Bovine Unite

The cows are plotting something. They're meeting in secret COWncils. They're even keeping blogs. I'm not sure what it's all about, but it seems that 05.05.05 is the date when the cows will show their hand (or hoof, as it may be). (via Metafilter)

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Posted on Thu Apr 07, 2005


This is supposed to be a secret.
No one is supposed to realise that I am really
Secret agent Ermintrude of the Cow Liberation Front

It's not easy typing with hooves you know.

Two bulls are on a hill overlooking a field of cows,
The youngist says, 'let's run down there and see to one or two of them.'
The older one says, no no 'lets walk down there and see to all of them.'

Two cows are standing in a field and one says to the other, 'I'm worried about this made cow disease, what about you.'
The other replies, 'That's not a problem for us ducks.'

A cow walks into a bar and says, 'I'll have a pint.'
The barman replies, 'F*** me a talking cow!'
Posted by Sharruma  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  12:15 AM
Reminds me of the Cows with Guns song...
Posted by Smerk  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  12:32 AM
It's Bull
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  12:35 AM
Udderly ridiculous, and teat's no lie
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  12:36 AM
So far I've found this...

Davis, William
904 Hammond Court
Bel Air, MD 21014

The phone number traces to...
Davis, William A
26 Hollow Rock Ct
Parkville, MD 21234-3408
(410) 661-9118

Googling William A Davis brings too many results to go through quickly.

The address listed in the registration traces back to...
Mary And Michael Theriault

Theriault, Michael
904 Hammonds Ct
Bel Air, MD 21014-3418
(410) 838-1645

From a google search the only Mike Theriault from Maryland that I can find is a master sargeant in the USAF.

I haven't phoned either of these numbers (yet), as it's the middle of the night there. Maybe Bill Davis works for Mike Theriault?

It's quite possible that neither of these names is actually related to the whole cow thing in any way.

So far, the impression that I have gotten is that PETA is somehow involved. Who else would stage a massive demonstration complaining about the treatment of cows, and try and get as many people interested as possible beforehand?

I could be wrong, but this, to me, just stinks of vegetables (both edible and walking).

I'll probably dig into it more tomorrow, because, hey, I've got nothin better to do. 😊
Posted by Rod  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  01:04 AM
Two cows were standing in the pasture. As cows will do, they started to converse.

The first cow says "What do you think of this 'Mad Cow Disease' thing?"

The second cows says "What the fuck do I care, I'm a tractor."

Posted by Rod  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  01:06 AM
And I just realized that "it"'s gonna happen on Cinco De Mayo.

I'm gonna have to let my dad know, it's his birthday.
Posted by Rod  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  01:09 AM
Rod, you have waaaay too much time on your hands...

If a cow laughs, would milk come out of its nose?
Posted by Smerk  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  01:18 AM
And this has nothing to do with the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain?
Posted by ciberido  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  01:28 AM
Actually, you'd be surprised how little time I actually spent looking.

But yes, I definitely have too much time on my hands. LONG story.

Milk out a cow's nose? I've seen calves sneeze it out their nose...

As much as it's funny, it's pretty gross to see.

Kinda like the vampire teabags. 😕
Posted by Rod  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  01:32 AM
Well, it was that or trying to remember the milkshake joke. My mind doesn't really like holding onto jokes much. :down:
Posted by Smerk  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  01:35 AM
I have no idea, I've never even seen a Chick-fil-a.

But, looking at their website, the cows do look somewhat similar. But then, don't all cows?

Maybe you're on to something there, cibidero.
Posted by Rod  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  01:37 AM
Soy pollo (with just a dab of Cinco de Mayo)
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  01:49 AM
The Chick-fil-a sites are registered in Georgia, where the company's HQ is.

That, of course does not preclude them from falsely registering another domain, or getting their ad company to do it.

And if it was them, would they be so obvious as to use a recognized logo for something that's a month in the future, and will only turn out to be a sale price?

Maybe. Guess we'll find out for sure in a month.

My money's on PETA, but I have not ruled out Chick-fil-a or anything else (except aliens and jesus) yet.

Maybe it's the ferrets and the llamas, getting together to help their bovine buddies?
Posted by Rod  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  01:51 AM
It's a subtle promo for DL2... Earl J. has friends everwhere
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  02:02 AM
The cows dont worry me half so much as the Chickens in Choppers - everyone knows thats where the Fight for Bovine Freedom will go horribly wrong for humans.
Damn another thing to add to my "Things That Are Happening On My Birthday Which May Distract Attention From Me" list:
1. British General Election (At least I dont live there but I am Irish so it will be on our news anyway)
2. My friends court date for getting caught peeing down a lane
3. C-Day
Posted by Deediddums  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  03:23 AM
Satellite image?

