Jan Cox Talk 0882

Whatever Can Be Talked About Can Be Acceptably Delayed

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#882 Oct 16, 1991 – 1:00 
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :21. The promise of the future will always be kept as long as man talks. What can be talked about can be acceptably done tomorrow, i.e., it is operationally acceptable to put it off till tomorrow. Connection to what can be talked about can be changed. History is made to be re-written. Memory is made to be re-done. Men say this is unacceptable, but it is absolutely acceptable.

To attack any institution or person for its non-fulfillment of aims is absolute folly if you see that none can achieve aims. The achievement of success is the talk about same. “Big C” Criticism = life in Secondary Level World re-inventing itself: talk resurrects talk.


The News

One guy’s favorite song was, “It Had To Be You” — sung to himself.

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A certain self-appointed “explorer” developed a Ship Of Discovery that sailed backwards. He was soon the head of a religious cult.

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After they brought on the scrub team, Life countered by sending in second-string spectators.

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One guy came up with what he called, “Just his own personal philosophy,” but it made so little sense he decided to go public with it.

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When it comes to Neural Sport Shooting: Half the people have more bullets than guns. The other half, just the opposite.

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Whenever he would refer to someone else’s talent, ability, or other admirable qualities, this one man would just call it, “Their stuff.” (He says it’s “Only fair.”)

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“Trust me, my boy,” the mayor told his son, “A man with ‘nothing to hide’ has got a lot to hide.”…(In everyday existence, it is not simply the continuation of dreams that makes life worthwhile.)

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One man made up his mind so tight that you could bounce a quarter off it.

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In contemporary times, everyone laughs at the buses, but when one breaks down everybody offers to drive. (Man’s ability to look to the right then to the left, to inhale and then exhale, and his use of switches you press once for on then once for off, assures that criticism is its own best customer….Whenever the answer is “efficiency,” the neurally neat are stuck for a question.)

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One reality finally said to its creatures, “Contrary to what you little fuckers think, there’s every accounting for taste. And I’ve got the DNA ledger books to prove it!”

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Our Question Of The Day comes from R.T. in R.T.-ville and asks, “Is human irony the two sides of our bread or the connecting butter thereon?”

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The mother’s milk of city growth is repetition, and the band sang out, “Do It ‘Til It Drops, Then Go To The Bridge. Then Do It, Do It, Do It Again.”…(In the neural neighborhoods, everyone goes through everyone else’s garbage. Then they exchange, go back through it again, forget whose is whose and where it came from, then dig back through it again as though it were fresh for the first time….I told you to “Take me to the bridge.”)

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A viewer offered the advice that he thinks this kind of activity will never become “commercially popular” unless we speak more about the, “Controllable ignobility of man.”

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The tongue told the lips: “Say look — they hired us to give opinions and judgments, so don’t be trying to waste my time with anything else less silly — okay?!!”

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Note: Current events a week old are no longer current events, and not yet history. They are used as filler by the press, and laggardly minds. (Note: Should this be filed under Journalism, Psychology or Warning?)

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In strictly human terms, some gods go by noms de plume. Not many, mind you, but all.

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Verbal Dance Number Forty-five: “To ordinary thinking — everything’s the same.” “No it’s not. That’s ridiculous — some things are true and some are not.” “See! That’s just what I mean. Everything’s open to interpretation.”…(“Okay, that’s it — fire the band, flood the dance floor, and burn down the building. I’m going home!”)

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Yet another reason why the ordinary are so unlikely to entertain activity such as This: It would appear to be the only agency encouraging change which could not answer the question, “In what way?”

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The ole man said, “You shouldn’t take from others.” And the kid asked, “But if you don’t take from others, who you gonna take from?” And the elder noted this question as being the opening kickoff in many rebels’ beginning march toward the super bowl.

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Whenever he’d be goin’ down that road feelin’ sad, this one fellow would sing, “Oh I’m goin’ down that road feelin’ sad.” (He gained the reputation of being both truthful, a good singer, and an idiot.)

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Another viewer writes in: “I find that in watching your program there is entirely too much talk about talk. Yours Sincerely,” etc.

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A bright city-ite reveals, “Taking ‘no’ for an answer sure saves a lot of time.”

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(More revolutionist “Insider’s Dirt-Gossip-And-Hints): An announcement filled with conditions, warnings and restrictions can be replaced by no announcement at all. Most won’t get it, but neither would have they the announcement either. (Think about that as you continue to sing and disclaim to yourself.)

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In one universe, the two hardest habits to break are murder, and putting too many words in quotation marks.

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A more complex description of the bout would note that those who can’t think about man think about gossip….(And a viewer writes: “After listening to your comments I suddenly thought — wouldn’t it be neat if you could think about man without talking about psychology?”) (Can you believe it!! A viewer who actually listens to the show.)

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One man’s advice to those younger ones in his care: “A bargain from a cut-rate-reality is best examined closely.”

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‘Tis reported in fable that the furies of this one reality warned the creatures: “Do not trifle with us. In one hand we hold slips of paper that say, ‘Life,’ and in the other hand we hold cherry jaw-breakers.”

