Jan Cox Talk 0944

Man’s (Self-destructive) Dream Is to Be Universally Sighted

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#944 Mar 9, 1992 – 1:00 
Notes by TK

Kyroot. to :28. There is only one PL (Primary Level) problem: death. Being sick is a cheap hobby since you either get well or die despite your efforts. Man’s problems are secondary. They are endless and incurable: local vs. Life’s universal growth. Man’s dream is to be universally sighted, universally tuned, but it would destroy what he is. This Thing is at the heart of this push for universality and that is what makes it so elusive.


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Only transparent ideas are worthwhile in that they can hide nothing.

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One guy claimed to be an artist, and when no one could immediately disprove it — he persisted in the assertion.

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{…and Kyroot observed: Those who believe they should leave their mind alone, should.}

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In most thinking realities EVERY one is a suspect.

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{…then Kyroot presented: The Conversation Of The Day: First Voice: “If you let life be smarter than you are, you’ll never get anywhere.” Second Voice: “Well what choice have you got?” “Why — none, of course! — (What’d chu think, ANY way?!!”)}

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{Just before taking off on a special management adventure, one man tried to organize the workers downstairs.}

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“Discrete Change” is not listed in the standard human’s Owner’s Manual.

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{…and for the subversive performer Kyroot offered this suggestion: At times when you can’t seem to write your own material — don’t have any material!}

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One man says he now figures that if he could “Do something about his hormones,” he could “Do something about his life.” (He may turn out to be the first instance of someone running a needle through the eye of a thread.)

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{…then Kyroot remarked: There is no question: In flatland two dimensional thinking seems quite adequate.}

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{And from our viewing audience comes this letter: “Can you please make this ‘neural revolution’ thing sound a bit more spooky and frightening like I originally thought it was?”}

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{…and Kyroot noted: The basic health of life is reflected in the variations in voltage in other people’s wiring.}

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{One day the prince asked the Court Philosopher, “Are ALL men driven by self-interest?” And the wise one replied, “Oh, certainly not! — there ARE still some idiots in the world.”}

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The revolutionist’s trick is to take information that is too drastic and make it not.

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{For four years, every February, one ole man would say to his kid, “Don’t become part of other people’s ‘guessing games’ — if you can help it.”}

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{…then Kyroot mentioned: Two guys were talking inside of one man’s bus-terminal/air-port, and the first one said, “All of the important things in life are dangerous.” And the other asked, “Like what?” “Like trying to get famous, and powerful, and wealthy.” And the other guy says, “That’s what you call dangerous?!!” …(Many of your fellow passengers were also surprised by this one.)}

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{With every glass of draft this week at one city bar you receive this written advice, free: “Never trust a band of hermits to play matchmaker for your children, or to manage your mutual funds.”}

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Things cut off from the whole are dead; they may yet function in the secondary world, but to a revolutionist they have become a dead-end.

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{One city’s advice to its little suburb: “Always wait for someone to solve your problems.”}

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{…then the team of Kyroot & Kyroot said: “A revolutionist has but one loyalty.” “Yes, and MY what a wide one!”}

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{…then Kyroot commented: Words can fool you, but hormones’ll say, “There, there, it’s a-l-l right.”}

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{One guy introduced himself saying, “My name is Short And Sweet…that’s right, I mean literally — my real name is Short And Sweet.” He popped an hors d’oeuvre, then added, “My middle name however happens to be — I Guess You Wonder Why I Have Such A Surprisingly Brief And Abrupt Name.” (He then wandered off looking for a drink.)}

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The king of one large city thought, “I’ll know I’m really makin’ it when circumstances feel like they’re a victim of me!”

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{The foreman of the assembly line downstairs in the factory said, “The hardest way to get something is by thinking about it.”}

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{And a viewer of our program writes: “After hearing all your stories about men and squirrels, and ducks, and lions, and dogs, I’d like to point out my opinion on certain matters: I say that if animals could think, they’d worry just like the rest of us.”}

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Many people with pea patches dream of vineyards, but publicly scoff at the mention of wine.

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In one rebel camp in another galaxy they teach that each day a man should give some study to the disorder about him.

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{A free Rule-Of-Thumb from somewhere………for some reason…: A “man on a mission” shouldn’t have weak kidneys.
…(Yes, the gods DO love a “cheerful giver,” but don’t PUSH IT!)}

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{On the final night of the convention, the closing, featured speaker’s words climaxed with this comment (quoted verbatim): “Machines become malfunctional, people become DYSfunctional.” The psychiatrists in the audience stood and cheered, while some in the transmission repair business got up and left.}

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Man is an off/on switch ——— a very SPECIAL off/on switch.

