Tell 'Em Ewe Saw It Here
April 24, 2006 12:44 AM   Subscribe

"If we start with the sheep then next it's the cows and horses."
posted by scblackman (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Umm ... don't we have a war going on? Global warming? Revolution in Tibet? Did this really have to be on the front page of the New York Freaking at 3 am?
posted by scblackman at 12:47 AM on April 24, 2006

No. Go back to your homes and continue consumption as scheduled. This is for your protection.
posted by Skorgu at 1:10 AM on April 24, 2006

From the article:
On Saturday, the town of Skarsterlan began fining 1,000 euros a day for putting branded blankets on sheep. Advertising on livestock violates the town's ban on advertising along the highways.
That sounds perfectly reasonable.
posted by ryanrs at 3:00 AM on April 24, 2006

4 am would have been more socially acceptable.
posted by quonsar at 3:21 AM on April 24, 2006

"to prompt motorists to indulge in U-turns. Or make that ewe-turns."

+ "4 am would have been more socially acceptable."

= Time to make the doe-nuts.
posted by Eideteker at 6:22 AM on April 24, 2006

This form of advertising takes sheer shear courage.

Sheeple already do free advertising, why not allow the animals to get paid for it?

Move over NASCAR, you're about to get lapped on the ad dollars.
posted by nofundy at 7:57 AM on April 24, 2006

Yeah, I cringed at the "ewe-turns" thing too. I looked at the byline, expecting Scripps-Howard or USA Today... no, from the Internation Herald Tribune. Nice.

I couldn't muster much outrage at the idea, though, for some reason. Maybe I'm tired. All I thought was that the sheep looked as happy as can be.

On preview: don't encourage them, nofundy.
posted by dammitjim at 8:01 AM on April 24, 2006

I ram a sucker for sheepvertising. I just flocked to, and I mutton buy a hotel room so I can sleep like a lamb.
posted by jefbla at 9:26 AM on April 24, 2006

< rolling my eyes at all the puns>>
posted by AmyMay at 10:55 AM on April 24, 2006

if it makes anyone feel better/worse, I found the same on the NYT front page at 11 AM PST, and then hopped right over to MeFi to see if anyone had posted that's......a good 8 hours where nothing else happened. in the world.
posted by dogandponyshow at 11:04 AM on April 24, 2006

damn bleeting hearts.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 2:38 PM on April 24, 2006

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