Nov 30, 2012 10:14:29 amby photosynthesis Homepage »
Nice capture of an experience most of us remember fondly from our childhoods. But whenever I see one of these carnival games, I can't help thinking of the scene in the film "The Jerk" where Steve Martin (playing Navin Johnson) is working at a carnival booth in which he tries to guess people's weight:
Navin R. Johnson: [bleakly] "I've already given away eight pencils, two hula dolls, and an ashtray, and I've only taken in fifteen dollars."
Frosty: "Navin, you have taken in fifteen dollars and given away fifty cents worth of crap, which gives us a net profit of fourteen dollars and fifty cents."
Navin R. Johnson: "Ah... It's a profit deal. Takes the pressure off. Get your weight guessed right here! Only a buck! Actual live weight guessing! Take a chance and win some crap!"