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Unusually Stupid Americans

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Unusually Stupid Americans

A Compendium of All-American Stupidity

By Kathryn Petras; Ross Petras

Villard Books, Paperback, 9780812970821, 304pp.

Publication Date: October 21, 2003

A hilarious collection of lists, statistics, news items, quotations, and facts detailing stupid acts of Americans from all walks of life--by the authors of the bestselling The 776 Stupidest Things Ever Said
Everyone knows that America is "the land of the free and the home of the brave," but sometimes that means we're free to be as bravely stupid as we want In Unusually Stupid Americans, Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras assemble choice bits of stupidity, U.S.A.-style, including
-the top seriously flawed American advertising moments, including Pacific Airlines' brilliant "You're scared of flying? So's our pilot " ad campaign, which led the airline to bankruptcy within two months of the campaign's inception
-the Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration in Florida, where a plaque was un-veiled that was intended to honor the actor James Earl Jones but instead read, "Thank you James Earl Ray for keeping the dream alive" (an unfortunate slip-up, as James Earl Ray was King's assassin)
-and much more.

About the Author
Kathryn and Ross Petras are the authors of numerous humor books, including the bestselling The 776 Stupidest Things Ever Said and the annual bestselling calendar The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said.

Praise For Unusually Stupid Americans

What’s been said about their work:

“Exceedingly amusing.”—The Washington Post

“Cruel but funny.”—Playboy

“Brilliantly stupid.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Like eating popcorn. You can’t stop.”—The Dallas Morning News

“You want stupid? Check this book.”—The Houston Chronicle

“Sinfully delicious.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“Wickedly funny.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Enormously funny.”—The Star-Ledger


“Perfect on-the-john entertainment.”—Stuff