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Title: Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot
Post by: Mac on March 17, 2016, 03:49:10 pm
Uh, self explanatory. Just give us the Darwin winners

Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot

Props to Steve Harvey for putting a fine point on the stupidity...
... wow
Title: Re: Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot
Post by: Mac on March 21, 2016, 09:46:49 am
Raymond Moore Indian Wells Tournament Director

They were words that took tennis back to the dark ages, the tournament director of one of the sport's most prestigious events saying that women professionals should get "down" on their "knees" every night to thank some of their male contemporaries.

Except Raymond Moore's comments didn't come in the distant past; instead the South African made the remarks Sunday on the eve of the singles finals at the BNP Paribas Open, better known simply as Indian Wells.

"In my next life when I come back I want to be someone in the WTA, because they ride on the coattails of the men," he told reporters, referring to the organization that runs the women's game. "They don't make any decisions and they are lucky.

"They are very, very lucky. If I was a lady player, I'd go down every night on my knees and thank God that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were born, because they have carried this sport. They really have."

Moore later apologized but the damage had been done and drew a swift riposte from the leading player of the women's game.

Serena Williams took aim at Moore after she fell 6-4 6-4 to Victoria Azarenka in the women's final, which turned out to be more of a spectacle than Novak Djokovic's 6-2 6-0 thrashing of Milos Raonic in the California desert.

"I don't think any woman should be down on their knees thanking anybody like that," Williams told reporters.

"I think Venus, myself, a number of players -- if I could tell you every day how many people say they don't watch tennis unless they're watching myself or my sister -- I couldn't even bring up that number," added the 21-time grand slam winner, referring to her older sibling, who has claimed seven majors.

"So I don't think that is a very accurate statement. I think there are a lot of women out there who are very exciting to watch. I think there are a lot of men out there who are exciting to watch. I think it definitely goes both ways."

In backing up her statements, Williams pointed to last year's U.S. Open, when the women's final sold out before the men's for the first time. Williams was chasing a calendar-year grand slam, which hadn't been accomplished since 1988.

"I'm sorry, did Roger play in that final?" Williams, ousted by Roberta Vinci in the semifinals, asked. "Or Rafa, or any man, play in that final that was sold out before the men's final? I think not."

Tennis great Billie Jean King, who fought tirelessly for equality in sports, tweeted her disapproval with the 69-year-old Moore.

"Disappointed in Raymond Moore comments," the 12-time grand slam champion said. "He is wrong on so many levels. Every player, especially the top players, contribute to our success."

As the reaction intensified, WTA CEO Steve Simon -- Indian Wells' tournament director before Moore -- called Moore's words "extremely disappointing and alarming."

"As the tournament director of one of the most preeminent events in professional tennis the comments made today by Raymond Moore were extremely disappointing and alarming," he said in a statement.

"The WTA stands on its own and was founded on the principles of equality and empowerment. I am proud of all those strong athletes on the WTA who put in hard work and sacrifice every single day.

"Tennis as a whole is enriched by the contributions and accomplishments of every single player both female and male."

Equal pay

The furore is just the latest example of the sport of tennis shooting itself in the foot during 2016.

First a match fixing scandal engulfed the Australian Open. Then Maria Sharapova admitted to failing a drug test. And now Moore's stinging views.

Djokovic, meanwhile, reopened the debate about equal prize money when he was asked about Moore's comments.

"I think that our men's tennis world, ATP world, should fight for more because the stats are showing that we have much more spectators on the men's tennis matches," the world No. 1 said. "I think that's one of the reasons why maybe we should get awarded more."

"Women should fight for what they think they deserve and we should fight for what we think we deserve. I think as long as it's like that and there is data and stats available and information, upon who attracts more attention, spectators, who sells more tickets and stuff like that, in relation to that it has to be fairly distributed."

More responses are sure to pour in this week on the eve of the Miami Open, the second of tennis' crown jewels in March.

Tennis officials would be forgiven for also thinking: What's next?
Title: Re: Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot
Post by: Mac on March 25, 2016, 09:34:46 am
This is Uber stupid on so many levels with so many people. Including the guy who actually rented that stupid movie.

