Celebrity chef Paul Prudhomme (of Paul Prudhomme’s Magic Seasoning Blends) says “he was in the midst of setting up his cooking tent at a golf tournament in New Orleans when he heard a kind of “whistley zing” and felt a sting in his arm. Prudhomme shook his shirt sleeve found a .22-caliber bullet in his long johns.” [NPR]


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  1. homerjay says:

    Why is this here? Just a human interest story or something?

  2. Dobernala says:

    new seasoning blend made out of gunpowder coming up

  3. failurate says:

    What I want to know, is who shot Justin Wilson?!?

  4. t-r0y says:

    Obviously this is Paul fault!

  5. KyleOrton says:

    If Best Buy knew what was good for it, they’d send him a big fat gift card. Now THAT’S customer service!

  6. Hoss says:

    @failurate: Muss be cajun duck season, garrontee, it are

    + Watch video

  7. MercuryPDX says:

    He needs to file a Chargeback with the shooter.
    (Saving the rest for others who wander in here.)

  8. valarmorghulis says:

    Kinda funny…kinda not at all ‘Consumerist fare’…I’m kinda more pissed off than anything else that there are people out there doing stupid crap like not following firearm safety rules when they could have ended up as a perfectly good stain on somebody’s jeans.

    Pretty sure that’s a run-on. Anyway, a gun can be fun, but that doesn’t make it a toy. If you don’t know how to use it, don’t be and idiot and just put it down.


  9. Sudonum says:

    Isn’t that the NRA’s new slogan? “A Gun Can Be Fun!”

  10. Dustbunny says:

    The gun was fired by a dwarf who was mad that he was stopped and had to show his receipt when leaving Wal-Mart.

  11. failurate says:

    @Hossofcourse: If you can make to the punch line, that’s freakin’ hillarious.

  12. GearheadGeek says:

    Someone who lived near the golf course must have been installing a satellite dish….

  13. mikelotus says:

    guns don’t kill people, people that get in the way of bullets kill themselves.

  14. RandoX says:

    It’s just a .22, we used to shoot them at each other trying to catch them in our teeth when we were kids.

  15. Underpants Gnome says:

    Are you sure this isn’t a clever product placement for [www.seasonshot.com] ?

  16. CrazyRedd says:

    Fiery foods Ah looooove!

  17. Jetts says:

    @KyleOrton: If you shop at Best Buy you deserve to get any “whistley zing” sting that comes your way. He probably made a scene by talking to other customers, or trying to leave the store after buying something.


  18. ElizabethD says:

    Paul had obviously refused to show his Social Security card and was shot by the border patrol as a suspected illegal alien. Gotta be *his* fault for flouting national security.

  19. ElizabethD says:

    Oh wait — were the long johns imprinted with a totenkopf?

    The plot thickens!

  20. Mr. Gunn says:

    What’s really weird is that after it was reported locally, NPR picked it up, too. I guess this was “let’s check back in on what’s happening in New Orleans” week.

  21. m4ximusprim3 says:

    @ElizabethD: I was trying to figure out how to get a solid “blame the victim” post out of this :) The best I could come up with was blaming him for being in new orleans in the first place.

  22. SuperJdynamite says: