Ouroboros

Every now and then I catch up on watching episodes of The Walking Dead. The On Demand menu lists episodes by their names and numbers. A while ago there was one called Ouroboros on the spinoff show Fear The Walking Dead. I wondered where the name came from and thought I was missing some plot line. Then I saw it referenced somewhere else and did some digging. I’m pretty sure most everyone has seen the Ouroboros symbol and maybe a few know what the heck it represents.

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“Ouroboros expresses the unity of all things, material and spiritual, which never disappear but perpetually change form in an eternal cycle of destruction and re-creation. It’s from the ancient world, Greeks or Egyptians. In the 19th century a vision of Ouroboros gave a German chemist the idea of linked carbon atoms forming the benzene ring.”

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Apparently every band must release an album either entitled Ouroboros or have an album cover featuring one on it.

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Democrat Ouroboros

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Not quite the classic interpretation but a political cartoon that I love

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Finally

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Happy Thursday!

 

101 Comments

  1. hola

  2. Lots of chicks at Renn Faires think you’re cool if you have a ring fashioned like one of these.

  3. I have until noon or so to prep the garden unless the thunderstorm we have coming holds off for a while. I think I’m going to trench and mound and leave the trenches as paths rather than double-dig ten beds at 40’x3′. Getting the grass and weed seeds out is going to be a pain, but the mulch should help a lot with that after the fact.

  4. I saw a lot of rings and tattoos as well as countless album cover designs in my searching for images

  5. It looks like we just have clouds up here by me. It was supposed to rain, but it says no right now. Nice and cool, so maybe a run day (it’s windy though).

    So – yesterday – I did 2 miles before crossfit – and hit a PR for my hanging squat clean (110 before). I’m really thinking that this old body just needs more waking up than everyone else. My first mile is always slow anyway – indicating that I’m not “ready”.

    I was honestly shocked. I haven’t seen my clean go up in a long time. It was only 120, so not super impressive, but it’s something I’ve been aiming for – for a while.

  6. I had a moment of panic when I forgot to mail a card to mom yesterday. I looked at it this morning and realized my “Happy Mother’s Day Honey” card was for Paula. I bought it in early April at the same time I grabbed a birthday card. I remember the conversation I had with myself: Paula card and breakfast/dinner; Mom gets flowers delivered. I just ordered the flowers off of proflowers. I order flowers from one of the big places every year or so and I’ve become accustomed to the difference in the final bill versus the initial price for the item. Whatever, my mom put up with my shit (literally, figuratively) as a kid and I’d probably spend that on something stupid anyway.

  7. Funny crossfit story Paula told me last night:

    A young woman who works at the same hospital as Paula recognized her when she was there on a trial class to see if she liked it. She forgot her name but she works in the OR as a nurse. As they talked Paula said she probably works with me every once in a while. Here’s the good part, this nurse said “Oh, I didn’t know Dr. Jimbro had a daughter!”

    Hahaha….she’s dead!

    Yeah, Paula is 15 years younger than me, looks young to begin with and I have gray hair since med school so I can see her mistake. Paula told her to let me know that she met my daughter at crossfit next time we work together.

  8. Hmmm, just had a story in the news……starting in 2020, all new houses in California will have to have solar panels built in. They mentioned that this was a new regulation, so it didn’t have to go through the legislature. Easy peasy. Evidently some bureaucrat just decided to make this a requirement.

  9. Pure evil – lol.

  10. Pardon me while I burst into flames.

  11. I have an errand to run.

    Not that any of YOU PEOPLE would notice.

  12. I need to mow before I prep the bed. The grass is way to wet and dense to work that much area with hand tools right now.

  13. So if the t-storm happens on schedule, and the grass dries enough to mow today, I might get to dig it out as the sun is setting.

    I should have mowed last night when I had the chance. Fuck.

  14. What have you people been doing while I was gone?

  15. We were with your mom.

  16. Everyone act natural.

  17. What did you do in Vegas Jay? See any shows? Go shoot any automatic weapons? Take a ride on one of those amusement rides that blasts you into the air? Titty Dancers? Hookers. See anything crazy?

  18. Ten bucks on ABBA tribute band

  19. Congratulations to Rocketboy!!

    I am going to have to start adopting a few kids if I want anyone to marry and give me grandbabies. My son isn’t dating anyone.

    My daughter is dating someone but he’s going to need a kick in the pants. Daughter says she doesn’t want to be one of those ‘needy’ girlfriends. With that attitude he may think you are a place holder. His work schedule is Fri, Sat, Sun, 12 hr shifts, because pay is 10% higher…and then he picks up a day or two in the week overtime. I ask her when do you get to see each other. Not much. ???

    My neighbor’s girls, beasnette’s age and one year younger, are both married. The younger one is pregnant.

  20. Educating Liberals@Education4Libs

    For those keeping score….

    In a year & a half, Trump has already managed to free 7 Americans.

    In 8 years, Obama traded 5 terrorists for 1 deserter, & pardoned a traitor because he pretended to be a girl.

