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Bumper Spaghetti Crop Expected

Monday, March 24th, 2008


It will be April Fool’s Day on the first of next month and things are looking bleak. Does anyone (besides me) have fun anymore? When was the last time you had a good belly laugh? Look, I know the country’s going to hell in a BUSH-ell basket, your kids are going to college on your dime and majoring in “Disappointing Mom & Dad”, Elvis is dead and you’re not feeling all that well yourself – but for crissakes, LIGHTEN UP. Your life today is not a dress rehearsal; this is it! Aren’t you supposed to have a little fun here – did you forget how?

Years ago, even the British were having more fun than US. On April 1,1957, the BBC reported a bumper crop of Spaghetti because of a mild winter and better control of the feared ‘pasta weevil’. They even showed footage of peasants happily picking ripe spaghetti from the trees.

The network was shocked at the response. Thousands of Brits jammed its phone lines asking how they could grow their own “Spaghetti Trees”! “Keeping a stiff upper lip” (in other words, not laughing at the dimwits) the BBC diplomatically delivered this answer:

“Place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.”

Could anyone be this naive 50-years later? Don’t even get me going on Iraq………….