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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Humankind has been around, for what, about 12 to 15,000 years. And over the course of existance the ability to conceive truly unique and original ideas has become more and more challenging. With rare exception the overwhelming majority of us either borrow or refine the thoughts and ideas of others. If you have a thought floating around in your head, dollars to donuts, there are probably dozens, if not thousands, of individuals on the face of this planet who share that same thought, though probably not at the same time. It makes you wonder if thoughts, like wow, really, like wow, do leak out into the atmosphere. Nah, it just means we're not in any way, shape, or form as unique and individualistic as we like to make ourselves out to be. Humbling as that thought may be for those overwhelmed by their own sense of self, or who aspire to flaunt their intellectual superiority, remember, I'm a Bozo, you're a Bozo, we're all, with rare exception, just plain old Bozos riding the same bus to the same finish line.

If you read yesterday's post and then weigh it against this comment from J. David Petrucci, co-author of the "The Complete Gettysburg Guide," I guess I can now rest my case.


LOL - we can't thank you enough for, uh, wanting to destroy The Guide :) I hear ya - lots of folks have told us that, since no softcover edition is planned at the moment, they plan to get a second copy and cut it apart to re-bind. That's very flattering, obviously, that folks find it valuable enough to make such a reference out of it.

Tell ya what - meet us in Gettysburg some time, and we'll autograph that torn up copy for you, too :)

Best wishes and thanks,

We'll see you at Gettysburg sometime J.D. I'll bring the Sharpie. Maybe I could even, like, pull it out of my sock for dramatic effect. Now that's an original thought for you.


Nope, sorry - one fella this summer pulled a sharpie out of his sock for me to sign his book.

Try again :)


Posted by J David Petruzzi at Thursday, September 17, 2009 12:49:18


The Sharpie in the sock was another attempt to poke fun at myself. Terrell Owens beat everyone to the punch on that one.


Posted by Donald at Thursday, September 17, 2009 17:52:47

True, you're right!


Posted by J David Petruzzi at Thursday, September 17, 2009 21:03:53

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