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“nipping things

in the bud”

 

 

   
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EXPERT [backtalktionary.com]
 

1. In the great cathedral of the mind, testosterone amplifies a man's desire to hold onto status. Conversely, fear quickens a woman's drive to behave in civil ways in uncivil settings. Can we turn things around without feeling put-upon? Go back, go back, go back! A baby knows how to defend itself. Then loyalty changes everything.

 

“you're

—Unbound. That's a switch.

blocking

—OUCH. Rough edges.

the

—Not quite. Don't count on it.

crosswalk!”

—At first. Just to help out.

 

2. I don't own a car, though once I did. Many people are so blinded by their memories, and so emotionally invested in those memories, they can't even hear you, that you took the subway. Nor can they hear the voice of reason.

 

“did

—Through the star. No need.

you

—Not much. Remember that?

find

—A family business. Privy!

a

—Pay even more! I'm not a snitch!

place

—Wild, huh? Laundry and all.

to

—No rush. A whole team.

park?”

—Cheap thrills. Stealing happiness.

 

3. Verbal violence is even more grievous than the aggrieved realize, and for someone to say, I just ignore them,” could only mean the person who says this has sheltered themselves in some sort of snow cone, peeping out with beady eyes & telling white lies. It's best to replace an unfortunate lie with beauty or truth, rather than allow the misconception to sink even farther into the snow and freeze. Somewhere down in there lives a beating heart.

 

 

4. A person might associate Knock-knock!” with “Who's there?” In the Backtalktionary a whole ton of new associations are introduced.

 

“you're

—Unbound. That's a switch.

late!”

—Business. Everything's closed.

 

 

“you're

—Unbound. That's a switch.

stupid.”

—Just finish your high school.

 

 

“you're

—Unbound. That's a switch.

ugly.”

—The opposite of a juicy target.

 

 

“you're

—Unbound. That's a switch.

crazy!”

—Probably. With employees.

 

 

“you're

—Unbound. That's a switch.

a

—Pay even more! I'm not a snitch!

jerk!”

—It's against my principles.

 

5. These kinds of associations make it very easy to nip verbal violence in the bud.

 

“you,

—Not much. Remember that?

you,

—Not much. Remember that?

you,

—Not much. Remember that?

stupid!”

—Just finish your high school.

 

6. Verbal violence goes way beyond the school yard.

 

“then

Refreshing. Expensive!

how

—Just fine. Infiltrate.

about ...

—Invisible horses fan out.

 

 

“fuck

Forget that. ROAD KILL!

you!”

Not much. Remember that?

 

7. Since we live in a confrontational culture, with microaggressions, how about micro-defenses?

 

“have

—One more bet! On the table.

you

—Not much. Remember that?

prayed

Unbound. That's a switch.

today?”

—Alarming! Shocking you.

 

 

“at

—How so? Most of us don't.

least

—I'm easy. Being followed.

give

—Just finish your high school.

me

—Let things develop. Over.

the

—Not quite. Don't count on it.

finger.”

—Hardly. Quite unnecessary.

 

8. People often bury verbal violence because they have no idea what to say back.

 

“I'm

—Well, now. You shouldn't be.

ashamed

Wouldn't have expected it.

of

—Just finish your high school.

you!”

—Not much. Remember that?

 

9. When people have a habit of burying verbal violence, they begin lying about it.

 

“it's

—That's a lie. Unlimited.

nothing.

—Unsettled. Ask them.

I

—You're on to something.

just

—Might have been. It's gone.

ignore

—Here and now. That's all.

'em.”

—Stick around! One's enough.

 

10. Some people are unsuccessful at burying things.

 

“you're

—Unbound. That's a switch.

a

—Pay even more! I'm not a snitch!

total

—Very standard. Intimate.

loser.

MANY TIMES! Hold the line.

you

—Not much. Remember that?

should

—Once we get that started.

commit

It's terrible. BUNK! I'm torn!

suicide.”

—Don't include me. After you!

 

11. These are the lucky ones. They have a heart. If a human being can defend their own heart, they can defend other people.

 

“your

—No big deal. Taken.

mother!”

—Once we get that started.

 

12. Human beings can defend themselves silently. Without saying a word. Other people can see this.

 

“did

Through the star. No need.

you

—Not much. Remember that?

hear

—Might have been. It's gone.

what

—Unsettled. Ask them.

I

—You're on to something.

said?”

What on earth? Copy that.

