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This Week in Stupid

By Joanna Miller in News on Oct 20, 2006 4:48PM

As much as we never wanted to hear the phrase, “What’s she thinking?” ever again, it seems somewhat appropriate for this installment of This Week in Stupid. Shouldn’t the people in charge of things know better? If only.

  • 2006_10_20mayberry.jpgA candidate for sheriff in Grant County, Wis., has legally changed his name to Andy Griffith as part of his campaign. The former William Fenrick owns a music store and says he will keep the store if he loses the election. "What I wanted to do was bring attention to his sheriff's race and the only way that I could think of to do it, or actually the best way, that I could think of doing it was changing my name to Andy Griffith,” he said. No word on who he plans to make his deputy.
  • A Minnesota school principal is out of a job after shooting and killing two orphan kittens on school property in September. Wade Pilloud has resigned as principal and may face felony firearm charges. Pilloud said he shot the kittens to spare them from starving to death after their mother was killed in an animal trap. Feeding them would have been another way to go.
  • Officials at the Vanderburgh County Jail in Evansville, Ind., have instituted a new policy for female visitors. After several indecent exposure incidents, women are prohibited from wearing halter tops, sleeveless dresses and shirts, see-through garments, revealing dresses and shorts cut higher than two inches above the knee. Also, “adult female visitors, as well as females who would have need of a bra, shall be required to wear a bra.” Several women have been turned away since the draft policy was posted last month. The jail’s commander, Maj. Dave Wedding, said he hopes the dress code will create a more family friendly environment. It's bad news for the inmates, who just want to see a little boob action.

Mayberry via CokeintheCan