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The Bulletin Dozen is a monthly theme-based list of titles available only on-line. Since we're awfully fond of bakers here at the Bulletin, we thought we'd adopt their philosophy of generosity and throw in an extra one or two when we have them to offer--so don't expect an even dozen. Please feel free to copy, download, or link to these lists. We ask only that you cite the source. See the archive for lists from previous months.

Fun at the Fair
selected by Jeannette Hulick and Deborah Stevenson

Late summer means dog-day heat and humidity, back-to-school sales, and the old-fashioned pleasures of a day at the fair. As we assembled this list of fair favorites, I recalled my own fair-going experiences: the thrill of zipping down the giant slide on a burlap sack, the taste of funnel cakes and lemon shake-ups, and the sounds of the carousel calliope, carnival barkers on the midway, and bleating lambs in the stock barns. Where else can you get your fill of car crashes, horseracing, roller coasters, tractors, games where you win cheap stuffed toys, and endless variations of food-on-a-stick, all at the same place? The following list should offer you a veritable "smorgasboard-orgasboard-orgasboard" (as Templeton the rat might say, albeit only in the movie) of fun. After reading, however, you may find yourself in the mood to hurry on out to the nearest fairgrounds for the real thing.

--Jeannette Hulick; list by Jeannette Hulick and Deborah Stevenson.

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