The Idiot Thread

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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 15,629
    mcgruff10 said:
    Who's the bigger idiot: the company thinking this was a good idea or the parents sitting in line for an hours to save a few bucks?
    https://www.yahoo.com/gma/build-bear-closes-lines-nationwide-over-safety-concerns-224404545--abc-news-topstories.html
    Lets' be fair here, it's obviously the customers.  I don't think Build a Bear would think people would act like that to save $20.
    It's not a few bucks. If you let your kids pick whatever they want, it ends up costing an average of about $75 bucks give or take. It's worthit for a once in a lifetime keepsake for a kid and for people who can't normally even afford to think about taking their kid to get one, it was well worth standing in line for. They should have noted to the first 100 or whatever in line for the ad. The right thing to have done was to take the names of everyone that stood in line waiting when they finally decided to shut it down to honor it since they advertised it and so many people waited. It's false advertisement if it wasn't honored. 
    this right here is a parenting fail: "if you let your kids pick whatever they want". 

    I teach my kids that if we can't afford something, you simply don't get it. case closed. I have told them about boxing day/black friday sales and what people do and how they behave all in the name of greed. they think that is bizarre behaviour. 
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 15,629
    PJ_Soul said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    Who's the bigger idiot: the company thinking this was a good idea or the parents sitting in line for an hours to save a few bucks?
    https://www.yahoo.com/gma/build-bear-closes-lines-nationwide-over-safety-concerns-224404545--abc-news-topstories.html
    Lets' be fair here, it's obviously the customers.  I don't think Build a Bear would think people would act like that to save $20.
    It's not a few bucks. If you let your kids pick whatever they want, it ends up costing an average of about $75 bucks give or take. It's worthit for a once in a lifetime keepsake for a kid and for people who can't normally even afford to think about taking their kid to get one, it was well worth standing in line for. They should have noted to the first 100 or whatever in line for the ad. The right thing to have done was to take the names of everyone that stood in line waiting when they finally decided to shut it down to honor it since they advertised it and so many people waited. It's false advertisement if it wasn't honored. 
    $20, $75... I don't see the difference. How is $75 worth that?? And the way they were behaving, causing safety issues! Bunch of idiots! How about they spend $10 at the craft store and help their kid make a fun keepsake at home instead of forcing their kids to stand in line all day with a bunch of stupid angry cheap people?

    Agreed in full. You make your call sometimes.

    Whenever we see a line like that... and we are not committed to it from necessity... there's not a chance in Hell we're waiting in it. I won't even waste my time at Costco for gas to save 2-5 cents per liter.

    $20? To endure that? I'd rather poke pins in my eyeballs.
    When your kid asks for something you try. It's like telling a Pearl Jam fan they shouldn't f5 for tickets for hours or tell them not to waste their time standing in line for a few hours to get the poster they want for the one and only show they'll ever be able to afford to go to. For some that have a lot of money to throw around they may not be able to see it from  the same point of view. 
    we are a family with not very much money. stuff doesn't make the experience. the experience makes the experience. 
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 15,629
    mcgruff10 said:
    Allie, Del, this is the idiot thread which is intended to comment light heartedly about things idiots do so please stop arguing like two idiots.  ;)

    Lol

    We've all got the idiot gene.

    To be fair... and it's likely something to do with my maleness... I exercise my idiocy more than she does. I simply can't help myself sometimes. A guy just needs to be a freaking idiot sometimes. It's like resetting yourself.
    you two were just getting into since I was off internet for a few weeks. Thank for covering for me, Del! (although, I completely agree with Allie here)
  • mcgruff10 said:
    Allie, Del, this is the idiot thread which is intended to comment light heartedly about things idiots do so please stop arguing like two idiots.  ;)

    Lol

    We've all got the idiot gene.

    To be fair... and it's likely something to do with my maleness... I exercise my idiocy more than she does. I simply can't help myself sometimes. A guy just needs to be a freaking idiot sometimes. It's like resetting yourself.
    you two were just getting into since I was off internet for a few weeks. Thank for covering for me, Del! (although, I completely agree with Allie here)
    Lol

    I had to go back and review this.

