Friday, March 16, 2007

When Cows Stress Out

One of the ways I like to pass my time during the hour or so it takes me to travel to and from my job is to check out what people are reading on the A train. There's a lot of pulpy, low-brow stuff -- against which I have absolutely nothing, because the subway is often not conducive to intense concentration. So I see The New York Post, The Daily News, People, In Touch (not the gay porn magazine, the celebrity rag), and stuff like that. Of course there's also The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, TimeOut New York, along with The Nation, The Economist, The Financial Times and other high-brow lefty publications.

The books tend to be sophisticated, too: Dante, Chomsky, Rushdie.

Today, however, I saw a man reading a publication I'd never even heard of, one filled with ads for combines and other kinds of farm equipment -- not something you see in Manhattan very often. As he turned the page, I caught a glimpse of the name of the magazine: Hoard's Dairyman.

The article he was reading was, "Is Your Cow Overbooked?"


Silus Grok said...

* snort *

Elizabeth said...

Um. Hmm. I wonder what an overbooked cow would be like? I just did a google search of that title and there was nothing. Another search of overbooked cow found mostly stuff about the airlines. Weird. Even my chicken-owner self cannot fathom what this article would say!

Jarred said...

Now that's amusing!

The Law Fairy said...

Probably some creepy new kind of pr0n.

I wouldn't sit too close to him.

Jess said...

Overbooked? *scratching head*