"Stuff On My Baby"?
Does remind me of that cat thread.
Broacher you made me look up Geddes. I recognize the art now that I see it and you are right that the exectution and intent is far more thought provoking.
As for the idea...you can't copyright an idea. But in Art, like many things, if you come up with it first, everyone else is a copycat.
CS6 is perfectly fine. Even though it can be awkward to ask someone to save down to CS6 for you if they send you a file, it's still fine in most cases. For what you're doing you could probably use original...
You don't say how long you go without anything to do, but I think what you're describing is common. I experienced this at my second in-house job. There would be days with little to do, then all the sudden...