Sunday, August 28, 2005

A Trip to the Fair

Last night UF and I went to the Harford, PA fair. FUN!!! Hot dogs, onion rings and steak sandwiches...yum. We went to see the demolition derby but sadly my pictures did not turn out so well - too many herky jerky movements by the smash-ups and men wearing helmets...it was very smoky and kind of beautiful to watch.




BUT MUCH MUCH BIGGER in the way of photo excitement were the prize-winning items on display in the halls.

A crocheted motorhome. It's hard to see from this photo, but inside the well-appointed home are two racks for electronic keyboards. Amazing!!!



A beach cake. Excellent idea to put lifesavers along the front edge in case of accidental drowning.



In the clothing section - this lovely sandwich outfit. The boy modeling it does not look so pleased, however.




The art section contained many many fabulous items. These were my favorites, please note that the first one seems to be an MM of some kind.



74 comments:

fairy butler said...

oh my fucking god...speechless.

fairy butler said...

looking again i think the sand cake is the item i find most disturbing. the feeling of sand in the mouth. if the crocheted motor home is perfect for chelsea.

hammy said...

LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mountain Man said...

It was really amazing! Basically everything I search for on the internet or look for here and there in thrift shops was all IN ONE PLACE with many people darting about in cowboy hats. It was incredible. What I didn't post were the long aisles of bunnies in their cages, goats in their pens and chickens. Totally awe-inspiring.

Mountain Man said...

I wish you all could have been with me! Maybe next year we will have a group outing to the fair.

Sugar high said...

I love the motorhome, it's brilliant. Wow.

pd said...

Hearts + hearts and more hearts!!! I love the cake more than anything.

krixfort said...

next year, can we jump in the crochet motorhome and take a trip to the fair? I want to look at gigantic fruits and vegetables. Did they have them there MM?

Mountain Man said...

Krix, the vegetables and fruits were not huge, weirdly. Just regular size and definitely everything was on its last legs, as it was the last night of the fair. Many sad wilting flowers, stale cakes and not quite rotting veggies. Somehow that just made it all the more poignant.

I keep thinking if someone made that motorhome and put it in a gallery show it would totally translate.

Lurker said...

I am enjoying the paintings most. Especially the man with the dark glasses.

the real pd said...

I think there should be some demo-derbies in galleries. Very appropriate.

krixfort said...

I agree with lurker about the painting of the man in dark glasses. so racer x. . .

Mountain Man said...

There is some demo destruction happening in my intestines today.

Hi PD & Krix! Let's don the dark glasses of menace and win the races.

Rhonda said...

I have the cramps. My legs are involved, as is my back. I am dreaming of ice cube trays and rhinos in the manner of Zan and Jana.

RPD said...

MM, I told you not to eat the cake at the derby. Sawdust is not good for the intestines.

pd said...

RPD=PD

Prison of Pain said...

Ouch. Forgoing any reality. Mission stymied.

Sudsy said...

Spin cycle in tum. Blaster squads tumulting the hells. Hoses, knots and pillaging. OUCH!!!!!!

Ebbing Manhood said...

I am turning into a girl.

X's for Eyes said...

Out.

Barb said...

There is corporeal evil afoot in the invisible wires. Snorts.

X's for Eyes said...

Barb you sound menacing. Are you a ghost?

Barb said...

No, I am a victim of the contemporary spectacle of reality and the bombardment of images that occurs in popular culture.

X's for Eyes said...

That sounds like a tragicomedy written in real time. Very cartoon-philosophy. Good luck to you.

Sorrowful Midget said...

X's for eyes, what do you mean by out? Are you out of the closet or are you knocked out? You seem very lively to me. Are you a hustler who's in it for the thrills?

X's for Eyes said...

These are good questions, I am not sure of the answers. I love emotional midgets.

Jodi said...

I love anyone who is not me.

Heather said...

I am sitting in attack position. I have pistols at the ready for no apparent reason, yet I feel safer this way.

fairy butler said...

is it jumping out window time yet? i am all wrapped up in elastic bands and am ready to spring.

fairy butler said...

did you take the acid i left you mm?

krixfort said...

I need a tincture.

Mountain Man said...

I have not taken the acid yet, FB. Perhaps I should, my brain is on high alert and it is causing de-pressurization in all internal cabins. I am set to combust.

Preparation M said...

I am working on a tincture/muscle relaxant/oracular potion. I will let you know when it is finished. I intend for it to be grape-flavor.

fairy butler said...

it may be time for a vision quest mm. you will need a variety of notions if you proceed on this path some of which include:

- the acid, ingested, but not too much.

