Buffalo, New York 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 the Western New York city. Apparently Buffalo 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. Which happens to also be what many less formal analfests have been attributed to over the years.