How would you like to meet this bozo?

February 3, 2011

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Blog Guy, whatever happened to your Dumbass of the Month? You haven’t given the award for some time now.

I know, sorry, but I am in a position to name one for February.

ELEPHANTSReally? But it’s only February 3.

Yeah, but no one is gonna beat this guy.

It seems some hunter whose dream was to shoot an elephant has sued a travel company after it sent him to a part of Africa where he said there were no elephants to be found.

For their part, the travel agency insists there ARE elephants where they sent him, adding somewhat cryptically that he “should have seen elephant excrement there.”

ZIMBABWE IVORYCan you imagine a moron whose big dream is to kill an elephant? But he can’t find one even though they’re like enormous, and his travel agent is like, “What’s that smelly stuff on your shoes, dude?”

So where is the awards ceremony?

Here in Washington, on the Elephant Trail at the National Zoo. The hunter won’t be armed, of course, and I hope the animals have heard all about him.

What did the guy say when you invited him to the Dumbass of the Month Awards?

He said it’s an honor just to be nominated, and asked if he’d get to meet Charlie Sheen.

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Top: Tourists watch elephants drinking in the Chobe River delta, which connects with the Zambezi River at the meeting point between Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe March 28, 1998. REUTERS/Howard Burditt

Right: Kandula (L), a 4-year-old baby Sri Lankan elephant, holds his mother Shanthi’s trunk during the annual [post-Halloween "Pumpkin Stomp"] for the elephants that live at the National Zoo in Washington, November 8, 2005. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Left: A Japanese buyer inspects elephant tusks in the Ivory Store at Zimbabwe’s National Parks Headquarters, April 12, 1999. REUTERS/Howard Burditt

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Would an elephant honour him by picking him up by the collar on his tusk.. and ask all the kiddy elephants to slap his bum with their trunks?
Maybe some of the elders can poke him with his tusks…

That should also be an honour…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

You started to scare me with the bozo headline – thought there would be fright wigs involved.

Love the elephants! And look how close the boat was able to get, and the passengers are all looking, um. One is either looking down or about to lose lunch over the top side. The others are drinking or looking the other way. Just hope no one decides to look up at the wrong moment.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

I thought you were joking. The age-old question – can people get any dumber? Can be answered with the rhetorical: Does an elephant excrement in the savanna?

Out of donuts – mini Chips Ahoy anyone?

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

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I once shot an elephant in my pajamas…

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive

Oh please, Georgia. Let’s not go there. You have no idea what Doc is going to do with that comment.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Spin, it should have said Zimbabwe. Lamar was supposed to add that, but of course he didn’t, so I’ve gone back into it. Thanks for the catch.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Hmm, Pumpkin Stomp. Could that be changed to ‘Dumbass wannabe hunter head stop’ just this once, please?

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

We went hunting a lot when I was growing up. We hunted game (rabbits, squirrels, deer), and we hunted to eliminate nuisance animals (wild dogs, ground hogs, rabbits).

The first animal I ever shot was a wild dog that had gotten into my Mother’s chicken yard and was chasing and killing chickens all over the shop. I was about 10, and I shot them at my Mother’s direction.

I remember looking at the two wild dogs after I had shot them. Looking at their blood on the grass. I knew right then that killing, when it was not a necessity, was wrong. I have never hunted for “sport,” and I have not gone hunting with my brothers since my separation from the military.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

@Doc: nice.

So, if there is a female zombie in Zimbabwe is she then a Zimzombabe?

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

No I would NOT like to meet such bozos :@

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive