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Old 06-22-06, 08:45 AM   #1
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This has to be a first!

Who would have ever thought that one could experience a total traffic slowdown on a trail. This morning I got stuck behind a Bobcat hauling a dead cow, the cow's legs sticking straight up in the air, in its front bucket. It took up the whole trail so I had to follow behind this atrocity for a good quarter of a mile in low gear with the wind blowing at us the whole time. Now was that a quirky ride or what!
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Old 06-22-06, 09:01 AM   #2
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I get to follow tractors on my commute a lot. Not, granted, with dead cows in their buckets.

Price I pay for a rural commute. And drafting them is the reward!
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Oh, those Bobcats. For a second I thought you ment the animal Bobcat. I saw one pining for the fjords once on the side of the road when I live in Florida. It was big, but not big enough to carry a cow.

Could be worse. Could have been drafting behind one of those double decker hog transporter trucks.
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This thread makes me smile.

Over my one of the routes I go is an animal compost facility. I just try to sprint past it (and the quarter mile wide area of stench) when I go that way.
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pining for the fjords?

he's not pining, he's passed on!
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Who would have ever thought that one could experience a total traffic slowdown on a trail. This morning I got stuck behind a Bobcat hauling a dead cow, the cow's legs sticking straight up in the air, in its front bucket. It took up the whole trail so I had to follow behind this atrocity for a good quarter of a mile in low gear with the wind blowing at us the whole time. Now was that a quirky ride or what!
Did you honk, cuss, and scream at him to get off 'your' trail?
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pining for the fjords?

he's not pining, he's passed on!
Mr Praline: It's not pinin', it's passed on! This parrot is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet its maker! This is a late parrot. It's a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace, if you hadn't nailed it to the perch it would be pushing up the daisies! It's rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible! This is an ex-parrot!
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This looks like a job for........
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Mr Praline: It's not pinin', it's passed on! This parrot is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet its maker! This is a late parrot. It's a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace, if you hadn't nailed it to the perch it would be pushing up the daisies! It's rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible! This is an ex-parrot!
Owner: Well, I'd better replace it, then. Sorry squire, I've had a look 'round the back of the shop, and uh, we're right out of parrots.
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You know, I can't think of when a conversation about construction equipment, with dead live stock garlands, did not turn to Monty Python. Cleese, your influence spans continents.
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