According to Webster: “se·quel,” Something that follows; a continuation.
A fact of life: Men never stop being a little boys, ..anymore than women cease to be little girls.
(Lipstick on a pig).
To put “lipstick on a pig” is a rhetorical expression, used to convey the message that making superficial or cosmetic changes is a futile attempt to disguise the true nature of a product, ..or a person.
Pigs have long featured in proverbial expressions: a “pig’s ear,” a “pig in a poke,” as well as the Biblical expressions “pearls before swine” and “ring of gold in a swine’s snout.”
Indeed, whereas the phrase “lipstick on a pig” seems to have been coined in the 20th century, the concept of the phrase may not be particularly recent.
The similar expression, “You can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear” seems to have been in use by the middle of the 16th century or earlier.
Thomas Fuller, the British physician, noted the use of the phrase “A hog in armour is still but a hog” in 1732, here, as the Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1796) later noted “hog in armour” alludes to “an awkward or mean looking man or woman, finely dressed.”
The Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon (1834–1892) recorded the variation “A hog in a silk waistcoat is still a hog” in his book of proverbs The Salt-Cellars (published 1887).
“A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.”
The “lipstick” variant of the phrase is more modern (the word “lipstick” itself was only coined in 1880). The rhetorical effect of linking pigs with lipstick was explored in 1926 by Charles F. Lummis, in the Los Angeles Times, when he wrote “Most of us know as much of history as a pig does of lipsticks.”
However, the first recorded uses of “putting lipstick on a pig” are later. In an article in the Quad-City Herald (Brewster, Washington) from Jan. 31 1980, it was observed that “You can clean up a pig, put a ribbon on it’s tail, you can spray it with perfume, but it is still a pig.”
The phrase was also reported in 1985 when “The Washington Post” quoted a San Francisco radio host from KNBR-AM remarking “That would be like putting lipstick on a pig” in reference to plans to refurbish Candlestick Park (rather than constructing a new stadium for the San Francisco Giants). (Source Wikipedia).
Returning now to my opening statement; “Men (never stop) being little boys, ..anymore than women (cease to be little girls).
(Bona fide little boy).
(Bona fide grown men).
(Bona fide little girl).
(Bona fide grown women).
If God hadn’t wanted mankind to remember yesterday, he wouldn’t have assigned a portion of our brains to memory.
Long-term memory as a whole is defined by the criterion of long duration. But other criteria can be applied to break down the complex phenomenon of memory into separate components.
One such criterion is whether or not the long-term memory in question can be verbalized. On the basis of this criterion, two main forms of long-term memory can be distinguished.
The first is declarative memory: your memory of all those things that you are aware of remembering and that you can describe in words, such as your birthday, or the meaning of the word “cradle”, or what you ate last night. This form of memory is also called explicit memory, because you can name and describe each of these remembered things explicitly.
The other form of long-term memory is non-declarative memory. It is also known as implicit memory, because you express it by means other than words. For example, when you ride a bike, juggle some balls or simply tie your shoelaces, you are expressing memories of motor skills that do not require the use of language. Such “motor memories” are just one type of implicit memory. (Source, the brain.mcgill.ca)
Declarative memories are the memories that allow us to stay young at heart while our (implicit memories) are doing their best to remind us about the pain in our knees and our lower backs.
Accordingly, youth is both physiological and psychological. An “oxymoron” to be sure, because although we can retain and maintain a (psychological link) to our youth through our memories, retaining a (physiological link) with our youth at some point moves beyond our control.
As a Christian I believe that we all get an allotment of time from God. (Even those who choose not to believe in God).
Life and freedom are precious gift that way too many Homo sapiens trade for a moment of recognition, a shiny object or to experience pleasure.
America is the last bastion of hope for a man or woman who believes that he or she has a higher purpose in their life than collecting shiny objects, ..experiencing pleasure, ..or seeking recognition.
On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, the U.S. Senate, led by Harry Reid (D) Nevada, voted in an effort to pass a bill, (a law) that would assign control of a portion of the Second Amendment of the U,S. Constitution to the United Nations.
Make no mistake, irregardless of the worthless narrative that Barack Obama reads from his Teleprompter, assigning a portion of the U.S. Constitution to another governing body is not only unconstitutional, it is treasonous.
Question: Did I go to law school? ..absolutely not!
I worked for a living, I didn’t reach into other folk’s pockets to pay my rent, to eat, or to go to school. I raised my family with money that I earned, I respect right, ..and I condemn wrong.
Disrespecting the oath to; “faithfully preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Is wrong.
Barack Obama, (in my most fervent opinion), is wrong for..
..he is wrong for the Constitution, he is wrong for America’s economy, he is wrong for America’s potential to grow. He is wrong for America’s prosperity…
(America’s incorrigible child president).
According to Webster: “in·cor·ri·gi·ble,” Incapable of being corrected or reformed.
I love children, (all children) especially America’s children, as much as anyone, (young or old), but this guy “Obama” has to go.
Start thinking impeachment, I’ll be back tomorrow