Okay... You're Russian and you got this Canadian Marijuana Plantation... and you got 13 bears... and they are, check it out, guarding it and then this Vietnamese pig....

I don't see what's so funny? I'm Canadian, and we take the matter of illegal Vietnamese pigs very seriously. Please refrain from mirth. Thank you, that is all.

Posted by rg at August 6, 2012 1:13 AM

I can't blame the poor woman at all.

Posted by pdwalker at August 6, 2012 4:45 AM

This reminds me of my all-time favorite news blooper. NewsMan #1 is reading from the teleprompter, and reports that two cows were loose on a road, "Black" and "Gus", and then finishes the report. NewsMan #2 on the news desk turns to him and says, "Do you suppose those two cows were Black Angus?"

Man #1 lost it completely. First he was mortified, then it was funny, and he could not stop laughing. He never did regain his composure and Man #2 and to read all the rest of the news.

Funniest thing I ever saw on TV. And I feel very very sorry for the person who wrote the news copy that day.

Posted by at August 6, 2012 7:02 AM

So what I'm getting from this is, if you want to make it with a hot Russian woman, a good opening line would be "Hey honey, how'd you like to go back to my apartment and check out my 2500 marijuana plants guarded by 13 bears. I'll even let you pet my pot bellied pig .. IF you know what I mean."

Posted by Callmelennie at August 6, 2012 7:35 AM

OK, let's see, it's been thirty five years since I took a Russian class in College, so this may be a little rough but here goes

Ayy dyetka, kaak vee hotyeli payehat k syebe na mayu dachu ee provereet moyemoo dva teesyach marihuani plantom ohranyayoot treenadsat myedvyedee ... Ya dazhay pazvolyayet pugladeet moy Vietnamski sveenee ... YESLY vii znayete shto ya hachoo skazat

Hey, see you boys later

Posted by Callmelennie at August 6, 2012 7:56 AM

It was a pot-bellied pig. Of course.

JWM

Posted by jwm at August 6, 2012 9:07 AM

Or maybe they were working on a new kind of edible marijuana.
Step 1- feed pot to pig.
Step 2- Imagine getting stoned on bacon.

JWM

Posted by jwm at August 6, 2012 9:10 AM

How is this old cow on the air? By Russian standards, she's a four.

Posted by Casca at August 6, 2012 10:46 AM

OMG! JWM is a GENIUS!!!

Posted by Joan of Argghh at August 6, 2012 11:37 AM

It reminded me of Mark Twain's story of Grandfather's Old Ram. I kept waiting to find out more about the pig and the bears. Although I never really found out about them, it was entertaining enough! Otlichnaya skazka!

Posted by Jewel at August 6, 2012 1:07 PM

The headline reads like a "...walked into a bar...." joke.

Posted by Larry Sheldon at August 6, 2012 2:44 PM

We never did find out about the raccoon.

Posted by SteveS at August 6, 2012 2:53 PM

Anyone else notice that spinning red globe graphic on the right? It would only show Africa and Arabia, then fade to restart it again. The Americas and 3/4 of the world never show up.

??

Posted by Hannon at August 6, 2012 6:42 PM

Besides the somewhat comedic value, the more important issue is why is this even news in Russia? Do they really care that police found pot plants in Canada? I mean, isn't there bigger and more important news in Russia than a routine drug seizure in a country half a world away? Just more proof that Russian media does their best to dumb down the people!

Posted by Christo at August 7, 2012 12:30 PM

@Christo..."half a world away?"...dude...we look across the tundra at each other.

Posted by Brian in BC at August 7, 2012 6:52 PM

Ruskies love vodka on slow news days.

Posted by Rocky at August 8, 2012 8:09 AM