Tale Weaver #194 – Genius or Idiot – 25th October 16, 2018 – Idiots Are Us


It didn’t happen all that often but when it did you sat up and took notice as you never knew what the outcome might be.

This was the second such gathering of Idiots Are Us.

They came from everywhere, idiots are far more plentiful than you imagine.

To qualify was easy, you just had to have the temerity to insist you were an idiot and you were in.

Of course, not everyone was that way inclined after all there were reputations to be upheld, but the true die-hards were ever willing to let it all go announcing with a sense of pride their idiocy.

The inventors all turned up believing they were on the cusp of fame and fortune and all their invention needed was a tweak here and there, and they’d have it all perfect.

They were a funny lot, the inventors, huddling in small groups looking furtively around the gathering as if anticipating some move was about to made on their latest idiot idea.

Josh Kirkinsup’s “Gentle Sleeper” was the success he had not anticipated. His idea with the “Gentle Sleeper” was that when you woke in the middle of the night, the ‘Gentle Sleeper’ would, with what Josh described as mother’s touch, rock you back to sleep.

At his first demonstration with the mass of idiots gathered around, his “Gentle Sleeper” catapulted Myron Takawiz from the bed severely injuring three of his ribs. There was much consternation and general agreement that the “Gentle Sleeper” was an idiot idea, and that alone placed Josh into the upper echelon of idiocy.

From that moment on he was revered and put on a pedestal by the other idiots.

After all it took a lot of work and effort to produce an idiot invention and Josh had been successful with what seemed very little thought or planning.

Like so many idiot inventions his “Gentle Sleeper” was only a stroke or two from genius. The sheer thought of achieving such a level of invention was basically anathema to all idiots.

Being labelled a genius was enough to have one excluded in very unceremonious ways from the brotherhood of idiots. When it came down to it what self-respecting idiot wanted the shame of genius lumped onto them.


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8 Responses to Tale Weaver #194 – Genius or Idiot – 25th October 16, 2018 – Idiots Are Us

  1. Love the catapulting Myron. This post is so funny Mchael. Dare a say comic genius?

  2. He needs to iron out the technical glitch and his invention would earn him the genius label!

  3. Jules says:

    Don’t we all just slap ourselves upside our heads when we do see something we think we could have made… Though some things are not all that well thought out. One kitchen show I watch compares gadgets and one the other day was superposed to make pealing a cooked egg easy.
    It was not successful. One Chef I like to watch said that any kitchen tool that only had one function was useless. The best tools in the kitchen… your two hands.

  4. Sadje says:

    Appreciate the irony of your tale.

  5. janmalique says:

    Idiots are us? Genius! Or was that a tad insulting to this select gathering?

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