got milk?

As I was slurping up the leftover milk in my cereal bowl, a thought came to mind. It wasn’t anything particularly profound or thought provoking but staring at the bottom of a bowl, I thought about how milk comes from lactating women and cows. I hope it didn’t offend anyone that I included women and cows in the same sentence. They were simply the first two things I thought of that gave milk.

During the last few gulps of milk it occurred to me that the idea of drinking the liquid that flows from the udders of a cow does not seem very logical. If I saw a large animal chewing on regurgitated food, my first thought would not involve drinking liquid from its underside. Did the first person to drink cow’s milk just walk up to a cow and start sucking? “Hey, I’m really thirsty and this here cow sure looks like it wants me to drink from its teats.” It seems odd that what has become a perfectly normal beverage comes from cows. Fruit juices, water and even soda make perfect sense to me, but milk’s origin I find quite peculiar.

I’m reminded of a story I heard once. A man was visiting a farm and decided to get some fresh milk from a cow grazing in the pasture. He walked back to the house with his thirst quenched, wiping white liquid from his face. Upon arriving at the house he saw the farmer and commented on how convenient it was to get milk when living on a farm. The farmer was puzzled and looked back at the pasture the man had been in. “Son, there aren’t any cows in that field, only bulls.”


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  1. LMAO,the way that the mind works ! And I loved that joke !

    Comment by Tammie on June 24, 2002 @ 3:30 am
  2. This is, in fact, the reason my mom didn’t like milk — she knew too well where it came from. I find it best not to think about it. Hot dogs, sausage, pepperoni, and many other items would become too disgusting if we thought about where they came from.

    Comment by Cameron on June 24, 2002 @ 9:08 am
  3. And don’t forget Jello! That one’s pretty nasty, too. It’s the crud skimmed off the top of boiling animal tendons and gristle and all the stuff they can’t use in sausage or spam. Doesn’t that just make you want to go out and eat a tasty, jiggly treat?

    That joke was pretty funny, if slightly off-color. I wonder, was that perhaps the mythical ‘funny bull’ that the poor fellow in the story molested?

    Comment by Levi on June 24, 2002 @ 9:25 am
  4. I still drink milk as well and try not to think about its source, which I will now have to do when eating Jell-O too. I can’t believe we’ve been tricked into eating it by Bill Cosby all these years. I should have known he was up to no good.

    Concerning the funny bull molestation and for the benefit of PETA, no animals, mythical or real, were molested in any way during the making of this entry.

    Comment by dan on June 24, 2002 @ 10:00 am
  5. So you are moving from funny bulls to cows I wonder if you are reminiscing about Ole Espana and all the Toreadors and the running of the bulls in the streets. I wonder what a bunch of “funny bulls” running in the streets would look like


    Comment by Anonymous on June 24, 2002 @ 2:07 pm
  6. After all the mentions of funny bulls, I’m now the #4 result if you google funny bull. I’m not sure if I should be happy or sad about that.

    Perhaps a funny bull would look something like this one.

    Comment by dan on June 24, 2002 @ 2:51 pm
  7. That must have been a freak google result, because I couldn’t find your page in the first 5 pages or so of that search. Oh well, I guess you’ll have to be content with hits from Z and Maxima searches.

    All this bull talk combined with the music that’s currently playing on my headphones reminds me of a song by Sonic Youth that I haven’t heard in a while, “Bull in the Heather”. For anyone looking for a random song to listen to, you might want to check it out. I recall it got a fair amount of radio play on alternative stations back in 94-95 or so.

    Comment by Levi on June 24, 2002 @ 4:15 pm
  8. does anyone actually know who the personn to “find out” about milk is?

    Comment by Anonymous on October 2, 2002 @ 6:59 pm
  9. I don’t know. I tried to figure that out but google wasn’t much help.

    Comment by dan on October 2, 2002 @ 7:09 pm
  10. hahahah! thats kinda sick dont u think a bull man it was obviosuly well i think u know. and at least we know what milk in unlike hot dogs

    Comment by noah on February 23, 2003 @ 4:34 pm
  11. by the way the 1st person to get milk from a cow was JOE PECK and i dont know what he did but i looked it up cuz i m a nerd

    Comment by NOAH! on February 23, 2003 @ 4:35 pm
  12. milk has calcium in it which makes strong bones, haven’t u seen the commercial drink milk love life drink milk love like drink milk love drink milk half of it is fake so bbbbooooouurns chocolate milk tastes good

    Comment by kim on February 23, 2003 @ 4:47 pm
  13. whoa this thing started in july 2002 thats like so long ago i guess no ones reading my stuff I’m from the future there will be a huge snowstorm in march of 2003 watch out radio active man

    Comment by kim on February 23, 2003 @ 4:50 pm
  14. whoa this started in july 2002 I am from the future there will be a snowstorm of february 2003 watch out radioactive man

    Comment by kim on February 23, 2003 @ 4:51 pm
  15. Go build an ark!

    Comment by ARKMAN on February 24, 2003 @ 7:06 am
  16. I just wanted to add that this site is now #1 when you search “funny bull” on google.

    I got here from trying to find out who first milked a cow, actually. It’s something that I’ve thought about for a while. Pretty odd thought. I’ll try to find out more about it.

    I did find out some interesting history of cheese, though. You should look into that – search on google.

    Another thing – we drink milk mainly from cows, but also goats and such…do any cultures drink milk from…other sources? Cats? (Meet the Parents allusion) Dogs? Horses? People? (well, obviously babies do, but you know what I mean)
    And I know they bottle breast milk for mothers who can’t nurse, but do they also do it for, ya know, people with strange tastes? Verrry interesting…

    Comment by Abi on June 9, 2003 @ 9:23 am
  17. Hmmm, I’m not a big fan of jello unless it has fruit in it. I’m not big on those recipes with shredded carrots or cottage cheese in jello. We have a friend who’s mother actually tried a recipe putting tuna in jello. That makes me ill just imagining it.

    But I do love pudding! A quick search didn’t lead me to what it’s made out of. Ah well, ignorance is bliss.

    Comment by Renee on June 9, 2003 @ 10:11 am
  18. Pudding is pretty inoffensive stuff, it’s mostly milk, sugar, and a thickener like cornstarch or something. And some flavoring like cocoa, of course!

    Oh, and cottage cheese in Jello is yummy.

    Comment by Levi on June 9, 2003 @ 10:30 am
  19. I Personnally Love to drink milk it does my body good,and it taste outstanding to me.My 14 MONTH son love the taste of milk more than me.IN my household, we constantly have to buy milk.

    Comment by CLIFFORD GARMANY on October 16, 2003 @ 10:09 am
  20. whoa daddy do u hav any more storys coz i wont them an i wont them now!

    Comment by me on October 16, 2003 @ 10:36 pm
  21. i love your sighest ieant to be a member thank u

    Comment by stanley udorji on February 27, 2004 @ 8:05 am
  22. I wonder how much difference there is in the taste of the milk we buy from shops, n straight from the cow.
    Has anyone reading this even though its a few year on from the original post ever drank milk straight from the cow?

    Brilliant joke

    England rules!

    Comment by shepardo on November 22, 2005 @ 10:54 am

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