fatuous

fat·u·ous
/?fæt?u?s/ Show Spelled[fach-oo-uhs]
–adjective
1.
foolish or inane, esp. in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly.
2.
unreal; illusory.

Examples from real life:

a. T. Boone Pickens appears on  TV.  In viewer land, there’ll always be some clown to announce to everybody in general: “I’d like to have his money.”

b. The President makes an announcement at a press briefing. There’ll always be some clown who says: “If I had his job, I’d do it differently”.

c. Several old men are gathered to dine at the local eatery.  Some sweet young thing parades past another table. There’ll always be some clown who feels compelled to entertain us with this wisdom: “What I wouldn’t give to have that in my lap!”

The odds: about 1 in 10 billion. Fatuous.

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