Saturday, September 01, 2007

Funnel Cakes, Carnies, and Dust, Oh My!

Last night D. and I took my students to the Washington County Fair. Maybe it's growing up in Arkansas that instilled in me a deep appreciation for gaudy, tacky, colorful, offensive, loud, trans fat-filled, stinky, horribly wonderful things like county fairs. D. doesn't really get it, but he went along like the trooper he is. Plus, it was fun introducing the students to something so classically American.

How can you not love a place that sells enormous confederate flags, gives away knives as prizes and sells t-shirts like this one (click on the picture to read the fine print - gotta love those misogynistic punchlines)?

The big duck might be a little creepy.

For Lori Mocha:

All this pink and neon makes me a little giddy.

Those might be telenovela stars airbrushed on the background of Extreme Pow'r. I couldn't figure it out.


Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I have a similar shirt, but it says, "You can't take my Porn, Fireworks, or Miniskirt

carolyn says said...

aw man jumbo corn dogs sound so good right now!

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Great photos.
This weekend this city boy went to the Marshall County (Indiana), Blueberry Festival. I had a deep fried Snickers bar.

I cannot wait for next year's!

Grandpa Bob said...

This is the first time I've visited your site and it made me want to go the the County Fair next year for something fried.

Lori Mocha said...


jeff mac, said...

Ahh, corn dogs. Man's answer to any extra healthiness you might be experiencing.

I love corn dogs. God help me, I do love them so.

smoore said...

hey, that looks just like my dog on that tshirt!

btw, you can't take my dog. or my corndog...