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If you don’t know where you’re going
how do you know where you’ve been?

If your foot has already stepped over the threshold
you are already in the room.

By the time you have to SEIZE
an opportunity
you’ve waited too long.

A sign directing you ONE WAY
can not prevent you from going the other way.
Getting stuck in a rut
is one way of doing it.

Walking the extra mile
could wear out your shoes.

Don’t let them fool you:
your brother IS heavy!

Failure may be
the best solution.
And then it’s
not failure!

The early worm leaves
ahead of the bird.

Don’t be silly.
Funny is a stronger action.

If you cop out
you don’t have to finish what you’re doing.

The first step
always starts something.

Singing the Blues
IS a job.

If you hear me screaming
it is because I have just
awakened from THE DREAM!


The VOID is exactly that!
Yet it is endlessly filled with
talking about it.

Those who sit on their big fat butts
always wonder about a tree falling in the forest.
They also are the ones that wonder why wanderers wander.
And if they got off their big fat butts and wandered
into a forest and wandered until a tree fell
they would have answered both of their wonders.

Is an “i ” Phone just a bot
with an identity crisis
trying to tell us something?

Can you EVER
get to the other side?


If time ever stood still
you wouldn’t want to be being paid hourly!

If everyone who watched football didn’t
but went out into the street and played it
we’d have a thin nation, now pass me another beer!

Giving up is a way of doing
at least SOMETHING!

Where there’s a will
there’s a nephew.

The un-walked path
IS empty.

You can NEVER have enough
until you realize that you already
have it all.





Tubularsock Added Jan 4, 2018 - 2:11am
Tubularsock had some time to think and well Loud-Tzu showed up.
Sure we had some sake. Three jars full!
Now the new year can have a little direction ..... follow wisely.
opher goodwin Added Jan 4, 2018 - 7:04am
Ah yes - wise words indeed!! I will take them all seriously.
I was reading Robert Frost the other day and decided that the best way was to take both roads.
Thank you for the guidance. I will look forward to more. I'm a disciple!
Happy New Year Tub!!
Shane Laing Added Jan 4, 2018 - 11:33am
Our resident Confucius lights the way with words of wisdom.
Do not despise the snake for having no horns, for who is to say it will not turn into a dragon.
Some may have heard that before but can you remember where?
Dave Volek Added Jan 4, 2018 - 11:40am
You need to compile these into the Bible of Tubularsock.
I see a best seller!
Tubularsock Added Jan 4, 2018 - 12:03pm
op, good idea about both roads. Just be careful of the curves!
And a very happy change of date to you as well.
Tubularsock Added Jan 4, 2018 - 12:04pm
Shane, Tubularsock thanks you for your comment.
The answer to your question is Water Margin a classical novel by Shi Nai’an.
“Now grasshopper, take the pebble from my hand.”
Tubularsock Added Jan 4, 2018 - 12:06pm
Dave ....... all this world needs is another Bible!
Tubularsock would venture to say that a porn movie may make more money.
Tubularsock will LOOK into that. You know, like from a religious point of view.
Just like the ministers do in their offices before the sermon on Sunday morning. Or is that semen? Whatever!
Shane Laing Added Jan 4, 2018 - 12:10pm
Your knowledge is deep oh wise one.
Dave Volek Added Jan 4, 2018 - 4:57pm
Starting your own religion is a good way to make lots of money. Go for it.
Tubularsock Added Jan 4, 2018 - 6:12pm
Shane, Tubularsock thanks you but in truth you caught him on a good day! Other days, not so much.
The force IS you!
Tubularsock Added Jan 4, 2018 - 6:14pm
Dave, now we're talking: Religion + Money = GOD.
But whatever you do don't let GOD in on it or he'll demand a cut!
Stone-Eater Added Jan 5, 2018 - 9:52am
Have a nice new year and never spell god backwards unless you're a pet lover :-)
Even A Broken Clock Added Jan 5, 2018 - 10:27am
Aphorisms are
Words of wisdom for us all
Deny? Imperil!
Dave Volek Added Jan 5, 2018 - 12:13pm
We missed our chance to write a book about the inner workings of the White House. Someone else has put out a book and is going to make millions. Progressives and liberals are going wild.
When will the world learn that I am ahead of the wave?
Neil Lock Added Jan 5, 2018 - 1:08pm
He who laughs Loud-Tzest laughs last.
Thanks, Tubularsock, for a great article!
Tubularsock Added Jan 5, 2018 - 2:12pm
Thanks Stone-Eater Friedli for your helpful hint.
And a fine new date change salutation to you as well.
Tubularsock didn’t follow your wise advice and did spell God backwards and it has been hounding Tubularsock all morning!
Tubularsock Added Jan 5, 2018 - 2:12pm
Even A Broken Clock, that is so true.
Thanks for your comment. Impale may be Tubularsock word of choice.
Tubularsock Added Jan 5, 2018 - 2:13pm
Well damn it Dave!
You are so correct and we were so close to!
But you still have a chance but it’s that damn undertow you have encountered. So remember, “keep your powder dry”.
Tubularsock Added Jan 5, 2018 - 2:14pm
Thanks Neil, Tubularsock appreciates your complement as well as your Louder-Tzest which did make Tubularsock laugh not only aloud but often! Well done, sir!
And now grab your musket, we have a revolution to win!
Jeff Michka Added Jan 5, 2018 - 2:35pm
Loud Tsu?  LOL!!  TY for the laughs here tube!  It's 2018 now as noted, not 2017. 2017 was Zen, 2018 is Tao...
Tubularsock Added Jan 5, 2018 - 2:45pm
Jeff, thanks. As Loud Tzu always says, "If not Tao, then when?"
Stephen Hunter Added Jan 6, 2018 - 9:43am
So many great ones Tubular! My favorite; 
The early worm leaves
ahead of the bird
Or in the words of Canadian Hockey great, Wayne Gretsky;
'skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it is.'
Tubularsock Added Jan 6, 2018 - 11:40am
Stephen, thanks for your comment. Yes, Tubularsock does like the worm/bird one as well.
And there is no question that Wayne Gretsky knew what he was talking about. Tubularsock attempted ice skating ONCE and then said "puck it".
At that point Tubularsock decided to just keep on top of the ice in his cocktails.
Edward Miessner Added Jan 8, 2018 - 6:58pm
Loud-Tzu's thoughts should be written down in a little blue book.
Excellent article, Tubularsock, with a lot of deep words of wisdom.
Tubularsock Added Jan 8, 2018 - 11:38pm
Edward, Tubularsock thanks you for you kind words. Tubularsock will let Loud-Tzu know of your approval tomorrow. At this time of day Loud-Tzu is deep in his sake cups and is not available for comment!
Loud-Tzu wanted to put them all in a little red book but fucking Mao had already cornered that market! Oh well.
Edward Miessner Added Jan 9, 2018 - 5:41pm
If I ever meet Loud-Tzu I will give him a bow in accordance with East Asian custom.
"Loud-Tzu wanted to put them all in a little red book but fucking Mao had already cornered that market!"
That gave me a chuckle. Thanks! x^)
Tubularsock Added Jan 9, 2018 - 7:13pm
Thank you, Edward! Loud-Tzu has returned that bow.
Edward Miessner Added Jan 10, 2018 - 4:26pm
:^) You're welcome! And forward my thanks to Loud-Tzu, thank you!
Tubularsock Added Jan 10, 2018 - 10:05pm
Edward, Tubularsock has done this BUT a "forward bow" already has done this but if anything, Tubularsock is redundant! Cheers, you are too fun!

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