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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Some Ideas Are Stupid
Some ideas are more stupid than others. Flying upside down in front of angry men with a big gun is not a good idea. To do so during wartime is even less of a good idea. So when does an idea move from 'not a good idea' to a 'stupid idea'? Is there a defining moment or is it a continuum (irregular or incremental) that changes imperceptibly?
One thing is for certain. The ownership of stupid ideas is not necessarily a competitive buyers market even though it may seem like that. In times of stress and conflict you might find yourself the custodian of stupid ideas and you won't know what do with them. And the greatest irony is of course is that others will believe that they are all yours.
So strap yourself in and be prepared to fly upside down for as long as you can. The odds are not good but as long as you keep flying you still have a chance.
Take any War Picture Library, Battle Picture Library or Commando comic and you will always find those famous last words “arrgghhhhh” or even “donner und blitzen”.
Cowards try to prove themselves or officers interfere by trying to run battles “by the book”. The enemy is treacherous. Mysterious locations hold significant secrets. Sometimes a simple gun is the focal point of a unique karmic destiny.
There are those who are lost or left behind enemy lines where they invariably make a discovery – a hidden base, a wonder weapon or a traitor. The host of intangible struggles are often more significant such as the dark secret, the family shame, the family curse or the stigma of not being like the other chaps.
Strangely enough for stories about war and battle the killed the dead and the dying are usually absent.
There's a lot to like (and make fun of) among the dramatic titles, fantastic artwork, impossible stories, daring heroes, nasty bad guys, body building and not quite diamond rings advertisements.