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"Oldskool" or "Amiga" style
"Newskool" style
"Block" or "High ASCII" style, cf. ANSI art

ASCII art is a graphic design technique that utilizes computers for presentation and consists of pictures pieced together from the 95 printable (from a total of 128) characters defined by the ASCII Standard from 1963 and ASCII compliant character sets with proprietary extended characters (beyond the 128 characters of standard 7-bit ASCII). The term is also loosely used to refer to text based art in general. ASCII art can be created with any text editor, and is often used with free-form languages. Most examples of ASCII art require a fixed-width font (non-proportional fonts, like on a traditional typewriter) such as Courier for presentation.

Arambilet:ASCII ART Conqueror/Saxophonist Created in 1975 with 80 column punched cards, IBM 370-115 CPU, IBM 3203 printer. Published in february 1978 by El Caribe newspaper, section: Arts and Cybernetics".
Arambilet:ARTE ASCII/ASCII ART

Among the oldest known examples of ASCII art are the creations by computer-art pioneer Kenneth Knowlton from around 1966, who was working for Bell Labs at the time.[1] "Studies in Perception I" by Ken Knowlton and Leon Harmon from 1966 shows some examples of their early ASCII art.[2]

One of the main reasons ASCII art was born was because early printers often lacked graphics ability and thus characters were used in place of graphic marks. Also, to mark divisions between different print jobs from different users, bulk printers often used ASCII art to print large banners, making the division easier to spot so that the results could be more easily separated by a computer operator or clerk. ASCII art was also used in early e-mail when images could not be embedded.

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History

Typewriter art

Since 1867 typewriters have been used for creating visual art. The oldest known preserved example of typewriter art is a picture of a butterfly made in 1898 by Flora Stacey.[3][4]

In the 1954 short film Stamp Day for Superman, typewriter art was a feature of the plot.

TTY and RTTY

TTY stands for "TeleTYpe" or "TeleTYpewriter" and is also known as Teleprinter or Teletype. RTTY stands for Radioteletype. According to a chapter in the "RTTY Handbook",[5] text images have been sent via teletypewriter as early as 1923. However, none of the "old" RTTY art has been discovered yet. What is known is that text images appeared frequently on radio teletype in the 1960s and the 1970s.[6][7]

ASCII art

There are 95 printable ASCII characters, numbered 32 to 126.

The widespread usage of ASCII art can be traced to the computer bulletin board systems of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The limitations of computers of that time period necessitated the use of text characters to represent images. Along with ASCII's use in communication, however, it also began to appear in the underground online art groups of the period. An ASCII comic is a form of webcomic which uses ASCII text to create images. In place of images in a regular comic, ASCII art is used, with the text or dialog usually placed underneath.

During the 1990s, graphical browsing and variable-width fonts became increasingly popular, leading to a decline in ASCII art. Despite this, ASCII art continued to survive through online MUDs (textual multiplayer roleplaying games), Internet Relay Chat, E-mail, message boards and other forms of online communication which commonly employ the needed fixed-width.

Over the years, warez groups began to get into the ASCII art scene.[8] Warez groups usually release .nfo files with their software, cracks or general illegal software reverse-engineering releases.[9] The ASCII art will usually include the warez group's name and maybe some ASCII borders on the outsides of the release notes, etc.[10]

Uses

A tank and truck made using ASCII art

ASCII art is used wherever text can be more readily printed or transmitted than graphics, or in some cases, where the transmission of pictures is not possible. This includes typewriters, teletypes, non-graphic computer terminals, printer separators, in early computer networking (e.g., BBSes), e-mail, and Usenet news messages. ASCII art is also used within the source code of computer programs for representation of company or product logos, and flow control or other diagrams. In some cases, the entire source code of a program is a piece of ASCII art — for instance, an entry to one of the earlier International Obfuscated C Code Contest is a program that adds numbers, but visually looks like a binary adder drawn in logic ports.

Examples of ASCII-style art predating the modern computer era can be found in the June 1939, July 1948 and October 1948 editions of Popular Mechanics.[11]

"0verkill" is a 2D platform multiplayer shooter game designed entirely in colour ASCII art. MPlayer and VLC media player can display videos as ASCII art. ASCII art is used in the making of DOS-based ZZT games.

Types and styles

Different techniques could be used in ASCII art to obtain different artistic effects

 .--.  /\
 '--' /__\
  
- Line art, for creating shapes
 
.g@8g.  db
'Y8@P' d88b
 
- Solid art, for creating filled shapes
 
:$#$: "4b. ':.
:$#$:   "4b. ':.
 
- Shading, using different symbol density and shading for creating gradients or contrasts

Emoticons and verticons

The simplest forms of ASCII art are combinations of two or three characters for expressing emotion in text. They are commonly referred to as 'emoticon', 'smilie', or 'smiley'.

There is another type of one-line ASCII art that does not require the mental rotation of pictures, which is widely known in Japan as kaomoji (literally "face characters".) Traditionally, they are referred to as "ASCII face ".

More complex examples use several lines of text to draw large symbols or more complex figures.

Popular smileys

The list only shows some popular examples for demonstration purposes. Hundreds of different text smileys were developed over time,[12] but only a few were generally accepted, used and understood.

Icon Meaning Icon Meaning
:) or :] or (: or [: or =] or (",) or ^^ classic smile ;| or ;) winking
:( =( classic sad :-o yawn or surprised
:-) smile XD or xD laughter
>=D evil grin :o or O_o surprised
:B or :3 buck-tooth :,( or :*( or :'( or :_( crying smiley
:-# with braces or sick smiley T_T or TT_TT or QQ or ;_; or ;-; or ;A; crying
:P or :p or xp or xP or XP tongue sticking out (silly) D:< or ]:< or >:[ or ):< or >:( angry
:/ or :\ or :| or D: indifferent; worried :0 yell, surprised, scream
8D or BD smiley with glasses -_- or -.- annoyed
;) or ;] or (; or [; winking smile :D gossip, blabbermouth; also, huge grin, very happy

ASCII comic

An ASCII comic is a form of webcomic.

ASCII Art Farts

ASCII Art Farts is a web comic consisting of selected or original ASCII art with an added caption, often offensive. The first "fart", as individual comics are called, is dated June 25, 1999[13] and new comics have been published daily since. The comics are credited to "tQn."[14]

The Adventures of Nerd Boy

The Adventures of Nerd Boy, or just Nerd Boy is an ASCII comic by Joaquim Gândara between August 6, 2001 and July 17, 2007, consisting of 600 strips. They were posted to ASCII art newsgroup alt.ascii-art and on the website.[15] Some strips have been translated to Polish[16][17] and French

Styles of the computer underground text art scene

Atari 400/800 ATASCII

The Atari 400/800 did not follow the ASCII standard and had its own character set, called ATASCII.[18][19] The emergence of ATASCII art coincided with the growing popularity of BBS Systems caused by availability of the acoustic couplers that were compatible with the 8-bit home computers. ATASCII text animations are also referred to as "break animations" by the Atari sceners.[citation needed]

C-64 PETSCII

The Commodore 64, which was released in 1982, also did not follow the ASCII standard. The C-64 character set is called PETSCII, an extended form of ASCII-1963. As with the Atari's ATASCII art, C-64 fans developed a similar scene that used PETSCII for their creations.

"Block ASCII" / "High ASCII" style ASCII art on the IBM PC

Block ASCII display via Notepad versus ACiDView for Windows

So-called "block ASCII" or "high ASCII" uses the extended characters of the 8-bit code page 437, which is a proprietary standard introduced by IBM in 1979 (ANSI Standard x3.16) for the IBM PC and MS DOS operating system. "Block ASCIIs" were widely used on the PC during the 1990s until the Internet replaced BBSes as the main communication platform. Until then, "block ASCIIs" dominated the PC Text Art Scene.[20][21]

The first art scene group that focused on the extended character set of the PC in their art work was called "Aces of ANSI Art," or "AAA." Some members of left in 1990, and formed a group called ACiD, "ANSI Creators in Demand." In that same year the second major underground art scene group was founded, ICE, "Insane Creators Enterprise".[22]

There is some debate between ASCII and block ASCII artist, with "Hardcore" ASCII artists maintaining that block ASCII art is in fact ANSI art, because it does not use the 128 characters of the original ASCII standard. On the other hand, block ASCII artists argue that if their art uses only characters of the computers character set, then it is to be called ASCII, regardless if the character set is proprietary or not.

Microsoft Windows does not support the ANSI Standard x3.16. One can view block ASCIIs with a text editor using the font "Terminal," but it will not look exactly as it was intended by the artist. With a special ASCII/ANSI viewer, such as ACiDView for Windows (see ASCII and ANSI art viewers), one can see block ASCII and ANSI files properly. An example that illustrates the difference in appearance is part of this article. Alternatively, one could look at the file using the Type command in the command prompt.

"Amiga"/"Oldskool" style ASCII art

Oldschool/Amiga ASCII look on Commodore Amiga Computer versus look on the IBM PC (notice the tight spacing)

In the art scene one popular ASCII style that used the 7-bit standard ASCII character set was the so called "Oldskool" Style. It is also called "Amiga style", due to its origin and widespread use on the Commodore Amiga Computers. The style uses primarily the characters: _/\-+=.()<>:. The "oldskool" art looks more like the outlined drawings of shapes than real pictures. This is an example of "Amiga style" (also referred to as "old school" or "oldskool" style) scene ASCII art.[20]

The Amiga ASCII Scene surfaced in 1992, 7 years after the introduction of the Commodore Amiga 1000. The Commodore 64 PETSCII scene did not make the transition to the Commodore Amiga as the C64 demo and warez scenes did. Among the first Amiga ASCII art groups were ART, Epsilon Design, Upper Class, Unreal. This means that the text art scene on the Amiga was actually younger than the text art scene on the PC. The Amiga artists also did not call their ASCII art style "Oldskool". That term was introduced on the PC. When and by whom is unknown and lost in history.

The Amiga style ASCII artwork was most often released in the form of a single text file, which included all the artwork (usually requested), with some design parts in between, as opposed to the PC art scene where the art work was released as a ZIP archive with separate text files for each piece. Furthermore, the releases were usually called "ASCII collections" and not "art packs" like on the IBM PC.

This kind of ASCII art is hand made in a text editor. Popular editors used to make this kind of ASCII art include CygnusEditor aka CED (Amiga) and EditPlus2 (PC).

Oldskool font example from the PC, which was taken from the ASCII Editor FIGlet.

 _____ ___ ____ _      _   
|  ___|_ _/ ___| | ___| |_ 
| |_   | | |  _| |/ _ \ __|
|  _|  | | |_| | |  __/ |_ 
|_|   |___\____|_|\___|\__|

Newskool style ASCII art

Newskool ASCII Screenshot

"Newskool" is a popular form of ASCII art which capitalizes on character strings like "$#Xxo". In spite of its name, the style is not "new"; on the contrary, it was very old but fell out of favor and was replaced by "Oldskool" and "Block" style ASCII art. It was dubbed "Newskool" upon its comeback and renewed popularity at the end of the 1990s.[20]

Newskool changed significantly as the result of the introduction of extended proprietary characters. The classic 7-bit standard ASCII characters remain predominant, but the extended characters are often used for "fine tuning" and "tweaking". The style developed further after the introduction and adaptation of Unicode.

Methods for generating ASCII art

While some prefer to use a simple text editor to produce ASCII art, specialized programs have been developed that often simulate the features and tools in bitmap image editors. For Block ASCII art and ANSI art the artist almost always uses a special text editor, because the required characters are not available on a standard keyboard.

The special text editors have sets of special characters assigned to existing keys on the keyboard. Popular MS DOS based editors, such as TheDraw and ACiDDraw had multiple sets of different special characters mapped to the F-Keys to make the use of those characters easier for the artist who can switch between individual sets of characters via basic keyboard shortcuts. PabloDraw is one of the very few special ASCII/ANSI art editors that were developed for MS Windows XP.

Image to text conversion

Other programs allow one to automatically convert an image to text characters, which is a special case of vector quantization. A method is to sample the image down to grayscale with less than 8-bit precision, and then assign a character for each value.

Examples of converted images are given below.

This is one of the earliest forms of ASCII art, dating back to the early days of the 1960s minicomputers and teletypes. During the 1970s it was popular in malls to get a t-shirt with a photograph printed in ASCII art on it from an automated kiosk manned by a computer. With the advent of the web and HTML and CSS, many ASCII conversion programs will now quantize to a full RGB colorspace, enabling colorized ASCII images.

Since the appearance of the first simple converter tools, individuals have converted images to ASCII art automatically and afterwards claimed that they generated the result themselves "by hand" via a text editor.

Images that were converted to text, where no touch up work was done after the conversion, can in almost every case be identified as such, at least by an experienced text artist. The detection of converted, software-generated text art becomes much more difficult if some time was spent by the editter to touch up the details that are typical indicators of auto-generation. The inconsistencies in "shading" in just one art piece are often what gives the software-created status away.

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Non fixed-width ASCII

Most ASCII art is created using a monospace font, where all characters are identical in width (Courier New is a popular font). However, most of the more commonly used fonts in word processors, web browsers and other programs are proportional fonts, such as Arial or Times New Roman, where different widths are used for different characters. ASCII art drawn for a fixed width font will usually appear distorted, or even unrecognizable when displayed in a proportional font.

Some ASCII artists have produced art for display in such fonts. These ASCIIs, rather than using a purely shade-based correspondence, use characters for slopes and borders and use block shading. These ASCIIs generally offer greater precision and attention to detail than fixed-width ASCIIs for a lower character count, although they are not as universally accessible since they are usually relatively font-specific.

Animated ASCII art

Animated ASCII art started in 1970 from so-called VT100 animations produced on vt100 terminals. These animations were simply text with cursor movement instructions, deleting and erasing the characters necessary to appear animated. Usually, they represented a long hand-crafted process undertaken by a single person to tell a story.

Contemporary web browser revitalized animated ASCII art again. It became possible to display animated ASCII art via JavaScript or Java applets. Static ASCII art pictures are loaded and displayed one after another, creating the animation, very similar to how movie projectors unreel film reel and project the individual pictures on the big screen at movie theaters. A new term was born: ASCIImation - another name of Animated ASCII Art. A seminal work in this arena is the Star Wars ASCIImation[23]. More complicated routines in JavaScript generate more elaborate ASCIImations showing effects like Morphing effects, star field emulations, fading effects and calculated images, such as mandelbrot fractal animations.[24][25]

There are now many tools and programs that can transform raster images into text symbols; some of these tools can operate on streaming video. For example, the music video for pop singer Beck Hansen's song "Black Tambourine"[26] is made up entirely of ASCII characters that approximate the original footage.

Other text-based art

There are a variety of other types of art using text symbols from character sets other than ASCII and/or some form of color coding. Despite not being pure ASCII, these are still often referred to as "ASCII art". The character set portion designed specifically for drawing is known as the line drawing characters or pseudo-graphics.

ANSI art

The IBM PC graphics hardware in text mode uses 16 bits per character. It supports a variety of configurations, but in its default mode under DOS they are used to give 256 glyphs from one of the IBM PC code pages (Code page 437 by default), 16 foreground colors, 8 background colors, and a flash option. Such art can be loaded into screen memory directly. ANSI.SYS, if loaded, also allows such art to be placed on screen by outputting escape sequences that indicate movements of the screen cursor and color/flash changes. If this method is used then the art becomes known as ANSI art. The IBM PC code pages also include characters intended for simple drawing which often made this art appear much cleaner than that made with more traditional character sets. Plain text files are also seen with these characters, though they have become far less common since Windows GUI text editors (using the Windows ANSI code page) have largely replaced DOS based ones.

Shift_JIS

    ∧_∧  / ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄
     (´∀`)< オマエモナー
     (    )   \_____
     || |
    (__)_)

A large character selection, the widespread use of Japanese on the internet, and the availability of standard fonts with predictable spacing make Shift JIS a common format for text based art on the internet.

Unicode

Unicode would seem to offer the ultimate flexibility in producing text based art with its huge variety of characters. However, finding a suitable fixed-width font is likely to be difficult if a significant subset of Unicode is desired. (Modern UNIX-style operating systems do provide complete fixed-width Unicode fonts, e.g. for xterm. Windows has the Courier New font which includes characters like ┌╥─╨┐♥☺♫Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ) Also, the common practice of rendering Unicode with a mixture of variable width fonts is likely to make predictable display hard if more than a tiny subset of Unicode is used.

Overprinting (surprint)

In the 1970s and early 1980s it was popular to produce a kind of text art that relied on overprinting — the overall darkness of a particular character space dependent on how many characters, as well as the choice of character, printed in a particular place. Thanks to the increased granularity of tone, photographs were often converted to this type of printout. Even manual typewriters or daisy wheel printers could be used. The technique has fallen from popularity since all cheap printers can easily print photographs, and a normal text file (or an e-mail message or Usenet posting) cannot represent overprinted text. However, something similar has emerged to replace it: shaded or colored ASCII art, using ANSI video terminal markup or color codes (such as those found in HTML, IRC, and many internet message boards) to add a bit more tone variation. In this way, it is possible to create ASCII art where the characters only differ in color

ASCII art programs

See also

Citations

  1. ^ Carlson 2003
  2. ^ Carlson 2003 "1966 Studies in Perception I by Ken Knowlton and Leon Harmon (Bell Labs)", Image of Studies in Perception I
  3. ^ Stark 2001
  4. ^ Robert 2005
  5. ^ Green 1972
  6. ^ Stark 2000
  7. ^ RTTY Art Made Easy, RTTY Journal November 1970
  8. ^ Necromancer 1998
  9. ^ Defacto2 2008
  10. ^ NFO Files collection at Defacto2.net, with NFO files that date back to 1989, retrieved February 17, 2008
  11. ^ Cumbrowski 2007b
  12. ^ textfiles 2008
  13. ^ Nguyen 2001
  14. ^ Nguyen 2007
  15. ^ Gândara 2006
  16. ^ Wilk 2006 episodes 1 to 172
  17. ^ nb-pl.jogger.pl 2006 episodes 208 to 470
  18. ^ Štěrba 2005 (gif image)
  19. ^ Moeser & Fusik 2007
  20. ^ a b c The three Styles of the Underground ASCII Art Scene, Article 01, 2006, Roy/SAC, RoySAC.com
  21. ^ An Abbreviated History of the Underground Computer Art Scene by Napalm, 11/10/1998, The History of Art and Technology
  22. ^ 100 YEARS OF THE COMPUTER ART SCENE, Presented by Jason Scott Sadofsky and RaD Man (ACiD), Notacon Conference - Cleveland, Ohio, USA, April 23-25th, 2004
  23. ^ Jansen, Simon (April 18 2006). "Star "ASCIImation" Wars". Asciimation.co.nz. http://www.asciimation.co.nz/. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  24. ^ ASCII Animation "Morph" by SkyLined (using JavaScript) includes morph effects and mandelbrot fractal animation
  25. ^ ASCII Animation Starfield by SkyLined (using JavaScript) includes fading effect and horizontal scrolling star field emulation
  26. ^ Black Tambourine ASCIImation Music Video by Beck Hansen at YouTube.com

References

External links


File:Aa
"Oldskool" or "Amiga" style
File:Aa
"Newskool" style
File:Aa
"Block" or "High ASCII" style, cf. ANSI art

ASCII art is a graphic design technique that uses computers for presentation and consists of pictures pieced together from the 95 printable (from a total of 128) characters defined by the ASCII Standard from 1963 and ASCII compliant character sets with proprietary extended characters (beyond the 128 characters of standard 7-bit ASCII). The term is also loosely used to refer to text based art in general. ASCII art can be created with any text editor, and is often used with free-form languages. Most examples of ASCII art require a fixed-width font (non-proportional fonts, like on a traditional typewriter) such as Courier for presentation.

