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Old Shoe

Aug-30-2006 01:51

I heart stupidity. When you see it, post it here. I'll start.

Some of you know that I've do some teaching of first year sociology students in university. I really enjoy it, and love my students, but -GAWD- grading their work is a nightmare.

Through the course of a year, they have to write short essays on a range of topics ---feminism, Karl Marx, education, Freud, crime, etc. I feel kinda guilty laughing at these because of course they are writing under extreme pressure, but holy bobo I find them funny! Every so often, they write something so frickin' hysterical that it makes me gag laughing. These fleeting gems, I collect. Thought y'all might get a kick out of some of them.

Here we go. (nb, all typos and grammar boo boos are theirs from here on, not mine)

"Education is not really as old as many people think. It all came about in
the 1960s when the Russians were more advanced with outerspace."

"There is no evidence of women in society until the late 1990s"

"Freud is the classic theory of gender he believes the boy has the penis the girl has the clitoris simple as that"

"Freud said that a boy who plays too many dolls might be a p_ssy in later life"

"Feminists think women are the lowest of the low"

"Education is bias it only works for children who come from families where the parents are rich white and male"

"Hitlar believed in the destroying the Jews, however, his dictation only lasted until he was alive, after it was forgotten."

"Weber saw society from his eyes"

"someone from the low class is no good to us. we don't see them as nonsuccessful. That is because of sociology"

"Max Weber is a known and accredited sociologist"

"All around us in our society it is, said to be all around us these 'bureacracy' for example God is higher than Jeesus. The boss."



Jan-20-2007 14:14

crunchpatty, those comments are from UNIVERSITY students?! Knowing me I would've written smart-arse comments all over their papers. I guess that's why I was highly unpopular in creative writing...


Jan-20-2007 14:32

Ranier's movie theatre comment got me going.
My first job EVER: AMC 24 at Concord Mills Mall, Concord, NC. That's 24 movie screens in a mall that was NC's (and probably still is) NC's #1 tourist attraction. I worked there for exactly 3 years.

"What time does the 2:30 show of such and such start?" - As Ranier stated, it DOES happen all the time.

"How long does it take to walk to the theatre?" LoL.

Customer:"What is Brother Bear?"
Me: "A movie...."
Customer: "....."
Me: *turns off microphone and walks away* LoL.

"Do you accept Federal Reserve Notes?" [That's a one-dollar bill]

Me (taking tickets): "That will be in House 1, first theatre on your left."
Customer: *nods*
Me: *smiles*
Customer: "Where is the movie?"
Me: *walks away*

eeyores_lost_tail: I remember seeing the news a few years back where a couple divorced and the husband didn't want to give up the house to he LITERALLY split the house in two. The wife sued and she probably won... too funny.

Also, has anyone seen the portion of Blue Comedy Tour with Bill Engvall doing "Here's Your Sign"? Perfect example of stupid people.

Great thread crunchpatty!


Jan-20-2007 20:25

Pseudo, if it was me, I would give up the I can't believe people can get into that mess. It's just a house but I guess some people want to be vengeful. I would just want to be done with it all. I like to cut my loses and move on. I know it isn't easy - I had to do it not that long ago because the person took more than they were giving - the classic "fair-weather" friend. Sad thing is, I am sure it's *my*


Jan-21-2007 05:07

Yeah, I don't understand how people can get into such messes. But I'm still quite young yet.

Lucky Stiff

Jan-29-2007 07:36


1. AT&T fired President John Walter after nine months, saying he lacked intellectual leadership. He received a $26 million severance package. Perhaps it's not Walter who's lacking intelligence.

2. Police in Oakland , CA spent two hours attempting to subdue a gunman who had barricaded himself inside his home. After firing ten tear gas canisters, officers discovered that the man was standing beside them in the police line, shouting, "Please come out and give yourself up."

3. An Illinois man, pretending to have a gun, kidnapped a motorist and forced him to drive to two different automated teller machines, wherein the kidnapper proceeded to withdraw money from his own bank accounts.

4. A man walked into a Topeka , Kansas Kwik Stop and asked for all the money in the cash drawer. Apparently, the take was too small, so he tied up the store clerk and worked the counter himself for three hours until police showed up and grabbed him.

