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.