Crazy Stuff Stumpy Thinks About #35: Ohhh- You meant THAT kind of "stool sample"...

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Have you ever said something you regret? I’m not talking about the time you cussed out that baby that kept looking at you in line at the supermarket or when you asked the fat lady if she was expecting. I’m talking about something that seemed to make absolute sense at the moment you said it, but upon further examination, you wish you could cram it back into your pie hole before anyone else noticed how stupid it was.

As a maker of fine films, I have learned the importance of carefully considering what you will say before the cameras role. In this day and age only two things last forever: Little Debbie snack cakes and things you put on the internet. If you make yourself look stupid on video, as I try to do every couple of weeks, your stupidity will spread like wildfire as it is linked to and embedded upon websites across the world wide web.

Here’s a classic illustration. I came across this video on You Tube last night. Here I was, minding my own business, enjoying a cold one, when George at WWGOA made it all come out my nose. Watch the two minute video below and see if you notice…

See how one word can change everything? A video about stool design suddenly becomes a parody by inserting the word “sample”. By the time he said he liked to invite people to sit on his big stool samples to see how they felt under their butts, I figured out his true (and very funny) intention. My wife, who is not one for potty humor, wasn’t fooled either. Intentional or not, I am here to tell you that even the smartest people can look dumb if their words aren’t chosen properly.

Take it from me, a guy who looks dumb for a living!

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#1 posted 517 days ago

classic….thanks for the laugh Stump.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 517 days ago

HA! HA! HA! Thank you for making me laugh today! I always wanted to know what it was like to have great “stool samples” and thanks to you sharing this Stumpy, I know know the key.

(Could the guy have said “stool sample” any MORE times in this two minute video??) Maybe he planted this video, knowing you would run with his “stool samples?”

One never knows . . . ;)


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#3 posted 517 days ago

Yes, It was a joke from George and WWGOA. (I actually thought he carried it on a bit too long and should have left some mystery!)

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#4 posted 517 days ago

I am with Mrs Stumpy on this one. They all had a big laugh at the shop, and decided to share. This would have been right up your alley Stumpy… to speak.

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#5 posted 517 days ago


-- Joel

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#6 posted 517 days ago

You have to admit, though… George does make some nice stools!

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#7 posted 517 days ago

George is awesome at deadpan humor. :-D

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Summers Woodworking

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#8 posted 517 days ago

ha ha ha that’s epic!

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#9 posted 517 days ago

Nothing is worse than poorly designed stools!

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#10 posted 517 days ago

Very cool stools! You do a good job explaining a (sample stool)...... nice video George!

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#11 posted 516 days ago

I’d like to get hold of some of George’s stool samples – luckily I live too far away!

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#12 posted 516 days ago

oh my my , I could have probably done with out watching that, your right 1 word can cause havoc.

In a recent video I said “lap Dance” instead of “Lap Desk”, still getting emails, but it was funny, so is this video.

Stumpy in a skirt, I dont even want that thought in my head, !!!

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#13 posted 516 days ago

In my best Bevis and Butthead imitation…

“Heh Heh, He said STOOL!”

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#14 posted 516 days ago

Steveinmarin always the consumat video editor. Nice critique Steve…....................

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#15 posted 515 days ago

Omg stumpy I’ve said it before and I will say it again ” you’re my hero!”
Man I had such a bad week and I laughed so hard I thought I was gonna have a heart attack keep up the good work man.

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