Friday Squid Blogging: "Truck Carrying Squid Crashes In Broccoli Field"

You can't make up a headline like that.

Posted on September 24, 2010 at 4:12 PM • 17 Comments


AlanSeptember 24, 2010 5:00 PM

I guess I would have made up a headline with the squid crashing into a field of onions and sunflowers (don't you like your squid deep-fried with onions?), so no I wouldn't be making up the headline about the broccoli. Somehow they just don't go together. =)

BTW, thanks for the enjoyable side-trips on Friday Squid Blogging. Some of the funniest comments I've read on this blog are in response to squid articles!

antibozoSeptember 24, 2010 5:55 PM

The article states: "It is unclear what caused the crash."

It's obvious what caused the crash. The squid wanted broccoli and took over the mind of the driver. Duh.

LIamSeptember 24, 2010 6:11 PM

My first read added a hyphen: "Truck-Carrying Squid Crashes In Broccoli field" Led to an hilarious image.

PietSeptember 25, 2010 8:02 AM

"It is unclear where the truck carrying the squid was coming from or headed."

This is scary, doesn't the government keep a database on all squid-related movements in the country?

AguirreSeptember 25, 2010 10:09 AM

What concerns me is the threat any escaped squid pose to critical infrastruture.

Recommendation to USCYBERCOM: Cook all squid at port of entry.

Clive RobinsonSeptember 25, 2010 2:58 PM

@ Bruce,

After reading the head line my mind naturaly thought the first sentance should be,

"After the chaotic event the police are waiting for things to simmer down."

@ Piet,

"This is scary, doesn't the government keep a database on all squid-related movements in the country"

Oh dear does that have a second meaning or what, and opens up a whole other sub-plot...

Especialy as Bruce has posted about Government related organisations investigating sewer contents to see what people had been ingesting (and if it was illegal or not) in the past...

I believe you have a truism / joke in the US along the lines of,

"Why are congressmen always making motions in the house?... Because they are full of it!"

jgrecoSeptember 26, 2010 1:25 AM

"crews were still clearing the squid that had slipped into the field"

Now that is quite the visual.

RonnieSeptember 26, 2010 11:56 PM

@piet; @Clive
From Wikipedia:
Greenfield, CA is a) nicknamed the broccoli capital of the world and b) "In recent years, the town has seen a massive influx of immigrants". Therefore, migrant workers who can pick broccoli 8 times as fast.

@everyone else
These are obviously shock troops for Cthulhu (the very definition of a terrorist) and the threat level should be raised to red.

RogerSeptember 28, 2010 9:31 AM

Under "Links we like", at the bottom of the article, it (currently) says:

"Don’t get suckered into spending more cash than is necessary to fix your car. "

Erm, exactly.

JoeOctober 1, 2010 11:59 AM

Isn't that how Reese's was invented a truck with chocolate crashed with a truck full of peanut butter. Perhaps squid-broccoli will be the next culinary fusion. Hershey's should jump on this opportunity.

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