    No problem holding the fort for you while you were gone! 
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 8,775
    Hint to car thieves - when you steal a car, don't fall asleep in it when it's parked with the door open on a city street. In particular, best not to fall asleep while you are surrounded by other stolen items including stolen ID, break-in tools, and drugs.

    https://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/police-spot-man-sleeping-in-stolen-car-find-cache-of-stolen-goods-1.23436665
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  • An idiot of the disgusting variety:

    Spits in food being prepared for the public at Comerica Park.

    https://www.msn.com/en-ca/sports/mlb/comerica-park-employee-filmed-spitting-in-food-fired-arrested/ar-AAAAwxy?ocid=spartanntp
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 17,241
    Dunkin’ Donuts is dropping the donuts and now will be just known as Dunkin’

    my question:  will they use a hip young cartoon donut dressed in southern colonial garb in their future commercials?  And does this mean washed up comedians will have new work in ten years portraying donuts?
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 17,241
    An idiot of the disgusting variety:

    Spits in food being prepared for the public at Comerica Park.

    https://www.msn.com/en-ca/sports/mlb/comerica-park-employee-filmed-spitting-in-food-fired-arrested/ar-AAAAwxy?ocid=spartanntp
    It’s the secret sauce 
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 16,675

    American Airlines flight diverted because passenger wouldn't stop performing pull-ups on the overhead bin

    It’s a good thing the passenger getting his swoll on during a flight from Phoenix to Boston didn’t ask anyone if they wanted to see the “gun show,” otherwise there may have been charges filed.

    An American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Boston was diverted to Kansas City, Mo., due to “an unruly passenger [Monday] night,” Ross Feinstein, the senior manager of corporate communications at American Airlines, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. He added that the “passenger was removed by law enforcement, and [the] flight re-departed” from the airport, arriving in Boston 90 minutes late on Tuesday morning.

    David Markoski, who was on board American Airlines Flight 2763, told local Boston news station WBZ-TV that the unruly passenger was a man who appeared to be intoxicated. Markoski said the man in question boarded the plane with a woman and two dogs and insisted on performing pull-ups on the overhead bins.

    “He was leaning up against where you put the bags overhead, and a passenger came by and said, ‘What are you going to do, some pull-ups?’ and the guy actually grabbed on to it and started doing some pull-ups on the plane in front of everybody,” Markoski said.

    Markoski also said that the man, whose identity has not been made public, ordered beer and alcohol on the flight before things took a turn for the worse.

    Perhaps hoping to prove that his fitness is on the level of #CantStop #WontStop, the man refused to quit doing pull-ups, until he finally reached his #FitnessGoal. “He would not sit down. The flight attendant probably asked him about three or four times to sit down, and he refused to sit down, and then he really got verbally abusive with her, starting calling her names,“ Markoski said. 

    The flight was forced to land in Kansas City, and the man was escorted off the plane by law enforcement officials. FBI agents were at the gate to interview the passenger, but no one was taken into custody or charged.


    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 17,241
    ^^^ $100 million dollars says that person was returning home and not going to visit.  just gotta feeling ...
  • Here's an idiot of the drunken, old, racist variety (relax... he's not American!):



    https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/ryanair-flight-police-identify-man-filmed-in-racist-rant/ar-BBOMXlb?ocid=spartanntp#image=1
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 43,509
    That woman should sue that airline for everything she can get. The fact that they moved her and not him is revolting.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 17,241
    Fly budget airlines and you bear the consequence.  Sometimes it's a racist old english dude.  Sometimes it a person that hasn't showered and wants to clip their toenails.  Sometimes it's a super drunk couple that smells like Marlboros and sneaked 73 mini bottles of fireball whiskey on with them.  Your odds of a peaceful trip are the same of making it through town during rush hour and timing all the stoplights correctly.  

    You may save $150 but will most likely end up sitting next to someone that looks and smells like Yoda.
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 43,509
    Jason P said:
    Fly budget airlines and you bear the consequence.  Sometimes it's a racist old english dude.  Sometimes it a person that hasn't showered and wants to clip their toenails.  Sometimes it's a super drunk couple that smells like Marlboros and sneaked 73 mini bottles of fireball whiskey on with them.  Your odds of a peaceful trip are the same of making it through town during rush hour and timing all the stoplights correctly.  

