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hb13161705
08-16-2014, 11:20 AM
What stupid things have you done lately? In the last six months I have locked my keys in my car, left my car lights on to flatten the battery twice, and rammed the charger plug upside down into the socket of my brand new tablet, thereby bending the pin inside the socket so the plug doesn't fit anymore. If you'd happily admit to being dumber than me, please let me know.

Cat Mom
08-16-2014, 06:42 PM
Not "stupid" things but I'm sometimes a total klutz, especially first thing in the morning. Two weeks ago, I was making a pot of coffee, removed the empty carafe from the coffee maker to fill it with water, somehow misjudged the distance, smashed the carafe into the quartz countertop, and blasted a hole into the bottom/side of the carafe. So I had to hurry and clean up the shattered glass before any of my pets hurt themselves.

Because I'd broken a coffee carafe before, I had a spare stored. So I could still make coffee.

I immediately ordered another spare via Amazon.

Shit happens.

Big Fat Matt
08-17-2014, 12:55 AM
i did heroin for like, 4 years. that was dumb.

hb13161705
08-17-2014, 03:31 AM
Glad you're still alive Matt :-).

Big Fat Matt
08-17-2014, 09:06 AM
Glad you're still alive Matt :-).
I know, right?

On a more comical note, i once drank 2 four lokos in one evening, naming the feat "Ocholoko." Being drunk was fine, but the next morning, i wanted to be dead. worst hangover ever.

Millionaire
08-17-2014, 12:14 PM
I hitched a ride on the back of a motorcycle and burned my calf on the muffler. I was wearing shorts. Its been a week and the fucker still isn't entirely healed.

To be fair, it was night and I didn't see the muffler.

Charmingly Miserable
08-17-2014, 10:34 PM
I got married at 23. Boy, that was some dumb shit.

Cat Mom
08-17-2014, 11:50 PM
Lol, yeah, my first marriage was pretty dumb, too.

icklekitty
08-18-2014, 06:28 AM
From pouring water down the back of the TV to see what would happen when I was six, to queueing overnight to have some middle aged motherfucker sweat all over me the other month, I've done a lot of stupid shit.

Sarah K
08-18-2014, 07:46 AM
It's a pretty long list.

tony.parente
08-18-2014, 08:00 AM
Once I had a negative opinion about nine inch nails current tour leg and voiced it on a nine inch nails fan message board.

It wasn't pretty.

Sarah K
08-18-2014, 08:13 AM
Time for a new joke, bro.

Swykk
08-18-2014, 10:07 AM
Mine as well!

elevenism
08-18-2014, 04:18 PM
@Big Fat Matt (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=245) , my stupid ass drank two or three four lokos EVERY damn day for quite some time, when my ex asked me to stop drinking vodka.
good GOD it was awful. i threw up a lot.
i hate alcohol SO fucking much.
recently, on my honeymoon, i thought that it would be safe for me to have a drink at the Big Texan steakhouse.
I wound up getting blackout drunk and making a fucking ass of myself.

The only good thing to come of this was that i reinforced the fact that i can't drink AT ALL.

and yeah, my list of stupid things is really long too.
Millionaire , i did the motorcycle burn thing.

i also participated in the heroin. i don't know why or how i'm alive

Millionaire
08-19-2014, 06:49 AM
@Millionaire (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=2070) , i did the motorcycle burn thing.
I went to the doc today because the thing didn't heal much in a week and two days, and apparently I need antibiotics and some special antibacterial ointment. I should've had it seen as soon as it happened cuz I might've got tetnus, which would've been bad.

Adding to the stupid shit I've done and will keep doing, I've been playing basketball with this wound and will continue playing on it because we're in the league playoffs. I'm dumb as fuck.

elevenism
08-19-2014, 06:43 PM
goddamn...i did it years and years ago.
i swear to god that burn turned six or seven different colors before it was all done

kel
08-19-2014, 08:44 PM
i fell in love on the internet once. on myspace, even. we got engaged within two months, before we'd ever met in person. when i finally flew to boston to, you know, meet officially and (i guess) plan our future together, we had ZERO chemistry. none. even the sex was bad.

and i left the love of my life to chase a fantasy. i'm beyond grateful that we were able to reconcile and have been back together ever since.

that was a drag and i still hate myself a little for being *that* guy at 25. ugh.

