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Thursday: November 5, 2009

No Doubt not too happy with how their likeness was used in 'Band Hero'.No Doubt not too happy with how their likeness was used in 'Band Hero'.

In one instance of how 'Band Hero' allows for unauthorized use of No Doubt's likeness, a feature on the game has the band's Gwen Stefani singing Rolling Stones song 'Honky Tonk Women,' the band's lawsuit states.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:44 AM | Tags (7) | bandhero | dumb | gaming | likeness | music | nodoubt | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 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


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


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


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

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


Thursday: August 13, 2009

A quick lesson regarding how not to rob a bank.A quick lesson regarding how not to rob a bank.

A 34-year-old man is in custody after authorities say he gave a teller his account number and showed her his picture ID before robbing an Anchorage bank.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 8:06 AM | Tags (5) | bank | dumb | id | robbery | theft |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 11, 2009

Have a look at some leaked screens from a Geek Squad certification test.Have a look at some leaked screens from a Geek Squad certification test.

Wow, thats scary. Certification tests for this type of position shouldn't include poorly used Internet memes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:46 AM | Tags (6) | geeksquad | bestbuy | certification | dumb | quiz | gizmodo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 242 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 15, 2009

Programming error causes some Visa customers to receive 17-digit charges.Programming error causes some Visa customers to receive 17-digit charges.

...he swiped his debit card at a gas station to buy a pack of cigarettes and when he later checked his account online found that he had been charged  the 17-digit number — a stunning $23,148,855,308,184,500.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 1:03 PM | Tags (7) | charge | error | oops | programming | quadrillion | visa | dumb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 13, 2009

FYI, a toy gun is no match for a cricket bat when robbing a gas station.FYI, a toy gun is no match for a cricket bat when robbing a gas station.

Sheriff's Cpl. Mike Gaull tells the Press-Register of Mobile that the employee noticed the gun had an orange tip on the barrel and grabbed the cricket bat. The suspect then ran out of the store without any money.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 4:42 PM | Tags (7) | offbeat | robbery | cricket | bat | toy | gun | dumb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Girl falls into open New York City manhole whilst texting.Girl falls into open New York City manhole whilst texting.

Cowabunga.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 3:29 PM | Tags (5) | dumb | manhole | oblivious | sewer | texting |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

Yes, elephants can out-eat humans quite easily when put to task.Yes, elephants can out-eat humans quite easily when put to task.

Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 5:09 PM | Tags (6) | circus | contest | dumb | eating | elephants | humans |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 8, 2009

Driving while intoxicated, with or without pants, is more than enough to get you thrown in jail.Driving while intoxicated, with or without pants, is more than enough to get you thrown in jail.

'I have misplaced my pants.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 4:50 PM | Tags (6) | commando | dui | dumb | homer | pants | police |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 2, 2009

If you're going to rob a gas station, make sure you actually have gas in the getaway car.If you're going to rob a gas station, make sure you actually have gas in the getaway car.

May that be a lesson to all of you.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 2:56 PM | Tags (4) | dumb | gas | holdup | robbery |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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