Mayor In Sausage Costume Greets Olympic Torch, Is Mistaken For Giant Phallus
Everyone celebrates the passing of the Olympic Torch in their own way. Some whoop and cheer wildly, while others dress up as a giant pink sausage to promote sausage rights.
With the 2012 Summer Olympics scheduled to begin on July 27 in London, the Olympic Torch is gradually making its way ’round England. Last week, Mayor Jill Makinson-Sanders of Louth, Lincolnshire decided to don an 8′ tall sausage costume that pretty much made everyone think she was a giant phallic symbol mocking the Olympic Torch.
“She didn’t carry the torch but when you saw her running down the street by the torch relay team nearby it really looked like she was wearing something obscene.”
That’s sort of an uptight attitude. We think it’s near impossible to look at the picture of a mayor dressed as a giant, smiley-faced sausage and not laugh.
What Makinson-Sanders, 61, actually wanted to do was gain awareness for the Lincolnshire Banger, which is somehow NOT the nickname of an English porn actor or rugby team, but a type of sausage. Mayor Makinson-Sanders hoped wearing the schlong-tastic costume would help the sausage receive protected geographical status. With that designation in place, only manufacturers local to Lincolnshire could claim to make Lincolnshire bangers, instead of competitive outside interests co-opting the name for profit.
Imagine if someone in Alabama was claiming to grow Idaho potatoes, or if someone in Nebraska claimed to make real Wisconsin cheese. Next thing you know, you are living in a world where you can get French toast made in America…Uh. Wait. Never mind.
Anyway, Newark Mayor Cory Booker can run into burning buildings all he wants, until he slaps on a giant wiener to help save his local hot dog stands, Mayor Jill Makinson-Sanders of Louth, Lincolnshire is pretty much our favorite mayor ever.