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it's fun to socialize with other Deity Cats

Post by secretnude » Thu May 15, 2014 5:28 am

The Posthuman owners had
sadly
returned the Deity Cat
Baal Cat
to the Deity Cat Pet Store
before
the vengeful and jealous Almighty
Cosmic Cat
does smite
poor Baal Cat
with all his might.

This Almighty Cosmic Cat
is a Deity Cat
that
has failed to realize
that
it's fun to socialize
with other Deity Cats
that
are equally powerful and cute
due to a lost youth
in the Deity Cat
Pet Shelter.

This Institutionalized
Deity Cat
internalized
the need to ensure that
his Immortal Posthuman owners
own
only one Cat
and that
has to be the Almighty Cosmic Cat.

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I am alone but I don't want competition

Post by secretnude » Thu May 15, 2014 5:47 am

The Posthumans that
owned the Cosmic Cat
looked at that
drive to be the sole Deity Cat
as a mixed blessing since it meant that
this Deity Cat
had high 'Deity Potential'
and could potentially
own much of the Deity Cat Territory
in the Simulation Space
and make history
as victory
this Cat would face
against lesser Cat Deities
but it meant that
this Cat
will be
lonely.

The loneliness
of this Cat
might have made him intervene
a lot it seems
in the earlier Deity Cat Sims
but this Cat
did get tired
and seems to be already retired.
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The Cosmic Cat has that Multiple Personality Disorder

Post by secretnude » Thu May 15, 2014 10:32 am

The Almighty Cosmic Cat
can sometimes be found
talking to himself with nobody around.

The Almighty Cosmic Cat
has that
Multiple Personality Disorder
that
was developed in order
to get
more adherents since the 'old' Cosmic Cat
was that
bad.

One of the new Deity Cat
Personalities was sadly
diagnosed with a "Martyr Complex"
due to a complex
set of circumstances
and this Cat's
owners aren't going
to take any chances
with losing
their beloved Deity Pet
and so they took their Deity Pet
to the Deity Vet
to try to get
things
sorted out
before things
go really south.

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Some Priests maybe nonbelievers

Post by secretnude » Thu May 15, 2014 11:07 am

American Jews are more likely to be atheist or agnostic than most Americans, especially so compared with Protestants or Catholics. A 2003 poll found that while 79% of Americans believe in God, only 48% of American Jews do, compared with 79% and 90% for Catholics and Protestants respectively. While 66% of Americans said they were "absolutely certain" of God's existence, 24% of American Jews said the same. And though 9% of Americans believe there is no God (8% Catholic and 4% Protestant), 19% of American Jews believe God does not exist.[99]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish-American

I do wonder what the religiously affiliated
that are Atheist
are doing to stay religiously affiliated.

I gave up on my faith a long time ago
and it has been a long time ago
that I indeed
hid my Atheism.

Religious Communities are indeed
a powerful force
to enforce
a set of beliefs
on people who no longer believe.

I believe
people should be free to believe
whatever they want to believe.

Religious Communities must expect
and respect
the fact that nonbelievers
may
exist in their midst and maybe
even some of their Priests that delivers
their sermons are nonbelievers.
Jean Meslier (French: [melje]; also Mellier; 15 June 1664[1] – 17 June 1729), was a French Catholic priest (abbé) who was discovered, upon his death, to have written a book-length philosophical essay promoting atheism. Described by the author as his "testament" to his parishioners, the text denounces all religion
In his Testament, Meslier repudiated not only the God of conventional Christianity, but even the generic God of the natural religion of the deists.[3] For Meslier, the existence of evil was incompatible with the idea of a good and wise God.[4] He denied that any spiritual value could be gained from suffering,[5] and he used the deist's argument from design against god, by showing the evils that he had permitted in this world.[6] To him, religions were fabrications fostered by ruling elites; although the earliest Christians had been exemplary in sharing their goods, Christianity had long since degenerated into encouraging the acceptance of suffering and submission to tyranny as practised by the kings of France: injustice was explained away as being the will of an all-wise Being.[7] None of the arguments used by Meslier against the existence of God were original, in fact, he derived them from books written by orthodox theologians in the debate between the Jesuits, Cartesians, and Jansenists: their inability to agree on a proof for God's existence was taken by Meslier as a good reason not to presume that there were compelling grounds for belief in God.[3]