Overdue VHS copy of ‘Freddy Got Fingered’ gets man arrested — after 14 years

A North Carolina man was arrested and charged this week for failing to return a VHS rental, “Freddy Got Fingered,” to a now-defunct video store some 14 years ago.

James Meyers, from Concord, was served Tuesday with an arrest warrant and charged with failing to return rental property from 2002. It’s a misdemeanor punishable by a fine up to $200, according to reports.

When Tom Green — who wrote, directed and starred (as Gord Brody) in the crude 2001 comedy — heard about the criminal charge, he said he wanted to help.

“If it’s 200 bucks, of course I’ll pay it for him,” Green told the New York Daily News, “just for the principle of the thing.”

Meyers, 37, was driving his daughter to school Tuesday when he was pulled over for a burned-out tail light; after police ran his license, he got the news from an officer.

“He finally comes back and he’s like, ‘Sir, can you step out of the car?’ and my daughter’s in the backseat, bug-eyed: ‘What’s happening, Daddy? Are they going to take you to jail for a bad brake light?’” Meyers said in a YouTube video posted after the incident. “The guy brings me to the back of the car and he goes, ‘Sir, I don’t know how to tell you this but there’s a warrant for your arrest from 2002. Apparently, you rented a movie, ‘Freddy Got Fingered,’ and you never returned it.

“So there’s a civil suit that they processed as a criminal case, and we’re here to take you to jail. But it’s from 14 years ago, and I see you have your daughter, and I think this is ridiculous.’

“And I’m looking at this man like, ‘What?’”

Meyers said the officer told him he would let him go but that he had to report to the police station to “get this cleared up.”

When Meyers arrived at the station, he said, he was arrested.

“For the first time I got put in handcuffs,” he told WSOC-TV.

Concord police said in a statement that the warrant was issued in February 2002 by J&J Video in Salisbury, N.C.

“The warrant, which is signed by a magistrate, directs law enforcement officials to arrest a person and take them before a judicial official without unnecessary delay to answer to the charges,” police said in a statement. “In lieu of arresting Meyers on the scene of the traffic stop, the officer allowed Meyers to arrange a time to come to the Concord Police Department to be served with the arrest warrant.

“Later in the day, Meyers came to the Concord Police Department to be served with the arrest warrant. Officers took Meyers to the Cabarrus County Magistrate’s Office where they assisted him in getting a written promise to appear in court. Officers are required by policy to handcuff anyone prior to entering the secured area inside of the magistrate’s office.”

Green later talked about it on an Australian TV show, saying he called Meyers on Wednesday night to express his sympathies.

“I actually called him,” he said. “I saw the story was tweeted to me by one of his friends. I got his phone number. I called him up.”

Green added that “it’s an example of how bureaucracy can get out of control.”

Meyers is set to appear in court April 27, according to news reports.

“They’re not focusing on the crimes I think they should be focusing on,” Meyers told WSOC. “That hour the cops sat out there with me, the hour and a half I was down in the magistrate’s office could have been spent somewhere else.”
Title: Re: Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 25, 2016, 10:47:12 am
Somebody needs to arrest Tom Green.
Title: Re: Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot
Post by: Mac on March 25, 2016, 03:56:42 pm
Well I think it's a given the top nominee thus far is the idiot that dismembered his leg by shooting at his lawn mower full of explosives.

Can we bow down and give thanks to the Darwin Award Winner... I'll take a hallelujah.

To bad it didn't Dismember the brain pan and help clean out the gene pool.
Title: Re: Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 17, 2016, 07:52:16 pm
Person jumping tiger fence at Toronto Zoo

Need I say more?
Title: Re: Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 20, 2016, 10:07:20 pm
Yellowstone visitor caught on video petting bison, surviving (

My first reaction to seeing the video was What The F*ck. My second reaction was Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot.
Title: Re: Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot
Post by: Mac on April 21, 2016, 03:47:14 am
We have a bison preserve by us. The fencing around it is very rustic and open. Just timbers.

Years ago when going through it, a bison was close to the fence. This young women, like that dumbass woman, went up, reached through the fence and pet it. BUT, she for some reason decided to grab the horns. When the bison jerked its head because it didn't like that, the woman froze and didn't let go. It threw her around a bit like a rag. Luckily she was not hurt.

