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Oct '09

Is it really necessary to use sexual innuendo to market a pumpkin festival?

SUBMITTED BY: Kerry Byrne   LOCATION: Damariscotta, Maine (2009) Shocker: Sex sells. Even at a Rated-G agricultural fair. The 1999 and 2007 World Champion Pumpkin Chunkers have been marketing their amazing pumpkin cannon with this slogan for a while — and they’re making a killing on t-shirts. Imagine the other products they could introduce under the […]

Aug '09

Death of an amphibian icon

SUBMITTED BY: Laura Molta   LOCATION: Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts (2007) Think county fairs are all about cotton candy and fried Snickers bars? Think again. In West Tisbury, Massachusetts, Laura was horrified to stumble across this gruesome scene of Kermit the Frog danging from the rafters of a carnival game. We’re equally horrified that Kermit, the […]