A cowboy named Bud in modern times.
A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote pasture when suddenly
a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust.
The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses and
tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly how
cows and calves you have in your herd, Will you give me a calf?"
Bud looks at the man, obviously a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully
and calmly answers, "Sure, Why not?" The yuppie parks his car, whips out
notebook computer, connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3 cell phone, and surfs to
NASApage on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix
location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area
The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop and exports it
image processing facility in Hamburg , Germany. Within seconds, he
receives an email
on his Palm Pilot that the image has been processed and the data stored. He
accesses an MS-SQL database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with
email on his Blackberry and, after a few minutes, receives a response.
Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech,
miniaturized HP Laser
Jet printer, turns to the cowboy and says, "You have exactly 1,586 cows and
"That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says Bud.
He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on with
amusement as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car.
Then Bud says to the young man, "Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your
business is, will you give me back my calf?"
The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why
"You're an aide in the Obama Administration", says Bud.
"Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?"
"No guessing required." answered the cowboy. "You showed up here even though
nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a
I never asked. You used millions of dollars worth of equipment trying to
how much smarter than me you are; and you don't know a thing about how
people make a living - or about cows, for that matter. This is a herd of
Now give me back my dog!
by Kari Poulsen 9 years ago
This story gave me a good laugh, thought I would share it. It was sent to me in an e-mail:A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remotemountainous pasture in California, when suddenly a brand-new BMW advancedtoward him out of a cloud of dust. The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit,...
by Stclairjack 6 years ago
ok,... I'm watching the news,... brace yourselves cousins,... lets get this straight folks,... what this micro-phallus in Florida did to a harmless young man was horribly stupid evil,... wrong no matter how you interpret it,... he shot and killed in cold blood a young black kid for nothing more...
by ParadigmEnacted 5 years ago
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