Michigan man is caught running in empties.

This reminds me of the story about the customs official who watched a man push a wheelbarrow loaded with junk across the border every day. He became convinced that the man was smuggling something, but, despite the most intense searches, he never found any contraband.

Many years later, the two men, both long retired, ran into each other in a bar in a border town. After a couple of drinks, the ex-border guard said, “Look. I know you were smuggling something. I need to know, what was it? I’m retired–I promise I it’s just between us. Please tell me.”

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In separate incidents early Saturday, two intoxicated Wisconsin motorists crashed their cars while playing Pokémon Go, investigators charge.

The stupid. It crashes.

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18 July 2016 · Comments Off on First Things First · Categories: Too Stupid for Words, Too Venal for Words

Priorities matter.

Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical boss dubbed “the world’s most hated man” after he increased the price of a HIV-related drug by 5,000%, was on Thursday told he will face trial for fraud.

As he walked out of court , Shkreli had something more pressing on his mind. He asked his lawyer: “Can I play Pokémon Go now?” according to a New York Daily News reporter who overheard the question.

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Boys and their toys . . . .

A Foresthill man has been arrested on suspicion of interfering with firefighting operations during the recent Trailhead Fire by flying a drone over the fire, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

The presence of the drone forced Cal Fire to ground firefighting aircraft due to the risk of a collision.

Information posted on social media helped lead Cal Fire law enforcement officers to 57-year-old Eric Wamser. He was arrested Friday afternoon and booked into the Placer County Jail.

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16 July 2016 · Comments Off on Facebook Frolics · Categories: Too Stupid for Words

Discordant frolics.

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15 July 2016 · Comments Off on Tell Me Again Why They Are Called “Smart” Phones? Once More All Over Again · Categories: Geek Stuff, Too Stupid for Words

Mine rescue experts and firefighters had to come to the aid of a group of teenagers after they became hopelessly lost in Wiltshire while searching for Pokémon Go characters deep underground.

The four teenagers had ventured into the network of caves at Box to play the augmented reality game, which launched in the UK this week and is already sweeping the nation.

The stupid. It burns.

Addendum:

And then there’s this.

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14 July 2016 · Comments Off on Tell Me Again, Why Are They Called “Smart” Phones? Reprise · Categories: Geek Stuff, Too Stupid for Words

What’s a little breaking and entering when it can get you hit points*?

Another aspect of the game’s virtual landscape is the Pokémon Gym – where characters can battle against each other.

After one such ‘gym’ was discovered on the grounds of the Technical University of Denmark, where construction work is currently taking place, a number of people tried to break in.

The university has asked via its website that players refrain from trespassing on the building site.

We are an society of international stupid.

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*Do gamers still call them “hit points”?

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13 July 2016 · Comments Off on Tell Me Again, Why Are They Called “Smart” Phones? · Categories: Too Stupid for Words

Addendum:

A motorist who last night slammed his car into a tree in upstate New York told police that he was distracted playing “Pokemon Go” at the time of the crash, according to investigators.

We are a society of stupid.

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11 July 2016 · Comments Off on Twits on Twitter · Categories: Too Stupid for Words

Premier twits.

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06 July 2016 · Comments Off on Short Attention Span Theatre · Categories: Too Stupid for Words

The resident curmudgeon at my local rag is driven to distraction.

Later:

When I was on my way to the TWUUG meeting the day after I posted this, some bozo coming the other way tried to swing a left at a light in front of me while I was trying to go straight with the right-of-way. I seldom use my horn, but using it gave me pleasure at that point in a juncture of a confluence of time.

He was not texting or talking on a cell. He was just a bozo incapable of thinking of anything other than hisownself.

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06 July 2016 · Comments Off on Virtual Unreality · Categories: Mammon, Too Stupid for Words, Too Venal for Words

This looks like a clear case of date-and-switch:

The US Federal Trade Commission has decided to add Ashley Madison’s “fembots” to the company’s long list of woes.

The existence of the fembots – fake profiles used to keep men on the “Life is short, have an affair” forking out funds in case they got lucky – was revealed after the infamous hack of the site. . . .

At its worst, the site was accused of having just 1 per cent of “real women” among its members: the rest of its female profiles were fembots.

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01 July 2016 · Comments Off on Facebook Frolics · Categories: Geek Stuff, Too Stupid for Words

Meet me at the intersection of Ignorant and Stupid, two blocks down from Empty Gesture.

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27 June 2016 · Comments Off on Road Hazards · Categories: Geek Stuff, Too Stupid for Words

Title:  Self-Driving Minibuses Coming to Las Vegas.  Image:  Minibus surrounded by cars whose drivers are texting as they careen about.  One minibus passenger says to another,


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24 June 2016 · Comments Off on Headline of the Day · Categories: Too Stupid for Words

Police: Man critical after being struck by car while riding stolen moped

If I ever see a car riding a stolen moped run into someone, I’ll write a headline about it too.

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