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October 22, 2019 5:37 PM   Subscribe

NBC News reporter Adiel Kaplan is no stranger to FOIA requests, and the odd results that they might return. But a recent request of theirs was puzzling, as it included an inexplicably redacted watermelon. (SLTwitter)

Needless to say, people seized on the opportunity to make all sorts of humorous references and puns based on the concept of a redacted watermelon.
posted by NoxAeternum (6 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Hat tip for the Buckaroo reference.
posted by Horkus at 5:46 PM on October 22, 2019 [20 favorites]

Another sock puppet name up for grabs, I say.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:26 PM on October 22, 2019 [7 favorites]

That redacting square is either covering the hole you cut in the melon to pour in vodka, or a hole that could be used for sexual gratification.

Either way, I came here to mention Buckaroo Banzai, and am happy to see that's been taken care of.
posted by chavenet at 2:27 AM on October 23, 2019 [1 favorite]

Inexplicably Redacted Watermelon is totally a deleted (or perhaps redacted?) chapter from House of Leaves.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 3:22 AM on October 23, 2019 [2 favorites]

Someone in the thread noted that it's probably covering some company's sticker on the watermelon, since such stickers are trademarked. Plausible, but less entertaining!
posted by rednikki at 4:57 AM on October 23, 2019 [3 favorites]

Inexplicably Redacted Watermelon just happens to be one of the opening acts for my fantasy naked rock festival to be held at an undisclosed location in Queens, NY in summah 2020!
posted by Wylie Kyoto at 11:38 AM on October 23, 2019

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