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THE ANCIENT CONFLICT SEEMS TO CONTINUE: THUS BE THE SEEMING NEWS THAT COMES FROM THE CITY
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June 4, 2003 © 2003: JAN COX



In keeping an eye/I on his natural born mental processes
one man continually reminded himself of the fact that a tyrant can allow free elections as long as he gets to count the ballots.
Fools can never realize how foolish they are in a land where
fools do all the defining of foolishness.
“Mein gott! — what could be clearer than that!
How have I lived forty years without ever seeing it?!”
(He doesn’t really want a response to that, does he.)


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All conventional knowledge of man is biographical;
the man-who-knows, carries no bio.

History is made by historians — not by those who lived it.


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In one land, the Royal Chemist damn near got the King to declare:
“Those who drink,
then do not think (or else fight)
will not be allowed to drink.”


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In the competition between light and sound waves —
each has its supporters.


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Zealots are in the minority — ‘cept in the city,
the minority there is in the majority. (Go figure! — [or else out of town.])


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No one is as remorseful as a man who expresses remorse.


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A Maxim Presumably Submitted By The Universe.
It rains on squirrels and stones alike (well it clearly wouldn’t have come from life).


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The unrecognized, hidden-agenda of all agendas is
men’s deep desire to have a hidden-agenda.


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Staying scrunched up in a corner will keep you warm, but_________________
(fill in the blank with whatever you like).


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In the ongoing conflict between hormones and neurons —
each team has its own cheerleaders.


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An Energy Saving Tip For Those Whose Alertness Is Tip Top.
Life can’t be MADE any better than this,
(but certainly the rest of you shouldn’t let that stop you).

A man with a sweater,
in the weather,
may feel better,
but a man with a brain,
he can contain,
damn sure will.

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Obvious-facts have two distinct features (called in some quarters: dangers,
[but the two-bits’ version seems to some, overly dramatic]):
the first is that they can be too obvious;
the second is that they can be too factual,
and lastly: once everyone’s become accustomed to the substitute quarterback,
it’s easier to just leave him in the game.
Thus concludes this treatise concerning: Obvious-facts,
(and if its intent was not all that obvious to you
it means that you are still up to your blinding neck in search of facts).
“Here now! — what can possibly be wrong in searching for more facts!” Nothing —
if you know the purpose of the search —
which is not as obvious as the standard search engine believes.


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In city life:
a man with bad-ideas is the same as a man with good-ideas —
just on a different day.

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A Track Tip To Keep The Super Alert ON Track.
At city parks, no matter how the odds look at post time — always bet on Irony,
(the only thing sure-fire in the city is that your horse will eventually trip,
and that it will seem to your mind, completely unexpected —
[so the nag’s tag is quite understandable, huh?!]
This insider’s info is based on all city tracks being in a circular configuration.)


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News About News.
First the bad news:
it is not as easy as men think to report any actual good-news –
(okay, more accurately):
it is not as easy as men think for them to hear good-news if it IS reported —
(a bit more precision if you please):
it is not as easy as men think to go against their nature and seek OUT good-news.

Fact. Good-news benefits no one in man’s nervous system tenement —
save the non payers on the top floor.


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The speaker said to his audience:
“The mind is a finely tuned, superbly engineered machine
that can run with almost no attention or upkeep” —
he paused to brush some life from his eye, looked off into the distance, then added:
“I trust that a few among you do not hear this as a complimentary observation.”

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The Ways Of City Justice.
A bag piper gives thanks when he sees an accordionist trip —
who stumbled while laughing at the death of a banker –
who killed himself trying to collect on the loan of an insurance salesman —
who had borrowed the money to buy bag pipes.
(“And on the rail, it’s Irony by a nose” — if you wanna call THAT — justice!

O.Q. (Obvious Question).
In the city — what else CAN you call it!


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In one land the King declared: “I am my own leader!’ —
and the People cried out: “We are our own followers!” –
and they both held up mirrors and sighed: “All is well.”
(Never forget, you students of subliminal history:
it was man’s mind who coined the term: “What goes around comes around” —
‘cause it knows of no other way things can work.)


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Conversation In “C” — Hersey Listing Number: Sans-Nuts.
“Thoughts too need nourishment.”
“As in: education; fresh ideas, and other metaphysical stimulation.”
“Nay, as in: minerals, hamburgers, and the like.”
Tune in next time when Mozart and Dante get in an argument over
who has the silliest calling — and upon finally realizing that they have the same,
they damn near then come to blows over whose name is the silliest,
(all of this occurring of course in the city —
the place where ever things ridiculous can be made to seem serious.
[Outside of town where frolics Satie and Aristophanes,
the only thing ridiculous to be seen is a mathematician trying to dance]).


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One man, interested in exploring the transcendental possibilities in man’s mental life says that his attitude toward systematized efforts in this area is:
If you are sailing off into unknown oceans with no assurance of ever returning —
why not — rent-your-vessel?! —
and that previously mentioned speaker flicked away a speck of
local reality from his other eye/I and said:
“I further trust that a few of you heard this story with the proper understanding that
in city seas: starboard can be both on your right and your left,
(that’s what makes conventional knowledge so….oh, interesting,
I guess you could say” — [sounds better than: meaningless, huh?!])


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One man told his mind: “Don’t call me — I’ll call you,”

and it said: “But I don’t have a phone,” and he replied:
“I’m supposed to look surprised?”

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One People decided that they would no longer have a King –
and made an immediate, astonishing discovery:
deciding to do something and pulling it off are actually two different things.

(“Man! — what dark closet do you figure they’ve been locked up in!”)
One city’s official motto is: “A man who is not sarcastic is not patriotic.”


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In the never ending struggle ‘twixt stupidity and non stupidity,
only one side is ever heard from — (“Only one side can speak, you dolt!”)


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Okay! — an additional example of: Justice In The City.
To the deaf: all paintings look better in the dark.


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From the position of the outsider of town:
there is no connection between the thoughts you have, and consciousness — and yet: it is impossible to get away from the operational fact that there is.


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On one more expansive world:
the oceans roll and run within the creatures of the sea,
and the head of one family declared to the brood:
“The dumber you are, the better you look — in the city.”




And these concluding: Definitions.
An ordinary man: someone too serious.
An ordinary mystic: someone WAY-Y-Y-Y too serious.


Join us next time when Milton and John Q. Public get in a public row over
which one of them is which.
(Only in city cortexes my friends — only there could such a thing occur.)

J