Thursday, August 24, 2006

How would you like to fall into a 70 gallon vat of liquid chocolate?

Right away my answer would be that it depends on whether the chocolate was hot or cool.

All Headline News - Man Falls Into 70-Gallon Chocolate Vat - August 23, 2006 (link):

Sis, Lois, said this was the funniest thing that happened in the Midwest lately. I doubt if Mr. Garcia thought it was very funny though.

Their local paper had run an article about it but didn't go into details. Instead it cracked jokes and quoted a comedian from a comedy skit he had made earlier (before this happened).***

Since the article didn't even tell details, Lois asked Jeeves: Who was the man who fell into the chocolate vat. This one and other articles were listed:

By Megan Shannon - All Headline News (AHN) Staff Writer, August 19, 2006 12:00 p.m. EST:

"Kenosha, WI (AHN) - A man said it was nightmare having chocolate in his ears, hair and mouth after falling into a 70 gallon vat of liquid chocolate Friday.

"21-year-old Donovan Garcia said he was pushing chocolate into a vat at Debelis Corp. after it became stuck and fell in. Garcia said '. . . I couldn't move.'

"Fellow employees, police and firefighters had to thin the chocolate with cocoa butter to get Garcia free of the bubbling hot, 110 degree chocolate because it was too thick to pull him out. It took two hours to free him"

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***The corny article by Mike Deupree, The Gazette [Cedar Rapids, Iowa] said,

"He's [Garcia] OK, which is good news because those of us who were fans of the Smothers Brothers in the 1960s would feel guilty laughing about it if he weren't.

"But we'd still laugh. One of the songs the comedy/singing duo performed was called "Chocolate." The lyrics:

"Tom: "Oh, I fell into a vat of chocolate. I fell into a vat of chocolate . . ."

"Dick: "What'd you do when you fell into the chocolate?"

"Tom: "I yelled 'Fire!' when I fell into the chocolate."

"Dick (irritated): "Why'd you yell 'Fire!'when you fell into the chocolate?"

""Tom: "I yelled 'Fire!' cause no one would help me if I yelled 'Chocolate!' "

"That's the whole thing. It was funny. Maybe you had to hear it. It's on their second album, "The Two Sides of the Smothers Brothers . . . " " [Wikipedia has details (link)]

Flash: The cat flushing the toilet (my posting link) was on The ABC Good Morning America show this morning as one of the most popular YouTube videos of the week.

Back to this one, I never heard that Smothers Brothers CD before, did you?

Nope, never heard that CD. I used to get a big kick out of the SMothers Brothers when they were on TV.
If I fall into a vat of chocolate I would hope it's not the dark chocolate. I like the light stuff, or white would even be OK.
Too funny.... I think it would be to sickly... LOL

Take care xx
I read about the guy falling in the chocolate. I hope they tossed out that batch!

I loved the Smothers Brothers. They were so funny!!
poor guy, wonder if he will ever eat chocolate again:(

like the picture of the bear!

and the Smothers Bro. were a hoot! :)
I hope they make those guys shower before they do that.

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