Meslier's philosophy was that of an atheist.[8] He also denied the existence of the soul and dismissed the notion of free will.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Meslier
WHEN I WAS ORDAINED IN 1976 A PRIEST I KNEW INVITED ME TO DINNER IN HIS HOUSE ONE DAY. AT THE END OF THE DINNER HE SHOCKED ME BY SAYING: "PAT, I DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD ANYMORE. I AM AN ATHEIST"

I FOUND HIS STATEMENT SHOCKING BECAUSE I CANNOT UNDERSTAND HOW YOU CAN BE A PRIEST, SAY MASS, LEAD PEOPLE IN PRAYER AND BE AN ATHEIST. HE WAS OBVIOUSLY JUST GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS. HOW SAD! AND WHAT AN UTTER CONTRADICTION!
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Deity Pet Origins

Post by secretnude » Thu May 15, 2014 2:28 pm

After the Humans
became Posthuman
Immortals and quite Godlike
these newly minted Gods
bioengineered their Pets
to also get
immortality and sentience and that
started the Deity Cat
and Deity Dog
pet wars
that so far
the Deity Cats
seem to be winning.

The Cats
are said to be already halfway a Deity
and the Posthumans made them a Deity
by giving
the Cats
immortality
and sentience and the ability
to rule over a Simulated Universe like
these Posthumans already do
to
be like
God
and they bestowed unselfishly Godlike
powers to their beloved pets
that are now Deity Pets.
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Faith and morality

Post by secretnude » Thu May 15, 2014 9:44 pm

Believers often allege that there is a deep connection between faith and morality. For instance, when I debated Rick Warren, he said that if he did not believe in God, he wouldn’t have any reason to behave ethically. You’ve lived on both sides of the faith continuum. I’m wondering if you felt any associated change in your morality, for better or worse.

I’d be interested to know what behaviors or impulses God is deterring Rick Warren from acting upon. I doubt very seriously if “God’s goodness” evaporated tomorrow, Warren would begin robbing banks, raping children, or murdering his neighbors! These types of statements, while common, are fallacious in my opinion. When Rick Warren uses God as his reason for being good, he is not using God in a general sense. He isn’t referring to Thor, Neptune, or Isis, either.

One can find a few biblical passages that do promote “goodness” to use Rick Warren’s term, but only by cherry picking them and avoiding the numerous passages that are appalling, offensive and destructive.

Since God is nothing more than our creation and projection, any talk of God is our reflection looking back at us. Hence, our morality begins with us anyway. My morality hasn’t changed for the worse since I left the faith. If anything, it is much more honest because I am forced to consider what is really going on in ethical decisions. Family, culture, beliefs and values, genetic tendencies, all play a role in shaping morality, but I’m not arguing an extreme relativism. While I do give credence to certain cultural influences on determining right and wrong, I believe that some issues are universal. Which is why, unless Rick Warren is truly demented, he wouldn’t begin doing heinous acts if his faith evaporated tomorrow, and if he did, it would be more the result of mental illness than lack of faith.
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The Deity Pet Show

Post by secretnude » Fri May 16, 2014 2:34 am

The Deity Pet Show
is a Talent Show
that does showcase
the Deity Pet's
ability
to maintain an orderly
Simulated Universe
versus
other Deity Pets
and the Winner,
you bet
does get
a considerable amount of Territory to rule
as a Deity
as a rule.

Competition for Deity Status
weeds out the weaker
Deities
with unstable personalities
and has been proven
to improve
the lot
of the Simulated Worshipers
that may suffer
a lot
under
an indifferent or hostile Deity
since it boils down to personality.

A song and dance number
is one way to showcase
personality
in this case.
Research conducted by psychologists Jason Rentfrow and Sam Gosling suggests that knowing the type of music you listen to can actually lead to surprisingly accurate predictions about your personality.

