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Real sociable, city people seem to believe that every time
local conditions steps on their foot in some fashion, it also
wants them to “comment” on it.
A zebra asked a rat: “Who but man can seem more intelligent
by appearing more stupid!?” And a passing Archaeologist said:
“Hey, striped and flea-infested ones — what do you suppose
‘thinking-brains’ are for anyway!? You’re just jealous!”
Some scientists like to now note that: “From chaos comes
order.”, but a more precise telling would be that: From chaos
comes man — and thru man comes the spread of order.
And from that they could arrive at a new definition of man’s
overall, unique expansion: Civilization: The universal Laws Of
Physics — brought-home — made-whole in: Glass, silk, concrete,
and paint — and the lingering sound of an oboe.
In his screed to the crowd, the speaker recounted many
tragedies that had befallen him in life, telling of one bloody,
recent accident that he said: “Should have been fatal.”, and
dramatically declared — “It’s a miracle that I’m alive!” And
all of the people yelled back: “Hell! — it’s a miracle that
we’re all alive!”
The reason the ordinary, mature mind doesn’t care much for
variety is that it’s too close to, “change.”
An Urban Infrastructure Update: The city is full of savages
— but they’re all underground. “Brian, are you sure that wasn’t
a piece of Psychology News!?” Lloyd, let me take care of my
stories — okay!?
At appropriate times, (for him), one man would remind
himself: “When you just don’t feel like ‘going-on-with-it’ any
further, you can always start pretending that you’re even older
than you are.” …(God!, does that work real well with some
people. …[Okay — with many people!])
One reason local conditions always disfavors the use of the
drugs man comes up with is because it wants you to use the ones
Query: Are a whole bunch of men all together smarter than
just one man all by himself?
Query: Are a whole bunch of men all together dumber than
just one man all alone?
One guy said to all the other city guys: “I don’t guess you
ever even thought of, ‘being original’!”
Some Social News: Princess Paradox married Captain Irony
and they had a little explosion. Note: This can easily be
explained by the fact that the square root of two won’t go into
If you don’t think as fast as you can you won’t think as
much as you can.
You know — you can look at a man and tell whether he’s
physically healthy and active or not. ‘Tis it not good,
perchance, that we can’t normally see more!? And a viewer
responds: “If that was supposed to be some kinda new proverb, or
words-of-wisdom, then I’m throwing away my TV, and sleeping with
Sports News: There are two sides to every story same as
there are right handed batters, and left handed batters. And the
man running the scoreboard said: “That’s not correct.” Back to
you, Marv. “Thanks bunches, Biff.”
Anyone who says they know what’s best for you — and live
long enough — become institutions.
One man says: “Civilization makes me sweat. Yeah, in the
wild state I probably sloughed off water when I ran — but —
civilization — civilization makes me sweat!”
And now — The “Simple” View…..”Hey, did you say the
‘simpleton’s’ view?” Okay, and now — The Direct View: If your
thinking ain’t fun — you ain’t really thinking.
One man’s private, operational directive is: “It’s better
not to think about the expense of things you have that you really
wanted, since just, ‘being alive’ is ultimately going to cost you
everything you have anyway.”
More of City Living Tips: At times when you feel like you
don’t know what you’re doing — try and think of yourself as
News from our Environmental Desk: The Weather Service has
downgraded one man’s mental activities from, “thinking” — to,
The trappings of civilization help provide the simplistic
with the illusion of variety and choice. Or, as they say out in
some thinker’s camps: “A mangled metaphor is a happy metaphor.”
“But wait up! — I’m not sure the original item was a metaphor.”ù
“What!? — What!? — What’s that you say!? — Do you mean to tell
me that we’re actually beginning to GET-SOME-WHERE!?” …(“Well
gee — I just said I wasn’t sure whether it was a metaphor or
A trapped animal is not a happy animal………unless maybe
it’s a man.
The Medical Professor stated: “A man’s mind can drive him
crazy, but his stomach can kill him!” And a student, third row
center, asked: “Which is worse?”
A viewer writes: “After really thinking on one of the
things you’ve been talking about, I’ve come to agree that: A guy
who tells you what kinda guy he is ain’t really much of a guy! —
…..except for maybe being ‘ordinary’.”
As Regards The Betting On Wrong Intellectual Horses: If you
don’t play favorites they all become your favorite.
Another Verbalized Progression — As Seen From City
Positions: Being Savage: Too dangerous.
Being Civilized: Too Tiring.
Being Mentally Independent: Too dangerous.
Over the past weekend one man says he’s come up with this new
notion: “If you don’t ‘dump on’ language — it’ll dump on you.”
All would-be mystics would abandon the hobby if they knew it
actually had to do with thinking.
It’s as difficult to conceive of a more complex intelligence
when you’re “simple-minded”, as it is to think of a more direct,
simple one when you’re still collectively-complex.
