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1. Verbal violence is even more grievous than the aggrieved realize, and for someone to say, I just ignore them,” could only mean the person who says this has sheltered themselves in some sort of snow cone, peeping out with beady eyes & telling white lies. It's best to replace an unfortunate lie with beauty or truth, rather than allow the misconception to sink even farther into the snow and freeze. Somewhere down in there lives a beating heart.

 

 

2. A person might associate Knock-knock!” with “Who's there?” In the Backtalktionary a whole ton of new associations are introduced.

 

“you're

—Unbound. That's a switch.

late!”

—Business. Everything's closed.

 

 

“you're

—Unbound. That's a switch.

stupid.”

—Just finish your high school.

 

 

“you're

—Unbound. That's a switch.

ugly.”

—The opposite of a juicy target.

 

 

“you're

—Unbound. That's a switch.

crazy!”

—Probably. With employees.

 

 

“you're

—Unbound. That's a switch.

a

That's what you save money for.

jerk!”

—It's against my principles.

 

3. These kinds of associations make it very easy to nip verbal violence in the bud.

 

“you,

—Unsettled. Not much.

you,

—Unsettled. Not much.

you,

—Unsettled. Not much.

stupid!”

—Just finish your high school.

 

4. Verbal violence goes way beyond the school yard.

 

“then

Refreshing. Expensive!

how

—You made a big difference today.

about ...

—Invisible horses fan out.

 

 

“fuck

Forget that. ROAD KILL!

you!”

—Unsettled. Not much.

 

5. Since we live in a confrontational culture, with microaggressions, how about micro-defenses?

 

“have

—Rooted Californian. Let go!

you

—Unsettled. Not much.

prayed

Unbound. That's a switch.

today?”

—Alarming! Taken.

 

 

“at

—How so? Most of us don't.

least

—I'm easy. Being followed.

give

—Just finish your high school.

me

—Let things develop. Raw.

the

—Not quite. Don't count on it.

finger.”

—Hardly. Quite unnecessary.

 

6. People often bury verbal violence because they have no idea what to say back.

 

“I'm

—Really. You shouldn't be.

ashamed

Wouldn't have expected it.

of

—Just finish your high school.

you!”

—Unsettled. Not much.

 

7. When people have a habit of burying verbal violence, they begin lying about it.

 

“it's

—That's a lie. Where you live.

nothing.

—Our culture. Ask them.

I

—It's a possibility. No cash.

just

—Might have been. It's gone.

ignore

—Here and now. That's all.

'em.”

—Stick around! One's enough.

 

8. Some people are unsuccessful at burying things.

 

“you're

—Unbound. That's a switch.

a

That's what you save money for.

total

—Very standard. Intimate.

loser.

MANY TIMES! Hold the line.

you

—Unsettled. Not much.

should

—Playing my tune. No time.

commit

It's terrible. BUNK! I'm torn!

suicide.”

—Don't include me. After you!

 

9. These are the lucky ones. They have a heart. If a human being can defend their own heart, they can defend other people.

 

“your

—Vulnerable. A keen eye.

mother!”

—Playing my tune. No time.

 

10. Human beings can defend themselves silently. Without saying a word. Other people can see this.

 

“did

Through the star. No need.

you

—Unsettled. Not much.

hear

—Might have been. It's gone.

what

—Our culture. Ask them.

I

—It's a possibility. No cash.

said?”

What on earth? Copy that.

 

11. Get them to repeat themselves. It fags out their energy.

 

“are

—Acetylene. Too choosy.

you

—Unsettled. Not much.

gay?”

To honor them. Just you?

 

12. Let's get back to the snow cone people. These are the ones who peep out from the top of their snow cones of power with beady eyes. For them everything they see has to do with your belt buckle or your shoes. They call that first impressions.

 

“am

—Like crazy! Not the least.

I

—It's a possibility. No cash.

a

That's what you save money for.

snow cone

—Why so big? All that stuff.

person?”