5. Police in Los Angeles had good luck with a robbery suspect who just couldn't control himself during a lineup. When detectives asked each man in the lineup to repeat the words: "Give me all your money or I'll shoot", the man shouted, "that's not what I said!".

6. A man spoke frantically into the phone: "My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart". "Is this her first child?" the doctor asked. "No!" the man shouted, "This is her husband!"

7. In Modesto, CA , Steven Richard King was arrested for trying to hold up a Bank of America branch without a weapon. King used a thumb and a finger to simulate a gun. Unfortunately, he failed to keep his hand in his pocket.

Lucky Stiff

Jan-29-2007 07:36

8. THE GRAND FINALE!!! Last summer, down on Lake Isabella, located in the high desert, an hour east of Bakersfield, CA, some folks, new to boating, were having a problem. No matter how hard they tried, they couldn't get their brand new 22 foot boat, going. It was very sluggish in almost every maneuver, no matter how much power they applied. After about an hour of trying to make it go, they putted into a nearby marina, thinking someone there may be able to tell them what was wrong. A thorough topside check revealed everything in perfect working condition. The engine ran fine, the out-drive went up and down, and the propeller was the correct size and pitch. So, one of the marina guys jumped in the water to check underneath. He came up choking on water, he was laughing so hard.
Under the boat, still strapped securely in place, was the trailer!


Jan-29-2007 10:17

ok this actually is pretty stupid in my eyes but here goes...

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in an Internet sex sting. He faces a felony charge of sexual assault.

He is accused of using a computer to prey upon someone he thought was a child. In reality, it was a detective on the other end of the Internet connection.

Authorities say he solicited and enticed the person he thought was a child for sexual acts. He was arrested after a traffic stop on Thursday night.

Investigators searched his home Friday. Police say that his computer was still on when they searched the residence. The last message he wrote to the undercover officer was on the screen. The computer was seized.

The arrest was made with the cooperation of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. There were 5 or 6 agencies involved.


Jan-29-2007 18:27

biggie528, Its scary people can be that stupid. There's a case in which a robber tried to rob a gun store.

The following mind-boggling attempt at a crime spree appeared to be the robber's first, due to his lack of a previous record of violence, and his terminally stupid choices:

1. His target was H&J Leather & Firearms. A gun shop.

2. The shop was full of customers - firearms customers.

3. To enter the shop, the robber had to step around a marked police patrol car parked at the front door.

4. A uniformed officer was standing at the counter, having coffee before work.

Upon seeing the officer, the would-be robber announced a holdup, and fired a few wild shots. The officer and a clerk promptly returned fire, covered by several customers who also drew their guns, thereby removing the confused criminal from the gene pool.


Mar-14-2007 18:19

Lulah and I are stuck at work, so we thought we should share our pain.

Specimen number 1: (for lack of a better word)
In fact, we read about a woman that killed her child or threw a sucking infant into the street.

Speciman number 2: (spelling mistakes)
International community = Antenatal community, Interracial community!
So far = So fart! (okay....)
Kosovo = Kusufu
Czechoslovakia = Cheekoslovakia

Specimen number 3: (misinterpreted words)
Ignored/neglected = Winking ;)
Beautiful women = cuties!!

Specimen number 4: (messed up sentences)
Why what is this happening to us happens? .... (Indeed!!)

Old Shoe

Mar-14-2007 22:58

Tin - look me in the eye and promise me you and Lulah will share this pain more often! i've never been to Cheekoslovakia, but I hear the Cheeks are really really good people, and that nothing can come between them :)

That was brilliant! May you both always reside in the antenatal community. having a fetus for a neighbor ain't all it's cracked up to be.

The sucking infant reminded me of something. Not the ill-fated pampers ad with a baby on a spit with an apple in it's mouth...something else. My wife's friend works the poison control hotline.

She gets a call one night (Re-enactment guy voice from here on) :

Frantic mother: Oh my god, my baby ate my nail polish, help me!
Poison control: Ma'am, we're on our way. Is your baby still breating?
Frantic mother: yes, yes...I fed her my nail polish remover. Please hurry!

(Wel two

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