2012 Oklahoma State Fair Photo Contest, Semi-Finals (2 of 2)
5:31 AM EDT on October 10, 2012
Yesterday, we showed you the first 10 semi-finalists for our 2012 Oklahoma State Fair Photo Contest. Today we unveil the second batch of photos. Just like yesterday, you get to vote for your three favorite pics. The three that get the most votes will move on to next week's finals. Before I get to the photos, I have three things to say:
• Thanks to everyone who submitted a photo. This year we received 75 email submissions. The average email contained two or three photo attachments. I'm not good at Craig Humphreys' new math, but that means we received about 150 - 200 photos. There were a bunch of good ones that just missed the cut. We'll post them later on this month.
• Thanks to Chad for his help with some of the captions and descriptions for the photos.
To the pics. And don't forget, you can still view and vote for the first half of the semi-finalists by clicking here.
Little Miss Sunshine
My original caption for this pic was "Where Dreams Die," but I changed it because it was too depressing. Plus, it wasn't very accurate. She may be old, wrinkly and have an odd fascination with the color yellow, but at least this lady — We'll call her Blanche — still goes to the State Fair and smokes cigarettes. Granted, Blanche also probably thinks that Roosevelt is president and warns her great grandkids not to drink raw milk, but who cares.
Daisy Dukes and Cowboy Boots
Is it just me, or does this look like a scene from a gay rodeo? Seriously, why's Bubba wearing cut-off camo shorts? Why's Pee-Wee wearing daisy dukes. And why is the guy in orange setting down?
Party Butt Rockin'
Give this Rob Zombie meets Dimebag Darrell wannabe some credit. His Toby Keith "I Love America, Shitty Tattoos and Hate Sleeves" outfit totally made me overlook the semi-normal looking, probably cute, and hopefully over-the-age-of-18 girl standing in front of him in line. Outside of a clean toilet, a random cute girl is one of the rarest things you'll find at any state fair.
The Boogey Woman
Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Steven Segal!
Actually, that's not Steven Segal. That's just some intense lady who's really good at carnival games and likes Bud Light. Also, if Pixar were to make a twisted and demented sequel to Toy Story, those two stuffed animals would definitely be the protagonists. Especially that poor pig. I think I can hear its tortured squeals for help in my head.
Them'r my corn eatin' gloves
Once again, for a rascal scooter pic to make this contest, there has to be something else to make the picture special. In this case, it would be an old farmer wearing yellow dishwashing gloves while eating corn.
Hot Tub Time Machine
"So will this hot tube take my husband back to an era that matches his hair cut?"
"I'm not sure that's possible, Ma'am. But do you want to get in there and test it out with him?"
Yeah, I have no clue what's going on here either, but I think it proves my theory that swingers and/or men (or women?) with mullets are the only people who own hot tubs.
Beauty and the Bubba
Attraction isn't always sexual. Sometimes it's gravitational.
According to the a recent study, 12% of all people dream in black white. This lady, however, dreams about corn dogs, Indian tacos and swimming with manatees.
Actually, this photo was snapped during a hypnotist show inside a livestock building. Yes, we have hypnotist shows inside livestock buildings at the Oklahoma State Fair. I don't know why we are just now hearing about this either. That's something we should all get to experience at some point in life.
"Nah, girl...this ankle monitor ain't no thang. I ain't supposed to leave the house, but I live behind the Made in Oklahoma building, so it's all good. Want a corn dog?"
Wow, Dee Snyder has really let himself go. Or is that Robert Plant? Who knows. Regardless, check out the guy wearing the cool shades and Kohl's shirt in the background. Did he not get the memo that you're never supposed to blatantly stare at... well... nevermind.
Vote for your three favorite pics below. To view and vote for the first round of pics, click here:
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