Jan Cox Talk 1312

Thought– If You Try To Defend Yourself, You Can’t Defend Yourself

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#1312 – 07/22/1994:
Notes by TK

The power of words is their imposition of separation from the non-verbal world. Hierarchy: P.A.B. (physical area of the brain) gives rise to M.M.A. (myth, metaphor, allegory) which in turn gives rise to L.R. (literal reality).


The News

Death and a particularly nasty strain of gum disease, made a
bet as to who could, the quickest, make man, “sit up and take
notice.” …(Kind of an unfair wager, what with all of death’s
experience, and all. “But, hey,” injected the morbific one,
“What are friends for!?”) “Miss Perkins –take notice of that,
on my behalf — and remind me not to make a dental appointment.”

…..A bug will forgive you if you step on him — if you are
bigger than he was. Not so, small-time ideas.

***

On one world, local conditions told life: “I’m gonna make
about …humm …six billion creatures here, and …humm, I’ll
make half of ’em artists, and the other half critics, and see
what’ll happen.” And life replied: “Sounds kinda inner’estin’
— but which half’ll be which?” “Ah, don’t matter,” said
conditions. “Yeah, guess not,” replied life.

***

The two gunfighters stood toe-to-toe, and both declared:
“This place ain’t big enough for both of us!” And a timid little
shopkeeper shouted out to them: “But you two are a matching set
of frontal lobes.” And boy! Were they surprised! The frontier
is always opened by the fearless, and settled by the fat. It’s
never necessary to tell a real mystic to, “Get out of town!” He
be gone before you ever get your tongue warmed up.

***

From atop a parapet, the Royal Philosopher looked out across
the land and reflected: “Everyone screws up! But their genes
make them do it.” And the King passing by, (still with that
bullet lodged in his side), said: “You’re fired.”

***

While laying around one day thinking, one guy had this
thought: “Is, ‘being physical’ condemnable?” And his mind spoke
up and said: “Some mystics seem to think so.” And the man
replied: “No, no, some pseudo mystics may think so.” And his
mind realized: “Oops! You’re right.” In a three legged race,
the reason that the first and second leg so dislike, (or at
least, so ignore), the third force, I mean, leg, is because it
connects them. Oops!

***

After having lived nearly thirty-five years of fear and
uncertainty, one man finally thought: “I’m far too nervous to
have to have a nervous system.”

***
Strange Medical Facts & Human Curios
One man mistook his mind for himself. Strange — but true,
curious — but, not so much as you might imagine. Tune in next
time when it could be YOU!

…..And a certain solo gunslinger, looked himself dead in the
mirror and snarled: “Smile-e when you say that, pardner.”

***

Another way you can identify the “Mystical mind” is that it
can cause people to laugh without them being able to say exactly
what it is they’re laughing at.

***

Some Info Regarding The Physical Aspects Of Thought
(Known Among The Dumb As: “Psychological News”)
If you try to defend yourself, you can’t defend yourself.

***

As the old lion began to lose his aggressive edge he took it
to be depression.

***

“Hearing what other people have to say” is part of the price
you pay for being civilized. A viewer writes: “After watching
your show for a while I’ve decided that if I took everything you
say seriously, I’d become a serious man, indeed.”

***

Today’s Fairy Tale
Once upon a time there was a little boy and girl and some
other person, and one day they all three struck out for an
adventure in the woods, and soon they came upon a house which had
three different areas within, and one of the adventurers wnet to
live in the stomach, and another crawled up into the limbic
system, and the third one hollered out: “Help! I’m stuck!”

…..When this one writer got to the point where he could no
longer type as fast as he could think — he quit thinking!
…Naw, just kidding, he actually “started using a pencil
again.” …(Okay, truth is, that last part was the kidding part,
the first version I gave you was the true one.)

***

The recruiter for the monastery told the young possibility:
“A mystic has forgotten more than the ordinary will ever know!”
And the head monk, passing by, (with reality still lodged in his
side), said: “A real mystic has even forgotten that he ever knew
more.” …(And the recruiter had to up the ante to include a new
Corvette.)

***

Looking out at the bright, clear day, the man said:
“Sunshine doesn’t ‘fool me.'” Looking out at the dark, rainy
day, the man said: “Bad weather doesn’t fool me.” Looking out
at man, life said: “Who the hell do they think they are!?” And
looking back to 1980 we find the number one slot being held down
by Billy Joel doing: “It’s Still Rock & Roll To Me.”

***

The dean of the school addressed the incoming med students:
“The demands of life are such that they cause most people to
die.” And a lad in the rear said: “May I ask a question?” And,
“No,” replied the dean.

***

Another way in which life has arranged things locally so as
to keep things interesting, and the simple, pissed off, is by
making everyone believe they have an important, “piece of
something.”

***

Efficiency In Your Own Backyard
If you keep a mad-dog mad, you don’t have to chain him —
he’ll stay at home on his own.

***

One afternoon a man sat by a window and reflected: “Are all
mystics poets, artists and thinkers? …Where are those of a
more physical, common mode? …” And having no answer to this,
he got up and went bowling.

***

A person told their son: “Man was MADE to be verbal — now
shut up about it!”

***

There are two ways of lookin’ at it: that everything in
life is arranged delicately, or it’s not. Delicately like:
human relationships, or non-delicately like mountains, and
landslides. So you can either look at things as though they’re
delicately arranged, or that they’re not. Go ahead! You can do
it.

***

The man told his neighbor: “The main lesson the course
taught me was that if you make everyone else seem to really suck,
it makes your own lips seem less puckered.” And the neighbor
said: “How much did the course cost?” And the man said:
“You’re carrying this too far.” Boy! Does that sound familiar
or what, gang!?

***

The Neo-Neurology School Of The Air
The reason that human brain cells don’t reproduce themselves
is because they’re dying everyday anyway. Copyright 1994
University Of Tampa By The Sea.

***

A man asked himself: “Is there some reason that neural
muscles move faster than physical ones? ” He thought on this
awhile, and coming to no conclusion, left and went swimming.