Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tuesday Word Game 7/15/2008

It's Tuesday again and time for weekly word game! I am sure everyone has heard of the Running of the bulls in Pamplona Spain right? Besides being one of the most dangerous (and stupid) things anyone could ever do it has become a cultural event for that area and seems to have spawned many parodies and copycats. Well I read this article about one such parody in New Orleans that I thought would be just perfect for us to play word game with. It seems they have a festival there called the Rolling of the Bulls where female roller derby athletes chase people dressed as "bull runners" through the French Quarter with bats! I know sounds about as dangerous as the original right?
Well I figured that we could come up with a few more "Running Of " activities here at YJKOBT. Complete the news article with your own made up "Running Of The" festival and be as descriptive as you want to be:

NEW ORLEANS - It's the running of the bulls, New Orleans style.
Hundreds of men, women and children, most in white with red scarves around their waists and red bandannas around their necks, gathered outside a French Quarter bar Saturday morning to be chased down Bourbon Street by members of New Orleans' roller derby league.
"Roller skates and a stampede through the Quarter — what could possibly go wrong?" said accountant Jason Medonia.
The run, in its second year, featured 33 roller girls in horned helmets from teams with names like Confederacy of Punches and Crescent Wenches.
A few minutes after the runners started, the skaters whacked their plastic bats on the street and took off. Behind them putted Elvis impersonators on motorized scooters.

This year's crowd included Russ Schlievert, who came from Montana to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina and loved New Orleans so much he and his wife retired here.
He will miss the annual "Running of the Sheep," an event he organized in 1989 in Reed Point, Mont., but said he was impressed with Saturday's event.


Another festivals using the same theme have included the Running of ___________.

Of course answer as often as you like in a comment and the best and funniest answer wins a Peach award tomorrow morning.

-Doc

17 comments:

Doc said...

Another festivals using the same theme have included the Running of the Matts, where participants do shots of Wild Irish rose and then have to run down the street all the while being chased by the cops!

Dianne said...

Another festival using the same theme is the 'Running of the Asshats' where members of Congress must run a gauntlet of taxpayers armed with paddles. Congress members who agree to bare their other ass get re-elected.

Doc said...

Another festivals using the same theme have included the Running of the Mt. Cats where there are a bunch of guys listening to I-Pod's running through the town with a box of cassette tapes under their arms.

Leighann said...

Another festivals using the same theme have included the Running of the Mt. Cats where a group of guys chase the participants, yelling "GIGGITY GIGGITY GOO!"

Doc said...

Another festivals using the same theme have included the Running of the Patricks where you set a 13 month old child loose and watch adults desperatly try and keep up with him as he runs all over the place until the adults fall over in exhaustion.

Micky-T said...

Another festival using the same theme is the Running of Gators. In which participants line the streets clutching and drinking furiously bottles of Absolute while Gators in their slithering slime attempt to snatch the bottles away from the drunkin crowd.

Micky-T said...

Another festival using the same theme is the Running of the Giraffes in which participants at ground level must dodge, duck and roll to avoid the legs as the partcipants on the first and second floors hang all office plants out the windows.

Micky-T said...

Sorry I had to Share this!!!


Three men - a Canadian farmer, Osama bin Laden and a KENTUCKY GENTLEMAN are all working together one day. They come across a lantern and a Genie pops out of it.
'I will give each of you one wish, which is three wishes in total' says the Genie.

The Canadian says, 'I am a farmer and my son will also farm.
I want the land to be forever fertile in Canada '

POOF! With the blink of the Genie's eye, the land in
Canada was forever fertile for farming.

Osama was amazed, so he said, 'I want a wall around
Afghanistan , Palestine , Iraq and Iran so that no
infidels, Americans or Canadians
can come into our precious land.'

POOF! Again, with the blink of the Genie's eye, there was
a huge wall around those countries.

The Kentuckian says, 'I am very curious. Please tell me more about this wall.'

The Genie explains, 'Well, it's about 5,000 feet high,
5oo feet thick and completely surrounds the country. Nothing
can get in or out; it's virtually impenetrable.'

The Kentuckian sits down on his Harley, cracks a beer, lites a cigar,smiles and says,

'Fill it with water.'

I pretty much vote this my favorite email of the year....

Doc said...

Another festival using the same theme is the Running of Gators.

GOOD ONE MICKY-T !!

jennifer said...

Another festivals using the same theme is the Running of the Mommy Bloggers, in which each Mom tries to out poop story, out hubby rant, and out tag each other toward the Goal of the Ultimate Award Button, to be passed on to all the unfortunate losers of the race.

Hey! I think I am running that race right now! And it is FU-UN!

Jen

Jay said...

"Another festivals using the same theme have included the Running of the clowns where midgets in clown makeup chase people who are screaming in fear down the streets.


/I love Jennifer's "mommy bloggers" line. ;-)

Lu' said...

"Another festivals using the same theme have included the Running of
the Hos. Use you imagination but be careful not to slip...

Lu' said...

Micky-t that joke gave me shivers, I dug it all to hell HA!

Doc said...

I love Jennifer's "mommy bloggers" line. ;-)

Me too !!

The Mountain Cat said...

Another festival using the same theme have included the Running of
the Red Bulls. A bunch of runners each drink a gallon of Red Bull. Whoever does not drop dead of a heart attack, wins.

Robin said...

Another festivals using the same theme have included the Running of the Toilets....No that's not right, just jiggle the handle already.

Robin said...

Another festivals using the same theme have included the Running of the Mouth by Teenagers. Organizers stated, "Unfortunately once it started we have been unable to stop it. We have called in the national guard."