Chicken poop bingo at Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, Austin

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UploadedMay 20, 2008
TakenMay 11, 2008
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Exposure1/125 sec at f/2.8
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Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon is one of the coziest dive bars in Austin, Texas, full of your typical Austin college kids, your Austin "Keep It Weird" hippies and hipsters, and a generous helpin' of elderly country-music-lovin' Texans sporting plaid button-up shirts and truly legit cowboy hats.

On a regular day, this bar can appear a bit grim and dire, somewhat redolent of those backwater bars where a movie's protagonist has just lost his lover to his best friend's dog.

However, on Sundays, Ginny's and the adjoining parking lot come alive for the weekly presentation of Chicken Shit Bingo; a hard-working chicken is summoned into the bar, popped into a cage full of feed, and is intently watched until it defecates onto a bingo square. The patron with the corresponding ticket number wins cash.

In fact, your photographer, with the ticketed number 25, was the proud winner on this particular un-crappy day, and can attest that this crazy game is not rigged, no matter what the drunken locals may say.

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  • Kevin G

    Kevin G said (8 Jun 2008):

    Awesome Photo. Love the colors and tones.

  • Carol Wingert

    Carol Wingert said (11 Jun 2008):

    Nice! We are heading to Austin soon, and will check this out! carolwingert.com

  • M.S. White

    M.S. White said (9 Aug 2008):

    Awesome catch. Interesting capture of life culture. Congrats on the publication!

  • Angela Hunter

    Angela Hunter gave props (1 Sep 2008):

    what a great shot. We have a thing here in Oz called Cow Pat Lotto. Same principal but with cows in a field :)

  • je suis moi

    je suis moi   gave props (12 Jan 2009):

    Its to odd to believe- even thought its ture. Your story makes it ~~~

  • Epin Hervin

    Epin Hervin gave props (16 Jan 2011):

    clever

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