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Oklahoma State Fair Photo Contest Semi-Finalists!


A few weeks ago, we asked our Lost Ogle readers to send us some pictures from the Oklahoma State Fair.   Here’s what we wrote:

This year, we are once again encouraging our loyal Lost Ogle readers to submit photographs that help summarize (and describe) this mecca of rednecks, methamphetamine and fried everything.  Whoever submits the best overall picture, which will be determined by Lost Ogle readers, will win a Lost Ogle T-shirt and a $50 Gift Card to a local restaurant.  We are not yet sure which restaurant this will be, but hopefully it will be a good one. (Hint Hint: If you are a local restaurateur and want to sponsor this contest, send us an email.)

First of all, the local restaurant that is generously supplying this year’s $50 Gift Card prize is the Iguana Mexican Grill.  When you go there, do yourself a favor and get a margarita and the Chili Relleno.  You won’t be disappointed.

After the jump, check out the 10 semi-finalists for this year’s contest.  All the photos have a very strong “People of Wal-Mart” feel to them. Once you review the photos, vote for your three favorite ones.  On Sunday night we’ll tally up the votes, and the top 3 vote-getters will then battle it out for first prize.

p.s- It was very difficult narrowing down the submissions to 10 photos, but we felt these were the best.  Thanks to everyone who submitted a photo or photos.  You know who you are!

p.s.2. – The picture above is last year’s winner.

Picture 1: The Black Confederate

The Black Confederate

I know it’s not rain on a wedding day or free ride when you’ve already paid, but nothing says irony more than a black man draped in what appears to be a Confederate Flag.  And I’m sorry if I now got that stupid song in your head.

Picture 2: Mullet, Small Shirt and Tan Lines


We received several mullet pics, but what made this one stand out was the girl with the tight black shirt.  She also had some nice tan lines and face paint.  The random city skyline shower curtain was also pretty nice.

Picture 3:  Underneath the Arch


First of all, I would kill for the vintage LA Gear high-tops the guy is sporting.  Or are those British Knights?  Regardless, they are radical.  Anyway, I’m pretty sure this picture was taken at the Miniature Arch at the fair grounds.  It makes me wonder how many pictures they took at the Space Needle.

Picture 4: Nice Legs

Veins and muddy feet

This picture was scary on many levels, but the scariest part is that the photographer only sent us pictures of the legs.  It makes you wonder what the rest of this lady looked like.  Did she have five fingers?  Did she have teeth?  Or was she incredibly hot with some f*cked up legs?  I guess we’ll never know.  That’s probably best.

Picture 5: Scary Anti-Obama Dude


After seeing this picture, I feel even better that Barack Obama is President.  Seriously, it’s nice knowing I’m on the exact opposite side as this guy.  All that being said, it’s somewhat alarming that this guy and his shirt would probably be welcomed at our State Capitol.  They would probably even pass a resolution commending him.

On a side note, three days after we received this in our inbox, Clark Matthews saw the exact same guy wearing the exact same t-shirt when he attended the fair.  Needless to say, the shirt did not look faded from constant washings.

Picture 6:  Annoying Red Hat Ladies


The person who emailed this photo to me claimed that these were those annoying red hat ladies.  I think they are Cougars.  And you know who likes Cougars???  Brent Skarky.  I’m just saying…

Picture 7: Super Mullet


When someone sends us picture of one of the most amazing mullets in the world, you have to include it in a photo contest.  Right?

Picture 8:  The Rascal Racers


Instead of getting all sad when I look at this picture, I ask myself these questions:  Are these people racing, and where are they racing to?  Something tells me the answers are “Yes” and “Indian Taco Stand.”

Picture 9:  Pregnant Lady Smoking…and nice jeans


Picking the best part of this photo is difficult, but I would say it’s the clear blue sky.

So there you have it, the 10 semi-finalists.  You can place votes for your three favorite pictures.  The top three vote getters will appear in the finals on Monday.  Also, email this to all your friends, and post it on your Facebook page.  The more votes we get, the better.

What is your favorite Oklahoma State Fair photograph?

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  1. Super-psyched not to see any family members in the above pictures. Realizing that this makes me super-psyched has now made me super-bummed.

  2. Wow, this is hard.

    I’m loving how the Black Confederate is walking behind what looks like a skinhead biker, maybe they’re friends?

    Maybe he’s like that black kid that was on Maury a few years ago who dresses like he’s from Earlsboro and hates other black people.

    I’m voting for The Rascal Racers for a few reasons:

    First, I love their baskets full of shit, with a blue and white checkered food wrapper in his.

