Summary = TBD
Condensed News Items = See below
News Item Gallery = jcap 93069 -1138
Transcript = None
Key Words =
Over in the city, bright and early, first thing every
morning, just as soon as the people wake up and get out of bed,
their minds tell them: “Turn off he lights.”
Men dream of destinations to cut down on the expenditure of
travel-energy. …(Plus, the ordinary find it great-fun also.)
One thinker privately and periodically thought to himself:
“I’ll be damned if I’m not probably the damndest person I’ve ever
met.” (And added: “But don’t tell anyone.”)
Financial News From The World Of The Intellect: When the
crude are cornered they will being to: Quote scripture, sing
patriotic songs, point to the color of their skin, and tell how
their mama just died, and have cancer themselves. * Yes, yes:
In The Land Of Spheres — The news is the news is the news. *
One man named his own “Business-of-thinking” as: “Metaphors
In part, civilized progress can be described as having gone,
in some respects from: Private desperations to public demands
for the collective’s help.
People on the road to dying, love to reminisce — do you
like to reminisce?
The newly-activated area of one man’s mind said to him: “I
don’t take credit cards.”
To the truly civilized — not much is really of a “laughing
matter” — oh, I know they’ll say that there is — and even
sometimes try and fake it, but they still don’t believe that very
much at all in life is fit sport for a hearty, healthy chuckle-&-
And now — This special “Secret Note” to the Truly
Civilized: You Know Who You Are. …(Yep! — that’s right! —
that was the note.)
And now over to our Definitions Desk: A Reverence For The
Past: Yet another excuse to keep from thinking!
Then there was this other man who momentarily found himself
by himself, and acted like he was two people so that he could
have the following conversation: First man says: “Why do dumb
people pretend to be intelligent?” And the second man replied:
“Why do men going bald grow beards?!”
Not long after they’re born, those who can’t think, think:
“I’ll get rich! — I’ll dress nicely! — I’ll get myself into a
position of power!” Yes sir-ree, boys & girls — that’ll do it,
Those of limited comprehension like to speak in specific
examples — using, for example, such ones (noted at random) as:
“The European attitude,” “A Christian view,” “The ‘Me’
generation,” “A sixties’ mentality,” and like that.
A certain parent finally relented and told his child: “Okay
kid, I do understand your humor, and where your head is coming-
from, vis a vis those older people about you, so — okay! — you
can go ahead for the time being and be a sarcastic smart-ass —
but — you gotta do it in complete secrecy! — so that no one
will ever even suspect.” …(The lad thought: “I can live with
that.”) Those who do not yet understand civilization to be
totally a matter — and, only a matter, of appearances — ain’t
themselves civilized worth dog doo. “Do you, Punch & Judy, Adam
& Eve, Sally & Gomorrow, take this city to be your lawfully
wedded mate?” “We do.”
Psycho-Physics Time: If it ain’t molecular — it’s
collective — and of no substance to a real thinker.
A conversation: Two men talking, and first one says: “Is
thinking-for-yourself like an intellectual awakening, or a re-
awakening?” And the second gent says: “Is being-alive a living,
or a re-living.” Game Point: When some creatures don’t really
want to “go anywhere” they’ll pretend they’ve already been there!
Above the doorway to his new mind one man erected the sign:
“Institute For Inner Strategies.”
And due to popular viewer demand — we’ll define ‘er one
more time: Civilization: A kiddie game for adults.
…and later that same day, some stray viewer inquired: “Is
being civilized anything at all like being stupid?” — Why sir!
— (choke, choke! — sputter, sputter!) — what ever would cause
you to ask a question like that!?
Fact: Many people dislike being called “stupid.” Fact:
Just ask them. Late Breaking Fact: “Daddy — why is that?”
A Page From The Big Book Of Collective Wisdom: A cow told a
calf: “Stick with the herd and you’ll never go wrong.” The type
of direction that can give the independent minded the dry heaves.
In Divorce Court the man tried to explain to the judge:
“Hormones made me love her!…then after that — I don’t know
what happened!” …(and all of the genetic, courthouse “hang-
abouts” knowingly nodded.)
Now for a combination Commercial and Weather Forecast: The
humidity in the city today will be such that it will make you
want to buy something. * A man not hungry will soon turn to
Limited Warning: In the attempt to think more
independently, you do run the risk of changing, in spite of
An old man told his kid: “The past that is not manure, tends
to become swamp-sirens who can stay up around the clock, calling
to you and in general — driving you nuts-o!”
A certain city critic had this to say: “Civilization has
become little more than — comment-heaped-upon-comment to the
point that the real world, as known by Adam and our forefathers,
has become, I fear — forever lost.” Now for your test: What is
wrong with his observation?, and what is correct therein?
…(P.S.: Don’t you dare answer that!)
Recollection Time: Remember — The collective is your
friend! — and even if it’s not — it’s its friend! — And that’s
all that matters in the long run.
One day, one man said to his old, already-established,
collectively-based-mind: “After all we’ve been through — I want
to tell you; if you — (god forbid) — should ever get in
trouble, just call me and I’ll come get you out of jail!
…except — on Jupiter, or in Bartow County.”
The Rhyme Of The City Intellectual:
The dead are most quotable
‘Cause their words are more poke-able.
A man with a malleable mind said: “I believe I see what you’re
The struggle to think independently is the singular battle
in which the combatants, Punch & Judy recognize their common
If a man understood the chemical nature of civilization,
reverence and respect would be sport coats. And a kid thought:
“Yeah! — why is it that the king don’t ever look up to
anybody!?” *** My lobes are my kingdom, but, who’s on the
When the partisan want to “chat” — the main subject of
conversation is always “stupidity.”
When the partisan want to “chat,” the main subject is always
“stupidity” — whether they intend it to be or not. …well, big
guy, I don’t know about you, but I find that last part a wee bit
of gratuitous overkill.
From our “City Field Guide Spotter’s Handbook”: Another Way
You Can Spot ‘Em: The collective live in a binary world.
One man says that often, when he is around a vociferous
display of collective thinking his mind wants to shout out to
itself: “Air raid alert! — air raid alert!” One man’s theory
is that: Under conditions of verbal clarity, not only is a
modifier a waste of time, but two of them are twice the waste!
…(He says he majored in Logic.)
City Maxim For The Miffed: If you want a child to go away
when he grows up — bend a stick. And a quite hip &
sophisticated Nipper Psychologist rolled over on his sand couch
and said: “Hey! — even I almost got that one.” …(You know
folks, I hate to appear cynical, but that’s just the kind of
thing people in the city are want to say as they see their train
leaving the station without them.)
One of the speakers delivered this missile to the awaiting
audience: “The most important scientific breakthrough has yet to
be accomplished! — that of discovering the ‘true purpose of
The Intellectual City Of The Collective: A place where a
complete lack of talent is no impediment to “getting some where.”ù
…(In fact — contraries — may I be permitted to add —
To keep it simple — one man adopted this personal approach:
He would not repeat — or re-think any sentence of over five
words that he had ever heard before.
To the routinely civilized, their profession, position,
wealth & reputation are everything! — To a thinker — shit is
One man would force himself to do stuff! — And if he
actually has a separate “self” like the sentence makes it sound
like — well, you can just imagine what it thought of him for
doing this! Well-l-l!!!
Talking-about-others will keep you from talking-about-
yourself — but most people can’t do that! — Thinking-about-
ideas will keep you from thinking-about-others — and nobody can
do that — except a real thinker.
A kid tugged at the professor’s trouser leg and asked: “Hey
old dude — ’tis been said that: ‘Everyone want to look-good in
their own hometown,’ so how’s come nobody pays any attention to
this when it comes to their own native mind!?”
The successes of the collective are not the same as the
private triumphs of the individual thinker. …(Plus, if you’re
interested — they’re not near as much fun, either.)
Never call a madman a madman — unless you’re looking in the
Definitions Break! — Big “D” Break: Insults: The spice of
human speech. …(And Adam whined: “But God-d-d started it.”)
Some Urban Fun — Before You Run: A gene told its kid:
They’re all gonna die ‘cept, you and I. …and some near-by
thoughts objected: “How come you always leave us out of this!?”
One ole sorehead’s slogan for life is: “If it ain’t broke
— it must be somebody else’s.”
Encouragement Time: It is possible to think more and more
clearly than you do now — if you can do it.
One man’s mirror inquired of him: “How dumb do you have to
be to not know that you’re dumb?”
Impossible Time: Some of the most interesting stuff a real
thinker knows — he made up.
Two kids talking: First kid: “Some animals can run on
‘auto pilot’.” — Second kid: “All men can.” — And third kid
says: “Yeah — but they’re not ‘sposed to.”
The perception of knowledge as “tangible” performs as an
imaginary shuttlecock in an illusionary game of badminton often
played in city minds and yards.
One man’s mercantile turn of mind lead him to adopt this
personal maxim: “If there’s ‘not-enough-to-go-around’ — then
you’ve got to ‘go-around’ some more.”
Being able to think non-partisanly is like finally being
able to understand things without simply having to compare them.
A Hint For The Bent: About all it really takes to be
“civilized” is to take other people seriously. “Jeepers!,”
thought a lad, “that’s so simple even I could do it! — Though,”
scratching his head, he said. “I’ll be doo-dah-damned if I know
why I’d want to!” Hey!, all you chil’en over there! — quit
horsin’ around, and stand up straight and be solemn — like your
elders and your betters. …(You see, studio audience, the
trick-term in the above is that if you are truly a chile, and,
young’un — you ain’t got no “betters”!)
