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Here's a good one - Cow Poetry

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This is quoted from the column "New of the Weird" by Chuck Shepherd:

"In September, art student Nathan Banks, 22, (of New York's Purchase College), painted randomly chosen words on about 60 meandering cows in order to see if they would inadvertently line up to form poetry. At about the same time, in England, writer Valerie Laws, 48, did the same thing with sheep (except that she chose the words of only one poem, to see if the sheep could form another poem). An arts council granted Ms. Laws about $3,400.00 for her project , which she said would break down the boundaries between "literature" and "quantum mechanics."

As Graham Seidman once suggested, maybe they should also use "William S. BURROS."