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June 21, 2002
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The Oscar Maier Weinermobile, an icon of American consumer culture, was pulled over for driving on a restricted road near the Pentagon today. I would have to wonder if riding inside of a faux sausage during a jihad meets Muslim dietary codes? Sigh. It's a dark day when even the Weinermobile is a suspect...
posted by RevGreg (18 comments total)

 
Oops! It was pulled over Tuesday, not today. Spelling check doesn't catch that stuff.
posted by RevGreg at 3:36 PM on June 21, 2002


An excuse for at least five puns, closer to 10 in the original (including subtle ones, like "casing"). They don't get too much news of such import in Milwaukee.
posted by dhartung at 4:10 PM on June 21, 2002


Oh I wish I could be an oscar maire wiener,
Then also could be the President, too.
Oh I wish we all could be an oscar maire wiener
Then there would be peace for you, too.
But If I was an oscar maire wiener,
Then I wouldn't enjoy eating one too.
Oh I wish we could be an oscar maire wiener,
Alas we are all wienners(as in winners), too.
Have a great weekend all. \!!!/
posted by thomcatspike at 4:14 PM on June 21, 2002


did they check the tires? Always check the tires.
posted by clavdivs at 4:38 PM on June 21, 2002


That article was hilarious. I saw it on random earlier today.
Trooper Robert Stacy knew the Wienermobile drivers probably weren't casing the Pentagon. He knew it was also highly unlikely a terrorist would choose a 27-foot-long bright orange vehicle shaped like a hot dog to pack with explosives and commit mayhem.
posted by precipice at 4:38 PM on June 21, 2002


He knew it was also highly unlikely a terrorist would choose a 27-foot-long bright orange vehicle shaped like a hot dog to pack with explosives and commit mayhem.

Which is exactly what the terrorists were banking on.
posted by Dirjy at 4:52 PM on June 21, 2002


If we can't drive giant phallic vehicles in the streets of the nation's capital, the terrorists have already won.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:57 PM on June 21, 2002


Well that does it! My weekend plans to stalk officials in my overly conspicuous secret spymobile, not to mention torturing innocent bystanders with my bologna-jingle karaoke blaster are completely foiled! Looks like Saturday night will be the usual Matlock reruns again.**sigh**
posted by Quixoticlife at 5:46 PM on June 21, 2002


That's just not kosher...
posted by machaus at 5:59 PM on June 21, 2002


If we can't drive giant phallic vehicles in the streets of the nation's capital, the terrorists have already won.

If I were a terrorist a weinermobile would only be used for blowing up tunnels. Of course, you'd be even more suspicious in that case because to really make it truly symbolic you'd have to drive it in and out of the tunnel many times over, faster and faster until you entered for the last time and then it exploded.

Sigh. It's going to be a long weekend when I've already tossed out a turkey like that on early Friday evening...
posted by RevGreg at 6:01 PM on June 21, 2002


I post as someone who drives that road on average twice a week.

There are large neon signs at all entrances which say "No Trucks or Buses." There are state troopers parked along the roadside at 50-yard intervals, disco lights flashing. There are hum-vees behind concrete bunkers with roof-mounted machine guns, manned by our boys (and girls?) in uniform. It would be impossible to enter that roadway and not realize that it was a heavily secured area.

That said, it's probably non-obvious that the Weinermobile is a "truck" or "bus" for purposes of national security. (I'm sure the Department of Homeland Defense will ultimately issue a regulation...)

And let me switch sides of the argument once again, and say that I'm fairly positive that, in order to drive the Weinermobile, one must learn the rules governing commercial vehicles over whatever gross weight constitutes a "truck" in whatever state you'll be driving in.
posted by mikewas at 6:40 PM on June 21, 2002


Expect Ashcroft to issue a general warning that swarthy folk are likely to commandeer sausage-mobiles and pack them with explosives for terroristic purposes. After all, no-one would expect it, would they? And 'Oscar Mayer' is more or less an anagram of 'Osama bin Laden', if you're fast and loose with a few letters.
posted by riviera at 6:45 PM on June 21, 2002


Expect Ashcroft to issue a general warning that swarthy folk are likely to commandeer sausage-mobiles and pack them with explosives for terroristic purposes.

A dirty weiner bomb?
posted by Dirjy at 7:18 PM on June 21, 2002


I saw it on random earlier today.

What's random?
posted by srboisvert at 7:26 PM on June 21, 2002


It's okay for the terrorists to use it, folks. It's an all-beef frank.
posted by alumshubby at 7:28 PM on June 21, 2002


They get more press out of those fucking cars than they have any right to deserve. Every newspaper in the country thinks they're funny every time they roll through town, every damned year. Not funny, not interesting.

Then there're bored newspaper writers who think puns about wieners are hilarious. Not funny, not interesting.

Yech.
posted by Mo Nickels at 9:10 PM on June 21, 2002


They get more press out of those fucking cars than they have any right to deserve. Every newspaper in the country thinks they're funny every time they roll through town, every damned year. Not funny, not interesting

Hey, speak for yourself. Was at the Henry Ford Museum a week or two ago and saw the one there. It was awesome and brought back memories.
posted by RunsWithBandageScissors at 11:36 PM on June 21, 2002


Henry Ford Museum? You mean the weiner mobile was in town and I missed it? Jeez.. I never see anything cool.
posted by Apoch at 6:43 AM on June 22, 2002


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