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(WABI Bangor)   The second annual Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bunyan contest which includes activities such as a flannel fashion show, mechanical bull riding, ax throwing and a flapjack eating contest is kicking off in Bangor, Maine tomorrow   (wabi.tv) divider line 32
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2013-12-30 08:09:42 PM  
I believe I've told this story before, but it was a while ago and it seems appropriate in this particular thread so I'll be quick. Years ago, I was in Vegas for a long weekend. I ended up in a smallish casino near the Strip that was hosting a bikini mud wrestling event. That's not the point of the story, though, so I won't dwell on it. The point of this story is that I ran into a guy there named Clancy. That was his first name. We were standing side by side at the rail watching the wrestling and observing how none of them women seemed able to keep her top on more than a few seconds into each match. Anyway, we got to talking and it turned out Clancy had led quite a life -- he'd been a sheriff, a cattle man, a cowboy, everything. He was in Vegas to try out for a part in a Wild West show.

After the mud wrestling ended, the announcer said that the mechanical bull riding contest was about to begin. There was a significant prize for the winner. Now, most of my knowledge about bull riding comes from watching "Urban Cowboy" a while back, but I figured Clancy would be quite the competitor and asked him, as we ordered another round, if he was going to enter. And he shook his head and told me no, that mechanical bulls were stupid, and that the only way to win a mechanical bull riding contest was to be buddies with guy running it or be sleeping with him. He told me that riding a mechanical bull was nothing like riding a real bull, because real bulls move like real, breathing animals and are limited to real, breathing moves, but mechanical bulls are limited in their movement only the sadistic imagination of their operator. And he gave me a long, serious look square in the eyes and tipped his beer at me and said,  "If you ever get on one of those things, be sure to not piss off the guy running it. He'll hurt you."

I never saw Clancy again after that, but I've never forgotten his advice, and I believe it's served me well over the years.
 
2013-12-30 09:23:05 PM  
"Flapjack eating" sounds dirtier to me than it probably should.
 
2013-12-30 09:23:29 PM  
LARD ASS! LARD ASS! LARD ASS! LARD ASS!
 
2013-12-30 09:27:40 PM  
Babe wasn't Mrs. Bunyan?
 
2013-12-30 09:33:21 PM  
But I hardly know her...
 
2013-12-30 09:35:52 PM  
CSB---I worked at this TV station in the early 80s. Studio cam, field cam, and mailroom.
 
2013-12-30 09:37:36 PM  
Flapjack throwing, ax eating, flannels bulls, a mechanical fashion show and I'm there. Otherwise this is just the same ol' trite Saturday morning mom used to wake us up early for. I NEED MY SLEEP HORSE-FACE!
 
2013-12-30 09:40:53 PM  
That actually sounds fun, but my father's from lumber country on the Left Coast.
 
2013-12-30 09:45:37 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I believe I've told this story before, but it was a while ago and it seems appropriate in this particular thread so I'll be quick. Years ago, I was in Vegas for a long weekend. I ended up in a smallish casino near the Strip that was hosting a bikini mud wrestling event. That's not the point of the story, though, so I won't dwell on it. The point of this story is that I ran into a guy there named Clancy. That was his first name. We were standing side by side at the rail watching the wrestling and observing how none of them women seemed able to keep her top on more than a few seconds into each match. Anyway, we got to talking and it turned out Clancy had led quite a life -- he'd been a sheriff, a cattle man, a cowboy, everything. He was in Vegas to try out for a part in a Wild West show.

After the mud wrestling ended, the announcer said that the mechanical bull riding contest was about to begin. There was a significant prize for the winner. Now, most of my knowledge about bull riding comes from watching "Urban Cowboy" a while back, but I figured Clancy would be quite the competitor and asked him, as we ordered another round, if he was going to enter. And he shook his head and told me no, that mechanical bulls were stupid, and that the only way to win a mechanical bull riding contest was to be buddies with guy running it or be sleeping with him. He told me that riding a mechanical bull was nothing like riding a real bull, because real bulls move like real, breathing animals and are limited to real, breathing moves, but mechanical bulls are limited in their movement only the sadistic imagination of their operator. And he gave me a long, serious look square in the eyes and tipped his beer at me and said,  "If you ever get on one of those things, be sure to not piss off the guy running it. He'll hurt you."

