Just when we thought things couldn’t get any worst at the Texas State Fair – they did! After a fiery start to yesterday’s festivities, the “Stratosphere” ride suddenl malfunctioned around 9 P.M. local time, trapping 24 fairgoers 200 feet in the air for more than 2 hours. Dallas Fire and Rescue personnel who had just been on the scene yesterday morning returned to oversee the rescue operation. This gives me greater incentive never to visit the Texas State Fair again. Of course, I haven’t been there since the early 1970s, when my mother bit into a corndog and discovered it had a green center. Normally, it’s red. I don’t necessarily believe the fair should be shut down altogether, even though it’s an early 20th century escapade in a 21st century world. I mean, with all the fried foods they serve, who needs overpriced parking and crowds anyway! Kids can eat fried foods they want, while sitting on their fat little butts in the safety of their own homes anyway.