Jan Cox Talk 1226

title tbd

PREVNEXT

Summary = See below
Condensed News Items = See Below
News Item Gallery = jcap 94001-1226
Transcript = None
Key Words =

Summary

#1226 – 01/03
Notes by TK

Civilization = rigidity, tenseness. The survival level is fluid and spontaneous.


The News

Believing something to be so, and saying that you do, are
two different things — and neither one of them amounts to
anything worth thinking about.

***

To a real mind — only new ideas are interesting ideas; most
minds are not wired to enjoy new ideas.

***

Over to the side — just over there — one guy’s preferred
opine is: “The problem with civilization is its lack of
passion.”

***

The sophisticated, toadies, the uncertain and other assorted
ass-kissers, love to tell where they were educated; a real man
can’t!…since he wasn’t.

***

As they sat watching the news, the father nodded toward the
tv set in regards to an item they’d just heard reported on, and
said to the son: “You see, what’s funny about that story is not
the boy being shot at a ‘Teens Against Violence’ meeting, but
rather how everyone took the incident so — seriously.”

***

Man protects himself from certain unwanted, point-blank,
plain-as-spit matters by making them seem vague and distant.

***

A certain man, who kept trying to do a certain extraordinary
thing, lay in bed, looking at the high ceiling and asked himself:
“What is it that really matters? — Is it what we think, or what
we do?!”

…..A certain man, who kept trying to do a certain
extraordinary thing, lay in bed, looking at the high ceiling and
asked himself: “What is it that really matters? — Is it what we
think, or what we do? — Or, some ‘combining’ of the two?!?”

***

The average mind wouldn’t recognize true originality even if
they saw it! — …which is why they never see it.

…..A man went to the mayor and asked: “Which is easier: To
be a critic, or to be more conscious?” And his honor replied:
“Which is the more popular!?”
***

Synonym Time
Civilized personality: Sufficient rigidity.

***

New Myth Time
In the waiting area restroom, just outside the Gates To
Heaven, someone had written on the wall: “Sex, Drugs & Rock &
Roll!” And when the angel in charge told God about it, the big
guy shook his head and said: “What kind of people are we getting
here now!? — They left out ‘cars, and MTV’!”

…..New Hymn For The Day;
Back On Planet E, — Amongst & As-Regards-The, Civilized:
There’s music for the head,
And music for the feet,
And the folks around here just
Pray they don’t meet.
…..(Life makes ’em harbor such fears!)

***

The voice in the town square declared: “Man is this
planet’s only creature who is concerned over its own behavior.”
And a voice from the crowd responded: “Is that a sarcastic
comment, or a new scientific observation?”

***

The local rigid, the universal — loose.

***

Cosmology — Cosmology
This planet doesn’t actually exist — except to those with
just a mind — and little consciousness.

***

During the regular Friday, Question & Answer segment of,
Metaphysics 202, a student raised his hand and asked the
professor: “Sir, why is it so historically common for men
seeking a higher state of awareness to practice celibacy?” And
looking as though he was about to laugh aloud, the instructor
replied: “Why that one’s almost too easy — there’s not a man-
in-a-million who can make it as a mystic — and have a girl
friend at the same time.” Boy!, did that young matriculant feel
foolish!

…..A man paused and pondered: “Can redefining something in a
new and surprising way make the thing itself, new and
surprising!?…”
…..”Neatness Counts” — if you’re either: Middle class,
elderly, frightened, or just don’t have anything else better to
do. Now comb your hair…and your mind.

…..The bass player took the mic and announced: “And now in
tribute to that great, too-often overlooked, transcendental poet,
Hank Williams Sr., we’d like to do our, slightly-rewritten
version of one of his biggest hits, that we call: ‘I’m So Human
I Could Cry’.”

***

On his birthday, one man unwrapped a gift from himself that
said: “Surprise! — Must we live our days — in a daze?!?” And
he was so overcome with shock and joy that he had to go off into
another room.

***

Brain Juice Show Biz
Being on stage is like being intellectually focused; being
intellectually focused is like being on stage.

***

One man says: “Any humility I may display is ‘fake
humility’ — which is fair enough since any proud attributes I
may have are likewise sham.”

***

The daily paper in one local city introduced a new columnist
to its pages, who they called: “The Dual Answer Man” who — in
response to questions from readers — would always serve up two
replies — both, always in conflict. Would you care to guess how
long the feature ran!?…Can you spell “nano-second”!?

***

A viewer writes: “After listening to you carefully for some
time now, and even personally attempting some of the neural
changes you’ve described, it seems now to me to all come down to
a question of: Is it actually worthwhile to be aware of what
you’re thinking!?”

***

Heads Up! — Definitions At Six O’Clock!
Verbal Civilization: A house-of-cliches — built on a lot
of plagiarism.

…..Thus it is — (in a sense) — that a truly original man is
not really ever civilized.
***

Erotica — For The Intellect
Thinking makes me horny, consciousness gives relief.

***

The more civilized the person, the more passion they feel
toward pets. ** “Daddy, does this help explain most men’s
attitude toward their minds!?”

***

In his attempt to continually update his personal vocabulary
and speech so as to properly reflect his ever-increasing
understanding and comprehension of the singular human experience,
one man began calling “beliefs and opinions” — “belches and
farts.”

***

A visitor from another reality, after reading several of
Earth’s “Holy Books” remarked: “What strange allegories.” (Then
added), “At least I hope they’re allegories.”

