Saturday, August 13, 2011

And Today, At The Iowa State Fair...

Unless you've been too glued to CNBC for the past week to notice anything else but the rise and fall of your stock portfolio, you may have heard that something very important is going on in Ames, Iowa today: The [historic?] Iowa State Fair. If you are planning to go to the fair, today is the day. Heart opens for Def Leopard, crowning the State Fair Queen, and the Battle of the Butter Sculptures.

This year marks the 100th year of the Iowa Butter Cow. Although long-time Butter Sculpting Queen Norma Duffy Lyon passed away in June, we can rest assured that the tradition of dairy-based medium in the art world continues. However, they still lag behind Illinois in ButterCow Webcam Technology, where one can log on and view the butter cow from the comfort of one's own home.

Of course, there's also a fundraiser for the Iowa Republican Party in which Iowans are bribed to support possible candidates before the field is set in some kind of side show that's supposed to mean something. What, I do not know, but the media seems to be intent on trying to figure something out.

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