OHIO  5:26 pm June 11, 2008

Ted Strickland’s Cornhole Festival Rules Out Any Chance For Veep Selection

by Jim Newell

Yesterday, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, who many suggested would be a great white vice president for Barack Obama, ruled out any speculation of his chances by invoking the words of famous Civil War Criminal William Tecumseh Sherman: “If drafted, I will not run; nominated, I will not accept; and if elected, I will not serve. So, I don’t know how more crystal clear I can be.” Why is he lying so much? It’s now clear: he has another duty as Governor that need his full attention this summer, that are far more important than “auditioning” for veep: the first annual “Ted Strickland for Governor 2008 Cornhole Tournament Tour.” This sounds like fun. How does one get involved with Ted Strickland’s Cornhole?

For a full list of this summer’s eight Cornhole Tournament matches — all of which Gov. Strickland will attend! — you may check out the Ohio Democratic party’s site.

How does one sate a Cornhole craving? Here are the rules according to terrible Wikipedia:

Cornhole , Corn Toss, Bags, Bean Bag Toss, Soft Horseshoes, Indiana Horseshoes, Sacks and Holes, Sack-Hole, or Baggo is a game in which players take turns pitching small bags filled with corn (or sand or beans) at a raised platform with a hole in the far end. These platforms are usually plywood sometimes plastic and either all white or decorated with a team name or any other custom creation. A corn bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point. Play continues until a player reaches the score of 21. Regulation platforms measure 4 feet (1.2 m)×2 ft (0.6 m), while standard tailgating platforms can measure 3 feet (0.9 m)×2 ft (0.6 m), but can vary. The Cornhole platforms are set 33ft from hole to hole (the 6″ holes are centered 6″ in from the back) while the player can stand anywhere from no further than the back of the platform but not any closer than the front of the platform.

We like “Sacks and Holes” and “Sack-Hole” the best. They sound the most Bitter.

Here is a typical Corn-Fuck platform:

So basically Strickland cannot audition as Obama’s white vice president because he will be playing this “game,” eight times, which — as far as we can tell — involves sticking your dick through a cornhole while being waterboarded.

Strickland, otherwise engaged [Ben Smith]

 
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daneellaw June 11, 2008 at 5:30 pm

That cornhole needs a good terrorist fisting.

ronaldpagan June 11, 2008 at 5:33 pm

Hahahahaha…sackhole! Every single person who’s the object of vice presidential speculation is coming out to be like, “No, fuck no.” Except Bill Richardson. The two sweetest words in the English language: default.

shortsshortsshorts June 11, 2008 at 5:36 pm

Why not just have no VP at all? After Cheney, I would be very happy with that outcome.

SayItWithWookies June 11, 2008 at 5:37 pm

You’re telling me that the state that mobilized against gay marriage in 2004 is rife with cornhole enthusiasts? Something doesn’t add up here.

Gopherit v2.0 June 11, 2008 at 5:37 pm

How has the cornhole concession in Minneapolis? I assume Senator Craig will be coming back at the convention to defend his cornholing title?

Gregory_of_Nazianzus June 11, 2008 at 5:39 pm

This is only a test run for the 2009 Ted Strickland for Governor Pun-worthy Redneck Activities Tour.

Gopherit v2.0 June 11, 2008 at 5:39 pm

And, in all seriousness, the first person to get the above logo on a t-shirt with “I’d Rather Be Cornholing” is going to make a fortune.
Or not.

ManchuCandidate June 11, 2008 at 5:40 pm

This Tournament needs a Cornballer.

ronaldpagan June 11, 2008 at 5:47 pm

[re=13678]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Yeah…that cornhole is way bigger than a 10-year-old boy’s asshole.

edgydrifter June 11, 2008 at 5:49 pm

Seriously, one wonders who vetted a “cornholing” tournament, until one reads the other euphamisms given for this peculiar family of activities: “sacks and holes”, “sack-hole”, “ass ramming”, and I can’t even begin to imagine how obscene “Indiana horseshoes” must be. shudder.

econdave June 11, 2008 at 5:52 pm

We like “Sacks and Holes” and “Sack-Hole” the best. They sound the most Bitter.

