Posted by darrenistheman at 208-228-170-53.waymark.net on August 07, 2001 at 15:03:44:
Oft quoted by Amazing Randi "The absence of coincidence would truly be miraculous."
When you look at the world through similar lense, you are bound to see something that others who look through that same lense will see too. Comedians write the same jokes all the time.
I am surprised Smith would think about pursuing legal action against Burton. I mean he COULD have hacked the idea...but its also likely he didn't.
Patent races between inventors, improvisational comedians racing to a same punchline... sure to outsiders like us it SEEMS like it is a rip-off (especially under the microscope of time and the END RESULT of the creative process rather than the process itself), but I for one am not sold. Not yet.
I'll ask Kev-a-reen-o on Monday in Austin, nyaaaaaaah.
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