(updated 23 Aug 04)

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Traffic Jam

BERLIN (Reuters) -- A German truck driver lost control of his vehicle while trying to swat a wasp and spilled his 15-ton load of jam jars on the motorway, police said on Tuesday.
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The truck driver didn't have to go to court on the condition that he attend 'how to swat a wasp' school. (maxcel200@aol.com)

Authorities immediately sent for 15-tons of bread and peanut butter. (mrxsandmanx@yahoo.com)

A bakery truck lost control and overturned in the massive jam spill. Police officials described the catastrophe as "delicious." (Truckerex@insightbb.com) The commissioner's report was basically his repeating the words "mrufh, terribah tragadeh" and shaking his head between huge mouthfuls of jam covered danishes.

Authorities said they were investigating to determine if the Wasp had any radical affilliations. (chharget@aol.com) After the truck driver reported hearing it buzz "Hasta La Victoria Sempiereeeeeee~ *splat*

The Reuters employee who translated this story word for word from the original German failed to realize that the term "swatting his wasp" is an idiomatic expression. (ukkfayooyay@aol.com) Which leads us to...

"15-ton load of jam," indeed! Men are always exaggerating! (MooseSpeak@netscape.net) You guys are rude :P

Apparently, the jam was never found, but witnesses state that thousands of wasps were seen fleeing the scene. (stan@squidworks.com)

Might have been part of a sting operation... (Airfarcewon@aol.com)

The road commission said it really wasn't that difficult to clean the mess off the road, except for those damned labels that never fully come off. (TookyTooky@cacaw.com)

Boy, I tell ya, that Exxon Valdez Captain can't do any driving job right. (FlatsyCline@aol.com)

Earl then emerged from the wreckage, wasp guts all over the fly swatter he was holding, and all he could say was "I got 'em!". (motorbreath2000@netscape.net)


Is that why I can change the course of history by going back in time and stepping on a butterfly? (motorbreath2000@netscape.net)

And yeah... Typhyll sent me this message:

Is causing a traffic jam too obvious? (tphyll@aol.com)

No no, not at all, I don't think anyone else thought of tha... oh wait

**Imagine "O Fortuna playing in the background as you read these**

It caused a really bad traffic JAM. (dorr@jam.rr.com)

Talk about a traffic jam! (xodox3000@hotmail.com)

Witnesses called it the worst traffic jam they'd ever seen... or tasted. (joseph.blevins@verizon.net)

Traffic jam, eh? (junkmailmagnet42@aol.com)

Had to be the biggest traffic jam ever! (Airfarcewon@aol.com)

Apparently the jars were full of "traffic" jam. (Cantw82paint@Aol.com)

How unoriginal :P

On an unrelated note, guess what I'm naming this one? :D

Cad's Note: And if you guys think you are getting points for those...you just better be glad I didn't DEDUCT any. ;P