Jan Cox Talk 1295

Advice Versus Body & Fender Work–The Latter’s Worth Something

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Summary

#1295 – 06/13/1994
Notes by TK

Definition of civilization: being able to see the obvious and somehow think it otherwise. Examples: tests to determine you have a drinking problem and the choosing of toxic dump sites in lower class neighborhoods by the rich/powerful.


The News

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IF IT’S NOT EATING-FOR-SURVIVAL — IT’S ENTERTAINMENT.
IF IT’S NOT SEX-FOR-SPECIES-PERPETUATION — IT’S ENTERTAINMENT, IF IT’S NOT SWEAT-FOR-SUSTENANCE — IT’S ENTERTAINMENT,
QUESTION IS: IS THERE ANYTHING MAN DOES, NOT ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY FOR MERE PHYSICAL SURVIVAL, THAT IS NOT SIMPLY ENTERTAINMENT!?
IF YOU “TALK ABOUT IT” — IT’S ENTERTAINMENT — BUT,
ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND THIS, YOU CAN RAISE YOUR STANDARD OF VERBAL ENTERTAINMENT To A LEVEL THAT ACTUALLY DESERVES A NEW SYNONYM.
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TRYING TO BE MORE CONSCIOUS, TO THINK FUTURISTICALLY,
TO PURSUE NON-TRADITIONAL IDEAS, ALL WHILE LIVING ON THIS PLANET,
IS LIKE HAVING A RAGING LOCOMOTIVE IN YOUR HEAD,
WITH NO ASSURANCE THERE ARE ANY TUNNELS UP AHEAD,
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THERE ARE TWO WAYS BY WHICH TO BE DEPRESSED: ABOUT BEING ORDINARY, OR, ABOUT NOT BEING,
CHOO CHOO!
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BEING CIVILIZED IS ALL ABOUT PRETENDING —
PRETENDING THAT WHAT IS OBVIOUS MIGHT STILL….SOMEHOW…NOT…BE SO,
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A “REAL MYSTIC” DEFINED YET ONE-MORE-TIME: A FANCY NAME FOR SOMEONE WHO CAN: THINK FOR THEMSELF
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ACCORDING TO LEGEND,
ON THIS ONE WORLD THEY TURNED OVER RELIGION TO BANKERS, THE ARTS, TO PRIESTS,
EDUCATION TO JOCKS,
AND GOVERNMENT TO THE CRIMINALLY IMBECILIC,
MY GOD! — WE LIVE ON THAT WORLD!
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A BOY ASKED HIS FATHER: “HOW DO YOU SPELL, ‘PERVERT’?” “WITH A CAPITAL P.”, HE REPLIED.
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A GIRL ASKED HER MOTHER: “WILL YOU BE MORE POPULAR IF SMILE WHEN YOU SPEAK?”, AND HER MATER REPLIED: “IN THE DARK — WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE!?”,
AND THE GIRL SAID: “WAS IT FROM CONVERSATIONS SUCH AS THIS THAT MAN GOT THE IDES
FROM AN,’UNCONSCIOUS MIND’!?”
…”MY GOD!”, CRIED THE MOTHER, “WE LIVE IN THAT MIND!”
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BREATHING’S MECHANICAL, HUNGER, AUTOMATIC,
THE BODY’S A RUT,
LIFE, A’HABIT.
…SO WHERE’S THE EXTRAORDINARY POSSIBILITIES COME IN!?
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QUIZ: WHAT’S WORSE THAN, “GETTING OLD”? — Two THINGS: GETTING OLD AND NOT REALIZING IT, AND, GETTING OLD AND NOT DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT.
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EVERY TEN YEARS, ONE MAN WOULD DITCH ALL FRIENDS HE’D KNOWN THAT LONG.
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EVEN THE ORDINARY CAN SEE WRINKLES, LIVER SPOTS & SKIN CANCERS,
BUT ONLY A SNEAKY-DEVIL-MYSTIC RECOGNIZES THE COMFORTABLE IMPRESSION ROUTINE THOUGHTS HAVE MADE ON THE MATTRESS OF HIS MIND,
GET UP! – GET UPI GET UP OFFA THAT THING’ THINK, AND YOU’LL FEEL BETTER
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You CAN ENTERTAIN PEOPLE BY: TICKLING THEM,
FRIGHTENING THEM,
AMAZING THEM,
OR BY STICKING YOUR FINGER DIRECTLY IN THEIR EYE.
….THE LAST TYPE OF PERFORMER IS IN LEAST DEMAND.
