Did you ever imagine the degree of fortitude required of Mr. Wile E. Coyote to pick himself up off the canyon floor and climb those cliffs back to the top, his resolve to ensnare Ms. Roadrunner intact?
His repetitious, determined, and optimistic attempts never seemed to wane, even though each bold, eccentric, and hair-brained scheme was a set-up to defeat, down he went and up he climbed, over and over and over again.
But why did we continue to be entertained by a saps tough luck? Because of his half-baked, preposterous, and Acme sponsored creative strategies! Implausible, reckless, unconventional are all adjectives which stir our imagination and while conventional wisdom says his pursuit is foolhardy and a waste of time, nothing ingenious or brilliant or impossible was ever created using conventional wisdom.
Mr. Coyote and Ms. Roadrunner are the infamous cartoon adversaries dreamt up by studio staff at Warner Brother’s. But even though they were amusing, they also carried human characteristics like determination, hope, courage, belief, and character.
I careened off my proverbial cliff of reality and landed far, far below at the bottom of a canyon now known to me as “Breakdown Pass.” I’d spent the past 22 years creating an identity that was determined to be successful in the corporate world, determined to create a niche, or a need for my services, and to understand exactly what they want and always over-exceed their expectations. That was a world of results not of procedure. They didn’t care how, they cared about when. And frequently I didn’t answer the how much question, I answered the how soon question.
At the bottom of the canyon the dust began to settle around me, when a scrawny, hairy paw reached out to me. Mr. Coyote said, as he was helping me to my feet, “Little Ms. Roadrunner got her own show with Speedy Gonzalez and a animation whisperer. Yeah, good luck with that, bird brain. Come on, I’ll show you the back lot. And we can talk about what we could become rather than repeating what we became. . .because my back can’t take it anymore.”
- Rules: Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote (ritholtz.com)
- A Fabulous Collection of ACME Products: As used by Bugs, Daffy and Wile E. Coyote (dangerousminds.net)
- That’s All Folks! (mentalstorage.com)
- ACME Corporation: 126 Coyote Endorsed Products (ritholtz.com)
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