—Before what? The rapture!

 

13. They attack themselves. Their own mind attacks themselves. What a trick!

 

“I

—It's a possibility. No cash.

don't

—Not sure that's so. Sparingly.

bury

I know, right? Another stage?

anything!”

—It comes from my family.

 

14. Don't argue with them about anything! Simply say, “I know, right?” and move on. Never argue with a snow cone!

 

“so,

—Not over yet. Cloud cover cool.

how

—You made a big difference today.

are

—Acetylene. Too choosy.

you?”

—Unsettled. Not much.

 

15. This is where they pony up phony. It's useful to respond to phony questions with something that's slightly off-kilter. Down, down, down deep, it stirs their heart, though this might also make them angry. Now they're angry snow cones!

 

“I

—It's a possibility. No cash.

said,

What on earth? Copy that.

how

You made a big difference today.

are

—Acetylene. Too choosy.

you?”

—Unsettled. Not much.

 

16. Today an angry young man, probably the snowflake offspring of perfect snow cone people, pushed a homeless man aside on his way into Walgreens. —Get out of my way!

 

“and

—Going up! So soon?

mind

—Certainly not. Liberty!

your

—Vulnerable. A keen eye.

own

—Necessity, right? Victory.

business!”

—Who knows? Prolific.

 

17. The snow cone people are really asking for it! Notice how you can turn them around, and they're all symmetrical.

18. I can go on and on about the snow cone people, and it just so happens, I will! If you do make the mistake of arguing with a snow cone person, they start spinning ... total lies.

 

“you're

—Unbound. That's a switch.

right,

—No idea. Persistence pays.

I'm

—Really. You shouldn't be.

wrong.”

—Earlier. HEALTHIER.

 

19. And to think I was on the brink of plunging into the abyss. If a depressed snow cone person asks you a depressing question, come back from the edge!

 

“are

—Acetylene. Too choosy.

you

—Unsettled. Not much.

happy?”

—Can't we take the tunnels?

 

20. Sometimes when you're dealing with these dorky things, some actual thugs come along.

 

“while

—Likewise. By name alone.

you're

—Unbound. That's a switch.

at

—How so? Most of us don't.

the

—Not quite. Don't count on it.

theater,

—Switched! The usual suspects.

I'll

—On mud. Made your plan.

be

—But why? Maybe it's you.

fucking

—So sad! I don't do that stuff.

your

—Vulnerable. A keen eye.

wife.”

—Very elusive. Anything at all.

 

21. They work in teams, go roaming around. If you can defend yourself a certain way, they'll leave you alone. It's just baiting.

 

“hot

—The strangest thing. It's murder!

enough

—And more! Well-grounded.

for

—Not over yet. Cloud cover cool.

you?

—Unsettled. Not much.

oooo!

—I decide what's for me.

hot

—The strangest thing. It's murder!

pussy!”

ANY TIPS? Get a dog!

 

 

22. The same holds true if you're a bunch of girls roaming around. Just pretend you have a gangster brother.

 

“muslim

—So sad! I don't do that stuff.

bitch!”

—I'm aware of that. Graduated.

 

 

23. I think you should be able to walk down the street without any assaults knocking you over.

 

“ain't

—Nowhere near. Many more!

gonna

—Booked up. Eat your heart out!

help

—Think twice! Who needs it?

a

That's what you save money for.

nigger

—I'm aware of that. Graduated.

out

—Playing my tune. No time.

any

—Back-to-back. At midnight.

way.”

—Stand by. You're on the run.

 

24. You're walking by a construction site and someone's screaming at you. The endless anger, no?

 

“CAN'T

—Think so? My humanity.

YOU

—Unsettled. Not much.

READ?”

Don't have to do anything.

 

25. You've just walked into a get-together of some kind. Someone who's a total boor clamps onto you, relying on your upbringing, kindness or civility not to be rude. Instead, rather than grapple with whatever they're laying on you, you merrily say, A cliffhanger! and walk off.

