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No One Can State a Simple Fact Without Adding Their Own to It

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#814 May 10, 1991 – 1:00
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :12. Only New Intelligence can profitably look the obvious dead in the eye. It is unacceptable for the ordinary intellect to look the obvious in the eye—it is too close to acts, to “outdated” fact-acts. E.g., like returning to demon-possession explanation for untoward behavior vs. modern Freudian explanatory models. Ordinary intellect can see the obvious, but cannot analyze it; it can talk about it, but not profitably, i.e., freed from personal bias. No one can simply state an obvious fact w/o adding their own fact to it (according to their bias) which removes the statement from the realm of the obvious.

AKS

12/12/90-(1)
..and Kyroot said:
One people tell a story of a man
who gets up every morning,
has a nice breakfast,
takes a warm shower,
then puts on his best clothes and
climbs down into a twelve foot hole in the ground
where he stays for eight hours, then returns home.

12/12/90-(1.5)
..and Kyroot said:
One man says that he
Sometimes feels so all alone that He darn near feels intelligent.

12/12/90-(2)
and Kyroot said:
One universe gave lots and plenty of “adequate warning,”
“And” as one planet put it, “A lot of good-good it did us.”

12/12/90-(3)
and Kyroot said:
One guy hollered, “I couldn’t help it – my hormones made me do it.”
Query: Will you be surprised if no one’s impressed?
Query: Do you believe that everyone knows this already,
and just doesn’t care?
Query: In whatever you believe about this
will your hormones play any part?
Query: “I couldn’t help it – my hormones made me do it.”

12/12/90-(3.5)
..and Kyroot said:
A brief note to a
blind man MAY not be brief enough.

12/12/90-(4)
…and Kyroot said:
One invading horde
fashioned their battle cry on the wailing of unarmed babies.

12/12/90-(4.5)
..and Kyroot said:
Even as the ship was sinking
the captain had the Chief Steward walking the decks declaring,
“Five bells, and all’s well.”
(He later noted that the passengers had paid good money
for the voyage and deserved no less than a
positive attitude from the crew.)

12/12/90-(5)
…and Kyroot said:
One day the nose asked,
“Say, who does the PR work for the eyes anyway?”

12/12/90-(5.5)
..and Kyroot said:
A viewer writes to ask that
If words can be twisted enough
Is it possible to give life a muscle spasm ?
(You know,
perhaps related to naught, but I sometimes wonder if it’s possible to watch this show TOO much…)

12/12/90-(6)
…and Kyroot said:
One guy named his very best thoughts, Lollipops, (since Tootsie Roll was protected by copyright).

12/12/90- (6.5)
..and Kyroot said:
One king
Subjected the people to
All of his OWN ills,
Which IS the difference between the
Ruler and the ruled.
…..(Undated, Unrelated Corollary, no number given):
Just because,
In a verbal sense,
You “get something”
Doesn’t always mean there was
Anything TO get.

…..(This Corollary has no
Operational pertinence to Those Who Know Better.)

12/12/90-(7)
…and Kyroot said:
In a vigorous intellectual universe
could a plagiarist ever experience delight?

12/12/90-(7.5)
..and Kyroot said:
Right in the midst of the festivities
He stopped the music and loudly announced,
“Were it not for my mind
I wouldn’t even BE here today,” and
All his friends fell back in
mock AND real surprise.

12/12/90-(8)
…and Kyroot said:
One guy was too embarrassed to ask.

12/12/90- (8. 5)
..and Kyroot said:
At the back door,
As he would depart for
Further education,
Each morning would stand the Ole man who would tell the kid, “Adjectives are for fools, and Adverbs are for idiots.”

12/12/90-(8.75)
..and Kyroot said:
Few warriors
Write readable memoirs. Ever wonder why?
Might you ever wonder WHAT
this may have to do with
your own private,
Inner nervous-system
history of literature and warfare?

12/12/90- ( 9 )
..and Kyroot said:
The best thing about not being able to “go back home” is not being able to go back home.

12/12/90-(9.5)
..and Kyroot said:
Spaketh one guy,
“What good IS fun if
you have to plan for it”?
…(He expected a more
Insightful response from his
Inner friends, but
It was hard to hear over
All the noise.
Two months later he
tried the same question, but
this time substituted
the word “serious” for “fun.”)

12/12/90-(10)
…and Kyroot said:
As an experiment
one god started him another new reality based entirely on the word “maybe.”

12/12/90-(10.5)
..and Kyroot said:
That particular city philosopher who
Frequents the number fourteen cross-town bus, last time I so rode
whispered to a lady with a bag this message, “An extremely long journey
should NEVER be commenced at the very beginning…Won’t be sufficient time,
Not enough time.”
…..(Many riders deplaned
At the next stop.)

