DailyDirt: Stupiditry, Yah

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Everyone does something stupid from time to time, but there are some stories that are just amazingly bizarre and a little bit dumb -- and they should be shared. But the Darwin Awards are a bit too brutal because someone has to die (or be made sterile) as a result of his/her own stupidity. So here are just a few examples of stupiditry in action, where people might get injured but not too seriously. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.
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Filed Under: bizarre, catherine venusto, stupidity, talkeetna, tony robbins

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    TtfnJohn (profile), 27 Jul 2012 @ 12:22am

    A note to Tony Robbins

    Hi Tony,

    I didn't know you were still out there selling your peculiar brand of "motivation" snake oil to the gullible who haven't worked out that you motivate them to send you thier hard earned cash which you then proceed to stuff in your mattress. A mattress growing in size due to the magic of compound interest!

    You do realize, I hope, that courses teaching how to do that trick of walking across hot coals don't suggest a slow march across the coals but a delightful gait more akin to running and never ever putting all your weight on a foot at any particular time before moving it off. In short, get off there as fast as you can while looking like you were enjoying it!

    There's an old Mythbusters episode that dealt with this walking over hot coals stuff and if all of that bunch can get across without third degree burns then surely, if you'd spent 10 minutes with them how this illusion, which is what it is, works.

    Tony, you really ought to fire whoever did the research of this stunt and if it was you I'd suggest retirement.

    After all, all this has done is to strongly motivate 21 people to sue you for negligence at the very least. And maybe a class action or two started by your former marks, I mean customers, for selling a particularly odious form of snake oil without a license.

    You're rich enough now Tony, to drop off the face of the earth into some gorgeous Pacific paradise where you can't be found. Of course, in these days of GPS everywhere and anywhere you may be motivated into being careful.

    Unlike the marks...customers...I shouldn't keep saying that..you motivated..ahh..conned into walking across hot coals without so much as even a suggestion that this might hurt if not done properly. And for a mere $157.95 plus federal and state taxes you'd be more than happy to motivate them to give you that money as you motivate yourself to squirrel it away.

    That ever growing mattress, remember Tony?

    Even better you'll be able to motivate yourself and your mattress to be the first mattress inflated and powered by the miracle of compound interest alone to orbit the earth before sailing off to motivate Venus into washing its hair so that it won't have that greasy old greenhouse effect any longer.

    We trust we have been of service Tony, please find our bill attached for $275,000, federal and state taxes included.

    Movin' To Bermuda, Attorneys at Law
    We motivate people to sue, even sue or clients!!

    Call today!

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