TV News Bloopers of 2016

TV Bloopers of 2016

To close out this year, take a moment to check our some news blooper.

TV News Bloopers

Dumb Criminals Tackle the Mannequin Challenge

Dumb Criminals Tackle the Mannequin Challenge

Stupid Stunt You Should Not Try

We all do stupid things. But there are certain individuals who take the concept to the extreme. It seems the planking fad has been replaced with mannequin challenge. Google will pull up over 37 million links in half a second. Who knows why.

As for the stupidity level of what I am about to share, one must wonder how twenty-two individuals lacked enough collective sense to not know it was a really, really, really bad idea. No shock, drugs were involved.

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I Need a Tow

I Need a Tow

This is a re-post from before I wiped out lumpyscorner.com and started over. It was originally published here 19 April, 2012.

Most who know me often say “you should write a book” or “the stuff that only happens to Lumpy”. While I am not one to disregard the suggestions of friends, the truth is that I would be a fool if I wrote because I was told to do so.  If one wishes to succeed at writing, one must have a desire to write, not an instruction.

Depending on my success at endeavors of the pen, it is either good fortune or poor fate for the reader that, not only do I keep a journal but that my life is rich with events destined to “only happen to me”.

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What Is up with All This Auto-tune? – Ask Weird Al

What Is up with All This Auto-tune? – Ask Weird Al

While the fad might be fading, it looks like auto-tune is here to stay. Weird Al and a panel of researchers explain this in the video below.

Weird Al Yankovic Explains Auto-tune

Thanks for reading and feel free to comment.

2016.12.16 – Lumpy’s Links

Lumpy’s Links for 2016-12-16

Yeah, I have not done one of these since the start of the year. In the spirit of “better late than never”, “nothing beats a failure except a try”, and “try, try, try and try again”, I am giving it another go.

I am finally starting to conquer my health issues; the pain in my back is now almost completely gone, I have almost all the feeling back in my left leg, daily doses of bromelain are keeping my arthritis and carpal tunnel in check, my blood pressure is almost normal and, while still not perfect, I am sleeping much better. It is amazing how much more energy one has when not in pain all the time. It is time to try and get back to this weekly project.

Additionally, I am going to change the format a bit. All too often I am ending up with more than one link per topic per week. While I shall still reference stuff I posted during the week, I am also going to use it to clean up my saved RSS folder. In other words, you will be getting extras.

The categories are (click on the category to jump right to it):

  • Ludicrous – Funny, odd, strange, bizarre or humorous
  • Useful – Software, references, lists, etc.,
  • Music – Music, music tech, music videos and album releases
  • Photo – Pictures, drawings, animation and videos
  • Yours – Something from email or social media
  • Science – Anything science or technology related

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Why Is It En Vogue to Hate Nickelback?

Why Is It En Vogue to Hate Nickelback?

Unless you consider “any publicity is good publicity” as a strategy, who would want to be part of Nickelback? There are certainly bands that are much worse. Heck, The Monkees and Spinal Tap were fictitious bands that ended up touring. I am indifferent regarding their music. I like some of it but how does a band go platinum and remain so hated? It makes no sense but it is en vogue to hate them.

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Anti-Darwinism Warnings – Warnings for the Dumb

Labels and Signs that Prevent Darwinism

darwinism photo
Photo by waltercolor

We have all seen stupid warning signs and labels before. This post is going narrow the dumb factor specifically to labels and signs that prevent Darwinism. That said a formal definition is in order but before that a few disclaimers.

First off, if you are easily offended by sarcasm, you may wish to stop reading now. Secondly, links will be provided to actual signs when possible, however, these links may cease to function shortly after the post date. These type of images on the web have a tendency to vanish. Finally, please keep in mind that this a satirical, humorous post… not to be taken too seriously. I do not actually endorse removing stupid people from the gene pool.

Definition of Darwinism

1: a theory of the origin and perpetuation of new species of animals and plants that offspring of a given organism vary, that natural selection favors the survival of some of these variations over others, that new species have arisen and may continue to arise by these processes, and that widely divergent groups of plants and animals have arisen from the same ancestors.
2: a theory that inherent dynamic forces allow only the fittest persons or organizations to prosper in a competitive environment or situation.

In layman’s terms, it is often termed “survival of the fittest”. In the context of this post, definition 2 is more relevant. Mainly the focus is that our society is so protective that we let too many survive. This post is themed “stupid people shouldn’t breed” or “death to the dumbest”.

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