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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Save Us From The Stupid People

"Hey, what's the worst that can happen?" ~ Dougie Albans, Village Idiot, April 16th, 1978

"....Mr. Albans, also known as Dougie, was found five miles away in the aftermath of the barbecue explosion, babbling about seeing the elephant. He was examined by doctors, who pronounced him stable but stupid." ~ news reporter, two days later

The notion of the Darwin Awards has been around awhile. Some very stupid people (okay, ninety nine percent of the time it's men, because yes, we're stupid, and yes, it usually starts with a watch this sort of line) have a tendency to test the bounds of the Darwinian concept of survival of the fittest. I thought I'd amuse myself, and hopefully you, with a few Darwin Award moments in pics.

Incidentally, my idiot ex-brother-in-law is a prime candidate for the Darwin Awards. He's a pretty dimwitted  moron, after all. And he has no idea just how dumb he is. I keep expecting him to buy the farm someday by falling through the ice while ice fishing, or being one of those buffoons who drives a snowmobile into open water.


  1. Think I've met some of those people.
    Jane x

  2. Makes you wonder about the future of the human race!

  3. Haha! Yes I know one or two likely candidates myself :)

  4. It's amazing what people do sometimes.

  5. But the big kitty will teach the little kitty no no no.
    We can only hope the stupid will Darwin themselves before having more little stupid wannabees.

    cheers, parsnip

  6. What is going through those people's minds?! Probably nothing.

  7. Ha, ha, ha!! This reminded me of the funny conversation I just had with my sister after leaving church services this weekend. In the church everyone is a believer but in the parking lot everyone turns into a Darwinian and it becomes a race for the exit with the survivor getting out first.

  8. @Jane and Chris: we all have at some point!

    @Cheryl: and shake your head in dismay...

    @Grace: real prizes, huh?

    @Kelly: never underestimate the stupidity of a stupid person.

    @Parsnip: unfortunately Darwin Award nominees have a way of breeding lots of offspring.

    @Auden: squirrels are running around in their heads.

    @Eve: that sounds likely!

    @M.R.: thank you!

  9. Still laughing. The one doing the photography of the alligator's open passage to the throat and regions below was not to be believed! And the one lighting up the cigarette. I've known people that died that way. Ugh!

  10. Just when I start to think human beings can't get any stupider, they prove me wrong!

  11. There must be a number of smart people (or people who use the brains God gave them), or we humans would have been extinct a long, long time ago.

    But still...

    Good post, my friend!

  12. Oooh, I knew I was going to love this post from the title! I think I have some of these students in my classes. The irony is that I teach about evolution and Darwin! Love the pics--had to share them with the hubby!

  13. Some people will never learn, I think ...

  14. To the guy with the camera and alligator...

    You do realize they make zoom lenses with macro filters, right?

    WHAT A DUMBASS!!! lol

    These are hilarious, but I've not seen stupidity at these levels in a long time!

  15. I know a lot of peeps worthy of this award.

  16. Truly sad! I know a few people like your ex brother-in-law! My SIL sends me these Darwin award things occasionally and you can't help but laugh! Thanks for the chuckle!

  17. Hahaha, as my Father-in-law would say "here's solid proof man can live with a single digit IQ" at least for a short time.


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