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A northbound stretch of the M42 was this morning closed after a six-vehicle pile-up "sent marshmallows and beer spilling out onto the carriageway", the BBC reports. Several lorries and a van were involved in the incident at around 04:00 GMT. The motorway is closed at junctions 10 and 11 near Tamworth Services, and the Highways …

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I'm in...

"The agency added the road was "likely to remain closed until Friday afternoon" pending the arrival of a clean-up team of sweet-toothed alcoholics."

OK, count me in...

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Do they need help clearing it up?

Free beer and marshmallows? sounds good to me.

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The people demand...........

A playmobile recreation!!

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Happy

hmm....

Sounds like one for Homer J....

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Was the road desserted.....?

Was the road desserted.....?

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Paris Hilton

It has to be done

Oh this one is definitely calling for a Lego diorama! Go on, I know you want to!

Paris coz she would go well with marshmallows and beer

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It could be worse

A friend of mine is a police officer. He was on traffic duty when a truck shed its load of frozen prawns all over the A14 near Cambridge on a hot summer day. It took the clean-up crew several hours to shovel up the spilled crustaceans, and by lunchtime, the stench was appalling.

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Goodness

Dammit! Thats one traffic jam I wouldnt mind being in.

Mmmmm marshmellows and beer.....

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Party

Sounds like a good party, I may have to stop by!

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Diesel, Duck and Daisy

Marshmallows make perfect airbags for mice.

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On my way now.....

... to join the cleanup team.

Any more volunteers?

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In Other News

The M1 was closed earlier today following a collision between a lorry carrying tortoises and a van carrying terrapins.

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"It was turtle confusion" said a spokesman.

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Unhappy

Damn

I had a feeling I had my liquid lunch in the wrong pub today...

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Up North

They say "there's nowt stranger than folks". Most of the strange ones are up North so maybe a few sweet toothed alcoholics will happen by and clean it up before the clean up crew get there.

Mine's the one with Southern B**tard written on the back ;-)

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Happy

Hmmmm

A police spokesman said "Yum Yum"

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Dammit

Why was I not informed of this earlier. Beer and marshmallows on a Friday afternoon would have been nice.

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You couldn't make it up...

Marshmallows and beer... sounds like a recipe for a good night!!!!!

Mine's the "Stay Puft" costume...

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Jobs Horns

all they'd need to do is........

go to the nearest secondary school and get all the kids down on the motorway. Give it and hour all the beer and sweeties would be gone !

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The only things missing...

...were the burning car over which to toast the 'mallows and the vending supply van with plastic cups to collect the beer with. When you're stuck on a motorway for hours with such delicacies, who cares about IT?

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Homers Dream

This is Homer Simpsons dream come true.

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Fire?

All that was needed was a spark for a really good outing then?

I assume the IT content revolves around the marshmallows somehow?

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Same thing happened last week

A similar thing happened last week nearby. A lorry had an accident and spilled 32 tons of Cialis pills on the motorway. You can imagine the congestion...

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Are we sure

This was an accident ?? I'd be looking for some frat boys.

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re:fire

"I assume the IT content revolves around the marshmallows somehow?"

no the it content resolves round the beer fr obvoius reasoions

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@ Was the road desserted.....?

A trifle.

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Boffin

On yer bike

They forgot someone on their pushbike rode in to a solid wall of beery marshmallow and hasn't been seen since. I'm fine now thanks for asking; now I know where the idea for Teletubbies came from.

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@ yeah, right.

surely beer is the only angle needed?

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Choose....

Choose the form of Gozer the Destructor and be... refreshed!

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@David Harper

"It took the clean-up crew several hours to shovel up the spilled crustaceans, and by lunchtime, the stench was appalling."

Yeah, well, some of those cleanup crews have very low standards of personal hygiene.

Thank you very much, I'm here all week, don't try the fish, it's been scraped off a motorway...

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@ Was the road desserted.....?

Some smartie on another site said that motorists were advised to stick to the inside lane to avoid the bottleneck.

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What a shame...

...Ronnie Barker isn't still around.

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There was also a massive collision between a berry truck and a sugar truck down the road

It caused a real traffic jam.

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@Homers Dream

Mmmmm RoadBeer!!!

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