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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Random Thought Thursday

Today's quote is from Unknown, a shady character whose quotes appear quite frequently in many anthologies, including famous ones like Bartlett's Quotations. No one knows who Unknown is or was. Some believe Unknown and Anonymous are the same person. Other's that they are two different people. Personally I think they are two different people because the things they are quoted as having said can be so wildly different.

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?

I would discover/invent another type of material to replace plastic. It would be biodegradable, recyclable and non-harmful to the earth and all it's living inhabitants. It would have just as many useful applications as plastic, but not be petroleum based. Making this replacement plastic would be easy and would create just as many jobs as does the making of plastic currently.

What would you attempt?


  1. I would use the huge amounts of carbon dioxide floating about to speed up plant production rates so that more food can be produced - lowering the food costs...

  2. I would have a huge flower and vegetable farm (huge) and I would put honey bee hives all around to bring back the population.

    That was such a loaded question I also have to say, I would buy a continent and free all the animals in zoos. I would also ban all fishing/whaling from the oceans and I think I would replant a bazillion trees, even in places there were never trees before.

    Wishful dreaming.

  3. All of you are so ... upstanding.

    If I knew I couldn't fail, I'd play the lotto. Or find a way to give myself superpowers. Or find a way to become immortal.

  4. Good question! Um, I really haven't thought about that before! Ah ... let's see ... Ok, thought process completed. You know how there are wet suits? How they're supposed to keep you warm in the deep blue sea? Well, I'd make a dry suit. It would keep you cool when doing strenuous activity in the summer heat, such as road works, or cylcing! :o) cool huh?

  5. Well, there's that world peace thing...ya know, the one where all cultures respect each other...but that ideas is done to death I suppose (no pun intended). I guess I'd invent a way to get to the other side of the world in minutes. This is all self-interest. My sister and family live in Australia. I'm here in the U.S.

  6. I'll ignore the question. But just a thought - would you ever think of classing the Unknown Warrior as anonymous.

    I've just seen at the bottom of the comment that anonymous comments are not allowed. I don't suppose I'll remain unknown either.

  7. Swing by my blog? There's something there for you! :)

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  8. World domination, of course. Bwa ha ha ha

    Seriously? Oh. :)

    I would get all the abused animals in the world and give them a home on my bigger than our farm ranch that I would buy. They would all be loved and happy and never have to be hurt again. :)

  9. OMGoodness, Bish...You better RUSH over to Angela's blog!!!!!!!!!!

  10. If I couldn't fail, I would end pollution of all kinds and clean up this gorgeous, amazing planet.


Your Random Thoughts are most welcome!