Here's To The Crazy Ones

"Nothing That's Hard Is Easy" - jpg

What are you thinking . . . .
“Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character.
And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.” .  .  .  What we think we become!
- Frank Outlaw -

Got a Good CraZy Person Suggestion For This Site - Send It To Us - Click HERE!

Steve Jobs

"This One Speaks For Itself!"


Steven Paul "Steve" Jobs (born February 24, 1955) was an American business magnate and inventor. He is well-known for being the co-founder of Apple, NeXT, & Pixar. Born in San Francisco, he was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs of Mountain View, California. His biological mother nearly refused to agree to the adoption after she learned that the adoptive mother never graduated from college and the father never graduated from high school. She relented only after his new adoptive parents promised that Steve would go to college. They kept their promise. Jobs however would drop out of college after 1 semester - He never went back!

See how Jobs revived Apple and remade entire industries, defying the worst economic conditions since the Great Depression -- and his own serious health problems.
Fortune Cover & Time-line © 2009 Cable News Network.
A Time Warner Company All Rights Reserved.

  • td30

Remembering that you are going to die, is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking that you have something to lose.
~ Steve Jobs

"2005 Stanford Commencement Address"
Copyright © All rights reserved

BBC Billion Dollar Hippy
BBC Billion Dollar Hippy

Copyright © All rights reserved

Steve Jobs - Lost Interview
Copyright © All rights reserved

Steve Jobs Profile - How a Dreamer Changed the World

Steve Jobs Profile - How a Dreamer Change the World
Copyright © All rights reserved

Bob Dylan

'Nobel Laureate'

"Trust yourself, Trust yourself to do the things that only you know best.
Trust yourself, Trust yourself to do what’s right and not be second-guessed."



"When You Got Nothing, You Got Nothing To Lose."

Dan Cohen

"For Thinking He Could Change The World With An iPod!"

Dan Cohen founded 'Music & Memory' with a simple idea: Someday, if he ended up in a nursing home, he wanted to be able to listen to his favorite ‘60s music. He’d heard a recent news report about how iPods have grown so popular. Why not bring used iPods as well as new ones into nursing homes to provide personalized music for residents? When Dan had his brainstorm in 2006, he discovered that none of the 16,000 long-term care facilities in the U.S. used iPods for their residents. Drawing on his background in leveraging technology to benefit those who would otherwise have no access, he volunteered at a local nursing home in Greater New York, creating personalized playlists for residents. The program was a hit with residents,staff and families, and became the prototype for a bigger effort. With funding from the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation in 2008, Dan brought 200 iPods to residents of four New York long-term care facilities and tested the program on a larger scale. Successful outcomes spurred the creation of Music & Memory as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2010. Since then, we have implemented iPod personalized music programs in hundreds of care facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Some Staggering Statistics
(Click the Image To Enlarge)

Petronas Tower
Copyright © All rights reserved
In April 2012, a documentary about Dan's work,
Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory, was
previewed at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York
City. A video clip of Henry, one of the residents
reawakened by listening to his Cab Calloway favorites,
went viral. There are now with more than 11 million
views boosting awareness and enthusiastic
interest in his program.

You Can Donate An iPod By Clicking On The Image
> Or Simply By <
Downloading Their Postage Free Label by Clicking the Link 'Below'

> This CraZy Idea Suggested by Ellen G. <

Alive Inside - A Story of Music and Memory
"Alive Inside - A Story of Music and Memory"
Copyright © All rights reserved
Empathy, the sharing of the pain and the joy of another
human being, is the core power of Documentary Film-making.
Alive Inside has been able to touch many hearts and in the
process, change the world for some elders.

"You Can Pay Back Only Seldom.
But, You Can always Pay Forward.
And, You Must Pay Line For Line,
Deed For Deed, and Cent For Cent.

> 'Think Different!' - Donate an iPod & Change a Life <
“Things don’t have to change the world to be important.” ~ Steve Jobs

Robbie Maddison

"Something always hurts when you do
    freestyle motocross for a living!!"

Here's to the crazy ones
Here's to the crazy ones.
Robbie Maddison’s career is one of world records, triumphs against adversity and huge, mind-boggling daredevil jumps. Watching him in action, you would be forgiven for assuming that his nickname ‘Maddo’ had nothing to do with his surname at all. Robbie’s fearless nature may stem from the years he spent recovering from debilitating illness when he was younger, or it may just be that he calculates the risks, understands the implications of gravity and the potential downsides of jumping himself and a hefty, highly strung stunt bike to over 400 feet in the air... and then completely disregards them and does it anyway.

Some of the feats that Robbie has achieved during his career are simply astounding. On 29th March 2008, he broke his own world record twice during the Crusty Demons Night of World Records show in Melbourne, Australia. On his second attempt he broke the world record by travelling 104.42 meters (342 feet 7 inches). He landed hard on his back tyre and was not satisfied by the jump, so he decided to jump once more. On his third jump he again broke the world record, this time with 106.98 meters (350.98 feet) and landed perfectly.

He has also jumped across an open Tower Bridge in London - incorporating a back-flip for good measure - and has won many ‘Best Trick’ trophies to fill up his house in California – which he probably jumps over from time to time.

On Land, on Sea, or in the Air
- few do it better than
Robbie Maddison

Robbie “Maddo” Maddison’s and a 'Pipe Dream'
"Robbie “Maddo” Maddison’s and a 'Pipe Dream'"
Anyone Can Ride A Jetski - Not Just Anyone Can Do This
Copyright © All rights reserved
Skiing as only Robbie Maddison Can
"Skiing as only Robbie Maddison Can"Copyright © All rights reserved
Can Fly
"Can Fly"Copyright © All rights reserved

Got a Good CraZy Person Suggestion For This Site - Send It To Us - Click HERE!

