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Am I supposed to know who that is, the cow-eyed redhead in a tunic?


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 11:31 AM
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Also, do not do an image search for "cow eyes". You will find references to Hera, but also not.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 11:32 AM
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There's an appealing Glen or Glenda-ness to those faces.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 11:45 AM
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In unrelated news, cows and does that I have seen do not have particularly attractive or feminine eyes, to a modern taste. What was Homer's deal?


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 11:47 AM
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4: Dude was blind.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 11:47 AM
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Huh, the image search for "cow eyes" was indeed grody, but not at all in the direction I had imagined.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 11:49 AM
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I see a picture of Liza Minnelli when I search for "cow eyed".


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 11:52 AM
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but not at all in the direction I had imagined.

What had you imagined?


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 11:53 AM
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Homer was describing not cows and does, but other animals of the same names.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 11:56 AM
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Someone once told me that if you strike up a conversation with a random rural Swiss person, they're likely to tell you about their country's many beautiful cows, and in particular the soulfulness of the cows' eyes. I'm skeptical, but haven't tried it.

(iPhone autocorrected some misspelling of 'random' to 'endometrial'. Wacky!)


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 11:56 AM
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8: well, porn, naturally.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 11:58 AM
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Swiss people love cows. I never heard about their eyes, but you see cow sculptures as public art and Swiss students in a French class I took all drew cows when asked to draw something that represented their country. I can't remember what I drew, probably a flag because I can't draw worth shit. The Belgians drew french fries pommes frites.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:02 PM
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cows and does that I have seen do not have particularly attractive or feminine eyes, to a modern taste

They're big, though, like in manga and anime. That said, the biggest eye I've seen up close was attached to a wild bison, so I wasn't thinking "cute" so much as "please don't crush me to death".

(iPhone autocorrected some misspelling of 'random' to 'endometrial'. Wacky!)

Random!


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:04 PM
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Does googling "ox-eyed" de-grodify?


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:05 PM
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Nothing but flowers.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:09 PM
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15: And puppies?


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:11 PM
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cows actually do have pretty eyes, for the most part.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:13 PM
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I'm wondering what sort of cow-eyed porn Sifu was expecting.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:13 PM
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I think "-eyed" is fine, whether cow- or ox-. My mistake was using "eyes".


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:13 PM
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13 to 19.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:14 PM
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Rather, 13 to 18.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:15 PM
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in order to see the true beauty of the cow eye, you have to ignore the everythingelseness of the cow.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:15 PM
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18: like so.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:16 PM
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Anime bison porn!


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:17 PM
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Dinosaurs work too.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:18 PM
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But on the weekends they boogie.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:20 PM
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Or!

Actually, nobody should click that link.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:20 PM
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But on the weekends they boogie. go to clubs, get the groove on. That's kind of their life.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:23 PM
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That link is really quite clickable. I was expecting some "aaagh! my eyes!"-type shit.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:24 PM
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To answer the original question, how could anybody not find this attractive?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:24 PM
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Someone once told me that if you strike up a conversation with a random rural Swiss person, they're likely to tell you about their country's many beautiful cows, and in particular the soulfulness of the cows' eyes.

I have been hiking in Switzerland, had to detour around Swiss cows on idyllic mountainsides and all that and had conversations with Swiss people about the preceding, but the cows' beauty never came up.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:27 PM
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The fashions of 18th century France continue to bewilder me.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:30 PM
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31: Not wanting to seem shallow they discussed the cows' intelligence and great personality?


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:31 PM
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27: Actually, that link is kinda cool. Also, all naughty bits are covered up. The models look frighteningly young, though.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:34 PM
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well, porn, naturally

Alas, Google has not yet introduced Reverse Safe Search.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:42 PM
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"This is great stuff, Trent, but try to find a different word that scans with 'octopus'."


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:42 PM
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Is the Swiss cow-appreciation thing linked to their cheese? I think I recall JM commenting that the Swiss hoard all their best cheeses, blocking them from export. Maybe that was the French, now that I think of it.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:46 PM
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The name of the cheese conditional derives from its use in the Swiss idiom, "There are no cheeses in the cupboard."


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:49 PM
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...the Swiss hoard all their best cheeses....

My German is pitiably atrophied nonexistent was never any good pretty bad, but I recall seeing an awful lot of "Alpkäse zu verkaufen" signs.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 12:58 PM
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39: That couldn't have been the good stuff. The slices weren't even individually wrapped.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 1:04 PM
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40: Also, it smelled.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 1:06 PM
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12: I have a Belgian acuaintance who is not a big fan of potatoes, apparently because every meal he ever ate as a child heavily involved them. He rattled off a very long and amusing list of potato-centric meals that constituted his family's entire cooking repertoire.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 1:10 PM
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41: Long day, hot sun, heavy pack. Let's not throw stones.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 1:12 PM
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43: Those weren't stones. Those were little wheels of nice Swiss cheese coated in red wax.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 1:12 PM
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42: I got my hair cut today at an extremely old-school barbershop where the barber was this old guy who spent the whole time ranting (good-naturedly) about the various ethnic groups in the area, including the Irish and their potatoes. (An Irish friend of his was hanging out there chatting with him, which is how the subject came up.) Apparently we didn't have any potatoes in this country until the Irish showed up. Looked at one way, of course, this is wrong and highly ironic, but looked at another way it's probably true, at least for New Jersey. Also, the Hungarians apparently came in droves to work at Johnson & Johnson and were so thrifty they never produced any trash. Garbageman in the Hungarian neighborhood was the easiest job in the world.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 1:20 PM
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Baucuscarenomicsgate.

Baucusnomicon.

Since the theory seems to be that the blood of 30 million or so low-income types will engorge dread Blue Cthulu enough to cause it to grow large and consume everyone else, starting with the Democratic party.

max
['...this strange eon where dead corporations never die.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 1:26 PM
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Exactly three comments in this thread are on-topic.


Posted by: paranoid android | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 2:25 PM
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And stop whatever kinky thing you're doing when thinking about Irving Kristol.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irving_Kristol


Posted by: Biohazard | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 2:27 PM
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Exactly three comments in this thread are on-topic.

There was a topic?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 2:30 PM
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I can't tell if 47 is a complaint, high praise, or an affirmation that things remain as ever they were.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 2:31 PM
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48: You should come on over to the George Michael thread, Biohazard.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 2:33 PM
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50: All I'm saying is that there's something very wrong with this.


Posted by: paranoid android | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 3:01 PM
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52: But not as wrong as this.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 3:04 PM
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52: not nearly so wrong as the next picture in that guy's flickr stream.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 3:05 PM
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This picture, that is.

NSFW, especially NSF the W of anybody in the picture.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 3:07 PM
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I was just alerted to the library's closing by an employee walking through the stacks ringing a cowbell.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 6:51 PM
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Did anyone respond by calling for more cowbell?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 6:52 PM
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Agogo bells would've been way funnier. Minus ten points, library person.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 6:56 PM
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57: I thought of saying that but I wouldn't have gotten the joke.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 7:10 PM
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That's awesome, eb, if pathologically honest.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 09-18-09 7:13 PM
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I think cow eyes are beautiful! there are special balinese cows that are light brown and have particularly nice, long-lashed, liquid brown eyes.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 09-20-09 12:18 AM
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