 

13. Get them to repeat themselves. It fags out their energy.

 

“are

—Not bottled. Isolated.

you

—Not much. Remember that?

gay?”

Too choosy. Just you?

 

14. Let's get back to the snow cone people. These are the ones who peep out from the top of their snow cones of power with beady eyes. For them everything they see has to do with your belt buckle or your shoes. They call that first impressions.

 

“am

—Like crazy! Not the least.

I

—You're on to something.

a

—Pay even more! I'm not a snitch!

snow cone

—Why so big? All that stuff.

person?”

—Before what? The rapture!

 

15. They attack themselves. Their own mind attacks themselves. What a trick!

 

“I

—You're on to something.

don't

—Not sure that's so. Sparingly.

bury

I know, right? Another stage?

anything!”

—I'll live. I'm not an angel.

 

16. Don't argue with them about anything! Simply say, “I know, right?” and move on. Never argue with a snow cone!

 

“so,

—Not over yet. Cloud cover cool.

how

—Just fine. Infiltrate.

are

—Not bottled. Isolated.

you?”

Not much. Remember that?

 

17. This is where they pony up phony. It's useful to respond to phony questions with something that's slightly off-kilter. Down, down, down deep, it stirs their heart, though this might also make them angry. Now they're angry snow cones!

 

“I

—You're on to something.

said,

What on earth? Copy that.

how

Just fine. Infiltrate.

are

—Not bottled. Isolated.

you?”

—Not much. Remember that?

 

18. Today an angry young man, probably the snowflake offspring of perfect snow cone people, pushed a homeless man aside on his way into Walgreens. —Get out of my way!

 

“and

—Going up! So soon?

mind

—Certainly not. Liberty!

your

No big deal. Taken.

own

—Necessity, right? Victory.

business!”

—Who knows? Some of it.

 

19. The snow cone people are really asking for it! Notice how you can turn them around, and they're all symmetrical.

20. I can go on and on about the snow cone people, and it just so happens, I will! If you do make the mistake of arguing with a snow cone person, they start spinning ... total lies.

 

“you're

—Unbound. That's a switch.

right,

—No idea. Persistence pays.

I'm

—Well, now. You shouldn't be.

wrong.”

—Earlier. HEALTHIER.

 

21. And to think I was on the brink of plunging into the abyss. If a depressed snow cone person asks you a depressing question, come back from the edge!

 

“are

—Not bottled. Isolated.

you

—Not much. Remember that?

happy?”

—I'll give you a song.

 

22. Sometimes when you're dealing with these dorky things, some actual thugs come along.

 

“while

—Likewise. Gathering nuts.

you're

—Unbound. That's a switch.

at

—How so? Most of us don't.

the

—Not quite. Don't count on it.

theater,

—Switched! The usual suspects.

I'll

—Loyalty. Experience.

be

—But why? Hiding out.

fucking

—So sad! I don't do that stuff.

your

—No big deal. Taken.

wife.”

—Very elusive. Anything at all.

 

23. They work in teams, go roaming around. If you can defend yourself a certain way, they'll leave you alone. It's just baiting.

 

“hot

—The strangest thing. It's murder!

enough

—And more! Well-grounded.

for

—Not over yet. Cloud cover cool.

you?

—Not much. Remember that?

oooo!

—I decide what's for me.

hot

—The strangest thing. It's murder!

pussy!”

ANY TIPS? Get a dog!

 

 

24. The same holds true if you're a bunch of girls roaming around. Just pretend you have a gangster brother.

 

“muslim

—So sad! I don't do that stuff.

bitch!”

—I'm aware of that. Graduated.

 

 

25. I think you should be able to walk down the street without any assaults knocking you over.

 

“ain't

—Nowhere near. Many more!

gonna

—Booked up. Eat your heart out!

help

—Play tough. Who needs it?

a

Pay even more! I'm not a snitch!

nigger

—I'm aware of that. Graduated.

out

—Once we get that started.

any

—Back-to-back. At midnight.

way.”

—Stand by. You're on the run.

 

26. You're walking by a construction site and someone's screaming at you. The endless anger, no?

 

“CAN'T

—Think so? You GOT me!

YOU

—Not much. Remember that?

READ?”

Don't have to do anything.

 

27. You've just walked into a get-together of some kind. Someone who's a total boor clamps onto you, relying on your upbringing, kindness or civility not to be rude. Instead, rather than grapple with whatever they're laying on you, you merrily say, A cliffhanger! and walk off.

