Every day, I see
stupid things. Some make me angry, so, be warned that you may run across some
strong language. Reader discretion is advised!
It is difficult to
prioritize stupid. I want to begin with the stupidest thing I have seen for a
Yesterday, a four
year old boy was banned for life, from a do-nut shop, for rude behavior. He
asked his “fat” server if she was pregnant.
I thought it was
stupid to ban Donald Sterling from the N.B.A. forever. He asked his young
girlfriend not to hang out with H.I.V. infected black men.
But, the four year
old trumped that in spades!
This is the one
that made me decide to create this page. I wonder how much time was invested in
the naming of this product. I spent sixty dollars on this “stuff”
before I came across this. Believe me, after six months, this had no effect!
have always had a small hearing problem. I started using “closed
captioning” over twenty years ago. At first, it was a joy. I didn’t
realize how much I was missing. Over the years, as it became increasingly
necessary, the quality has deteriorated to the point that I have become angry.
can’t help but wonder what these typists have on their minds!
stopped by the market to ghetto may toes.” (Huh?)
morning; Hamas acknowledged a fragile
Algieri is scheduled to fight Manny Pack Y’all
on the twenty second of November.
Yeah! They caption boxing matches, too.
United Nations called for an immediate seize fire. Seize fire?
officials say the plane was shut down by missells. Duhhhhh! Same idiot
that seizes fire! Way to go, channel ten news at nine!
women are advised 12 boyd
seafood with mercury. 12 or 13!
King bought Turner Do-Nuts for 1(000)000-0000. W.T.F.? If I watch
fifty more times, I’ll probably understand what that number means.
on the doctors (ch. 12)
wife had a double mass secretary tommy.
took both of your secretary tommies?
thought it would be a good idea to bring this problem to someone’s
attention. I found this link.
I was a little angry when I wrote this
email, but I don’t think that affected the results.
From: Terry Peterson [email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2015 9:06 AM
To: Serrano Padilla, Veronica; Hadl,
Stefan J; KCRA Captioning
Subject: closed captioning :-(
I just want to say
that I am appalled at the poor quality of captioning on television,
in general, however, KCRA deserves an award for the worst! This has been a
major issue for so long, I am amazed that nothing has
been done. Then it occurred to me that if nothing had been done, the problems
are without solution. That is very sad in this day of advanced technology.
This is a result of
children playing sports without keeping score, and everyone receives a trophy
You are part of the
problem! Just remember one thing! One day (if you are lucky) you will get old,
like me, and closed captioning will become a necessity for you too. I hope it
is as messed up for you as it has been for me, and you failed to do anything
Phttbphtbb(Giant raspberry for you!)
Check this out! I think I got a
foreigner! English is a second language. Perfect person for this problem!
On April 24, 2015 at
5:40 PM "Serrano Padilla, Veronica" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Thank you for your email.
In order to better address this issue, please advise
what program, date and time you were viewing. The syndicators
is supposed to provide us program with good close captioning. Any
additional info you can provide with help us tackle the issue directly.
her “tackle” this issue!
From: Terry Peterson [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2015 9:10 PM
To: Serrano Padilla, Veronica
Subject: RE: closed captioning :-(
The news broadcasts
are the worst. The typist drags, and drags, and then feeds so fast, it is
impossible to read. There are so many errors in the script,
I believe the typist is more deaf than I am. There is a style about the typing
that indicates it is always the same typist. This person should choose another
career. If this person is not in the studio, it will be impossible to fix this
I CHALLENGE anyone to
watch a newscast without sound, and make any sense at all. If this is a
syndication problem, you won't be able to do anything. Very
On April 27, 2015 at 1:31 PM Serrano Padilla,
Thanks again – We really want to look into this but will
need a little more info to be able to hone in on the issue. Please advise date
and time you and what you saw.
On April 27, 2015 at 9:50 PM Terry Peterson
Sure. Here's one. My
partner just switched to kcra evening news. I never
watch because it’s so bad.
Kcra evening news. 4/27/15, 6:30 pm Even
with the sound on, I can't understand one thing.
kcra news at noon 4/27/15, 12;00 noon to 1;00 pm. sound is
off. can't understand one thing.
kcra news at noon 4/24/15 12;00 noon to 1;00 pm. sound is
off. can't understand one thing.
kcra news at noon 4/23/15 12;00 noon to 1;00 pm. sound is
off. can't understand one thing.
It's every day!
If you can fix it,
I'll start watching channel 3 again. I don't expect any results, but thanks for
month and a half later, nothing!