    Second, I know it’s the spirit of the fair to eat fried foods, but I think she would be better off with an unsalted roasted corn cob and maybe a diet water.

    Third, his walking cane and 2 yard sticks top it off for me. Part of the fun of the fair is going into the buildings and picking up one of those plastic bags where the handles snap together, filling it with random freebies (one of which is ALWAYS a rubber keychain shapped like the number 1 with some random company painted on it), and of course, the yard sticks.

    Bravo, Rascal Racers, you not only checkmarked everything on your State Fair To-Do list, you helped us “normal” goers checkmark ours.

  3. “Terry” looks like a cross between Paul Reubens and Nicholas Cage. It’s got to be a Terry, and not a Terri. The [fe?]male pattern baldness is fantastic.

  4. I didn’t get a picture, so I have to at least share it. Was in one of the buildings where a 6’3″, 300lb woman walked by. I realized only after she passed me what her T-Shirt said.

    Ole Miss – Track and Field

  5. I went with the rascal racers as well. Sorry Patrick, I didn’t realize I could vote for more until afterwards. The racers are on a mission to hit as many food stands as possible. “OK hun, now that the candied nuts are gone, how ’bout a cinny roll?”

    They seem to embody the glutany that is the fair. Don’t get me wrong, I have to get at least one THREE dollar corn dog and the sirloin plate dinner every year, but that is about it. Then I have to work off the extra calories for the next 3 weeks.

    The vet barn had a big ‘ole pig having babies and we got there just as one of the technicians was suiting up to dig in. I would’ve got a pick, but surprisingly, the crowd was thick around the pen and I didn’t want to traumatize my son in the process. As my wife put it, “That lady was getting after it, pulling everything out”

  6. I swear this is a true story. So I decided to take the kids to fair to ride the kiddie rides and we are making our way to “Adventure Land” or something called along the lines of that. So we enter the kid part of the fair and low and behold I spot a couple probably in the early-mid 30’s with their 2 children waiting in line for some spinning teddy bear ride and the dad had a shirt on that said ” I eat pussy like a fat kid eats cake” and instead of the word cake it had a piece of chocolate cake, pretty clever. The wife had a shirt on that said ” Why spank the monkey when you can pet my pussy”. So I instantly grab for my blackberry to get a photo op and never could get a frontal view of the shirts without possibly getting my ass kicked by the couple. And the dude had one of those wallets with the chain connected to his jorts and I could totally see me getting whipped with that so that also was a factor.

  7. RatPack69–I refused to believe such a shirt exist, the dad’s shirt, of course. I own one like the “lady’s.”

  8. Anybody else see the ice cream stand shaped like a castle called Creamalot?

    My sister-in-law took my picture by it, but I forgot to get it from her in time for the contest.

  9. RatPat,

    That’s better (realistically worse, but for the fair’s sake) than the dad I saw holding his little girl’s hand. He was holding the hand of his daughter who I’d say is about 8-9 years old, and on the left side of the front of his shirt was a skull with a bright green pot leaf above the forhead.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for legalization, but this guy looked like the “hey baby, ride your bicycle on down to that Stax and pick me up a pack’uh’them zig zags, would ya? Here’s an extra dollar for yourself a can of Dr Pepper.” type.

  10. Travis,

    My fiance and I both started laughing at the same time, our friend didn’t realize why until we pointed out the “Creamalot” sign.

    It’s funny in a play on words sort of way, but we’re perverts, so “Camelot” wasn’t the first thought that popped into our minds.

  11. Wow! Maybe “Terry” could help manage Novotony’s campaign in District 84? Just not with that purse. Gawd! What was Terry doing at the state fair? Stealing something? Kidnapping a baby? Carrying around her stash of Amanda Lepore mags? That purse is HUGE!

  12. Rascal Racers, fer shure . . . but I wish someone had a pic of the place at the end of the Midway that was advertising, in big bright yellow letters, swear to God:


    Texas can have their fried butter and fried coca-cola. Here in Oklahoma, we cut straight to the heart(disease) of the matter . . .

  13. Weird: I voted for the top 3. Are they that obvious? What are the odds, anyway? Not all that bad, looking at the numbers…but too lazy to do the real math.

  14. i tried! within 2 minutes of entering the fair, we saw the perfect target. twas a nice, classy lady, about 350 pounds, wearing a black tanktop, black shorts, and some sort of zebra striped backpack. the icing on the cake was the tiara that she was sporting.

    i tried to get her picture, but the time i got my camera out, she was gone. *sigh* the ones that get away are always special…

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