Have you ever watched South Park? That show cracks me up. If you have closed captioning turned on, it shows you what Kenny is saying. His lines are some of the most raunchy of the show. Not that I’d know anything about that.
Anyhoo, if you aren’t familiar with the show then this post won’t make much sense, but that shouldn’t matter. Many of my posts don’t make much sense, so what’s one more. However, if you are familiar with the show…
…you should know there’s a giant gingerbread Cartman in Smithville, Texas.
The World’s Largest Gingerbread Cookie
As you can see by his name tag, his real name is Smitty. Smitty helped put Smithville, Texas, in the Guinness World Record Book for the largest gingerbread cookie. I sure wish I’d been there for that. I like cookies. I like big cookies – a lot.
The giant gingerbread man symbolizes Smithville’s Annual Festival of Lights celebration.
After much experimentation, the world’s largest gingerbread man became a reality on December 2, 2006, at the 16th annual Festival of Lights celebration. He weighed 1,308 lbs, 8 oz and measured 20 feet from head-to-toe. He consisted of 750 lbs of flour, 49 gallons of molasses, and 72 dozen eggs (separated!). He was baked over a dump truck load of charcoal before being raised by crane to an angle of 65 degrees in order to qualify for the Guinness World Record.
The staff at Guinness officially recognized the feat in 2008, and included Smithville’s accomplishment in its 2009 edition (pg. 124). In honor of being officially named the World’s Biggest Gingerbread Man, the Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Smithville retired the cookie sheet that was used to create the giant gingerbread man and converted it into a monument to commemorate the record.
Hence, a gingerbread Cartman named Smitty.
For those of you following the story about the chickens that don’t lay eggs… it’s been two weeks since I wrote about them and my friend said they still have not laid any eggs. He continues to leave the golf ball in the nest to encourage the chickens.