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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: Deckman
Date: 02 Apr 03 - 04:49 AM

I'm wondering if cow tipping is similiar to "FERRET LEGGING?" CHEERS, Bob(deckman)Nelson


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: CarolC
Date: 01 Apr 03 - 05:49 PM

Ah, but what a great thread this was (is).


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 Apr 03 - 05:08 PM

April Fool, I think-- note there is a part two linked several posts up!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: Ebbie
Date: 01 Apr 03 - 03:58 PM

NO. (My father had a dairy.)

#1: Cows sleep lying down. I have never seen a cow sleep standing up. Even cows that are chewing their cuds lie down by preference. By the way, if a herd of cows is lying down by mid-afternoon, it means that the grazing in that pasture is good. The later they lie down to rest and ruminate, the scantier the feed is.

#2: They have keen hearing- it is difficult to surprise a herd of cows. You're not going to sneak up on them.

#3: If you knocked down a cow, all the other cattle would come investigate- and that can be scary. An angry cow can be more dangerous than a bull. We used to say that it's because when a charging bull nears his target, he closes his eyes while a cow keeps hers open. I don't know if that's true though.

It's also not universally true that cows give birth while in a standing position- I have seen many a cow birthing a young'un while lying down.

Cows are not particularly ungainly in rising. Horses are far more awkward, having to actually heave themselves onto their feet. Cows do it in two distinct segments.


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: GUEST,Hobojr
Date: 01 Apr 03 - 03:19 PM

Can someone please tell me if cow tipping is possible or not! I think it is, but my sister says it is not. And then My sister and I got into this huge fight about if cow tipping was a possible. Please HELP!

    I AM GOING TO PUT A PTITION HERE.
IF YOU THINK COW TIPPING IS TRUE WRITE AND SAY WHY YOU THINK IT IS.

IF YOU THINK COW TIPPING IS NOT TRUE PLEASE WRITE AND SAY WHY!


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: CarolC
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 08:21 AM

The continuation of this thread can be found here.


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: wdyat12
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 02:33 AM

The Cow, the first human altered species on the planet other than the dog, is probably the most maligned and revered animal ever to exist.

wdyat12


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: CarolC
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 01:02 AM

I used to live on an old farm where the cows could come right up to the house. We called the house the "cow palace". Sometimes in the summer, the cows got into the basement and stood around in there to get cool.

One time I mistook a cow pie for a rock while I was opening the cattle gate to let the truck through. All I can say is, some days cow pies look like rocks.

Re: PMS... Ooooohhhh ho ho, don't even get me started...

Carol


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: Ely
Date: 02 Mar 01 - 12:11 AM

Yes.

I went to high school with a nice guy who was, I hate to say it, not the brightest phase of the moon. He used to tell us about his cow-tipping escapades until the Monday that he came in limping. Apparently the cow swayed back the wrong way and fell on him.

(not cow-tipping, but bovine-related). I had a cousin who was a true city slicker, and when her family came out to visit us in Colorado we all went hiking in the mountains. Part of the hike took us through a cow pasture. Although we had told Dana what to look for, she decided the best way to avoid stepping in cow pie was to hop from rock to rock (not that cow pies are hard to see). You guessed it--she soon landed in a soft rock. My dad was a good sport and cleaned her shoe off but we teased her for years.


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: hesperis
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 11:01 PM

Aiiiieeee! Did I tip this thread too far in the direction known as "off-topic"? Has it broken it's legs? Does a thread even HAVE legs? Can you tip something that doesn't have legs?

................???

Where is everybody?!


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: hesperis
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 02:38 PM

Good. Someone else with PMS. Let's trade horror stories, ok?


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 12:48 PM

} : ~ (<


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: flattop
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 12:17 PM

Think I stepped in a meadow muffin.


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From: flattop
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 12:15 PM

Oops. I posted on Carol's cookie. Now I'm getting whacked.


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: Kim C
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 12:15 PM

when do we leave?


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: CarolC
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 12:13 PM

Do you want to go cow tipping with me Kim?


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: Kim C
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 11:55 AM

don't vexate me flattop, this is a PMS day... ;)


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: hesperis
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 11:44 AM

Wild Hamsters are almost impossible to approach for this. They have amazing hearing, and only sleep deep in their burrows where it's safe.