Cat Mom
08-19-2014, 09:49 PM
That time I did a quarter hit of microdot at 11 pm (for the FIRST TIME). WTF.

kel
08-19-2014, 10:32 PM
That time I did a quarter hit of microdot at 11 pm (for the FIRST TIME). WTF.
yikes.

the first and last time i did microdots i thought it made perfect sense to bash my head in with a iron pan because, y'know, that would just put me to sleep so i could ride out the rest of the HORRIBLE trip unconscious.

a friend stopped me, but i remembered it clearly the next day.

*shudder*

Cat Mom
08-19-2014, 10:35 PM
LOL I remember looking at my best pal, the one who TALKED ME INTO THAT SHIT (he was high on said microdot at the time), and I asked him how long I'd be high and he said, "oh, about EIGHT HOURS."

It was my fault because my friend kept saying, "just a 1/4, come OONNNNNNNNNNNN" and I remember looking at that t-e-e-n-y t-i-n-y little 1/4 hit of purple microdot and thought, "shit, what can that tiny little thing do to me?"

FAMOUS LAST WORDS.

Big Fat Matt
08-19-2014, 10:36 PM
I had an awesome vest that had a bunch of sweet patches on it. She was leather. Art Is Resistance custom back patch, other patches included Tool, Skinny Puppy, Slicer Dicer, Wolf Eyes, Metallica, Merzbow, Slayer, Swans, Slipknot, Mushroomhead, The Beatles, Zeppelin, Bang Bang! among many more. Threw it in a bonfire for $100 bux and a bunch of H. I was 17. I regret it to this day.

Edit, I also had a Negative Approach patch on that vest, which was cut from a t-shirt printed in i want to say 88 or 89. That fucking vest could be worth hundreds with all of the rare memorabilia on it.

Edit 2: I'm pretty sure I am the only one here who has ever owned a punk vest, much less two.

Pillfred
08-20-2014, 06:55 PM
I once ate a hit of blotter at 11a.m., 4 hours before because I'm bad at math. It was okay finally at around 9. It was a factory molding cable pugs and such to luckily i didn't have to deal with anyone.

Sat in a tree house shooting branches about three feet from me with my bb gun. Took a ricochet in the lower eyeball lid.
Clogged a spray can nozzle painting my bike, shot myself in the face, tens minutes later repeat proccess.
Licked my metal disc sled to see if my tongue would actually stick to it.
Tried to skirt open water by a river one winter, put a leg in the lake.
All before 5th grade, I'm sure there is more.

Come to think of it dumb shit makes up about most of things i've ever done. Especially if one includes those "when keeping it real goes wrong" scenarios.

Hands down DUI#2, by far the dumbest thing i have ever done.

kel
08-21-2014, 05:30 PM
i started smoking 18 years ago.

<--- dumbfuck.

Cat Mom
08-21-2014, 05:37 PM
Ugh, yeah, i was that dumb fuck, too. It's never too late to quit! i smoked for a REALLY long time and I finally quit, 14 years ago!

wizfan
08-21-2014, 06:19 PM
I once had a headphone extension cord that had a spiral shape (like a telephone cable). It was tangled in my backpack along with other cables, so I pulled it. Its 3.5mm jack sprung out of the backpack and hit me in the tooth. It would have been a perfect scene for a slapstick comedy.

Also, Linkin Park used to be my favorite band. I still like Reanimation, and the recent live performance of the entire Hybrid Theory album made me cringe and smile at the same time.

Big Fat Matt
08-21-2014, 06:37 PM
Also, Linkin Park used to be my favorite band. I still like Reanimation, and the recent live performance of the entire Hybrid Theory album made me cringe and smile at the same time.
This is a statement that reflects my feelings 100%

Calla lily
08-21-2014, 07:16 PM
I got one of those motorcycle burns too in high school. Mine was on my inner thigh from sitting on the back of my boyfriends dirt bike. I told my mom it was from the oven door.

