Jan Cox Talk 0734

This Thing Is the Ultimate Energy Exchange, But With No Market


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#734 Dec 3, 1990 – 1:08
Notes by TK

The conservative, bland nature of ordinary existence is for the sake of Secondary Level World continuity (and transition), and it enters via speech. E.g., “interviews” where the interviewee uses the interviewer’s question as the initial part of his response. One person’s ending is the start of someone else’s beginning. Also, teasers/promo of upcoming news coverage during the news; this is the height of efficiency in giving episodic consciousness a “patina of seamlessness”.

Alcohol/drugs interfere with personal continuity; this is disturbing to others (thus to Life) and Life causes many to be critical of such behavior. Continuity is a very important ingredient in the machinery of energy distribution within the Body of Life.

When men entered into the civilizing process by beginning to band together, note that the first institution necessary for Secondary Level World growth is commercial exchange, i.e., trade. The ultimate trade is in information, particularly SL info. The trade in This Thing info (outside the range of continuity) is the ultimate info exchange, but it has no commercial market; there is no one to trade with.

Therefore one must find/re-invent a marketplace. This requires a sacrifice, the ultimate sacrifice: sacrifice of your own knowledge. But it is the most impossible of all sacrifices while appearing to be the easiest. The sacrifice of knowledge must be effected without keeping the memory alive of having done so, for memory is the agent of individual continuity.


…and Kyroot said:
Knowing what you’re doing’s almost like being in love.

…and Kyroot said:
One somewhat elusive park philosopher,
ofttimes glimpsed darting from tree to tree,
stopped long enough to whisper this note to me,
“Facing one’s eccentricities is not so easy as it sounds.”

and Kyroot said:
Sacrifice is not possible for a man with a good memory.

..and Kyroot said:
In Greenland
oranges are an anomaly,
while in Orlando
the temperature is constant.

…and Kyroot said:
This one kid gathered up his wits and most formidable facial expression
and announced “Life is like a hockey game,” and
his mother appeared and injected,
“Now I’ve told you before – Life is like a horse race.”
And although the youngster walked away without protest
he was not actually impressed,
knowing that dear Ma Ma was still a bookie.

…and Kyroot said:
There was once a race of people who could only be serious if they didn’t think about it.

…and Kyroot said:
After some white wine and congenial schmoozing at a recent party,
one critic gave with half a gesture and smile and admitted
that the best part of his profession was in “always having the last word.”
He took another full sip of chardonnay and added,
“Assuming artists and writers don’t begin to arm themselves.”

…and Kyroot said:
In that great fictitious rest room, over one illustrious neuronal-urinal, graffiti; “Sex is a one-way street running in all directions.”

… and Kyroot said:
Continuously, everything’ s just “setting the stage.

…and Kyroot said:
The Welcoming Sign and
Civic Motto posted at the outskirts
of one world simply said,
“If You’re From Out Of Town You’re Out Of Luck.”

and Kyroot said:
Believing that someone can “insult your intelligence” is the same as having a hero.

…and Kyroot said:
“When-something-is-over” is eventually a noun – a thing-specific. “When-something-is-over” is finally a part of what it was that got over…
(Memories must eat like
everything else, No?)

…and Kyroot said:
I perceive that progress in the Cynical Section of the City is now measured via going from a belief that one must choose between good and evil, to selecting from either evil, or son-of-evil.

… and Kyroot said:
And yet it remains: The problem with definitions
continues to be the words.

… and Kyroot said:
Not everyone who’s relieved
admits it……
(Nor is such
necessarily fruitful.)

…and Kyroot said:
Men cannot give a complete account of themselves least they expire by so doing.

…and Kyroot said:
“Where’s The Justice I Ask You– Variation Unnumbered”: Those who live on
dairy farms seldom take Coleridge
all that seriously.

… and Kyroot said:
The end of his beginning
is the beginning of someone else.

07/04/90-(12)–…and Kyroot said:
Those with thoughtful, seriously bent brows
who say, “Well that about covers it,” can put the cat to bed.

… and Kyroot said:
Half of Life
wants to tell the other half – “Got’cha!”

…and Kyroot said:
“Being confident,” declared one ole burr-head (a close relative of the sore-head),
“Being confident is like
weather forecasts of the mind.”

… and Kyroot said:
Don’t worry about lay-offs and recessions; so long as you can explain what you do you’ll always have something to do.

…and Kyroot said:
One guy told me that his
“first thoughts on a subject”
seemed to always be his best ones,
but while he was momentarily distracted,
his partner whispered that those were usually his only ones.

… and Kyroot said:
Cheerful Thought For The Day: There is a company of
crazed bagpipers awaiting us all.
…(And Praise-Be-To-Cicero that all disturbing thoughts
may be considered metaphorical. …[“Yes, but then again,” said one kid, “Is an allegorical bagpipe any less lethal than a literal one?”])

…and Kyroot said:
When you’re dead
EVERYbody reads your mail.

… and Kyroot said:
Making conditional plans, (you’ll all be pleased to know)
is damn near like not making plans at all.

and Kyroot said:
Always remember this
(unless you’d like to forget it at no additional charge): Everyone who complains knows exactly what the problem is; (they just don’t want to take any action that might later subject them to legal responsibility.)

…and Kyroot said:
There’s a by-pass on the way to
damn near everywhere.

and Kyroot said:
When this one king, (who, I might add,
took the “king thing” quite seriously)
heard the truism regarding the equality of man
that says, “Both peasants and kings
put on their pants one leg at a time,” he
gave the people exactly twenty-four hours to either
get rid of all their pants,
or abandon their legs.

…and Kyroot said:
“confidential moves”
can later prove embarrassing but then again – What can’t?

…and Kyroot said:
From one group of fans over on Life’s side of the field
arose this cheer,
“Brilliance If Possible,
Beauty If Able,
But Above All – Continuity.”

…and Kyroot said:
About the most that can be said from a 3-D City view is that
“The past is temporarily out of town.”

…and Kyroot said:
While sitting and “thinking” (as he was so pleased to call it)
this one chap suddenly thought,
“Those who have nothing to write about
write about themselves,” and he was so
self-impressed over having this idea
that he was just on the verge of also thinking
that he might now go and complete his autobiography, but
decided that was too obvious an ending
even for a Kyroot.