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Patient refers to it as stargate-four-seven

A Demolisher.3






—All set. I have my own life.

No sweat. 

—Sharp! Brain waves!

We'll wait. Not shrewd. 




Forgetting Yourself — You don't have to say clever things to have a nice life. Do as little as possible.





[demotion to office boy or girl] - Stingy Responses & Selfishness for you; Warmth & Generosity for someone else - Really jealous, nasty, creepy people - It's double-dealing - They're just proving they can be nice, which is worse! [For the indirect version of this, see also stargate25] - It's not bad to feel bad - People come from different tribes, and in some tribes, all they like to do is argue, so even if you're not arguing with them, they think you're arguing - The best fighter is the one who knows how to step aside - The best general is the one who knows where the enemy is - The best fighter is the one who never fights - The weirder someone is, the more you leave them alone, and the more they kill themselves.

The Age of Self-Expression, ages 8-11




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

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




[Someone talking directly to your breasts]

—We'll wait. Not shrewd.

—Not shrewd.

"You are status driven."

—Sharp! Brain waves!

—The last thing a person will give up is their suffering.

"Now you sound the same way you were reacting to that professor in school last week." [Suddenly turning on you & betraying a confidence] :: WildCard-16

—Sharp! Brain waves!

—It's a little hard to see maybe ... Enjoying life ... Why can't you?

"Can you call me a cab? – You've got a radio."

—Sharp! Brain waves!

—I must be delusional.

"Thank you!" [Sarcastically]

—Sharp! Brain waves!

—I don't tell you what to do, so don't tell me what to do.

"Please accept my apologies!"

—Sharp! Brain waves!

—Avoid entanglements!

"At least you're a good sport."

—No sweat.

—It's called taking a back seat.

"Got your license?"

—No sweat.

—I think that's smart.

"It opens at four."

—No sweat.

—Not before.

"Are you about finished? I need to brush my teeth."

—No sweat.

—Everything imaginable.

"You're carried away because you want to be carried away. You're caught up in it because you want to be caught up in it." [In pre-election fervor]

—No sweat.

—What about snails? – A little at a time.

"Did you understand what I {said || explained || told you}?" [Belittling "Elderspeak"]

—No sweat.

—It's surprisingly deep.

"That's rather personal."

—No sweat.

—Good old-fashioned service.

"That's personal."

—No sweat.

—No one else has them ... Mein Feld ist die welt. (German: "My field is the world.")

"I don't give out personal information."

—No sweat.

—Tomorrow I won't even know.

"Don't you look at me like that!"

—No sweat.

—How else are you going to know what people are up to?

"Al-Qa'ida . . . you want to blow up the Coit Tower, go ahead." (–Bill O'Reilly, November 10, 2005)

—Sharp! Brain waves!

—They might as well be the same person.

"What is government if words have no meaning?" (–Jared L. Loughner to Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Democrat of Arizona, months before going on an impulsive shooting rampage, killing six, including a child) – One unconscious memory buried on top of another unconscious memory leads to impulsive teenage behavior ... Motivated by thrill ... Anything to avoid feeling bad ... Manic! ... fuels their anger ... they get impulsive.

—Sharp! Brain waves!

—It hurts your feelings to be surrounded by people who think you're something than what you really are ... It's like murder ... Tribal decadence ... Jesus could have had a really good pushcart ... Seek all possible pleasure; avoid all dishonorable pain ... Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness ... In a Tucson, Arizona Memorial on January 12, 2011, Mr. Obama said, "We should be sure we are talking to each other in a way that heals, not in a way that wounds."

"You have no idea what it's like to have a child who is mentally ill."

—Sharp! Brain waves!

—I'm very grateful.

"I hope you get cancer and die slowly."

—Sharp! Brain waves!

—You'll get everything.

"You don't need that typewriter – Let me give it to your sister."

—We'll wait. Not shrewd.

—It all evens out.

"All right, fair enough."

—No sweat.

—So it's coming back.

"You're selfish."

—Sharp! Brain waves!

—Guilt! Dog guilt! ... Stop putting on airs.

"Don't be so selfish!"

—Sharp! Brain waves!

—Living from deal to deal.

"That's fair enough."

—No sweat.

—Will do.

"Fair enough."

—All set. I have my own life.

—Just say no to giving away money.

"Be fair to yourself."

—No sweat.

—Most Buddhists are critical goody-goodies.

"That's not fair."

—We'll wait. Not shrewd.

—Too absurd to be believed.

"That's not fair – I don't like that."

—Sharp! Brain waves!

—People are not brought up to respect themselves.

"What took you so long?"

—Sharp! Brain waves!

—Ever waiting.

"Oh, don't brush your teeth with that."

—No sweat.

—You like it?

"Thank you for being on time."

—No sweat.

—It is messy.

"Can you say thank you?"

—No sweat.

—One tea set per group.

"I don't know – You're the one who has to look at it."

—No sweat.

—That's life in the fast lane.

"Look! Look! Look!"

—We'll wait. Not shrewd.

—Run up the middle! Run up the middle!

"I just saw the soufflé – Look at that!"

—We'll wait. Not shrewd.

—Because it bores me – That's the secret of great diets.

"Look at this! Look at this!" [Mounted dogs, not being "politically correct"]

—All set. I have my own life.


"Don't look at me that way!"

—No sweat.

—Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!

"Don't look at me."

—No sweat.

—To hide out . . . to hide out from all the hyperbole and hullabaloo.

"Don't look at me when you say that."

—No sweat.

—I know – You don't do things like that.

