Jan Cox Talk 0776

Only Enthusiasm Will Drive That Which Is Not Accurate

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#776 Feb 22, 1991 – 1:00 
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :13. The enthusiasm of facts is in lieu of accuracy and certainty. Acts and facts have differing areas of responsibility. Acts deliver a kind of certainty, not enthusiasm. Acts speak for themselves w/o words. Facts must generate enthusiasm, require advertising. Yet enthusiasm is a kind of accuracy itself, a distinguishing aspect of facts. Enthusiasm : facts :: accuracy : acts. The accuracy of acts: they work. The accuracy of facts: generation of enthusiasm. Scientific facts generate less enthusiasm; politico-emotional facts generate the greatest enthusiasm.

Ordinary opinions, prejudice, ideas, gossip are more exciting than dull laws, axioms and mathematical certainties. Only enthusiasm will drive what is not accurate, what is not necessary to life (death defying). Childhood is the weaning away from pure enthusiasm (i.e., “tell the truth”). Enthusiasm is reserved more for hobby interests in adulthood. For facts to approach real accuracy they must be radically new, fresh and non-polarized, requiring no City-enthusiasm.

AKS

09/24/90-(1)
…and Kyroot said:
Fresh
“Words To The Wise, Dumb, And All Those In Between”: Never tell a kid
anything you don’t want him to know. …just in case.

09/24/90-(1.5)
…and Kyroot said:
There’s a self-important “commission” down here that tries to “look after everything”; notice-you’ve never heard of them.

09/24/90-(2)
..and Kyroot said:
Advice that could probably be useful somewhere: If you want to be sure
the recipe’s done right, let someone else cook it.

09/24/90-(2.5)
…and Kyroot said:
In his persistent attempt to
stabilize many of the uncertainties in his life this one man went ahead and died.

09/24/90-(3)
…and Kyroot said:
If every day were Saturday
you’d still have mobs of people
lined up outside government offices asking,
“Pardon, but can you please tell us what day is tomorrow?”

.09/24/90-(3.5)
…and Kyroot said:
A viewer (who signs himself, “A viewer”) writes to muse that, “Being civilized is never having to say you’re satisfied.”

09/24/90-(4)
…and Kyroot said:
On this one world,
during times of conflict,
the victor of the battle was the side still talking.

09/24/90-(4.5)
…and Kyroot said:
“Dear Pa Pa”, said the kid,
“My question is: Have our betters already gone before us, or are they yet to come?”

……(As you may have already surmised,
this query sat the elder in a thorny trap.)

09/24/90-(5)
…and Kyroot said:
There’s a difference between trying to keep a secret, and being a secret.

09/24/90-(5.5)
…and Kyroot said:
A large man in the park said,
“A tiny person is like a tiny poem – they just go on and on forever.”
And his wife added,
“That’s true, until you go right ahead and sit on them,”
and from his vest pocket the big gentleman retrieved a
card that said, “Exactly!”

09/24/90-(6)
…and Kyroot said:
One City optimist,
with some sort of rash,
told his gardener,
“No man cheats, but what god himself didn’t mark the deck.”

09/24/90-(6.5)
…and Kyroot said:
Not knowing the purpose of life won’t keep you from holding a meaningful and important job therein.
….(It is just such fairness that has kept the Life Company free of union organizers)

09/24/90-(7)
…and Kyroot said:
Phone. Fax, or file under, “Apparent But True”: Revelations and scandals are shocking only if they’re shocking to you

09/24/90-(7.5)
…and Kyroot said:
Everyone’s – Yes, that’s right – everyone’s third middle name is the same, and – No, I’m not going to tell you what it is, and – Sure – Yeah, sure, most people won’t get it, but – So – Yeah – so what …(See?)

09/24/9048)
and Kyroot said:
The drama coach told the class, “You will always sound more ‘sincere’ if you will pause right before the punch-line – the climax – of what you have to say,” and a maintenance man in the hallway outside mused, “Hey, that’s what my uncle used to do with his thinking.”

09/24/90-(8.5)
…and Kyroot said:
Although a human takes credit for the line, “We stand on the shoulders of giants,” the seminal version came from genes who proclaimed, “We stand on the shoulders.”

09/24/90-(9)
…and Kyroot said:
An epithet, (obviously for some other time zone): Those who don’t “know much,” know a lot.

