“A man is successful if he wakes up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between he does what he wants to do”
Bob Dylan said that.
Or at the very least a card hanging up on the wall of my office said that.
Or to be even more precise- A card that has Bob Dylans picture on it and those words beside it said that.
Thinking about it now they never actually stated that this is a Bob Dylan quote. I just assumed it is because it is in inverted commas and is beside a picture of Bob Dylan.
Is it possible that this card company uses the same method to sell cards that I use to win arguments? i.e. fabricating quotes from famous people, philosophers or celebrities that have either long since died or never existed that satisfies my argument but is next to impossible to research letting unassuming by-standers assume its true and in some way relevant.
This so called “Dylan quote” could prove to be quite difficult to verify. Did he say it in an interview? To a friend? or is it a lyric in one of his several thousand songs? It could just as easily be a quote from a homeless man or a card maker who hates his job and was being sarcastic?
Or is anything that difficult to verify anymore? Undoubtedly people will Google it to find out thus ending the conversation and in doing so ending the intrigue.
With every single word these days being Googlable I used to, up until recently, wonder if Google employees know or understand that Google is to conversation what X-Factor is to music.
The simple answer is no. No they don’t. I know this because I asked one of them the other night. She didnt know. Not only did she not know but instead of thrashing it out verbally, she then googled the possibility of other Google employees knowing. No joke! This search, while done in under 1 second, was fruitless proving once and for all that Google, while extremely efficient, is quite obviously the death of debate.
But don’t just take my word for it:
“Google + Smart Phone = The death of debate.”
-Archimedes of Syracuse
So, I like to implant my ideas by using non existant endorsements from celebrities but who’s the real villain here?
Answer: Novelty cards and Google. And it’s clear I’m not the only one who thinks so…