 

“what

—Unsettled. Ask them.

happened

A cliffhanger! My way!

to

—No rush. A whole team.

you

—Not much. Remember that?

today?

—Alarming! Shocking you.

I

You're on to something.

love

—The best ever. I hardly knew.

you!

—Not much. Remember that?

pick

I must be going! Look it up!

your

—No big deal. Taken.

poison.

—Why so big? All that stuff.

what's

Back in no time. Not available.

with

—Networking, eh? It's out!

you

Not much. Remember that?

and

—Going up! So soon?

Jennifer?”

Put yourself in the light.

 

28. The host walks up and says, “You need me?” and you choose from any one of the six responses on the right, next to the host's exact words. Pick one and only one of the six multiple-choice responses:

 

“you

—Not much. Remember that?

need

—Who doesn't? Have faith.

me?”

—Let things develop. Over.

 

29. When you find a friend, notice how it's like walking through a mirror. You don't have to work too hard. You don't even have to say anything.

 

30. The party “dominant guy” walks up and tries to put his arm over your shoulder as if he's somehow “your pal.” He says, “What's happening, chum?” Again, pick and choose a response from below as you duck away.

 

“what's

—Back in no time. Not available.

happening,

—Wind it up! You wait for it.

chum?”

—Hands off! No supervision!

 

31. The “cool cat” in dark glasses approaches. Gaze directly at their right eye, which is their “aggressive” eye. “What's the haps? How's it going? Where ya' been?” That's easy enough. Three unrelated irrational questions steaming in front of you like merde. You haven't even had a chance to breathe & you're lucky, 'cause it stinks!

 

“what's

—Back in no time. Not available.

the

—Not quite. Don't count on it.

haps?

—Before what? The rapture!

how's

—Effortless. Well, you too.

it

—It's perfect. Rediscovered.

going?

—Congratulations! Far and wide.

where

—Overshadowed. Lucrative.

ya'

—Wind it up! You wait for it.

been?”

—So foolish. Underground.

 

 

32. If you ever hear yourself saying, “Congratulations!” to a snow cone person, it means they're trying to trick you into forgetting your aim. They're performing a minor form of hypnosis, having to do with distraction and misdirection. If they can get you to “the other side,” you'll find there's “never a place.” This means they've succeeded in getting you to forget what you were intending do. “Congratulations! Congratulations!”

 

“what's

—Back in no time. Not available.

going

—Congratulations! Far and wide.

on?”

—Not a place for a child.

 

33. Snow cone people put an exaggerated spin on things, flipping them back onto you. (No wonder!) Why should you accept their distorted condemnations?

 

“you

—Not much. Remember that?

like

—That's funny. Can't really say.

the

—Not quite. Don't count on it.

snow?

Air & sunshine. Sometimes.

you

—Not much. Remember that?

can

—Booked up. Eat your heart out!

have

—One more bet! On the table.

the

—Not quite. Don't count on it.

snow!

—Air & sunshine. Sometimes.

you

—Not much. Remember that?

should

—Once we get that started.

go

—Not yet. My place is here.

live

—So foolish. Underground.

in

—Is that so? Enough about me!

Colorado.”

—Just normal. TAKE THAT!

 

34. You're at a café. A beggar interrupts you. You say, “Unsettled,” to your neighbors, then turn back to the beggar and point off to the people at the cash register, and say, “Ask them!”

 

“did

—Through the star. No need.

you

—Not much. Remember that?

get

—Indeed. OFF LIMITS!

your

—No big deal. Taken.

banana

—Unsettled. Ask them.

today?”

—Alarming! Shocking you.

 

35. Someone tries to grab your attention. They won't stop. You have no idea what they're saying or what they're talking about. You say, ACETYLENE!

 

“did

—Through the star. No need.

you

—Not much. Remember that?

mfffgd?”

ACETYLENE! No rides!

 

36. When you're around snow cone people, you don't want to be too suffering, even when you may never, ever, ever, ever, ever connect with them in a meaningful way. From a façade of emptiness, behind a garbage gate, they plant false memories.

 

“remember

—You look me no up?

in

—Is that so? Enough about me!

our

—I'll live. I'm not an angel.

childhood,

—Who knows? Some of it.

when

—No need to talk about it.

you

—Not much. Remember that?

knew

Allegedly. Not the right time.

everybody

—Also terrible things.

in

—Is that so? Enough about me!

the

—Not quite. Don't count on it.

neighborhood?”