Derrrick Colemn

"I've Been Deaf Since I Was Three - So I Didn't Listen To Them!"
(A Lesson We Can All Learn From)

if you know what your worth, then go out and get what your worth.
and if anyone tries to tell you otherwise -



(Click the Image To Enlarge)                              
Derrrick Colemn
    Derrick Coleman was born in Los Angeles in October 1990 and was diagnosed
with a serious genetic hearing disorder when he was three. Overcoming what would
become deafness, Coleman became a star football player in high school before going
to college at UCLA and playing for the Bruins. Although he wasn't drafted upon
graduation, Coleman was picked up briefly by the Minnesota Vikings before finding
a home with the Seattle Seahawks. The third deaf player to ever reach the NFL,
Coleman is the first to play in the Super Bowl. He was a part of the
Seahawks winning Super Bowl XLVIII team in 2014.



Alian Robert

"The Real Spiderrman - CraZy Fearless!"

Here's to the crazy ones
Here's to the crazy ones.
Alain Robert (born as Robert Alain Philippe on 7 August 1962), is a French rock climber and urban climber, from Digoin, Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne, France. Known as "the French Spider-Man" (after the comic character Spider-Man), or "the Human Spider", Robert is famous for his free solo climbing, scaling skyscrapers using no climbing equipment except for a small bag of chalk and a pair of climbing shoes.

Because authorities will not normally give him permission for such dangerous exploits, Robert usually appears at dawn on the site of whichever giant skyscraper he has chosen to climb.[citation needed] His exploits attract crowds of onlookers who stop to watch him climb. As a consequence, Robert has been arrested many times, in various countries, by law enforcement officials waiting for him at the end of his climb.

His rock-climbing physical training and technique allow him to climb using the small protrusions of building walls and windows (such as window ledges and frames). Over the course of his climbing career, he has become so used to cramming his fingers into the cracks of ledges and hanging from balconies that he is actually unable to completely straighten his fingers.[citation needed] Many of his climbs provide him no opportunity to rest and can last several hours. He sometimes has a small bag of climbing chalk powder fastened around his waist.


In a 2005 interview, Alain Robert said that he has fallen seven times in his life. The worst was his fall in September 1982.On 18 January 1982, at 19, he fell 15 metres (49 ft) when his anchor and rope gave way during training. He fractured his wrists, heels and nose and underwent
three operations.

On 29 September 1982, at 20, he fell 15 metres (49 ft) when his rope came undone while abseiling. He was in a coma for five days and fractured both forearms, his elbow, pelvis and nose. His elbow was also dislocated and a nerve was damaged, leaving him partially paralyzed. He also suffered cerebral edema and vertigo He underwent six operations on his hands and elbow.

In 1993, he fell 8 metres (26 ft) while showing students how to rely on their legs when climbing. He kept his hands behind his back on an easy route but lost his balance and fell headfirst, shattering both wrists. He went into another coma and spent two months in the hospital.

In 2004, he fell 2 metres (6 ft 6.7 in) when climbing a traffic light whilst posing for a photo in an interview. He landed on his elbow and needed forty stitches; just one month later he climbed the world's tallest skyscraper at the time, Taipei 101.

Climbing the Petronas Towers in Malaysia
"Climbing the Petronas Towers in Malaysia"
Copyright © All rights reserved

Free Soloing
"Free Soloing"
Copyright © All rights reserved

An Interview
Copyright © All rights reserved

Alexander Polli

"For Being Crazy!"

Alexander Polli
Alexander Polli

"Polli, a 27-year-old self-described "body flight professional," said he got the idea for the stunt while hiking with friends on Montserrat mountain,near Barcelona, Spain. To be quite honest: I am extremely scared of dying - and I am scared of heights. I never would have embarked on this kind of sport if I had had to be the first to do it. But in fact there were other parachutists, skydivers and base jumpers who'd been doing this for twenty years. So I just asked myself why can they do that and I can't? Is there something I really can't do or is it simply fear that is stopping me? Wingsuit flying or wingsuiting is the sport of flying the human body through the air using a special jumpsuit, called a wingsuit,which adds surface area to the human body to enable a significant increase in lift. Modern wingsuits, first developed in the late 1990s, create the surface area with fabric between the legs and under the arms. Wingsuits are sometimes referred to as birdman suits (after the makers of the first commercially available wingsuit), flying squirrel suits (due to their resemblance to the animal), or bat suits (due to their vague resemblance to the animal or perhaps the superhero). A wingsuit flight normally ends with a parachute opening, and so a wingsuit can safely be flown from any point that provides sufficient altitude for flight and parachute deployment, normally a skydiving drop aircraft or BASE-jump exit point. The wingsuit flier wears parachute equipment designed for skydiving or BASE-jumping. The parachute flight is normal, but the canopy pilot typically unzips the arm wings after deployment to be able to reach the
steering toggles and control the parachute descent."

'I have always felt it is my destiny to build a machine that would allow man to fly.' ~ Leonard da Vinci


Elon Musk

"For Being CarZy Enough To Think He Could
        Send Rockets Into Space!"


Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa, in 1971, to a Canadian mother (Maye Musk) and a South African-born British father. He taught himself computer programming and at age12 and sold the computer code for a video game called Blastar for $500. Musk attended Waterkloof House Preparatory School and graduated from Pretoria Boys High School. He moved to Canada in 1988 at the age of 17, after-obtaining Canadian citizenship through his mother. In 1992, received a degree in physics from the University Pennsylvania. He stayed on a year to finish his second bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School. He moved to California to pursue a PhD in applied physics at Stanford but left the program after 2 days to pursue his entrepreneurial aspirations. In 2002, Elon became an American citizen. Elon is an engineer and entrepreneur who began computer programming when he was 10. He sold his first commercial computer program by the time he was 12. The first company he founded, Zip2 was acquired by Alta Vista for $340 million in cash and stock. He would eventually go on to co-found PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla Motors, among other entities. When eBay acquired PayPal for $1.5 billion in October 2002, Musk's 11.7% earned him a $165 million payday. Elon is currently the CEO of SpaceX, SolarCity, and Tesla. Today, Elon Musk own 28% of Tesla a stake worth more than $5 billion.

