Smart vs Brilliant

by John Washington on January 11, 2017

Smart is when you believe only half of what you hear. Brilliant is when you know which half to believe.

Robert Orben, (born March 4, 1927) is best known as an American professional observational comedy writer, though he also worked as a speechwriter for Gerald R. Ford and as a magician.

Thanks to Calvin Peel for a quote appropriate to these crazy times.

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Michael J. Norton January 11, 2017 at 3:15 pm

One step beyond brilliant, is the person who knows which half is a lie and then plays the speaker without letting them realize you played them.

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Steve Lowen January 11, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Kudos for the Robert Orben Quote.
In Scottsdale we residents have a third element…believe little when it eminates from Lane, Klepp, Korte, Milhaven, ad nauseum. Problem is, of course, they ‘prevaricate’ while showering the Connected with our tax dollars, most wasted. See: SkySong, The Galleria etc. and more to come.

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Michael J. Norton January 11, 2017 at 3:31 pm

good point, Steve. It’s sad that when listening to the majority of our City Council, your only appropriate thought is “Why are they telling me this” followed by “what are they up to now?”

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