Thursday, September 29, 2005



hah! ouch.







This just in.

This morning in Georgia, a gas distributor paid $3/gallon for gas straight from the source. And it freaked him out enough to call his wife, who called Ron's mom, who called Ron, who then told me. So you guys go fill up. I'll just stay here and curl up into a little ball and roll to work in the new, fuel-efficient fetal position.

Mark my words, it will be all the rage until the world finally explodes.







And I thought today was going to be dull.





From email:
"
Now this is a Crocodile! This crocodile was found in New Orleans swimming down the street -- 21 FT long, 4,500 lbs, around 80 years old minimum...

"Specialists said that he was looking to eat humans because he was too old to catch animals. This
crocodile was killed by the army last Sunday at 3:00 pm, currently he is in the freezer at the Azur hotel. The contents of it's stomach will be analyzed this Friday at 2:30pm."

I can hear it, can you?

"Ned! Look at the size of this croc, would ya?! That is the most fascinating creature I have seen in all my years!! I don't think I can recall in my life's work as a Specialist of any record known to man documenting a crocodile
that's grown to this impressive size. My God, Ned. Isn't nature a grand and marvelous and miraculous thing? Amazing, simply amazing. Look, I've got chills. Well...okay...Private, get over here with that shotgun, son, and shoot the fucker."








1 comment:

Bubba said...

From Snopes.com...

No, a 21-foot crocodile has not been found swimming around the flooded streets of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. These photographs were taken in a very different part of the world over two years ago, and someone has simply altered the text that originally accompanied the pictures in e-mail forwards and changed the locale to New Orleans:


Monster in Pointe Noire

This crocodile was on the beach in front of the Petroleum club, Plage Sportive In Pointe Noire. 21 FT long, 4,500 lbs, around 80 years old minimum.

Specialists said that he was looking to eat humans because he was too old to catch animals. For the past few months in some villages close to Pointe Noire people were complaining that some people in their villages have been disappearing, could be this crocodile. This crocodile was killed by the army last Sunday at 3:00 pm, currently he is in the freezer at the Azur hotel.

These photographs actually show a crocodile that was shot and killed on 6 July 2003 at Pointe-Noire in the Republic of Congo. According to an article in allafrica.com, the reptile was a Nile crocodile whose vital statistics fell a bit short of the claims made above: he was estimated to be 50 years old, about 16 feet in length, and about 1,900 lbs. (not quite the 80-year-old, 21-foot, 4,500-pound monster described in e-mail). The local mayor reportedly insisted on preserving the crocodile's carcass against the efforts of locals who wanted to eat it and arranged for it to be shipped to a taxidermist.

Last updated: 16 September 2005

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