Monday, February 4, 2019


(I'm tired today, so here's a rerun from 2016--with new cartoons!!)

Are you familiar with the comedian, Bill Engvall?  He thinks--& I agree--that all stupid people should wear a sign saying just that so you wouldn't waste your (or their) time. 

This is his reasoning:

Stupid people should have to wear signs that just say, "I'm Stupid". That way you wouldn't rely on them, would you? You wouldn't ask them anything. It would be like, "Excuse me...oops, never mind. I didn't see your sign."

Some of his examples of people in no imminent danger of winning the Nobel Prize:

A couple of months ago I went fishing with a buddy of mine. We pulled his boat into the dock, I lifted up this big 'ol stringer of bass and this idiot on the dock goes, "Hey, y'all catch all them fish?" "Nope--talked 'em into giving up. Here's your sign."

I was watching one of those animal shows on the Discovery Channel. There was a guy inventing a shark bite suit. And there's only one way to test it. "Alright Jimmy, you got that shark suit on, it looks good... They want you to jump into this pool of sharks, and you tell us if it hurts when they bite you." "Well, all right, but hold my sign. I don't wanna lose it."

Last time I had a flat tire, I pulled my truck into one of those side-of-the-road gas stations. The attendant walks out, looks at my truck, looks at me, and asked, "Tire go flat?" I couldn't resist so I said, "Nope. I was driving around and those other three just swelled right up on me. Here's your sign."

Then there was the guy with the 18-wheeler... Wouldn't ya know he misjudged the height of the overpass... The truck got stuck and he couldn't get it out no matter how he tried. He radioed in for help and eventually a local cop shows up to take the report. He went through his basic questioning.. OK.. no problem. The guy thought, "He can't say it, he's a paid official..." He thought sure he was clear of needing a sign... until the cop asked "So.. is your truck stuck?" The guy couldn't help himself! He looked at the cop, looked back at the rig and then back at the cop and said "No I was delivering this overpass and my truck stalled... here's your sign."

One day I locked my keys in my car and as I was standing there with a coat hanger halfway through the top of my window, a guy walks up and says, "Lock yer keys in the car?" Without missing a beat I said, "Nope, Just washed it and was hanging it up to dry...here's your sign."

Some people are so stupid--& so litigious--that manufacturers have been forced to put equally stupid disclaimers on their products.  Here are some actual label instructions on
 consumer goods (& I cut the list way down!):

On Marks and Spencer Bread PuddingProduct will be hot after heating.

On packaging for a Rowenta ironDo not iron clothes on body.

On Boot's Children's Cough MedicineDo not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication.

On Nytol Sleep AidWarning: May cause drowsiness.

On Sainsbury's peanutsWarning: Contains nuts.

On a child's Superman costumeWearing of this garment does not enable you to fly.

On a Swedish chain sawDo not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals.

In a microwave oven manualDo not use for drying pets.

On the back of a pilot's seat in a NATO aircraftSeat must be facing forward for take-off and landing.

On the bottom of a cola bottleDo not open here.

On a Harry Potter wizards broomThis broom does not actually fly.

On a box of aspirinDo not take if allergic to aspirin.

On a bottle of baby lotionKeep away from children.

On a 500-piece jigsaw puzzleSome assembly required.

On a can of pepper spray used for self defenseMay irritate eyes.

In an elevator in a Japanese hotelPush this button in case anything happens.

On a toilet cleaning brushDo not use orally.

On a TV remoteNot dishwasher safe.

On a blowtorchNot used for drying hair.

In a dishwasher manualDo not allow children to play in dishwasher.

On a box of fireworksDo not put in mouth.

Stupid people should be VERY careful when making repairs:

"Basically, a tool is an object that enables you to take advantage of the laws of physics and mechanics in such a way that you can seriously injure yourself."--Dave Barry

Some people may require more than a disclaimer.  
They need more SPECIFIC  instructions!

I got a new stick deodorant today.  The instructions said: Remove cap and push up bottom.  I can barely walk, but whenever I fart the room smells lovely!! 

This video from TED is about 10 minutes long,
but it teaches you he difference between the male & the female brain:

The original cartoons:

The new ones:

Happy Year of the Pig (starting tomorrow)!!

Dealing with morons is like trying to teach hieroglyphics to a beagle----fishducky



  1. Some days I am pretty certain I would qualify for that sign. Hopefully only on a temporary basis.

  2. I'll hang onto your sign for you!!

  3. Aww, I miss Bill Engvall. I think removing the warning labels to thin the herd just might work.

  4. Funny stuff. My stupid sign is spelled J E R K.

  5. Up here in the Midwest those kind of questions would be considered neighborly. Even if someone needs help you ask something to find out if they will accept any help or to judge their mood, etc. You'd not want to invade someone else's space. I guess I would definitely need a sign--LOL! You have one for me? Do you need any help with that? ;)

  6. Reminds me of the song Foolish Questions:

    A busybody woman will meet you on your way
    She'll ask you where you're going and listen while you say
    You're going to the funeral of your dear old Uncle Ned
    And sure enough she'll ask you if your Uncle Ned is dead.
    Foolish questions, oh what is there to say?
    Foolish questions, you meet them every day.
    Foolish questions, you might as well reply,
    No, he thought he'd have his funeral first then later on he'll die!

  7. This bag is not a toy. Do not give it to babies.


    1. That certainly deserves a sign!!

    2. Dogs aren't stupid. People who don't appreciate dogs are stupid.

  8. The dog crying a tear while writing in his diary made me teary. I love "here's your sign" jokes.

  9. In Scandinavia you may hear this: "What's smarter than a smart Swede?" Answer: "A dumb Norwegian." Or vice versa if you are a Swede.

    Thanks for the smiles this morning. Hope you are doing OK.

  10. That "INSERT $100" machine could just as well have been a shoe insert dispenser for The Good Feet Store. Except then it would say "INSERT $1000." But I guess nobody's that stupid. Oh, wait...


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