ASCII ART Conqueror/Saxophonist Created in 1975 with 80 column punched cards, IBM 370-115 CPU, IBM 3203 printer. Published in February 1978 by El Caribe newspaper, section: Arts and Cybernetics". ]]
ARTE ASCII/ASCII ART]]

Among the oldest known examples of ASCII art are the creations by computer-art pioneer Kenneth Knowlton from around 1966, who was working for Bell Labs at the time.[1] "Studies in Perception I" by Ken Knowlton and Leon Harmon from 1966 shows some examples of their early ASCII art.[2]

One of the main reasons ASCII art was born was because early printers often lacked graphics ability and thus characters were used in place of graphic marks. Also, to mark divisions between different print jobs from different users, bulk printers often used ASCII art to print large banners, making the division easier to spot so that the results could be more easily separated by a computer operator or clerk. ASCII art was also used in early e-mail when images could not be embedded.

Contents

History

Typewriter art

Since 1867 typewriters have been used for creating visual art. The oldest known preserved example of typewriter art is a picture of a butterfly made in 1898 by Flora Stacey.[3][4]

In the 1954 short film Stamp Day for Superman, typewriter art was a feature of the plot.

TTY and RTTY

TTY stands for "TeleTYpe" or "TeleTYpewriter" and is also known as Teleprinter or Teletype. RTTY stands for Radioteletype. According to a chapter in the "RTTY Handbook",[5] text images have been sent via teletypewriter as early as 1923. However, none of the "old" RTTY art has been discovered yet. What is known is that text images appeared frequently on radio teletype in the 1960s and the 1970s.[6][7]

ASCII art

The widespread usage of ASCII art can be traced to the computer bulletin board systems of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The limitations of computers of that time period necessitated the use of text characters to represent images. Along with ASCII's use in communication, however, it also began to appear in the underground online art groups of the period. An ASCII comic is a form of webcomic which uses ASCII text to create images. In place of images in a regular comic, ASCII art is used, with the text or dialog usually placed underneath.

During the 1990s, graphical browsing and variable-width fonts became increasingly popular, leading to a decline in ASCII art. Despite this, ASCII art continued to survive through online MUDs, an acronym for "Multi-User Dungeon", (which are textual multiplayer roleplaying games), Internet Relay Chat, E-mail, message boards and other forms of online communication which commonly employ the needed fixed-width.

Over the years, warez groups began to get into the ASCII art scene.[8] Warez groups usually release .nfo files with their software, cracks or general illegal software reverse-engineering releases.[9] The ASCII art will usually include the warez group's name and maybe some ASCII borders on the outsides of the release notes, etc.[10]

Uses

ASCII art is used wherever text can be more readily printed or transmitted than graphics, or in some cases, where the transmission of pictures is not possible. This includes typewriters, teletypes, non-graphic computer terminals, printer separators, in early computer networking (e.g., BBSes), e-mail, and Usenet news messages. ASCII art is also used within the source code of computer programs for representation of company or product logos, and flow control or other diagrams. In some cases, the entire source code of a program is a piece of ASCII art — for instance, an entry to one of the earlier International Obfuscated C Code Contest is a program that adds numbers, but visually looks like a binary adder drawn in logic ports.

Examples of ASCII-style art predating the modern computer era can be found in the June 1939, July 1948 and October 1948 editions of Popular Mechanics.[11]

"0verkill" is a 2D platform multiplayer shooter game designed entirely in colour ASCII art. MPlayer and VLC media player can display videos as ASCII art. ASCII art is used in the making of DOS-based ZZT games.

Many game walkthrough guides come as part of a basic .txt file; this file often contains the name of the game in ASCII art. Such as below, word art is created using backslashes and other ASCII values in order to create the illusion of 3D.[citation needed]

                        __             ___       ____
        /'\_/`\        /\ \__         /\_ \     /\  _`\
       /\      \     __\ \ ,_\    __  \//\ \    \ \ \L\_\     __     __     _ __
       \ \ \__\ \  /'__`\ \ \/  /'__`\  \ \ \    \ \ \L_L   /'__`\ /'__`\  /\`'__\
        \ \ \_/\ \/\  __/\ \ \_/\ \L\.\_ \_\ \_   \ \ \/, \/\  __//\ \L\.\_\ \ \/
         \ \_\\ \_\ \____\\ \__\ \__/.\_\/\____\   \ \____/\ \____\ \__/.\_\\ \_\
          \/_/ \/_/\/____/ \/__/\/__/\/_/\/____/    \/___/  \/____/\/__/\/_/ \/_/
                              ____            ___            __
                             /\  _`\         /\_ \    __    /\ \
                             \ \,\L\_\    ___\//\ \  /\_\   \_\ \
                              \/_\__ \   / __`\\ \ \ \/\ \  /'_` \
                                /\ \L\ \/\ \L\ \\_\ \_\ \ \/\ \L\ \
                                \ `\____\ \____//\____\\ \_\ \___,_\
                                 \/_____/\/___/ \/____/ \/_/\/__,_ /
                                    
                                      A Hideo Kojima masterpiece...

Types and styles

Different techniques could be used in ASCII art to obtain different artistic effects:

.--.     /\
'--'    /__\    (^..^)~     

- Line art, for creating shapes

.g@8g.  db
'Y8@P' d88b 

- Solid art, for creating filled shapes

:$#$: "4b. ':.
:$#$:   "4b. ':. 

- Shading, using different symbol density and shading for creating gradients or contrasts

  |\_/|        ****************************  
 / @ @ \       *  "Purrrfectly pleasant"  *  
( > º < )      *       Poppy Prinz        *  
 `»»x««´       *       (pprinz@...)       *  
 /  O  \       ****************************

- combinations used as SIG (signature) at the end of an email

Emoticons and verticons

The simplest forms of ASCII art are combinations of two or three characters for expressing emotion in text. They are commonly referred to as 'emoticon', 'smilie', or 'smiley'.

There is another type of one-line ASCII art that does not require the mental rotation of pictures, which is widely known in Japan as kaomoji (literally "face characters".) Traditionally, they are referred to as "ASCII face ".

More complex examples use several lines of text to draw large symbols or more complex figures.

Popular smileys

The list only shows some popular examples for demonstration purposes. Hundreds of different text smileys were developed over time,[12] but only a few were generally accepted, used and understood.

Icon Meaning Icon Meaning
:) or :] or (: or [: or =) or =] or (",) or ^^ or C: or :3 or n_n classic smile ;| or ;) or ;D or ^.~ winking
:( =( :C classic sad :-o yawn or surprised
:-) smile XD or xD Laughter
>=D evil laugh
>=) evil grin :o or O_o or O.o or O.O or ._. surprised
:B buck-tooth :,( or :*( or :'( or :_( or ='( or =,( crying smiley
:-# with braces or sick smiley T_T or TT_TT or QQ or ;_; or ;-; or ;A; or T.T crying
:P or :p or xp or xP or XP or c(: :þ tongue sticking out (silly) D:< or ]:< or >:[ or ):< or >:( angry
:/ or :\ or :| or D: indifferent; worried, amazed :0 gasp, surprised, astonished
8D or BD or 8) or B-) smiley with glasses -_- or -.- annoyed, really? not surprised, serious.
;) or ;] or (; or [; winking smile :D or xD or XD huge grin, very happy
¬_¬ or -.- or -.-' or -_- or -_-' Annoyed, Sweat-drop, not surprised, Facepalm ಠ_ಠ Expression of disapproval or disbelief

ASCII comic

An ASCII comic is a form of webcomic.

ASCII Art Farts

ASCII Art Farts is a web comic consisting of selected or original ASCII art with an added caption, often offensive. The first "fart", as individual comics are called, is dated June 25, 1999[13] and new comics have been published daily since. The comics are credited to "tQn" (TRAN Q. NGUYEN).[14]

The Adventures of Nerd Boy

The Adventures of Nerd Boy, or just Nerd Boy is an ASCII comic by Joaquim Gândara between August 6, 2001 and July 17, 2007, consisting of 600 strips. They were posted to ASCII art newsgroup alt.ascii-art and on the website.[15] Some strips have been translated to Polish[16][17] and French.

Styles of the computer underground text art scene

Atari 400/800 ATASCII

The Atari 400/800 did not follow the ASCII standard and had its own character set, called ATASCII.[18][19] The emergence of ATASCII art coincided with the growing popularity of BBS Systems caused by availability of the acoustic couplers that were compatible with the 8-bit home computers. ATASCII text animations are also referred to as "break animations" by the Atari sceners.[citation needed]

C-64 PETSCII

The Commodore 64, which was released in 1982, also did not follow the ASCII standard. The C-64 character set is called PETSCII, an extended form of ASCII-1963. As with the Atari's ATASCII art, C-64 fans developed a similar scene that used PETSCII for their creations.

"Block ASCII" / "High ASCII" style ASCII art on the IBM PC

So-called "block ASCII" or "high ASCII" uses the extended characters of the 8-bit code page 437, which is a proprietary standard introduced by IBM in 1979 (ANSI Standard x3.16) for the IBM PC and MS DOS operating system. "Block ASCIIs" were widely used on the PC during the 1990s until the Internet replaced BBSes as the main communication platform. Until then, "block ASCIIs" dominated the PC Text Art Scene.[20][21]

The first art scene group that focused on the extended character set of the PC in their art work was called "Aces of ANSI Art," or "AAA." Some members of left in 1990, and formed a group called ACiD, "ANSI Creators in Demand." In that same year the second major underground art scene group was founded, ICE, "Insane Creators Enterprise".[22]

There is some debate between ASCII and block ASCII artist, with "Hardcore" ASCII artists maintaining that block ASCII art is in fact ANSI art, because it does not use the 128 characters of the original ASCII standard. On the other hand, block ASCII artists argue that if their art uses only characters of the computers character set, then it is to be called ASCII, regardless if the character set is proprietary or not.

Microsoft Windows does not support the ANSI Standard x3.16. One can view block ASCIIs with a text editor using the font "Terminal", but it will not look exactly as it was intended by the artist. With a special ASCII/ANSI viewer, such as ACiDView for Windows (see ASCII and ANSI art viewers), one can see block ASCII and ANSI files properly. An example that illustrates the difference in appearance is part of this article. Alternatively, one could look at the file using the Type command in the command prompt.

"Amiga"/"Oldskool" style ASCII art

In the art scene one popular ASCII style that used the 7-bit standard ASCII character set was the so called "Oldskool" Style. It is also called "Amiga style", due to its origin and widespread use on the Commodore Amiga Computers. The style uses primarily the characters: _/\-+=.()<>:. The "oldskool" art looks more like the outlined drawings of shapes than real pictures. This is an example of "Amiga style" (also referred to as "old school" or "oldskool" style) scene ASCII art.[20]

The Amiga ASCII Scene surfaced in 1992, 7 years after the introduction of the Commodore Amiga 1000. The Commodore 64 PETSCII scene did not make the transition to the Commodore Amiga as the C64 demo and warez scenes did. Among the first Amiga ASCII art groups were ART, Epsilon Design, Upper Class, Unreal. This means that the text art scene on the Amiga was actually younger than the text art scene on the PC. The Amiga artists also did not call their ASCII art style "Oldskool". That term was introduced on the PC. When and by whom is unknown and lost in history.

The Amiga style ASCII artwork was most often released in the form of a single text file, which included all the artwork (usually requested), with some design parts in between, as opposed to the PC art scene where the art work was released as a ZIP archive with separate text files for each piece. Furthermore, the releases were usually called "ASCII collections" and not "art packs" like on the IBM PC.

In text editors
 _____ ___ ____ _      _   
|  ___|_ _/ ___| | ___| |_ 
| |_   | | |  _| |/ _ \ __|
|  _|  | | |_| | |  __/ |_ 
|_|   |___\____|_|\___|\__|

This kind of ASCII art is hand made in a text editor. Popular editors used to make this kind of ASCII art include CygnusEditor aka CED (Amiga) and EditPlus2 (PC).

Oldskool font example from the PC, which was taken from the ASCII Editor FIGlet.

Newskool style ASCII art

"Newskool" is a popular form of ASCII art which capitalizes on character strings like "$#Xxo". In spite of its name, the style is not "new"; on the contrary, it was very old but fell out of favor and was replaced by "Oldskool" and "Block" style ASCII art. It was dubbed "Newskool" upon its comeback and renewed popularity at the end of the 1990s.[20]

Newskool changed significantly as the result of the introduction of extended proprietary characters. The classic 7-bit standard ASCII characters remain predominant, but the extended characters are often used for "fine tuning" and "tweaking". The style developed further after the introduction and adaptation of Unicode.

Methods for generating ASCII art

While some prefer to use a simple text editor to produce ASCII art, specialized programs have been developed that often simulate the features and tools in bitmap image editors. For Block ASCII art and ANSI art the artist almost always uses a special text editor, because the required characters are not available on a standard keyboard.

The special text editors have sets of special characters assigned to existing keys on the keyboard. Popular MS DOS based editors, such as TheDraw and ACiDDraw had multiple sets of different special characters mapped to the F-Keys to make the use of those characters easier for the artist who can switch between individual sets of characters via basic keyboard shortcuts. PabloDraw is one of the very few special ASCII/ANSI art editors that were developed for MS Windows XP.

Image to text conversion

Other programs allow one to automatically convert an image to text characters, which is a special case of vector quantization. A method is to sample the image down to grayscale with less than 8-bit precision, and then assign a character for each value.

Examples of converted images are given below.

This is one of the earliest forms of ASCII art, dating back to the early days of the 1960s minicomputers and teletypes. During the 1970s it was popular in malls to get a t-shirt with a photograph printed in ASCII art on it from an automated kiosk manned by a computer. With the advent of the web and HTML and CSS, many ASCII conversion programs will now quantize to a full RGB colorspace, enabling colorized ASCII images.

Since the appearance of the first simple converter tools, individuals have converted images to ASCII art automatically and afterwards claimed that they generated the result themselves "by hand" via a text editor.

Images that were converted to text, where no touch up work was done after the conversion, can in almost every case be identified as such, at least by an experienced text artist. The detection of converted, software-generated text art becomes much more difficult if some time was spent by the editor to touch up the details that are typical indicators of auto-generation. The inconsistencies in "shading" in just one art piece are often what gives the software-created status away.

Still images or movies can also be converted to ASCII on various Linux and UNIX computers using the aalib (black and white) or libcaca (colour) graphics device driver, or the VLC media player; all of which render the screen using ASCII symbols instead of pixels. See also O'Reilly article "Watch Videos in ASCII art".

Non fixed-width ASCII

Most ASCII art is created using a monospace font, where all characters are identical in width (Courier New is a popular monospace font). Early computers in use when ASCII art came into vogue had monospace fonts for screen and printer displays. Today most of the more commonly used fonts in word processors, web browsers and other programs are proportional fonts, such as Arial or Times New Roman, where different widths are used for different characters. ASCII art drawn for a fixed width font will usually appear distorted, or even unrecognizable when displayed in a proportional font.

Some ASCII artists have produced art for display in proportional fonts. These ASCIIs, rather than using a purely shade-based correspondence, use characters for slopes and borders and use block shading. These ASCIIs generally offer greater precision and attention to detail than fixed-width ASCIIs for a lower character count, although they are not as universally accessible since they are usually relatively font-specific.

Animated ASCII art

Animated ASCII art started in 1970 from so-called VT100 animations produced on vt100 terminals. These animations were simply text with cursor movement instructions, deleting and erasing the characters necessary to appear animated. Usually, they represented a long hand-crafted process undertaken by a single person to tell a story.

Contemporary web browser revitalized animated ASCII art again. It became possible to display animated ASCII art via JavaScript or Java applets. Static ASCII art pictures are loaded and displayed one after another, creating the animation, very similar to how movie projectors unreel film reel and project the individual pictures on the big screen at movie theaters. A new term was born: ASCIImation - another name of Animated ASCII Art. A seminal work in this arena is the Star Wars ASCIImation.[23] More complicated routines in JavaScript generate more elaborate ASCIImations showing effects like Morphing effects, star field emulations, fading effects and calculated images, such as mandelbrot fractal animations.[24][25]

There are now many tools and programs that can transform raster images into text symbols; some of these tools can operate on streaming video. For example, the music video for pop singer Beck Hansen's song "Black Tambourine"[26] is made up entirely of ASCII characters that approximate the original footage.

Other text-based art

There are a variety of other types of art using text symbols from character sets other than ASCII and/or some form of color coding. Despite not being pure ASCII, these are still often referred to as "ASCII art". The character set portion designed specifically for drawing is known as the line drawing characters or pseudo-graphics.

ANSI art

The IBM PC graphics hardware in text mode uses 16 bits per character. It supports a variety of configurations, but in its default mode under DOS they are used to give 256 glyphs from one of the IBM PC code pages (Code page 437 by default), 16 foreground colors, 8 background colors, and a flash option. Such art can be loaded into screen memory directly. ANSI.SYS, if loaded, also allows such art to be placed on screen by outputting escape sequences that indicate movements of the screen cursor and color/flash changes. If this method is used then the art becomes known as ANSI art. The IBM PC code pages also include characters intended for simple drawing which often made this art appear much cleaner than that made with more traditional character sets. Plain text files are also seen with these characters, though they have become far less common since Windows GUI text editors (using the Windows ANSI code page) have largely replaced DOS based ones.

Shift_JIS

[[File:|thumb|Monā (モナー Monā?) Posted on 2ch (2ちゃんねる Nichanneru?) in 2000]]

A large character selection and the availability of fixed-width characters allow Japanese users to use Shift JIS as a text-based art on Japanese websites.

Unicode

Unicode would seem to offer the ultimate flexibility in producing text based art with its huge variety of characters. However, finding a suitable fixed-width font is likely to be difficult if a significant subset of Unicode is desired. (Modern UNIX-style operating systems do provide complete fixed-width Unicode fonts, e.g. for xterm. Windows has the Courier New font which includes characters like ┌╥─╨┐♥☺♫Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ) Also, the common practice of rendering Unicode with a mixture of variable width fonts is likely to make predictable display hard if more than a tiny subset of Unicode is used.

Overprinting (surprint)

In the 1970s and early 1980s it was popular to produce a kind of text art that relied on overprinting — the overall darkness of a particular character space dependent on how many characters, as well as the choice of character, printed in a particular place. Thanks to the increased granularity of tone, photographs were often converted to this type of printout. Even manual typewriters or daisy wheel printers could be used. The technique has fallen from popularity since all cheap printers can easily print photographs, and a normal text file (or an e-mail message or Usenet posting) cannot represent overprinted text. However, something similar has emerged to replace it: shaded or colored ASCII art, using ANSI video terminal markup or color codes (such as those found in HTML, IRC, and many internet message boards) to add a bit more tone variation. In this way, it is possible to create ASCII art where the characters only differ in color

ASCII art programs

See also

Citations

  1. ^ Carlson 2003
  2. ^ Carlson 2003 "1966 Studies in Perception I by Ken Knowlton and Leon Harmon (Bell Labs)", Image of Studies in Perception I
  3. ^ Stark 2001
  4. ^ Robert 2005
  5. ^ Green 1972
  6. ^ Stark 2000
  7. ^ RTTY Art Made Easy, RTTY Journal November 1970
  8. ^ Necromancer 1998
  9. ^ Defacto2 2008
  10. ^ NFO Files collection at Defacto2.net, with NFO files that date back to 1989, retrieved February 17, 2008
  11. ^ Cumbrowski 2007b
  12. ^ textfiles 2008
  13. ^ Nguyen 2001
  14. ^ Nguyen 2007
  15. ^ Gândara 2006
  16. ^ Wilk 2006 episodes 1 to 172
  17. ^ nb-pl.jogger.pl 2006 episodes 208 to 470
  18. ^ Štěrba 2005 (gif image)
  19. ^ Moeser & Fusik 2007
  20. ^ a b c The three Styles of the Underground ASCII Art Scene, Article 01, 2006, Roy/SAC, RoySAC.com
  21. ^ An Abbreviated History of the Underground Computer Art Scene by Napalm, 11/10/1998, The History of Art and Technology
  22. ^ 100 YEARS OF THE COMPUTER ART SCENE, Presented by Jason Scott Sadofsky and RaD Man (ACiD), Notacon Conference - Cleveland, Ohio, USA, April 23-25th, 2004
  23. ^ Jansen, Simon (April 18, 2006). "Star "ASCIImation" Wars". Asciimation.co.nz. http://www.asciimation.co.nz/. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  24. ^ ASCII Animation "Morph" by SkyLined (using JavaScript) includes morph effects and mandelbrot fractal animation
  25. ^ ASCII Animation Starfield by SkyLined (using JavaScript) includes fading effect and horizontal scrolling star field emulation
  26. ^ Black Tambourine ASCIImation Music Video by Beck Hansen at YouTube.com

References

External links


Study guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiversity

This page is an obvious testimony to the fact that some people have way too much time on their hands.