Without suffering.

 

 

37. The snow cone people apologize when they needn't, and don't apologize when they might. For a little toddler gaping at College Madness on TV?

 

“sorry

Changes everything.

to

—No rush. A whole team.

interrupt

—No rules. It's a free-for-all.

your

—No big deal. Taken.

dinner.”

Alarming! Shocking you.

 

38. The Peanut Gallery! Snow cone people love to pop up from the peanut gallery! They're complete strangers. It doesn't make any sense.

 

“you

Not much. Remember that?

smell

—Don't include me. After you!

that?”

—It's karma. A bit slow.

 

 

“are

—Not bottled. Isolated.

you

Not much. Remember that?

being

—Very different. Look away!

helped?”

—Backing you. Down deep.

 

 

“that's

—Life in the shade. Saved again!

a

—Pay even more! I'm not a snitch!

good

Just lucky! Just a bit.

thing

—Trust me. Elements of joy.

to

—No rush. A whole team.

do.”

—You do? Better than I do.

 

39. To defend yourself from these attacks, you have to be purposefully misunderstood. It's an aggressive posture. Try to bend the universe. You can't! Realize on a very deep level, aren't they purposefully misunderstanding you?

 

“you

—Not much. Remember that?

don't

—Not sure that's so. Sparingly.

like

That's funny. Can't really say.

the

—Not quite. Don't count on it.

long

—Are you jealous? Don't hate me.

ones?”

—Making progress. In a cage.

 

40. If anyone asks you about this website, it's as fruitless as having a conversation about training bras. Their unacknowledged veiled hatred leads them into “polite conversation” which is at best, tiresome, and at worst, treacherous & thoroughly unrewarding. They lie, they lie, they lie. “Killed any good animals lately?” always breaks the ice. “Any walruses or anything?” Anyway, they should be called “modesty bras.”

 

“can

—Booked up. Eat your heart out.

you

—Not much. Remember that?

give

—Just finish your high school.

me

—Let things develop. Over.

a

—Pay even more! I'm not a snitch!

simple

—A family business. Privy!

example?”

Already am. It's dark.

 

41. The socially-exclusive snow cone people imagine they can measure one another's mettle. It's all outer things with an occasional glimpse into something ephemeral. Crystal meth and heroin are knocking off their kids.

 

“I

—You're on to something.

don't

—Not sure that's so. Sparingly.

know

—Not in with the in-crowd.

what

—Unsettled. Ask them.

it

—It's perfect. Rediscovered.

is,

—Must have overlooked it.

but

—I know, right? Another stage?

I

—You're on to something.

recognize

Out working! Oh, man!

it

—It's perfect. Rediscovered.

when

—No need to talk about it.

I

—You're on to something.

see

—What we have that you don't.

it.”

—It's perfect. Rediscovered.

 

42. The working-class snow cone people have a more insidious way of being exclusive. It's the sly cats & dogs! Joy, joy, joy! “Taking a trip, man!” They hang out on sofas, giving you the appearance they're making out with your wife underneath the blanket. To keep company: “To do something relaxing that hasn't been decided.”

 

“I

—You're on to something.

just

—Might have been. It's gone.

want

—Sadly. I must be a mirror.

to

—No rush. A whole team.

hang out

—Keep going! Something new!

with

—Networking, eh? It's out!

them.”

—Shadow dog. SIDE PONY!

 

43. The Backtalktionary can be taken as a running commentary as to what's being thought or said. Its end result should be sleepless nights as people unlock repressed memories, and in the process, release huge amounts of buried energy. Good-bye, depression! Watch out, parents!

 

“what's

—Back in no time. Not available.

gotten

—If we had time. On your own.

into

—Don't include me. After you!

you?”

Not much. Remember that?

 

44. My car was perfectly still as I waited for the last swirl of pedestrians to clear the crosswalk for my left-hand turn. From behind, a straggler traversed alongside me and whacked the hood of my car. I flew through the air and snapped her neck. Then I hoisted her lifeless quivering body into the air and broke her back across my knee. She was watching from the corner of her eye to see what I'd do as she continued, a little skittishly, across the street.

 

[pedestrian]

—Go ahead. GO HOME!

 

 

45. “What's up?” “Is it always like this?” “Is this happening already?” Irrational questions make logical people furious, though vague forms of speech often make perfect sense within an erotic framework. Logic infused with sex. Who could have possibly dived to those depths?

