You like ’em runny, honey?
Thank you for calling International Department of Festivals, how may we help you?
Well, our little town doesn’t have any kind of an annual festival to attract tourists. We’d like to get in on the action, so I thought I’d check with you to see what’s available.
I’m afraid the pickings are kind of slim right now. A lot of the better festivals were claimed by other towns hundreds of years ago. We could maybe do a nice Scrambled Egg Festival. That might catch on, huh?
Scrambled Egg Festival? Gosh, that isn’t very sexy. I mean, it won’t attract the macho crowd, like the Running of the Bulls, or the binge drinkers, like the Running of the Bulls, or even the obnoxious dumbasses, like the Running of the Bulls…
Well, it sounds like maybe you should have thought of that before Pamplona did, Mr. Smarty-Pants!
Please, is there ANYTHING else we can have besides a Scrambled Egg Festival?
That depends. Are you open-minded about mixing different things to make a brand-new festival?
Yes! We are SO open minded! What do you have in mind?
I’ve got two words for you: Religion and comic book heroes. What would you think of a Spider-Man in the Holy Land Festival?
So, how much could we charge for these scrambled eggs anyway?
Top and left: A man cooks scrambled eggs during celebrations of Cimburijada or “Festival of Scrambled Eggs”, in a city park near Bosna River, in the central Bosnian town of Zenica, March 21, 2011. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
Right: A man wearing a Spider-Man costume for the Jewish holiday of Purim is seen at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem’s Old City, March 20, 2011. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun