Jan Cox Talk 0885

Hypocrisy Not a Sin, But a Sign of Robust Health in the City

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#885 Oct 23, 1991 – 1:00 
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :23. Just to verbalize the goal ensures it a foundation of success. Hypocrisy is not a sin or anomaly; it is a sign of robust health. Hypocrisy is the difference between the PL and SL/Secondary Level. To change extraordinarily, the Neural Revolutionist has got to do and say more than just what will get you by. City life is designed only to “get you by”; the Neural Revolutionist thinks in Real Time, not about “success tomorrow”.


The News

When it comes to playing around with Life, just remember this: If you use his football, he’ll never tell you the correct score. (And, oh yeah, if anyone writes to ask me if this is meant metaphorically or not, I hope Life knees you in the umlauts next tackle.)

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A revolutionist is the only fighter Life will ever see who is not a partisan.

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As he began to grow up, this one kid began to put s-t-r-a-n-g-e things in his mouth. Strangest of all, (says his Pop,) is words!

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One man claims to have taught his brain to think in reverse.

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If a god ever “Lets you in on a secret,” and then says, “The fewer who know about this, the better,” make out your will — pronto!

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Philosophical And Rhetorical Guidelines For Those On Uncontrollable Remote Control: Only things talked about are upsetting. (Unless of course, silence frightens you.)

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Once he caught on to his own trick of calling home when he knew he wasn’t there, this one guy used it to his own intellectual advantage.

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Only those shout, “Where’s the melody,” who can’t hear the melody. (No, it’s not so obvious as to be impertinent when you realize that “can’t” is not limited to the present. (And a viewer writes: “Some of your Kyroots depress me more than others. Of course, I am a pretty disheartened sort to begin with. Are the two related?” Wait up! Try on this: Only those say they’re desolate who don’t want to hear otherwise. (And a viewer writes: “Some of your Kyroots, and their Epilogues, annoy me more than others. Of course I am a pretty…”)))

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“What the majority thinks to be correct must be so — if not, superior:” Thus, another operational definition of “Civilization.”

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A person who won’t tell you — or anybody — anybody, I say, how he feels, is a likely candidate.

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Each time he went out to play and live, one kid’s mother-in-ole-man’s-clothing would tell him, “At the very least, remember: No Primary cut hurts for long, and no Secondary one is worth botherin’ with.”

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If you ever get tall enough, people won’t see you. (Of course you’ve got to get really tall.)

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There was once a revolutionist who stood and said, “I am perfect. I make no mistakes. I commit no faux passes.” (Get it?! See? It’s a joke! He wasn’t really a revolutionist. Get it?!!!)

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There are as many reasons for the things men do as there are men. But only the nebulous seek the reasons in man. (For many years did the struggle run between the chickens and the corn, each periodically claiming victory, each periodically admitting defeat.)

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One older looking gentleman advised the young lad, “young lad, there is afoot an as yet unrecorded Law Of The City Jungle, which you would do well to remember: Anyone who will turn on them self will turn on you. And almost everyone downtown has some suicidal tendencies.”

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Don’t even bother saying how Life “makes you talk as you do,” just say that you submit.

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On some worlds the flash point for new intelligence is the melting temperature for gods.

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Those who become comfortably familiar with the nature of polarized energy and binary data know that one and one always equals two; that B and C forever follow A; that “This” unalterably leads to “That,” and that south is always downhill. Such people may be revolutionists; such people may be from another major time zone and such people may have a lower Social Security number than everybody — including Mr. Security Himself!

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Everything spoken of is a matter of apparently.

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Today’s Proverb Update: “Alienation without representation can be revolution.” That is: If you can leave town and not ever mention it, you might be onto something.

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There are no awards for martyrdom — unless you live in the city full-time — and then you’ve already received yours.

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During the people’s annual Spring Festival the king, in an attempt to display his good natured humanity, would each year accept a role in the village play which climaxed the festivities. His only requirement was that in each drama a role must be written especially for him — that of a wise and kindly king. It was many, many years before the people realized what he was doing. (I started to add another addendum saying, That’s why he’s the king and they’re the subjects, but, hey, why waste our twentieth century time. Any kings hearing this understand it already, and any commoners who might, won’t ever get it no matter what I say — right?)

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A man with a good agent and the right attitude can be anything he wants to be… (In secondary theatrics — which are the only kinds there are.)

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A visitor here from another form of reality said that not only was man’s polarized speech quite interesting, but that adjectives and adverbs were the funniest things he’d ever heard of.

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From a viewer comes this written comment: “Sometimes your shows strike me personally as Draino-for-the-mind.”

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“Maybe,” said the rebel drill sergeant, “Maybe people do need a break now and then — but not that often!”

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The second kid told the first one, “My father says that if you’re going to steal — ‘Steal from the masters.'” And the first one replied, “My ole man said I ain’t got no masters.”

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One chap says he’s not so much disturbed by the windmills-of-his-mind as he is in having his Plains of La Mancha being home to unbelievably optimistic herds of runaway hopes and dreams.

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“Self-improvement” for the gods is always a local affair. (You mean to tell me you haven’t tried to help?)

