Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Breaking News: Richard Scarry's "Pig Van" Found in Sacramento?

In a shocking turn of reality, a photo was released today of what appears to be Richard Scarry's Pig Van. The exact location of the photo was not released, but sources say that it was indeed taken in the greater Sacramento area.

Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness Monster all pale in view of this sighting. What's more, there's speculation that the near unintelligable streak on the left side of the photo carries an uncanny resemblance to Smokey the Fire Pig.

Public safety officials from the Capital City all the way up to the National Security Agency have been briefed on the image. World leaders are also ready to summit to discuss the significance and next step to take. In support of any claims to the veracity of the photo, the following image - in particular - is being studied by experts at the CIA in Langley, Virginia.

It is recommended that the public, in order to better aquaint itself with this startling occurrence, head to their closest Sacramento Public Library branch and study up on the artful greatness of Richard Scarry.

It's difficult for this reporter to not impart a bit of editorialism in the face of these quickly-developing events. For the last few months, my son has been convinced of the reality that is Richard Scarry. The existence of Pig Vans, Three-seater Pencil Cars, Beaver-driven bulldozers, and Lederhosen-clad wild boars driving jeeps, are a foregone conclusion to millions of children.

So, what say I to you, fellow grown-ups? Especially in these harried economic times, let's think of a place where Mistress Mouse is the only mechanic you'll ever need to call if your Banana-mobile (and I know we all own one) breaks down.

Stay tuned to grandCentral for any and all breaking news!

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