Buffalo is known for its chicken wings and hard-luck football team. It isn’t thought to be a particularly kinky place, although one does have to wonder what goes on when everybody is forced inside during the long, cold winters.

A recent photo on The Buffalo News website is forcing us to reconsider. Apparently we hosted the type of pageant not seen in a public square since the days of Caligula.

Of course, “analfest” doesn’t have to mean anything tawdry. Perhaps the contestants were merely being judged on how uptight they are.

Or, more accurately, this “analfest” was the direct result of an unfortunately positioned pole. Of course we know that "analfest" is actually Canalfest which we enjoy every year. But who knows, analfest could be fun too.