We got a little suspicious yesterday when we read a news report out of Lexington, Kentucky, claiming a Casey Anthony-themed dunking booth was en-route to Arizona.
The booth's called "State Vs. Anthony" and is complete with an Anthony lookalike as the dunkee. Players have the chance to throw a ball at one of two choices: "guilty" or "innocent."
Either way, the Casey lookalike ends up in a tub of cold water -- and a brief sense of relief washes over the majority of Americans who think Anthony murdered her 2-year-old daughter.
The article quoted a press release from the Bluegrass Fair in Lexington announcing the dunk tank's appearance at the festival and how the thing was going to end up on an airplane to Arizona -- as if it were actually coming to Arizona.
From Lexington's NBC affiliate, Lex18:
However, organizers say if there is too much controversy surrounding the game, they will shut it down.
The booth is scheduled to stick around until the end of the fair before flying to its final destination in Arizona.
The Bluegrass Fair goes on at Masterson Station Park in Lexington through July 24.
We're sad to report, the dunk tank isn't actually coming to Arizona -- it's all part of the shtick, playing off the rumor that after she was released from jail, Casey Anthony boarded a plane headed to Arizona.
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According to Michael Kaplan, a spokesman for the Bluegrass Fair -- whom we called to confirm that the booth coming to the Grand Canyon State was all part of the gimmick -- unlike the TV station, we were able to "see that one plus one equals two."
Of course the booth's not coming to Arizona, it's part of the joke (as you can see in the press release linked here) -- a joke some people apparently didn't find too funny.
After several complaints, fair officials shut down the dunk tank, calling it "tacky and tasteless."
Regardless, sorry, zonies -- Kaplan confirms the Casey Anthony dunk will not be making its way to Arizona. Your frustration shall continue to fester.