With less than two weeks remaining the September “Stupidest Thing” competition is shaping up as a 2-man race. The candidates are:
Norman Hsu: After skipping out on a $2 million bail bond, Hsu was the early favorite after being arrested in a Colorado hospital by the FBI on the same day that he was to appear in court for a hearing on whether the $2 million bail should be reduced to $1 million.
Hsu is currently under guard at that hospital after a federal magistrate set bond at $5 million.
One might think that Hsu’s stupidity would be hard to top and, normally, that would be the case. But a strong challenge is being mounted by the second nominee.
O.J. Simpson: If you were to look up the word “stupidity” in the encyclopedia you would find O.J.’s picture at the top of the page! Here is a man who:
1. Barges into a Las Vegas hotel room with the intent of “recovering” sports memorabilia that he claimed were stolen from him. With him he brings along 5 other people, two of which were allegedly carrying pistols.
2. Was questioned by the Las Vegas police the morning after the incident.
3. Made numerous statements to the press in which he denied any involvement in the incident.
4. Didn’t leave town when he had the opportunity and was thus arrested on an armed robbery charge. O.J. is now being held without bail in the Clarke County, Nevada jail.
These two clowns are proof that some people need to be removed from the gene pool! All Hsu had to do was show up in court and then, even if his bail wasn’t reduced, he could have left town and no one would have been the wiser for months. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that he would have been ordered to turn over his passport to the court?
As for Simpson, what can I say about him that hasn’t already been said? He’s lucky that stupidity isn’t a crime because, if it was, he would be so far back in the slammer that he would be playing chess with the Unibomber!
Stay tuned because if anyone beats these two, it will be the greatest comeback since Napoleon escaped from Elba.