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A Turncoat.3






—That's you! Alongside of it!

—Live it up! Stealing happiness.

—Heavy duty.

—No violence!




Argumentum Baculinum —
(By Authority of the Scepter) An Appeal to Fear uses veiled threats, rather than reason, for persuasion. Death goes around in a coach picking up dead bodies.





[voodoo & the astral plane] - It's a waste of energy to pretend you're strong, to pretend nothing's bothering you, to pretend you're not afraid. If you try to feel frightened, then you really won't feel frightened. That's what strength is, someone who can feel frightened.

The Age of Significance, ages 20-23




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

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




"What are you, a man or a mouse?"

—Live it up! Stealing happiness.

—A little bit of both ... I don't know about now ... (That's why you have to stay away from that bimbo – You can't afford her) ... Even though there's free maintenance for the life of the car ... (Some people are like drowning, and to stay afloat, they pull someone down to be below them) ... Well, would you like to find out?

"Hello." [From a complete stranger – When you look up, you see their face is startlingly disfigured]

—That's you! Alongside of it!

—If anything.

"Tell the guys I said hello!" [Your dogs]

—Heavy duty.

—It's not the same.

"You'll never accomplish anything."

—Live it up! Stealing happiness.

—It's the pennies that count.

"One of them!"

—That's you! Alongside of it!

Many wars! ... Isn't it obvious?

"Go back to fucking India."

—Heavy duty.

—I'm doing this for the kids.

"You people are so incompetent – Why don't you go back to India?" (–Pauline W. Chen, M.D., "When the Patient Is Racist," The New York Times, July 30, 2013)

—Heavy duty.

Mystery room! ... The last thing you want to have happen is the last thing that happens.

"I told you not to rock back at the table!" :: WildCard-10

—Heavy duty.

—Alcatrash – It made me proud.

"What's your agenda for this trip?"

—That's you! Alongside of it!

—You're not supposed to do something ... You're supposed to occupy a space .. If someone needs you, they'll find you, and if they don't, you're lucky!

"I'M GOING TO FUCKING STAB YOU!" [From out of the blue, on a city street in Chicago]

—Heavy duty.

Scheisse! ... Icy Fire! ... Icy Fire! ... Scheiße! ... Real Axe! ... Real Axe! ... REAL AXE! ... (What you've just done is say "Shit!" in German, "I see fire!" twice, in plain English, "Shit!" again, in proper German, followed by "Relax!" three times in English. Circle some random parked park until a taxi comes along, then calmly raise your left arm and flag the cab. Taxicabs won't stop if you're being emotional or acting crazy. Don't go back. They've probably vandalized the parked car, thinking it was yours. Stay away from there.)

"If you touch that agenda, I'll cut your hands off."

—Heavy duty.

—And you know it.

"If you make that mistake again, I'll cut your balls off."

—Heavy duty.

—I take too much shit already.

[Someone destroying and stomping on your sand castle, right in front of your eyes (–A kid stomping a four-year-old girl's sand castle)]

—No violence!

—Unless money is your middle name.

"Do what you're told!"

—No violence!

—What do you think I am, a sack of potatoes?

"If you return to China, your dead corpse will be chopped into 10,000 pieces." [Chinese activist]

—Heavy duty.

—So you're the one whose been knocking them off the table ... Don't try it at home.

"Call the human flesh search engines!" [Chinese activist]

—Live it up! Stealing happiness.

I don't want people to have fights ... Well, thanks for your two bits.

"Warning: Rats can cost you your job and your family." [Intimidating sign, with hand-scrawled picture of a rat, posted in your work area]

—Heavy duty.

—The skeleton of a bulldog walking.

"Bang, bang, get out of here." [A copy of your own photo with threatening words inscribed below]

—Heavy duty.

—To give something like that to someone like me is really criminal.

"Get up and do what you're told!"

—Live it up! Stealing happiness.

—You don't kill us, we won't kill you.

"I'm not done with you until you're six feet under."

—Heavy duty.

—Oh, I"m going to look for that on the news.

"You're all fucked-up, you know? You're all fucked-up."

—Live it up! Stealing happiness.

—Sounds like Oklahoma to me, ... or the Wizard of Oz.

"It will be good to have a Negro in the White House. It will be practical. Black on white, it will be easier to shoot him." (–Host on the "Bye-Bye" comedy show, broadcast on the French-language Radio Canada network)

—Heavy duty.

