The meteoric expansion of the internet has, at times, gone so fast that people don't have time to think about what they say. Here are some of the dumbest things said about the world wide web and caught on tape.

Sen. Ted Stevens

"It's not a big truck; it's a series of tubes."

Vice President Al Gore

"I took the initiative in creating the Internet."


President Obama

"He visited the headquarters of Twitters [sic]. . . "

President Bush

"I hear there's rumors on the Internets."


President Bush

"One of the things I've used on the Google is to pull up maps. . . "

Jessi Slaughter's father

"I know who it's coming from because I back-traced it!"

Mr. Right

"These photos are mines."

Senator Jay Rockefeller

"It really almost makes you ask the question, 'Would it have been better if we never invented the Internet?'"

Vice President Joe Biden

"Do you know the website number?"

Eric Leebow

"It struck me like lightning: create an interactive yearbook for college students that would connect people in three to an online social network with a device that zaps the people and photos through the web so that they could break the ice."