> This CraZy Idea Suggested by Ethan <

60 Minute & Elon Musk
"60 Minute & Elon Musk"
Copyright © All rights reserved

Elon Musk - The Real Ironman
"Elon Musk - The Real Ironman"
Copyright © All rights reserved

Got a Good CraZy Person Suggestion For This Site - Send It To Us - Click HERE!

Matt Scott

"For Proving That You Do Not Even Need Legs
To Be A World "Class" Basketball Player !"

Matt Scott - No Excuses

"I’m too weak. I’m too slow. Too big. I ate too much for breakfast.  Got a headache. It’s raining.  My dog is sick. 
I can’t right now. I’m not inspired. It makes me smell bad.  I’m allergic to stuff.  I’m fat.  I’m thin.  It’s too hot. 
I’m not right. I’ve got shin splits.  A Headache.  I’m distracted.  I’m exerting myself too much. I’d love to really but I can’t,
I just can’t.  My favorite show is on.  I’ve got a case of the Mondays.  The Tuesdays.  The Wednesdays.
I don’t want to do this;  I want to do something else.  After New Years.  Next week.  I might make a mistake.  I got home
and I feel bloated.  I have gas.  I got a hot date. My coach hates me. My mom won’t let me.  I bruise easily.  It’s too dark.
It’s too cold.  My blister hurts.  This is dangerous. Ahhh sorry, I don’t have a bike.  I didn’t get enough sleep. 
My tummy hurts.  It’s not  in my genes.  I don’t want to look all tired out.  I need a better coach. 
I don’t like getting tackled.  I have a stomach ache.  I’m not the athletic type.  I don’t want to get sweaty. 
I have better things to do.  I don’t  want to slow you down. 
Do I have to do this? As soon as I get a promotion. 
I think I’ll sit this one out.
- And My Feet Hurt!"

Alex Honnold

"For Completely Redefining Crazy!"


Alex Honnold (born August 17, 1985) is an American big wall free solo climber. He has broken a number of speed records, including a free climb of Salathé Wall, as well as a 5h49m aid solo ascent of the 2,900 feet (900 m) Nose of El Capitan, a route normally demanding two to four days. He was born in Sacramento, California and graduated from Mira Loma High School. Honnold started climbing when he was 11 years old. At the age of 19, he dropped out of UC Berkeley, where he was an engineering student, and devoted all his time to climbing. Alex prefers big walls and sport climbing, but enjoys any climb calling for extreme commitment. Yosemite remains his favorite area because of its impressive walls and unbeatable weather. Honnold found inspiration from such noted climbers as Peter Croft, John Bachar and Tommy Caldwell, but, he says, not as much as the stark simplicity and beauty of El Capitan. In 2010, Honnold was awarded the"Golden Piton" for his climbing achievements. Journalist Lara Logan interviewed Honnold as part of CBS 60 Minutes program airing on October 2, 2011.     

60 Minute & Alex
"60 Minute & Alex"
Copyright © All rights reserved

Alone On The Wall
"Alone on the Wall"
Copyright © All rights reserved

Jeremiah Denton, Rear Admiral , US Navy

For Being CraZy Brave


He spent almost eight years as a Prisoner Of War (POW) in North Vietnam and later wrote a book (When Hell Was
in Session) that became a film about those experiences. Denton is best known from this period of his life, for the
1966 televised press conference in which he was forced to participate in as an American POW by his North Vietnamese captors.
He used the opportunity to communicate successfully and to confirm for the first time to the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence
and Americans that American POWs were being tortured in North Vietnam. He repeatedly blinked his eyes in Morse code
during the interview, spelling out the word, "T-O-R-T-U-R-E". He was also questioned about his support for the
U.S. war in Vietnam, to which he replied: "I don't know what is happening, but whatever the position
of my government is, I support it fully. Whatever the position of my government, I believe in it, yes
sir. I am a member of that government, and it is my job to support it, and I will as long as I live."
Denton died on March 28, 2014 at the age of 89! His buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

(Click Images To Enlarge)

Got a Good CraZy Person Suggestion For This Site - Send It To Us - Click HERE!

Philippe Petit

"For The Artistic Crime Of The Century!"


"On August 7th 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on to a wire he illegally rigged between New York's twin World Trade Towers, the worlds tallest buildings at that time. After performing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, taken to jail and then finally released. Following six and a half years of dreaming of the towers, Petit spent eight months in New York City planning the execution of his "coup". Aided by a team of friends and accomplices, Petit was faced with numerous& extraordinary challenges: he had to find a way to bypass the WTCs security; smuggle the heavy steel cable and rigging equipment into the towers and up to the rooftop; pass the wire between the two rooftops; anchor the wire and tension it to withstand the winds and the swaying of the buildings. First, a fishing line was passed between the buildings using a bow and arrow. Sequential lines were then passed until one strong enough to pass the cable was strung. The rigging was done by night in complete secrecy. At 7:15 AM, Philippe took his first step on the high wire 1,350 feet above the sidewalks of Manhattan. James Marsh's documentary brings Petits extraordinary adventure to life through the testimony of Philippe himself, and some of the co-conspirators who helped him create the unique and magnificent spectacle that became known as . . .
             . . ."The artistic crime of the century."

