Monday, July 03, 2006

Another Sign of Societal Decay

HT to the Drudgereport

Little Mr. Apricot Flips Off Crowd, Loses Title

(CBS 13) PATTERSON, Calif. A big brouhaha in Stanislaus County as a pageant winner in Patterson is stripped of his crown. Heather Hudgens reports it all started with apricots and a finger foul-up.It was another weekend of royalty in Patterson, and the parade queens were on their best behavior.“I would never do it, it’s not queen worthy,” said one of the queens.What she's talking about is what happened last month at the Apricot festival, when the newly-crowned Little Mr. Apricot, 4-year old Matthew Burgos, raised his middle finger to the crowd!At Mil's Cafe, now all the talk is what happened next, when Matthew was unceremoniously relieved of his crown. The reason - the unfortunate flip of the finger.Matthew's mom understands why the apricot board took Matthew's title, but wishes some townsfolk would just get over it.“I think it is ridiculous, I mean he’s four years old,” she says.CBS 13 asked the Patterson Apricot Fiesta Board to comment, they would not, except to confirm the story. First runner-up Michael Montiel will now assume the role of Little Mr. Apricot. Matthew doesn't even know he's been stripped of the title. His mom and dad say he likely wouldn't understand, anyway.

Reminds me of when my cousin's 4-year old announced at his preschool program that he wanted to be, "a #$%-in Power Ranger," when he grew up.
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