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Couldn't James A. Williams of Fredonia, Texas have more easily side-stepped the patent process and have his invention approved by an act of the Texas legislature?

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Comment by anthony martin on January 24, 2014 at 12:36pm

 Didn't he also develop the revolver wart remover and the cannon bottle opener?

Comment by Kent Fevurly on January 24, 2014 at 10:04pm

Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.

Comment by Margaret-Anne Moore on January 25, 2014 at 3:33pm

The authorities might have considered this to be  "overkill"  and a possible endangerment of human life!

Comment by Murray A. Gewirtz on January 26, 2014 at 11:03am

Punxatawny Phil says this a helluva item to post shortly before Groundhog Day.

Anyway, I take it the world didn't beat a path to Mr. Williams' door.

Comment by Murray A. Gewirtz on January 26, 2014 at 11:05am

By the way, didn't Williams also invent the game of "Whack-a-Mole"?

Comment by Margaret-Anne Moore on January 26, 2014 at 1:30pm

If Williams came out with this idea now, he would have all the  "animal rights"  activists and environmentalists all over his back.  JUST STICK WITH A BUNCH OF CATS--THEY AIN'T ILLEGAL!

Comment by anthony martin on January 26, 2014 at 9:50pm

 We have a desk stapler in the form of Tweety Bird wacking Sylvester with a big blue hammer.Cartoon characters get away with lots of violence!

Comment by Sue Cauhape on January 26, 2014 at 10:23pm

Anthony, you're reminding me of all those mothers I met during my daughter's pre-school years who were horrified by the Roadrunner and Coyote cartoons. They clearly didn't understand the dangers of the inventor's creative process.

Comment by Margaret-Anne Moore on February 1, 2014 at 1:22pm

No only the Roadrunner-Wiley cartoons.  There are--and have been--some others that are extremely violent.  I have had friends request that I not give their children and/or grandchildren anything involving The Three Stooges!

Comment by Sue Cauhape on February 1, 2014 at 3:15pm

Nyuck nyuck nyuck!

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