Jan Cox Talk 0772

Only Those Privy to the Facts Can Feel Corrupted by Them

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#772 Feb 15, 1991 – 1:00
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :15. Only those privy to the facts feel corrupted by them. Only beings who can think, feel debased and brutalized by thought (“we all think too much; those who think the most, suffer the most”). Note the commonly believed best way to enlightenment is by “stopping thought”. Note that despots/religio-political institutions feel most threatened by, and seek to ruthlessly control the arts (i.e., facts), not acts.

The first thought corrupts forever the Primary Level World. The more uncertain an outcome of an activity is (i.e., the fact-world) the more you have to dress up. Where services are guaranteed, little dress up is required (e.g., mechanics, plumbers, etc. – the world of acts). The more uncertain the outcome of thinking is, the more it must be dressed up.

AKS

09/17/90-(1)
…and Kyroot said:
Kings, and uncommon intellects
don’t sweat…… (leastwise where it shows.)

09/17/90-(2)
..and Kyroot said:
Bargain (or at least, cheapest) Counsel Of The Day:
If you hear some idea you don’t like, just say,
“I don’t believe it.” ’cause most people wouldn’t know the difference
between “like,” and “believe” if the difference
actually existed,
and it crept up and peed on their tires.

….(That’ll be twenty dollars, please, or a nickel or whatever you have…)

09/17/90-(2.5)
…and Kyroot said:
Trying to make
“heads or tails” of something
holds potential profit only in a casino
where odd-man-out is played to the flip of an unbiased nickel.

…(Dealer’s Addendum: If you ever FIND a City
with such an establishment you tell ’em ole Kyroot said to “Comp you,”
yes sir-ree, comp you when you walk through the door.)

09/17/90-(3)
…and Kyroot said:
There, yeah, over there in the City, was a man who faithfully kept a daily diary,
but its reports proved to be just as unreliable as was the guy himself.

09/17/90-(3.5)
and Kyroot said:
The less certain the outcome of your activity the more you have to dress up.

09/17/9044)
…and Kyroot said:
This one fellow stopped another on the street and demanded, “If ‘S’ is such an important letter then why do so many words start with it?”

09/17/90-(4.5)
…and Kyroot said:
Many people
thought they heard something when all it was
was a noise.

09/17/90-(5)
…and Kyroot said:
Every morning
this one guy would remind himself.

09/17/90-(5.5)
…and Kyroot said:
On one of your collateral worlds
they have a proverb that says,
“A man with advice and criticism
is like a mysterious stranger
riding into an oasis
with saddle bags brimming with sand and thirst.”

09/17/90-(6)
…and Kyroot said:
One kindly ole father
(well, he had on a kindly-old-father mask)
told his kid,
“Don’t feel so bad,
why they’re folks that just wish they
HAD a gift horse to look in the mouth.”
And to this day neither the lad,
nor his Trojan buddies are really certain
if that’s what the ole man meant, or what.

09/17/90-(7)
…and Kyroot said:
From the areas of City technology
we have a report from a Dr. Albert Bremmel
announcing his contribution to the field – “Bremmel-Vision.”
He says that’s all that needs to be said -“Bremmel-Vision.”
He says that when you’ve said “Bremmel-Vision” you’ve said it all.

09/17/90-(7.5)
and Kyroot said:
There is this one universe that constantly calls the roll
when it KNOWS that not everyone is there yet.

09/17/90-(8)
…and Kyroot said:
One fellow who had
all his ducks in a row was let down by a column of chickens.

q09/17/90-(8.5)
…and Kyroot said:
Besides the ones I’ve already mentioned,
there’re forces in the universe you don’t even want to HEAR about.

(And, Oh Yeah: Some of them
probably don’t wanna hear about you either.)

09/17/90-(9)
…and Kyroot said:
Any info with at least 20 psi is drivable.

09/17/90-(9.5)
.and Kyroot said:
On this one planet
it will often suddenly get real dark,
then without warning immediately brighten back up,
then get deluged with rain,
then everybody will be inexplicably happy,
then deeply depressed,
then abruptly the skies will clear,
then many people will get large pimples,
then it will get real, real hot, and
lots of people will lose large sums in the stock market,
and lots and lots of other unscheduled, and unpredicted
things would happen;
the inhabitants of this world fondly named it,
“What The Fuck’s Goin’ On Here?”

09/17/90-(10)
and Kyroot said:
Just as a little joke,
this one guy,
in seriously, mock astonishment,
one day suddenly turned to his mind and said,
“Are YOU still here?”