I started smoking at 15. Smoked until I was 28. Quit for 4 years while I grew and fed my babies, then started up again off and on for another 7 years. Mostly quit now, vaping instead, with the occasional bum.

Most of the stupid things I've done were in high school or college and usually involved a guy.

hb13161705
08-23-2014, 09:22 AM
I got married at 23. Boy, that was some dumb shit.
My brother in law's ex had four kids with him before the age of 23. That's even dumber. She's filed a restraining order against him and we don't see the kids anymore.

hb13161705
08-23-2014, 09:40 AM
Thanks for all these stories, some of which are lol hilarious. A couple more dumb things I've done:

-deliberately untying my shoelaces on the escalator as a kid to see what would happen when the escalator swallows them up at the end.
-lending my QOTSA Lullabies to Paralyze CD to a friend when it came with the limited edition making of DVD. I gave him the whole package and he lost it all.

Someone said I was so dumb that I dyed my hair to cover up my blondeness. Which is funny because I'm Chinese Australian.

Halo Infinity
08-28-2014, 08:55 PM
Any time I've jumped the bandwagon only to find out how wrong I was, or how different my real opinions and feelings were.

Thinking I knew a lot more than I did, when I didn't really know anything to start with. I was guilty of such hubris and impulsiveness.

Speaking without thoroughly considering the consequences of my words and actions, especially through fits of rage, or from just being sad. This goes hand in hand with thinking that I knew a lot more than I did. I was never an expert on arguments and debates to start with, so that made it even worse.

Getting small talk confused with personal topics of discussion.

Allowing my anger and depression to make me discouraged to the point I lacked any sort of motivation or will to move on and succeed.

Thinking I was funny and making bad jokes without realizing how bad they are, and that I would've been far better off not doing them.

Treating social media like forums. (I didn't do that all the time, but it's pretty obvious why that shouldn't be done, like, ever. Social media is far more personal to start with.)

Posting personal information and topics on forums, or anywhere else on the Internet for that matter. As ironic as it is for me to even realize and accept such a thing, keeping it light and impersonal as possible seems to be the best way to go for people like me. I'll hopefully always remember this from now on.

Taking things for granted.

kel
11-07-2014, 12:41 PM
my brother died suddenly last saturday of an overdose. he was 35. we'd been estranged since he stole my identity and ss# when i was 19.

he sent me a friend request on facebook and i denied it.

a little forgiveness would have gone a long way.

aggroculture
11-07-2014, 12:48 PM
Very sorry to hear that.

kel
11-07-2014, 02:12 PM
thank you, aggro.

Sarah K
11-07-2014, 02:15 PM
That's rough.

Addiction is such a tricky thing. It's difficult to find the balance between being supportive, and enabling negative behavior.

So sorry. :(

kel
11-07-2014, 05:34 PM
you're so right, sarah. thank you.

Cat Mom
11-07-2014, 10:39 PM
It's not too late to forgive him. Think good thoughts about him now. I'm sorry for your loss. :-(

The_Prowler
11-11-2014, 01:44 PM
Being in most of the relationships I've been in were not in my best interests. When I really look back on my love life history, I actually have a pretty terrible track record.

Millionaire
11-14-2014, 08:06 AM
I got some water stuck in my ear in the shower. I figured it would just go away when the water popped out, as usual. Water didn't pop out, and several days later I have an infection and a fever caused by said infection. The area around the ear hurts, the ear itself feels like there is a fucking baseball lodged in it, I can't hear shit out of it(temporary), and it hurts to chew food. The pain was so bad I missed work for a couple days, and I almost never miss work. I saw an ENT, which is a kind of ear specialist and now I'm taking oral and eardrop antibiotics and painkillers. Its feeling better, but its still a motherfucker.

I guess it isn't really a stupid thing I did, more like a freak "shit happens" thing. I mean, the water usually pops out eventually. This has been my year for freak "shit happens" things, along with the motorcycle calf burn.

Sarah K
11-14-2014, 11:10 AM
Trusted people.

