Welcome to the Maple Grove Barefoot Guy!

For the latest in barefoot and minimalist running advice, news, and product reviews, subscribe or follow me at one of the links below! Cheers citizens!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

It's Time to Play "State Fair Bingo"!



Just a quick and fun one today.  I am swamped planning for The Naked Foot 5K.  Register today if you haven't already!

Well it's almost time for one of Minnesota's most peculiar traditions.  The Minnesota State Fair is the annual celebration of our state's agricultural heritage.  That's what it's supposed to be about really.  What actually happens is a contest to see what can and cannot be battered and cooked in a deep frier.  It's a who's-who of 80's hair bands (and Rascal Flatts...somehow they always make it too).  And it's a sea of interesting humanity that you usually don't find outside of The People of Walmart website.

Anyway, during the fair I like to play a little game called "State Fair Bingo".  It's just like regular bingo, except each square is filled with a different type of person, place, or thing that you generally only see at a state fair.  You mark off a square each time you see that person, place, or thing.  It's a great way to compliment your people watching. 

I posted some suggestions for State Fair Bingo on my personal facebook account, and got a lot of responses.  They were pretty hilarious, and I want to share them all with you folks.  Maybe you can use them to populate your own bingo card.

NOTE: I shouldn't have to say this, but this is the web.  Some of this content may be considered offensive.  It's meant as humor.  I have no personal malice towards morbidly obese people in leotards.  They are probably really nice.  But if you're easily offended, please just leave now.  And if you are a morbidly obese person in a leotard, contact me.  I want to have a "What Not to Wear" moment with you.

1. Black socks with brown sandals
2. Morbidly obese lady on a Hover Round
3. Two females with mullets holding hands
4. Child on a leash
5. Teen mom with more than one child in stroller
6. Entire family wearing fanny packs
7. Toddler walking alone wearing only diapers
8. Breastfeeding in public (no attempt to cover up)
9. Child getting peed on by livestock
10. Parent with fewer teeth than their infant children
11. Gigantic beer belly paired with cut-off t-shirt
12. 80s band t-shirt paired with homemade cut-off jean shorts
13. Person carrying at least 5 freebie grab bags
14. Pack of teenagers (at least 3) in platform heels
15. One-armed Carney
16. Person wearing multiple animal prints (must be from at least two distinct animals)
17. Couple getting to either second or third base in public view
18. Deep fried butter (it exists!)
19. Adult freaking out on children's ride
20. Person wearing only overalls
21. Obviously intoxicated person before noon
22. Breasts that sag to at or below navel level
23. Wife-beater sunburn (i.e. outline of shirt is white, the rest of body is red)
24. Homemade tattoo
25. Any member of the band Big Country

Sorry if I missed some!  Post below if you have your own suggestions for a great state fair bingo card!

10 comments:

  1. You totally skipped the best one. Tall lanky man in a red cape and kilt ;)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great list, although Item 25 is kind of sad, considering Big Country's lead singer hung himself in a hotel room in Hawaii a few years back. They are apparently still making music and touring, so good for them.

    ReplyDelete
  3. btw if you want an easy way to make up a series of bingo cards with this list and randomize the order of the words per card http://print-bingo.com has a really nice generator that you can copy and paste the whole list over to.

    ReplyDelete
  4. http://annieinmn.wordpress.com/2008/08/29/state-fair-bingo/

    ReplyDelete
  5. The very best flap offers gleaming very necklaces hanging for your louis vuitton replica as well as magnificent appear. The actual purse includes a aspect click starting fine detail with regard to broader growth along with a permanent magnetic click with regard to drawing a line under underneath the best flap. With regard to daily make use of, the actual tote is actually centrally split along with wallets, all the 10 wallets tend to be France piped. The actual France louis vuitton replica squat wallet includes a center appeal draw and also the internal coating may be the personal steel Los angeles Gioe Di Toscana coating. The actual colours obtainable are merely spectacular: the actual crimson snake along with embossing within 3 tones associated with crimson as well as silver-tone louis vuitton replica. Another is actually choice is actually similarly jazzy along with red-colored leather-based as well as precious metal steel describing. Celebs tend to be trendsetters. Let us encounter this. Celebrities are able probably the most costly associated with custom purses. They are able to pay the most popular purses that people just about all desire we'd. Due to this, celebrities arranged the actual pattern with regards to purses. For this reason all of us turn to all of them that totes have been in style. Additionally, it's awesome in order to chanel outlet exactly what the actual tote appears like within actual life towards a genuine individual as well as that they design this upward or even lower. Simply because celebrities are able any kind of tote they need, they're often observed wearing several warm custom purses. Ladies adore maintain using the most recent celeb occurrences. Exactly what they are performing. Exactly what they are putting on. As well as that totes they're putting on. All of us make use of this info in order to impact the actual chanel outlet that people help to make within our purse buying choices.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Bloggers like you are very few on World Wide Web and I am happy to found you. It’s like finding a pearl in the sea, tough but fruitful. Best wishes and regards.

    no deposit bingo

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...