  ______________
  |  D.A.B.'S  |           (__)          (__)          (__)          (__)
  |    USED    |           (uu)          (uu)          (uu)          (uu)
  |    COWS    |    /-------\/    /-------\/    /-------\/    /-------\/
  |____________|   / |     ||    / |     ||    / |     ||    / |     ||
        ||        *  ||----||   *  ||----||   *  ||----||   *  ||----||
        ||           ~~    ~~      ~~    ~~      ~~    ~~      ~~    ~~
  ______||_______
  | EASY CREDIT |           (__)          (__)          (__)          (__)
  |_____________|           (uu)          (uu)          (uu)          (uu)
        ||           /-------\/    /-------\/    /-------\/    /-------\/
        ||          / |     ||    / |     ||    / |     ||    / |     ||
        ||         *  ||----||   *  ||----||   *  ||----||   *  ||----||
        ||            ~~    ~~      ~~    ~~      ~~    ~~      ~~    ~~

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          (oo)             (oo)             (oo)             (oo)
   /-------\/       /-------\/       /-------\/       /-------\/
  / |     ||       / |     ||       / |     ||       / |     ||
 *  ||----||      *  ||W---||      *  ||w---||      *  ||V---||
    ^^    ^^         ^^    ^^         ^^    ^^         ^^    ^^
     Cow           Cow laden        Same cow      Nancy Reagan-type
                   with milk     after milking      cow with milk

          (___)             (___)    *        (___)             (___)
          (o o)             (o o)     \       (o o)             (o o)
   /-------\ /       /-------\ /       \-------\ /       /-------\ /
  / |     ||O       / |     ||O         |     ||O       / | ~#>-+|O
 *  ||,---||       *  ||@\--||          ||,---||       *  ||,----|
    ^^    ^^          ^^    ^^          ^^    ^^          ^^     ^
     Bull       Same bull after    Rotc bull after    Red-blooded American Bull
                seeing above cow   seeing other bull   shooting the Rotc bull

           (__)             (__)    *        (__) *      (__)
           (oo)             (oo)     \       (oo) |      (oo)
   /--------\/      /-oooooo-\/       \-------\/  \-------\/
  * o|     ||      * ooooooooo     o  o|     ||   /     ||
     ||----||     ooooooooooooo        ||----||>==/-----||
  ooo^^    ^^    ooooooooooooooooo     ^^    ^^         ^^
  Cow taking      Cow in deep         Cow getting the shit
    a shit            shit             kicked out of her


          (__)
          (oo)                       U
   /-------\/                    /---V
  / |     ||                    * |--|                       .
 *  ||----||
    ^^    ^^

 Cow at 1 meter.         Cow at 100 meters.        Cow at 10,000 meters.

                                            
                                           
          (__)                     )__(    Note the          vv    vv
          (oo)                     (oo)    pointed feet      ||----||  *
   /-------\/               *-------\/     I suspect         ||     | /
  / |     ||               / |     ||      it's about       /\-------/
 *  ||----||              /  ||----||      their dancing   (oo)
    ^^    ^^                 vv    vv      styles.         (~~)

 American Cow              Polish (Kasai) Cow            Australian Cow



          (__)                     (__)                     (__)
          (oo)                ____ (oo)                _---_(oo)
   /-------\/               /-    --\/               /-     -\/
  / |     ||               / |     ||               /|      ||
 *  ||----||              *  ||___-||              *  ||___-||
    ^^    ^^                 ^^    ^^                 ^^    ^^

 Freshman Cow at          Freshman Cow             Freshman Cow
 start of school     After the "Freshman 15"    After the "Freshman 20"


          (__)                     (__)                     (__)
          (OO)                     (@@)                     (xx)
   /-------\/               /-------\/               /-------\/
  / |     ||               / |     ||               / |     ||
 *  ||----||              *  ||----||              *  ||----||
    ^^    ^^                 ^^    ^^                 ^^    ^^

 Cow who drank Jolt       Cow who ate              Cow who used Jolt to wash
                       psychedelic mushrooms      down psychedelic mushrooms


                                         /\                  __
                                        /  \                 ||
             (__)                 (__)  \  /               (_||_)
             SooS                 (oo)   \/                 (oo)
      /------S\/S          /-------\/    /S          /-------\/
     / |     ||           / |     ||    /  S        / |     ||
    *  ||----||          *  ||----||___/    S      *  ||----||
       ^^    ^^             ^^    ^^                  ^^    ^^
    This cow belonged     Ben Franklin owned       Abe Lincoln's
  to George Washington       this cow                   cow


                                                 (__)
         *        (__)                           (oo)
          \       (oo)                     /------\/
           \-------\/                     /|  |/  |
            | ==$ ||                     / |  [) ||
            ||----||                    *  ||----||
            ^^    ^^                       ^^    ^^
     Old "One Arm" belonged           This cow is obviously
       to Caesar's Palace             Hugh Hefner's Heifer


                   (___)               (__)      (__)
                   ( O )               (oo)      (oo)
            /-------\ /                 \/--------\/
           / |     ||V                   |        |
          *  ||----||                    ||------||
             ^^    ^^                    ^^      ^^
   The cyclops that Odysseus and      This cow lived with
    his crew met had this cow            Dr. Doolittle


             (__)                   (__)
             [##]                   (@o)
      /-------\/             /-------\/              /-------  (__)
     / |     ||             / |     ||              / |     || (oo)
    *  ||----||            *  ||----||             *  ||----|---\/
       ^^    ^^               ^^    ^^                ^^    ^
 This cow belonged      This cow lived with      This cow belonged to
  to Flash Gordon       the Little Rascals       the Headless Horseman


                    (____)               (____)                         (____)                     
                    (oo  )               (o  o)                         ( O O)
         /-----------\  /          /-----\    /----          /-----------\  /               \  /
        / ||       |  \/          / |   |  \/   |           / ||       |  \/                 \/
       /  ||       ||||           \ |  |      | | |        /  ||       ||||
      *   ||||-----||||            *| | |-----| | |       *   ||||-----||||
          /\/\     /\/\             /\ /\     /\ /\           ^^^^     ^^^^
     This cow belonged         This was Salvador      No one was sure whether          Lewis Carroll's cow
      to Pablo Picasso        Dali's favorite cow    M.C. Escher's cow had four 
                                                           legs or eight

                          (__)
          (__)            (oo)         (__)
          (oo)            /\/          (oo)
   /-------\/         /--/--            \/-----
  / |     ||         / |    `-.         / |    `-.
 *  ||----||        *  ||----||        *  ||----||
    OO    OO           OO    OO           OO    OO
 
  Cow-vertible      .     .     .


                               (__)
 *_                     *_     ( oo             *_
   \      (__)            \    /\/                \  (__)
    \.----( oo____         \.-/----._____          \.( oo___\____
     ||____\/____ \         ||__________ \          |_\/________ \
     OO          `OO        OO          `OO         OO          `OO

                     Cow-vette Cow-vertible  (of cowrse)


  *        (___)    *        (___)                (__)
   \       (o o)     \       (o o)                (oo)
    \-------\ /       \-------\ /          /-------\/        ________
     |     ||O         |     ||O          / |     ||_|/    O _______
     ||,---||          ||,---||          *  ||----|  --
     ^^    ^^          ^^    ^^             ^^    ^
               Twins                         Cow Catcher

                              (__)
          (__)                [@@]          ?  (__)  ?              (__)
          (oo)              <=|^^|=>       ?   (oo)   ?         |\/|(oo)
   /-------VV       /--------- \/       /-------\/           /--| \--\/
  / |     ||       / |       ||        / |     ||           / |     ||
 *  ||----||      /  |       ||       *  ||----||          *  ||----||
    ^^    ^^      *  ||------||          ^^    ^^             ^^    ^^
                     ^^      ^^
  Cownt Dracula     Francownstein       Where Cow             Cow bird
      Cow                Cow


          (^^) (              (oo)                        (__)
          (oo)  )             (OO)                        (oo)
   /-------==---       /------\--/                /------||||||
  / |     ||          / |     ||                 / | UX`  \||/
 *  ||----||         *  ||----|\O---< HONK!     *  ||----||
    ^^    ^^            ^^    ^                    ^^    ^^
   Groucho's            Harpo's                     Karl's
     cow                  cow                        cow
                                          (yes, that's the Russian symbol.
                                               Use your imagination.)


               O__O                             \_|_/
               (oo)                             (oo)
        /-------\/                       /-------\/
       / |     ||                       / |     ||
      *  ||----||                      *  ||----||
         ^^    ^^                         ^^    ^^
    Cow at Disneyland         Cow visiting the Statue of Liberty



                         (__)                        (__)
                 ^^      (oo)                        (--)
             ^^^^ /-------\/                        /-\/-\
          ^^^^^  / |     ||                        /|    |\
        ^^^^^   *  ||----||                       ^ |    | ^
     ^^^^^^^^  ====^^====^^====                     |    |
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^/                                     /----\
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^                                /    \ \
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^               ^      * ^
     Cow Hanging Ten at Malibu           Cow sunning at Fort Lauderdale
                                             (What a bod, huh guys?)

        *                                                 (__)
         \                                                (DD)
          \                                        /-------\/
          |\                                      / |     ||_\_/
        \ | \ (__)                               *  ||----|
        \\|| \(oo)                                  ^^    ^
         \||\ \\/                         Cow chugging brews and staring at
          ^^ \||                            sunbathers at Fort Lauderdale
           \\ ||
            \\||
             \||
              ^^                                 / / / / / / / / / / /
               \\_                              / / / / / / / / / / / /
                \_                              / / / / / _______   / /
 Cow skiing a Black Diamond at Aspen            / / /    /   |   \  / /
                                                / / /    (__)|      / /
                                                / / /    (oo)|      / /
   ( @@@ )                                        /-------\/ |
    ( @@ )            (------------)             / |     ||^_|
       @@  (__)       (  *>COUGH<* )            *  ||----|
        @@ (oo) . . . (  *>COUGH<* )               ^^    ^
     /--UU--\/        (____________)
    / |    ||                              Cow sheltering from English Weather
   *  ||---||

   (New) Jersey Cow


                       O O                 O O
                        \ \               / /
                         \ \          (__) /
          (__)            \ \         (xx)/
          (DD)             \ +--------+\//
   /-------\/               \|        | /
  / |     ||                 +--------+
 *  ||----||
    ^^    ^^
Cow fantasizing about "Riding the Mechanical Bull"


           o==+--
           |  |\ \
           |  | \ \    ____________________
           |   \ \ \   |                  |
           |    \ \ \  |  +------------+  |
           |     \ \ \ |  |     (__)   |  |
           |      \ \ \|  |     (oo)   |  |
           |       \ \ |  | o\  .\/.   |  |
           |        \ \|  | | \/    \  |  |
         /---\       \ |  +------------+  |
        /     \       \|                  |
        |     |        |                  |
        \     /        |                  |
         \---/         |                  |
                       |                  |
                    --------------------------
                   (                          )
                    --------------------------

                  Cow-struction worker.

                                               |
                                             /---\
                                             : = :
                                             :   :
                           :,','. '.         :   :---\
              ..,,,',.',',;,'.';'.'.'.,.'.'..:.  :   :

            Cow town after a visit by the cow-struction worker.


         o  o
         |__|             (__)             (__)
         (oo)             (oo)            =(oo)=         oo
  /-------\/       /-------vv       /-------\/
 / |     ||       / |     ||       / |     ||
*  ||----||      *  ||----||      *  ||----||
   ~~    ~~         ~~    ~~         ~~    ~~
 Bill Bixby        Bela Lugosi      Boris Karloff  Claude Rains
 male relative     cow              cow            cow
 cow
                       x
                   xxxx|xxxx
                xxxxxxx|xxxxxxx
                       |
                      //
                (__) //                        (____)
                (oo)//                         (oooo)
         /-------\//                    /-------\/\/-------\
        / |     |//                    / |     ||  ||     | \
       *  ||----|                     *  ||----||  ||----||  *
          ^^    ^^                       ^^    ^^  ^^    ^^
     Julie Andrews Cow                         Siamese cows


                            o        o             (__)    ^
                             \      /              (oo)   /
                              \    /           _____\/___/
             (__)              \__/           /  /\ / /
             (oo)       _______(oo)          ^  /  * /
    /---------\/       /|  ___  \/             / ___/
   / | x=a(b)||       / | {   }||         *----/\
  *  ||------||      *  ||{___}||             /  \
     ^^      ^^         ||-----||            /   /
                        ^^     ^^           ^    ^

    Mathematical        Television      This cow does disco
        Cow                 Cow        (That's what comes of
   (developer of        (Cow-thode      snorting cow-caine)
     cow-culus)          Ray Tube)

            o
            | [---]
            |   |
            |   |                              |------========|
       /----|---|\                             | **** |=======|
      /___/___\___\                         o  | **** |=======|
      |            |                     ___|  |==============|
      |           |                ___  {(__)} |==============|
      \-----------/             [](   )={(oo)} |==============|
       \  \   /  /             /---===--{ \/ } |
    -----------------         / | NASA  |====  |
    |               |        *  ||------||-----^
    -----------------           ||      |      |
      /    /  \   \             ^^      ^      |
     /     ----    \
      ^^         ^^           This cow jumped over the moon


                (__)
               ([][])            "I have this recurring dream
               __\/_--U              about golden arches."..  (__)
              /\    \__                                 ^  :..("")
             /\\\  /  /                         //\  ____\_____\/ //
            /----^/__/\ /\                     // \\/     \___ / //
                \\\____/--\--                 // /-/__________/ //
                 /======   \/            =======/==============//
              *_/ /    \   /^              //  /              \\
                 /      \ ^               //                   \\

                     Psycowlogist and patient


                                               (___)
          \^^^^^^^^\   (__)                    (o o)
           \^^^^^^^^\\ (oo)                     \ /
        *-----\_______\/\/                    \--O--/
      ^_______/   ---  \______^              // -----\
     ^--------\   \S/  /\_____^              \\/_^{} /==V===[]
               \______/                        \_____\\//
                                                \__/
   It's a bird...                               //\\         The Boss
   It's a plane...                             //  \\    (Bruce Holstein)
                                              //   //
                                             ^^   ^^


                                          ==================
 _____________________________            H                H
 |             |-------------|            H     (__)       H
 |             |   ________  |            H     (oo)       H       __
 |   COWNTY    |  | (|__|) | |            H    / \/ \      H     /    \
 |    JAIL     |  |  |oo|  | |            H   | |  | |     H    | STOP |
 |             |  |__|\/|__| |            H   D===b=-----  H     \ __ /
 |             | o           |            H^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H       ||
 |             | ^           |            H                H       ||
 |             | ]           |            H                H       ||
 |             |             |            H                H       ||
 |_____________|_____________|            H                H       ||
                                          ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^     ^^^^^^^
 Some cows get in trouble...                 Cattle Guard


     (  (    )
   ( (     )   )
   ( (         )
  (           / )
 ( ( \\       )
     ( |  // )
       |   |    (__)
       |   |    (oo)                   (__)
       |   | ----\/              ______(oo)_____
       |   |    ||              ( _)_______(__) )
     **|   | ---||                \ __________/
    ``'---------^^
        Cow Hide                     Cow Pie


                   \  |  /         ___________
    ____________  \ \_# /         |  ___      |       _________
   |            |  \  #/          | |   |     |      | = = = = |
   | |   |   |  |   \\#           | |`v'|     |      |         |
   |            |    \#  //       |  --- ___  |      | |  || | |
   | |   |   |  |     #_//        |     |   | |      |         |
   |            |  \\ #_/_______  |     |   | |      | |  || | |
   | |   |   |  |   \\# /_____/ \ |      ---  |      |         |
   |            |    \# |+ ++|  | |  |^^^^^^| |      | |  || | |
   |            |    \# |+ ++|  | |  |^^^^^^| |      | |  || | |
^^^|    (^^^^^) |^^^^^#^| H  |_ |^|  | |||| | |^^^^^^|         |
   |    ( ||| ) |     # ^^^^^^    |  | |||| | |      | ||||||| |
   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^________/  /_____ |  | |||| | |      | ||||||| |
        `v'-                      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^      | ||||||| |
         || |`.      (__)    (__)                          ( )
                     (oo)    (oo)                       /---V
              /-------\/      \/ --------\             * |  |
             / |     ||        ||_______| \
            *  ||W---||        ||      ||  *
               ^^    ^^        ^^      ^^

                        "Cow Town"


              \ (__)                       (__)
              \\(oo)                       (\/)
         /-----\\\/                 /-------\/
        / |    (##)                / |     ||
       *  ||----||"               *  ||----||
          ^^    ^^                   ~~    ~~
    This cow plays bagpipes.      Cow from Beijing


         (__)                     (__)                     (__)
         (\/)                     ($$)                     (**)
  /-------\/               /-------\/               /-------\/
 / | 666 ||               / |=====||               / |     ||
*  ||----||              *  ||----||              *  ||----||
   ^^    ^^                 ^^    ^^                 ^^    ^^

Satanic cow           This cow is a Yuppie         Cow in love


         (__)                                              (__)
         (oo)                                              (oo)
  /-'''''-\/                            /-------------------\/
 / |'''''||                            / |                 ||
*  ||''''||                           *  ||----------------||
   ^^    ^^                              ^^                ^^
 Cow in Argyle                                Stretch Cow
                         *
                      **   **
                 * **  * * *  **
                *   /  /   \ *  *
             \  \ /  \        / /                         (__)
          *  /  / \  \  (__)  \ \                /--------(00)
            /           (00)  / /               / |      |(  )
            \    /-------\/   \ \              *  ||---- ||()
            /   / |     ||    / /                 ||     ||
          \ \  *  ||----||    \ \                 ^^     ^^
         /  /     ^^    ^^    / /            Cow Chewing Marbles
                 Cow in Heat


           (___)
           (o o)
     /------\ /   (__)                         (__)
    /    ____O    (oo)                         (oo)
   |   / /----\----\/                   /-------\/
   /\oo===|  /    ||                   / |     ||
  | ||   *||^-----||                  *  OO----OO
  *  ^^   ^^      ^^
    Cowt in the Act                   low rider cow
 

          (__)                 \__\                 (__)
          (oo)             o   (oo)                 (oo)
   /-------\/           ____\___\/          *+-------\/
  / |     ||           / |     ||           ||______||
 *  ||----||          *  ||----||             ||----||
    OO    OO             OO    OO             OO    OO
 Detroit cow          Mustang cow            pickup cow


                  (__)              (__)              \_||_~
                  (oo)              (oo)              (*||*)
   /---------------\/           /----\/        /-------\||/
  / |             ||           /    ||        / |     ||
 *  ||------------||        *-||----||       *  ||----||
    OO            OO          OO    OO          OO    }{
      li-moo-cow          fastback cow      teenager's cow


          ____
         (____)
                                .xxxx.
          (__)                  '(oo)`
          (oo)            /-----'-\/ `
   /-------\/            / |    |============>
  / |     ||            *  ||----| (~)
 *  ||----||               ~~    ~
    ~~    ~~             Moo-ammar Cowdafi
    holy cow            armed and dangerous


          (___)             (___)
          (o o)             (o o)
   /-------\ /       /-------\ /
  / |     ||O       / |  O~ ||O
 *  ||,---||       *  ||,---||
    ^^    ^^          ^^    ^^
     A Bull       A-bomb-in-a-bull     No-bull


           (---)
           (   )
          /-----\                          (___)
          |     |                          (o o)
          |  |  |                   (-----) \ /
          |  |  |                  /  / \    O
          |  *  |                 *  | O |
          ^^   ^^                    -----
          Coward                  Phone Bull


                  __________________________________
         }__{    /      Send YOUR cow pictures to    \
         (00)   ( dbader(at)scarecrow.csee.lehigh.edu )
  :****** \/ ==='\___________________________________/'
 : #     ##
   ##****##
   ""    ""


 |    |                              |    |           *
 |    |            (__)              |    |            \       (__)
 |    |            (oo)              |    |             \      (oo)
 |    |     /-------\/               |    |          -----------\/--
 |    |    / |     ||                |    |          ----|      |---
 |    |   *  ||----||                |    |              --------
 |    \______^^____^^___             |    \_________________
 |     _________________             |     _________________
 |    /                              |    /
 |    |                              |    |
 |    |                              |    |
 |    |                              |    |
 |    |                              |    |
 |    |                              |    |
 |    |                              |    |
 |    |                              |    |
/      \                            /      \

Cow perched on a tree.              Cow attempting to fly off tree.


 |    |
 |    |
 |    |
 |    |
 |    |
 |    \_________________
 |     _________________
 |    /
 |    |
 |    |
 |    |
 |    |
 |    |
 |    |                                (__)
 |    |                      *---------(..)
/      \                        ^^----^^\/

The attempt results in an udder disaster.


