Jan Cox Talk 1405

The Simple Love to Discuss the Inevitable–as Though It Were Not So

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Keywords = war ; struggle
Rating = FAV

Summary

#1405 – 3/01/95:
Notes by TK

Why is the most common theme of all myths warfare and battle conflict? Because life is in essence a struggle against the neural status quo.


The News

95023-1
Now, DIRECTLY FROM OUR STUDIO To YOURS, THE GAME EVERYONE LIKES To PLAY
QUESTION: WHAT WILL KEEP YOU FROM BECOMING MORE-CONSCIOUS MORE THAN “THINKING ABOUT BECOMING MORE-CONSCIOUS”?, ANSWER: THAT’S RIGHT — THINKING ABOUT ANY THING!
…THAT’S RIGHT: NEXT QUESTION: I DON’T GET IT.
NEXT ANSWER: YOU’RE RIGHT — YOU DON’T.
– – –
“SAY BIFF, DO I STILL GET TO KEEP THE PRIZES?”,
“WELL SURE YOU DO RALPH, YOU BROUGHT ‘EM HERE!”
“GEE BIFF, I DIDN’T KNOW WE WERE BACK TO TALKING ABOUT WHAT I THINK ABOUT. AHH – RATS!, BIFF — JUST, RATS.”
“COME ON RALPH, DON’T ACT LIKE THAT,
YOU’VE HAD A WHOLE LIFETIME TO GET USED TO IT.”
“YEAH, YOU’RE RIGHT, BUT IT’S STILL A RAT PAIN IN THE ASS, BIFF.
…(AND FOR MOMENT THERE, IT SEEMS LIKE SEVERAL PEOPLE IN THE CONTROL ROOM WERE GOING TO CRY.)
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95023-2
FACT:
IF YOU REMOVE THE MAN-MADE SERIOUSNESS FROM ANYTHING– IT COLLAPSES,
CONSIDERATION:
MAYBE THERE’RE SOME THINGS YOU SHOULDN’T REMOVE THE SERIOUSNESS FROM.
(WELL I SAID, MAYBE!)
* * *
AFTER SCHOOL THAT DAY, PROFESSOR DELICATO REMARKED ON HOW STRIKING IT IS TO BE HUMAN, AND TO HAVE THE WIDE ARRAY OF CHOICES AVAILABLE TO US, SUCH AS WE CAN CHOOSE TO BE BORN, TO LIVE FOR A WHILE, THEN TO DIE ….(SEVERAL SENIOR FACULTY MEMBERS ARE OF THE OPINION THAT THE PROFESSOR
IS IN NEED OF A SABBATICAL, IF NOT SOME OTHER ATTENTION.)
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950231
A MYTH
ONE OF ADAM’S SONS,
(A GENERATION REMOVED FROM EDEN),
ON HIS OWN, DISCOVERED WHAT WAS GOING ON,
AND IN HIS ATTEMPTS TO DESCRIBE IT TO OTHERS
BEGAN REFERRING TO THOSE INTERESTED IN SUCH THINGS AS, “INTELLECTUAL REBELS”.
WELL, THIS WENT ALONG FINE FOR A WHILE
UNTIL GOD GOT WIND OF IT AND TOLD HIM NOT TO USE TERMS LIKE THAT -SO HE DECIDED TO TRY AND COME LIP WITH A BETTER ONE.
* * *
ONE MAN ASKED HIS MIND:
“ONCE YOU’VE SEEN WHAT LIFE’S REALLY ALL ABOUT,
ISN’T IT KIND OF UCKY TO KEEP HAVING TO LIVE AMONG PIGMIES!?”, AND REPLIED: “YEAH, BUT WHAT ARE’YA GONNA DO!?”
(P.S.: THAT LAST PART MAY NOT HAVE BEEN A MYTH !?!)
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95023-3(B)
Only that, non-apropos to anything in particular, Is apropos the thinking of the more alert.

95023-4
NOT KNOWING WHAT’S GOING ON MAKES ONE TEND TO BE WHINNY.
AND OFTEN APPARENTLY, MOST SINCERE.