For example, researchers found that people could make accurate judgments about an individual's levels of extraversion, creativity and open-mindedness after listening to ten of their favorite songs. Extraverts tend to seek out songs with heavy bass lines, while those who enjoy more complex styles such as jazz and classical music tend to be more creative and have higher IQ-scores.

Another study conducted by researchers at Heriot-Watt University looked at more than 36,000 participants from all over the world. Participants were asked to rate more than 104 different musical styles in addition to offering information about aspects of their personality. The following are just some of the personality traits linked to certain musical styles.

Pop

Do you prefer to listen to the top 40 hits? Do the latest tracks from Rhianna, Selena Gomez and Flo Rida make up your workout mix? If so, chances are that you also tend to be extraverted, honest and conventional. While pop music lovers are hard-working and have high self-esteem, researchers suggests that they tend to be less creative and more uneasy.

Rap and Hip/Hop

Are Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre more your style? In spite of the stereotype that rap lovers are more aggressive or violent, researchers have actually found no such link. Rap fans do tend to have high self-esteem and are usually outgoing.

Country

Would you rather watch CMT instead of MTV? Country music fans are typically hardworking, conventional and outgoing. While country songs are often centered on heartbreak, people who gravitate towards this genre tend to be very emotionally stable.

Rock / Heavy Metal

Despite the sometimes aggressive image that rock music and heavy metal project, researchers found that fans of this style of music are usually quite gentle. They tend to be creative, but are often introverted and may suffer from low self-esteem.

Indie

Do you love seeking out obscure bands and indie artists? Fans of the indie genre are typically introverted, intellectual and creative. According to researchers, they also tend to be less hard-working and less gentle. Passivity, anxiousness and low self-esteem are other common personality characteristics.

Dance

Do you love the fast-paced rhythms of dance music? According to researchers, people who prefer dance music are usually outgoing and assertive.

Classical

Classical music lovers are typically more introverted, but are also at ease with themselves and the world around them. They are creative and have a good sense of self-esteem.

Jazz, Blues and Soul

People who enjoy jazz, blues or soul music were found to be more extraverted with high self-esteem. They also tend to be very creative, intelligent and at ease.

According to researcher Adrian North of Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK, the reason people sometimes feel defensive about their taste in music might be related to how much it relates to attitudes and personality. "People do actually define themselves through music and relate to other people through it but we haven’t known in detail how music is connected to identity," he explained.

The next time you are putting together a playlist to listen to during your commute or workout, consider how your personality might be reflected in your song choices.

References

Collingwood, J. (2008). Preferred Music Style Is Tied to Personality. Psych Central. Retrieved from http://psychcentral.com/lib/2008/prefer ... rsonality/

North, A. C. and Hargreaves, D. J. (2008). The social and applied psychology of music. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

North, A. C., Desborough, L., and Skarstein, L. (2005). Musical preference, deviance, and attitudes towards celebrities. Personality and Individual Differences, 38, 1903-1914.
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The Deity Pet Dating Scene

Post by secretnude » Fri May 16, 2014 6:44 am

The Deity Pet Dating Scene
is a sight that cannot be unseen
since some pets
do get
to love their Posthuman masters
in an erotic way.

Pet masturbation,
gay
sex
and casual sex
could be found on any given day
and a thinking Pet
does know how to get
action on the neonet
with any species or gender that the Pet
does want to get.

Pet mental porn
was born
on the day
that these Postanimals
did get
on the neonet
and they partied like animals
both virtually
and physically
both day and night
both in and out of sight.

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“abandoning” the idea of free will

Post by secretnude » Fri May 16, 2014 12:39 pm

Cook: Do you think that neuroscience, as a field, needs to tackle these questions? That is, do you consider free will an important scientific question?

Gazzaniga: We all need to understand more about free will, or more wisely put, the nature of action. Neuroscience is one highly relevant discipline to this issue. Whatever your beliefs about free will, everyone feels like they have it, even those who dispute that it exists. What neuroscience has been showing us, however, is that it all works differently than how we feel it must work. For instance, neuroscientific experiments indicate that human decisions for action are made before the individual is consciously aware of them. Instead of this finding answering the age-old question of whether the brain decides before the mind decides, it makes us wonder if that is even the way to think about how the brain works. Research is focused on many aspects of decision making and actions, such as where in the brain decisions to act are formed and executed, how a bunch of interacting neurons becomes a moral agent, and even how one’s beliefs about whether they have free will affect their actions. The list of issues where neuroscience will weigh in is endless.
Cook: You talk about “abandoning” the idea of free will. Can you explain what you mean by this, and how you came to this conclusion?

