Jan Cox Talk 1040

Love Is Hormonal Economics

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...and Kyroot said:                                    92120-                Copyright 1992 J. M. Cox                [1040]

     Life makes man lay out the cities with special emphasis on 
one-way streets.

                               ***

     ...and from Kyroot:  This Insider's Ventriloquist's Tip:  
Dummies stand through words.

                               ***

     ...and Kyroot noted:  A fragment of a dialogue from another 
solar system that metaphysically explains it all:  "Food makes 
the world go round."  
"What kind of food?"

                               ***

     Life gives everything a winter coat -- even the mind -- 
guess what you call it?!

                               ***

     One man tried to start from scratch every day; he said the 
trick is to get up to four hundred miles an hour before you get 
out of bed.

                               ***

     All tyrants smell funny...which is why they smell so sweet 
to some.

                               ***

     All that was left of this one civilization was the graffiti:  
"Insanity's no safeguard -- seriousness, no deodorant."

                               ***

     Over in the city one man let people live in his house...(as 
if he had a choice!)

                               ***

     Love is hormonal economics.

                               ***

     You can take a load off your mind by using somebody else's 
mind.  The Weary People's Lobby contacted us to say that it was 
totally unnecessary to spend valuable broadcast time stating this 
most obvious truism.

                               ***

     And "The Ease Up On 'Em Man" said:  "Hey!  Ease up -- the 
dumb have to be serious."

                               ***

     Kyroot's new game:  (Quote):  "Well, with a brain like that 
it's no wonder!"  Now:  What was the line that went before that?

                               ***

     ...and in a touching moment of mock humility, Kyroot 
admitted:  If you're going crazy -- you don't need me.

                               ***

     A viewer writes:  "What I like about your show is that it is 
direct and to-the-point!  So, just what is the point?"

                               ***

     A conversation that could have occurred:  A viewer says:  
I'm beginning to hear Kyroots in my dreams," and Kyroot replies:  
"Those aren't dreams!"

                               ***

     Gossip Of The Day:  That one cable service in another city 
carries the Kyroot show under the title:  "Sociology From Hell!"

                               ***

     ...and Kyroot presented:  The Question:  What is the 
difference between drugs you can buy to take and those already in 
the brain?  Answer:  One costs more and does less.  Game-player's 
Query:  Haven't we been through this before?  Yes, but you know 
darn well you still haven't fully grasped it.

                               ***

     As the family was in the middle of their annual celebration 
of "Thanksgiving & Phoned-In 'Bomb Threat,'" the ole man circled 
'em up and told 'em:  "There're only two reasons to ever be 
frightened:  One is:  when there is something to be frightened 
of, and the other is:  if you live in the city."  
That ole sorehead commentator we've met before returned long enough to make this observation:  "Holidays are so that you don't have to 
cut and shoot family on mundane days of the week."  ...(Is it 
just me, or have any of you ever noticed that you never hear 
genetics laugh at stuff like this?!)

                               ***

     All routine thought is local.

                              ***

     A man made a pledge:  "I will not laugh at anyone with a 
tumor -- (ha ha) -- unless they deserve it!"  And now from the 
files of:  "The Reality Of It All Escapes Me (Amongst Other 
Things)":  The dentist said to the man:  "I told you to clean 
your teeth more often," and the man replied:  "I couldn't -- I've 
been out of town."  And now from the files of nothing:  Anyone 
who thinks that trying to "think-more-than-you-have-to" doesn't 
make sense sure don't get out of the house very often.

                               ***

     ...and Kyroot may have said:  Interplanetary space travel is 
only possible internally.  ...and you may have replied-in-
thought:  "I wouldn't have it any other way."

 .....upon hearing about the revolution (and other swell stuff), 
one man put on a cape, a mask, some tights and matching boots and 
jumped out the window.

 .....an attorney for the revolution wants it clearly understood 
that it is not encouraging anyone to "dress up funny" and "leap 
from buildings"!

                               ***

     A chap with a slight itch pondered:  "Rather than trying to 
expand my thinking I wonder if I couldn't just add some 
cellulite?"  "It is precisely," said the mayor, "this kind of 
thinking," said the mayor, "that makes me proud," said the mayor, 
"to be your mayor," said the mayor.  
"Oh!" said some neurons, 
"We get it."  But the overall bran -- I mean, brain, replied:  "No 
you don't -- I mean, 'we' don't."  And the some-neurons, 
realized what they were up against.

                               ***

     One man's new definition:  Institutions:  The breathing of 
recycled air.  
Sans any objective importance, you might care to 
herein note why art seems intrinsically at loggerheads with 
established authority.

