Assorted Stupidity

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Assorted Stupidity #80

In this edition: yet another Bieber-related crime, the TSA at “work,” a lawyer’s argument about stirrups, and one surprisingly easy way to foil a bank robbery.


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Assorted Stupidity #79

According to Travel Sentry, Inc., it "creates and manages standards that improve travel security" in cooperation with agencies like the TSA. It doesn't make luggage locks, but locks made to its standards are "officially recognized and accepted" by the agencies….


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Assorted Stupidity #78

Number of lawsuits filed during 2014 in the U.S. District Court in Tucson: 3,772. Number of those lawsuits filed by Dale Maisano: 2,995 (79.4 percent). Number of lawsuits Maisano has filed in the District of Tennessee: over 1,800. Most lawsuits…


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Assorted Stupidity #77

It's illegal in Florida to harass or disturb a manatee, as it should be because the manatee is an endangered species, and as it must be because they can't defend themselves. Neither of those factors applies to alligators. So if…


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Assorted Stupidity #76

And why has your client not appeared today? the court asked Edinburgh solicitor Roy Harley. Harley said he didn't know, but noted that "[t]o be frank, My Lord, when he arrived at my office [last week] he was wearing a…


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Assorted Stupidity #75

What's your favorite government program? Mine's the one where the government takes your truck without asking, uses it in a drug sting, botches the operation, refuses to pay for the damage caused by drug dealers filling it (and your driver) full of…


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Assorted Stupidity #74

The lesson of this Iowa case is: if one has agreed to build a pond, one has thereby warranted that the pond will actually hold water. In an opinion that I have not read but with which I disagree, the…


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Assorted Stupidity #73

An appellate court has ruled that "the danger posed by a plate of sizzling hot food [is] self-evident," thus dooming a New Jersey man's attempt to sue Applebee's for burns suffered while bowing his head to pray over a plate…


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Assorted Stupidity #72

"He left a very disturbing message with one of my staff people," said California state rep. Lorena Gonzalez. The caller: actor Rob Schneider, who said he would spend money to defeat Gonzalez because she supports a bill to eliminate the…


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Assorted Stupidity #71

"Drunken trombone-playing clown fires gun from garage, police say." A great headline and also basically the entire story. What more do you need? Speaking of headlines, how about "Accused crayfish thief caught 'waving it down Melbourne street'"? He was waving…