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CLINIC

PATIENT

DIAGNOSTIC

Patient refers to it as stargate-six-one

A Blowhard.1

Teasing.2

 

TOOLSET

INFORMAL FALLACY

 

—Hey! OUCH.

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

Nothing really. 

Moxie's

Disease

 

Elitism — Everything's nice except the people – They're like New Age social climbers – They're really rats without knowing it, and they think they're noble – They don't understand people, that's for sure – In the old days they called it grousing – Anyone who complains all the time is called a grouse.

 

NOTES TO MYSELF

PSYCHOLOGICAL AGE

CLASS

[hypnotism & context switching] - They're idiots - These are the "improve-upons," cloaked in faux spirituality - "Let me hypnotize you, fixate your attention, and offer wise suggestions for future activities - It's as if they're always saying, "Now you will have a better life!" - They belittle people in the guise of "helping them" - They're like ghouls making you out to be a monster - Besmirching your character, whining, complaining & peppering you with questions - All they want to hear, or remind you of, is what's going badly - Don't let it put you beneath the water - Don't get tricked into being too smart - A person with a deep understanding of verbal tools can use them to sidestep insults, transform hostility, and maintain a pleasant connection with the Imagination of Nature ... Or some would say, with the finer aspects of human nature - Don't let anyone push you around - Try to see what's going on from their own childhood, what they're really asking - (It's as if they're asking, "What do you do when someone attacks you this way?") - A verbal tool takes the place of something; it is not just "something to say." - Verbal tools let you take a step back - Learn something and recite it - Learn some things by heart - And you can say it when someone's yelling at you - Because when you do that, you're grown-up - "Why are you telling me this?" - That's the magic words.

The Age of Detachment, ages 16-19

Separation

 

 
 
 
 
 

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

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

TRICKS

WINGS

IDEAS

"You don't have to go into a trance, so you can easily wonder about what you notice no faster than you feel ready to become aware that your hand is slowly rising ...."

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—Middle school ... Ninth grade, right? ... Raise your hand if you made it through ninth grade.

"You sly dog!"

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—Holy shit!

"When the right way is the only way."

Nothing really.

—There's nothing that isn't contained.

"I don't believe in tit for tat."

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—You'll pay for this!

["Sam and I are going to look at the Savannah College of Art and Design."] "Isn't that a private institution? – Well, is it accredited?"

—OUCH.

—Why do people have vague conversations? ... Makes things complicated ... Vortex of energy.

"If you go down to the woods today, you're in for a big surprise!"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—It's very dangerous, too!

"I miss the kids."

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—It doesn't bother me to have an army in Iraq. It doesn't bother me one bit.

"This room is a little too self-aware."

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—It's where the power of the other world becomes manifest.

"You are a cold and mean person."

—OUCH.

—Is that so? ... Now you know.

"Give it to him hard!" [From the 2012 documentary, Bully – See also stargate22, intimidation, lying]

—OUCH.

—I'm an American! ... Get away! ... Not in my family! ... Lots of luck ... No one has the right to hurt your feelings or to interrupt you or to bug you ... I shudder.

"None of the other men I've been with used a mirror to shave."

—OUCH.

—Your heart must be in shreds ... They're all the same, huh?

"I don't write this to say how hurt my feelings are. Rather, I'm confused. It's O.K. if people would like to debate the merits (or lack thereof) of the opinions and facts discussed in my work. It's also O.K. with me if people simply don't like my work. What confounds me is why online commenters are so gratuitously nasty; why, when given the opportunity to have an educated disagreement with an author or other readers, they use the space allotted to spew venom instead of presenting a well-reasoned argument." (–Taffy Brodesser-Akner, "E-Playgrounds Can Get Vicious," The New York Times, April 22, 2010)

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—Most people will shoot past the target (They want to be better than other people) ... They don't want to hit the bull's eye (Be themselves) ... They don't want to admit their parents are morons ... They may know how to make money or something, but they're not that smart.

"I feel sorry for her son. Can you imagine going through life with this woman?"

—OUCH.

—What is there to know? ... You just let people be themselves ... I should have added that.

"Get a spine!! I've had breast cancer, a mastectomy and chemo, with minor health coverage and survived it ... Get a minnie mouse bandage and go to sleep." (–RuxP.)

—OUCH.

