[[folder:Comic Books]]

->It's so absurdly simple! I can control this storm! All I have to do is--
-->--'''[[MadScientist Mutran]], just before getting fried''', ''{{BIONICLE}}''


[[folder:Film -- Live-action]]

->You were born to be murdered.
-->-- '''[[DeadpanSnarker Major Calloway]]''' (to Holly Martins), ''Film/TheThirdMan''

->The Defense Department regrets to inform you that your sons are dead because they were stupid.
-->--'''Goose''', ''Film/TopGun''



->Stupidity is the only natural capital crime.
-->-- '''Creator/RobertAHeinlein''', ''The Notebooks of Lazarus Long''

->Thoth sprang up, blood mounting darkly to his face, while his eyes flamed with the stunned fury of a man who suddenly realizes the full depths of a fool's swinish stupidity.
-->-- '''Creator/RobertEHoward''', "[[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian The Phoenix On The Sword]]," as Thoth-Amon realizes that Dion has his lost RingOfPower and doesn't even know it.

->Let's just say that if complete and utter chaos was lightning, he'd be the sort to stand on a hilltop in a thunderstorm wearing wet copper armour and shouting 'All gods are bastards'.
-->-- '''Rincewind''' on Twoflower, ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic''

->Murder was in fact a fairly uncommon event in [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Ankh]]-[[WretchedHive Morpork]], but there were a lot of suicides. Walking in the night-time alleyways of [[WretchedHive the Shades]] was suicide. Asking for a short beer in a [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame dwarf]] bar was suicide. Saying '[[SiliconBasedLife Got rocks in your head]]?' to a [[AllTrollsAreDifferent troll]] was suicide. You could commit suicide very easily, if you weren't careful.
-->-- ''Discworld/MenAtArms'', Creator/TerryPratchett

->Pages one and two had been salvaged by a Damogran Frond Crested Eagle and had already become incorporated into an extraordinary new form of nest which the eagle had invented. It was constructed largely of papier-mache and it was virtually impossible for a newly hatched baby eagle to break out of it. The Damogran Frond Crested Eagle had heard of the notion of survival of the species but wanted no truck with it.
-->-- ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''

->I've never seen someone so prone to life-threatening idiocy!
-->-- '''Alice Cullen''' to '''Bella Swan''', ''[[{{Literature/Twilight}} New Moon]]''

->'''Moiraine:''' DO NOT go out into Shadar Logoth, or touch anything!\\
'''Mat:''' Let's go out into Shadar Logoth and touch things!\\
'''Rand''' and '''Perrin:''' Good idea.
-->-- ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' [[http://www.ataricommunity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=386600 mock summary]]


[[folder:Live-action TV]]

->Hey, the cop never said anything about doing intensely stupid things!
-->--'''Tom Servo''', ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', "Last Clear Chance", right before the characters get hit by a train.

->Please do not use this electrical appliance while you're in the bath. Actually, you know what? Go on. If you're that dumb, I think we can afford to lose ya!
-->-- '''Ed Byrne''' on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JURo7tQwwEs Mock the Week]]

->I clean my knives in a crossbow. Some people say it's foolish... I put them in the hoover and set it on blow and just shoot water at them around the kitchen, as I sit with a plug -- bare-wired... at my feet... '''PEEING ON IT!''' All to get a better clean.
-->-- '''Phil Jupitus''' on ''Series/{{QI}}'' after hearing about the fatal accidents involving dishwasher users impaling themselves on the cutlery basket because they put all the knives in pointing up -- all to get a better clean.

->I am too stupid to LIVE!
-->-- '''Rebecca Howe''', ''Series/{{Cheers}}''

->I suppose from a creative standpoint, some characters deserve to die. Ones that lack common sense or even basic survival instinct.
-->-- '''Abed''', ''Series/{{Community}}''

->For young man, read young idiot. Look, anyone stupid enough to let some mustachio'd dago say, "Excuse me, meester" and then hit them over the head, deserves everything coming to them.
-->-- '''Edmund Blackadder''', ''Series/{{Blackadder}}''

->Poor Ned Stark. Brave man, ''terrible'' judgement.
-->--'''Jaime Lannister''' on the choices of his ArchEnemy on ''Series/GameOfThrones''

->But... they have the preservation instinct of ''a herd of lemmings!''
-->-- '''Hippolyte Kurtzmann''', ''Series/FlandersCompany'', "Bad Taste"