    You may save $150 but will most likely end up sitting next to someone that looks and smells like Yoda.
    I think this particular incident surpasses what you're talking about. The main problem is how the airline handled what I would call one passenger actually abusing another passenger, and then protecting the abuser instead of the abused.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 10,467
    PJ_Soul said:
    That woman should sue that airline for everything she can get. The fact that they moved her and not him is revolting.
    I agree they should have moved him. But this is one of the biggest problems we have...Sue the airline? Really? If they literally did nothing and put her at risk then I’d agree. But this in nonsense.
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  • PJ_Soul said:
    That woman should sue that airline for everything she can get. The fact that they moved her and not him is revolting.
    I agree they should have moved him. But this is one of the biggest problems we have...Sue the airline? Really? If they literally did nothing and put her at risk then I’d agree. But this in nonsense.

    I agree.

    In my ideal world, a passenger sitting near this debacle should have been within his legal rights to slap the shithead upside the head without repercussion. Then swap seats with the lady and warn the shithead that if he nudges him at all for the remainder of the flight... he gets a noogey.

    Problem solved.
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 16,675
    piggy backing off your story:
    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/man-defends-dressing-5-year-old-son-hitler-halloween-love-history-211724574.html

    Man defends dressing 5-year-old son as Hitler for Halloween: 'We love history'

    A Kentucky man who wore a Nazi costume and dressed his 5-year-old as Adolf Hitler for a local Halloween event is defending the anti-Semitic outfits by calling himself a history buff.

    Bryant Goldbach of Owensboro, Ky., posted a Facebook photo of himself dressed as a member of Hitler’s Schutzstaffel, or SS, his young son dressed as Hitler, wearing a fake mustache and a blazer adorned with swastikas, and his daughter (who wore a fairy costume). 

    The photo was taken Thursday in downtown Owensboro at an annual event called “Trail of Treats,” during which children trick-or-treated at local businesses. The family costume understandably offended many attendees, and afterward, Goldbach shared his indignation in a Facebook post that has since been deleted. 

    “Anyone who knows us knows that we love history, and often dress the part of historical figures,” he wrote in a post. “Tonight as we walked we saw people dressed as murderers, devils, serial killers, blood and gore of all sorts. Nobody batted an eye. But my little and I, dress as historical figures, and it merits people not only making snide remarks, but approaching us and threatening my little 5 year old boy.” 

    Goldbach continued, “That’s right. Tonight grown adults threatened a child over his costume. Threatened his mom and dad as well. Threatened to rip his outfit off of him screaming obscenities, scareing a small child. First off, its none of your business. Second, how dare you! I mean How dare you threaten a child. Me, its one thing, but my child? You are messing with fire.”

    The father is getting publicly shamed as a “child abuser,” “racist,” and “coward” on Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter.

    Goldbach did not return Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment.

    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • mcgruff10 said:
    piggy backing off your story:
    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/man-defends-dressing-5-year-old-son-hitler-halloween-love-history-211724574.html

    Man defends dressing 5-year-old son as Hitler for Halloween: 'We love history'

    A Kentucky man who wore a Nazi costume and dressed his 5-year-old as Adolf Hitler for a local Halloween event is defending the anti-Semitic outfits by calling himself a history buff.

    Bryant Goldbach of Owensboro, Ky., posted a Facebook photo of himself dressed as a member of Hitler’s Schutzstaffel, or SS, his young son dressed as Hitler, wearing a fake mustache and a blazer adorned with swastikas, and his daughter (who wore a fairy costume). 

    The photo was taken Thursday in downtown Owensboro at an annual event called “Trail of Treats,” during which children trick-or-treated at local businesses. The family costume understandably offended many attendees, and afterward, Goldbach shared his indignation in a Facebook post that has since been deleted. 

    “Anyone who knows us knows that we love history, and often dress the part of historical figures,” he wrote in a post. “Tonight as we walked we saw people dressed as murderers, devils, serial killers, blood and gore of all sorts. Nobody batted an eye. But my little and I, dress as historical figures, and it merits people not only making snide remarks, but approaching us and threatening my little 5 year old boy.” 

