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Thursday, July 26, 2007

New Jersey Puts its Hopes in a Virgin

New Jersey is celebrating the age-old sport of hot air ballooning this weekend and balloon enthusiasts statewide are pinning all their hopes on a virgin to bring good weather.

According to an imported superstition, good weather can be assured through a ceremony involving a virgin, some knives and fresh, whole onions and peppers.

Unfortunately, it’s a lot less sexy than it sounds, and not just because of the setting:
[The virgin] drives a golf cart to the four corners of the festival site, picks up some grass, mumbles some random words, then penetrates the produce with a knife before jamming it and the knives into the ground.

Victoria Brumfield is the lucky lady in question, who took over as the event’s token virgin when her sister moved to California in 2005. To be safe, though, officials at the event should check the authenticity of her status. I mean, it’s New Jersey. She’s probably tainted, is what I’m trying to say.


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2 comments:

Pity Da Fool said...

Man, I wonder what she's thinking if she IS tainted. Will lightning strike her dead or something if she goes through with it?

harbs72 said...

Easy sister - don't mess with the Garden State and it's dirty women!