Re: cows again

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Thu Feb 07 2002 - 19:40:03 MST

At 11:49 PM 2/7/02 +1100, Miriam English <> wrote:

>Darn, there isn't an Australian one... so I'll relate the sitch here:
>You have two cows. You send one to a distant Pacific island and place the
>other in a razor-wire-fenced detention center. You refuse to let anyone in
>to milk it and then complain that we need to import milk at such high prices.

Weeellll-- This is probably all incomprehensibly parochial for the
non-Aussies who largely comprise the list, but those in charge of cow entry
would disagree with this account, asserting that it's more like:

You have one cow that swam ashore. You can't be certain that it is not
infected with plague, so you place it in a razor-wire-fenced detention
center. Another cow swims ashore but you are starting to suspect that these
are not cows but rabbits, so you send it to a distant Pacific island. The
number of cows (or possibly rabbits) arriving at shore drops drastically
and your board gets reappointed with a bonus.

Damien Broderick

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