    Goldbach continued, “That’s right. Tonight grown adults threatened a child over his costume. Threatened his mom and dad as well. Threatened to rip his outfit off of him screaming obscenities, scareing a small child. First off, its none of your business. Second, how dare you! I mean How dare you threaten a child. Me, its one thing, but my child? You are messing with fire.”

    The father is getting publicly shamed as a “child abuser,” “racist,” and “coward” on Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter.

    Goldbach did not return Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment.


    Geezuz.

    Poor taste. No thinking done here.

    I mean, next year, why not dress up as Charles Manson and a mutilated Sharon Tate?
    "My brain's a good brain!"
  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 5,534
    mcgruff10 said:
    piggy backing off your story:
    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/man-defends-dressing-5-year-old-son-hitler-halloween-love-history-211724574.html

    Man defends dressing 5-year-old son as Hitler for Halloween: 'We love history'

    A Kentucky man who wore a Nazi costume and dressed his 5-year-old as Adolf Hitler for a local Halloween event is defending the anti-Semitic outfits by calling himself a history buff.

    Bryant Goldbach of Owensboro, Ky., posted a Facebook photo of himself dressed as a member of Hitler’s Schutzstaffel, or SS, his young son dressed as Hitler, wearing a fake mustache and a blazer adorned with swastikas, and his daughter (who wore a fairy costume). 

    The photo was taken Thursday in downtown Owensboro at an annual event called “Trail of Treats,” during which children trick-or-treated at local businesses. The family costume understandably offended many attendees, and afterward, Goldbach shared his indignation in a Facebook post that has since been deleted. 

    “Anyone who knows us knows that we love history, and often dress the part of historical figures,” he wrote in a post. “Tonight as we walked we saw people dressed as murderers, devils, serial killers, blood and gore of all sorts. Nobody batted an eye. But my little and I, dress as historical figures, and it merits people not only making snide remarks, but approaching us and threatening my little 5 year old boy.” 

    Goldbach continued, “That’s right. Tonight grown adults threatened a child over his costume. Threatened his mom and dad as well. Threatened to rip his outfit off of him screaming obscenities, scareing a small child. First off, its none of your business. Second, how dare you! I mean How dare you threaten a child. Me, its one thing, but my child? You are messing with fire.”

    The father is getting publicly shamed as a “child abuser,” “racist,” and “coward” on Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter.

    Goldbach did not return Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment.

    anti-Semitic piece of shit as well
  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 15,754
    Jason P said:
    Fly budget airlines and you bear the consequence.  Sometimes it's a racist old english dude.  Sometimes it a person that hasn't showered and wants to clip their toenails.  Sometimes it's a super drunk couple that smells like Marlboros and sneaked 73 mini bottles of fireball whiskey on with them.  Your odds of a peaceful trip are the same of making it through town during rush hour and timing all the stoplights correctly.  

    You may save $150 but will most likely end up sitting next to someone that looks and smells like Yoda.
    You got beef with Yoda???

    Yoda is my main man, be careful!

  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 43,509
    edited October 29
    mcgruff10 said:
    piggy backing off your story:
    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/man-defends-dressing-5-year-old-son-hitler-halloween-love-history-211724574.html

    Man defends dressing 5-year-old son as Hitler for Halloween: 'We love history'

    A Kentucky man who wore a Nazi costume and dressed his 5-year-old as Adolf Hitler for a local Halloween event is defending the anti-Semitic outfits by calling himself a history buff.

    Bryant Goldbach of Owensboro, Ky., posted a Facebook photo of himself dressed as a member of Hitler’s Schutzstaffel, or SS, his young son dressed as Hitler, wearing a fake mustache and a blazer adorned with swastikas, and his daughter (who wore a fairy costume). 

    The photo was taken Thursday in downtown Owensboro at an annual event called “Trail of Treats,” during which children trick-or-treated at local businesses. The family costume understandably offended many attendees, and afterward, Goldbach shared his indignation in a Facebook post that has since been deleted. 

    “Anyone who knows us knows that we love history, and often dress the part of historical figures,” he wrote in a post. “Tonight as we walked we saw people dressed as murderers, devils, serial killers, blood and gore of all sorts. Nobody batted an eye. But my little and I, dress as historical figures, and it merits people not only making snide remarks, but approaching us and threatening my little 5 year old boy.” 