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If you’re being mad, you’re being dumb. H-E-Y, wait a minute: You mean you’re so stupid that you didn’t know that? (Manufacturer’s Comment: Please note that many Kyroots are self-righting.)

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Mary sweats, the Lamb perspires.

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In his younger days he used to write away for things; Then later, Life grew hairy as things began to write away for him.

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Intergalactic Sewing Tip: Have you ever noticed that when respectable people want to understand something they’ll get R-E-A-L serious. (Hey, I just give the tips; Quit asking me every time what to “make of it.” Hey, how about a nice quilt.)

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One guy’s toe would only bleed if he cut it.

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Then there was this other god who had his own attorney. (Turns out he needed one.)

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Shortly after nine o’clock some of the “eight-inclined” and “ten-prepared” ideas got together to see what they could make of that thing called “Right Now.” (They issued a joint statement saying that they sought no suggestions from the chickens or the corn.)

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Another viewer writes, “The danger of watching your show is that it seems to get better…”

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Whenever he’d have a surprisingly good idea, this one guy’d send himself a bill. (If you’re waiting for me to add some comment like, “And his Balance Due never got above zero,” I just want to say that I’m not the type to do that kind of thing on the first date.)

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Avant Garde Version: There is no now but right now, and by the time you say even that — it’s too late.

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A mother fully not comfortable with ordinary spatial limitations told all her brood, “As long as you have on a cap you can’t drown.” (And upon hearing this, four of her ex-husbands were overwhelmed with waves of metaphorical relief, and back child support payments.)

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Sometimes things that sound right are right…(But don’t get sweat-bumps — it doesn’t happen often enough to worry about.)

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Talk will give you away faster ‘an a rash.

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Laying his aluminum oboe and 9 millimeter aside, the professor addressed the class, “You have your choice: Either say what you have to say — or, have parents rich enough to afford an unlimited supply of epilogues.” (Students are lucky to escape with their skin or anything else of value. [Hey, was that an epilogue you just tried to slip in on us in the guise of an addendum or what.])

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Secret Thinking Driver’s Secret: If you ain’t got a license they can’t take your license.

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We now devote the next few seconds to the airing of yet another chap’s philosophy. (Says he:) “A man with a cup half full has a right to be half upset.” (“The great thing about fairness,” he said off the air, “is how fair it is.”)

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During a time when he wasn’t really doing much of anything, this one god decided he’d go ahead and get a religion started to honor him, and his girl friend offered the helpful reminder of how much he hated having to fool around with backward people. (“Thanks a lot, Bernice!”)

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The goo between neurons is like a lambskin protecting one idea from another. That’s right, kids — today, more than always, it is important to practise Safe Thinking.

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Waiting for his soup to cool, the fellow said that he looked upon many of his present thoughts as quite decent relief pitchers — the problem now being: Who to open with on the mound?!!

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A letter sent in asks, “Which is the most important — the primary or secondary?”
Dear Sender: You’ll be pleased to note that you have two choices: Either find out for yourself, or have it found out for you. (The second alternative equates to “The Hard And Final” possibility.)

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If you have no home you never have to go home.

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A viewer writes and wants it known that there is a place in southwest Texas that produces less expensive Kyroots.

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If you don’t already know why not to french kiss with fate — tellin’ you ain’t gonna help.

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And even though it is only Tuesday — the world again is divided into two groups — yes again. There are those who aren’t all that surprised when their liver fails them, but are unreasonably upset regarding same about their brain. And there are those who feel just the opposite. (And then there’re the few who never show up on anyone’s poll or chart. [Just relish how many viewers will say, “Yeah –that’s me!”])

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The cleaners told the man that his coat was ruined, and that the stain was not caused by gravy but was probably from an especially greasy adverb.

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A kid with a nose asked his ole man, “What’s the sense in wanting to be anything unless you want to be something that you can’t?”

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In olden times when men ran out of arrows they made up myths. Hey, look out! — Here comes some of those olden times!!!
(A certain squirrel horticulturist recently noted that “olden times” are not totally unlike crab grass and unemployed relatives.)

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One man says that his, “Question Of The Day, maybe month — Hell, maybe Of The Decade is: ‘Why is it so much harder to get people to do certain things, than it is to get them not to do others?'”

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Whenever this one reality would say, “Ah, let’s just sit around and reminisce,” the creatures knew that it was about to be the time that they’d either be dying, or wish they were.

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When the warrior-chief finally saw the leash around his neck, he told an aide: “If the hand on the other end isn’t mine — Shoot me!”

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Two of the elder philosophers were sitting in the park and the first one said, “Having children won’t make you feel older, having children will make you older.” And the second one chuckled and replied, “Wouldn’t it be funny if some civilian walked by just now and thought he heard what you said?”

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If you’re dumb enough to deserve what happens to you — you deserve what happens to you.

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Only the stupid can be properly sarcastic.

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If man did think in all manners possible, he wouldn’t have to be told that he should be thinking in the “X” or “Y” manner. But if he was already so thinking, he would have to then be exhorted on to the “Z level.” (Don’t you just love it! [Assuming of course, that you don’t just hate it.])

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It got to where one guy’s favorite thing was listening to himself think. (I might be making this up……And I might not be making it up.)

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You can’t do much about the primary world. With the secondary you have little choice.

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