—Do you have to sit in a garage with a dozen mechanics for six years to turn a light bulb on? ... You just turn on the light bulb.

"Why is the Internet such a cruel playground?"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—An unlicked bear ... No one has ever been nice to them ... You just let them be what they are. ... Was there a trained hippopotamus?

"WAIT UNTIL WE CROSS THE STREET, ASSHOLE!" [For all to hear]

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—UNTO HIMSELF! ... THAT'S PUTTING A GOOD FACE ON IT!

"Sorry, Virginia, I didn't mean to cross you. [In a roomful of people]

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—All that trouble for nothing.

"I've got one thing to say to you – Get back to work!"

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—Not me! – My stock doubled last week.

"How often do you work at night?"

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—The big city!

"What, no sweet potatoes?"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—Oh, Night on Earth? ... Music? ... It's just black notes written by dead people.

"See, when you come, you spoil the whole holiday." [At a Thanksgiving reunion]

—OUCH.

—Don't tell me not to do what you do all the time ... I don't know what to say ... You can't say, "There's nothing wrong with me, you're an asshole." ... I could go to Utah and dress up to be your grandmother.

"She should be taken to a state prison, raped and left for dead in a ditch." (–Blog posting threatening 20-year-old Elizabeth Lambert, for violently retaliating after her shorts were tugged on in a soccer game)

—OUCH.

—Isn't that nice? That's when Christians were Christians ... Let's use tar paper! ... Duck tape! The Mexican toolbox! ... It doesn't scare me, because I never use it.

"I love you, but I don't like you."

—OUCH.

—Does this mean that I'm your bitch?

"Did you ever have an accident?"

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

How come? – You're a very flexible person.

"It would have been better if you had died in that car accident, rather than your younger brother." [As reported by Richard A. Friedman, M.D., "When Parents Are Too Toxic to Tolerate," The New York Times, 20 October 2009]

—OUCH.

—You can't talk to anyone in the Land of the Living, oh little ghost.

"David Daniels had his own sickness to deal with."

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—What do you think happened to you?

"He was sick in his own way."

—Hey!

I don't take that lightly ... Elvis has left the building.

"Take this gun and kill that fat girl over there – How can that be bad? – Fat girls aren't real people."

—OUCH.

—Maybe more.

"I want to cut his nuts out ... Barack, he's talking down to black people ... telling niggas how to behave." (–Jesse Jackson, July 6, 2008)

—OUCH.

—One at a time, Pop!

"If you want a backstabber, go ahead and hire her."

—OUCH.

—This one is a killer!

"What your ex-boss said was, 'If you want a backstabber, go ahead and hire her.'" [Overheard about you, then repeated to you, in a long line of backstabbers!]

—OUCH.

It does carry over ... So how did you get over that a little?

"You know, that's a nice painting, but you're an asshole."

—OUCH.

—Not your kind of dog ... Dogs like to lick their wounds.

"Doesn't mind being insulted, so ...."

—OUCH.

—It does bother me – But I see some other things, too – I see light and beauty around me on the outside.

"Barack, the magic Negro, lived by the sea ...."

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—Sore losers.

"Wake up! We're talking about real issues I have to deal with."

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—I'm sure that's just for management.

"Some weasel leaked it to the internet ... That person wants to hurt Jesse Jackson." (–Bill O'Reilly, July 16, 2008)

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—They're always trying to clip people – You have to be like a hawk!

"Wow, are you still here?"

Nothing really.

—In case there's a revolution.

"How's the Internet project?"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—Someday I'm going to get very poor from that.

"Work in progress."

—Hey!

—I'm supposed to have a big ego – I'm an artist.

"All the time?"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—Have you ever been in public before?

"Scores of independent video producers, experts and self-styled experts are, meanwhile, vying to make a name for themselves in hopes of sharing in the expected profits."

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—This one's a little better than the other one; they spent a little more money on it.

"Ho, ho, ho! It must be the lighting!"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—Change how you see, not how you look.

"I thought we were supposed to be helping each other."

Nothing really.

—Definitely starting out.

"Does it work?" [Verbal self-defense]

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—But it's not the whole book.

"What are you optimistic about?"

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—Go under!

"You've gotta have happy feet!"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—And then they get wild!

"My feet hurt!"

—OUCH.

—When you have a certain pain, you're just honest.

