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Brilliant Brilliant

Friends, the search is over. I have finally been summarised in someone else’s prose:

I don’t have any solution, but I certainly admire the problem.
— Ashleigh Brilliant

Ashleigh Brilliant: “history’s only full time, professional, published epigrammatist” *; creator of Brilliant Thoughts; writer of such books as I HAVE ABANDONED MY SEARCH FOR TRUTH AND AM NOW LOOKING FOR A GOOD FANTASY and ALL I WANT IS A WARM BED AND A KIND WORD AND UNLIMITED POWER: EVEN MORE BRILLIANT THOUGHTS.

Mr Brilliant claims to produce an average of 1 Brilliant Thought every 36 hours and earns about US$100,000/year doing so.

Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Yes, we are in the wrong game.

“Life is the only game in which the object of the game is to learn the rules”
— Ashleigh Brilliant


* “In a case against a heat-transfer decal company that appropriated three expressions (including “I have abandoned my search for the truth and am now looking for a good fantasy”), a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled that Mr. Brilliant’s works were “epigrams” entitled to full copyright protection, as distinct from mere “short phrases,” which can’t be copyrighted.

“That decision, and an $18,000 damage award, encouraged Mr. Brilliant to demand money from others. He’s written more than 350 threatening letters to alleged infringers, and has filed and won a half dozen copyright cases.”