->''You're dumb, the song, now die\\
You're dead, because, you're dumb\\
Oh wait, you're still, alive\\
You're still, no dumb, the less''
-->-- '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXVXyZi-fN0 The Dumb Song]]''', ''Music/{{Psychostick}}''

->''I light my filter, then reverse it\\
And burn a mouth [[TheUnintelligible that's weak on verbs]]\\
And nouns and nouns\\
But I'm not sore\\
Everybody's stupid, that's for sure''
-->--"Everybody's Stupid", '''{{Music/Sparks}}'''

->''Why do lovers park down deserted lanes\\
Near haunted houses or homes for the insane\\
Like the deformed son who was locked in a shed\\
Later escaped when he chopped off their heads\\
Why do axe murderers only attack\\
When you're partially nude\\
Or you're taking a bath''
-->-- "Axe Murdered", ''CamperVanBeethoven''



->Jar-Jar's like, 'Oh, come back to the city that has, like, [[WantedPoster a police warrant out for me for execution.]]' Uhh, Jar-Jar's not the smartest creature in the galaxy, is he?\\\
He brings Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan before Boss Nass, but he gets arrested and they say it's time to get executed. If it wasn't for Qui-Gon saying, 'This animal has a life debt with me, I should take him with me.' -- you know, if Qui-Gon just ''didn't'' do that -- they've would've executed Jar-Jar. So, really, Jar-Jar would probably be more motivated to '''not''' take them there... 'I can take you to the Naboo City, just follow me! Let's, uh, let's go ''this'' way; The way that's the ''farthest possible'' away from the Gungan City. Let's go that way.'\\\
I thought I had Jar-Jar figured out. I thought he was, like, [[DamnedByFaintPraise the tightest, best character in the film]]. But I guess not.
-->--'''[[WebVideo/RedLetterMedia Mr. Plinkett]]''' riffs ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''


[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]

->Those kids in horror movies are so easy to kill, you could strangle them with a cordless phone y'know what I'm sayin? I mean, you see how they just run right into danger, these idiots, they run right into death. They're look'n for death.
-->-- Pablo Francisco, [[http://comedians.jokes.com/pablo-francisco/videos/pablo-francisco---previews-voice this video]]

->All the victims in these films have had their common sense glands removed.
-->-- '''Creator/EddieIzzard''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4yrL6rc6bU on]] Horror Movies


[[folder:Video Games]]

->Duuuh. You died because you were dumb.
-->-- [[HaveANiceDeath Death message]], ''VideoGame/SpaceQuest V''

->'''Robin Hood:''' (Hiding below monks) [[WithCatlikeTread Excuse me, could you lend me a hand? You see, I'm nearly safe,]] [[LampshadeHanging but I thought I'd do something truly foolish instead and get myself killed]].\\
'''Evil Monk:''' Brother, quickly, bring some rocks! There's an intruder below!
-->-- ''VideoGame/ConquestsOfTheLongbow''

->Geez, sorry you guys! There's no cure for stupidity!
-->--'''Iori Yagami'''' victory quote, ''[[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters The King Of Fighters '96]]''

->Anyone who fights us is either stupid or on [[BigBad Saren's]] payroll. Killing the latter is business. Killing the former is a favor to the universe.
-->-- '''Urdnot Wrex''', ''VideoGame/MassEffect1''

->'''Mach:''' Hang on, I'm getting a strange energy reading.\\
'''Ops:''' '''Do not touch the artifact! Direct orders from Dostya!'''\\
'''Mach:''' It'll just take a second.
-->-- ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander''



->'''Thief:''' Okay, Fighter, tie this rope to something sturdy so we can climb across\\
'''Fighter:''' [off-panel] Done!\\
'''Black Mage:''' Why is the rope on fire?\\
'''Fighter:''' I tied it to the lava! Y'know, so we could find it when we're done here.
-->-- ''[[Webcomic/EightBitTheater 8-Bit Theater]]''

->'''Zeke:''' The average human lifespan is seventy years.\\
'''Embla:''' I see.\\
'''Zeke:''' Heh. Except Ethan. If you run the data, his life expectancy comes out to ''negative'' forty years.
-->-- '''Webcomic/CtrlAltDel'''

