The Miley Cyrus hit "We Can't Stop" was written by Miley Cyrus, Mike L. Williams II, Pierre Ramon Slaughter, Timothy Thomas, Theron Thomas, Douglas Davis, and Ricky Walters. It took seven people to write a song which contains 10+ instances of the phrase "It's our party".
Mike L. Williams II didn't invent bifocals, he only wrote 1/7 of a pop song. But it's not that he's so much dumber than Ben Franklin, it's just all the easy shit's been invented already.
If you've got a pair of glasses for distance and one for close up, and nobody's invented bifocals yet, of course you're going to try to wear one above the other. But what are you going to invent nowadays? Underwear for two? Too late. A motion activated fake parrot? Ages ago. There's really nothing left at this point.
It's getting worse as the earth's population explodes. When Aristotle invented Western philosophy, biology, and zoology, there were only 100 million people on the whole planet. There are 5 times that on Google+ and we call that a ghost town. Try to invent a new branch of science and you'll find there's already a G+ Community dedicated to pictures of that plus cats.
In my life, this manifests itself every time I write a new joke and Google it to see if it's been taken. In the last week, I've had four brilliant ideas only to find out everybody else had the ideas too.
-> A sketch called "Doctor Who's on First." - Of course there is.
-> Mario saying "YOLO? I don't get it." - Sorry, not even close to first.
-> A video blog called Vlog the Impaler - Taken 6 years ago..
-> Christopher Walken holding some cowboy boots and the phrase "These boots were made for Walken." THERE'S A GOD DAMN MOVIE!
Whatever I think of, it's been done. There are just too many people coming up with too many ideas. I should probably just give up and write party hits with Mike L. Williams II.