Monday, January 07, 2008

Such Genius Like You've Never Seen Before

by Matthew Sanborn Smith

Dave was a genius. Dave was such a genius that only Dave knew Dave was a genius. He felt bad for everyone else. They couldn’t see the obvious. Problem was that Dave wasn’t very good at math or clever with words. He couldn’t come up with brilliant ideas or even dance very well. His only genius lay in the fact that he could see his own genius (which was the ability to see his own genius), so he couldn’t show anyone else what a genius he was by doing a trick or hyper-cubing a hyper-sphere or even reciting Robert Frost. The rest of them, his family, his friends, his coworkers at the the bottle washing plant, would never know what mental power stood in their presence.

Poor bastards.

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