Fool, n. A person who pervades the domain of intellectual speculation and diffuses himself through the channels of moral activity. He is omnific, omniform, omnipercipient, omniscient, omnipotent. He it was who invented letters, printing, the railroad, the steamboat, the telegraph, the platitude, and the circle of the sciences. He created patriotism and taught the nations war- founded theology, philosophy, law, medicine and Chicago. He established monarchical and republican government...And after the rest of us shall have retired for the night of eternal oblivion he will sit up to write a history of human civilization.
2005 Update: Anyone who enters politics as a voter, finance as an investor or a casino to bet.