Friday, July 17, 2009

Giant Wasp Terrorises Small Irish Village

The sleepy hamlet of Ballygombeen was thrown into chaos today by the appearance of a gigantic wasp, which flew over the village and devoured several citizens before noon. The army, which would normally deal with such monstrous insects, was unable to respond as all military vehicles in the province were being used by government ministers to protect themselves from enraged constituents. "I don't know which is worse, An Bord Snip Nua or this," quipped one unemployed builder as the wasp partially demolished the roof of his house while seeking victims to feed upon. Local GAA players pelted the beast with sliothars to no avail, and it was only when the Holy Stump of Rathkeale was rushed to Ballygombeen in a white Hiace van that the enormous bug fled. It is speculated that the wasp was part of a publicity stunt that went horribly wrong, and locals are already blaming Bono, for no reason other than that nobody can stand him.
[Some of the above may be lies. Thanks to my partner of taking and altering the photo above on her fancy new camera.]

8 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Hmm I'm not sure why the people of Ballygombeen didn't offer up BIFFO to the wasp. It would have got a fine feed off him if the portraits are anything to go by!

A Doubtful Egg said...

Even giant mutant wasps have culinary standards, Jams...

Stan said...

So that's what all the buzz was about.

A Doubtful Egg said...

(Cue groaning from A Doubtful Egg...) I left myself open for that pun, I suppose (the sting in the tale, as it were).

Sean Jeating said...

Ha ha ha - good one, D.E.!

Is it possible, you have been very busy around the house?
If so: Well done!

A Doubtful Egg said...

Thanks Sean!

darren said...

Indeed,some of the auld lads around here remember when the town was attacked by a giant butterfly a few decades ago.I reckon its an urban moth tho....

A Doubtful Egg said...

(Cue more groaning from A Doubtful Egg). Nice one, Darren!