I never saw Clancy again after that, but I've never forgotten his advice, and I believe it's served me well over the years.


And so it shall serve us all as well.

That place was the Frontier BTW.
 
2013-12-30 09:50:58 PM  
Friend from E OH may be there for that, visiting son & much younger kin (gt grandchildren!!). She may tell us of it when she comes back -- if she ever does, ha hi & ;-p.
 
2013-12-30 10:02:56 PM  
Bangor? Almost killed 'er!

/bad case of blue oxballs
 
2013-12-30 10:03:01 PM  
Sounds like the bar I work at. Except for the flapjacks. And the mechanical bull.

/we only throw axes after closing, too
 
2013-12-30 10:03:10 PM  
....flannel fashion show, mechanical bull riding, ax throwing and a flapjack eating contest...

Sounds like a Gay Pride parade to me.
 
2013-12-30 10:11:06 PM  
Brainerd, MN looks down on your shenanigans.
www.brainerd.com

http://www.brainerd.com/news/archives/paul-bunyan-land.html
 
2013-12-30 10:15:56 PM  
What the hell is an iconic beach ball?
 
2013-12-30 10:16:00 PM  

Fano: LARD ASS! LARD ASS! LARD ASS! LARD ASS!


*shakes tiny fist*
 
2013-12-30 10:22:13 PM  

ski9600: Brainerd, MN looks down on your shenanigans.


Oh, he's right you betcha!!
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2013-12-30 10:26:05 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I believe I've told this story before, but it was a while ago and it seems appropriate in this particular thread so I'll be quick. Years ago, I was in Vegas for a long weekend. I ended up in a smallish casino near the Strip that was hosting a bikini mud wrestling event. That's not the point of the story, though, so I won't dwell on it. The point of this story is that I ran into a guy there named Clancy. That was his first name. We were standing side by side at the rail watching the wrestling and observing how none of them women seemed able to keep her top on more than a few seconds into each match. Anyway, we got to talking and it turned out Clancy had led quite a life -- he'd been a sheriff, a cattle man, a cowboy, everything. He was in Vegas to try out for a part in a Wild West show.

After the mud wrestling ended, the announcer said that the mechanical bull riding contest was about to begin. There was a significant prize for the winner. Now, most of my knowledge about bull riding comes from watching "Urban Cowboy" a while back, but I figured Clancy would be quite the competitor and asked him, as we ordered another round, if he was going to enter. And he shook his head and told me no, that mechanical bulls were stupid, and that the only way to win a mechanical bull riding contest was to be buddies with guy running it or be sleeping with him. He told me that riding a mechanical bull was nothing like riding a real bull, because real bulls move like real, breathing animals and are limited to real, breathing moves, but mechanical bulls are limited in their movement only the sadistic imagination of their operator. And he gave me a long, serious look square in the eyes and tipped his beer at me and said,  "If you ever get on one of those things, be sure to not piss off the guy running it. He'll hurt you."

I never saw Clancy again after that, but I've never forgotten his advice, and I believe it's served me well over the years.



That was one ripping good yarn

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2013-12-30 11:58:01 PM  

MBooda: Bangor? Almost killed 'er!

/bad case of blue oxballs


It't a long o.  Rhymes with gore.  Your joke doesn't work, except ironically.

/I blame Willie Nelson
 
2013-12-31 12:01:20 AM  

dBoone: MBooda: Bangor? Almost killed 'er!

/bad case of blue oxballs

It't a long o.  Rhymes with gore.  Your joke doesn't work, except ironically.

/I blame Willie Nelson

//And Roger Miller, more so...
 
2013-12-31 12:35:39 AM  
you don't wanna know what MRS bunyan is famous for, but it has to do with taking all of paul
 
2013-12-31 01:04:05 AM  
This year's winner...Dexter Morgan.
 