“Baggo” is pretty good too.

edgydrifter June 11, 2008 at 5:52 pm

On the other hand, that Aryan youth on the tournament logo does look very satisfied.

Shypixel June 11, 2008 at 5:55 pm

Just in case anyone was wondering: I have no intention of accepting a spot as John McCain’s running mate. If drafted, I will not run; nominated, I will not accept; and if elected, I will not serve.

Nobody has been asking, but I just thought I should call a press conference to [s]piss all over McCain[/s] let you all know…

Shypixel June 11, 2008 at 5:57 pm

[re=13698]Shypixel[/re]: Ach! I fail at blog-code…. too much time spent with real programming languages no doubt…

Godless Liberal * June 11, 2008 at 6:02 pm

[re=13688]ronaldpagan[/re]: Not if he lives within two miles of Mark Foley.

JohnnyMac June 11, 2008 at 6:03 pm

Holy shit, I thought I lived in the dumbest part of midwestern dumbfuckistan, but Ohio must be even worse. Iowans have the common sense to call this game Bean Bags so you can tell your roommate you’re “going to get drunk and throw some bags in the yard” instead of saying “I’m going to drink a six-pack and cornhole the neighbor.”

edgydrifter June 11, 2008 at 6:06 pm

Come on down, folks! Join us at the county fairgrounds this weekend for Ted Strickland’s Olde Time Cuntree Hodown and Woodshed Buttsecks Jamboree! That’s right, folks–this weekend only. Bring the whole family, it’s fun for all! Whites only.

ronaldpagan June 11, 2008 at 6:07 pm

Strickland: “Vice presidency? ‘Tain’t for me. I don’t know how much more crystal meth I can be.”

problemwithcaring June 11, 2008 at 6:08 pm

I cannot think of one example in American history of anyone ever turning down that job offer.

You think Stickland found out that Obama is a secret Muslim Manchurian Indonesian appeaser with a subprime mortage?

edgydrifter June 11, 2008 at 6:10 pm

Did anyone else notice that Ken Strickland’s tournament cornhole lapel-pin is a Cuban flag? Ted Strickland wants to toss his sack in a Cuban cornhole! This is worse than five terrorist fistings.

metropolitan June 11, 2008 at 6:13 pm

i thought it was florida’s gov charlie crist who was having cornhole festivals….

V572625694 June 11, 2008 at 6:13 pm

Doesn’t Securacom-WTF wan’t to weigh in on this important issue?

TheKnightWhoSaysNee June 11, 2008 at 6:17 pm

“famous Civil War Criminal William Tecumseh Sherman”

Amen! This should be the general’s standard epithet.

Texan Bulldoggette June 11, 2008 at 6:18 pm

Hmmm…Looks like a glory hole for the Jolly Green Giant.

weirdiowasculpture June 11, 2008 at 6:24 pm

Aren’t gerbils supposed to be involved in this sport somehow?

Iggy Plop June 11, 2008 at 6:25 pm

I think that stylized arrow on the platform pointing your way to the glory hole is a helpful touch.

I mean, WTF!!!!!!! Is the point of these games here to see how drenched in buttsex double entendre you can get and still have some level of plausible denial?!

Canmon (the Inadequate) June 11, 2008 at 6:28 pm

“Cornhole enthusiasts can sign up to play in the singles bracket or team up in the doubles bracket.”

edgydrifter June 11, 2008 at 6:32 pm

Can I use a peniscopter to deliver my seed to the cornhole?

tsunami June 11, 2008 at 6:33 pm

bobble-head asshole doll.

Godless Liberal * June 11, 2008 at 6:36 pm

The mention of cornholing makes my brain want to see Ted Haggard instead of Ted Strickland.

StupidGeek June 11, 2008 at 6:42 pm

I have a confession to make: I have played cornhole before. It is extremely fun. If I lived in Ohio, I would go to this tournament and definitely vote for this guy.

Shypixel June 11, 2008 at 6:43 pm

HEY! Didn’t anyone here me? I WILL NOT SERVE as Obama’s VP! This is big news! WHY IS IT NOT ON CNN YET?

