Monthly Archives: February 2011

Why do toy cows have to look weird?

Have you ever noticed how unrealistic some animal toys look? From weird shapes to funky colors, sometimes those toys make you wonder what their designers were smoking in the brainstorming room.

The cows pictured below were sitting on one of the toy shelves at WalMart.

Weird looking stuffed cows at WalMart

Weird looking stuffed cows at WalMart

Now, I’m not even sure what I’m looking at. Is that a cow with dalmatian spots and a hairless belly, and another with panda patterns? Oh wait, I’ve seen this one before – it’s called a panda cow! I know they’re supposed to be cows, but I swear those designers are just trying to play tricks with my mind.

Now I don’t know how to get this picture out of my head! What’s that? Oh, sorry, it’s stuck in yours too, huh? Just close your eyes and think happy thoughts, without cows… Clicking on any other page of this blog should help too.

By the way, it’s the end of February and my unscientific “daily cow sighting” experiment has proven true for the first two months of the year already. Looking forward to the March cows!

Cows like to hang out at the mall

A quick family expedition to the mall this Sunday morning helped me draw the conclusion that cows do like to hang out there.

Our first encounter was in the window of a store called “Torn Britches” (kind of a disturbing name, in my opinion…).

Our daily cow is in the window of mall store

Our daily cow is in the window of mall store

I love this cow’s large smile, and how little it seems to care about the poor Wonderland rabbit being late.

Our next cow encounter reminded me of a trip to our local grocery store several weeks ago. Apparently, cows are popular animals to rescue out of claw machines… This specific claw machine had quite a few cow specimens (way more than what’s on this picture!). Will someone please spend at least $20 and 30 minutes of their time to rescue each of them?

See a cow every day at the mall, in the claw machine

See a cow every day at the mall, in the claw machine

Our mall visit included a quick tour on the carousel. No, there are no cows on it (does this mean kids don’t like to sit on cows???) but at least one horse that looks like one!

Paint horse that looks like a dairy cow

Paint horse that looks like a dairy cow

Next time you go to the mall, see how many cows you can spot!

What do the The John Stewart Show and The Colbert Report have in common? Cows, of course!

Since I don’t have cable TV, I get to watch TV shows on my computer and at my convenience. Today it was time to catch up on The John Stewart Show and The Colbert Report. I’m proud to announce that cows are back in the news, well at least the news on Comedy Central.

Thanks to the protests in Wisconsin, cows were fully exposed on the February 23, 2011 episode of The John Stewart Show:

Wow, that low fat milk splash at the end was disturbing…

And on the February 22, 2011 episode of the Colbert Report:

You’ve got to love the addition of the cow moo at the end!

I dedicate this post to all Wisconsin cows, from your cousin cows in California.

More fake cows from La Creme real dairy creamer

After writing yesterday’s post on La Creme real dairy creamer, I was tempted to take a closer look at the La Creme website today. I was quickly drawn to their Facebook page (ah, the power of that little Facebook icon…), where I stumbled upon a few comments about the La Creme’s TV commercials. Gosh, I had to find out what it’s all about!

Non-dairy cow - from La Creme real dairy creamer website

Non-dairy cow - from La Creme real dairy creamer website

So I discovered a few La Creme commercials on YouTube, but this is the best one by far:

Boy, that’s some fake cows alright, all the way down to the fake moo!

Now, La Creme has posted more videos on YouTube besides just a few commercials. They also feature some funny “non-dairy cow tips”, five total, which you can also find on their website where you can play the non-dairy quizzes. If you don’t want to play the quizzes yourself, here are the funny videos for you, with so many fake, unlucky cows:

Non-dairy cow tip #1: non-dairy creamers can include flammable ingredients (yummy… I mean, yuck!)

Non-dairy cow tip #2: non-dairy creamers can contain some ingredients also used in paint (barf?)

Non-dairy cow tip #3: some non-dairy creamers contain trans fat (tell me they contain some good vitamins to compensate for that)

Non-dairy cow tip #4: some non-dairy creamers contain ingredients used to make glue (combine it with #3 and you get… sticky paint!)

Non-dairy cow tip #5: some non-dairy creamers contain ingredients used to make shampoo and shaving cream (it’s almost like whipped cream, right?)

I’m glad to see they used fake cows, to guarantee that no real cows would be hurt in the making of those videos!

March 17, 2011: See the new print ad from La Crème in the April 2011 issue of Redbook.