A viewer raises this, his personal “point”: “This — ‘non-
partisan, thinking-for-yourself’ thing — not only sounds like an
activity without-a-purpose — but in fact begins to strike me as
a purpose without-a-purpose!” …(No response requested — none
Yes kiddies and viewers — more “Definitions”: Ordinary
People Being Serious: Clowns without make-up.
To be aligned with the collective mind, is to be too closely
tied to the dead & gone.
Consumer Alert & Household Tip: When men, who have a
“serious philosophy of life to live by,” don’t get their way,
they have a tendency to wet the bed.
* Birds of a feather will stick together, ’cause genes are
the ultimate glue. *
One day the king suddenly bolted up and said: “Everyone in
prison should be forced to smile!” And an aide replied: “Oh
Sire, they do that already.” …(But I don’t think the old boy
The antidote for all that is serious is — comprehension.
Internally — all thinkers are urban warriors.
Civil News To Light Your Fuse: The attempt to do anything
in the city is — “jacking up a car.” And a thoughtful viewer
says: “Just because some of your, news features rhyme; is no
proof that they will, stand the test of…of…hell! — what
rhymes with ‘rhyme’!?!…”
Urban, Civilized History, Continued: In one city, any
child who expresses an interest in entering the religious
profession need not show any additional proof of intelligence.
Local Zoning Ordinance Update & Addendum: Institutions — in
“looking-after-themselves” — perforce — look after you.
…(And down front, on the Deacon’s Bench all the cows went:
Collective Intelligence: The beast with a billion hands.
While being “stretched to your limit” can be the basis of
insanity with the ordinary, with a real thinker it can be the
beginning of a new level of sanity & insight.
One man suddenly said to himself: “Hey! — I may be in a
comma!” And just as quickly shot back: “Oh yeah!? — how
could you tell!?”
A Zoological Feature: No one likes to “be alone”! …just
ask your mind. …(See, this was really more about thoughts
than it was Zoology.)
And now for a perfectly despicable description of ordinary,
Literary Progress & Achievement: The civilized, and acceptable
How You Can Tell — And Why You Should Yell: Hormones want
to stay home — neurons want to roam. One man slapped his
brain right upside its head and said: “Wake up! — It’s all
over! — Let the kids go!”
To ordinary thinking — how society works is how life
One man melted down all of his mottos, maxims, and slogans,
and combined them into just one: “Never use your right name.”
Bet you didn’t know that local reality itself has an
unpublished maxim as regards human existence — it goes like
this: “Born on a hill — live on a hill, born in a valley —
live in a valley.” — (And it don’t care much for smart-ass
thinkers who want to be movin’ around a lot.) And — Oh yeah!
— to continue being truthful wid chu, that last part is
bullshit, but that can be the way it sometimes seems to one
trying to go from here-to-there — plus it’s neat inthat it can
afford one the opportunity to indulge in what can appear to be
a bit of higher-class, intellectual martyrdom. Okay! — in
Swamp Parlance: Ain’t nobody on a real thinker’s case —
‘cepting maybe him.
One man smiled at his old, play-ground-based, hormonal-
driven mind and said: “Get outta my life.”
Original thinking cannot make converts through exploitation.
The only insubordination profitable to an individual
thinker is that which he exercises against his own collective-
Public Note: The Neural Cosmic Doctor is “in,” but you’re
yet to even know what your malady is! — …assuming you have
Even the local herd — taken as a whole — is not as smart
as one, real thinker! …well, it shouldn’t be.
Question: If we were to say, for instance, that man had
become better materially and physically by twice as much over
the last three thousand years, then by how much would you say
that he has improved intellectually?
A man with a spare-friend, can save his own end; a real
thinker is his own — spare friend.
A man addressed himself: “I have something to tell you:
People are dumb and stupid to the same degree that civilization
A thinker’s, point-blank-wall is for the purpose of pushing
fresh energy up against.
A certain man addressed himself: “I have something to say
to you: lndividually, men are dumb and stupid to the same
extent that they are collectively — what action — if any —
you take, based on this — is up to you.”
Only non-complicated “explanations-of-life” run any risk of
actually being an explanation!
The individual thinkers of life have produced what amounts
to a “parallel world of thought” — one that has consistently
developed just along side the collective’s, and that is just as
natural to them as ordinary ideas are to the ordinary.
And now this feature from our, Of Course File: Of course,
with everyday people, the way they ordinarily think is “real
Sliding deep down in his chair, feet propped up, and
eyeballs rolled back — he privately reflected: “Ahh! — what
could be more refreshing to the ‘hard-to-entertain’ than their
own personal brand of ‘independent thinking’!?”
And finally, we’ll close out tonight’s broadcast with a
listen to the new theme song by, Sly & The Family Thinkers:
“We’re-re-re Not — Everyday People.”