Tame ones are easily tipped, but they don't like it much. However, I've heard there is a new breed called the Black Bear Hamster, they can get so tame they'll roll over to get their tummies rubbed. I wonder where I can get one?


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: flattop
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 10:29 AM

3'5" Kim? Sorry, my mistake.

Speaking of diversity, I heard that one of our former mayors had to be weighed on a cattle scale at the farmers' co-op. Regular scales didn't go high enough.


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: Kim C
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 10:00 AM

No I am 5'3".

I keep thinking about the little cartoon cows in the Hershey chocolate syrup commercials. They have these cuddly round bodies and eensy weensy spindly legs. They'd be easy to tip. In a cartoon anything is possible. :)


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 07:54 AM

It could be a whole new version of reality TV. So Who Wants to be a Cow-Tipper, Survival in the Grass, Cow-Tipping Island, and Pastureland Wars.

Set up a Neil Young cam in my living room, it overlooks a pasture and I'm a great cook. We'll have a steak-out. And we'll fund the project like I said, five bucks US per tipper, plus tentspace fees.

I've been suspecting that the Center has been moving north for some time, anyway, like the mountain sneaking over to Mohammed when he's not looking!

Don't need to bring the bedpans either, because outdoor exercise and fresh air are so good for the inmates-- so we have the two-holer out back in case Spaw needs to give anyone lessons in use.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 06:30 AM

I think it's time for some serious research on this subject so the NYCFTTS will get the inmates out at night tipping away. We'll start with hamsters, build up to Chihuahas and should be on to cows by about Christmas. All results will be peer-reviewed by Peter T and written up in the Journal of Irreproducable Results or <>Fortean Times.
That's assuming we can get funding from the Smithsonian or the Orillian Cattle Breeders' Association.
Watch this space (less exciting than watching paint dry)
RtS(Director of Research and bedpan operative NYCFTTS)


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 12:21 AM

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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 12:18 AM

Flattop, don't. It may not be meant to hurt, but it does, and it's wrong. Cut it out.

The rest of us made up in PM's. You missed it!

*G*

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: flattop
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 09:03 PM

120 pounds at 2 foot 6? What have you been eating Kim? Need help getting out of that chair girl?


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: flattop
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 08:58 PM

Hey, it's great to get back from a long day in Toronto and find someone slapping Little Hawk around. Way to go Praise!

You know, if I wasn't so cynical I'd think the guy was psychic. For the second day in a row, my brother took me out to lunch - yesterday to give me shit, today for a programmers' meeting. Not to worry, he picked up the tab both days and today he took me to an all-you-can-wolf-down! You wouldn't believe the crap I swallowed today. It would be enough to kill an American. Just wished they'd had a McGill handy.


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: hesperis
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 08:07 PM

You know, I once heard it suggested that men who are offended by fat women are scared of female power, because it reminds them of when they were small and helplessly in the power of their mothers. I don't know if that is true or not. But when the Great Goddess as the Amazingly Fat Woman was worshipped, women had a lot more power in society as well.

I think LH realizes that you are a person, and I don't think he meant to say anything hurtful to you.

Sooz, you do have a great smile, and you're very huggable, too.

Yes, you are being a bit sensitive. He wasn't talking about you. But he was still being rude.

He does have a point, though, and the facts won't go away just because they hurt some people's feelings. (And those feelings won't go away even though they are irrational.) It is ironic how often people pig out at buffets, as if taking more than enough will somehow make the experience worth more. And it is very ironic how often it's the people with a weight problem already who really overdo it. I really don't know how people can EAT five heaping plates from a buffet, but I've seen it.

People who eat that much have a problem, whether they're fat or thin. But it's more noticeable in a fat person.


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: Kim C
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 04:27 PM

(oh heavens sakes if I was unknowingly participating in a fat joke I will now apologize. at 120 lbs I too have trouble getting out of a squishy chair, or off the floor, where I like to sit. I have sat down and couldn't get up without help more times than I can count. Poking fun at my own experience more than anyone else's. Please no one take offense because I did not mean any, not in the least.)


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: CarolC
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 03:12 PM

I could tip a cow. I'm so short, the cow would never see me above the top of the grass, so I could sneak up on it with no problems at all. Then, I would reach waaayyy high up, as far as I could, and bite it on the ankle. That would surprise it so much, it would tip right over.