The_Prowler
11-15-2014, 04:04 PM
The girl I lost my virginity to was a pretty stupid thing to do...

ldopa
10-21-2015, 02:54 AM
i constantly shoot first and aim later.
so everything i've done is stupid. but alot of fun too.

tony.parente
10-21-2015, 05:14 AM
I signed up as a member of echoing the sound.

sick among the pure
10-21-2015, 06:51 PM
At my first NIN show, (Erie in 06) a friend I had made online previous to the show offered me a spare ticket and ride to and back home from the next night's show (In Rochester). Since I had just met her in person, and was 19 years old, I thanked her but declined. She caught Trent's tambourine, and we have grown to be best friends (we usually carpool to any show in the Ohio-PA-NY-Toronto area, now). I really hate myself for not going, especially since the Erie show was such a different setlist from the rest of the tour, I never got to see a lot of the "stapes".

Halo Infinity
11-13-2015, 12:12 AM
I signed up as a member of echoing the sound.
I can actually relate to this on a serious note with Internet forums and social networking websites in general. I often thought about who and what I was and still am and will be, and how and why, and it has always lead to me to question and wonder why I ever bothered to join any to start with. Unfortunately, it took me so many years of absolute ignorance and foolishness on my part for me to come to that final conclusion.

*I know that this is a bit personal, but I'm also trying to get my point across without saying too much by keeping it as light and general as possible, as I've tried to abstain from getting into personal matters online these days. And well, I thought it's on topic anyway, since this thread is about doing stupid things, and for a post like this, I'd have to make this unavoidable exception.*

Please don't get me wrong though, as I still like and enjoy both types of websites on some levels, as they certainly provide a wealth of information and entertainment. I would even venture to admit that I even love some of them a lot more than others, but hindsight after learning more and more about socializing has helped me gain a much further and deeper understanding as to why one would completely avoid both types of websites even if they might be heavily based/invested on interests and subjects that they might happen to love. If I knew then what I know now, I probably wouldn't have joined any either, or would've at the very least, stayed on the sidelines most of the time if/when I did. In many ways, this makes me thankful to not have grown up with them. I just know that it wouldn't have gone well for me at all.

*I didn't really get into the Internet back then, and actually didn't have it for quite a while growing up. I only got seriously involved with social media since 2002, and only got seriously involved with forums since 2004. What also prompted me to think about this was me imagining what it would have been like for me to have grown up with the existence of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.*

In short: So in spite of immersing myself in forums and social media while actually enjoying them, it's still sometimes really as if I was actually never ever meant to be on them at all.

Ryan
11-13-2015, 02:47 AM
I signed up as a member of echoing the sound.

And, in turn, met me.

kel
11-13-2015, 02:36 PM
edit. nevermind.

ldopa
11-14-2015, 02:02 AM
^no you don't. don't say that about yourself.
i don't even like you very much (i do respect you though,) but it's still disheartening to read that.

kel
11-14-2015, 04:00 PM
thank you?

i really do. an emotional affair is a thousand times worse than a physical one. that's all i can say.

it means nothing, though, in what some board members are going through after the attacks in paris. my heart is with them and i'm so sad.

kel
11-15-2015, 07:50 PM
a gay, liberal, feminist became a bigot on ets tonight.

i know how sorry i am won't compete with the darkness to come. fuck, i screwed up.

elevenism
11-18-2015, 10:01 AM
c0f3d , chill the fuck out. :)

My hair goes down past the middle of my back. It's long, i mean REALLY fucking long, and it tangles easy.
This week when i've taken a shower, i decided not to wash my hair. Other people go for a few days without washing it, right?

And so i haven't brushed it in like five days.

It's like one big fucking dreadlock. I'm about to put a whole tube of that conditioner that comes with hair dye in it and HOPEFULLY i can untangle it without losing half of it. :/

Cat Mom
11-18-2015, 12:00 PM
G used to have long hair (not THAT long, but long) and he finally cut it and he loves that he got rid of it; dude, long hair is so 90s. Even Anthony Kiedis cut his hair.

Big Fat Matt
11-18-2015, 06:42 PM
@c0f3d (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=420) , chill the fuck out. :)

My hair goes down past the middle of my back. It's long, i mean REALLY fucking long, and it tangles easy.
This week when i've taken a shower, i decided not to wash my hair. Other people go for a few days without washing it, right?

