’There's a reason that Scotland languishes at only second fattest nation in the world. America can see us the infamous deep fried Mars bar and raise it… quite a bit.
Tuesday saw us a little north of San Diego for the San Diego County Fair. At heart it’s an agricultural fair, but the agricultural part is dwarfed by other fair trappings – stalls selling stuff from key chains to jacuzzis, exhibitions of hand crafts, fairground rides and many, many food stalls.
One particular attraction that caught my eye, given where I work, was this:
Sadly, it looks far more exciting than any of our actual kit, which is very pedestrian by comparison. This behemoth is claimed to produce a personality analysis from your handwriting. I’m afraid I didn’t put it to the test, though perhaps for the princely sum of $3 I should have done it for amusement value.
Rather as I’d done with the Televac Personality Computer, I only looked at most of the scary, scary foodstuffs on offer, but here’s a selection, starting with a funnel cake. Watch out for the deep fried Kool-Aid, deep fried butter (really!) and probably the one that most makes you ask “Why?”: jalapenos stuffed with Baby Ruth chocolate bars, deep fried, and served on a bed of “fresh” churros (think straightened-out doughnuts).