ToDaZeD CA *facepalm*

sneaking up on watermelons edition

…County Fair has eliminated the pig scramble from Farmers Day due to rising public concern and protests over animal welfare

… youngsters chased and tried to capture piglets weighing 40 to 60 pounds …

Anybody ever participate in a greased pig catch? A 50lb pig is a worthy opponent. Grease him up? *yikes*

This game originated in the Good Ol’ Days when farm kids were strong and fit — and had to be to contribute to the family‘s daily bread. It was a little fun to amuse the adults and teach the kids about competition.

Today’s young ‘uns contribution is to master the non-mathematical Noo Math and Fortnite. They can barely hold their heads up in order to text.

But the city folk – who have nevar seen a pig not properly plated – think it’s mean. …or something. Or maybe see how badly their own children would lose the competition.

…this year’s event Aug. 4 will instead include elementary school children carrying watermelons slicked with vegetable oil around an obstacle course

Which is what we reallreally need: kids who can sneak up on fruit.


  1. Posted July 22, 2019 at 10:03 am |

    “The board president refused comment that the watermelon obstacle course passes between the bacon on a stick booth as well as the pork rind toss.”


  2. Lord of the Fleas
    Posted July 22, 2019 at 10:41 am |

    I’m guessin’ there won’t be any black kids participating, ‘cuz raycissss…

    And if black kids are excluded out of sensitivity, then raycisss…

  3. James
    Posted July 22, 2019 at 12:11 pm |

    “Think of the vegetables” used to create EVIL OIL… (It’s Oil so it must be bad!)

  4. DougM (speak three names)
    Posted July 22, 2019 at 4:06 pm |

    no roping-a-stump competition?

  5. TheBigHarry
    Posted July 23, 2019 at 7:16 am |

    Never seen one at a county fair, but I have observed the last call closing at an ABC on a Saturday night. Does that count?

    Someone has to sneak up on fruit. That’s why city slickers were born.