  .            /\         .       .        :                (__)
        .     /  \      .          .       :                (xx)
             /    \   .        .    *      :         __------\/
            /      \              *        :        * ||____||
            | (__) |   .    .   **         :         / |    |\
     .     /| (oo) |\           **         :
          / | /\/\ | \   .     . *         :         Hamburger
      .  /  |=|==|=|  \     .      *       :
     . /    | |  | |    \  .               :
      / USA | ^||^ |NASA \     .           :       *        (__)
     |______|  ^^  |______|       .        :        \       (oo)
    .       (__||__)     .   .             :         \-------\/
       .    /_\  /_\  .     .    .         :        8-|     ||
            !!!  !!!                       :          ||----||
                                           :          ^^    ^^
  The cow that jumped over the moon.       :         Flying Cow


                          ...---...
                       ../  / | \  \..
                     ./ /  /  |  \  \ \.
                    /  /   /  |  \   \  \
                   /  /   /   |   \   \  \
                   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                   \          |          /
                    \         |         /
                     \        |        /
                      \       |       /
                       \      |      /
                        \     |     /
                         \    |    /
                          \   |   /
                           \  |  /
                            \ | /(__)
                             \|/ (oo)
                          /---++--\/
                         / |  || ||
                        *  ||-++-||
                           ^^    ^^

               Cow surviving attack by Red Baron


              ..---..                             (__)
             /       \                            (oo)
             |  RIP  |                     /-------\/
             |       |                    / |     ||
             |       |                   *  ||----||
             |       |                      ^^    ^^
             |       |
\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\/////////////////

            Elvis's Cow...      ...Or is it alive and living in tax exile???


                     (__)
                     (oo)
        /---+      +--\/
       / |  |      | ||
      *  ||-+      +-||
         ^^          ^^                             *

   David Copperfield's Cow               David Copperfield's other Cow



                                    (__)
                                    (oo)
                             /-------\/
                            / |     ||
                           *  ||----||
                              ^^    ^^
                             (__)  (__)
                             (oo)  (oo)
                      /-------\/    \/-------\
                     / |     || -^^- ||     | \
                    *  ||----   -^^-       ||  *
                       ^^                  ^^
                      (__)                (__)
                      (oo)                (oo)
               /-------\/                  \/-------\
              / |     ||                    ||     | \
             *  ||----||                    ||----||  *
                ^^    ^^                    ^^    ^^
                 Barnum's Troupe of performing cows



                    (__)                       _--------_
                    (oo)                      |__________|   BIG
             /-------\/                        XXXXXXXXXX    MAC
            / | 007 ||                         __________
           *  ||----||                        |_        _|
              ^^    ^^                          --------
       Cow licensed to kill      Enemy Cow after having met previous cow


   The cow that didn't jump
   over the moon.
   ------------------------         !
                                    !
                                    ^
                                   / \              Hey diddle diddle
                                  /___\             The cat and the fiddle
                                 |=   =|            The cow blew up on the
                                 |     |                         launch pad...
                                 |     |
   ROCKET,                       |     |
   TAKING OFF                    |     |
   TOTALLY             \\        |     |
   OBLIVIOUS TO    ||||||>       |     |
   THE FACT THAT       //        |     |
   THERE IS A                    |     |
   COW ON THE                    |     |
   LAUNCH PAD                   /|##!##|\
                               / |##!##| \
                              /  |##!##|  \
                             |  / ^ | ^ \  |
                             | /  ( | )  \ |
                             |/   ( | )   \|
                                 ((   ))
                                ((  :  ))
                                ((  :  ))
                                 ((   ))
                                  (( ))
                                   ( )
                                    .                         *
                                    .
                                           _           _           *
                                     *     \\ *=      //
       COW BLOWING      \\                  \\    =* //
       UP,ON THE   ||||||>>       *     *                ( __ )
       LAUNCH PAD       //                     * * *  . _ (oo)          *
                                   // *= *=   * BOOM *     ()
                                  //   *=      * * *           ==* \\
               ________________________________________________ = * \\
                ==============================================
               //        //           !!           \\        \\
              //        //            ||            \\        \\


                                                     (__)
                                                     (oo)
                                                    /'^^^-m
            (__)                                   / '' ` )
            (oo)    o     /| /|/|_                |      /|
           / \/    /    /      _ /                |  |  | |
          /  _\===^   ___\_____/___               |_____|_|
      ___|__/ |/\    (___________(_)               //|| ||
     *        ^ ^                                 *  ww ww

            Mrs. O'Leary's Cow                 Cow'nt Dracula


  ____             ____                                |+++++|
 |++++|    ___    |++++|                       ____    |+++++|
 |++++|   |++ ______________________          |++++|   |+++++|
 |++++|   |++/      /( )\           \         |++++|   |+++++|   __
 |    |   |+|      |-oo- |           \______  |++++|   |+++++|  |++|
 -----(__)--|       \__\/           _(__)_  \ ----------------------------------
  o   ( oo /_______________________| (oo)  \ |         __
  |  _/\_| |  M O O - B U S T E R S|__\/\ /| |        /oo| - Bleaurgh!
  |-|  \\____                         ------  )_    /|  /\
   -|_  \_|-_|^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ 0     _|  *  \/  *
      \  |  __________________________________/
      |  W|  \ \_/ /----------------- \ \_/ /
      / /\ \  \___/                    \___/
     / /  \ \
     ^^^   ^^^                                      Who you gonna call...?


         (__)                   (__)                    (__)       (----------)
         (00)                   (-o)                    (--) . . . ( *>YAWN<* )
   /------\/              /------\/               /------\/        (----------)
  /|     ||              /|     ||               /|     ||
 * ||----||             * ||----||              * ||----||
 
 Cow w/ Glasses    Flirtatious cow (winking)   Cow after pulling an all-nighter


 *        (__)              (__)               (__)               (__)
  \       (oo)              (oo)               (oo)               (oo)
   \-------\/        /-------\/         /-------\/         /-------\/
   /|      |\       / /      \         / \      /         / \      \
  //||----||\\     * //------\\       *   \\--//         *   \\----\\
  ^ ^^    ^^ ^       ^        ^            ^  ^               ^     ^
 Cow walking         Cow jogging         Same cow         Cow braking


          (__)
          (oo)                       (__) o       *     (__)
           \/                        (oo)/ "      |     (oo)
       ____| \____            /-------\/(__ o=o=o=|------\/
       ---/   --**           / |       /          |      |
    *____/    |___//        *  ||----||           ||----||
        //--------/            ^^    ^^           ^^    ^^
       //__                      Cow             Cow pooing
       Cow marching            standing


   Side      Front   Side   back                (___)  Where's all the bulls!
   (__)      (__)    (__)   (__)                (O O)/
   ( oo      (oo)    oo )   (  )            ^  _/\ /\_  ^
   /\_|      /\/\    |_/\   /  \            \\/   O   \//


(___)
(  --
 \_ | - G'nite, and thank you for your support.   Zzz z z z z z  z   z
   \O

>> NOTE: When drawing new cows, please DO NOT use tabs! Thanks! <<

PLEASE DISTRIBUTE THIS FILE WIDELY -- IT IS *NOT* COPYRIGHTED.
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CSEE Dept., Packard Lab                    1402 Lorain Avenue
Lehigh University                          Bethlehem, Pa. 18018
Bethlehem, Pa.  18015                      (215) 868-1311
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             ...:::///  THE SEQUEL OF THE COWS  \\\\\:::...

             Part 2 of the 5-part COMPLETE GUIDE TO COWS!
                   ________________________
          (__)    /                        \          * OFFICIAL EDITION *
          (oo)   (    Udderly Cool Cows!    )
   /-------\/  --'\________________________/        * SUMMER 1991 ISSUE! *
  / |     ||
 *  ||----||             Edited by David A. Bader
    ^^    ^^             Please send your submissions to:
      Cow                dbader(at)scarecrow.csee.lehigh.edu

=  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =
                                    ______
         (__)                       |    |                   (__)
         (oo)                       |    |                   ($$)
      ----\/                  /-----^^^^^^            /-------\/
         ||                  / |     ||              / | IRS ||
      ---||                 *  ||----||             *  ||----||
         ^^                    ^^    ^^                ^^    ^^
 Eric the half a cow     The unknown cowmic         Tax Accowntant


          (___)            (___)             (___)
          (0 0)            (0 0)             (0 0)
           \ /              \ /               \ /
        __[_V_]__        __[_V_]__         __[_V_]__
       /_________\===:  /_________\===:   /_________\===:
       \OOO---OOO/      \OOO---OOO/       \OOO---OOO/

                        Cowed Forces
             \ _ /
            - ( ) -                          /\
             / " \                         /|  |   (__)
             (__)                        /  |  |   (oo)\
     ________(oo)                      /____|  |    \/|  \
    /|        \/                     /       \/       |    \
   / |_______||                   __(_______          |||__  \
  *  ||      ||                  |__________|         |||  ____\---*
     ^^      ^^
 Thomas Edison's cow               Cow hearing his master's voice


            )    (                         _
            (____)                        / \                (__)   ==========I
           / =  = \    ~               =='   `==             (oo)    \ |||||| I
           (-O--O-)    ~                8 O O 8       /-------\/      \ ||||| I
            (    )     ~        /------- (   )       / |     ||__o=<   \ |||| I
   /------- ||||||======       / |     || \_/       *  ||----|          \ ||| I
  / |     ||  \/              *  ||----||              ~~    ~           \ || I
 *  ||----||                     ~~    ~~
    ~~    ~~
      Groucho Moo-x                Chico                Harpo

      ______________________            _______________________
      |                    |            |                     |
      |            (__)    |            |  (__)               |
      |            (oo)    |            |  (oo)               |
      |     /-------\/     |            |---\/           /----|
      |    / |     ||      |            |  ||           / |   |
      |   *  ||----||      |            |--||          *  ||--|
      |      ^^    ^^      |            |  ^^             ^^  |
      |--------------------|            |---------------------|
            Normal Cow                  0   Cow  modulo one   1

                  (__)                                   (__)
                  (oo)                                   (oo)
     ______________\/______               ____    /-------\/  __
    /___/___/___/___/___/_/|             /___/|  / |     || _/_/|
    |___|___|___|___|___|_||             |__||/|* //-----|||_|_||
    |_|___|___|___|___|___||             |_|__|/|^^      ^/|___||
    |___|___|___|___|___|_|/             |___|_|/        |___|_|/


    Cow in the GDR before...             ...and after 9-Nov-1989


       ______________(__)_________________                      (__)
     /_______________(oo)_______________ /                      (oo)
     |                \/                ||                       \/
    _|_                                _||                       ||
   /__/_______________________________/__/|                      ||
  (   )                              (   )|                      ||
   | |________________________________| | |                      ||
   \_____________________________________/]              /------- /
    []               []               []                / |     ||
                                                       *  ||----||
                    COW-CH                                ^^    ^^
                                                          Cowraffe

                                              *      *
                                               \    /
                                                \  /
       /^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^\                 \/
     /   (__)                   \           +----------+
    |    (oo) ^^^^^^^^^^^\       |          |          |
   |^^^|  \/. \\       // \_* |^^^|         |          |
   |   |-----`//`====='\\-----|   |         |          |
   |   |-----//---------||----|   |         |          |
   |   |_ _ _"_ _ _ _ _ "_ _ _|   |         +----------+
    ^||^                      ^||^           ||      ||

                         "COWCH POTATO"
                                                  +------------+         +
                                                  | B A T E S  |  (__)   o
                        |    (0x)   (       )     |C O R R A L |  (**)  /|
 ----------             |     \/    (       )     +------------+  \==/ / |
 |\         \                        W------       |          |   (  )   v
 |  ----------          *----   ====;                            (    )
 |  |  (__)  |           \           /                           (    )
 \  |  (oo)  |            \          |                           (    )
  \ |   \/   |              \+       |                           (    )
    ----------                       +                           (    )
     Ice Cowbe            COWBOOOOOM!                             |  |
                                                                  o  o
                                                     Psycho Cow (with knife)
          (__)
          (oo)   -------------------------          _______________________
   /-------\/ - | Don't have a Bart, man! |        |\ ^                ^  /|
  / |     ||     -------------------------         | \    ^      ^     ^ / |
 *  ||----||                                       |(_\ ^   COW-PIE ^   /_)|
    ^^    ^^                                       |(oo\   ^           /oo)|
  The Simpsons' cow                                | \/ \       ^  ^  / \/ |
                                                   |(__) \           / (__)|
                 \               /                 \(oo)(_\ ^     ^ /_)(oo)|
                  \_____________/                   \\/ (oo\       /oo) \//
                  /\___________/\                    \   \/ \  ^  / \/   /
       Cow in    / /\_________/\ \                    \  (__)\   / (__) /
       trouble  / / /\_______/\ \ \                    \ (oo) \^/  (oo)/
               / / / / (__) /\ \ \ \                    \ \/   :(__)\//
           ___/_/_/_/_ (oo) \_\_\_\_\___                 \ (__):(oo) /
              \ \ \ \ \ \/  / / / / /                     \(oo): \/ /
               \ \ \ \/_____\/ / / /                       \\/(__) /
                \ \ \/_______\/ / /                         \ (oo)/
                 \ \/_________\/ /                           \ \//
                  \/___________\/                             \:/
                  /             \
                 /               \

          (__)               (__)              (______)             (__)
          (oo)               (oo)              ( o  o )             (oo)
  /--------\/         /^^^^^^^\/          /-----\    /       /-------\/
./ |        |       ./ {^)))))_}         / |     |\/        / |     ||
   |--W-----|          ||``   ||        *  ||----||        *  (.)(.)||
   | |    | |          ^^     ^^           ^^    ^^           ^^    ^^
   ^^    ^^
cow before weight       cow after          Conceited       Dolly Parton's
  loss program         the program            Cow               Cow


                              (___)
                              (  OO
  ______      ______      _____\_ |                 ______  (__) ______
 |      |    |      |    |      |\O    cowstle     |      | (oo)|      |
 |      |____|      |____|      |                  |      |__\/_|      |
 |                              |                  |                   |
 |                              |   (__)           |                   |
 |          __________          |   (oo)           |     __________    |
 |         |          |         |    \/-------\    |    |          |   |
 |         |          |         | ___ | ___  |_\_  |    |          |   |
 |         |   (__)   |         |_| |_|_| |__|| |__|    |   (__)   |   |
 |         |   (oo)   |                                 |   (oo)   |   |
 |          \___\/___/                                   \___\/___/    |
 |                                                                     |
 |                                                                     |
  (                                    ______                         )
   (                                  /      \                       )
     (                               /        \                    )
        (                            |        |                 )
           |                         |        |              |
           |                         |        |              |
           |_________________________|________|______________|
  \ \
   \ \
    \ \
     \ \   (__)
      \ \  (oo)                                                 /
   /---\----\/                                                 /
  / |   \  ||                               *         (__)    /
 *  ||---\-\\                                \        ( OO   /
    ~~      ~~                                \---\___/\_|\=/>
            ^^       ^^                       |        \===/>
             \\_____//                        | /______/  /
             ||     |                 _________\\_\\_____/____________________
             /\------\                          ^  ^    /
            (oo)      \                                /
            (--)       *                              /

Cow Circus: The flying Cowlendas         Cow Circus: Tightrope walking

          ______________________
         |                      |\
         |       (__)           | |
         |       (oo)           | |
         |        \/            | |
         |       / \ \          | |
        /////////   \_ \_///////  |
         |     |     /          | |                           (__)
         |   /++++++<           | |                      _____(oo)
         |==/====|==\=\=========|=|===========================\\/
         | *     |    \_\_      | |                   / |     ||
   _______O)-----^---------------\O)_________________*__||----||_____

                cow-lliope in the circus parade

      *
       \
    w   \    w                                        (__)
    \\  /\  //                                        (oo)
     \\/  \//                                          \/
      |    |                    (__)               >--(  )--<
      |(__)|                    (oo)                  /  \
      \(OO)/                   .-\/-.             >--- {} ---<
      //\/\\                  <|    |>              v  /\  v
      ||  ||                   \ \/ /               | (oo) |
      ||__||                   |\/\/|                \(^^)/
     /^^  ^^\                  /----\                 |  |
   / ======== \               /      \                |  |
  /            \              /* * * \               / \/ \
 |==============|            /__*_*_*_\              |  \ |
  \            /               ||  ||                ^  / ^
   \ ======== /                ^^  ^^                  *
    \ ______ /
Cow balancing on ball          Cowslip            Cownilingus



             (__)                                         -'`-       "Here's
             (oo)     ____________________                ( oo  ^     mooing
      /-------\/     |                    |               /\_|--      at you,
     / |     |\ /    |  o  o  o  o  o  o  |              | \ \__  _   kid!"
    *  ||----| /     ======================              |  \___['
       ^^    ^       ||                  ||              |    ||
       Cowncillor            his cowch                   |____|-
                                                          |  |
                                                          ~  ~
          (__)    (__)   (__)    (__)                 humphrey cow-gurt
          (oo)    (oo)   (oo)    (oo)
   /-------\/      \/     \/      \/-------\
  / |     ||  ===================  ||     | \
 *  ||----||   || |--|   |--| ||   ||----||  *
    ^^    ^^   -- ^  ^   ^  ^ --   ^^    ^^            (__)
           A game of cowntract bridge                  (oo)
                                                      / \/       ____________
                                                     /   \===^__|            |
                 ----------------------             _|___ /\  |______________|
           (__)  | \-/   \-/    ||    |            |=====| |   |            |
           (oo)  | _|_   _|_   |__|   |            *I   I| |   |            |
    /-------\/   ----------------------             I   I^ ^   |            |
   / |     ||    |   \-/  |   |    |  |
  *  ||----||    |   _|_ |_| |_|  |_| |            wolfgang amadeus moo-zart
     ^^    ^^    ----------------------
            Just a humble cownoisseur


    (__)  (__)   (__) (__)(__)    (__) (__)(__)(__)  (__)
    (oo(__)oo) (__)o) (oo)((__)(__)oo) (__)(o(__)o)(__)o)(__)
     \/(oo)\/  (oo)/(__)/  (oo)(oo)\/  (oo) \(oo)/ (oo)/ (oo)
        \/      \/  (oo)    \/  \/      \/    \/    \/    \/
                     \/
                         a cownfluence

                                                  _______
            (__(  .-<                            |   |   |
            (oo)  |                              |___|___|
          ___\/___|                              |\_____/|
         |  |  |                                 |       |
         |  |  |                                 |_______|
       >-'  |  |                             _   |   _   |
        *----/\                     /-------//   |--(_)--|
            /  \                   / |     ||    |_______|  (__)
           /    \                 *  ||----||    |       |  (++)
           ^     ^                   ^^    ^^    |_______|   \/
        Egyptian Cow                   Marie Antoinette's Cow

