Jan Cox Talk 1229

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The News

Everyday, all normal people feel as though they’ve lived too
long, and at some other time, they fear they won’t live long
enough.

…..Only idiots can hear the statement: “Go figure!”, and try
to go do it.

…..What more valiant soldier can be imagined than man!? — a
warrior, knowing full well the ultimate outcome of the battle,
but who nonetheless continues to fight as though otherwise.

***

Progress must produce trash — look at man.

***

As he grew older (though he prefers it be called “wiser, and
more mature”) well, as he did, this one man looked back over his
experience and offered us his versable-view of how to ultimately
cope:
To be concerned — upset by life’s, a
Job that scarcely pays,
To come to grips — turn loose! — submit!
To living in a daze.

***

After breakfast one morning, one father said the following
to his child: “The operational reality behind ordinary men’s
binary-based concepts of ‘good & evil’ is like this: ‘Evil’ is
whatever is predictable, and ‘good’ is whatever’s left.” …(Or,
as according to certain unfamiliar holy scripture: “The tongue
giveth, and the lips taketh away.”)

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The ultimate torment for — well what should be the ultimate
torment for — a more alert person would be: Passivity!,
resignation, and a respectable position in the community.

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Basic Studies In Construction Techniques
After man’s early days, as he strove to build, and rise
above ground level, the intellect tore apart his original
foundation, and speech attempts to put it back together.

…..Civilization: Earth’s only known vehicle that can run over
its own foot.

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Only a man individually “more conscious” could say that his
mind is “truly his own” — …and even then he wouldn’t be
telling the whole truth.

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The simplistic-of-thought always believe that they alone
discovered thought.

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After hearing everyone from philosophers, to priests, to
politicians, and psychologists, try and describe just what does
constitute “happiness” one guy thought: “Hell, happiness is
hormones.”

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Joke For The Day

A more conscious person is like someone who slipped
upstairs, and opened their birthday gifts before they were
supposed to. …(With an ordinary person — this would ruin
their day…not to mention their life.)

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As they danced across the floor, one man said: “I shant be
happy until I am dead.” And his partner said back: “And I shant
be dead until I am happy.” And the recently deceased band took a
short break.

***

An Explanation Of Why People Are Not Generally Interested In
Activity Such As This
Why get on a bus that you’re sure’s not going anywhere, when
you were born on one you know’s not!?

***

A gentleman in the city has developed his own “Do It
Yourself Test” which proceeds thusly: How can you tell if you
are properly sane, educated & civilized? Answer: Everything you
know is upside down and backwards.

***

Even though money is ultimately of no more value than the
non-essentials it can buy, it can be used as an ad hoc measuring
device to grab fresh glimpses of everyday life, normally
overlooked — to wit, ask yourself: Which is worth the most,
religion or drugs? Then say to yourself: Well, which costs the
most!?

***
How Human Emotions Work
People “care” if they say they care…even if they don’t.

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A Question-&-Answer Game As Played Between One Father
And His Son:
“What’s worse than being wrong?” “Being Bland.”

…..A certain self-made scientist, who carries his secret lab
with him wherever he goes, presents one of his latest findings:
“The mind is like a most beautiful, precision machine, and
ordinary thought like oil, far too thick and cold.”

***

One man described attractive dance as a kind of “physical
speech” and a second one said: “Don’t you mean to say that good
talk is like a ‘verbal dance’!?” And a third man interrupted:
“Do you guys know what time it is!? — And that there are people
trying to sleep! — both upstairs and down!?”

***

Entertainment At Home
Luxuriously bathed in inertia, the herd collectively raised
itself to its expectant toes, excitedly yawned, and with full
force, stayed right where it was.

…..In certain quarters, the suspicion still lingers that Aesop
did not die of natural causes, but was somehow “done-in” by
disgruntled animals, and the fact continues to elude history
books in as much as we have no word for extra-species homicide.

***

A viewer sends along this: “It seems to me that what you
call a ‘more conscious person’ would just be somebody who’d let
the imaginary air out of the make-believe, inflatable doll that
the rest of us call ‘civilization’ and the ‘human experience’.”

