Who needs Acme when you have good old ingenuity?

Ingenuity. Merriam-Webster's defines ingenuity as skill, cleverness or inventiveness that can manifest itself as an ingenious device or contrivance. Thomas Edison had it, Eli Whitney had it and, thanks to Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius, I have it. Imagine a woman, alone on a deep, dark January night. The icy wind howls against the window and snowdrifts rise ever higher in sharp edged ridges just beyond the pane. Then she hears it or did she? Was it a knock at the door or just the wind and nothing more? Could it be Aunt Eleanor? No. Surely it is just the wind. Suddenly she hears a crash from the enclosed porch. She stiffens, eyes riveted to the door. Slowly, cautiously, she rises. Her heart is pounding in her chest as she pulls back the curtain and peers into the shadows dancing across the porch. Who can it be? In one frantic movement, she flips on the light and comes face to face with the evil foe. A rat the size of a Volkswagen.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

Ingenuity. Merriam-Webster's defines ingenuity as skill, cleverness or inventiveness that can manifest itself as an ingenious device or contrivance. Thomas Edison had it, Eli Whitney had it and, thanks to Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius, I have it.

Imagine a woman, alone on a deep, dark January night. The icy wind howls against the window and snowdrifts rise ever higher in sharp edged ridges just beyond the pane. Then she hears it or did she? Was it a knock at the door or just the wind and nothing more? Could it be Aunt Eleanor? No. Surely it is just the wind. Suddenly she hears a crash from the enclosed porch. She stiffens, eyes riveted to the door. Slowly, cautiously, she rises. Her heart is pounding in her chest as she pulls back the curtain and peers into the shadows dancing across the porch. Who can it be? In one frantic movement, she flips on the light and comes face to face with the evil foe. A rat the size of a Volkswagen.

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