                 _
        ________|@|________
         |  POLICE  BOX  |                     __
         |---------------|                   (^\/^)              \(:)/
         |_______|     / |                    \oo/               (o|o)
         ||  |  ||    |  |               /-----\/           /-----\_/
         ||-----||    |  |              /|      |          /|      |
         ||__|__||    |  |             V ||----||         ^ ||----||
         |  ___  |    |  |               ^^    ^^           ^^    ^^
         | |___| |    |  |              Vulcan Cow         Klingon Cow
         | _____ |     (__)
         ||     ||     (oo)    ---------
         ||     ||----//\/ ---< Master? >
         ||     ||B-9  \ |     ---------
         ||_____||______\|
         |_______|_______|
                                                              ----------------
     a Certain Time Lord's Cow                   (__)     ---< EXTERMINATE!!! |
                                                 ( ----0      ----------------
                  (___) "Moo have twenty         _\/_
                  |===|  seconds to comply."    /oooo\---O
           ________\_/ /                       /oooooo\
          | |        |                        /oooooooo\
          # ||______||                       /oooooooooo\
            ||      ||                      /____________\
            ^^      ^^
             RoboCow                          a Dalek Cow

                           @ @
                            @@@ @
                              @@ @
               Pffii           @@@@ @@
         ___________D           @@@@@@
        |________  |            _______
         (__)   | /             \     /
         ( oo /~| |      __      \   /
         /\_|// | |     /  \     |  |
       _/____/__| |    |    |    |  |
      |       ___/-----------------_| (__)
      |      /   \     \     \       `(oo)
      |     /     \     |     |       |\/
      |    |   O  |    /     / __    /
      |----|      |-----------/  \-\\\                 (__)
           \     /           | o |  \\\               _(  )_
    ________\___/____________\__/____\\\_____________/_/__\_\____

                  Cow Express                     Suicidal Cow

                                              o         _____________
                                              /\       /             \
                                             [__]     ( take off, eh! )
     __  |   \ /                             (oo) ----'\_____________/
       \/----///\                     /-------\/
     */\______(xx)                   / |     ||__|
              (  )                  *  ||----|   U
                                       ^^    ^
Pro-democracy cow from Beijing         Canadian Cow


      o          o               o              o             o       o
 o  o       o         o       o     o         o   o       o       o
     o   o      o       o       (    )      o    (    )        o  (    (    o
           O                     )  (             )  (             )  (
 o  o     (__)     o     o       (__)        o    (__)     o   o   (__)
          (oo)                   (oo)             (oo)      o      (oo)     o
   /------$$$$   o   o    /-------\/  o    /-------\/       /-------\/
  / |     $$$$           / |     ||       / |     ||       / |     ||
 *  ||----||        o   *  ||----||      *  ||----||      *  ||----||   o
    ~~    ~~               ~~    ~~         ~~    ~~         ~~    ~~
    Santa Cow and his rein cows caught in a Montana snow flurry

                                        ___
                                      _/...\  *==\        ________________
      __________ (___)               /::::::\  (/_\)     /                \
     /|         `(0 0)               |:::::::_ (o o)     |  Moo, Moo, Moo |
    / |           \ /              /-----+-+--- \ /     /\________________/
   *  |||----|||-/ *              / |    | |   | 0  ___/
      |||    |||                 *  | _  |_| _ |
                                    || --+_+- ||
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Cow           --        --
                                   |  |_     |  |_
          /\                       |____|    |____|
         / O\                         Santa Cows
        / ,  \
       /  O   \                                       _ - ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ - _
       -/ ,  \-                                     /          |~      |~    \
       /  O   \                                    |      |~  o|   |~ o|      |
      /,    ,  \                                 /  \    o|       o|         /
     / O    O   \                              /      \                    /
     -/  ,     \-                             /        / ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
     /   O   ,  \                            /        /          .
    /  ,     O  ,\  (__)                 /*     *\   /         ./\.
   /   O   ,    O \ (oo)                /\       /\           .//.\.
  /        O       \-\/                ****     ****         .///\\\.
  ------------------||                 (oo)     (oo)         ////\\\\.
          ||/ ||----||          /-------\/       \/-------\     ||
          ||  ~~    ~~         /|      ||         ||      |\    ~~
  Merry Cow-ristmas           *  ||----||         ||----||  *
                                 ~~    ~~         ~~    ~~
                                      Christmas Cowols

                               O
                                   O  O  O
                                            O                    *
           Moory Cowristmas!                 ___                /|\
                        _____________________|  |_____         /||o\
                       /______________________________\       /|o|||\
     ~                /________________________________\     /|||||o|\
      ~~  ####          ||   |   ||||||||||||   |   ||      /||o||||||\
         ~(oo)          ||___|___||||||||||||___|___||     /||||o||||||\
   /-------\/           ||   |   ||||||||||||   |   ||    /|o||||o|||o||\
  / |     ||            ||___|___||||||||||||___|__ ||          | |
 *  ||----||            ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||oooooooooo| |ooooooo
oooo~~oooo~~oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo


  |----------------------|                         /\
  |                      |                  /\  /\/  \
  |                      |                 /  \/ /    \/\
  |                      |                /            \ \
  |                      |          ----------------------------
  |______________________|
                                              \/
  |----------------------|                  o-@@
  |______________________|
                                       Minimalist Dead Cow
   ----------------------
      Mark Rothko Cow

                                                         ____________________
 -----------------------------------------------         |           (__)   |
  (__) |  (__) |  (__) |  (__) |  (__) |  (__) |         |           (oo)   |
  ( oo |  ( oo |  ( oo |  ( oo |  ( oo |  ( oo |         |    /-------\/    |
  /\_| |  /\_| |  /\_| |  /\_| |  /\_| |  /\_| |         |   / |     ||     |
 -----------------------------------------------         |  *  ||----||     |
  (__) |  (__) |  (__) |  (__) |  (__) |  (__) |         |     ^^    ^^     |
  ( oo |  ( oo |  ( oo |  ( oo |  ( oo |  ( oo |         | Ceci N'est Pas   |
  /\_| |  /\_| |  /\_| |  /\_| |  /\_| |  /\_| |         |    Une Vache     |
 -----------------------------------------------         --------------------
              Andy Warhol Cow                             Rene Margritte Cow


            oo                    --
                                                           \/


       cow by night       sleeping cow by night        Chesire Cow


                     II
      ( MOOOOOO ! )  II\
  ________\   /      II +    (__) ..oo( Hey, there's a cow driving that car! )
 |\        `v' \      + II   (00)
 | \________|____\     \II\   \/-------\
 | (     ( @ @ )  )     II +    ||    ||\      (__) ..oo ( How can he     )
 |\|______\_O_/___|      + II   ||----|| *     (oo)        ( afford that? )
 | \_______________\      \II\  ~~    ~~        \/--------\
 \ (OO_##########_OO)      II +                    ||    || \
 (\(_____[PHIL]_____)       + II--+--+--+-II-+--+--+--II+--+--+--+II--+--+-
     (_)        (_)          \II          II       ~~ II ~~       II
                              II--+--+--+-II-+--+--+--II+--+--+--+II--+--+-

               What cows think when people MOO at them


           /\\   ^                 (__)                          (__)
          /__\\  |                 ( oo  _                       (oo)
     _    (o o)  |                 /\__|( ) _                   /-\/-\
    / \   /\_/\ /                 |  \==//=(_)  *POW!*         /      \
      | /|I   I|                  | ====                       |      |
      ^/ |I   I|                  |    |                       |      |
      |  |I   I|                 /|  _ \                      /        \
      |  |I   I|               /  / / \ \                     __________\
      |  |_____|             *    ||   ||                          \\
          ^  *^                   ||_  ||_                         (_)

cow giving forgiveness         Moo-hammed Ali                  Cow Bell.


            (!!)                        _/\_                       \_\
    !!!!!!!!(oo)                 _______(oo)              _________(oo)
   !/|       \/                 /|       \/              /| Ferrari \/
  !/ |______||                 / |______||              / |________||
  *  ||     ||                *  ||     ||             *  ||       ||
     ^^     ^^                   ^^     ^^                ^^       ^^
Last of the Moo-hicans        Mayflower cows             Sports Cow


                            (__)                              (__)
                            (oo)                              (oo)
            /--------------- \/                / ------------- \/
          / ( !S M T W T F S! )               / (   |7 8 9 +|  )
        /  (  +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+  )             *  (   |4 5 6 -|  )
       *   (  +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+  )                 (  |1 2 3 X|  )
            ( +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ )                   ( |C 0 = /| )
             (+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+)                     ^---------^
              ||        ||                       ||       ||
              ||        ||                       ||       ||
              ^^        ^^                       ^^       ^^
              "COWLENDER"                        "COWCULATOR"

   /\
  /  \         __                           ________   ------
 DOCTOR      _/__\_                           |__| |   |====|
  MOO/      /=(OO)                            (oo) *   |   v|
   \/    --/==-\/==\                   /-------\/      |^^ *|
      / |  \==||  \==\   ///          / |     ||       ------
     *  ||-|==||   \==\/==/          *  ||----||
        ~~ ///~~     \===/              ^^    ^^
       Gallifreyan Cow               Straight out of Cowllege


          (__)
          (oo)
   /-------\/                           #         #
  / |     ||                            \\       //
 *  ||----||\                            \\     //
    ^^    ^^ \                            \ --- /
              \                           |     |
               |                          |     |
               |                          |     |
               |                          / \_/  \        (__)
               |                         //      \\    <--(xx)--#-
               |                        //        \\       /\
   ___________\|/___________
         Cow-a-flower                 Cow at butcher's party


         ___--------___             ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
        / .    .   .   \            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
   |\/   .    (__)    .  \/|        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^oo^^^^^^^^^^^^
   || .    .  (oo) .   .  ||        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
   |/\   .     \/    .   /\|        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
       \___ .    .  ___/            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
           ---------                ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                                    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
        Cow in a haggis                   Cow on top of Ben Nevis


        ___________________________
       | (__)  (__)  (__)   (__)  |                   *        (__)
       | ( oo  ( oo  ( oo   ( oo  |                    \       (oo)
_______| /\_|  /\_|  /\_|   /\_|  |________             \-------\/
|                                         |              |     ||
|   _____                        _____    |              ||----||
|___|   |________________________|   |____|             (oo)  (oo)
    |___|                        |___|
              Cow-pooling                             rollerskating cow

                             __               o oo o
                            (__)               \||/
                            (__)               (__)              (___)
     (__)                   (oo)               (oo)              (o o)
     (  )            /-------\/         /-------\/        /$$$$$$$\ /
    ( /* )          / |     ||         / |     ||        / $$$$$$$|O
     |  |          *  ||----||        *  ||----||       *  ||w---||
     ^  ^             ^^    ^^           ^^    ^^          ^^    ^^
   Dairy-Air      East Indian Cow       Injun Cow          Cash Cow

                                                                       (       )
               (___)        PRISON#  #  #  #  #                         ||| |||
               (o o)        #  #  #  #  #(_#) #                         (O   O)
   /------------\ /         #  #  #  #  #(o#) #             /------------\___/
  / |           #-#         #  #/-#--#--#-\#  #            / |           |||
 *  |         |||           #  # |#  #  #||#  #           /  ||          |||
    ||--------|||           # *# |#--#--#||#  #          *   ||----------|||
    ^^         ^^           #  # ^#  #  #^^#  #              ^^           ^^
   Orville Redencow                            The Bakker Cows


           (__)                                     (__)
         /   oo      ______                       /   @@      ______
        |  /\_|     |      \                     |  /\_|     |      \
        |  |___     |       |                    |  |___     |       |
        |   ---@    |_______|                    |   ---@    |_______|
     *  |  |   ----   |    |                     |  |   ----   |    |
      \ |  |_____                                |  |_____
       \|________|                         *____/|________|

             CompuCow                      CompuCow After an All-niter



             (__)                                   (__)
           /   --      ______                     /  .\/.     ______
          |  /\_|     |      \                   |  /\_|     |      \
          |  |___     |       |                  |  |___     |       |
          |   ---@    |_______|                  |   ---@    |_______|
          |  |   ----   |    |                *  |  |   ----   |    |
          |  |_____                            \ |  |_____
    *____/|________|                            \|________|

    CompuCow Asleep at the Keyboard       CompuCow Discovers Bug in Compiler


      \\                                    \\
       \\                                    \\
       / \                                   / \
      /   \                                 /   \
      \    \                                \    \
       \    \(__)                            \    \(__)
     *-->    (oo)                          *-->    (oo)
       /    / \/                           o /    / \/
      /    /                                /    /
      \   /                             o   \   /
       \ /                                   \ /
       //                                    //
      //                               o    //

  B-2 Stealth Bomber cow         Stealth cow on bombing run


  ___
 /   \       (    )   Happy
|     \       |--|    Mooosic!               (__)
|      |      \  /__                         (oo)
+----------+ __oo| \                  /      -\/                   (__)
|Steinway &|_  \/|  |                /       ||               >----(oo)---->
|___ Sons ___|_/ |__|               *  ------||             /-------\/
|   |        |   / /                   |     ^^            / |     ||
o   o        o  | |                    ||----             *  ||----||
                                       ^^                    ^^    ^^
 Chopin'ing Cow                        TeX cow            Steve Martin's cow


                      (__)                 +=============================+
                      (oo)                 |  F R E D ' S   S A L O O N  |
       ______    ______\/              (__)|          +-----+            |
    __|______\__/____/\\[}             (xx)|          | ___ |            |(__)
   /   ---             \\ ---           \/ |          |/=|=\|            |(oo)
|[]  /     \ \      /   /     \            |          |==|==|            | \/
    |   @   | \____/   |   @   |           |          |==|==|            |
     \     /            \     /        ------------------------------------
       ---                ---
             COW-ASAKI                           Cows behind bars

                 __ _________                           __ _________
                (  V  _   _  )_                        (  V         )_
                /    ( \o/ )   )                       /     ////     )
               (      \_O_/    \                      (     (---)     \
                \      /O\      )                      \    |moo|      )
                 (    @   @    /                        (   (---)     /
                  (_____/\____)                          (_____/\____)
                       o                                      o
                      o                                      o
                    o                                      o
                (__)                                   (__)
           /----(uu)                              /----(uu)
       *__/|     \o==s                        *__/|     \o==s
/\(* \| __ \\----==s  \))              /\(* \| __ \\----==s  \))
     |/))*  | \   )*\||/))//                |/))*  | \   )*\||/))//
            ~  ~\/--\*)                            ~  ~\/--\*)
       Dreaming Cow                         Cow Dreaming of Silage


            (__)      o   o               *        (__)
            (oo)     o  o                  \       (OO)
     /-------\/==o  o                       \-------\/
    / |     ||  ____                    []   |     ||
   *  ||----||  |__|                   (/\)s==|----||
      ~~    ~~                         /__\   ~    ~~
  Cow blowing bubbles.             Cow kicking over lantern that started
                                     the Great Chicago Fire of 1885.

                __//     \__                                  |\__|\
        /^^^)^^/   )     (   \^^(^^^\                         | 00 |
       /(    _(  ^/       \^  )_    )\                   \---<( -- )>---/
      /  \ //  | /         \ |  \ /  \                    \    |--|    /
     /    \   O/           \O   //    \                    \__/    \--/
    (    )/\                   //\(    )                     (      )
    /\  //                         \  /\                     |      |
   / / /W          COW-TOW          W\ \ \                   --------
 *  \(                               )/  *                    ||  ||
      \_                           _//                        nn  nn
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^           Cow after learning that
                                                      the vice president has a
(__)     (__)         (__) (__)                       lower IQ than he does
(oo)  +  (oo)      =  (oo) (oo)
 \/       \/           \/   \/                                  (__,
                                                                (+o)
(__)     (__)(__)     (__) (__) (__)                 /-----#-----\'
(oo)  +  (oo)(oo)  =  (oo) (oo) (oo)                / | Cownucks||  \
 \/       \/  \/       \/   \/   \/                   }}--------}}   \ o
                                                      ==        ==    --
           Cownting...                             This cow plays hockey


                                                               /.
                                                         moo  /`'\  .
             (__)   MOO!                                   ` /    ./ \..
             (oo)  /                                      ../   .'      \.
      /-------\/                                       ../    /    ../    \
     / |     ||                                      ./     ./   ./        \
    *  ||----||                                    ./     ./            \   \.
 ------^^----^^-----                           .../    ../       ../          \
                    \                         /       /         /
                          Ech-cow   (echo)

                  ________________                  (__)
          ^__^   /                \                 (--)s ---mmmmoooooooOOOOOO!
          (oo)  ( Milk is logical. )              __ \O//
   /-------\/ --'\________________/              /   ==s)\_____
  / |     ||                                 *--/|_/-----/    OO       COW
 *  ||W---||                                     |__       __ II     JOYRIDES
    ^^    ^^                          O O o  o   /  \-----/  \
 Mr Spock's cow                                  \__/     \__/

      *             .                 .    ,
           .           .     *        .      .
                     .                                 *
          \   /         ,        (__)   ,       ,
        -   *   -                (       .      |
      .   /   \     ,       .     \/     .        -   -    .
         .                       / \\        ,      |
        ,      *         *      /   /\\
                   .           /\\ /       .           .
          *           .       /   \\             .         .
    _|_    ,   .    ,        /           ,      *
     |  .     ,       .     *        , .           .
       .    ,     .         .            .  *          .

                           The Milky Way


                      \  /         ________________________________
                       \/         /                                \
               (__)    /\         |    At times likes these you    |
               (oo)   O  O        | REALLY CoVet a proper surgeon! |
               _\/_   //        O \________________________________/
         *    (    ) //       O
          \  (\\    //       o
           \(  \\    )      o                                   (__)
            (   \\   )   /\                                     (oo)
  ___[\______/^^^^^^^\__/) o-)__                                /\/\
 |\__[=======______//________)__\                      Cocown  (\==/)
 \|_______________//____________|                               \<>/
     |||      || //||     |||
     |||      || @.||     |||                            (___)      /^^^^^\
      ||      \/  .\/      ||                            /- -\     /  MU  /
                 . .                                    (  ^  ) __/______/
                '.'.`                                    \_O_/
             COW-OPERATION                             Buddha's Cow


   (_                 ~         -       _)             /       ~
          (           -                        -               |  =s
O                               |            *
                  |           O        \      \       -  |
             |                                   \               |
        -                    -                |

)
       Cow after one too many Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters.


                                      (__)                ---_
(__) _______________*                 (oo)               /|   \
(xx)-\           \             /-------\/               / |\   \_ (__)
 \/ /-\___________\--\        / |     |                *  ||\     (oo)
                             *  ------                    ~~ \____ \/
       Boneless Cow      No leg cow (ground beef)    Two leg cow (lean beef)


                                 (__)
                                 (oo)
                                  \/                             \___/
                           /     / \\                            (0 0)
                                /   /\\                           \ /
                               /\\ /                               v
                    /         /   \\                               |
                             /                             <-------|------->
                       /    *                                      |
                 |\                                                |
           /     |  \         /                                  __|__
                 \\   \                                          \/ \/
           /       \\   \                                        \/ \/
      /              \\___\                                      \/ \/
            /          \\                                        __|__
               /         \\                                         \   /
 /    /           /        \\                                    |\ /|
            /                \\                                  | V |
        /         /            \\                                |   |
              /                  \\                              |   |
                   /               \\                            W   W
                                     \\
       ===============================O===========        Stick Cow sunbathing
       ===========================================        at Malibu wearing a
        O)                                      O)        special cow bikini.
                   The dreaded cowtapult


    (__)                                (___)            **       ((__))
    (__)               (__)             (___)             \\      ((oo))
    (oo)               (  )             (   )              \\------\\//
   | \/ |             (  /*)            |   |               ||      ||
    |  |              ||  ||            |   |               |||----|||
                                        (___)               ^^^    ^^^
Cows doin' it      Cows doin' it           \_*             Cow during an
 FRONT VIEW          BACK VIEW         TOP VIEW             Earthquake


           ((     _  _                       (___)              (__)
          ( D\   (_)(_)____                  (0 0)              (oo)
    _______\__| | MOOTV____(          /-------\_O---moo        *-\/-------\
   /|     ||   _/\____/              / |     ||               /  ||      |  \
  / ||____| \/^   /  \              *  ||,---||              *   ||-----||   *
 *  ||    |      O    O                ^^    ^^               \/|(/)(/\(,,/
    ^^    ^                         Romie mooed...          while Julie ate.
      "Moo-vie Camera"                (The Bard's barnyard inspirations)


                       ______________________________________________________
                      |                                                      |
             _______  |                                                      |
            / _____ | |                       ACME MOO-VERS                  |
           / /(__) || |                                                      |
  ________/ / |OO| || |                                                      |
 |         |-------|| |                                                      |
(|         |     -.|| |_______________________                               |
 |  ____   \       ||_________||____________  |             ____      ____   |
/| / __ \   |______||     / __ \   / __ \   | |            / __ \    / __ \  |\
\|| /  \ |_______________| /  \ |_| /  \ |__| |___________| /  \ |__| /  \ |_|/
   | () |                 | () |   | () |                  | () |    | () |
    \__/                   \__/     \__/                    \__/      \__/

                           "The Moo-vers are here!"


