The Dilbert Blog: Freaky Happenings: "I%u2019ve said before in this blog that it feels to me as if all of my ideas already exist, and I%u2019m nothing but some sort of antennae. Every time I have an idea, no matter how strange, that idea inevitably finds its way to my door from some other source. It%u2019s freaky."
I've noticed this too. There are a lot of ideas I've had that certainly seemed unique, mainly because I haven't seen the before anywhere.
The last memorable one was putting BBQ brisket on some crispy french bread rolls. Later THAT SAME day on the local news report they show a chain store finishing up testing that same idea.