"What were they thinking?" might become a regular feature on this blog since the exponential growth of social media seems to have spurred an equally explosive growth in "people are stupid" stories. To wit:
JC Penny's "I'm too pretty to do homework" t-shirt – The t-shirt reads, "I'm too pretty to do homework so my brother has to do it for me."
Beer Pong Fundraiser for MADD – Many thanks to my friend Paul Jones for sharing this story on Twacebook (he shared on Twitter and Facebook). From the story: "How about Beer Pong and Mothers Against Drunk Driving? No, really. That's what the Newark Bears independent baseball team tried to connect without the dots recently… Did I mention the nickname of Newark's beloved Can-Am league team is the "Boozy News Bears"? And then, there's that."
There truly is a sucker born every minute – "A Spartanburg woman told deputies that the iPadshe bought from two men in a McDonald'srestaurant parking lot turned out to be a block of wood painted black with an Apple logo. Authorities say the men gave her a closed FedEx box, and she didn't discover she had bought a block of wood until she got home."