Thursday, September 01, 2005 :::
My friend used to say that Old Navy could sell wool sweaters for so cheap because it was subpar wool, most likely sheared from the butt of the sheep. But after seeing this image from Flickr's Minnesota State Fair slideshow, I got a new theory about where they get the subpar wool:
Look at the size of those things. That's at least three Old Navy sweaters right there.
Other interesting images from the Flickr's MN State Fair collection:
The DFL Booth [via missjasmine]
The Butter Face [via culturecat]
The Spaghetti on a Stick Booth
::: posted by dan at 5:25 PM :: [ link ] :: (19) comments
19 previous comments:
The best Post-It at the DFL booth: "So I can cheech up at school."
By pierre, at 10:38 PM
I wanted to see what Spaghetti-on-a-stick looks like... How do you get it to stay there? I'm just hoping it's not battered and deep-fried.
By alivicwil, at 1:58 AM
I am SOOOO disappointed that there was no actual picture of spaghetti on a stick! There is only the promise of spaghetti on a stick, which is not nearly as good.
By Angela, at 8:10 AM
here is a pic of the spaghetti on a stick... ummm i am not hungry anymore!
By , at 8:28 AM
For the record, your friend that said Old Navy sweaters are from inferior wool; inferior because it was from the butt of the sheep and could not ever be 100% clean, and thatís why they were so inexpensive did not actually believe that. She was trying to trick her other friend into believing it, which he did, cause heís dumb.
By Kristina, at 8:46 AM
Uh...guys...that's pretty much what you look like from the back when y'all bend over nakers. I think the camera angle just makes it look more, uh, lurid.
By Smartypants, at 9:15 AM
My new favorite word is "nakers."
And for the real record, I did not ever believe that was why the sweaters were so cheap. Just because I silently contemplated the whole situation with a serious look on my face does not mean I believed it. Gosh.
By brent, at 10:12 AM
Where does one get a hunk of butter so large that you can carve a bust out of it?
By , at 10:51 AM
If you had any inkling that the story wasnít true, it was only because you couldnít bear to believe that your sweater may have sheep poop so deeply imbedded in it that it could never be cleaned and was the reason it was so inexpensive.
By Kristina, at 10:51 AM
Can you give proper credit or links to the flickr pics? As one of the folks with a lot of fair pics, I'd really appreciate it.
By , at 11:18 AM
Great god almighty! Is that kind of testicle monstrosity awarded at this fair? County's biggest nuts? Animal with the most load to bear? Dang.
By Elle Marie, at 12:19 PM
I'm thinking we should've gone with only foods on a stick for our wedding. Surf and Turf on a stick sounds delicious!!
By Biglug, at 12:25 PM
Sarah, I'm not so familiar with Flickr so I wasn't sure if I could figure out how to give credit, but I think I did it. Except for that Spaghetti ball booth pic. I can't find that one anymore.
By dan, at 2:14 PM
wow, i've been reading your blog everyday for about 18 months now and i was happy just reading quietly, but that image of those fuzzy balls are going to stick with me forever. i just needed to let you know that. i'm going to have a few swigs of vodka, try to take a nap and pretend what i saw was a nightmare.
By michael, at 4:02 PM
That hunk 'o butter makes me queasy.
By Rusty, at 4:25 PM
That picture made me think of team america "You have balls. I like balls"
By Gwenhwyfar, at 5:57 PM
This goat is a serious competitor. Now I understand why some dirty girls...
Never mind. My point is:
How can we human males beat that?
By , at 3:03 PM
I don't understand, Dan, why you put those things together: sheep, spaghetti and meat ball on a stick, butterface, democrats...
What must i make of this. The sheep picture shows us where our spaghetti meat balls really come from?
Then, what exactly am i holding when i hold that stick, huh? And if i hold it near my lips and shake it, the ball plops and i get a buttered face?
Still, what about the connection to the Democrats? Hmm... Let me think. That's a hard one. A hard one. And it goes deep, man. Could it be that "a stick" also means "a cigar"? But what have cigars with Democrats presidents?
By , at 10:45 AM
Smartypants, I really appreciate the vote of confidence. But I can safely say that no amount of photographic artifice would make my boys appear to hang out at knee-level, regardless of whether I was bending over nakers.
By S&J, at 6:22 PM
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