Jan Cox Talk 1267

City Practices Must Continually Be Reinvented

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#1267 – 04/08:
Notes by TK

Those hoop-snakes roll and thrive whose tail-end is repellent to them. This is just the mainspring of civilization. Man’s image in the mirror is unsatisfying. Practices must be renamed, reinvented continually. Old = dead.


The News

Television — A Man — His Mind
One guy says he’s sick of reruns.

***

Those who want to publicly tell: “Why we were put on this
planet,” have themselves only recently arrived.

***

After a careful study of all the great books of the world,
one man wrote up a list of all the important subjects the books
covered, then used this list to wipe his ass. The key to keep in
mind is that he always did this, yesterday!

***

A Knight’s Secret Strategy
If you’re going out to kill a dragon — kill two at a time.

***

I Saw Jig — I Saw Saw
The simpler parts of a puzzle are inclined to explain their
position by noting the limitations imposed on them by the
position of the surrounding pieces.

***

Today’s Economic Report
Man is the only creature cursed, whose curse is forced,
self-inflicted. Do you know what this means!? If you do, (of
course), you’re freed from the curse. Hog prices up — hog
prices down; common stocks slip — common stocks hold.

….. Today’s Health News
Knowing-the-secret is the only neo-natal, illness-fatal,
that is not contagious. “Bite two bullets before going to bed,
and call me in the morning if the caliber of your pain seems to
still warrant it.”

***

In City Math, Two Plus Two Should Always Come Out The Same
…Somehow.
The 2 brothers were asked: “What do you want to be when
you grow up?” And the first one replied: “rich and famous.”
And the second one said: “rich and rich.”

***

Telling an ordinary, active man what he could do that would
be “better” for him is like trying to get him to change what
turns him on sexually.
***

No matter the castle, it should be quiet in a knight’s room.

***

The man did all that was necessary to attract a crowd, and
once a size-able one had assembled, he addressed them thusly:
“Life has had me call you here today, to tell you it has nothing
more to say.” As is so common under such circumstances, some
were pleased with the message, and some were not, and a great
many were just happy that they hadn’t had to pay to get in!

…..Once a dumbing entertainment reaches a certain level of
public popularity, ticket prices go up. History has not had to
learn this lesson since this is what history is.

***

And now a “Sales Pitch” from our sponsor, Enlightenment. One
thing you can definitely say about “The Experience” is that — it
always gives the desired results.

***

A Survey
Near-nude love those of the forest to strut, while those of
the city, fashion pursue; out-with-their-tongue, go the simple,
trial-by-the-fist, for the growing, while Gordian questions, the
children still love. In Man Land — all is well.

***

There are two ways-operational you can consider it: Either
that all great ideas are equally meaningful in reverse, or that a
more alert man is capable of bi-sequential perception. …Of
note, the fact that the vision of the more conscious is omni-
directional.

***

A man told his son: “You must realize when absolutes are
pertinent, and when they are not. If Istanbul is the object then
you are only in the city once you have absolutely crossed the
bridge, and arrived therein. But you might note that: Outside
the destination — where ever you are now — it’s a long, long
way from here to there.” At that instant, the lad gained an
entirely new appreciation of the beauty and purpose of spheres.

***

Actors say it’s not in the writings, but in the
presentation, and authors say it’s all right there in the words.
What do you say ?
Note To Outbound Knights
There are at least two ways to go about it. You can either:
Starve a dragon to death, or, feed it ’til it bursts.

…..Follow-up Question: How can you correctly identify a real
foe from a faux foe? By the amount of noise it makes.

***
‘Tis tricky to travel when,
There’s always someone telling you that,
There’s either nowhere to go or else,
You can’t possibly get there!
…And it turns out the someone is you!

….. Such is the power,
True though scary,
Of man’s inner,
Commentary.

***

One father attempts to explain the intricacies of city
logic: “The crude, the simple, the savage and untalented, are
less like to be hypocritical; it does not seem like this should
be so, and I do not know why it is so, but there you are! That’s
urban existence for you.”