—Like any tool, it's how you use it that counts.

"I like all kinds of dicks, big ones, little ones, I like all kinds." [Specifically for you to overhear]

—Heavy duty.

—There's a lot of them, huh?

"I think it O.K. to kill Jews and go on a killing spree at this school ... Kill Johanna. She must die." (–From Wesleyan University shooter notebook, as reported in The New York Times)

—Heavy duty.

He's displaced hatred for himself onto Jews ... So what's on your mind?

"Everything's for the good."

—No violence!

—He was filled with loathing, and he turned his loathing on the Jews – Then, when he started losing, he turned the loathing on himself ... Now they hate perverts, homosexuals, and child molesters – because it's inside them.

"If they didn't pay the ransoms, we'd be in a stronger position." (–US Defense Secretary Robert Gates)

—Live it up! Stealing happiness.

—The Aristocrats ... Dead, and everyone dresses up.

"How can you tell if a woman is wearing pantyhose? (–Her ankles swell when she farts.)"

—Heavy duty.

—That might be bracing.

"What did one Palestinian mother say to another when their kids graduated from terrorist school? (–They blow up so fast nowadays!)"

—Heavy duty.

—I don't know what's going on, but it's strange.

[Any off-color joke]

—Heavy duty.

—So that's why everyone left!

"This is going to hurt me more than it hurts you."

—Heavy duty.

—Angry Dad! Come in here! Get this dragon out of the toilet!

["Wait!" (Telling someone not to feel you up)] "For what? Luann, the more you are waiting, the less you are living."

—Heavy duty.

—Not where I live.

"Who told you to think? I don't give you enough information to think."

—Heavy duty.

—It's like the nineteenth hole, right?

"How am I supposed to know? – You just told me, didn't you?"

—Heavy duty.

—Every time you get angry, you'll live another ten years.

[Someone staring at you when you're having fun in class]

—That's you! Alongside of it!

—Oh, you devil, you!

[Someone staring and glaring at you as you drop the mail off]

—That's you! Alongside of it!

—Next they'll be marking sharks with purple X's.

"Carol, the waitress, meet Simon, the fag."

—Heavy duty.

—Don't let people suck you into their misery.

"I just ignore them." [Mean, phony, stupid people]

—Live it up! Stealing happiness.

—It's a sign of total hatred and no place to put it.

[Someone coming up from behind and pulling your hair]

—No violence!

—I want my balloon! ... Another monster has been let loose! ... What's mine is mine! ... In a body bag!

[Someone throwing half-full soda cans at the back of your head, and teasing you, year after year]

—Heavy duty.

—Another great leader ... Look at all that shit! ... A huge collection! ... So this day that came up!

"Hey, fat ass! – Fucking emo freak! – Oink! Oink!"

—Live it up! Stealing happiness.

You know, when the witches' spells don't work, they get angry ... We have no name! ... It's like having your own German engineer, in the basement ... Sounds like your parents!

[Someone chucking apples at you, pushing you down]

—No violence!

—Anything but the Bible! – I just have a funny feeling it's all going to change.

"Well, I don't want you to have them." [Financial statements from the broker]

—That's you! Alongside of it!

—Really special.

"Well, you might make copies of them and send copies of them to Richard."

—Live it up! Stealing happiness.

—What's wrong with you?

"You told him what was in the will."

—Heavy duty.

—You hate the white man, but you don't say anything.

"What do you do if you are in school and you peed your pants?"

—Heavy duty.

—All I can say is, there must be a God. [For all bird droppings, accidental spills, splatters, smudges, stains, drools, and incontinence, simply go to the rest room, take off the garment, wash it with soap and cold water, and put it back on. Clothes don't take long to dry when you're wearing them. If anyone says anything, reply, "That's extra," and wrinkle your nose. The Chinese say these kinds of accidents bring you extremely good luck the rest of the day, and I've found that to be true. I've also seen the coolest people suddenly leave and return with a series of wet spots on their clothes, and no one ever says anything! People don't even see other people. While your clothes are drying, talk to an intelligent gym teacher or school counselor, because they are genuinely interested in your all-around health]

"Hey emo, my pipes could kill you."

—Heavy duty.

