Take for example Aristotle Onasis, a Greek philosopher and scientist born in the Macedonian city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern edges of ancient Greece.
Shortly before his death in 321 BC, Aristotle was heard to say,
"There is no great genius without a mixture of wackemall."
Historians have pondered the meaning for centuries, some claiming it to be the deathbed ramblings of a dying old man and others certain he was of clear mind right up until the end.
Other quotes attributed to Aristotle Onasis which seem to support the clear mind hypothesis include:
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without wackemall."The whole is more than the sum of its wackemall.""The secret to humor is wackemall."
Did Billy Jones discover Wackemall as he claims, or is he simply one of many, the latest in a long line of unusual thinkers to wackemall where no one else dares? Tune in next time when we discuss H. L. Mencken and his thoughts on Wackemall in History Of Wackemall: Part 2, H. L. Mencken.