 

“what

—Our culture. Ask them.

happened

A cliffhanger! My way!

to

—No rush. A whole team.

you

—Unsettled. Not much.

today?

—Alarming! Taken.

I

It's a possibility. No cash.

love

—The best ever. I hardly knew.

you!

—Unsettled. Not much.

pick

I must be going! Look it up!

your

—Vulnerable. A keen eye.

poison.

—Why so big? All that stuff.

what's

Back in no time. Not available.

with

—Networking, eh? It's out!

you

Unsettled. Not much.

and

—Going up! So soon?

Jennifer?”

I hate taking messages.

 

26. The host walks up and says, “You need me?” and you choose from any one of the six responses on the right, next to the host's exact words. Pick one and only one of the six multiple-choice responses:

 

“you

—Unsettled. Not much.

need

—Who doesn't? Have faith.

me?”

—Let things develop. Raw.

 

27. When you find a friend, notice how it's like walking through a mirror. You don't have to work too hard. You don't even have to say anything.

 

28. The party “dominant guy” walks up and tries to put his arm over your shoulder as if he's somehow “your pal.” He says, “What's happening, chum?” Again, pick and choose a response from below as you duck away.

 

“what's

—Back in no time. Not available.

happening,

—Wind it up! You wait for it.

chum?”

—Hands off! No supervision!

 

29. The “cool cat” in dark glasses approaches. Gaze directly at their right eye, which is their “aggressive” eye. “What's the haps? How's it going? Where ya' been?” That's easy enough. Three unrelated irrational questions steaming in front of you like merde. You haven't even had a chance to breathe & you're lucky, 'cause it stinks!

 

“what's

—Back in no time. Not available.

the

—Not quite. Don't count on it.

haps?

—Before what? The rapture!

how's

—Effortless. Well, you too.

it

—It's perfect. Rediscovered.

going?

—Congratulations! Far and wide.

where

—Sovereign space. Trust me.

ya'

—Wind it up! You wait for it.

been?”

—So foolish. Underground.

 

 

30. If you ever hear yourself saying, “Congratulations!” to a snow cone person, it means they're trying to trick you into forgetting your aim. They're performing a minor form of hypnosis, having to do with distraction and misdirection. If they can get you to “the other side,” you'll find there's “never a place.” This means they've succeeded in getting you to forget what you were intending do. “Congratulations! Congratulations!”

 

“what's

—Back in no time. Not available.

going

—Congratulations! Far and wide.

on?”

—Not a place for a child.

 

31. Snow cone people put an exaggerated spin on things, flipping them back onto you. (No wonder!) Why should you accept their distorted condemnations?

 

“you

—Unsettled. Not much.

like

—That's funny. Can't really say.

the

—Not quite. Don't count on it.

snow?

Air & sunshine. Sometimes.

you

—Unsettled. Not much.

can

—Booked up. Eat your heart out!

have

—Rooted Californian. Let go!

the

—Not quite. Don't count on it.

snow!

—Air & sunshine. Sometimes.

you

—Unsettled. Not much.

should

—Playing my tune. No time.

go

—Thanks, chum. My place is here.

live

—So foolish. Underground.

in

—Is that so? Enough about me!

Colorado.”

—Just normal. TAKE THAT!

 

32. You're at a café. A beggar interrupts you. You say, “Our culture,” to your neighbors, then turn back to the beggar and point off to the people at the cash register, and say, “Ask them!”

 

“did

—Through the star. No need.

you

—Unsettled. Not much.

get

—Indeed. OFF LIMITS!

your

—Vulnerable. A keen eye.

banana

—Our culture. Ask them.

today?”

—Alarming! Taken.

 

33. Someone tries to grab your attention. They won't stop. You have no idea what they're saying or what they're talking about. You say, Acetylene!

 

“did

—Through the star. No need.

you

—Unsettled. Not much.

mfffgd?”

Acetylene. Too choosy.

