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Frog Protection

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It is always embarrassing when a credit card is declined, but one would imagine even more so when you are the leader of the free world. Good thing Michelle had his back. I guess he ordered the frog legs.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sat Oct 18, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Retailing, Couples, Goofs and Screw-ups

Idiots That Live Among Us

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A moron in Pennsylvania shot a gun into his neighbor's house while trying to clear the chamber. He stated in court that firing the gun was the only way he knew to unload it. Some people should not be allowed out on their own!
Posted By: patty | Date: Sat Sep 27, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Guns, Stupid Criminals, Goofs and Screw-ups

John and Mary Newlywed

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In 1925 and 1926, Popular Science featured the antics of "John and Mary Newlywed," a young married couple so stupid they did everything wrong around the house. In the instance above from March 1926, John and Mary--despite having perfected anti-gravity as attested to by the unsupported car--are about to blow themselves up and smother themselves with gas fumes.

I regret the Newlyweds did not have a longer run. They would have been the Gallant-less Goofuses of the hobbyist set.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Sep 11, 2014 | Comments (20)
Category: Husbands, Wives, 1920's, Goofs and Screw-ups

Is Space Travel Covered?

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Russia sent 5 geckos, amongst other small creatures, to space in order to study the animals sex habits in zero gravity. The satellite was recently brought back and the geckos were all dead, possibly due to freezing. Ok, first, if you are studying sexual activity why send an odd number of participants. Second, who did not know it is too cold for geckos in space? Yeah, yeah, they knew, but they sure didn't prepare for it sufficiently. Thirdly, were they insured by Geico??
Posted By: patty | Date: Mon Sep 01, 2014 | Comments (7)
Category: Animals, Spaceflight, Astronautics, and Astronomy, Goofs and Screw-ups

Bite The Hand That Eats You

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A chef was killed by a bite from the disembodied head of an Indonesian spitting cobra. He had decapitated it 20 minutes earlier in preparation of a local dish. They say not to bite the hand that feeds you, the hand that eats you is another thing apparently.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sun Aug 24, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Death, Freaks, Oddities, Quirks of Nature, Restaurants, Screwups, Goofs and Screw-ups

Runaway


Runaway by Cordell Barker, National Film Board of Canada

Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jun 17, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Cartoons, Goofs and Screw-ups, Trains

And You Think Your Kid Is Expensive

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Man loses $80,000 age discrimination settlement due to daughter's snarky Facebook post. Bet she doesn't go to Europe now!
Posted By: patty | Date: Mon Mar 03, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Goofs and Screw-ups

WHO R8X

WHO R8X, how would you read that on a license plate? One Missouri woman felt it was degrading to drive around with the plate which she read as 'whore times eight'. She found it even more insulting with the state motto above it 'The show me state'. Miossouri DMV disagreed and said she would have to pay for a replacement plate until a local TV station got involved. I wonder what her new plate says.
Posted By: patty | Date: Tue Nov 26, 2013 | Comments (12)
Category: Goofs and Screw-ups

Junk Mail

Several Japanese pornographers put themselves out of business by mailing out their catalogs of illegal porn a bit too randomly. The Osaka Chief of police received 3 catalogs which resulted in a raid and six arrests. Perhaps they should compile a mailing list for future use.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sun Sep 29, 2013 | Comments (3)
Category: Goofs and Screw-ups

Robbery Fail

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They don't mess around with armed robbers in Virginia. The 'victims' held on to the robbers till the police arrived.
Posted By: patty | Date: Wed Sep 04, 2013 | Comments (9)
Category: Goofs and Screw-ups
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