Monday, April 30, 2007

Moooove Over

If there's one thing that will change my mind about how uncreative and unimaginative Singapore is, it would be these cows.

Every year, they appear. In itself, they're a really clever marketing gimmick. It gets people talking, there's excitement over cow-sighting all over Singapore and the wonderment of how they seemingly appeared and disappeared overnight. It also, in its own way encourages creativity. There's the usual cow-tipping that occurs in the middle of the night, the re-arranging of cows into compromising positions that could possibly mean jail terms for the cows based on Singapore's rather strict laws about indecent exposure and acts. It also brings out the cow-hustler in some people where midnight jaunts are planned to hustle some cattle into getaway cars with their headlights dipped from vulnerable locations by people dressed in black doubling back on their tracks in order to ensure they don't get CSI-ed.

This year, they got smart. Where the cows are, there are also signs that warned potential hustlers that the cows were under surveillance. Trip wires perhaps? A computerised sheep dog?

Whatever it is, I'm glad they're back. They cute, they're funny, they make me laugh and this year, they made me scratch my head a little because this year the theme was something along the lines of "Becoming a famous cow".

Bruce Lee Elvis
This one, we took the longest to figure out. Eventually we figured the hiked up leg wasn't because it was going to pee paper droplets but it was channeling Bruce Lee.

Elvis wasn't all that hard to figure out and neither was Marilyn Monroe- who else would moon her cow butt at the world?
Marilyn Monroe Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson was a bit of a head-scratcher until we saw noticed the white socks and black shoes attempting to do the moonwalk.

Charlie Chaplin
Too bad Charlie Chaplin looked forlorn and the staff around his neck made him look even more miserable.

But all in, a whole lot of fun. They should have Halloween Cows too and Christmas Cows and Valentine Day Cows, we could overdose on cows. :)

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Ondine tossed this thought in at 10:46

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At 5:21 pm Blogger lost said...

omg! i love those cows. are there any other designs aside from these 5? =P do post if you see any!

At 10:56 am Blogger xdd_rulz said...

haha.i think these cows rock!haha.they r like all over the place...buden hor..i cant figure out wat they are for.haha


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