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2012-07-22 12:15:10 AM
Well, at least they don't put bells on their kangaroos. That would make an awful lot of noise with them jumping around all the time.
 
2012-07-22 12:51:19 AM

Fark Me To Tears: Well, at least they don't put bells on their kangaroos. That would make an awful lot of noise with them jumping around all the time.


Came here to make the very. same. joke.

/get out of my head
 
OKO
2012-07-22 02:52:42 AM
No, but we do on captured and released drop bears. Only way you can hear the bastards coming.
 
2012-07-22 02:55:32 AM
I was going to say "What's the big deal?" until I saw the size of the bells. Damn, that would be annoying
 
2012-07-22 02:56:48 AM

OKO: No, but we do on captured and released drop bears. Only way you can hear the bastards coming.


I thought WE were the ones who supposed to wear the bells to warn the bears?
 
2012-07-22 02:57:30 AM
cow bells ring, are you listening
on the cows, bells are glistening
a beautiful sight, we're happy tonight
walking around in women's underwear
 
2012-07-22 02:59:11 AM
img1.fark.net

It's still there.
 
2012-07-22 02:59:48 AM
espn.go.com
 
2012-07-22 03:01:57 AM
I put MP3 players attached to solar cells to my cows. 40 head of cattle, each blasting "Panama".

I also live alone, just me and the cows and "Panama" on infinite repeat on 40 cows.
 
2012-07-22 03:02:54 AM
www.magnetsource.com

Cows doorbell
 
2012-07-22 03:08:53 AM

Great Janitor: I put MP3 players attached to solar cells to my cows. 40 head of cattle, each blasting "Panama".

I also live alone, just me and the cows and "Panama" on infinite repeat on 40 cows.


This is what he should do. Though I was gonna suggst "Ain't That A Kick In The Head" of course, but same idea... After about the 300th time on repeat, suddenly the bells won't seem so bad.
 
OKO
2012-07-22 03:10:43 AM

fusillade762: OKO: No, but we do on captured and released drop bears. Only way you can hear the bastards coming.

I thought WE were the ones who supposed to wear the bells to warn the bears?


No, but we do encourage tourists, especially Americans, to wear them so the bears *know* where the food is.
 
2012-07-22 03:12:06 AM
How bout some chunky chew?
 
2012-07-22 03:15:43 AM
Well then, put another shrimp on the barbey.

\sorry
 
2012-07-22 03:15:53 AM

OKO: fusillade762: OKO: No, but we do on captured and released drop bears. Only way you can hear the bastards coming.

I thought WE were the ones who supposed to wear the bells to warn the bears?

No, but we do encourage tourists, especially Americans, to wear them so the bears *know* where the food is.


bears? what are those? are they like the grizzly, black and brown bears we have here in the USA?
 
2012-07-22 03:17:54 AM
Geez, whatever happened to the good old days when everyone wanted the farmer to pop a butt plug in the Cow for the sake of global warming.
 
2012-07-22 03:20:57 AM

mikewadestr: Geez, whatever happened to the good old days when everyone wanted the farmer to pop a butt plug in the Cow for the sake of global warming.


We have secretly replaced the butt plug with gold plated diapers.
 
2012-07-22 03:21:23 AM

Oneofthesedays: OKO: fusillade762: OKO: No, but we do on captured and released drop bears. Only way you can hear the bastards coming.

I thought WE were the ones who supposed to wear the bells to warn the bears?

No, but we do encourage tourists, especially Americans, to wear them so the bears *know* where the food is.

bears? what are those? are they like the grizzly, black and brown bears we have here in the USA?


whoops I forgot the Kodiak and those crazy ghost or spirit bears in Alaska
 
OKO
2012-07-22 03:22:29 AM

Oneofthesedays: OKO: fusillade762: OKO: No, but we do on captured and released drop bears. Only way you can hear the bastards coming.

I thought WE were the ones who supposed to wear the bells to warn the bears?

No, but we do encourage tourists, especially Americans, to wear them so the bears *know* where the food is.

bears? what are those? are they like the grizzly, black and brown bears we have here in the USA?


Sort of, but more cunning.
 
2012-07-22 03:24:40 AM

OKO: fusillade762: OKO: No, but we do on captured and released drop bears. Only way you can hear the bastards coming.

I thought WE were the ones who supposed to wear the bells to warn the bears?

No, but we do encourage tourists, especially Americans, to wear them so the bears *know* where the food is.


i257.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-22 03:25:58 AM
FTA:It remains unclear to what extent the ruling sets a precedent that could lead to the widespread removal of bells from cows across Austria.