Jeez, I just try to make a public statement that passive-aggressively points out my dislike of my parties candidate, and I don’t get my own press corp. Fuck You!

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StupidGeek June 11, 2008 at 6:47 pm
NotUrEvryDayWEzl June 11, 2008 at 6:51 pm

[re=13741]StupidGeek[/re]: The winner takes it all, uh?

Gopherit v2.0 June 11, 2008 at 6:52 pm

[re=13741]StupidGeek[/re]: Wow…..those aren’t dual-purpose at ll!

Shypixel June 11, 2008 at 6:52 pm

[re=13740]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: /shakefist only the google link was real…. I will poop in your pillowcase.

NotUrEvryDayWEzl June 11, 2008 at 6:53 pm

[re=13731]edgydrifter[/re]: You’ll have to Putin a lot of practice.

…yeah, that was the best I could cum up with. :-\

Shypixel June 11, 2008 at 6:54 pm

[re=13741]StupidGeek[/re]: Those look a little like the stools at this one bar I went to in Seattle. Didn’t hang out too long, can you believe there wasn’t one chick in the whole place?

NotUrEvryDayWEzl June 11, 2008 at 6:55 pm

[re=13743]NotUrEvryDayWEzl[/re]: *huh

ohiolobbyist June 11, 2008 at 6:55 pm

I know everyone’s been waiting for me to weigh in on this.

I can tell you that I’ve already signed up for the Columbus regional qualifier, and plan to thoroughly dominate Ted Strickland’s cornhole. Tournament. (Natch)

I will report back on the outcome.

V572625694 June 11, 2008 at 6:56 pm

[re=13740]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: Well said.

shortsshortsshorts June 11, 2008 at 6:57 pm

[re=13747]Shypixel[/re]: Ya but the kkk one has a link for “Jewish dating”… give me some credit for that one.

pattycake June 11, 2008 at 6:59 pm

My mom makes the best cornholes.

I can still see her now, bending over that hot stove, as we’d come back from Old Anus McPhister’s farm with a hole-sack full of fresh dingleberries, and be served up with a piping hot plate of fresh cornholes, covered in her famous Brown Sauce.

Mmm, cornholes.

Shypixel June 11, 2008 at 7:03 pm

[re=13754]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: ok, you got a point, this time I’ll only pee on your toothbrush… as a warning. I’m off to check your link. Gonna get me a hot JAP to terrorist fist jab at the Hilltard/Strickland Cornhole Revolution this August in Denver.

Gopherit v2.0 June 11, 2008 at 7:03 pm
bago June 11, 2008 at 7:04 pm

[re=13694]econdave[/re]: Thank god there’s a second g.

TheKnightWhoSaysNee June 11, 2008 at 7:09 pm

Ha ha! “Civil War Criminal William Tecumseh Sherman”

This should be the general’s standard epithet. Sherman admitted after the war that what he had been taught at West Point would indicate that he “could be hanged” for the things he did in the war.

Cicada June 11, 2008 at 7:14 pm

[re=13762]Gopherit v2.0[/re]: Well, you can already virtually pee on the Wii:

http://izreloaded.blogspot.com/2008/04/nintendo-wii-peeing-game.html

I suppose cornholing was just the next step in the logical progression.

Gopherit v2.0 June 11, 2008 at 7:16 pm

And, sadly, one of the world’s greatest cornholers died this year:

http://deathby1000papercuts.blogspot.com/2008/02/ohio-cornhole-champion-dead-at-age-53.html

wallythepug June 11, 2008 at 7:22 pm

As an Ohioan, I sheepishly admit to having a cornhole game stowed away in my garage. It is more fun than it sounds, esp. after a few beers. It’s safer than Jarts, which I remember playing as a child. It’s amazing no one’s eye was stabbed with a Jart, as far as I know.

KTHXBAI June 11, 2008 at 7:24 pm

[re=13725]weirdiowasculpture[/re]: That’s what she said

Servo June 11, 2008 at 7:36 pm

[re=13777]wallythepug[/re]: Jarts…another fun game taken away because of stupid fucks.

iwillsavethispatient June 11, 2008 at 7:37 pm

[re=13777]wallythepug[/re]: Aah.. so it’s like Beer Pong!

