TUBULARSOCK’S ODE TO
“AN EXTREMELY STABLE GENIUS”

 

I know you must be kidding
I know it can’t be so
I don’t even think it’s funny
Like a looney-toony show
It is rather sad and disruptive
For one to have to know
As if the swamp has risen
And gummed up all the flow
I stand in waders to my chest
Knowing I just must go
And yet my feet are planted
That’s why I’m being slow
The economy is booming
If you believe what you’ve been told
Don’t pay attention to the stores
as they stand in line to fold
And the job rate is as high as it has ever been
But working three jobs to cover one has got to be a sin
And with all the farmers put on welfare to cover tariff loss
With foreclosures and suicides that’s pretty heavy gloss
Oh did I mention factory job loss and infrastructure troubles
Not to worry, not to worry just stay inside your bubble
But hell, our wars are working really fine with record profits made
And if we add a couple more we can cover up the shade
And rest assured with all of this that I have shared between us
NEVER WILL IT BE SOLVED, BY OUR …… “extremely stable genius”!

 

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  1. This is great! You should do more, I reckon you’d create a cracking social commentary tome.

    – Esme Cloud shaking his hand

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    • tubularsock says:

      Esme upon the Cloud, Tubularsock thanks you. Coming from you, a true and incredibly wonderful poet, Tubularsock is honored that you’d think so.

      But a “tome” unlike an ode seems like something one would have to sit down and read.
      While an ode one could recite while tip toeing through the opium poppies.

      “Go ask Alice when she’s ten feet tall . . .”

      Cheers. And thanks for your comment.

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  2. Love this! Poetry is often the language of Truth. 😉❤️

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    • tubularsock says:

      Funny how that works isn’t it, Lisa. Tubularsock has also found that Tubularsock’s language is often the language of “truth”.

      Unless Tubularsock is lying.Yet, truthfully telling a lie is a truth of a lie.

      So does that mean that if Tubularsock lies while he lied is kinda like standing for the truth?

      Thanks Lisa. Tubularsock has overworked his brain and must go lie down or is that lay?

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    • wolfess says:

      “Poetry is often the language of Truth.” Just like wine is Et Vino in Veritas — wine and poetry go together quite nicely!

      Liked by 4 people

      • Shall we indulge then, wolfess? 😁

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      • tubularsock says:

        wolfess, you have Tubularsock’s vote on THAT. That is why it is a good idea to be engaged with very long poems.

        Tubularsock’s poetry-rating-system (PRS) is pretty easy to understand. A one bottle poem, a two bottle poem, a three bottle poem.

        As the bottle rating increases the quality of the poem changes as you can imagine.

        Thanks for your insight on this ……… Tubularsock is “grapeful”.

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      • tubularsock says:

        Lisa, count Tubularsock in on your idea …….. Tubularsock will bring the first case to get us started!

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      • wolfess says:

        I’m up for a bottle of vino anytime — like me ol’ Da used to say, “It’s gotta be 5 o’clock somewhere” and actually it is in Paris right this moment!

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      • wolfess says:

        Ahhh dear Tube, you are definitely speaking my poetry — bottle per stanza makes the wolfess very “grapeful”!
        And plz feel free to join your case with mine!!!! Lisa, it wouldn’t be the same without you so meet us in my backyard! 🤗🤗🤗

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      • tubularsock says:

        Ah yes wolfess as your “ol’ Da” said “It’s gotta be 5 o’clock somewhere” and Tubularsock hopes he hadn’t forgotten it happens twice a day which adds up really quick!

        And IF the backyard we are meeting Lisa at is on the International Date Line we could all increase of 5 o’clocks!

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  3. Norman Pilon says:

    I’m no poet, and so a lot of the literary subtlety and rhythm is simply lost on me, but I think I get something of the outrage you are expressing, outrage that may be triggered by things like the following example:

    “Did you in the last month spend at least an hour mowing your neighbor’s lawn for a few dollars?

    Congratulations!

    The U.S. Labor Department considers you to be among those exceptional Americans now employed in record numbers.”

    Toodle-oo.

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    • tubularsock says:

      Norman, thank you for not only understanding Tubularsock’s “outrage” but for even providing an example from the U.S. Labor Department to assist Tubularsock going ballistic!

      Adding to your example of the U.S. Labor Department insanity is their actions of NOT COUNTING people that have given up looking for work.

      Or ….. if you are out of work and looking for work you are part of the unemployed number count . If you are out of work and have given up looking for work you are NOT part of the unemployment count. Ahhh …”.He’s a real nowhere man, Sitting in his nowhere land . . .”

      Add that up, Norman. Thanks.

