Wednesday, July 26, 2006

I'm Just Asking ...

Okay ... I just want to know ...

Before they let you compete in rodeo events, do you have to sign a waiver that states you'll never use a turn signal or common curtesy ever again?

Just wondering ...

What you gonna do when he says honey
I've got half a mind to stay
What you gonna do with a cowboy
When he don't saddle up and ride away

Chris Ledoux - What You Gonna Do With A Cowboy?


  1. Oh snap. That was a good one. I know exactly what you mean. It's like a hurricane has rolled into town.

  2. They have a rodeo THERE?!?!

  3. Oh yes, Di ... we have a rodeo.

    Unfortunately, I can't write the rant that is just begging to fall out of my fingertips ... because the event is a sacred cash cow that brings a lot of coin to the city, or so I've been told.

    Sooooo ... we're all just gonna sit back and keep saying, "Oh, we're so happy that you're here!" while we secretly mark the days off on the calendar and wince every time a dually comes within inches of flattening us.

  4. Anonymous7:38 PM

    The Presidential Museum reeked of fairground smell today.

    It was quite bad.

  5. Anonymous11:28 PM

    their $$ is still green isn't it...and I think poor little spfld needs it

  6. Yes, their money is green ... and that's exactly why no one will say what they really think ... including me.

    I don't know if "poor little Springfield" needs it ... but I'm certainly not going to stand in the way of the Chamber of Commerce.

    But while we're on the subject, do you honestly think there wasn't anyone in Sydney, Australia during the 2000 Summer Olympics who said, "If ONE more freakin American yells "U S A" I'm gonna grab my gun."

    Anytime an event comes to a city, there are going to be annoying side effects ... and while the event is still profitable for the city itself ... the locals are inconvenienced.

    But nevermind ... like I said ... it's a mortal sin to bad mouth the rodeo, so I've held my tongue ... for now.

    However, this thing ends on Sunday night ... so Monday morning expect a big 'ol rant from me ... one that involves the phrase "turkey plate" ...