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(Boston Globe)   City of Boston rams through legislation ewe wouldn't believe, and gives kids a summer job eating poison ivy   (bostonglobe.com ) divider line
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2014-07-24 11:23:48 AM  
...but you screw ONE GOAT!
 
2014-07-24 12:47:01 PM  
Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wooden shoe?

/Meh, got nuttin'
//Read somewhere that only humans are allergic to poison ivy, anyone know if that's true?
///My back yard is a mess, wish I had a goat
 
2014-07-24 01:23:22 PM  

Monkey2: //Read somewhere that only humans are allergic to poison ivy, anyone know if that's true?


I couldn't tell you for sure, but it would seem that there's really no evolutionary reason why only humans would be allergic to Poison Ivy and not, y'know, herbivores.
 
2014-07-24 01:24:07 PM  
Paywalled link, subby? Seriously?

/Next thing, New York will be grazing sheep on Central Park's Sheep Meadow.
 
2014-07-24 01:25:19 PM  
You goat.se subby?
 
2014-07-24 01:25:34 PM  
Around here there are Rent-a-Goat services, mostly used to trim blackberry vines.
 
2014-07-24 01:26:33 PM  
Monkey2:
Read somewhere that only humans are allergic to poison ivy, anyone know if that's true?

Dogs can get a rash, too. Most animals are pretty much protected because of their fur, but dogs can get rashes on their nose and mouth.
 
2014-07-24 01:29:35 PM  

Prophet of Loss: You goat.se subby?


mixlol.com
 
2014-07-24 01:29:36 PM  
Would she let me between her legs to do so?

img4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-07-24 01:31:03 PM  
I'm sure Boston ruminanted on this plan carefully before goating ahead.
 
2014-07-24 01:32:36 PM  

Monkey2: Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wooden shoe?


came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2014-07-24 01:47:24 PM  
What is next? Tigers to hunt the out of control goat population? And then T. Rexes to control the tiger issue?  WHEN WILL WE LEARN?!?!?!?!?!
 
2014-07-24 01:53:21 PM  

Gunny Highway: What is next? Tigers to hunt the out of control goat population? And then T. Rexes to control the tiger issue?  WHEN WILL WE LEARN?!?!?!?!?!


When winter comes they'll all freeze. No problem.
 
2014-07-24 01:54:11 PM  

Monkey2: Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wooden shoe?

/Meh, got nuttin'
//Read somewhere that only humans are allergic to poison ivy, anyone know if that's true?
///My back yard is a mess, wish I had a goat


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F8gLejzxLk
 
2014-07-24 01:59:28 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: I'm sure Boston ruminanted on this plan carefully before goating ahead.


Oh deer.  I was hoping you'd buck the trend of ungulate puns, but I guess you needed the doe.  Don't expect anyone to fawn over you.

/I remember the old Globe's comic pages.  They had Mutton Jeff.
 
2014-07-24 02:43:59 PM  

Robo Beat: Monkey2: //Read somewhere that only humans are allergic to poison ivy, anyone know if that's true?

I couldn't tell you for sure, but it would seem that there's really no evolutionary reason why only humans would be allergic to Poison Ivy and not, y'know, herbivores.


cirby: Monkey2:
Read somewhere that only humans are allergic to poison ivy, anyone know if that's true?

Dogs can get a rash, too. Most animals are pretty much protected because of their fur, but dogs can get rashes on their nose and mouth.


Yeah, it's not like researched it a bunch, and most of the sources I found were sort of reliable. By that I mean when any two resources conflicted each other neither was more credible than the other.

It was always my understanding that animals won't get the rash but if the oil is on their fur, coat, whatever, they can transmit it to you. I didn't used to be allergic to poison ivy/oak/sumac. When I was a kid I could roll around in it and no problem. Now I'm 45 and if I get within 2 feet of it I get a rash. Same with Yellow Jackets, when I was a kid it just hurt like hell to get stung. Now, one sting on the forearm gives me Popeye arm.
 
2014-07-24 02:51:00 PM  
eating poison ivy is okay until the oil hits the anus.
 
2014-07-24 03:07:22 PM  
I have goats controlling weeds on my property now, so I'm getting a kick.

was I cool before Boston?
 
2014-07-24 03:39:39 PM  
Wouldn't the plants they ate continue to live unless they got down to the roots?

/not a gardener or horticulturist, but I've pulled my share of weeds.
 
2014-07-24 04:54:35 PM  
IIRC there was a dirty jobs where they had goats doing lawn service. The company would fence off the area where the goats would work and put in a bunch of goats depending on the size of the yard, leave them for a few days and the area would be clear.
 
2014-07-24 06:10:22 PM  

skrame: Wouldn't the plants they ate continue to live unless they got down to the roots?

/not a gardener or horticulturist, but I've pulled my share of weeds.


That's when you come in with the small amounts of herbicide to kill the roots.
 
2014-07-25 02:00:33 AM  

Monkey2: Robo Beat: Monkey2: //Read somewhere that only humans are allergic to poison ivy, anyone know if that's true?

I couldn't tell you for sure, but it would seem that there's really no evolutionary reason why only humans would be allergic to Poison Ivy and not, y'know, herbivores.

cirby: Monkey2:
Read somewhere that only humans are allergic to poison ivy, anyone know if that's true?

Dogs can get a rash, too. Most animals are pretty much protected because of their fur, but dogs can get rashes on their nose and mouth.

Yeah, it's not like researched it a bunch, and most of the sources I found were sort of reliable. By that I mean when any two resources conflicted each other neither was more credible than the other.

It was always my understanding that animals won't get the rash but if the oil is on their fur, coat, whatever, they can transmit it to you. I didn't used to be allergic to poison ivy/oak/sumac. When I was a kid I could roll around in it and no problem. Now I'm 45 and if I get within 2 feet of it I get a rash. Same with Yellow Jackets, when I was a kid it just hurt like hell to get stung. Now, one sting on the forearm gives me Popeye arm.


That's interesting. I thought those plants caused a reaction in everyone that might vary in degree depending on how sensitive each person is.
 
2014-07-25 06:00:58 PM  
I think some city's airport once decided to reduce its maintenance costs by replacing most, if not
all, of its groundsmen with sheep (instead of using mowers, the sheep simply would graze).
Will they next remove the air-raid sirens and have the sheep run around yelling,  "IT'S THE WOLF!
IT'S THE WOLF! (That's who it is; it's the wolf.) IT'S THE WOLF!"

(Look on YouTube for the cartoon series "It's the Wolf" for the character Lambsy; the series is
an obscure Hanna-Barbera show from 1969.)
 
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