Friday, May 6, 2016

Spuds pileup on I77

Big rig crash spills 50K pounds of potatoes across I-77

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A portion of Interstate 77 will be shut down for hours early Friday morning after a tractor-trailer crashed, spilling thousands of potatoes across the highway.

This news story made me very sad as I am a huge fan of semi-tractor trailers loaded with  potatoes. But when life gives you lemons, just make twice-baked mashed potatoes. Or compose a very bad limerick.

A  truck driver to sleep had forgotten
hauling potatoes on I-77 near Wilkinson
crashed into the guard rail
causing engine to sail
but 25 tons of au gratin


7 comments:

dr hirkimer said...

This reminds of the 30,000 lbs of bananas spill which was memorialized by the late great Harry Chapin - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/30,000_Pounds_of_Bananas I just had to go back in time and play that song and now I can't get it out of my head. Thanks Dablade!

cube said...

Oh no, not the potatoes!!!!!

Sparky said...

"Big rig crash spills 50K pounds of potatoes across I-77". Millions of Irish everywhere mourn.
~:)

DaBlade said...

dr h, a little more fervor,please! Unlike the banana saga, the 'spud dud' resulted in no harm to the driver of said semi... and potatoes, unlike bananas, are meant for mashing. Glad you sang!

cube, I know. Where's the gravy train when you need one?

Sparky, Haha! Hey, you're good at this!

Ed Bonderenka said...

All those french fries. Gone forever.
Oh the humanity.

Z said...

I have NEVER met a potato I didn't LOVE...quick! Get the hot milk, butter salt and pepper and LET'S EAT :-)

DaBlade said...

Z, you and me both! Here's a bonus haiku.

Trucker fell asleep
Breakfast club, fifty thousand
potato pancakes