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Fanny's Are Funny - "until you have to kiss her!"

In a nutshell, lose a game without scoring i.e. 13 - 0 and you are obliged to participate in the ritual humiliation of kissing Fanny. You can learn more about the history behind the ritual here. Suffice to say that the Mission Beach Petanque Club have added their own embellishments to the ritual!

We commissioned our own carved Fanny; shown here proudly by Balinese craftsman Made.

But first there's the telling of the tale behind the tail!

'Ode to Fanny'

 by kimbo (Mission Beach Petanque Club, 2013)

Come gather 'round friends be thee old or new
For a tale and its telling that is worthy and true
Of the maid known as Fanny who was friendly and fair
And a bar in Provence near an old village square
Where villagers met to chat while they drank
And brag of great victories in the game of Petanque

Now winners are grinners and losers are sore
And worst is to lose without gaining a score
So the beaten and humbled consolation they'd seek
By kissing sweet Fanny on each rosy cheek

Now the Mayor of the village was a man of no good
He'd feel up sweet Fanny whenever he could
Until came the day in Petanque he was thrashed
Thirteen zero the score his manly pride dashed
To the tavern he went consolation to seek
To kiss sweet Fanny on each rosy cheek

Fanny saw her chance to add to his hurt
She stood on a stool and lifted her skirt
She said "Mr Mayor my revenge at last
and now Mr Mayor you can kiss my arse!"

From that day on a tradition began
In honour of Fanny standing up to the man
Now winners and grinners and losers are sore
And worst is to lose without gaining a score
So now all you losers your time has come
To line up to kiss our sweet Fanny's bum!

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Up close and personal with Fanny.

Regular Irregular Behaviour

Man-Sandwich aka 'One-Step' in a tight spot (and loving it)!

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PO Box 265
Mission Beach, Queensland, 4852
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