09/24/90-(9.5)
…and Kyroot said:
One Tuesday mid-day this one City’s “Official Guy” announced that due to growing shortages of “this and that” that hence forth only those could self-destruct who are self-defined.

09/24/90-(10)
…and Kyroot said:
A little guy rushed up and said, “May I hasten to add.”

09/24/90-(11)
…and Kyroot said:
More from the frightening though refreshing world of Subversive Physics: One thinker in the field now says he believes we are unwittingly destroying many species of sub atomic particles in our continuing attempt to minutely study them.

09/24/90-(11.5)
…and Kyroot said:
In every solar system I’ve ever seen, myths and legends have their own little favorite bar and hang out.

09/24/90- (12)
…and Kyroot said:
In the passion of his campaign for self improvement, every time he was about to arrest one of his untoward inclinations, this one guy would neurologically throw himself against the wall and shout, “Okay – assume the position!”

09/24/90-(12.5)
…and Kyroot said:
All adversaries arrive on an ad hoc basis.

09/24/90-(13)
…and Kyroot said:
I overheard a fellow say to his mate that he found something “obscenely religious” in the fact that a man could hear himself talk to the gods.

09/24/90-(13.5)
…and Kyroot said:
Time for another exciting episode in the continuing drama of, “And Now It Can Be Told! – No It Can’t! – Yes It Can!”
One man was so unrelenting in his conservation of thought that whenever he DID bring one out it would often be suffering from freezer-burn.

09/24/90-(14)
…and Kyroot said:
In certain subversive suburbs
the best treatment for fear is a good check-up.

09/24/90-(14.5)
…and Kyroot said:
After his bags and head were packed,
and he was aimed toward the front door,
his mother stopped him momentarily with these parting words,
“Over in the heart of the City
there’ll be those who’ll tell you that
being myopic is no excuse for not appreciating the audio-arts;
Son,
most of the people who tell you this
are gonna be musicians.”
(She paused for dramatic effect, then added)
“And they’re correct;
but boy, remember this also – So what!”

(Based upon the solid grounding
of this exemplary cultural advice the lad obtained scholarships in both sculpture and composing, and got a discount on his return bus ticket home.)

09/24/90-(15)
…and Kyroot said:
Then there was this other guy who’d
confide in himSELF (it didn’t do any good.)

09/24/90-(15.5)
…and Kyroot said:
A viewer out there (who it seems has obviously written in before) writes and says that he STILL thinks I just make all this stuff up; and this time he adds that he doesn’t know what to “make of this fact”.
…..(My secretary just asked
whether I think we’ve heard
the last of him,
(and her secretary asked
if we’d heard the last of ANY body?)

09/24/90-(16)
and Kyroot said:
“Hey”, said one chap, “If Life doesn’t know what It’s doing – who does?” and a second chap resnorted, “Hey, that’s what scares me.”

09/24/90-(16.5)
…and Kyroot said:
Acts can be guaranteed – facts, no.

09/24/90-(17)
…and Kyroot said:
Emotions and thoughts
spoil at a different rate.

09/24/90-(17.5)
…and Kyroot said:
One day this one kid said,
“Pop, now that I’m older and larger,
would you like to know what I think of you?”
And the ole man thought,
(but only to himself since he was on a faux,
low-sarcasm diet),
“Jeeze! – isn’t THAT what’d make my life complete –
hearing what my own blood-sucking,
genetic dependent thinks of me!”

…..(Later while taking a bath,
he re-thought the thought and thought, “Hey, why not?”
…[he hummed as he scrubbed].)

09/24/90-(18)
…and Kyroot said:
Proverb Up-Date (no need to thank me now): Remember, there is no time
like the present… except for the past and the future.

09/24/90-(18.5)
…and Kyroot said:
One man (who claims to have an Inner-Galactic Muse Permit) mused, “Thinking is akin to warfare; many bemoan its commencement, and many dread its end.”

09/24/90-(19)
..and Kyroot said:
And then there was this other guy whose attitude toward himself was just about what you’d suspect.

09/24/90-(19.5)
…and Kyroot said:
Whenever he was going out of town
this one chap would pack a small valise
with several of his own, home-town opinions – just in case he had to
stay overnight.

09/24/90-(20)
…and Kyroot said:
That which is obvious is fading fast.