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Suddenly I Don’t Feel So Dumb


It's been a long time since I've seen Family Feud on TV, but I understand it's back on the air. Life presents us so many opportunities to feel dumb that it's especially bad when millions are able to witness our stupidity. The contestants on the Family Feud are asked questions that have been presented to and answered by a survey audience of 100 people. The goal is to see which family can come up with the most matches to the answers given by the surveyed audience. Some of the answers given by contestants are amazingly wrong and off-target.

Today's post is a short list of some of the worst answers on Family Feud, followed by some pictures that should make most of us feel really smart.

Worst answers to questions on Family Feud:

Name a song with moon in the title: Blue Suede Moon

Besides San Francisco, name a city that begins with the word San: Seattle

Name an occupation where you need a torch: a burglar

Name a famous brother and sister: Bonnie and Clyde

Name an item of clothing worn by the Three Musketeers: a horse

Name something you wear on the beach: a deck chair

Name something red: my cardigan

Name a classical music composer everyone knows: Julio Inglesias

Name the worst kind of shoe to run a marathon in: scuba flippers

Name a number you have to memorize: 7

Name something you put on walls: roofs

Name the best month to schedule a wedding: summer

Name something you might be allergic to: skiing

Name a continent: Italy

Name a way of cooking fish: cod

Name a potato topping: jam

Name a part of the body beginning with the letter N: knee

Name a kind of ache: a pancake

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This week a reader sent me an e-mail with the subject line "I don't feel stupid any more." The e-mail contained quite a few pictures. Here are some of the best ones from that e-mail:

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I hope you enjoyed the parts shared from two of the e-mails I received this week. l feel much smarter now and hope you do too. :-)

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"All of man’s misfortune comes from one thing, which is not knowing how to sit quietly in a room." — Blaise Pascal

=^..^= =^..^=
Rob

Mitsi the airhead said, "I was worried that my mechanic might try to rip me off. I was relieved when he told me all I needed was turn signal fluid."


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15 Comments on “Suddenly I Don’t Feel So Dumb”

  1. #1 Vikki
    on Mar 17th, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Yes, I do feel smarter now! But isn’t being low on blinker fluid and having bad muffler bearings common car ailments?

    Rob adds: Possibly more common when the “air pressure” is not quite right…. :-D

  2. #2 Andy
    on Mar 17th, 2011 at 9:37 am

    I remember an episode of the original Family Feud with Richard Dawson. One of the “Fast Money” questions was “Name the month a woman first begins to look pregnant”. The woman answered “September”. It took Richard Dawson a couple of minutes to regain his composure. Too funny!

    Rob adds: Thanks for adding that one, Andy. I had seen that one somewhere in the past, but didn’t remember it to include with the list that came to me. Amazing stuff! :-)

  3. #3 Dan
    on Mar 17th, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Hilarious!!! I sent a link to the boaters in the family of the boat launching gone wrong photo

    Rob adds: Glad you enjoyed it and are sharing the link, Dan.

  4. #4 Peggy
    on Mar 17th, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    What’s wrong with the scuba flippers answer, anyway? Sounds reasonable to me (at least for a cartoon or a classic “B” horror film like “Creature from the Black Lagoon”). LOL (I did several times)! I love these, Rob!!!

    Rob adds: Oh, the images that come to mind…! Glad you enjoyed them, Peggy.

  5. #5 deb :)
    on Mar 17th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    love the boating photo, toooo funny! glad dan is smart enough to back the boat in. :) lol

    Rob adds: I definitely can’t see Dan putting the boat in the water the wrong way! :-D

  6. #6 Caroline
    on Mar 17th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    wow… is that snake really eating itself? that is so… wow….

    Rob adds: That’s what it looks like. I don’t think most snakes could be “rocket surgeons.” :-)

  7. #7 Tammy
    on Mar 18th, 2011 at 6:37 am

    I am sure if I was being taped for a tv game show I would come across as not looking too smart!!

    Rob adds: I feel your pain, Tammy. In posting these I thought about how much easier it is to answer those questions in the comfort of my home than it would be to try to do so under pressure, in front of a camera and an audience. Would it be something like “armchair quarterbacking?” :-D

  8. #8 Claudia Barba
    on Mar 18th, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Thanks, friend, for the instant vacations. Seems like the tireder I am, the harder I laugh. Must be when I need it most.

    Rob adds: You are quite welcome. I’m glad to know they meet some needs.

  9. #9 Ann M
    on Mar 18th, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I once chased a cop car across a parking lot, because the officer had left her clipboard on the roof of the cruiser. I caught her before she got out of the parking lot. She mouthed a “thank you.”

    I have a medical friend who told of a doctor who left his little black bag on the roof OPEN. As he drove along, his instruments were flying out one by one. When he got to his office, he called his wife and asked her to drive the route picking up the stuff she could find. I never did hear how much she was able to find.

    Rob adds: I’ve left a number of items on my car rooftop through the years — lunch bags, books, you name it. Having a pickup truck has made things a little better on that score. :-)

  10. #10 Carrie
    on Mar 19th, 2011 at 2:27 am

    LOVE the cute little blonde cheerleader. How embarrassing! :o) I’m afraid Mr. Pascal wouldn’t have been very proud of me while I was reading/looking at this post!

    Rob adds: I take it you were not sitting quietly in your room…? :-)

  11. #11 Cody Quam
    on Mar 19th, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Haha these pics are great! More for my collection – thanks, Rob! :D this has nothing to do with this post but i searched my name yesterday and found a link to one of the comments i made on an earlier post you did! i think it was “if microsoft merged with GM”. it’s so fun googling yourself!

    Rob adds: Glad you enjoyed them, Cody.

  12. #12 Ann M
    on Mar 20th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Cody and Rob:

    I just finished reading a book about Google. A number of times throughout the book, the author states that it is rare that any blog will show up among the top matches in Google’s search results. However, there have been a number of times when I’ve googled something and ivman’s blague has been one of the top matches.

    Rob adds: What can I say, Ann? :-D

  13. #13 Connel
    on Mar 23rd, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Ann:
    That is how I found this blog, through a google search, I was looking up paraprosdokians, and this blog was where I found the largest collection of good ones :)

  14. #14 Linny16
    on Mar 24th, 2011 at 2:39 am

    lol…that is quite funny.

  15. #15 jan Feehan
    on Apr 4th, 2011 at 8:33 am

    A rocket surgeon! Ha!

    I have a doctor friend who once left a patient on the table in the little gown thingie, and went home to lunch!

    Real story!

    A very amusing blog – when I need a laugh – there is always one there.

    Hope you two are recovering after such a full week end – probably a little stressful leading up to that special day as well.


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