Thanks to globe-trotting shows on the Food Network, there’s an “exotic food” trend at state fairs across the country. This summer, they’re serving such delicacies as deep-fried Kool-Aid, maggot sandwiches and fried raccoon.  One fair spokesman said deep-fried exotic foods are the “cool new thing,” and while teenagers used to try to prove their manliness by going on thrill rides or winning carnival games, the new version of that might be, “Watch me eat fried scorpions!”

- What?  No deep-fried watermelon balls?  

- This is why the Michigan State Fair closed down.  They ran out of dead raccoons!

- Call me old-fashioned but I still prefer the roller coaster and throwing balls at the milk bottles.