You said, "But if you're not even willing to show up for the possibility of winning, it's quite possible you don't have the dedication to go through the entire invention process."
Then I said,"Talk about a blanket statement.
Then you said (isn't this getting ridiculous?), "Is it?"
Now I'm saying, "Yes it is."
Then you said after asking me if it was a blanket statement, "So you're saying it's impossible that people who don't show up aren't determined?" emphasizing the word "impossible" in a bold font. I am saying that that is not what I'm saying. Now I am asking you where you got the idea I think it would be impossible for the people who don't show up for the auditions to be not as determined as those who do show up because I am not implying that at all. Sure some people who have inventons are determined and some are not determined, but auditioning for the show does not, by default, imply someone is determined to succeed. If anything they're taking the easy way out.
"I'm referring to the 99% of inventions that never even make it to the USPTO. Remember the old man with Mr. Bright Eyes? If he'd done something with it 40 years ago, he might have had a chance. But he just let it sit until season 2 of AI."
So you mean to tell me you know all the details behind 100% of the 99% of inventions THAT NEVER MADE IT TO THE USPTO? Not only are you a cynic, but you also must be psychic! Or at the very least extremely busy calling people. What more do you know about Mr BrightEyes other than what you heard on tv? You are speaking in blanket generalities and/or total speculation.
"Look, if you're going to call this site the best thing since sliced bread, then you'd better have some results to back it up with."
Give it some time Speedy Gonzales. Besides, I'm speaking of this site's potential. It's only been one year. Again I will cite the winner of season 1- where's the beef? With all their money, viewers and high falutin' experts they have produced NADA. Actually the losers (and I say that with the utmost respect) will probably make out better than the first place winner.
"Do you really think angels are a dime a dozen and that everyone can get one? "
"Oh, no! I made a typo!"
So then why are you so quick to jump on others for doing it and then chastize people like Scrup when they make light of others' faux pas? Wait don't answer that, I don't care.
"Irrespective of what you think of his invention, you cannot deny that AI helped him. "
You just got done asking me what I thought about Janusz auditioning for the show. I said it wasn't a bad idea for him, but a bad idea for the show to pick an impractical product as a finalist. Impractical in the sense it didn't really fit the criteria set out in the beginning of the season. Besides I didn't deny AI1 helped him, remember I said it wasn't a bad idea for him to audition? Come on man, you're just being obfuscatory. I don't mind tangling with you but this really is getting off topic and silly.
"And that's the point. You make it sound like it's absolutely worthless to go there and everyone should boycott the auditions and I just logically point out that at least 12 people would laugh at you if you tell them they shouldn't have gone. Even 5rocks, who didn't make it into the final 12, says he was glad he was in it."
Jesus Christ! Finally you get to your point, but MY whole point had to do with you saying people showed how serious they were by auditioning. You said, "Having to go in person weeds out those who aren't serious about their "inventions." " and I didn't buy it. How in the Hell did we wind up here? Oh right, you're using the "L" word... logic... rrrrrriiigghhtttt
I don't see how you got from there to here, but I'll continue. Sure 5 and Jodi are moving on with their inventions and I'm psyched for them. The funny thing is, concerning the credit you give the show for their success, is that just like Pat said, the people he met who liked his product didn't even know he was on the show.
I'm tired of this nonsense AC. I don't care, you can declare victory or whatever you find that makes you feel superior. I think your point, whatever or wherever it is, is just simply that you got to argue with someone. So I guess you win.
Oh and I misspelled invention at the beginning but just left it so you can make fun of me.