Gazzaniga: As I see it, this is the way to think about it: If you were a Martian landing on Earth today and were gathering information how humans work, the idea of free will as commonly understood in folk psychology would not come up. The Martian would learn humans had learned about physics and chemistry and causation in the standard sense. They would be astonished to see the amount of information that has accumulated about how cells work, how brains work and would conclude, “OK, they are getting it. Just like cells are complex wonderful machines, so are brains. They work in cool ways even though there is this strong tug on them to think there is some little guy in their head calling the shots. There is not.”
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'free Red Drink of Happiness with every Happy Burger'

Post by secretnude » Fri May 16, 2014 2:31 pm

The Happy
Burger Management
was Happy
with the results of the recent
'Happiness Project'
that hath left me dejected
since it has been projected
that up to ninety nine percent
of the Happy Burger Crew
hath been screwed
by the Happy Virus
that went viral.

The Happy Burger
Management now went to Phase Two
which meant for you
a 'free Red Drink of Happiness
with every Happy Burger'
that will mess
with your mind
as you will find
that you will eventually be
a Happy Customer Zombie
to the Happy Zombie
Burger Crew
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BS in Comedy... that is a Bull S**t Degree!

Post by secretnude » Fri May 16, 2014 10:09 pm

I graduated with Honors from the
'Theoretical
and Practical
Comedy University'
and faced some adversity
in getting a comedy
job
that I would love
since a 'BS in Comedy'
is easy to poke
as a practical joke.

I did my best
to pass comedy screen tests
for various TV shows
that you might know
but sadly
many
of those that pass
did come to pass
as ignorant of the 'Theoretical Basis of Humor'
and I had to tutor
some of them for a small fee
that you see
made me not starve
as a small standup comedy niche, I carved.

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'Norms' and Comedy Theory

Post by secretnude » Fri May 16, 2014 10:17 pm

Comedy is that which makes one laugh. This is the basis for any study of comedy. However, just what is it that makes one laugh?

Six elements are required for something to be humorous:

1) it must appeal to the intellect rather than the emotions;

2) it must be mechanical;

3) it must be inherently human, with the capability of reminding us of humanity;

4) there must be a set of established societal norms with which the observer is familiar, either through everyday life or through the author providing it in expository material, or both;

5) the situation and its component parts (the actions performed and the dialogue spoken) must be inconsistent or unsuitable to the surrounding or associations (i.e., the societal norms); and

6) it must be perceived by the observer as harmless or painless to the participants. When these criteria have been met, people will laugh. If any one is absent, then the attempt at humor will fail.

The first criterion, the appeal to intellect rather than emotion, is obvious when ethnic humor is used. Polish (Irish, whitey, gay, fraternity, sorority, etc.) jokes can be hilarious to everyone; everyone, that is, except to the Poles (Irish, whitey, gay, fraternity, sorority, etc.). To the group that is being made fun of, jokes at their expense are not funny -- they are insulting and rude. People respond to insults and rudeness subjectively, taking umbrage, or, in more simple terms, get angry, which is an emotion. To those who have no personal interest in the joke, i.e., everybody else, there is no insult and they take an objective, intellectual view of the joke and can respond to the other criteria for comedy if they are met. Thus, one can take the old joke, "How many Poles does it take to screw in a light bulb? Five: one to hold the bulb and four to turn the ladder.", substitute a different group for Poles in each retelling, and irritate a whole new set of people each time.

Lenny Bruce counted on the intellectual basis of comedy when, in one of his routines, he identified all the races and ethnic groups in his audience with insulting labels: "I see we have three niggers in the audience. And over there I see two wogs, and five spics, and four kikes," etc.. As he started the routine there were gasps of incredulity and even anger: the audience couldn't believe that Bruce would be so insulting and insensitive. But as Bruce continued and the list grew longer, and it became clear that he was listing everything he could think of, the words lost their connotative, emotional meaning as insulting terms and turned into just noises. In other words, they lost their emotive content and became an intellectual exercise in how words lose their meanings outside of context. At this point, the audience, all of whom had been appalled and angry at exactly the same words, started laughing at them: the audience was reacting intellectually, not emotionally.