    7:54 AM – 10 May 2018

  21. Local radio guy who now streams his stuff, had on Doug Giles. Giles is saying that the big money in Texas is nervous about Cruz’s chances to keep his senate seat. There is talk that someone is going to Ross Perot him.

  22. My daughter is dating someone but he’s going to need a kick in the pants. Daughter says she doesn’t want to be one of those ‘needy’ girlfriends. With that attitude he may think you are a place holder. His work schedule is Fri, Sat, Sun, 12 hr shifts, because pay is 10% higher…and then he picks up a day or two in the week overtime. I ask her when do you get to see each other. Not much. ???

    I see this a lot and don’t understand it. Telling someone to shit or get off the pot isn’t needy, it’s empowering.

  23. Re: my daughter’s relationship. From our perspective, she has been the one to sacrifice for him. She chose a job in Podunk MO because it was near him. Had she decided to keep that job, she would have moved to an apartment in his city. She visits him more than the other way around. I understand wanting to make more money to pay off some, not horrendous, school loans, but the only days you can see your girl, you choose those days as your work schedule.

    My MIL told her she better be careful…”maybe he meets someone at work where he will spend more of his time with, than her…”

  24. We did the zip line thing on Fremont Street Experience, wasn’t nearly as death defying as they made it seem.

    https://vegasexperience.com/slotzilla-zip-line/

    Once again physics wins, as the fat guy won his heat.

    We didn’t see any shows, as we had darts every day. We did go to Top Golf one day, that was pretty fun. I didn’t lose all my money gambling, in fact I came back with more gambling money than I left with.

  25. CoAlex, that is what we and even her aunt is telling her. It’s okay to demand something from your relationship. If he’s not on board, cut him loose and find someone who will be. Quit wasting your time and fertile years. It drops like a rock after 30.

  26. I didn’t even hear ABBA when I was there. Plenty of Tom Jones, and one of the girls went to see Cher at MGM.

    Had awesome italian food our last night. Veal parmesan. Baby cow FTW!

  27. She needs to give him the boot. We have needs.

    Grandchildren.

  28. Beasnette is cute. She should have no trouble finding a better match.

  29. We need to start a hostagematch.com service.

  30. Hannah’s not really driven toward marriage and kids, but I think /hope that changes. She seems really taken with this boy she’s dating (it’s been almost a year – although they weren’t “official” until Sept I think). She’s moving forward as if they’re a unit. None of this wishy/washy stuff from her.

    My girls don’t “fall” often but apparently when they do they fall hard.

    I’m still not convinced that Erin isn’t over floppy hair.

  31. Urrrgh. Don’t want grandkids. #1 son recently broke up with his girlfriend. She was nice, but I think he can do better.

  32. She needs to give him the boot. We have needs.

    Grandchildren.

    IKR?

    What are they waiting for, enough money? That ain’t going to happen. Part of marriage is building a life together. That means starting from nothing and weaving your way to old age.

  33. I bet if she was a little more assertive, we’d have an answer. But she’s a wienie. I gave birth to my Nervous Nelly MIL ( who by the way, might be OCD — thankfully one trait of hers my daughter hasn’t picked up.)

  34. Hello early afternoon Hostages

  35. BCOCH!!

    How’s the chirrens?

  36. Howdy beasn. They are good. Busy. Eldest is doing dance and has been taking horseback riding lessons (which, surprisingly, she loves). Youngest is doing dance and gymnastics. They both are too smart for their own good. And mine. Crushing/cruising through school.

    We built and have moved into a new home. FiL is visiting with us currently and doing projects for my wife. Shelves, backsplash, etc.

  37. “In a year & a half, Trump has already managed to free 7 Americans.

    In 8 years, Obama traded 5 terrorists for 1 deserter, & pardoned a traitor because he pretended to be a girl.”

    That is amazing.

  38. Reagan freed a bunch of hostages too. I’m sensing a pattern.

  39. Who were the other 4?

  40. Trump meeting the hostages at 2 am reminds me of when the Vietnam POWs came home. It was really late at Scott AFB too. My dad did a lot of work getting those guys home.

  41. I will need your FIL’s number. We still have several projects that need doing.

  42. Holy shit. I won Deathwatch™.

    Charlie Rangel just died.

  43. Scott, three yesterday, then that college student who died. Were there foreign ones released with him?
    Then there was an Egyptian…..and an ungrateful Canadian, who is probably Taliban, with the wife and 3 kids.

  44. Is Rangel still in office?

  45. And wasn’t there a preacher held in Iran, who said Trump helped his family while he was imprisoned (..I guess that was prior to the presidential election)

  46. From Ace: “US-Iraq Joint Operation Captures Top Five ISIS Leaders….”

    Pretty sure the Middle Eastern countries are tired of this terrorism shit. Trump gets elected, MbS cleans up Saudi Arabia. There is a level of trust with Trump. Now everybody, including Israel, is taking care of Iran. Looking for the government in Iran to turn over soon. Good times.

