Jan Cox Talk 1400

Memories: A Pastime for Those Lacking Originality

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News Item Gallery = jcap 95018-1400
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Keywords = overthink ; serious
Rating = FAV

Summary

#1400 – 2/17/95
Notes by TK

The ordinary always want to over-think, over-rate The Liberation. Evidence that somebody knows what they are talking about: (1) not serious; (2) non-critical.


The News

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WHILE ORDINARY MINDS FEEL THAT BEING PART OF THE LARGER COLLECTIVE AFFORDS THEM PROTECTION,
THEY FAIL TO REALIZE THAT IT ALSO MAKES THEM VULNERABLE TO WHATEVER ILLS MAY BEFALL A HERD.
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QUESTION: WHY DON’T YOU EVER SEE THE MORE-CONSCIOUS ON QUIZ SHOWS? REPLY: CAUSE THE INDIVIDUAL ANSWERS THEY POSSESS
APPLY TO NOTHING THE AUDIENCE CAN SEE,
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95018-2
THE PEOPLE’S HIGHWAY
LOOKING AT THE MESSY PILE-UP, THE OFFICER SAID: “WELL, ACCIDENTS DO HAPPEN.”,
AND A BY-STANDER THOUGHT:
“No — LIFE HAPPENS,
EVERYTHING ELSE IS JUST THE MIND’S COMMENTARY THEREON.”,
…(AND THE OFFICER,
BEING THE BLIND, FAITHFUL SERVANT OF THE STATE THAT HE WAS, WAS STARTLED! —
LOOKED AROUND AND CRIED OUT: “WHO THOUGHT THAT?”
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AN UNCREDITED REALITY BEHIND ALL MAN’S. MYTHS & FABLES
ORIGINALITY IS THE ACTUAL CREATURE THAT EATS EVERYBODY UP.
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ONE MAN TOLD HIMSELF: “YOU GOTTA BE FAST-T-T, TO LIVE AROUND HERE!”
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ONE MAN WROTE A MANUSCRIPT OF MANY PAGES — AND WAS SATISFIED WITH IT! -BUT WAS SURPRISED TO DISCOVER THAT IT WAS TAKING HIM MORE TIME TO PUT THE PAGES IN AN ORDER THAT PLEASED HIM
THAN IT DID TO WRITE THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE.
IF YOU IMMEDIATELY FELT THIS APPLICABLE TO A CERTAIN TYPE OF PERSON’S ATTEMPT TO REALIZE A NEW STATE OF INTELLECTUAL AWARENESS,
THEN YOU MAY WELL BE — SUCH A PERSON.
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“CONGRATULATIONS, GOOD HUMAN”, SAID ENLIGHTENMENT TO A MAN, “YOU NOW ARE ONE.”
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95018-5
CHOOSING JUST THE RIGHT WORD, CAN MEAN A LOT:-
– IF WORDS ARE ALL YOU’VE GOT.
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A BOY ASKED HIS FATHER:
“WHO FIRST SAID THAT: ‘FATE GIVETH, AND FATE TAKETH AWAY’?”
AND HIS FATHER RESPONDED:
“Now I’VE FORGOTTEN: DID I TELL YOU THAT I WAS A PRIEST, OR A PAVING CONTRACTOR?
WHAT IS A “LIFE-WELL-LIVED” IF NOT ONE LIVED EXACTLY!? -…WELL COULD BE ONE LIVED MORE CONSCIOUSLY!.
A BOY SAID TO HIS FATHER:
“I DON’T GET IT! —
FIRST I GET IT — THEN I DON’T.
I JUST DON’T GET IT.”,
…WHICH OF COURSE, TO THE MORE-CONSCIOUS, IS PRECISE PROOF OTHERWISE.
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“LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT.”
“YOU MEAN LIKE – WORDS!?”
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“WHEN IT COMES TO SIZE”, ONE GUY ASKED HIMSELF,
“WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE: INSIDE OF MY MOUTH, AND
THE WHOLE UNIVERSE? .. . …THEY CAN BOTH BE AS LARGE AS I WANT THEM TO BE! —
EITHER’ ONE IN FACT, CAN COMPLETELY FILL MY MIND.”
