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And once again, there is nothing new under the sun... [Nov. 14th, 2008|01:15 pm]
terribleturnip
For all of you who have ever done a bit or joke or art or tune and either realized, or had someone point out that "Someone Else" has already done it, or something darn near close to it...

http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre4ad2qs-us-greeks-comedy/

It's ALL been done before, my friends...it's just a question of whether anyone recorded it...
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[User Picture]From: thatliardiego
2008-11-14 06:55 pm (UTC)
Proof positive that if you've gotta steal material, it's best to steal it from the dead.
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[User Picture]From: pyllgrum
2008-11-14 07:22 pm (UTC)
I was going to leave a comment, but thatliardiego already posted what I had to say.
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[User Picture]From: queenmaggie
2008-11-14 07:59 pm (UTC)
Also, try the short story "Melancholy Elephants" by Spider Robinson, for a slightly different take on the same question.
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