                               ***

     And from the irrational desk of Prof. Kyroot comes this:  
"City Syllogism (Of Sorts)":  Only sissies weaken as they get 
old; everybody's old.  
...well hell!  so's everybody weak!
...well hell!  so what's the point?  
...well hell yourself!
--that's what!  
"Well, enough of this foolishness," said The-
Enough-Of-This-Foolishness-Man:  "We simply have got to face up 
to the reality of things:  Number one:  We will all eventually 
get old; number two:  We will all eventually become weak; And I 
forgot what comes after this -- but never you mind!  -- It's 
still enough of this foolishness."  
If only morons fight the 
inevitable, what do rebels wrestle with?  ...(Can anyone spell 
"def-i-ni-tions"?...)  Several thousand years ago a man heard 
about the revolution and thought:  "Even if I understood it I 
still don't think I'd like it."
                                   ***
 .....then playing "ole man" to your "kid," Kyroot said:  Let me 
be more exact with you:  It's not that ordinary minds don't like 
revolutionist ideas or can't understand them -- it's worse than 
that, kids -- they're just not particularly interested.  On slow 
weekends one man used to go through his socks to see which ones 
were misspelled.  And so concludes "The Joke's On Us All!" 
portion of the show.

                               ***

     All routine thought is local -- all energy, universal.

                               ***

     One guy used to say to himself:  "If it's too late for you, 
it's too late for me!"  ...(What a fuckin' normal guy.)  Say, who 
turns on their TV, or otherwise seeks to be entertained, just to 
see "normal guys"?!  -- Say, don't everybody raise their hand at 
once!  ...Oh, okay -- everybody -- raise your hands at once.

                               ***

     And now our:  "Thought For The Day":  Baby brains aren't 
limited to babies -- or else no one would ever grow up.

                               ***

     One man's furniture got moved around; his carpet told him it 
was a good thing he hadn't been there to actually see who did it.  
The human brain is the only organ that can believe it plans and 
constructs itself even as it spends a lifetime chasing after 
blueprints and materials.  A chap scoffs:  "Hah! -- don't give me 
that!  -- I know that hormones can't run!"  It be non-union 
cynics that wonder:  "Can you be too cynical for your own 
good?..."

                               ***

     Bumper sticker on passing bus:  "Words Don't Cause Poems -- 
People Do!"  This was unexpectedly followed by a car with a sign 
in the rear window which countered:  "Nay!  -- Poetry Is What 
Happens When You Let Sissies Have Tumors!"

                               ***

     An ole man told the kid:  "Don't ever say 'jump start' 
unless you've got the cables hooked up to your own mind."

 .....There is a place that builds all metaphors and symbols.

 .....a viewer asks:  "If your show didn't make me laugh -- would 
I watch?"

 .....In a land far away there was once a tremendous war between 
those who wondered what death was a metaphor for and those who 
believed laughter might be an analogy, and those who suspected 
they might be the same thing.  ...and Kyroot noted:  Fairy tales 
must be in lands far away or else you might actually go there.

 .....Pop Query:  How can you tell a metaphor?  Answer:  It's 
always some distance away.  And a man thought:  "Hey, that sounds 
like me."

                               ***

     Standing in for an ole man, one guy told his self-kid:  "The 
trick to rebel thinking is to find things that rhyme -- and if 
you can't find things that rhyme, find things that seem connected 
-- and if you can't find things that seem connected, find things 
that seem unconnected -- and if you can't find things that seem 
unconnected, find things that are funny -- and if you can't find 
things that are funny, find things that seem quite unfunny -- and 
if you can't find things that seem quite unfunny, then find 
things that match -- and if you can't find things that match..."  
And his own kid-self suddenly jumped in and said:  "Okay!  Okay!  
-- I get it!  -- I get it!"

                               ***

     Facts, the secondary, and thinking-of-action are all local 
-- all else is universal.

                               ***

     The man with the bullets and stop watch then asked:  "What 
happens to an institution if it quits referring to itself?"  (And 
then answered):  "It explodes!"  He then asked:  "What would 
happen to a revolution if it made no self-reference?"  And he 
allowed you to answer that one.

 .....a viewer wonders and asks:  "Why do so many more of the 
people in your stories have bullets and guns than have pressed 
flowers and gourmet cheeses?"  Many times over the last several 
years has our head cameraman here in the studio made the 
observation that:  "It is much easier to ask-a-man-a-question 
than it is to shoot him and be sure he's dead the first time 
around."  -- (How true, how true.)

 .....the pamphlets being thrown from the bus said:  "When 
collective wisdom is made weak -- only the weak will be wise."  
(How true, how true -- Oh!  ...I already used that.)

