Saturday, November 1, 2008


In Yahoo! Answers, someone asks:
What is the activation code for math book course 1 McDougal littel plz if i don't then i got Saturdayschool?

WTF? If he acquired it legally, why doesn't he have the code? If he didn't get one, shouldn't he have asked the teacher instead of the general public? In addition, he also needs to attend extra English classes...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Can you be any more vague?

A blogging newbie asks:
hi how do i go use my blog effectively i hrd abt a blog n i created it (sic)

Could you possibly be any more vague? The first answer ("Add content?") was the best answer, since this person has no content (at this time).

Monday, September 15, 2008

Misadventures of a home-buying newbie

This is a good example of what NOT to do when buying a house at an auction.
I bought a house at an auction a few days ago. The house was sold "as is." I am a first-time home buyer. After I won the bidding, they took a $5,000 deposit (cashier's check) and $2,500 extra after the auction was done. They had me sign papers I did not know was a contract.

It happened very quickly. They just said sign here and here, and I did. The next day, I went to the office and got my copy of the contract. When I took my friend to see the house, we found out it has a lot of termites. We did not go to a title company yet. Can I back out and get my deposit back? Or can I ask them to fix the property because they did not disclose about the termites?

What part of "as is" do you not understand?
This is funny. A student is asking
lol i hate my drama class so much and we're doin our scenes next week and i need to know ways to get sick. any suggestions? haha

The first answer given was the obvious one - go out in the cold. Another person suggested that since (s)he is a drama student, (s)he should fake it...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

How to create an email account

Somebody asks on Yahoo! Answers
"How do I create an extra Email address with hotmail?"

Um, go to ?

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Isn't everybody ready for World War III?

This stupid question is from

Are you ready for the third world war? If yes why and if no why?

Don't you know anything? Everybody has already prepared their personal fallout shelter and stocked them with supplies.

The best answer came from Kat, who said:

You know I was just thinking about this...this morning when I got out of bed. And I said to myself , hummm you know I think it's about time we had another world war....come on what are we waiting for people, I mean if I had my way we'd be on like WW69 already ! Are you kidding me with this question ????? seriously

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Officer, I was wearing my seat belt!

Everybody knows that law enforcement hears the "Officer, I was wearing my seat belt" excuse all the time, right? Apparently not.
I recently got a ticket for not wearing my seat belt. I did take it off momentarily to reach to the floor at a red light for my sunglasses, which had fallen from the visor. When I explained this, the officer's eyes gave me that "Sure, buddy" look. Why would he not believe me?

If this guy was a teacher, would he believe a student who said "The dog ate my homework"?

Monday, August 25, 2008

Wants a free calculator

Apparently this person has never heard of the phrase "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch."

Where can i get a FREE math calculator mailed to me?

i want a free calculator, that has pi. and other ice stuff, any calculator you know of, as long as its free, and only serious answers!

Yeah, right. Why don't you wish for infinite wishes while you're at it?

Is there a sucker born every day?

Not a question, but this person must think everyone is an idiot:

Friends if you have verified and unused paypal account then I can give you $10 for using it for one day.
Yeah, right. I'm really going to allow you to possibly spend thousands of dollars on things that will be charged to my checking account or credit card. Maybe if you gave me $100,000,000...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

An idiot's commentary/question on swimming

This is the first comment in a Washington Post blog post about the Olympics:

I don't get the hype over Michael Phelps. He keeps getting medals for THE SAME SPORT!!! He is NOT the greates (sic) olympian. He is competing in the SAME SPORT against the SAME OPPONENTS. Why would anyone expect the result to be any differnent (sic)? While their at it why not add 3 more swimming events and let him collect more meaningless gold? Phelps or ANY athlete should only be eligible for ONE medal in the same sport. Gymnists have to master many pieces of equipment to be eligible for multiple medals. Swimming is just swimming.

Either this guy is a troll or he is one of the stupidest people on the planet. Even a non-swimmer such as myself is well aware that freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly, and backstroke are completely different and require different skill sets.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Child's privacy

This question comes from Randy Cohen's New York Times column (registration required):

After my niece’s 1st birthday party, her parents sent videos and I uploaded them to YouTube for family members to view. My sister-in-law sent me a stern note saying that unless images of my niece are accessible only to people approved by her and my brother, I may not post them. YouTube lets you restrict access, so I complied, but isn’t her request overprotective and unfair?

How dare your sister-in-law want to protect the privacy of her daughter? The nerve of that woman!