Line of the day

It comes fromMary Elizabeth Williams’ Salon postabout the sperm bank that is no longer accepting donations from red heads. First we have the set-up and then the joke in bold face:

“We have nothing against red-haired donors,” explained the agency’s director Ole Schou to Monday. Schou told the Danish newspaper Ekstrabladet that“there are too many redheads in relation to demand. Our stock is about to explode.”

Exploding stock, of course, is not a problem you want at your sperm bank.

Mary Elizabeth, who is herself a red head, is one of the reasons I’m a fan of Salon. She can make even the dullest pop culture story seem fascinating and when given a good straight line: baboom.

The exploding stock line reminds me of former NOLA Mayor Ray Nagin’s talk of an exploding economic pie post-K. It never happened but we NOLA bloggers are still dining out on exploding pie as opposed to Macca’s flaming pie:

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