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  4. swo8 says:

    It might be worth a song Tubularsock.
    Leslie

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  5. Lara/Trace says:

    We are not under the spell of this knucklehead, THANKS TO YOU! BTW – I call Orange Clown the Cult Leader.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. mistermuse says:

    It makes sense that Trump calls himself a STABLE genius because, like Jesus, he thinks he was born in one (but with a silver spoon in his mouth and a dung beetle in his brain).

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    • tubularsock says:

      mistermuse have you been horsing around the STABLE again?

      Tubularsock gets the silver spoon because his mouth is ALWAYS open but the dung beetle would find it a bit difficult to even find that “brain” you’re talking about.

      Thank you for your comment.

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  7. wolfess says:

    Well Tube, I find I must agree with many of the commenters about this poem … it appears you are remarkably gifted at almost everything you do; I just wish the subject didn’t make me want to fling a bag of poo! 💩

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    • tubularsock says:

      wolfess, remember appearances, at times, are deceiving so always watch the hands.

      That being said Tubularsock has had some experience with flinging poo. And one of the tricks of that trade is ducking!

      Thanks for your comments.

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      • wolfess says:

        “… always watch the hands” And also WASH the hands!

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      • tubularsock says:

        Well wolfess, as the Babylonians often said: “Cleanliness is next to Godliness” right after they tossed their poo. So point well taken.

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      • Sha'Tara says:

        And the Lower Babylonians upon receiving such poo from on high sighed and intoned as one, thank you God for blessing us with your heavenly fertilizer and scents. That, as recorded in all trustworthy ancient manuscripts was how the first institutional genuine CRAP religion was invented. As odd as it may seem, though poo is no longer flung from the windows of the rich upon the heads of the sheeple, (well yes it is but not so literally) quite a few of these ancient CRAP religions remain active to this day. Ah, the residual power of POO.

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      • tubularsock says:

        Amen to that, Sha’Tara!

        Tubularsock will now pass the collection plate to help HIS cause. Unmarked bills, please.

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  8. Batt Guano says:

    Tiube:
    As you know I’ve been known to turn a rhyme or two myself, but I won’t try to top your opening sonnet for this latest blog. I’ll just appreciate it and make a reference to Trump’s characterization of himself as a “stable genius”. What animal usually resides in a stable? A horse, of course. Where does a fool, who mistakenly thinks of himself as a genius, actually get his ideas? Out of his ass, of course. Therefore, by deduction, Trump is a “horses ass…”

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  9. Sha'Tara says:

    Oh too punny, Tube!

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  10. wolfess says:

    I want to thank Tubularsock for his gift of ‘gab’ and definitely for his uncanny ability to see things the way they truly are. I also want to thank all the intelligent commenters on this thread — you all have brightened my day and gave me many good laughs — thank you to all of you!

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    • Sha'Tara says:

      Assuming I am of the (hrum) intelligent commenters, deep bow, Wolfess, remembering that we have shared good puns and laughs along the way. By the way, does anyone know if any other world “leader” has ever garnered as many opprobrious, pejorative sobriquets as his royal horse’s ass in the White House? I wonder sometimes how the ass would feel if it got a message made up of only those labels describing how it comes across to people who actually have brains and use them? Personally I would crawl into a hole and try to disappear, or else make my final tweet as, “Sorry, sorry, sorry to all of you. I had no idea. Please forgive me while I pack up and leave.”

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      • wolfess says:

        Now see there Sha’Tara, your outstanding comments always hit the mark, and this one definitely has; and yes (hrum) you are decidedly intelligent!

        *I was just over on Common Dreams and some commenter stated this about our behated prictator: “All “jail” Emperor Trumpius Bonespurigus!” — l love how our fellow peons are coming up with such innovative ways to slam the phuq-in-chief!

        Concerning how we would feel about all the names he has been called — he’s a sociopathic narcissist; he can’t feel anything beyond what he feels about himself — the only way he’ll crawl into a hole is if he’s buried in it after the see-eye-aye comes to their senses and flings that miniscule-minded bag of poo!

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      • Sha'Tara says:

        Wow! I hope somebody (hint, hint!) trolls the Internet to collect all derogatory epithets aimed at the phuq-in-chief… what a list that would make. Would it be tweetable, I wonder?

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      • tubularsock says:

        wolfess and Sha’Tara be careful what you ask for ……… your idea of listing ALL the derogatory terms for Shit-For-Orange could just bring the internet down!

        Liked by 3 people

    • tubularsock says:

      wolfess, Tubularsock thanks you but you realize that, “it takes one to know one”. As for the “intelligent commentators” Tubularsock agrees 100% and appreciates the interaction!

