before i show you my favorite LAT blog post of the day

lemme say hi Chris!

ok. heres the story that i wish we had headlined “Bad Ass” but you cant have everything

“Marijuana smuggled inside donkey statues”

In a case that could cast suspicion on lawn ornaments everywhere, authorities say they have busted a drug ring that used ceramic donkey statues to smuggle $1.5 million worth of marijuana into the Los Angeles area.

At least 15 people have been arrested in connection with the scheme to ship 1,800 pounds of pot in 200 concrete burros discovered last month in a shipping container at the Port of Long Beach. The shipment came from Mexico and was being sent to a fictitious business in Fontana.

The marijuana was found hidden inside the hollowed-out decorative lawn statues, which stand 3 feet tall and weigh 100 pounds, said Immigration Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice.

read the whole thing here by one of our ace reporters Andrew Blankstein