Thursday, September 21, 2006

Stupid "News"

Sadly, they don't have it posted on their website, but just moments ago, "News"Channel 5 had a report about why the number of hours of daylight varies. Complete with animation of the sun, with the Earth orbiting around it, tilting toward and away from the sun.

Is that really considered news?

And I love Neil O'Donnell. I have been a fan for a long, long time. I loved Neil when nobody else loved Neil. But oh, sweet Jesus, he's just not a sports broadcaster. Watching him is like agony for me...I always lean forward in my seat, holding my breath, nearly physically (as opposed to metaphorically) pulling for him. *sigh*

Ah well.

Friday, September 15, 2006

The Feline Jihad

From Yahoo! News:
RED BANK, Tenn. - Police are investigating after a man wrote about launching a "feline jihad" to rid his Chattanooga suburb of stray cats.

Max Gerskin wrote a two-part series in the Chattanooga Pulse weekly publication, the first of which was published Aug. 9 and titled, "Madder Max: The Cat Lady and My New Dog." The second installment was published Wednesday and titled, "Feline Jihad: The Cat Lady, Part II."

In his commentary, Gerskin said the strays fed by a "neighborhood cat lady" have brought filth and disease to his home, and local Humane Society officials haven't been able to stop it.

As a result, he wrote, "I've officially become a trapper and it's time to take a walk to the river."

Gerskin did not respond to requests for comment, but he posted an online response Sunday at He wrote that he has not been trying to kill the cats and was using Humane Society traps to help get them to safe homes.

Yeah, he sounds like a real humanitarian!

Here's video of the newsstory.

Big props to Erin for turning me on to this particular story. For those of you who don't know, Erin is my now-former co-worker and office mate. Our job consists (or in my case, consisted) of each of us surfing the internet, making snarky comments to each other about the stuff we read. Really, without Erin's influence, The Stupid would never have come to be. And the world would be a much more stupid place!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Stupid Craigslist ad

This is a casting call for a television show called "The War at Home." It is a pretty funny show, plus Michael Rapaport is in it, and, ever since I saw him in "Zebrahead" a million years ago, I have been a fan.

What qualifies the casting call as The Stupid of The Day is the requirements for the role:

MALE - 30-40s, to play Jesus Christ, appears in a confessional. Must look like Jesus Christ...

I'm just curious what Jesus Christ looks like. Is the Orthodox Jesus closer than the Catholic "Sacred Heart of Jesus" Jesus?

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting This Jesus?

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Or this Jesus?

Monday, September 11, 2006

A Stupid Bonus

From today's Old Farmer's Almanac:

Today in History
Died: Johnny Unitas (football player), 2002.

And there ya have it, folks: on September 11, 2002, Johnny Unitas died. And that is all that happened on this date.

Stupid Car Dealer Ads

(Sorry for my extended absence. You see, I have been offered a new job, and I have been quite surprised about how that simple act has changed my outlook. My daily quest for The Stupid of The Day has been much more difficult. Could the mission of the blog have been reached so soon? Lucky for you, dear Reader, the answer to that question is: No. Not by a long shot. Read on.)

Okay, today's The Stupid of The Day is not actually car dealer ads. I mean, that is just incredibly obvious, right, particularly in a state such as mine that has extrodinarily weak consumer protection laws. But, car dealer ads have one thing in common with The Actual Stupid of The Day, which goes to ABC's "fakeumentary," "The Path to 9/11." And that is that they both perpetuate untruths.

So much has been said about this, that I'll let Crooks and Liars do my talking for me on this issue.

[A big shout out to Mr. Stupid Girl for noticing I failed to post what car dealer ads and the movie have in common initially.]

9/12/06: I present for my Dear Readers' enjoyment: The Path to 9/11: Deleted Scenes

Who loves ya, babies?