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A MAN ASKED HIS DOCTOR:
“How COME I ENJOY THE DRUGS I PUT IN MY BRAIN AT THE TIME I PUT THEM IN, BUT DON’T LIKE THEM WHEN THEY BEGIN TO WEAR OFF!?”,
AND THE DOCTOR POINTED OUT THE WINDOW, TO ALL THE CITY.
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A MAN ASKED HIS LAWYER:
“HOW COME WE’RE BORN NAKED, THEN BURIED WITH OUR CLOTHES ON!?”
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GIVE A PRETTY GOOD PAUSE — THEN READ THIS ONE
A MAN ASKED HIS CEREBRAL CORTEX:
HOW COME YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO SHOOT A WOUNDED SKUNK MORE THAN TWICE??
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THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ADVICE, AND BODY-&-FENDER WORK — BODY-&-FENDER WORK’S WORTH SOMETHING.
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OKAY — A BIG-TIME QUIZZER FOR YOU:.
WHY ARE HEALTH, AGING AND DEATH SUCH POPULAR SUBJECTS WITH ORDINARY MINDS? — To HELP KEEP THEM FROM THINKING ABOUT EXTRAORDINARY WAYS TO LIVE.
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CONVERSATION
“SOME PEOPLE ARE MORE FULL-OF-SHIT THAN OTHERS.” “HOW CAN YOU TELL?”
“ASK THEM.”
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LIFE’S OWN SENSE OF HUMOR CAN BE SEEN IN THE NUMBER OF SERIOUS PEOPLE IT PRODUCE:
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IF YOU HITCH UP A LAZY HORSE,
TO LEAD AN INDIFFERENT TEAM,
JUST WHERE IS IT YOU’D EXPECT TO GO!?
WAGONS HO!
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ONE GUY TOLD THE MIND THAT LIFE GAVE ‘IM:
“I’LL DO ANYTHING FOR YOU BUT — FOLLOW YOU.”
ROCKETS HO!
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THERE ARE TWO POSSIBLE AUDIENCES FOR TRANSCENDENTAL IDEAS:
THOSE WHO LIKE HEARING THEM APPLIED TO THE OVERALL NATURE OF LIFE,
AND THOSE WHO ENJOY HEARING THEM AIMED AT THE INDIVIDUAL — ESPECIALLY THEMSELVES
SEEING’S HOW I PROMISED YOUR MAMA I’D LOOK AFTER YOU, I WON’T ASK WHICH GROUP YOU’RE IN.!
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ANY LEFT-HANDED MAN CAN ANNOY A RIGHT-HANDED ONE,
AND ANY RIGHT-HANDED ONE, A LEFTY,
BUT ONLY A NON-ALIGNED THINKER CAN TICK OFF AN ENTIRE SQUAD OF PITCHERS AND CATCHERS,
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HOW CAN YOU TELL THAT A MYSTIC’S BEGUN THE SLID TO THE KILLING FLOOR? — HE BEGINS TO BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE SHOULD BE A MYSTIC.
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ONCE ONE MAN REALIZED THAT:
CLOCKS ARE ROUND, CAROUSELS, FREE, SPACE, CURVED,
AND NUMBERS, FINITE,
HE WAS AFRAID TO COUNT UP AS HIGH AS HE KNEW HE ACTUALLY COULD.
SOME ROCKETS DON’T REQUIRE A SPACE AGENCY,
JUST AS SOME OUTDOOR MINDS DON’T NEED STARTER FLUID.
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As HE POKED AROUND IN THE SMOLDERING COALS, ONE GUY THOUGHT: “OKAY — HERE’S THE DEAL:
I CAN EITHER — LEAVE ‘EM ALL BEHIND, OR,
STAY WITH ‘EM, AND BE BEHIND MYSELF.”
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ONE MAN USED TO “GIVE HIMSELF HINTS” — EXCEPT, THEY,WERE ACTUALLY FOR HIS FRIENDS.
…AND WHEN HE WASN’T DOING THAT — HE WAS DOING IT THE OTHER WAY AROUND.
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ONE GUY THOUGHT: “I DON’T CARE WHAT I DO AS LONG AS IT’S. SOMETHING I’VE NEVER DONE BEFORE.”
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IF THOUGHTS WERE DEEDS, AND DEEDS WERE THOUGHTS,
AND DEEDS WERE DEEDS, AND THOUGHTS WERE THOUGHTS,
AND THOUGHTS WERE PARTIALLY THOUGHTS AND DEEDS,
AND DEEDS WERE PARTIALLY DEEDS AND THOUGHTS,
THEN WE’D PROBABLY BE IN NO MORE MIXED UP CONDITION THAN WE ARE NOW.
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QUESTION: WHO HAS THE MOST FUN: OUTLAWS, OR MYSTICS? ANSWER: How CAN YOU TELL!?