The speaker said: “The juice that runs the brain is the
same as runs the bowels.”, and the crowd replied: “Well that
explains a lot.”
Certain City Ideas Of Physics Brought Home To One’s Own
Head: Chaos: Variety — completely out-of-hand!
People who can think more independently have an advantage —
though it’s hard to say just what it is.
If you go into the city, often they’ll applaud your body.
Ducks only cheer for quackers.
The new, independent part of one man’s mind told him: “The
worst thing you can do is to try and ‘sell me’ on something.”
And a viewer is struck: “Had I heard that twenty years ago —
just think where I might mentally be today!”
Another Way — “You Can Tell”: A civilized man thinks more
about himself than he does life.
Someone dropped this description off for the editor of our
Definitions Desk, (it reads): Fiction; The continuing attempt
by the unoriginal to be SOME “kinda guy”.
Animals say: “We are ‘feeding machines’.”
And men say: “So are we — and we have an extra mouth.”
As regards not letting your relationship with your ordinary
thinking become part OF your thinking, one man says he now has it
laid out in this manner: “I’m alive, I breathe — I’m alive, I
The old part of one man’s neural city thought: “Anyone who
knew enough to be my friend would know too much to be my friend.”
Being savage is like running with one leg tied behind you;
being civilized is like running with both, but with a governor in
your head. Being a real thinker — and thusly, “neo-civilized”
— is like being put in charge of the beer and sandwiches while
everyone else is all tied up with the sack races.
Then look at it this way: Even if cows did have a “choice”,
their options would still all be bovineal.
Hey — if “real thinking” doesn’t actually mean, “different
thinking” — then what’s the point!?
Conversation: First voice says: “Every civilization has
its own individual intelligence.” And the second one asks: “Is
that a metaphor?” And the first one replies: “I don’t think
“Check It Out” time: The local is smaller than the
universal — but larger than you. ….(Unless of course —
you’re a thinker.)
“Neural Terpsichory Time” too: The boogie ain’t the boogie
if it ain’t the mindless boogie.
One man asked himself: “You know what I like best about
being part of the collective?”, and his self replied: “Knowing
you, you’ll probably say: ‘Nothing — besides the closeness of
the body aroma’.” And he was forced to chuckle.
All of man’s desires to “change” are in fact the wish to
Remember this: Even if the herd don’t kill you — it’s
still gonna eat you.
One stray’s private definition: Collective Intelligence:
A “Law” Still Not Known!………..(Or At Least Still Not
Admitted): Everybody talks about it — few wanna do it.
One man came up fairly short and inquired of himself:
“Since it generally seems more expedient to deal with other
people on a friendly, rather than a hostile basis, mightn’t the
same hold true for my dealings with my own old, ordinary
As they would troop in from the decaying, dangerous ruins of
the old feral paradise, into the safety of the new, urban area,
the people were met with this greeting: “Guts were made to have
fun — minds, to be disturbed. Now — Welcome to the city —
And here’s a sweet human interest story: One man has begun
carrying around certain of his city emotions in a shopping bag.
A thinker’s individual ideas aren’t worth much — except to
One man gave this cautionary reminder to a son; “A man with
a ‘commitment’ is just one step from having a ‘mission’.”
Sportsman’s Update: A thinker’s best friend is his dog —
and his mind. “Wall-l-l…..that’s ral intrestin’ — I guess..
…..but what d’ya feed tha damn thangs!?”
One man offers this definition: “Civilization: A habit —
a nasty habit.”
And one ole sorehead says: “If I could, ‘re-write’ my life
— I’d write me out of it.”
More “City Talk” Translated: What is “being held
accountable” other than thinking-for-yourself.
One man mused: “Every time I explain to a friend why I
didn’t do some certain thing, I always feel that either I should
have done whatever it was, or else that I should be treating them
more like a real friend by not saying such things to them.”
The Thinker’s “Impossible Game” (ha ha): Through an act of
will, will was created where none was before.
The only variety that is true variety is that which is
One sidewinder, after carefully examining the mind that the
town’s folks had provided him with, said to it: “Okay, hombre,
this town — hell! — this UNIVERSE — ain’t big enough for the
both of us.”
Special Feature Time: How To Think For Yourself: Step One:
Learn to jump higher than your shadow.
Only a real thinker might ever have occasion to really be
“serious” about any thing. …..maybe.
As he turned off his TV, the wide part of one man’s mouth
said: “The news frightens me.”, and the best part of his brain
added: “Me too — except the word is, ‘bores’.”
In response to a whole bunch of inquiries and stuff directed
his way, one independent-minded man finally just said: “I don’t
Another way you can always spot a real thinker is that they
never run in herds.
“Hey, look Norwood — there doesn’t go one now!”
Hey! — if you think real thinking is brief and elusive —
just get a load of THIS!
If you know how to do it: The brevity of thought is the
soul of thought.