Assorted Stupidity

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Assorted Stupidity #11

In Connecticut, Betty Lichtenstein was just sentenced to nine months in prison for practicing nursing without a license. You may remember Betty as the Connecticut Nursing Association's "Nurse of the Year" for 2008, but if you do you have forgotten that…


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Assorted Stupidity #10

“I miss having a dog,” said Michael Vick, who used to help drown the ones that weren’t good enough at killing other dogs. Uh, how about no? If you don’t like your firm’s dress code, be glad you don’t work…


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Assorted Stupidity #9

A recently re-circulated video shows a TSA officer patting down a 3-year-old girl, causing her to cry and yell "Stop touching me!" (It's a 2-year-old video, but it's not like things have improved.) Responding to outrage over this, a TSA official said…


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Assorted Stupidity #8

Not sure which is worse: referring to one of these as a "rigid feminine pleasure device," or attacking a cop with one. The Chicago Tribune reported that the RFPD assault took place when an officer visited a woman's home to…


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Assorted Stupidity #7

When I suggested the other day that Charlie Sheen should consider the Tourette's defense, I didn't have all the facts. So unless there is some evidence that Tourette's syndrome could cause someone to do cocaine, bring a porn star to…


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Assorted Stupidity #6

Resolved: the sentence "My dad paid cash for my Toyota Corolla and I am too rich to go to jail" is internally inconsistent. Discuss. Please note that the question whether uttering this sentence will keep you from getting arrested has…


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Assorted Stupidity #5

Is Jersey Shore a RICO enterprise?  Some plaintiffs think so, arguing that the show earns millions of dollars from racketeering based on criminal activities, such as when people get in fights. Lead attorney says Viacom’s president is “the functional equivalent of…


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Assorted Stupidity #4

From the Department of Good Ideas: “Owner of Ohio killer bear isn’t making safety fix,” Associated Press (Aug. 23, 2010).  What could happen? Another thing not to post on Facebook, if you are a juror: “Gonna be fun to tell…


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Assorted Stupidity #3

In February, a dispute over pet turkeys led to a $4.25 million verdict in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Robert and Jennifer Klippel admitted they stole seven turkeys from Ralph Dupps' yard, but said the birds were a nuisance and should…


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Assorted Stupidity #2

In March, the Seattle Post-Examiner reported on a lengthy federal and state investigation into area strip clubs. Suggesting the investigation was a witch hunt, the attorney for one of the owners alleged that one undercover detective visited the clubs more…