2010 Oklahoma State Fair Photo Contest: Semifinals
5:39 AM EDT on October 4, 2010
Well, the day has finally arrived.
This year, our readers and Ogle Moles emailed us over 60 photos taken from the great state fair of Oklahoma. Most "“ if not all "“ of the pictures were great. They all pretty much captured the true essence of the trash fest that we all know is the Oklahoma State Fair.
From this batch of pics, we went through and selected our 20 favorites. These photos serve as our semifinalists. From these 20 photos, you get to vote for your five favorites that you would like to see advance to the next round.
Next Monday, we will then take the five photos that get the most votes and have another vote. This time, you'll only vote for one. The photo that gets the most votes in this final round will be declared the champion of the 2010 Oklahoma State Fair photo contest. The person who took this magical photograph will then win a dinner for four to Deep Fork Grill, which is one of Oklahoma City's nicest (and best) restaurants.
Anyway, the pictures are located after the jump. Since there are 20 of them, we are going to make you click the "˜read more' button after every five pictures. This will hopefully conserve a little bandwidth and help them load faster on your page.
p.s. - In case you didn't know, the picture above - The Rascal Racers - is last year's winner.
Picture 1: The Caped Weirdos
Remember when those two girls where kidnapped from the fair in the 1980s? Well, these two girls went to great lengths to make sure nobody would try to kidnap them. Hell, they even wore capes! Nobody messes with girls in capes, much less girls in capes and fanny packs.
Picture 2: Where are the donuts?
I don't know about you, but I think we need Jennifer Wardlow to give us an explanation as to why our police officer's are eating corn dogs and not writing tickets and arresting hooligans at the fair. Also, instead of focusing on the negative aspect of this picture, I would like to commend Officer 10 for at least looking busy and talking on his cell phone. Maybe he was phoning in a crime or something.
Picture 3: Nap Time
Here is what's wrong with this picture. Either A) these people chose to sleep at a picnic table not in the shade, or B) these people had been sleeping so long that they were no longer in the shade. Neither of those scenarios are good.
Picture 4: The Rascal Pack
Well, you know what they say. Families that scooter together, do usually stay together. That being said, that dude in red looks like he was having a rough day. Next year, he should definitely bring an umbrella, or at least wear a white trucker hat and a pink and white vertical striped sleeveless polo shirt. That would cool him off.
Picture 5: The Guardian
I'm pretty sure that they need to put a statue of this lady on top of the dome at the City Arts Center building at the Fair Grounds and call her The Fair Guardian. That's because she represents almost everything the fair is about. Seriously, she has a rascal scooter, Budweiser, and a tattoo of an apparent penis sticking out of a star on her leg. The only thing she is missing is a corn dog and visible sores.
Picture 6: It
We got a lot of photos of this person emailed to us, but most of them were of her talking to kids from a sewer drain in the street.
Picture 7: Rock of "Old and Trying Too Hard" Love
There is a part of me that wants to know what's in the bag, but I'd bet it's either chlamydia or some extra AquaNet for the drive home. Both would be dissapointing.
Picture 8: Mr. Rapunzel
If Dog the Bounty Hunter mated with a Shepland Pony, I'm pretty sure this guy would be the result. Also, how much do you want to bet that he was able to sneak some whiskeymethmoonshinecontintab or something like that into the 7-Up he's carrying around.
Picture 9: Moon Over My Hammy
I can think of a lot of bad jobs in life, but it's hard to think of too many that could be worse than being the person who has to tie this lady's, uhm, pants on each and every day.
Picture 10: Lets Make Jorts.
If the name of this website was The Lost Bob Segar, this guy would be our mascot. Anyway, some questions:
"¢ What is the guy holding in his hands? Is that denim? Did he make those cut off jorts while walking around fair? And if he did, why is he keeping the material?
"¢ Why is he wearing a medallion around his neck?
"¢ Where did he buy his new shoes?
Picture 11: Fair Potpourri
This has everything you'd expect to see at the Oklahoma State Fair: bad hair cuts, awkwardly shaped bodies and a random Elvis impersonator.
Picture 12: Menudo Hipsters
In all fairness to hipsters, these kids could also be Emos. But since we can't see if they are crying or not, it's kind of hard to decided.
Picture 13: Make that a Michelob Ultra
It's not the overalls, the boots, or the stylish hair. The best part of this picture has to be that the guy decided to go with the Michelob Ultra. Watch out for him at Baker's Street, ladies.
Picture 14: Jail Bait
As my creepy neighbor always says, "That's what I like about elementary school girls. I get older, they stay the same age." Yep, I just dropped a pedophilia joke. Maybe Fox 23 in Tulsa will run a story on it.
Picture 15: Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Woman
I wonder if the guy who was holding the denim from his jean shorts was looking for this lady. If he found her, would she use the denim to cover her mid-section or the holes on the side of her jeans?
Seriously, though, I wonder if this guy serves as a guru of sorts for for young douche bag community. Maybe they swing by his crib at the Deep Deuce Apartments before hitting the clubs in Bricktown and he teaches them how to dance, apply hair gel and slip girls roofies.
Picture 17: Eat Pussy, Kids
Yep, that's just a guy wearing an "Eat Pussy" shirt while walking around the fair with two kids. Someone should tell the kids that's he not talking about cats or the rat from Sopranos.
Picture 18: Crocs and Umbrella
Honestly, I haven't done enough drugs to figure out what's going on in this picture. I just hope the lady doesn't wear those crocs/gardening clogs when driving in the snow.
Picture 19: Beer for My Baby
The person who emailed us this picture claimed that this lady was pregnant, drinking a beer and smoking a cigarette. Considering this picture was snapped at the State Fair, I would totally believe it.
p.s. - If you work for DHS, maybe you should consider going to the State Fair and writing down names. Just sayin...
Anyway, there you have it. 20 real pictures from the Oklahoma State Fair that were emailed to us by our loyal readers. Below, you can vote for up to five of your favorites. The five pictures that get the most votes will move on to the finals that will be posted next Monday. Thanks for reading!
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