2013-12-31 01:09:06 AM  
Pretty sure this was an episode of That 70's Show.

/remember it because Seth Green and Fred Willard guest-starred
 
2013-12-31 01:18:55 AM  
If it could somehow also include burning Obama in effigy, count my dad n step-mom in (and at least runners up)
 
2013-12-31 06:42:21 AM  
I can't make it. I sleep all night and I work all day.
 
2013-12-31 07:04:11 AM  

luxup: What the hell is an iconic beach ball?


They have been doing this for a few years in Bangor.  It kind of started as a lark, a business owner dropped a beach ball, covered in lights.  It has grown every year.  Three years ago, my wife and I attended.  The beach ball "cord" was about 10 foot too long and the lights shattered all over.  It is a great time, several businesses have live music, the art museum opens at night, there are things for kids and families to do (all free of charge), and there is contra dancing.  It is well organized, yet frivolous and fun.
 
2013-12-31 07:25:58 AM  

ltr77: luxup: What the hell is an iconic beach ball?

They have been doing this for a few years in Bangor.  It kind of started as a lark, a business owner dropped a beach ball, covered in lights.  It has grown every year.  Three years ago, my wife and I attended.  The beach ball "cord" was about 10 foot too long and the lights shattered all over.  It is a great time, several businesses have live music, the art museum opens at night, there are things for kids and families to do (all free of charge), and there is contra dancing.  It is well organized, yet frivolous and fun.


Sounds like it'd be fun.  Used to live in Hancock, out near Ellsworth when I was a kid.  I do want to go back soon.

And by soon I mean in the summer.

During black fly season
 
2013-12-31 08:30:27 AM  
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2013-12-31 09:11:17 AM  

ronaprhys: ltr77: luxup: What the hell is an iconic beach ball?

They have been doing this for a few years in Bangor.  It kind of started as a lark, a business owner dropped a beach ball, covered in lights.  It has grown every year.  Three years ago, my wife and I attended.  The beach ball "cord" was about 10 foot too long and the lights shattered all over.  It is a great time, several businesses have live music, the art museum opens at night, there are things for kids and families to do (all free of charge), and there is contra dancing.  It is well organized, yet frivolous and fun.

Sounds like it'd be fun.  Used to live in Hancock, out near Ellsworth when I was a kid.  I do want to go back soon.

And by soon I mean in the summer.

During black fly season


We got two seasons 'round these parts: Black fly season and winter.
 
2013-12-31 10:36:54 AM  

Pocket Ninja: I believe I've told this story before, but it was a while ago


Yup.

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2013-12-31 04:54:17 PM  

ronaprhys: ltr77: luxup: What the hell is an iconic beach ball?

They have been doing this for a few years in Bangor.  It kind of started as a lark, a business owner dropped a beach ball, covered in lights.  It has grown every year.  Three years ago, my wife and I attended.  The beach ball "cord" was about 10 foot too long and the lights shattered all over.  It is a great time, several businesses have live music, the art museum opens at night, there are things for kids and families to do (all free of charge), and there is contra dancing.  It is well organized, yet frivolous and fun.

Sounds like it'd be fun.  Used to live in Hancock, out near Ellsworth when I was a kid.  I do want to go back soon.

And by soon I mean in the summer.

During black fly season


I love black fly and mud season here in ME. Means fu*king winter is over.
 
2013-12-31 04:57:04 PM  

ltr77: luxup: What the hell is an iconic beach ball?

They have been doing this for a few years in Bangor.  It kind of started as a lark, a business owner dropped a beach ball, covered in lights.  It has grown every year.  Three years ago, my wife and I attended.  The beach ball "cord" was about 10 foot too long and the lights shattered all over.  It is a great time, several businesses have live music, the art museum opens at night, there are things for kids and families to do (all free of charge), and there is contra dancing.  It is well organized, yet frivolous and fun.


And will be cold as HELL tonite. 0 (or lower)
 
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