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ANOTHER WAY TO TELL THAT YOU MAY BE ON THE RIGHT TRACK IS WHEN
YOU START HAVING AS MUCH FUN AT YOUR UPPER END AS YOU DO YOUR LOWER.
…(FOR THOSE IN OUR AUDIENCE STILL PARTICULARLY “NERVOUS ABOUT IT”.
YOU CAN TAKE IT TO SAY:”NEARLY AS MUCH FUN”. -[SOME PEOPLE ARE TOUCHY ABOUT THAT]).
AND NOW FROM OUR POPULAR BROCHURE DESCRIBING HOW ORDINARY MEN: “LIVE-LIFE-IN-THE-MENTAL-LANE”,WE TAKE THIS DEFINITION:
DEATH: THE ULTIMATE, “CONSERVATION OF ENERGY”.
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AND ASK NOT, DEAR VIEWER,
FOR WHOM THE LITERAL TOLLS —
YOU KNOW DAMN WELL WHO IT’S TOLLIN’ FOR
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95018-9
THOSE QUIETLY NURSING THEIR DRINKS AT THE STUPID BAR
WERE JOLTED FROM THEIR REVERIE BY A LOUD VOICE BEHIND THEM THAT DECLARED: “STAND ASIDE! — AND SEE HOW A REAL MAN DOES IT!”
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AFTER MANY GRUELING HOURS AT THEIR RESPECTIVE BLACKBOARDS,
THE TWO PROFESSORS FINISHED THEIR WORK AT THE VERY SAME MOMENT,
REACHING THE EXACT SAME CONCLUSION,
AND AS THEY LOOKED AT EACH OTHER’S ANSWER — AND THEN APPROVINGLY AT ONE ANOTHER ONE SAID TO THE OTHER:
“PROOF AGAIN THAT: GREAT MINDS DRESS ALIKE.”
95018-11
A MAN WROTE THE SMART DOCTOR:
“DEAR DOCTOR: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THINKING, AND CONSCIOUSNESS?”, AND THE DOCTOR WROTE BACK:
“Do YOU MEAN TO ACTUALLY ASK WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THINKING, AND BEING MORE CONSCIOUS!?”,
AND THE GUY WROTE BACK: “YEAH.”,
SO THE DOCTOR THEN REPLIED:
“HAD YOU BEEN MORE CONSCIOUS TO BEGIN WITH
YOU’D HAVE THOUGHT TO SAY THAT THE FIRST TIME.”, AND THE MAN WROTE BACK: “YOU SURE A SMART ASS!”,
AND THE DOCTOR WROTE BACK: “HEY, THAT IS HALF MY NAME.”, AND THE GUY DECIDED NOT TO WASTE ANY MORE POSTAGE.
* * *
A BOY SAID TO HIS FATHER:
“WHAT’S THE USE IN HAVING TO BRAINS IN YOUR BRAIN IF YOU CAN’T HAVE A LITTLE FUN OUT OF IT!?”
…AND HIS UNCLE, (WHO ALSO SERVED AS HIS RIGHT KIDNEY), MUSED TO HIMSELF: “IT’S SAD THAT MORE FAMILIES DON’T ENGAGE IN MEANINGFUL DIALOGUE LIKE THIS.
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95018-12
THE SIGN OUTSIDE THE COURT HOUSE ANNOUNCED: “TRIAL OF THE CENTURY!”,
AND WHEN HE WENT IN, THEY ARRESTED HIM.
SECOND VERSION:
THE SIGN OUTSIDE THE COURT HOUSE ANNOUNCED:
“TRIAL OF THE CENTURY!”,
AND WHEN HE WENT IN, THEY ARRESTED HIM! —
…AND BEING MYSTICALLY INCLINED — HE WAS SORELY PLEASED — INTHAT HE NOW HAD EVEN MORE FROM WHICH TO ESCAPE.
