How do YOU define stupid

Posted: May 22, 2009 in Uncategorized

My top picks today:

– On the radio this morning: Some guy will get a life sentence for murder – so 10 years minimum, more if the judge decides so. How is 10 years a life sentence unless you’re 95?

– The baby food diet. Replacing regular meals with baby food. It’s all the rage in Hollywood. Um, how about eat better and exercise more? And accept that wearing a size 10 or 12 in no way, shape or form mean you’re fat!!!

– The media acting all huffy because “suddenly” everyone wakes up and figures out that all the money the Quebec Caisse de Dépôt (the people who invest our money to be used for provincial pension plans and the like) lost in the commercial paper debacle will have to be replaced. By whom? Well, us taxpayers of course in the form of rising pay deductions etc. How stupid do you have to be to not have figured this out when the story came out? Of course the taxpayer is gonna pay. We have limitless amounts of money don’t we? We’re the well from which all things come, the well that will, it seems never run dry. So don’t fucking act like you didn’t know this would happen. Oh and once the deficit is filled, do you think we’re stupid enough to believe that deductions will go back down? Um. No.

Finger Plates

– George Bush (ok, it was too easy, but waddaya gonna do)

OH! and an addition Mr. Jazz reminded me of:

– Bureaucrats who rename things so as not to hurt people’s feelings – the dreaded PC Brigade. We all know of the “visually challenged” for blind series. In Quebec they just changed the name of exams (as in school, y’all remember those?). Now students no longer have exams, they have “Situations d’apprentissage et d’évaluation”, i.e. Learning and evaluation situations… excuse me while I beat my head against the wall. But that’s not all!

– Teachers can no longer fail students who need to be failed – because it’ll traumatize the poor dearies I suppose. So what happens with these “evaluation situations”? They’re basically fixed everyone passes and they mean strictly nothing anymore. And we’re surprised that people have no basic knowlege of anything anymore. Excuse me while I beat my head against the wall some more. I’m thinking BB really needs to do a post on the walking talking idiocy that is the Quebec Ministry of Education. Of course, how can I be surprised. These are the people who abolished grading with numbers – because the children might feel bad with too low a number – now everything is is letters, ’cause damned if an E doesn’t feel better than a 50%. Or something.

So, how do you define stupid

  1. Hagelrat says:

    people who think the reason to not wear high heels for driving is because if you break down you might have to walk a long way to a phone or garage (it was a question on the early version of the written driving test).

  2. Jocelyn says:

    Here’s a REAL weight loss plan: do the baby food diet in servings that only fit on those finger plates.Then die in two weeks of malnutrition.You already took my stupid: George W.

  3. How do I define stupid? Hmmmm…in one word: Twitter.Great posts here. I will be back again.ExpatFromHell

  4. ticknart says:

    I use myself as the center of a stupid line chart, all others fall as being either more or less stupid than me. My friends fall on the less stupid sides, as do a few other people that I haven’t met. So far, most of the general population of the world and all politicians fall on the more stupid side.

  5. Dumdad says:

    I’m too stupid to have an opinion.

  6. Ricë says:

    buying a new wardrobe (or any part of a new wardrobe) because someone says styles have changed.buying ANYTHING because it’s new and everyone’s buying one.picking your coutertop/vehicle/vacation destination/university because it’s popular with everyone i’d better quit, huh?

  7. Gaelyn says:

    The recent rage of going to a thrift store and buying a $100 outfit that cost $300+ when new. Hell, I could replace my whole wardrobe there with that same money.

  8. Guillaume says:

    I actually like the taste of baby food. But yes, a diet made of it is pretty stupid.

  9. mrwriteon says:

    To offer a Mark Twainism: “First God made idiots, that was for practice, then he made school boards,” and I will add to this, finally he made ministries of education. See my thoughts on this stuff in my today’s blog.

  10. Finger plates. Good Lord. And what an inane idea about the baby food diet. Besides, most babies who have just started on solids are a little on the chubby side. But yeah, GWB, the King of Stupid.

  11. Jeaux says:

    “- Teachers can no longer fail students who need to be failed – because it’ll traumatize the poor dearies”They’re in training to head up our financial institutions.

  12. lime says:

    the educational monstrosity you describe is euphemized as outcome based learning here. yeah, it’s stupid alright.

  13. Jazz says:

    Hagelrat – So that ISN’t why you don’t wear high heels to drive?Joce – I’m sorry I stole your stupid.Expat – Twitter! Love the answer… Thanks for stopping by.Ticknart – what a cool ideaDumdad – Bwah!Ricë – somehow I knew your list would be long…Gaelyn – I thought thrift stores were supposed to be cheap?Guillaume – I used to tuck a jar of baby food fruit into my lunch when I was in university. I quite liked it too. Dunno why I didn’t just bring a piece of fruit though.Ian – Gotta love Twain.Citizen – A friend told me the same thing. “But babies are FAAAT!!”Jeaux – Good god, you’re right!Lime – Oh, so you have it too. Nice to know we’re not alone.

  14. Gnightgirl says:

    Every store we shop in forcing us to carry a membership card to get a better price: grocery stores, pet stores, gas stations, office supplies, greeting cards…I am sick of the second keyring I carry for these things. But I carry them, because the savings do add up. Stupid cards.

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