Saturday, June 03, 2006

Welcome to Madison

Back in my hometown, there are no tall buildings, but the streets are filled with people.

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This next picture is either adorable or disturbing, depending on the interpretation. I'll leave the decision to you.

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An ongoing cow exhibit propagates the most inane stereotype about Wisconsin there is, but at least it does so with style.

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Inside the Capitol, the dairy spirit creeps by our casual visitors.

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The angles of the building are as layered and disjointed as an M.C. Escher image.

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Off in the distance, an everlasting and immobile animal can be seen.

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Eternally watching over the state, the badger perches above every branch of our government.

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10 Comments:

Blogger reader_iam said...

Adorable, but then again I was the only girl in 2nd grade who would touch the snakes or let one be put around my shoulders (the same as in this picture!) during the reptile unit.

10:34 PM  
Blogger Richard Lawrence Cohen said...

Face it, Chris, you love Wisconsin. And it looks great in your photos.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Ruth Anne Adams said...

Now I'm homesick. Thanks a lot, Chris.

Is this the same "Cows on Parade" exhibit that was in New York and Connecticut several years back? Or are they new?

12:59 PM  
Blogger Wickedpinto said...

(A SP reference) A cow with 2 Straws? Where's my monkey with 4 asses?

1:31 AM  
Blogger Wickedpinto said...

an aside about the cow.

I'm not from wisconsin, and don't live next to cows, but I've seen cows. . . . . .

Cows don't have horns. Steer and bulls have horns. Cows don't. I think.

Odd that someone who is perpetrating a stereotype you disagree with, is also ignorant of what a cow looks like? (assuming I'm right, but I think I am.) What does that say about "artistes?"

Honestly? I say that an artiste who thinks a cow has horns (and it's clearly a cow cuz the straws are directly above the udders) completely validates my stereotype of "artistes" and the doofi' who authorized this display.

Hint it rymes with "glitch fast petarded gas sholes"

1:37 AM  
Blogger Christopher Althouse said...

Good point, wickedpinto! Yes, the "cow" has both horns and utters, and the concept of that piece is obviously geared towards it providing milk.

2:11 AM  
Blogger Wickedpinto said...

The Boss
Good point, wickedpinto! Yes, the "cow" has both horns and utters, and the concept of that piece is obviously geared towards it providing milk.

So how smart is the "artiste?"

A dropout dumb warmongering former Marine war criminal neo-fascist-con knows that cows don't have horns?

That tells me, that I should suggest that crazy lefty "artistes" will experience GREAT communion with nature if they apply (I think my term is correct) "buck tethers" to the nears horned cow.

(I THINK! that "buck tether" is the proper term for the piece of leather that draws a bulls balls back and up against the bulls body to "enhance" the buck, of bulls meant for bullriding (had a friend/boss who housed bulls for bullriding))

I think that would be interesting.

2:40 AM  
Blogger Wickedpinto said...

OH! something else I just noticed, that I find funny, based on my snapshot of the image. And this is less critical, but more funny.

Ron White, a comedian, and I'm sure other comedians have done it, or commediennes as well.

But recently Ron White had his "You Can't Fix Stupid" routine broadcast on Comedy Central.

One of his jokes is about viagra and womens reactions to Viagra, and it goes something like this "if men wanted to increase their sexual experiences, they would take all of this money they spend on viagra, levitra (and the others) and instead, dedicate all of that research to a drug. . . .
That makes. . . .
cemen. . . .
taste like chocolate!.

(I tried to depict his affect with my silly over punctuation)

So seeing that picture again, in the light of the Ron White bit about how great, prolific and thoroughly satisfying a mans sex life would be, if his semen tasted like chocolate, I noticed that the Bull, was eating chocolate, and creating milk.

Put that all together and you get "manmilk"(ejaculate) that tastes like chocolate.

The problem is that there are 2 straws, and frankly, if my seed tasted like chocolate? I'd still gag.

2:48 AM  
Blogger Wickedpinto said...

BTW Chris, don't know if you caught on.

I'm a little crazy, but I have my uses :)

3:13 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Holy canoli! I lived in Madtown for 18 months in the early '90s and remember that snake guy! He's still there!

Of course, here in Minnesota, he'd be outlawed.

2:01 PM  

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