Jan Cox Talk 0780

Civilization: The Continued Attempt to Create New Euphemisms


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#780 Mar 1, 1991 – 1:00 
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :13 (guess who). Facts draw man’s attention from too-close scrutiny of acts. What if all acts have the potential to be too corruptive, frightening, disturbing to man? All words (facts) are a special sort of euphemism, not for other words, but for acts. They are more pleasant terms for otherwise unpleasant acts. Facts are “stay-at-home” w/o words; with words they are “facts with feet” and can move out with efficiency. Civilization can be seen as the continuing attempt to create new euphemisms. No one can fully detail in words, change and growth w/o noting that some acts will always be unpleasant to someone. Is unpleasantness of acts a result of the acts themselves or of the describing facts? All the brain’s problems are fact-based.

All thinking is a form of distraction w/o which man would be totally act oriented. Thinking acts to pull man’s attention “elsewhere”. Thus acts cannot be closely scrutinized when facts are present. The Real Revolutionist remedy for this: thinking more than you have to; non-euphemistic, non-focused, non-local thinking.


and Kyroot said:
One guy wants it known that he doesn’t feel that way any more.

and Kyroot said:
There’s one form of reality that doesn’t have any news – or should I say,
there USED to be

and Kyroot said:
In an attempt to save the tax payers some money one state simply announced that
everyone who was guilty should turn themselves in.

and Kyroot said:
Notice posted, then quickly removed: “There Is No Such Thing As,
‘Self-Combobulation’ Although Many People Practice It Around Here.”

..and Kyroot said:
One professional strength ole sore head says what he dreads most about being dead is having to just “lay there and take it.”

…and Kyroot said:
The basis of ordinary humor
is the limitations of the human mind.

…and Kyroot said:
A couple of gods were hanging out,
passing a good time
when the taller one said,
“I’ve noticed that your little creatures
are just as cute as they can be.” And
the other one eye-balled him suspiciously and replied,
“Say, is this a trick observation?”

and Kyroot said:
And from the viewer’s mail bag comes this letter, “Dear Mr. Kyroot: Come on – tell us the truth!”

10/0 1/90- (5)
…and Kyroot said:
Every morning,
bright and semi early,
one chap would rap himself sharply on the side of his head and say,
“Stay tuned
for further developments.”

and Kyroot said:
In the speech of The Giants there are no such things as conjunctions.

…and Kyroot said:
They don’t serve “kid’s plates” in dreamland.

10/01/90- (6.5)
and Kyroot said:
On planet number HS-Four Nine 0, some people have the most fun from the waist down, and some from the neck up, and still others call room service and go out in flames.

…and Kyroot said:
Why, this one guy had so many thoughts he had to get his brain to help out.

and Kyroot said:
One kid’s first major insight he expressed thusly, “The less secondary, and more “act-based” you are, the less you can afford psychological problems.”

…and Kyroot said:
If, as the old proverb says, “The receiver is as guilty as the thief,” what does that imply about those who entertain the thoughts of others?

and Kyroot said:
A man noted, “It’s not so much that poets cry, but that they un-thinkingly drown in each other’s tears.”

…and Kyroot said:
Any good advice is trick advice.

and Kyroot said:
“All pleasure is but skin deep,” said one guy, “And thank god,” replied his skin — I mean, partner.

…and Kyroot said:
One healer’s strange credo was, “I’ll Only Treat What Ails You.”

…(Need I note that three or four dimensions would be insufficient for his type of practice.)

and Kyroot said:
In the secondary world things ARE as the facts present them to be, and nothing you can say will change it.
….(other than the degree to which the addition of what you say may effect it.)

…and Kyroot said:
Then there’s this other guy who tries to blame it all on life.

and Kyroot said:
One guy’s “Guy Permit” is said to be under serious review by the authorities.

…and Kyroot said:
So as to by pass those uncomfortable, middle stages of routine history, this one state just forthwith condemned EVERYbody’s property and EVERYbody’s ideas
and then they PAR-TEED!

…and Kyroot said:
Whatever is thought is a fait acompli somewhere.

…..(Act Two: “Pa Pa, what does ‘somewhere’ mean?” “Good question, my boy; just picture what you THINK ‘somewhere’ means, and take it somewhere else.”

…..[Due to the specious conclusiveness of some numbers there will be no Act Three].)

