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Pull up your socks, Dobbin!

July 21, 2010

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Blog Guy, I’m a recent college graduate and I need  your help finding a suitable career. My mom got me a colorful brochure called “The Exciting World of Putting Socks on Horses,” and I wondered what you think of that career path.

Forget it. Listen to me. How long have you known about horseshoes?

horse socks 240All my life, why?

And how long have you known about horse SOCKS?

Um, about ten minutes, just since I got the brochures.

Right. So if you don’t know about ‘em, horses don’t know about ‘em, and they do not adapt quickly to new articles of clothing.

But the brochure has actual quotes from horse-socking professionals, like Bernard “Slackjaw” Wilson and the legendary Eugene “Clamphead” Johnson!

I see. And what does Clamphead say?

According to the brochure, Clamphead says, “Brenda, let’s go to Honduras!”

To tell you the truth I’m not sure what that means, but it makes a lot more sense than Slackjaw’s quote.

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A Colombian soldier prepares a horse during a ceremony to commemorate the bicentenary of the nation’s independence in Cogua near Bogota July 18, 2010. Colombia on Tuesday marks 200 years of independence from Spain with a series of celebrations across the country. REUTERS/John Vizcaino

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I like the snippet “Understand Life. Join the Oddly Enough Blog Network”….
I think understanding why horses wear shoes and socks is a very important criteria to fulfill.. in order to understand life itself….
and for that, we have you.. Guru Basler!

Jai ho, Guru Basler!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Red and blue…Bloods vs. Crips, mountie style!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

I personally think he’s a shoe-in.

Posted by REDruin | Report as abusive
 

They look more like 1980′s leg warmers than socks to me.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive
 

Before one gets into this line of work, it would behoove one to learn the difference between “socks” and horse standing bandages.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive
 

The horses are ready to Get Physical.

Posted by MamaC326 | Report as abusive
 

And here I thought this was going to be another post about skinny, oddly dressed models. Must have been a slow day for the Columbian military.

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive
 

I don’t know, I think they’re smuggling something … could it be horse?

Posted by BethyB | Report as abusive
 

Shra, “Guru” is just the term! And Spin, I agree with you: Guru Bob must be reined in or that recent grad will be saddled with advice that’s a lot of manure.

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive
 

“it would behoove one to learn…”

I sit here in awed silence.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

If those are bandages, does that mean the horses are blue bloods?

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

Hmm… Colombia – guns – mules (OK, Horses) – ‘bandages’ concealing smallish rectangular packages, um, business as usual?

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