         -- (__)          *        (__)*        (__)*        (__)*        (__)
  *---    - (QQ)           \       (oo) \       (oo) \       (oo) \       (o-)
  -   \------\/             \-------\/ ^^\-------\/ ^^\-------\/ ^^\-------\/
---   |      |               |        //  |        //  |        //  |     ||
  -   ||()--||               ||------+    ||------+    ||------+    ||----||
      oo    oo               ^^           ^^           ^^           ^^    ^^

     Roller Cow                            Cows in polonaise


         -------------/
                     /
                    /
                   /
                 /
                /
               /                                 (__)
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Ship arriving too late to save a drowing cow (apologies to Frank Zappa)

                                                      \    /          ____
          |\/|                   {___}                 \__/         \/ *  \/
          (oo)                   ( * )                 (--)         | O  O |
   /-------\/ V          /--------\Q/          /--------\/           \    /
  / |     ||__|         / |      ||           / |     ||              \**/
 *  ||----|            *  ||-----||          *  ||----||               --
    ^^    ^               --     --             --    --            Milkael
 Cow from Vulcan     Smoking 1-eyed cow    Cow w/ rabbit ears      Cowbachev


                        (*)                  (*)
   (__)                  ^                    ^                (__)
   (oo)                  |      |             |               @(oo)@
   [..]                  |      =             |                [..]@@
\ |  U           (-)     |     | |            | (-)             U  @@@@
 ||   ==<_\=====/_|______=_____|=|____________=__|____\====/_>==   ||
 ||   )  ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||  (   ||
 ||___)==||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||==(___||
 |\====| |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| |====/|
 |  \  |     |                                          |     |  /  |
 =   * =     =                                          =     = *   =
                   cows having candlelight dinner

                                         (___)
                                         (o o)
    ( ** )                              __\_/__
    |e  e|                             //^^*^^\                  \___/
     \  / ____*===*______*             /   *   \                 (O O)
      OO      * Givenchy *\           / |  *  | \                 \ /
        |    *     *    *  \          \ |=====| /                  O
       /****************    *          "|_____|"
      //  *************                  | | |                Cow exclaiming
     ||    ||     \_/||                  | | |                  "Holy Cow"
     ||    ||     || ||                  |_|_|
     v|    v|     v| v|                   ^ ^
        Haute Cowture                    COWNT

                                        |\
                                        |[]         |\
                                   (__) |           |[]         |\
                                   (--) |      (__) |           |[]         |\
  *                        _________\/ /|      (o-) |      (__) |           |[]
  |        (__)           /,,      ,, /_|_______\/ /|      (oo) |      (__) |
  |      __(oo)        *--------------/,,      ,, /_|_______\/ /|      (OO) |
   \=====  |\/         |           *--------------/,,      ,, /_|_______\/ /|
  _|_/     \_          |===========|           *--------------/,,      ,, / |
  -//\-----/\\         o           |===========|           *----------------|
   \_/     \_/                     o           |===========|                |
 ----------------                              o           |================|
    Cowazaki                        COW-WARD               o                o


       ______________________________
      /                              \
     (  Freisian a jolly good fellow! )
      \________________  ____________/
                       ) )                                            ()
                (__)   //                                            (  )
          (__)  (oo)  /          (___)                              ( __ )
         /(oo)---\/              (o o)                               (oo)
   /-------\/   ||                \ /-------\               /-------/||||
  / |     ||----||                 O||     | \             / |     || |||
 *  ||----||    ^^                  ||---,||  *           *  ||----||  |
    ^^    ^^                        ^^    ^^                 ^^    ^^
      Two cows COW-ngratulating a bull                    Ayatollah Cow-manhi

                                                   (__)                  |====|
   /--------------------/                          (oo)                   \oo/
  / |     ||           /          (__)      /-------\/             /-------\/
 *  ||----||          /-----------(oo)     / |     ||---->        / |     ||
    ^^    ^^                       \/     *  ||----||            *  ||----||
                                            ___/  ___/              ^^    ^^
         Network Virtual Cow                                      Cowcatcher
 (with separate frontend and backend)      Cow waterskiing      (Major league)


           /\                                               __
          {__}                                            _[__]_
          (oo)                                            /(oo)\
   /-------\/                                       /------@\/@
  / |  +  ||                                       / |     |@@
 *  ||----||                                      *  ||----||
    ^^    ^^                                         ^^    ^^
   Sacred Cow       Zen Cow (eating grass)          Hasidic Cow

  _____          _________________
 /     \        /                 \
( 1+2=3 )      ( 1+SIN(2x)+COS(3x) )
 \__  _/        \_____  __________/                         (__)
   ( (                ) )                                  >(==)
    \\                //       )__(                        /-\/-\
      \    (__)      /         (oo)                       /(    )\
           (oo)                 \/-------*               ^ (    ) ^
    /-------\/                   ||     | \                (    )
   / |     ||                    ||----||  \               /----\
  *  ||----||                    vv    vv                 /    \ \
     ^^    ^^                                            ^      * ^
  COWculator (2)               Reverse Polish Cow        Cow-a-bunga

                                                         ^^    ^^
                                  O  (___) ||         *  ||----||
                                  |  (o o) ||          \ |     ||
            (no-bull-ity) --->    %  -\ /- ||           \-------/\
                                  |\/| O | ||                  (oo)
                                  |  |   | ||                  (  )
                                     / v-' ||                   ><
                                 /==========|                  (  )
                                //         ||                  (oo)
  ,------._(__)                 ||         ||           /-------\/
 * | \     ( oo                 ||         ||          / |     ||
vv====>----=\/====vv            |===========|         *  ||----||
                                                         ^^    ^^
                    COWTOW                            Bi-cow molecule

                                  (__)                 (__)
         ()  ()             _____| oo |                |oo|
          ()()             /          |         /----|-|__|-|
          (oo)            /           |        / |     ||
   /-------UU            /____________|       *  ||----||
  / |     ||                ^^    ^^             ^^    ^^
 *  ||w---||            Cow dressed up        Cow dressed up
    ^^    ^^              as ghost            as Frankenstein
 Eh, What's up Doc?     for Halloween          For Halloween


          (__)                                |\/|               (__)
          (oo)                                (oo)              >(==)
    __[_]__\/                          /-------VV         /-------\/
  / |     ||                          / |     ||         / |     ||
 *  ||----||      -->   .            *  ||----||        *  ||----||
    ^^    ^^                            ^^    ^^           ~~    ~~
  Portable Cow    Japanese model       Lycownthropy      Cow-a-bunga (2)
  (very handy)    portable COW

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               |
   -------     | This concludes the second part of THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO COWS.
   | COW |     | Please distribute this file WIDELY on BBSes, etc.  It is in
   -------     | the public domain.  ((THANKS TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED COWS!!))
               |
Iconified Cow  | Please send me your COWS for the next edition!  When drawing
               | cows, please DO NOT use tabs - use only "real" spaces.
---------------'
           Cowments?  Cowntributions?  Send them to the editor...

             David A. Bader // dbader(at)scarecrow.csee.lehigh.edu

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 --------------------------- Teil 3 ----------------------------------
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             ...:::///  THE RETURN OF THE COWS  \\\\\:::...

             Part 3 of the 5-part COMPLETE GUIDE TO COWS!
                   ________________________
          (__)    /                        \         * OFFICIAL EDITION *
          (oo)   (    We're back!           )
   /-------\/  --'\________________________/        * SUMMER 1991 ISSUE! *
  / |     ||
 *  ||----||             Edited by David A. Bader
    ^^    ^^             Please send your submissions to:
      Cow                dbader(at)scarecrow.csee.lehigh.edu

=  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =

                                         _______________________
                            |^^^^|      (   Dammit, Jim, I'm a  )
                            |    |      ( doctor, not a butcher!)
                           @|   Oo      (---------------------))
          (MM)              |  ._>                      (__)  )
          (oo)              \   /                       (oo)
   /-------\/        /---------                  /-------\/
  / |     ||        / |      ||                 / I   * II
 *  ||----||       *  ||-----||                *  II----II
    ^^    ^^          ^^     ^^
   Cowabunga!       Bart Simpcow             Dr. Bones McCow



         ________________                                             (__)
        // (__)(__)||(__)\\                                           (oo)
       //  (oo)(oo)||(oo) \\                                   /-------\/
      // \\"\/""\/"||"\/"/ \\                                 / //____\\
     / ============||=======\\                               * //      \\
   (|        |-    ||-       ||)
    |________|_____||________||/                              ***********
     \-( O )----------( O )--/                               ****      ***
        ---            ---                                  ***          *
                                                           ****o
              Cowpool                                       ******
                                                             ***
                                                              ***     *
           (__)                                                ***  ***
           (oo)                                                 ******
    /-------\/___()~
   / |     ||                                       Cow jumping over the moon
  *  ||----||
     ^^    ^^
  Cow smoking a pipe


        o    o    o       o     o              o                    o
                  o  o  o     o         o    o          o       o
           (__)    o  o   o          o            o        o
           (oo)   o o           o         o          o          o
    /-------\/___()       o           o        o          o
   / |     ||
  *  ||----||
     ^^    ^^
  Cow blowing bubbles from a pipe



          *    *     *       o    @              ~                      *
                  *  *  *     ,         o    *         *          *
           (__)    *  *   *         .               *      o
           (oo)   * *           )          .                 *
    /-------\/             *  -(*)-    ~       @      *
   / |     ||                   (
  *  ||----||
     ^^    ^^
  Cow star-gazing


                                                   |
                                                  \|/
                                               ----*----
                                                  /|\
                                                   |

                   (__)
                   (oo)
            /-------\/
           / |     ||
          *  ||----||
             ^^    ^^

  Cow wishing upon a star




                     ________                       _______
            (__)    /        \             (__)    /       \
            (oo)   ( Squeak!! )            (oo)   (  !oMo!  )
     /-------\/  --'\________/      /-------\/  --'\_______/
    / |     ||                     / |     ||
   *  ||----||                    *  ||----||
      ~~    ~~                       ~~    ~~
      A Cow-mon                      Dyslexic
      Mistake                         Cow                   @@@@@
                                                          @@\0 0/@@
                                                            (o o)
                 ___________________________             **  |U|  **
                /      /          /        /            ***(     )***
               /      /__________/        /             //  \   /  \\
              /                          /             //    ***    \\
             /                          /                  *******
            /                          /                 ***********
           /                          /                ***************
          / 3.5" 135tpi              /               *******************
         /__________________________/               *********************
                                                    *********************
              Cow Stored as Binary
               Information.                              Cow Belle



                                              *       (__)       .
                                               \      (oo)       .'
                                             ...\------\/       '.
            (__)             (__)           . (__)    ||       (__)
            (oo)             (oo)           . (oo)----||       (oo)
     /-------\/       /------\  /      /-------\/     ^^/-------\/
    / |     ||       / |     |\/      / |     ||        \|     ||
   *  ||----||      *  ||----||      *  ||----||        *><----><
      ^^    ^^         ^^    ^^         ^^    ^^         ^^    ^^
        Cow         Cow feeling      Cow feeling        Cow feeling
                    pissed off       pissed on           pissed


            (__)    *        (__)    *        (__)          (   )
            (oo)     \       (oo)     \       (OO)       (         )
     /-------\/     ..\-------\/       \-------\/      (   (         )
    / |     ||     .   |     ||         /     \\        (      )    )
   *  ||W---||     .   ||----||        //------\\          (     )
      ^^    ^^         ^^    ^^       ^^        ^^
   Cow about to       Cow giving     Cow who's just     Cloud of dust where
   give milk          U.H.T. milk    seen a McDonalds   same cow was before

            (__)             (__)  s                     *     )__(

            (oo)             (@@) s                     /      (oo)
     /-------\/       /-------\===          (__)        \--___--\/
    / |     ||       / |     ||      /------(xx)         |      |
   *  ||----||      *  ||----||     * \     /\/          /\----/ \
   WWWWWWWWWWWWW       ^^    ^^     ===----====         ^  ^   ^ ^
   Cow standing in  Cow SMOKING      Dead cow             Mad Cow
   long grass          grass

            (__)             (__)             (___)   *        (___)
            (00)             (oo)             (@ @)    \       (* *)
     /-------\/       /-------\/       /-------\ /      \-------\ /
    / |     ||       / |     ||       / |      |O        |      |O
   *  ||----||      *  ||O---||      *  ||O---||         ||@>--||
      ^^    ^^        [__].  ^^        [__].  ^^         ^^    ^^
   Norwegian cow     Calf having      Calf making      Same bull after
                     drink            mistake          calf went away


            (__)    *        (__)             (__)            (__)
            (DD)     \       (xx)             (oo)            (oo)
     /-------\/       \-------\/      /-",",", \/      /-------\/
    / |     ||         |     ||     ./,|",",",","     / | (+) ||
   *  ||----||         ||----||        |""""""2|      *  ||----||
      ^^    ^^         ^^    ^^        ~~     ~~        ^^    ^^
    Cow watching    Cow having a      Jersey Cow    The "bummer of
    above bull      sexual fantasy                  a birthmark" Cow
                                                    (with due accowlades
                                                    to Gary Larson
                -\  /-                              (The Far Side))
                 '\/'
                 (oo)       _________
         /------- \/       | \      /|
       ./ |       ,        | - -X- - |
          |------|         |/______\_|
        --|------|---------|-------
       /---------------------------\
      /    __                       \\
    //    /  \          __            \\
  ///                  /  \              \\\

              Highland Cow


        ________   \
       |########|     \
       |########|        \
        --------\           \
          (__)  |              \
          (oo)  |                 \ ______________________
           \/   |                 |                       |
         /+++\  o                 |                       |
        /+++++\                   |          ____         |
       ~ #/##\#~  \               |        /  To |        |
         / ii \      \            |        \ W.C.|        |
       ~~      ~~       \         |          ----         |
                           \      |                       |
                              \   |                       |
      In"cow"tinent              \|------------------------




        (__) (oo) /-------\/ / | || * ||----|| ^^ ^^

        A well adjust(1)ed Cow


                 (__)
                 (oo)
           ^^    ^^
          /-------\/
         / |     ||
        *  ||----||

        An ass-sort(1)-ed Cow



           >ysP   -"JlAe B  x

        A compress(1)ed Cow


        awk: Usage: awk [-f source | 'cmds'] [files]

        An awk(1)ward Cow


        begin 644 cow
        M"B @(" @(" @("A?7RD*"2 H;V\I"B @+RTM+2TM+2U<+PH@+R!\(" @("!\
        ;? HJ("!\?"TM+2U\? H@("!>7B @("!>7@H*
        end

        uuencoded cow


                  __
                _|__|_
                 (oo)
          /-------\/
         / |===w=||_|OO ... ....  (bullets,where w=gun)
        *  ||----|
           ^^    ^

         this is the cowboy-cow, in case u are wondering 'where
                        the hell is the horse then ?', let me
                        inform u that it too needs recreation and
                        has gone to play man-shoes !!



           ___________________________
        | |                (__)       \
        | |                (oo)        |
        | |         /-------\/          \____     Cow'ndom
        | |        / |     ||            ____)    Use it to prevent AIDS
        | |       *  ||----||           /
        | |          ~~    ~~          |
        | |___________________________/




       /-----------------------------------------------------------------------
      |[]  ________  ________  ------  ________  ________  ________  ------  __
     /     | (oo) |  |  (oo)|  |[][]|  |(oo)  |  |oo)(oo|  |(oo)  |  |[][]|  |
    |      | _\/__|  |___\/_|  |[][]|  |_\/___|  |\/__\/|  |_\/___|  |[][]|  |_
    |--------------------------|    |--------------------------------|    |----
    |                          |    |                                |    |
    +---/OOO==OOO\-------------======---------/OOO==OOO\-------------======----

                                    Cow-st liner



                            _-_
                (__)       [   ]
                (oo)       /-_-
                 \/-------/
                  ||     |
                  ||----||
                  ~~    ~~
            (__)                     *
            (oo)
     /-------\/ ~~____________________________________________
    / |        // ||\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/||
   *  ||------+   ||/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\||
      ~~          ||\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/||

                                                  _-_
                                                 [   ]      (__)
                                                  -_-\      (  )
                                                      \--------
                                                       |     ||
                                                       ||----||
                                                       ~~    ~~
                             Andrei Ag-cow-si




   (__)___________________________________________________________(__)
   (oo)                                                           (oo)
    \/_____________________________________________________________\/

                             Cowaxial Cable



            (__)                              (__)
           ( V V )                            (oo)
           (>O O<)                     /-------\/
           ( A A )                    / |     ||
     /-------\/                      *  ||----||
    / |     ||                          | \   | \
   *  ||----||                          V> V> V> V>
      ^^    ^^
  Tammy Fae Baker's cow            Imelda Marcos' cow



            (__)  /                                        _
            (oo) /                                        / \
            -\/-/                                        | + |
           /\__/_|                  (___)                |___|
          /     /                   (o o)                (o o)
          |    /             /_______\ /          /-------\ /
          \ _ /             / |-,---||O          / |     ||O
           | |             *  ||    ||          *  ||,---||
           ^ ^                ^^    ^^             ^^    ^^
       Cow Ripken             Bullemic             Papal Bull



     |                                  ==================================
     |                                  =                                =
     |                                  =                  _____         =
     |                                  =        ______   /     \        =
     |                                  =       /      \ |       \       =
     |                                  =      /        ||\     (__)     =
     |##        (__)  m m               =    (__)    __ || \    (oo)     =
     |   ##     (oo) / /                =    (oo)   /  \||(__)   \/      =
     |     ##   |\/ / /                 =     \/  (__)  ||(oo)           =
     |       ## |  / /  m m             =         (oo)  || \/            =
     |        ## \   \ / /              =          \/   ||               =
     |         ## \   / /               =               ||               =
     |          ## \ / /                =               ||               =
     |           ## \--                 =               ||               =
     |            ##  |                 =               ||               =
     |            ##   --*              =               ||               =
     |____________##_______________     =               ||               =
                  ##                    =               ||               =
                  ##                    =                                =
                   ##                   =           cow-cow nut          =
                    ##                  =                                =
                     ##                 =                                =
                      ##                ==================================
                       ##
                         ##
                           ##
                              ##

             Cow-sine wave


      Cow tipping:

      Step 1.              Step 2.
              (__)
              (--)
       /-------\/             O--------O_
      / |     ||             /| ::     |_)
     *  ||w---||            * O--------O
        ~~    ~~

                                                                   *
               (__)     ________                              *    *
               (oo) ====________|                         *    *
        /-------\/         /\
       / |     ||         /  \                     *
      *  ||----||        /    \
         ~~    ~~       /      \

                     A Cowsmologist


         \      / _                         /\         ` `_______ ` `
       /\/______\/                         /  \         `/_/_|_\_\ `
        |      (__)                       /(`')\       `     |(__)  `
    *---|______(^^)                 /-------\/          `    |(oo)  `
                \/                 / |     ||          `  `  J \/  `
                                  *  ||----||
        Cowt-of-order                ~~    ~~          Cow in Bergen, Norway
    (Me-cow-nical failure)           Cowloon           (Rains 300+ days a year)


                       (___)     ________
                 .____ (o o)    /        \                )
                /       \ /  --|  UGGGGH! |
              /       || O      \________/
             /      / ||
            /      /  ||
           /_____/__, ||
   *------'---------' ~~
           Sitting Bull                               Bull's Eye



                           _________________________
            (___)         / ...The President then   \
            (o o)        / had to take into serious  \
     /-------\ /    ----| consideration what implica- |
    / |     ||O          \ tions it would have for.../
   *  ||,---||            \_________________________/
      ~~    ~~
                Bull-etin from the White House.


