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    Default The Department of Boneheadedness.

    This thread is for illustrated examples of boneheaded behavior, stupid stunts, Darwin award contestants and other prime examples of a complete lack of intelligence on the part of humans.

    Kicking it off...

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    Default Re: The Department of Boneheadedness.

    So what you're saying is that it's the Donald Trump thread?
    Please do me a huge favour and help me be with the love of my life.

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    Default Re: The Department of Boneheadedness.

    I think Annoyed is referring more to folks who do *really* stupid things in general. things that make you look more than twice at the articles in question, just to see if you actually read what you thought you read, and how true they might actually be in the
    triple eek --- or more category.

    During the summer within either the same week or less than two weeks apart there were two classic idiot awards from two different individuals doing the following---

    1) the guy who went violated rules and went swimming in a River where there was a
    "NO Swimming! Alligators present."

    Well, the duh-head wanted to impress his girlfriend to show how macho he was and disregarded the warning, and jumped in anyway. Less than minutes later, he is heard shrieking at his girlfriend to "STAY OUT!!!!!!" and he ended up being pulled under by the resident alligator that made its nest under the dock over there. He was seen coming up once a little while later, and then disappeared. His dead body was found further down the river as the reptile took a nice meal chunk out of him.

    That's what happens when you tempt nature, and it bites you back -- BIG time.


    2) The second idiot award reported within days of the above alligator incident, went to the teenager who was trying to impress his friends at a party. Somehow, he got access to one of those bigger (rocket propelled) home firework things, and he lit a firework on top of his head. I think it blew up his head in the process as it went off. Whatever happened, he basically died rather instantly. Wonder what his parents (or guardians) were thinking after they saw or heard of this happening.


    I was reading the comments on the internet about those above two incidents all weekend and week long. Nearly everyone had the same thought.
    Another dead "Darwin Award". Two less now on the planet to feed.


    Those two situations seemed to be last summer's ultimate *classics*, tho.

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    Default Re: The Department of Boneheadedness.

    The best Darwin awards are always awarded posthumously.
    The trick is to have the recipient earn his reward before he reproduces, thereby eliminating obviously defective genes from our gene pool.
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    Tretonin Re: The Department of Boneheadedness.

    4 for the price of 1?


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    Default Re: The Department of Boneheadedness.

    Quote Originally Posted by SGalisa View Post
    I think Annoyed is referring more to folks who do *really* stupid things in general.
    Oh darn, and I wanted to nominate Trump for his Apple-tweet: Block Apple! -- sent from iPhone
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    Default Re: The Department of Boneheadedness.

    And here we have another shining example of well thought out behavior.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/03...ard-labor.html

    First off.... Travelling to a hostile country is probably not the best idea in the world...

    And second, once there, pissing the govt. off is really stupid.

    Before the trial, the 21-year-old from Wyoming, Ohio, said he had tried to steal a propaganda banner as a trophy for an acquaintance who wanted to hang it in her church. That would be grounds in North Korea for a subversion charge.
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    Default Re: The Department of Boneheadedness.

    He has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. Idiot!
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    Default Re: The Department of Boneheadedness.

    And what gets me, is family and politicians are ranting that the "US is not doing all it can" to get that kid sent back.. Sorry but why should the US govt swoop in to save him when it was his own stupidity that got his butt in trouble?

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    Default Re: The Department of Boneheadedness.

    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    And what gets me, is family and politicians are ranting that the "US is not doing all it can" to get that kid sent back.. Sorry but why should the US govt swoop in to save him when it was his own stupidity that got his butt in trouble?
    I suspect that it is the expectation that has been built up over decades of our society insulating and protecting people from having to face the consequences of stupid decisions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    And what gets me, is family and politicians are ranting that the "US is not doing all it can" to get that kid sent back.. Sorry but why should the US govt swoop in to save him when it was his own stupidity that got his butt in trouble?
    This is North Korea. Its not like we are the best terms since they threaten to blow us up every other week

    I believe their isn't much that can be done
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    Default Re: The Department of Boneheadedness.

    Even worse, he might end up getting killed if N. Korea has a temper tantrum.
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    Default Re: The Department of Boneheadedness.

    Quote Originally Posted by jelgate View Post
    This is North Korea. Its not like we are the best terms since they threaten to blow us up every other week

    I believe their isn't much that can be done
    Which is why i can't understand why ANY American would travel there..

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    Default Re: The Department of Boneheadedness.

    Unwise decision on his part, can only hope there is some 'political' backroom deal to get the kid out

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    Default Re: The Department of Boneheadedness.

    All I know is what the internet says............

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    Default Re: The Department of Boneheadedness.

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfax View Post
    Unwise decision on his part, can only hope there is some 'political' backroom deal to get the kid out
    This is merely "unwise" in your eyes? I would hate to see what you consider boneheaded.
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    Default Re: The Department of Boneheadedness.

    I can be a major bonehead myself, at times, so I was trying to put it in a nice perspective. Really his mistake shouldn't cost him 15 yrs, but that is of course coming from a person from the 'west'. Maybe they considered the sentence just to gain attention, 'politically' speaking the N Koreans do this with captured westeners then release them a year later, remember the Korean war vet a few yrs back.

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    Default Re: The Department of Boneheadedness.

    In the natural world, stupidity has consequences. Granted, in the US, they very rarely have to be faced, because our society goes to great extremes to insulate people from the consequences of stupid choices, so many have forgotten this basic fact of life.

    And traveling to an authoritarian society that is not only hostile to us but is actively engaging in sabre rattling in our direction rates right up there with jumping off a cliff or out of an airplane on the stupidity scale. You should not expect to survive the experience.

    He may indeed become a pawn in a prisoner trade game, but it's just as likely they'll kill him.
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    Default Re: The Department of Boneheadedness.

    True, very true. Death will come to him either way, if he survives hard labor in a gulag then he will not be the same, either way death will come to him, phycologically or physically

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    Default Re: The Department of Boneheadedness.

    Quote Originally Posted by Annoyed View Post
    In the natural world, stupidity has consequences. Granted, in the US, they very rarely have to be faced
    you kidding right? in that country commoners risk death just for taking off their baseball hat

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