The second two criteria for comedy, that it be mechanical and inherently human, are delineated by Henri Bergson in his essay "Laughter". His theory revolves around a basic axiom, that the laughable element consists of a mechanical inelasticity, just where one would expect adaptability and flexibility. It's humorous when a person acts in a manner that is inappropriate to a stimulus or situation, as in any slapstick comedy routine. It is funny when a chair is pulled out from under someone who is sitting down, because he doesn't adapt to the change in situation and continues to sit in a mechanical fashion. Dogberry, in Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, is funny because he continues blithely along, thinking he's in charge of the situation when in actuality he has no idea what's happening. Lucy on I LOVE LUCY is funny because she mechanically reacts to events without thinking about how events have changed the situation.

An extension of Bergson's theory is his idea that comedy is inherently human. Something is funny only insofar as it is or reminds the audience of humanity. The audience may laugh at the antics of an animal, such as chimpanzees or horses or bears, but only in direct proportion to the animal's capability of reminding the audience of something human. Thus, animals such as chimps and orangutans are often dressed in human clothing to heighten the reminder, and horses, such as Mr. Ed and Francis the Talking Mule, can talk and think better than the men they're around.

One major point that becomes apparent when one examines comedy is that it is based on incongruity: the unexpected with the expected, the unusual with the usual, the misfit in what has been established as a societal norm.

For there to be incongruity there must be something to be incongruous to. Therefore, for a comedy to work there must be an established set of cultural, human and societal norms, mores, idioms, idiosyncrasies, and terminologies against which incongruities may be found. Such norms may be internal or external. Internal norms are those which the author has provided in the script. External norms are those which exist in the society for which the script was written.

The major problem is to know what norms exist, and which have become out-of-date. Many times some people, upon hearing a joke, will respond with "I don't get it". This is because they don't know or understand the societal norms being violated in the joke. This is also why you can never explain a joke: to explain you must first expound on the norms, then show how they have been violated. Such an explanation removes any incongruity by illustrating how it works within the norms.

The need for norms also explains why humor can become passé. Stand-up comedians do very few jokes about President Eisenhower's administration because the norms have changed: no one understands topical references to forty years ago.
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Socially Violating Norm at the Comedy University

Post by secretnude » Sat May 17, 2014 3:25 am

I was at the Comedy University
during the Theory
of Comedy
Lecture
that for sure
made me become the butt of jokes
as the Professor did spoke
of harmlessly violating Societal 'Norms'
since my name is Norm.

Several nights
after the lecture
I had the fright
for sure
of waking up tied and naked on my bed
and as I moved my head
I saw many Sorority
Girls that formed the majority
of the crowd
as they laughed out loud
at my being harmlessly violated.

I'm glad no one related
to me has seen
the pictures that can't be unseen.

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A dead serious Comedy Degree

Post by secretnude » Sat May 17, 2014 3:36 am

don't dismiss Salford University's new degree in comedy as a joke. It seems to be deadly serious.

Peter Kay was at the university on Monday to launch his alma mater's new three-year BA in comedy practices, joined by comedians John Thomson and Smug Roberts.

A spinoff from the university's performance course, which counts Kay and standup Jason Manford as alumni, the new degree will cover performance skills, drama techniques and sitcom writing.

Twenty students, each paying fees of £8,500, will also learn about the science of laughter, the workings of the comedy industry, and the wider cultural and historical significance of comedy.

Course leader Lisa Moore told Chortle she was "astonished and delighted at the support received by industry professionals, and excited about the huge potential of the degree".

While several universities offer individual modules on the subject, Southampton Solent University has been offering undergraduates the chance to work on their comic chops since 2007 in a three-year course led by Dr Chris Ritchie. Last year, Hannah George became the first female student to complete it, graduating with a 2.1.

