Simple Definition of SHAKEDOWN  logo-1-2

  • A thorough search of something
  • A thorough test in order to make sure there are no problems or defects

There’s a reason why #SHAKEDOWN narratives need to exist.  Counterfeit narratives exist in the public domain.  The only way to answer counterfeit narratives is to counter them, which is what the #SHAKEDOWN narratives seek to do.  

Beyond knowledge and insight, when we search for the personal lessons, and we’re honest about our own failures – when we live authentically – that’s when real growth begins to happen.  

Related glossary of terms:

Duping Delight – The pleasure of being able to manipulate someone, often made visible to others by flashing a smile at an inappropriate moment

Gaslight Manipulate someone by psychological means into questioning their own sanity  

Narcissism – In pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one’s own attributes.  

Sociopathy – Anti-social behavior, sometimes criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.

Mythos – a set of beliefs or assumptions about something

Schema – a representation of a plan or theory in the form of an outline or model

Spiel – a long or fast speech or story, typically one intended as a means of persuasion or as an excuse but regarded with skepticism or contempt by those who hear it

Chutzpah – personal confidence or courage that allows someone to do or say things that may seem shocking to others

Raison ‘d etre – the most important reason or purpose for someone or something’s existence.

Causa sui – denotes something which is generated within itself

Weltanschauung – a particular philosophy or view of life; the worldview of an individual or group.

Schadenfreude – pleasure derive by someone from another person’s misfortune

Gestalt – something that is made of many parts and yet is somehow more than or diferent from the combination of its parts

Logos – a statement, sentence or argument used to convince or persuade the targeted audience by employing reason or logic

The Ether – the air, the sky. a hypothetical substance supposed to occupy all space, postulated to account for the propagation of electromagnetic radiation through space.


Worth playing for? 

It’s the only way to be sure.

That’s not entirely accurate.

I’m gonna have to go ahead and sorta disagree with you there.

Who are you? 

Are you sure you want to hear this?

I think we lost the element of surprise.

You don’t have to answer the question.

Goddammit, that’s not all!

You’re goddamn right I did!

You can kiss all of that goodbye.

What are you talking about, man!

Are you out of your fucking mind?

Let’s get the obvious stuff out of the way.

Well, it’s tough to get any more obvious than that. 

It is interesting reading your reactions.

You want answers?

But you didn’t.

History has certainly shown, that the most intuitive criminal investigator can be wrong, from time to time.

A quick word, before the adventure begins…

Who’s gonna do it?  You? You lieutenant Whineberg?

Are we clear?

Are we clear!

They are not gods.

Are you seeing this?

And that makes you an employee.  Cheers!

I’ll answer the question!

Is there an agenda that you’re not telling us about?


One does not simply…

Ladies and gentlemen, my esteemed colleague…has just brought some new evidence to my attention.

Getting shot doesn’t look like this.

Am I dead?  Far from it.

Which brings us at last to the moment of truth.


It is a pickle.  No doubt about it.

I have been living in a prison of fear.

You’ve changed things!

But how do you know?

Very poor choice of words.

What was it?

What was it!

Of each particular thing ask: what is it in itself?


It’s all about what you didn’t get.

I feel you.  I feel you dog.

You’re certain you had to open this door?

As I read the list I knew I had none of them.

Do you accept this great honor that I’ve offered you?

Not a great plan.

But people, we cannot sum up a man’s life with a bunch of numbers on a computer screen.

Is it?  Are you?

I guess I feel kinda different.

Shut the fuck up!

Welcome to the real world.

Far from it.

Fate, it would seem, is not without a sense of irony.

Nothing further, your honor.

We just lost the initiative.

You think I want to escape from this?

There is no escape from this!


If you head back in that direction, you’ll find a whole lotta nuthin’ all the way to Canada.

“I’m a former federal agent…”

“I’m an expert in analyzing people’s behavior.” “Who cares!”

[Blinking monkey]

FBI, whatever, special agent, he is a piece of work.

Excuse me, I’m a former special agent.

Maybe there’s a little bit of instability there…?

[Jeff Probst disbelief]

A Phillip [not to be confused with a “fillip”, a “fill-up” or even a “pick-up”] is when an extraordinary claim turns out to be laughable.

Back off monkey boy!

I am emotionally compromised.

Same, same – but different. 

So what I told you was true, from a certain point of view.

Do you realise what you’ve done?

You’ll have to excuse my friend; he’s a little slow.

 You’re going to have to play my little game.

That is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.

There are few who can.

They are one – the ring, and the dark lord.

That’s how it feels!

Who are you?

Why am I here?

You haven’t answer my question.

What the fuck is with you?