About Us

We are a brother and sister writing team.  We were raised in suburbia, one of us wears glasses, one doesn’t, and 50% of us is female. The other 50% is male  — and is taller than the other half.

We’re the creators of the national bestselling Stupidest series – which includes the #1 bestselling page-a-day calendar The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said (now in its 21st year — with over 4.5 million copies sold) and books like Unusually Stupid Americans.  We’ve also written numerous other humor books including B is for Botox (an alphabet book for middle aged people), Jane’s Guide to Dicks, and Wretched Writing, as well as compiling inspirational bestselling quote books like Age Doesn’t Matter Unless You’re a Cheese.

Our work has received the attention of personalities like David Brinkley and Howard Stern and media outlets including the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, Playboy, Cosmopolitan, the Washington Post, Huffington Post, and the London Times.

One or the other (or both!) has/have been a guest on hundreds of radio shows and tv shows, including Good Morning America (about menopause), CNN (about bad poetry) and Fox and Friends (about Paris Hilton).

Oh, and one of us was a Jeopardy contestant (but, sadly, came in third – and only won a designer watch . . .).

8 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Eight new choir robes are needed due to the addition of some new members and the deterioration of some older ones.

    Comment from the Marianna-Panama City United Methodist District Newsletter

    Thought this would be worth adding!

    • Ha ha! Particularly funny as I age…. (sigh!)

      Thanks, Randy! It’s a good one — and will def. let you know when it lands in a calendar or book!


  2. Just saw this while reading reviews about a piece of luggage and couldn’t wait to send it to you

    Date Posted: October 18, 2012
    Reviewed By: Anonymous Customer

    “it is great, and the capacity is huge. it can hold so many staff. I love it!”

  3. Years ago, my sister and I were driving along the So. Cal coast on a beautiful day. She wondered out loud, “Is the ocean open?”

  4. For possible use in your calendar:
    In a discussion about gun violence on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Feb. 5, 2013, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said, “There’s no magic bullet here.”

    Credit: Bill Heard

    • Excellent! Thanks … we’re definitely hoping to include it in an upcoming calendar (probably the 2015 one, as we’ve already handed in 2014; we’re on a super-long lead time) and will keep you posted!

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