Jan Cox Talk 1250

There is No Such Thing as “Conclusive Proof”

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#1250 – 02/28/1994
Notes by TK

“Conclusive proof” is forever out of reach (thus nonexistent), thus implies always that it is nonetheless existent.  Talk is the breath of civilization.  Being upset absolutely precludes understanding.  Ordinary thought is “whiteout” for consciousness.


The News

Nature: A Beginner’s Guide To Being A Part Thereof
As one man was instantly incinerated by the erupting
volcano, a fellow standing nearby wagged a disapproving finger at
the rampaging lava and said: “He was a friend of mine!”

…..Meanwhile, the Godfather of Neural Soul kicked off the band
and began to sing:
“Get up offa that thing,
Think and you’ll feel better;
Get up offa that thing,
Think and be unfettered.”

***

Men came up with the mythical concept of dwarfs after
realizing that their allegorical notion of giants was going to
crush them.

***

The Sequential Progress Of Man As Exemplified In The Structure
Of His Own Nervous System
History’s not in the past — it’s in your pants.

***

Here’s Definitive Science News,
Of The Sort Few Can Use:
There is no such thing as — “conclusive proof.”

***

The simple love to talk about themselves — that’s all they
have.

***

Just because you agree with something doesn’t mean it’s
true, or that you understand what you’re agreeing to.

***

As an extremely civilized man looked about at certain city
activities, he thought: “If life were more entertaining we
wouldn’t have to have, entertainment.”

…..Whilst together at the library, browsing through
photographic books of the cultures of the world, a father noted
to his son: “The less urbanized are a people the less likely
that they have a word for ‘boredom’.” And the boy asked: “Why
is that?” And the elder replied: “To be honest with you, I’d
rather not get into that.”

***
…Okay troops, as long as the delineation lamp is lit —
“define ’em if you got ’em.”
Collective Art: The celebration of the crude.

***

Another Note Regarding The Nature Of Man
Without being singularly blessed — you can’t be “singularly
cursed.”

…..”Daddy, is this why everyone…” — “Yes my boy, it is.”

***

As they sat talking, both the mechanical engineer and the
stock broker agreed that of upmost importance is always the
matter of leverage. …And a man passing by, who could use his
own mind in manners metaphorically akin to the two
aforementioned, external professions, mused to himself: “Ah,
leverage! — Ah so.”

***

Mental Health As A Handball Game
The ordinary could not survive without a front wall.

***

In this one galaxy is a planet whose inhabitants have a
tradition that says: Each new generation — as it reaches full
maturity — forgets all knowledge of the preceding one, and
replaces it with an imaginary memory thereof.

…..”Hey,” said the mayor of a near-by metropolis, “it works
for them — it could work for us.” And, as it so often the case
— local politicos are already “behind-the-times.”

***

The Statement Of Fact: Anger is local, as are all of its
targets; the source of all targets is universal, and no one gets
mad at the universal.
And Now — The Question: Question!? — Question!? —
What, question!?

…..And as long as we’re in the vicinity, this new electronics
description: Religion: Low-definition irritation.

***

And Now: “One Guy’s Personal Fact Sheet”:
Fact: The simple take life personally.
Fact: Life intends that they do so.
Fact: No harm done — but no help given…by your friend —
life.

***

The Mind’s Minimal Requirements To Be Entertained
It cannot enjoy Punch without Judy, Ren without Stimpy,
Romeo without Juliette, Brahma with no Shiva, Beavis without
Butthead, and no Roadrunner without an antagonistic, canine
counterpart. ** “Daddy, is this why men always…” — “Yes my
boy, it is.”

***

Two men met on a road and one of them said: “Let’s be
civilized — let’s think and speak in cliches.” And the other
one replied: “Yes, just like everyone else.” …And off they
went.

***

Mental Health As A Trip To The Grand Canyon
The ordinary could not survive without hearing an echo when
they holler.

***

Proverbial Wisdom Re-Provided-For
Original Version: No man is a hero to his butler.
Revised Explanation: Every man is his own butler.

…..”I say, my good man, but would you pass me that…” “I am
not your ‘good man’!” “Ah-h-h, but indeed you are.” “Sir, I
must insist to you that I am indeed not.” “Are!” “Not!” “Are!”
“Not!”

…..The duke later sent word to certain of his underlings that
they could presently remove the targets from their backs inasmuch
as it was still two weeks ’til the opening day of Folly Season.

***

Some Social News You Won’t Find In The Register
Anyone who’ll tell you what kind of person they are aren’t
the kind of person worth knowing.

***

Making you critical is the way life keeps you mesmerized &
mentally in line.

***

Some Dialogue From An As-Yet Unpublished, Unperformed Drama
From An Anonymous Hand
“We do not receive our genes as a gift, but as a loan.”
“And what unseen force has guided you to make such a
pronouncement?”

…..And now a revised version of that same verbal interplay:
“We do not receive our genes as a gift — but as a loan.” “And
who is it there who makes such a claim?” “It is I — life.”
“Ah-h-h.” (End of excerpt.)

***

Now From The New Intelligence Edition Of: “Cliff’s Notes
& Bluff’s Bluffs” — City Culture In A Shut-Nell
The crude enjoy the unrefined — the simple rejoice in the
vulgar.

…..For those of you of deep-fried lexicographical interest, it
might interest you to know that an entire family of adjectives
(such as): crude, rude, vulgar and uncouth, began life as
synonyms for “the past.”

***

Before they’re grown, all kids pass about them the
information that: “Our main job is to spill food.” They mean
this both literally and symbolically, and since you don’t know
the difference — you’d better watch out.

***

The simple dream of what they might be tomorrow, the more
complex dream of tomorrow.

***

Another way by which life keeps man in tow is by having his
eyes stay glued to the affairs of other men.

