Who made your sub, Bub?

June 30, 2008

Quick quiz: which of these are really great homemade?

sub-160.jpga) fresh peach ice cream
b) blueberry pie
c) buttermilk biscuits
d) submarines

Exactly. Not the subs. Submarines just seem better when they’re made in a shipyard, not some bozo’s hobby shop. Yet despite my warnings in posts like Gosh, this sub really dives fast!, there is now a whole frickin’ FLEET of homemade subs smuggling cocaine from Colombia. They found nine last year alone! 

I’m talking to you recent college grads now. No matter how glamorous a career in the Homemade Submarine Service may sound, don’t go for it. If you’re gonna be submerged for weeks at a time, you want a better propulsion system than just shouting “Go-Go-Gadget,” don’t you? 

Related posts: This bathroom door is just painted on! 

submarine-combo.jpgSubmersibles used to smuggle cocaine under water to avoid detection, in Buenaventura, Colombia. Photos taken in June, 2008. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga

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Who says drug dealers lack depth?

At least they weren’t smuggling seamen.

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