Friday, October 25, 2013


Are you a dumb bunny?

"Dumb Bunny" is a 1950's slang word for a woman who has done something stupid. Back in 1917, it was probably Bryn Mawr slang for a naive and unwary person, a silly little fool.

Do you do dumb things routinely -- you've got a habit -- something you buy, eat, or do that is really unnecessary, time wasting, dopey, ridiculous?

Hey, for years I've been taking Omega 3 that's been touted, and highly recommended for years. Hey, "Web Doctor, and other medical websites are now saying fish oil does not prevent, help, do much of anything for heart trouble.

Am I am dumb bunny (a semi dumb bunny)? I just ordered another three-month supply of Omega 3, 1000 mg tabs?

Other Dumb bunny stuff: Are you taking "Activia," which the trustworthy Jamie Lee Curtis promises is yummy, and guarantees it will make you "regular? Have you signed up with one of those friendly finance guys who guarantees they'll take care of all your debts and you won't be bothered anymore? Or bought wireless sockets, cleaning potions, a polisher for your car that removes dents, or bulbs that last 10 years -- the seller guys will send you a second batch of whatever it is as long as you pay for shipping and handling.

And your outfit -- are you in the latest outfit that is maybe wrong for you, but golly it's dumb bunny chic? Or maybe dumb-bunny you assumes your Facebook pals are real friends, not dumb bunnies like you, as you're dumb-bunny friending and tweeting, to get more dumb bunny friends and followers?

Just so you don't think I'm unduly prejudiced, here's a list of about 100 things people say that are dumb.

Or read this book, it lists a lot of dumb things people do.

Hey, send me your list -- tell me what dumb bunny things you do so I can publish this on my timeline as a warning. Send it after you hear my darling John Cullum's voice, singing this song from the musical he starred in on Broadway, "Urinetown."

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Gosh, Em, I do so many dumb/silly/odd things, it would be a truly LONG list!!!

I know I'm pretty smart and educated, but the "dumb blonde" still lives inside me!

I don't really mind it though! I used to worry about what people thought of me, that they thought I was weird, but in the past 10-15 years I've EMBRACED it! It's made me a happier, more fulfilled person.

I will get working on that list for you though... :)