….(THIRD VERSION!?! — BELIEVE ME, YOU DON’T WANNA HEAR THE. THIRD VERSION
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95018-13
How To KNOW YOU BELONG IN A CROWD:
You LOOK AT THE CROWD Y0U’RE IN AND THINK: “GOD, I’M GLAD I’M HERE!”.
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ONE DAY,
ONE MAN OPENED HIS DICTIONARY AND THOUGHT: “THERE’RE FAR-R-R TOO MANY WORDS IN HERE.”
* * *
ONE DAY A LETTER LOOKED AT THE WORDS OF WHICH HE WAS A PART AND WONDERED: “Do SENTENCES THINK ABOUT WORDS THE SAME AS WORDS PROBABLY DO ABOUT ME” – AND WHAT DO THOUGHTS THINK ABOUT ALL OF USI?” —
— BUT NOT TO WORRY, LITTLE LETTER,
MOST MEN’S THOUGHTS DON’T THINK ABOUT ANYTHING!
* * *
“WOULD YOU REPEAT THE FIRST PART AGAIN!?” – CERTAINLY:
You CAN TELL YOU BELONG IN A CROWD WHEN YOU LOOK AROUND AT THE CROWD YOU’RE IN AND THINK: “GOD, IT’S GOOD TO BE HERE !”
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THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF MYSTICAL SCHOOLS:
THOSE THAT TELL YOU HOW TO ACT)
AND THE ONES YOU CAN’T LOCATE — THE REAL ONES.
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“MAPS! – MAPS! — GET YOUR MAPS HERE! — MAPS TO THE HOMES OF THE STARS!” “ARE ANY INCLUDED HERE, STILL ALIVE?”
“CERTAINLY NOT!”
“THEN GIVE ME COUPLE.”
“MAPS!, MAPS! — GET ‘EM WHILE THEY’RE HOT AND DEAD! MAPS!”
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95018-15
A HISTORY AND HIERARCHY OF CITY BELIEF STRUCTURES

 MEN BELIEVE IN GODS WHEN THEY TIRE OF BELIEVING IN FATE, THEN MEN BELIEVE IN ART WHEN THEY TIRE OF BELIEVING IN GODS,
AND THEN MEN BELIEVE IN SCIENCE WHEN THEY TIRE OF BELIEVING IN ART.
AND THEN:”THOSE-WHO-KNOW” — DON’T BELIEVE IN NOTHING’ WELL, MAYBE CEPT FAT
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AS HE GLEEFULLY SHREDDED ALL THE KNOWN BLUEPRINTS, THE YOUNG ARCHITECT SANG TO HIMSELF:
“DESTROY ME DADDY, EIGHT. To THE BAR.”
AND THOSE QUIETLY NURSING THEIR DRINKS AT THE STUPID BAR …OH!,
WE’VE DON’T THAT ONE ALREADY.
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MEMORIES: A PAST TIME FOR THOSE LACKING ORIGINALITY.
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ERGO(LY) WAS A MAN MOVED TO CORRESPOND TO THE DOCTOR DOCTOR:
“DEAR DOCTOR: JUST WHAT DOES CONSTITUTE A, “HARMLESS PAST TIME’?”, “DEAR MAN MOVED: DOES THE WORD, ‘LIFE’ RING A BELL WITH YOU!?”
95018-17
TODAY’S METAPHYSICAL NEWS
SOME BELIEVE THAT IT WILL FINALLY COME DOWN TO A TERRIFYING,
APOCALYPTIC BATTLE BETWEEN TWO MIGHTY COSMIC FORCES.. …… OR – MAYBE NOT.
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95018-18
A VOICE IN THE CROWD CRIED OUT:
“A MAN’S MIND IS NOT SOMETHING TO PLAY AROUND WITH!”,
AND IN RETURN, SOMEONE SHOUTED: “WHO SAID THAT?”,
AND THE VOICE IN THE CROWD YELLED BACK:
“I . . …… ..BUT LOCAL CONDITIONS MADE ME DO IT.”,
AND CONDITIONS GAVE HIM A SHARP ELBOW TO THE RIBS, AND MUTTERED: “DON’T TELL ‘EM THAT!”
