#1-2-8-11 are the only stupid or questionable attempts from what I see. Actually #11 is probably just someone’s idea of a joke
#3 Trying to seal an outside cellar door is not stupid, it just wasn’t done very well.
#4 Why is it stupid to not want a statue to be washed away or damaged, again it just wasn’t done very well
#5 & 7 Over kill, and also probably trying to minimize damage to windows
#6 #9 Questionable, but I don’t really think its a stupid action. Again probably trying to reduce damage
#10 Just overkill
#12 Not stupid, just not very well done. And it is NOT a myth that taping windows in a hurricane helps. The tape adds more structural integrity agains wind and helps reduce flying glass shards if it does break. Although the best thing to use is plywood of course, which probably was one of the first things out of stock everywhere. My first impression of this list is that Matt just needed something to post about so he threw something together in 10 min. Im sure there were a whole of really dumb pics he could have found but most of the pics here are not dumb, they just show examples of panicked or unskilled actions.