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Only in Texas(14 posts)

Only in TexasTig
Jul 16, 2002 6:39 AM
The sad thing is, this is real!
soDougSloan
Jul 16, 2002 6:44 AM
It's easy to make fun of things that are different, huh?

Imagine what those guys say about all us little fairies prancing around in our stretchy outfits and shaved legs.
I think you missed my attempt at humorTig
Jul 16, 2002 11:07 AM
I'm not making fun of something that is different. As a native Texan, I grew up seeing all kinds of livestock showing up in the strangest places. While camping overnight on Matagorda beach, we were woken up by a cattle drive down the beach. You won't see that just anywhere! When I saw this photo, it just fit right in with the sometimes crazy mixture of rural and urban cultures.

I grew up with cowboy uncles who owned ranches, and my highschool was in a very rural little town. I was even a member of the FFA, raising pigs! So, the agricultural life isn't something all that different for me.

Maybe this picture will have a bit more obvious humor:
Well, if I'd known you were a Texan,MXL02
Jul 16, 2002 2:24 PM
that's a bull of different color...we Texans can make fun of ourselves, We just hate it when others do it.
PS- Sounds like my type of ranch!
PSS-my favorite bumper sticker:MXL02
Jul 16, 2002 2:28 PM
"Honk if I'm an Aggie!"
LOL -Yep, I'm surrounded by Aggie friends and family! -nmTig
Jul 16, 2002 3:32 PM
I've ridden my bike past that ranch! nmDave Hickey
Jul 17, 2002 5:14 AM
How the hell else ...Sintesi
Jul 16, 2002 7:22 AM
you supposed to git the sh!t off the back of a cow? Ain't enough pressure with the garden hose. ; )
yes, andDougSloan
Jul 16, 2002 7:28 AM
That animal might well be worth a lot more than our bikes.
The sad thing is...MXL02
Jul 16, 2002 7:47 AM
you don't get it! Longhorn cattle are far removed from the beef or milk producing variety. They are basically considered pets, and are raised for livestock show competition. This rancher was probably on his way to a competition and stopped to wash his animal, just the way most of us would bathe any other pet. The fact that Texans take pride in their ranching and farming abilities is something of which we are proud, not ashamed.
Proud to be a (cycling) Texan. MXL02
re: Cool, Fecal matter in the water system..jrm
Jul 16, 2002 3:07 PM
neat..Hey George Dubya.. i got some water for ya...drink up..
where do you poop? :-) nmDougSloan
Jul 17, 2002 6:55 AM
Into a system designed for poop..jrm
Jul 17, 2002 10:18 AM
complete with facilities for seperation and double filtration of fecal matter. Not one that drains into existing bodies of water and perculates into the water table.
Tis true. Did you know...Kristin
Jul 19, 2002 5:28 AM
...that many car washes recycle water a certain number of times before disposing of it. The car in the port next do was getting a special wax job!