Early Lightbulbs, Not That Bright

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Success in one area doesn't, as many of us know*, guarantee you success in another. Michael Jordan, a basketball legend, found that his baseball career created an entirely different legend. Mariah Carey, a glittering pop success, well — just go ahead and insert your own Glitter pun here. And for goodness' sake, Jewel's poetry. Need I say more? (In case you wish to see some of Jewel's verses, check 'em out here, but be warned she talks a good deal about her... er... bosom.) The latest in this string of possible folly is the esteemed Thomas Edison, whose "prose poetry" has recently been discovered. Read it here. And then let us know what you think: is Edison a Mariah Carey, or a Jennifer Lopez?**

*Success at duckpin... does not translate into success at regular bowling.
**In this reference, I'm considering J-Lo a success. I mean, her movies are watchable, and her albums should be required for aerobic activity.

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