***

Just before post time, the jockey update on the chalkboard
read:
“You can live out of doors,
Or you can stay inside,
You can think on the race,
Or get out and ride;

The track goes nowhere
In the world ‘out-here,’
But it’s a whole other story
In your head, old dear! — Eh what!?”

***

One day, one man finally thought: “Although I’m sure no
genius, it still seems like a waste for me to keep using my mind
just to think about the same old stuff I normally do.”

…..A viewer writes to note: “Point-of-order! — the stomach
can, quite nicely, live on a most limited diet — so why not the
brain!?” It can sir, it can — and therein lies the heartbreak.

***

If you want to “hide” something — put it on the roof.
“Daddy, does this help explain what most men do with their
minds!?”
***

One man confronts the question of: “Is there a connection
between age and understanding?”, by issuing this statement:
“Never listen to anyone over eighteen — unless they know what
they’re talking about.”

***

Every generation believes it has discovered new artistic &
cultural truths, since every generation invents new ones.

***

The cheesier the film — the longer runs the credits. **
Yet another take on the copious verbosity of the city’s self-
promotion. …(And don’t you go forgettin’ “the city” as both:
Man’s intellectual collectivity — and, an individual man’s
mind.)

***

A certain Hollywood mystic looked-up, and so judged routine
consciousness: “A box-office success, though and artistic pot-
boiler.”

***

Our “Public Service Announcement” For The Night:
There are two main hobbies that everyone should have:
Staying alive, and — having fun. ** And now back to our normal
— boring programs, disheartening news, and embarrassing
advertising.

…..A viewer again reacts: “Point-of-order! — if one’s lungs,
and intestines, and sex organs can live nicely in a trance, why
not also, one’s mind!?” And again sir, you are correct — it can
— and that’s what is supposed to get a real person’s attention &
curiosity up.

***

Civility And Rigidity Reconfirmed
A sneer is as good as a smile, but a bullet — better yet.

…..Disdaining guns — one man, kept instead — knives and
personal opinions.

***

Additional Pragmatic Eroticism
‘T’would be useful if a man could look upon his own natural
mental operations with the same sort of objective detachment
with which a woman can, a provocative photograph of her body.
***

Liberated, extended consciousness could hold pseudo-
hostility toward one thing only — neutered, intellectual
impotency.

***

A lad asked his dad: “Since, in a sense, everything in the
physical world-of-survival is a ‘power-play’ of some sort, could
there be any parallel in man’s intellectual one?” And the elder
bent over toward the boy and loudly replied, rhetorically:
“Could there!? — Could there!?…”

***

Anyone who sincerely wants to do something extraordinary
with their own nervous system will eventually come to the
conclusion that their stomach is too directly connected to their
brain. …Yeah-h-h…but then again — so’s everything else!

***

In volume 14 of The New Intelligence Set Of Encyclopedias we
find this entry: “The human mind, on planet Earth, is like a
telegraph line.”

…..One man became his own physician, and he rubbed some stuff
on his head — and some stuff on his feet, and he made sure they
were different kinds of stuff.

…..And from the unpublished, New Intelligence Travel Guide,
this note: “If you become more conscious you can go to another
place.”

…..One man became his own tour director, and gave one map to
his head — and another one to his feet, and made sure that they
were two different maps.

***

Having no real understanding of what life is about, most men
speak anecdotally of their own life — which is all they know.

***

Someone asked the well known philosopher-poet this question:
“Which is the better metaphor for a man and his potential: A
ship on the sea? A seed in the ground? Or, an egg in a shell?”
And the wise one replied: “Try: A man in a man.”

…..For those of you interested in “affairs ballistic” you
might care to note that the primary reason bullets are banned in
so many places is simply because of their unacceptable ‘point-
blank-nature.’
***

Talk between people doesn’t actually mean much — unless
they agree beforehand that it does.

…..One man was thus mentally struck: “Uuu wee! — If I was as
smart — all of the time — as all the things my mind can come up
with, why I’d be-e-e conscious!”

…..And a viewer turned quickly to his son and said: “I
wouldn’t think about that one if I was you.”

***

On a Monday, the old sage told ’em: “The first requirement,
and the foremost method to achieving a higher state of
consciousness is — good luck.” …(By early Tuesday, many had
already left.)

***

In the battle between the philistines and the artists, even
if the artists don’t win, at least they had more fun.

***

It’s not enough to “know what you’re doing” — you’ve gotta
know what life’s doing.

***

One man finally confronted his mind thusly: “You no longer
impress me at all, for I have at last come to realize that you’re
capable of saying anything!” To which it replied: “Oh yeah! —
Well don’t go blaming me — who told you you had to listen to me
all these years!?” God! was he pissed!

…..Men began writing things down and collecting them into
books just so they wouldn’t have to keep returning their minds to
the library every 14 days. God! were they relieved!

***

Guy asks: “Warm enough for ya?!” And his mind replied:
“You’re not fooling me with that one again!”

***

Our Semi Facetious Fact For The Day
Compared to man’s routine, collective state of awareness,
you could say that personally “being more conscious” is sort of
like “knowing too much, all at once.”

***
One half of a particular Question & Answer Game: The answer
is: A verbal high wire act.

***

“Systems” for the expansion-of-consciousness are chewing gum
to use until the meal arrives. And a viewer asks: “What if the
meal never comes!?” Keep chewin’ my friend — keep a’chewin’.

***