Monday, May 19, 2008

Sad news to report...

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Although not political I think it's important to share.

Police say a trailer loaded with 14 tons of double-stuffed Oreos has overturned, spilling the cookies still in their plastic sleeves into the median and roadway.

Illinois State Police Sgt. Brian Mahoney says the truck's driver was traveling from Chicago to Morris on Interstate 80 around 4 a.m. Monday when he fell asleep at the wheel and slammed into the median.

"The boxes came out of the trailer and boxes were ripped open," he said. - AP

That's a damn shame.

Update from Matt: But if the cookies are still in their plastic sleeves, they can be saved, can't they? I mean, these are double-stuffed Oreos we're taking about...

18 comments:

DocJess said...

From your doctor....

Certainly, the wait for endorsements seems endless, and we ALL have to look for "other news"....

But Oreos on the highway are a good place for them due to the trans fat content. (Just because it says "zero" doesn't mean their are none, as the FDA allows for manufacturers to use up to .5 gm/serving and still say "zero".) I think an oreo serving is 2 cookies, and no one eats only two.

So -- sad for Nabisco, good for our hearts!

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Avinash Robert said...

14 TONS?!?!?!?! I'm about 40 miles from there - may I ought to run out and get me some!

Felix Macacawitz said...

Also worth noting:

Five second rule applies here..

Baldwin Park Democrat said...

Now all we need is for a milk truck to do the same thing LOL

Dan said...

This just in from the AP:

Hillary Clinton has delivered a scathing late-morning press conference, in which she lambasted Obama over Oreogate. Taking a clear swipe at her rival, she said, "SHAME ON YOU, Senator Obama, for allowing this wanton spillage to happen in your home state, on your watch. This shows, once again, that my opponent lacks the judgment and experience to be president. As everyone knows, a central part of my health care plan is a mandate for every hard-working family in Kentucky to be provided not just Oreos, but milk."

Asked about the incident while campaigning in Montana, Obama replied tersely: "She may talk about providing Oreos, but I AM the true Oreo, uniting folks of different colors, shapes, and textures."

Michel Charlton said...

Careful, careful. Oreo is an not-entirely-un-applicable urban dictionary term.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=oreo

sunkissed said...

To the rescue:

AP just reported that FEMA is trucking in Pringles containers to hold these Oreos until a permanent solution can be found.

Miller said...

when the convention wraps up, i would really like to see this site become the internet's number one source for Oreo news.


THE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OREOS, DCW STAFF

Insult Comic Dog said...

It's a plot from Hydrox, I tell ya

Tatarize said...

The five second rule doesn't apply if they are in a container of any sort. Part of the cookie must touch the ground according to part 3e of the five second rule bylaws.

Tatarize said...

It's 3 AM.

The phone rings.

Some sleepy guy has spilled his cookies.

Who do you want answering that phone call?

When Clinton was in the White House she had to deal with Bill's constant late night cookie runs and knows how to deal with every sort of food related disaster.

Christina said...

I was going to make a funny joke about a milk truck that crashed in Kansas City early this morning, but when I went back and read the article I found out the driver of that truck died in the accident, so I will not.

As the wife of a truck driver, my thoughts and prayers are with both drivers and their families.

nvizhon said...

That's how the cookies crumble...Had to say it.

Be nice to send the cookies to Burma or China

Annette M said...

Christina --

Where did you hear the driver died? Are you sure? Just wondering, because the article at

http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Quirks/2008/05/19/cookie_crash_closes_down_highway/5443/

says:

"The truck driver suffered no injuries, but the highway was shut down for massive cookie clean-up, which lasted several hours, Mahoney said."

Maybe he later died?

If he died, how tragic. so much of the media has been making jokes about the incident.

Annette

sunkissed said...

the RBC (Regulatory Bureau of Cookies) will have to meet to interpret the five second rule

Christina said...

Annette, it was the driver of the milk truck in Kansas City that died. Not the cookie driver.

http://www.kmbc.com/news/16325656/detail.html

Sorry for the confusion.

softspoken22 said...

It was a conspiracy between the sandman and the cookie monster.

iwuzsailor said...

I am typing this thru tears "GOT MILK?"