Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Cow goes, "Baaa!" (With Sincere Apologies To Rene Magritte)

     The man was a genius, if you ask me; but sometimes a fool in a hurry stumbles down almost the same path, all unseeing.

     I get e-mail flyers from One Kings Lane, an intere$ting enterprise that specializes in high quality small-lot antique/unique home furnishings and similar items, a business model based on both style and speed.  Occasionaly, this leads to amusing results:
     Nice folk art -- give me a jigsaw, a free afternoon, scrap wood and some milk paint, and I'll make you a half-dozen -- but it is manifestly not a cow.

      Fluffy.  White.  Short-legged. Rudimentary tail.  Pudgy-looking. Poor city kids, never seen gamboling lambs grow up to become stolid, silly sheep.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Note... He also Lists the Lamp as a Roadster when it is CLEARLY a Sedan...

Dave H said...

"No one in this world, so far as I know — and I have searched the records for years, and employed agents to help me — has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.”"
- H.L. Mencken

Anonymous said...

French cow.

Too much bread and cheese.

Shootin' Buddy

Old NFO said...

LOL, nobody ever said they had to 'know' what they were talking about... :-)

BGMiller said...

Is that my cow?

It goes BAA.

That's not my cow.


BGM

Brigid said...

That's one of those Southdown Cows, just prior to shearing.

I saw them on the weather channel once.

Roberta X said...

Like British "corn," are they?

og said...

A french "spanner".

Roberta X said...

Ce n'est pas une "spanner." (I'd do French quotes but it takes too much finagling to get the computer to not take it for html.)

Engineering Johnson said...

That's a very important kind of cow... It's known as The Grand Moo-Bah.

og said...

It's not only not a spanner, it's not a picture of a spanner, it's a picture of a crude carving of a representation of a cow/sheep.

grand moo baaaa indeed.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, pretty sure it's a spanner. Got a live one in the yard right now and the guy who sold it to me said it's a spanner. AND IT POOPS.

Roberta X said...

Well, there you go, then.

Anonymous said...

As an aside, I had Moroccan spanner stew over couscous last night. Excellent, for spanner that is.