Jan Cox Talk 0919

Making Something Up Is Best Connection to Thing Really Known

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#919 Jan 10, 1992 – 1:00 
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :17. All human knowledge is guesswork; this is the only thing that drives the nervous system. It is like dreaming of being in Pittsburgh w/o having physically gone there. Connection w/ the only thing really known is what one makes up.


The News

{…and here comes Kyroot with the News: The revolutionist himself enjoys it more than anybody.}

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One chap’s admitted conclusion: “If it weren’t for my symptoms I’d hardly be anybody.”

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{The final score of yesterday’s game was: “In the land of vocal nervous systems there ARE no mirrors” — TO — “In the land of talking nervous systems there’s nothing BUT mirrors.”}

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“The startling truth is,” said the stationmaster to the kid in his watch pocket, “you can’t get to Pittsburgh without going to Pittsburgh.”

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{One guy had a way with words; then words had a way with him; now they’re both pregnant and underemployed. The moral herein is: Don’t let your secondary sleep with your primary unless someone in the household knows what they’re doing.}

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In private, one guy thought — “Ye gads! It’s hell to be dumb and know it!”

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{The king’s Supreme Magistrate (with an undergraduate degree in Theology) dreamed of heaven as a place of such intelligence, integrity, and justice that a lawyer would be allowed to represent a plaintiff that was suing him. (And in the background, the Men’s Senior Prison Choir began to softly sing: “Dream on, you old high priesty, you. Dream on, you dreamer you.”)}

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The horses instructed the cavalrymen: “When you don’t know what you’re doing — press on, post haste.”

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Living humanity was the very first example of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. …(Yet another reason that suicide’s such a dismal failure.)

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{Near a twenty-four hour sawmill a man said, “Sometimes current events smell worse than history,” and his cousin said, “That’s easy to explain — your nose is still alive,” and the man thought, “Well what in sweet-Caesar’s name does that imply about memory?!!”}

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{…and Kyroot noted: one rebel’s inner motto: “Shock What You Can.”}

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The park philosopher addressed the lunch audience: “Life is like a long freight train…” And someone shouted back, “Last week you said life was like a crowded, smelly bus.” “And so it is,” he replied. Then someone else called out, “And a month ago you said life was like a laundromat that had gone out of business.” And the speaker smiled, “Well, I must say this for you people — at least you have reasonably good memories.”
…(A chap sitting with his sandwich and hot tea under a tree mused, “When you’re plunging over a cliff at a hundred miles an hour, there’s little to think about — much less remember.”)

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The king told his Chief Of Staff: “Don’t you ever let any subjects come before me who won’t whine.”

…..{The one thing that even one king can’t seem to do is to stop himself from imagining that his subjects are laughing at him.}

…..{…and Kyroot tightened a connecting rod: It is possible to dance backwards and do something else at the same time; it is, in fact, required.}

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One nice warm afternoon, a chap who had long been thoughtful and literary said to his mind: “You know I have no interest in just being negative, but I must say that I sometimes wonder — If man is as smart as we want to believe, why has it been necessary for him to contrive the notions of metaphor and symbolism?” …(Prior to this instance just noted, several others have thought about this question; but they did so only once — and very quickly at that, and then never mentioned it to anyone.)

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The revolutionist mind will dwell on the obvious until it becomes of no interest.

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{A local god hearing the natives sing the praises of specialization, once, for the better part of a day, created nothing but left-handed bricklayers named Buford. (After that, he was more careful where he picked up hints.)}

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Regardless of any evidence in support or contradiction thereof, one area of one man’s brain continued to sing to glands and hormones: “You’ve got a friend.”

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Update of a recent item just in case you inadvertently left it where it might sound like it was merely political, and not neurally personal: (Original): Once the people understood that they were the government, everything was different. (Revision): Once thoughts realize that they are the mind, everything can be different.

