Let me count the ways…
- His elevator doesn’t go all the way to the top.
- His bread isn’t done in the center.
- The lights are on but nobody’s home.
- His oil doesn’t reach the dipstick.
- He’s a few sandwiches short of a picnic.
- He’s a nugget or two short of a Happy Meal.
What others have you encountered that charmed you? No fair using a search engine!
Room temperature IQ – in Celsius
Not the sharpest crayon in the box
Snuck into the gene pool when the lifeguard wasn’t looking
Organically stupid – i.e., dumb as dirt
A few K short of a megabyte/megs short of a gigabyte/gigs short of a terabyte (depending on the era; maybe soon we’ll see “a few ters short of a petabyte”)
Suffering from ID-ten-T errors (i.e. “ID10T”)
Two bricks short of a load
Two saucers short of a tea service!
Jim White (KMOX 1120 St Louis, MO until 1999) sometimes said that someone should be sent to “The Minnesota Home For The Tall” — the reference came from one of the surviving episodes of the Old-Time Radio program, “Vic and Sade.”
Most, if not all, can be found at Archive.org. Note: the shows (which were made for a 15-minute time slot) are *not* Situation Comedy, but a much rarer type: Character Comedy… which can confuse people raised on sit-coms!
An enchilada short of a combination plate.
A brain so small that if it were gasoline it couldn’t power a pissant’s motorcycle around the inside of a Cheerio.
A brain so small that if one were to place it on the sharp edge of a razor it would look like a bb on an eight-lane expressway.