Monday, November 1, 2010
Mud Bog: The Hog Waller
There's a truck behind that wall of mud. A big one too. Let me start this post off with a disclaimer. I am not a redneck. I tried it out for a while but I just don't have what it takes. I feel like I need to go ahead and officially put that out there so you don't get confused. I went to the local speedway a few weeks back, and now there's this. The mud bog. Yeah so once again to clarify...I am not a redneck. I just like to try new things.
This weeks new thing was the Mud Bog. It goes by the name of Hog Waller and it is by far the most redneck southern thing I think I have ever been to. Seriously, it made a visit to the Ocala Speedway dirt track (complete with RV demolition derby) look like a night at the opera.
The mud bog is basically a big pit of slop. In some spots the slop is deep, in some spots the slop is more watery, and in some spots the slop has been raised up to form large speed bumps (or jumps if you're going fast enough).
It's not an organized pit of slop either (of course when is a mud pit ever really organized?). People pull their trucks up to the edge of the pit and watch as other people drive around in the pit until they either 1) get stuck, 2) flood their engines, or 3) smash off a fender while emerging successfully from the pit. Drivers choice.
I enjoyed it. There was no lack of interesting and funny things to see. Below are several examples which I wrote captions on in red. If you cant read them I have put them in quotes below each shot...
"Nothing sells peanuts like having your delicates on the line as advertisement"
Peanuts (hot boiled of course) are a staple of any swampy get together. Hanging your bra out to dry next to your peanut stand adds an extra touch of class to any fine tent dining establishment.
"Bare foot swamp children"
The children are our future. These children came sauntering out of the woods from God knows where and were (as far as I could tell) headed home to the trailer.
"Strategically places pumpkins"
Despite the free for all around the pit, there were a few rules at the gate. Fighting is against the rules? What!? That's it I'm leaving. Also I love how they use festive decor to block out the rule that prohibits people from drinking beer in the mud pit. There was really no stopping it anyways.
"You know your man cares when he picks you up for prom in this sweet ride"
Nothing says 'I Love You' like a lifted swamp limo made entirely out of scrap and recycled parts.
"Simultaniously referencing beer, mud, and the confederacy."
"Swamp monster... possibly and Avatar"
"Fake dread lock ski hat" and
"Random chick surely destined for greatness."
This is my personal favorite. Theres just so much going on here. I feel like this picture really embodies the spirit of the event. I especailly enjoyed the "Mudweiser" confederate flag. I bet you didn't even know they made those. I know I didn't. Well...If you can't beat 'em....