Assorted Stupidity

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Assorted Stupidity #19 [Updated]

Wall Street Journal: "Blago Takes Stand, Says He Can Spin Basketball on Finger." Your Honor, we have reached a verdict. Once again, if you believe public scrutiny is causing someone emotional distress, filing a lawsuit over the situation might not…


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Assorted Stupidity #18 [Updated]

"I instantly thought of you when I saw this headline," wrote the submitter. That headline: "West Virginia Man Accused of Killing Neighbor's Goat While Wearing Women's Underwear." Can't be that many people in the world who would find that comment…


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Assorted Stupidity #17

The BBC reports that a Welsh police force has begun posting its responses to Freedom of Information Act requests. Among other things, its website reveals that over the past few years citizens have reported seeing 36 "big cats" or suspected big cats, 26…


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Assorted Stupidity #16

A woman in Vermont may be trying out a "just kidding" defense to a charge of attempted robbery, reportedly telling police that the incident at a gas station was a "joke" and a "misunderstanding." According to the clerk at the…


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Assorted Stupidity #15

The Speaker of the Florida House has chastised Rep. Scott Randolph (D-Orlando) for using the word "uterus" in a floor debate. Claiming Republicans are only opposed to regulation if it involves business, not social issues like abortion, Randolph suggested that…


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Assorted Stupidity #14

“[I]t is not up to this Hearing Officer to decide whether in fact Respondent was or was not truly possessed by and speaking for [her client’s] deceased wife,” wrote the officer hearing this legal-ethics case. He did go ahead and…


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Assorted Stupidity #12

It's Dennis Kucinich vs. the Longworth House Office Building cafeteria, in a battle to determine who should pay for injuries allegedly suffered when Rep. Kucinich bit into a sandwich wrap and encountered an olive pit. Kucinich alleges that he sustained…


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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…