Darwin Award Candidates

Greenpeace activists drop banner on Mount Rushmore, get arrested

July 9, 2009 / 4 Comments

Greenpeace, in our opinion, is a lot less about being green and nothing about bringing peace. [caption id="attachment_5893" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Greenpeace Banner on Mount Rushmore"][/caption] The group has a message but no tact when it comes to delivering it. In fact, they are more likely to turn people off than bring people on board. Their most recent stunt, dropping a banner down Mount ...

Policeman Shoves Cyclist Off His Bicycle at Critical Mass Ride

July 29, 2008 / No Comments

The Critical Mass rides are no longer what they used to be, a protest against the bicycle unfriendly cities. Why? Because even though a New York City judge ruled that these people don't need a special permit to ride, NYPD's stance remains somewhat adversarial. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUkiyBVytRQ[/youtube] Here we have another violent episode of law enforcement excess, from last Friday (July 25), when a ...

Spraying for Bugs, Man Blows Up Apartment

July 23, 2008 / No Comments

This guy is a Darwin Award Candidate if there ever was one. Wall-E would be proud, too, to know that the bugs survived but the man almost didn't, nor his apartment. Some knucklehead who was trying to get rid of bugs in his apartment sprayed for the pests. Warning! Warning! Idiot has flammable spray in the kitchen. The spray blew up ...

Me and My 60,000 Bees

June 18, 2008 / No Comments

There's a guy in North Carolina, Amychelle Jones, who has been sharing his home with 60,000 bees. I wonder if he counted them. One bee, two bees ... but back to the story. (honey oozes out of the walls) The knucklehead noticed something coming out of his walls and he realized it was honey after tasting the oozing liquid on the ...

Drunk on Cough Syrup

June 11, 2008 / 1 Comment

Talk about disrupting the environment. Yesterday I wrote about a guy who fell off a cliff into a beehive and was a whole lot worse for it. There's another couple that was killed when they fell off a cliff in PA. Are these folks the kind that Obama was talking about? The couple was loaded up on cough syrup. The cops investigated their deaths ...

How Not to Lower Gas Prices (part 2)

June 10, 2008 / No Comments

Everybody wants to lower gas prices. And everybody has an idea of how to do it. Yesterday I wrote How Not to Lower Gas Prices. Today...part 2. A couple in Dartmouth decided they would beat the system by hoarding some gasoline in their apartment. Fumes ignited from the gasoline that was stored in a utility closet and sent residents from eight units fleeing for ...

Animal Rights, even for Bees?

June 10, 2008 / 1 Comment

Apparently this guy didn't read my instructions on how not to get rid of bees. Some knucklehead, in his 40s maybe, fell 85 feet off a cliff and landed in a bee hive. Talk about crashing a party, or dropping in unexpectedly. The bees didn't take to the invasion. They used him for a pin cushion. The swarm was strong enough to knock him ...

How Not to Lower Gas Prices

June 9, 2008 / No Comments

I don't like high gas prices any more than the next guy or gal. It's $4.53/gal for the cheap stuff right down the street from my house. There's a goof ball lady up the street, relatively speaking, from me who has decided to protest the high gas prices here in California. Protesting is a hobby in these parts. She decided she would ...

How Not to Get Rid of Bees

June 9, 2008 / No Comments

Twenty-six year old Josh Mullen from Alabama teaches us how not to get rid of bees. A swarm of bees was infesting his utility shed. So, he put a glass full of gasoline on some towels where the bees were hanging out. He turned, walked away and "Whooosh!!" the shed caught fire. Firemen, wife and one-year old kid rescues, and $80,000 worth of ...