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      • wolfess says:

        I love you Tube!!! I use that phrase when someone calls me something derogatory, but once again you have shown me what a pithy little phrase it really is!

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      • tubularsock says:

        Tubularsock is glad to be of service for you, wolfess.
        But Tubularsock’s comment was complementary toward you too for seeing things as they really are!

        Cheers.

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  11. selizabryangmailcom says:

    To me, just discovering a way to rhyme “stable genius” with something was amazing and left me breathless. Unless I’m just hyperventilating from terror.

    Trump isn’t the worst thing, you know. It’s all the people that stand around in the Oval Office when he says, “Was I having a tantrum, or was I calm?” and fall to their knees, crawl over, and perform sloppy fellatio on the Orange Phallus by saying, “Oh, yes, you were calm, Mr. President. Nancy Pelosi’s completely insane,” one by one, as he goes around the room asking each one.

    Remember Billy Mumy in the Twilight Zone and wishing people into the cornfield?
    DEJA VU, ANYONE ?????????????????

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    • Norman Pilon says:

      The image of ‘sloppy fellatio’ in a cornfield is what truly leaves me breathless and hyperventilating, Seliza. Thank you so much! DEJA VU? More like, VOUDRAIS VU! But I doubtlessly digress . . .

      (I’m French Canadian, eh, and where I grew up, TV was in black and white, and there was only one station, and that only intermittently sometimes. So the Twillight Zone reference completely escapes me. And if I may be permitted to gloss over the Orange Dick, then I’m left with being titillated all over, and that’s what I’m thankful for . . . just to be clear.)

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      • tubularsock says:

        Norman, YOUR poor, poor French Canadian childhood explains a lot to Tubularsock. Only ONE intermittent channel!!!

        How utterly sad and only black and white as well.

        You see, Tubularsock’s little rural town too had only black and white TV but that was all there was then. However it appears what makes the difference is that Tubularsock’s little rural town had THREE CHANNELS.

        It is only now with 584 possible channels have we discovered that we only really have ONE. But Tubularsock doesn’t want to really discuss “thought control” which of course leaves us only with the Orange Dick, fellatio, and the Twilight Zone. Oh well.

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      • Sha'Tara says:

        I was also raised in a French Canadian community but in northern Alberta. Luckily it had no electricity so no TV, not even black and white or sporadically. If we wanted to see something moving and in colour at night we had incredible displays of northern lights… commercial free. That was far superior than any TV I subsequently got to see (and gave up on 40 years ago to which I credit my insane sanity)

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    • tubularsock says:

      “breathless” you say selzabryan! Words are powerful for sure but terror may be the cause in this case.

      That was truly a scene out of the Twilight Zone, no question about that! And the corniness fits but in this case it has an orange tinge that even made it more horrific!

      Now, take two aspirin and call Dr. Tube in the morning.

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  12. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Billy Mumy’s character was an evil, spoiled, malicious little boy who had the super-power of being able to wish anyone he didn’t like or who didn’t agree with him into *the cornfield*, which was oblivion, essentially. So everyone was terrified and fawned over him and never went against him.

    Titillation is better than projectile vomiting, though, right? Even though the image of Sarah S. giving ANYONE fellatio, much less the Orange Prick, makes me not want to be alive anymore.

    I used Google translate for voudrais vu. I got “I would like seen”. I think I missed something…….. 🙂

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    • Sha'Tara says:

      Sorry voudrais vu is improper conjugating, it’s voudrais voir (‘I’d like to see, or, I’d want to see)

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      • Norman Pilon says:

        You are correct Sha’Tara, the conjugation is improper. But as a phrase that I’m coining, that finds its analogue or echo in ‘DEJA VU,’ I think it sorta works.

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      • tubularsock says:

        Thank you Sha Tara. So you are confirming that Norman is a voyeur. Shows you what childhood black and white TV can do to a child!

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      • Sha'Tara says:

        Yes but look at the power of independent thinking: Norman ‘f’ed’ up the AI’s on Google translate. Cheers Norm!

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      • selizabryangmailcom says:

        Gracias to both Sha and Norman. I only know Spanish and I’m familiar with verb conjugation so I thought, “French. How different can it be? They’re all romance languages!”
        But I was wrong.
        But I’m more right than Sarah H. Sanders, so——
        Oh, no! My projectile vomit is landing all over Tube’s vomit! Anyone have a roll of paper towels?
        (so sorry for the per-pubescent locker room images for the more mature among you)

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      • Sha'Tara says:

        I can overlook the prepubescent images, one has to practice tolerance these days! Oh oh oh,hah hah hah…

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      • Sha'Tara says:

        You want really get twisted try Italian!!!

