That’s Just Stupid

I have one of those desk calendars with sheets that you can tear off every day, and the one I bought this year is called “The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said.” Some of them aren’t all that funny. (In fact, a couple of them have just caused me and Elizabeth to say, “What?!”) Anyway, there have been some gems that I’m going to share for your reading amusement.

Paris Hilton, when asked if she would like to go to Wal-Mart: “Do they sell walls there?” Paris, Paris, are you really that disconnected from the rest of the world?

President Bush: “I want to thank my friend, Senator Bill Frist, for joining us today…He married a Texas girl, I want you to know. Karyn is with us. A West Texas girl, just like me.” Now, I’m certainly not a Bush hater, but good grief.

Major General Bui Quoc Huy, Ho Chi Minh City’s police commander: “If we sack officers for corruption, we will be seriously short of staff.” HA.

Headline in Ohio newspaper: “Local Woman Dog Show Winner” Oh snap!

I’ve been trying to think of stupid things that I have said because I know there are lots (my parents often have wondered how someone so smart can be so dumb at times), but I can’t remember any. I do remember this time when I was in fourth grade or something and we were eating dinner. My brother refused to eat his pork chops, so my mom told him he had to stay at the dinner table until he did. Of course, I, loving that he was in trouble, taunted him and then said, “I bet you my allowance that you won’t eat those pork chops.” (My allowance at the time was $4, corresponding to the grade I was in.) Of course my brother–money-hungry even then–was like, “Okay,” and preceded to eat every last bite. Definitely not my smartest moment. We still laugh at that today.

What is something stupid you’ve said or done?

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