Only In Idaho... Bull Testicles In The News
Eagle, Idaho, is the rich people's town just north of where I live; they've had quite a problem with flooding this year, as well as an election that wasn't run very well. So what is the Mayor of Eagle concerned about? Apparently the biggest problem in Eagle is the advertising for a fire department fund-raiser:
"The Rocky Mountain Oyster Feed is still on for this weekend despite controversy surrounding surrounding an ad for the event that featured a foul-mouthed, poetry-slamming animated bull lamenting the loss of his testicles.
"Eagle Mayor Nancy Merrill threatened to cancel the feed, which is part of this weekend’s Eagle Fun Days. The feed is traditionally a big fundraiser for the Eagle volunteer fire department.
"On Tuesday, Merrill heard about the ad and that it was scheduled to run on local television and radio stations. She says she called the fire department and asked them to pull the ads.
"The ads were pulled from television, but ran on the radio.
"In the ads, the talking bull refers to “my testicles, my balls, my junk.” Rocky Mountain oysters are another name for bull testicles.
“This isn’t something we condone,” said Merrill this morning. “It’s vulgar, raunchy, offensive, all of the above.”
"The Eagle City Council had considered having a special session today to discuss canceling the fundraiser."
Maybe it's because I grew up on a farm, but I love the concept of steers mourning their lost testicles...
Update 2350 09 June: An update on the great Idaho "nut feed" controversy:
"The TV and radio ads bleeped out sections where the talking bull used profanity. But hearing the talking bull discuss his missing testicles was more than some wanted to hear.
"I heard from a couple people who were pretty offended by the ads," said Teri Bath, president of the Eagle Chamber of Commerce, which organizes Eagle Fun Days. "I think they are crude and done in very poor taste."
"Bath said there is a time and a place for humor that she feels is off-color.
"If it were guys sitting around a campfire doing the things that guys do when they're sitting around the camp fire ... that ad would be appropriate," Bath said."
Bell-ringer 0006 10 June: Victimized Bull looks like he's created a blog specifically for this story -- all the background information is there.