     ________________________________________________
      @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
        %%      %%                      %%      %%
        ||      ||                      ||      ||
        ||      ||                      ||      ||
        ||      ||    _ (_)    \o/      ||      ||
        ||      ||  /|_|(_)     |       ||      ||
    ____||______||_"_|_|_______/_\______||______||____

   The Roman Cowliseum...where ancient Christians were fed to
   vicious beasts...

         _
        | \                                                       (___)
        |  \            (__)                (__)                  (~  )
   *----|---------------(oo)                (oo)                  (o o)
        |    ______     |\/          /-------$/             /-------$/
        |___/     /_____|           / | ^^  ||             / |      ||
        / / \____/    / /          * ||-----|             * ||------|
       / >           > /             ^^     ^               ^^      ^
      >               >              MacCow                   MosCow

        Stelth Cow

                      *
        vv       vv  /
        ||____M__||/
        ||       ||                      (__)
      /\||_______||                      (xx)
     (Xx)                                 \/
     (--)
                                 Cow by Georgia O'Keefe
         Dead Cow
                                                                 (__)
                                                                 (oo)
                                                                  \/
                                                                  /\
        __/---\                                                  //\\
       <__/-(__)                                                o/||\o
            (oo)                          (oo)                 //o||\\\
     /-------\/                         /--\/                 o///||o\\o
    / |     ||                         / --                       ||
   *  ||----||                           ||                       =====
      ^^    ^^
                                                         A Christmas Cow-el
   The Butcher of Baghdad             Karen Cowpenter
   (Saddam Holstein)



            (__                 (__)               (__)  |    |  (__)
            (oo)                (--)               (--)  |    |  (--)
     /-------\/          /-------\/   /o    /-------\/   |    I   \/-------\
    / |     ||          / |  L  |----< o   / |  D  |--------|  M  | \
   *  ||----||         *  ||----|   /  o  *  ||----|     I    I     |----||  *
      ^^    ^^            ^^    ^      |     ^^    ^          |     ^    ^^
                                       |                      |
   Cow owned by
  Vincent Van Gogh                   Teenage Mutant Ninja Cows


    \\     //
     \\( )//                                     (__)
      (o o)                   (  )              /(oo)\
       \ /                    (oo)             /  \/  \
      /   \          ##########\/             /   /\   \
      |   |         # ######## #             /   /  \   \
      \___/        *  # ###### #             |   |  |   |
     // | \\          # #    # #             |   |  |   |
    //     \\                                |___|  |___|
    "       "            Mosscow               Cowderoys
      Cow11
                                                          _____
                                                         <_____>
                (  )                                      (==) |
                (oo)              __                /------\/- *
       /---*-.---\/              (oo)              / |   | \/|
      / |* . * .||        /-------\/              *  |       |
     *  ||------||         :     ::                  |===|===|
        ~~      ~~         ::----::                   ^^   ^^
                           ^^    ^^
      Cow w/ cowpox        Boris Cowlile         Cow on Graduation day


                                          /
         /\                              /
         \/                    (__)     /                 \    |   /
         ||                    <`'>    /                    \  | /
       (_||_)                   \/    /^                _____ ___ _____
      __\||/__               #=======> |          _         /(o o) \
      | /xx\  |               (    )==/          (_)------/---\ /    \
      __\xx/__|               I____I                   |     ||
        /ww\              ,---( _  )       .           ||----||
       /|  |\            /    || \_=======||           oo    oo
       |^  ^|                 ||
       ^    ^                 ||                     heli-COW-pter
                              ==

   COW giving birth        The Ninja Cow




   *                (__)
    \               (oo)        ________(__)_
     \---------------\/        |COW-SIO (oo) |                    (_--_)
     |          0.0  |         |  _______\/  |                    /*__*\
     |---------------|         | |_________| |            *     __|(oo)|_
     |  C CE  ^  -   |         |             |             \/--(  \|==|/ )
     |  7  8  9  +   |         | C  =  /  *  |              |   \       /
     |  4  5  6  *   |         | 7  8  9  -  |              \ \  | | | |
     |  1  2  3  /   |         | 4  5  6  +  |               | |-\ /-\ /
     |     0  .  =   |         | 1  2  3     |               ^ ^  ^   ^
      |            ||          | 0     .  =  |            NFL Dallas "COWBOY"
      ||-----------||          |_____________|
      ^^           ^^
        Cow-culater              Cow-culator



                (__)       (__)       (__)      (__)
                (oo)       (oo)       (oo)      (oo)
         /-------\/ /-------\/ /-------\//-------\/
        / |     || / |     || /|     || /|     ||
       *  ||----||*  ||----||* ||----||* ||----||
          ^^    ^^   ^^    ^^  ^^    ^^  ^^    ^^
                     COW-comitant


            (__)             (__)             (__)           (__)
            ($$)             (&&)             (YY)           (%%)
     /-------\/       /-------\/       /-------\/     /-------\/
    / |     ||       / |     ||       / |     ||     / |     ||
   *  ||----||      *  ||----||      *  ||----||    *  ||----||
      ^^    ^^         ^^    ^^         ..    ..       $&    #Y
      USA'$ cow        GB'& cow         JP'y cow       Bank'% cow



      _____________
     |             |
     | YALE     45 |
     |             |                  |
     |HARVARD   52 |                  |
     |_____________|                  |
                                ______|====\
                                \/\/\/     \\
                                 \/\/       \\
                                             \\
                                              \\
                  (__)   __                    \\
                  (oo)  /)(\                    \\
            *    / \/_/~\__/                     ||
             \  /   __/~                         ||
              \/   /                             ||
               | _/                              ||
               | |                               ||
               ~ ~                             ------
             Hoosier
               Cow


          .                  .
          .                  .                  (__)
   (___)  .           (___)  .                  (oo)
   (o o)  .           (- -)  .           /-------\/ 5+2=?
    \ /  .             \ /  .           / !     !!
     Q..                Q..            *  !!----!!
                                          ^^    ^^
  smokin' cow        waisted cow      cow who cow'nts


                           (__)         (__)
                           (00)         (  )
           /----------------\/           \/---------------\
          /  |             |              |              | \
         *   ||-----------||              |||----------|||  *
            ^^^          ^^^^             ^^^          ^^^
                              SIDE VIEWS

                   |                            |
                   |                            |
                   |                            |
                   |                            |
                   |                            |
                   *                            |
                  ^^^                          ^^^
               BACK VIEW                    FRONT VIEW


                                         ^        (___)
                 _- --/   - `\           ^        |*-*|
            _________/_________          ^____  _  \o/`-\
            "       /|                         \  / U   |
      (__)   `     /_| _ -                      \/\   | /
      |@@|           |                            |   //
       \/`--------.__/                            |  C/
        |         /                               \---/
        //`---\/||                                |/\ |
        ||      ||                                || ||
                                                  || ||
                                                  || ||
        Helicowpter

                                                 Cool Cow


                          (__)             (__) |
                          (oo)             ($$) |__          /---------o*o
     /---------------------\/       /-------\/---||         / |      ||
   /  |   |   |   |   |   ||       / |     |     ||        *  ||-----||
  *   ||--||--||--||--||--||      *  ||----|     --           ^^     ^^
      ^^  ^^  ^^  ^^  ^^  ^^
          Cowterpillar               Yuppie cow with      Cow that was captured
                                     mobile phone.          by head-shrinkers


         ((( ))))
       ((  (    )))                      (     )      I'm a cow, man !
      ( (     )   ) )                     ^^^^^     /
    ( ( (         ))))                    |   |   _/
   ( (           / ) ) )                   O O   /
    ( ( \\       ) ) )                    \ C / -
        ( :  // ) )                         ~
          :   :                          /     \
          :   :      O                  / |   | \
          :   :                        (  |   |  )
          :   :                         \ \___/ /
          :   :    (__)                  W/   \W
          :   :    (oo)                  /|_n_|
          :   : ----\/                  / || ||
          :   :    ::                   | () ()
          :   : ---::                   * || ||
       ------------^^                     VV VV
          Newton's Cow
         (aka Mooton)                   Bart Cow




           __
         >(__)       This cow will make all those decisions for you by changing
          (oo)       color according to the action you should take.
   /-------\/
  / |     ||         If this cow appears to be:
 *  ||----||
    ^^    ^^         GREEN: Yes, Go ahead
   MAGIC DECISION
   MAKING COW.       WHITE: No, unless it is raining.

                     AMBER: Buy a better monitor/terminal

                     GRAY:  Adjust your contrast/brightness control

                     BLACK (on black): Turn terminal/monitor on.

                     BLACK (on white): Lucky git!

                     ANY OTHER COLOR: Send terminal/monitor to repairer's,
                                      quickly!



                                        /~~\                 +
        ) (                             \__/                O O
        ( o)\                        ==========            o_o_o
    *    \o /                       /     {__} \           (___)
     \    \/-----\                 /      (**)  \          (___)
      \-----   || \                \       \/   /          (___)
     $ |     --||  *                \"mon      /          (   00
      ||-vv--  ~~                    \ parfum"/            \_  |
      ~~                              ========               \_o

     Pablo Picowsso               Paloma Picowasso       King Cowles II


                     ______                   ___________
                    : Oui? :                  :         :
   _______          `v-----'                  : CORNED  :
  :  Nee! :      (__)                         :  BEEF   :
  `------v'      (oo)                         :_________:
          /-------\/
         / :     ::                 An exercise found in a text book of quantum
        *  ::----::                 mechanics: "solve the Schrodinger equation
           ^^    ^^                 of a cow in a box. Please, pay attention on
                                    the boundary conditions!"
         Belgian Cow


                   (__)

                   (oo)
            /-------\/
           / :     ::                      (/\)
          *  ::----::                      /oo\                 (__)
     XX======^^====^^==>>           /-----/____\                (--)
      X   US MISSILE     >>        / |     ||           /--------\/
      X   Greetings       >>>     *  ||----||          / \ |      \__
      X         George   >>          ~~    ~~         *  /__-------__|
     XX================>>                                   ~     ~
                                   Cow klux klan       Cow resting
        Irakean Cow



                            ___()
           COW ------------|   o\
                           |     )O-------------- MOO
                      -----|____/  /
                      \           /
                       \         /                               (____)
                        \       /                                \(    )
                         \     /                                 |\(    )
                          \   /                                  \ \(    )
                           \ /                                    \ \(    )
                            X                                     |\ \(    )
                           / \                                    | \ \(    )
                          /   \                                      \ \(____)
                         /     \                                      \|_o_o_|
                        /       \                                       |   |
                       /         \                                      |   |
                      /    ___()  \
                      -----|   o\  \                                 cow chip
                           |     |O-------------- ~MOO
           BULL ---------- |____/

                   Cow Flop (new flip-flop, patent pending)




                      (       )                      (       )
                       \     /                        \     /
                        \___/                          \___/
                        (o o)                          (o o)
           /-------------\o/              /-------------\o/
          / |           ||               / |           ||
         *  ||-,--------||              *  ||@\\-------||
            ||          ||                 ||  \\      ||
            ~~          ~~                 ~~          ~~
        Texas Longhorn Steer            Texas Longhorn Bull

                                __
              (__)             (  )                       (__)
              (oo)               /                        (oo)
        _______\/              /   \                _______\/
       /                     /       \             /|      |
      / |     ||           /           \          / ||    ||
     *  ||-__-||          (_____________)        *  ||----||
        ^^    ^^                                    ^^    ^^
     Pregnant Cow            Hanger              De-calf-inated



               (__)                      (__)                    iiiiIiiii
               (oo)                      (oo)                     '|o o|`
      /---------\/               ---------\/                ________\_/
     /|    |   ||              /    |    ||               / |        |
    * |__|-----||            //____\-----||              #  ||ww____||
       ||      ||           *   ||       ||                 ||      ||
                                                            ~~      ~~
        cow-boy                  cow-girl                 Happy Hannucow!
                         (or a Sco(w)ttish cow-boy)


                              /\
                             /  \
                            /    \
                            |    |
                           / *  * \
                          /  ** *  \
                         /   * **   \                **
                        /    *  *    \             **  **
   .       .       .    |            |            *      *  <--- the world
    .           .      /     ****     \           *      *
    .   .         .   /      *  *      \           **  **
      .     .  .     /       ****       \            **
        .           /        *  *        \
            .       |                    |
         .         /         ****         \
     .            /          *             \         .       .
           .     /           ****           \      .          .
                /               *            \   .        .
               /             ****             \
               |                              |    .    .  .
               |             ****             |
               |             *  *             | .       .    .
               |             ****             | .      .       .
               |             *  *             |    .       .    .
               |------------------------------|      .        .
               | (__)  (__)  (__)  (__)  (__) |   .    .
        .     /| (oo)  (oo)  (oo)  (oo)  (oo) |\
             / | /\/\  /\/\  /\/\  /\/\  /\/\ | \   .     .   .
         .  /  |=|==|==|==|==|==|==|==|==|==|=|  \     .
        . /    | |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  | |    \  .
         / USA | ~||~  ~||~  ~||~  ~||~  ~||~ |NASA \     .
        |______|  ~~    ~~    ~~    ~~    ~~  |______|       .
       .       (______________||______________)     .   .
          .    /_\                          /_\  .     .    .
               !!!                          !!!

     The herd shot 'round the world.


                                          (_ _)
                                     ___  (o o)
             (__)                  _-   -_(   )
             (++)                /-        O O
         /____O/                / |       ||
        /|   ||                *   ||-___-||
       * ||--||                    ~~     ~~
         ~~  ~~
       This cow belongs to        This cow belongs to
       Mr. Bill                   Rosanne Barr

                                                   _________(__)___
                                                  | -------------- |\
               (__)     (__)   "slurp"           /||              || \
               (oo)     (oo)                    / ||milkfat 1%    ||  \
        /-------\/       \/-------\          * *  ||______________|| /
       / |     ||  \__/  ||      | \        *     |________________|/
      *  ||----||  |  |  ||-----||  *       *          ||    ||
         ~~    ~~  |__|  ~~     ~~           *         ~~    ~~
                                              *
               cowoperation                    ----------------------
                                              / - - - - - - - - --- /
                                             / - - - - - - - - --- /
                                            ----------------------
                          (oooo)              personal cowmputer
                        oo( -0 )oo
            / ------------  \/
           /  |          |                            /|
          /   |  ----\_/ |                           / |
       > <    |||      |||                          /  |
              |||      |||                          |/ |
               ~~       ~~                           \ |
         Wendy Wellesley Cow-                    /|  //          (__)
    note the shapely figure and painted         / /\//           (oo)
    hooves---and the sexy wink reserved        | |  /     /-------\/
    for MIT men.                               |   /     / |     ||
                                               |  /     *  ||----||
                                               | /         ^^    ^^
        _____                 *                |/          breacowt!
       (_____)               /
       ( OO )_____________  /
       (/~~\)  #########  \/          |\------------\
        \O_/    * * * *   |= = = = = =|-   SCUD      )
          |    #########  |           |/------------/
          |  |__________| |
          || |         || |
          || |         || |
          ~~~~         ~~~~
                       Saddam moo-sein



                                            @
                         (__)    (__) _____/
                      /| (oo) _  (oo)/----/_____    *
            _o\______/_|\_\/_/_|__\/|____|///== *- *  * -
           /_________   \   00 |   00 |       /== -* * -
          [_____/^^\_____\_____|_____/^^\_____]     *- * -
                \__/                 \__/

                         Cow-mobile




                (())                      (())                    ||||
                (oo)                                              (oo)
          /------\/                       (OO)              /------\/
         /|      |                  /------\/              /|      |
        * ||----||                 /|      |              * ||----||
          ^^    ^^                * ||----||                ^^    ^^
                                    ^^    ^^
        Don King cow        Don King cow after           Buckwheat cow
                           getting electric shock        (Otay? Otay!)


             /\
            /  \                 (__)                      __
            (oo)                 (oo)                     (oo)
      /------\/            /-ooo--\/                /------\/
     /|      |            /|o | o |                /|      |
    * ||----||           * ||o^o ||               * ||----||
      ^^    ^^             ^^    ^^                 ^^    ^^

     "Conehead" cow      Anti-war cow         Sinead O'Connor Cow



         o o                       - -

          O    Moo!!!!

     ghost-cow               sleeping ghost-cow





     Cow-nty Police Officer                  Cow-nty Police Car
                                                    ___
                  [___]                        ____|___|____
                  (o o)                       /        [__] \
      /------------\-/                       /         (oo)  \
     / |    ||^    |V                       /          |\/|   \
    |  |   <**>    |                        |-----------------|
    *  -----/\------                        |    Cow-Price    |
       ||  O  O   ||                        |_________________|
       ||         ||                        \_________________/
       ||         ||                        |  |           |  |
       oo         oo                        |__|           |__|
    (With gun and Handcuffs)
                                             (it's a Cow-Price)
                                             (Classic of course)



                               \                              /
                                \                            /
           (__)                  \              (__)        /
      /\/\_(oo)                   \        /\/\_(oo)       /
    //      ==                     \     //      ==       /
   / | /\/\||                       \   / | /\/\||       /
  *  ||    ||                        \ *  ||    ||      /
     ^^    ^^                         \___^^____^^_____/
      Silly cow
    (his father was a camel)           Sillycow-valley.



         ___                 __  __                            _
        (( /\   (__)        ( /\/ \(__)              (__)     //
         \\ /\  (oo)         \ /\\/(oo)             _(oo)    //
      ,----\ /\--\/      ,----\ /\--\/        /----/ \\/    //
     ( ) ) ) // ||      ( ) ) ) // ||        / ||--  (  ) ====
      `-----//--||       `-----//--||       *  ||  \_(  ) //
           ^^   ^^            ^^   ^^          ^^    ^  ^
                   beecows                   Cownan the barbarian


            (__)                                  (__)
                (oo)                              (oo)
     /-------\/                  /-----------------\/
        / |     ||              / | /qwertyuiop   \||
   *  ||----||                 *  ||  asdfghjl;    ||
          ^^    ^^                ||   zxcvbnm,./  ||
       sliced cow                 ^^               ^^
                                    keyboard-cower


                               (  )
                               (oo)
                       /--------\/
                      / ||      ||
                     *  ||------||
                        ||      ||
             (  )       ||      ||
             (oo)       ||      ||            |       |     |       |
     /--------\/        ||      ||         ||      ||    ||      ||
    / ||      ||        ||      ||         ||      ||    ||      ||
   *  ||------||        ||      ||         ||      || *  ||------||
      ||      ||        ||      ||         ||      ||  \ ||      ||
      ||      ||        ||      ||         ||      ||   \--------/\
      ||      ||        ||      ||         ||      ||           (oo)
      ^^      ^^        ^^      ^^         ^^      ^^           (  )
       high cow         very high cow      broken very high cow

                                    __                         (__)
             (__)                  (__)                        (oo)
             (\/)                  (oo)                       < vv >
      /-------\/            /-------\/____)                   /    \
     / |     ||           / |______ |     |                  /|    |\
    *  ||    ||             ||     ||      __               / |(  )| \
                        ____||_____||_____/   _______      /  ||""||\ \
       cow san                                            /___||__||_*_\
                              Ge-cow-logist                   ~~  ~~
                                                           Cownt Dracula

                                                      \ ,_________________./ /
                (__)                                 -/.__________________  -
                oo )                                      \    (__)    /   \
               _!_/_                                        \  (oo)  /
     !--!-\___/    !\                                         \.\/./
     !__!     !    !  \                                        |  |
               \___/                                   *       |  |

              /  W \                                /          |  |
              !    !                       o    / /            /  \'
              !    !                      /|\/'               |    \
                                    ______/_\_________________|______\ _____
            Cow from                                          ^      ^
         Velke Popovice Brewery                      David and Cowliath


          .
              .  .
              .  .   .    __                      __
                    .     ||______________________||
                 .    .   ||  __________________  ||
                        / || |           (__)   | ||
                  .   . / || |           (oo)   | ||
                      |  -|| |           _\/_   | ||
                  .   . \ || |=---------/(())\-\| ||
                      (\  |\-----------------------\
                  .    (\ || \_______________________\
                         \||  |                       |
                   .      \|  | (O) |-----------| (O) | .
                           \  |     |-----------|     |       .
                    .       \ |       PETERBILT       |  .
                             \|                       |
                      .      (=========================)
                              |_||_|             |_||_|
                         .                                 \

                            .                                  \

                             Pompano Beach or bust!



