Jan Cox Talk 0726

New-Thinking Needs No Inner Audience


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#726 Nov 14, 1990 – 1:10 
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :10. Connection of ordinary thought, in order to function, must move things about externally, to being able to perform without an audience, as a Real Revolutionist hobby. NewThink is really a new such hobby, i.e., needing no inner audience for its optimal operation and satisfaction. It requires no resistance of the ordinary established knowledge. New Thinking vs. New Intelligence: it is consciousness without a “downside” i.e., without irony; it is an unpolarized neural process.


…and Kyroot said:
In City matters they say
you can’t have it both ways,
and I can add that even a Real Revolutionist
can’t have it both ways, except I would like to be
more precise I put it thusly: A Revolutionist can’t have a three,
four, or five dimensional view in
only two ways.

(You can’t capture the full glory
of a three headed monster if you only catch him in two poses.)

and Kyroot said
Many people write anonymously, but who can do so thoughtwise?

…and Kyroot said:
Unless you can hover silently, and indefinitely in mid-air
you’re not much of a revolutionary space ship.

and Kyroot said:
Many people wish they had a different name…
(which is what makes their present one tolerable.)

…and Kyroot said:
Talking about anything is an excuse…of sorts.

…and Kyroot said:
All questions are potentially embarrassing -IF you know how to do it.

…and Kyroot said:
I received another letter
from a man who saw a series of television
shows I taped in a distant locale, and
he says although he generally enjoyed my comments
he experienced an over all feeling of “vagueness,”
and wanted to put it to me simply by asking –
“What’s it about?” and I wrote back and told him quite simply –
most of them were about sixty minutes do you think we’ll ever
hear from him again? …in this life time?

r 06/15/90- (4.5)
and Kyroot said:
As opposed to processes – things are always polarized.

…and Kyroot said:
One of the new welcoming trolls
under the Smooth Sector City bridge
chants out this little rhyme to travelers,
“Over kill,
Over kill,
The very thing that,
Fits the bill.”

…and Kyroot said
suffers inadequate dimensions.

…and Kyroot said:
Over in this other, what they’re pleased to call -“reality”, their deity requires that everyone offering up a prayer/request must first state their age.

.. , and Kyroot said:
REAL understanding leads to REAL insouciance.

…and Kyroot said:
One cautious and fastidious tyrant with a notoriously bad memory, just to stay on the safe side, had EVERYone’ s in-laws executed.

… and Kyroot said:
Over by the mess tent last night
I met a trooper who carried a photograph in his billfold that said,
“Sticking with stuff that makes sense sure won’t tell you much.”

(I’ll admit there were
traces of spinach soufflé on his gun belt, but what does that prove?)

…and Kyroot said:
A man who could make a pithy,
worthwhile comment on almost anything can afford to say nothing.

and Kyroot said:
One ole optimist told his kid,
“Hey, you know everything’s all right as long as you’re still getting left-overs.”

…and Kyroot said:
Inelegance is a sign of a thought lived too long.

…and Kyroot said:
A lot of stuff wouldn’t be so funny if you didn’t say it.
(same for peculiar too.)

…and Kyroot said:
Doctor, Doctor,
What’s the matter with me?”
Patient, Patient,
It is plain to see.”
Doctor, Doctor,
Please diagnose.”
“Patient, Patient,
You’re standing too close.”
Doctor, Doctor,
Tell me true,
Am I standing too close to you?”

…and Kyroot said:
This one guy judged his progress by this idea – “Four thoughts at night for every one of day.”

and Kyroot said:
There was a band of souls once on your planet
whose existence is now, save for me, forgot and forgot.
Like most others they had dreams and ideas of a “secret knowledge,”
but their singular facet was they said this wisdom
had been known and carried on in an unbroken line by butterflies.
…(which a few among them further said
would explain the brief life of these flying warriors.)

…and Kyroot said:
(An ode for City man [which I don’t think I’ll offer to publishers just yet])
Half way between up and down,
Is where we find ourselves;
With either extreme believing,
It has yielded enough.

and Kyroot said:
After his survey he said,
“Most of these roads should have been closed ten years ago.”

06/15/90-(13)…and Kyroot said:
One little king,
one fine day,
called all his very best thoughts together and named them Albert.

…and Kyroot said:
The answer to how to do ANY thing is the same as to how to do EVERY thing.

…and Kyroot said:
A certain ungirded general
who had a way with war weathered words
if not his opposition,
sent back this message from the front: “Sire, we have met the enemy
and they invited us to lunch.”

…and Kyroot said:
(My humble offering to the “fantasy fiction field”): Chapter I, page I, first
sentence: “A sudden stillness invaded his mind causing him to cry out for the first time
to his innards, “Hey you talkin’ to me? “

and Kyroot said
After years of internal intrigue and turmoil the titular ruling powers of this one state closed all the public offices and took a bus.

(Say, I’m just as glad as you are that psychology has been inoculated against the likes of me.)

…and Kyroot said:
When push comes to shove
he’s not usually there to discuss the weather.

…and Kyroot said:
Someone who really trusts you will roll on their back and
let you rub their belly (Here Life, good boy, come ‘ere and lie down…)

…and Kyroot said:
Those in the City who sing and go on about how “Free they are,”
sure have a great sense of humor – don’t they kid…
WELL – don’t they?

…and Kyroot said:
Over in this other world
there’s a popular nascent organization with the name,
“Brains Are Your Friend Society,” but
since this planet lacks irony the group has yet to have even ONE decent fist fight!

…and Kyroot said
A certain City author attempted to explain his popularity by musing that
he is “saying out loud what everybody else is already thinking”:
If this be correct
then the commercial potential of what I’ve been telling you
is even less than you ever imagined.
…(Or put, for your late night listening and
dancing pleasure, another way: A reversal of this alleged,
“success formula” leads most likely to the remainder bin.
…[or, as one ole sore head samba stepper said,
“No matter how you cut it – discount data’s still stuff
scrapped from the catalogue.”])