Man On Wire
"Man On Wire"
Copyright © All rights reserved

Joseph Kittinger II & Felix Baumgartner

"For The Highest, Fastest and Longest Jumps Ever!"

Joseph Kittinger II & Felix Baumgartner
Felix Baumgartner

During Kittinger's project, there were three high altitude jumps accomplished from a balloon-supported gondola; the first
from 76,400 feet; the second from 74,700 feet 25 days later; and on Aug. 16, 1960, from 102,800 feet, the highest altitude from
which man has ever jumped. It was Kittinger who did the jumping. In freefall for four and a half minutes, Kittinger fell at speeds
up to 714 mph, exceeding the speed of sound. He experienced temperatures as low as -94 degrees Fahrenheit. Kittinger
opened his parachute at 18,000 feet and landed safely in the New Mexico desert after a 13 minute 45 second descent.

"The Baumgartner's launch was originally scheduled for October 9, 2012, but was aborted due to adverse weather conditions.
Launch was rescheduledand the mission instead took place on October 14, 2012 when Baumgartner landed in eastern
New Mexico after jumping from a world record 39,045 metres (128,100 ft) or just over 39 kilometres (24 mi). On the basis of
provisional data, Baumgartner also set the record for the highest manned balloon flight (at the same height) and fastest
speed of free fall at 1,342 kilometres per hour (834 mph) making him the first human to break the sound barrier outside
of a vehicle. Baumgartner was in free fall for 4 minutes and 19 seconds,
17 seconds short of mentor Joseph Kittinger's 1960 jump."


Here's to the crazy ones.

Kim Peek

"For Redefining Think Different
  & For Having The Best Memory Ever!"


"Laurence Kim Peek" (November 11, 1951 –
December 19, 2009) was an American savant. Known as a "mega-savant", he was confounding mixture of disability and brilliance. Gifted with the worlds best memory, he was also burdened with social awkwardness and the inability to perform even simple activities of daily living, such as combing his hair or brushing his teeth, without assistance. He was the inspiration for the character of Raymond Babbitt, played by Dustin Hoffman in the movie 'Rain Man'. Unlike Babbitt, Peek had FG syndrome.

MRI Of Kim Peek's Brain
(click Image To Enlarge)

But perhaps the most stunning feature of Kim's reading abilities was the fact that, because his two hemispheres functioned independently, Kim would 'read two pages simultaneously' - READING the LEFT PAGE WITH HIS LEFT EYE AND THE RIGHT PAGE WITH HIS RIGHT EYE', remembering nearly everything he read - all 12,000 volumes!
        ~ And that my friends is truly 'CraZy'!

Inside The Mind Of A Mega-Savant

Kim Peek A Real "Kimputer"

"I think this is probably my personal favorite thus far!" You see, if you try hard enough, you could pull off most, if not all of the stuff on these pages, at least to some extent. But Kim Peek wrote new rules on the meaning of think different, doing something that no other person on the planet could have done, no matter how hard they Practice or Train or Work or Try - not matter how CraZy they are.

NPR's News Segment on the Passing of Kim Peek
Copyright NPR © All rights reserved

The Real Rain Man
"The Real Rainman"
Copyright © All rights reserved

Kim Peek - Memory Masters
"Memory Masters"
Copyright © All rights reserved


2 Rules To Live By

        > RULE #1:
               "Never PreJudge Anyones Intellect !"
        > RULE #2:
               "Never Forget Rule #1 !"


SteStephen Wiltshire
"Stephen Wiltshire"
Copyright © All rights reserved
"Derek Paravicini"
Copyright © All rights reserved

Daniel Tammet
"Daniel Tammet"
Copyright © All rights reserved

(Click the Image To Enlarge)


"Jake Barnett"
Copyright © All rights reserved

Santigo Gonzles
"Santigo Gonzales"
Copyright © All rights reserved
Jamie Edwards
"Jamie Edwards"
Copyright © All rights reserved

Make Everything as Simple as Possible - But 'Not Simpler'!
- Albert Einstein

Here's To The Crazy Ones

"For Getting It All Started!"

Here's To The Crazy Ones

"Here's To The Crazy Ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the
square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have
no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them.
About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the
human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world - are the ones who DO!"

- Apple

Got a Good CraZy Person Suggestion For This Site - Send It To Us - Click HERE!

Faith Dickey Petit

"For Being Good At Being Crazy!"


'Faith Dickey' (23 years-old) began slacklining with the same ambitions as most, just to cross between two trees in the park. Little did she know that these humble beginnings would turn into a passionate lifestyle where the pursuit of balance was at the forefront. After one year of slacklining in the USA, she traveled to Europe and began the more extreme aspects of the sport, Longline and Highline. Longlining invokes extended focus-time, endurance and control despite the elements. th keep your keep your mind focus on one feat for such a long time is a new challenge for the human mind. Faith's current Longline best and the female World Record is 22m (728ft). Faith's ambitions as a highliner were humble in the beginning, however Highlining took everything she thought she knew about fear and threw it into the sky. To stand on a one inch webbing stretched across a void, with all exposure penetrating ones vision and unhinging your brain, every iota of your of your being is telling not to be there. this is fear and each step across that line pushes it slowly away. Faith broke the original female world record within 4 months of Highlining, and has since set the female world record for Highlining length at 81m (266ft); record for height int the Swiss Alps at 1200m (4000ft) from the valley. She continually breaks her own records to set new ones.

(Click the Image To Enlarge)

(Click the Image To Enlarge)

> This CraZy Idea by Karen <

"Faith Dickey"
Copyright © All rights reserved

(Click the Image To Enlarge)
Look closely, and you can just make out Faith Dickey
walking along a slackline strung between two sandstone
towers in the Moab Desert in Utah

John Forbes Nash

"For Thinking Different!"