Dear ABC,

There aint no such thing as presedence in Germanic legal systems, and certainly is none in Austria.
 
2012-07-22 03:30:16 AM

mikewadestr: Geez, whatever happened to the good old days when everyone wanted the farmer to pop a butt plug in the Cow for the sake of global warming.


You know how dangerous those are? hell a cow thats been grazin on milkweed can get gassy enough to shot a butt plug straight through two strake walls and still have enough power left to knock a feller slap out.

/and those things they showed hangin from those poor animals are churchbells not cowbells...
 
2012-07-22 03:33:29 AM

OKO: Oneofthesedays: OKO: fusillade762: OKO: No, but we do on captured and released drop bears. Only way you can hear the bastards coming.

I thought WE were the ones who supposed to wear the bells to warn the bears?

No, but we do encourage tourists, especially Americans, to wear them so the bears *know* where the food is.

bears? what are those? are they like the grizzly, black and brown bears we have here in the USA?

Sort of, but more cunning.


I see your profile says you're in Sydney. Did you just move to Austria or are you simply confused?
 
2012-07-22 03:33:53 AM
www.demotivationalposters.org
 
2012-07-22 03:44:57 AM
i1236.photobucket.com
 
OKO
2012-07-22 03:52:02 AM

Oneofthesedays: OKO: Oneofthesedays: OKO: fusillade762: OKO: No, but we do on captured and released drop bears. Only way you can hear the bastards coming.

I thought WE were the ones who supposed to wear the bells to warn the bears?

No, but we do encourage tourists, especially Americans, to wear them so the bears *know* where the food is.

bears? what are those? are they like the grizzly, black and brown bears we have here in the USA?

Sort of, but more cunning.

I see your profile says you're in Sydney. Did you just move to Austria or are you simply confused?

I was born here, high in the Alps. Lack of blood to the brain, you know...
 
OKO
2012-07-22 03:53:31 AM

fusillade762: OKO: fusillade762: OKO: No, but we do on captured and released drop bears. Only way you can hear the bastards coming.

I thought WE were the ones who supposed to wear the bells to warn the bears?

No, but we do encourage tourists, especially Americans, to wear them so the bears *know* where the food is.

[i257.photobucket.com image 804x600]


Same sort of thing. ours drop from trees and break your neck, or concuss you so badly you are being eaten before you're aware of it.
 
2012-07-22 03:55:34 AM

OKO: fusillade762: OKO: No, but we do on captured and released drop bears. Only way you can hear the bastards coming.

I thought WE were the ones who supposed to wear the bells to warn the bears?

No, but we do encourage tourists, especially Americans, to wear them so the bears *know* where the food is.


d1njyp8tsu122i.cloudfront.net

safety.eas.ualberta.ca

www.anmoretimes.com

www.tourismpg.com
 
2012-07-22 03:58:35 AM
i205.photobucket.com

/Cow bells, Cowbell EVERYWHERE!
 
OKO
2012-07-22 04:02:20 AM

Mantour: OKO: fusillade762: OKO: No, but we do on captured and released drop bears. Only way you can hear the bastards coming.

I thought WE were the ones who supposed to wear the bells to warn the bears?

No, but we do encourage tourists, especially Americans, to wear them so the bears *know* where the food is.

[d1njyp8tsu122i.cloudfront.net image 502x619]

[safety.eas.ualberta.ca image 400x443]

[www.anmoretimes.com image 580x300]

[www.tourismpg.com image 358x554]


Hard to fight ours as they literally drop on you before you even know they're there.
 
2012-07-22 04:06:57 AM

OKO: Oneofthesedays: OKO: Oneofthesedays: OKO: fusillade762: OKO: No, but we do on captured and released drop bears. Only way you can hear the bastards coming.

I thought WE were the ones who supposed to wear the bells to warn the bears?

No, but we do encourage tourists, especially Americans, to wear them so the bears *know* where the food is.

bears? what are those? are they like the grizzly, black and brown bears we have here in the USA?

Sort of, but more cunning.

I see your profile says you're in Sydney. Did you just move to Austria or are you simply confused?
I was born here, high in the Alps. Lack of blood to the brain, you know...


My apologies, the bear thing sounded too trollish (sic?) considering how up close and personal we in the USA get with bears (mostly black bears but still), not like you would know that, but you've probably heard of rednecks...

City dwellers of course...
 
OKO
2012-07-22 04:19:06 AM

Oneofthesedays: OKO: Oneofthesedays: OKO: Oneofthesedays: OKO: fusillade762: OKO: No, but we do on captured and released drop bears. Only way you can hear the bastards coming.