95023-5
THE CLOSER HE GOT TO CONSTANTINOPLE
HE MORE ONE MAN BEGAN TO REALIZE THAT IF HE GOT ANY BETTER LOOKING
HE MIGHT EVENTUALLY TRY AND TAKE HIMSELF TO BED.
…(YEAH, I KNOW IT SOUNDS WEIRD, BUT
FINDING OUT THE SECRET CAN DO THAT TO YOU.)
AND DROPPING THEIR ROBES TO HALF MAST, THE UNEXPECTED CHOIR BEGAN TO SING: “IN PARADISE IS NO PERVERSION,
ALL URGES MERGE AS ONE.”
THE DIFFICULTY WITH THE ORDINARY MIND PERCEIVING WHAT CONSTITUTES — “THE GOAL IS IN ITS NATURAL INABILITY TO NOT DISTINGUISH BETWEEN WHAT IS THE GOAL, AND WHAT IS NOT.
…(AND WITH THAT,
SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO HAD JUST RECENTLY BOARDED THE TRAIN DECIDED IT WAS ALREADY TIME TO DISEMBARK.)
95023-6
FACTS, CONVERSATION AND CONCLUSION
THE SIMPLE STICK TOGETHER.
“WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?”
“OH, THIS IS WHERE ALL MY FRIENDS HANG OUT.”
MORAL: I WOULD, “REST MY CASE”, BUT I CAN’T BEND OVER JUST NOW.
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95023-7
ALTHOUGH SO-CALLED, GUILT IS OF NO MORE USE TO THE ANXIOUS THAN
ANY OTHER COMMON EMOTION
ONE ATTEMPTING TO UNDERTAKE THIS ACTIVITY SHOULD – NO, MUST,
PRIVATELY SUFFER OVER EPISODES OF EVERYDAY INATTENTIVENESS
WHICH CONTINUALLY REVEAL THE NON-PERSONAL ARRANGEMENTS TOWHICH ONE MUST BE FOREVER VIGILANT,
BUT SEE:
THIS KIND OF DISCOMFORT, WILLFULLY ADOPTED BY THE FEW,
To ALTER THE OPERATIONS OF THEIR OWN NEURAL SYSTEM,
WHEN FAITHFULLY SEEN TO,
DOES NOT CAUSE SUFFERING, BUT RATHER A TRANSCENDENCY OF
THE CONDITION OF CONSCIOUSNESS THAT BROUGHT ON WHOLE AFFAIR TO BEGIN WITH,
OKAY, A CONDENSED TRANSLATION:
THOUGH THOSE WORKING FOR IGNITION MAY INTERNALLY BE,
“AT SIXES & SEVENS”,
THEY HAVE ACTUALLY COME TO LOVE THE THE DICEY GAME OF CHANCE THAT HAS MADE THEIR PRIVATE INTRIGUE POSSIBLE.
OKAY, MORE DIRECT STILL:
YOU’RE NOT REALLY YET ON THE ROCKY ROAD TO PARADISE
IF YOU CAN’T ENJOY THE JOURNEY ITSELF; APART-FROM NOTIONS OF DESTINATION.
95023-8
UNDER PROPER CONDITIONS, EVEN THE ORDINARY CAN REALIZED THAT: “HUMOR THAT HURTS, IS NOT REALLY FUNNY”,
BUT FURTHER REFINED IS THE FACT THAT:
“HUMOR BASED ON HURT IS NO HUMOR AT ALL.”
AS SIMILAR AS THE TWO MAY SOUND IN WORDS,
THE SECOND IS FAR REMOVED FROM ROUTINE COMPREHENSION, IN THAT — WERE IT! -COMMON FORMS OF ENTERTAINMENT WOULD BE SEEN FOR WHAT THEY ARE, AND NO LONGER BE ENTERTAINING.
* * *
AFTER LEAVING THE HOSPITAL THAT DAY, DOCTOR METTERLINCK BEGAN THINKING ABOUT HOW EXPECTED IT IS FOR MOST OF MENS’ SOCIAL GATHERINGS TO INVOLVE THE INGESTION OF DRUGS AND OTHER SUBSTANCES INTENDED TO EFFECT ONE’S AWARENESS, AS THOUGH PERHAPS, IT WAS A REQUIREMENT TO MAKE SUCH ACTIVITIES POSSIBLE.