***

Those behind the time never realize the time.

***

A Brief Essay Regarding The Matter Of: The More Conscious And
Social Position
Operationally — the former never “know their place.”

***

Mental Health As Consumer Banking
The ordinary could not survive without their checkbook being
periodically out-of-balance.

***
Men of extreme, limited-vision are always on the look-out to
peddle what little they do have. ** “Daddy, is this why it so
often seems that…” — “Yes my boy, that’s why.”

***

From Our: “Upper Lumbar Book Of Legends”
One people say that after that certain “disagreeable run-in
with god” when he drove them from the original, Peaceful Garden
Of Silent Pleasures, that once outside, they were faced with two
unknown roads from which to choose their one path of permanent
departure and travel. A much later version of this tale says
that there being “two roads” was — just an illusion.

***

Another Slice From Our: “City Dictionary”:
Art: Proof that not all of the civilized regret being
alive.

***

As they sat snugly, on the cold winter’s night, by the warm
family fireplace, the man looked down fondly to the pet hippo at
his feet and thought: “Harold, you’re my hero.” And in
equitable, friendly return, the pachydermanian one thought
nothing.

***

One kid went out and sat in a box midway ‘twix his house and
the woods and thought: “If those of ordinary mind take ordinary
life too seriously — then how are we to be certain that those
trying to be more conscious-of-mind aren’t taking life doubly
‘too seriously’!?!”

…..”Well, Blinky, if you don’t mind, I’d like to pass on that
particular question, and wager instead, two hundred dollars on
the category — ‘French Literature’.”

…..And a viewer immediately faxes: “Yeah — that reminds me
to ask you: If life is not actually ‘going anywhere’ — then why
should I go with you!?” ** Well by god, Blinky — now we maybe
getting somewhere! — That maybe Nebraska itself I see receding
in the distance behind us. **

***

Man’s Nervous System As Myth
Original Consciousness: The Garden Of Eden.
Ordinary Thought: Having to leave.
This Kinda-Stuff: Just what you suspect it is.

***
With an unusual sort of unassuming, neural self-assurance,
not yet common to creatures of this world, one man looked at the
others about him and thought: “Everybody else — not being me
and all — I guess has life hard enough without me criticizing
them for it.”

***

Mental Health As Alcohol Imbibling
The ordinary could not survive if the pleasures of drink
were not followed by the horrors of hangovers.

***

Civilization offers an abundance of — “talk, talk, talk”
while a lack of “talk, talk, talk” will result in collective,
mental stagnation.

***

How Life Works: A Plumber’s View
Given funeral oratory of sufficient length, every dead man’s
life becomes heroic.

***

Another way in which you could ponder the difficulty in
definitively describing a condition of consciousness beyond our
present verbal based one is to consider: How could be adequately
detailed, a satyr’s return to a new state of virginity!?

***

A viewer writes: “Rather than being concerned over how
little conscious man can be, could we not be thankful for just
how conscious we normally are!?” …That is one way of looking
at it.

***

Philosophically, So Waxes One Man For The Day
“If you don’t know the word ‘consistency’ does consistency
matter?”

***

As the two sat reading the Culture Section of the city
paper, the father said to the son: “An artist who is
‘influenced’ by anyone is not much of an artist, now would you
say!?” And the boy spat on the page he was holding.

***

Childhood: Knowing a secret, but not knowing you know.
***

A viewer says that I should “tell the full truth” and point
out that “civilization doesn’t actually exist — outside the mind
of man.” — Done. —

***

Definition & Analysis Of Neural States By Way Of
Office Supplies
Being upset: White-out for awareness. ** “Daddy, why do
you think he said ‘being upset’ rather than ‘anger’?” “I suppose
because he’s such a gentleman.”

***

Turning to his partner, one man said: “There is no blame in
being ‘opportunistic’ this is progress’s other name.”

***

After it began raining, two particular kids ran outside and
started playing mental games: “If life wanted to have a ‘nasty
little surprise’ in store for man, what do you think it might be?
— Dying?!?” And the other replied: “How about — being born!?”
…And all during this time, their anti-twins were back inside
the house trying to bobsled & mountain climb.

…..Thoughts: The ballroom of the mind.
Words: Man’s dancing shoes.
…(Oh, alright — a final “outlaw definition”: This-
Kinda-Thing: Greased slippers.)

***

Mental Health As Mental Health
The ordinary could not survive without them recurringly
thinking that they — can not survive.

***

There was once a land, with a certain people, who had a one
word, proper response to anything that could be said. As they
evolved and progressed, they later refined this down to a single
silence.

…..”Daddy — is it stories like that, that keeps, stuff-like-
this, from being the official historian of man!?”

…..Then there was this whole other world, whereon, whenever
they held, Father & Son Day, would-be participants could only
attend upon achieving merger, worthy of a peanut butter & jelly
sammich.

***
Our: “Humorous Morality Play — For The Day”:
One man kept written records of all his past, important
thoughts, and one day finally looked at them — then exclaimed:
“What the hell is this!?”

***

After some years of observation, one man came to the
conclusion that: “Some days the sun shines — and some days it
don’t.” — He is now working on how to carry around his own sun
with him.

***

The simple of mind
Seem always inclined
To be cerebrally sensitive;
By “sens’tive” I mean,
Not astute, or keen,
But, you know — touchy!

***

Stanza Two: An alert man
Is a wide man,
A wide — and,
Quiet man.

***

If it’s true in real life, it’s true in metaphor; what else
is metaphor for!?

***

This-Kinda-Stuff Defined: Hand to hand combat with routine
thought.

***

As dreams of the future,
So myths begin,
As nightmares of his’try,
Today, so they end.
…And yet!…Yet — one man describes “being human” as: Forever
hoping for the best while already having it.

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