                               ***

     ...then Kyroot presented:  "The Ever Unfolding Intellectual Story Of Man's Intellect In One Compound Sentence":  
Continually, just for fun, one man purposefully misspelled the 
word "misspelled"; at least he said it was on purpose.  One chap 
says that what he wants is to go some place where "tumor" is not 
a metaphor.

                               ***

     Near the outskirts -- on many levels -- a man thought:  
"Anything worthwhile is unnatural."  ...and Kyroot noted:  The 
addition of certain modifiers to the above sentence would render 
it more palatable to many -- not to mention less insane.

                               ***

     Some of the forces that ran this one reality were one day 
talking and one of them said:  "What are we going to do about 
those few creatures who don't take life seriously?"  And one of 
them said:  "I know -- let's kill them!"  And another one said:  
"Wait, I've got a better idea -- let's make them keep living."

                               ***

     The universal became local so that man could state facts 
about acts.

                               ***

     While the martinis were in the making and he was just 
a'waitin' a man laid back on the couch and thought:  "The 
revolution is like taking your coat off, and turning it inside 
out, then putting it back on, then taking it off and turning it 
back right side out, and putting it back on, then taking it off 
again and turning it back wrong side out, then putting it back 
on, then taking it off again and turning it right side out again, 
and then throwing it out the window."

                               ***

     One rebel explorer didn't keep any notes -- he said they 
weighed him down and held him back.

                               ***

     Even though it wasn't his turn, the man stood and addressed 
the crowd:  "How," asked he, gesturing wide with his hands, 
"amidst this wide world of behavior, did man ever get involved 
with worrying about naughty thoughts?!"  (Since no one had an 
answer, no one answered -- [I guess then that this didn't happen 
around these parts].)

                               ***

     ...and Kyroot kautioned:  Attempting to back up will result 
in severe mental tire damage.

                               ***

     Life gives man's mind an "early warning system" -- it's 
known as his "mind."  Many eons ago man had a phrase he liked to 
repeat:  "Use it or lose it," which he ultimately refined to:  
"I'd like some extra chocolate on mine, please."

                               ***

     Just as it was becoming obvious that recess was about to 
end, one kid stuck his tongue in his ear and began to ricochet 
around the yard as he sang:
         "I have a disease,
          I have a disease;
          That lets me do,
          Just as I please."
And as he did this he continually pointed to his head. -- (?!?!?)

 .....and someone faxed us this message:  "Being normal's not 
normal.  Stop."

                               ***

     Kyroot's "Umpteenth History -- (I mean) -- History Update":  
Once men caught their first glimpse of the boundaries of the mind 
they immediately invented drugs and booze.  ...(Religion came 
later -- after civil "sin taxes" got too high.)

                               ***

     Ordinary thought is light without shadows.

 .....Real ordinary thought is shadows without light.

 .....and the chap on the couch thought:  "Then rebel thought is 
taking it back off and tossing it out the window."

                               ***

     Field Test Info:  How does the local know it exists?  -- By 
self-reference -- same as everything else.

                               ***

     In another land -- in another story, a certain really evil 
spirit cackled to his cacklin' companions:  "I know how we can 
really get 'em:  Instead of having each man pick out his own form 
of torture -- we'll just give 'em poetry!"  (The Tired & 
Disgusted Poets' Lobby didn't even bother to contact us about 
this one.)

                               ***

     Great ideas deserve a one liner.

 .....and after a telling (or wanna-be-telling) pause, a viewer 
reflects:  "Sometimes I believe that I'm just about to understand 
something new and exciting except I can't be quite sure what it 
is -- such as -- tell me this:  What is the tingly difference at 
the top of my verbal reservoir between:  'Great ideas deserve a 
one liner,' and:  'Really great ideas deserve at least a one 
liner'?"

                               ***

     ...and Kyroot's travel advisor noted:  When the mind brings 
the universal into the local it hardly even has time to pack its 
underwear.  A man who immediately thought:  "Well that explains a 
lot!" decided, on reflection, to discount it.

                               ***

     There were some brothers who had some mottos:  The first one 
had:  "If it weren't so incorrect it'd be disgusting."  And 
another one had:  "If it weren't so disgusting it'd be pathetic."  
And still another one had:  "If it weren't so pathetic it'd be 
funny."  And yet another one had:  "If it weren't so funny I'd be 
outta here!"  And now:  For the washer & dryer, the matched set 
of eye-gougers, a free trip to anywhere but here, and whoever is 
behind Door Number Two -- list for us the brothers in their 
proper order of age.