The “Ted Strickland for Governor 2008 Beer Pong Tournament Tour” doesn’t sound very Gubernatorial, though, does it? Unless he really really needs the frat boy vote.

tsunami June 11, 2008 at 7:37 pm

[re=13777]wallythepug[/re]: As an Ohioan, I sheepishly admit
to having a cornhole game stowed away in my garage.

Sheepisly? Hmmmmmmmmm.

Gopherit v2.0 June 11, 2008 at 7:40 pm

[re=13790]tsunami[/re]: Don’t be baaaaaad to wally, now.

Shypixel June 11, 2008 at 7:43 pm

[re=13787]Servo[/re]: I know, huh? One Junior Bitter with a 12 inch dart sticking out of his skull and there goes another childhood joy. It was probably the same idiot that blew off his dangle with a firecracker and ruined the fourth too.

tsunami June 11, 2008 at 7:45 pm

[re=13792]Gopherit v2.0[/re]: Don’t be baaaaaad to wally, now.

fuk him. when i was a kid, only the geeks played cornhole
with their pets. fukkers even wanted extra points for chickens,
dogs over 35 pounds, and cats that weren’t declawed.

don’t get me started.

shortsshortsshorts June 11, 2008 at 7:50 pm

[re=13777]wallythepug[/re]: Screw everybody talkin’ shit about “sheepishly.” “Jart” more than makes up for it.

The Station Manager June 11, 2008 at 7:55 pm

Everyone is laughing and riding and cornholing except Ted Strickland.

Gopherit v2.0 June 11, 2008 at 7:59 pm

[re=13802]shortsshortsshorts[/re]: Jarts: Combining “Darwinnowing” of the Short Bus crowd with a fun game for the whole family since the mid-80s!

Gopherit v2.0 June 11, 2008 at 8:04 pm

I know he and Strickland aren’t exactly friends, but I wonder if Marc Dann:

http://wonkette.com/400029/infamous-ex-ohio-attorney-general-refers-to-penis-as-bull

being from Ohio and all, is an avid cornholer, too?

William Tecumseh Sherman June 11, 2008 at 8:10 pm

[re=13767]TheKnightWhoSaysNee[/re]: Hey, I resent being called a “famous civil war criminal.” Without me, the South would have been able to secede and be it’s own country. Us Northerner’s (well, Northern California) would have no country music, NASCAR, the Bible Belt, Waffle House, and Texas. What would we be without all that?

iwillsavethispatient June 11, 2008 at 8:16 pm

[re=13818]William Tecumseh Sherman[/re]: France?

shortsshortsshorts June 11, 2008 at 8:17 pm

[re=13809]Gopherit v2.0[/re]: Or pretty much a majority of the American public. Yes, Jart.

SocialList June 11, 2008 at 8:19 pm

This is why I stay south of the Iowa-Missouri border.We might be overrun with Republican pedophiles here but,by God,we don’t go around corn-holing in public!

SocialList June 11, 2008 at 8:21 pm

Which I should have explained,they play in Iowa….

populucious June 11, 2008 at 8:27 pm

Governors can run around corn-holing for money but they won’t teach our kids safe sex in school. WTF?

Seriously, who is coming up with these VP candidate lists? I’m expecting Rob Schneider to announce any moment now his vehement denial of being considered for the position. Duece Bigalow is flattered, but Duece Bigalow cannot serve.

Bandito June 11, 2008 at 8:32 pm

Good for Gov. Strickland. I once turned down a job for a summer of cornholing. I’ll never forget it. Neither will a waitress at Applebee’s, the Gamma Phi pledge class, and my dog Buster.

donner_froh June 11, 2008 at 8:35 pm

[re=13741]StupidGeek[/re]:

Are batteries included?

