9780740771101

Cruel and Unusual Idiots Chronicles of Meanness and Stupidity

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  • ISBN13:

    9780740771101

  • ISBN10:

    0740771108

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-05-01
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Summary

Some wonder why and some wonder why not. But it's the latter ones who make you scratch your head and say, 'What in the world were you thinking?'"FormerSaturday Night Livewriter Leland Gregory-skewers cruel crooks and the idiotically inane.From absurd 911 calls to presidential philosophizing and political pandering to foolish felons, Leland Gregory generates the best laughs by exposing the worst of human nature. Inside this collection, Gregory offers more than 275 accounts of human stupidity at its most malicious and peculiar:* In August 2006, 40-year-old Darrel Rodgers was treated at a Bloomington, Indiana, hospital for a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his left knee. Rogers explained that he shot himself seeking to relieve the pain in his knee, which probably stemmed from shooting himself in the same knee ten years earlier.* And, because some of the stories are just that unbelievable, each anecdote, quote, or factoid is presented with relevant background information-including its verified news source.

Author Biography

The jokes, wacky anecdotes, and inane quotes in Leland Gregory’s Stupid-themed anthologies showcase the best of human nature at its worst. Through his Twitter handle of @ChronicStupid, Leland shares headlines, quips, and unbelievable feats of folly culled from print, online, and broadcast media around the globe. He has authored more than a dozen humor titles, including What's the Number for 911? and the New York Times best-sellers Stupid American History and America's Dumbest Criminals.  A tireless promoter, he has made hundreds of radio and television appearances, including multiple appearances on NBC's Today show. 

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