Saturday, August 8, 2009

Ass good ass it gets: A gallery of horse's patoots from the Kentucky Horse Park

Lexington, Kentucky likes to bill itself as the "Horse Capital of the World" and with good reason, for the Kentucky Horse Park is located here. It's been a working horse farm and an educational theme park since 1978 with museums, lovely grounds, and a daily parade of former champion horses including Cigar and Funny Cide who now call this bucolic place home. It's a beautiful, serene place and even if you're only mildly interested in our equine friends, you can have a nice time here. But what about the eccentric roadside attractions fan? Pretty white fences and thick Kentucky Bluegrass will only take you so far. I've got it...horses' rumps. Derisively calling someone a horse's ass has long been a mainstay in our culture and they've literally got a ton of them here (and by that I mean the animals, not the staff, who are very nice indeed). Why did that term became synonymous with "stupid person" though? The Urban Dictionary puts it this way:

Someone who is not just an ass, but a big ass, indeed, a horse's ass. Someone who really makes an ass of themselves.

And let's face it, we all make horse's asses out of ourselves every once in a while, so why not embrace it? As President John F. Kennedy would say, "Ass not what your country can do for you. Ass what you can do for your country."


The Viewliner Limited said...

Nice pics. Something I can relate to! I have actually been called that a few times in my life. Back from my trip. Will start posting again on Monday.

Gunnar and Sherry said...

Welcome back, Richard! Looking forward to your posts.

Bill said...

I'm speechless. You've outdone yourself. A new low! Congrats!!!

Gunnar and Sherry said...

Thanks, Bill! Lower the bar, I always say.