TODAY'S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Harold Malcolm Netherland, 52, who torched a mobile home, burning it to the ground, because the owner of the home wouldn't give him a ride to town. Oh, and Harold himself also lived in the trailer. But don't worry about Harold, he has a new home - jail.
AND THEN THERE'S .....
The wonderful people at Coca-Cola who created a promotion in Canada that generated random English and French words on bottle caps, but forgot to check for potential embarrassing combinations, like the one Blake Loates received that said, "You Retard." Blake and her husband were eating at a restaurant in Edmonton when they read the cap off his bottle of Vitaminwater. It randomly combined the English word, "you" and the French word, "retard" (meaning late). The unfortunate English meaning forced Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada to cancel the campaign and destroy all of the caps with words printed on them.
OR HOW 'BOUT .....
Walter Louis Gafvert III, who was caught downloading child porn while being interviewed by police for downloading child porn. Gafvert, a 48-year-old resident of Boulder Creek, Calif., was arrested after Santa Cruz police served a search warrant at his home which yielded thousands of child porn images on a computer and cellphones. During the time police were interviewing Gafvert, they discovered a child porn file actively downloading on his cell phone.
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