…and Kyroot said:
On slow news days
this one guy would sometimes
look at himself in the mirror and say,
“You know,
you’re still more fun than anyone ELSE who’s tried to be me.”

… and Kyroot said:
As always, after the king had concluded his remarks to the people
they had “Question And Answer Time”…just as soon as the
firing squad was in place.

..and Kyroot said:
Always remember your favorite word.

…and Kyroot said:
One chap used to like to say,
“If I can just make it through my life “I’ll worry about the rest of it later.”

…and Kyroot said:
Get ready, protect yourself,
and stand by – yet another bright-side definition of, “progress, in the secondary world”: Repairing something back to the condition it was in just before it broke.

…and Kyroot said:
Over in this other place
the nouns all got together and decided
that things would be a lot simpler if
adjectives would “go back where they came from.”

…and Kyroot said:
Appealing to the gods is calling for progress and hoping for a short cut.

…and Kyroot said:
More new Verbal Math: The difference between, “What you are”, and, “What you’re not”
is – “Everyone else.”

…and Kyroot said
One band of beings over in another zone discovered that one way to cut down on whining, was to quote the words of others.

…and Kyroot said:
The kid pulled the ole man onto his knee and said,
“Come on Pops,
tell it again,
I love the part about when the
‘Dead shall live and the living die,’
and the old timer thought,”I’as afraid of that.”

…and Kyroot said:
Opposing armies
that might appear equal in
numbers, armaments, and provisions
are not actually equal if one side doesn’t give a damn.

..and Kyroot said:
The Philosophy Professor
in the midst of his rant exclaimed,
“Opportunity makes fools of us all,” and
the kid was so overcharged (perhaps even overcome)
he had to leave the classroom and
go sit under a shady Economics Instructor.

and Kyroot said:
One uncommon jurisdiction said they were “rat-assed tired of wasting time,” and officially announced the following: “Anyone who can be questioned can’t be believed.”

…and Kyroot said:
One guy
while visiting another universe
purchased a Remote Control For The Brain.
He says that on his next trip he plans to buy something to use it on.

… and Kyroot said:
“While the City contestants are off in the sound proof booth we can tell you that the “Secret Phrase” for tonight is, ‘Thinking without a net’.”

…and Kyroot said:
As the Prime Minister and Lord Exchequer
sat by the window gazing into the rainy distance
the former finally spoke, “Tis no doubt,
no doubt at all – He was great
when he was gone.”

…and Kyroot said:
Just one more question can always get you killed.

..and Kyroot said:
“Consistent as she goes”,
directed the captain,
and the secondary helmsman knew that – “Consistent or she doesn’t go.”

and Kyroot said:
Being subtle
is an elective open only to undergraduate revolutionists.

…and Kyroot said:
In the park,
just about dark,
a reflective speaker declared to the crowd,
“You guys don’t know it, but we’re ALL expatriates,” and
a short unemployed fellow over to the left said
“Not me, I came in on a bus.”

…and Kyroot said:
The hobby of one City general was to use, as often as possible,
the word, “debacle” (and of course, shoot strangers.)

…and Kyroot said:
The past
Has no future.
If you would like to
Try on the polyblend version Of the same jacket:
The past has no future IN the future.)

and Kyroot said:
Chilling Though Useful Neural, Topographical Landscape Up-Date: It’s not much further from “here to there” than it is from “there” to where your mamma used to live.
(Take me home,
country Freuds…)

…and Kyroot said:
More people talk about it than actually talk about it.

…and Kyroot said:
One of your City’s social critics (fancy description of a sore head)
defines a party as, “A gang rape of civility.”

…and Kyroot said:
This one guy had favorite thoughts he’d think…
….and sometimes he’ll let ’em think him.

..and Kyroot said:
And from the ole mailbag comes a note from another constituent, and it asks, “But, ‘Thinking More Than You Have To’ still doesn’t make you have to go to the bathroom any less?”

…and Kyroot said:
One sergeant’s comment to the recruits at sunrise formation: “If you’re gonna be testy,
be REAL testy.”

…and Kyroot said:
One guy who always said
that he was saying this for the last time sometimes would, just to confuse his critics.

…and Kyroot said:
One kid said,
“Being thoughtful makes my head hurt,” and his old man replied, “Ponder the alternative.”

…and Kyroot said:
Those requiring
minutely detailed maps
are in for the ultimate in “unfinished journeys.

… and Kyroot said
At frightening times
this one guy would sometimes tell himself,
“Come on – be a man.”
’til one time his self replied,
“Hey, it’s your turn – YOU be the man.”

..and Kyroot said:
A centipede will never
give you the correct time.

…and Kyroot said:
Hey, try this on;
One guy, right out in public,
with a straight face and serious tone said –
Now get this – said that his brain “talked to him” – No I didn’t!

and Kyroot said:
In a certain City to your north
a guy went to a Complaint Doctor and complained,
“Hey, all I think are someone else’s thoughts.”
And the good doctor replied,
“Hey, join the club.”
So he went to the healer down the hall and said, “Doctor,
all I think are someone else’s thoughts.”
And this one replied,
“Hey, is this an epidemic or something?”
so he went to the expert on the roof who
hit him in the goobers, thereby distracting him from his complaint.

A 06/18/90-(20)
…and Kyroot said:
The stronger you get
the less likely it is that you can even FAKE your own death.

…and Kyroot said:
“Say”, said tonight’s final subversive,
“If you didn’t want it stripped, starved and stared at, you shouldn’t ‘ave brought it to the dance.”