Jan Cox Talk 0711

“Oh, So That’s the Way It Is, Eh?


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#711 Oct 10, 1990 – 1:05 
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :07. A PlainThink response to question or event would be “So, that’s the way it is, eh?”

Man’s Secondary Level World movement and growth comes via revision and rewrite, criticism and continual description of the already established, not thru new works, not even new chapters. New works are worthy of PT. The only thought agency possible for revision is ConnectedThink. Men never speak of Primary Level World needs in any detail; ordinary intellect is not driven to speak of Primary Level World needs.

If Primary Level World needs needed to speak. (which they don’t) it would resemble PlainSpeak. Secondary Level World intellect cannot speak of Primary Level World needs; it must deal in a continual elaboration of connections between extant ideas, a description of the known in greater and greater detail. PT is the absolute anathema of ConnectedThink.

The News


…and Kyroot said:
“Remember kid”,
Said the words on the paper,
“Anything that can be
Divided into two
Is either not worth the effort,
Or can be split into threes.”


…and Kyroot said:
The recent cry
From one little world,
(From whom you may hear little more) Was,
“Things were going along nicely
Until they got TOO nicely.”


…and Kyroot said:

If everyone who knows
“What’s wrong with life” Were one by one
Given unlimited power They would
One by one
Regret it.

L 05/11/90-(4)

…and Kyroot said:

There are no secrets In the City.


…and Kyroot said:
The rule of civilization,
Same as for the intellect,
Is not one of reason,
But one of the greater reason;
For just as all good
Does some some harm,
All reason harbors its own un-reason.


…and Kyroot said:
The Hardships And Travails Of Secondary World Sojourns As Exemplified
By Excerpts From A Certain City Sailor’s Diary:
“After alternate days of fair and foul,
And months of winds favorable then ill,
We rounded Cape Hope
And with spirits high
Fought upwards through those seas
Lo and east the ‘subcontinent,
And after much tack,
Plotting, danger and dread,
Finally made secure landing
In the beautiful bay
At the foot of Kilimanjaro.”
There it be
A faithful log of
Faithful mans’ mortal journey…(and
I couldn’t have said it better me-self.)


…and Kyroot said:
One rooty looking ole man said to the kid,
“On this fine day I say,
A man with an extra chair
May expect company.”, and
The nipper scratched a body part and replied,
“Yeah, but if I was some ordinary off spring
I could say that such a man might just
Be he who has one too many chairs.”,
Which brought the elder to his feet exclaiming,
“Ah yes,
But you not so saying simply proves my point.”
(And upon further reflection,
And additional scratching,
The youth was about as impressed
As one could be – under the circumstances)

. 05/11/90-(8)

…and Kyroot said:
A man who can make
Foot notes with his tongue
May owe less on
Over due books than you and your kind.


…and Kyroot said:
At a certain
Time in his life,
One particular man
Finding himself at a particular place in his life,
Made the following determination;
“I shall,
Say only that which already I have said.”


…and Kyroot said:
From the,
“Give Us Now Our Daily Subversive Directions” deployment: One must fight
any internal tendency toward normalcy.


…and Kyroot said:
One fellow rushed up to me
Over in the park last evening,
And with much vigor,
And no small gesturing declared,
“Ye gads,sir,
The great thing about
Being human is that you can
‘Have at it’
Any time you want…unless of course,
there’s someone there to stop you.”


…and Kyroot said:
In the boyish attempt
To begin participating in
His own education,
This one kid,
On one Saturday morning
Arose before the ole man awakened,
Then sat himself down
And to himself said,
To GET ahead
You first gotta HAVE a get…a get?. .is that right?.
(He then rattled about,
Making sufficient noise To arouse the ole man.)

, 05/11/90-(12)

…and Kyroot said:
Those impressed with Primary ‘fairs,
Would feed Mozart To the bears;
Those whose world is
Rush inland to Catch a ferry.
Now a stanza
Stripped to bone, re
Garding those who
Have no home – “Yeah, visitors;
Hip Hip Hoo-ray,
Let’s eat the scoreboard;
And like that.”


…and Kyroot said:
Definition of a hermit…(you do understand this is just a joke,
it’s not a metaphor, much less a symbolic allusion – just a joke),
Definition of a hermit: A man who has
Neighborhood concerns Down to a minimum.


…and Kyroot said:
And then there was yet again
This other, you guessed it – guy:,
Each morning as he left his house,
And passed by the tall mirror next to the door
Would glance at his reflection and shout,
“Outa the way!”


…and Kyroot said:
One man,
With a full hair of head
Informed me,
“You know,
I guess the most trying part
Of living right in the center of the City
Is that everybody tries to act like they actually know what’s
going on.”


…and Kyroot said:
Take note
Of your discoveries,
But don’t try and keep score.


…and Kyroot said:
One irrately dressed freeholder
Stood right up
During a recent City convention
Of secondary citizens
And announced,
“Just about the time
I get to where I think
I know what I’m doing – someone comes along.”

· 05/11/90-(18)

…and Kyroot said:
Older intelligence is thing-based, While newer thrusts are too seamless, And complex
To be so defined.


…and Kyroot said:
If you wanted to
I guess you could say
That a Revolutionist’s
Intellectual ignition system is”hot wired”.


…and Kyroot said:
Despite the continuing
Popularity of the sentiment
No one mistakes anything else-for:reality.