"Still waters run deep."

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—It's going to be a gravel bed of dreams.

"Oh wait a minute, he's a cab driver. Time has no meaning to them until the meter's turned on."

—OUCH.

—Backpacks and all.

"One more word out of your mouth and you're going to get a spanking."

—OUCH.

—We have to use our minds.

"Well, it is summer – There are worse things."

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—No diving beyond this point.

"What the fuck?"

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—It heals things faster.

"What the ..?"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—You never know the fermentation period ... It could be a minute, it could be a year.

"Is that the best you can do?"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—Maybe. Who knows? I doubt it.

[Your own mind giving you shit]

—Hey!

Get off my fucking back!

"My inner child needs a spanking."

—OUCH.

—Your mother and my mother were totally wrong.

"I'm glad you told me, but now I feel really bad."

—Hey!

—I know Perry Como died, but so what?

"THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END!" [Earthquake in Haiti]

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—Scary, isn't it?

"I'm like a poster child for being middle-aged."

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—People into control and fear and buying things.

"They kicked me out of line to put air in my tire. Are they Nazis?"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—They're wretched, miserable little people.

"Who put oogies on the screen?" [You're just thinking it]

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—Frankenstein's lab ... Enter!

"What's your pain level, one to ten?"

—OUCH.

—Negligible ... Get your fingernails out of me!

[Someone mimicking random people on TV]

—Hey!

—Pick on someone your own size.

"Are the 49ers going to win?"

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—There are two sides to that.

"I'm having a Richard Hart workweek this week: One day on, one day off; I like it!"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—Just do nothing! ... I'm covered twice!

"How was your New Year's? Did you work?"

Nothing really.

—You mix it in.

"What's up, Richard? Did you have a decent Christmas and New Year's?"

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—Our poor, frugal repast.

"Now to the cancer ward!"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—It's a hot spot.

"I feel relieved and less anxious after I cut. The emotional pain slowly slips into the physical pain."

—OUCH.

—Self-injury seems to function to "self-regulate feelings and help people cope with overwhelming negative emotions they have no other way to dispel." (–Dr. Janis Whitlock)

"The next time you shave, could you stand a little closer to the razor?"

—OUCH.

—The doctor is not in.

"When someone cuts their finger, you cry over it just to get salt in the wound."

—OUCH.

—So what do you think you're angry at?

«A simple Verbal sentence to let someone know you will murder them»

—Hey!

—Quit while you're ahead ... What am I, a softie? ... If you were a cat, you couldn't scratch your way out of a paper bag.

[Someone patting your belly]

—Hey!

—Keep the hand off the baby, creep!

"I see no reason why your wrist should be in pain anymore!"

—OUCH.

—One horror after another.

"Did you work today?"

Nothing really.

—Thanks for asking.

"Work with me, baby."

Nothing really.

—What are you doing that makes your life worthwhile?

"Look at what I have to deal with." [The motley crew]

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—We'll start fresh.

"Why don't you pay your bills?"

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—All you missed was the train accident.

"Deal with it."

Nothing really.

—You really have nothing to worry about.

"We're deporting you for being an undesirable."

—OUCH.

—That's what's great about this place ... tremendous gene pools.

"Why do you wear the same pair of jeans every day?"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—There you go ... That's the future.

"Why aren't you at work?"

—OUCH.

—Shuffling around.

"Why do you work so hard?"

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—It's like you don't even have to think about it.

"What if you'd bought a house here in the eighties?"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—One piece of shit after another.

"It's kind of slow at the moment, but it's by choice." [From a commercial real estate broker]

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—You're full of shit.

"You've been driving a cab too long, man. You're out of touch with the real world."

—OUCH.

—You don't have to be perfect, you don't have to do what someone else tells you to, you don't have to do better.

"It expresses emotional pain or feelings that I'm unable to put into words."

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—"Teenagers who self-injure often report that there is no adult they could talk to who accepts them for who they are." (–Jane E. Brody)

"I usually feel like I have a black hole in the pit of my stomach. At least if I feel pain it's better than nothing."

—Hey!

—I'm not doing this anymore!

"I cut myself on the countertop."

—OUCH.

—Sounds like someone ate too much peach! ... Tell your father I found his tail.

"I fell down the stairs."

—OUCH.

—That's your father.

"My cat scratched me."

