Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Spread the Love

I effed up. No, Tony, I didn't kill a cop. And no it's not all the random spacing blooger somehow inserted into this post. I completely missed the Ohio State Fair!

I blame Utah and it's stupid good weather. We don't have a State Fair in Utah until clear into September. By then there's already snow in Michigan. And actually Utah as well if you live above 8,000 feet.

Yes, I messed up because I completely forgot about the Ohio State Fair.

Now I've written before about the wonderfulness that is the Ohio State Fair. Where else can you marvel at the wonders of the US's vast superiority in food on a stick technology and take in a cow made entirely out of butter.

But this year they outdid themselves. In a tribute to the President's with ties to Ohio (and that's not just counting illegal campaign contributions) they made a butter sculpture featuring the likenesses of Presidents William Henry Harrison, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley and William H. Taft, and Warren G. Harding. Ah, Taft. There's certainly something to be proud of.

And thanks to our friends at the Columbus Dispatch,

we know that the sculptures this year took over 2 tons of butter. That's almost as much as Dom Deluise uses in a year.

Sure, Mount Butter may be swell. But it's no Holstein cow.

In fact, I'd rank it just behind a new credit card blog.

Now somebody in Ohio better get moving on making a boatload of waffles.


Roxrocks said...

You should have a disclaimer on this post that says *May clog arteries!

Anonymous said...

Oh, snap!

I'm probably going to be moving to OH next year. I can't wait for this famous high-cholesterol fair! Maybe I can be your Ohio State Fair correspondent.

[F]oxymoron said...

Butter!!! That is sick man! ...

Kate said...

Okay. Just so you know.... The IOWA State Fair is the original home of the butter cow. Yeppers. My mom's roommate from college a gazillionty years a go carves it every year.

And I missed it this year. Sadly. Missed the Iowa State Fair - which is second ONLY to Vegas in US Tourist attractions. No F-ing joke.

lostinutah said...

Who has the big butter Jesus?

lostinutah said...
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t2ed said...

Big Butter Jesus is just outside of Cincy.


lostinutah said...

Would love to see the big butter Jebus.