Thursday, April 26, 2007

Utterly "used cows"

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Van Vanover poses for a portrait with some of his "used cows" at his home in Sour Lake on Tuesday, April 24, 2007. He hoped his advertisement for "used cows" would get someone's attention. He didn't expect it to be David Letterman.

Van Vanover carries a feed bucket past one of his "used cows" at his home in Sour Lake. Vanover said cows are "used" to mow grass, for hamburgers and other things.

Vanover said a "new cow" is a heifer, which has never had a calf. Therefore, a "used cow" could be a cow with a calf. Both the cow and calf are sold as "a pair." While cattle insiders owners "get" the joke, at least one popular New Yorker didn't.

Please read "Letterman finds material in 'used cow' ad" by Sarah Moore. Also read the transcript of Letterman's show under "Small Town News."

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