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CLINIC

PATIENT

DIAGNOSTIC

Patient refers to it as stargate-one-nine

A Curmudgeon.3

Hatred.1

 

TOOLSET

INFORMAL FALLACY

 

—So WHAT?

—Too soon. Until then!

—A natural.

—Someone might.

Moxie's

Disease

 

Circumstantial ad Hominem — (Guilt by Association) Circumstantial reasons for an opponent's actions and arguments, suggesting they have vested interests.

 

NOTES TO MYSELF

PSYCHOLOGICAL AGE

CLASS

[rage & repulsion] - Both love and hate are inside people, and it's best to be honest about that. The secret to children is hoping they die - Everyone has that in them - People cover it up with well-wishing - By consciously feeling it, you get it out in the open, where it simply evaporates.

The Age of Attention, ages 4-7

Murder

 

 
 
 
 
 

Exactly what someone said [or did]
... usually not very original.

The thoughts of a "bad child"
... to free your mind again.

TRICKS

WINGS

IDEAS

"Hi, my name is Adam – What's your name?" [Someone standing on the sidewalk holding a clipboard, intercepting you, pretending to be friendly]

—Too soon. Until then!

—Would you like to share a cigarette with me?

"You should write a culinary column."

—Someone might.

—What I'm looking at from the future.

"Find someone your own age."

—A natural.

—Oh, my God! You're unhappy ... Through the wall and everything ... If it bothers you so much, why don't you just shove off? ... They're like battle hardened.

"I was listening to the rain – Listening to you at the keyboard is like listening to the rain."

—A natural.

—Breaking heart after heart.

"Who are you and what have you done with Amoret?" [From an old mandolin player in the band, each time you perform a new skill on your fiddle – They're unconsciously imitating their mother, and they'll probably never know that's how they "bought a bad act" – At least they're truly themselves when they're playing their instrument]

—A natural.

—I had a brain freeze ... It's working like a charm ... The last remaining seats ... Where we find ourselves.

"Good morning, Richard – You're such a patient person."

—So WHAT?

—Again! How many times has this happened?

"Well, the hell with you!"

—A natural.

—Wings and everything.

"Well, you get to work on it!" [Finding a cheaper hotel in San Francisco]

—Someone might.

—Why hide it?

"Did anyone check out his thumbnail index? It contains something along the lines of his website being child safe because children can't actually read... Well, so what if I could read when I was 3? That's the best justification for obscenity online that I've ever heard, other than 'I just can.'"

—A natural.

—The Internet is the saloon of the new Millennium – except no one gets a T.U.I. [Typing ....]

"Rules are for other people, right?"

—Someone might.

—The Catholics must be jealous.

"So what else is new?"

—So WHAT?

—I know it hasn't cast its spell on you.

"What else is new?"

—A natural.

—A myriad of theorized force fields.

"I don't like this dog – Everyone else likes it, but I don't."

—So WHAT?

—Most dogs are suckers.

"I'm smarter than you."

—A natural.

—You should start a business, Terror, Incorporated.

"Scott, we now know, is disgruntled about his experience at the White House. For those of us who fully supported him, before, during and after he was press secretary, we are puzzled. It is sad – this is not the Scott we knew ... His claims are 'self-serving, disingenuous and unprofessional' ... He got dealt a deck of cards that were very tough ... He was 'out of the loop' ... His book is heartbreaking ... Reading the descriptions [of his former subordinate's book] is 'almost like witnessing an out-of-body experience' ... There's some real tension between the theses in his book and actually some of the allegations and how thinly sourced they really are ... He's a misguided man only interested in selling his book." [Excerpts from White House aides' responses regarding former press secretary Scott McClellan's book, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception]

—Too soon. Until then!

—The older you get the more you can see.

["That's the news!"] "I feel so much smarter."

—A natural.

—It isn't that much.

"Killing smarter child, the gay computer!"

—A natural.

—Don't bother.

"Peeyoo! Your breath smells!"

—So WHAT?

—Does that mean I'm sincere?

"Don't hold your breath."

—Someone might.

—I think there are better things than that – I just bought myself a Christmas present.

