Here at PtR, one of the idiosyncrasies of the site is the conversational nature of our threads. Occasionally, we veer slightly off-topic in our comments. So, we came up with a new idea: the Daily Thread Of Utter Randomness, otherwise known as D-TOUR. You want to rant about work, come here. You want to discuss the best type of lettuce to feed your turtle, come here. You want to talk about how hot it is in Phoenix or how cold it is in Chicago, come here. There will be a bit of a learning curve with this, so if you've got any suggestions, leave them in the comments.
Since this is the first ever D-TOUR, I decided it was necessary to get us off on the right foot. Therefore, I'm going to share some of my experiences from yesterday at Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland, CO. This is the craziest reason I've ever heard of to have a festival, but it was a lot of fun.
It started with the Parade of Hearses down Main Street (all two blocks of it).
Alien Ice Queen and Grandpa Bredo Lookalike
Who know that hearses could be jacked up.
After the parade, we ran across this guy:
The highlight of the day was the Coffin Races. This is when teams, in various types of costumes, run around a snowy obstacle course carrying a live person. It got a little competitive during some of the runs.
Chinese Fire Drill portion of the course
The Finish Line
The Winning Team - Pink Sock
Craziness all around, but I highly recommend it. Now start the discussion.