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Coco offers fairgoers an enlarged look at a myriad of colon disease
August 8, 2008 9:01 PM   Subscribe

This year at the Indiana State Fair: Coco the Colossal Colon.
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed (19 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
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posted by agress at 9:14 PM on August 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


They had that on my college campus several years ago.
posted by pinky at 9:25 PM on August 8, 2008


The Iowa State Fair has a Gigantic Asshole
posted by swell at 9:40 PM on August 8, 2008 [4 favorites]


Just another thing for Hoosiers to be proud of, I guess.

Really, it isn't such a bad state. I mean, lots of it fucking sucks, but some parts are nice..

Really!
posted by paisley henosis at 9:43 PM on August 8, 2008


I attended one of these presentations several years ago in Seattle. I think it was held at the Seattle center. Indeed, I crawled inside the length of the large colon and examined simulated tissues both healthy and pathological.

My great regret was not wearing a giant light bulb costume.
posted by Tube at 10:03 PM on August 8, 2008


I attended one of these presentations several years ago in Seattle. I think it was held at the Seattle center. Indeed, I crawled inside the length of the large colon and examined simulated tissues both healthy and pathological.

My great regret was not wearing a giant light bulb costume.
posted by Tube at 10:03 PM on August 8 [+] [!]


I am near-paralyzed by the eponysteria of the above.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 11:00 PM on August 8, 2008


It isn't the state fair unless it's deep fried and on a stick.
posted by nathan_teske at 11:28 PM on August 8, 2008


I'm sure this is well-meaning but it's probably unnecessary. Living in Indiana is already very much like crawling through a colossal colon.
posted by herichon at 1:29 AM on August 9, 2008


Coco Chanel is rolling in her grave.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:30 AM on August 9, 2008


Christ, what an ... nevermind.
posted by rikschell at 5:03 AM on August 9, 2008


I can see where this is headed.
posted by StickyCarpet at 5:50 AM on August 9, 2008


They're just trying to make us feel guilty for the fried cheese, fried Mars bars, fried twinkies, and fried coke. Bastards.
posted by headspace at 6:02 AM on August 9, 2008


I saw this in a spot on Headline news yesterday morning. What amazes is that some of the people crawling through the colon emerged with fried goodies in their hands. Gross.
posted by mitzyjalapeno at 6:42 AM on August 9, 2008


when the state fair's over, they're selling it to ohio state as their new mascot
posted by pyramid termite at 9:02 AM on August 9, 2008


They brought this to the local mall sometime last year. They set it up right where they have sit-on-Santa's-lap at Christmastime. I can't stand the mall, but we made a special trip just to crawl through that thing.

One minute you're walking through the sea of vapid teens and overstimulated kids, past the Victoria's Secret and the Kandy Korner, and the next you're on your hands and knees, crawling past vivid displays of Crohn's disease and groping the intestinal polyps.

Plus, you get to pretend you're in one of the Magic Schoolbus books.
posted by bookish at 9:24 AM on August 9, 2008


Tube: My great regret was not wearing a giant light bulb costume.

Or a gerbil costume....
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:06 AM on August 9, 2008


Saw this at a big health far a couple of years ago. It was creepy to see kids running around and poking their heads out holes that had explanations of various polyps.
posted by cherie72 at 11:13 AM on August 9, 2008


When I first read this I thought it said "Coco the Colossal Clown". That would have been *much* scarier...
posted by Deathalicious at 2:01 PM on August 9, 2008


This looks awesome. Intestines are my favourite body part.
posted by shelleycat at 5:05 PM on August 9, 2008


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