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{Under some conditions, “making an admission” is like asking what time the next bus runs.}

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{One fellow concluded he was making real progress in that he no longer had to constantly remind himself that “dying is no fun.”
…(“You know the kind I mean — the kind that takes years, and years, and years, and years.”)}

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{In a contest between “those who know the most” and “those who know the least,” the winner is — The king’s brother-in-law!!! …(Yeah, it’s always him; what’da you expect?!!)}

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{In one land the law requires that before you can “help others,” you must have a full-body, bulletproof suit. …(Upon hearing of this, a man in another place attempted to “cement-in” his brain — [just as a defense measure, don’t you see].)}

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Let’s let appearances speak for themselves (they say): “The cure for NOTHING’S easy in THIS life.”

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{In one gnarly, neural world, there was a man in charge of making up rhymes for things that didn’t rhyme. …(Dept. Of Labor, neighbor-note: Under slightly different circumstances, his job description could have fallen under the general heading of “progress.”)}

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In this one myth, whenever the chickens and eggs get together, they laugh at corn.

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Seven days a week, fifty-two weeks a year (and you know, like that), first thing every morning, just as soon as he awakened, this one general would say without fail — “Yes, we’re `up against it’ now!!”

…..{A man’s normal, healthy nervous system will do many things — but cause a man to “turn on it” is not one of them. …(“Okay, Mr. Smartness,” said someone, “Then what does?”)}

…..Needing protection, seeking protection, and worrying about it are three different things entirely-roonie.

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That which drives men to want to be kings also makes them crooks; and I do not refer to royalty’s reputation for rapacity. (The distinction between pirates and prime ministers is in their dress, not their genes.)

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{One man had something smart to say to everyone — but himself. (“Hey! What’da I look like — a fool?!!”)}

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{…and Kyroot told: In one closed-monitored and tightly-packed finite world, many of the creatures began all of their prayers with the words, “Thanks a lot for nothing LAST time…”}

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One guy got so good at what he did that he moved on to something else.

…..{One brother said, “Being alive comes with no instructions,” and the other brother said, “Not so — it’s just that `being alive’ comes with so many instructions that most people simply get confused.”}

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It is quite usual for intelligent, reflective people to believe there is always “one more room in the castle” that they have yet to find and unlock, which harbors all the darkness and gloom of their lives. (Such a room would be where hormones live.)

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{One fellow seemed to finally bring his life under some control by deciding: “Anyone who wants-to-change is an idiot!!”}

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{Conversation In B-Flat: First voice: “The great thing about the secondary is how it can affect the primary.” Second horn: “The great thing about the primary is how it has already done so to the former.” …(A chap sitting in the corner with a broken oboe added, “I personally don’t see what’s so `great’ about either.”)}

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{…and Kyroot did a “wrap”: The ability to die proves little.}

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A man stopped me near a public works project and said he found trying to think about the stuff I talk about like having a podiatrist pull your tooth or a proctologist clean your drain. (He says he still watches the show, and still thinks about the stuff — when he can stand it.)

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{One guy now insists, “I will not be creative and individualistic at my expense!”}

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For his final thought for the week, one of the speakers over at the Philosopher’s Spot in city park proclaimed, “Life is like a simile in that my instant description thereof contains the word `like.'” …(Some “human truths” that are undeniable are nonetheless useless.)

…..{A revolutionist once thought, “What I like about what I know is that I like it all.”}

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{One man’s brain said, “Ain’t no smart-ass nervous system gonna tell me what to do!”}

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Surveying his life, one chap said, “Who ever’s writing these scripts is taking the best parts himself.”

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{…and Kyroot added: Everyone has an accomplice.}

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One revolutionist announced — nay, proclaimed, to himself and all his little inner troopers: “I will accept nearly anything — except my own plagiarism of myself.”

…..{A certain band of rebels, when captured and given the choice of either becoming copies, or becoming executed, all thought, “You call that a `choice’!”}

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Everyone here can dance forward and backward; only a few, sideways.

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{The king’s Dream Interpreter told him, “The reason the fat hogs run in fear is that they are followed by yet hungrier hogs.” And the monarch slept soundly, knowing the genetic echoes of tomorrow continued to bode well for the land.}

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