New York, NY - (Ass mess): The recent foul stench that swept New York has been traced to a collapsed section of 100 year old sewers that criss-cross Lower Manhattan, the Hudson River and all the way to New Jersey. And now angry forensic bacteriologists from the NYC Department of Sanitation are blaming a build-up of detritus gases sourced to Reverend Pat Robertson's Age-Defying Protein Pancakes for the collapse which caused thousands of luckless New Yorkers to go down with a dose of winter projectile vomiting syndrome at the beginning of the New Year.
A recent festive season campaign by the Reverend's marketing company saw his eponymous pancake sales soar in New York as gullible Yuletide shoppers packed their loved-ones' Xmas stockings with special edition variety gift packs.
Now it appears that Robertson has met his Nemesis as NYC engineers prepare to sue for the damage caused to the sanitation infrastructure which has up til now withstood the test of time from all other assaults on its age, durability and capacity to cope with vicious toxins.
"Age-Defying may be in the product description", said a spokesman, "but if this is what the aftermath of digestion is like on a sturdy and reliable pipe system like ours here in NYC, imagine the effects on global warming".
No one at Pat Robertson's PR company has replied to the allegations nor commented on reports that the Reverend is on extended vacation at a Pasadena health hydro undergoing extensive colonic irrigation therapy to remedy his own Yuletide gastric blow-out.
For details of his yummy scrummy pancakes just visit his website.