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ONE MAN SUDDENLY REALIZED THAT THE TOWER OF BABEL WAS NOT “TOTALLY” DESTROYED!
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ONE MAN MUTTERED TO HIMSELF:
“IF MY WHACKER WAS AS SMALL AS MY MIND,
I’D NEVER GET LAID, OR HAVE ANY REASONABLY NEAT THOUGHTS.”,
AND THE PSEUDO-SECTOR OF HIS POSTERIOR, FRONTAL LOBE SAID: “HEY, DON’T PUSH IT!”
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FACT: EVERYONE HAS AN IMAGINARY PART OF THE BRAIN THAT HASN’T BEEN DISCOVERED YET
(OR ELSE HOW DO YOU ACCOUNT FOR THIS KINDA STUFF!?)
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ONE GUY DESCRIBED HIMSELF AS AT LEAST HAVING THE INTELLIGENCE THAT,
“GOD GAVE A GOOSE”, AND THE GOOSE LOBBY RESPONDED: “HEY, DON’T PUSH IT!”
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EVERYBODY SHILLS FOR SOME BODY —
YES, WE ALL “WORK” FOR LIFE — BUT STILL, YOU END UP SHILLING FOR SOME LOCAL SCAM.
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A MAN ASKED A MYSTIC: “IS THE TRICK TO THINK MORE ABOUT YOURSELF, OR LESS?” AND THE MYSTIC REPLIED: “YES, ONE OR THE OTHER.”,
SO THE MAN ASKED: “SHOULD WE THINK ABOUT THINGS WE DON’T NORMALLY THINK ABOUT, OR SIMPLY, THINK MORE THAN WE ORDINARILY DO?”
AND THE MYSTIC REPLIED: “YES, ONE OF THE TWO,”,
AND THE MAN THOUGHTFULLY PAUSED FOR A MOMENT, THEN SAID:
“AH-H-H! — I BELIEVE I’VE GOT IT NOW,”,
AND THE MYSTIC SAID: “YES, AND THAT’LL BE TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS, PLEASE.”, AND SEVERAL MAJOR REPRESENTATIVES OF LIFE SAID: “WE’DA DONE IT FOR TEN.”
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THE VIEW OF CHANGE & PROGRESS FROM ALL POSSIBLE POSITIONS AND TIMES: WE’RE NOW “PAYING THE PRICE” FOR EVERY THING.
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FOR THE FEW,
THE REAL PROBLEM IS NOT THAT: “FAMILIARITY BREEDS CONTEMPT”, BUT RATHER — “A COMFORTABLE STUPOR”.
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AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH NEW THINKING-WEEK,
ONE MAN WOULD TIE BRIGHTLY COLORED BALLOON TO HIS HEAD IN THE ATTEMPT TO MAKE IT SEEM LIKE A MORE FESTIVE OCCASION.
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ONE MAN USED TO WONDER IF SOME OTHER MEN MADE EVERYTHING SOUND
ALLEGORICAL AND METAPHORICAL
JUST TO COVER UP THE FACT THAT THEY DIDN’T ACTUALLY KNOW ANYTHING SPECIAL. (!?!7
THEN THERE WAS THIS OTHER MAN WHO HEARD THE ABOVE AND WISHED HE HADN’T.
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YOU CAN HIDE A SNAKE IN A BOX, AND YOU CAN HIDE A BOX IN A SNAKE, BUT EITHER WAY, YOU’LL EVENTUALLY BE “FOUND OUT” SINCE
ALL OF LIFE IS OBVIOUS TO A MAN WHO KNOWS HOW TO OPEN A BOX CAREFULLY, AND KNOWS HOW A SNAKE IS SUPPOSED TO LOOK WITHOUT THE INTRODUCTION OF SQUARE, FOREIGN OBJECTS INTO ITS OTHERWISE SLEEK CHASSIS.
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THE WORLD’S FIRST COMEDY CLUB WAS THE GARDEN OF EDEN — BUT THEN LIFE FIGURED IT’D BETTER “GET-SERIOUS-QUICK!”
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PHILOSOPHY, THEOLOGY, COSMOLOGY & PHYSICS IN A COMBINED
DOCTORAL DEGREE
WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND WHERE DUST COMES FROM — YOU’VE GOT IT ALL!
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ONE POPULAR PUBLIC SPEAKER WAS PARTICULARLY WELL LIKED FOR HIS
LIBERAL USE OF OBSCURE QUOTES UNTIL IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT
HE’D MADE THEM ALL UP HIMSELF. WELL!,
NEEDLESS TO SAY THAT HIS POPULARITY TOOK A DECIDED DOWN CURVE AFTER THAT.
