A dumbass is not something I aspire to be but a crackpot, I’m not so sure. Let’s first see the definitions of the word crackpot.

From the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary:


One entry found.

Main Entry:
: one given to eccentric or lunatic notions
crackpot adjective
From the Wiktionary:

crackpot (plural crackpots)

  1. (informal) An eccentric, crazy or foolish person. A kook.
    Time will tell whether he is a crackpot or a genius for promoting that sort of idea.
  2. (informal) Someone addicted to crack cocaine (i.e. a drug addict). See also crackhead.

[edit] Adjective


  1. (informal) Eccentric or impractical
    a crackpot idea
Now that we have seen the definition we will do another google image search for the word crackpot, then crack-pot,  and lastly crack pot and see what happens.

Crackpot   BORING!!!!

Crack-pot  Interesting!!

Crack Pot  Dumbass!!!!

So, how do I analyze the results?   I don’t.  It’s way too complicated for me today.  I leave you to your own musings.  But I am thinking that crackpots are a good thing.  I saw in the definition words like crazy, eccentric, foolish and kook.  That’s me in a nutshell.  Ha! Ha!  Get it–NUTSHELL!!!  I think I like being a crackpot.
Since many of my readers  admitted to being crackpots on yesterday’s poll I am in good company.  I like it that people always wonder what I’m going to do next.  And that’s in real life.  I know my family thinks I am eccentric which seems to be another word for crackpot. So I am good with all of this.  I just have to decide how to spell it.   I like the google image for crack-pot the best but I know I won’t like putting that dash in there.  Way too much typing.

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jessica
    Oct 23, 2008 @ 12:50:40

    I want to be Crazy Cat Lady. 🙂

    I love your idea of looking for images for the different ways to spell something. Since “crackpot” seems to be the correct spelling, why is a cracked pot the image? Hmph! Let’s seem some nutballs as the image! 😉


  2. Hay
    Oct 23, 2008 @ 15:28:23

    heeheehee, I LOVE the word kook. I’m gonna use it for the rest of the week. I’m such a kook!


  3. teeni
    Oct 23, 2008 @ 15:44:36

    I had to think about it but I guess this all makes me a cracked pot who likes to cook in a crock pot. I also have a pot belly. Nuts.


  4. birdpress
    Oct 23, 2008 @ 18:50:22

    Did you draw that bag of crack? You should get a picture of Joe the Plumber bending over. Say no to crack! 😛


  5. javajunkee
    Oct 23, 2008 @ 21:04:36

    ya uhh I da dumbass crack pot. 🙂


  6. romi41
    Oct 23, 2008 @ 22:59:24

    I think it’s a great term and to me “eccentric” is just oh so much more intreresting and fun than being “plain” or “normal”, I’m glad you embrace your crack-pottyness 😉


  7. threeboys1mommy
    Oct 23, 2008 @ 23:31:08

    You’re such a crack pot Joanie!


  8. kaylee
    Oct 24, 2008 @ 17:29:32

    Joan you make my head explode ;0


  9. Lucky
    Oct 24, 2008 @ 17:52:14

    Damn! I missed the poll.

    I think being “eccentric” is a compliment! 😉


  10. duskydi
    Oct 25, 2008 @ 06:30:37

    Oh I’m a bit of a crack pot in all the senses. I love you little ways of sorting the world out Joans of Teachings.


  11. writerchick
    Oct 25, 2008 @ 12:00:50

    Well Joanie,
    If you are a crackpot then you definitely have a lot of company. Hey I’m a dumbass and a crackpot and proud of it too.
    Annie 🙂


  12. David
    Oct 27, 2008 @ 07:03:42

    Funny post joan!! 😀 ♥

    Sorry to be so late here, but I’ve been busy cranking out my latest crackpot economic theories. I call it “Pay It Forward Voodoo Socialism”. The govt. sends us “stimulus” checks every month.


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