Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

Does this make my butt look inky?

August 12, 2009

Good morning, comrades and fellow citizens of Cuba, this is the 8 a.m. radio news!

Blah blah blah blah may experience some shortages blah blah blah blah.

Blah blah blah good news, plenty of barbecue sauce and canned squid at great prices, so stock up for your summer squid barbecues!

Blah blah blah blah running short of toilet paper blah blah should get more by the end of the year blah blah blah. May want to go easy on the barbecued squid until then blah blah…

“Honey, that man on the radio just said we’re running out of toilet paper! Do we have any?”

“Just those novelty rolls with Fidel’s picture on them that your cousin sent us from Miami. But it would be wrong to use that! He was our president!”

“Yes, of course. But you know, maybe just a few sheets of it….”

Join the Oddly Enough blog network

Merchant Miguel Vazquez holds a roll of toilet paper printed with pictures of Cuba’s Fidel Castro which his store sells in the Little Havana section of Miami, in 2006 file photo. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

More stuff from Oddly Enough

Comments

Well, if the whole ‘wiping out poverty and corruption’ thing didn’t quite get there, maybe this is the next best thing…

 

I remember seeing something about novelty toiletpaper that could be customized with the buyer’s choice of picture over a decade ago…I guess it’s nice to know the buisness was successful.

 

I recall messages about ‘wiping out communism’ – is this what we meant?

Posted by boomer60 | Report as abusive
 

i could use two of those – side by side – castro and of course, our home grown champion of terror – gwbush

Posted by nick | Report as abusive
 

Democracy at its worst. I think Bush is a better deserving candidate for having his face on the toilet paper.

Posted by Shyam | Report as abusive
 

I could ship over some toilet paoer rolls I have of either komrad obaama or klinton….

Posted by !smoothoperator | Report as abusive
 

@Shyam and @nick, I don’t think that’d wise… You’d probably develop rashes!

Posted by M | Report as abusive
 

In 2005 my cousin Dave made George W. Bush toilet paper……

I kind-of miss Dave, I wonder whatever happened to him.

Posted by some guy | Report as abusive
 

@M…

Nice one…

 

Where can I buy the Obama stuff? Make sure he looks lovingly toward the Castro paper. We could even finish the trifecta with Hugo Chavez and have a happy family!

Posted by tlh | Report as abusive
 

Post Your Comment

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/