Salford University has form when it comes to pioneering new subjects. In 1992, it launched what was thought to be the world's first degree in pop music.
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A Comedy University Dropout

Post by secretnude » Sat May 17, 2014 8:32 am

I decided not to stay
in the Comedy University
the next day
to finish my Comedy Degree
since you do see
that I could now be
really
humiliated by my peers.

I did fear
being blackmailed
with my pictures as a naked black male
tied to my bed
and sometimes I really wanted
to be dead.

I took a Standup Comedy Job
at a local Comedy Club
and I did love
earning cash
since the Comedy University
Comedy Degree
maybe
just trash.

I did crash
on my Happy Pills as soon as I got my stash
of hard earned cash.

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Happy Value Burger Meal with supersized fries and drink

Post by secretnude » Sat May 17, 2014 1:51 pm

People you see
do love a freebie
and the 'Happy Value Meal'
was a real deal
and it made the Customer
feel
really
'Happy'.

Eventually
most of these Customers
turned into Happy
Customer Zombies
that painstakingly
and unthinkingly
order the same menu item
as if it was the only
menu item.

The said menu item
was the Happy Value Burger Meal
with bundled supersized fries
and a free
drink
that I do think
turned them into Happy Zombies
if the 'Strange Meat'
in the Happy Burgers that they eat
hasn't already defeated
their immunity
to this budding Happy Zombie Community.

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Buy, buy more, buy and 'Be Happy'

Post by secretnude » Sat May 17, 2014 2:17 pm

Buy,
buy more, buy
and 'Be Happy'
is the Happy Customer Zombie's
role and motto as the Nonzombie
Management Gods
did flood
the Fast Food
Market
in this Strange Planet
with 'Strange Meat'
that does
taste good
but does
your mental well being
no good
by turning you into almost a nonbeing.

The free Red Drink
of Happiness
and Success
I think is mostly strawberry flavored blood
from the victims of the unhappy flood
of Strange Meat
that people now regularly do eat.

I turned vegetarian
as a utilitarian
response to this Strange Meat
that I don't want to eat.

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THX 1138: A strange George Lucas Film pre-Star Wars

Post by secretnude » Sat May 17, 2014 2:24 pm

THX 1138 (1971)
Quotes

OMM: Let us be thankful we have commerce. Buy more. Buy more now. Buy. And be happy.
...
Male voice: For more enjoyment and greater efficiency, consumption is being standardized. We are sorry...
...
OMM: Let us be thankful we have an occupation to fill. Work hard, increase production, prevent accidents and be happy.
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THX 1138 (1971)
86 min - Sci-Fi | Thriller - 11 March 1971 (USA)

Set in the 25th century, the story centers around a man and a woman who rebel against their rigidly controlled society.

Director:
George Lucas
Writers:
George Lucas (story), George Lucas (earlier screenplay)
Stars:
Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Don Pedro Colley
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Work, work more, work and 'Be Happy'

Post by secretnude » Sat May 17, 2014 2:48 pm

During
Happy Burger Company Meetings
I do say that I will eat
my Happy Meat
in my Happy Meal
when my stomach feels
good
and then I do go
to
the Company bathroom to
throw the food
down the drain for good
since that food
would
do me absolutely no good.

I sometimes do feed
my Happy Zombie Cat
that
Happy Meat
that
my Cat
is quite Happy to eat.

I do take antidepressants to remain 'Happy'
and prevent being Happysized
but Management still criticize
me for being not happy
enough
since I do find food service work quite rough.

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The Cosmic Cat turned God Mode off

Post by secretnude » Sat May 17, 2014 3:51 pm

It was too late
as I do hate
to inform
that the Almighty Cosmic Cat
already took that
Mortal Simulation Form
with God Mode off.

The Almighty Cosmic Cat
died off
and there was a Three Day Delay
in getting the message relayed
to the Deity Pet Company that
this Deity Cat
was under warranty
due to a lifetime guarantee.

A lifetime guarantee
for something with immortality
is quite a message that
the Deity Pets
do get
adequate genomic quality control
even if the Deity Pets'
Godly impulses are quite hard to control
and sometimes do go out of control.

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