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 03:06 PM

LH--

We all know that it's a bad idea to make what would be called at its most bald, "nigger jokes." And I think we all know that racism starts so early that by the time one has words to express it with, it's gotten in very, very deep.

One of the reasons for racism is that it keeps people divided against one another who would otherwise band together around their other obvious commonalities. If they did band together, they might create social change that threatens the business world's status quo.

Schools in general have a vested interest in keeping everyone caught up in them, including teachers and administrators, firmly in place. Ask a teacher how it feels from their side, and you see pretty fast that in the building, there is actually no one who can be blamed for the bad things that happen. But happen they do, even in schools that are actually trying with all their might to be good places for people to be.

Schools are essentially hierarchies, with many layers that include not only the employees, or the employees at one level and students at another... they are intricate networks of pecking orders with a place for each individual, and this is how the top stays on top-- each one is willing to keep the next lower one in place, so the ones at the top only have a layer or two to concern themselves with. Enforcement of the pecking order is best carried out from within, at the grassroots level-- most efficient. Any oppressed group knows this full well.

So there has to be some group to pick on, or some members of the larger group who can be targeted, or classroom management could not be carried out effectively-- the students would band together and overthrow the system.

But racism is not the only thing that is used for this purpose, at the personal, daily-life, invisible level of passing on oppressions. In all-one-color schools, short boys, fat kids, newcomers, kids with disabilities-- the pecking order soon emerges, based on a dehumanization of the people at the lower end. Or it can be the members of the majority group who are "Too black," "too Jewish," "Too This" or "Too That."

By the time we are old enough to go to school, we have all the word-weapons we need to join this old, old battle, and few tools to do anything else. This is handy for the place schools hold in keeping people from thinking TOO much or becoming TOO effective in changing the world. And then we blame kids for being so mean-- they act mean, but they didn't get born that way, and they are doing it to avoid unbearable hurt themselves.

When you are in one of the easily targeted groups, there is a strong pull to join one of the groups that picks on another one. You get to keep your place in the pecking order if you are willing to put others lower on it than you are willing to be. And if you take the time to get to know an unthinkingly oppressive and offensive person, what you find very quickly is how they got hurt in order to act that way.

So, LH, I can't find it in my heart to blame you for being so colossally dumb. I'd have to assume there's a reason you don't see my smile sitting across the table when you write these things. And as far as Max goes, I can only imagine the guy-to-guy pressures at the age he describes, and how silly it would be to expect someone to actually speak against what he described.

But you know even though I see how this stuff works, I suddenly have no desire to sit across table from you again, LH. This is in the way now. I think that sucks. I also think it sucks that people don't have a real good way, usually, of proceeding past this sort of stuff. I blame you, you get defensive and blame me back for being too sensitive... others join in... that's part of how it works, you see.

I know you to be a thinking person, LH. How about you just think on it a bit, just because someone you have treated as a sensible person suggests it to you.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 02:31 PM

Is it PC now to make fat jokes? I didn't know. I have noticed simply that some of this town's largest men and women regularly attend the Chinese buffet where they can eat any amount of food at a nominal charge. No joke...fact. Being on only 2 legs, I suspect that they would be easier to tip than the average cow, but I'm not volunteering...

When you're as thin as I am you notice these things. Specially when you're hanging onto a lampost in order to avoid getting blown away by a gust of wind. People like me are so easy to tip that it's not even worth bothering.

The Tipper Gore thing? Well, I have read the entire thread, but not at one sitting, you see, I just keep checking on the new stuff...so I guess I lost that post of yours in the shuffle, as they say. Sorry about that. When one is reading a number of different threads here and there, it's easy to overlook something.

Now Allen Help says it's not possible to tip cows. Looks like we are once again without a consensus here. What a bummer.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: wysiwyg
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 02:03 PM

Little Hawk, if you would read the threads you start, you'd see that in this one I already spotted Tipper Gore.

My personal thanks though go to you eternally, for helping to make it PC at the Mudcat to make fat jokes-- thus saving many of us from mistakenly believing the stuff in the past Mudcat thread about Mudcat men appreciating real Mudcat women.

