Wednesday, October 04, 2006

I'm Sorry, But That Was Just Plain Stupid!

I was reading the news online the other day, and noticed a quote regarding the tragic Amish school shooting earlier this week. Basically, the quote read something like this:

"Such-and-such person, a truck driver, barricaded himself in the school with the students. It is not known whether or not he is Amish."

DUH! If he were Amish, he wouldn't be a truck driver, now would he? This led me to contemplate some other highly stupid things that have been said by well-known people or written as headlines in our newspapers:

"People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history."
- Dan Quayle

"We all get heavier as we get older because there's a lot more information in our heads."
- Vlade Divac, Basketball player

"Most lies about blondes are false."
- Headline

"Fiction writing is great, you can make up almost anything."
- Ivana Trump, on her first novel

"You can't just let nature run wild."
- Wally Hickel, former Alaska governor

"Lack of brains hinders research."
- Headline

"We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
- Lee Iacocca, Chairman of the Chrysler corporation

"And now the sequence of events in no particular order."
- Dan Rather

"They misunderestimated me."
-George W. Bush

"It isn't pollution that is hurting the environment, it's the impurities in our air and water that are doing it."
- Dan Quayle

And my personal favorite:

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
- Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943


Becca said...

How about what Condi Rice said about any plans Clinton may have left regarding bin Laden (and I'm paraphrasing)--There was no comprehensive plan for dealing with bin Laden....there was a series of actionable items.

Huh? Wha? "He wasn't wearing any pants. They were more like shorts, but with longer legs."

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

LOL! The only thing I like about Bushy being reelected is the fact that we know he can never come back! LOL!

Tooz said...

Wonder if that reporter knows how many Amish it takes to change a light bulb.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Doh! [smacks self on forehead]

Becca said...

That took me a moment or two. I blame the fever.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Oh, are you sick? I'm sorry! Hope you get feeling better soon!