And so i haven't brushed it in like five days.

It's like one big fucking dreadlock. I'm about to put a whole tube of that conditioner that comes with hair dye in it and HOPEFULLY i can untangle it without losing half of it. :/
Get a bottle of Wen, or the in-store equivalent. That will get your hair back to normal super quick.


G used to have long hair (not THAT long, but long) and he finally cut it and he loves that he got rid of it; dude, long hair is so 90s. Even Anthony Kiedis cut his hair.
I have long hair and I love it...

elevenism
11-18-2015, 06:58 PM
G used to have long hair (not THAT long, but long) and he finally cut it and he loves that he got rid of it; dude, long hair is so 90s. Even Anthony Kiedis cut his hair.
People have had long hair forever-not just in the nineties!
I feel/look strange with short hair. I don't think i will ever be rocking a short hairstyle.

And i got it straightened out.

Cat Mom
11-18-2015, 07:03 PM
People have had long hair forever-not just in the nineties!
I feel/look strange with short hair. I don't think i will ever be rocking a short hairstyle.
Not SHORT hair!! Just not hair THAT long. It's actually not that good for your hair or scalp.

I've had nearly a shaved head to really long hair, but I have a LOT of REALLY THICK hair; if I put it in a pony tail while it's wet, it's still wet about 10 hours later in the pony tail. It takes about 30 minutes to blowdry my hair when it's pretty long. And then I'm lucky I don't look like Chaka Khan. Stupid. When I was a kid, some adult was always screaming at me to brush my "rat's nest."

So I finally cut it all again, recently.

I feel like I lost 30 pounds. And my arm doesn't hurt when I blowdry my hair, lol.

G has gorgeous curly hair and when he had long hair, he was always pulling the hell out of it to straighten it and would always wear it in a ponytail; the amount of breakage in his hair was unbelievable.

But, yeah, I lived in the 60s, I remember hippy guys with long hair then, too. Well except maybe Ted Nugent. He wasn't a hippy, then or now. He's an asshole.

Big Fat Matt
11-18-2015, 07:08 PM
Yeah, I keep mine at about nipple-length. I trim it on the regular, to keep it healthy and strong. Though I'm sure wearing a ponytail for 60+hours a week is not good for my hair...

Cat Mom
11-18-2015, 07:17 PM
Yeah, I keep mine at about nipple-length. I trim it on the regular, to keep it healthy and strong. Though I'm sure wearing a ponytail for 60+hours a week is not good for my hair...

Yeah, constant ponytails really do a number on your hair and scalp. But, regular trims and keeping it at a manageable length really helps keep your hair healthy.

Boots
09-06-2017, 10:23 PM
I fell in love with 2 of my married art professors.

Boots
01-16-2018, 08:11 PM
I have always been very selfish. I learned this the hard way.
http://www.lovethispic.com/uploaded_images/245633-If-You-Live-Your-Life-As-If-Everything-Is-About-You.....jpg

Greasebot9001
03-30-2018, 08:55 PM
Lolz... life is full of stupid things.

Big Fat Matt
03-30-2018, 10:41 PM
I picked Warhammer 40k back up as a hobby. I mean, its fun, but goddamn that cash investment though.

elevenism
04-04-2018, 09:58 PM
I picked Warhammer 40k back up as a hobby. I mean, its fun, but goddamn that cash investment though.
oh jesus dude, i stear clear of those things haha.

even on the mobile ones, i've seen reviews where like the husband or wife is "reviewing" the game talking about how they lost their home and marriage because the other one was addicted to the game and like spent all the money on it.

ok so how about this: when i was like 20, i dropped out of college and started drinking nonstop because my girlfriend left me and NEVER quite clawed my way back. and i don't mean just to college either. it started me down a really fucked up path that i'm still trying to climb out of 18 years later.

elevenism
04-25-2018, 02:40 AM
So i got addicted to fentanyl for six fucking years, and in about six weeks i will no longer have access to it.
How about that shit?

i'm fucking horrified.