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Sack of wet mice

One of my coworkers was off berating one of our staff for not following up on something this morning. As a part of that, she told him (seriously) that he "could have picked up a phone, after all, Thomas Edison invented it for a reason, you know!"

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One of my coworkers was off berating one of our staff for not following up on something this morning. As a part of that, she told him (seriously) that he "could have picked up a phone, after all, Thomas Edison invented it for a reason, you know!"

Staff was not impressed.
wow....that is awesome. Did anyone correct her?

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In all fairness to your idiot coworker, Edison did make major contributions to the development of the modern telephone.

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Maynard invented the pull-out method.

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It's a saying!
I thought only you would get that - Well played CJV, well played

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He got screwed so many times on things he invented
Ask Tesla. True Story

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I am still trying to figure out what the hell wet mice have to do with any of this.




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I am still trying to figure out what the hell wet mice have to do with any of this.
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"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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Something must be fishy...I am going to go poke around in the back end..
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Big +1

Poor Tesla... didn't even get recognition for the radio until just recently.
Many of Edison's "inventions" were other peoples work...Tesla being one of those people. Edison was a good business man, not the stellar inventer that history plays him up to be. In fact, Edison wanted our cities to be run on DC power! Not only would that be *more* dangerious then AC, but it would require a power station every 4 to 8 blocks! His idea was that he would own the power stations and rake in the millions, where Tesla wanted to be able to project power "through the air" to homes all over the world, much like they did radio.

Tesla died poor, and history remembers the rich bastards...

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Tesla died poor, and history remembers the rich bastards...
Correction, History books write about the rich and famous to brain wash the young and teach them the "right" way.
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Ok, turns out it's a cliche:

Sharp as a sack of wet mice

"includes 10 used-car dealers or auto repair shops, 11 liquor stores and bars--two of which advertise lingerie fashion shows and a third billed as a "gentlemen's club"--three cut-rate motels and one trailer park. The squat, brick municipal building is next to a currency exchange and a few steps from an adult video store. The bars open at 10 a.m. and close at 6:30 a.m."

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Correction, History books write about the rich and famous to brain wash the young and teach them the "right" way.
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Ok, turns out it's a cliche:

Sharp as a sack of wet mice
That's the one.

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Many of Edison's "inventions" were other peoples work...Tesla being one of those people. Edison was a good business man, not the stellar inventer that history plays him up to be. In fact, Edison wanted our cities to be run on DC power! Not only would that be *more* dangerious then AC, but it would require a power station every 4 to 8 blocks! His idea was that he would own the power stations and rake in the millions, where Tesla wanted to be able to project power "through the air" to homes all over the world, much like they did radio.

Tesla died poor, and history remembers the rich bastards...

Me Nikola, we go way back...True Story!
I was going answer this all seriously, but f--- it, they're both dead now.

The Loop had a working Edison DC system in it until 1972, by the way.

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