Jan Cox Talk 0881

In any Situation, One Thing Is Always Possible: Talking About It

PREVNEXT

Summary = See below
Condensed News Items = See below
News Item Gallery = jcap 1991-05-13 -0881
Transcript = None
Key Words =

Summary

#881 Oct 14, 1991 – 1:00
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :18. Talk assures man the experience of an on-going process. Talking verbalizes a ‘thing’, noun, subject. Conclusions of speech are not final statements of fact, but “presently acceptable operating procedures”. The knowledge of this exists at. the PL/Primary level but not at the SL/Secondary Level. Conclusions always disappear, are dead.

Secondary Level World “conclusions” are simply people doing what is possible at that time; and one thing that is always possible: talking about it. Talk gives a feeling that there is more to the subject/organization than there is. It must do this to give Secondary Level World substance at all


The News

In one universe the question of the hour is: Can nervous people think?

***

A chap in the city says, “It’s hard enough just being alive without having to THINK ABOUT IT!”

***

To save time, immediately after its initial formation this one country announced its Second Revolution. (“Hey,” said Herbert to his brain, “Why can’t you do that!”)

***

Over at one of the unscheduled events, the winner of the game was whoever was left standing with an unused semi-colon.

***

One man recently announced that he is his own self reincarnated; (congratulations — I think).

***

In a certain musically-tuned corner of one galaxy, encouraging others to “tell what kinda guy they are” is like saying, “Give the bass player some.” (A man who does not look at life on the basis of how everything may have effected him and his thinking, can be dangerous…he might even offer for public office. [Quick! — run for your lives — (if you have any).]

***

Anyone with loyalty to a neural homeland is no revolutionist.

***

Primary contests are decided each day, but no scores kept; in secondary games, the opposite appears so.

***

A good story is not properly reported until it is reported to death. (This is true both in the news room, and in yo’ head.)

***

One Thursday while the king was out somewhere mucking about, an uncle took the prince aside and told him, “A regent should never look upon what may befall him as ‘bad luck’, but rather as what would have been his own ‘good luck’ had it happened to his foe.” …(Some younger neurons start a pleasurable frolic amidst the exhilaration of the lightning field, only to soon wilt and wish for Mary and the Lamb’s subdued return.)

***

In this one world the ultimate insult is to tell someone, “You’ve got cheap genes.”

***

(I apologize in advance to all of the ordinary minded viewers of our show, but here is another of those Disgusting Laws No One Ever Had The Decency To Notice): “If you think that others should change to your way of thinking — you’re not satisfied with it either.” (Forgive me.)

***

In a face to face meeting with a group of his creatures this one god told them, “You’re a bunch of two-bit guys; I like two-bit guys.”

***

A man with a dictionary at the bus stop can make everybody uneasy.

***

An ole man asked the kid, “Is indifference hereditary?”, and was replied, “How should I know.” Then he asked the wife, “Can anger be laterally inherited?”, and she said, “Leave me the hell alone.” And thus he never knew.

***

At the top of the program the announcer said, “We open tonight with news of the world, followed by a chemical balance update; it could be the other way around — but how would you ever know the difference.”

***

Putting on his bomber squadron jacket and silk scarf, he gazed pensively out across the runway and said, “I fear my hormones have flown too many missions.”

***

Those of supreme renown would require no adjectives in their introduction; (same with private, provocative neural performers). …(I suppose that some may soar on ahead and surmise the “Ultimate Introduction” as being no introduction at all. …[Well — soar on, you slippery, subversive sky divers, you].)

***

In a show down between rhythm and rhyme — put your money on the drummer — if he’s armed.

***

When in doubt — don’t stay there.

***

Headlines unadaptable to city papers: “The Name of Life is ‘Change’; The Name of Life is ‘Stability’.”

***

Suburban Synaptic Summary: Making silly gestures at your neighbors is one way to prove you have neighbors.

***

Once man’s intangible, secondary world is established, and speech in full bloom, it becomes as spatial, and confined as the physical, primary one.

***

With the promise of even a better tomorrow, the city fathers unveiled the newly formed Bureau of Embarrassment.

***

More conversation: “Hey, want to play some more?” “Sure.” “Okay, what’s the difference in a primary hobby and a secondary one?” “Well…I’m not exactly sure how to put it; maybe you should go ahead and tell me.” “There are no primary hobbies.” “Oh! — I knew that — that’s why I didn’t want to answer.” “I see.” “By the way: Why have so many of these questions begun to be ‘trick’ questions?” “Why have you just begun to notice?”

