You here for business or pleasure, Mr. Stinky?

July 8, 2010

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Man, the actual news is so goofy this week, I don’t even have to invent my own.

You take for instance this true story about a truck driver I like to call Mr. Stinky, who got caught trying to smuggle 28 TONS of garlic from Norway into Sweden. Jeez, what do you suppose tipped them off?

“Pssssssssst! Lamar! Come in here! Close the door.”

garlic fashion 240“Sure Boss. What do you need?”

“I want you to handle a little smuggling job for me, like you’ve done in the past.”

“What is it this time? Stolen art? Drugs?”

“No Lamar, it’s garlic.”

“You got vampire trouble again, Boss? How many cloves of garlic do you need?”

“Twenty-eight tons, Lamar.”

“Holy crap, Boss! You’re saying 28 TONS of GARLIC? Let’s see, by my calculations here, the border guards should smell that load when I’m still 450 miles away!”

“Right, so I guess you’ll have to really gun it as you blast through the border crossing. Oh, and Lamar? Remember, if they accuse you have having 28 tons of garlic in your truck, just act surprised.”


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A garlic vendor waits in a truck bed for customers along a street in Zhenzhou, Henan province, China, April 15, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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You know, the way that guy is sitting there… covertly “in a street”.. “waiting for customers”…. makes you think that he isnt really a “garlic vendor”…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I had no idea that garlic was so newsworthy. Perhaps, Bob, you should start a paper devoted to garlic news. Maybe you could call it “The Garlic Press.”

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

she had to put it around her head to ward off folks like me LOL :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Love it, Doc! They’d probably have a few juicy articles each month.

fwd: Do you really think if the rest of her outfit was like the top that guys would even notice if she had a head, let alone a few heads of garlic?

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

And we have a vampire amidst us!!!!
Fantastic!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

“Honest, officer, I was just delivering for some guys making the World’s Largest Swedish Meatball! It’s gonna be in the record books! Honest!”

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

BTW, BG, thanks for the peek-a-boo on Ms. Garlichead. All out of white bars?

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

The smudges on her face are possibly more entertaining than her crown. The things makeup artists do to be original…

Posted by MamaC326 | Report as abusive

What is great about the garlic around the runway model is that it may actually add weight to her and just put her over the mininum limit of being a bone-thin runway model.

Posted by fmrlobbyist | Report as abusive

I second AllThat… Was wondering if I was the only one who noticed, but I should have known better.

Must be compensating for the sox on the abs dude. Thanks Baz!

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

She can’t be a real model – she has boobies!

Posted by zeitgeist | Report as abusive

Maybe the settings on my monitor are not of the correct resolution but I don’t see boobies. :(

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Do not adjust your monitor. I cropped the photo myself, before it reached the Danger Zone.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Mr.Pilot… your comp is perfectly alright… its Dave and Zeit who have x ray eyes which go beyond the realm of photography and capture the unseen!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Where did they get X-ray eyes??? fwd…do you have X-ray eyes also?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive