27 July 2003

The Boone County Affair

A post tonight by the amazing Sportslady harkened me back to a much simpler time, that I proceeded to share on her comments link.

To save you the trip...and because I can't think of anything else to blog about, I'm posting the unabridged version below.


I remember going to the Boone Co. Fair in Fulton Mo with my Legion baseball buddies, since we were there competing in state.
What better way to pass the time than crash the county fair and hit on the local chicas, much to the dismay of the Fulton brethen.
Ahh, the allure of the unknown pack of girls...

Anyway, the best part of the night was figuring out how to beat the other basket game and cleaning out the stunned carnie for 15 minutes.

The game I speak of is a board with an obtuse angle away from me with a basket directly below it.

The object: Throw the wiffleball into the basket by bouncing it off the backboard.
Sounds easy enough? Not at first.
Anything you threw bounced well past the basket.
After watching some of my friends' attempts, it didn't take long to figure it out.
So, I slapped down a buck and tried my luck.
Nailed it on the first try. Then again, and again, and again.

After 5 tries, the carnie made me leave before he ran out of stuff.

The booty: A number of dumb ass flags, except for the one I kept: The Jamacian inspired "Mary Jane leaf" flag.
Needless to say, a classic.

The secret: Throw the wiffleball at an upward angle so the ball strikes the board surface on its way UP, causing it to "stick" close to the board, eventually rolling down it into the basket.

See how easy it is!
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