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Ornery Cows No Match for 'Amazing Race' Contestants (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 21st 2010 11:02PM
The Amazing Race, Jody Kelly, CowHere's the lesson learned on 'The Amazing Race' (Sun., 8PM ET on CBS) tonight: cows can be dangerous. Especially the ones the contestants milked, as several got swift kicks to various body parts.

And true to the "Grandmas Tri Harder" words on her shirt, 71-year-old Jody Kelly forged bravely onward in the face (well, hind end) of an ornery animal. "I was almost up to the line on the cup when the cow kicked me in the head, and I thought, 'I think I'll be ok. I can do this. So I just got right back down and started milking again, with a different cow this time." You go, grandma!

As for that first kick in the video? We're not sure exactly where that landed, but it looked painful.

Watch the video after the jump.

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The new Burger King commercial really baffles me - VIDEO

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 21st 2008 4:42PM
Burger KingFor once I'm not talking about any of the Burger King spots that have that creepy King guy, with his terrifying blank stare and equally scary son. No, I'm talking about the commercial with the guy hiding in a motel late at night, eating one of the new Cheesy Bacon Tender Crisp chicken sandwiches. A cow shows up at the door to confront him ... because the guy isn't eating burgers.

Huh? Why would a cow -- which is made of burgers -- be upset that a customer isn't eating him or his friends? Does he own stock in the company and wants customers to eat burgers instead of chicken? That wouldn't even make sense because even if the cow did hold some BK stock* selling chicken would be just as good as selling meat. Or maybe this is an example of the "death wish" type of advertising that Pete Campbell talked about in the Sterling Cooper pitch to Lucky Strike?

Even those cute M&M guys don't go around saying "eat me."

*This will probably be the only time in my life that I write about cows owning stock in a corporation.

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Cows in downtown San Diego? Must be a TV show promotion - Comic-Con Report

by Richard Keller, posted Jul 27th 2008 12:45PM

It's not your imagination. There be cows in downtown San Diego!

I haven't been to San Diego in several decades but, like many cities, there are certain things you expect to see. Tall buildings, traffic jams (especially during Comic-Con), crowds of people, citizens and tourists alike, milling about on the sidewalks and in the restaurants that surround the city. But a herd of cows? Well, on the U.S.S. Midway museum, perhaps, but not in the middle of downtown.

Yet, here were a herd of cattle in a paid parking lot on 5th Avenue, right in the heart of the Gaslamp District. Was it a throwback to pioneer days? Did a cowboy and his herd get lost? Was it a protest by PETA? No, silly, it was a television show promotion. Which one it was is revealed after the jump.

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