Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Of Horndogs And Corndogs

While I'm amused by photos of Republican candidates enjoying corndogs, I think the right way to appreciate them is one that doesn't imply anything discreditable about the corndog-eater. The fact that it looks vaguely like the eater is fellating a penis should merely be seen as a silly coincidence. Even when this is pointed out, the eater should not feel any embarrassment about the matter.

In general, I don't think people should be hesitant to eat foods with a phallic shape. Corndogs don't strike me as an especially good food, but many better foods such as sausages, bananas, and popsicles have such a shape. It's a good shape for manmade foods, as it allows them to fit nicely inside the mouth through the entire eating process.

Also, I don't think that there's anything particularly embarrassing about sucking on penises. It's a behavior that pleases others. We rightly admire behaviors that please others, and the sucking of penises should be no exception to that rule.

9 comments:

Unknown said...

I don't know why, in that picture of Bachmann, you have the leering guy in the lower left corner cropped out. He seems to be deeply appreciating even the thought of an activity which pleases others.

Neil Sinhababu said...

Oh, I just grabbed a random search result... I like how the picture you're talking about has the "orn" from the corndog stand's sign, though, leaving it ambiguous whether the first letter is c or p.

Ron E. said...

The idea of a back bench House of Representatives nutjob like Bachmann as President is ridiculous. She's not Presidential material. This picture has so much resonance because it reinforces that impression. You look at it and can't help but think to yourself, "This person is a candidate for President of the United States? Seriously?"

Anonymous said...

I love that her eyes are rolling in the back of head for that one.

rafael said...

You should see the one of Rick Perry. It is so much more believable.

cabeachguy said...

For a minute there, I thought she had developed a taste for dark meat.

Anonymous said...

Here's the Rick Perry one... http://www.examiner.com/libertarian-in-national/rick-perry-becomes-latest-candidate-photographed-eating-corn-dog

Anonymous said...

And you wonder why they haven't yet published one of Bachmann's "husband" Marcus...if anyone ever was a champion corn doggist, 'twould be he.

Anonymous said...

Oh, my, I spoke to soon...there IS a picture of dear Marcus chowing down on a corn dog, though he looks like he trying to get a pubic hair out from between his teeth: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/08/15/1007248/-GOP-candidates-gone-wild!-%28Or,-TMI-inAmes%29?via=blog_612492