Monday, July 12, 2010

American Summer Vacation Series 2010: Hunting Humor

The Rainbow Bar is the local watering hole in Hamilton and a good place to go if you want to be reminded you are not from ‘round here or to encounter someone who will challenge you to a duel for standing too close while trying to read what all of his tattoos say. Since the saloon doors opened in 1913 as a pool hall, it has attracted a grizzly crowd with strong views about, well…. hunting. The rustic wooden walls are adorned in classic Montana style with dead animals, rifles and signs publicizing the obvious to all of the believers. My favorites are…

“’Vegetarian’ an old Indian word for lousy hunter.”

“WOLF the other white meat.”

The prize goes to the pool hustler making more than a fashion statement in a t-shirt that read, “PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals” and on the back, “All God’s creatures have a place in this world, right next to my mashed potatoes.”

I mean, really, what isn’t funny about hunting? A cheeky show of the local humor is best seen in the photo above. Look carefully between the two deer heads. Is the other half of the buck peeping in on the ladies room or does one of these poor animals have to look at his own stuffed ass for eternity?

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