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Worker falls into chocolate vat. His quick-thinking co-workers understand the chemistry of of confection.
posted by Kibbutz (40 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
If I'm gonna die, I'd be okay with going that way.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:20 PM on August 18, 2006


Some people don't realize this, but chocolate can actually be quite tasty!
posted by thirteenkiller at 12:24 PM on August 18, 2006


Was Gene Wilder present and was the man wearing lederhosen?
posted by nathan_teske at 12:24 PM on August 18, 2006



posted by owhydididoit at 12:25 PM on August 18, 2006


Somebody put a pantless man in my chocolate!
posted by peeedro at 12:28 PM on August 18, 2006


Somebody put chocolate in my pantless man!
posted by StopMakingSense at 12:31 PM on August 18, 2006


Pretty sweet
posted by poppo at 12:33 PM on August 18, 2006


What a sweet guy he must be
posted by poppo at 12:33 PM on August 18, 2006


"Chocolate Garcia" would be a pretty good band name.

Or a deviant sex act.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:34 PM on August 18, 2006



posted by afx114 at 12:35 PM on August 18, 2006


I love how journalists take the opposite approach of academics when it comes to placing the least important things at the end. After describing the worker's hospital stint, the author concludes abruptly and anti-climactically:

Debelis, a subsidiary of the Brussels, Belgium-based Puratos Group, makes a variety of premium chocolate for commercial customers.
posted by themadjuggler at 12:38 PM on August 18, 2006


I hope they threw that batch out.
posted by banished at 12:39 PM on August 18, 2006


I declare this FPP to be delicious!
posted by blue_beetle at 12:45 PM on August 18, 2006


What's with the Mexican tag?
posted by nathan_teske at 12:48 PM on August 18, 2006


I hope they used the cooled chocolate as a mold for Garcia's lower half and release "Ye Olde Thyme Marshmallow Filled Panic'd Worker Halves" before Halloween.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 12:49 PM on August 18, 2006


What's with the Mexican tag?

Havn't you ever had Mexican hot chocolate?
posted by robocop is bleeding at 12:49 PM on August 18, 2006


Dick: What did you do when you fell into the vat of chocolate?
Tom: I shouted "Fire!"
Dick: Why did you shout "Fire!"?
Tom: Nobody'd have come if I'd yelled "Chocolate!"
posted by Floydd at 12:54 PM on August 18, 2006


Eventually, enough chocolate was removed that Garcia was able to take off his pants and be pulled out. He was taken to the Aurora Medical Center for treatment and was later released.

Treated and released indeed.
posted by hal9k at 12:59 PM on August 18, 2006


Will never buy cherry garcia ice cream again.
posted by |n$eCur3 at 1:00 PM on August 18, 2006


Good for you, Floydd. Though I expect these young'ns won't know their Smothers Brothers.
posted by cptnrandy at 1:04 PM on August 18, 2006


Whoda thunk that 'death by chocolate' could be literal? :)
posted by Malor at 1:04 PM on August 18, 2006


This type of death by chocolate would certainly be better than dying in this manner which is at once very similar and very, very different.
posted by clevershark at 1:05 PM on August 18, 2006



posted by DakotaPaul at 1:06 PM on August 18, 2006


I wanna take my pants off in chocolate!

Oh, justaminute... I did that this morning.

Guess I'll have to wait until my girlfriend shaves my back with Nutella.
posted by squidfartz at 1:07 PM on August 18, 2006


mmmm, chocolate covered nuts.
posted by jefbla at 1:10 PM on August 18, 2006


Haven't you ever had Mexican hot chocolate?
I have. She was cute, tasted real good, and I'll never forget that one night in the hot tub....
posted by nlindstrom at 1:35 PM on August 18, 2006


He was co-coa-ted.

/stutter
posted by dflemingdotorg at 2:17 PM on August 18, 2006


Another man fell into a vat of Nutella. Death by chocolate. Drowned in chocolate.
posted by nickyskye at 2:37 PM on August 18, 2006


I don't care that they pulled the guy out of the chocalate, I'm still gonna eat that worker.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:42 PM on August 18, 2006


must something goin' on in southern wisconsin, the other day some guy tried to kick a jammed log in a wood chipper.

now they have to clean to wood chipper.
posted by Max Power at 2:55 PM on August 18, 2006


There was a news report about a couple of weeks ago about a girl who fell into one of the machines in the bakery here in Australia and died. Very tragic.
posted by divabat at 3:02 PM on August 18, 2006


You put on a bass riff and throw in some girls you have teh start of a hell of a pron movie.
posted by Smedleyman at 3:41 PM on August 18, 2006


Tom: Nobody'd have come if I'd yelled "Chocolate!"

I knew a woman who could come at the thought of chocolate.
posted by ZachsMind at 3:50 PM on August 18, 2006


Dick: What did you do when you fell into the vat of chocolate?
Tom: I shouted "Fire!"
Dick: Why did you shout "Fire!"?
Tom: Nobody'd have come if I'd yelled "Chocolate!"


Hey, you stole my Smothers Brothers reference!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 4:45 PM on August 18, 2006


must something goin' on in southern wisconsin,

Haven't you heard? We are all crazy here. It's the weather.

There is always something going on in southern Wisconsin. Usually it involves booze. And sometimes guns. Once in a great while, chocolate.
posted by quin at 5:08 PM on August 18, 2006


I guess he likes his chocolate with nuts!

Zing!
posted by squidfartz at 5:09 PM on August 18, 2006


I've had that Smothers Brothers song stuck in my head all day thanks to that post :)
posted by empatterson at 3:30 AM on August 19, 2006


And in the death by chocolate film genre, there was an amusing late-80s British black comedy called Consuming Passions about a failing family chocolate company. The company's fortunes revive when, after 3 workers accidentally fall in a chocolate vat and are drown, the public goes wild over the batch of chocolate with this "secret ingredient." The unscrupulous company owner makes his employees find a continuing supply of bodies to add to the recipe. The film was based on a Marty Palin script. Critics were very harsh, perhaps unduly so - I saw it on Bravo once and was much amused.
posted by madamjujujive at 6:56 AM on August 19, 2006


I suspect the "fire" reference is a great generational dividing line. I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought of it. (Though I only knew it because they've played it a couple times on the tame XM comedy channel recently.)
posted by crunchland at 8:04 AM on August 19, 2006


I suspect the "fire" reference is a great generational dividing line.

I hope not. I'm only 26. But, then, they were my father's albums, to which I would listen over and over and over. Yeah, as a 10 year old kid, I found the Smothers Brothers and Gilbert and Sullivan operettas to be about the funniest things I'd ever heard. Now to go listen to the ballad of "Mediocre Fred".
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 10:24 AM on August 19, 2006


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