And yes, they're both suburbs of Baltimore.
Posted by Rod  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  04:07 AM
if you look in the forums for the site it seems to be centered around an art gallery in fell's point, baltimore md,

i dunno about peta, at least it doesn't seem to have anything to do with the group as a whole.
Posted by surreal  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  05:40 AM
I don't care who is doing is really, I just think its a hilarious site. Did you see the cows at the gym? 😉
Posted by Winona  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  07:25 AM
Certainly did, very funny. Cows at the gym - a win win situation for all involved...Funny to look at and they will make for a tastier leaner steak in the end.
Anyone ever see Trigger Happy T.V.? Reminded me of that a bit.
Posted by Deediddums  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  07:34 AM
Myself, I'm not very Moo-ved by any of this. 😊
Posted by Mark-N-Isa  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  03:59 PM
so wait your sure the chik-fil-a cows arn't behind this?
Posted by Silent Fish  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  05:24 PM
The galleryID8 theory seems to pan out. I registered as user "CowbearSloth". The two other registered users are "Moo" and "galleryID8". Case closed.
Posted by BugbearSloth  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  05:43 PM
Moo! Moo moo moo moo moo moo, moo moo moo (moo moo moo moo) moo moo. Moo moo. 😡

Moo moo moo, moo moo moo moo moo moo moo. Moo moo moo.

Moo - moo moo moo moo moo moo
Moo - moo moo
Moo - moo moo moo moo moo moo moo, moo moo
Moo - moo moo moo (moo, moo moo)
Moo - moo moo moo moo

Moo moo moo! Moo moo moo moo moo moo moo moo moo moo. Moo moo moo moo moo moo moo.

Moo moo, moo moo moo moo, moo moo, moo moo moo, moo moo moo moo moo moo moo moo moo.

Moo Moo
Posted by Charybdis  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  06:08 PM
Harry has a point, there are other spanish launguage references, as in "Muchas Gracias" in the hang man game. I vote for a "El Pollo Loco" ad campain.
Posted by Wally  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  06:17 PM
So, we hoof to cownt down to 5/05/05, beefore we know the poop? Got a month to milk the program. They need to hire Larry Tate, pitchman extraordinaire, to help the promo. They never have good guys like Larry on their team- they dearly lack Tate. He's a moover and a shaker. Teat's all, folks
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  06:47 PM
<font size=+50>Moo</font size>
Posted by Tom  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  08:46 PM
I'm not sure of the purpose of your post, however if you need to have the Cows incorporate a business, they can visit or Only if they are planning on slicing each other up for BK or McD's
Posted by j. m  on  Fri Apr 08, 2005  at  09:54 PM
This is a clever and well done website, whatever it is. Rest assured, the people behind this spent a lot of money putting this together, and the designer in charge of the site certainly knew what he was doing. It's obviously some sort of marketing campaign, otherwise it wouldn't make sense why one would invest as much capital in it as this site does.
Posted by Sarah  on  Sat Apr 09, 2005  at  12:38 PM
It's cute.
Posted by Maegan  on  Sun Apr 10, 2005  at  05:46 AM
they're finally getting revenge on all you cruel f*cks who allow them to suffer horribly just so you can enjoy a hamburger
Posted by rj  on  Sun Apr 10, 2005  at  10:35 AM
ALLOW them to suffer?


I thought I was doing it on purpose.

And why bother putting asterisks in words like that, rj? Everyone knows what the word is anyway. I think it makes someone look rather silly when they do that. Either type it out, or use a different, and complete, word. Are you trying to show us that you're above swearing or something?
Posted by Rod  on  Sun Apr 10, 2005  at  11:51 AM
And, for the record, I enjoy a lot more than just burgers.

Like ribs, various steaks, roasts, sausages, and even the occasional hot dog.

Has anyone ever noticed that PETA, with all of their rambling about killing animals for food, doesn't bother to mention by-products that they still ennjoy, like Jello, and glue?

Posted by Rod  on  Sun Apr 10, 2005  at  11:54 AM
The amusing part of the Chick-fil-A campaign is the fact that they call their products "100% Cow Free - Bovine Seal of Approval" despite the fact that many of their products contain cow milk (brownies, cheesecake, etc).