->'''Ray:''' Why would I be nervous?\\
'''Lindesfarne:''' Because... I'm an insectivore.\\
'''Ray:''' What's an insectivore?\\
'''Lindesfarne:''' (whispers to Tammy) [[LampshadeHanging Not too big on self-preservation, is he]]?\\
'''Ray:''' What's self-preservation?
-->-- '''Lindesfarne''' (a hedgehog) and '''[[TheDitz Ray]]''' (a firefly) in ''WebComic/KevinAndKell''


[[folder:Web Original]]

->In 1982, Jennifer accidentally shot herself in the stomach while checking to see if a gun in her house was loaded. The cops later said that she [[BrainlessBeauty didn’t know much about guns.]]
-->--'''[[http://dlisted.com/2015/03/26/hot-slut-of-the-day-599/ Michael K.]]''' on Jennifer O'Neill

->Drive anywhere at about 8 p.m. at night, and there's always at least ONE dude on the highway who is holding out on putting the headlights on. He's [[SkewedPriorities really determined to stay incognito.]]
-->--'''[[http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/tcu-got-screwed-and-thats-the-point-1668812802 Drew Magary]]'''

->This is the Russian bathtub heroin that eats your flesh. And it's a telling sign of our collective lunacy that officials can predict that a FLESH-EATING DRUG will spread across America even though we all know it eats flesh, and then that prediction comes to pass. Personally, I am terrified of all flesh-eating substances: acids, bacteria, lions, etc. I instinctively stay away from them. But that warning apparently wasn't enough to keep away our most desperate, meth-addled citizens. "Well, if it eats my flesh but people still do it, it must be '''''AMAZING.'''''" ''Side note: Do NOT look up images of people who have had their flesh eaten by Krokodil. You will be unhappy.''
-->--'''''[[http://www.gq.com/blogs/the-feed/2013/10/make-it-stop-the-worst-of-the-week-of-101013.html GQ]]''''', ''Make It Stop''

->Mason Howe Dwinell is one of the most seriously crazy people in the US, and imagine the competition for that title! Dwinell is an acupuncturist, though more notably he is perhaps the US’s most prominent promoter of … sungazing, the seriously crazy and appallingly dangerous idea that humans can absorb the sun's energy directly and efficiently through their eyes by staring into the sun for extended periods of time. By doing so, you can allegedly in principle [[TheNeedless absorb so much energy that you won’t even need food]] (no, the sungazers haven’t really managed to grasp the idea that humans lack photosynthesis). As an obvious consequence, sungazing is also promoted as a solution to world hunger and other global problems – they don’t really ''need'' food.\\
It really isn’t a good idea. When Dwinell was tested, doctors did indeed find a burn in the center of his retinas. The finding apparently made Dwinell disheartened and discouraged, and he even apparently stopped sungazing for a while, but he eventually picked it up again because he is rather seriously insane.
-->--''[[http://americanloons.blogspot.com/2013/07/641-mason-howe-dwinell.html Encyclopedia of American Loons]]''

->'''[[Series/BarneyandFriends Barney the Dinosaur:]]''' Friends, be careful around household chemicals! Many--\\
'''Boy:''' HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS?! What's that?\\
'''Barney:''' Why, that can mean anything from bleach to drain cleaner! Now--\\
'''Boy:''' DRAIN CLEANER?! What's that?\\
'''Barney:''' It's sort of [[ShapedLikeItself in the name, genius]]. The point is, a lot of these are poisonous, and--\\
'''Boy:''' POISONOUS?! What's that?\\
'''Barney:''' You know what, kid? Ice cream. ''Poisonous'' means ice cream.\\
'''Boy:''' YAY!!!
-->--{{Creator/Seanbaby}}, [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/7-great-occupations-for-horribly-stupid-people/ "7 Great Occupations For Horribly Stupid People"]]

->Harry is such a chump he somehow manages to fall into a small pool of mercury – if I were Tom I would have headed back to the ship and confirmed his death while I had the chance...his own suit is compromised to keep trying to save his idiotic friend. Let them both die, the show won't lose anything.
-->--'''[[http://docohobigfinish.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/voyager-season-four.html Joe Ford]]''' on ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', "Demon"

->Everything was going fine until once day her idiot Captain decided to land on the remote planet LV-426 to investigate some stupid distress signal the ''Nostromo'' picked up, which as we all know is one of the top five most boneheaded decisions any science-fiction space captain can possibly make. So they land on this planet and find this giant destroyed spaceship, and some dumbass fucking crew member decides it would be funny to stick his face in one of the strange egg-like things they find in the smoldering wreckage of this ship. Well, congratulations dumbass -- [[FaceFullOfAlienWingWong You've now got some crazy fucking alien shit stuck to your face!]]
-->--'''''BadassOfTheWeek''''' -- [[Film/{{Alien}} Ellen Ripley]]

