Hey, Idiot!: Chronicles of Human Stupidity

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, Jun 15, 2009 - Humor - 240 pages
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It's not feelings of superiority that make us suspect the universe is filled with dumb people: The universe really is filled with dumb people, as it's easy to see in the pages of Leland Gregory's sharp offering, Hey Idiot! Gregory, a former Saturday Night Live writer, is the smart cookie who's previously showed us gray matter-challenged examples in everything from the criminal world to the hallowed halls of government. This time, though, everyone, everywhere is fair game if they've exhibited outrageously stupid behavior. Consider:

* The forgetful fireman who left cooking oil on the stove and returned from a call to find the station house burned to the ground.

* A lung cancer patient who caused an explosion when he lit up a cigarette-in his oxygen tent.

* A 58-year-old billiards player who was suspended from competition after testing positive for a muscle-building hormone.

* F. Edward Hebert, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, who said, "The only way we'll get a volunteer army is to draft them.

Hey Idiot! lets everyone from bosses to public officials, doctors to sports heroes, skewer themselves with their moronic words and action. Readers will howl with laughter at the more than 200 examples of boneheadedness and buffoonery. Wise up and don't miss Hey Idiot!

 

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Contents

Idiotic Excuses
Governmental Idiots
Medical Idiots
Dangerous Idiots
Idiotic Inventions
Idiots in Education
John Q Idiot
Erotic Idiots
Politically Correct Idiots
Athletic Idiots
Legal Idiots
Unexplainable Idiots
Copyright

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The jokes, wacky anecdotes, and inane quotes in Leland Gregory's "Stupid"-themed anthologies showcase the best of human nature at its worst. Through his Twitter handle of @ChronicStupid, Leland shares headlines, quips, and unbelievable feats of folly culled from print, online, and broadcast media around the globe. He has authored more than a dozen humor titles, including "What's the Number for 911?" and the "New York Times" best-sellers "Stupid American History" and "America's Dumbest Criminals." A tireless promoter, he has made hundreds of radio and television appearances, including multiple appearances on NBC's "Today" show.

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