10/01/90- (13)
…and Kyroot said:
“Hey”, said the oldest of the Hey Brothers, “What’s the use in being young if you don’t have a ‘pig-fuck’ attitude.”
“Hey yeah”, cried another of the brothers, “And what’s the sense in growing up if you’re just gonna lose it?”
(and they gave a concluding, unison – “Hey!”)

…and Kyroot said:
One man you never hear of any more (if indeed you ever did) constructed a whole working philosophy on one word.

..and Kyroot said:
In his almost super human desire to do better, this one guy did.

10/01/90- (14.5)
…and Kyroot said:
Another viewer writes in seeking our advice concerning a notice he received in the mail; he sent it along, and I will read it for your consideration (in its entirety it says), “Your – Yes, ‘your’ in the specific individual sense– Your time zone has been canceled.”

10/01/90 (415)
…and Kyroot said:
In a confessional moment a guy said, “Yeah, well I’ll admit that I do have some naughty thoughts,” and an out of town voice visiting his brain injected, “Why not be precise; If you have any thoughts, at least half of them are going to be naughty.”

….(The guy asked the transient observer if he’d like to “do lunch” later.)

…and Kyroot said:
I regret to inform you that the Kyroot originally planned for this spot in the program cannot be presented this evening; it was going to be a report on a certain round robin discussion, but one which was unexpectedly broken up by some blue jay demonstrators.

…and Kyroot said:
In the midst of an otherwise inexplicable fit this one guy suddenly looked around.

…and Kyroot said:
A certain king, whilst sitting around with some of his Prime (and Budget-Cut) Ministers discussing the growing sophistication of his domain, looked off out the window, (absent-mindedly peeling the label from his long neck) and said, “I think that those who want to ‘present the news’ should be required to make the news.”

…and Kyroot said:
Dance tip from the Stratospheric Ballroom: “On every date, someone’s late.”

…(On a bathroom wall some synaptic wag wrote, if you’re big and burly, you can come early.” …[the Poetry Police quickly had this forcibly removed].)

…and Kyroot said:
After a vigorous panel discussion regarding the topic of, “Nurture vs Nature” vis a vis human development, one of the psychological conferees turned to me and said, “Insofar as the question of whether man’s inner chemistry has any effect on his personality and behavior, I say – ‘Maybe yes, and maybe no,'” and I, being temporarily bereft of reasonable restraint replied, “You’re correct – TWICE:”

…and Kyroot said:
There is a heretofore undiscovered mathematical relationship between the number of thoughts possible, and the number of thoughts thought.

…and Kyroot said:
A couple of god-guys were talking over a couple of cold ones,
and the chillier of the two said,
“Hey, you’ll enjoy this;
A while back when I was running the ‘Day Of Reckoning’ for my
little recently deceased creatures,
as each one would step up I’d ask his name
then look intently down into this big ole book I keep
on my desk,
I’d repeat their name several times,
turn pages and doing some ‘Hummmm-ing’ noises,
then finally look up at them,
slowly turn my head side to side and gravely say,
“You should’ve known, you should’ve known.

…and Kyroot said:
Graffiti on one neural wall,
“What curious notions life plants in men’s minds to picture progress.”

…and Kyroot said:
One guy lamented to his mirror,
“Ohh, I cannot tell you the number of times
I have cried and suffered.
…. Well, sure I COULD,
but you’d just walk away like everyone else.”

10/01/90- (20)
…and Kyroot said:
The tonic for all spells of disorientation is to simply remember that
everyone lives on the planet they believe they live on.

…and Kyroot said:
(In case you never thunk about it): Another reason speech’s veracity
is suspect is that all words are cousins.

…and Kyroot said:
At the birthday bash his creatures threw for him
this one god got a bit, shall we say – tipsy –
became malt-moved-magnanimous and made the following revelation,
“Ah, my little beings, my smallish friends; when malicious things
occur in your lives,
existence itself seems
but when pleasure is
your personal attendant
all of life becomes

…Well, you can just
imagine how upset
they were upon
hearing that someone
had forgotten to bring
the tape deck.)

10/01/90- (21.5)
…and Kyroot said:
The ultimate corruption of acts is facts; their salvation
the same.

A 10/01/90- (21.75)
…and Kyroot said:
One guy had so much fun he didn’t come back.

…..(“Yeah, but some of those left here could still smell him.”)

10/01/90- (22)
…and Kyroot said:
If you’re going to wait for the final word at least resist the urge to do so.