The Struggle to Add/Remove CR

Posted: October 20, 2016 in Tim Braun
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I haven’t written much lately, because frankly I’ve had very few brilliant thoughts that I felt were worthy enough to be shared with brilliantyou. I’ve had thoughts of course but on a scale of one brilliant to 10 brilliants they would be at about a 1.2. So still brilliant, just not brilliant enough.

Until now.

This might push the brilliant scale up to a 7 or 8. I was stuck in traffic the other day and lucky enough to be trapped behind an 18-wheeler that looked like it had been to Australia and back. Beat up, rusty and full of enough character to populate a Disney movie. It was a truck with an open-topped container trailer and hadn’t seen this side of a car wash nigh on the last 30 years.

So I’m sitting here behind this truck and I see painted in fairly small white, paint-peeling letters a single word. Mind you that there are absolutely NO other words on this trailer except for this single illuminating word:


I can’t tell you how long I stared at this word on the back of this rust-encrusted trailer contemplating life and all that it means. But then it slowly hit me. You know the statement that people have said as long as I can remember: “There’s no ‘I’ in TEAM”? Someone should have made a quad-zillion bucks off of that statement but I bet it was just a flippant comment that they threw out there on some blog that only has a few hundred followers. Someone else then took that and suddenly it went all over the world as every sports team grabbed it as their own.

And now I have one of those sentences that I made up that will soon go viral and compete with all the sleeping cat pictures and Trump rants and Clinton rants on Facebook. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the next big statement:

“Inedible with a CR just makes it incredible!”

OK, let’s try this again.

“Removing CR from incredible makes everything inedible”

Hmmm. Not rolling off the tongue.

“Incredible minus the C and R turns your life into something inedible”

Final try.incredible

“Something inedible only needs a C and an R and you have something incredible!”

Don’t think I’m not going to keep trying. I’ll keep you violently updated on the progress so that you will be practically on the cusp of ‘the next big thing’. Until then, remember, there’s no YOU in TEAM either. Hmmm… cogitate on THAT one.

Thank you.

  1. I can see this developing into something incredible and indelible.

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