09/17/90-(10.5)
…and Kyroot said :
In the neighborhood over by the City brewery,
a plastic surgeon,
obviously with his finger and financial insight
on the pulse of his potential patients,
celebrated the opening of his new office with a large sign
announcing – “Special Introductory Prices On Bladder Enlargements.”

09/17/90-(11)
…and Kyroot said:
Over on this one world
(which some say, “smells funny”)
the man who coined the term, “futile hope”
was sentenced to ten years
of wearing a suit and tie to bed every night.

09/17/90-(12)
..and Kyroot said:
One lad just sat around dreaming of success so much that the Fame Fairy
in the normal course of her duties
finally fulfilled all of his glorious dreams down to the smallest detail.

…(What’s the problem? You can’t take a joke?)

09/17/90-(12.5)
…and Kyroot said:
Amongst today’s mail is a card from a viewer who says,
“Dear Kyroot (or whatever your name REALLY is):
After following your proceedings
(or whatever they REALLY are) for some months now
it seems to me – Yours Truly –
(or whoever I REALLY am by now)
that we are faced with the need for a
whole new definition of the word ‘perplexing.’
Sincerely, bla-bla-bla.”

Dear Viewer: I am hard pressed to believe that we have truly wrung the last drop from the present perception of that most splendid word.

…(Thirty-Love,
the fat planet’s serve.)

09/17/90-(13)
…and Kyroot said:
When the time comes – EVERY one catches hell.

..(But as one cosmic coach noted,-“It’s easier if you’ve got your own glove.”)

09/17/90-(13. 5 )
…and Kyroot said:
One chap who lived in the late sixteen-hundreds did so just as a ruse.

09/17/90-(14)
…and Kyroot said:
The Official Announcer of The City announced, “To certain death,
do all things go,” and a fresh face amidst the populace axed, “Does that include adverbs and adjectives?”

“Certainly not!”

09/17/90-(14.5)
…and Kyroot said:
One spring day,
not long after the march of the Ides,
a king sat the young prince down and said,
“I shall tell you as my father told me – A monarch’s prime concerns will be taxes, religion, and foreign policy,” and the prince thought,
“Where does gettin’ laid come into all this?”

09/17/90-(15)
…and Kyroot said:
Why even bother to be cheap and tacky
if you’re not going to have pretensions?

09/17/90-(,15.5)
–and Kyroot said:
On the landscape of this one curious electrical world
three red birds are worth eight headaches.

09/17/90-(16)
..and Kyroot said:
One fellow who had studied philosophy and some computer programming,
and who had held down a number of reasonably respectable jobs,
now merely floats and exists as a “bag-person” on the mean
streets of a local City,
and he explains his tangible downfall as being the result
of an inner turmoil brought on by him asking himself,
“Why the paucity of religious fervor-in the Antarctic?”

09/17/90-(16.5)
…and Kyroot said:
On a particularly blustery day
the ole man pulled the kid into a corner and confided,
“They’re gonna tell you that it’s good for a man to ‘know his limits,’
and well that may be, but son
I say it’d be a damn sight better to
introduce them limits to some other guy and tell ’em
that HE’S you.”

09/17/90-(17)
…and Kyroot said:
I once met a chap who made his comments sound more important than they were.

….(As balm for your concern – this was long ago and far away.)

09/17/90-(17.5)
…and Kyroot said:
A City guy’s best ally,
perhaps, is aging hormones.

09/17/90-(18)
…and Kyroot said:
Attempting to explain his impossible-to-ignore failure as a historian,
one son told the family, “Well…I came in in the middle
of everything.”

09/17/90-(18.5)
…and Kyroot said:
After years of enmity and heated wrangling between him and his creatures,
this one god issued what he said would be his final word on the matter,
the official statement read,
“Hey, it’s better than nothing.”

09/17/90-(19)
…and Kyroot said:
Simply “aggravating a problem”
IS one way to deal with a problem.

09/17/90-(19.5)
…and Kyroot said:
The difference between any two facts is equal to their sum,
divided by two,
seen through a stereo-scope.

09/17/90-(20)
and Kyroot said:
And yet a final viewer writes to ask
why I do not more often remind the audience
NOT to ever assume that my stories regarding kings,
gods,
ole sore-heads,
ole men and kids,
partners and viewers
might have some additional meaning
and even application to them individually – well,
I don’t for two
reasons:
First is that they
might actually
take the warning
seriously, and
secondly is that
it’s not necessary.

09/17/90- (21)
…and Kyroot said:
Bright and early,
first thing each and every morning,
this one guy would face himself in the mirror over the sink, looking specifically toward his upper forehead and declare, “Today, my friend – we clean house!”