Monday, July 17, 2006

"So the family is just getting together for a round of cornholing, feel free to join us"

Wherein possibly the worst name ever for a game


Just back from the wilds of Cincinnati where we narrowly escaped being cornholed. Signs everywhere advertising cornhole games and cornhole bags. And isn't it just fun to say cornhole? So, what is cornhole? According to our guide for the weekend, it's best described as a retarded version of horseshoes. Great for the preschooler in the family, yet for some reason hugely popular with all ages.

Or it could be described as a slanted board with a hole in it with the object being to throw the bag of corn in the hole--cornholing.

If that isn't weird enough, the best place to get ice cream is at the gas station. Many of the stations are owned by the United Dairy Farmers and more people show up to buy a cone than to get gas. The peach was excellent, by the way. Then there's two competing chains selling Cincinnati chili. But no decent bagel shops. However, alcohol can be bought on Sundays.

Arrested Development had a running gag about a cornholer. Couldn't find any clips of that, so here's the Chicken Dance. And Mr. Roboto. Though, perhaps, and circling back to the topic of the cornhole, perhaps a discussion of Dr. Funke's dual careers is worth watching. Then there's this outtake.

Cincinnati--it's in Ohio.

Update: Arrested Development had a running gag about a cornballer, not a cornholer. However, Lucille referred to it as cornholing: Because he’s your brother, and you run around with everyone else, going on bike rides, making cornholes. Everyone’s laughing and riding and cornholing except Buster. mp3

6 Comments:

Blogger XWL said...

Always wondered what Chrissy Hynde was alluding to when she sung the line, "I shot my mouth off and you showed me what that hole was for"

Clearly, she was begging for a good clean wholesome round of cornholing.

(she was from Ohio, afterall)

(but sadly, her city was gone)

(don't you miss great b-sides?)

(and now I'm going to listen to one of the greatest albums of all time over and over and over)

7/18/2006 04:52:00 AM  
Blogger bill said...

Speaking of B-Sides, one of my favorite Pretender songs was from Revenge of the Killer Bs. Don't think it ever made it to CD and one of many reasons I need to get a new record player and start ripping vinyl.

7/18/2006 01:00:00 PM  
Blogger Icepick said...

possibly the worst name ever for a game

Possibly? POSSIBLY?! No, my friend, that IS the worst name for a game ever. Plus, there's the possibility that this guy will show up, warning of a great plague.

7/18/2006 04:22:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

Possibly? Yeah, I think this game published by Milton Bradley might be worse: Darky's Coon Game; "toss a small wooden ball into the darky's grinning mouth."

That little factoid I found this weekend reading John Strausbaugh's Black Like You; Blackface, Whiteface, Insult & Imitation in American Culture. A very entertaining, informative, funny, and at times, horrifying book. I highly recommend it.

7/18/2006 05:45:00 PM  
Blogger Pooh said...

I thought it was a "Cornballer" on AD, not cornholer...

7/18/2006 06:43:00 PM  
Blogger Anthony said...

I love cornhole. Its a must when my family gets together.

8/14/2017 10:55:00 PM  

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