Sunday, February 15, 2009

Fort Wayne in world's shortest St. Patrick's parade contest?

I just never know what I'm going to find when I troll blogs a little looking for mentions of Ft. Wayne.

Check this post out from the "Arkansas Times" blog:

"Boulder, Colo., and Fort Wayne, Ind., are challenging Hot Springs' claim to holding the world's shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade. (March 17 for planning purposes.)

"This challenge tickles Hot Springs promotions potentate Steve Arrison, who publishes a pugnacious press release in hopes of stirring the promotional embers. We bite. It's Saturday...."

I couldn't make this up if I tried:

"Arrison said his research on the Fort Wayne parade was even more revealing. “They have a video of it, and it shows some people wearing hoodies walking around in a city park,” he said. “The video shows a tractor or two pulling a couple of hay wagons. But the key thing is that the video shows their parade is clearly very much longer than ours. It looks like it's several hundred feet long.”

“If Boulder or Fort Wayne want to challenge us,” Arrison said, “I propose we pit our World’s Tallest Leprechaun against a Boulder or Fort Wayne leprechaun of their choosing. We’ll hold a leprechaun wrestling match on Bridge Street and I predict our 6-foot-8-inch elf will pin their challenger in the first round.” 

Honestly, WTF!? People wandering around a park? Wearing hoodies? A HAY WAGON? A elf vs. leprechan WRESTLING MATCH? 

Where does this stuff COME FROM!?

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:40 AM

    WTF is totally right....omg .......THANK YOU for the big laugh. lol