…YOU THINK THIS MAY BE HOW ALL THE VARIOUS MYSTICAL SYSTEMS GOT STARTED”
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WHEN CREATURES ARE ESPECIALLY SMALL,(SUCH AS, FLEAS),
IT IS QUITE EASY TO MISTAKE A FLEETING SHADOW FOR THE THING ITSELF.
ONE MAN RE-NAMED HIS THOUGHTS: FLEAS.
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AFTER BEING ACCUSED OF “TALKING TOO MUCH”,
ONE MAN REPLIED: “YES, LIFE CAN BE VERBOSE.”,
AND SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO HEARD THIS WEREN’T. EXACTLY CERTAIN WHAT HE INTENDED.
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THE SIMPLE FRET SIN,
THE SOPHISTICATED, BOREDOM,
THE RICH, POVERTY — THE POWERFUL, DISPOSAL,
AND A MYSTIC CALLS HIS HOME PLANET…OR GOES TO THE BEACH.- OR, SOMETHING.
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ONE GUY TOLD ANOTHER GUY: “SOME TIMES IT’S HARD FOR ME TO TELL IF YOU’RE KIDDING OR NOT.”, AND THE OTHER GUY REPLIED:
“HARD-FOR-YOU’!? — THINK ABOUT ME!”
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GUESS YOU COULD GO ON AND EVEN DEFINE A MYSTIC AS SOMEONE WHO DOES KNOW WHEN HE’S SERIOUS OR NOT INASMUCH AS HE KNOWS, NO ONE IS.
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ONE MAN WHISPERED TO HIS NEW, EXCITING, EXOTIC THOUGHTS:
“WE CAN’T GO ON MEETING LIKE THIS.”, AND THEY REPLIED: “I BEG YOUR PARDON!?!?”
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IF YOU CAN PISS OTHER PEOPLE OFF —
JUST THINK WHAT LIFE CAN DO TO YOU!
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THE LAWS OF PHYSICS DON’T WORK ON A MYSTIC — OH SURE, THEY “WORK”, HE JUST WON’T ADMIT IT.
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“MEMORY’ ‘& CONSUMER-SAFETY”, JOINTLY DEFINED:
TOTAL RECALL: DEATH.
(PAUSE, TO ALLOW THE LIVING IN THE AUDIENCE TO “GET IT”.)
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FOR THE MORE ALERT — CIVILIZATION BECOMES BORING ANEW ABOUT EVERY 2 MINUTES.
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To EFFECT INCREASED CONSCIOUSNESS,
ONE MUST IMPOSE, ON THE MORTAL SENSE-OF-ORDER, A NEW LEVEL OF DIS-ORDER —
A SORT OF, “FOCUSED, MENTAL LOOSENESS”.
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THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MYSTICISM AND THE BALLET —
— SOME PEOPLE LIKE MYSTICISM MORE.
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YOU CAN BE “CAUGHT” PRETENDING TO BE ANY THING — ANYTHING THAT IS, BUT, STUPID.
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ALL NORMAL PEOPLE CONTINUALLY SKATE ON THE EDGE OF TRANSCENDENTAL THOUGHT.
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WHAT MORE’S TO BE SAID
ONCE YOU HEAR THE ANIMALS ATE AESOP!?
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IF MEN DID NOT TAKE CIVILIZATION AND THE SINGULAR-LIFE-OF-MAN SERIOUSLY, CIVILIZATION COULD NOT EXIST, AND MAN’S SINGULAR-LIFE, JUST BARELY,
UNDERSTANDING THIS, A MYSTIC BOTH CARES — AND DOESN’T PARTICULARLY CARE.
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IF YOU CALL LIFE STUPID — YOU MISS THE POINT,
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A REAL THINKER CAN ALWAYS START ALL OVER AGAIN -A REAL THINKER HAS TO.
A HIERARCHY OF DEFINITIONS
TALK: MAN.
THE ARTS: THE DEPICTING OF MAN. RELIGION: THE DISSECTING OF MAN. PSYCHOLOGY: THE LESS BLOODY DISSECTION. MYSTICISM:
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ANOTHER “NON-RECOGNIZED WAY” YOU CAN Go ABOUT IT
EITHER: KEEP A GOOD DICTIONARY — OR,
DISCOVER THAT “ONE WORD” WHICH HAS NO SYNONYM.
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THE MENTAL LIFE OF A MYSTIC, BRIEFLY DESCRIBED: JUST ONE MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH AFTER ANOTHER.
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DON’T READ THIS PAGE ON THE AIR
IF YOU TALK ABOUT ANYTHING ENOUGH,
(SUCH AS, LIME’S DISEASE, DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES, GLASS CEILINGS AND MYSTICS), THEY’LL EVENTUALLY, “GO WAY”.
I TOLD You NOT To READ IT!