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THE SORRIER THE MUSH, THE MORE WILL THE COOK, DEFEND WITH YOUR LIFE, HIS RIGHT TO EXCUSE IT.
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THE OPERATOR TOLD THOSE ON THE ELEVATOR:
“THERE ARE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND YOU’RE NOT ON ONE.”
95018-20
THE COMPARISON, COMPARED AGAIN
LITERAL THINKING: A RUNNING MENTAL COMMENTARY ON REALITY,
METAPHORICAL THINKING: A PERSONAL, RUNNING TRANSLATION OF THE LITERAL, SYMBOLIC THINKING: A WHOLE NEW COMMENTARY,
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95018-21
ON HIS BUSINESS CARD – JUST BELOW THE NAME OF HIS PARTICULAR ENTERPRISE -IT SAID: “YOU’VE TRIED. THE REST — Now. TRY A CLICHE”.
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AND NOW ANOTHER READING FROM OUR: MYSTIC’S GUIDE To THE WORLD OF DRUGS TONIGHT’S EXCERPT ENTITLED: DEALER’S DELIGHT:
ONCE THEY’RE ADDICTED, YOU CAN BAD-MOUTH ADDICTION.
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THE TEACHER ANNOUNCED:
“TODAY CLASS, INSTEAD OF APPLES AND ORANGES WE’RE GOING TO COMPARE SEX AND CONSCIOUSNESS, SPECIFICALLY, SEX, VIS-A-VIS THE TWO GENDERS,
AND CONSCIOUSNESS, VIS-A-VIS ITS OWN TWO ASPECTS, To WIT:
SEX, TO MEN IS AN IRREPRESSIBLE URGE,
WHILE COMPARABLY TO WOMEN, IS AN IRREPLACEABLE TOOL, AND:
CONSCIOUSNESS TO ROUTINE MENTAL OPERATIONS IS A WHOLLY OVER-LOOKED AFFAIR, WHILE CONSCIOUSNESS TO A MYSTIC IS THE IRRESISTIBLE DOOR WAY TO
EVEN GREATER CONSCIOUSNESS.”
AND A YOUNG BOY IN THE BACK, (OF THE ALLEGED NAME OF: BOY), SAID: “I DON’T UNDERSTAND.”,
AND THE TEACHER JUST SOFTLY, AND DANGEROUSLY LAUGHED, NOTING:
“THAT’S ALL RIGHT BOY, JUST WAIT’LL YOU’RE OLDER, AND GIVEN OVER EVEN MORE TO ROUTINE MENTAL OPERATIONS — THEN YOU’LL UNDERSTAND IT EVEN LESS!”
* * *
JUST OUTSIDE PARIS WAS A MAN WHO ONCE WAITED ON A TRAIN:
HE WAS A PATIENT MAN — HE WAITED FOR A LONG TIME A REALLY LONG TIME.
HE IN FACT WAITED AS LONG AS HE LIVED — TOO LONG,
FOR ON SOME JOURNEYS, PATIENCE IS SYNONYMOUS WITH STUPIDITY.
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How Easily Things Can Become Confused
— If You’re A Human
One man would sometimes
Mistake the pains of his Stomach cancer
For having a “bad head day.”
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TIME – AND THE CREATIVE SPIRIT
SHORT AND SWEET — LONG AND PATHETIC.
* * *
INTERESTED IN A SELF PORTRAIT,
LOCAL CONDITIONS ASKED AN ARTIST: “WHAT DO YOU CHARGE?”,
AND THE PAINTER REPLIED: “THAT DEPENDS:
Do YOU WANT TO PAY BY THE HOUR?,
BY THE POUND?,
OR BY MY ABILITY TO MAKE YOU APPEAR TO BE WHATEVER I WANT YOU TO BE?”
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THE USE OF TIME & ORIGINALITY
SHORT AND SWEET — LONG AND PATHETIC.