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      • tubularsock says:

        Oh sure selizabryan, Tubularsock was a bit shocked by your “per-pubescent locker room images” but we all have hidden truths.

        And after taking TEN aspirin, well ……. people can get carried away.

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    • tubularsock says:

      selizabryan, most defiantly, “Titillation is better than projectile vomiting”! We agree once again.

      And please, don’t even mention Sarah Huckabee Sanders ……… OH! OH! Well so much for attempting not to projectile vomit!

      Now just look what you made Tubularsock do, selizabryan!

      Now Tubularsock will have to eat breakfast AGAIN! Damn!

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  13. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Forget Weight Watchers! Forget Atkins Diet! Forget the Paleo Diet!

    Just say you-know-who’s name out loud………and your meals will come forth, splattering the walls and floors before anyone can say IMPEACH. And–voila–you’re ten pounds lighter in 24 hours! 🙂

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    • tubularsock says:

      Wow! THE SELIZABRRYAN WEIGHT REDUCTION PLAN! Join today.

      Yep, with the help of Tubularsock Research and Development, Ltd. Tubularsock will monetize your idea and make YOU rich!

      To get started just send Tubularsock Research and Development, Ltd several brown lunch bags full of unmarked Franklins and we’ll start this get rich scheme up TODAY.

      And remember to place the brown lunch bags under the third bus bench between Wiltshire Blvd. and Grand Ave.

      And always look both ways before you step in front a bus!

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  14. Norman Pilon says:

    Alright, I waited, but WordPress didn’t come through for me, and just so you are not left with the impression that I didn’t straight off appreciate your reply to me, Seliza, and though I also realize that sometimes ‘timing’ in an exchange is of the essence and that this probably now comes too late, and long before Sha’Tara had sharply laid bare the impropriety of my conjugation, and knowing that Tubes could probably back me up on this since my original comment is probably still in ‘moderation’ somewhere on his blog, I had reacted thus and in a then timely manner to your reply:

    Quote of Norm’s original reaction begins:

    “Ew!

    “Now that I have the proper context, I suppose I must thank you twice: first, for the original out-of-context titillation that I did experience, but that has since faded of its own accord; and second, for helping me grasp what, if I had been fortunate enough to grasp the first time ’round would have left me thoroughly untitillatable and unembarrassed, as indeed I now am, fit only for some remote corner of *the conrfield,* shuffling in shame, head bowed and eyes lowered, where ‘Voudrais Vu!’ becomes ‘ j’aurais jamais du!’

    “(And now I just can’t get the image of Sarah S. out of my head! E.f.u.c.k.i.n.g.g.a.ds!)

    (“. . . as tears copiously stream down my cheeks . . .)”

    Quote of Norm’s original reaction ends.

    Yes, upon reading your comment, I laughed until I cried . . .

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  15. Norman Pilon says:

    Hey, Tubes: I don’t know if this comment will appear, as I’ve tried to reply to Seliza several times, but to no avail: if you could check your ‘moderation’ queue, and approve my last reply to Seliza, that would be appreciated — unless, of course, if you don’t approve of the comment . . .

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    • tubularsock says:

      Norman, Tubularsock thanks you for the heads up and have trace it down and found all your attempts in the Spam Folder. Tubularsock has attempted to get your message out but it is cooperating much like Trump and a subpoena.

      It need be Tubularsock will copy it and move your message that way.

      Tubularsock always allows everyone room to comment the way they wish. It is still called freedom of speech even in this PC culture.

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    • tubularsock says:

      Norman:

      Here is what Tubularsock figures happened (if you eliminate CIA activities).

      Because you sent a series of 9 “Likes” in a row and then sent a long comment WordPress took that as a spam attempt.

      Of course, that is just a Tubularsock theory and the CIA is somewhat more covert so they may be working with WordPress. Ok, they probably are.

      Thanks for letting Tubularsock know.
      Peace Out.

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      • Norman Pilon says:

        Tanks! (That’s the proper ‘Anglo-Français’ or ‘Franglais’ pronunciation for ‘Thanks!’)

        (I knew it was something I did or didn’t do, and that the CIA was behind it one way or another, either through internet-ops or something MKUltra-ish! I strongly suspect the latter as probably being more probable, though, as I’ve noticed lately that between what I intend to say and do end up saying, there’s often a bit of a gap. The result is a lot of interpersonal confusion and frustration. I just know that it’s part of their plan to keep working class North Americans divided, and if not working class North Americans, then me and my wife. And sorry about the ‘9’ likes in a row. But if people left fewer clever comments behind, I’d leave fewer likes. In my opinion, the responsibility for those likes is shared, eh. Not that I’m trying to deflect any finger pointing away from myself, but, you know . . .)

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