Sunday, September 27, 2009

Stay Puff Marshmallow Man

One of my favorite places to ride are deserted farm roads. If you can get past the aromatic smell of the farm animals these roads are a treat because they rarely have any car traffic on them. If you are riding with someone else farm roads are also fair game to ride next to each other because of the lack of traffic. When I ride these roads I usually have a very consistent idea running through my head which reminds me of the movie Ghost Busters. You know the 80’s classic staring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, and my personal favorite Rick Moranis.

What does Ghost Busters have to do with riding on farm roads? Well, here goes, as I rode along these roads I usually come across fields that have bales of hay laying in them. These aren’t your normal rectangular bales of hay though but rather they are of the gynormous round plastic covered variety. Here’s of shot of what I’m talking about.

As soon as I spot one of these fields I can’t help but to think about the scene in Ghost Busters where the evil Gozer threatens to turn into whatever the stars of the movie think about and then destroy the rest of New York City. All of the stars clear their heads of any thoughts except for Dan Aykroyd who thinks of none other than the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man. So the evil Gozer transforms himself into the lovable Stay Puff Marshmallow Man and start trashing the city.

After running through this scene in my head I can’t help but to wonder if the pile of oversized marshmallows on the farm fields are the remains of the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man after the Ghost Busters took care of him.

Probably not but you never know.


Jenny-Jenny said...

hahahahahahahah yup. Oh the vision of catching the rest of the field on fire and roasting one of those things on the end of a tree branch. Yum

The Old Bag said...

Funny! We see those things all over between the MN farmlands and SD plains. I've always considered them giant marshmallows, but hadn't connected the Staypuft Man.

We'll also see them end to end in one continuous white tube squished down at each end...giant toothpaste sqeezings, a massive white caterpillar, or maybe something that's come outta the Staypuft Man (but that's a bit gross).