So it's okay to milk them, just don't kill them, uh?
Posted by jamehec  on  Sun Apr 10, 2005  at  02:34 PM
All I know is the cows were at my work (on the UM campus) yesterday and they handed out small smushy cows with the web addy on them. They played Dance Dance Revolution. It was all very amusing. But when asked, all they said was "moo".
Posted by megan  on  Mon Apr 11, 2005  at  10:41 AM
Couldn't be the Chick-fil-A cows. They're a bunch of liars and traitors. They have steak breakfast burritos...
Posted by Tru  on  Mon Apr 11, 2005  at  11:34 AM
Just found you guys. This may strike you as humorous.

I'm a bouncer in Annapolis, MD, and Friday night, the cows tried to come into the pub I work. Damn things didn't have ID and would only say "Mu" when I tried to card them. Maybe cows speak Mandarin. I could tell that both of them were girls, probably early 20s, inside those costumes. They walked in and tried to hand out business cards before they left real quickly. Not many people were interested in cows interfering with their drinking.

Oh, and they were handing out cowbells as they walked down the street, which meant I had to deal with drunken frat boys all night yelling, "This bar needs more cowbell!" and then ringing the damn things.
Posted by BehindRoundEyes  on  Mon Apr 11, 2005  at  12:29 PM
The obvious question being...

What did the business cards advertise?

Aand also, did you happen to keep one?
Posted by Rod  on  Mon Apr 11, 2005  at  12:54 PM
I'm a cow I'm curious
Watch me now I'm furious
I'm a cow I'm full of hate
Watch me now I'm on your plate......

I love the barenaked ladies
Posted by Razela  on  Mon Apr 11, 2005  at  10:06 PM
Barenaked ladies RULE!

And the band's pretty damned good, too!

Posted by Rod  on  Mon Apr 11, 2005  at  10:15 PM
Hmmm, PETA seems to have taken a hate-on for the chicken industry this month.

Maybe next month is cow month?
Posted by Rod  on  Mon Apr 11, 2005  at  10:20 PM
My son loves the cow song. 😊

I've seen BNL several times, it's a fun concert.
Posted by Winona  on  Mon Apr 11, 2005  at  10:32 PM
"You can be my Yoko Ono
And you can follow me wherever I go..."

I still think "Hello City" is one of their best, though.

Damn, thinkin about PETA's got me hungry. Time to whip up some burgers. With Heinz 57. (If I had cheese, I'd add it just to piss them off).

Posted by Rod  on  Mon Apr 11, 2005  at  10:52 PM
I agree with you rod, hello city definitely ranks among their best. In fact, the entire gordon cd probably ranks among their best.
Posted by Razela  on  Tue Apr 12, 2005  at  10:52 AM
Rod wrote:
"Has anyone ever noticed that PETA, with all of their rambling about killing animals for food, doesn't bother to mention by-products that they still enjoy, like Jello, and glue?"

Actually PETA most certainly DOES mention by-products:

But they also take a realistic view:
"While PETA supports a strict adherence to veganism, we put the task of vigorously reducing animal suffering ahead of personal purity."

So between bites of your Tasty Burger, you might want to enlighten yourself with the facts before bashing them any further:

Have a MOOtiful day!
-- Dave H.
Posted by David  on  Fri Apr 15, 2005  at  04:32 PM
The cards just had the same logo as the website and advertised the site. Nothing else was said.
Posted by BehindRoundEyes  on  Sat Apr 16, 2005  at  03:24 PM
Must be a Maryland thing, because today they dropped little cards for around campus (University of Maryland, College Park). My guess is a Tv show, due to the phrase "tune into the networks...". I dont think its PETA, theyre not this clever.
Posted by Tycho  on  Mon Apr 18, 2005  at  01:35 PM
Hey! You too can fit in with this CD of genuine (or is that gen-yooou-ine) cow sounds...
Posted by Winona  on  Mon Apr 18, 2005  at  09:46 PM
I don't think it's PETA, it seems to much like a joke then actually people trying to free cows...

Oh, and if you see any more of them walking around, it said on the blog that the proper way to address them is moo-ooo...

I went to the website last night between 8:45 and 9 (Eastern) but nothing seemed to be different. Anyone else notice anything?
Posted by Farmer Brown  on  Mon Apr 25, 2005  at  02:25 PM
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