As bad ideas go, this one’s original

In the 1990s, the TV show “Saturday Night Live,” known for it commercial parodies, ran ads for “Bad Idea Jeans.” They made fun of ads for Levi’s Docker pants, in which a group of middle-aged men stood around and chatted, supposedly like real life.

In the SNL version, the men take turns making ridiculously dumb statements, such as, “Normally I wear protection, but then I thought, ‘When am I gonna make it back to Haiti?’ ” Or, “Now that I have kids, I feel so much better having a gun in the house.” After each scene, the background text reads “BAD IDEA.”

A woman in Aloha, Ore., was apparently wearing her Bad Idea Jeans the other day. Following noise complaints from neighbors, a Washington County sheriff’s deputy knocked on Lorna Jeanne Dudash’s door to tell her to keep it down. The deputy left. Dudash called 911 and asked that the “cutie pie” deputy return.

As she told the dispatcher, “Honey, I’m just going to be honest with you, OK? I just thought he was cute. I’m 45 years old and I’d just like to meet him again, but I don’t know how to go about doing that without calling 911.”


Not to mention a possible fine and a year in jail.

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