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Stupidity

Take your child to work day…the F-sate way!

An F-state prison guard decided that the best way to help his co-workers' kids understand what it's like to work in prison was to tase them. Please note that this is now an international story.
Bonus Quote: 'The big shock came when I got fired.' the Daily Mail

Posted By: Lovemonkey - Tue May 05, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Prisons, Stupidity, Children

Follies of the Mad Men #66

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[From Look magazine for July 22 1958. Two scans, top and bottom.]

Sure, you've all heard of one of the most infamous Madison Avenue displays of ignorance ever, the "flesh-colored Band-aid." But how many of us have actually seen the offending ad?

Here is one instance from many in that racist campaign.

Posted By: Paul - Mon May 04, 2009 - Comments (6)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Health, Stereotypes and Cliches, Stupidity, 1950s

Highest Bungee Jump

What!?! The guy doesn't bounce up back to the helicopter?!? Ripoff!!!!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Apr 04, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Sports, Stupidity, World Records

Michigan Monster Trucks

America deserves to implode.


Michigan Monster Trucks 2008 Highlight Video from Elliott Miller on Vimeo.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 23, 2009 - Comments (7)
Category: Regionalism, Stupidity, Subcultures, Trucks

One-Man Bands

Having recently watched Mary Poppins, I wondered if anyone actually performed as a one-man band these days.



Maybe only in cartoons?



But no. Unfortunately for us, the one-man band tradition continues to flourish.



See several others after the jump.





More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 20, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Human Marvels, Music, ShowBiz, Stupidity

Nine-Year-Old Drives Dune Buggy

Note lack of helmet on child--really, the least of this Dad's transgressions.


Nine Year Old Drives Dune Buggy - Watch more Funny Videos

Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 28, 2009 - Comments (14)
Category: Stupidity, Children, Parents, Cars

Who Fools the Foolkiller?

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The creative folks at Marvel Comics pride themselves on the fact that their fictional universe closely mirrors the real one--with the addition of superheroes, natch.

For instance, Spider-Man operates in New York City, not some imaginary "Metropolis."

And when the President of the USA is depicted, it's not Lex Luthor, but the real office-holder of the moment.

But the recent issue number four of the miniseries Foolkiller reveals a startling incongruity between the Marvelverse and ours.

Either that, or scripter Gregg Hurwitz and editor Axel Alonso have never ridden in an actual airplane before.

You see in this page the fat victim of the trained assassin enter a lavatory on a commercial flight. We'll give Hurwitz and Alonso props for mentioning that it's a tight fit. Nonetheless, enormous victim and killer somehow squeeze in together, whereupon the lav suddenly enlarges like a Tardis.

And then the killer drowns his victim in the potty.

Airline toilets simply do not feature basins of standing water. They operate with the push of a button and a sparse rinse of famous blue chemicals.

This killing, then, requires a larger suspension of disbelief than the existence of the entire Avengers, and will surely jolt any half-awake reader completely out of the attempt at realism.

That's just weird.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 02, 2009 - Comments (7)
Category: Hygiene, Stupidity, Comics

Worst. Spy Movie. Ever.

1) Incoherent script.

2) Lame humor.

3) No chemistry between Peck and Loren.

4) Primary villain looks like Peter Sellers as Inspector Clousseau.

5) Sophia Loren as an Arab.

6) Gregory Peck takes a psychedelic trip on a bicycle.

7) Secondary villain uses term "daddy-o" excessively.

8) Poison eyedrops.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Dec 26, 2008 - Comments (2)
Category: Movies, Stupidity, 1960s

The Impactors

The first rule of the Impactors Club is that it's For Men Only. The second rule of the Impactors Club is that... well, you get the idea.

The Impactors is for men who enjoy "adult hard riding." They're into "Bareback, Saddle, Naked, etc. Leather, Sweat, and sharp spurs." Sharp spurs are essential. The things they like to ride are horses, ponies, and donkeys.

Poe's Law states that it's almost impossible to distinguish between extreme religious fundamentalism and parodies of it. I think there needs to be a similar law that would apply to sadistic freaks, because I can't tell whether the Impactors is a joke... or not.

Posted By: Alex - Sat Nov 15, 2008 - Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Sports, Stupidity

Spring Heel Shoe

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These ridiculous shoes come in many different styles at the J. Rubio website. I saw a guy wearing a pair when I was passing through an airport recently, and he looked like the dorkiest dork that ever dorked.

The verdict is still out, however, on whether wearing them will turn you into the mythic monster known as Spring-heeled Jack.

Posted By: Paul - Wed Oct 22, 2008 - Comments (14)
Category: Fashion, Shoes, Flight, Human Marvels, Stupidity, Technology, Fictional Monsters

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