->Now to anyone that knows {{disaster movie}}s, you know that characters are usually [[DevelopingDoomedCharacters the weakest part]] of any of those movies...to use the {{Irwin Allen}} movies as an example, the characters are usually [[TheEveryman regular guys]] who are stuck in extraordinary circumstances. In ''Sanctum'' we have a group consisting of either selfish prats or rich A-holes going into a cave system which they know is most likely going to be flooded. That’s right, they knew of a storm coming which would spell trouble for their dive but they chose to go anyway. So not only are they assholes, but they are stupid assholes too.
-->--'''Miles Antwiler''' [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/sanctum-alister-grierson-2011/ on]] ''{{Film/Sanctum}}'' (2011)

->'''Chris:''' Selina Kyle is working late getting some papers together for Max’s meeting with Bruce Wayne the next day, when Max walks in on her and she decides it’s a good idea to tell him that she went through his secret encrypted files and discovered his evil master plan to steal Gotham City’s power surplus.\\
'''David''': Tell him? It was obvious, because she was '''''looking at''''' the super secret files... why in the world did she think he’d want her to go through his encrypted crap?
-->--Chris Sims and David Uzumeri [[http://comicsalliance.com/batman-returns-review/ on]] ''Film/BatmanReturns''

->Riddle me this: You, an aide to a well-known Gotham City Council member, are approached late at night in a parking lot by a strange man who says he’d like to 'show' you something. He pulls out a metallic, telescopic pointy-thing and tells you to 'look inside' it. You also know this: Just days ago, a strange man sent several high-profile Gothamites to their deaths [[ComplexityAddiction via giant weather balloons]]. Do you comply and peer into the gadget? Well, the assistant to Councilman Jenkins does.The steampunk-ish telescope [[EyeScream shoots a sharp blade into his eye, puncturing his brain]]. And he dies. Though he tries to flee, we see Councilman Jenkins meet a similar fate. Does anyone in Gotham learn? They might need a hero at this point, but do they really ''deserve'' one?
-->--'''''[[http://www.comicsalliance.com/gotham-season-1-recap-episode-4-arkham/ ComicsAlliance]]''''' on ''{{Series/Gotham}}'', "Arkham"

->''Star Trek'' Chiefs of Security were never the most efficient characters, I’ll acknowledge that. [[TheWorfEffect Worf]] would often be physically overpowered to prove the credibility of the week’s threat. However, Yar seemed to always get in a bit more trouble than that. The first season of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' seemed to be powered by the bridge crew’s incompetence, and Yar suffered a bit from that. The crew were more incompetent than they would eventually become, so Yar ended up being [[UpToEleven spectacularly incompetent.]]
-->--'''[[http://them0vieblog.com/2012/12/03/star-trek-the-next-generation-code-of-honour-review/ Darren Mooney]]'''

->'''Things I Learned From This Game''':\\
''Some people are just too fucking stupid to live.''
-->-- [[http://web.archive.org/web/20080212094700/http://atrocities.primaryerror.net/rahowasucks.html This review]] of ''Racial Holy War''.

->"Some behaviour does not merely show bad character. It displays a level of stupidity so alarming as to render the bad character secondary. It raises a serious question as to whether emergency personnel should be rushed to the scene to equip the subject with a ventilator in case he forgets to breathe."
-->-- WordOfGod on ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheNotFatalAtAllCulturalExchangeProgram''


[[folder:Web Video]]

->Okay guys it looks like you have everything you need so I'm gonna go to bed now! Alone! Naked! And with the door unlocked! Bye!
-->--'''[[Manga/DeathNote Misa Amane]]''', ''[[DNAKPTS4TV Death Note: The Abridged Series (Kpts4tv)]]''

->'''Link:''' Ah! Fire! My flame-proof suit isn't working!\\
'''Navi:''' That's not a fireproof suit, you just painted your regular suit red!\\
'''Link:''' But... isn't that how fireproof suits work? You know, by camouflaging me from the flames?\\
'''Navi:''' How you've managed to survive this long is a mystery to me.
-->-- ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]: TheAbridgedSeries'', [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywoScf2vYU0 Episode 12]]

-> '''Sonic:''' Cool, it's raining fire!\\
'''Players:''' Cool! Cool! I'm gonna die!
-->-- LetsPlay ''LetsPlay/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' by pokecapn, Medibot, Kung-Fu Jesus, [=IlluminatusVespucci=] and John Condit

->Front door, closet... front door, closet... closet.
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd''', ''Videogame/ANightmareOnElmStreetNES'' parody video.

