Do they have these at the State Fair yet? How about now? Now?
I don’t know what to say, other than I’m jealous I didn’t think of it first:
Anyone know where I can get the sheet music for that? And the flame thrower-esque sousaphone attachment?
As a side note, the cover of Britney Spears’ “Ooops I Did It Again” playing in the background is by Max Raabe. He has his own orchestra (the Palast Orchester), and does lots of 1920’s German dance music style covers of pop songs (among his other work). Other favorites are his cover of Angel (by Shaggy), Super Trouper, Tainted Love, and We Will Rock You. I didn’t have much luck finding YouTube clips of these, but these two Amazon pages for the albums have little clips of them to at least give the flavor of it.
The Minnesota State Fair started today. I don’t claim to be an expert on the fair by any means. I went for the first time last year, and I will say the various fried whatever on a stick was wonderful. I’m pretty sure I spent as much on an afternoon / evening of food there as I would have at a fancy restaurant, and I would totally do it again. The deep fat fried pickles were way better than I expected, and the deep fat fried candy bar on a stick is much better if you let it cool just a little to a more gooey state if you get it fresh right out of the fryer. Everything else is just sort of a blur of fried wonderfulness.
The other great part of the State Fair is, of course, the people watching. Last year some co-workers and I took an afternoon off to go, and one of them forwarded us people watching fair bingo cards (pdf). I have no idea where it came from originally, so I unfortunately can’t credit whoever it was that originally came up with it, just got it as an email forward. It’s great, terrible, but great. Not having been to the State Fair before, I mostly thought it was a joke. Not so. We forgot to print off cards before we left, but by the end we were pretty sure we were playing for a black out card instead of a simple line, and I think we all would have won pretty easily.
I’d like to meet someone who can type in such a way that the tapping noises the keys make are timed so that they convey the same message that the person is typing, but at about a third of the speed and in Morse Code.
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