—OUCH.

—A little tiger.

[Spurious explanations for deliberate and persistent self-injury. "Common self-injuries include carving or cutting the skin, scratching, burning, ripping or pulling skin or hair, pinching, biting, swallowing sublethal doses of toxic substances, head banging, needle sticking and breaking bones. The usual targets are the arms, legs and torso, areas within easy reach and easily hidden by clothing. (–Jane E. Brody) "Self-injury can be manipulative, an effort to make others care or feel guilty or to drive them away. More often, though, it is secretive. Self-injurers may try to hide wounds under long pants and long sleeves even in hot weather, and may avoid activities like swimming." (–Ibid.)]

—OUCH.

—"Although there are no specific medications to treat self-injury, drugs that treat underlying emotional problems like depression and anxiety can help. Most effective in general is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy called dialectical behavior therapy. People learn skills that help them better tolerate stress, regulate their emotions and improve their relationships. The therapy also helps them see themselves not as victims, but as powerful agents, Dr. [Janis] Whitlock said." (–Jane E. Brody, "the Growing Wave of Teenage Self-Injury," The New York Times, May 6, 2008)

"There are certain things David Daniels can't see. He's blind to coldness."

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—Jesus, Mohammed, Moses, Buddha – as master criminals.

"It's not like you need one thousand three hundred dollars."

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—You know, Jesus' real name was "Tease us!" – Tease us, O Lord, and tell us to rub our face in shit.

[Someone butt-fucking you when you're two years old, leaving you curled up on the bathroom floor, with whatever oozing from your bottom]

—Hey! OUCH.

—Oh my God! What are you doing to me? My bowels are turning to wax.

[Someone at the movies putting their feet up next to you]

—Hey!

—Are you planted there? [Some people just go around to bars and theaters to annoy people, acting the way a two-year-old might; they never grew out of it; the best thing to do is to say nothing and move to another seat; you're not some actor in a Stan and Ollie movie]

"I am in pain when I am doing this exercise ... What do you have to say about that?"

—OUCH.

—What is the pain from? ... What did the doctor say?

"I'm just asking a question and trying to determine what I'm doing wrong that may be causing the pain."

—OUCH.

—I'm really curious why.

"I know we hooked up, but it wasn't that great."

—OUCH.

—They call it breakthrough pain.

"Well, I am experiencing some discomfort." [Sarcastically]

—OUCH.

—Better not to generalize – Be specific.

"After work."

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—Why be miserable?

"If your broker's so great, how come he still has to work?"

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—It's not normal.

"Did you work today?"

Nothing really.

—Our work is never done.

"Will you guys get to work, please?"

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—At a moment's notice.

"It looks like a chemical attack."

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—Okay, we're going to take away their allowance.

"Don't do that! You're going to go blind!"

—Hey!

—I'm over here!

"Are you walking the dogs?"

Nothing really.

—They don't have their own life.

"Disgusting feet."

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—If my parents had been flawless, I'd be the Pope.

"Sure you have family problems, but you're not as screwed up as Richard Three."

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—He's shaking with ideas.

"Maybe he has brain damage from all your whippings." [Your sick dog]

—OUCH.

—Just like Dickens.

"Taxi1010.com - so fucked - CLAP CLAP."

—OUCH.

—The worse thing you can do is hit a baby while it's eating.

"Astronomers have decided Pluto is no longer a planet."

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—You know, this is goofy!

"Well, it could be worse."

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—Thank you so much for your crumbs; I'll treasure them always.

"I've seen worse."

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—It's better to be evil and alive than whatever the opposite is.

"You're worse than Peterson."

—OUCH.

—Don't hurt me, mom, because I'm hitting myself!

"Knock on wood." [Wrapping her knuckles against her own forehead]

—OUCH.

—Family values: No matter how smart you are, your mother is smarter.

"I'd never have thought of putting those colors together!"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—I can see the future.

"You disobedient child!"

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—Which is worse, to not do your homework, or to do the laundry in your underwear?

[Someone disparaging you on a conference call, unaware of your presence]

—OUCH.

—Too hot to handle – It leaked out!

"Well, there's a lot worse things."

—OUCH.

—Well, at least we can be merry about it, can't we?

"I know you've eaten worse."

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—That's lots!

"What's the best excuse for leaving class for something important?"

