21 Powerful People Who Said Totally Dumb Things

The great Uncle Ben once said, "With great power, comes great responsibility." Some famous folks didn't get that memo, though, evidenced by them just saying whatever stupid things their brains just come up with.

Our readers compiled some of the worst offenders, and we gave $200 to the winner ...

Entry by Ponyboy64

CRACKEDCON Wind power is the Ted Bundy of bird-killers. g - Greg Gutfield, FOX News pollitical com m entator. In terms of bird deaths per gigawatt-ho

Entry by AM Smiley

Get feet your Off my desk, get out of here, you stink, and were not going to buy your product. -Joe Keenan, President of Atari, responding to Steve

Entry by AM Smiley

People will soon get tired of staring plywood at a box every night. Darryl F. Zanuck, Co-founder, President, and Producer of 20th Century Fox studio


CRACKED.COM E1 10 Maybe if we called the Intelligent Designer Louis Vuitton' to avoid frightening the Godphobics, they'd finally admit the truth: Mod

Entry by AM Smiley

Satellite radio will succeed.... Trust me. With me it's lock. -Howard Stern, December 2005 According to Business Week, Sirius Satellite Radio lost ne

God's still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we human beings would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageo

Entry by AM Smiley

I believe in laboratories, looking at ways to conduct electricity with cold fusion. It the was University -Mitt Romney, of Utah that talking with the

Entry by Muchuchubacca

CRACKED.COM President Washington, President Lincoln, President Wilson, President Roosevelt have all authorized electronic surveillance on a far broad

Entry by AM Smiley

Really I'm not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional side effect. -Linus Torvalds, Founder of Linux, in a 2003 inter

Entry by kriz2391

There's no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance. - Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO (April 2007) The iPhone no

Entry by AM Smiley

Seniors love getting junk mail. It's sometimes their only way of communicating feeling like -Senate Majority Leader or Harry Reid they're of speaking

Entry by AM Smiley

Net neutrality would require that every search engine produce an equal number of results that satisfy every disagreement about [every] issue. And tha

Entry by kriz2391

Xt PT I won't get into the debate about climate change but I'll simply point out that think in academia we all agree that the temperature on Mars is

Entry by AM Smiley

The whole conception is flawed at the top because people don't read any more. -Steve Jobs in an interview at the 2008 MacWorld Expo, discussing the

Entry by kriz2391

CHRISTINE O'DONN CIH They are - they are doing that here in the United States. American scientific companies are -breeding humans and animals and com

Entry by AM Smiley

When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, '

Entry by Reelicious13

CRACKED CO You've heard about some of these pet projects, they really don't make a whole lot of sense and sometimest these dollars go to projects tha

Entry by AM Smiley

I'm fully confident that copyright for instance, will no longer exist in 10 years. -David Bowie in a 2002 New York Times interview

Entry by Scott Laffey

Miraculously, the first time in history, steel was melted by fire. It is physically impossible. -Rosie O'Donnell, referring to the 9/11 collapse of

The internet isn't a big truck... it's a SERIES OF TUBES! Sen. Ted Stevens (R), in a speech supporting the end of Net Neutrality, July 2006

CRACKEDCO (when discussing anti-depressants:] If you understand the history of it. it masks the problem. That'sall that it does. There is no such th