***

One small-town student of the ancient mystical traditions
serves up this idea: “Pain can serve as the ‘Great Reminder’
…of how much you hurt.” …(And suspecteth I, were the Green
Knight dead today, he’d be rolling over in his mind.)

***

Life is juice,
Life is juice in the basement, and
Life is juice in the penthouse.
Life is juice.
What else do you need to know.

***

Only those without “personally realized” taste can actually
believe that there is no “accounting for” taste.

…..A chap reflected: “One nice thing about being a no-talent
philistine is that you can get a job as a ‘critic’ without any
additional qualifications, or training.”

***

If you live on a cube, and turn the corner — then there’s
time & thought.

…..Time makes orbs go round — circuits, systems; man, thought
— thought, man.

…..”But I don’t understand it! — But it doesn’t understand
me.”

***

Ten viewers got together and sent in this note: “If we
could just be certain that what you’re saying is actually as
entertaining as we think it is, then we could for sure enjoy it
as much as we suspect we do.”

…..They’re on to something, you know — the tricky aspect of
this kind of thing is that if you take it too seriously, it
becomes a religion of sorts, and if you don’t, it tends to become
so mentally disconcerting as to cause most people to simply,
tune-it-out.

***

Drab weeds will take dandelions to be heroic.

…..Simple minds will ofttimes take confused ones to be “on to
something.”

***

A correspondent offers up this query: “If man contains no
‘artificial ingredients’ then how do you explain the existence of
thought, and of his many criticisms thereof!?” …Not a pretty
question to ponder, what!?

***

A Viewer Furnishes Us With Our: “Inspirational Thought For
The Day, Hey”:
“Many are called, but few are chosen, Much dough rolled, but little bread rosen.”
…(Well, he said it was “inspirational” — !?!)

…..And Now: “All Human Institutions Handily Explained
By Yours, Most Truly”:
All cows want a cowboy.

***

Our “Child’s Joke For The Day”:
One little lad told his sister: “Don’t ever let adults tell
you that you’re behaving as though you’re ‘possessed by evil
spirits’ ’cause only someone possessed by evil spirits would say
such a thing.”

***

Hormones have not the type of memory life needed on this
planet, another reason for the introduction in man, of thought.

…..Hormones: We do — therefore we are. Neurons: We
remember — thus we serve.

***

A some-times-student of such as this, recently sat and asked
himself: “If ‘greater consciousness’ is simply liberation from
mere thinking, then would freedom actually be more than just lack
of captivity!?!” At the very heart of his musing lies the
alluring snare of mistaking: Schools for learning, maps for
travel, and descriptions for understanding.

***

Men with small brains, will go to great pains, to spread out
their appearance, over as wide an area as possible.

***

One guy would periodically look around at his life and
remind himself: “Hey, don’t take it so seriously — it’s just
life.”

***

Challenge:
To give an example of the following characteristics:
Pathetic, pitiful, deplorable & sickening.

One Acceptable Response:
Any human attempting to sell another human any non-
essential, civilized goods, or services.

***
The overall superintendent of this one building had this
personal motto: “Think fast, talk slow, and dance dirty.”

***

Another Example Of The Extraordinary, Though Ofttimes Overlooked,
Mathematical Justice Of Life As Per One Man’s Observation:
“‘Feeling sorry’ for other people, won’t help them! — but
them doing so for you, can you.”

***

One man divides up life like this: “Strangers,” he says,
“are just dead people you haven’t met yet.”

***

The fuel rods in the atomic reactor of civilization are
men’s memories.

***

After reading what everyone from philosophers, to priests,
to politicians, and psychologists had to say in attempting to
define just what does constitute “happiness” another guy thought:
“Happiness is simply how you feel” and let it go at that.

***

Adult-Type Fairy Tale For The Day
Local conditions, in this one kingdom, one day said to all
of the people: “Alright — everyone who wants to be civilized,
and be able to stay here with all your neighbors at the station
while you wait on the train, raise your hands.” And after that
was concluded, conditions announced: “Okay — now those of you
remaining — who’re still wanting to find a space ship…
well…you guys just stand over there ’til I can figure out
what to do with you.” …And they did! — …Cause that’s all
they were wantin’ in the first place!

