Sunday, August 16, 2009

Margot and the posts

- Are you concerned Negrita?
- Hi 99, a little
... remember my friend Margarita?
- I have the feeling I´ve met her once. Isn´t she 2008 milk cow National prize winner?
- Right. Margarita was able to give 28 liters of milk per day when milked w
ith tango music.

- What a cow!
- Yeah... and all the bulls in the ranch were dying for her. When she was present the rest of us were invisible to our males...
- I didn´t know cows could be jealous.
Oh no! Of course we can be jealous but none of us were jealous of Margarita. We were proud of her and everybody wanted to be her friend and give milk with her charm.
- Why do you speak in past tense?

- Way too much applause and posts finally got into her soul. After so much of those posts watching she became obsessed with both applause and posts.
- So?
- After a while the posts around the tambo became boring for her. She was also aware that Argentina´s dairy industry is sinking and she decided that since a champion like her was so badly paid here she should take off to conquer other pastures.

- What did she do?
- She traveled the world and tried everything that had to do with posts. Everything that had to do with applause. Everything that had to do with tango music.

- So she must be happy, I told the cow that was still looking concerned
- I´m not so sure... I have just received a postcard form her. She´s in Paris. She´s working with children and she´s listening to tango music 24 hours a day but she says that she´ll come back because she doesn´t like the weather. I don´t believe it.
- Why not?

- For one, milk cows don´t like children because children don´t like milk.

- I liked milk when I was a kid.

- That was chocolate milk, 99, sighed the cow, also I noticed in the photo that she looks dry and sad. She bleached some spots of her hair and she´s not attracting bulls any more.
- Maybe the music still makes her happy and she really doesn´t like the weather...
- I don´t think so. Tango 24 hours a day? Come on, gimme a break! said Negrita a little pissed. Be serious 99, who cares about the w
eather in Paris? They don´t have palm trees like in Buenos Aires but it´s still a great place to live in. We´re talking Paris!
- And you´re concern about her coming back because tambos are closing and she might end in a slaughter house?

- No!

- Sorry, I don´t get it Negrita
- Look at this, said the cow unrolling the postcard and showing it to me, You know nothing about tango, do you 99?

- Not much...

- She changed her name to Margot for Christ sake!, she added, “Ya no sos mi Margarita, ahora te dicen Margot” Does it ring any bells? It´s about her soul. You´ve learned nothing today, and she left really pissed at me.

I don´t understand cows at all and I still don´t have a clue of what she was saying. I´ll ask her again next time when she´s in a better mood.

Or maybe I better check some tango lyrics before doing so.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Argentina: no milk today, no dairy tomorrow

Breaking News -ENG
Industria Láctea -- Protestas -SP

The bottle stands for lorn, a symbol of the dawn

No milk today, it seems a common sight
But people passing by don't know the reason why
How could they know just what this message means
The end of my hopes, the end of all my dreams
No milk today, it wasn't always so
The company was gay, we'd turn night into day
But all that's left is a place dark and lonely
No milk today, it wasn't always so
The company was gay, we'd turn night into day
How could they know just what this message means
The end of my hopes, the end of all my dreams

Saturday, August 01, 2009

The cat in the hat

"kids can see a moral coming a mile off" Dr. Seuss