…LATER IN BED THAT NIGHT, HE FURTHER REFLECTED ON THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THINGS BEING, “POSSIBLE”, AND THINGS BEING TOLERABLE. —
AND IN SO DOING, AS HE LAY THERE — HE SMILED;
NOT THAT IT WAS “FUNNY”, BUT RATHER, “ENTERTAINING”,
IN AN INFORMATIVE KIND OF WAY.
* * *
95023-9
THEY ASKED THE VISITING STRANGER IF HE WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THEM IN THEIR WORSHIP OF THEIR LOCAL GODS AND HEROES, BUT HE DECLINED,
NOTING THAT HE’D PICKED UP SUFFICIENT TRAVEL SORES ON HIS FEET TO PRECLUDE THE NEED FOR ADDITIONAL STUFF LIKE THAT.
* * *
EACH MORNING, UPON ARISING,
ONE MAN WOULD TAKE A QUICK SURVEY OF WHAT HIS MENTAL OPERATIONS WERE UP TO, AND SAY TO THEM: “VERY WELL — CARRY ON.”, THEN LEAVE THEM TO IT -….SINCE HE KNEW THAT’S WHAT WOULD HAPPEN ANY WAY.
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95023-
MORE DISTINGUISHING MARKS
THE SIMPLE LOVE TO DISCUSS THE INEVITABLE — BUT AS THOUGH IT WERE NOT SO.
1. 41.
TO HIS FAMILY REUNION — (ONCE HE DECIDED TO ATTEND) —
ONE MAN BROUGHT HIS GENES! — THAT’S CORRECT! — PUBLICLY!, RIGHT OUT IN THE OPEN! — HE BROUGHT AND ACKNOWLEDGED THEM. ….TALK ABOUT YOUR NERVY BASTARD! — WHEW!
* * *
JUST A ‘TRAVELIN’ ON: A POEM
YOU MIGHT HOLD BACK A BUS,
BUT YOU CAN’T HOLD BACK A PLANE,
THE DIFFERENCE ‘TWEEN US AND THEM IS, BEING ABLE TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE.
* * *
95023-11
As AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THEIR HUMANITY, MEN ARE GIVEN TO SAY: “I’D EVEN FORGET MY HEAD IF IT WEREN’T SCREWED ON.”, BUT I ASK YOU: WHAT KIND OF EXCUSE IS THAT FOR BEING HUMAN!?
* * *
SOME PSYCHOLOGISTS, PHILOSOPHERS, NOVELISTS, AND CRITICS HELD A CONVENTION, AND WOULDN’T LET ANYONE IN BUT THEM,
BUT IT GOT TO BE TRICKY —
WHAT WITH THEM ACTUALLY TRYING TO TELL WHO THE WERE, AND ALL.
* * *
AFTER THE COMMENTS APPEARED TO BE CONCLUDED,
SEVERAL – NAY, MORE THAN SEVERAL
PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE STOOD TO SIGNIFY THEIR OBJECTION.
* * *
BY ONE MYTHICAL ACCOUNT, LIFE ORIGINALLY TRIED TO PLEASE EVERYBODY, BUT,SOON REALIZED THE SELF-DESTRUCTIVE CHARACTER OF HAVING AN INTERRUPTED FOOD CHAIN WITHIN A CLOSED SYSTEM.
YOU TOO CAN REALIZE THAT REGARDING THE ROUTINE OPERATIONS OF YOUR OWN MIND, …WELL, YOU CAN IF YOU WILL GET A BIT MORE CONSCIOUS.
* * *
95023-12
AND NOW THAT POPULAR FEATURE OF THE SHOW: HOW IT GOES, (SAME AS FROM LAST TIME
THOSE WITH NOTHING BETTER TO DO WON’T DO ANY BETTER.
* * *
AS HE WAS TYING UP HIS BOAT AT THE DOCK, ADMIRAL QUINSEY BEGAN ROLLING ABOUT IN HIS MIND THE CURIOUS FACT THAT MEN WILL NOT MAKE FOR A NEW SHORE UNLESS THEY’RE MADE TO BELIEVE THAT THEIR PRESENT POSITION IS DESPICABLE.
AND WHILE STORING THE SAIL BAGS BELOW, WAS STRUCK WITH THE GREATER CURIOUSNESS OF WHY HE’D THOUGHT THE WORD, ‘DESPICABLE’
IN HIS ORIGINAL MUSING, RATHER THAN SOMETHING THAT WOULD SEEM TO MAKE MORE SENSE, SUCH AS THAT HIS PRESENT POSITION IS,
“DANGEROUS”, OR, “IMMORAL, OR ILLEGAL”, OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
* * *
95023-13
IF BRIBERY IS INDEED THE “MOTHER’S. MILK OF POLITICS”, THEN SO TOO IS IT TO A MAN’S ROUTINE MENTAL OPERATIONS,
* * *
ONE MAN’S THOUGHTS PROCLAIMED: “How DARE YOU ACCUSE ME OF ACCEPTING PAY OFFS FOR DOING MY JOB!”,
BUT THE GUY JUST CHUCKLED TO HIMSELF, THINKING:
“WELL HOW ELSE ARE YOU GOING TO GET ANYBODY TO DO WHAT YOU DO!?”
* * *
THEN THERE WAS THE INSTANCE OF ONE MAN’S MIND SAYING TO HIM:
“YEAH, WELL IT’S EASY TO KICK SOMEONE WHEN THEY’RE – DOWN-AND-OUT!”, AND THE MAN REPLIED: “WELL — DON’T BE, ‘DOWN-AND-OUT’,”
* * *
95023-14
AND NOW TONIGHT’S: QUIZ OF DISCOMBOBULATION
QUESTION: WHAT’S DUMBER THAN A CATERPILLAR WHO’S NEVER TRIED TO FLY? __ ONE WHO’S REALIZED THE ABILITY AND TRIES TO TELL ABOUT IT TO THOSE WITH STILL NO INTEREST,
„ ,AND A HELPFUL GENTLEMAN ASKS:
“HAVEN’T YOU PEOPLE EVER HEARD OF, ADVERTISING!?”
* * *
As REWARD FOR CLEANING UP HIS ROOM REAL GOOD, LIFE GAVE ONE MAN HIS CHOICE OF PRIZES,
To EITHER BE: DUMB AS SHIT — OR:
BE DUMB AS SHIT AND — NOT-T-T KNOW IT!
* * *
95023-15
THE FLOCK INTO WHICH YOU WERE BORN WANTS YOU TO REMAIN LOYAL, AND, IF YOU’RE, “EVERYDAY SHEEP” — YOU WILL,
THIS IS NORMAL, AND THERE’S NOTHING WRONG ABOUT IT,
I THINK WE CAN STOP THERE, SINCE BY NOW YOU’VE GOTTA KNOW
WHAT THE PUNCH-LINE FOR THE MORE COMPLEX WOULD BE LIKE. ANY WAY.
* * *
No MATTER WHERE HE LOOKED IN HIS DICTIONARY, ONE MAN FOUND ONLY WORDS.
* * *
“SURE, I MAY HAVE SHIN-SPLINTS”, SAID ONE MAN, “BUT AT LEAST I HAVE SHINS!”
* * *
SOME TIMES IT’S DIFFICULT TO GET SHEEP TO SEE WHAT YOU’RE POINTING AT – …THEIR LITTLE EYES HAVE A REAL HARD TIME FOCUSING.
FABLISTIC MORAL  MAYBE): AREN’T YOU GLAD AFTER ALL, THAT YOU’RE A HUMAN!? …(OKAY, THOSE FEELING WOOLY AND SHORT-OF-NINE-YARDS DON’T HAVE TO ANSWER THAT IF THEY DON’T WANT TO.)
95023-16
THE MATTER OF HUMAN HOBBIES FULLY EXPLAINED, ONCE AND FOR ALL “WELL IT’S ABOUT TIME.”
I COULDN’T AGREE MORE:
ONLY THE SIMPLE AND DENSE ARE INTERESTED IN: POLITICS, ECONOMICS, ART, RELIGION, SPORTS, LITERATURE, HEALTH, AND ANYTHING ELSE YOU CAN MENTION.
WELL IT’S ABOUT TIME AND I KNEW YOU COULDN’T AGREE MORE.
