Sunday, April 30, 2006

Beakerkin at the Maple Festival and around the state

I took a day to enjoy the local Maple Fair. Scooter was there as usual and I was the sport. The Maple Fair is like a giant NYC block party without our culinary favorites.
There is one oddity that should be exported to NYC the blooming onion. It is a massive fried Texas White Onion served in the shape of a flower. The Pizza and Italian food are not even close.

Scooter asked me if the oddities at the parade compared to NYC. The Shriners in Fezs
racing all over the place was odd. However I lived in Manhattan and the Gay Pride and Haloween Parade passed my appartment. 450lb lesbiams wearing angel wings and leather underpants on choppers singing Gloria Estefan tune was a classic. Seeing fifty adult men dress up like Sponge Bob another fifty like Lizzie Grubman and another 100 as Deborah Harry was memorable. I pointed to Scooter look there are the my friends from NYC. The men wearing skirts were the local bagpipe brigade.

The crowd booed the handful of Republicans and cheered Bernie Sanders. Sanders attempted to shake my hand but I told him I am allergic to Socialists. Sanders and the local veterans drew the largest applause. One float with kids was memorable because a todler fell asleep on the float. The crowd roared when the kid woke up.
There was a parade of classic cars and old tractors as well. There was no lumberjacks singing Abba songs.

I also took a trip to the local swamp in search of the rare Muhlenbergs bog turtle and struck out . I did see a few Snapping Turtles , Painted turtles and a wood turtle
but no trace of my Muhlenbergs bog turtle. I also saw my first mudpuppy and they are rare long salamanders about the size of my hand and much thinner then I imagined.

This week was also the football draft and Big Blue did well at the top and not so well in later rounds. However they better hope they can find a free agent defensive tackle in a hurry. The Eagles did well and took a lot of great players.

Mr Beamish in 08, Ducky to be sent to North Korea and 167 RIP

23 comments:

King Socrates said...
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beakerkin said...

One of the great things about owning your own blog is you get to
abort unwelcomed posters. Socrates from FPM has visited and brought his vile brand of filth to this blog.

In the early days of Rush Limbaugh there was a feature called caller abortions. Socrates is a pedophile who molested his own daughters. He posts under about ten aliases at FPM most notably faux Prof Meatheadsubstitute. He teaches English in a prison in CA where his behind is not even worth a cigarette.

Rev up the Vacum Cleaner Drummaster.

ZRRRRRRRRRRRRRRZRRRRR

This is an unwanted poster and a waste of space and time. He should have been aborted years ago before he could molest his own daughters.
Beakerkin now performs the first poster abortion.

Anonymous said...

I admit, I didn't get it the first time... now I do. LOL!

-FJ

beakerkin said...

Well Socky can try to get on this blog but unlike FPM we do not put up with his act here. Every comment of his will be aborted. I have a shopvac because he is sooo fat a standard model will not suffice.

nanc said...

i like salamanders AND golf.

beakerkin said...

Nanc

I do not know if mudpupies are found in Ark but they are rare up here. I never round one in NYS but looked all over for them. It figures that on a trip for Muhlenbergs Bog Turtle I would find something else.

The hills are alive with the smell of manure. It is a vile odor that despite what the locals say one never gets used to it.

MissingLink said...

Beak,
The hills are alive with the smell of manure. It is a vile odor that despite what the locals say one never gets used to it.

There is so much criminal madness trying to use our tolerance as a weapon against us.

Always On Watch said...

Beak,
Sanders attempted to shake my hand but I told him I am allergic to Socialists.

His reaction?

There was a parade of classic cars and old tractors as well.

Most know that I'm into classic cars. But I like old tractors as well. Any steam tractors?

I also took a trip to the local swamp...

How were the bugs? No mosquitoes here yet, but the biting flies are out and about. I'm a magnet for biting flies!

Always On Watch said...

Beakerkin now performs the first poster abortion.

Good turn of phrase in "poster abortion."

beakerkin said...

