back to article Now that's just offal: Heap of pig guts hog road after truck spills load in Kansas City

A road in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, briefly became unsuitable for vegetarians yesterday when a truck carrying pig intestines spilled its load. The Interstate 670 was turned into a porcine lot as three of four lanes were closed after the goregasm at 9am local time, The Kansas City Star reports. People stuck in the …

  1. Anonymous South African Coward Silver badge

    Lovely punnery.

    Beer o' clock is not too far away.

    1. Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

      Beer o' clock is not too far away.

      with some crackling to go with it.

  2. Tromos

    It took guts to write that article

    1. Paul Herber Silver badge

      Uuuurgh, I've just found a colon. It's after the word "quipping".

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Yep - he could so easily have made a pig's ear of it.

      1. ArrZarr

        El Reg's writing style is to use everything but the oink.

  3. Ima Ballsy


    That's just a shitty way to start your day ...

    Probably headed to the chitlin' factory.

    Me, I'll never eat anything you have to squeeze the mess out of before you eat it ..

    1. jake Silver badge

      Re: Well,

      You've never eaten sausages with natural casings? Poor thing.

  4. Woza
    Thumb Up

    Well written!

    Thank you, I needed that, it's been a pig of a day.

  5. Paul Herber Silver badge

    ' emergency response vehicle'

    Hopefully not a hambulance.

  6. Chris G Silver badge

    The emergency services must have been gutted when they turned up.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Pun police here. The author is under arrest.

    1. Paul Herber Silver badge

      Punctuality not your thing? You're an hour late!

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Police cutbacks... Can't be helped.

    2. Ken Shabby

      Did someone squeal?

  8. kain preacher

    That's going to smell in the summertime .

    1. hplasm

      That's going to smell in the summertime .

      ...when the weather is fine.

      you can sniff right up

      and smell the swine...

      1. chivo243 Silver badge

        Re: That's going to smell in the summertime .

        and you've got innards on your mind... If her daddy's rich take her out for a meal... just not pork!

  9. m0rt

    "Though it looks like a scene from an ultra-violent video game, no live animals were injured in the ham-fisted snafu."

    Apart from the original Porcine victims, of course, who gave their lives to be the subject of this Friday afternoon levity.

    1. jake Silver badge


      They gave up their lives for barbecue. The levity is just gravy.

  10. Eddy Ito

    It must have taken responders quite some time and intestinal fortitude to digest the situation.

  11. Alistair

    Kansas City?

    There's a weekend BBQ that will be short some trimmings.......

    I don't envy the plow driver or the FEL operator that likely had to scoop that into a recovery vehicle.

    We had a truckload of cows get loose on one of our highways up here. There's video somewhere of the OPP motorcycle crew herding them off the highway..... Sadly, they did *not* clean up the muffins after that incident, which caused at least one more collision.

  12. Blake Davis

    There is a rendering plant just down the street from my work. It is not unusual at all for a semi to have to slam on its brakes, sloshing organic matter out the top of its trailer and all over the road.

    1. jake Silver badge

      Back in the day ...

      ... riding a motorcycle anywhere near Livingston, California was fairly hazardous thanks to Foster Farms ... A friend spent a week in the hospital after hitting a pile of chicken guts on Highway 99.

  13. Diodelogic

    PORK WAH???!

    Oh, you get it all right.

  14. Muscleguy Silver badge

    I had some pig guts for dinner tonight. Filled with home made pork and sage (fresh from the garden) sausagemeat. The rest of the guts used are in layers of plastic bags and covered in salt at the back bottom of my fridge for the making of other sausages. I very much prefer natural hog casings over the cleaned and dried versions or an of the dried sorts of casings.

    if anyone wants to come round I have pork and cider apple* bangers as well and I think there's some beef and rosemary bangers in the freezer too.

    *dried apple soaked overnight in cider before being frozen and minced with the pork etc. Makes a very toothsome banger and excellent sausagemeat for other purposes like mixed with mine and made into a meatloaf or sausage rolls. I roll my own bangers because I'm gluten intolerant (no, really) and the supermarkets after making all their decent bangers so rolled that back a lot. Besides I get to make really nice bangers. An extra fine and cocktail size version of my pork and sage standard have been a big hit as a side dish to the roast at Xmas dinner.

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