Now as far as the topic goes, this is quite simple. At our house blessing once mud season ends, we'll just charge $5 per person to hop the fence and investigate personally. Bring the digital cameras, and bring it on. Thus we can fund the sound system we will need to celebrate our gathering properly.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: GUEST,Allen Help
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 01:43 PM

The real answer is no. Cow Tipping rates right up there with Snipe hunting, watching the sub races at the local dam. When I was a kid the local basketball team was called the Stars and it was common for young man to ask young ladies out to see the Stars even when there was no games being played.

No. Cow tipping just doesn't happen. First off cows are light sleepers and will normally wake up long before you get near them. Secondly cows weigh as much as some small cars. Anyone who says the legs they stand on are week has never been kicked by one or had one step on their foot. I have on occasion seen a cow that was blotted (SP) on its side it was not on its side because it had been tipped but because it ate the wrong things.

To get an idea of how hard it would be to tip a cow set up about 20, 50-pound bags of sand on a board supported by 2 saw horses. At best you will get a sore shoulder. I use to milk cows for years and they are not small animals easy to push let alone tip over. It may be possible for a cow to sleep on its feet and many times it seems like they are but anytime I went near them it was either to milk, feed, brand or administer some medication. When a cow steps on your foot you can kick push hit as hard as you want and still have almost no impact on them. Imagine a two year old knocking over a 200-pound man by running into him it just wont happen.

People who have worked on farms for any length of time are none to gentle to those big dumb animals. When you milk 150-200 cows three times a day you certainly don't give them names.

I remember one cow # 137 she would kick you every time you gave her a chance. I remember her more from her back left huff than anything else it looked like a banana and hurt like heck. One day she Kicked Uncle Jay right in the groin the next Sunday at dinner he asked what I thought of the steak. I told him it was pretty good. He said it was 137. I couldn't help but enjoy it a little more.

You might be able to tip a cow with a car but certainly not a shoulder. If a young man is asking you to go tip a cow he is either pulling a joke on you or wants to make out. In any event don't go to the sub races, cow tipping or snipe hunting as it will either embarrass you or worse. As I have my own sons in daughters I answered this question as best as I could.


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: Jim the Bart
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 01:29 PM

Don't take reports of cow tipping in Texas at face value. After all, in Texas it was mostly likely a steer rather than a cow. It's falling over could well have been caused by some bovine defect. We might just be looking at the tail of another bum steer. . .

later,
Bart


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 01:11 PM

Well, for sure! I don't believe in Democrats and Republicans either, but they keep getting elected don't they? I call that cruelty to the electorate! :-)

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: Kim C
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 01:04 PM

My favorite snipe story is the early episode of "King of the Hill" when Bobby bags a whooping crane. I have watched this show since its premier and this remains my favorite episode of all time... although this last one about the hooker was pretty good! :)

Mister said he had heard about cow tipping but doesn't believe in cruelty to animals.


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 12:58 PM

Sorry, that should have been "Mariposa Belle".

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 12:55 PM

Okay, KatC, I guess that settles it. There IS cow tipping.

Now where does Tipper Gore fit into all this? We had best find out while people still remember who Tipper Gore is...which may not be for very long. I cnn't even remember who ran against Bill Clinton in his 2nd election, after all...can you?

I got some info about giraffe tipping, by the way. It has been attempted, but never successfully, because the only way you can get above a giraffe's center of gravity is to approach the giraffe on stilts, and then you are too precariously balanced to tip the giraffe, and instead end up tipping yourself, assuming you can even sneak up on the giraffe in the first place when on stilts, which is damned near impossible to do. It's also very difficult to handle walking on stilts when one is drunk, and in most localities it is traditional to tip large animals only when thoroughly inebriated. Of course some teenagers will try it even when sober, so it's not an absolute rule, but even teenagers mostly do it when drunk.

At any rate, Stoogie Parkham of Johannesburg, South Africa apparently attempted it on 27 different occasions, until he got fatally mauled by a lioness after falling off his stilts (for the 27th time) and landing on a large colony of red ants. His loud cries of distress attracted the attention of the lioness and led to his demise.

No information has surfaced yet regarding Rhinoceros tipping. Or elephant tipping either, for that matter.

flattop - the idea of tipping a whole herd of cows simultaneously is an interesting one. I think it would require a large number of people and a great deal of stealth to bring it off, but the results would certainly be worth the trouble, especially if it could be videotaped. I suggest we contact one of the dumber Orillia lodges, such as the Oddfellows or the Loyal Order of Moose, and see if we can get them interested. It could be used as a fundraiser for some useful cause, like raising the Mariposa Bell, for example...

