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To gripe or not to gripe, that's the question?

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It is a blustery Ontario morning, the nimbus rolling in a promise of a flameout of the ecclesial season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.  It wraps the raiment of miasmic gloom over a spectacle of fall colors, foreshadowing by it the beginning of the end of the gentle mood for the onset of a long, hard winter of discontent.

Gripemeister of every stripe will hit nature's trail.  What is happening to the state of global geopolitics and collective economy that is hogging the primrose path and left unchecked?

On this note alone, the metaphorics of the elements of today's material world itself allow for the chewing of the scenery; to gripe, that is.  Granted the center may not hold, it it still better than not to masticate and then to spit it out, I say.

To gripe or not to gripe With basic knowledge as impetus, what thinker will not appropriate the Kerr-esque sensibilities: that if I can keep my head when all about me are losing theirs, it is just possible I have not grasp the situation?  It means a definitive new world order is in order, with young and fresh talking heads for inspiration, for direction. If to kvetch for us the small potatoes is to help bring it about, so be it.  The trickling of vox populi down does and will make a difference.

Grouchiness is not even a geriatric will-o'-the-wisp, a chimerical ignis fatuus of mental and emotional senility, a condition irreversible with a quiet dose of testosterone supplements, posits a researcher from Boston's Morgan State University.  Gripers tend to be intellectual, mediated by a cognitive balance of fuller knowledge of facts and articulative power.

Realizing this, we have every reason to keep belly aching and belching until the final cathartic breath has expired.  It may be the best kept secret yet for the gentrification and purification of the body and the soul.  So help us, God, to not be afraid to tilt towards the atavism of reversionist self-preservation.  Who looks after us, who?

By: Sam, the Tiger


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boblet

boblet

jobby you are the WGs expert on old pony. Leave your engine running for ten minutes whilst you enjoy a cuppa? Rarely have I read anything as stupid.
boblet
29th Nov 12 15:11

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Donna

Donna

Jobby, Yes I am a christian and proud of it, and yes I do take offense quite easily right now, because I have changes going on right now that I am not happy about. I am normally a very quiet gentle woman, but not right now ok. In my opinion because of these changes I am going through, I had a rough year last year and could have lost my life due to having advanced cancer as it was stage 3 ovarian cancer and also have the very high risk of getting it back again. I know that people who come on here discussions on everyday issues. And I am not over-keen not to offend other normally because I am not like that.
Donna
29th Nov 12 13:50

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Donna

Donna

To everyone using this website: This is coming from my heart, as I have been thinking about what I have been writing on here. I may not know how to discuss things as well as you do and with certain things, but apparently as I have been noticing on the negative points that I have been getting on my last two postings it is well earned on my part. I am doing more harm than good. I should have more compassion for people, but have not used any. I should have not come on here at all, as I don't feel welcome here and I am a total stranger and have no right being here. I am truly sorry. You can believe this or not.
Donna
29th Nov 12 02:17

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Kenny (site admin)

Kenny (site admin)

A message from Kenny (Site Admin)

Well to gripe of course!

Sorry about the delay in publishing gripes folks. Have had a lot on my plate the last few weeks so haven't been able to do much more than the odd bit of moderation. From Thursday onwards I will be publishing more frequently.

However, tomorrow (18th January) is a special day and as some of you may be aware, various sites around the Internet (including Wikipedia) will be taking part in a blackout as a protest against SOPA. The Weekly Gripe will also be unavailable for a period of 24 hours as I also feel that this is an important issue. Please accept my sincere apologies in advance for the outage and all being well we'll be back to normal again on Thursday.

Best Wishes
Kenny (site admin)
17th Jan 12 20:48

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Playnice

Playnice

The noise issue created by these trampolene users will come under your Local Authority Environmental Health Department and would come under 'noise nuisance'. Each individual having problems with these noise issues should contact their own Council. They will require you to keep a diary monitoring dates, times etc., Planning permission does not appear to be required for these obtrusive eyesores. Our trellis is still there after two weeks, the Planning Department hav'nt come knocking just yet. Trust this is useful.
Playnice
11th Apr 11 14:22

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anon

anon

That reminds me, I have to go and buy a new thesaurus!
anon
27th Sep 10 17:49

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O-range

O-range

As in the words of author John Bellairs, "To fuss is human. To rant, divine!"
O-range
7th May 09 02:06

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Sam, the tiger

Sam, the tiger

Farmer Giles

I think Nikki, like most ranters, is being facetious with no malice in mind. I hope I'm right. From where I stand as a third-party observer, I see and hear spcecious and spurious banterings back and forth, many participants guilty perhaps of fallacies of extension to lash it out just to get the heckles and rise out of as many as those who can and care to be riled.