I guess people just forget these animals are wild... And oh so cute.
Title: Re: Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot
Post by: Mac on May 11, 2016, 09:59:26 am
wow, just wow with the dumbassory... more of our politicians living on the pedestal.

Conservatives question Congress's role in Facebook probe

A handful of conservatives are expressing displeasure after a top Republican senator began digging into allegations of bias in Facebook's "Trending Topics" feature.

Many Republicans were concerned about reports that contractors who worked on the feature excluded some topics or stories from conservative outlets unless more mainstream organizations picked them up, which the company has denied.

But a number of conservatives said it is not the government’s job to get involved after Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) sent a letter to the company asking questions.

Washington Examiner managing editor Philip Klein called Thune’s letter a “ridiculous move.” Former GOP congressman-turned-radio host Joe Walsh said it is obvious Facebook has liberal bias but warned: “Conservatives don’t get government involved. That’s not what we believe.”

National Review writer Charles C.W. Cooke published a post titled, “The Senate should leave Facebook alone.”

The article referenced the failings of the now-repealed “fairness doctrine,” which gave authority to the Federal Communication Commission to require broadcasters to cover issues of national importance in a balanced way.

Thune, who also holds a Republican leadership role in the Senate, said the letter was not meant to suggest anything “untoward” on the part of Facebook.

“Part of the jurisdiction of our committee is consumer protection, so we think it’s a perfectly legitimate line of inquiry,” Thune said Tuesday.

The libertarian-leaning group Tech Freedom had predicted an overreaction from the right. Even before Thune sent his letter, the group’s president, Berin Szoka, warned against congressional action.

“Even if we thought Facebook actually had an axe to grind, that is not a problem for the government to solve, because they are a private company,” he said on his podcast this week. “It is up to them to do what they want. But, of course, in the marketplace of ideas, we should absolutely be able to bring pressure on them.”

He noted that Facebook, a business driven by advertising, has little incentive to suppress any side of the debate.

He also argued public pressure from citizens and think tanks is wholly different from congressional pressure. 

“It is not hard to imagine, here, people getting really stirred up about this on the Hill and inserting themselves into how Facebook runs its business, and that could become a subtle, soft form of government control that could actually end up chilling speech online,” he said.
Title: Re: Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot
Post by: Mac on May 17, 2016, 09:34:42 am
WTF... how about going after the family?

Lawsuit blames Snapchat’s speed filter for Georgia car crash
Why you shouldn't snap and drive

A young girl trying to capture the perfect Snapchat is nothing out of the ordinary — but a speeding selfie comes with its costs. A new lawsuit alleges that Snapchat's speed filter, which lets users display the speed at which they're moving while taking a photo, encourages reckless driving and can cause automobile crashes.

"Distracted driving "

On September 10th, 2015, 18-year-old Christal McGee was caught up with trying to get over 100 mph on Snapchat's speed filter and failed to notice Wentworth Maynard's car pull onto the Georgia highway she was speeding on. At around 11:15PM, McGee struck Maynard's Mitsubishi Outlander at 107 mph on a road where the speed limit was 55 mph.

"Snapchat's speed filter facilitated McGee's excessive speeding. McGee was motivated to drive at an excessive speed in order to obtain recognition through Snapchat by the means of a Snapchat 'trophy,'" the complaint states. In fact, even after the accident, McGee took to the social media platform to post another bloody-faced selfie with the caption "Lucky to be alive."

Maynard, an Uber driver, did not resume his shift that night— instead, he began a five-week stay at a hospital and now suffers from permanent brain damage. His lawyers claim that he lost 50 pounds, requires a walker or wheelchair to get around, and cannot work or support himself. They are now are suing McGee and Snapchat. Maynard and his wife — who was also in the car at the time of the accident — are seeking damages to cover his medical bills.

Prior to this incident, petitions on have called on Snapchat to remove the speed filter but to no avail. The lawsuit goes on to suggest that despite knowledge of the dangers of the filter, Snapchat refuses to change or remove it. It cites a particular case from July 2015 where a woman in Brazil suffered from severe injuries after a car wreck caused by driving at 110 mph. A study by AT&T showed that "nearly 4-in-10 social media users tap into social media while driving."