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{…and Kyroot asked: Where but on this wondrous planet, in certain wondrous lands, can a creature apparently raise the perception of his intelligence just by publicly confessing to his lack of same?! …(Then for the sake of equity, Mr. City-Smarty over in the corner stands and asks, “Okay, but where does that leave a man who DOESN’T brag on his own ignorance?” And I’ll be glad to answer that, sir — at the next bus stop just past where the first man got off.)}

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{…then Kyroot read from the Big Ole Book: “When it wants to make a point life rarely misplaces the emphasis.” (And upon hearing the word “rarely,” several nearby galaxies had a hearty snicker.)}

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{Reacting to a discussion regarding the mind one man remarked, “When they get ’em with remote control maybe I’ll get one.”}

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Furnishing a closet is a true job for amateurs. …(Some neurons in an adjoining apartment said, “If that ain’t the punch line we ain’t stickin’ around to hear what is!”)

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{…then Kyroot gave today’s Nature Lesson: The primary world is nothing BUT one of self interest, while the secondary does all it can to appear otherwise.}

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{One man’s personal “brain motto” was to do something non-linear everyday.}

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With no secondary agendas, clocks, or deadlines, a rebel can live in a different time altogether.

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A man’s convictions are like the keel on a sunken ship.
…(Upon having these words enter his ears, a viewer is moved to inquire, “But might not those WITH convictions be the more satisfied of our common, fellow man?” — How possibly so, sir, how possibly so.)

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{One insurrectionarily inclined ole man told his kid once he was close to the “grown-age”: “Face it now, Bunk-o, and be done with it: There ain’t no such things as any inanimate objects that are ‘real troopers’!”}

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{…and Kyroot noted: When you catch life “staring at you” there are several things you can do……}

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{…and Kyroot admitted: It is kind of hard to “figure out” what the revolution is because any time you do then that part of it becomes “day old bread,” and’s got to be marked down, or thrown out.}

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{After realizing that she was experiencing interests beyond being attractive, the queen thought, “Jeeze! — maybe my hormones are weakening?!…”}

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Where different time zones exist some are always playing “catch-up” who are even “getting-ahead.” …(In a curious way [certainly not fit to discuss in polite company], ideas that can sound “discouraging” as applied to life outside of a man, can — to a revolutionist mind — be encouraging when measured against himself.)

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The man-with-the-whispers, down in that certain alleyway was today issuing this one: “Have you ever noticed that two different snack trucks serve the assembly line downstairs and the executive suites top-side?”

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After a long search one man found his revolution right between inhaling and exhaling.

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{A correspondent thinks, “Watching people be socially serious is cute; watching them be politically serious is kind of cute; watching them be religiously serious is almost TOO cute — (if you get my biscuit).”}

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{On some mornings one guy used to take his mind out for a walk, but it got to where he couldn’t keep up.}

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{…and Kyroot commented: What passes for sincerity in ordinary life IS sincerity.}

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{…and from “High up in the broadcast booth” that ole sportscaster Kyroot noted: When the game freely allows substitute players from the ranks of adjectives and adverbs, the field need not be very large.}

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{Rather than spending the next sixty years arm wrestling with life, one guy went ahead and adopted this personal attitude: “If you’re the one that’s got the nose don’t be complainin’ about the smells.” (Think we should keep track of him?…)}

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{…then Kyroot noted: Many people with nothing to fear — fear the most. …(And a viewer asks, “I’ll bet you mean that in an intellectual sense.” [Talk about your “sure things”!!…])}

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{A rebel sergeant asked the recruits, “How can you not think there’s always additional dimensions?!: In finite worlds are not all numbers followed by yet more numbers?!!”}

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{Kyroot’s Travel Tip For The Day: You can’t start out dead and end up in Rio.}

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{One ole man told his youngest son, “Don’t talk to yourself.” And later his older brother told him, “And if that don’t work — don’t LISTEN to yourself.”}

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{…and Kyroot noted: When you don’t have a point you can’t be late. …(Okay, equal time to the city: “If you don’t have a point you can’t think” — satisfied?)}

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{Just after the shift change at the pencil plant, one of the park speakers let the crowd have it with this: “Life doesn’t GIVE men awards and honors! — Men must get them for themselves!” And a fellow in a nice blue blazer raised the point, “But where does man find them?” And the speaker said, “At the god-damn Awards & Honors Store, you dunce!” …(Some people look especially nifty in a double breasted.)}

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{And a man who watches our program sends this letter: “Dear Kyroot: Do you write all of the things attributed to you in the show, or do you have help? I ALWAYS have help.”}

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{One guy’s latest profitable hobby is “not describing to people where they live.”}

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To a revolutionist the past is disposable.

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{…and from the Rebel’s Dictionary Kyroot read: “Morality: Hormones feeling bad.”}

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There are no uncertainties or ambiguities in the primary world, only the ever present pauses in secondary thought.

