Diane, I beat you on this one! AP WIRE has story claiming experts warned the gov't today Nuke Reactors are FUCKED!

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This story was on the ABC News AP WIre service an hour ago, check it out at LINK-This is big, big news!

-- Gilles Deleuze (deleuze@thunder.com), March 08, 1999


Not so fast, Gilles. That link needs work. I'll try the usual URL's and see if I can locate the story. By the way, have you ever heard the parable of the young bull and the old bull?

-- Puddintame (dit@dot.com), March 08, 1999.


A link, please? That's pretty much standard procedure on this forum.

-- Kevin (mixesmusic@worldnet.att.net), March 08, 1999.


Pray, tell me that parable! Sounds interesting.


-- Jollyprez (Jolly@prez.com), March 08, 1999.

It's probably very like the story of teh young rooster and teh old rooster. Young rooster comes into the hen house and sez to the old rooster to git or be gored. The old rooster asks to keep just one hen, his favorite and teh young one sez NO WAY!!

So, the old rooster offers to bet to keep just her and the young one sez OK What are we going to bet on. The old one sez lets race to the house and back, winner takes the henhouse.

they get one of the hens to say "GO" and they start out, The old rooster is in teh lead as teh young one magnanimously gave him a 5 sec head start.

As they round tehe corner of teh barn, the young one is catching up and then

. . . ./ . .

, *B*O*O*M*

and the young rooster turns into a loose formation of flying feathers. . . . . . . . . . . "Fourth queer rooster this week" sez the farmer


-- Chuck, night driver (rienzoo@en.com), March 08, 1999.

The rooster story is even better! I'm sure Chuck could tell this better. But, in essence, a young bull and an old bull are up on a hilltop chewin their cud. The young bull spies a herd of comely bovines in the far valley. Presently, thoughts come to mind. "Hey, Old Bull! Let's run down to the valley and "romance" one of those cows! Old Bull chews on his cud a few moments longer. "I've got a better idea," says Old Bull, "let's WALK down to the valley and romance ALL of 'em."

-- Puddintame (dit@dot.com), March 08, 1999.

While you fellas were telling each other pointless (tasteless, and borderline offensive to gays/women) jokes, I was digging up this link:

AP News Story

This MAY be the story Gilles was referring to. The reference to nuke plants is towards the bottom.

I hope I never see either of you taking a newbie to task for an off-topic post. I'll have this page bookmarked.

-- a (a@a.a), March 08, 1999.

Sorry, a@aaa, I should have put an "ignorant dweeb" warning on the story so none of them would read it and be offended. There is actually a point to the story. I assume any cattleman could tell you. (Cattle, that's where your milk, ice cream, Stilton cheese, filet mignon, Jello, shoes, etc. come from.)

Cows are only "open" or "in heat" for specific periods of time in the right season. For herd production, it is very important that a cow is impregnated at the proper time. Ironically, an old bull with a reduced sperm count is often more effective at impregnating the herd than is a young bull with a high sperm count. This is simply because the old bull knows what he is doing. And he doesn't try to do the whole job at one time. So, if you're spending beaucoup dollars on a bull, you better pay attention to more than just the sperm count if you need production that year. Anyway, now that you know the parable about the bulls, you'll be a little more educated the next time your buy, rent or borrow a bull to inseminate your herd. Be glad that I don't have any parables about artificial insemination or you would really be incensed once I went throught the details of that.

Gilles, like the young bull, is running around like an idiot.

-- Puddintame (dit@dot.com), March 08, 1999.

And a@a - this story has now been brought in six other places already - and it is a little boring to read the same fairy tale twice, much less five times. Your link makes it seven. With no new information added.

Farnkly - the cock and bull stories told here were more useful too.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), March 08, 1999.

a@a.a: find a new handle. This ones taken. Or are you a troll?

-- a (a@a.a), March 08, 1999.

The stories here are agricultural expansions of what I was told is an old African proverb --

The old man can see sitting down what the young man can't see standing up.

If that needs footnotes, the public school system has failed us.

Still another rendition, translated from the world-weary French--

If youth knew. If age could.

-- Tom Carey (tomcarey@mindspring.com), March 09, 1999.

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