The City’s A Certain Place in Your Brain Where Many Go, Most Remain
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Date = 12/24/1993
One man knew a secret — he told it — no one heard it; he
told it again — and no one heard it; he changed it around and
told it again — and no one still heard it, so he denied it — and then
people thought they heard it.
…..People who believe in the known, will end up believing in
the unknown, and from there, it’s all down — no, not simple
“downhill” — it’s even worse! After that it all tends to go
….. A Lit Bit
In decent, honest dictionaries, the words “sideways,”
“sequential,” “serious” & “stupid,” are all bunched together.
A man who gets off the bus isn’t going anywhere after that,
even if the bus itself wasn’t going anywhere. The dance team is
known as: “Trying To Do It & The Actual Experience.” They are
two different things, but one cannot exist without the other.
…..If you talk enough, you can excuse anything; if you talk
enough, you can explain anything — to people, that is, who’re
standing beside the road with their half-punched tickets. Mere
thinking can explain and excuse any and every human thing — pure
consciousness does not have to.
The Tracking Of Human Progress As It Parallels Other Forms Of,
The first, and most basic way to impress another person is
to kill them; the next step upward is to impress them by making
them feel bad; and it that doesn’t work you can always impress
them by telling them how bad you feel.
…..”There is indeed, one thing for sure and double sure, about
progress,” said the ringmaster, “and that is that it will seem to
go anywhere, and in any direction that you wish to look! …If
you want it to.” (A side bar as evidence: They make elephants
get up and physically perform while men get to sit down and play
in the circus band because of the mere fact that humans can be
taught not to crap on the floor.
At first man was man; he learned to talk, then he was man-
the-metaphor; then man-the-symbol, then man-the-outright-
allegory, and a few would like to start at the top of the page
again — well, that is, at the top of A page again — a new page.
The fingers can’t do it, but the brain can,
The fingers can’t do it, but the brain can.
As he strode toward the crowd he shouted a warning: “Out of
my way! I am a misogynist!” But several people still rushed to
him, rubbing their hands, while whining: “We want a misog! We
want a misog!”
If you can think, you can think more than you do; and if you
can think more than you do then you can think even more than
that: And after that …who knows!? Who could “know” — but
…..”Papa, is that why this kinda stuff is so, is so …well
…..”And a ‘REAL’ man wouldn’t have it any other way! Right,
The city’s a certain
Place in your brain,
Where many go, and
…..The nervous system’s your universe, the brain, your solar
system, the mind, your planet, your thinking, your kingdom, your
personality, your capital city, and that neo-consciousness, a
fresh infusion of atmosphere.
….. The city’s a certain
Place in your brain,
It’s where you are, but
One guy told all of his kids: “Life is far too short, long,
sad, sweet, up, down, and everything else, to ever be judged by
reference to money.”
Once a man is alive, and can talk, and all of his survival
needs are met, he can then become “civilized”! And then, “being
civilized” can become a metaphor — even damn near a substitute
for — “being alive.” Ain’t it great!?
…..A viewer writes: “Taking your use of the word ‘civilized’
as symbolically and as non-literally as you obviously intend it
to be, I am still moved to ask you this: Can a person be
‘civilized’ without it causing a decrease in one’s mental
wattage?” As with all other such questions sir, the answer is,
“Yes!” And you’re “home-scot-free,” no matter what you do in
the city just so long as you do not take any of the crap —
seriously! Ain’t it just grand!?
…One of the benefits of being dead is that you cannot be
The Sting Of The Simile — The Agony Of The, (Whatever):
Trying to get milk from a stone is like trying to snap an
ordinary man out of it.
…..On the side of the mountain was carved these words: “An
ordinary man does not like a verbal flight that does not land
where he ordinarily expected.” And an honest goose, (just
passing by) said: “Well — ‘stuff’ an ordinary man!” (And kept
on a ‘passin.’)
