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Why do people always talk about the wheel when they talk about how there's no sense in re-inventing something?

I hereby nominate a replacement for the wheel:

"No sense re-inventing the cheese grater."

Or how about the rutabaga?

"No sense re-inventing the rutabaga."

I'm undecided.


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Sep. 13th, 2011 01:36 pm (UTC)
Great. (Or should I say, "Grate.") Like I needed to be thinking about THIS all day today...
Sep. 14th, 2011 12:28 am (UTC)
If it's any comfort, I have ruled out rutabaga.
Sep. 13th, 2011 01:42 pm (UTC)
But can you build a better mousetrap?
Sep. 14th, 2011 12:29 am (UTC)
Yeah: Why does anyone care about mousetraps, anyway?
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