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Five years of Stupidity

In the first of the articles looking at what has happened in the five years that CallamMcMillan.com has been online, we look at the actions of stupidity. This has to be the easiest of the articles to write since actually, stupidity hasn’t changed at all. People were as stupid in 2007 as they are today. What has changed is the visibility that that stupidity has had. Once upon a time, the best way to see stupidity in action was to watch shows like You’ve been Framed where you would get to see sanitised home videos. Then the internet and especially…
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Another one bites the dust – James Magee

If anybody deserved to be removed from the gene pool for services to stupidity, then here they are. James Magee, a 37 year old musician. James who was two and a half times the legal drink-drive limit decided to cycle along an unlit section of the southbound A10 with no lights and no reflectors. Surely the only thing that could have made it any worse is if he was cycling the wrong way! Unsurprisingly James next experience would have been that of bouncing off the windscreen of a Mini before departing this earth in a puff of stupidity.

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Head protection not needed… There’s nothing inside

News from the Caribbean island of St Maarten where the airport backs onto the beach, meaning that anybody stupid enough can ignore the signs warning of injury and death hang onto the airport fence for dear life while being blasted with the wake from a plane preparing for takeoff. Today’s idiot did exactly that… And lost! Better still there is video of it happening. Ouch. Do you think it hurt?

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Todays fight: Darwin vs. India Furness and the Ski Run

As a species we start life at a significant disadvantage to Darwin. While Darwin has lined up a huge number of wonderfully exciting ways in which we can remove ourselves or be removed from the gene pool, we start life with the ability to make noise, usually when it’s least appreciated. Over time we develop ways to keep ourself safe, like remembering to look before you cross the road, and that’s usually enough to keep Darwin at bay. Then though there are times in which even Darwin would be stunned by the lengths of stupidity people will go to in…
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