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{Standing over by the gift card section in the drug store, one ole sorehead told a woman with some shampoo and shoe polish that for all holidays his favorite sentiment was, “love it,” since it so damn-near rhymed with, “shove it.” …(On a certain occasion, once every thirty years, this one city would tell all of its citizens: “If life didn’t WANT you to be annoyed it wouldn’t ALLOW you to be annoyed.” …[Oh, okay — so it DIDN’T actually ever do this — but it THOUGHT about it.])}

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{…Then Professor Kyroot’s class considered: Mechanics Revisited: Seriousness is a form of energy — (and a darn good one).}

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From a more advanced view, if you’ve named something you’ve mis-named it. …(“No, I’m sorry Hubert, there ARE no exceptions to this, this week.”)

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{…and Kyroot observed: Those who believe that human heroes forge their own destinies exemplify those who continue to need the idea of heroes. ……(And a man ponders, “Then what about the notions of exceptional men being guided by outside supernatural forces?” The same! — only TWICE as flimsy.)}

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Inside of everyone’s Smith & Jones Factory the revolutionist senses a third partner.

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At some other time in another place there was a rebel band who decided that their best public attitude (if they ever had to display one) should be: “Hey! — look over THERE!”

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{…then Kyroot offered his Educational Tip-er-rooney For A Thursday: Never repeat what somebody else has said unless you can “think it” at least once for investigatory purposes.}

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{And another viewer writes us: “I heard your recent comment that, ‘Most people leave the radio on all night.’ And my question to you is — so what?! What choice do we have? And, whatever happened to the idea of AM stereo broadcasts?”}

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{Alas — just before he died one guy said, “I STILL don’t get it.”}

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The violinist who doesn’t want to sing isn’t much of a violinist.

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{…and this note from Kyroot: Those who claim to be dumb, are. Those who humbly profess to be dumb are, but don’t know it.}

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Not infrequently will the inner conversation warn of impending shipwrecks just so some of the voices can say, “I can swim! — Hey, I can swim!”

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{One guy cautioned his kid neurons: “Bovines lurk by the runway.” …(And surprise-surprise!, another viewer quickly writes and says, “I’ll be damned if I nearly didn’t get THAT ONE!”)}

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A revolutionist has but one master — the weather. (And a viewer asks, “Is this the Joke For the Day?”)

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{Looking down at what he’d written, one man marveled, “Just to think! If we didn’t live in a binary based world we wouldn’t have the word, ‘but’.”}

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In one rebel land, their synonym for “heredity” was the word, “because”.

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{…then for your dining and dancing pleasure Kyroot offered yet again, another in the series of The Ultimate Type Series: The world is divided into two parts: Those things that are part of an infinite continuum, and those things that do not exist.}

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{…then Kyroot noted: For the same price, life will tell you long stories instead of short ones.}

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{A gentleman writes: “After listening to you for some time now and weighing your ideas, it seems to me that man somehow missed a certain opportunity in his past; instead of now everyone complaining about the bus ride, its uncertain destination, and their fellow passengers, way back when he had the chance, man should have just killed the driver.” …(One of the out-of-town owners says he’s still amused by the wide range of divergent memos and suggestions that come in from the different departments of the plant.)}

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{The revolutionist says, “Whenever I seek, I find.”}

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{Once he began to realize JUST how natural everything is, this one man got mad as hell.}

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Everyone has baby brain cells they’ve never used, but most people wait until they’re seventy or eighty before getting around to them, by which time they’re of limited use.

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{…and while they were re-winding the jukebox, Kyroot made this note: Another distinction is that: Life expands — men swell up.}

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{…and then from a slightly shifted view Kyroot noted: You could say that a revolutionist’s main hobby is “ad hocing.”}

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{And one man said, “Whenever I think about it I can’t help but be excited.”}

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On some planets life gave the creatures speech so they’d try harder.

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{…then that world famous “Neural-Regal-Authority” Kyroot noted: In normal lands the king ain’t supposed to laugh.
…(“Ha ha,” said a duck, “the joke’s on everybody.”)}

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{…Kyroot then remarked: There’s little method to any madness — especially the revolution.}

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Being alive is the only ride where the roller coaster is in you.

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One rebel’s antidote for anecdotal mentation was to: “Think without samples.”

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Life is whatever you think it is — until you turn your back.

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A revolutionist’s mind would be like a continent with no national boundaries.

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The more you’re original the closer you are to being the revolution.

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For the revolutionist, thinking IS the message.

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{And a viewer of our show writes: I’ll bet when you’re a revolutionist things are really simple.”}

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{In the spring of his rebellious life one man cried out, “Wheee! — I’m as much fun coming as I am going.”}