Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Five Minutes of Fame

It's time for another Wacky Wednesday folks, and although I really hate pickin' on the sunshine state, there seems to be quite a few wacky stories that come outta Florida lately. This story though has me singin' "La Cucaracha", that famous traditional Mexican folksong meaning, "The Cockroach".
 
 
So, some people enter fishing contests, others enter yodeling contests, some folks like to try their skill at beer pong, and still others prefer spitting watermelon seeds. It's all about winning the grand prize and gettin' your five minutes of fame hey? Well, 32 year old Edward Archbold from Florida gave up his roach clips for the day and entered a contest at Ben Siegel Reptiles where the winner snakes it all. Yeppers, whoever ate the most giant cockroaches would win an exotic snake. Mr. Archbold also entered a super-worm eating contest earlier in the evening. Guess he's not much of a book worm, but rather the tape worm type. Wonder if the guy was good at worming his way outta trouble?


Although he faced stiff competition from those who really bugged him, and chowed down on those crunchy little delicacies that most folks prefer to crunch under the bottom of their shoes, he was victorious!!! WHOO HOO!!!! Just look at how proud that dude is to win that ivory-ball python. If he wasn't wearing those shades, odds are he would be a bit bug eyed. Sadly, those delicious cockroaches were his last meal because Mr. Archbold died a few minutes after his victory. He was never even able to celebrate with a night at the roach motel.

Good news is the pet store is no snake oil salesman because they are holding the prized python for Mr. Archbold's estate. And hey, at least the guy with his one eyed snake died a winner and is now snug as a bug in a rug. Plus, he got his five minutes of fame. We should all be so lucky!!!

Story: Here

Frieda you rock for hooking me up with all of this blog worthy material.

16 comments:

  1. His body must have bugged right out after such a tasty meal.

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  2. I couldn't even watch a "meal" like that.

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  3. Tragic for all involved; Mr. Archbold, the bugs, snakes, the community, our Nation and any intelligent species that may be observing us from a far-away planet and is wavering on the value of invading our planet. Well, OK, he may have done us a favor then. Maybe, considering that the November elections are just around the corner. Could we get invaded on the Election Eve? I'd like to see the aliens vaporize "our leaders" on Election Day. ~ The Lonesome Jackalope

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  4. I WAS gonna use him for the next Darwin award winner. I wonder what killed him? Just eating roaches should not kill someone or worms either. Strange. Oh, that was some "dewsch" bag recording that qvc with his cell phone. THERE is a loser.

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  5. Wow, that is truly disturbing and disgusting. I hate snakes too! You're so funny to find this unusual news.

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  6. I read about this. Did they ever find out why he died?

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  7. When I heard about this I didn't know whether I should laugh or cry. As it turned out I did neither; instead I gagged!

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  8. A true tragedy.
    Another CEO, lost to the world.
    Wonder who gets custody of the trailer?

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  9. oh, I read this today in papers... such crazy people. How on Earth did they allow them to eat bugs which can kill them?

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  10. That is so freakin' nasty. *bleh!*

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  11. Ha..aaa. Famous, oh, for the cockroach meal.

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  12. This is great stuff! I read this at work and it was all I could do not to laugh.

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  13. It couldn't have been the bugs that killed him - they're a healthy source of protein. Sounds like a case for Lieutenant Colombo.

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  14. I could have sworn I had already commented here yesterday, but nope. I've had comp issues up the ying-yang lately and so I wouldn't be surprised that I wrote it but it didn't publish because my comp stalled AGAIN!!!!!!

    This fella that died?ya know? Where did they get that portrait shot of him, that closely resembles a 'mug shot'? Just wondering.

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  15. That.Is.Nasty. Guess they can't eat homeless people anymore they're going after the roaches! salt life baby!

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