I guess some of us do not take it standing. But you are right, language use in oddly polychromous and insensitive ways do detract from its intention; and this is for the writer to decide how he or she wishes to be read. It will generally fall far short on gravitas and rarely cuts the mustard. But then, they are here for a "good time," not to present a doctoral thesis or dissertation.

I'd say, let it go. As long as the horse and the Welsh language issues are given front and center stage minus the manure-type of expletives - or invective and ad homimem - jarring to the ear and our genteel sensibilities, I'd let it pass like a puff of second-hand smoke. What say you, my friend? We'll have coffee and a laugh, as your point is well taken.

A confession, my lingo is not so lily-white when I'm in private company. Difficult to know whose is in jocund company, right?
Sam, the tiger
1st Feb 09 12:21

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Farmer Giles

Farmer Giles

Only thing is you get the likes of Nikki on sites like this. She doesn't so much as gripe as Hijack the subject so that invariably the point is buried in a tangled mess of confusion, invective, abuse and personal insults. Silly cow.
Farmer Giles
1st Feb 09 00:25

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Sam, the Tiger

Sam, the Tiger

Charlie, you could not have been more right. There are indeed those who are pathological whiners who are impossible to live with. Persistent griping and grizzling over trivia gets under your skin, doesn't it?

Take it that TWG is a free lightning rod. Before you implode and cause your heart to absorb the impact and stop, explode and let it all hang out - right here. Get a load on this: misery loves company, trust me, and you will have no shortage of people agreeing with and sharing your problems. You find out you are not alone. What a relief!
Sam, the Tiger
9th Nov 08 02:00

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Charlie

Charlie

Do you get frustrated by people moaning about things. I do. Well imagine this there is a web site where you can do just that - its great. People can leave their moans and groans on it for other people to either ignore (good choice) or read for comedy value (even better choice) or read and reply in sympathy (sad people - get a life). They gripe about foreign people, they gripe about police and authority especially when they have broken a law and got caught, they gripe about the rain, the lack of rain, the direction of the rain, they gripe about grammar or lack of grammar, the dumbing down of educashion, they will (no doubt) gripe about the exceptional length of this sentence and the extraordinary use of commas. There is even a gripe about kids trampolines - weird weird people. Perhaps this could be a new thread and people could moan about this. Why not try something positive like turning your PC off and going for a walk into our (obviously polluted, full of foreigners, big brother watching, global warmed) beautiful countryside. I must add there is a certain amount of ironic humour here given that I am moaning about moaning or a moaning website I have just castigated...
Charlie
8th Nov 08 18:27

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Sam, the Tiger

Sam, the Tiger

By the way, I think TWG knows how I feel about its forum. It is excellent, and the counterpoints expressed are reasonable. To each his own schtick, indeed; and we can all agree to disagree. We have the right to be contrarian.

What bothers us is the strains of strawmanism that also amount to mindless rap-rhapsodical assault on, or dictatorship of, reason. That's another theme altogether. The English came up with the most beautiful and enduring lingua franca for the world. Let's treat it reverentially as many of you do. I do. Thanks for your input.
Sam, the Tiger
8th Nov 08 14:40

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miserablemoaninggit

miserablemoaninggit

Obama reminds me of Tony Blair. And, bloody hell! What a big disappointment he turned out to be. The Establishment will welcome Obama with open arms, envelope and seduce him with all the trappings of power, squeeze and squeeze him until all vestiges of 'radicalism' and 'change' and 'fairness' are choked off! Yes, despair! It's all a load of nonsence. The shadowy rulers of the world smile indulgently and laugh at us in our naivety, and if our naivety takes us too far . . . then they reach for the gun!
miserablemoaninggit
8th Nov 08 10:45

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Vegetarian

Vegetarian

This is frightful nonsense. Do not despair. Life is too short for nothing whatsoever. Pink elephants do not exist, except when their mahouts paint them thus. White albino elephants cost a fortune to keep. Never accept one. The only exception to this rule might be if you own a zoo and want a star beastie. Dental bills for such brutes are enormous. Mahouts also like to receive overtime pay whilst in the waiting room. The dental trade union will also see to it that you are out of pocket. If you take your white elephant around town don't forget to carry a portaloo, and don't walk around the back of it when it is doing its business, unless you like regret.

In the meantime do not neglet your relatives; they are expecting you to be in attendance at your own funeral. Perhaps the only dead body I will never see in this world is my own.
Vegetarian
8th Nov 08 07:37

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Saxeny Coburg

Saxeny Coburg

Bah, let us now gripe fully and loudly to the depth of our lungs, now that Obama sin Biden has finally been elected on 4/11. What an irony! Bim Bam Bum Alabama Son has made it to the Black House. Wim Wam Won why no Ming even got nowhere, not even Palimono, nor Whacko Macko. Jacko!!
Saxeny Coburg
5th Nov 08 23:14

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