—Those are the bad things ... [Get away from them. They're totally envy and jealousy fodder. They hate themselves and everything they do. There's nothing you can do about it. They keep trying to shock people, and everyone's heard it before.] ... Go on! ... I know you guys want to talk.

"When we get through with him, they're gonna wonder which side he fought on."

—Heavy duty.

—An urban setting.

[Verbal defense against crowbar attack]

—Heavy duty.

—Get malaria!

"Next time I'm just going to smash your car up on the sidewalk." [From an Immigration Services police officer who almost crashed into you from behind when you pulled over to pick up a passenger]

—That's you! Alongside of it!

—Don't tell too many people.

"I do whatever the voices in my head tell me to do."

—That's you! Alongside of it!

—Just follow the bouncing ball!

"Okay, we're going to throw out all the rules!"

—No violence!


—Heavy duty.

—Heavy duty.

—Live it up! Stealing happiness.

"The Iranians have jokes about cheating wives? Let me guess the punch line: 'So I killed her.' ha ha?"

—Heavy duty.

—She's so happy – She's just like Queen Victoria.

"They're totally fucked-up – They sleep with other people's wives, trying not to get caught – They're infantile – They're fucked-up beyond belief." [Description of the movie, Shampoo]

—Live it up! Stealing happiness.

—They're know-nothings and liars!

"It's fucked-up! It's totally fucked-up! I knew that was going to happen."

—Live it up! Stealing happiness.

—Without a guide.

"Get your mother's cock out of your ass."

—Heavy duty.

—You know, I actually had a shark, and I told him to floss, but he just wouldn't listen.

[Unintelligible mumbling]

—That's you! Alongside of it!

—Things like that.

"Certified bitch!"

—Live it up! Stealing happiness.

—Very strong.
























Communication Gone Wrong


1. They don't take you into account.

2. The next sentence out of their mouth is a sentence you don't want to hear.

3. They say the same things over and over, because they know those things will push your buttons.

4. You can't rely on what they say, because they make things up — They actually lie.

5. Anything you do hurts them.

6. They say things consciously, just to vent, or unconsciously, to create effects. Intimidating you makes them feel important.

7. They're mostly preoccupied by Alice in Wonderland, drugs, and the wilting flowers of mental illness — Life to them is a drama — Just a game where everyone loses.

8. They don't live from themselves — They live from people's expectations.

9. They say things they think you want to hear, with no reliance whatsoever on any intrinsic truth — You get the idea they're pouring from the empty into the void.

10. In the circles they're in, they have to say certain things, and after a while they think they're true.

11. They're looking for whipping boys — They hate the niggers, they hate the government, they hate the Celtics, they hate the electricity, they hate the companies, they hate the bills, they hate the landlord, they hate the boss — They're narrow, stupid, idiotic creeps.

12. They believe what they think, and they can't do anything about it.


There's lots of things, right?

Lay off the good and bad — Everyone does everything. It's dangerous to think you're good, not in the sense that you're okay, but to think you're better than other people. You don't want to be a do-gooder. To be a good person, you have to have a sense of humor about what a rat you are — Nobody's good.

One of the things they're doing is demanding your time — You do not have to give a gift. You have to weigh your opportunities, abilities and "burden" to be of use to other people against the needs, desires, and aims of your own life.

Certainly, you can lay low and be friendly — You don't have to hide. The cure for mental illness is friendliness — It's the easiest thing to do. That's the great luxury in life, to be able to be nice to someone.

Art is skill in the outpouring of the human soul — that's the secret of everything.



People can almost ruin their lives
because they feel they've
done something wrong.

What did I do wrong?
What did I do wrong?
If nothing happens,
what's the difference?

Just do your own thing.

People who like you,
like you.
Those who don't,







As follows

CODE WORDS: accomplish, agenda, balls, bang, butt-face, certified, [chucking], [crowbar], dicks, emo, everything's, fag, farts, flesh, fought, fucked-up, [glaring], [hair], hello, hurts, India, infantile, Johanna, [joke], kinds, Luann, mother's, mouse, oink, O.K., pants, pieces, pipes, practical, Priscilla, [pulling], punch line, [pushing], ransoms, rats, rock, six, smash, [soda], spree, stab, [staring], [stomping], stronger, [swastika], [teasing], terrorist, them, throw, thug, told, travel, two-faced, [unintelligible], voices, White House


Ursa Major
"Great bear"

—No violence!