    Goldbach continued, “That’s right. Tonight grown adults threatened a child over his costume. Threatened his mom and dad as well. Threatened to rip his outfit off of him screaming obscenities, scareing a small child. First off, its none of your business. Second, how dare you! I mean How dare you threaten a child. Me, its one thing, but my child? You are messing with fire.”

    The father is getting publicly shamed as a “child abuser,” “racist,” and “coward” on Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter.

    Goldbach did not return Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment.


    Geezuz.

    Poor taste. No thinking done here.

    I mean, next year, why not dress up as Charles Manson and a mutilated Sharon Tate?
    I bet millions of people have dressed up like Manson over the years, and nobody batted an eyelash (I wouldn't either). Probably a mutilated and 8 month pregnant Tate would push it past the point of acceptability though!

    And this is a good time for this great video!! =)



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    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • PJ_Soul said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    piggy backing off your story:
    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/man-defends-dressing-5-year-old-son-hitler-halloween-love-history-211724574.html

    Man defends dressing 5-year-old son as Hitler for Halloween: 'We love history'

    A Kentucky man who wore a Nazi costume and dressed his 5-year-old as Adolf Hitler for a local Halloween event is defending the anti-Semitic outfits by calling himself a history buff.

    Bryant Goldbach of Owensboro, Ky., posted a Facebook photo of himself dressed as a member of Hitler’s Schutzstaffel, or SS, his young son dressed as Hitler, wearing a fake mustache and a blazer adorned with swastikas, and his daughter (who wore a fairy costume). 

    The photo was taken Thursday in downtown Owensboro at an annual event called “Trail of Treats,” during which children trick-or-treated at local businesses. The family costume understandably offended many attendees, and afterward, Goldbach shared his indignation in a Facebook post that has since been deleted. 

    “Anyone who knows us knows that we love history, and often dress the part of historical figures,” he wrote in a post. “Tonight as we walked we saw people dressed as murderers, devils, serial killers, blood and gore of all sorts. Nobody batted an eye. But my little and I, dress as historical figures, and it merits people not only making snide remarks, but approaching us and threatening my little 5 year old boy.” 

    Goldbach continued, “That’s right. Tonight grown adults threatened a child over his costume. Threatened his mom and dad as well. Threatened to rip his outfit off of him screaming obscenities, scareing a small child. First off, its none of your business. Second, how dare you! I mean How dare you threaten a child. Me, its one thing, but my child? You are messing with fire.”

    The father is getting publicly shamed as a “child abuser,” “racist,” and “coward” on Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter.

    Goldbach did not return Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment.


    Geezuz.

    Poor taste. No thinking done here.

    I mean, next year, why not dress up as Charles Manson and a mutilated Sharon Tate?
    I bet millions of people have dressed up like Manson over the years, and nobody batted an eyelash (I wouldn't either). Probably a mutilated and 8 month pregnant Tate would push it past the point of acceptability though!

    And this is a good time for this great video!! =)




    The Moving Train Halloween party lol
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 15,629
    Indian couple found dead after falling to their deaths at Yosemite while taking a fucking selfie. Jesus christ. 
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 8,775
    Indian couple found dead after falling to their deaths at Yosemite while taking a fucking selfie. Jesus christ. 
    Read that, and in the same article it mentioned something like 250+ selfie deaths in the past couple of years, from people doing stupid stuff just to get more likes on their selfie. 
    my small self... like a book amongst the many on a shelf
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 15,629
    Indian couple found dead after falling to their deaths at Yosemite while taking a fucking selfie. Jesus christ. 
    Read that, and in the same article it mentioned something like 250+ selfie deaths in the past couple of years, from people doing stupid stuff just to get more likes on their selfie. 
    people would be better off just taking a fucking $80 community club course in photoshop. 
  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 15,754
    Look at that painting lol
  • my2hands said:
    Look at that painting lol

    That's the one McDonald commissioned a painter to create. I've talked about it before.

    McDonald had an artist paint him in his tennis whites and looking really cool so that he could put the painting of himself up in his house to admire.

    He's such a twat. Who the f**k does this?
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