Slipped on a Pig Peel…

A tip of the snout to alert reader Eric “Cracklins” Calhoun, who noticed this gem of an article.  To sum up the Associated Press story, a trucker driving on I-5 in Washington state “choked on some spicy pork rinds, lost control of his truck on an interstate and jackknifed it before coming to a stop in a muddy ditch.” 

If you must consume pork while driving, I find that it is much safer to eat a tender BBQ sandwich, though the dripping sauce and grease can make it difficult to grip the wheel.

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2 Responses

  1. I will testify at this man’s trial. When I was younger, my grandma used to scare me with her own tales of choking on pork rinds. I thought little of it until one day I myself accidentally inhaled the cracklin powder of a mostly chewed pork rind: It’s like breathing volcanic ash (I guess). I wouldn’t be surprised if this trucker was trying to end his misery by driving into a river. Especially since the pork rinds were “spicy”, to boot.

  2. Michael, that story made my day. If I was prone to using phrases like “LOL,” I surely would. In lieu of that, just accept my thanks for the funny comment.

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