Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The stupidity continues

A friend of mine, Robert Cohen, a journalist and advocate for http://www.notmilk.com/ just sent a note with the stupid quote of the year.
To sum it up: In Indiana, a truckload of cattle, headed for the slaughterhouse, was in an accident. The cows were rounded up, and put on anoher truck, but a vet was called to the scene. The vet (Hargarten) was interviewed and said the cattle seemed almost none the worse for wear.

"I was amazed," he said. "I'm sure they're bruised and sore, and they'll probably feel it tomorrow."

They remained at the fairgrounds Friday afternoon, awaiting their owner to send a second truck to haul them to their original fate – the slaughterhouse.

So, I'm sure it will be a nice relaxing day for them in the slaughterhouse.

The next bit of really stupid news comes from the Brooklyn Cyclones, an affiliate of the NY Mets. It seems they plan to have a special night when they rename the team the Baracklyn Cyclones. http://site.baracklyncyclones.com/

Makes me glad I'm a Yankee fan.

And all this stupidity calls for one final thing. My blogging buddy, Janna had this test on one of her three very funny blogs. I had to find out my nerd quotient.

Was there ever a doubt? Photobucket

NerdTests.com says I'm a Cool High Nerd.  Click here to take the Nerd Test, get geeky images and jokes, and write on the nerd forum!



Swirl Girl said...

this is classic stupidy!

The cow thing - brings a whole new meaning to "taking coals to Newcastle" doesn't it?

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Nicole said...

You really didn't need to take that quiz to find out what I have been telling you for years..You really just couldn't trust me could ya?? ha

Unknown said...

Crotchety, a nerd? No! Liked the story. Calling a vet for slaughter house cows. Was PETA behind it?

A New Yorker said...

Yes another good reason to be a Yankees fan. BTW where the hell are you????????????????

shyne said...

My test result:
"From this time forward, you'll hold the title:
Uber Cool Light-Weight Nerd

Carry it proudly!"

Is "Uber Cool Light-Weight Nerd"
a good or bad thing?
And, would a nerd care?

ReformingGeek said...

Ok.Ok. I'll conceal my lightsaber in the batmobile before I run errands today.

Kirsten said...

"Cool High Nerd" LOL!!
I can't wait to find out what I am.

2 Brits, 2 Yanks, 2 Dogs said...

Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Congrats I think on the "Cool High Nerd"! I am off to go and see what I am.

2 Brits, 2 Yanks, 2 Dogs said...

Oh no! I am a dorky nerd! Damn.

Donnie said...

Ok, the cow thing probably a result of p.c., and as such is stupid anyway. The Brooklyn Cyclones name change? You're kidding right? Are they serious or is it a joke?

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, we're waist-deep in stupidity... and it's encroaching from above us and around us, too... we cannot hide from stupidity - we can merely laugh at it.

Paul Eilers said...

Crotchety, you must be in some tall cotton to have Robert Cohen as one of your friends.


Sandee said...

The vet is indeed an idiot. Just saying.

Have a terrific day. :)

Da Old Man said...

@ Swirl: Classic stuidity, indeed.

@ Rutgers: Glad to do it.

@ Nicole: You're just jealous

@ Etta: Probably. I thought of your PETA post when I wrote that.

@ Lauren: Around.

@ Shyne: It's a good thing.

@ Reforming: Good move. :) NJ won't allow us to walk around with ours, either

@ Kirsten: You have to let us know

@ Heather: Uhmm, congrats? lol

@ Don: It's real. Just for one day promotion. Still stupid, though

@ Shadow: So true

@ Paul: He is a decent guy. Does some interesting research

@ Sandee: Pretty much.

Jormengrund said...

Gotta love it when you can combine the idiocy of a Vetrinarian with the dumb antics of a semi-pro baseball team, and then top it off with a test for Nerd-hood.

I'm headed now to see just where I rate!

Jormengrund said...

Uber-Dorky Nerd God

I guess this is a good thing, considering that I'm Network Administrator for a computer network, wouldn't you say?

Anonymous said...

Impressive irony for the cows. Did anyone check the condition of the human driver?

Anonymous said...

I'm officially brilliant!

Michelle said...

I would be proud to be called a high nerd!!! I've been called way worse!!

Happy Tuesday Old Man!!!

The Self-Deprechaun said...

You can't have bruised meat you see.

I should be a vet. I can say dumb stuff like that all the time.

Actually, probably not good b/c Asian vets will end up eating their patients and then what will you have? I'm here all week folks.

Da Old Man said...

@ Jormen: Congrats on your score

@ Aoi: He was ok, treated for minor injuries.

@ Dana: Ok :)

@ Michelle: Thanks. Have a great day. Stay warm.

@ Self: LMAO!!!

LOBO said...

Man I got "Cool Nerd" ... I'm going to post it tomorrow.

-But I want to be high too!!!


Unknown said...

I saw that cow story. I found it amusing as well. It's like giving an alcohol swab to the death row inmate right before he get his lethal injection.

I took that test Sunday I got Slightly geeky High nerd" or something to that effect

Unknown said...

Stupid, stupid, stupid...looking forward to the new baseball season, following my favorite team, the Barack-ton McCain Sox!


Kevenj said...

LMAO Crotch!!!

I mean in regards to your being a Yankees Fan.

Im sorry.