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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:06 AM
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Poll question: Cowboys Are:
In general terms.... (not the Dallas Cowboys football team) ...

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:07 AM
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1. Gay, according to "The American West: A New Interpetive History"
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 09:08 AM by Fenris
By Robert V. Hine and John Mack Faragher.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:08 AM
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2. "Real" cowboys or "drugstore" cowboys?
The folks that own farms and ranches and work the land are good people. Drugstore cowboys have always mystified me. I never understood wearing a costume every day of the year, but to each their own.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:09 AM
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3. Voted other--it's a combination--cute, stupid, unintentionally cruel (they
can't be intentionally cruel because they're so dumb), and probably gay or they like to experiment.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:18 AM
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4. gay, or just don't have anyone else around?
Sorta like in jail...
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:19 PM
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17. More like the jail type...
...although the gay rodeos are very popular, so maybe they're more gay than option-limited.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:18 AM
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5. If you're talking about the Dallas Cowboys - they SUCK ASS
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 09:18 AM by LynneSin
nuff said
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VelmaD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:44 AM
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15. Alright Lynne...don't make me...
come paddle your butt. :evilgrin:
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:22 AM
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6. Remember the SNL song?
Woody Harrelson, Phil Hartman, and Dana Carvey?

"Ki-yi-yippie-yi-oh-ki-ay -
We're three very lonesome cowboys."

"There's a woodchuck in my bedroll
And he's startin' to make my head roll..."

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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:30 AM
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7. a football team (n/t)
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:46 AM
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8. I assume you mean real cowboys?
They are as diverse as the rest of the population. I wouldn't categorize them one way or the other.

I've known some mean-spirited cowboys. And I've known some great cowboys.

My favorite live cowboy, currently, is a Zen Buddhist.

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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:56 AM
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9. Other: Cowboys are basically a myth built up around working-class
guys who would probably have sneered at the bullshit things that have been attributed to them. The whole Hollywood notion of cowboys being white-hat knights on horseback is baloney. (Although the last thirty years or so of westerns have debunked that myth.) Cowboys work long hours, doing a tough job under harsh conditions for bad food and lousy wages. They are not an "icon of the West, independent, free-spirited, beholden to none." Cowboys were and are employees. Employees of ranch owners, who were frequently absentee bosses, running their concerns remotely from Chicago and even New York City.

Don't even get me started on drugstore cowboys. Guys like that are pathetic. "Ahm a COWBOAH!" Really? What makes you a cowboy? You work in an aluminum-siding factory, live in a trailer, drive a pick-up truck and chew Skoal. Which of those things makes you a cowboy?

Well, you can see I kind of carry a big stick on the subject. :eyes:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:02 AM
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10. Those "real" cowboys weren't white in large part, either.
Many of them, perhaps even a majority of them were Hispanic or African-American.

Once again, we agree on drugstore cowboys. My favorite response to a drugstore cowboy almost resulted in a friend of mine getting into a fight. We were out one night the day after Halloween, having fun. We went to a convenience store to get something or another. A drugstore cowboy walked in as we were walking out. My friend says, "Halloween was yesterday. Why are you still dressed like a cowboy?" I thought that guy was gonna kill us!
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bmbmd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:15 AM
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11. I know many honest-to-God cowboys
and I love'em to death. May not agree with all they say or do, but admire their honesty and integrity and work ethic. One of my dearest friends is a cow-punching bronc busting reformed hard drinker and dipper-I miss him a lot.
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:52 AM
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12. Living in the Houston area, I see cowboy wannabes everyday...
and I find them extremely annoying. I don't know any real cowboys, but I answered based on those who *think* they are cowboys.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:01 AM
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13. Real cowboys are tough. Windshield cowboys
like the phony in the WH are a blight on the name of working cowboys.
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Duckiesplaything Donating Member (98 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:28 AM
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14. There are very few real cowboys left.
Most just like to play cowboy, were the boots and the hat, maybe ride a wild (captive raised) pony. And of course were the tight pants that the ladys go crazy over.....YEEEE Freakin HAAAAW!!!
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:47 AM
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16. Cowboys Are Square.
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DrWeird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:24 PM
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18. Dead.
The posers today remind me of the renaissance festival holding creative anachronists. They're as geeky as trekkies IMHO.
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