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  1. Actually, this reminds me of the “Newsweek” game my son and his friend played (mentioned in the recent Oy post): one of the names they came up with was Moos-Week.

  2. Sure she don’t look like much, and she steers like a cow, but she can go from 0-25 with a little ginger touch.

  3. What I want to know is why is there a TV tower looming in the background? I assume it has a rotating restaurant and everything…

  4. I have to agree with larK that it really does look like a TV tower, but the bell-shaped roof is commonly seen on bell towers in southern Germany, and the “ball impaled by a spike” is a nearly universal standard for lightning rods on churches here. I can’t explain why it’s supported by two beams instead of a full steeple, and the lightning rod is so long that it really does look like an antenna, but the painting predates even Marconi’s earliest experiments.

  5. Farm kid 1: “My dad doesn’t know whether to buy a cow or a tractor.”
    Farm kid 2: “He will look awfully silly riding around on a cow.”
    Farm kid 1: “He will look even sillier milking a tractor.”

  6. It’s an okay caption. But why not:

    “So, do you live around here?”
    “:Would you like to go to drive-in moovie?”
    “Would you like to get the milk for free?”
    “It’s a loaner. My horse is in the shop.”
    “Yeah, traffic is crazy. I nearly had a head-on cowllision on the way over.”
    “So I heard it through the bovine, not much longer would you be mine”
    “Hey, you want a free frisbe?”
    “It’s my little moo’s coupe.”
    “Say, are you Amish? Because you got my barn raising.”

  7. And as with that other OY post and the Newsweek game there are infinite variations: tuber, pulled by a potato; zoober, pulled by a whole menagerie of wild animals; guber, driven by George Lindsey from the Andy Griffith Show, etc.

  8. What’s wrong with a gazillion possible caption?

    Those were *all* funny. But I think Moober is funniest/cutest.

  9. @ Bill – The data processing equivalent was called “Sneakernet”, in which one took a floppy disk from one computer and walked (in tennis shoes) over to the other machine to transfer the data.
    P.S. This is still in use for some extremely large bandwidth situations. FedExing a terabyte disk drive of astronomical data can be more efficient than trying to send it through any network.

  10. “Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of mag tape” had given way to “Never underestimate the bandwidth of a 747 full of microSD cards.”

  11. When I was still a productive member of society, we had to employ sneakernet. The test stations in the lab were not on the MegaCorp net for various reasons. We’d develop new code at our desks and take it to the lab on flash drive. There were some development disks that could be used to boot the stations with compiler and such available, but that wasn’t very convenient. I’d only use that for trouble-shooting, not new development.

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