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    Brackins becoming an Iowan

    http://www.midiowanews.com/site/tab6...d=612550&rfi=6

    Good read. I think I'd pay to see him bow hunt.



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    Re: Brackins becoming an Iowan

    Quote Originally Posted by CyForPresident View Post
    http://www.midiowanews.com/site/tab6...d=612550&rfi=6

    Good read. I think I'd pay to see him bow hunt.
    I can vouch for the Palmdale dry heat. I've been getting out there for work lately since we are doing some work at Edwards Air Force Base. The base is about 30 minutes from Palmdale and we typically stay in Palmdale. It is HOT and DRY. It is basically the high desert north of LA. It is usually windy. It never rains. But it has been very cold at night when I've been there despite hot days.


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    Re: Brackins becoming an Iowan

    while if they want him to fatten up the fair'll do that just hope he's there the days i'am, maybe i'll run into him and vette. just look for the tall white guy with a red afro


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    Re: Brackins becoming an Iowan

    Two things about this thread:

    First, when I think of Bow Hunting, the first thing I think of is Ted Nugent, and the second thing is buffalo (Great White Buffalo) and the third are bears (Fred Bear).

    just look for the tall white guy with a red afro
    Secondly, "Ginger!"


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    Re: Brackins becoming an Iowan

    I wish I could have the go ahead to eat as much as possible all the time.



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    Re: Brackins becoming an Iowan

    I finally saw Brackins on campus at the UDCC today, and he's definitely as tall as advertised. I'm 6'1" and even I felt like a munchkin walking by him. He could probably use the extra weight from Fairground food, though.


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    Re: Brackins becoming an Iowan

    I hope for his sake nobody makes him go to the Fair. He will demand to leave within 10 minutes of entering the gates.



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    Re: Brackins becoming an Iowan

    "I hope for his sake nobody makes him go to the Fair...." Kind of mean, but LOL funny and true. Call me crazy, but I guess I've never really seen the mass appeal to the Iowa State Fair. I know it's a big deal and all that, but to me it really seems to bring out all the, well....white trash of Iowa for a redneck reunion of sorts. Granted, I was never in 4 H, so maybe if I was I would have gotten more out of it, but I do think it's overrated, unless you want to go mullet-hunting.



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    Re: Brackins becoming an Iowan

    Isn't the Iowa State Fair one of the "Top 50" for things to do in the summer around the USA? Like Iowa State Wrestling, the amount of national recognition that the state fair gets is almost astonishing. No matter the lifestyle, the Iowa State Fair has a ton of things to keep/make you interested to check it out IMO.


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    Re: Brackins becoming an Iowan

    The only thing I like about going to the State Fair is that it makes me feel like I am thin and it makes me appreciate my full set of teeth!



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    Re: Brackins becoming an Iowan

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone62 View Post
    Isn't the Iowa State Fair one of the "Top 50" for things to do in the summer around the USA? Like Iowa State Wrestling, the amount of national recognition that the state fair gets is almost astonishing. No matter the lifestyle, the Iowa State Fair has a ton of things to keep/make you interested to check it out IMO.
    Yeah, I went for the first time in my life last year, and it still took me a little more than half the day to see everything before I got tired and wanted to get back home. I usually hate fairs, but the Iowa State Fair actually kept me somewhat entertained.


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    Re: Brackins becoming an Iowan

    I didn't enjoy the Fair when I went. To expensive. My kids would rather go to Adventureland and by the time you ride a few rides it's about the same price anyway. Where do they get off charging so much for a freaking ride. I did feel better about myself though after hours mingling with common folk. :)



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    Re: Brackins becoming an Iowan

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone62 View Post
    Isn't the Iowa State Fair one of the "Top 50" for things to do in the summer around the USA? Like Iowa State Wrestling, the amount of national recognition that the state fair gets is almost astonishing. No matter the lifestyle, the Iowa State Fair has a ton of things to keep/make you interested to check it out IMO.
    The Fair's Sesquicentennial celebration in 2004 was named the #2 choice for summer fun in America by USA Weekend.

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    Iowa's fair is among the nation's biggest, oldest -- and best. Arguably the country's most storied summer festival (it has inspired a novel, three movies, and a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical), the Iowa State Fair is also one of the largest and longest-running. Earning a blue ribbon in fun year after year, this American classic celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2004, a run that dates back to the very earliest days of Iowa statehood. For 11 days in August, more than a million exhibitors and guests will pack the historic 400-acre fairgrounds in Des Moines (the campground will become Iowa's 12th-largest city during the fair). Hailing from most states and many foreign countries, folks will take in rodeos, rock concerts, tractor pulls, outhouse races, acres of midway rides and games, and, of course, one of sculptor-in-residence Duffy Lyon's 550-pound Butter Cow sculptures. In addition to her legendary milk-fat bovines, Lyon traditionally carves a second objet d'art in her chosen medium. Past subjects have included Elvis, John Wayne and Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper." Also on the bill is a world-class variety of food-on-a-stick. Among the 20 or so delicacies available in lollipop form: deep-fried Twinkies. All of which adds up to more fun than you can, well, shake a stick at.


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    Re: Brackins becoming an Iowan

    It can be trashy but it isn't purely trashy. It is, however, very agri-oriented.

    You can have fun with it. Go down and watch for the mullets. I believe there is a mullet contest every year.


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    Re: Brackins becoming an Iowan

    To each his own. All I know is that my family and I will be out there at least once a year. We never grew up on a farm and have a full set of teeth, and typically there are a few goofy looking people at the midway but if you check out the buildings and events and such all those stereotypes are far from true. It has become tradition and we all enjoy it.


    ďAlso, I met a lot of Iowa State fans and I donít want to leave any of that behind.Ē - DARIUS DARKS on Staying a CLONE!!!


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