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(USA Today)   Federal shutdown furloughs poison ivy-eating goats   ( usatoday.com) divider line
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2013-10-03 04:50:37 AM  
I thought it was little lambs that eat ivy.

oh...no wait, a kid'll eat ivy too.
 
2013-10-03 05:09:03 AM  
They're no longer gonna have trouble when the oil hits the anus.
 
2013-10-03 05:13:05 AM  
What about the men who stare at them?
 
2013-10-03 12:56:48 PM  

Frederick: oh...no wait, a kid'll eat ivy too.


Wouldn't you?
 
2013-10-03 12:57:32 PM  
I'm glad the Mairsy Doats reference showed up in the titties.
 
2013-10-03 01:02:42 PM  
Good. Screw 'em. There's the silver lining to this mess. Goats will suffer.

/farking hate goats.
 
2013-10-03 01:03:04 PM  
I am never visiting Fort Hancock if poison ivy is that big of a problem. Ever seen golf-ball sized blisters? Ever had them? You should hope to answer no to both questions.
 
2013-10-03 01:04:14 PM  
Looking fat and happy, the last of about 28 Nubians were trucked out Friday, bound for their home on a farm in upstate New York, said their owner, Larry Cihanek.

Whats a nubian?
 
2013-10-03 01:06:48 PM  
Made me think of this.
 
2013-10-03 01:09:14 PM  
 Doglover beat me to the obvious oil / anus joke. Curse you, Doglover!

/shakes tiny fist impotently.
 
2013-10-03 01:10:37 PM  

George Babbitt: I am never visiting Fort Hancock if poison ivy is that big of a problem. Ever seen golf-ball sized blisters? Ever had them? You should hope to answer no to both questions.


Nope.  Immune.
 
2013-10-03 01:18:09 PM  

I'm an Egyptian!: Good. Screw 'em. There's the silver lining to this mess. Goats will suffer.

/farking hate goats.


i.qkme.me
 
2013-10-03 01:21:32 PM  

I'm an Egyptian!: Good. Screw 'em. There's the silver lining to this mess. Goats will suffer.

/farking hate goats.


Why? They taste delicious:

img.fark.net
 
2013-10-03 01:25:20 PM  
Goats are fantastic and a wonderful natural resource for just this kind of work. Mud, Hills, slopes, rocks, stumps, cliffs, cars, house roofs and they will eat it all the unwanted and wanted, over grown vegetation! Wonderful animals!  I should know, I live and work on a goat farm that specialises with Boer's, I even have one of my own.
 
2013-10-03 01:26:01 PM  

Frederick: I thought it was little lambs that eat ivy.

oh...no wait, a kid'll eat ivy too.


Wouldn't you?
 
2013-10-03 01:29:57 PM  
These goats eat ivy and are poisonous?
 
2013-10-03 01:30:17 PM  
They can still get jobs singing remixes of Whitney Huston songs.
 
2013-10-03 01:30:45 PM  
I drive past their farm everyday (twice even)
getting a kick..
 
2013-10-03 01:30:53 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: These goats eat ivy and are poisonous?


That would be too bad. Curried goat is delicious.
 
2013-10-03 01:37:18 PM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: George Babbitt: I am never visiting Fort Hancock if poison ivy is that big of a problem. Ever seen golf-ball sized blisters? Ever had them? You should hope to answer no to both questions.

Nope.  Immune.


Same here. Stood in a whole patch of it, got a tiny little itch but that was it.

Does that mean I'm also immune to giant hogweed?
 
2013-10-03 01:41:47 PM  

George Babbitt: I am never visiting Fort Hancock if poison ivy is that big of a problem. Ever seen golf-ball sized blisters? Ever had them? You should hope to answer no to both questions.


I am glad no one in my immediate family is horribly reactive to poison ivy.

"Hey dad I found these leaves, what are they?"   Huge pile of poison ivy is dumped into my lap.

"Well son that is poison ivy, you really shouldnt be picking that"

Just a hint of a rash on his checks and chin.
 
2013-10-03 02:15:47 PM  
 
2013-10-03 02:17:46 PM  

George Babbitt: I'm an Egyptian!: Good. Screw 'em. There's the silver lining to this mess. Goats will suffer.

/farking hate goats.

Why? They taste delicious:


If eating goats gets rid of them, I'm all for it.
 
2013-10-03 02:21:10 PM  

69gnarkill69: I'm an Egyptian!: Good. Screw 'em. There's the silver lining to this mess. Goats will suffer.

/farking hate goats.

[i.qkme.me image 625x468]



Look at that goat eating ivy like it owns the place.
 
2013-10-03 02:28:39 PM  

George Babbitt: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke:

Suckmaster Burstingfoam:

Saiga410:

I don't like you people.


No one does.
 
2013-10-03 02:28:41 PM  
www.montereybayequestrian.com
Pygmy goats are cool.
 
2013-10-03 02:49:21 PM  

Saiga410: Looking fat and happy, the last of about 28 Nubians were trucked out Friday, bound for their home on a farm in upstate New York, said their owner, Larry Cihanek.

Whats a nubian?


Shut the fark up.
 
2013-10-03 02:51:11 PM  
I thought only Australia had poison goats.
 
