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Greatest American "Genius"

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Ben Franklin or Edison in a two horse race, I guess.

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Puddy and Steven Speilberg

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Actually, in all seriousness, the greatest genius of all time is the inventor of sliced bread. It's the standard by which all good things are measured, and yet no good thing is better.

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Actually, in all seriousness, the greatest genius of all time is the inventor of sliced bread. It's the standard by which all good things are measured, and yet no good thing is better.

 

My mother's uncle invented an automated machine that slices bread for large commercial bakeries along with quite a few other bread baking innovations. His name is Reagan Garrett. He retired at the age ov 40 and hasn't had to work a day since.

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Believe there is a difference between being a genius and being an imaginative inventor...so from my prospective The American Genius is John Forbes Nash.

 

Edison lived off other peoples work.

Wylie Coyotie couldn't even figure out the roadrunner.

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hmm, lot of candidates.. frank lloyd wright, ralph waldo emerson, walt whitman, mark twain, duke ellington, louis armstrong, charlie parker, charles mingus, jimi hendrix, james madison, thomas jefferson, oliver wendell holmes, ben franklin, thomas edison....my answer would probably come from among that lot.

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hmm, lot of candidates.. frank lloyd wright, ralph waldo emerson, walt whitman, mark twain, duke ellington, louis armstrong, charlie parker, charles mingus, jimi hendrix, james madison, thomas jefferson, oliver wendell holmes, ben franklin, thomas edison....my answer would probably come from among that lot.

 

That's a pretty good list. If forced to pick just one, it would have to be Jefferson.

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The Girls Gone Wild creator. Tell me one person that had a better idea then him.... His only downfall is that he is in jail, and that kinda sucks for him.

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er....

 

Michael Vick

 

 

or

 

Michael Nesmith's (The Monkeys) Mother

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The guys who got stinkin rich selling "The Pet Rock"

 

Don't forget Tom Smykowski and his "Jump To Conclusions" mat.

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How about John von Neumann (unless you are discounting him because he was born in Hungary and is "only" a naturalized citizen)?

 

how about richard feynman, american born and bred.

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how about richard feynman, american born and bred.

Surely you're joking, Mr. Azazello!

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I'm going Einstein then.
I didn't go with Einstein because I wanted to pick somebody whose work was brilliant across several disciplines.

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I'm going with the guy who came up with "momo fektard" on these boards. THAT'S pure genius!

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I didn't go with Einstein because I wanted to pick somebody whose work was brilliant across several disciplines.

 

 

When someone is really, really smart (nerdy), do you call then an Einstein or a Neumann?

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When someone is really, really smart (nerdy), do you call then an Einstein or a Neumann?

I suppose it depends upon how smart the person who is doing the name-calling is.

 

:oldrazz:

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Bill Strange. greatest american geodesist

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I suppose it depends upon how smart the person who is doing the name-calling is.

 

:oldrazz:

 

 

:D

 

Then I will officially change my answer to Charles Steinmetz. Not only in honor of your multiple field theory, but because his stature and socialist leanings remind me of you.

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