November 11th, 2011
06:20 PM ET

Oops! Share your stories of Rick Perry-style brain freeze

Let's face it. We've all had our flubs or gaffes or "stepped in it" before. But when you're running for president of the United States, it just seems a whole lot worse.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been the butt of just a few jokes since his failed attempt Wednesday night to name three federal agencies he'd like to get rid of. His last word on the matter has been dubbed "the 'oops' heard round the world."

Sure, many a politician before him has frozen in front of the camera, from Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to former President George Bush, who stared into space in a fruitless effort to name his "biggest mistake." There's even a scientific explanation for it: a "retrieval failure" in a moment exacerbated by stress, according to The Washington Post.

Now in damage control overdrive, Perry has been trying to make people laugh with him as he smiles and jokes his way through interviews, culminating in an appearance Thursday on the Tonight Show with David Letterman.

His campaign even sought to do some fund-raising off the gaffe, encouraging supporters to send $5 for every government agency they "would like to forget."

How about you? What's been your most embarrassing pregnant pause? We promise not to tell!

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  1. s kel

    I LIKE RICH SCARRY EHHHH UMMMMM.......duhhhhhhhh.......ummm ..................................ummmm..............wh whwhat Did I just say???? Did I say UMMMMM........dummmmmmmmmm........aw hell..... UMMmMMMMMM..........................huh........ohhh that I like who?????Rich Scarry?

    November 11, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. s kel

    Well that was my brain freeze....

    November 11, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  3. s kel

    Rich Scarry......seigheil bachman, ....hermit pain.....flip rhomny....nut ginchwich......rude paul......wow what a field..

    November 11, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mmmmm

    brain freeze my azzzzzzzzzz...more like early stage of alzhiemer or a mini stroke

    November 11, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. s kel

    Ok Mmmmmm ....( blind person) read what the name of this artical is.

    November 11, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. s kel

    And if your azzzzzzzzzz is frozen your craps backed up.

    November 11, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kristen

      lol

      November 12, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  7. s kel

    You better go to the emergancy room son.

    November 11, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. s kel

    It just might thaw your brain also.

    November 11, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. s kel

    and its not an oncommig TIA either.

    November 11, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. r boyd

    give him a break. he's an Aggie.

    November 11, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. The Dude

    I got got masterbaiting once. Oops!

    November 11, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Dude

      Got caught that is, sorry for the typo, I was masterbaiting.

      November 11, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Pollute-A-Blog With Phil

    Your going to hell for masterbating! Your gonna go blind! Heathen! God will smite you! You'll get HIV!

    November 11, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Prometheus

    Once a buddy of mine ran into a gal he had went to school with and dated at an overseas military club (Howard AFB NCO club) and they stood there for quite some time chatting without introducing either myself or her girlfriend. I am not a man comfortable with awkward silences and I quickly noted that her friend was getting frustrated at the prolonged chat/banter between my friend and her friend.

    This gal was VERY beautiful and about two ladder rungs out of my league but she was obviously pregnant (BIG basketball in front out of proportion to her body proportion) so I broke the silence and asked "So, how far along are you?" She rolled her eyes and acted like she didn't hear me...so, thinking she was being rude I asked...LOUDER; "When is your baby due?" She rolled her eyes again and snapped: "I'm not pregnant!" and looked away as if I wasn't even worth her time.

    I had a 'Rick Perry' moment for about 1-second. At 1.0001 second I replied in an even LOUDER voice: "Ahhh...I see, so your just @#$!-ing FAT then, eh?"

    (TRUE-STORY)

    November 11, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. works4me

    I think I'll sing him a Hymn...
    Him... him... phuck him!

    November 11, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Charles

    I voted for Obama. Oops!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 11, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • UmYeah

      Now THAT, was a brain freeze of monumental proportion!

      November 12, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
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