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A Horse Laugh To Start 2016

January 1, 2016

There’s a legend that says animals can talk at midnight on Christmas Eve.

Which got me thinking about what they might be waiting to say… 😊

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blank vertical space, 32 pixels highAre there really any Two Cows Walk Into A Bar jokes?

I never considered the possibility until I was writing this post.

So I did some googling.

I found one.

It’s terrible.

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Two cows walk into a bar.

First cow says, “Have you heard about the mad cow disease that’s going around?”

Second cow says, “Sure– so what?”

First cow says, “Aren’t you afraid you might catch it?”

Second cow says, “Why? I’m a duck.”BlankVertSpace.4pixelsBlankVertSpace.8pixels

All together now: “Arrrgghhh!!”

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Were you familiar with that particular legend?

Ever heard animals talking? Besides parrots, I mean.

Have you made any New Year’s resolutions? Besides avoiding cow jokes, of course.

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. January 1, 2016 7:09 PM


    Happy New Year, my friend!
    Of course now I know it is going to be a HAPPY one – you have made it so!
    I didn’t know about that legend! [nice legend btw]
    Your version reminded me of someone who isn’t good at telling jokes [yours truly!]
    Yep, I’m that horse telling the story of the two cows!
    So, ok… two cows walk into a bar….. 🐄🐄🍸🍸
    May your year be filled with joy, my dear friend
    …and in perfect health [or else I’ll have the little people take care of you!] 👽👽👽👽👽👽👽👽👽


    • January 3, 2016 5:15 PM

      After doing some research, I discovered that some animals like to talk about serious subjects on Christmas Eve:

      🎄🕛… 🐮🐯🐨🐱🐭🐶🐵🐸🐰 < 🍨👽🍨👽🍨👽🍨🍨🍨👽👽👽🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨👽👽👽👽👽🍨👽🍨👽…

      Yes, some subjects are worth discussing in depth… 🚽

      What do you mean you can't tell a joke?? Your 🐄🐄🍸🍸 made me laugh for hours: 😄⏳⌛️😄⏳⌛️😄⏳⌛️😄⏳⌛️😂…

      I know my new year will be filled with joy because you will be a part of it. I also expect to enjoy perfect health because of my high-protein diet 🍨🍨🍨, and the care of my doctors 👽👽👽 and nurses 👽👽👽… 🚑

      Happy New Year, dear Marina!!! 🎉🎊🎈✨😊

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  2. Martes de cuento permalink
    January 2, 2016 3:08 AM

    Arrrgghhh!! 😀 😀 😀 😀
    Of course I heard the animals talking, many times! All day! Every day!
    Happy New Year, Mark!!


    • January 3, 2016 4:32 PM

      Ha! It’s not everyone who can say “Arrrgghh!” with a big smile. You said it with four big smiles. You are truly an inspiration… 😊

      What were the animals saying about me?? I know they talk about me behind my back… 😕

      Wishing you a wonderfully Happy New Year, my friend, and thanks for being such a joyful presence!! 😊

      ¡Decir ah! No es todos los que pueden decir “Arrrgghh!” con una gran sonrisa. Dijiste que con cuatro grandes sonrisas. Usted es una verdadera inspiración… 😊

      ¿¿Cuáles fueron los animales que dicen de mí?? Sé que hablar de mí a mis espaldas… 😕

      ¡¡Te deseo un feliz Año Nuevo maravillosamente, mi amigo, y gracias por ser una presencia tan alegre!! 😊

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  3. Robin King permalink
    January 4, 2016 11:22 AM

    Haaaa! Wonderful, as always! Happy New Year, Mark! I hope your 2016 is everything you need and hope it to be. And more! 🙂


    • January 5, 2016 4:37 PM

      Thank you, dear Robin! The new year’s just started, and already I’m horsin’ around, as Mr. Ed used to tell Wil-bore… 🐴

      Fame and fortune may have eluded us in 2015, but this year, I know we shall bring home the prize. Either that, or Mr. Ed will leave it steaming on our doorstep… 😬

      Thanks for all your support, and I’m looking forward to seeing your future creations– Happy New Year, and let the Reeses rain down!!

      ::turns umbrella upside-down, catches brown, orange and yellow treasures, slips on single missed piece, does somersault, becomes unwilling philanthropist and dispenses treasure to the needy::


  4. soul . to . earth permalink
    January 4, 2016 4:50 PM

    ROFL! Happy 2016 to you, oh, Mark-who-makes-us-laugh-a-lot! Your two neigh-sayers and their expressions are adorable. Tickled my funny bone as always – hee, hee! 😀

    Ah! I can actually picture the scene when to the udder delight of the bartender, two moo-sayers walked in thanks to the “Strictly no cow-tippping here, we mean it – no bull!” policy.

    Bartender: “Why the long face?
    Mad cow: “I’m so not over the moon – one of my stomachs is in a real twist!
    Bartender: “Yeah, herd that from a laughing dog….!

    [Alas! A few too many Cosmoos & glasses of Bowine got ’em so tipsy, they fell off their stools. Ooh, weren’t they ever mad as hell!] 😉 🎇


    • January 7, 2016 8:06 PM

      ROFL = Radhika, Outrageously Funny Lass!! A shamefully belated, but happy to the max new year to you, O Merry Punster of the Frozen North! 🌴🌵❄️

      Cow jokes? They cain’t compete with cow puns, no suh!!– as you’ve so amply demonstrated. You done milked every last one, I dairy say… 🐮😊

      Your bar with “no cow-tipping” made me let out a roar that went considerably beyond a contented moo. It took me a moo-ment to get the “laughing dog,” but then hey diddle diddle, I laughed, too! I’ve always believed that bovines have 4 stomaches, but decided to google it. Turns out they have ruminant stomachs, with four compartments. Just a technicality, at least that’s the rumen— er, rumor– that’s going around… 🐂🐃🐄🍼

      Hope you had a lovely holiday, and thanks for adding so much jollity to my day hikes along ye olde mortal coil this past year. I really think we should renew our association in 2016. In fact, I insist upon it, and have made a formal motion to that effect down at The Ganges Club. I’m raising a glass of bowine: Here’s lookin’ at you, kid! I mean, kidder! I mean, kid who kids! I mean, uh, uh… aw, cowabunga, baby!! 😄

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  5. January 18, 2016 6:01 PM

    Now that you’ve enlightened me, Mark, I shall be on the alert next New Year’s Eve to see what our two cats are talking about. I suspect it’ll be a plot to raid the pantry when we’re fast asleep.

    I love’s puns.

    Happy (belated) New Year!


    • January 20, 2016 12:26 PM

      Ha! Yes, as we all know, cats are always plotting something– seems a pity we only have one chance per year to find out exactly what!! I fear your suspicions about an upcoming pantry raid are well founded, however… 😼

      (Isn’t that what crazy college guys used to do years ago? go on pantry raids?? Or am I thinking of something else…?)

      Yes, is a card. In fact, she’s a whole deck, and should be dealt with… 😆

      Your New Year’s greeting is right on time, Judy, and I be wishin’ you the same! Cheers! 🎉

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