August 24, 2010

Marketing Campaigns Of The Apocalypse

"Tourism chiefs in Serbia are hoping their annual testicle cooking competition will do for the region what whisky did for Scotland."
Posted by Kate at August 24, 2010 1:52 PM

Sounds more like a haggis comparison might be apt here, but what exactly do Serbians think whiskey did to Scotland? I thought it had rather the opposite effect.

Posted by: Peter O'Donnell at August 24, 2010 9:26 PM

Prairie Oysters on the menu do not seem have brought a crowd of tourists flocking to western Canada. Hope it works for them.

Posted by: Ken (Kulak) at August 24, 2010 9:44 PM

I'm not sure where is the original testicle festival, but staging it in Clinton, Montana sure didn't hurt. As they say there, "have a ball". ... it's near Missoula.

Posted by: marc in calgary at August 24, 2010 9:45 PM

Man!!! Whoever came up with this idea was smoking something lethal.
Chestnuts in the fire indeed!

Posted by: Revnant Dream at August 24, 2010 9:50 PM

Say "testicle festival" ten times quick!

Posted by: Black Mamba at August 24, 2010 9:56 PM

Those Serbs gotta lotta balls...

Posted by: djb at August 24, 2010 10:07 PM

This reminds me of the scene from Forrest Gump where Bubba talks about shrimp, replacing shrimp with balls.

Bubba: Anyway, like I was sayin', shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There, uh, shrimp kabobs, shrimp creole... shrimp gumbo, panfried, deep fried, stir fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp... shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich... that's, that's about it.

Posted by: LC Bennett at August 24, 2010 10:16 PM

"Man!!! Whoever came up with this idea was smoking something lethal."

Definitely nuts.

Posted by: Brian M. at August 24, 2010 10:40 PM

Needs a good marketing tune. I suggest, "Great Balls O' Fire!" ;D

Posted by: Brian H at August 25, 2010 12:25 AM

LOL @ Black Mamba

Posted by: Mark Peters at August 25, 2010 12:27 AM

Can a bowl of hot sauce and "Buffalo Balls" be far off?

You want Ranch with those?...

Posted by: mojo at August 25, 2010 12:29 AM

In Dawson City , YK, down the street from the Yukon Sour Toe you can drink the Yukon Dog Ball.

i dont think tourism rose any.

Posted by: cal2 at August 25, 2010 1:46 AM

Do they serve those on a stick?

Posted by: Indiana Homez at August 25, 2010 11:19 AM

Was it not the Clash who famously sang, "Balls to you, daddy, I ain't never comin' back"?

Posted by: ebt at August 25, 2010 11:25 AM

Gona have to check my calendar for this one.

Imagine me, a part-time cajun chief in Serbia cooking gator balls !

Posted by: Ratt at August 25, 2010 11:57 AM

Apart from prairie oysters, mentioned above, when I worked at a slaughter plant in Quebec - the finer restaurants of french cuisine would order "L'amourette" translated - lamb balls.

Posted by: Mikewa at August 25, 2010 1:13 PM

As my 10 year old son states "that is just wrong".

Posted by: Gobi Desert at August 25, 2010 3:14 PM

Having my own competition on the west coast today...Was 32c here today..

Posted by: happy infidel at August 25, 2010 9:58 PM