Snapchat has an in-app warning which deters users from using the filter while driving. Their terms of service say, "Do not use our Services in a way that could distract you from obeying traffic or safety laws. And never put yourself or others in harm's way just to capture a Snap." Despite this, the the lawsuit says that Snapchat's negligence is concurrent with McGee's. The lawyers note that Snapchat has a "responsibility to act reasonably to take steps to eliminate risks associated with their products," which it failed to do because it has not removed or restricted the speed filter yet.
Title: Re: Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot
Post by: Mac on June 08, 2016, 07:51:35 am
Another story where so many things are just idiotic...

Man told to remove pond because it’s ‘dangerous for burglars’

Kevin Sheehan said he was told by his housing association that if someone breaks into his garden they could fall in as it is hidden from view the other side of his fence.

The 62-year-old’s pond is home to 80 fish and is surrounded by concrete blocks to prevent his one-year-old daughter, Olivia, falling in.

He said he has been threatened with an eviction notice unless the pond is demolished within three weeks.

He said: ‘I was thinking of my daughter’s safety and was building it up another two blocks.

‘I had it at the old height for about 15 years and it’s never been a problem.

‘The reason they gave was if someone breaks into the back garden they can fall in the pond because there’s a six-foot fence all round and they can’t see it.

I said ‘well they shouldn’t be breaking in’.’

More... (

Both parties have some splaining to do, but I think it's quite obvious it was a very idiotic statement to make about Burgler's safety.

On the other side, the guy is renting. Not his property. There are rules in place.

Burglers... **** 'em. They have no say.
Title: Re: Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 08, 2016, 07:59:30 am
Not only should the pond remain, but I'd go a step further and fill it with piranha's and electric eels. Yes, I'm aware that this is far-fetched in practicality. Just making a point that I'm not on the side of Government telling me what I can and can't do and then giving me an asinine reason why I can't.
Title: Re: Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot
Post by: Mac on June 08, 2016, 08:28:59 am
I didn't think about it from a Government view. More of the Housing Association rules.

I have pleasure/pain thoughts about that. Mostly, I don't like a bunch of rules... but realize rules are necessary. I see that everyday with my neighbors. Some are just downright hosiers and if we didn't have rules in our community, they would just trash the place with their lack of intelligence.
Title: Re: Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 03, 2016, 05:51:29 pm
Ozzy Osbourne’s Mistress Michelle Pugh Suing His Daughter Kelly for Social Media Comments (

I thought we had a 'Frivolous Lawsuits' thread or something like that. Couldn't find it. So, gonna post it here. This mistress is a f*cking idiot. You break up a family (Ozzy also is at fault here), you get everything that is coming at you from the kids. Kelly may be an adult, but she has every right to say whatever the f*ck she wants about this situation. I don't agree with Kelly on pretty much anything. But on this, she is in the right.
Title: Re: Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot
Post by: Mac on August 26, 2016, 09:20:38 am
What a f*ckin' idiot. Total embarrassment to the US

Ryan Lochte

Charged for Making False Police Report in Rio

U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has been charged for making a false police report in connection with the Rio de Janeiro gas station incident, Civil Police confirmed to ABC News.

Earlier today, it was reported that Lochte has been summoned to give testimony related to the investigation into the incident, a spokesman for the Brazilian Ministry of Justice confirmed to ABC News.

Lochte, who flew home to North Carolina after the incident, will testify in the U.S. and the information will be transferred to Brazil, according to Civil Police.

The decision comes days after Lochte said his original story about being held up at gunpoint in Rio with three other U.S. swimmers was "overexaggerated" in an interview with Brazil's main broadcaster, Globo.

Lochte claimed during the Olympics that he and three other U.S. swimmers were held up — with a gun cocked and pointed at his forehead — after leaving a party in Rio.

He then backpedaled, telling NBC News' Matt Lauer that although a gun was drawn during the incident, it was not pointed at his head.

Brazilian police said Lochte's story was a fabrication and that the Olympians — Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and James Feigen — were not robbed and were not victims. The police alleged that the swimmers vandalized a bathroom at a gas station and were confronted by armed security guards who requested money for the damage.
Ryan Lochte Says He 'Over-Exaggerated' Play video
Ryan Lochte Says He 'Over-Exaggerated'

In an interview with Lauer, Lochte appeared to concede that he knew that the guards were demanding payment for the damage done, not robbing them.

