Monday, April 08, 2002

The Darwin Awards, which honor individuals of low mental and moral capacity who de-select themselves from the human gene pool

It's a great website for a few laughs at the expense of society's losers. There are endless stories of utter stupidity that can make me laugh no matter how glum I get! To qualify, one must either sterilize or kill themselves through their own stupidity. Figure, based on comparative anatomy, most of the sterilize cases involve males. Then a panel must verify the story then rate it. There is user rating input too. The pages are full of fools from around the globe. My only complaint is that they can use a little spell and grammar checking. Here's a good non-lethal example:

2000 Darwin Awards: Lobster Vasectomy: This tale proves that crime does pay, if you're fishing for elective surgery to go along with your stolen goods. A 24-year-old supermarket shoplifter stuffed five lobsters in his pants and sprinted for the door, but ...
You can guess the rest!

But here is a classic. It is a reality version of a bad joke I made up in grammar school concerning the comparison of different types of gun actions:

(28 February 2000, Texas) A Houston man earned a succinct lesson in gun safety when he played Russian roulette with a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol. Rashaad, nineteen, was visiting friends when he announced his intention to play the deadly game. He apparently did not realize that a semiautomatic pistol, unlike a revolver, automatically inserts a cartridge into the firing chamber when the gun is cocked. His chance of winning a round of Russian roulette was zero, as he quickly discovered.

This guy is the grand prize winner! 51% of online respondents gave him a 10.