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Your favorite Ig Nobel recipient?


I'm going to vote for the 1994 Medicine Prize winners, of which there were two:

Patient X, who attempted to use electroshock therapy to treat a rattlesnake bite - he attached automotive spark plug wires to his lip and revved the car engine to 3000 rpm for five minutes.


Doctors Richard C. Dart of the Rocky Mountain Poison Center and Richard A Gustafson of the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, who co-wrote the paper "Failure of Electric Shock Treatment for Rattlesnake Envenomation."

I just learned what Trump plans to do with himself after he leaves office

He's going to open a store that sells nothing but broken vacuum cleaners.

It'll be the first time in history he sold something that doesn't suck.

Here's the subject of discussion in the Patriots' locker room tonight

"What say we eat BEFORE we go to the White House?"

Yes, people are really this stupid


Sez the text, with added punctuation so you can read it - the original is one long sentence with no caps:

"Please help free my boyfriend from Wayne County Jail. I need to raise $5000.000 for his release. He didn't do nothing wrong. We have 3 kids...so we needed to get some money for food cigs and stuff for the kids, so like anyone would my boyfriend borrowed my mom's boyfriend's gun and went down to the quick stop convenience store and asked them if they could give him some money. He wasn't robbing them he just wanted to know if they would give him some or not. He wasn't mean about it but cops showed up and arrested him unfairly. Now they are charging him with armed robbery, but he didn't rob no one. All he did was shown them the gun which didn't even have one bullet in it and ask them for some money."

Two questions:
1) What the hell is wrong with people?
2) Bail for armed robbery in Wayne County, Ohio, is that cheap?

Northam reminds me of another Southern politician with a checkered past

In the early 1940s, this politician formed a chapter of the Ku Klux Klan in Sophia, WV, with 150 members. He was unanimously elected to the top office in that chapter.

In 1944, he wrote to a Mississippi senator: "I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side ... Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds."

In 1946, he wrote to a Grand Wizard of the Klan, "The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia and in every state in the nation."

In 1952, he announced, "After about a year, I became disinterested, quit paying my dues, and dropped my membership in the organization. During the nine years that have followed, I have never been interested in the Klan."

In 1997, he told an interviewer, "Be sure you avoid the Ku Klux Klan. Don't get that albatross around your neck. Once you've made that mistake, you inhibit your operations in the political arena."

His last autobiography explains he joined the Klan because he "was sorely afflicted with tunnel vision—a jejune and immature outlook—seeing only what I wanted to see because I thought the Klan could provide an outlet for my talents and ambitions."

In 2005: "I know now I was wrong. Intolerance had no place in America. I apologized a thousand times ... and I don't mind apologizing over and over again. I can't erase what happened."

Yes, we're talking about Robert Byrd - who eventually earned a 100-percent rating from the NAACP and became a very strong supporter of civil rights.

High school is where you're supposed to be an idiot. Is it possible Northam has grown up and repudiated his racism?
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