I’m VERY excited! TGW will be growing a couple of offshoots in the spring, which I can’t tell you about just yet because they’re just too exciting. In fact they’re so exciting that it’s a similar situation to The Funniest Joke in the World, used against the Germans in the Second World War.
It was so funny, it killed people. Following its invention by Ernest Scribbler (who died just after he’d finished writing it):
It was not long before the Army became interested in the military potential of the Killer Joke. Under top security, the joke was hurried to a meeting of Allied Commanders at the Ministry of War.
Top brass were impressed. Tests on Salisbury Plain confirmed the joke’s devastating effectiveness at a range of up to fifty yards.
“All through the winter of ’43 we had translators working, in joke-proof conditions, to try and produce a German version of the joke. They worked on one word each for greater safety. One of them saw two words of the joke and spent several weeks in hospital. But apart from that things went pretty quickly, and we soon had the joke by January, in a form which our troops couldn’t understand but which the Germans could.”
It’s that kind of idea. (Think employees at Cingular working on iPhone. They say even the CEO only saw it the day before Macworld, it was so secret)
Thus, I don’t know the whole idea myself, because it would kill me if I did. I have thought of bits of it at different times, written the bits down and hidden them around the house, emailed them to friends, put them in a safety deposit box.
It’s my birthday tomorrow. Thank you to those of you who have already sent me birthday emails, cards, videos, and baked potatoes!
If you would like to wish me a happy birthday, do feel free to click on any of the Google ads you see on this page. Thank you ever so much. The money will go towards offsetting the startup costs of some rather exciting ventures.
Thank you all for all your support for what has been a wonderful year for me, a turning point, a rebirth. Your support is muchly appreciated.