Monday, August 28, 2006

Beakerkin goes to the State Fair

I do enjoy the state fair. I do not go for the rides, although there was a NYC themed horror ride that tempted me. The most dangerous ride is still called get out of the Parking Lot.

I enjoy the agricultural shows. The giant produce is amusing and 700 pound pumkins are always intersting. There didn't seem to be the 4 foot rat or freak show routine this year. This means that Uptown will have to find a new vocation.

I went to the livestock shows and found an interesting tidbit. Apparently, this Communist poultry bit is a New England thing, because the place was loaded with Muscovy " Commie " Ducks. The fair was sponsored by Proressive " Commie" insurance.
There were plenty of Chickens breeds, but no subversive fowl were noticed among about nine breeds. However, make mine fried and I could care less what breed it is.

10 comments:

MissingLink said...

Beak,
However, make mine fried and I could care less what breed it is.
Make sure your fried poultry is always well done.
Some commie species are known to carry foot & mouth disease and such.

JINGOIST said...

Beak I gotta agree with you about the Fair. I LOVE to go and play the long basketball shot game and tour the animal barns. My maternal grandfather was a farmer and the high point of the agricultural fair was always the draft horse sled pull! Those farmers would get all tanked up and hoot and holler while the horses competed to see which one could pull the heaviest sled. That was fun.

Morgan

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

The best state fairs have a pie-eating contest.

The Merry Widow said...

State Fairs are fun, haven't been to one in years, prefer the sporadic air shows at the base(AF)! The runups are fun, with all the planes coming in and practising over the house! I can put a chair in the front yard and watch the Thunderbirds. That's cool and then climbing in and out of planes and such!
Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

tmw

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Always On Watch said...

Do state fairs in Vermont have the freak sideshows nowadays? If so, I'm guessing that the term "freak" is no longer used.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

AOW,

The politically correct term for freak is "functionally disturbing."

Elmer's Brother said...

The most dangerous ride is still called get out of the Parking Lot.

It always is.

Always On Watch said...

Mr. Beamish,
The politically correct term for freak is "functionally disturbing."

I avoid pc terms as much as possible, though I usually try to be polite.

I used to love the sideshows at the fairs. Some of the freaks were frauds, but not all. I wonder how those people make a living now???

EB,
Getting out of the parking lot can be really tough if alcohol has been served. I went through that at the West VA State Fair many years ago.

Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

I used to love the sideshows at the fairs. Some of the freaks were frauds, but not all. I wonder how those people make a living now???

Some have blogs...

::ducking and running::

:P