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Old 04-14-2006, 11:57 AM   #1
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4/14/2006: Sheep advertising



Favored daily place Neatorama sets this one up for the easy choice, especially since they found it at other favored daily place We Make Money Not Art. A fine Friday image, but it does make me a little sad that... well, it comes to this. When everyplace else is coated with ads, the livestock can't get off free.

And it's reminiscent of the sheep poetry IotD which generated some fine discussion. I suppose I'd rather have the sheep make poetry than simple commerce. I suppose the sheep don't give a crap.

Why does buddy in the front there not get a sign though?
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Old 04-14-2006, 12:32 PM   #2
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That's just Baaaaaaaaa-d
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Old 04-14-2006, 12:38 PM   #3
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OK. So they are getting some exposure here on the Cellar and maybe elsewhere on the internet for now. But once this coverage dies down, how many people are really going to see these ads? It's got to cost at least $10 or so for each of those blankets. I bet it's even more. Are these blankets for sheep along the edge of a highway? You won't be able to see them as you speed by. Maybe for some sort of petting zoo? I just don't see how this advertising could be worth it.

And I don't like it. Too many ads out there already.
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Old 04-14-2006, 12:55 PM   #4
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They need to do this with some of those fainting sheep, so the advertising can be seen from the air!
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Old 04-14-2006, 02:24 PM   #5
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The one in the front is trying to get noticed harder than the others. Hell, he's STREAKING.

Now that's advertising.
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Old 04-14-2006, 04:26 PM   #6
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I guess it is true. Putting on some clothes is sexier than going naked.
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Old 04-14-2006, 06:49 PM   #7
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They look like they've just been shorn. I'd guess they will only wear them a little while.... keep them warm until they get adjusted to the crew-cut.
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Old 04-14-2006, 06:56 PM   #8
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I can't decide whether their mouthes look like a t-heinie or a cameltoe.
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Old 04-14-2006, 06:57 PM   #9
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Is that because they both arouse you?
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Old 04-15-2006, 10:44 AM   #10
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Blankets can serve purpose on lambs besides keeping them warm. They also can keep most of the fleece clean which makes the fleece more valuable. They also can help to keep the meat in a meat lamb in better shape.

I am real sure that isn't the main reason these lamb are wearing blankets but it could be for a dual purpose.

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Old 04-19-2006, 12:34 AM   #11
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Here in America, we do not dress our sheep (unless you count the little paper booties on the rack of lamb). There is a lot I do not understand about other cultures.
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Old 04-21-2006, 11:53 AM   #12
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It almost makes them to cute and cudly to kill and eat.

well... almost.

ok. Maybe not.

Rack of lamb sounds good.
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Old 04-21-2006, 12:31 PM   #13
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Actually, it is pretty common to put jackets on sheep to keep dirt and plants out of the wool. This makes the wool more valuable for spinning, since less effort has to be made to clean the wool.

When sheep are shown at fairs, farmers often put "fancy" jackets on them and little hoods, which look to my eyes like the sheep belong to the the Ku Klux Klan.

For more info on sheep jackets, and a really funny photo of measuring your sheep:
http://www.rockysheep.com/sheepcover/howtomeasure1.htm

The photo looks like the hotel ads are just tied on top of existing sheep jackets (which are lighter blue, and have cutesy ribbon trim).
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Old 04-21-2006, 09:38 PM   #14
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Welcome to the Cellar Lisascenic.
If you get them black leather models with zippers and studs, you could retire the dog, 'cause they'd scare the crap out of the wolves.
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Old 04-21-2006, 10:59 PM   #15
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Did you know that one of the original "uses" for the standard poodle was to shave/ carve advertisements into their fur?
Seriously!
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