Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Anatomy Of A Bull

Hey there! I am almost done with this semester, having just have three finals to study for and take this week. Yeah!!!! There is still another 25-35 page lit review that I have to do for a syllabus design, but that is due by August, so I don't have to totally freak out about it...yet!
I just had to blog about something that bugs me every morning, and that is about a kid's television show called "Back At the Barnyard." Have any of you ever watched it, or heard about it before?

One of the main characters is a Holstein bull named Otis, and while he may appear bull-like on the top (see above picture) he sure as heck does not appear bull-like on the bottom, and the shows anatomically incorrect misrepresentation of gender drives me nuts.
Maybe it's because I grew up on a farm, worked for a veterinarian, and have had lot's of biology/anatomy and physiology courses, or maybe it's because I am practical or that I breastfed my two children (sorry guys!) but I cannot stand the fact that this bull has an udder!!!!! Why not just leave it off?? The female cows in the show have them too, and it just looks ridiculous.
They even refer to Otis as a "cow" and a "milk machine," and I don't know about you, but the last time that I looked, male cattle were called bulls, not cows!!!! Just look at how ridiculous they all look in the above picture!
Anywho...sorry for the little rant, but this has been bugging me for a long time. Maybe I should get out more??? LOL!!!!! I promise to do some horsey posts soon, but for now I will leave you with one last picture of Otis, the lactating bull/cow...teeheehee!!

16 comments:

Adventures of a Horse Crazed Mind said...

LOL That would TOTALLY bug me too!!! What the heck? Why does he need to have udders? I get maybe not giving him *ehem* but udders? Yuck! "Hey all! I'm Odis the tranny cow/bull!!"

Yuck!!

A HUGE *hug* and congrats on school coming to a close!!

Mrs Mom said...

Errrr.. yeah, I'm totally with you on this one. At least make him a STEER if need be, but uhh, last time I saw someone try to milk a bull... well, let's just say it was not pretty.

And people wonder what is wrong with kids these days. So... how many kids now think that you can get MILK from a BULL?

And now I'll leave, because this door is just getting opened too wide! ;)

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Gail said...

No, I can honestly say I have never having the priviledge of watching that show...It would drive me crazy!

Have you written the network and voiced your opinions?

It may be a problem showing his true equipment but he could wear boxers or something.

Paint Girl said...

Oh, I bet you are so glad you are almost done with school!
Ya know, I think I caught a glimpse of this cartoon one day, but didn't really watch it, I totally get what you are saying. What the heck? I don't see how hard it could be to just not put an udder on the bull, you don't need anything down there! It's a cartoon!
You are too funny!

Paige said...

Then you will love this story--since you know my town. They went on an art kick, and decided to buy a sculpture by some dude who has several pieces at Cedarhurst. He ended up doing a bull--but since his stuff is all made out of chrome car bumpers, it is not obtrusive at all that he is anatomically correct.

He sat on the courthouse lawn, and you would not BELIEVE the reaction it got. We paid huge money for it, and the court house decided it had to go because it was too offensive.

Is that insane or what? This is a farming community!

lytha said...

Here in Germany I picked up their version of a Breyer horse model and inadvertently saw its private parts. No way would that level of accuracy be allowed on a model horse (stallion) back home!

~lytha, American prude

Fantastyk Voyager said...

yes, that is just WRONG to gender mix like that. It's hard enough these days...
Good luck on your finals. My two classes started this week.

Carolynn said...

I've never heard of this show, however, I agree. That's stupid. That's one way to create gender confusion issues for our kids, I suppose....

Stephanie said...

You know it's stuff like that - that makes the public in general have this huge gap between what sits on their store shelf - be it milk, meat or eggs and where that item came from.

All that extreme ungrounded crap (you know what I am talking about) we rural land owners, farmers, and ranchers deal with starts with silly crap like that cartoon.

Melanie said...

Okay...good!!! I am glad that I am not the only one this anatomical faux paus annoys. Why not leave the udders off of all the cattle in the cartoon??

cdncowgirl said...

LMAO
I'm SOOOO glad I'm not the only one bothered by that!
I've never seen the TV show but I did see the movie it was based on and that udder drove me freakin nuts :)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Stupid! lol!
But I suppose they could have included the real bull bits...and they can sometimes look bigger than udders do. lol!

That would have been hilarious...hanging bull testicles. lol! I'd watch it.
ROFLMBO!

~Lisa

Andrea said...

Oh, that bothered me too!! Why couldn't they have left it out all together? Kids wouldn't have known!! But yes, it bugged me when I saw the movie. The television series is kinda lame. I thought my kids would have liked it but they just don't get into it much. Maybe it's because there is a bull walking around with utters!!

Anonymous said...

I thought I was the only one who all this bothered!!! Oh and cattle dont have teeth on the top either... grrr!!!

Anonymous said...

I was so annoyed by Otis' udder! I saw one episode where he attached it to a milk machine... gross!http://www.nick.com/videos/clip/milk-machine-clip.html