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A Tale Of Two Cows [Pic]

Hits: 8347 | Rating: (3.3) | Category: Funny | Added by: Geogypsy
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SavageChef
Female, 50-59, Western US
 2261 Posts
Thursday, April 25, 2013 8:02:14 AM
OMG. People are still discussing this like it's some new dis? Get over it. It was an old joke in the 1970s. Seriously.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25847 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 9:53:18 PM
@Burton_Ian: I remember you... and you have my (begrudged) respect!

But here I beg to differ:
The given examples of "Venture Capitalism" and both Greek and Iraqi Corporations are also "narratives". So I think my examples "fit the bill" as it were...

Besides, mine are both funny and accurate! Both of them! There is a (subtle) difference between socialism and communism... but in the "real world" they're often interchangeable... or else they throw you into prison and you die...
(See how I tied that all together? Nice eh?)

handimanner
Male, 60-69, Western US
 1856 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 8:17:26 PM
Milked that joke for all it was worth. Loved it.

Burton_Ian
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 809 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 5:34:50 PM
5cats: I would say that there is a flaw in your simile -- you were writing a narrative rather than in what way socialism and communism are like a farmer with two cows. Quite frankly, I'm not really sure why communism was even included in this list, as it is a political, and not economic,form of policy, i.e. a gov't can be politically communist but economic capitalistic, socialistic, or somewhere between.
I will give you credit -- because of this reason, your communism example is in no way related to any of the information pertinent to the infograph.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25847 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 1:34:52 PM
@OldOllie: Thank you!

@pfkdxius: If you found a flaw or error? Please point it out! Otherwise don't rub my fur the wrong way...

@Gerry1: Almost (but not quite!) certain that's shopped...

@Geogypsy: To repeat: I like the post! That it allows "further discussion" is a bonus!

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 1:23:14 PM

The Cows are the cheerleaders for the Chicago Bulls.


pfkdxius
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 315 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 1:17:28 PM
No, 5cats did not nail it.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14510 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 1:14:30 PM
I think 5Cats nailed it.

Langer
Male, 18-29, Europe
 391 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:59:19 PM
A lot of those guys are going to be disappointed if they think that the cow is going to just start lactating by itself

robthelurker
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2288 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:15:48 PM
im sure this would be funny if i understood anything about politics.

Adcro
Male, 18-29, Europe
 366 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:01:34 PM
Why are British people always shown in a bowler hat or top hat and a monocle... did America stop hearing about us beyond 1910?

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25847 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 11:04:40 AM
I'm not complaining, it's a funny enough post! But lets try to get things correct, eh?

Socialism: You have 2 cows, your neighbor has none.
He demands half your cows, the government gives him one.
Now he demands half your milk too!
The government arrests you for refusing to share your milk, takes your cow away and you die in prison.

Communism: You have two cows, you sell the milk.
The government comes and demands half the money, "for the less fortunate". They have guns, you do not.
Then the government takes ALL the milk, "for the less fortunate" but gives you enough to survive on.
Then the government takes away one of your cows "for the less fortunate" but still expects TWO cows worth of milk production.
You fail to meet the quota: they throw you in prison where you die.

Steelgrid
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2704 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 10:58:12 AM
"@MeGrendel: that's a terrible meat cut..."

This is unfortunately what some people are passing as "prime rib". Its a goddamn potroast. This meat looks more boiled than anything else.

randomxnp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1262 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 10:57:32 AM
Errrmmm ... someone doesn't know what socialism is. That is charity. Socialism would be

"You have 2 cows; the government lets you milk them, then takes most of the milk and gives it to people who have no cows but make art no-one wants, people who make and enforce regulations that stop you from owning more cows, people who slaughtered and ate their own cows and to people who couldn't be bothered to feed their own cows so they died.

Then the government realises it has borrowed too much money, and takes the cows off you. Government ministers are surprised that they get no milk from you next year, and claim that you are selfish. They borrow even more money"

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25847 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 10:53:10 AM
@ZackDark: As an individual steak? Perhaps.
As a serving from a roast? It's outstanding!

Looks like a roast cut to me... now I'm hungry...

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25847 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 10:51:28 AM
Venture Capitalism: You have 2 cows, you make a deal with the owner of a bull that if it "services" your cows, he'll get 1 calf.
If both cows have calves? Great! Now you have 3 cows!
If only one has a calf? Oh well, you still have 2 cows.
If neither one has a calf? The guy with the bull will never deal with you again.

Note: Repeat this successfully several times and you'll have 3, 5, 9, 17 &etc cows which makes it Traditional Capitalism except you don't own a bull...
Note #2: This is not necessarily a bad thing: Bulls are dangerous! And a pain in the butt to have around... plus using VC you can switch bulls easily and avoid inbreeding...

ZackDark
Male, 18-29, S. America
 274 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 10:41:35 AM
@MeGrendel: that's a terrible meat cut...

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4668 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 9:49:58 AM
I have a cow:


piperfawn
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3890 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 9:27:30 AM
Italians win!

whirlygirl
Female, 30-39, Canada
 227 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 9:09:31 AM
That's it - I'm moving to Australia!

HumanAction
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2353 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 8:51:06 AM
That was awesome. Great post!

Geogypsy
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2413 Posts
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 8:38:57 AM
Link: A Tale Of Two Cows [Pic] [Rate Link] - Cows; the ideal prop for stereotyping nearly everyone.


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