Just random observations but I can't go a week without seeing something that convinces me there are a lot more crazy people out there than anyone suspects:
Here we go: ( my comment in italics):
We were in church when the pastor's baby was baptized by the bishop. The baby was about two months old. During the baptism, the bishop said, referring to the baby, "She'll always remember this day."
Hello! No, she won't, she can't even talk right now.
During a sermon about why we baptise infants, a priest said, "Why, look at our Lord when He got baptized."
And how old was He then?
I was talking with a preacher who went on a rant about "homos" for a solid half hour. I asked him what about hermaphrodites. He asked me what that was. When I told him, he said there was no such thing and I made it up.
Oh that did a ton of good for his credibility.
The same preacher told me if a college student had an NFL contract offered to him, he should turn it down because the NFL plays
In Sunday School the topic of a Hundu custom of a wife being expected to throw herself on her husbad's funeral pyre, so she'd die along with him, came up. A woman in our group said, "Well, we have to respect the customs of other cultures you know."
A friend of my wife's owns a Plumbing and Heating business. He just put a "No Smoking" sign up in his shop. then he checked his mail and got some Doral coupons - he handed them out to the guys he just told not to smoke in the shop.
When I was in high school, we had a guy that had a hot dog cart at the football games, "Augie's Doggies." He sold Cokes for 10 cents each or "two for a quarter." He got that on gor years, he said hardly anyon buys one Coke, when they say they're getting a Coke somebody is going to say get them one, too. If you questioned it he'd laugh and give you change from a quarter, but hardly anyone did.
In the casino game of dice, the odds against rolling 2 or 12 are exactly the same, 35 to 1. Yet ask almost any dealer what rolls more, 2 or 12, and you'll get something like, "I've seen a whole lot more 12's than I've seen 2's."
The odds againt hitting Mega Millions lotto are over 176,000,000 to one. There are actually people that believe that playing two tickets instead of just one cuts the odds in half.
When I worked "at the Cal" in Vegas (California Hotel, yup the Hotel California! ) a friend and I would walk down the street and walk through the Horsheshoe every night just to see what was going on. This was between 2 and 4 a.m. In the casino. One time he said, "I really hope to meet a hot babe in here some night that doesn't drink or gamble."
Chuck, hello! We're at a bar in a casino!
After Cleveland Cavaliers basketball gzmes, WTAN radio Cleveland has a program called "The Cavaliers call-in show, without calls."
In a flyer for a book club I received today, on the same page:
Is this the end of the world?
and immediately under that, another book
Transitioning in the new humanity, discover what the post-2012 future holds...
Salem Kirban, who writes a lot of end times stuff, and has been for many years, was sending out a flyer for an end times book, one of those, "the time draws nigh" type of books - and along with that was a special on vitmain packs that he was selling as part of his healthy living 'ministry'.
I remember reading it and thinking, "Where's the cover sheet for the vitamin info, the one that says, "And just in case this isn't the end....."
Everyone is invited to post examples.......