Plight of the Pork Queen

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  1. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Sounds like a Diane Arbus subject gone astray.
     


  2. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    Sounds like a Diane Arbus subject gone astray.

    It reminds me of a Flannery O'Connor short story.
     


  3. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

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    it's a different world out there.

     


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    StevenRocks Senior member

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    It's sad that these old traditions are all dying out.
     


  5. alflauren

    alflauren Senior member

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    It's sad that these old traditions are all dying out.

    That appears to be the case here, but I don't know if that's the case in general. Pageants are still big stuff, and a lot of these "queen this" and "queen that" titles are the little pageants that get a contestant into the big state pageants.

    For example, not far from where I'm at right now, there's a 'Miss Chocolate Fest,' and usually the winner goes on to compete in the pageant for Miss Wisconsin. I think that local title is still heavily contested.
     


  6. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    It's sad that these old traditions are all dying out.

    At first, I thought the whole concept of the "Pork Queen" was quite amusing, but after reading the article it becomes clear that it is simply part of a culture that is part of the fascinating diversity that makes up America. Being from the coastal Northeast, it is something I could not have imagined and is curiously foreign. But yes, it is sad that this tradition that has enriched the lives of generations of people for whom this industry is a way of life appears to be in its twilight years.

    I particularly loved this part:
    For substance, the Pork Queen has the typical crop of vapid Hollywood starlets beat hands down.
     


  7. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Senior member

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    Sign me up for the "Queen of Melons".
     


  8. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    A little Wordsworth for Pork Queens now and forever:

    "Though nothing can bring back the hour\t
    Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;\t
    We will grieve not, rather find\t
    Strength in what remains behind..."
     


  9. faustian bargain

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    A little Wordsworth for Pork Queens now and forever: "Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find Strength in what remains behind..."
    Baby Got Back, in other words?
     


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