"Don't give me that look."

—No sweat.

—You're doing really good, and I'm going to give you a big raise.

"Look at me when I'm talking to you!"

—No sweat.

—The nicer you are to someone, the more they hate you.

"I want to see your driver license ... I want to see you in my office."

—No sweat.

—Do you feel you've done something wrong and you're going to ... be punished? ... Oh, I made two hundred thousand dollars yesterday.

"Did you take him to the vet?"

—We'll wait. Not shrewd.

—We can do that anytime.

"remember meeeeeeeee, your brother and salvation? you fuck."

—Sharp! Brain waves!

—Don't lend him any money.

"Avoid hell. Repent. Trust Jesus today."

—No sweat.

—It's the centennial.

"God, you keep amazing records!"

—No sweat.

—A Christian can find a good sign in anything.

"You really know how to fold clothes!"

—No sweat.

—You know, you don't always have to do what the boss tells you to do.

"You're so organized."

—No sweat.

—It's nice to make mistakes.

"I don't appreciate your parking your car right up against mine."

—No sweat.

—Most of the people who get good things don't deserve them.

"It's a brand new car, too."

—No sweat.

—The more I look, the more I see how nice life is.

"I stood right there and watched you do it."

—Sharp! Brain waves!

—She's just on the verge of drinking with her eyes.

"You're here because you were caught."

—We'll wait. Not shrewd.

—Just because you're happy, you don't have to throw it in my face.

"You know, Ashley, I don't appreciate that."

—No sweat.

—At least it's safe.

"I don't appreciate that – I really don't."

—No sweat.

—It's an artifact, and I don't take shit from anyone.

"Thanks – I really appreciate that."

—All set. I have my own life.

—Take a bow.

["The bus went that way!"] "That's for MUNI only!" [From an angry police officer making everyone, except the bus, turn right]

—We'll wait. Not shrewd.

—They're a law unto themselves.

"THANK YOU . . . YOU ARE VERY KIND." [Sarcastically, from a police officer]

—We'll wait. Not shrewd.

—It never hurts to be held back a year.

"It's going to be a while – I don't like being stared at."

—No sweat.

—Not many people can turn nothing into something.

"You have trouble with authority figures."

—No sweat.

—As if you're not supposed to.

"Mind if I turn on the light?"

—No sweat.

—Most Christians would think that was an insult.

"Um, do you think we can turn off the lights?"

—Sharp! Brain waves!

—This is my dream.

"Will you turn the overhead light off?" [With an air of untold grief]

—No sweat.

—Is anything okay?

"The problem is, I don't believe your figures."

—We'll wait. Not shrewd.

—I'm not sorry I asked, but could we set it aside?

"Maybe we could live without the wisecracks."

—We'll wait. Not shrewd.

—It's much better to have something pleasant.

"Appreciate it."

—No sweat.

—Just have some patience.

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—No sweat.

—You must have inklings of these things. [Are you frustrated, frustrated, frustrated by Read Mind Candy. It's just for you]

"If you don't understand it, you never will."

—No sweat.

—You know, there's a reason when people get some money, they move out of the slums.

"You just don't understand."

—Sharp! Brain waves!

—For obvious reasons.

"You'll never understand it."

—Sharp! Brain waves!

—Whenever possible go back to root causes.

"What part of no don't you understand?"

—No sweat.

—It was all in my mind.

"Take good care of him – He's new around here – Make him feel at home."

—All set. I have my own life.

—If I can, I will.

"How are you folks doing? Okay?"

—All set. I have my own life.

—Sooner or later, huh?

"Taxi101: the orderly way to be insane." [Link from]

—No sweat.

—Now you see it, . . .

"I told your boss about you."

—No sweat.

—As it is written, so shall it be done.

"You're the boss."

—All set. I have my own life.

—What you do with yourself is up to you.

"Okay, boss."

—All set. I have my own life.

—Pretty uphill.
























Finding a Friend

People's belief systems are so different — Actually, when you're in a new section of the third grade looking for a friend, you're really dealing with their parents' belief systems, though you don't know it at the time. My own parents were saying, "Never make friends with Catholics, because they brainwash their children," and, "The Jews are so nouveau riche — they spoil their children rotten," and, "Don't ride in the back of the bus — The colored people don't like that." How was I supposed to know what all this meant? Brainwashed and spoiled children riding in the back of the bus? Why, that was me!

Many third graders take their parents' belief systems so seriously, you don't know what you're dealing with when you meet them, though you know it's pretty fake. Luckily, we all watched Lassie on TV, so we had something in common. (Except for the kids who weren't even allowed to watch TV!)

Anyway, back to friends. You can't really make one. You have to find one. That means you always have to keep the door to your heart open a little, or one can't creep in.



On Matters Mundane

People with interesting lives
take up sly poetry.

They don't often say,
"I went shopping today
and bought some new shoes."

When you see Sean Connery
or Diana Rigg on TV,
you see they've prepared
what they're going to say,
and they deliver.

First there was the word.

And the word became flesh.







As follows

CODE WORDS: al-Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, apologies, appreciate, boss, brand, [breasts], brush,, carried, caught, dweeb, fair, figures, fold, folks, government, he's, ill, license, light, lights, look, MUNI, opens, orderly, organized, overhead, personal, piece, radio, reacting, records, repent, salvation, selfish, slowly, snot, sport, stared, status, stood, sweetest, thank, took, totally, understand, vet, why's, wisecracks


Leo Minor
"Lion cub"

—We'll wait. Not shrewd.