I Made Some Tools
May 27, 2022 5:56 PM   Subscribe

I Made Some Tools [via mefi projects]

Jim made some tools, no reason
posted by cortex (28 comments total) 53 users marked this as a favorite
 
These are highly derivative of the work of the late Thag and his acolytes but nonetheless bring me joy. Thank you bondcliff!
posted by infinitewindow at 6:13 PM on May 27 [13 favorites]


(specifically, cow tools)
posted by cortex at 6:13 PM on May 27 [5 favorites]


My first thought was cow tools and I was not disappointed
posted by Schmucko at 6:28 PM on May 27 [3 favorites]


Mooo. Oh, um, nevermind.
posted by mollweide at 6:31 PM on May 27


Cow tools, Cow tools cool but these Farside dioramas are fucking brilliant.
posted by clavdivs at 6:37 PM on May 27 [4 favorites]


All this time we thought he was a human. As they say, on the internet no one knows you're a dog cow.
posted by sillyman at 6:37 PM on May 27 [1 favorite]


needs a cow bell
posted by clavdivs at 6:39 PM on May 27 [1 favorite]


That man looks good in spots.
posted by wenestvedt at 6:53 PM on May 27 [1 favorite]


Cow tools, Cow tools cool but these Farside dioramas are fucking brilliant.

More about the dioramas (on projects): Scenes From the Quarantrain. It's amazing, for some reason never posted to the blue.
posted by ethand at 7:04 PM on May 27 [4 favorites]


i don't get it
posted by bondcliff at 7:22 PM on May 27 [38 favorites]


You're too close to the source material to have any objectivity.
posted by wenestvedt at 7:39 PM on May 27 [6 favorites]


Reading MeFi on my phone. Click this link, look at the pictures.
“I… don’t get this”
Read the rest of the twitter thread.
“I don’t get THIS”
Read this mefi thread.
“I don’t get *THIS*”
Google “far side cow i made some tools”, find original “Cow Tools” comic.
“I. DON’T. GET. THIS”
Google “cow tools”, read wikipedia entry, subheading “Reactions”.
“Ohhh I get it. Funny.”

Beside him, a thick book on an end table, bookmarked at page 15, coated in a fine grey dust.
posted by ordinary_magnet at 8:50 PM on May 27 [6 favorites]


I, too, thought of cow tools
posted by Going To Maine at 9:33 PM on May 27


Future anthropologists are going to have a hell of a time with Cow Tools
posted by Merus at 10:28 PM on May 27 [1 favorite]


That man looks good in spots.

The other parts, not so much.
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:47 PM on May 27 [6 favorites]




*paints THE COW TOOLS label*

Now!... That should clear up a few things around here!
posted by AlSweigart at 5:40 AM on May 28 [6 favorites]


"I hadn't planned on doing this but now that this is going viral I'm going to auction these off (as one lot) and donate all proceeds to The Sandy Hook Promise Foundation"

I hope he's accepting transactions on the blockchain.
posted by straight at 8:25 AM on May 28 [4 favorites]


I just got a 3D printer, and you just gave me an idea.
posted by jordemort at 9:10 AM on May 28 [1 favorite]


Posted on the Cow Tools Sophistication Posting Facebook group.
posted by Wordshore at 11:29 AM on May 28 [2 favorites]


Now we need cortex to do a video cover of Doja Cat's "Bitch I'm a Cow", showcasing these fine implements.

(Oh, I see not cortex but Bondcliff on twitter)
posted by Schmucko at 11:31 AM on May 28


Moooo!
posted by cortex at 11:52 AM on May 28 [1 favorite]


Ha! Someone posted that as an early response to me and I didn't know what it was so I turned it off after ten seconds. I only now watched it all the way through and then I go to her page and she has... 10 million followers.

I used to be with ‘it’, but then they changed what ‘it’ was. Now what I’m with isn’t ‘it’ anymore and what’s ‘it’ seems weird and scary. It’ll happen to you!
posted by bondcliff at 12:09 PM on May 28 [4 favorites]


Metarfilter: I… don’t get this.
posted by The Ardship of Cambry at 2:17 PM on May 28


Damn, someone already did 3D printed cow tools. Might as well run off my own set.
posted by jordemort at 6:43 PM on May 28 [1 favorite]


Sometimes the work was hard; the implements had been designed for human beings and not for animals, and it was a great drawback that no animal was able to use any tool that involved standing on his hind legs. But the pigs were so clever that they could think of a way round every difficulty.
- George Orwell, Animal Farm

(been wondering if little lurk at 7 is too young for me to read them animal farm - i think probably not, but i also want to show them bojack and rick & morty and have been told that would probably be abuse - so listening to book on tape as i fall asleep. this passage woke me up with the suspicion of (some of) larson's inspiration. took a while to dig up the passage for transcription).

also good form, bondcliff, on the proposed disposition.
posted by 20 year lurk at 8:38 PM on May 28


(specifically, cow tools)

If you have to explain they wouldn’t understand
posted by TedW at 8:20 AM on May 29


I hope he's accepting transactions on the blockchain.

Not having the required non-opposable hoofs, I don't think I could make these tools work. For me they would remain Non-Functional Tools. NFTs, I call 'em.
posted by flabdablet at 1:55 PM on May 29


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