8/12/2009

In Case My Sanity (Or Lack Thereof) Is Still In Doubt...

Mid-August is always a special time of year for me because it's when the Northwest Michigan Fair gets underway. Now, I have never gone to the fair itself, but I LOVE the commercial for it. It's been playing, ad nauseum, for the past few weeks. They've used the same commercial every year since I moved here twelve years ago. In fact, according to this article, it has been running since 1988. It has one of those addictive jingles that gently torments you. I tried to catch the entire thing on video, but I didn't get my camera out quick enough and only caught the tail end of it. It's two guys - one picking a banjo - singing "Goin' to the fair, goin' to the fair, goin' to the Northwest Michigan Fair!" over and over again in a voice reminiscent of an auctioneer. I put a little bit of it at the beginning for reference. The remainder is me, as usually, trying to act like an imbecile to get a cheap laugh. Only you can judge whether I've succeeded. I'm warning you. Seriously. This is beyond dumb. You all know that I'll post pretty much anything - no matter how stupid - and even I debated using this one.
(There is some bad language and you may have to turn up the volume to catch all the subtle humor.)

13 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

I don't know who's more retarded.

You for making this or me for laughing my ass off at it.

Dr Zibbs said...

P.S. Go to my blog and tell me which Soul Train name you'd like to rent.

SkylersDad said...

(standing on my chair, holding lighter in the air)

You have outdone yourself my friend. Years from now, I believe this is the video that will be used when they talk about your crime spree across northwest Michigan.

Mnmom said...

Who knew a floppy hat and squash could be such fun? And I'll be singing that song all night now, thanks dude.

mikeb302000 said...

Very very funny. My only problem now is the earworm.

Prunella Jones said...

Dang, now I really want to go to the Northwest Michigan fair!

P.S. You were really rockin' the Blossom hat.

Gwen said...

You were so wrong - it WAS hilarious! I love it when you do this stuff.

One thing, though . . . I think the guys on the TV say "Come to the fair" as opposed to "Goin' to the fair" so maybe that's what has you feeling off about it.

I think you should do it again!

Some Guy said...

Gwen- I thought the same thing when I listened to it on the video, but it is in fact "goin'".

bubbles said...

Thanks for making me laugh out loud!

Sans Pantaloons said...

Comedy Genius by the pair about the fair.

Jennifer and Sandi said...

HHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA The ice cream cone hit was HYSTERICAL!!!!!!! Shit...


- Jennifer

The Vegetable Assassin said...

I think you fail to realize something. No silliness was necessary, all you had to do was sit there for 3.5 minutes IN THAT HAT! :)

Although let's face it, squash are always good for amusement. Those saucy things.

Is there a freakshow at the Northwest Michigan Fair because if so, do they know that you escaped?

Dr. Zaius said...

This video seems to be about 3 minutes too long. ;o)