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    EIU Corn on the Cob eating Contests Nixed...

    U of Iowa "Beat-State" Corn on the Cob eating contest cancelled:

    Corn-On-The-Cob Eating Contest Nixed - News Story - KCCI Des Moines

    You could go a lot different ways with jokes about the U of Iowa on this story.



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    Re: EIU Corn on the Cob eating Contests Nixed...

    Seriously cancelling a corn eating contest because of gluttony? What is society becomnig? We are a bunch of worthless panty wastes. Eating till you puke is an american tradition!


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    Re: EIU Corn on the Cob eating Contests Nixed...

    That's not America! It's not even Russia!



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    Re: EIU Corn on the Cob eating Contests Nixed...

    Another example of government or people in authority trying to determine what is in the best interest of the public.

    (We allow minors in bars but if you eat a vegetable we will stop you.)



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    Re: EIU Corn on the Cob eating Contests Nixed...

    Golly, Iowa is the epitome of corn. Nathan has the hot dogs. Who will do corn eating for us? That is like taking the driver out of the golf bag.


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    Re: EIU Corn on the Cob eating Contests Nixed...

    Hmmmm,

    I would think that since iowa shows up #9 on the Princeton Review of top party schools and something close to that in "most beer" and "most hard liquor", the campus powers that be should concern themselves more with that aspect of campus life instead of sweet corn.

    However, I'm sure that Rob Howe over at hn.com will come up with an op-ed piece on why drinking is no big deal, but sweet corn could be the end of civilization as we know it.



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    Re: EIU Corn on the Cob eating Contests Nixed...

    Quote Originally Posted by chadm View Post
    Another example of government or people in authority trying to determine what is in the best interest of the public.

    (We allow minors in bars but if you eat a vegetable we will stop you.)
    Best post of the year. Why do I say that? Because I've experienced the irony spoken of here to the tune of a $300 fine.



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    Re: EIU Corn on the Cob eating Contests Nixed...

    Oh my gentle Jesus... promoting gluttony is against university policy, but accommodating students for underage "Thirsty Thursday" binge drinking is embraced. Yet another reason why my children will to to that university over my dead body...


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    Re: EIU Corn on the Cob eating Contests Nixed...

    "That's just pure and simple 'khah'-munism'"

    I seem to have this thing for quoting movies today...


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    Re: EIU Corn on the Cob eating Contests Nixed...

    In communist Russia, corn on the cob eats you.


    Yeah well, ya know, that's just, like uh, your opinion, man.

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    Re: EIU Corn on the Cob eating Contests Nixed...

    I am just glad that WestPoint still has their corn eating contest for Sweet Corn Festival (AKA cobfest)


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    Re: EIU Corn on the Cob eating Contests Nixed...

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post

    However, I'm sure that Rob Howe over at hn.com will come up with an op-ed piece on why drinking is no big deal, but sweet corn could be the end of civilization as we know it.
    Probably something about how eating all that sweet corn would have adverse affects on the 'booming' ethanol economy in Iowa by removing it from the market. But binge drinking is A-OK because binge drinking leads to increased taco sales.



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    Re: EIU Corn on the Cob eating Contests Nixed...

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    But binge drinking is A-OK because binge drinking leads to increased taco sales.
    Hey - when did they legalize prostitution in Iowa City?


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    Re: EIU Corn on the Cob eating Contests Nixed...

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Hey - when did they legalize prostitution in Iowa City?



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    Re: EIU Corn on the Cob eating Contests Nixed...

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Hey - when did they legalize prostitution in Iowa City?
    When was Hawkeye Community College Established?



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