Consciousness is like the food supply, and thinking,
…..A father told his son: “Don’t keep eating your food over.”
And the lad replied: “What?” “Don’t keep eating your food over
and over.” And the boy asked: “Don’t eat my food?!” “No —
don’t keep eating your food over and over again.” “Don’t eat my
food?!” “No — don’t eat the same food over and over again.”
First guy says: “The city’s a great place to be! …If
you’re alive.” And the second guy says: “Well where else you
gonna be!? …If you’re alive!? And in the beginning!?” And
first guy replies: “Why, no where, ole chum — no where.”
…..Sophisticated men love to sing and write about, “wanting to
go back home.” Or how you “can’t go back home.” Both
unwittingly based on the slippery fact that a mentally-driven man
has no previous home.
…..”Okay Mr. Welk, tell the boys to pack up their instruments
— they can leave now.”
Men invented Top Ten Lists, and the Twenty Best Selling
Books compilations, and the Top Forty Charts of record sales, all
in an unconscious tribute to the numerical limits of their own
neural activity and possibilities.
And Yet Another Noteworthy Example Of Just How Crude, Sexual
News Can Overlap With Neural, Nexual News: About the most fun
many civilized people can have, “with their clothes on” — is to
take them off.
…..Have you ever asked yourself why, in our modern day & time,
neurons seem more popular than hormones!? …Well, the answer, (of
course) is that you talk about those little neuron rascals.
Today’s Maxim For The Marginally Miscast
An intelligent man, standing on one foot, is always a
…..”Daddy, is everyone in the city a flamingo?” “Well, son,
in certain sectors of the city, it sure seems so.”
….. Dr. Doubonet’s Double-Wide Postulate
Critics can’t fly.
If life produces you with a normally functioning brain then
you will always be at least slightly intellectually dissatisfied;
life also makes a few people, really, dissatisfied; for the
normally dissatisfied, life also provides such distractions as:
alcohol, drugs, religion, reading, and stamp collecting; and, oh
yeah — also: The few I previously mentioned don’t find such
things distracting enough.
If man IS in bondage, there is only one form worth worrying
about, and pondering on, and that is the non-survival forms.
“Many are addicted — some are addicted to words.” “What do
you call such people?” “Civilized, ole darling — civilized.”
Operationally speaking, to wider consciousness, in matters
not directly, survival related — 2 plus 3 should equal about 4,
as should 10 plus 12, 208 plus 97, 6,405 plus 4,000,003, and
other such numbers.
On “certain journeys,” a man who doesn’t give-a-damn has a
certain advantage — that is, so long as he has no specific
reason for not giving a damn.
…..”Okay Dedrick, shoot the dispatcher and grab his mike —
and then, whatever you do — don’t do anything else with it!”
…..One night, a viewer who’d been watching our show, rolled
over and thought: “If ordinary people don’t know where they’re
going — then why should I!?” He pondered, then rolled over on
his other side, and thought: “But what if there is no light at
the end of the tunnels that have no end, and yet — somehow — we
must make our own consciousness such an illumination?” (He then
found that he could not go back to sleep.)
Habit: The sport of kings.
“A Rule,” (if you want one): Don’t let your mind do all
your thinking for you.
…..(Well — since you already paid for that one, here’s
another one free): If ANYone’s crazy, then EVERYone is!
…..In the army — if you’ll reenlist — they’ll give you a
bonus! In life — if you’ll do so — they’ll kill you. …(The
sound you just heard was that goose again, sayin’ again: “I
b’lieve I’ll pass.”)
Another way to tell for sure that you’re “in the city” is
that when they intend to entertain you, they’ll tell you they do,
and when they’re serious, they’ll say so.
Our Engineering Adage For The Day
A man born on a bridge has trouble not hoping that everyone
…..And a son said to his father: “I don’t have a question
about that one, Pa Pa — it seems quite clear enough.”
…..And now a holiday message from one of our sponsors: “If a
man was not nice to himself — who would be!?” Over and out.
