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  •  Don't Know the Name Or If They're In Our Universe (15+ / 0-)

    but I can describe them.

    We've all heard of the backyard inventors that come up with a $15 cello made of a car door, tent awning, some plumbing and a squeegee. As a tinkerer in everything from technology to outdoor recreation and the arts, I love those stories.

    Including the related genre, of genuinely new inventions with antiquated technology that should've been found decades, generations or even centuries earlier, that everybody missed for so many years.

    In some universe there is some nut case reading through the Constitution or a stack of global trade laws, and s/he spots that $15 cello version of some kind of escape clause with the answer to setting everything back on the right track.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Fri Jun 27, 2014 at 08:27:50 AM PDT

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