October 4, 2006
Dumber: A Cedar Rapids man caught with two pounds of marijuana said he shouldn't be charged with possession because he stole it from a nearby business that he had just broken into.
Dumbest: Banning a book about book burning. "It's just all kinds of filth," said Alton Verm, referring to Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, the story of a man in a futuristic, totalitarian society whose job is to burn literature. Verm, who says he has not actually read the book, made his complaint during American Library Association's Banned Books Week.
Honorable mention: Mark Foley still logging on with the same screen name linked to scandal