Cow or coward?

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The Cow Parade has reached Tokyo. To be specific, it's come to Marunouchi. There's a lot of bovine weirdness along the corridor between my office and Tod's.

One of Tod's colleagues is convinced that these cows are going to explode tomorrow. They are all hollow fiberglass statues and would make mighty good places to hide bombs.

Should I worry? I have to be at the office tomorrow...

Something else to fear: a scientist (crack or crank, I'm not sure) is predicting that there will be a magnitude 7 earthquake in Tokyo within the next week. Maybe it's a good time to get around to checking the earthquake supplies, even though I should have done that on 9/1, Disaster Preparedness Day.

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Public Art projects are cool. Two summers ago, we had GoFish! in Erie, where artists painted large fish. Next summer, its Frogs.

Here's a link in case the HTML above doesn't work: http://www.gofisherie.com/

The agency I worked for at the time had a cool fish: http://www.gofisherie.com/gofish__gumbo.html

Moovahlous! I like the acquarium. Is that an elephant on the posterior of the pink one?

The Mules of NEPA are suffering from some vandalism these days. Assinine.

You can view this year's Arts Alive Mule here: Beyond the View. My contribution is a line of poetry along the spine, which you can't see in the photo, of course!

Sorry about the lack of link above. The mule is here: http://www.milesofmules.org/northern_mules/northern_mules2.html

We had the cow parade here in Cape Town too, down at the waterfront near us. I must admit I never saw them in such sinister terms, but then here the cow is an ancient african symbol of prosperity and peace.

Keeping those quake provisions well stocked sounds like a worthwhile plan to me :)

We had these in one of our local cities - was fun for everyone! Although, I did have to do a triple take: coming out of work one day and there's an electric blue cow sitting there when it wasn't there in the morning :)

I saw these in Nashville, except they were catfish. All over the city. They were pretty neat.

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I think Chicago was the first American city to host Cows on Parade (borrowed the idea from sister-city Zurich if I'm remembering correctly) but noone thought about how the city's carriage horses would react the the overnight appearance of hundreds of fiberglass cows. Sassy reared and broke the fifth wheel off an antique carriage, Barbie grabbed a cow by the nose and his teeth marks remained on her snout all summer, Kali backed her carriage wheels up and over the front bumber of a taxi. The carriage companies had to get together and borrow a spare cow to set up in the ring at Noble Horse's barn so that all the city's horses could be turned out at leisure and get used to the strange bovine invasion.

I remember seeing them in NY2000. Quite fitted for old big apple, before 9.11. Now I am too far in Kyushu to see cows...

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