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A Week of State Fair Infographics, Day Three: Food at the Fair

The Minnesota State Fair can be a bit overwhelming without a plan. You wander about in a daze, caught between conflicting but equally appealing urges to stare at a butter sculpture or get your photo taken with newspeople at the WCCO booth, and, in the end, you do less than you had wanted to.

Max with Mark Rosen and Amelia Santaniello.
MinnPost photo by Max Sparber
Max with Mark Rosen and Amelia Santaniello.

It helps to have a plan. Let’s say you decide that you’re just going to spend the day trying out new food, as I did yesterday. Suddenly, there is great clarity, the same way you know precisely what you’re supposed to do when playing a video game. You move about the fairground, completing missions, and distractions fall away. Suddenly, you don’t notice the crowds, or the flashing lights of attractions, or Amelia Santaniello. You should get badges for completing things, like those they offer on FourSquare, or at the end of Super Mario Brothers.

And so, below, you’ll find an infographic of the food I ate, and what I thought of it. And I am proud to say that I only got distracted once, as the photo below shows.

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Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Erica Mauter on 08/31/2011 - 10:47 am.

    I’m digging the infographic series and I always dig Max’s writing, but… how is this not just a bunch of pictures of Max eating?

  2. Submitted by Max Sparber on 08/31/2011 - 11:18 am.

    It’s an INFOGRAPHIC of Max eating.

  3. Submitted by Erica Mauter on 08/31/2011 - 09:52 pm.

    Oh. Right then. Carry on.

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