How dumb is that? (was RE: [thechat] Spider-man movie)

Bob Davis bobdavis at
Fri May 3 09:44:01 CDT 2002

On 5/3/02 9:38 AM, "Joel Canfield" <joel at> wrote:

>> That girl is as "dumb as a box of hammers".
> I thought only my father said that. Since he's no longer living, I assumed
> the expression had gone the way of the dodo bird.

I first heard it in the movie, "Oh Brother Where Art Thou".

Search the archive for the old theChat thread about the movie - it's
terribly funny.

> I always wondered: just exactly how dumb is a box of hammers? In all his
> wisdom, my father never chose to discuss the matter except to repeat the
> phrase in a new context.


I think a box of hammers is pretty dumb.


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