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Stupid (Newsworthy) Things Celebrities and Other People Have Said and Done

Published by Anne Lyken Garner in Humor
September 17th, 2008

I know that not one of us can say that we’ve never done something desperately stupid. However, we’re lucky that those unfortunate mishaps have ever made the news. Here are some stupid things that celebrities have said out in the open, and other stupid things people have done which have made the news.

These have been collected from various websites and news reporting agencies, but are all in the public domain.

“Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can’t help but cry. I mean I’d love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff,” – Mariah Carey

“Smoking kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life,” – Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for federal anti-smoking campaign.

“I’ve never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body,” – Winston Bennett, University of Kentucky basketball forward.

“Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,” – Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, DC.

“I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.” – John Wayne

“It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.”- Al Gore, Vice President

“The word “genius” isn’t applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein,” – Joe Theisman, NFL football quarterback & sports analyst.

“If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure.” – Bill Clinton, President

“Your food stamps will be stopped effective March 1992 because we received notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You may reapply if there is a change in your circumstances.” – Department of Social Services, Greenville, South Carolina.

Stupid Newsworthy Things People Have Done

Two Michigan robbers entered a record shop, anxiously waving their guns around. The first one shouted, “Nobody move!” Then his partner moved. The nervous first bandit shot him.

A man in Buenos Aires pushed his wife out of an eighth-floor window but his plan to murder her failed when part of her body got caught in some power cables below. Noticing that she was still alive, the man jumped out of the window to try and land on top of her to finish the job. He missed…

On reporting that her car was stolen, a Newark woman told the police that she still had her car phone in it. The policeman taking the report called the phone, and told the person on the other end that he had read a ‘for sale’ ad in the newspaper and wanted to buy the car. The thief eagerly arranged to meet the police and the ar-rest is history.

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  1. SeventhSibling
    Posted September 17, 2008 at 9:13 am

    These are sooooooooo funny!!

  2. Karen Gross
    Posted September 17, 2008 at 10:51 am

    What a great laugh to start my day!

  3. valli
    Posted September 17, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Very funny!

  4. BC Doan
    Posted September 17, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    A great collection of funny things, and my favorite is the foodstamp thingy…

  5. jo oliver
    Posted September 17, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Wow! These were so funny, but one was simply enraging. The statement by M Carey makes me want to air drop her into Ethiopia. I watch the show “Worlds Stupidest Criminals” sometimes. It never ceases to amazes me at how crazy people can be.

  6. RJ Chamberlain
    Posted September 18, 2008 at 1:22 am

    I love the NFL quote about Einstein. Brilliant!

  7. Hein Marais
    Posted September 18, 2008 at 5:46 pm


  8. nobert soloria bermosa
    Posted September 18, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    hehehehe,so funny

  9. ruby Hawk
    Posted September 18, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    LOL, funny, My favorite was the ladies panties bandit.

  10. eileenprince
    Posted September 26, 2008 at 10:40 am

    This was really funny. Can’t believe Mariah Carey actually said that. And Lolz about the teacher in the court. Great article!

  11. Nevi
    Posted September 29, 2008 at 7:54 am

    The best was from American citizens.Mariah Carey,John Wayne,Al Gore,and Clinton made very fine contributions.LMFAO!


  12. Anne Lyken-Garner
    Posted October 17, 2008 at 4:21 am

    Thanks for reading and commenting everyone.

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