There is a really dumb theory that truly creative minds gravitate to drug use.
This little treasure of ignorance is always spouted off by someone who uses it to defend their idol.
Jimmy Hendrix, John Belushi and Kurt Cobain are the 3 sacred cows they like to trot out.
But here is the key.
I have never, ever, heard this theory trotted out by anyone who: A. Had an advanced degree. And B: Has a successful career.
You will never see all three of those together. Just saying.
But, this whole argument leads me to the little scene going on in front of me.
Using the argument from the sentences about, 2 of the most creative men ever to walk the planet are sitting on the patio of a Starbucks.
And these two genuses stink like someone dipped them in shit.
But the shining brilliance makes that ungodly BO bearable.
And what is the subject of our little think tanks roundtable today?
“If Bill Gates drops a $100 bill, he will lose money if he takes the time to stop and pick it up.”
Its like being in the presence of Stephen Hawking if he was being gang raped by Einstein.
(Personally, there is no way Einstein could maintain an erection with that kind of BO. Can’t be done.)
I know I am setting myself up for a bunch of whiny emails from the social justice warriors who will throw out the same tired catch phrases. “Walk a mile in his shoes, you don’t know what has gone on in his life… blah blah frickin blah.”
First of all, I would not be caught dead in those shoes.
Second of all the logic is something teenagers would come up with.
And slow teens at that.
I have never smoked meth or blown a dealer in an alleyway, but I am more than a little sure I would not like it.
The thing that keeps bringing me back to these two is that there is a specific spot that Bill would need to be dropping Franklins.
Creative genius number one has repeatedly smacked the same spot on the ground.
“Right here, right Fuxxxxx here.” Smack! “If Bill Gates dropped a $100 right here, he wouldn’t pick it up, couldn’t pick it up, he would lose money just doing it!”
And it wasn’t even an argument, they were agreeing with each other for the better part of an hour.
And here is the take away from this entire meth-fueled Algonquin Round-table:
Sometimes creative people do drugs.
And sometimes, smelly dipshits do drugs.
And it probably isn’t a good idea for either one.