'You see those things...Don't think I'm being daft...Them things that look like eyes: are they their real eyes?' Jade Goody (on seeing a peacock). There are many anthologies of wisdom -- collections of sage sayings from the great and good -- but here's something to redress the balance: an anthology of stupidity. This bumper book is the ultimate collection of the most foolish statements ever made -- statements ranging from the ignorant to the arrogant, from the embarrassing to the wonderfully surreal, and the outrageously funny -- all helpfully arranged by category from A to Z. Celebrated figures from the worlds of politics, sport and showbusiness all give generously of their senselessness. George W. Bush, Jade Goody and Prince Philip all make their contributions. And Mariah Carey, Tony Blair, Britney Spears and David Beckham do their bit, too. This book will make you realise just how clever you are. And how very stupid other people can be.
Mike Haskins is a comedy writer for TV and radio. He has written for Steve Coogan, Simon Pegg, Alistair McGowan,Smith and Jones, Smack the Pony, Dead Ringers "and Rory Bremner, Who Else? "Hestill works closely with Gryff Rhys Jones. Previous publications include his best-selling collection of jokes, Man Walks into a Bar! "Clive Whichelow has written for TV shows and stars such as Rory Bremner, Spitting Image" and Jonathan Ross as well as for newspapers and magazines, including the Mail on Sunday", the Express" and You" magazine.