"John Forbes Nash, Jr." (born June 13, 1928) is an American mathematician whose works in game theory, differential geometry, and partial differential equations has provided insight into the forces that govern chance and events inside complex systems in daily life. His theories are used in market economics, computing, evolutionary biology, artificial intelligence, accounting, politics and military theory. Serving as a Senior Research Mathematician at Princeton University during the latter part of his life, he shared the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with game theorists Reinhard Selten and John Harsanyi.
So I wrote this one with some trepidation. To be clear, Dr. Nash is here 'not' because he was 'Crazy', he was 'not'. He is here because he is one of the 'Crazy Ones'. True to the difference between Think Differently and Think Different, with the former meaning to be able to think about what is and change it and the latter to think about what isn't and create it - Dr. Nash Thought Different. This of course is what all the 'Crazy Ones' can do. In the end, that is what defines their genius. Like a Touch Screen Laptop versus the iPad - like Steve Jobs. Yes, Dr. Nash suffered from mental illness and yes he suffered in life. So I guess, at least to some extent, he's also here because of that. But he is here more because he overcame what many thought impossible, as many do, and triumphed, as many do. Perhaps we can all learn from him . . . . . . Because when you learn to see the world the way people who suffer see it, then you will understand them different(ly).

According to Aristotle - "The best tragedies are
conflicts between a hero and his destiny.
They contain moments of recognition,
catharsis and ultimately -
a reversal of fortune."

Dr. John Nash's life -- his early brilliance,
his struggle with mental illness, and his
slow, willful recovery -- is definitely the
stuff of 'Greek Tragedy'.

"A Brilliant Madness"
Copyright © All rights reserved
'A Brilliant Madness' is the story of a mathematical genius whose career was cut short by a descent into madness. At the age of 30, John Nash, a stunningly original and famously eccentric MIT mathematician, suddenly began claiming that aliens were communicating with him and that he was a special messenger. Diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, Nash spent the next three decades in and out of mental hospitals, all but forgotten. During that time, a proof he had written at the age of 20 became a foundation of modern economic theory. Starting in the 1960's Economists began to successfully apply game theory to economics - mergers, strikes, collective argaining, auctions, farm subsides, monetary policy, international trade -situations of conflict and cooperation- were all now seen as strategic games. and at the center was the Nash Equilibrium - the point at which conflicts get resolved. Beginning somewhere in the 1980's Nash began to emerge from 30 years of mental illness. Those around him assumed it was new anti-psychotic medications. Nash however had stopped taking medication in 1970. When asked how he recovered he replied, "I willed it." In 1994,
he was awarded a Nobel Prize in Economics.

Michael Labrie
"For Getting Back Up!"

Copyright © All rights reserved"Michael Labrie was severely burned over 95% of his body when he was a toddler,
but that hasn't stopped him from becoming an excellent golfer and remarkable man." - The Golf Channel

"His curiosity is boundless. The tricky part for Mike LaBrie sometimes is compelling his body to go on the many new adventures his curiosity has mapped out. But the charismatic 25-year-old from Dracut is very persuasive. The state Registry of Motor Vehicles discovered this during its futile attempt to force LaBrie to attach a handicap adapter to his steering wheel. LaBrie laughed at the RMV's suggestion. A gasoline explosion burned 95 percent of his body and nearly killed him when he was 3. His fingers on both hands are little more than stubs. But LaBrie uses what fingers he has to play both the piano and guitar and work at lowering his 12 handicap in golf. With his father's help, he convinced the RMV that driving a car would be a snap."Soon as you tell Mike he can't do something," warns Central Catholic golf coach Vin Pastore, "he does it."He has bungee-jumped off a 300-foot-high tower in New Jersey. Not daring enough?Recently, he opened up his guitar case in Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston and performed his own soul-searching songs for the world to hear. ("The words replace the things that I can't say out loud. I hide behind the ink on this page," LaBrie sings in his song "More Than Just a Friend.") Within an hour, $50 in coins and small bills had been dropped in his opened case by passers-by."My dad thought I looked like a bum," LaBrie says with a laugh."He is a conqueror," says Pastore. "You never know what will be next for him. But you know it will be exciting."Four years ago, LaBrie's newest adventure was golf, a challenging enough game for someone able to grip a golf club normally. LaBrie's father, also named Mike, and grandfather, Richard Fadden, are avid golfers, so LaBrie figures it was inevitable he take up the game seriously. But LaBrie's father noticed also that his son seemed determined to take on increasingly more challenges requiring use of his hands. LaBrie had been an outstanding youth-soccer player in Dracut. He remains an accomplished snowboarder -- among many other things."He had mastered things with his feet," Says his father."I don't know what turned him to his hands. Just a challenge, I guess."

Got a Good CraZy Person Suggestion For This Site - Send It To Us - Click HERE!

Jack Dorsey

"For giving us our voices
                  - Tweet, Tweet!"


Jack Dorsey grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and by age 13, he had become interested in dispatch routing. Some of the open source software he created in the area of dispatch logistics is still used by many taxi cab companies. He went to high school at Bishop DuBourg High School and attended the Missouri University of Science and Technology before transferring to New York University. It was there that he first came up with the idea for Twitter. In 200 Dorsey then moved to Okland, California and started his company to dispatch couriers, taxis, and emergency services from the Web. When he first saw implementations of instant messaging, Dorsey wondered whether the software's user status output could be shared among friends easily.  Dorsey and Biz Stone decided that SMS text suited the status message idea, and built a prototype of Twitter in about two weeks. The idea attracted many users at Odeo and investment from Evan Williams who had left Google after selling it Pyra Labs and Blogger. Dorsey, Stone and Noah Glass co-founded Obvious, which then spun off Twitter, Inc. As the service began to grow in popularity, Dorsey chose the improvement of uptime as top priority, even over creating revenue. His three guiding principles, which are shared by the whole company and through its culture, are simplicity, constraint, and craftsmanship.

