The Pip Spitting trophy
For immediate relief on 11/12/2006
GlobeVista Australasian Cherry Pip Spitting Championship
This Saturday (Dec 16th) Manjimup – West Australia’s finest cherry growing town – will host a disgusting event featuring human saliva and the remains of prime cherries.
Up to 4000 people will cram Manjin Park in the centre of town and watch men and women gather as much wind as they can in attempts to propel cherry pips beyond the pathetic 12 metre record and attempt to smash the record of the blow-hard from Minnesota (a measly 28kilometres.) (Sorry, metres.)
The highlight of the morning’s spitting will be the GlobeVista Australasian Cherry Pip Spitting finals, which Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival MC Jon Doust said would “herald the beginning of another great Trans-Tasman rivalry”.
“Last Sunday in Cromwell, New Zealand, home of the south island’s best spitters, the big men huffed and puffed and their champion will now attempt to make our local champion look like a dribbler,” said Mr Doust.
Another highlight will be the annual Politician Dummy Spit, with cherry pips flying in all directions but mainly at members of opposing parties.
The 2005 winner, Fremantle Mayor, Peter Tagliaferri, will be in town to defend his dummy against all comers including Leader of the Opposition Paul Omodei and local Shire President Wade De Campo.
Mr Tagliaferri said he was prepared to spit in the eye of any challengers.