>From: "Ernest(Chip) Brown" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: "L.D. McLaughlin, Jr." <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: seat bladders
>Date: Tue, Mar 9, 1999, 5:39 PM
> Okay, somebody has to bite: WHY do they make noise, Tony?
> L.D. McLaughlin, Jr. wrote:
>> With all this conversation going on, I would like to throw in another
>> alternative - Here in Mobile at Mardi Gras (the original), my parade
>> organization's mascot uses a stick with pig bladders (real) tied to it to
>> swing around. He's called Folly, and chases Death with them - They're
>> painted silver and make quite a loud noise... Fully inflated, they measure
>> around 20" by 12"... If you want any further information, you might check
>> out a pig farm for a ready supply; ours take about 2-3 weeks to cure (That
>> wouldn't smell too well in a hot Morgan uncured!! :>)
>> They are quite sturdy, and can last for several years...
Would you believe BLADDER STONES? :>)