"Jack Dorsey - 60 Minutes"
Copyright © All rights reserved

"Jack Dorsey - Speaks with Cleveland Clinic
Foundation's Toby Cosgrove, MD

Copyright © All rights reserved

John Stephen Akhwari

"For The Best Last Place Finish Ever!"
- 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games


In the 1968 Mexico City Olympic games, a young
African runner from Tanzania, named John Stephen Akhwari, would compete in the last event of the games - the 26 mile, 385 yard marathon. Although he would ultimately finish last, nearly an hour behind the rest of the runners, he would nonetheless finish the race and in doing so deliver a finish that will be remembered long after the winner has been forgotten. Early in the race he suffered a bad a fall but he got back up and kept running. Now running on a badly injured leg, and knowing full well that he was out of the competition, a voice called from within to go on, and so he went on. When Akhwari finally did approach the stadium, it was nearly empty. As he entered the stadium the meager crowd rose to their feet and began cheering. Photographers scrambled to set up cameras long stowed away, barely managing to capture one of the greatest finishes in Olympics history. Afterwards it was written . . .

"Today we have seen the young African runner who symbolizes the finest in the human spirit. A performance that gives true dignity to sport. A performance that lifts sport out of the category of grown men playing at games. A performance that gives meaning to the word courage. All honor to John Stephen Akhwari of Tanzania. Perhaps the words of John Stephen Akhwari epitomize all that is right in the human spirit. When asked why he did not quit he said simply - 'My country did not send me 5000 miles to start the race, they sent me
5000 miles to Finish the race!'"

"100 Years of Olympic History"
Copyright © All rights reserved

To The Crazy Ones
Who Never, Ever Give Up!'

Got a Good CraZy Person Suggestion For This Site - Send It To Us - Click HERE!

Tyler Bradt

"Cause It's There & Cause He Can!"


Tyler Bradt (born June 2, 1986) is an American professional whitewater kayaker who holds the unofficial world record for the highest waterfall successfully run in a kayak. In 2007 Tyler ran the 107-foot (33 m) Alexandra Falls on the Hay River in the Northwest Territories. This record was broken by a Brazilian kayaker, Pedro Oliveira, when he ran a 127-foot 39m) falls in Brazil, breaking Tyler Bradt’s former 107-foot record by 20 feet. On April 21, 2009, just a month after Oliveira set a new world record, Bradt successfully took back the record when he kayaked the 186-foot (57 m) Palouse Falls in Eastern Washington. This drop was re-measured at 189 ft. A few feet taller than we had previously thought. Tyler had smashed the world record by 62 feet! The freefall lasted approximately four seconds. Bradt suffered only minor injuries from this record feat. His media agent released the photographs and video footage of him dropping over the falls to Sports Illustrated, which carried a video of the plunge on their website. The May 18, 2009 issue of Sports Illustrated included the first published photo of Bradt's world record descent. Tyler Bradt and kayaker/filmmaker Rush Sturges included footage of the plunge in their 2010 film Dream Result, which they collaborated on and released in 2010.

'Click Image to Enlarge It'
This is Crazy!

"Tyler Bradt Completes His World
Record Waterfall Descent "

Copyright © All rights reserved

"Tyler Bradt Doing What
He Does Best "

Copyright © All rights reserved

Nick Vujcic

"For Proving That Disability Is Not Real
& That It Only Exsits In Ones Thoughts!"


"Nick Vujicic was born to Duška and Boris Vujicic in 1982 in Melbourne, Australia.
Although he was an otherwise healthy baby, he was born without arms and legs;
he had no legs, but two small feet, one of which had two toes.
He has two siblings, Michelle and Aaron."

Arthur Guyton

"For still doing everything inspite of -
                  significant disabilities!"


"Arthur C. Guyton, MD (September 8, 1919 – April 3, 2003) was an American physiologist who later became Dean of the University of Mississippi Medical School. He was born in Oxford, Mississippi, to Dr. Billy S. Guyton, a highly respected ENT specialist, and Kate Smallwood Guyton, a mathematics and physics teacher who had been a missionary in China before marriage. Guyton received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi and then served in the Navy in World War II. After the war. He would graduate from Harvard Medical School and then move on to a prestigious Cardiothoracic surgical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1946, in the 'final year' of his thoracic surgery residency, he contracted polio. Suffering paralysis in his right leg, left arm and both shoulders, he spent nine months in Warm Springs, Ga., before returning home to Mississippi to join the faculty of the University of Mississippi. In spite of the need for crutches and a wheelchair he took up teaching and research. A composite of his lecture notes would eventually lead the the first edition of his now world renowned 'Guyton's Textbook of Medical Physiology'. This book would became a household name in "every" field of medicine including medical & dental schools, nursing and allied health. Guyton's obituary read:

"Unlike most major textbooks, which often have as many as 10-20 authors, the first eight editions were written entirely by Guyton with a new edition always arriving 'on schedule' for nearly 40 years."

eo in html 5 by v1.2 3    


eo in html 5 by Here's To The Crazy Ones v1.2 John E. Hall co-authored the textbook. However, all prior editions were written entirely by Guyton, with the eighth edition published in 1991. Subsequent editions, including the latest, preserve his legacy within the title, Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology. This feat is unprecedented for any physiology or medical text. His textbook is unique in the history of medical publishing and is the 'world's best-selling physiology book' that has been translated into at least 15 languages. Arthur Guyton also made significant research contributions, which include more than 600 papers and 40 books. His work earned him a legendary place among the greatest figures in the history of cardiovascular physiology. Dr. Guyton, as he was called by all that knew him, even his friends, is also credited with inventing the motorized Joystick wheelchair, out of necessity of course. But, when he traveled he always insisted on walking through the airports, and everywhere else for that matter, in spite of the enormous amount extra work involved on his part. It was for him just a simple matter of principal - a lesson lost by all to many today. Tragically, Dr. Guyton would perish in an automobile accident near his home in Jackson, Miss., on April 3, 2003. He was 83 years old. His wife of 59 years, Ruth, was injured in the crash and died on Thursday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She was 80.

