Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Gunga galunga...gunga, gunga-galunga: This may be the funniest story I've ever read. It seems the Sports Editor of the Roswell Daily Record, in Roswell, NM (yeah that place, the global center of alien abductions) was fired for publishing a story about a local golf tournament wherein he placed a certain quote:

[He] quoted [Carl] Spangler as saying he invented a new kind of grass for the tournament. The quotation in Jones' story is taken directly from "Caddyshack":

"'This is a hybrid ... of bluegrass, Kentucky bluegrass, featherbed bent and northern California sensemilia (sic),' Spangler said. 'The amazing stuff about this, is that you can play 36 holes on it in the afternoon, take it home and just get stoned to the bejeezus-belt that night on the stuff.'"

He got fired for that. Memo to the management of the Roswell Daily Record: Please see your doctor about getting irony implants. I suppose if you get probed by aliens often enough, you tend to lose your sense of humor.