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95023-1
A MYSTICAL HISTORY OF ILLEGAL APPROPRIATIONS — OR:
A HISTORY OF ILLEGAL MYSTICAL APPROPRIATIONS:
AT FIRST HE STOLE FROM HIS DREAMS,
THEN HE STOLE FROM OTHERS,
NEXT HE STOLE FROM HIS OWN THINKING WHICH BROUGHT HIM TO AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IT IS THAT
FUELS THESE EXTRAORDINARY DREAMS.
* * *
AFTER MANY YEARS OF MYSTICAL EFFORTS,
A MONK ASKED THE MASTER OF THE SCHOOL:
“AM I SURE I REALLY WANT THE FINAL ENLIGHTENMENT!?”,
AND THE GUY PASSING FOR THE MASTER REPLIED:
“WHAT CHILD IS HAPPY TO BE TAKEN FROM A CAROUSEL!? —
…AND WHERE THE HELL DO YOU GET OFF USING THE TERM, ‘FINAL ENLIGHTENMENT’!? -.,,WHAT IS IT!? — YOU KNOW SOMETHIN’ I DON’T!?”
AND THUS WERE THEY BOTH GREATLY AMUSED — IN THAT EXTRAORDINARY DREAM.
* * *
…OH YEAH: SOME PEOPLE CLINGING TO THE SIDES OF THE CABOOSE As THE TRAIN CONTINUES TO WHIP ALONG,
BELIEVE THEY WON’T FALL OFF — AS LONG AS THEY – KEEP TALKING ABOUT IT.
95023-18
DURING A “TIME OUT” —
AS A PLAYER WAS BEING CARRIED FROM THE FIELD,
A SPECTATOR ASKED A MYSTIC:
“JUST WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN: TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING, AND, THINKING ABOUT IT?”,
AND THE GUY PASSING THE POST-VICARIOUS HOT DOG REPLIED:
“YOU CAN BE SILENT OUTSIDE THE STADIUM,
OR YOU CAN BE SILENT IN THE STANDS.”,
AND THE FAN ASKING, WAS SUDDENLY OVERCOME BY NEUROLOGICAL HEARTBURN,
* * *
95023-18-0)
A CHIEFTAN REMARKED TO HIS SON: “To EVEN SPEAK THE NAME OF ANOTHER BRINGS A WARRIOR CLOSE TO DISHONOR.”
95023-19
ORDINARY CONSCIOUSNESS IS LIKE A CAMERA TAKING INDIVIDUAL STILL SHOTS, WHILE A MORE COMPLEX VERSION FILMS MOVIES.
95023-20
MORE RAILROAD LORE FOR THOSE LURED BY THE MYSTERIOUS
IF YOU’RE UNSURE OF THE TRACK IN YOUR IMMEDIATE VICINITY,
HOOK UP TO AN ENGINE THAT’S OBVIOUSLY “ON-THE-WAY-TO-SOME-PLACE”, ESPECIALLY IF YOU CAN’T TELL FOR SURE WHERE.
* * *
IT’S NOT SIMPLY THAT LIFE LEAVES PEOPLE, FRUSTRATED AT THE STATION, IT’S YOUR FAULT! —
YOU’RE WEREN’T EVEN SUPPOSED TO SUSPECTED THAT THERE WERE CONVEYANCES THAT ACTUALLY WENT ANY WHERE.
“SEE!”, SAID LOCAL CONDITIONS, “IT’S YOUR FAULT — IT’S ALWAYS YOUR FAULT!” (BUT THAT FROM A SOURCE NOT WITHOUT A SELF-INTEREST IN THE MATTER.)
* * *
95023-2048)
ANOTHER OF THE DIFFICULTIES IN KEEPING-TRACK IS THAT
THOSE WHO’RE SERIOUS & SINCERE REGARDING MAN’S MUNDANE AFFAIRS ARE ABOUT AS DUMB AS YOU CAN BE —
WHILE THOSE WHO’RE NOT, ARE EQUALLY DENSE.
IT’S LIKE THIS: ORDINARY IS AS ORDINARY IS REQUIRED TO BE.