…..On Xmas eve night, after everyone else had gone to bed, one
man disassembled his brain. Over and out for sure!
An observer proposes: “Fame can be good — since many
people feel like they don’t mean shit, a little attention can
…..”The meanest — I mean, the strongest wolf gets to lead the
parade, and the weak ones, without credit, bring up the rear, and
this, dear safari guests, is the difference between civilized,
caring humans, and wild, unfeeling beasts.” And a thin man, with
two cameras about his neck asked: “And which one is which?”
…..All solar systems look after themselves, and also see that
their worlds do also; and all worlds, in turn, see that their
inhabitants look after themselves; it is up to one who would be
more than mere “natural-born,” to look after his own internal
universe of consciousness.
People who tell the “kinda-guy-they-are” tend to stay the
kinda guy they are.
A Scene And Dialogue From One Family’s Life
“Daddy, do people get more serious as they get older because
of their fear of death?” “Well son, I used to think so, but
there’s this alternate view that claims this greater, later-year-
amount of seriousness is actually due to men’s increasing
awareness and disgust over their life long stupidity.”
Intelligence and consciousness are not the same thing;
education and consciousness are not the same thing;
sophistication and consciousness are not the same thing; talent
and consciousness are not the same thing, and genius and
consciousness are not the same thing, but they all help!
In the City Of Civilization, fashion is your imaginary house
in the illusionary Hills Of Beverly.
An Item Of Interest For The Gunfighter Aficionado
The mind can never get-the-drop on it’s self.
…..”And now fans — comin’ out of Chute Number Five is,
‘Consciousness’! And as always — not bein’ ridden by any one!”
After some years of off-&-on discussion of the matter, a
father told his son: “It’s alright to ‘live-inside-your-own-
head’ — but only if it is large enough.” And the boy asked:
“But how will I know if it is large enough?” And the old man
replied: “Oh, you’ll know alright — but if you don’t, — then
it’s not large enough!” …(And the kid got a look on his
face like he’d just shit a solar system.)
One man serves up this personal observation: “Sometimes
when I look at grown, educated, intelligent people taking
civilization so seriously it makes me suspect that everyone’s in
on a certain secret joke, but me.”
Stupidity is still loose in the sewers.
Inquiry Into Aspects Of “Neural Fashion”
A man can have a two piece suit, a man can even get a three
piece suit, but after that, he must begin to go nude.
….. Consciousness looked at thinking,
In the early spring,
And said, “I’m sad to see,
You’re wearing the same old thing.”
…..Accept no substitutes for sanity! For if you’re ordinary
— there are none. But if you’re a grizzly bear, prepared to
shed his skin — and grin — come along with me.
The Final City, Cultural Review: Review — Not Criticism.
What is normally called “entertainment” over there is
primarily the celebration of trash, and dreams of regression.
Some Additional: “Wild West News”: A serious man’s already
a dead man — they just can’t get the frown wiped off his face so
as to bury him.
To himself, one man called consciousness, “consciousness,”
and the automatic workings of his thinking, “deep doo doo.”
There are, (technically speaking), three degrees of being
civilized: not being civilized enough, being properly civilized,
and being over-civilized. . ..(Some of you may recognize a
similarity in our recent tri-layered classification of being
A certain man who’d become king of a certain kingdom at the
age of twenty, declared, at the age of forty: “I will bow to no
man! I will however, bend slightly at the waist for a man with
…..According to the revised, and codified edition of the
Steers & Barebuck Catalog, “Kings, kingdoms, curtsies, weapons,
and the aging process” are, one-and-all, metaphors of the first
rank herein, and should not be taken seriously, (or internally),
by those with either heart, or mental conditions.
…..Come on, viewers! Heads up! Let’s face it! If you wanna
stay normal — think only normal thinks. Okay!?!?
