The cost of a crack rock: $10. The cost of a trailer full of lunch meat: $50,000. Viral exposure after some lunkhead truck driver trades a trailer full of lunch meat for crack: priceless.
Larry Ron Bowen became world famous last week after the Arkansas truck driver was sentenced to drug treatment for trading a trailer full of lunch meat for an undisclosed amount of crack cocaine. Bowen, who was apprehended eating a lunch meat sandwich in the parking lot of a Memphis service station, described the transaction as "inadvertent." Naturally, this story was picked up by news media around the world, but nobody did a better job of telling it than WTFark's Mark Rylander. "We've all been conditioned to believe "there's a certain way drug deals go down," the satirical online news reporter noted. "But what happens when the traditional 'money for drugs' system collapses?"
"Hey, you! Wanna buy some crack?
"I don't have any money, but I do have $50,000 worth of lunch meat."
Good news for Elvis fans who've been wailing and gnashing teeth since it was announced last year that Elvis' planes might soon be leaving Graceland. On Sunday, Graceland issued a press release noting that the planes would stay in Memphis, and Presley's daughter Lisa Marie took the opportunity to say that the aircraft would be at Graceland "4 ever." TCB.