12/12/90-(11)
…and Kyroot said:
After several years of private, un-funded research one chap has concluded that his own neural system is a “catalyst for stupidity.”

12/12/90- (11.5)
..and Kyroot said:
Another person writes to say
That although he’s only seen
Twenty-seven of our shows
He can already think about things that
None of his friends can;
(He wants to know if he
owes me any royalties
whenever he does this?)

12/12/90-(12)
…and Kyroot said:
There was a god who noticed
that one of his neighborhoods had cut back considerably
on them telling what kinda guys they were;
so he called them all together and said,
“Have you people ever heard the story of Job?
And would you like to see a tale revived,
and re-told times twenty?”
…..(As he sauntered away
several of the assembled
made a secret seditious gesture.)

12/12/90-(12.5)
..and Kyroot said:
Then in a moment of unexpected clarity
the poet dropped back to the
punt position.

12/12/90-(13)
…and Kyroot said:
Scenes from a dialogue of a different sort: “Specifics can choke a hippo.”
“Yes, but then we could eat him.”
“But I don’t want to eat him.”
“Then be less specific and he can eat you.”

12/12/90- (13.5)
..and Kyroot said:
On that certain special day
The father told his three sons,
“Nothing is more important than history.
The past is all that we can know for certain.”
And the first lad accepted the idea as
words to live by, and
the second son decided to
dedicate his life to testing the notion, while
the third one,
being the rebellious sort, thought,
“If indeed this IS correct
then it can BE of no consequence whatsoever.”

12/12/90-(14)
and Kyroot said:
For best viewing results
always keep your eye just out of sight.

12/12/90-(14.5)
..and Kyroot said:
The rebel leader, and
Undesignated pretender to the throne,
After being accused of many things,
One day thought,
“Boy, I sure have been accused of many things.”
…..(Political post script: How else do you know
you’re making head-way?!)

12/12/90-(15)
..and Kyroot said:
In his complaints regarding the kid’s faulty memory
the ole man would often declaim,
“If you don’t remember what you did
how do you know what you did?”
and after several years of this
one day the lad spoke up,
“Pop, if you keep asking me that
I’m going to ask you how the rest of life
seems to operate quite nicely on no better basis.”

12/12/90-(15.5)
..and Kyroot said:
Although he tried,
one man just couldn’t see the purpose.

12/12/90-(16)
..and Kyroot said:
“So?”, he asked,
“What difference does it make? The end’s always near SOMEthing.”

12/12/90-(16.5)
..and Kyroot said:
The over-night, city delivery service
Brought a package which
Turned out to contain only a note
From a gent which is his claim that
HE wrote all of the works
Generally attributed to Yeats;
He says not to ask him to “prove it”,
He says let William Butler prove HE DIDN”T.

12/12/90-(16.75)
..and Kyroot said:
At those odd times when
His creatures would
Try and be nice to him,
This one god would scoff and say,
“You’re bluffing.”

12/12/90-(17)
…and Kyroot said:
One guy would only exercise when he wasn’t looking.

12/12/90-(18)
…and Kyroot said:
One home-fried father’s passionate advice to his genetic name sake was thusly,
“Son, don’t ever say a sentence that came from out of town.”

12/12/90-(18.5)
..and Kyroot said:
The guy who won
This year’s,
“Guy Of The City Award”
Did so in part
Through his essay which said,
“I measure not my progress
By meters of advancement, but
Rather by degrees of survival.”

12/12/90- (19)
..and Kyroot said:
According to the latest, AND best evidence.

12/12/90- (19.25)
..and Kyroot said:
One guy’ s partner was also
Someone else’s partner – but wait,
EVERYBODY’ s partner is
Someone else’s partner too, and,
Oh yeah,
This “someone else” is the
Same for everybody.

12/12/90- (19.5)
..and Kyroot said:
A gentleman who says he
NEVER watches our show,
(And says he didn’t even know
We HAD one, at that),
Writes in to state that from now on,
When ever he wants to use a
Particular word
He’s going to spell it any damn way he likes,
“AND”,
He says,
If we don’t like it
We can go,
“Straight to heel.”

12/12/90-(19.75)
..and Kyroot said:
While the myths of
Some dimensional realities
Say that the
Forces of good will suffer
Ultimate defeat by the
Forces of ill,
The greater telling of such tales
Would be to note that the
Love of habit will inevitably
Fall to the needs of change.

12/12/90-(20)
..and Kyroot said:
One ole man said that
He thought so highly of his kid that he never GAVE him any advice.
(Query: Can the power of the solitary complement the vigor of silence?)

12/12/90-(20.5)
..and Kyroot said:
At his birthday celebray,
In his annual address to the people
The king said these words,
“The times change, and
We change with them,
For we ARE the times.
Without man there is nothing.”

12/12/90-(21)
…and Kyroot said:
At a deeper level,
it’s not NECESSARY to call home.