 

“what's

—Back in no time. Not available.

up?”

—Live it up! I don't need to.

 

 

“is

—Must have overlooked it.

it

—It's perfect. Rediscovered.

always

—Who knows? Some of it.

like

—That's funny. Can't really say.

this?”

It's huge. Leave me out of it!

 

 

“is

—Must have overlooked it.

this

—It's huge. Leave me out of it!

happening

—Wind it up! You wait for it.

already?”

All at once! Wearing a mask.

 

46. Phony people are motivated by powerful feelings which remain in the dark. Those feelings may be rooted in fear, anger, hatred, or surprise, all of which may be amplified by a wild imagination. Phony people misconceive the significance of things, or the meaning of things. They try to offload their feelings onto you, by making you feel frightened, angry, critical, or insignificant. They're the snow cone people, bigger than life! And you're nothing.

 

“are

—Not bottled. Isolated.

you

Not much. Remember that?

following

—Before what? The rapture!

me?”

—Let things develop. Over.

 

 

47. Office Politics is done with praise (providing key information) and shame (actually withholding resources). It's called Power Sharing. In the same way language can become infused with sexuality, the stirile nature of off-putting small talk, delivered in a low-key or offhand manner, can also be infused with acceptance or dismissal. All of which contribute to puncturing the innocent joy of reason, wonder, beauty and awe. What a waste.

 

“where

—Overshadowed. Lucrative.

are

—Not bottled. Isolated.

you

—Not much. Remember that?

in

—Is that so? Enough about me!

the

—Not quite. Don't count on it.

pecking

—I decide what's for me.

order,

—The sound of the fisherman.

midlevel?”

OUCH. Rough edges.

 

 

“there

Keep going! Something new!

you

—Not much. Remember that?

go.”

—Not yet. My place is here.

 

 

“good

—Just lucky! Just a bit.

for

Not over yet. Cloud cover cool.

you.”

—Not much. Remember that?

 

 

“now

Stick around! One's enough.

you're

—Unbound. That's a switch.

talking.”

—Fantastic. I wouldn't know.

 

 

“see

What we have that you don't.

me

—Let things develop. Over.

later.”

—Oh, yeah? Says you!

 

 

48. At some rudimentary level, the uneducated, illiterate, illogical pronouncements of some people shouldn't shake your tree too much. If you are well versed in logic, and innocently say, “This is one of the most beautiful avenues I've ever seen,” and the other person says, You never been here? you should be proud you can learn to say something right back, as a means to experience simple humanity without violations of structures in logic getting in the way. The beauty of what you perceive in the outside physical world should be able to stand on its own. Shouldn't a person be able to tolerate a quantum leap?

 

“you

Not much. Remember that?

never

—There's also a negative side.

been

—So foolish. Underground.

here?”

—Allegedly. Not the right time.

 

 

49. If you hold a question now, someday you will realize you have lived into the answer.

 

“remind

—Forgiveness. The real frontier.

me

—Let things develop. Over.

of

—Just finish your high school.

the

—Not quite. Don't count on it.

nutmeg.”

I can't do that very well.

 

 

50. When you're out and about, just remember a psycho is simply an angry psychic, and that underneath all that bluster, they're just a snow cone person with a rooftop antenna. It's best to avoid entanglements. At rock bottom, always come back to intimidation. They're trying to intimidate you. Same as a mosquito.

 

“is

—Must have overlooked it.

that

—It's karma. A bit slow.

a

—Pay even more! I'm not a snitch!

fact?”

Who knows? Some of it.

 

 

51. When someone turns on you, to puncture your dreams, start an argument, or break up with you, learn how to switch sides in an instant. No matter what you think, feel or believe, nip things in the bud by saying, “You're on to something!” Then do less. Simply do less.

 

“I

You're on to something.

think

—I could not pay you enough!

you're

—Unbound. That's a switch.

full

—Not sure that's so. Sparingly.

of

—Just finish your high school.

crap.”

—Small world. If we agreed.

 

 

“I

You're on to something.

hate

—So WHAT? My own life.

you!”

—Not much. Remember that?

 

 

“I

You're on to something.

don't

—Not sure that's so. Sparingly.

even

—Go slow! Be specific.

like

—That's funny. Can't really say.

you

—Not much. Remember that?

anymore.”

—I know what to do. Do less.