(Click the Image To Enlarge)

Magnus Carlsen

"For Being Crazy Smart and The World Chess Champion"


Sven Magnus Øen Carlen
(born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess Grandmaster and chess prodigy who is currently the number-one ranked player in the world. In January 2010 he became the seventh player in history to be ranked number one in the world on the official FIDE rating list. His peak rating is 2837, the second highest in history, after Garry Kasparov. On 26 April 2004 Carlsen became a Grandmaster at the age of 13 years, 148 days, making him the third-youngest Grandmaster in history. On 1 January 2010 the new FIDE rating list was published, and at the age of 19 years, 32 days, he became the youngest chess player in history to be ranked world number one, breaking the record previously held by Vladimir Kramnik. Carlsen was also the 2009 World blitz chess champion. His performance at the September- October 2009 Nanjing Pearl Spring tournament has been described as one of the greatest in history and lifted him to an Elo rating of 2801, making him the fifth player to achieve a rating over 2800 – and aged 18 years 10 months at the time, by far the youngest to do so. Based on his rating, Carlsen qualified for the Candidates Tournament which determined the challenger to World Champion Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship 2012. In November 2010, however, he announced he was withdrawing from the Candidates tournament.

Next to his chess activities, world's number one,
Magnus Carlsen has started a fashion model career.
The 22-year-old Norwegian is contracted by
international clothing brand G-Star. In a campaign
launched in Berlin, Carlsen stared together with
world famous actress Liv Tyler.

NPR's News Segment on Magnus Carlsen
Copyright NPR © All rights reserved

"Mozart of Chess: Magnus Carlsen"
Copyright © All rights reserved


"Magnus Carlsen & Charlie Rose"
Copyright © All rights reserved

Jack Taylor

"For CRUSHING The NCAA Single-Game Scoring
Record by 25 points & Simultaneously Setting
6 other NCAA Mens Basketball Records
- That's Just CraZy!"


Jack Taylor Born 10/12/90 in Lakeside, California. The Division III guard shattered the NCAA record with 138 points on November 20, 2012, hoisting a mind-boggling 108 attempts - or one shot every 20 seconds - in eclipsing the previous record by 25 points - a record that had stood for nearly 60 years. Taylor, a 5-10, 170-pound guard from Black River Falls, Wisconsin, shot 52-of-108 from the field, 27-of-71 from 3-point range, and 7-of-10 from the free-throw line to finish with the historic, head-shaking line of 138 points. Jack Taylor's performance left even Kobe Bryant impressed. He attended Black River Falls High School, where he lettered four years in basketball … as a senior he was:
Coulee Conference Player of the Year and first-team All-Conference, WBCA Division 2 first-team All-Stater, AP honorable mention All-State, All-La Crosse Tribune first-teamer, team captain, team MVP, member of conference championship team, first-team Academic All-State, scored 1,295 points to rank second all-time in school history, selected to play on the Division 2 WBCA North All-Star Team, McDonald’s All-American nominee … as a junior was the Coulee Conference Player of the Year and first-team All-Conference, WBCA Division 2 first-team All-Stater, AP honorable mention All-State, All-La Crosse Tribune first-teamer, team captain, team MVP, averaged 24.0 points per game which ranked third in the state of Wisconsin, scored 48 points against West Salem … as a sophomore was All-Coulee Conference honorable mention … aside from athletics won the Presidential Academic Award and was a National Honor Society inductee.

NCAA Records Broken On November 20, 2012
(Click Image To Enlarge It)

"Jack Taylor - NCAA Record Setting 138-points"
Copyright © All rights reserved

"Jack Taylor - NCAA Record Setting 138-points"
Copyright © All rights reserved

The Atronauts

"For Being CraZy Enough To Think That They
Could . . . Walk ON The MOON!"


The Apollo program, named after the Greek God who drove his chariot to the sun, was America's effort to be first to the moon. Conceived during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, and guided by NASA, it began in earnest after President John F. Kennedy's May 25, 1961 special address to a joint session of Congress. In this speech Kennedy declared a national goal stating, "I believe that this nation should commit itself, to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth." Apollo was preceded by the Mercury and Gemini missions, which laid the ground work necessary for Apollo's success.Kennedy's goal was achieved on July 20, 1969, when the Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (<click) stepped out on to the Moon. 12 men walked on the Moon allowing them to join 'Histories Most Elite Club'.
Listen carefully to the final minute of the decent of Apollo 11 and you will note that everybody is quiet, ordered silent by CAPCOM, except for one person, who was calling out seconds. " 60 seconds ... 30 seconds ..." He was calling out the amount a fuel Armstrong had left to complete his decent before he would be out of fuel. Armstrong landed with '19 seconds' of fuel to spare! His heart rate barely went up!

