Tag: dumb people

Sometimes the Internet is a sad place

Seriously. Somebody tweeted what I can only imagine was a semi-funny, semi-serious, question about the history of the Olympics. And wow.

Some of them are clearly joking. I hope. There’s an extended edition here with a little bit of a language warning.

Via someone named @Chrissymacc on Twitter.

Stupid is as stupid does

I think a case could be made for judging somebody’s intelligence based on how vacant their eyes are. Possibly it’s a question of how vacant their eyes are in a headshot after they’ve done something incredibly stupid.

Exhibit A is suing his school after he was dared (possibly by his teacher as well as his friends) to clip cables to his nipples and zap himself.

“Dubois [the student] and his parents claim teacher Thomas Kelley did not tell him and other students of the dangers of the demonstration power cords in their electrical trades class.”

The normally reliable Daily Mail got at least one element of the story wrong though… they call the incident an electrocution and the man is, thankfully, still alive.

Exhibit B was a young man who caught fire while trying to steal fuel from a van in a church car park.

“Evansville police report King was burned as he was using a cordless drill to drill into the gas tank of a 2001 Chevrolet van on the lot of Abundant Faith Church, 1228 Lodge Ave. Something sparked, according to the police report, catching the van on fire and burning King.”

Perhaps people are actually as dumb as they look, and on a completely unrelated note, perhaps it’s time for me to buy a pair of spectacles.

Worst disguise ever

Coming soon to a Fail Blog near you… two guys thought this disguise would help them get away with robbery.

From CNN.

“Police received a call Friday night that two men with hooded sweatshirts and painted faces had tried to break into a man’s home in Carroll, Iowa.

When police stopped a vehicle matching the caller’s description blocks away, they were stunned by the men’s disguises.

There were no ski masks or stockings pulled over their heads; instead, Matthew Allan McNelly, 23, and Joey Lee Miller, 20, streaked their faces with permanent black marker.”