A ban on the Iowa State Fair's traditional erotic corn dog eating contest is in the works. The contest is organized by a radio station, but the fair is government-sponsored.
"I was waiting for that," [Steve "Round Guy" Pilchen, one of the radio personalities who invented the contest] said Tuesday in a telephone interview from the Urbandale radio station. "While it's very popular and, I think, ingeniously creative, it makes sense that this would be just the thing that conservative, politically correct people would be up in arms about."
Pilchen defends the contest's educational value:
"We stress technique," Pilchen said.
But regardless of Iowa's decision on educational censorship (it's practically book-burning, no?) the event was never "for the children":
Radio station staff shooed away children, Pilchen said. He said that when he asked a small group of young boys to leave, the parents assured him that they didn't care if the boys watched. "I said, 'You know what? I care. Get 'em outta here,' " he said.
For other Iowa State Fair grotesqueries/politicians go here.
Via Mark Lambert