…..The actual difference between “children” and “adults” is
the difference between the local and the universal, the rigid and
the lose, the doo-doo and the diaper.

***

And Now Another Selection From: “The Young Person’s Garden”:
Men’s ideas for,
“Runaway trains”
Came from them dis-
Coverin’ their brains.
Now, spread that manure, and call the Crow Patrol.

***
As per legend: In response to this sort of activity, life
one time declared: “The mind was intended to do what it now does
— and if any of you think otherwise, then — do something about
it!”

***

And another viewer so corresponds: “If indeed man is making
the kind of progress you keep saying he is, then it would seem
like the time has come when you could quit talking about it.”
…Our best letter of the day — nay, the week! — nay, nay, the
month! — …(And, you know — he’s about correct.)

***

Hormones holler: “Hey, look at my thighs, my butt!” While
neurons are left to say: “Hey, look over here at my…at my…at
my…”

***

For the first time revealed:
Man’s Unstated “Stupor Formido” (Terrestrial Terror):
If we quit talking about civilization, it might go away.

***

Another Peek At History
While kings have been able to control men’s bodies through
force, priests have, their minds, with nary a weapon. …Course
both of them are run (like the rest of us) by life’s neural
network.

***

One guy presents his latest thinking to his fellow man: “If
you like government, you’re gonna love-e-e god!”

***

Now Another Dip Into Our Series Of: “P.M.S.: Put More Simply”:
To “be more conscious” is a certain brain endeavor, which —
simply put — is to: Put fresh juice where words once were.

….. * The rebel’s final triumph of consciousness over
mentation. *

***

One guy would periodically look around at his life and
remind himself: “Hey, don’t take it at face value — it’s just
life.”

***
Critics of the human activities of man are like those taking
shots at the reflections of shadow plays.

***

Looking up from his history book, a lad asked his dad: “Why
is it so common to find royalty having reserved for themselves
the exclusive use of certain names, colors, even foods?” And
the elder replied: “Well son, that’s because the ‘big shots’ of
the world know they’re not big shots at all, and have to try and
distinguish themselves from the ordinary as best they can.”
…(He then secretly bent down and whispered to the boy his
permission to use this allegorically on himself.)

***

A viewer inquires: “If I could hold just one single thought
in mind constantly would I then be ‘more conscious’ or just
single minded?”

***

…And a viewer writes: “I don’t like it when you read
questions from viewers and then don’t answer them.”

***

If you believe that life is getting worse & regressing —
you’re not a man — you’re a weather vane.

***

One man’s business card reads: “The brain’s an orange, the
mind a juicer, what line of work are you in?”

***

On this certain other planet in another galaxy, those who
“know the secret of life” can ride the local buses at a cut-rate,
once they’re sixty-five — or dead.

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The Three Pillars Of The People’s Real Religion
GD, GL, GL.: Get drunk, get loud, get laid.

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Everyone is born with the seed of a fairy tale, a mystical
quest, in their pocket, but the civilized mind soon surrounds and
chokes it. But, hey!, don’t whine and look sad at me! — How are
you sure that’s necessarily the end of it!?

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The Three Characteristics Of The People’s Real Mental Condition
D,D,D: Dazed, dumb, and distracted.

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Another Look-In On The “History Of History”:
There are two kinds of history: That of the civilized and
the savage which is written, told, or otherwise recorded, and
then that of the conscious man.

***

Another Day — Another View;
How’s By Me? — How’s By You?
One prime purpose of human speech is to make men feel
immortal.

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And now a new feature on our show:
“The Simple Made Even Simpler”:
If you want to “get somewhere” in life — travel! — go
somewhere!

***

One man who could think of extraordinary things was once
accused of being a “space alien” and replied: “Close — but more
like a temporal one.”

***

One guy would periodically look around at his life and
remind himself: “Hey, don’t take it so personally — it’s just
life.”

…..And then there was this one guy who’d periodically look
around at life and say: “Hey, let’s don’t be taking it all so
locally — this is life itself we’re talkin’ about here!” Case
closed.

***

There are no sober philosophers in bars …which is why we
have bars.

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