                               ***

     Pulling up smartly at the edge, a man concluded:  "What can 
you say once you've said it all?"  And his mind replied:  "Well 
it's never stopped you before."  When the ordinary die, they want 
the rest of us to go along with them.  (Thus, the local 
unknowingly dreams of heaven as the downfall of the universal.)  
Promotional Footnote:  It's hard to get a crowd for a revolution 
without crucifying someone.  ...(And a chap asked:  "Can I just 
use my self?")  * History and local events have more feet than a 
centipede convention. *

 .....a viewer writes:  "When I first started watching your show 
I thought that those long Kyroots (like the one just read) with 
several separate parts weren't internally related.  Now I begin 
to fear they are.  ...(But I'll just bet that's not much to be 
fearful of -- is it?!)"

                               ***

     The overwhelming efficiency of sham revolutions and other 
institutions is in their local recycling of local ideas with the 
dream of them becoming universal.  Caution Re-noted:  Attempting 
to mentally back up can result in, if not tire damage, then a 
useless spinning of one's goo-field wheels.

                               ***

     The mayor knows it's true -- now so do you:  The 
fragmentation of the mind is the health of the mind.  Over in an 
inside-out universe a man thought:  "Then the revolution must be 
sick as hell!  -- Right?!  ...Wrong?!  ...Right?!  ...Wrong?!..."

                               ***

     ...and Kyroot talked about:  The World Of Sales:  The World 
Of Man:  The local is the qualifier -- the universal, the closer.  
One man says he's making a list of all the words he uses as 
metaphors; after a bit, a time, and a while, we asked if he was 
finished, and he said:  "Not yet."

                               ***

     More of "Kyroot's Math That Won't Fly -- If You Live Near 
Your I":  Just as facts bestraddle acts and the secondary rests 
on the primary, so, too, does man stand on himself.  A man 
thought:  "No wonder my feet and everything else -- hurts!"  It 
is the words who cannot yet speak who say:  Hurt?!  -- Hurt?!  -- 
You don't know what hurt is -- yet!"

                               ***

     One man couldn't find a suitable tutor for his kid so he 
bought some used tires instead.  And suddenly!  -- out of nowhere 
-- a man's partner exclaims:  "We get it!  -- Finally -- we get 
one!"  ...(Just between you and me:  Under his breath the man 
muttered:  "Speak for yourself.")

                               ***

     Only local minds will settle for merry-go-rounds that only 
go in circles.

                               ***

     As they walked and talked, one rebel marveled:  "Gee!  What 
would happen if ordinary life was as much fun as this?!"  And his 
pal replied:  "This probably wouldn't be this any more."

                               ***

     A man turned to those behind him and said:  "A mind 
unchained is more dangerous than Hercules with hemorrhoids."  He 
paused, then added:  "Well...not really more dangerous -- but more something!"

                               ***

     In the universal bakery, words are the great knife and 
decorating device.  A man thought:  "What if dogs could talk?"  
And the mother-of-all-canines called out:  "Here Rover" -- 
backwards!  In the universal bakery -- all is well.

                               ***

     At city level:  Watching yourself is the same as not 
watching yourself, which is the same as trying to weigh the color 
of the darkness inside the closet.  The Muse stepped from the 
doorway and addressed the people:  "The secret is to know 
thyself, and if you don't have time, or can't do that, then you 
can buy my new book which is available at the booth over to your 
right."  The great thing about local reality is that everything's 
the same even when it's not.

                               ***

     As they played, the kids talked:  "It's hard to be two 
things at the same time," said the first:  "You mean like dead 
AND alive?" replied the second.

                               ***

     A woodchopper told a Swedish elm:  "To give the game a 
modicum of fairness, all institutions wear clown shoes...oh, I 
know what you're going to say; you're going to say that you never 
see any -- but don't you worry, they're wearing them just the 
same."  The rebel sarge called a break and told the troops:  
"Laugh if you got 'em."

                               ***

     Blood removes bacteria from the brain -- but not so with the 
ordinary regarding thought.  Said a man:  "That's one positive 
attribute of death -- it helps clear your mind."  ...(A rebel 
mused:  "I'm not sure I can wait for that...")

                               ***

     One man said:  "I am but a sample of myself."

 .....The local is an example -- the universal, paradigmatic.

                               ***

     I quote from a note:  "Even after watching your show and 
understanding some of what you're talking about, it still seems 
like something would be wrong with a kind of inner, neural fun 
that would think that life is fun.  Am I wrong!  -- or just still 
normal?"  Many carnivals and good-time road shows in 3-D galaxies 
learn that their best advance advertising is an execution, or 
stock market crash.  Query Again:  What is a revolutionist?  A 
man who can laugh at his own decapitated head held in his hands.

 .....The local seems serious -- the universal is beyond such 
descriptions.  ...("Yep," said the sergeant, "Laugh if you got 
'em.")