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: Katcina
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 03:11 AM

Little Hawk,
Yes there is definitely 'Cow tipping'. I'm originally from Texas and was a secretary got the Charolais Association when much younger.
It was a farotite pastime among teenage boys and drunks. Cows DO sleep standing up and are quite easy to tip if you just push hard in the right spot.
I now live in Wisconsin, the land of cheese and therefore dairy cattle so it's a sommon practice here as well.
FYI, KatC


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: flattop
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 12:54 AM

What a perfect shithouse photographer!


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From: hesperis
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 12:49 AM

Ohhhh, that is the perfect title for that pic! LOL!

:applauds vigorously:


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: flattop
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 12:11 AM

The only exploding McGill story that I can remember Little Hawk is the time you used a McGill.

Well there is the explosion in the port-a-toilet sector with Orillia's McGill Environmental leading the way!

Perhaps if you were quick enough, Little Hawk, you could tip a whole herd of cows and create a perfect crap circle. Should I call Colin McKimm to get the story for the Orillia Packet and Times? Carol suggests that you might also create a crap circle if you tip a bunch of McGills.


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 11:36 PM

Not cheese again! flattop is responsible for this. He said that "cheese has more nuance than Dylan". The nerve of the man!

No cow tipping incident has ever involved cheese. Beer, definitely, but not cheese.

It's a beer induced riot, that's what it is!

Why isn't MAV on this thread anyway? It makes more sense than the other one...

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: Matt_R
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 11:28 PM

Help! It's a cheese-induced riot!


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 11:22 PM

Something really spooky just occurred to me, and I don't think anyone else has commented on it yet...

You Americans just missed getting a First Lady named...

TIPPER GORE !!!

Sounds like a connection to the whole cow tipping thing to me...! Ooooo...synchronicity, that's what it is.

I mean, it just can't be a coincidence...think about it. Tipper Gore. It's like...don't tip a cow, cos you just might get gored! A little moral lesson in 3 syllables.

Hmmmm...the implications are unsettling. Given the fact that the Republicans "won", however, I suspect that the facts behind cow tipping will remain hidden in the "Bush" for at least 4 more years.

Cows will not rest easy tonight...or for some time to come.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 11:07 PM

Ebbie - Thanks for some pretty convincing testimony regarding the feasibility of tipping a cow.

Thanks also to A. Cow, who has given us her side of it.

Thanks to Gary T. for the explanation of the snipe hunt. I was never in the Boy Scouts, so I missed out on that one.

Flattop, of course, was in the Boy Scouts...for a week. They kicked him out after the incident of the visiting nun (Sister Electra) and the exploding McGill porta-potty. In later years he was unfortunately appointed a scout leader for a brief period...a decision that could only have been made by a system wherein the right hand has utterly no idea what the left hand is doing. I shudder to think of the damage that may have been done to young and impressionable minds.

The Marty Robbins story is an intriguing one. I've known for some time that Marty Robbins was a believer in reincarnation...it's fairly evident in some of his western songs that he is either reliving past events in which he participated...or believes that he is, anyway (for you skeptics out there). That he would think Jim Reeves had reincarnated as a cow, however, is pretty hilarious. Ask any cow and she will tell you the whole concept is highly questionable, if not offensive.

Well, I think we are getting close on verifying that cow tipping is a genuine, if rare, phenomenon.

I should think that the scientific world would be quite grateful for our efforts in unearthing evidence on this vital matter...not to mention the folk music community in general...hi diddle, hi day...

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: Ebbie
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 10:41 PM

Right between the hindquarters and the torso? LOL

Ebbie


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 10:07 PM

Anyone tried Hawk tipping, from a great height?


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: flattop
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 07:44 PM

Wouldn't it be great if they made hobbles for Little Hawk's mouth?


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Subject: RE: BS - Cow tipping...is it real???
From: Ebbie
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 07:39 PM

About cow tipping- I was adamant in my belief that there ain't no such critter and then I suddenly remembered one time when I gave a cow a hearty shove with my shoulder just about where the hindquarters connect with the torso. To my amazement she almost fell down. So yes, I suppose there is such a thing as tipping a cow. But trust me- they needn't be asleep. They only need to be standing. And off guard.

Ebbie


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