“Survival-only” animals are held together by a physical
domination hierarchy; human herds, by neural charisma; one man,
lacking any, but still desirous of heading a herd, bought himself
…..New Items that don’t match can be made to match — if you
write the items! Almost as good as being lead wolf — and a damn
sight cheaper than a gun. And people with only brains-in-their-
heads, and the past-in-their-pants, whined: “You know-w we won’t
get this one ei-ther.”
You can determine just how civilized a person is by the
number of different ways they can spell, “regrets.”
One day, one man had such an extraordinary experience that
he wet his pants, and decided to call home to warn them, but they
told him not to come back! And that it was not his pants that he
…..Butcher’s Bonus: Anyone who immediately understands that
one may themselves, have an experience “somewhere out-of-the-
norm.” …(Just clean up after yourself, that’s all.)
A Wager Uponwhich Some Should Not Bet The Farm
& Domesticated Livestock
The main fun in being “ordinary” is that you’re always in
…..And now: The Dumb Test Made Simple: Simply ask yourself:
“Am I serious?!?”
One man’s custom license plate read: “Rather than living a
cornmeal life, better to make the mind the 4th of July, and hi
octane consciousness, the quiet noise of the fireworks.” Scant
have been the times, traffic troopers in remote locales have
“pulled him over.”
“That’s the great thing,”
Said Frank to Wayne,
“About a man having his
Own personal brain.”
A certain mother & father team so advised all their
children: “If it’s ever your intention to do some playing in the
city never examine civilized stuff too closely or you can spoil
…..And later that day, soon after this item was made public,
an official spokesperson for your local city and civilization
issued this statement: “In spite of your many cheap – and even
costly – shots at my employers, allow me to point out to you that
if it were not for cities and civilization you’d have nobody to
kick around! (Now would you!?) Have you ever noticed how those
with a “vested interest” have little humor regarding their vested
interests!? …Have you ever noticed how little humor ordinary
men with belt-driven-personalities have about themselves!?
Jazz is touch — and at its best, unplanned touch — not at
all unlike this.
Our “Pillow-Stuffer’s Proverb For The Day”: No man stands
so stupid as when he stoops so low as to “be serious,” with the
…But, dear friends — Yes, and-in-spite-of-it-all, — one
man continued to hold to this thought: “Never send a duck on an
If nothing else — the city was the first soap opera.
…(And if not that, then the original, “Confess your sins &
spill-your-guts,” TV talk show.)
…..A Real Estate Tip: If you live exclusively “in the city”
then you, perforce — live in a “bad neighborhood.”
…All of one guy’s family ganged up on him and demanded:
“We want a vacation home, somewhere — anywhere!”
…..To “be more conscious” is for it to, “be-no-never-mind”
where one lives …at.
No matter what you wanna call it: Everything rolled up into
one is this kinda stuff.
Question For The Big Jackpot Weekend
What is the best way to think-about & approach everyday,
civilized life? Answer (For “The Specialists” In Our Audience):
Almost any way but: grimly, sadly, concernedly, hostilely,
critically, fearfully, noisily, or in any other fashion —
seriously. Leaves quite a menu of attitudes left to choose from,
what!? …(But just between me and you, a private, good-natured-
chuckle will just about cover it.)
The new teacher told the class, (a bit after the 9:30
morning break): “Remember boys & girls, what you call
‘civilization,’ and ‘man’s cultural development’ are actually
unrecognized viruses from another solar system.” And she was
fired, and out-of-there by noon.
Having the brain’s consciousness loosed from the confines of
mere thought is akin to kissing tomorrow hello in advance.
The panel discussion went like this: The speaker on stage
left proposed: “To be a ‘hero’ among ordinary men you must
have personal problems, and difficulties to overcome.” But a
gentleman over on the right side of the platform begged to
differ, and said: “No – to be a hero under ordinary
circumstances you must talk about problems, and personal
difficulties you’ve apparently overcome.” And a young lad
sitting down front in the audience sadly shook his head and
damned near wept for adulthood.