- 3 playing cards, jack of diamonds, a joker, and the 5 of clubs

- pocket spanish dictionary

- your toilet in a bag

- assorted nails, push pins, and tapes, assemble a grab bag

- hair brush

i am probably forgetting some other important items. let me think.

Mountain Man said...

This is excellent advice, FB, however I may have to forego the tacks and what-not as hurting myself with them could be a possible outcome. Must only bring soft, malleable items on the vision quest. I can put everything in my satchel of despair that dangles suggestively from the end of my stick.

Mountain Man said...

(Not THAT stick, PD)

Mountain Man said...

Yes to the Spanish dictionary. Perhaps a Dutch one too. Yes to the hair brush - I like silky hair even when I am tripping in the wilds.

Mountain Man said...

Possibly the lyrics to all Yes songs.

fairy butler said...

you might want to participate in some cut dancing while you are questing so some cutting appendices may be necessary.

fairy butler said...

a small ghetto blaster with only yes tapes. they just put out a live box set i happen to know from Daiel. included with this box set is a "yes on ice" concert with rennaissance type stylings. i am not kidding.

fairy butler said...

mm, you will need some l'eggs nude hose for various things including fur trapping.

Mountain Man said...

It sounds great! Yes on Ice!!! I like. Fairy, my hands are kick ass sharp - hands of mega cutting capabilities. But you know best about what to bring so ok I will bring some sharp sharps. I will have to write a note to self on my inner fore-arm NOT to cut myself in any way, however great the temptation.

Mountain Man said...

Crotchless? I've got them - leftover from Arthur's half goat half man porno frenzy.

Mountain Man said...

Crotchless hose are the way of the wilds.

Darcy said...

I am carving a wooden emblem for you to wear around your neck MM. It will assist in warding off evil.

fairy butler said...

pink post-its on the knives and tacks mm - this will prevent self-injury. you will need the spanish dictionary to talk to the nutria, who are attrated to the sounds of yes.

fairy butler said...

bring some non-crotchless l'eggs for trapping and collecting mushrooms, berries, and scats.

fairy butler said...

can i accompany you mm, on the vision quest? i will bring some finger cymbals, a mouth harp, and magical musical thing. i will practice along with yes.

Mountain Man said...

Thank you deeply and richly for this advice FB. May I bring goggles in case I have to commune with the nutria underwater?

fairy butler said...

yes, goggles are often necessary in the woods.. and the city for that matter.

Mountain Man said...

I wanted to ask you to join me Fairy, but I felt shy. Yes! The quest is all about yes. We will leave at dawn tomorrow. I will bring my maracas and jew's harp.

Mountain Man said...

I will also bring a small container of acidophilous milk, some twisty straws and a stun gun. Just in case.

X's for Eyes said...

Good luck to you. May you never end up like me.

fairy butler said...

X's - you don't realize how lucky you are. you must have a steady stream of moonshine to the central nervous system, yes?

hammy said...

Don't forget bananas!

P-bunk (the artisit formerly known as pd) said...

did someone say stick??

Mountain Man said...

Hammy I would like Ham-Coated Bananas. Do you know where I can get some?

P-Bunk, please still be the lovely PD I know.

Carla said...

Hammy, I am aching to chew on your bum bum.

Carla said...

I heart you.

Carla said...

Please do not fear my chewy desires. They are more metaphorical than literal. My actions are like piss poor poetry.

hammy said...

Ham coated bananas may be found at the state fair. they are on a stick which makes them taste better!

Carla, you are a sweety. My bum is a little dimpled these days.

pd said...

p-bunk is hard to get use to.....

zombie said...

what's happening here? P-bunk you are PD and that's final.

sloth said...

Beautiful pitchers, MM lovey. You are a lifesaver of unparalleled deliciousness. I crunch you.

Mountain Man said...

My dearest most darling SLOTHERS!!!!! So happy to have you back. All is now right again in the blog world. Crunches back to you.

Mountain Man said...

Sniff sniff...I thought Sloth was back but not yet!! Accomplishing dutiful tasks of repair to shed in the wilds. A noble duty. Soon, Sloth, we will cradle you in the ether.

krixfort said...

cheer up MM. Slothy will return soon. We can sing her a duet upon her arrival. I vote for Islands in the Stream. Will you join in?

Mountain Man said...

Yes I will Krix. I would consider it an honor to sing with you. Then perhaps we can segway into "Kiss is on my List"? That would be real real nice.

krixfort said...

I am practicing in my cube right now.

pd said...

What about something from "Grease"? A little Newton JOhn, John Travolta number?

krixfort said...

heloooooooo MM! Hearts to you!

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