 

 

52. Pumped-up snow cone people often pretend something's wrong with you when you tell them you once lived near Walden Pond in Massachusetts. Try not to get pumped-up youself! Just lie low. Let them float off into outer space all by themselves, where they belong.

 

“that's

—Life in the shade. Saved again!

eccentric.”

Not quite. Don't count on it.

 

 

“what

—Unsettled. Ask them.

brought

I could not pay you enough!

you

—Not much. Remember that?

out

—Once we get that started.

here?”

—Allegedly. Not the right time.

 

 

53. How did I ever get this far without mentioning the friendly insult? You can make a lot of money, can't you? Even better, “Hitch your wagon to a star.”

 

“embarrass

Secret offshore banking.

us

—A miracle. Let it be.

wherever

—You're on to something.

you

—Not much. Remember that?

go.”

Not yet. My place is here.

 

 

54. In olden days, if someone peeked into your heart, or into one of your memories, you'd imagine witchcraft. I don't think so! I just think it's my snow cone dentist, who can always see when I have a little too much more money than I know what to do with. There I was, laid out in his chair, all helpless, with him peering deep, deep into my brain! —Aha! He's got a windfall, and I'm taking it! I saw him thinking. “A-aaa-ah” is all I said.

 

“I

—You're on to something.

think

I could not pay you enough!

you

—Not much. Remember that?

should

—Once we get that started.

come

—By no means, sir! ICYFIRE!

back

—All at once! Wearing a mask.

in

—Is that so? Enough about me!

three

—That sort of thing. Not again!

weeks.”

—Secret offshore banking.

 

 

55. What do puppies, kids, and friends have in common? Play with! That's Plan A. This does not mean anyone can instantly transform a bully or a snow cone person into a close friend, you may simply want to get away from them! That's Plan B. Then, for Plan C, always remember there's an entity inside you that's always inside you. It's the closest of friends. Look for this entity! Nourish it. Wait a week, continually attaching yourself to it best you can, and it will grow.

 

“can't

—Think so? You GOT me!

we

—So foolish. Underground.

be

—But why? Hiding out.

best

—How delicate. I'm not so sure.

friends?”

Let's go by intuition.

 

 

56. “Hate is the bride of Jealousy, and Sarcasm is Anger's ugly cousin.David Daniels

 

“it

—It's perfect. Rediscovered.

had

—Not a place for a child.

a

—Pay even more! I'm not a snitch!

whopping

—Jet lag. Finely nuanced.

eighty-six

—Then what? It's calling you.

performances.”

—Very enriching.

 

 

“why

—Way back. A friend of mine.

are

—Not bottled. Isolated.

we

—So foolish. Underground.

having

ACETYLENE! No rides!

all

—Then again. What divides us?

these

It's terrible. BUNK! I'm torn!

people

—Sight unseen. It's insane.

from

—Go ahead. GO HOME!

shithole

—I'll bet. Insultingly beautiful.

countries

—Royal blood. Imaginatively.

come

—By no means, sir! ICYFIRE!

here?”

—Allegedly. Not the right time.

 

 

57. A familiar beggar is blocking your way into the pizza restaurant. You're a somewhat courteous person. There are perfectly civil ways to be rude.

 

“here

—Allegedly. Not the right time.

he

—Wouldn't have expected it.

comes!

—Hold it! What's the password?

I

—You're on to something.

need

—Who doesn't? Have faith.

two

—Far from. Make it happen.

dollars.

—Sadly. I must be a mirror.

what's

—Back in no time. Not available.

your

—No big deal. Taken.

name?”

—That's odd. The game is over!

 

58. A random authority figure is approaching you in a parking lot. He's thirty years old and you're actually seven years old. Practice sticking up for yourself in the face of authority.

 

“there

—Keep going! Something new!

she

Ambush! Control yourself!

is!

—Must have overlooked it.

honey,

—As if. Life is not a test.

it's

—That's a lie. Unlimited.

an

Hold it! What's the password?

emergency.

—By no means, sir! ICYFIRE!

what's

—Back in no time. Not available.

your

—No big deal. Taken.

name?”

—That's odd. The game is over!

 

59. The police officer reassures me he's not going to give me a ticket for standing my taxicab at Fisherman's Wharf to enjoy the air & sunshine, and strikes up a conversation, pretending to be a good old boy,” while doggedly asking how much money I make driving a cab. When it becomes clear I'm not going to discuss The Circle of Iron, he suddenly turns on me. For the good old boy,” getting into reality comes down to issuing threats, launching irrational questions, and telling lies.

 

“keep

—An odd thing. Held back.

it

—It's perfect. Rediscovered.

moving

—You're on to something.

then

Refreshing. Expensive!

or

—A high zone. And I'm surprised.

I'll

—Loyalty. Experience.

give

—Just finish your high school.

you

—Not much. Remember that?

a

—Pay even more! I'm not a snitch!

ticket.”

—All along. The Circle of Iron.

 

60. Snow cone people asking me how long I've done anything at all don't understand I'm talking about the realm of ideas, a higher realm of existence.

 

“how

—Just fine. Infiltrate.

long

Are you jealous? Don't hate me.

have

—One more bet! On the table.

you

—Not much. Remember that?

been

—So foolish. Underground.

teaching

—Get a hold! Of these ideas.

this?”

—It's huge. Leave me out of it!

 

 

61. This website could be the Pesky Magnet of all time, sort of a lightning rod for disturbing questions. “What time did your shift start?” “How much money do you make?” “How have you been?” Simply give them a card for taxi1010.com and say, “OMG! The answer's all on this website!”

 

“aren't

—Crushing. It should be news.

you

—Not much. Remember that?

that

—It's karma. A bit slow.

taxi driver

—Must have overlooked it.

guy?”

—Pay the price. Pretty savvy.

 

 

“I'll

Loyalty. Experience.

visit

—Wouldn't have expected it.

your

—No big deal. Taken.

site!”

—Booked up. Eat your heart out!

 

 

62. P.S., Ever wonder how to interrupt someone? They've suddenly launched into an unending narrative of what they do during the day, with no intention of stopping. On some “unconscious” level they're trying to make you angry, and the proof is, they're making you angry! They won't stop! Simply cry out SHAZAM! right smack in the middle of their spiel.

 

[spiel]

SHAZAM! Nothing much.

 

 

63. Are you the captain of your soul and the master of your fate? Then for starters, where, inside the body, is the physical location of the soul? And navigating outward, if you're not using yourself, someone, or something else, is. Don't grapple with people. Nip things in the bud.

 

“you

—Not much. Remember that?

should

Once we get that started.

listen

—I must be going! Look it up!

to

—No rush. A whole team.

your

—No big deal. Taken.

mother!”

—Once we get that started.

 

 

“Richard,

—Not recently. Seriously?

I'm

—Well, now. You shouldn't be.

not

—How do you like that?

your

No big deal. Taken.

mother!”

—Once we get that started.

 

 

“get

—Indeed. OFF LIMITS!

a

—Pay even more! I'm not a snitch!

clue!”

Before what? The rapture!

 

 

64. To keep any secret whatsoever, act as if you came from a large, loving family, with instructions not to share that secret with anyone!

 

“how

—Just fine. Infiltrate.

much

A family business. Privy!

you

—Not much. Remember that?

get

—Indeed. OFF LIMITS!

driving

—Hold it! What's the password?

a

—Pay even more! I'm not a snitch!

cab?”

—Crushing. It should be news.

 

 

65. A bully is someone who goes around installing crime scenes in people. The idea is to shine light on this crime scene with a sense of humor. The idea is also to guard the crime scene to prevent a crime wave while you begin to understand it. Try not to burn up the crime scene, to flood the crime scene, to contaminate the crime scene, to mischaracterize the crime scene, or to let your mother on the crime scene.

 

“no

Let's keep it this way. Open.

wonder

—All fine. Please don't ask.

they

—What we have that you don't.

say

—It's your bedtime. Isn't it?

things

—Back-to-back. At midnight.

about

—Invisible horses fan out.

you!”

—Not much. Remember that?

 

 

66. It's 11:34 in the morning, Tuesday 23 January 2018. A woman has just parked her car to pick up a child at the school across the street. She's parked there before, you can tell. It should take her no longer than five minutes. The sign says, NO PARKING 12:30 PM 3:30 PM 1ST TUESDAY EACH MONTH STREET SWEEPING She gets out of the car and says something I don't quite understand. I ask her to repeat herself. “Is this the first Tuesday of the month?” she asks.

 

“is

—Must have overlooked it.

this

—It's huge. Leave me out of it!

the

—Not quite. Don't count on it.

first

—At least. Not a museum.

Tuesday

—That's a lie. Unlimited.

of

—Just finish your high school.

the

—Not quite. Don't count on it.

month?”

