Friday, December 31, 2010

Backstroke of the West?

From the Reviews on the Run website. The title of this post is a reference to a horribly subtitled bootleg version of the last Star Wars movie that became somewhat famous/infamous a few years ago. It turned the movie "Star Wars - Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" into "Star War - The Third Gathering: Backstroke of the West". :p

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

More basketball bloopers

The top one was an odd error that happened in the StatTracker feature of the Yahoo fantasy game one night. We only saw the grinning Shaq head in the Grizzlies game.

The second one is an accident by someone who programs the ticker at The Score.

Monday, December 6, 2010

"Good" job

You could've "checked" the "stickers" that were on "each" pomegranate to "see" how to "spell" it properly.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Scarey puppys

Looks like a high class operation to me! :p

Sadly, I'm related to half of the people around here. Fortunately, I was born 1,000+ miles east of here.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


This was on top of my grandparents' cast iron stove. Like the title says, it's more of a "duh" thing than dumberer, but I thought it was chuckle-worthy. ;)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sports bloopers

Some fun stuff here. :)

First we have a still from the documentary "Rising Son: The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi". Secondly, a still from the documentary "Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator", who is not only an inanimate object, but he's an extraordinarry one! Thirdly, a funny article from the Times Transcript I kept all these years.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Stupid Google...

Oh yes, I meant WONT! :p

Anyone else find Google is getting more dumberer all the time ease-of-useness-wise? First they made a radical change to the image search feature (which I stymied with a Firefox add-on) and now they've added that stupid magnifying glass thing (which I've also stymied with a Firefox add-on). Oh well...

Sunday, November 14, 2010


There are SO many unnecessary apostrophes around that one could make an entire blog with them. That would be boring, so I'll just throw them in here and there. The A&W one said the same thing on both sides. The non-A&W one is from a dumpster behind the mall. They (the pet supply store) put them on two dumpsters and on their back door. They didn't last long because of rain and such...

Speaking of A&W, they had an M.S. fundraiser there this summer, and on the sign, it said 'Thanks for helping us beat MS.' Why is this not international news?! A burger joint ended Multiple Sclerosis?! :p

Saturday, November 13, 2010

And spekers?

This was for sale in the summer of 2009 as well as spring 2010. I really liked it, even though red is far from my favorite car color. (Ferraris are ok in red, but that's expected of them.)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

No, comment!

Overhead is now two words and wire seems to own something...

I remembered my all-time favorite: a nice, colorful, official sticker for an alarm company on the back door of Subway on King St. that said This Premise is Guarded by [whoever] Alarms. THIS PREMISE! I lost the pic I took of it long ago, so I actually drove downtown to get a picture of it again, but they removed it and painted the door... :(

Oh, and the grocery store near it that used to say it was open Satuday has the proper spelling now. B'oh!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Still, it looks odd...

From Avon. I've been told this is correct, but it's certainly not common. Not anymore, at least. Was it ever?

It fits better, but I don't want to eat it...

And I don't like pineapple much, either, especially not on its own! Oh, and they misspell it in French on the other side of the label. (jaqcuier instead of jacquier) I've been buying it for several years now and they have yet to fix it.

Oh, and there's a Chinese restaurant called The Bleu Garden here. Not sure what the story is on that one, because I kinda think it also had the same name when it was the previous restaurant.(actually, now that I've had some time to think about it, I think the last restaurant may have been called Bleu Jeans or something like that...)

Monday, November 8, 2010

From a local dealership. It was like this for a couple of weeks. I figure either A) they didn't notice, B) none of their customers noticed, or C) they did notice but couldn't be bothered fixing it. I'm going with A.

What say you?

More non-pictured stuff: I also see a TON of punctuation errors around. Most of the time, it involves superflous apostrophes, like apple's, orange's, wire's, box's, etc... Many of them were found at a health food store where every single price sticker showed the name of the company; Natures's Best. :( Caesar is also spelled Ceasar in many menus. Sorry, menu's. Check your menu next time you eat out.

Starting out...

The above picture is the one that started my 'dumberer' thread[s] at and (I'll be posting some of the things they've found too, and will credit them accordingly) This was on every dashboard in a fleet of 20-30 cabs. (I know this is also a cost issue, i.e. they can't afford to fix them, but it still made me laugh!) Oh, and notice how the waiting time is 3/4 of a penny per minute! Man, I'd hire a cab to sit around for 48 hours just for fun at that price!

Oh, I used to have a bunch of pictures from around town of mistakes made on signs and such, but lost most of them due to hard drive failure. There are also some I missed out on taking pictures of. I will describe some of them from time to time,

There was the spray painted 'NO PARKIG' on the ground near the service doors at Honda (fixed quickly) and the three huge signs in their lot advertising the Honda Ridegline (Ridgeline).

There's also the local pizza joint that's open from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM every day. (did have a picture of that, but the sign is fixed now...)

I also used to stay at the, according to the front door mat, Qulaity Inn in Romulus, Michigan. :p The quality of the service was just about as good.

Welcome to the dumbererest blog around!

I've never really been too interested in blogging. I had a[n] MSN Space, but rarely wrote anything there. A couple of the posts are good for a chuckle or three, though. I might include something from it here as an off-topic post. Perhaps a bit of my well-received datablob nonsense as well. Anyway, for some reason, I decided to make a blog here. I originally called it Ripplin's Rederick, as the URL indicates. But a while back, I decided to start collecting pictures of dumbness. Time for a...

...DISCLAIMER: I am not calling you dumb, just saying that people in general are getting dumberer*. It sure seems that way sometimes, what with the hyper-reliance on computers and fast typing. People can forget the most simple of grammatical and spellular rules. For example, in most cases, if you want to indicate that there are more than one of something, you add an s. Simple as that. An apostrophe before the s is not necessary. This is BY FAR the most common mistake I see. I think my favorite is box's.

So, sit back (even further if you already are) and enjoy the nonsense! :)

*I'm not prefect either, of coarse.