Posts Tagged ‘maine’

EmilySup Jerks!  I’m Emily Maloney, Jerk Mag writer, and now assistant blog editor.  My three favorite things in this world are cool people, food, and laughter, in no particular order.  Here’s a little more on me:

Year and Major/Minor: I am a senior ETS major with a yet-to-be-declared minor in psychology.

Hometown: Brunswick, Maine.  Voted by Smithsonian one of America’s best small towns, ahem.

Most Embarrassing Moment:  I can’t go a day without somehow embarrassing myself. I don’t even know how to identify the worst of the worst. I like to think it’s part of my, um, charm.

Biggest Lie I’ve Gotten Away With:  I plead the fifth.

Movie I Could Watch Over and Over: Love & Basketball and Freedom Writers are constantly cycled through my disc drive.

Follow me on twitter @emalonez, here’s to hoping you think I’m half as funny as I think I am.  For longer-than-140-character musings, check out towhomitmayintrigue.blogspot.com

Apparently Chivalry Isn’t Dead

Posted: October 20, 2009 by jerkmagblog in Uncategorized
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Picture this: a women upside down, on a man’s back, with her legs wrapped around his head. What does this sound like to you? If you were thinking some kinky new sex position the answer is no… sorry. This is the position that is used by the couples that compete in the sport of “wife-carrying.’

In Newry, Maine, Dave and Lacey Castro became the new champions of the wife-carrying competition. Dave carried Lacey on his back while he ran through an obstacle course that contained a muddy water hole and two log obstacles. The Castro’s are the proud recipients of Lacey’s weight in beer and five times her weight in cash. They will also get the chance to compete in the world championships in Finland.

I am shocked that this is actually real and that people actually treat this like a serious thing.

I personally don’t understand the point behind “wife-carrying”or how it came to be. The only thing I get out of this weird piece of news is that anything can become a sport these days and people will compete in it, no matter how ridiculous it is, as long as beer and cash are involved.

~Brooke Belke