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The news — even by any other name is — still what it is.
Those who take civilization seriously are civilized! —
Those who take civilization seriously are…are…well, they’re
probably too far gone to say much to.
The ordinary hold some things sacred so’s they won’t have so
many things to hold fearfully.
People who don’t like you will let you give them advice.
Some Solid Instructions From The Secret War College’s
Training Manual: It doesn’t do any good to kill a man — if
you’re just going to dig him right back up and keep on thinking
No matter what kind of moo’s cows come up with, a clever
cowboy just smiles, and goes on about his business.
One reputed thinker allegedly told his son: “Never tell
ordinary people what you like or don’t like, or else they might
take you for one of them.” …(Supposedly, the old man and the
kid both shuddered at the thought.)
A fresh feature from the fascinating World Of Engineering:
When it come to “thinking,” one local expert says the most
important thing is the matter of proper “drainage.”
In addition to his car keys, in his pocket one man would
only carry the words: “chance, fresh, opportunity, & adventure.”
Tip: Blood make a good glue.
So’s not to appear dumb when they get grown, most adults
will announce that they’re not dumb.
Those who can see a distinct line of demarcation between
hormones and neurons — are hallucinating. …(In a civilized,
even religious fashion perhaps — but hallucinating, just the
…..One man declared: “I will not be lead around by my anatomy!”
Our, Joke For The Day, Faye.
One man describes his progress thus far like this: “I’ve
gone from not reading the daily paper, to not reading the weekly
news magazines, to not reading history itself! — Who knows what
greater triumphs may lie ahead!?”
“Say — wanna play 20 Questions?” “Sure — as long as it’s
not over two or three questions.” “Okay, try this one: What is
the difference between a real thinker’s mind, and an ordinary
one?” “Oh, I got that one.”ù “Okay, go ahead.” “The answer to
that one is: What is the difference between a fun trip & a bus
As they gazed out at the ever-expanding out, a man said to
his child: “If you go off to the city there’re just two things I
hope: You don’t take-up-with-cows, and come back home a dope.”
— (They kinda bobbed their heads in agreement — both
understanding that a “hope” is just that — simply a desire.)
The dumb seem to think that dumb things are funny — …and
I guess that’s fair.
Civilization Revisited! — (Like Where Else You Gonna Go!?):
Without criticism — there are no hobbies or pastimes.
Regarding Matters Apparently, Mys-Tie-Cal: On the “Day Of
Judgement” the ordinary will discover that the day of judgement
has long ago, already passed. “Say Waldo — that don’t sound all
the mystical to me!” “Well Lester, how do bruises and contusions
The “social restraints” of the collective, are at heart —
If You Believe It: There’s a: Shabby old, run-down, beat-
up, fallin’-apart, yellow, used school bus that follows
everybody around in city life.
And now over to our Weather Desk: It’s rainy and cloudy
somewhere — and someone is bitching about it.
…..Thanks Milo, and now for some news from the, World Of
Natural Phenomena: There continues to be some. And we’ll be
right back after this short, irritating commercial break that’ll
attempt to — sell you something.
The longer one has lived in the city, the deeper runs their
criticism of man.
Who but the ordinary deserve to be protected from someone
intellectually “taking advantage of them”!? — Who but the
ordinary need such protection!?
One family’s motto: Short memories — good times.
Cows live in fields, men dwell in cities; cows live in city
Noted one man to his brother: “Do you realize how hard-up
for hobbies men are that politics is still one of their
One way to appear more civilized — is to act dumber!
Maxim Time! — (It’s So Sublime): ‘Tis a wise soothsayer
who follows his own sooth; ’tis wiser still — who expresses
Those emotions unique to man must be seen as being supremely
significant — least wise among non-unique men.
One lad’s “city-soul” told him: “Art that doesn’t make you
wanna puke — ain’t real art!” And his stomach jumped in: “And
food that, after eaten, doesn’t make you want to nap is not prime
food!” So his mind decided to join the fun — and it added:
“Yeah! — Yeah! — and so’s everybody’s old man! — Yeah!”
More of: Facts That Actually — ‘Smack-Of-Facts’: Religion
is about “helping,” in the same way the ordinary mind is about
“answering questions” it originally raised.
The collective is always adequately trained and domesticated
— that’s why they are “the collective.”
To literally be, intellectually “stretched to the limit,” is
to discover a new starting place.
So mused one man: “Me thinks civilization is mainly for the
frightened! — …I guess we’re all — pretty frightened.”
One correspondent says: “I have decided that all my
ordinary thoughts are like a ‘cow herd’! — And, that there’s no
neural Sanitation Department to come along and clean up my mental
plains.” *”Say, Boy Wonder, this looks like a job for my
favorite ‘Super Hero’ — me-e-e!!” *
“Sane” people don’t want to know how things really are —
that’s one of the methods whereby they stay sane.
A man who won’t think-about-what-he-thinks is no real
Contemporaneous Anthropology Continually Analyzed As It
Continuously Assembles Itself: Those not family, friends, or
lovers — in public a curious dance do.
And now — ah yes! — Proverb Time at the Ole News Ranch: A
quiet man is a “happy man” — unless he resides in a noise
Even at the most ordinary of times, an aspiring thinker who
tells everything he thinks about some subject has done himself a
harm. And, Oh Yeah: A Real Thinker’s Insider’s Tip For
Thursday: A Real Thinker doesn’t have “rules to live by” —
including this one.
…..Back to the Definitions Desk I guess: Civilization: A
bunch of meaningless rules the collective pretends means
Now another feature from our popular department of, Things
That Seem Impossible: Not only does water continue to run only
uphill, but still no ancient Greek Philosopher has recorded a
“passable” country & western record.
A father in the Fourth Ward told his youngest daughter:
“A real man’s muscles will defend themselves, but you have to
help look after the mind.”
Some news from the world of Neurology: Cow birds will only
fly home when they’re assured that all of the earth-bound cows
are out of the trees.
Urban Architectural News: Among the collective, the primary
area of “public space” is each individual’s mind.
Update! — Update! — Layer-cake, Update: Not only are
“generations getting shorter,” but opportunities for thinkers,
Some Legal News: Everyone is in adequate compliance with
all local ordinances.
Inside the atomic cough drops was this fortune cookie
I ain’t buyin’,
And I ain’t sellin’;
I ain’t listen’,
So I ain’t yellin’.
…(Cough drops for the mind, eh!?…)
The “true friend” of the truth is not — as the sheep will
tell you — “discussion,” but rather, a real thinker.
More Insight Into Post-Eden Civilization & Mental, Urban
Life: What is now “against-the-law” once was the law.
Without a sense of “self-promotion” many people would have
no sense of a self.
There’s something to be said for everything! — and it
eventually will be.
What is all protection, but self protection!?
Intellectual “Fashion”ù As Practiced Amongst The Civilized:
Wearing all the gold-you-know publicly around your neck at one
…..Gonna tell Aunt Mary,
‘Bout Uncle John;
He claims he has the mis’ry,
But he may actually be miserable.
* The Hits Keep A’Comin’! — How You G’wanna Stop ‘Em!? *
…..and one man’s mind whispered to him: “Definitions aren’t
worth the spit the wind is written on.”
From one non-common, non-commercial view: Trying to “get
ahead” in life is an excuse for something else.
Captain Ed left this message at the station to be read on
the air at this time: “Those who ‘take life seriously’ — will
take home a prize! Say, boys & girls — can you spell, ‘booby,’
just using the letters in your own name?”
In the more-complex-scheme-of-things — only an independent
thinker is “upwardly mobile.”
Once you realize it, one of the great things is that there
is no adequate apology for “being dumb”!
As he quietly danced along by himself in a dark corner, one
man reflected: “In the ballroom of the collective it is far-r-r
too easy to: Look back — to regret — to fear the fresh, and
dread the morrow — all-in-all, my friend — a striking place to
The banner proclaimed: “Free The Dumb!”, and a dumb person
passing by protested: “We don’t wanna be free.”
Looking upwards one day, a man thought: “I guess if I knew
that life pushed local conditions around pretty good even before
they got around to pushing me around, then I’d have a whole
different attitude about this ‘existence thing’.”
For a thinker to “look upward” the only piece of technology
necessary is his mind.