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Robert Kearns, the inventor of the windshield wiper delay and victor in multi-million dollar lawsuits against auto manufacturers for using his idea, has died at the age of 77 following an intermittent illness.

Kearns won millions in judgments against Ford and Chrysler, but later suits against GM and foreign manufacturers went back and forth for years, and were eventually dismissed. Although far from insolvent, a large portion of the money awarded him in damages was wiped out by legal fees.

In accordance with his wishes and living will, no devices were employed to delay his death.

Mr. Kearns was a man of vision and glass. He will clearly be mist from time to time.

(Condolences with apologies to close family and friends of Mr. Kearns. I simply couldn’t resist.)


"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesman and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do."

- Ralph 'Where's Waldo' Emerson

"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like. And I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
- Bilbo Baggins

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by drsoos

i use to write stuff like this back in high school, maybe i should dig them up and post them what do you think?

( Posted by: johntellall [Member] On: February 27, 2005 )

post haste
Juvenile humor is one of my joys- it helps keep me young at heart.

Please dig up and post your high school stuff (try looking under that pile of glossy magazines with pages stuck together).

I eagerly await more wit and wisdom in your first posting and second comment.


Cool avatar. Maybe you were looking for a Pokemon website?

(Author's note- most of the information in the obituary above is true)

( Posted by: drsoos [Member] On: February 28, 2005 )

Soos: Wiped.....
nicely done......nicely done......nicely done......nicely done.....


( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: February 28, 2005 )

Well done. Very cleverly written!! Nice job.

( Posted by: everybodyelsesgirl [Member] On: February 28, 2005 )

Drsoos-Belly laugh
And thanks for it! Very cleverly done.


( Posted by: FeliciaStone [Member] On: February 28, 2005 )


I hate it when these gifted writers fail to share!

I guess we'll wait for the book and pay for it (I can wait).


( Posted by: drsoos [Member] On: March 7, 2005 )

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