In honor of the safe return of ARSI President for Life Obie MacAroon III to his expedition in the Chilean highlands, the Board of the Advanced Rutabaga Studies Institute (ARSI) has declared:
Last week President MacAroon was released from jail in Pintodos after being taken into custody on a fugitive warrant from the U.S. based on allegations of tax fraud that his team of Chilean lawyers described as "completely bogus." The release was effected as soon as cash payments could be arranged for certain "routine fees" to local officials.
INTERNATIONAL RUTABAGA MONTH - AUGUST, 2009
While the human-rights community awaits additional details concerning this unfortunate misunderstanding, we are pleased to report that the ARSI expedition will immediately resume its intensive search for the legendary tropical rutabaga (Brassica napobrassica tropicales).
PHOTO: Police and curious onlookers outside the Pintodos jail await Obie MacAroon III's release.