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ONE WAY YOU MIGHT SPOT THE ALIENS – I MEAN, THE MORE-CONSCIOUS AMONG YOU
IS THAT EVEN THOUGH THEY MAY APPEAR TO lin”rcM TA TLI TnrAn nr rt-riirinn
THEY DON’T – REALLY.
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WHEN ONE MAN HAD THE SIMPLICITY-OF-REALITY FINALLY EXPLAINED TO HIM,
HE SHOOK HIS HEAD AND SAID: “GOD DAMN!.– NO WONDER IT’S SO COMPLICATED.”
* * *
QUESTION: WHY DON’T YOU EVER SEE THE ENLIGHTENED IN POSITIONS OF SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP?, AND THE FIRST PERSON TO RESPOND, SAID:
“WOULD NOT THE QUERY HAVE BEEN BETTER FRAMED
HAD IT SAID: ‘IN PUBLIC POSITIONS OF SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP’!?”, AND ALTHOUGH THAT WAS NOT THE ANSWER LISTED AS CORRECT ON THE QUIZ MASTER’S CARDS, HE WAS NONETHELESS IMPRESSED THAT
ANYONE EVEN RESPONDED.
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AFTER MANY YEARS OF SUFFERING IN SILENCE OVER THE MATTER/
ONE MAN FINALLY SAID TO HIS MIND:
“THAT NOISE YOU MAKE IS Driving ME ABSOLUTELY Insane!”,
AND HIS MIND SAID: “Yob MEAN THE WAY I SUCK ON MY TEETH!?”,
“HELL NO!”, THE MAN REPLIED: “THE WAY YOU FRIGGIN’ THINK!”,
…WHICH, AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE, CAME AS QUITE A BLOW TO HIS MENTAL SELF.
* * *
ONE DAY A GUY LOOKED IN HIS INTELLECTUAL REFRIGERATOR AND SAID: “OH, I SEE YOU KEEP KOSHER,”, AND REPLIED:
“No, I JUST DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO EAT.”
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QUESTION: IF “ORIGINALITY” IS THE ANSWER — WHAT IS THE QUESTION? ….WELL…PROBLEM IS THAT,
THOSE WITH NO ORIGINALITY CAN’T EVEN COMPREHEND THE QUESTION.
…AND A MAN IN A NICE CITY SUIT INTERRUPTED:
“YOU CALL THAT A PROBLEM!? — JUST LOOK AT MY NICE CITY’SUIT! -NOW THERE’S A PROBLEM!”
* * *
THE SIGN OUT FRONT, DOWN TOWN, PROCLAIMED: “MENTAL HABERDASHER To THE STARS”,
(BUT TURNS OUT THEY ONLY SELL SADDLES, DEGREES, AND OTHER PARAPHERNALIA FOR RIDDING COWS).
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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A “REAL” THINKER, AND THOSE WHO JUST THINK THEY ARE? —
— A REAL THINKER CAN THINK ANYTHING HE WANTS TO.
…FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS, PLEASE DO NOT PULL THIS ON YOUR FAMILY OR FRIENDS.
A MAN TRIED TO FOOL A MYSTIC,
BUT AFTER SOME TIME SEEMS TO EITHER: RECONSIDER, OR SUSPECT SOMETHING WAS WRONG AND WENT TO THE MYSTIC AND SAID:
“You SAW THROUGH ME ALL THE TIME!?”, TO WHICH THE MYSTIC REPLIED: “I DID?”, AND THE MAN SAID: “WHY CERTAINLY.”, SO THE MYSTIC SAID: “WHY CERTAINLY.”, AND THE MAN WENT AWAY HAPPY.
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A COUPLE OF JUST, “GUYS” DECIDED TO PLAY A QUIZ GAME ON THEIR OWN., AND THE FIRST ONE SAID: “WHAT MIGHT THE MORE-CONSCIOUS BE MISSING?”, AND THE SECOND ONE REPLIED: “BRUTE FORCE!?”,
AND THE FIRST ONE SAID: “YEAH, BUT WOULD THEY MISS IT MUCH?”, AND THE SECOND ONE REPLIED: “BRUTE FORCE”
…(SOME THINGS SHOULD OBVIOUSLY BE LEFT TO PROFESSIONALS.)