 

34. When you're around snow cone people, you don't want to be too suffering, even when you may never, ever, ever, ever, ever connect with them in a meaningful way. From a façade of emptiness, behind a garbage gate, they plant false memories.

 

“remember

—You look me no up?

in

—Is that so? Enough about me!

our

—It comes from my family.

childhood,

—Who knows? Prolific.

when

—No need to talk about it.

you

—Unsettled. Not much.

knew

Allegedly. Not the right time.

everybody

—Also terrible things.

in

—Is that so? Enough about me!

the

—Not quite. Don't count on it.

neighborhood?”

Without suffering.

 

 

35. The snow cone people apologize when they needn't, and don't apologize when they might. For a little toddler gaping at College Madness on TV?

 

“sorry

Stately. The need is unreal.

to

—No rush. A whole team.

interrupt

—No rules. It's a free-for-all.

your

—Vulnerable. A keen eye.

dinner.”

Alarming! Taken.

 

36. The Peanut Gallery! Snow cone people love to pop up from the peanut gallery! They're complete strangers. It doesn't make any sense.

 

“you

Unsettled. Not much.

smell

—Don't include me. After you!

that?”

—It's karma. A bit slow.

 

 

“are

—Acetylene. Too choosy.

you

Unsettled. Not much.

being

—Very different. Look away!

helped?”

—Very nice. Watch his humor.

 

 

“that's

—Life in the shade. Saved again!

a

That's what you save money for.

good

On the trail back there.

thing

—Watch out! Gone! Brilliant.

to

—No rush. A whole team.

do.”

—You do? Better than I do.

 

37. To defend yourself from these attacks, you have to be purposefully misunderstood. It's an aggressive posture. Try to bend the universe. You can't! Realize on a very deep level, aren't they purposefully misunderstanding you?

 

“you

—Unsettled. Not much.

don't

—Not sure that's so. Sparingly.

like

That's funny. Can't really say.

the

—Not quite. Don't count on it.

long

—And in some cases, grown-up.

ones?”

—Making progress. In a cage.

 

38. If anyone asks you about this website, it's as fruitless as having a conversation about training bras. Their unacknowledged veiled hatred leads them into “polite conversation” which is at best, tiresome, and at worst, treacherous & thoroughly unrewarding. They lie, they lie, they lie. “Killed any good animals lately?” always breaks the ice. “Any walruses or anything?” Anyway, they should be called “modesty bras.”

 

“can

—Booked up. Eat your heart out.

you

—Unsettled. Not much.

give

—Just finish your high school.

me

—Let things develop. Raw.

a

That's what you save money for.

simple

—Break down. I like that.

example?”

Already am. It's dark.

 

39. The socially-exclusive snow cone people imagine they can measure one another's mettle. It's all outer things with an occasional glimpse into something ephemeral. Crystal meth and heroin are knocking off their kids.

 

“I

—It's a possibility. No cash.

don't

—Not sure that's so. Sparingly.

know

—Not in with the in-crowd.

what

—Our culture. Ask them.

it

—It's perfect. Rediscovered.

is,

—Unrestrained, you know?

but

—I know, right? Another stage?

I

—It's a possibility. No cash.

recognize

Out working! Oh, man!

it

—It's perfect. Rediscovered.

when

—No need to talk about it.

I

—It's a possibility. No cash.

see

—What we have that you don't.

it.”

—It's perfect. Rediscovered.

 

40. The working-class snow cone people have a more insidious way of being exclusive. It's the sly cats & dogs! Joy, joy, joy! “Taking a trip, man!” They hang out on sofas, giving you the appearance they're making out with your wife underneath the blanket. To keep company: “To do something relaxing that hasn't been decided.”

 

“I

—It's a possibility. No cash.

just

—Might have been. It's gone.

want

—Sadly. I must be a mirror.

to

—No rush. A whole team.

hang out

—Going with the flow, man.

with

—Networking, eh? It's out!

them.”

