation.
Joe Rogan, Dave Rubin, Bridget Phetasy, Triggernometry - all people that have roots in comedy and looking at things a little differently than the herd-alongs. Robin Williams was such a trail blazers for looking at humanity, culture and the value of the individual. He helped feed my imagination in such great ways and I pray on the other side he found healing for the darkness that haunted his heart and often made him so brilliant. Happy Saturday Friends, Phamily and Fascinating People! Thank you @DaveRubin for Locals and all the individuals that have found their way to these havens of on-line humanity and created their own communities with different vibes and rhythms.
@ Padre's Comment only - After faith, nothing has mattered more than an appreciation of humor for myself. While I can understand that some do not have faith in a higher power, I do find it hard to believe that some have no sense of humor. Scott Adams says that perhaps 25% of people really don't have a sense of humor just like there are 25% of people who are virtually opposed to any idea proposed that is not already their own. I wonder of those two percentage overlap? Are the humorless also the perpetually disagreeable? I wouldn't doubt it.
Thanks for being part of this community and especially to those of you who are Supporters. Our Lady's Inn will be the recipient of this month's income.
Hey @SEPTUAGENARIAN, hope they make you smile
Thank you @MinaH for the posting by Neil Oliver, scroll down to find it. It is worth the 10 minutes it takes. I offer my feedback on on the issue of trust and forgiveness.
Long but very worthwhile analysis of the gaslighting of the last two years and a path forward after the narrative collapses, or more likely pivots as is often the case.
Good Morning Neighbors from across the Local's landscape! Happy Sunday Refugees, Early Birds, Later Dayers, Conversants, and Lurkers! Hey there Phamily, Dawn Patrol, Day Walkers, Supporters, Members and Visitors! Hello again Triggeratti, Fascinating People and Beautiful Bigots! I am sure there are other wonderous Local's communities with their own vibe and rhythm, but there is only so much time to visit even the ones I favor.
A late start to the day, I was content to listen to the Dark Horse Podcast before hoping further online. I am sure I will be posting it later at Padre's. Some really good discussion about the gaslighting of the last two years. Whatever the day ahead of you holds, I hope you discover joy, or more likely bring joy to the day ahead of you. A few quotes on joy for perspective on a Sunday. Have a blessed day my friends!
Welcome guests and digital neighbors! I hope you enjoy your visits here. May this little spot become a haven for those who want to connect with others away from the toxicity of many sites. Locals is a great experience for me and I hope it is a good experience for you. Any community is only as good as its members, so please see the community "About" section for guidelines as to what I hope will help us enjoy our visits here.😇
Dues to changes @LOCALS this community is no longer a free community if you want to participate. I believe you can lurk about and read things, but you will be unable to post without signing up for $2.00 monthly charge. Since this changed has happened, I want all of you to know that any funds that come as a result of this community will be given to charity. I came here for community - not for profit.
The two charities I want to sponsor at the beginning will be our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry that services our New Melle Community. The other charity will...