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Thursday: December 10, 2009

Yes, licking a pole in cold weather will play out just like it did in A Christmas Story.Yes, licking a pole in cold weather will play out just like it did in A Christmas Story.

Apparently this happens at least once every Winter somewhere in America (in this case Boise, Idaho). Let that be a lesson to all of you daring kids out there. Don't be like poor Flick.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 9:02 AM | Tags (6) | christmas | dare | dumb | movies | pole | tongue |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 8, 2009

AT&T releases iPhone app so users can complain about poor service.AT&T releases iPhone app so users can complain about poor service.

So AT&T would like you to reach out to them with this iPhone app if you happen to hit a dead zone or if you become a dropped call victim. So how are you supposed to actually make the complaint when there isn't any service?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 6:34 AM | Tags (6) | at&t | iphone | app | complaints | service | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

Fifteen year old decides to call 911 because parents took the Xbox away.Fifteen year old decides to call 911 because parents took the Xbox away.

In addition, officers visited the boy at his residence and informed him that his parents can indeed take away his Xbox 360, and that he would do well to learn from their discipline.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 4:30 PM | Tags (9) | 911 | cops | entitlement | kid | parents | police | punishment | toys | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Rapping your way through a McDonald's drive thru will land you a citation.Rapping your way through a McDonald's drive thru will land you a citation.

The teens said they were imitating a popular video on YouTube. They rapped their order, which begins with, 'I need a double cheeseburger and hold the lettuce ...' once quickly before repeating it more slowly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 8:01 AM | Tags (8) | rapping | mcdonalds | drivethru | teenagers | utah | dumb | citation | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Twelve of the worst car parking errors caught on video.Twelve of the worst car parking errors caught on video.

Enjoy these feats of automobile parking brilliance in all of their YouTube glory. Some of them will cause you to literally laugh out loud (I'm looking at you, oil station lady).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 3:00 PM | Tags (6) | dailycognition | dumb | errors | funny | parking | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 67 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Microsoft doesn't want anything to do with Family Guy variety show special.Microsoft doesn't want anything to do with Family Guy variety show special.

The special reportedly contained jokes about deaf people, the Holocaust, feminine hygiene and incest. In other words, it was just like a regular 'Family Guy' episode.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:39 AM | Tags (10) | advertising | familyguy | fox | microsoft | sensitive | sethmacfarlane | software | special | sponsorship | variety |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

Five people who managed to fail their way upwards to fame and fortune.Five people who managed to fail their way upwards to fame and fortune.

Soon after, he signed a freaking recording contract and dropped out of Berkeley to pursue a full-time music career while thousands of legitimately talented, unsigned musicians quietly drank themselves to death.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:54 AM | Tags (8) | cracked | fame | fortune | fail | upwards | dumb | money | rich |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 52 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 19, 2009

Some vanity license plates may not compute very well with transit authorities.Some vanity license plates may not compute very well with transit authorities.

Officials usually put seven X's in place of the number for cars without license plates. Roberson says the mix-up has led him to get as many as 10 tickets in a day.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 8:08 AM | Tags (12) | auto | cars | error | geeky | glitch | license | math | nerdy | plate | vanity | transit | default |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 46 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wolfram Alpha app priced out at fifty bucks for your beloved iPhone.Wolfram Alpha app priced out at fifty bucks for your beloved iPhone.

The folks behind Wolfram|Alpha would like you to know that this application is a great day-to-day replacement calculator. Uh, no thanks, I'll just stick with your free website.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:34 AM | Tags (8) | alpha | app | apple | application | iphone | overpriced | pricey | wolfram |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 15, 2009

Pepsi apologizes for putting out controversial iPhone application.Pepsi apologizes for putting out controversial iPhone application.

The app has drawings of what it calls different female types, including the aspiring actress dressed in waitress garb, and the bookworm with pulled-back hair and glasses. The app supposedly gives guys just the right line to win over a particular type.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:57 AM | Tags (7) | iphone | app | pepsi | offensive | advertising | apology | dumb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 2, 2009

Cocain sandwiches, anyone?Cocain sandwiches, anyone?

Nope, not the smartest way to smuggle something into a country. Probably not all that tasty either.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:54 AM | Tags (6) | abc | cocaine | drugs | dumb | sandwich | smuggling |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

Eight outrageously annoying tech videos for you to gawk at.Eight outrageously annoying tech videos for you to gawk at.

Three out of eight of said terrible tech videos belong to Microsoft. Keep up the good work!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 8:02 AM | Tags (5) | ads | advertising | microsoft | tech | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Selling lemonade in Central Park will get you slapped with a fine.Selling lemonade in Central Park will get you slapped with a fine.

When Richard admitted he didn't have the right to sell on Parks property, the agents immediately slapped the dad and daughter with a summons for selling food without a license, which carries a maximum fine of $200.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:37 AM | Tags (6) | centralpark | fine | lemonade | manhattan | nyc | nypost |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Yes, pretending to be a lawyer could land you up to seven years in prison.Yes, pretending to be a lawyer could land you up to seven years in prison.

...and it could land you another two years in prison if you happen to continue trying to be fake lawyer days after your initial release. Smooth move.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:34 AM | Tags (5) | dumb | false | jail | lawyer | pretend |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 14, 2009

Sorry, Best Buy will not honor tremendous online pricing errors.Sorry, Best Buy will not honor tremendous online pricing errors.

Did anyone honestly think they would sell 52-inch HDTV for just ten bucks?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 8:58 AM | Tags (6) | bestbuy | error | pricing | hdtv | lcd | website |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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