Jan Cox Talk 0725

Explanations Create “Things” to be Embraced Then Criticized


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#725 Nov 12, 1990 – 1:10
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :12. To seriously respond to, to entertain everyday questions crushes all possibility of PlainThink. There is an internal communication going on constantly and it is in the form of questioning. A Real Revolutionist gives no explanations as it is an unabashed form of passing judgment, creating ‘things’—setting them up to be knocked down. Explanation is an unconditional embrace and acceptance of meaningless, exclusivity of proper knowledge: it is the murder of variety.


and Kyroot said:
Hey – let’s get serious!

…and Kyroot said:
On one little linguistically proper planet
it is still against local law to use the word “pandigmatic.”
…(Some say it’s because
there is no such word…
Boy, talk about your proper!)

and Kyroot said:
When in doubt – throw it out.
(“Dear Kyroot:
You surely do not mean this literally -right?”
Dear Whoever-You-Are:
You damn tootin’,
and especially as applies to dumbo questions like yours.)

…and Kyroot said:
This one little feller adamantly refuses to sign his name to any of his thoughts,
“Just in case”, he says,
“There is a ‘War Crimes Tribunal’
once the present hostilities are concluded.”

(His wife added that
if you’re going to be little, it is good to go ahead and be safe.)

.., and Kyroot said:
Being grown continues to be a job for amateurs.

…and Kyroot said:
Another guy I was going to tell you about said he didn’t want to be in a Kyroot,
and threatens legal action if he is.

…and Kyroot said:
In secondary affairs,
progress can be by way of
expanded explanations of failure.

…and Kyroot said:
First you’re a dog,
Then you’re a bush,
Your time will come,
No need to push.

…and Kyroot said:
One over-employed father coached his kid, ergo, “Don’t be too quick to defend them
until you know what they have in their buckets.”

… and Kyroot said:
One guy wanted to
“get along with Life” so badly that he damned near succeeded.

…and Kyroot said:
If you will listen with ears free of cynical reception, I’ll give you another reflection of how
Progress moves in the singular, secondary world of man. A sign – “All Ten Cent Drinks Now Only Twenty-Five Cents.”

A 06/13/90-(6.5)
and Kyroot said:
One lad, new in town,
after being several times told he was, “superficial” thought, “Hum, well,
what ever ficial is, at least I’m good at it.”

…and Kyroot said:
Need one less thing to sweat over? – then remember this;
Someone is ALWAYS first in line.

(And oh yeah,
you might also care to note that City sweat is not the
same as real sweat …Oh, and oh yeah,
the City’s the only place you have to stand in line.)

…and Kyroot said:
Literary Consumer Flash Of The Day: having a new typewriter will give you new ideas.

…and Kyroot said:
The NCO with the subversive medals told one of the young recruits, “When it comes to the relating of info you can count on this -The longer the set-up,
the shorter the punch-line,” and the khakied-kid countered, “Don’t you mean, ‘The longer the set-up, the less informative the info’?” –
“That’s what I said, ain’t it?”

Questions Without Answers; Songs Without End; Shows With No Aisle Seats Left:
Just what sort of person is it
Who will STRUGGLE to experience things which, when they happen to other people accidentally, THEY consider unwelcome?!

When this one man couldn’t be quite sure what new to think -he’d think whatever it was that came automatic anyway -But with a BIG, fake exclamation point!

Remember: if it “works for him, it works for him.”

…and Kyroot said:
Over on this semi-fascinating planet I visited
I discovered a shop whose specialty service is,
(as they put it) – ‘The New You”
The only problem is that
they won’t take appointments from the old you.

… and Kyroot said:
Knowledge is the monopoly Life’s ordinary intelligence gives to thinking.

…and Kyroot said:
Amidst the weeping, the laughter,
the hugs and gun fire,
she wrapped her arms around the departing kid and said,
“I know that life out there can seem confusing and inconclusive,
but no matter what happens just remember that four out of five doctors.”

and Kyroot said:
Yet another exuberant example of how
“The Last Word” in the City is not necessarily the last word: (Listen closely):
“There is a uniqueness that all things hold in common,
save for the singularity of the
several exceptions.
This law is unconditional in all instances wherein it is assumed to be so.”

…and Kyroot said:
When this one ole fellow heard the denouncing axiom, “The angry have no friends,” he thought, “Jeese, what’s the big deal, why else would they wanna be angry in the first place?”

…and Kyroot said:
Speaking in rhythm, Thinking in rhyme,
Will let your mind have,
Itself a nice time.
Give it a try,
You’ll see that it’s true,
So your brain has a laugh,
What’s the big deal to you?

(And from the crowd a man objected,
saying that he held the
exclusive copyright on the term, “big deal.”)

…and Kyroot said:
When fault lines
get splinters in their feet everyone’s flight is delayed.

and Kyroot said:
A certain ole sore head
(who as a matter of fact
says he’s unsatisfied with such a generic description
and wishes to be more individually identified as,
Murry The Meshugge Misanthrope,
but nonetheless goes ahead to assert)
“Everybody gets what they deserve – except those who get more, and they complain.”

…and Kyroot said:
By the time the Fire Department arrives on the scene – EVERYbody sees the light.

…and Kyroot said:
To celebrate the month before his birthday
this one father took his kid over to the west wing and told him,
“I’m gonna tell you what my father told me that his father told him.
Sometimes the gods talk to man, and sometimes they don’t,
and no one can tell the difference.”

…and Kyroot said:
In most City recipes you can substitute either laughter, insight, or beans
when the ingredients call for seriousness.

and Kyroot said:
If you can only self reflect on the basis of self
you might as well not reflect.

(A hand ground mirror is one example within arts & crafts
where personal talents are not only unappreciated, but are an impediment.)

…and Kyroot said:
Okay, I’ll admit,
just like a lot of the old legends say,
there IS a “magical food.”
The thing is that it affects memory,
and every time somebody does find it and eats it they forget to tell anyone else.

Weeeell, okay,
not exactly “forgets”…but, that’s close enough.

and Kyroot said:
As a few discover at unexpected times – There is a roar to the heavens that generally goes unnoticed.

…and Kyroot said:
A philosopher over in the park
without a degree
(without, in fact, even a vest or beard)
told a young collie – I mean, colleague,
“In the vast world of knowledge theories are like a blind man trying to sing.”
He patted the youngster on the head and added,
“Same for clues and hints,” and the listener thought, “Woof woof.”

and Kyroot said:
Under the normal atmospheric and meteorological conditions of the City
most people’s ideas get old right along with them.

…and Kyroot said:
The motto of this one family
over on a certain kindred planet is
(and here I translate from their naïve – I mean, native tongue) Quote: “Shake Out The Bloomers Of Your Mind.”

(I wonder if they’re
ever planning to come visit.)

…and Kyroot said:
One fellow stated quite sincerely, I have concluded that I have a brain
at least as large as a pigeon,” and
his partner thought, “Then we best all pray I have one big as a cat.”

…and Kyroot said:
And on this other young world
their “New And Improved” models actually are.
…Well, not really,
but their new and
improved claims
…(By the by, you live in that world.)

…and Kyroot said:
One Neuron General announced, regarding adversarial ideas,
“We are wasting far too many bullets
on foes who would have died anyway.”

…and Kyroot said:
Being unreasonable’s sure not what it used to be.