I thought WE were the ones who supposed to wear the bells to warn the bears?

No, but we do encourage tourists, especially Americans, to wear them so the bears *know* where the food is.

bears? what are those? are they like the grizzly, black and brown bears we have here in the USA?

Sort of, but more cunning.

I see your profile says you're in Sydney. Did you just move to Austria or are you simply confused?
I was born here, high in the Alps. Lack of blood to the brain, you know...

My apologies, the bear thing sounded too trollish (sic?) considering how up close and personal we in the USA get with bears (mostly black bears but still), not like you would know that, but you've probably heard of rednecks...

City dwellers of course...


The drop bears were made famous by Terry Pratchett, in the book where he says it isn't Austria.

We have quite a few things that will kill you, drop bears are the least of our problems.
 
2012-07-22 05:02:04 AM
Needs less cowbell....
 
2012-07-22 06:19:32 AM

Aeonite: img1.fark.net

It's still there.


That's a fake.

img1.fark.net

This is not.
 
2012-07-22 06:33:28 AM
If your bedroom is located that close to a cow pasture then the bells should be the least of your concerns.
 
2012-07-22 06:47:53 AM

Fark Me To Tears: Well, at least they don't put bells on their kangaroos. That would make an awful lot of noise with them jumping around all the time.


dl.dropbox.com

/I almost didn't see what you did there.
 
2012-07-22 07:25:54 AM
Poor farmer. He's obviously got a fever and is just trying to cure it.
 
2012-07-22 07:42:28 AM
www.enchantedlearning.com
 
2012-07-22 08:27:32 AM
There's an app for that...

www.popgadget.net
 
OKO
2012-07-22 08:31:55 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: [www.enchantedlearning.com image 401x418]


It is missing our two islands off the east coast ?
 
2012-07-22 08:42:16 AM

LordOfThePings: Cows doorbell


Cud you explain that drawing?
 
2012-07-22 09:06:44 AM

way south: Fark Me To Tears: Well, at least they don't put bells on their kangaroos. That would make an awful lot of noise with them jumping around all the time.

[dl.dropbox.com image 500x402]

/I almost didn't see what you did there.


Your name makes sense now. Ba dum tssssshhhhh.
 
2012-07-22 09:36:36 AM
When I was in Bavaria, livestock with bells were everywhere. Notably, they all seem to use a bell that is MUCH more musical than what we have here in the states. They produce a nice, clear ringing sound instead of the dull *clunk* *clunk* of US cow bells.
 
2012-07-22 09:49:59 AM
But if you remove the bells the cows will return to their cunning ways of sneaking up on people and licking them.
 
2012-07-22 10:52:00 AM

SpeedyBB: LordOfThePings: Cows doorbell

Cud you explain that drawing?


That's a cow magnet. It's something some farmers make cows swallow to keep them from passing various metallic junk they pick up.
 
2012-07-22 02:07:29 PM
And I thought America was the only country where stupid yuppies move out to the farm lands and complain about farm-related nuisances.

They should have an international convention for idiots like this. They need to know they're not alone. There could be panels for things like:

"I just moved in next to the airport- nobody told me there would be jets taking off and landing. Who can I sue?"

"Pig Shiat: Did hogs crap this much before I moved here, or are they doing it just to spite me personally? And who can I sue?"

"My house was built in 2010, but the highway was built in 1976. What government agency is responsible for ensuring that I am not disturbed by passing traffic. And who can I sue?"

"There's no HOA in my new neighborhood. How do I find like-minded control freaks to form one with me? And who can I sue?"

When we moved into a development right on the boundary of city land and farm land, my wife I took the possibility of cow-related annoyances into account. Sure, every now and then if the wind is coming from the right direction we get a whiff of manure. But we knew it going in, and we're far enough away that it's not that bad. And I get a kick out of the mooing. Big goofy cows. Gotta love 'em.
 
2012-07-22 02:09:30 PM
i618.photobucket.com
RIP
 
2012-07-22 02:40:12 PM
I wonder if the judge spent much time ruminating over the decision.
 
2012-07-22 03:32:30 PM
oi I have a feeling the real problem lies with the town expanding and a bunch of "city folk" moving to the area and not liking a sounds the people who are born and raised there have no issue with.
 
2012-07-22 03:50:30 PM

KelvinTheClown: Aeonite: [img1.fark.net image 54x11]

It's still there.

That's a fake.

[img1.fark.net image 54x11]

This is not.


Seeing as I made both of them I can say with confidence that neither one is a fake. :p
 
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