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Another Disgusting Possibility, (Notice, at least this time I had the decency not to call it a “Law”.) Another, Disgusting Possibility: A man who can’t teach himself — can’t learn.

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On the bathroom wall in the Ole Sorehead’s Bar & Gripe-A-Torium, are scribbled these words, “No matter the question — the answer’s always the same.”

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When he wanted to — one guy would look off; he could — and sometimes he would.

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The voice at the door’s final word on the matter seemed to be, “If you can make what you say sound as though it means more than you intended — you can join-the-club.”

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There was this one king who seemed like a decent sort; he appeared to have a genuine interest in his subjects; he said he would do anything reasonable for them but — read anyone’s biography, (auto or otherwise).

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There was this one king who seemed like a decent sort; he appeared to have a genuine interest in his subjects; he said he would do anything reasonable for them but — read anyone’s biography, (auto or otherwise).

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Social note from an alternative star system: Over there — the truly “well bred” are never married. …(“I’ll be diddley — damned,” he cried, “if I’ll spend my life stuck with the likes of me!)

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Fact: Everyone’s as free as they want to be. Ergo: That about settles that!

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And now for that portion of the program we call, “news from the brighter side”: Today’s story: The good thing about being a human, or a boulder is that you don’t have to know-what-you’re-doing.” Stay tuned for the weather and hog scores.

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A viewer who saw our last show asks for clarification regarding one of the comments therein, which I herein, gladly provide: Clarification Version, Number Uno: If you speak of, deal with, and present man impersonally many will take that personally. (Clear enough?)

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Having reached the top end of the, Vexation Saturation Scale with a group of creatures trying to think up a name for the new religion they had established in his honor, this one god told ’em, “Ah fuck it! — just call it, The Church Of Good Intentions”, and be done with it.”

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One legend has it that a man who knows when to shut up, has a pretty good idea what time the buses run.

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Think of all the money you can save, when you know who to call when you — get excited.

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We have received several letters asking why we don’t give some mention-previews of our upcoming programs, and there are three basic reasons we’ve neglected this area: One is that we don’t want to; A second is that future features are too uncertain And the third is that we still don’t want to. (Would anyone out there dribble-on-their-bib if I were to tell you that I made all this up — that we received no such inquiries, and that my comments actually had to do with the sequential manner in which ordinary intelligence is want to work?) …(There is a myth in another universe that says “magicians who reveal the secrets should be banished.”…..So, okay already!, So there is no such myth or universe — So I made it up too….So okay, already!)

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One engineer’s view is that, “The only thing to do with a metaphor is to beat it into the ground.”

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One of the city’s more formidable and viscid pronouncements is that, “you can’t simply wash your hands of your past deeds,” which is exactly what a revolutionist does do.

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A well established city father took his son in tow and told him, “here’s how things work in our life: Men will take buses out to the air field, and believe that if they can make them go fast enough down the runway they will eventually fly; now it doesn’t matter whether they actually ever do or not, it’s still always successful. (I won’t bother ourselves by asking whether you understand or not)”

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One man had more brains than money, and the next day, more money than brains, and the day after that he had more socks than shoes, and on all the following days it was one thing or another.

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Okay class, now remember: There are three species of history: History you like, history you don’t like, and the history no one recalls.

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In the frozen foods section someone left me a note that said, “When I first started watching your show I found it real interesting. But then I thought, “Hey! Why should I share my brain with anybody!”

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Fragment of inter-synaptic conversation picked up through the modern technological miracle of direct, obnoxious observation: “Hey bro’, you do realize that even if they offer to run the merry go round in the opposite direction, just for you, you’ll still be going in circles.” Moral: Some things are more annoying than others — (but not many.)

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One man kept notes.
(By now some of you probably expect me to add a comment like, “A lot of good it did him,” but if you’re getting that good at this — you fill in your own.)

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Whenever he’d hear an idea he didn’t like, this one chap would always say, “What a disturbing possibility — if true,” until one day his neural partner pointed out to him, “Hey! what an even more disturbing possibility if not true.” (Boy! Talk about your migraines!)

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Item: One guy could tolerate everybody’s faults but his own…(Hey! I think that sucker got it backwards!)

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One man’s message to himself was always the same: “Quit sending me messages!” (Case closed. Work completed. Turn off the lights when you leave.)

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A viewer writes: “I have been watching your show for some time now and I do find it mostly fascinating, but so much of it sounds so — so — well, so harsh! And I was just wondering if we couldn’t have some nicer form of this activity…like maybe a Sissy revolution” Well, dear sir, I’m afraid you’re a bit late. It’s already been done. It’s know as Everyday Respectability.

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A revolutionist’s silent use of what would be called “sarcasm,” if spoken, is an entirely other species of neural creature. (In undergraduate work, the tacit, clinical study of irony is a scientific investigation.)

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A kid asked his ole man, “Why do they call some of these ‘soft sciences?'” And the big one replied, “You figure it out.”

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After giving a lengthy hearing and consideration to all his creatures’ many complaints, this one reality told them, “Hey! Either shut up or don’t.”

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If you wanted to you could say that most secondary activities are substitutes for not knowing what’s going on. You don’t have to, but you could if you wanted to…Bye.

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