RE: closed captioning :-(
Email from Terry Peterson: closed captioning :-(
To Veronica Serrano Padilla
I'm glad you got back
to sleep! Sorry I woke you. Here is your trophy for participating!
Stupid media! (Press)
The federal government, which has "
Tomahawk" cruise missiles and "Apache," "Blackhawk,"
'Kiowa" and "Lakota' helicopters - and used the code name
"Geronimo" in the attack that killed Osama bin Laden, officially
objects to the name of the Washington Redskins.
The Canadians think we are stupid. I wonder
where they got that idea.
This is Canada's Top Ten List of America's
(Can you blame them for writing this?)
I won’t add them all,
here. I disagree with the order, but here is number 8.
Number 8) Only in
America ...could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax
code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel
(who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who
are in favor of higher taxes.
Number 6) Only in
America ...would they make people who want to legally become American citizens
wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for
the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country
illegally just ' magically ' become American citizens (probably
should be number one). I didn’t write (probably should be number
Number 4) Only
in America ...could you need to present a driver ' s license to
cash a check, board an airplane or buy alcohol, but not to vote.
Number 2) Only in
America ....could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than
any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has
per year - for total spending of $7-Million PER MINUTE, and the left complains
that it still doesn't have nearly enough money for all their programs.
The people that this
email came from are part of the problem. This is always number one to them!
And Number 1) Only
in America ...could the so called "rich people" who pay 86% of all
income taxes - be accused of not paying their "fair share" by people
who don ' t pay any income taxes at all.
You will notice
that they didn’t say that they paid their fair share, they are worried
about who they are being accused by! Most of the rich have found ways around
paying any taxes at all. Fair share my ass!
There’s really nothing more to say
about this guy! Thanks, Oprah!
Ebola hasn’t made it’s way to America yet, sooooooo…...
let’s bring it! We’ll let those
guys that stored smallpox and anthrax in “Ziploc” baggies run the
I’m not at all worried, though. C.B.S.
medical correspondent, Jon Lapook, and some other
doctor on P.B.S. assured me that Ebola can only be transmitted by bodily fluids.
They say sneezing and coughing won’t transmit the virus. I guess
I’m the only person that blows snot sixty yards in every direction, when
I sneeze or cough.
Let us pray that I don’t get material
for this! (Those of you who pray)
Stupid (an email) The
guy that composed this doesn’t seem “extra” bright, but he
got off to a good start.
Moving to Mexico
Dear Mr. Obama:
I'm planning to move my family and extended family into Mexico for my
health, and I would like to ask you to assist me.
We're planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S. into Mexico ,
and we'll need your help to make a few arrangements.
We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration
quotas and laws.
I'm sure they handle those things the same way you do here. So, would you
mind telling your buddy, the President of Mexico ,
that I'm on my way over?
Please let him know that I will be expecting the following:
1. Free medical care for my entire family.
2. English-speaking Government bureaucrats for all services I might need,
whether I use them or not.
3. Please print all Mexican Government forms in English.
4. I want my grandkids to be taught Spanish by English-speaking (bi-lingual)
5. Tell their schools they need to include classes on American culture and
6. I want my grandkids to see the American flag on one of the flag poles at
7. Please plan to feed my grandkids at school for both breakfast and lunch.
8. I will need a local Mexican driver's license so I can get easy access to
9. I do plan to get a car and drive in Mexico , but I
don't plan to purchase
car insurance, and I probably won't make any special effort to learn local
10. In case one of the Mexican police officers does not get the memo from
their president to leave me alone, please be sure that every patrol
car has at least one English-speaking officer.
11. I plan to fly the U.S. flag from my housetop, put U.S. flag decals
on my car, and have a gigantic celebration on July 4th. I do not want any
complaints or negative comments from the locals.
12. I would also like to have a nice job without paying any taxes, or
have any labor or tax laws enforced on any business I may start.
13. Please have the president tell all the Mexican people to be
extremely nice and never say critical things about me or my family, or
about the strain we might place on their economy.
14. I want to receive free food stamps.
15. Naturally, I'll expect free rent subsidies.
16. I'll need income tax credits so that although I don't pay Mexican
taxes, I'll receive money from the government.
17. Please arrange it so that the Mexican Government pays $4,500.00 to help me
buy a new car.
18. Oh yes, I almost forgot, please enroll me free into the Mexican
Social Security program so that I'll get a monthly income in retirement.
I know this is an easy request because you already do all these things
for all of his people who walk over to the U.S. from Mexico .
I am sure
that the President of Mexico won't mind returning the favor if you ask him
Do you see how stupid this looks when you put it in writing????
Of course, you and your buddies speak stupid quite well!!!
To be continued