Assorted Stupidity

Assorted Stupidity #35

48SGQHNW6DFP Please ignore the nonsense above, which I have to include in a post for some ridiculous Technorati-related reason. Actual post follows. I need a new name for these summaries ("Assorted Oddities"?) because sometimes something seems worth a brief mention…


Assorted Stupidity #34 [Updated]

"I am doing this to show my parents that I can make it on my own," said a 21-year-old Washington man, explaining to detectives why he had forged a pair of stolen checks. I've thought about this, and I think the…


Assorted Stupidity #33

The devoted White Castle customer who sued after he became too fat to squeeze into the booths has dropped his case. As you may recall from Assorted Stupidity #27, Martin Kessman said he had been waiting years for his local…


Assorted Stupidity #32

In response to increased numbers of gadget thefts from people who are drunk and/or snoozing on the subway, the NYPD is reportedly training undercover officers to act drunk. What does that training involve, I wonder? I think these stakeouts are a…


Assorted Stupidity #31

Be on the lookout: someone stole seven guns and a trombone from a storage unit in Seattle. The trombone was not in a gun-shaped case, but it's possible the thief thought he was stealing eight musical instruments. (KOMO News) Hoping…


Assorted Stupidity #30

Not since this guy faked his own kidnapping has there been a girlfriend-deceiving scheme this dumb. If your poorly scheduled "Craigslist date" knocks on the door at 3 a.m., calling 911 to report her as a "burglar" is a bad option….


Assorted Stupidity #29 [Updated]

Normally a voluntary departure means no unemployment benefits, but if your boss is offering cash prizes for guessing who will be fired next, you can probably quit and still get paid. "Egregious and deplorable," said the ALJ who approved Misty…


Assorted Stupidity #28

I still didn't want to believe that Italy was actually going to put seismologists on trial for manslaughter for failing to predict an earthquake, but that farce did in fact begin on Tuesday. This was just a preliminary hearing, and…


Assorted Stupidity #27

I'm not saying that abducting four young girls from a bus stop and then pleading insanity should disqualify you from ever holding a job again, but it might be considered a black mark if you are running for the school board….


Assorted Stupidity #26

WikiLeaks said today it has "commenced pre-litigation action" against the Guardian newspaper and a German citizen for negligently disclosing decryption passwords WikiLeaks gave the Guardian. In other words, it is about to sue somebody for leaking secret information. Based on…