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> origins of orbital bovine launcher?, i got to ask...
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post Apr 5 2009, 06:07 PM
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a old dumpshock joke is the orbital bovine launcher. the ultimate solution to any problem a GM may face...

i kept wondering where the idea came from, until i bumped into this:
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DropTheCow
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post Apr 5 2009, 06:13 PM
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post Apr 5 2009, 07:05 PM
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They know this, Professeur.
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post Apr 5 2009, 07:15 PM
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QUOTE (Professeur @ Apr 5 2009, 08:13 PM) *
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i have neither, so its winwin for me (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
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post Apr 5 2009, 07:56 PM
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QUOTE (hobgoblin @ Apr 5 2009, 08:07 PM) *
a old dumpshock joke is the orbital bovine launcher. the ultimate solution to any problem a GM may face...

i kept wondering where the idea came from, until i bumped into this:
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DropTheCow

MOOOO!!!!!!
Thanks for the link!
MOOOOOO
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post Apr 5 2009, 08:12 PM
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There was also an urban legend about post-soviet Russian military landing cargo planes in fields to steal cattle. As the story goes the cows got agitated mid-flight and started rocking the plane. The Russian were thus required to open their loading ramp and drive the cattle out. Then hilarity ensued, usually in the form of sunken Japanese fishing vessels. All confabulated of course...
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post Apr 5 2009, 08:47 PM
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QUOTE (Method @ Apr 5 2009, 10:12 PM) *
There was also an urban legend about post-soviet Russian military landing cargo planes in fields to steal cattle. As the story goes the cows got agitated mid-flight and started rocking the plane. The Russian were thus required to open their loading ramp and drive the cattle out. Then hilarity ensued, usually in the form of sunken Japanese fishing vessels. All confabulated of course...

MOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
LOL!!!!!!
MOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post Apr 5 2009, 09:53 PM
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QUOTE (hobgoblin @ Apr 5 2009, 12:07 PM) *
a old dumpshock joke is the orbital bovine launcher. the ultimate solution to any problem a GM may face...

i kept wondering where the idea came from, until i bumped into this:
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DropTheCow


I thought that was around on the Battletech boards. in that any guilty of munchkin mech builds got a cow dropped on them.
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post Apr 6 2009, 02:22 PM
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I do recollect that story. AFAIK, it was brought to Shadowrun specifically by an old author, Blackjack, who wrote some great stuff (and regularly commented on Orbital Bovine Bombardments specifically). He's the first I heard that particular term from.
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