—Shadow dog. SIDE PONY!

 

41. The Backtalktionary can be taken as a running commentary as to what's being thought or said. Its end result should be sleepless nights as people unlock repressed memories, and in the process, release huge amounts of buried energy. Good-bye, depression! Watch out, parents!

 

“what's

—Back in no time. Not available.

gotten

—If we had time. On your own.

into

—Don't include me. After you!

you?”

—Unsettled. Not much.

 

42. My car was perfectly still as I waited for the last swirl of pedestrians to clear the crosswalk for my left-hand turn. From behind, a straggler traversed alongside me and whacked the hood of my car. I flew through the air and snapped her neck. Then I hoisted her lifeless quivering body into the air and broke her back across my knee. She was watching from the corner of her eye to see what I'd do as she continued, a little skittishly, across the street.

 

[pedestrian]

—Go ahead. GO HOME!

 

 

43. “What's up?” “Is it always like this?” “Is this happening already?” Irrational questions make logical people furious, though vague forms of speech often make perfect sense within an erotic framework. Logic infused with sex. Who could have possibly dived to those depths?

 

“what's

—Back in no time. Not available.

up?”

—A better offer. Hang on!

 

 

“is

—Unrestrained, you know?

it

—It's perfect. Rediscovered.

always

—Who knows? Prolific.

like

—That's funny. Can't really say.

this?”

It's huge. Leave me out of it!

 

 

“is

—Unrestrained, you know?

this

—It's huge. Leave me out of it!

happening

—Wind it up! You wait for it.

already?”

All at once! Wearing a mask.

 

44. Phony people are motivated by powerful feelings which remain in the dark. Those feelings may be rooted in fear, anger, hatred, or surprise, all of which may be amplified by a wild imagination. Phony people misconceive the significance of things, or the meaning of things. They try to offload their feelings onto you, by making you feel frightened, angry, critical, or insignificant. They're the snow cone people, bigger than life! And you're nothing.

 

“are

—Acetylene. Too choosy.

you

—Unsettled. Not much.

following

—Before what? The rapture!

me?”

—Let things develop. Raw.

 

 

45. Office Politics is done with praise (providing key information) and shame (actually withholding resources). It's called Power Sharing. In the same way language can become infused with sexuality, the stirile nature of off-putting small talk, delivered in a low-key or offhand manner, can also be infused with acceptance or dismissal. All of which contribute to puncturing the innocent joy of reason, wonder, beauty and awe. What a waste.

 

“where

—Sovereign space. Trust me.

are

—Acetylene. Too choosy.

you

—Unsettled. Not much.

in

—Is that so? Enough about me!

the

—Not quite. Don't count on it.

pecking

—I decide what's for me.

order,

—The sound of the fisherman.

midlevel?”

OUCH. No big deal.

 

 

“there

Going with the flow, man.

you

—Unsettled. Not much.

go.”

—Thanks, chum. My place is here.

 

 

“good

—On the trail back there.

for

Not over yet. Cloud cover cool.

you.”

—Unsettled. Not much.

 

 

“now

Stick around! One's enough.

you're

—Unbound. That's a switch.

talking.”

—Fantastic. I wouldn't know.

 

 

“see

What we have that you don't.

me

—Let things develop. Raw.

later.”

—Oh, yeah? Says you!

 

 

46. At some rudimentary level, the uneducated, illiterate, illogical pronouncements of some people shouldn't shake your tree too much. If you are well versed in logic, and innocently say, “This is one of the most beautiful avenues I've ever seen,” and the other person says, You never been here? you should be proud you can learn to say something right back, as a means to experience simple humanity without violations of structures in logic getting in the way. The beauty of what you perceive in the outside physical world should be able to stand on its own. Shouldn't a person be able to tolerate a quantum leap?

 

“you

Unsettled. Not much.

never

—I hate taking messages.

been

—So foolish. Underground.

here?”

—Allegedly. Not the right time.