Thursday, February 3, 2011

Your Daily Dumbass

Following in the footsteps of BRM and his "Doofus of the Day" posts, here is your Daily Dumbass:

An official in Portland, Ore., says a house fire that caused $30,000 in damage was apparently started by tenants who were using a hole in the floor as an ashtray.
When we lived in California, my step-father used the crawlspace under our house as a dumping ground for every noxious chemical he came up with. Paint thinner, pest poisons, paint, old gasoline cans, and used propane cylinders.  The other corner of the crawlspace housed his crates of ammunition, which my mother wouldn't let in the house.  He was also a smoker, and on more than one occasion I was worried he was going to kill us all with his non-chalant smoking in high-fume areas or flicking a butt at containers of flammable liquids. 

But to be honest, I never saw him flick his ashes into anything indoors other than an ash tray or soda can.  What kind of moron doesn't know that you don't use the basement or crawlspace as an ashtray?  Details are sketchy, and I hope that no-one was hurt in this fire, but if so, it's only by luck.

By the way, what is the correct term for a group of dumbasses like we have here?  You have a gaggle of geese, a herd of cows, and a grouch of SysAds.  What do you call a group of dumbasses?

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