January 27, 2004

There's green in them thar hills

This story about avocado trafficking is just begging to be turned into a hard-hitting cop show or miniseries called "The Thin Green Line". I mean, sure...it's not funny that avocado farmers are having their profits threatened. But it is funny when an article reads:

"...it was not difficult to launder avocados especially around the Super Bowl, which, along with Cinco de Mayo, is the biggest avocado day of the year. 'They go anyplace you can think of,' she said of rustled fruit. 'There's a lot of guacamole out there.' "

I picture Jerry Orbach, looking sternly at the horizon, chomping on a toothpick and muttering, "There's a lot of guacamole out there." Jerry can play a composite that includes Richard Price, "the Charles Bronson of guacamole", who has a giant Rottweiler named Mugsy and covered his land with cacti to prevent theft. That is hardcore.

(Thanks to Debby for the link.)

Posted by Francis at 01:19 AM

I now have this wonderful mental image of an avocado in a washing machine.

Posted by: Kath at January 27, 2004 03:20 PM

You'd want it sent on "gentle".

Posted by: Francis at January 27, 2004 04:04 PM