Posts Tagged ‘horses’

Can I Pick ‘Em or What?

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February 3rd, 2014 Posted 9:53 am

My tweet yesterday morning:   “Super Bowl pick? A horse could never catch a bird, that’s all I know.”

Welcome Morgan & Johnson (probably the first Johnson in the Friends gallery), Darrell.

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Super Bowl

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January 20th, 2014 Posted 7:41 am

Broncos versus Seahawks? Aren’t Broncos a kind of horse? And Seahawks a kind of bird? Uh-oh.

 

Welcome Fonzie.

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Congratulations, Hilton!

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January 1st, 2014 Posted 7:37 am

Here’s Hilton, Chet’s January Friend of the Month, and first friend of the year.

“He looks rather equine,” says Admin. “Just sayin’.”

“Hilton will be in the special place on the right for the month, and as soon as we get an address for Hilton’s human companion (send to spence.quinn@gmail.com), a signed copy of The Sound and the Furry will be winging its way,” Spence says.

“Next month this could be you! Just upload a photo to the friends gallery. They say it’s easy!”

“And Happy New Year, everybody! Your fondness for the Chet and Bernie stories means so much to us.”

Hilton

Welcome new friends Quincy, Splash, Elijah Blue, Murphy, weary celebrant, Buddy & Kaidie & Raider.

 

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They Shoot Horses

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March 29th, 2012 Posted 7:33 am

“What do we think about horse racing?” Spence says.

“It can be pretty exciting, right?” says Admin.

“But did you read the recent New York Times investigation piece, which unfortunately I can’t seem to link to?”

“I did not.”

“There seems to be widespread exploitation of the horses – and jockeys, too,” Spence says. “Here’s a quote: ‘A computer analysis of data from more than 150,000 races, along with injury reports, drug test results and interviews, shows an industry still mired in a culture of drugs and lax regulation and a fatal breakdown rate that remains far worse than in most of the world.’ The horses are often pumped up with performance-enhancing drugs and also pain-maskers – which seems especially horrible in my opinion. More than 3000 horses a year are put down because of racing injuries, often right there at the track. Some states are worse than others – the Times’ reporting from New Mexico was particularly damning.”

“So,” says Admin, “we’re dealing here with human greed?”

Hat tip: Lily.

Welcome two waiting dudes, Maeve, Moe, guarding dude, Rufus, playful dude, potential date.

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