"Well, I know for a fact she graduated from Wesleyan." [Referring to Hillary Clinton, with unduly strong emotion; in some cases you're better off not taking the bait. Note: Hillary Clinton was valedictorian at Wellesley, class of 1969]

—A natural.

—I can't think of anything better.

"Toronto is a very antisocial city with that thin veneer of passive-aggressive middlebrow decorum, the honey over the gall, you know: everyone suspects and hates each other, but we smile and nod, but the smile is more a rictus and the nod is more of a primal acknowledgment (I'm Watching), less a greeting. Psychologically at least." [Link]

—So WHAT?

—I am not into industrial waste ... Do they say things like, "Kneel for me" — ? ... Most people are blind.

"This is your wisdom?"

—Someone might.

Allah! means breathing, and for some people, that's enough.

"You're a gentle soul, Richard. You're a real San Franciscan."

—Someone might.

—Teaching the masses how to be rich!

"You know what I hate?"

—So WHAT?

—Bed sores? This is the worst day of my life.

"Oh, well, it happens to the best of us."

—So WHAT?

—People have a stick and they say, "Could you remove that?"

"David, your paintings don't have any center of interest."

—A natural.

Hamlet's a really good play. [All you have to do is say anything obvious and they disappear.]

"I am just telling you the truth. At least I don't get rejected like anyone else. The truth is out there."

—A natural.

[See Icarus and the Gutter Snipe]

"Well, looks aren't everything."

—So WHAT?

—Great news.

"I hate your guts."

—So WHAT?

—Big deal – Tempest in a teapot.

"I felt insulted."

—So WHAT?

—At least it's led you to something comfortable, practical, pleasant.

"He felt a little hurt."

—So WHAT?

—Better him than me.

"It's something else."

—A natural.

—Don't say.

"Richard is going to see it, and he'll take notes."

—Someone might.

—They're paper thin.

"This is just painful." [Said about your work or some effort of yours]

—Someone might.

—Get away from this! ... This is for a child! ... We have our ways ... The minute you put something next to each other, it changes – It's a dynamic – Things change each other, or reflect each other ... He wrote a great book called, How to be Rich.

"This guy draws like I did when I was seven."

—Someone might.

—Glad to see you grew out of it.

"At least now I know enough to give people actual eye sockets."

—A natural.

—It restores my faith.

"We were given this link by Erik from oldmanmurray.com – He actually rode in this nut's cab! We always wondered if some of these kooks were real."

—So WHAT?

—Everybody looks good at closing time.

"And he actually has someone ELSE that draws those God-awful pictures."

—So WHAT?

—Who said there are no shocks left in art?

"The idea that this man actually has an accomplice in his insanity is just too much to believe."

—So WHAT?

—If we could do this right, we'd be working in a restaurant.

"I think he's the green-eyed guy floating in the river of shit. And that's Martin Luther King, Junior in the boat holding the doughnuts."

—Someone might.

—We just made it!

["Well, young lady, I hope we didn't hold you up."] "Well, old man, that's okay."

—A natural.

—You have nothing to worry about.

["It's research on how to defend yourself with words."] "Well, screw you!"

—A natural.

—Authentic hatchet! Authentic hatchet! Do you know what "Authentic hatchet!" means? Real axe! Get it? ("RELAX!")

[Good comebacks when someone is angry with you]

—Too soon. Until then!

—So break rules.

"Well, fuck you!"

—A natural.

—You're letting your bad experiences in the past color your present.

"You're just like everyone else."

—A natural.

—Everyone else has someone telling them what to do.

"You're no different from anyone else."

—A natural.

—I don't like getting caught in nets.

"Is it expensive?"

—So WHAT?

—It's cheap compared to pennies ... They have even cheaper ones.

"Oh, my God! – That place is way too expensive."

—So WHAT?

—Too bad freedom is not a family value.

[What to do when a girl insults you]

—A natural.

—Sometimes people who had it worst are the luckiest, because they had to get away.

"If you buy tomato paste in a can, you're crazy!"

—So WHAT?

—Want my advice? Go bowling.

"I don't know – I'm not a numbers guy."

—So WHAT?

—Chapter Eleven – It's right after Chapter Ten.

"You're so nice – I can't believe you're my parents' age."

—A natural.

—You're better off being like you.

