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Shane Griffin writes:

Watching TV the other day with my dad – a vet- who noticed a remarkable achievement in the McDonalds ‘beef’ ad, that runs to the Cheers theme tune. During the forty second clip, as McDonalds sell their wholesome Irish beef, we are given scenes of muddy Irish farms, grassy boreens and vast, VAST green fields but….no cows. At the end of the ad- and this must have been quite the logistical feat- he looks out over what seems at least a thousand acres of agricultural land, with not a cow in sight. One presumes they had been packed off on the first train to burgerville. McDonalds must have decided that audiences would not like to connect Daisy alive on their TV with the patty, packed in lettuce and buns, in their greasy hands. This contrasts strongly with other post-Horsemeat ads about Irish beef. Lidl, Aldi and Tesco are all happy to present Daisy relaxing with an earthy Irish farmer one moment and then packed in a cellophane sleeve for your convenience later in the ad.


Not quite, caller.

Despite appearances, these cows are not wearing jetpacks. They are having their flatulence measured by Teagasc, Ireland’s Agricultural and Food Development Authority. Teagasc hopes to find a way to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions without cutting milk production.



Sensors Measure Cow Flatulence – For Science (Julie Sklar, New Scientist)

(Pic: Mark Thiessen/National Geographic)

Thanks Ri



Cyriak Harris’s brain-melting Cows, Cows & Cows (top) interpreted through the medium of modern dance.

Youtuber, speedylegs100 sez:

By the way the video stops playing in the background because in a theater it would have taken away from the dancing and people would have started watching the movie instead of the dance.

Fine. Or you could give the dance video a 4 second head start, then start the Cyriak video, then mute the dance video and watch both. You’re welcome.