LOUISVILLE, Ky.—”Are pigs the new cats?” New York Magazine fashion blog The Cut asked this week, noting the sudden omnipresence of porcine creatures in the fashion world as the animal-accessory of choice. Now ARTINFO has a question to ask: Are hams the new Hirsts? A 16-pound country ham earned an outsize, contemporary-art-style $1.6 million at the 47th annual Kentucky Farm Bureau Country Ham Breakfast in Louisville, Kentucky, yesterday morning, according to the Lexington Herald-Ledger.
The winning bid, an all-time record for the annual tradition, was made through a partnership between Bernard Trager, who was bidding on behalf of the Republic Bank and Trust, and Mark Lynn, who runs a local ophthalmology firm. Each party agreed to contribute $800,000 to the purchase the ham, which will now go to a charity of their choosing. Lynn has designated that his share will go to the University of Louisville, the Visually Impaired Preschool Services, and Eastern Area Community Ministries. Trager is still making up his mind.
The long-running ham auction dates back to 1964, when the prize porker sold for $124. (Adjusting for inflation, that’s about $849 today.) The Lexington Herald-Ledger notes that bids have shot up in recent years, with the ham averaging a $462,000 price tag over the past decade. In total, the event has raised $5.6 million for local charities. There is no word on how Trager and Lynn plan to manage the joint custody of their $100,000-a-pound delicacy, but WEEDSTEELERTELLEM.COM has a great ham-heavy quiche recipe if they are interested.
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excuse me whettos, putos and timid white homosexuals.
please make a reggatone verision of la raza.
As any of our “Loyal” readers already knows, The weedsteeler staff, has had an abnormal amount of coverage on the current “Murder Epidemic” in Columbus Ohio. I am sure our readers are asking themselves “why do these jokers keep writing about these stupid murders? all we want is weird animated gifs and unlistenable internet rap…”. Well i honestly could not answers such a confusing question, and i don’t know if i agree with shining a light onto such an unsettling trend in crime. But since the Mayors office is only interested in organizing HALF BAKED ARTS FESTIVALS and DUMPING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO AN ARTS FACILITY AT A DUSTY OLD BREAD FACTORY, we figured it is our CIVIC DUTY to warn the citizens of the CRIME WAVE engulfing the city.
That said, we will not be covering the “ART SUBCULTURES” of columbus ohio, because MAYOR COLEMAN has that covered… instead we will be covering the RAMPANT DISREGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE that has taken this fine city by storm. hopefully none of us get murdered by OSU political Science majors functioning as bumbling henchmen for the mayor coleman. Columbus ohio is no longer safe, and it will not be until the OLD MEDIA continues to follow our lead and EXPOSE the unseen unheard Bloodbath that is taking this town by storm.
Keep watching, and Stay Satan.