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.
'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)!