95018-31
A FATHER ASKED HIS SON:
“WHY ARE MAN’S. EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS OF SUCH GIGANTIC SIZE AND STAFF?”, AND THE LAD REPLIED:
“SO THAT BY THE LARGE NUMBERS INVOLVED
THE CHANCES INCREASE THAT AT LEAST SOMEBODY MAY ACTUALLY KNOW SOMETHING.”, AND HIS OLD MAN, (BEING YOURS AS WELL), CHUCKLED: “You CRACK ME LIP, BOY.”
95018-31-B)
LOOKING OUT UPON THE NORMAL, EVERYDAY AFFAIRS IN MAN’S MENTAL CITY LIFE, ONE FELLOW, THEREON THOUGHT:
“I CAN EITHER LAUGH AT IT, OR BECOME CRITICAL OF IT
…DAMN!, WISH THERE WAS SOMEONE I COULD WRITE TO ABOUT SUCH THINGS.”
…WHAT D’YA THINK!?….SHOULD WE TELL HIM THAT THERE IS!?
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TODAY’S. HEALTH TIP: How To Go DEAF
LISTEN TO OTHERS.
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ONE OF THE ULTIMATE CRUCIBLES OF ACID
WHAT IS THE ONE THING IN THE WORLD THAT THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS? — THE MAKE-BELIEVE AWAKENED.
“BUT WAIT!”, OBJECTETH THEE, “THAT CAN’T BE SO,
WHY I’VE SEEN SUCH FOR MYSELF!” –
AHH! BUT CAN YOU BE CERTAIN IT WAS NOT A MIRROR THAT YOU SAW!?
(A CERTAIN DEAD MAN,
WITH LITMUS STAINS ON HIS VEST, SAID:
“I JUST ADORE A GOOD TEST! — DON’T YOU!?”
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95018-33
IF YOU FEEL THAT IN WAYS, NON PHYSICAL,
You CAN BE “DIS-RESPECTED”,
WHAT FURTHER PROOF NEEDETH THEE OF THY STAGGERING SIMPLICITY!?
95018-34
THERE IS A STRANGE TYPE OF JUSTICE AFOOT ON SOME CAMPUSES, SUCH THAT: TO THE SAME DEGREE YOU THAT YOU FIND OTHERS DUMB, YOUR OWN INTELLIGENCE IS LIMITED,
.,.(AND MANY OF THOSE AMBLING ABOUT BEGAN MUTTERING TESTILY: “YOU CALL THAT FAIR? MUTTER, MUTTER, MUTTER,”
* * *
A MYSTIC SITTING AT THE COUNTER, RAISED HIS CUP AGAIN AND SAID: “I CAN DRINK ‘EM AS FAST AS YOU CAN MAKE ‘EM,”
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THEN FINALLY,
IT WAS TIME FOR OUR OWN PRIVATE LITTLE QUIZ — THE ONE JUST BETWEEN YOU & ME:
THE QUESTION: WHY DID YOU GET ON THE TRAIN IN THE FIRST PLACE IF YOU DIDN’T PLAN TO RIDE IT TO. THE END?,
AND TO EXPEDITE MATTERS, I ANSWERED ON YOUR COLLECTIVE BEHALF BY: LOWING MY EYES,
SHUFFLING MY FEET,
AND SAYING: “AH-H-H…..WELL……….„YOU KNOW.”
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A MAN SAID TO HIS CONSCIOUSNESS: “BOY! – HAVE I GOT A GREAT SURPRISE FOR YOU!’ AND IT CLAMMERED: “WOW, WHAT IS IT?, WHAT IS IT?”,
AND THE MAN SAID: “WELL I’M NOT GOING TO TELL YOU! —
YOU’D JUST TELL HIM!”
ISTANBUL! WHAT A SIGHT TO SEE!
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