Audio of Apollo 11's Final Decent

(Click Image To Enlarge Panorama)
For the record
: NASA's photos are within the realm of
public domain. In fact, "It is unlawful to falsely claimcopyright or other rights in NASA Material" (ref:

In the panorama above, Dr. Harrison (Jack) Schmitt is
seen walking back to his lunar rover - as if there was really nothing to it! He received a Ph.D. in geology from Harvard University in 1964. In 1965 he was selected as a member of the first group of scientist-astronauts. There was just one problem - he did not know how to fly. So, he was sent off to flight school where he earned his jet & helicopter wings from the US Air Force. He has since logged more than 2,100 hours flying time, 1,600 of them in jet aircraft, becoming proficient enough to serve as Lunar Module pilot for the Apollo 17 mission. He is also the person credited with snapping the "The Blue Marble" photo (<click) the most widely distributed photographic image in history. On December 11, 1972 he walked on the Moon. He followed that with two terms as a US Senator. Schmitt is a Harvard graduate & teacher, an accomplished Jet and Helicopter Pilot, a Moonwalker and a US Senator.
(Think You've Accomplished A Lot!)

To The Edge and Back
"Apollo 13: To The Edge and Back"
Copyright © All rights reserved

For All Mankind
"For All Minkind"
Copyright © All rights reserved

From Whence We Came!
(clcik to enlarge image)

'Coach' Jim Johnson

"For Epitomizing All That Is Right In The Human Spirit!"


'Jim Johnson' had coached high school basketball for 25 years, always with the mantra, “dreams really do come true.” But is was during his 2006 tenure at Greece Athena High School where he got his chance to prove that his mantra was more than just mere words.

Jason McElwain (A.K.A. J-Mac, a tag Coach Johnson had hung on him two years earlier) was a Special Ed student at Greece Athena High School and Jason had a burning passion for basketball. But, try as he may, he was never able to make the team, in part due to 5'7" frame but also in part due to his disability — autism. After failing to make the junior varsity team Jason assumed the role of junior basketball team manager, eventually moving on to varsity manger. For years he managed with the enthusiasm of a star varsity player. So as the home finale of his senior year approach, Coach Johnson made a decision that only a real 'Coach' could make. 'Dressing for the final home game, he thought, would be a fitting show of gratitude for J-Mac's amazing dedication.' A simple but fitting reward for such extraordinary devotion. With that in mind, Johnson added J-Mac to the roster, issued him jersey #52 and then dressed him for the game. Initially, the plan was simply to let Jason suit up, to finally be part of the team he loved, even if it was for just one game. It was Friday night on February 15, 2006, and the bleachers at Greece Athena High School near Rochester, New York, were packed with students and parents, most notably Jason's. Greece Athena was playing Spencerport High School, a long standing rival, for a division title. As time ticked by Jason continued to rally his team as he had done so many times before. Then with just 4:19 left in the game, and a double digit lead, Coach Johnson stood up, pointed to #52,

J-Mac took the court with the fanfare of a rock-and-roll star! His first shot, a 20 footer, from the right baseline, was a complete air ball. His second shot missed too. Coach Johnson hung his head in his hands, "Dear God, please, lets just get him a basket." You know it's funny he mentioned that, because right then, God showed up. Jason's third try was a charmer, a 3-point no-doubter and pandemonium broke loose. "But Jason wasn't done yet, no,not by a long shot." He would follow his first 3 pointer with 5 more, one right after another, each one more convincing than the one before. His last shot would be a 3-pointer, at the buzzer, and by then the team and the fans had reached complete state of frenzy. They carried Jason on their shoulders as though they had just won the biggest game of their lives. And perhaps, in some small way, that's exactly what every single person in that gym did that night. Witnessing a moment in time that will likely never be equaled again in their lifetimes. All tolled J-Mac scored 20 points in just 3:11, a 200 point/game pace. He was high scorer of the game and tied the school record for 3-point field goals. In just a few minutes time this diminutive 17-year-old, his coach and his teammates, managed turned the tables on a lifetime filled largely with autistic social isolation. Call it what you want, but on February 15, 2006, Coach Jim Johnson brought 'True Meaning' to the word 'Coach'& his Team true meaning to the word 'Teammates'.

In December 2013, #52 was officially retired. The original 52 jersey McElwain wore was picked at random and has been hanging in Johnson's closet for eight years. John Wallace (No. 44), who led Athena to the 1992 state title, starred at Syracuse and went on to the NBA, is the only other Athena basketball player
to have his number enshrined.

"CBS News Segment"
Copyright © All rights reserved

"Coach Jim Johnson"
Copyright © All rights reserved

Got a Good CraZy Person Suggestion For This Site - Send It To Us - Click HERE!

- This Site is Dedicated to My FOLKS -
'For Giving Me Soulders To Stand On'

(Credits: 'If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.' ~ Isaac Newton)

(Eric Thomas)


In Case Anyone Asks:
The Apple "Think Different" advertising campaign debuted on September 28, 1997. This ad campaign marked the beginning of Apple's Renaissance Period. It is credited with setting
Apple back on course and it was Steve Jobs' Vision. Like all good Ideas - It Stands The Test of Time! In case Anyone Asks. The one-minute commercial featured
black-and-white footage of 17 iconic 20th century personalities. In order of appearance they were: Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Martin Luther King, Jr., Richard Branson, John Lennon (with Yoko Ono),
Buckminster Fuller, Thomas Edison, Muhammad Ali, Ted Turner, Maria Callas, Mahatma Gandhi, Amelia Earhart, Alfred Hitchcock, Martha Graham, Jim Henson (with Kermit the Frog), Frank Lloyd Wright
and Pablo Picasso. The commercial ends with an image of a young girl (identified as Shaan Sahota) opening her closed eyes, as if making a wish.

N.B. I have made a good faith effort to carefully and accurately acknowledge Ownership & Copyright.
If there is/are any mistake(s) they are without intent to defraud the rightful owner(s).

Oh yeah, one more things - 'If you don't Like It - Tough!' - JPG