—Hey!

—I have a funny feeling – I think that's why they invented number two.

"What's the trouble?"

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—Double digit diarrhea.

"What's the first thing you say if someone's mean?"

—OUCH.

—It gets easier and easier.

«Comebacks for the meanest bullies»

—OUCH.

Not quite ... All right ... We'll see ... Nothing fancy ... I've got to take a time out for about three days ... Or I vaporize. [See also,"Diving Under Bullies, Whom They Say Want Power & Respect"]

"What's the one thing a person should know about dealing with mean people?"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—You can't work on the mind directly.

"What's the best thing you've ever heard anyone say?"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—Anger is not too fast – not too smart.

"As long as it's direct."

Nothing really.

—Okay, we're all very happy now.

"Big deal." [Sarcastically]

Nothing really.

—There's more than you think, right?

"It's no big deal." [Cold shoulder]

Nothing really.

—Past a certain point.

"Is this 101?"

Nothing really.

—I think.

"The only way you know how to get close to someone is by fucking them."

—OUCH.

—You're wrong.

"It would be better for you if you just came on in here on your own."

—Hey!

—You must be mistaken.

"We know everything; you might as well confess."

—Hey!

—Don't be absurd – You're lying.

[Someone sitting on your car while you're taking a nap]

—Hey!

—What's wrong with sleeping?

"Oh, you're going to spend a whole dollar today?"

—OUCH.

—You know, you shouldn't say that to me – It really hurts my feelings.

"You were the first person who ever came in my mouth."

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—It's like a private club for those who aren't in the upper crust.

"Working hard?"

Nothing really.

—I do.

"Working hard today?"

Nothing really.

—For emergencies.

"Imagine that."

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—Just like that.

"I can only imagine what Steve Diab must think of your letter."

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—No one could sue you for that.

"They're just nail clippings."

—OUCH.

—Sweeping is good too, huh?

"How are we going to use this in real life?"

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—If you're not using yourself, someone else is.

"That's some rough girls from Rutgers. Man, they got tattoos ..." "Some hardcore hos ..." "That's some nappy-headed hos there, I'm going to tell you that." [Don Imus speaking with producer Bernard McGuirk on the Imus In The Morning radio show on television]

—OUCH.

—I'm not used to that ... Maybe I'm just sensitive to color.

"Are they real?"

Nothing really.

—I hate to admit it.

"That sounds great, but does it have to be so religious?"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—If you don't liberate a person from their ability to hurt themselves, life is hopeless.

"You're the most unattractive woman I've ever met."

—OUCH.

—There's no reason to be in pain – You don't get a medal.

"You're a retard."

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—We're all connected – It's amazing more weird things don't happen to people.

"I haven't figured out how to use this [site] yet. You like very long pages but I don't."

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—That's what they say about aluminum siding.

"I really couldn't figure this out at all - every page seems to be called stargate something, but I didn't know why each time I clicked on a link I was going there or what I was supposed to find."

—Hey!

—That explains everything! You can laugh, but it's a whole poem to me. Why can't a person do what they like?

"But don't bring that one recipe that you made that one time!"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—What a savage!

"I thought comparing my trustworthiness to (President) Bill Clinton was low, but calling me an anti-Catholic bigot ... I don't appreciate that kind of campaigning."

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—You missed your chance.

"That's shameful politics."

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—All you get from another person is the opportunity to help them a little.

[Someone cutting in line ahead of you]

—Hey!

—I don't want to step on your toes or anything.

[Someone in a blue blazer breaking in front of you in an airport security line]

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—The rich get richer ... and the poor get pregnant ... Hey! Nice jacket! ... You must be really rich!

[Vicious or morbid displacement onto a third person or outside possession]

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—It's not going to kill me.

"When was the last time you lost your temper?"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

I used to have an oriental rug in my bathroom ... You have to lose control of yourself sometimes, just to prove you can do it ... It's when you're older, you think it's a catastrophe.

"You're a really nice guy, but you have a bad temper."

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—That's what my father taught me.

"You've got a terrible temper!"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—It's not THAT bad.

"He finally has a real job."

Nothing really.

—For the holidays.

"You must be really busy on the weekends."

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—Everyone but me.

"Get real!"

Nothing really.

—You could have a day job and a night job.

"I thought you were working in the city."

