Kicker – Up in smoke

NICK EICHER, HOST: A tractor-trailer crashed and caught fire near Dallas this week. The driver is OK, but the truck was a loss, and that fire shut down interstate traffic for hours. 

But what makes this national news is the total loss of the precious commodity the truck was hauling. Most of it went up in flames, and the rest of it unusable after spilling out onto the asphalt. 

One guess what the truck was hauling.

BASHAM: Didn’t see the story…

EICHER: The commodity was round—well, cylindrical—made of paper, and nearly impossible to find in many stores right now.

BASHAM: That is the giveaway…

EICHER: Yup, a truckload of precious toilet paper was lost in the accident. 

Now they appeared to be large commercial rolls typically used in institutional settings.

BASHAM: I think we have to reprise the Seinfeld classic we did a few weeks ago!

EICHER: Let’s roll it, Johnny.

SEINFELD: I don’t have a square to spare. I can’t spare a square!

We certainly don’t have ’em to burn!

It’s The World and Everything in It.

(Photo/ABC Action News)

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