Saturday, December 15, 2007

A Fair to Remember

We decided to slog out to Querétaro's version of the state fair today, before it closes tomorrow. There were lots of champion sheep, conveniently located one tent over from the "pavillion gastronomica," where you could sample the runners-ups with some diced onion and chile. It was easy to get the impression that sheep outnumber men in this state, yet the only place you can buy lamb is at Wal-Mart. Also, having lived all my life in either the suburbs or the city, I was surprised - okay, stunned - to learn just how incredibly massive a ram's testicles are. It was like wandering into Roger Clemens' locker room.

All the state and local government agencies had pavillions as well, including the exhibit at right, where you could pose with a cardboard cutout of Querétaro's Finest , Strongest and Bravest. If you ever wondered what I'd look like if I were a squat, barrel-chested Mexican cop, here you go. There but for the grace of God.

6 comments:

Stacey said...

I didn't realize the Village People were touring central America . . .

Anonymous said...

¡Ai papí! ¡Dime las esposas!

Burro Hall said...

Stacey - So that's how it's gonna be?

O$ said...

Dude, Stacey said it, but you know we were all *thinking* it.

When are we gonna see QPD on "Cops"? This could be your next project if work dries up.

s said...

C'mon, Frank, you didn't really think I could walk away from that one, did you?....

Burro Hall said...

In the Village People, I'd be the Indian. You know that.