2013-10-03 03:01:04 PM  
12,000 BUCKS? They could buy enough goats to do the job for less than 3,000. I bought some goats of undetermined lineage to clear several acres of my place for 100 bucks a piece.
 
2013-10-03 03:17:53 PM  

Saiga410: Looking fat and happy, the last of about 28 Nubians were trucked out Friday, bound for their home on a farm in upstate New York, said their owner, Larry Cihanek.

Whats a nubian?


Nubian | Define Nubian at Dictionary.com

noun 1. a member of any of the various peoples inhabiting Nubia . 2. the Nilo-Saharan language of the Nubians. 3. a Nubian or black slave. 4. a Nubian horse ...

Dafuq?
 
2013-10-03 04:42:59 PM  
Why does Obama hate Nubians?
 
2013-10-03 04:48:27 PM  
Would somebody please think of the goats!
 
2013-10-03 05:30:35 PM  

Cold_Sassy: Saiga410: Looking fat and happy, the last of about 28 Nubians were trucked out Friday, bound for their home on a farm in upstate New York, said their owner, Larry Cihanek.

Whats a nubian?

Nubian | Define Nubian at Dictionary.com

noun 1. a member of any of the various peoples inhabiting Nubia . 2. the Nilo-Saharan language of the Nubians. 3. a Nubian or black slave. 4. a Nubian horse ...

Dafuq?


i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-03 05:39:01 PM  

Cold_Sassy: Saiga410: Looking fat and happy, the last of about 28 Nubians were trucked out Friday, bound for their home on a farm in upstate New York, said their owner, Larry Cihanek.

Whats a nubian?

Nubian | Define Nubian at Dictionary.com

noun 1. a member of any of the various peoples inhabiting Nubia . 2. the Nilo-Saharan language of the Nubians. 3. a Nubian or black slave. 4. a Nubian horse ...

Dafuq?


Nubian goat. It's a breed originally (I assume) from Nubia. Large, hornless, floppy eared, and friendly.

/We had a Nubian billy when I was a kid, along with a couple of brush goats.
//Billy goats SMELL BAD, and like to pee on their own heads.
 
2013-10-03 05:40:13 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: These goats eat ivy and are poisonous?


Common malapropism. The goats are actually venomous.
 
2013-10-03 06:40:39 PM  

mbillips: Quantum Apostrophe: These goats eat ivy and are poisonous?

Common malapropism. The goats are actually venomous.


Yup and they eat venomous ivy.
 
2013-10-03 08:56:32 PM  
So according to the video, you can't pet them because they have the poison ivy oil in their coats.

I... don't even want to imagine what sort of sequence of events would lead to the oil hitting the anus in that case.
 
2013-10-03 09:13:23 PM  

andrewagill: So according to the video, you can't pet them because they have the poison ivy oil in their coats.

I... don't even want to imagine what sort of sequence of events would lead to the oil hitting the anus in that case.


Uroshiol, the agent that is present in all the varieties of poison ivy/oak/sumac, bonds to the skin within 8 minutes and is impossible to wash off by that point, however it is extremely resilient and can remain on clothes, shoes, and other surfaces for a year or more with transfer and reaction occurring even after that much time has passed. It stands to reason that if the goat is unaffected by uroshiol, therefore the oil has nothing to react with, then perhaps it would be able to pass through their system without breaking down.
 
2013-10-04 07:00:00 AM  

George Babbitt: andrewagill: So according to the video, you can't pet them because they have the poison ivy oil in their coats.

I... don't even want to imagine what sort of sequence of events would lead to the oil hitting the anus in that case.

Uroshiol, the agent that is present in all the varieties of poison ivy/oak/sumac, bonds to the skin within 8 minutes and is impossible to wash off by that point, however it is extremely resilient and can remain on clothes, shoes, and other surfaces for a year or more with transfer and reaction occurring even after that much time has passed. It stands to reason that if the goat is unaffected by uroshiol, therefore the oil has nothing to react with, then perhaps it would be able to pass through their system without breaking down.


This nasty stuff has a Japanese name because it is widely used in East Asia to make lacquer. The Chinese lacquer tree (urushi in Japanese) is cultivated to produce it.

web-japan.org

One man's meat is another man's poison.
 
2013-10-04 08:07:03 AM  

ilambiquated: George Babbitt: andrewagill: So according to the video, you can't pet them because they have the poison ivy oil in their coats.

I... don't even want to imagine what sort of sequence of events would lead to the oil hitting the anus in that case.

Uroshiol, the agent that is present in all the varieties of poison ivy/oak/sumac, bonds to the skin within 8 minutes and is impossible to wash off by that point, however it is extremely resilient and can remain on clothes, shoes, and other surfaces for a year or more with transfer and reaction occurring even after that much time has passed. It stands to reason that if the goat is unaffected by uroshiol, therefore the oil has nothing to react with, then perhaps it would be able to pass through their system without breaking down.

This nasty stuff has a Japanese name because it is widely used in East Asia to make lacquer. The Chinese lacquer tree (urushi in Japanese) is cultivated to produce it.

[web-japan.org image 432x230]

One man's meat is another man's poison.


"Once hardened, reactions are possible but less common."

This is terrifying. I can't believe that people are encouraging the presence of poison ivy in the world, especially in innocuous places such as this.

The Dutch arrived too late to turn the tide. The Japanese were stuck on that island for too long by themselves.
 
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