->Vin has a terminal disease and a massive life insurance policy, that's all I can figure.
-->--'''{{Website/SFDebris}}''' on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', "Past Tense Pt. 2"

->So, they decide to play Blind Man's Bluff, where they turn out all the lights, drink a lot of beer, and roam around the house; a.k.a the easiest setup for a slasher film ever. The only way they could make this easier for the killer is if they killed'' themselves.''
-->-- '''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob''', ''The Mutilator'' (1985)

->"It's always funny at the beginning of the ''{{Film/Terminator}}'' films to see his [[{{Redshirt}} first victims]] underestimate him or misunderstand what he is."\\
"Yeah, Bill Paxton and his boys are mouthin' off, so they basically are asking for it. Who's that comfortable around [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight a giant naked man]] in the first place?"
-->--'''''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erfUFhvmVFw "Arnold Schwarzeneggar Kill Count"]]'''''

->It's Horror Stupidity Syndrome. And it seems to have become a rather prominent element in modern horror films in particular.
-->-- WebVideo/MediaWhorz review of ''Film/TheThing2011'' (2011)

->When your life has been directly threatened by your boss and there's already been one unsolved murder in your office building, always work late ''and'' alone!
-->-- '''Noah "[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment The Spoony One"]] Antwiler,''' ''Let's Play {{Phantasmagoria 2}}''


[[folder:Western Animation]]

->He does ''so'' have to shoot me now! I ''demand'' that you shoot me now!
-->-- '''Daffy Duck''', ''WesternAnimation/RabbitSeasoning''

->'''Meatwad:''' ([[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext holding a scorpion]]): I'll eat it... if you eat it.\\
'''Shake:''' All right, deal! Wait a minute... how are you gonna eat it after I eat it?\\
'''Meatwad:''' Look, you eat it, then I go back in time to before the time that you eat it, then I'll eat it. [[note]]They actually do have a time machine in this episode, but it's pretty clear Meatwad's lying.[[/note]]\\
'''Shake:''' Okay.\\
'''Frylock:''' What's wrong with Shake?\\
'''Meatwad:''' Oh, he's dead. Dumbass ate a scorpion.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/AquaTeenHungerForce''

->'''Brian Griffin:''' Who the hell buys a novelty fire extinguisher?\\
'''Peter Griffin:''' Someone who cares enough about physical comedy to [[InferredHolocaust put his whole family at serious risk]].
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy''

->'''Freakazoid:''' Dumb, dumb, '''dumb!''' Never tell the villain how to trap you in a cage!\\
'''Gutierrez:''' You probably shouldn't have helped us build it, either.\\
'''Freakazoid:''' I know! '''''Dumb!'''''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}''

->'''Fry:''' Wait. I know where we can get beeswax. From those giant space bees that nearly killed us, and we swore we'd never go back there.\\
'''Farnsworth:''' Let's go back there!
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''

->Cartman, you've stooped to the level of a full-fledged retard.
-->-- '''Kyle Brofloski''', ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''

-> I wish to blow up! I mean get big. ''(explodes)''
-->-- '''Hot Dog Knight''', WesternAnimation/AdventureTime

[[folder:Real Life]]

->Nature abhors a moron.
-->--'''Creator/HLMencken''', 1949

->I had this lady interviewer following me around. More of that [[GoingForTheBigScoop in-depth crap.]] She was convinced that life with Altman was a never-ending round of [[HookersAndBlow orgies and excess.]] She was even snooping around in my hotel bathroom, for Christ's sake, and she found this jar of funny white powder in the medicine cabinet. Aha! she thinks. Cocaine! So she snorts some. Unfortunately, what she didn't know was that I'm allergic to commercial toothpaste because the dentine in it makes me break out in a rash. So my wife [[MistakenForJunkie mixes up baking soda and salt]] for me, and -- poor girl.
-->--'''Creator/RobertAltman''', as interviewed by Creator/RogerEbert