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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:31 am    Post subject: The cow thing is LAME Reply with quote

I get the whole cow heritage thing and i see where you guys are coming from. But really, having a cow mascott, um . . .no. Kinda gay.
A bull maybe, all pissed off and blowing steam, that I could get down with, but the lame cow, Im not feeling the jazz on that one.

I opt for a better mascott. Even a billy goat would be cool, that I could get a tattoo of and be proude. Just a segestion, and keep in mind i've been up all night codeing and im drunk.

Lose the cow!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since a Gentoo Penguin is the fasted swimmer out of the different types of penguins perhaps it should have been a penguing strapped to a rocket.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya know, I went to the zoo in Chicago and saw a gentoo Penguin and I was really impressed. Those are some dope birds. I have an admiration for the gentoo now. But then again, an ACME style rocket on the ass of a bird never let me down.

As I think back to the days of Wyle E. Coyote, Acme style rockets and sling shots have always played an important role in the progress of nature. As I'm sure they will in the progress of Linux.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Larry > *
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Off the Wall to Gentoo Chat.

I like Larry the Cow, our sexually confused mascot. :D
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

J3N7iL wrote:
Ya know, I went to the zoo in Chicago and saw a gentoo Penguin and I was really impressed. Those are some dope birds. I have an admiration for the gentoo now. But then again, an ACME style rocket on the ass of a bird never let me down.

As I think back to the days of Wyle E. Coyote, Acme style rockets and sling shots have always played an important role in the progress of nature. As I'm sure they will in the progress of Linux.
Are you sure it wasn't the Shedd Aquarium where you saw the gentoo penguin?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do it differ from any other big FOSS operating system?

FreeBSD has a devil (Which is really cool imo)
SUSE has this ugly lizard thing
KDE has a dragon
Gentoo has a COW!!!!

The other ones has those EVIL animals! EVIL!!! Larry is a good cow :)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always thought that Larry is short for Larissa. ;)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love Larry the Cow... and I agreed to "eroyf" its a Good Cow. Its a very Unique mascot.... :D

We must be creative enough to design our own mascot. Since we already got a COW, we must be proud of it....
You cant find such creativity on other *distros..... :D

Penguin thing is already belong to Linux (general)....

anyway, Larry is a masculine name... ;)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also have problems with the cow, and I just try not to think about it. It doesn't fit in the least with the vibes I get from Gentoo overall.

I never liked Gateway's logo for the same reason. And that Chik-Fil-A [U.S. fast food restaurant] cow bothers me, too, although at least with it there's some kind of basis (i.e., eat chicken, not cow).

There's something about the cow business that's just a little too middle America, HeeHaw, cornpone, Ma and Pa are back on the farm, baby sister's a majorette, brother Tommy loves fiddling with his computer when his chores are all done, .... Give me a glass of milk, will ya', Grandma? You get the idea.

Go with the Gentoo penguin on a rocket or something like that. Using a cow mascot and naming the distro after a penguin is mixing metaphors, anyway.

Ditch the cow. Please. The sooner the better.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhave wrote:
There's something about the cow business that's just a little too middle America

I was born in Germany and we also have a lot of cows. You have to broaden your horizon :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boesmann wrote:
dhave wrote:
There's something about the cow business that's just a little too middle America

I was born in Germany and we also have a lot of cows. You have to broaden your horizon :wink:

Yes, but I feel certain that your German cows are more sophisticated, more erudite, perhaps with a philosophical bent and certainly worldly-wise. The U.S. cows are just cows. I saw one up close once, and I know what I'm talking about. 8)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cow's are cool and fun to tip
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naib wrote:
Cow's are cool and fun to tip

That's the first pro-Larry argument that I've found even remotely convincing.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

omp wrote:
Larry > *

Insightful ++
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eroyf wrote:
FreeBSD has a devil


It's not a devil, it's a deamon. And it's not evil.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

omp wrote:
Larry > *

ompie!
you know that cutie is goog eh!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The cow IS lame.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cow Tipping is a myth by the way...I know some guys that tried once.

All that happened was they bounced off and hurt their shoulders. Funny story though.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cow Tipping is a myth by the way...I know some guys that tried once.

All that happened was they bounced off and hurt their shoulders. Funny story though.


right so my miss-spent teenage youth in suffolk is a myth
I have tipped a few in my time, takes a couple of ppl
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay...maybe it's not a myth, but I know two guys that tried and didn't succeed in the tipping.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

prob too pissed or slipped on a pat while pushing
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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prob too pissed or slipped on a pat while pushing

O/T How do you tip a cow?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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prob too pissed or slipped on a pat while pushing

O/T How do you tip a cow?


wait till their asleep. get 2 big guys, and push like hell.

Bigbob

ps. the cow will wake up and be VERY mad. Have an escape route. :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That or the cow will have a heart attack and die and farmer with shotty get mad and waits for you the next time
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