Friday, March 06, 2009

Seamstresses Wanted

Yet another way the US and Mexico are more alike than different: the fastest way to pick up chicks is still to cruise around town in a 1989 Chevy Astrovan.

MONTERREY, Mexico -- The world's heaviest man still can't walk, but he will soon be able to roll. Manuel Uribe said Thursday he is having a 1989 Chevrolet Astrovan outfitted to support his record-breaking weight, giving him mobility after more than six years of being confined to his bed.

Uribe, known as Meme to his friends, even has a name for his new ride.

"My friends call it the Meme-Mobile, just like the Batmobile," he said.

The minivan is being converted into an open-air, flatbed pickup of sorts. Manuel says he will put a bed on the back of the van to drive around town, with his new wife at the wheel. When at home, he will hang out in a remodeled garage that will include a forklift to help raise his regular bed up to the level of his car bed, allowing him to switch locations from time to time.

Yes, just like the Batmobile.

We're not sure how Meme makes his money, but we notice that he has plenty of resources to sink into steel-reinforced motor vehicles, yet is unable to afford many shirts. We've been thinking of branching off into merchandising for a while now, and have decided to commission a handmade "Burro Hall" t-shirt in size...well, whatever size an 800-pound guy would wear. If any of our (no doubt many) skilled seamstress readers wish to get involved, you know how to reach us.


Anonymous said...

think you could get them to make some 800-lb sized pantalones too? burro hall logo on the front or back of course

Burro Hall said...

Quite possibly, a jumpsuit would be the way to go here. I've got my best people working on it.