Saturday, February 16, 2008

Smart men

Okay, I admit it, I'm a sucker for smart men. (Make him a smart cowboy and woo howdy am I a goner!)

But saying someone is smart just isn't enough these days because sometimes ever really "smart" men have sudden brain farts and do extraordinarily stupid things. And does it come as a huge shock that a a lot of the time their stupidity has to do with sex.

Don't believe me? Well.... come on, a lot of humanity's most stupid stunts have sex involved. And to prove it how about these examples in the recent past?

Bill Clinton. Yeah, I probably don't need to say more. Nice guy. Good personality and not a bad-looking man. And he had it going on in a major way (you don't get it much better than President). Need I say it? Monica.

And how about the sexual travails of the former deputy president of South Africa, Jacob Zuma? In 2006 this supposedly smart man raped a woman that he knew for a fact was HIV-positive. And to compound the stupidity, he didn't wear a condom. Oh but here's the icing on the cake. According to the BBC, during his testimony in court he said he took a shower afterwards to minimize the risk of contracting the disease. Oh yeah, that'll work. Give the man a stupid in the extreme award - and a kick in the teeth for victimizing a woman.

Oh, and we can't forget the former deputy press secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Brian J. Doyle. Now consider this for a moment. This man was was the fourth highest ranking official in the department's public affairs office. And he's now serving time in prison after pleading no contest to seven counts of using a computer to seduce a child, and 16 counts of transmitting harmful material to a minor. First, eewwuuueeeeeeee and second, sorry Brian but you definitely had it coming.

Clearly when it come to sex, even smart men can be incredibly stupid. But then that's the way of things, eh? But in defense of men, I have to point out that not every smart man loses neuron-fire when sex enters the picture. Why just look at this video (suggested by a man by the way. Now here's a man who looks before he leaps :)

Smartest Man In The World
Uploaded by stevanhogg

That did give me a chuckle. So, it's time to me to skidaddle, but let me leave you with a joke about being smart.

A doctor, a lawyer, a little boy and a priest were out for a Sunday afternoon flight on a small private plane. Suddenly, the plane developed engine trouble. In spite of the best efforts of the pilot, the plane started to go down. Finally, the pilot grabbed a parachute, yelled to the passengers that they had better jump, and then he bailed out.

Unfortunately, there were only three parachutes remaining. The doctor grabbed one and said “I’m a doctor, I save lives, so I must live,” and jumped out.

The lawyer then said, “I’m a lawyer and lawyers are the smartest people in the world. I deserve to live.” He also grabbed a parachute and jumped.

The priest looked at the little boy and said, “My son, I’ve lived a long and full life. You are young and have your whole life ahead of you. Take the last parachute and live in peace.”

The little boy handed the parachute back to the priest and said, “Not to worry, Father. One of the “smartest men in the world” just went skydiving with my back pack.”

Looks like there was one really smart male in the bunch - and observant too.

Have a great Sunday! See you next week :)


NathalieGray said...

Skydiving with a backpack!

Intelligence *is* a sexual stimulant, in my opinion, just like good shoulders or long muscled legs are.

Down, girl, down!

Nothing makes my inner Chihuahua chase her tail quicker than meeting a man who'll pull out some obscure astronomy fact or entertain me with some fun math trick.

mamasand2 said...

Loved that one. Keep them coming.