"No wonder the Senator votes for defense spending – His state depends on it."

—So WHAT?

—People are frightened by surprises.

"The decision by The New York Times to distribute a one-sided guest column with disrespectful language toward our Dell team in other parts of the world without contacting us is bad news judgment at best." (–Dell VP Lynn Antipas Tyson)

—Someone might.

—I am sorry for your inconvenience. [Scripted response from the India help desk]

"These expert witnesses claim drugs are non-addictive, yet these same pundits acknowledge taking drugs themselves. Their testimony is obviously distorted."

—So WHAT?

—It's better than a chain hanging out of your asshole.

"Oh, are you going to hate me for this?"

—A natural.

—Be brave!

"I've been feeling kind of lonesome."

—Too soon. Until then!

—How do you think people feel when they die? You have to take care of yourself, right?

"I missed you ... You're so great! ... Just great! ... So poetic." [They're drunk]

—A natural.

—This is a good hideout, isn't it?

"Don't you think we're a little old for this?"

—Too soon. Until then!

—The bad people always do better.

"Stop grading students on the quality of their writing unless you, personally, have taught them to write."

—Someone might.

—Past a certain point, what difference does it make, anyway?

"You old coot."

—Someone might.

—Anything goes.

"I'm too old to do that now."

—A natural.

—Over nothing.

"You're too old."

—Someone might.

—It's not weird enough for me yet!

"Never get old!"

—Too soon. Until then!

—I might be an actor – You don't have to do anything.

"You look older."

—Too soon. Until then!

—In June, July and August.

"Older than dirt!"

—Someone might.

—The people who try to be good always get into trouble.

[Masticating, slurping, smacking, or chewing with mouth open]

—A natural.

—"Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength." (–Eric Hoffer)

["Hello!"] [The cold shoulder]

—Too soon. Until then!

—That's what the Spanish say: Make love with the bull.

["Melissa hates me."] "I can see why she'd hate you."

—A natural.

—Maybe it's something simple.

"Why do I hate you so much?"

—So WHAT?

—Much less than you would think.

"You hate me, don't you?"

—So WHAT?

—I'm one step away.

"I HATE YOU!"

—So WHAT?

—You can laugh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

REFLECTIONS

 
 
 
 
 

28-JUL-1999.

The Trading Post

 
 

When it comes to politics, religion and philosophy, let's divide the entire world between us. You get Ross, or whomever you choose, and I get Jesse. You get George Washington, and I get Joan of Arc. You get all the white American men without jobs, and I get all the American Indians without jobs. You get family values, and I get liberty and freedom. You get all the good guys, and I get all the bad women. Then when we get everything all divvied up, let's be Presidential. If you attack one of my guys, then I attack one of your guys.

 

Or we could simply collect and trade interesting ideas like baseball cards — provided that once you give me an idea, you no longer get to keep it. After all, if it were really your idea, you wouldn't want to be selfish, would you? Or from another point of view, any idea you're desperate to keep really isn't yours.

 

Okay, here's my first idea: In how many interesting ways, or with how many different tones of voice can someone say,

 

"—So WHAT?"

 

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So what's your first idea?

 

28-JUL-1999.

On Hatred

"Like a bad roof lets in rain,
a bad mind is like a sewer.

Like a good roof keeps out rain,
a good mind is like a fortress.

Too bad people don't understand that God is
a little girl
locked inside a closet."

—David Daniels


02-AUG-2014.

 

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As follows

CODE WORDS: Adam, age, allegations, Amoret, antisocial, breath, cards, center, [chewing], claims, [comebacks], contacting, culinary, dealt, deck, disgruntled, disingenuous, disrespectful, distorted, else, expensive, felt, floating, God-awful, grading, Greenpeace, hate, heartbreaking, [insults], insanity, interest, justification, keyboard, kooks, lonesome, [masticating], misguided, [mouth], notes, numbers, old, older, out-of-body, out of the loop, painful, patient, poetic, puzzled, rules, San Franciscan, screamed, self-serving, seven, [shoulder], [slurping], [smacking], smarter, sockets, sourced, spending, supported, tension, theses, thinly, tomato, unprofessional, well, wisdom, witnessing

 

XIX
Centaurus
"Centaur"

—Someone might.