Tuesday, April 18, 2006

OXYMORON CONFIRMED

Here's your jumbo shrimp, kids -- a black tiger shrimp over 15 inches in length. Dominican Today -- no relation to USA TODAY -- has some details and a pic.

What you need to know:

•Edilberto Flechas bought the shrimp for $800.
•He's from Cartagena, Colombia.
Joan Wilder was not involved in any way

How did the shrimp wind up in Colombian waters? No one knows.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the outdated Joan Wilder allusion. I confess I had to click. Then it all came back to me. The sultry beauty. The rakish hero. The pot. The mudslide. The eighties.

Anonymous said...

Few know it, but this shrimp is the secret witness in the Barry Bonds/Balco Labs/steroid scandal.

If you troll for news regularly, you haven't heard much about the shrimp, up to now. Certainly not in the mainstream, or on any of the local channels. Not because the shrimp has clammed up or been deep-sixed. It's just that prosecutors have much bigger fish to fry.

Anonymous said...

I am dreaming of the Mother of All Scampi...

Anonymous said...

God you guys must be bored.

Anonymous said...

Well, sure. We're at work, right? :)

Anonymous said...

"The average size shrimp is about eight inches long. The average Black Tiger shrimp is nine to eleven inches long."

It's true, I swear.

John Stone said...

Well, I guess you could say this one was the John Holmes of the crustacian world. For gawd's sake ... don't show this photo to Angelina ...

Anonymous said...

Once you go Black Tiger, you never go back...