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Purple Cows of America – Entering the Purple Valley

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from an old publication for first-years (copyright Williams College)

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#1 Comment By Ronit On June 11, 2009 @ 5:18 pm

Why is that cow so sad?

#2 Comment By lgeorge On June 11, 2009 @ 6:06 pm

I think this was from a publication for families. Presumably, the cow is about to say “Goodbye” to the folks. (It was a sop to the ‘rents, I guess, although they were probably the really sad ones, not their child.) I like the acknowledgement that what is expected to be a huge, wonderful time can have its ups and downs.

But let’s make up a story. The cow is very sad because his friend Dick Swart is nowhere to be found. BRING BACK Dick Swart!

(Thanks for fixing the format problem, Ronit. The content would not open up again for me for me when I was in “Edit” so I messed around a bit and then just let it go as a minor annoyance.)

#3 Comment By Ronit On June 11, 2009 @ 6:12 pm

yeah, we had some major back-end problems today dealing with editing/writing posts, but should be fixed now (if you still see weirdness, clear your browser cache and cookies, then restart your browser)

I just emailed Rechtal the other day asking him to let Swart come back.

#4 Comment By Parent ’12 On June 11, 2009 @ 6:13 pm

If the cow is a bit sad or wistful, then I agree with LG.

However, I think the cow looks a bit apprehensive, which would fit first-years embarking on … (who knows)

And, with alumni reunions beginning, old ephs (& their honorary eph companions) might also feel similar apprehension, trying to recognize someone in the crowd.

#5 Comment By sophmom On June 11, 2009 @ 6:26 pm

I just emailed Rechtal the other day asking him to let Swart come back.

I sent out a similar plea this morning.

#6 Comment By lgeorge On June 11, 2009 @ 7:07 pm

Maybe it is an athlete cow and is worried about more posts on you-know-what.

Or perhaps there’s latent anxiety about cow tipping?

Rechtal, we really NEED Dick.

#7 Comment By Parent ’12 On June 11, 2009 @ 8:47 pm

Any Purple Cow stamps?

Maybe that would lure Rectal back with Dick in tow.

#8 Comment By Ronit On June 11, 2009 @ 8:54 pm

Well, there’s this Warhol print:


#9 Comment By sophmom On June 11, 2009 @ 9:06 pm

Now if that doesn’t stir Swart, nothing will!

It’s a multiple stamp. Indeed, it’s a stampede!

#10 Comment By nuts On June 11, 2009 @ 10:20 pm

if not the purple cow stamp, Sophmom, the amazingly “bad” pun

#11 Comment By Parent ’12 On June 12, 2009 @ 12:44 pm

Great work, Ronit! And, the pun’s moovelous.

Now, if you could invert the print, we might have a winner for Rechtal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverted_Jenny