***

Life: That structure beyond all criticism, whose existence,
to man’s mind, on criticism seems to depend.

***

Okay — fair’s fair: “The Logic Of This Kind Of Stuff”:
There is the “going,” and there is the “arriving,” but it’s
mostly a matter of “going.”

***

The mind has a tongue of its own, and an alert man should
have attached to his, a sign: “Warning! Overuse of this
facility can be detrimental to your desire.”

***

One man’s definition of: Relationships: Stewing in your’s
— and someone else’s juices.

***

A reminder: All the civilized have a city in their head.

***
Second reminder: All the less civilized have a jungle in
their pants. And, oh yeah — so do the civilized.

…..Third reminder: By now, everyone has part of a city in
their head.

***

The warrior who is reticent toward the external world is one
thing, but he who is so toward himself — well — he’s “one
thing” multiplied by about ten thousand other things.

***

A man demands: “Since the mind can make you sick, how come
it can’t make you well?!” And while this is a commonly held
attitude, ask yourself: Just who ever told you that it
couldn’t!?

***

The simple like to imagine that they are “dangerous.” Oh —
they are! But they like to imagine in ways more — refined
…and, “civilized.”

***

All staring is a comment.

***

To his pleasant surprise, while thumbing through a book,
“Curious Of The Middle Ages,” one man found an engraving of
himself.

***

No pain is truly human pain until it is put into words.

***

Efforts True — Efforts Misdirected
To blindly peel all the layers from an onion, in search of
the onion, will ultimately leave one with naught.

***

As he sat one day, a man so pondered: “It is only pseudo
lovers who assure that they will never lie to one another — for
what would real ones ever have to lie about!?” He further
reflected on whether he was thinking only about physical love and
lovers, or even anything external at all!?

***
One guy’s motto: “Spill your guts now — or, spill your
guts later!” …(Did I mention that he lives in the city!?)

***

Okay — this kind of stuff defined one more time: REAL
“adult humor.”

***

Men love dreams ’cause that’s one time they know for sure
their mind’s totally outta control. By legend, certain neural
knights cherish their dream time based on the fact it is the one
instance from which they are relatively certain to awaken.
…(There is another reason here, but it has to do with effort,
not expectation.)

***

The Neural Dynamics Of Bondage
Once you’ve commented — you’re committed.

***

As life hired the new mechanic to work at its local
conditions garage, it told him: “You can either wear your nails
in some fashionable manner — or, file them for efficiency.

***

There’s only one form of criticism: useless.

***

It’s not what a neural, stealth warrior might think about
that can give away his position and prove fatal, but that he
think anything about where he might happen to be.

***

One man said: “I’m not talking to you.” …(I leave it to
you to figure out who he was talking to.)

***

Cruisin’ Around In The City
On really nice days, this one guy’d let his top down. And
he didn’t even own a car.

***

There is Dumbing entertainment, and Supportive
entertainment, but where is the encouraging!? The impelling!?

***
Those who, to prove their point, point and say: “The
historical evidence is right before your eyes,” confess they’ve
not read the real evidence that’s within them.

***

For his big birthday, one guy thought: “Now what can I
give myself? …I know! I’ll be quiet!”

***

Since the mind’s incomparable — men compare to
everything under the sun.

***

While talking to some of his thoughts, a man mentioned:
“Those who give no reasons for what they do may have the best
reasons.”

***

Some Off-The-Road Reasoning You’ll Never Hear
In City Driver’s Ed
A man who can control himself has no desire to control
others.

***

Any comment — ANY comment made, can turn nasty, while
no silence can.

***

The Plottings — The Passage
One neural sailor made his way via, “navigational
explosions.”

***

A warrior’s son asked him: “Can you actually ‘stop’
thought?” “You can put it on constant, ‘temporary hold.'”

***

After all — once understood — what is enlightenment but:
“Consciousness without the commentary”!? “That’s right, Miss Me
— hold all my calls.”