Nothing really.

—I heard the opposite.

"That's a temporary job, right?"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—Well, we take in more money than we spend.

[Someone punching the lid on the bathroom trash receptacle (when they see you) to deposit a soiled paper towel]

—OUCH.

—If worse comes to worse.

[A hard handshake]

—OUCH.

—Very primitive. [Politician's secret: When shaking hands, place your first two fingers on the inner wrist of the other person; it keeps them from squeezing your hand hard; practice this with a friend]

"Does your mother know she gave birth to a scab?"

—Hey!

—It's like your mother is saying, "Wash your knuckles!" and your father is saying, "You don't have to wash your knuckles."

[Someone not taking your offered handshake]

Nothing really.

—Hard times, huh?

"Scab!"

—OUCH.

—I couldn't make it clearer.

[Someone offering you a handshake after you discover they were cheating you]

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—Stow it!

"What a reject!"

—Hey!

—Who needs it?

"Jesus is the answer."

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—Same old shit?

"All my love to give to all is always met with a face all full of mistrust and reason."

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—A dangerous threat to the community.

[Complaining]

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—Do you feel hopeful?

"Is that really necessary?"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—Life could be worse, right?

[Your roommate not turning off his alarm clock]

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—[Start vacuuming the whole house]

"I'm not sick."

Nothing really.

—Should we have a funeral?

"That's sick!"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—It's like a gift.

"You're disgusting!"

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—Wass is duss? [Make a monkey's face and scratch at your armpit]

"No shit, Sherlock!"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—For sure.

"How's Norelco?" [Her name is Noriko]

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—She has Crime scene. With diamonds.

"Wow!"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—Must be getting good at it.

"WOW!" [Mock admiration]

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—But ... can the world take it?

"Wasn't it obvious?"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—No, it isn't.

[In regard to VerbalTools.com] "Excellent! You're the man!"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—Even when I was little.

"The world's greatest lover!"

Nothing really.

—I must be a magnet.

"You didn't even cap the champagne bottle."

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—The magic words.

"Extra credit: go to the following website. Look it over; make note of signs that the author may suffer from mental illness, as discussed in class." [Link from David Mendelson's spring '02 Honors US Studies 7 class, exploring Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, and others]

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—It increases the IQ twenty points.

"Richard, you're not the only one."

Nothing really.

—I could do my rendition of, "There Was Blood on the Saddle."

"What's the point, Icarus? Every girl is too good for you."

—OUCH.

[See Icarus and the Gutter Snipe]

"Let's hope the guy's not out for blood or something."

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—He's the closest thing to a shark we've ever seen.

"I can't wait until you go through this, and I'm going to laugh!" [Woman in her third trimester of pregnancy]

—OUCH.

—Meaningful relations with people who hate you.

"You can't have it today – You have to wait until tomorrow like everybody else."

Nothing really.

—Do it yesterday!

"Erik, you're the jerk of all time."

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—That's the most dangerous thing on earth – someone who doesn't know what they're doing.

"It happens all the time."

Nothing really.

—After a bad day, right?

"What's the big idea?"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—The smallest one they make.

"The United States had it coming." [From a Chinese hothead on the Internet, as reported in The New York Times]

—OUCH.

—He did shoot his mouth off, and didn't care what he said.

"They fly the way they drive."

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—They all have their own ideas of what's right, what's wrong, what's good, what's bad.

[Someone unmercifully beating a child]

—OUCH.

—Will that help me grow and be strong?

"Gross! Don't pick your nose – That's revolting!"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—It's alive!

"I cut myself on your door."

—OUCH.

—Very upsetting.

"WELL, SORRY DOESN'T CUT IT!"

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—Is there anything else that's just as good?

"Cut the crap!"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—There's little sparks in people.

"Get the fuck out! – It's over."

—OUCH.

—Make room for others! – Don't be a hog.

"Going to work?"

Nothing really.

—The social rounds.

"If it works for you."

Nothing really.

—The devil take the hindmost!

"Whatever works."

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—Not that I care.

"Does it work?"

Nothing really.

—It's Hollywood calling!

"Cut it out!"

—Watch out! May be deadly.

—With diamonds.

"It's cold in here."

—Crime scene. With diamonds.

—You know, when you have an idea, follow it through.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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"Peacock"

—Crime scene. With diamonds.