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Mad Karl Disease

I had a friend in kindergarten who, because of a speech impediment, was unable to say my name. It always came out  as “cow”. The recent talk of mad cow disease resurfacing in the United States reminded me of him. Last I heard, this childhood friend still lived in Osterville (my father ran into him at a hardware store).

Anyway, the Mad Cow news footage last night showed the identical footage they were showing 3 or 4 years ago when the first Mad Cow scare was taking place. I recall the piece vividly because it showed a cow that kept collapsing because it was unable to stand. I felt horribly for the animal. I know it’s hypocritical because I wear leather and eat fish and poulty (though I gave up red meat 4 years ago). But I hate seeing animals or people suffer – especially when they can’t comprehend what’s going on.

Oh, and speaking of mad cows, Celine Dion has a new CD out called “Miracle”. Apparently, the music is dedicated to, and inspired by, the celebration of children (barf). It’s so shmaltzy that Q Magazine finished their review of it by referring to the CD as “aural birth control”. I LOVE IT!


  1. Comment by chris on November 19, 2004 11:18 am

    “if youre not part of the solution, youre part of the problem”

    Go Vegan!

  2. Comment by chris on November 19, 2004 11:25 am

    since im sloganeering this morning

    “Vegans Taste Better”

    click on tshirts and scroll down to the bottom of the page! i love it!

  3. Comment by David on November 19, 2004 11:32 am

    Where’s the BEEF?

  4. Comment by Underling on November 19, 2004 1:37 pm

    Celine Dion, the Mad Cow. I rather like that.

    Her music makes my head explode.

  5. Comment by matt on November 20, 2004 1:08 am

    poor celine. …all she ever wanted was world domination. now, she still births CD’s.

    EAT BEEF! It’s hardy and good for ya! Got Beef?

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