Sunday, August 27, 2006
You Are What You Eat...
Ever wonder if some people just get up and eat a big steaming bowl of stupid for breakfast?
Especially lately. I can't turn on the news or read the paper without some story about willful idiocy jumping out and biting me on the nose.
Jeffrey Cullen from Kingman, Arizona knew that his local fire department only responds to fire calls.
So when his cat wouldn't come down from a tree, he called 911 and told them that his tree was on fire.
I guess he figured that once emergency services got there and discovered there WAS no fire, they'd say, "no hard feelings" and get his cat down anyway (trying to follow his logic here).
No dice. They told him to call animal control or wait for the cat to get hungry and come down by itself.
Cullen must have had an extra helping of stupid that morning. He was so disgruntled that he went back in his house, came out with a gun and tried to shoot the fire fighters (and a 12-year-old neighbor who was watching the show) for failing to rescue his cat.
He's being held on 4 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
An honorable "steaming bowl of stupid" mention goes out to the Orange County man who wasted around $30K of tax payer's money and emergency resources because he was too ashamed to take himself to the ER when a little booty experimentation went awry.
You can read the whole sad and sordid story at this link.
I KNOW there's got to be a gerbil joke in here somewhere!
And how was YOUR week?