***

Due to recent advances in fiber optics technology, along with his own regimen of intellectual self-improvement, this one chap says that now, during the hotter summer months, he is able to offer himself out as a sponge bath.

***

In response to some current and historical inquiries let me say this: If the revolution did ever exist in some specific, physical locale there would first have to be developed an alternative to the north and south poles.

***

Recently examined, extraterrestrial graffiti: “Only the pedestrian attempt the possible.”

***

According to a recent city report the continuing predominance of physical influences can be measured by the fact that there are still more ways to control the behavior of elephants than there are methods to work the Sunday crossword puzzle.

***

What can be talked about can be changed.

***

One man’s complaint is that most movies and novels are “too made up” for him, and that those that aren’t, aren’t made up enough.

***

Although the Lamb can never beat Mary in today’s race, he can begin to do sprints in another time zone where she has yet to run.

***

Wrap-up of a “wrap-up”: everybody deserves everything.

***

The six o’clock show in the speaker’s spot in city park was today taken over by a newcomer who attempted to come-on-anew by declaring to the crowd, “Many a man alive in the fifteen hundreds didn’t know what he was a-doin’; many of those men are alive today. Thank you, good evening, and die carefully.”

***

The impartiality of bullets is matched only by their wisdom.

***

Once upon a time, several people waiting on the bus denied they were doing so; this became so fashionable that it became the “in thing” to dis-remember. (An unseeded historian of that same era once noted, “Culturally — we are what we forget.”)

***

Warning: adjectives and adverbs with no place to go — might come to your house.

***

Another subversive tip best left untouched by respectable city hands: “If your brain has no sense of rhythm it better have a sense of humor.” (N-o-o-o, we can’t “go to the bridge” from here; it’s best not to even disturb the possibility of your brain having no sense of humor.)

***

The most potentially dangerous ill for a revolutionist is Sequential Thoughts. (It’s actually Sequential Sensations, but who the hell wants to fool with an unhinged Mary when you’ve got a docile Lamb to kick around.)

***

“Just think,” exclaimed the lad, “One beauty of our three-D world is that both extreme sloppiness and neatness are signs that someone lives there.”

***

One piece of recent advice: anyone who’ll say, “My hormones made me do it.” — and stick to it, should be made quarterback.

***

Mused one guy to his subversively situated self, “It’s arduous enough trying to establish a whole new river of thought, but even doubly difficult to get others to drop their canoes therein…” After he paused and mused a moment more, he concluded, “Hell, it’s hard to even find anybody who has a canoe.” (According to revolutionist lore in one universe: “The only proper use of sarcasm is for a rebel to secretly comfort himself therewith.”)

***

By the sun — arises the primary world; the secondary — by the tongue.

***

The name of ordinary thought is Reconciliation; of revolutionist thought — Incineration.

***

One guy had mold on his brain — Well, hey, don’t laugh — how was he supposed to know!

***

Many humans will volunteer for new explorations as long as no one is sure what’s going on; why do you think they’re called “humans”. (Only the too-old and overly-reticent should patiently await the scheduled buses.)

***

In a finite system, only certainty can kill the future.

***

Criticism proves nothing…

***

Oh, okay — It proves you’re alive…

***

Oh, all right — It proves you’re ordinary too!

***

Least you ever select the improper foe to fight, just remember — Mary was the original “tar baby”.

***

And now for the current events portion of our show: Our correspondent on the other side of the world files this satellite report: “Things over here look about the same as they do where you are except seen from the opposite direction. Back to you, Bill.”

***

Third verse (for those of you keeping score): DNA can make you say, “I’ll study the matter ’til it goes away.”

***

Sometimes when this one reality would decide to “look in on” his creatures, he would turn off the sound and just watch the video portion of their lives. (He said it reminded him of his own pre-history days.)

***

Revolutionist Rule Number “Holy-Lamar-Only-Knows-How-Many”: if you speak of man impersonally many will take it personally.

***

A revolutionist’s physical system might be shocked, but he couldn’t be traumatized.

***

Only the revolutionist can say, “Enough’s enough,” and fully not mean it.

***

Our Myth for the Moment: over in another reality, all the creatures’ collective cry was — “Hooray for everything!”

***

An ole revolutionist told his kid, “And in yet another area there are two kinds of people: those who take life seriously, and those who don’t, and us.”

***