Sunday, March 9, 2008

Sunday Scene - Muskrat Love, Redux

Hopefully it wasn't muskrat Susie and muskrat Sam!

The Captain and Tennille made the song popular, now a pair of teenagers have taken it a step further. Last month, during the Miss Outdoors beauty pageant, 2 young women did something completely different for the "talent" side of the contest.

As part of the Eastern Shore Festival in Maryland, the pageant is but a portion of the event. Among other activities, there is also a skinning contest, Muskrat skinning and in an unusual turn of events, 2 of the pageant entrants decided to make skinning the rodent a part of their effort to win the pageant.

Samantha Phillips stated she could not sing or dance so why not do something she was good at? During her "demonstration", she described the process of separating the skin from the meat. The next pageant contestant played Fur Elise on the piano. I wonder if the pageant director scheduled the order of the contestants for comedic affect or as a shock reduction effort? In any event, the 2nd "skinner", Dakota Abbott, chose to sing a song by American Idol contestant, Kellie Pickler while she separated the fur from the body.

The beauty of all this is that Miss Abbott won the pageant, and the women's junior world championship skinning contest and Miss Phillips was 1st runner up in the pageant. She also took home a prize in the beginners skinning contest.


holly said...

you know, i'm okay with that not being a skill of mine. i'm really okay with someone being lots better at that than i.


stephanie said...

I'm stunned stupid.

I had no idea any of this existed in contest form.

Thanks for opening my eyes to the ways of the world. Now I'm feeling a little queasy. :S

sybil law said...

I am so glad I don't live there.

DaddyKaos said...

I hope you read this with the sound on.

mielikki said...

lol. you are a genius :)