Sanders just smiled and went on his way. He knows how to work a crowd and does not ever talk about the Marxist crap in a public event . He focuses on local matters as it would be a lightning rod.

There was one steam tractor cugging up Main st.

The bugs were not bad yet . I am disapointed about not finding the rare bog turtle . My coworkers are on the lookout.

drummaster2001 said...

beak:

the shopvac wouldn't even suffice. you need to make an even stronger one.

beakerkin said...

Well I am in dairy farm country and there are all kinds of manure catchers around. I am suroe one of them can handle Socko's 650ld of fecal matter.

Unlike FPM I determine who posts here and there is not a thing the pedophile can do about it. He is free to make his own blog but this space does not cater to the criminally insane . Pedophiles like Socko deserve the death penalty.

Warren said...

Yea!
GO BEAK GO!

A mudpuppy is also known as a hellbender. Its a type of salamander but never looses its gill fringe.

If I remember corectly, its the largest of the Noth American salamander family.

People used to believe that `salamanders could cause fires and lived in flame because they would see them crawl out of burning logs.

Always On Watch said...

Warren,
People used to believe that `salamanders could cause fires and lived in flame because they would see them crawl out of burning logs.

You are a font of folklore. What's the origin of the above?

Always On Watch said...

Beak,
I've never seen a bog turtle. As you know, I am a turtle-lover.

I envy your trip to the swamp.

Hearing spring peepers up your way? We had them during a warm spell a few weeks back, but I haven't had time to check lately--I have to drive a few miles to our swampy area.

themerrywidow said...

I remember the phone abortions! The first time Rush did it I laughed, it was a great way to handle the terminally idiotic! It adds a touch of champagne to the site. Well done, sir, well done!

tmw

Glad you got to see a mudpuppy!

Always On Watch said...

Beak,
There was one steam tractor cugging up Main st.

In Berryville, VA, we have a huge annual steam-engine festival on the last weekend of July; dozens of steam tractors show up there, as well as a Stanley Steamer (car). It's a family tradition to attend and watch the sawmill. They also have a great flea market, with lots of lovely handcrafts and other items, some decently priced.

I grew up driving a tractor, but not a steam one. In his youth, Dad ran a sawmill.

In short, I love "country" festivals, but can do without the politicians' glad-handing.

Too bad the freak shows are no longer pc. I've seen some interesting anomalies, including Caterpillar Man. Some of the freak shows contained frauds, but others didn't.

beakerkin said...

TMW

I was not aware Rush did the caller abortions on the National show. I know on his local NYC show people called in asking to be aborted.

Warren

The mudpuppy was much narrower then I thought. It was very long with gills on the side.

AOW

I do not think the range of Muhlenbergs turtle goes to VA. They are about 5 inches long and only semi aquatic and mostly nocturnal. I am going to try the oxbow on the Winoski river as that is prime turtle habitat.

the merry widow said...

Beaker- In Ca. the Rush show was a touch of sanity in Santa Cruz! When he did his TV show, my son who was 3 at the time would run to the TV yelling "RUSHBAUGH, RUSHBAUGH"! See, I raised 'em right!

tmw

nanc said...

i love onion blossoms - but even better than that are the little onion petals that drop off with real ranch dressing.

Warren said...

AOW said,
"What's the origin of the above?"

European, posibably Norse.

The heraldic symbol of the smith is a salamander in flames. It speaks of darker times.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

The heraldic symbol of the smith is a salamander in flames. It speaks of darker times.

Darker times? Bah! Them's the good ol' days, when it was honorable to straight stab out or bust a cap in a fool for talkin' trash on you or your girl, and you got mad props for it. But only if you invited your homies to watch the duel or tournament.

Keep your artificial Day-Glo Montel Williams happy Prozac-satuated shadows away from what is right and proper.

War has ALWAYS led to peace.

Mad Zionist said...

Even a friggin Maple Festival in nowheresville USA is a homo-fest? THE MAPLE FESTIVAL! WTF is going on?