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Patient refers to it as stargate-four-seven

A Demolisher.3






—All set. I'm golden.

No sweat. Very standard. 

—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.

"Tell us, oh, master!"

—No sweat. Very standard.

The Adventures of Bone and Tuck ... No one would THINK of going there.

"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. Very standard.

—It's called taking a back seat.

"Got your license?"

—No sweat. Very standard.

—I think that's smart.

"It opens at four."

—No sweat. Very standard.

—Not before.

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

—No sweat. Very standard.

—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. Very standard.

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

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

—No sweat. Very standard.

—It's surprisingly deep.

"That's rather personal."

—No sweat. Very standard.

—Good old-fashioned service.

"That's personal."

—No sweat. Very standard.

—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. Very standard.

—Tomorrow I won't even know.

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

—No sweat. Very standard.

—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. Very standard.

—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. Very standard.

—Will do.

"Fair enough."

—All set. I'm golden.

—Just say no to giving away money.

"Be fair to yourself."

—No sweat. Very standard.

—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. Very standard.

—You like it?

"Thank you for being on time."

—No sweat. Very standard.

—It is messy.

"Can you say thank you?"

—No sweat. Very standard.

—One tea set per group.

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

—No sweat. Very standard.

—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'm golden.


"Don't look at me that way!"

—No sweat. Very standard.

—Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!

"Don't look at me."

—No sweat. Very standard.

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

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

—No sweat. Very standard.

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

"Don't give me that look."

—No sweat. Very standard.

—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. Very standard.

—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. Very standard.

—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. Very standard.

—It's the centennial.

"God, you keep amazing records!"

—No sweat. Very standard.

—A Christian can find a good sign in anything.

"You really know how to fold clothes!"

—No sweat. Very standard.

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

"You're so organized."

—No sweat. Very standard.

—It's nice to make mistakes.

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

—No sweat. Very standard.

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

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

—No sweat. Very standard.

—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. Very standard.

—At least it's safe.

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

—No sweat. Very standard.

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

"Thanks – I really appreciate that."

—All set. I'm golden.

—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. Very standard.

—Not many people can turn nothing into something.

"You have trouble with authority figures."

—No sweat. Very standard.

—As if you're not supposed to.

"Mind if I turn on the light?"

—No sweat. Very standard.

—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. Very standard.

—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. Very standard.

—Just have some patience.

«How to understand taxi1010»

—No sweat. Very standard.

—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. Very standard.

—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. Very standard.

—It was all in my mind.

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

—All set. I'm golden.

—If I can, I will.

"How are you folks doing? Okay?"

—All set. I'm golden.

—Sooner or later, huh?

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

—No sweat. Very standard.

—Now you see it, . . .

"I told your boss about you."

—No sweat. Very standard.

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

"You're the boss."

—All set. I'm golden.

—What you do with yourself is up to you.

"Okay, boss."

—All set. I'm golden.

—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, master, 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.