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."
"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."
"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