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" After reading several quotes, I realized that some of the worst statements are from educated individuals, many of whom hold top government positions"

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In celebration of mental lapses and pure idiocy, here is a collection of stupid utterances, unintentional and otherwise, from the worlds of politics, radio, television, newspapers, show business, sports, and literature - and everywhere else people can, and have, put their feet in their mouths.

"Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life."
-Brooke Shields, during an interview to become a spokesperson for a federal anti-smoking campaign

"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country."
-Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, D.C.

"Hawaii has always been a very pivotal role in the Pacific. It is in the Pacific. It is a part of the United States that is an island that is right here."
-former Vice President Dan Quayle

"Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."
-Joe Theismann, former NFL football quarterback and sports analyst



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Product Details

  • Series: 1001
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Lyons Press (April 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592287875
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592287871
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.7 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #293,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By P. Daniels on April 27, 2005
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That rare and wonderful thing---a book the whole family can read together, read to each other, and laugh for days. It's become my favorite gift for everyone.
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I had bought this book for my husband for Christmas, but when I was undergoing chemo and really needed a pick-me-up, this book did the trick. Our entire family - kids and adults - just laughed and laughed with all the wonderful gems in the book. A great gift for someone who needs a good laugh for their well-being.
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I bought this for my precocious 12 year old for Christmas, but over the following week, everyone in the family picked up this book and read it. Easy, light reading; intended to be humorous, but not sarcastic. It is organized by category. Lots of quips. A few gems. It would be a great book for pre-teens; teens and adults, although teens and pre-teens will not know all of the people quoted. It would also be good for physician waiting rooms, or guest bathroom reading material.
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1001? More like 21. The other 980 "dumbest things ever said" are not as dumb as they are slip-ups and mistakes of complete insignificance. If it wasn't for this little section, the book would've received a one-star rating:

Attorney: Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people?
Doctor: All my autopsies are performed on dead people.
Attorney: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
Doctor: The autopsy started around 8:30 PM.
Attorney: And Mr. Dennington was dead at the time?
Doctor: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy.
Attorney: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
Doctor: No.
Attorney: Did you check for blood pressure?
Doctor: No.
Attorney: Did you check for breathing?
Doctor: No.
Attorney: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
Doctor: No.
Attorney: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
Doctor: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
Attorney: But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?
Doctor: It is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere.
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This is a great book! This is especially great if you are someone with a rather good command of the English language-- otherwise, some of the errors might go over your head. That being said, this is one of the funniest books I have ever owned. I have given copies of it as a gift on several occasions. The political section is one of my favorites. I sure would hate to be a politician where anytime I said something incorrect or idiotic-- like saying that China is full of Chinese people or saying I am a brilliant man, a powerful man, a humble man-- that it would be captured and recorded. This book is definitely worth getting!
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This review was written by my twelve-year-old son: After about 6 pages, I was laughing so hard my sthomach hurt. One of the best chapters was the last; how stupid court cases can be!
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Sent this as a gift to an inmate... I'm sure he will enjoy the book a lot, I'll let you know if I hear raves or rants over it, but can't beat the price even if it is used and I will never hear about condition or arrival time unless it's in poor condition or arrives weeks late or never makes it.
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By A. Way on December 17, 2007
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Very funny anecdotes and sayings! A great gift for anyone (although geared more for an adult than a child). I gave it to a friend who is hard to shop for and he could hardly set it down. Great buy!
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