breaking news: Thomas Wayne sues Mango-Man

I just received a breaking news release from local news affiliate GP News.  Apparently regular reader Thomas Wayne has filed a lawsuit against regular reader Mango-Man.  This isn’t a normal lawsuit, either.  Wait ’til you hear what it’s about…  Here’s an excerpt from the release:

Apr 1 (GP)

International man of mystery Thomas Wayne has filed a lawsuit against the indiscriminate Mango-Man.  But this is no ordinary case.  For one side of the story, here are the accusations, from the document filed by Thomas Wayne.

“Mango-Man owes me a lot of money for my troubles.  Let me explain.   A while back he was riding with me around town in my trusty El Camino.  He started complaining of hunger, saying he needed a fourth meal.  So we stopped at Taco Bell, and he ordered several of those cheesy double beef burritos.  I cautioned him against it, but he refused to heed my advice.  This is where our story begins.

The problems started almost immediately.  And by problems, I mean flatulence.  The air in the car quickly became unsuitable for life.  It wasn’t just must’ — it was stank terribleness.  We rolled the windows down, and figured that would take care of the problem.

But for the next several days, the smell refused to leave.  I tried spraying industrial-strength Febreeze all over the car interior, but it could not defeat the smell.  So then I took the seat cushions to the dry cleaners, but they banned me from ever going there again because the stench broke they equipment.  Then I tried boiling the seat cushions, but they still be stank.

I don’t know what else to do, other than having the HAZMAT team haul them away.  I reckon I’ll have to replace all the interior.  But that ain’t cheap, because this car is a classic antique.   That’s why I contacted the reputable law firm of Mann, Dewey, Cheatem, & Howe, and I’m suing Mango-Man for $5011, to cover the cost of new carpet, seats, and headliner, along with the exorbitant bill from the cleaners, and emotional distress.  I no longer look forward to riding in my awesome car because of the stank terribleness.   My regular life has been damaged, and it’s all Mango-Man’s fault!”

Mango-Man could not be reached for comment.

I can see this one being controversial…  Stay tuned for breaking developments in this unusual case!

add your own captions, man in flower garden

Here we go with another caption contest!  I expect this one to be a fun time, given what I know about some of the regular readers here.  The game works the same as always — write a caption for this photo.  It can be analysis, commentary, or dialog of the people in it.

FYI, if you are not aware of the inside joke that’s going on in the comments, refer to this post: a man who likes flowers.  Of course, there’s no comments while I’m writing this, and while I’m not prophetic, sometimes I can predict the future.  And I have some ideas for where this discussion will go.

(To see the other entries in our caption contests, click on the “Say What?” category in the sidebar.)

a strange specialty tea

All of the staff here at Buffet o’ Blog enjoy drinking tea.  It is truly one of nature’s best beverages.  We normally don’t drink the different varieties, preferring Southern-style sweet iced tea.

However, while perusing a place’s selection of free tea bags for sampling, we found one that a certain reader here might enjoy.  It’s called “Orange & Spice Herb Tea”, but it’s what it’s made of that might make it interesting for a particular reader.  The ingredients are: “rose hips, spices, hibiscus flowers, orange peel, roasted chicory, natural orange flavors”.

To me, that doesn’t sound very appealing, being made of flowers and orange peels.  But some people have a special interest in flowers and tea, so they might be interested in trying this.