  47. I just binged Rangel and I’m not seeing he croaked.

  48. I didn’t see it anywhere either. BUt he is 89.

  49. horseback riding lessons (which, surprisingly, she loves)

    Congratulations on never having to worry about her having boyfriends or you having money ever again.

  50. Mounted Wrestling

    Mounted Archery

  51. I was only going to mow until it rained. It never rained. Sun came out.

    I mowed for 4 hours.

  52. Horses are basically the same as piling your money out in a field and setting it on fire.

  53. Finished an exam for the Ohio position. It was… meh. I know I screwed up one question. Oh well.

  54. Comment by leoncaruthers on May 10, 2018 4:06 pm
    Horses are basically the same as piling your money out in a field and setting it on fire.

    No they aren’t. You can dance naked around a cash bonfire, so that’s a plus in it’s favor.

  55. I found a big dryad’s saddle while I was mowing. Fried up strips of it with with butter, salt, and pepper. Not bad.

  56. tell us if you start seeing rainbows and shit.

  57. No they aren’t. You can dance naked around a cash bonfire, so that’s a plus in it’s favor.

    There are people that dance naked with horses, and whole segments of the internet dedicated to videos of it.

    Don’t look for that.

  58. tell us if you start seeing rainbows and shit.

    I have a 2yo and a bunch of equines. I see a lot of shit.

  59. Elliot is sad, biopsy on his lip.

    The Cone Of Shame

  60. Mounted Archery seems like a useful skill set for the Zombie Apocalypse

  61. Time to go turn a giant chunk of pristine, freshly-mowed lawn into a bunch of rows of fluffy dirt.

  62. So, starting the weed farm after all?

  63. Vegetable and herb garden.

    No, not that herb, real herbs.

  64. No rainbows, but I do feel surprisingly energetic all of the sudden.

  65. Yeah, man, right on.

  66. Elliot is soooooo cute!

  67. He’s cute, but he’s a jerk.

  68. Dire Straits: On Every Street

    One of my favorite Dire Straits tunes.

  69. https://i.imgur.com/uq2dNIT.gifv

  70. Aww, poor Elliott. He is a cutie.

  71. Cone of Shame is wrong!!! Do you have any animal hippies that I can contact to protest your cruel treatment of Elliot?

  72. I posted a meme on FB that ruined Infinity Wars for Carin. Spoiler Sunday was 5/6!!!!

  73. What a pompous gasbag of shit George Will is. I’m so glad I don’t have cable, so I’m not exposed to him very much. How can someone so intelligent be so fucking dumb?

    And the fawning, the flat-out virtual fellatio of him in the comments over there is almost vomit inducing. I need an Alka Seltzer after reading that.

  74. I quit after the sixth comma.

  75. Who punctuates like that?

    Douchebags.

  76. I feel bad for wanting Trump to hurry up and fix the VA. Assholes in the Senate blocking more WINNING!!!

  77. My mom needs a surgery that only 2 VAs provide. Dallas and PHX. She still has her private insurance. Bros Vegas GF is looking into treatment in Vegas. Albuquerque heart Drs declined her years ago.

  78. He’s trying so hard to please his fancy friends

  79. Beltway friends

  80. Penthouse crowd in NYC too. Invites to Martha’s Vineyard and all that.

  81. He’s probably on a yacht with Bill Kristol RIGHT NOW!

  82. And David Brooks

  83. I may kill erin tonight

  84. How many teenaged boys are currently in your basement?

  85. I wonder if George got a new pant creaser.

  86. And hello evening Hostages. How goes it? Anybody burn any shit down today?

  87. I thought Erin was a good one.

  88. The soil here is much nicer than I had… but that means it’s heavy, and I’m beat to heck after barely prepping two rows.

    Sorely tempted to just flatten it back out and hope the grass re-conquers it quickly.

  89. Much more clay, much less sand.

    Organic veggies are cheap. I’d be better off just spending the time/energy building livestock infrastructure.

  90. Comment by Colorado Alex In Exile on May 10, 2018 9:10 pm

    How many teenaged boys are currently in your basement?
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    Include those both above and below the concrete slab.

  91. What kind of surgery, Oso?

  92. Valve replacement

  93. So far today Dan has watched golf, Red Sox, and now Hockey. I H8 Bob Costas.

  94. Roamy, she refused to do anything that the Heart Surgeon in Albuquerque recommended. No weight loss. No walking. No A1C compliance. She’s a fatalist. I call her Anwar.

  95. She was still trying to guilt us into taking care of her.

  96. Roamy, check your twitter, please.

  97. Oso, I’m sorry that she’s not even trying.

  98. I H8 Bob Costas.
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    You don’t like his smug superior attitude? or psuedo-intellectual ramblings?

  99. My 90 y/o aunt would have liked one more try.

  100. Remember the first time
    You tried to do it to me
    My derp won’t fall
    Just wait and see
    Just wait and see


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