NotUrEvryDayWEzl June 11, 2008 at 8:38 pm

I would have thought the governor would like to have introduced cornholing to that giant cornhole called the Beltway.

atpeaceinoregon June 11, 2008 at 8:43 pm

This one’s too funny to comment on. And yes I realize my contradiction – Did you guys see that Hillary video by the way? It made me laugh almost as hard…

http://www.minimovie.com/film-128295-Welcome%20Back,%20Clinton

schvitzatura June 11, 2008 at 8:54 pm

Will a Super Tuber fit through that glor…I mean, cornhole?

Official Sport of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.

Professional-grade model, now available at Sears for a great price:

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00610393000P

cornhole June 11, 2008 at 8:56 pm

Hi I am the owner of cornhole.com and I hope this helps spread the game. We are a sponsor of the tournaments and it should be a good time playing cornhole with the Governor! You can see cornhole boards and cornhole bags if you go to cornhole.com! Sorry for the plug but it is an addicting game!

William Tecumseh Sherman June 11, 2008 at 8:59 pm

[re=13820]iwillsavethispatient[/re]: Exactly, we’d be a bunch of Surrender Monkeys. Who would want to eat brie and bagguettes all day while drinking wine at some cafe while listening to Edith Piaf and discussing existentialism? Who would want a guaranteed job and a month long vacation and free health care? And who would want to live in a country where the first lady is super hot and has topless pictures of herself all over the internet?

CometHasTheFloor June 11, 2008 at 9:23 pm

You cannot escape the almighty bunghole!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=RFG0SPwxF24

masterdebater June 11, 2008 at 9:46 pm

[re=13818]William Tecumseh Sherman[/re]: More literate?

Mr Blifil June 11, 2008 at 10:13 pm

I’m learning a lot about America’s backward lore and habits by checking in with the fucking miscreants who reside here. I’m sure the native Americans never once considered penetrating each other’s orifices with corn cobs. That’s some good old fashioned Old World influence at play right there.

evolutionista June 11, 2008 at 10:43 pm

ram it, ram it, ram it, ram it up your poop chute!

doesn’t anyone else think of zappa when they hear the word cornhole?

don’t fool yourself girl–it’s going right up your poop chute. i love that song.

Magsbe June 11, 2008 at 11:18 pm

[re=13866]Mr Blifil[/re]: I don’t know, the Aztecs were some kinky sonsabitches.

Tits_LaRue June 11, 2008 at 11:47 pm

[re=13866]Mr Blifil[/re]: You call it cornholing, they call it maizeholing.

donner_froh June 12, 2008 at 12:16 am

[re=13849]William Tecumseh Sherman[/re]:

Sounds delightful. Will need to get all the Jews on the trains going east and finsih wiring up the scrotums of recalitrant Algerians to car batteries before we can relax with an aperitif.

Noisette June 12, 2008 at 12:56 am

I can comment on Wonkette?? Huzzah! Hello, everyone!
Re: relevance to this post, Ohioans will not be surprised by this corn-themed event. An Ohioan born and raised, I know that my people enjoy sticking corn into whatever hole is available (usually their mouths, but hey, if the shoe fits…)

shortsshortsshorts June 12, 2008 at 3:26 am

Lose you big Loser.

TJBeck June 12, 2008 at 7:14 am

[re=13715]edgydrifter[/re]: Well, not a Cuban flag – it’s actually a Puerto Rican flag. Cubas has blue stripes and a red triangle. In any case, it’s not an Ohio flag, which is more of a pennant, but also has little white stars in the blue area.

http://images.google.com/images?q=puerto+rico+flag

We now know why Strickland supported Hillary – clearly it’s because of his love for Puerto Rican cornhole.

edgydrifter June 12, 2008 at 11:41 am

[re=13952]TJBeck[/re]: Needless details! Exactly what a crypto-islamofascist would focus on to draw our attention from the vital issue of Communist cornholing!

hazmaq June 12, 2008 at 12:35 pm

Why aren’t these dimwitted cable newstarts focused on this story?

They’re too busy bitching and gossiping over where Obamas’ bump went.

Duuuuhhh!

hazmaq June 12, 2008 at 12:48 pm

TJBeck says: We now know why Strickland supported Hillary– and Iowans obviously like big sloppy cornholes.

Stricklands on the tvscreen right now – plump and white. Be like fucking a cherub. EWWWW!

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