"Yeah, so then we had to give the money," he told Lauer. But he also said he "couldn't answer" whether the men were being robbed.

Lochte, who said he "had too much to drink" that night, maintained that he and the other athletes were frightened because a gun was involved.

Police in Rio de Janeiro recommended that Lochte and Feigen be charged with false reporting. Feigen donated roughly $11,000 to a Brazilian charity to avoid prosecution.

The two other swimmers, Conger and Bentz, returned to the United States after giving statements to police and alleged that Lochte pulled a sign off a wall at the gas station, sparking a confrontation with armed guards.
Title: Re: Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 30, 2016, 04:59:32 pm
Viral video shows man getting shocked trying to steal electrified Trump yard sign (

Hahahahaha. You deserve it. Dumb ass.
Title: Re: Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot
Post by: Mac on October 01, 2016, 03:56:19 am
Good, charge his ass.

What kind of person are you to steal a a freakin sign?
Title: Re: Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot
Post by: Mac on December 23, 2016, 12:22:04 pm
Wow... what a moron
Title: Re: Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot
Post by: Mac on December 23, 2016, 12:31:04 pm
Sanctuary Campus? Wow our current crop of college folks have seem to lost their damn minds
Title: Re: Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 08, 2017, 03:09:44 pm
David Blaine’s Attempt to Shoot Himself in the Mouth Went Awry, Making You Wonder If You Even Understand Magic (

He takes getting 'back on the horse' too literally. Yes, this is the second time this has happened. Idiot.
Title: Re: Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot
Post by: Mac on January 08, 2017, 03:58:50 pm
I quit watching Blaine long ago.
Title: Re: Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 08, 2017, 04:01:36 pm
I quit watching Blaine long ago.

Everyone did. That's why he is going even more extreme to get his name back out there again.
Title: Re: Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot
Post by: Mac on January 09, 2017, 08:07:48 pm
Sorry for the tragic loss, but this is not Apples fault for the idiocy of others. This is just a money grab from a big corporation.

Texas Couple Sues Apple for FaceTime Induced Fatal Car Crash

Apple is being sued by a Texas couple, who allege that its FaceTime app played a role in a lethal car crash on Christmas Eve 2014 that killed their 5-year-old daughter Moriah. James and Bethany Modisette argue that Apple should have implemented safeguards and a “safer, alternative design” that would prevent drivers from using FaceTime while driving at high speeds.

The lawsuit, which was filed on December 23 in California Superior Court in Santa Clara County, also contends that Apple failed to “to warn users that the product was likely to be dangerous when used or misused” and properly issue safety guidelines to users.
The fatal incident occurred on a highway near Dallas after the Modisettes had slowed or stopped their Toyota Camry due to police activity ahead of them. Sometime later, Garrett Wilhelm, who was traveling in the same direction, plowed his Toyota 4Runner into them from behind while distracted by FaceTime app, the suit alleges.

His car struck the Modisettes’ with enough force to cause “it to be propelled forward, rotate and come to a final rest at an angle facing the wrong direction in the right lane of traffic,” the suit claims, whereafter it “continued its trajectory by rolling up and over the driver’s side of the Modisette car.” Moriah was in a booster seat in the left rear passenger seat at the time and later died from her injuries.

The suit also claims that Wilhelm admitted to have been using the FaceTime video chat app at the time of the crash, and that “police located his iPhone at the crash scene with the FaceTime application still active”. The Morisettes are suing Apple for damages, arguing that Wilhelm’s iPhone had the necessary hardware to automatically block his use of FaceTime. Their position is that Cupertino is liable because “Apple failed to configure the iPhone to automatically ‘lock out’ the ability to utilize FaceTime while driving at highway speeds, despite having the technical capability to do so”.

Wilhelm has been indicted on manslaughter charges and is currently out on bail. His lawyer maintains that iPhone use did not contribute to the crash and that “it was simply an accident”.

Title: Re: Stupid - Dumbass - Idiot
Post by: Mac on January 14, 2017, 08:25:42 am
This guy says 'taking bids off the wall' is legal... how can that be?