—That's a lie. Unlimited.

 

 

67. How does taxi1010.com relate to artificial intelligence?

 

“through

—Through the star. No need.

a

—Pay even more! I'm not a snitch!

set

—You look me no up?

of

—Just finish your high school.

signals,

Stand up for beauty, not kings.

converge

—In the crosshairs. In case.

on

—Not a place for a child.

a

—Pay even more! I'm not a snitch!

meaning.”

—Here and now. That's all.

 

 

68. Don't let nosy & stupid people, acting all rosy & cupid, trick you into complaining or arguing! Instead, practice being slyly subversive. Pretend they're smart!

 

“is

—Must have overlooked it.

there

—Keep going! Something new!

something

—A cliffhanger! My way!

wrong?”

—Earlier. HEALTHIER.

 

 

“I'm

Well, now. You shouldn't be.

not

How do you like that?

going

—Congratulations! Far and wide.

to

—No rush. A whole team.

hurt

Apparently not.

you.”

—Not much. Remember that?

 

 

69. “Will this make me a nicer person?” The man from Sweden was holding onto one of my cards. If someone is interested in staying up on the sidewalk, rather than leaping into the gutter to grapple with another person, then they have an opportunity to inject elements of joy into the conversation. It's a nicer idea. Why let other people take you over? A spark of joy can turn everything upside down.

 

“will

—No idea. Persistence pays.

this

—It's huge. Leave me out of it!

make

—Why bother? Doesn't matter.

me

—Let things develop. Over.

a

—Pay even more! I'm not a snitch!

nicer

—Trust me. Elements of joy.

person?”

—Before what? The rapture!

 

 

70. “They tried to bury us, but they didn't know we were seeds.”
—Mexican proverb.

 

“I

—You're on to something.

am

—Like crazy! Not the least.

so

—Not over yet. Cloud cover cool.

sorry!”

—Changes everything.

 

 

“shouldn't

Let's keep it this way. Open.

you

—Not much. Remember that?

be

—But why? Hiding out.

retiring?”

Live it up! I don't need to.

 

 

71. The Backtalktionary does particularly well with trick questions.

 

“so

—Not over yet. Cloud cover cool.

it's

—That's a lie. Unlimited.

fine

—Go slow! Be specific.

with

—Networking, eh? It's out!

you

—Not much. Remember that?

that

—It's karma. A bit slow.

I'm

—Well, now. You shouldn't be.

not

—How do you like that?

smart?”

Don't wait too long.

 

 

72. You ever get the idea certain sales people (Snow Cone People!) are attacking you?

 

“what

—Unsettled. Ask them.

can

—Booked up. Eat your heart out!

we

—So foolish. Underground.

help

Play tough. Who needs it?

you

—Not much. Remember that?

with

—Networking, eh? It's out!

today?”

—Alarming! Shocking you.

 

 

73. You can see it coming. (Gulp!) The Small Talk Olympics. It's like being nibbled to death by ducks!

 

“haven't

—Go on! That's excessive.

seen

—I can't do that very well.

you

—Not much. Remember that?

in

—Is that so? Enough about me!

a

—Pay even more! I'm not a snitch!

while!”

—Likewise. Gathering nuts.

 

 

“give

—Just finish your high school.

me

—Let things develop. Over.

a

—Pay even more! I'm not a snitch!

call.”

—That sort of thing. Not again!

 

 

“is

—Must have overlooked it.

everything

—Old as dirt. Hard to believe.

okay?”

—Just right. Pretty much.

 

 

74. The super secret of tormentors, bullies and villains in general is that they're sexually attracted to the ones they torment. Sex, sex, sex. They want to jump you! Have a getaway plan, even if it's walking a few blocks out of the way.

 

“give

—Just finish your high school.

me

—Let things develop. Over.

your

—No big deal. Taken.

lunch

—It's your bedtime. Isn't it?

money!”

Secret offshore banking.

 

 

75. On the flip side are Snow Cone People roaming around, trying to steal people's attention.

 

“have

—One more bet! On the table.

you

—Not much. Remember that?

read

—Don't have to do anything.

the

—Not quite. Don't count on it.

Bible?”

I think it's easy to overstate.

 

 

76. What you really are is The Observer, even now. It's subtle & silent like a ghost. You can make contact with it, like a friend.

 

 

76. Then there are dreams.

 

 

76. And dreams come true.