95023-21
IF YOU TRY AND CONCEIVE OF YOUR OWN MIND AS A PHYSICAL UNIVERSE, COMPLETE WITH ALL APPROPRIATE GALAXIES, SOLAR SYSTEMS, STARS, PLANETS, AND ATTENDANT LIFE FORMS,
IT CAN GIVE YOU AN AWFUL HEADACHE,
OR MAKE YOUR HEAD SWELL WAY-Y-Y UP — FAR BEYOND NORMAL,
REMEMBER:”WHEN YOU — ‘DRIVE-A-BUICK’ — THE CHOICE IS YOURS!”
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9 5 0 2 3 – 2
TO REMIND HIMSELF OF WHAT HE WAS DOING,
ONE MAN WOULD WATER HIS PLASTIC PLANTS EVERY TIME HE READ A BOOK.
TODAY’S FINDING: STUFF THAT’S FUNNY’S NOT FUNNY IF IT APPLIES TO YOU.
…(YEAH, I AGREE, I DON’T SEE THE CONNECTION EITHER,
BUT I FOUND THE LINE IN A MAGAZINE ARTICLE, AND IT WAS SO NEAT THAT I JUST HAD TO USE IT SOME WHERE.)
* * *
95023-23
ON ANOTHER WORLD,
THE EFFORT TO EXTEND ONE’S INDIVIDUAL NEURAL CONSCIOUSNESS
WAS DIVIDED INTO THREE SCHOOLS:
THE FIRST TAUGHT METHODS TO TRY AND, “STILL THE MIND”:
THE SECOND PROMOTED ACTIVITIES DESIGNED TO, “BRING THOUGHTS UNDER CONTROL”: AND THE THIRD APPROACH WAS SAID BY ITS PROPONENTS TO BE EITHER, Too COMPLICATED TO DESCRIBE,
OR ELSE TOO SIMPLE.
* * *
ON ONE SUN IS THE SAYING:
“THE KNOWLEDGE OF IT, EASY — ITS RECOLLECTION & EXECUTION, ONE TRICKY MUTHER
* * *
95023-24
TOPOGRAPHY FOR THE BLOWN-AWAY
IS FROM THE CENTER TO THE DIAMETER, ACTUALLY A “DISTANCE”? — OR:
How To TELL You MIGHT BE ACTUALLY “GETTING SOME WHERE”: YOU START FORGETTING TO WORRY ABOUT WHETHER YOU’RE GETTING SOME WHERE OR NOT.
…ONE KID GRIPPED: “I LIKED IT BETTER WHEN IT WAS MERELY GEOMETRY.”
* * *
IN ANOTHER UNIVERSE RESIDES A LEGEND THAT SAYS THAT THEIR GODS INITIALLY CREATED A REALITY OF “X DIMENSIONS”,
BUT THEN AS THINGS HEATED UP, AND THEY BEGAN TO GET RATHER ANNOYED AT SOME OF THE MENTAL CREATURES’ ANTICS,
THEY BEGAN INCREASING THE POWER OF QUANTITY X
WITHOUT FULLY REVEALING TO THEM THE NATURE OF MATHEMATICS.
* * *
ALSO: YOU MIGHT ADDITIONALLY CONCLUDE THAT YOU’RE “ON THE MOVE”, WHEN THINGS GET SO COMPLEX THAT THEY BEGIN TO GET SIMPLE.
* * *
95023-25
A MAN WHO KNOWS WHAT HE’S TALKING ABOUT
ISN’T ACTUALLY TALKING ABOUT WHAT HE SEEMS TO BE TALKING ABOUT.
95023-26
IF “CONSCIOUS-ATTENTION’S” THE PATH, THEN WHAT BETTER PAVEMENT THAN, “ORIGINALITY-OF-THOUGHT”!?
95023-27
THE HIP TRAVELER’S GETAWAY TIP
EVEN WHERE THERE IS NO PARTICULAR MYSTICAL METHOD YOU MUST PRETEND THAT THERE IS
* * *
A MAN WHO KNOWS WHAT HE’S TALKING ABOUT ISN’T ACTUALLY TALKING ABOUT WHAT HE SEEMS TO BE TALKING ABOUT.
NOW, GET THE HELL OFF MY BUS! —
— AND YOURS TOO, WHILE YOU’RE AT IT.
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