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  • View author's info Author Posted on May 23, 2006 at 07:12 PM

    A West Texas cowboy was herding his cows in a remote pasture when
    suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced out of a dust cloud towards him.

    The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, Ray Ban
    sunglasses and YSL tie, leans out the window and asks the cowboy, "If I
    you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you
    give me
    a calf?"

    The cowboy looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at his
    peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure, Why not?"
    The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer,
    connects it to his AT&T cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the
    Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite navigation system to get
    an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA
    satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo.

    The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and
    exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg, Germany.
    Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot that the
    image has been processed and the data stored.

    He then accesses a MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel
    spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes,
    receives a response.

    Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech,
    miniaturized HP LaserJet printer and finally turns to the cowboy and
    says, "You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves."

    "That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says
    the cowboy. He watches the young man select one of the animals and
    looks on amused as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car
    Then the cowboy says to the young man, "Hey, if I can tell you
    exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?"

    The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why

    You're a Congressman for the U.S. government" says the cowboy.

    "Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?"

    "No guessing required." answered the cowboy. "You showed up here
    even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I
    already knew, to a question I never asked. You tried to show me how
    much smarter than me you are; and you don't know a thing about

    Now give me back my dog."
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  • View author's info Posted on May 24, 2006 at 04:32 PM

    Good urn, Char.
  • View author's info Posted on May 24, 2006 at 09:04 AM


    I live in cowboy country, so this one hits perfect.

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