Fame, Fortune, and Mouse Balls

E-mail Submitted by Joe:

Hello there!

I'm Clara and I want to congratulate you for meeting someone famous by doing absolutely nothing on your part!  Congratulations!

Who did you meet?  Me!  Who am I?  I'm the granddaughter of the scientist who invented balls for computer mice!  Pleased to meet you!

What will astonish you even more is that it wasn't just my grandfather but ME who gave the inspiration for the mouse to be invented in the first place!  Think about it: balls rest inside computer mice the way that a fetus rests inside of a mother.  When my mom was pregnant with me, her father thought about it and realized the idea for a computer mouse!  I'm the inspiration for mouse balls! 

As the actual inventor of mouse balls, I read your profile and found you worthy of a message!  If I could invent computer mice from inside a womb, imagine what I'm doing now!  I'll tell you, it's a lot. 

Go ahead and read my profile!  Hope to hear from you soon!



  1. "found you worthy"

    Oi. Now if that doesn't tell you what life with this nutbird would be like...

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  3. Name dropping, well no actual name involved but it's still sad & shameful.

  4. ^ most excellent.

    So of course I had to look this up, and according Wiki, the trackball was invented in 1952 as part of a secret Canadian military device. Then the same guy who helped invent the mouse in 1963 developed the trackball mouse in 1972 and many people have improved on it since.

    So basically I call bullshit. Probably this delusional woman's grandfather was telling her a tale, even if he was one of main people who developed it.

    I'm happy about this because I instantly hated her.

    1. I don't think she was talking about the trackball, but rather the ball mouse (that is, the older type of mouse that has a ball underneath). I'm not seeing how anything you said bears one way on the other on the believeability of her claims.

    2. One way *or* the other, rather.


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