Friday, July 13, 2007

From the Department of Duh!

I don't know if I'm the only one noticing it, but there's been a lot of stupid in the news lately.

Maybe it's because there's been a dearth of Anna Nicole and Paris Hilton breaking alerts, or maybe it's because there's been a recent influx of stupidness within my immediate and extended family, and I'm feeling sensitive to stupid.

A couple in
Wilmington North Carolina signed papers allowing their 16-year-old daughter to marry her former high school coach. Now they're suing the school district for pain and suffering because the district didn't do enough to "protect her".

Hubby thinks the district should counter sue the parents for not keeping a better eye on their daughter after school hours.

Actually he worded it differently, but I'm trying to keep this PG.

Duh!

Some new residents in
Gilbert, Arizona are up in arms about their neighbors---farms that have been operating for 50 years or more. They thought that building homes next to farmland and paying an extra $80K for the view would by idyllic, as long as they didn't have to be bothered by actual "farm" things, like crop dusting and cow poo.

“It impacts our ability to enjoy our back patios, that we put a lot of money into".

I guess it's reassuring to see that the well-heeled also occasionally enjoy steaming bowls of stupid for breakfast.
Duh!

An
Australian woman, who was diagnosed with a psychotic illness last year recently stabbed her family, killing her father and sister, and severely wounding her mother. Her parents, who practiced Scientology, reportedly refused her psychiatric treatment or medication.

Note to Tom Cruise: Guess the vitamin therapy wasn't working too well, was it?

Duh!

A 23-year-old
Turner, Maine man is having a tantrum over a not-well-publicized provision in Tina's Law, which was enacted last summer. Put in place because of a serial bad-driver who plowed into and killed a woman, drivers who receive more than 10 moving violations in 5 years will lose their licenses for 3, although they can apply for a work license after 18 months.

Joe Dehetre, a chronic bad driver who received his notice after running a stop sign in January, thinks this is unfair.

"Some guy killed somebody and now I have to deal with it."

His mother, apparently a chronic enabler (she's been driving him to and from his job since then) has been calling the Secretary of State and her legislators to protest on his behalf.

"He gets so frustrated and wound up, he cries, he yells."

You know what, Lady? Why don't you break your foot off in his ass while kicking it to the nearest bus stop instead of providing him door-to-door car service?

Considering that scofflaw drivers receive like 1 ticket for every 20 times they violate, I certainly feel safer with your whining brat off the road.

Duh!

Hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!

29 comments:

Beth said...

To laugh or cry over the stupidity of man/womankind?
I prefer to shake my head and have a chuckle. (Beats crying...)
Thanks for providing the latest idiocy update!

Trish said...

LOL

These are so funny, thanks for the laugh.

Rootietoot said...

I love stuff like this. It's so life-affirming.

Myron said...

Reminds me of the idiots and idiotettes that moved into a neighborhood a mile or so north of the north fence of Houston Intercontinental Big F******* Airport and then complained about the noise. And got really upset when a new runway was built on their side of the airport.

"In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that he did not also limit his stupidity." - Konrad Adenauer -

golfwidow said...

Here's a conversation I had with my husband the other day:

Him (reading the news): Did you see about this guy? He owes $10,000 in back child support even though he's got DNA proof that the kid isn't his.
Me: How can they be asking him for the money then?
Him: It says he didn't contest it in time, according to the law.
Me: This smells mightily Bushlike. Let me guess. Florida?
Him: Florida.

Samantha said...

I can't get over how stupid people are. Don't lik farms? Don't live by one then! Duuuuuh.

Kim Ayres said...

Half the year this town smells of muckspreading from all the farms that surround it, and the other half it smells of wet sheep. Anyone who complained about the smell would be laughed out of town.

kim said...

bunch of morons i swear! we have them here too ... they move here to the olympic peninsula and buy property near the forest and then complain about the deer and the elk roaming on their property! JEEZ you idiots you could have stayed in the CITY where that doesnt happen!

Miss Litzi said...

Hi Attila,
I couldn’t agree with you more about the plethora of stupidity in the news recently. Do you think someone might be putting “act dumb” pills in the water supply or the air?

How are Little Guy’s fingers by now…still pretty sore?

carmachu said...

heard about this elsewhere....

Shoot the parents.

Angela said...

"Here's your sign"
Bill Engvall

Brenda said...

With all those DA's out and about, it might be a good idea if I laid low this weekend.

You have a good un kiddo!

Mr. Fabulous said...

We are very near the end of civilization as we know it, aren't we?

Sheesh!

phlegmfatale said...

omg. morans, indeed!

tom said...

Harvey Danger wrote a song called Flagpole Sitta and he says "I've Been around the world and noticed only stupid people are breeding" and in many ways I think he's right! What a bunch of Morans LOL

RC said...

yikes...you've connected a 'fun' list of 'doh!'

i really like the pictures you included with them as well.

Woman with kids said...

May I speak for (most of) the rest of Maine? That guy's an idiot. Sounds like his mother is too. We're starting a petition to send him to Massachusetts.

Dorky Dad said...

Yes, there are plenty of idiots out there, which is good because what would bloggers do without morans?

Big Pissy said...

I've heard of some of these....that one about the 16 year old girl just blew my mind.

Stupid ass people!

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Oh my heck....
I wonder if they can spell

S T U P I D?

Ann(ie) said...

haaahaaaaaaaaaaa. Kay, this MADE MY NIGHT, dude:

You know what, Lady? Why don't you break your foot off in his ass while kicking it to the nearest bus stop instead of providing him door-to-door car service?

heeeheeeeeeeeeee!

Annie Drogynous said...

Some funny and, well, some stupid stuff! Thanks for sharing!

The Passionate Peach said...

Thanks for the laughs - I just found your blog and really enjoyed reading ~

Jennifer said...

How about the young couple that was starving their two kids (under two) because they were too busy playing online games to feed them.

d. chedwick bryant said...

I love the guys who wrote Morans on his sign!

We had a guy rob a pizza place in my neighborhood-- on his way out he grabbed a fresh super hot pizza boxed up for delivery.

Driving down the road, the aroma of the pizza was too much for him--, and he pulled over to quickly eat a slice. It was still too hot, and rather messy... so the cops found him before he'd started on the second slice.

Later he stated that he wasn;t even hungry or anything, but the pizza just smelled sooo good, and he wondered what toppings it had on it, so he had to pull over to check it out.

What a Moroon!

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Ruth Dynamite said...

These photos are hilarious! Too funny as always, Attila.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

The parents of the girl that married her coach represent all that makes me ill with parents these days!

As a mother of a "not far from preteen" daughter, it sickens me the hyperspeed in which these people are allowing their kids to grow up.

Around here....the 6th grade has a Homecoming Dance...6th grade! That is 11 year old kids...going to a boy/girl dance?! Parents even go so far as to get their daughter's hair professionally styled and rent LIMOS!! WTF?
(and they wonder why their kids are having sex at 12?!)

Poor Princess....she is going to be SO unpopular...but it's not my job to make sure she's popular...it's my job to make sure she grows up safe, well-adjusted, with a good sense of morals!

UGH!

Good post!

Tony said...

Yay Mayhem! You said exactly the right thing-- It isn't a parent's job to make sure the kids are POPULAR it really doesn't matter if they aren't , and they miss out on those keggers. Being a teen is crappy even when you're popular, and you're invited into more "situations" when you're popular.