Turbonegro’s Happy-Tom Witnesses The Arrival Of An Abandoned “Pot Boat”

Apr 23rd, 2008 // 6 Comments

turbonegro.jpgWhen California’s KUSI interviewed a “surfer” in Sunset Cliffs about a boat containing marijuana that had washed up on the store, they clearly didn’t realize that Tom Seltzer was better known as Happy-Tom, bassist for the legendary Norwegian band Turbonegro. If you don’t know Turbonegro, I recommend checking out the following songs: “Rock Against Ass,” “Are You Ready (For Some Darkness),” “The Midnight NAMBLA,” “Everybody Loves A Chubby Dude,” and “Do You Dig Destruction?” For fans who don’t want to watch the entire broadcast, we’ve got Happy-Tom’s quotes after the jump.

“What a waste!”

“And they were stripping out the seats and putting bricks of marijuana in a plastic bag.”

“The harvest of Neptune!”

“Might have been a decoy for a bigger operation further North!”"

The last line is said in a tone that imitates, intentionally or not, the voice of Doug McKenzie. Do you think KUSI’s reporter figured that any surfer would refer to “the harvest of Neptune?” Maybe they just didn’t want to say the word “Turbonegro” on air.

Marijuana Boat Washes Ashore [KUSI News]

  1. Charlie Kerfelds Jetsons Tee

    Maybe they just didn’t want to say the word “Turbonegor” on air.

    I don’t see what’s so offensive about “Turbonegor.” Hell, I don’t even know what one is.

  2. bcapirigi

    is it me or was that lifeguard totally not a lifeguard?

  3. Anonymous

    @Charlie Kerfelds Jetsons Tee: It’s turbonegRO.

    I hate turbonegro solely because I hate Bam Margera.

  4. DavidWatts

    I once saw Turbonegro here in NYC, and it was sort of the most amazing night of my life. It started with mini-Turbonegro taking the stage (they were midgets dressed in the same faux-viking gear that Turbonegro would sport), ended with fake money raining down with the band’s picture on it, and in between there was just insane, insane music.

  5. R. Morast

    @Charlie Kerfelds Jetsons Tee:

    File this in your cubby of bad ideas: a white guy (me) wearing a turbonegro T-shirt while walking into an apartment building and past a collection of young african-american men. their sharp stares indicated they weren’t familiar with the band – or that the shirt’s “turbonegro” logo glowed in the dark.

  6. Charlie Kerfelds Jetsons Tee

    @GotanOrange: Yes. I’m aware. I was simply making a jab at Miccio’s typo…

    …which he has since fixed, thus making me look like an ass.

    Anyway, I could really go for a decent pizza… Come to think of it, I think I’m going to bake a motherfucking pizza tonight.

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