The Bad Influence
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The Bad Influence

Appropriation Is the Secret Sauce That Makes Life Tasty

Some folks call it stealing, but I don’t

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What do Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, and Ed Gein have in common? A high degree of skill at taking what they want from others, and recombining those liberated goods into something new. There’s nothing wrong with it, and it’s how new ideas come about.

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