                                                   ^^^
                                                 ^^^^^^^
    ++++++++++ ************************        ^^^^^^^^^^^
    ++++++++++ ************************      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    ++++++++++ ************************     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    ++++++++++ ************************    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    ++++++++++ ************************   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    ***********************************    \                  /
    ***********************************     \                /
    ***********************************      \              /
    ***********************************       \            /
                                               \   ^(__)  /
                                                \ / (@@) /
       82nd Cowborne Cowtrooper                  \|__\/__
                                                    |  | |
                                                    |  | |
                                                    |__|-^-
                                                   /   \   \__*
                                                   |    |
                                                   ^    ^



         -----------------------------------------------
         |           U. S. Federal Prison              |
         |---------------------------------------------|
         |  |  |  |  |  |  |      |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
         |  |  |  |  |  |^ | (__) | ^|  |  |  |  |  |  |
         |  |  |  |  |  | \| (00) |/ |  |  |  |  |  |  |
         |  |  |  |  |  |  \__\/__/  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
         |  |  |  |  |  |  | |  | |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
         |  |  |  |  |  |  | |  |-|  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
         |  |  |  |  |  |  | /  \ \_ |  |  |  |  |  |  |
         |  |  |  |  |  |  |/    \| \*  |  |  |  |  |  |
         |  |  |  |  |  |  ^      ^  |  |  |  |  |  |  |
         -----------------------------------------------
         Former Panamanian General "I'm not a Mule" Manny Cowiega




       ---------------------------------------------------------
       ---.---.---.-------.---|.--            ---------|---|----
       --.-.---.----                 (__)        -----.---.---|-
       -|---|-              __)      (++)___       -----.---|---
       ----|       ^\  ^\  (xx)    ___\//---^       -----.---|--
       -----  |      \____\_\/   /    \    \_____        ---.---
       ========= -    \_____/\  ^   .  \_/____  ^          -====
       . -     -      /        \        '     ^          .   - .
          \          /       .  ^                     -       \
           `        ^                 `                `       `
           Former despot Romanians Nicolae and Madame Cow-cescu



                                (__)
                                (OO)         __
                                 \/         |__|
                               //  \        |
                              // \   \      |
                        ^^    \// \   |
                              /-------------\
      -----------------------/    Panama     \
      ----------------------/       or        \
                           /       Bust!       \
             _____________/---------------------\_____________
            /                                                 \
           /                                                   \
           \                                                   /
            \_________________________________________________/
                          M1 Abrams Cow Commander



                 (__)                             *
                 (OO)                             |
                  \/                              |
                 //  \                          -----
                // \   \                       /     \
               ^^    \// \                    /       \
                    //     \                  |       |
                 --^^------  *               /         \
                  \ ____ /                  /      /    \
                   ||||||                  |       \     |
                   ||||||                 /         \     \
                   ||||||                |          /      |
                   ||||||               /___________\_______\
                   ||||||                    /
                   ||||||                 (_/)
                __||||||||__              (@@)
                | .,....,. |               \/
                | ...,.,.. |
                ------------          Cow Bell  (or the Liberty Cow Bell)
              The Acowdemy Award

     ____________________________________________________________________
    |      ________________________________________________________      |
    |  10 )   T H E  U N I T E D  S T A T E S  O F  A M E R I C A  ( 10  |
    |   /        ...........         ____                            \   |
    |  |                           /      \         A10806726C        |  |
    |  |      1      (A)          |  (__)  |    ___ __   __    1      |  |
    |  |                          |  (oo)  |     | |_  |\ |           |  |
    |  |         A10806726C       |  _\/_  |     | |__ | \|           |  |
    |  |      1  ..........        \//;;/\/      ...........   1      |  |
    |   \        .........     _______________     ........          /   |
    |  10 )___________________/  TEN DOLLARS  \____________________( 10  |
    |______________________________________Abortion Rally calls__________|

                             Cownterfeit


 >>>---->                                      *___                   ______
                                                   \                __|_**_|__
       >>>---->                                     \                | . . |
                                                     \ _______________\   /
                                            *  (     |    | US  CALV|  \o/
                   >>>---->                          / /\ |_________|     \-- |
                                       (            / / \ \__________\_\ ---| |
      >>>---->                        .    (    )  / /   \ \          \ \   |*|
                                           .      / /     \ \          \ \
                                          .      /* \      \*\          \*\

                     The CALVelry COWard



                                          ____
                                          |  |             .      .
        vv    vv                        __|__|__            \    /
        ||----||  *                       \00/               \__/
        ||     | /            /-----------C\/C               (oo)
       /\-------/            / |          CCCC        /-------\/
      (oo)                  /  ||_________CCCC       / |     ||
      (~~)                 *   ||         ||        *  ||----||
                               nn         nn           ^^    ^^
  Australian view of a
  North American Cow           Abraham Lincow       This cow belongs
                                                 to "My Favorite Martian"


                                 (__)                     (__)
                                 (oo)                     (oo)
          (__)             >------\/------<         >------\/------<
          (oo)                | |    | |               | |    | |
    >------\/------<          | |    | |               | |    | |
       | |    | |             | | || | |               | | || | |
       | `____' |             | `----' |               | `-OO-' |
       `--|--|--'             `--|--|--'               `--|--|--'
          |  |                   |  |                     |  |
          ^  ^                   ^  ^                     ^  ^

     "FLASHER" calf         "FLASHER" steer          "FLASHER" bull



                                   (Big Mac)
               (_____)           _____________
                \0 0/           /             \
       _________(o o)            XXXXXXXXXXXXX
     / |          U |           \_____________/
    *  | /______  _ |
       || ||    || ||

        this is a cow...      this is a cow on drugs

                      Any questions??


      .
       \---)                   (__)                                      *
       |o o)                   ====                                     /
    (---\o/--\          /-------\/                       (___)--------|/
     | |#| ) |         / |     ||                        (o o)       ||
     | |#| ) |        *  ||-||-||                      YY ( )-||--I--||
     ^ |#| ) ~           ^^ ^^ ^^                      ||--I--||-( ) ^^
       //--\                                           ||     ^^(o o)--<
      // |  \            This cow is from Mars.       /|--------(---)--<
     ||  *   |                                       /
     ^^      ~                                      *        "69"
      Cowborg



                 *          *            *
                                                 *
          *            *        (__)       *
                 *         _--_ ( oo)               *
                        _-      )\ '|
           *          /| )  _ \ \ ~~     *    *
                     / \ \--   \ \
                  *-' // /     > >
                       > >
                   /      /                      *
                 / /                      *
                         _ _ -- _ _
                        /           \                    *
             *         /      _ _ _  \
                      |      /      \|            *
                     |     |
                 *  |     |                 *               *
                    |     |
                     |     |                     *
                      |      \_ _ _ /|
                       \             /
             *          \ _ _     _ /                    *
                              ---


         "COW JUMPED OVER MOO_N, REVISITED"

              (__)
              (~~)  V            __  (__)             (__)
      /--------\/   |           /  \ (oo)             (oo)
     * |      | ----:        /--    --\/       /-------\/  {BIG MAC}
    >--: |----|             / |      ||       / |     |---/
         |    |            *  ||-----||      *  ||----|
         ^    ^               ^^     ^^         ^^    ^
      beef jerky             cowsimodo            cownibal


                    _______\
                  -<|  CUD  \
                 /-<|_______/
            (__)//         /                      ((|))
            (oo)/                                 ($ $)
             \//                           /-------\_/ *
           /   |                          / |     ||__<i
       __ |    |                         *  ||----|
      *  \|   _|                            ^^    ^
           / |
          /  |                         New Kow on the Block
         ^   ^                        (note lighter in hoof)

     CUD missile launcher



                 ((----))
                 ((oooo))
          ///-----\\\///
        ///|||    |||
      *** ||||||---|||
          ^^^^^^    ^^^

    where milkshakes come from



   -------------------------------------------------------------------------
   |                  ___________   |                |                     |
   |            (__) ( You know, )  |  (__) ________ |       (__)   ______ |
   |            (oo) ( Kentucky  )  |  (oo)( How do )|       (oo)  (      )|
   |     /-------\/  ( cows are  )  |---\/ (  they  )|       \,,/  ( MOOF )|
   |    / |     ||   (bucktoothed)  |  || \(  talk? )|/-------\/ \ (      )|
   |   *  ||----|| \  /----------   |--||  \/------- | |     ||   \/------ |
   |      ^^    ^^  \/              |  ^^            | ||----||            |
   |                                |                | ^^    ^^            |
   ------------------------------------------------------------------ J.B.--

                                Cowmic Strip





                       |  \___________________________
                       |   ___________________________
                       |  /                       /
                       |  |                      /
                       |  |                     /
                       |  |            (__)    /
                       |  |            (oo)   /
                       |  |            _\/_  /
                       |  |           /   ==%
                       |  |          /   ==%
                       |  |     *---<_  / /
                       |  |          / /
                       |  |         / /
                       |  |        ~ ~
                       |  |
                       |  |       Moowgli
                       |  |
                      /    \


        (__)             .      . .  .               (---)
        \oo/             .   . ..   .        (-------(----)----(   )      *
        /;;\               .  .  . (__)      (       (    )   )(x x)_____/
    \__|    |__/         .  .  .   (oo)      \ OO---------OO-/   O \_/\/\/
       |%%%%|              //-------\/       OOOOOO     OOOOOO     /     \
       ~    ~             // | U M  ||       OOOOOO     OOOOOO     .      .
      ~      ~           **  ||----||
      grandcow is            ^^    ^^        Argyle cow about to be hit by
       sitting            Go Blue Cow        an armored personnel carrier


     (__
     (o    ======]
    -------   )
    |     || __0                    \\\||||///
    |     || () _____              = 00000000 =    <----- radioactive waste

  Cow after biology major           Cow after Physics Major
   is finished with it               is finished with it

                                                               |    |
                                                               |    |
                                                           (__)|    |
             (__)                     (__)                 (@@)|    |
             (oo)                     (oo)                 |\/-===< |
      /-------\/           *____-------\/                  |   |    |
     / |     ||                //     //                   |   |    |
    *  ||----||             >='/-----//                  /\|___===< |
     __^^____^^__/         ___^_____^^__/       __oo____*o__.  |    |
       oo    oo              oo     oo                       `////\\\\

  Cow on skate-board      Cow at running        Cow without skate-board
                           (watch out!)


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               |
   -------     | This concludes the third part of THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO COWS.
   | COW |     | Please distribute this file WIDELY on BBSes, etc.  It is in
   -------     | the public domain.  ((THANKS TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED COWS!!))
               |
Iconified Cow  | Please send me your COWS for the next edition!  When drawing
               | cows, please DO NOT use tabs - use only "real" spaces.
---------------'
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Lehigh University                          Bethlehem, Pa. 18018
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------------------------------------------------------------------------
 ---------------------------- Teil 4 -----------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------

              ...:::///  THE BARNYARD GALLERY  \\\\\:::...

             Part 4 of the 5-part COMPLETE GUIDE TO COWS!
                   ________________________
          (__)    /                        \         * OFFICIAL EDITION *
          (oo)   (   Baa! Oink! Who! Moo!   )
   /-------\/  --'\________________________/        * SUMMER 1991 ISSUE! *
  / |     ||
 *  ||----||             Edited by David A. Bader
    ^^    ^^             Please send your submissions to:
     Cow                dbader@scarecrow.csee.lehigh.edu

=  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =

_______________________________________________________________________________

 __________________________________
/                                  \
| BAA-rilliant sheep by N.M.Farina  |
\________________________  ________/
                        | /
                        |/

                     /\___
          @@@@@@@@@@@  O  \
       @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@____/
      @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
      @ @@@@@@@@@@@@           All Sheep Credit goes to nmf90(at)uk.ac.soton.ecs
         ||      ||                           (Nick Farina,University
         ~~      ~~                            of Southampton,England)
_______________________________________________________________________________


                      /\__  Sheeping sleep
           @@@@@@@@@@@  - \     ..er,I mean
         @@@@@@@@@@@@@@___/    Sleeping sheep
        @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
      @___@@@@@@@@@@@__@                                      /\_____
                                                             /   O   \
                                                            /         \
                                                  @@@@@@@@@@          /
                                  Concieted     @@@@@@@@@@@@@@_______/
                                    sheep.     @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
                                               @ @@@@@@@@@@@
                                                  ||     ||
                                                  ~~     ~~
                                    ||    __
                                    |\\   ||
                                    ||\\  ||
                                    || \\ ||
                          /\__      ||  \\||
                @@@@@@@@@@  O \     ||___\||________________________
              @@@@@@@@@@@@@___/     ||\   ||                 .  ....\
              @@@@@@@@@@@@@         || \  ||              .    . . . \
                @@@@@@@@@           ||  \ ||                  .   .   \
           (     >>     >>          ||   \||            .       .   .  \
                 ~~    ~~             \   ||       _______________      \
        (                              \  ||______ |  HIGH JUMP  |_______\
                                        \ |||      \_____________/       |
      (         @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@          \|||            ||              |
                                          |||____________||______________|
                                                         ||
           WOOLY JUMPER.                                 ||

                The starsheep enterprise....


                                                          (\___/)
                                                          ( O O )
                                             /@@\          \   /
   @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@\    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@\_/
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@/      @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@            _________
             @@@                 @@@@@@@@                       _____/
              @@@               @@@@@@                       __/    .   .
          @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@                        _/  .
          @@@@@SHP-1701@@@@@@@@@@@-(                     _/ .     .
           @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@                          / .    .      .
                                                      _/.
                                                     /.     .
                                                    /.  .             .
                                                   /          .
                                                  /. .  .
                                                 / .        .


                  (\   /)
                  ( \_/ )                             (\_/)
         @@@@@@@@@@|~ ~|                    @@@@@@@@@@|===|
       @@@@@@@@@@@@\O O/                  @@@@@@@@@@@@\___/
      @@@@@@@@@@@@@@\_/                  @@@@@@@@@@@@@@\o/
      @ @@@@@@@@@@@                      @ @@@@@@@@@@
          ||     ||                          ||   ||
          ~~     ~~                          ~~   ~~
          VULCAN SHEEP.                       ROBOSHEEP



                   ~~          ~~
                   ||          ||
                  @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@    DEAD SHEEP.
                 @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
                 @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@\___
                 @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@     \
                  @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ -___/
                                   \/

                                  ___________________
       ______________            |         ||        |
       |  ZORBA'S   |            |         ||        |
       |Greek       |            | #####________#### |
       | Takeaway.. |            | ####|    . ..|### |_               (((())))
 ############################    | #####|  . ..|#### |\\              (      )
                                 | #####|  . ..|#### | \\             ( O  O )
                                 |      |    ..|     |  \\          ___\ __ /__
                                 | ######|  ..|##### |   \\        /    \__/
                                 | ######|  ..|##### |    \\      /
                                 | ######\____/##### |     \\    / /|
                                 | ####### || ###### |      \\  / / | ZORBA'S
                                 |      '  || '      |       @@/ /  |
                                 |         || '      |       <@@/   |
                                 |\_________________/|         @@   |__________
                              ######################################|**********
                               |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| |*****|****
                               |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| |*****|****
_______________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________
|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
          DEAD SHEEP IN A MORE FAMILIAR FORM.




                              /\____
                             /  O   \
                         @@@@@@@@___/
                        @@@@@@@@@@         /  (
                       @@@@@@@@@@======@--/---)_/)
                       @@@@@@@@@@@       O  |    |
                       @@@@@@@@@@@         @@@@@@@@
                       @@@@@@@@@@@       #############
        BAA - BER.      @@@@@@@@@       ###############
                          ||  ||        ###############
                          ~~  ~~        ###############
                       ##########        #############
                       #        #          |\     /|
                       #        #          ||\   /||
                       #        #          ~~ | | ~~
       ________________#________#_____________|_|______________________




                                        BAA - RT SIMPSON.
                           |\/\/\/\/|
                           |        |
                           | O    O |@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
                            \      /@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
                             \ __ /@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
                              \__/@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
                                 @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ @
                                    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@   @
                                      | |             | |
                                      | |             | |

                  (\___/)
       @@@@@@@@@@@| O  O|
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@\     /
   @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@\\\\__/  Hic!
   @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@\_U          <--- Pissed BAA - stard.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@        Hic!
      ||        ||    |@@@|
      ~~        ~~   C|   |
 ###################  \___/                       _____
 ###############################                _/  /  \_
                                              _/   /     \_
                                             /    /        \
                                             \_____________/
                                                 |O   O|
                                                 \     /
                                                @@\ - /@@
                                              /@@@@\_/@@@@\\
                                             /@@@@@@@@@@@@@ \
                                            / /@@@@@@@@@@@@ _\
                                           / /@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ \\
                                           |______ @@@@@@@@@  \\
                                             @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@   @@
                                              @@@@@@@@@@@@@
                                              @@@@@@@@@@@@@
                                               @@@@@@@@@@@
                                                 || @  ||
                                                 ~~    ~~
                                          NAPOLEONIC SHEEP.

                      (\___/)
        @@@@@@@@@@@@@@|O   O|
       @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@\     /
        @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@\   /
           @@      @@   \_/
           @@      @@
           @@      @@
           @@      @@
           @@      @@  Baa Stool
           @@      @@
           @@      @@
           @@______@@
           @@______@@
           @@      @@
           @@      @@
           @@      @@



                          BAA - ROOOOOM!!!

                    __________________________
                   /  (\__/)    ===           \
             ___  /   |O  O|                   \  ___
            |___|/___@@\__/@@___________________\|___|          .
                /________________________________\                .
                ||      \=======*=======/       ||             .    .
                ##################################           ...
 .... . .  ..   \____________|BAA 1|_____________/         . ....
     . . . ..   ####         -------          ####     ... .   . .
        . ..... ####                          ####  .. ... .. .


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Now here come the OWLS.


     ___         v             v v              ___           ___
    <*,*>      <*,*>          <*,*>            <`,'>         <*,*>
    [`-']      [`-']          [`-']            [`-']        =^`-'^=
    -"-"-      -"-"-          -"-"-            -"-"-          " "
     owl      punk owl   owl with antlers   chinese owl   flying owl

    ___          ___           ___            ___          ___
   <+,+>        <@,@>         <*,*>          <-,->        <$,$>
   [`-']        [`-']         [`-']          [`-']        [`-']
   -"-"-        -"-"-         -"---          -"-"-        -"-"-
 drunk owl   owl junkie   one legged owl   shrewd owl   greedy owl
            _
   ___           ___               _|||_             /_\
  <#,#>                            <*,*>            <*,*>
  [`-']         [`-']              [`-']            [`-']
  -"-"-         -"-"-              -"-"-            -"-"-
 T-V owl   owl with glasses   owl with top-hat   owl with fez

      ___             ___         _____   _
     <*,*>           <*,*>       /o    \_/ |      * *
     [`-//           [`o']      [       _  |                "owl"
     -"-"-           -"-"-       `-----' `-'
 owl with sling   medalion owl   surreal owl   owl in cave   owl

      ___              ___
     <*,->            <*,*>
     [`-']            [`S']
     -"-"-            -"-"-
 confidential owl   super owl

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               |
   -------     | This concludes the fourth part of THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO COWS.
   | COW |     | Please distribute this file WIDELY on BBSes, etc.  It is in
   -------     | the public domain.  ((THANKS TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED COWS!!))
               |
Iconified Cow  | Please send me your COWS for the next edition!  When drawing
               | cows, please DO NOT use tabs - use only "real" spaces.
 --------------'
           Cowments?  Cowntributions?  Send them to the editor...

             David A. Bader // dbader(at)scarecrow.csee.lehigh.edu

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


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David A. Bader                             Permanent Addr:
CSEE Dept., Packard Lab                    1402 Lorain Avenue
Lehigh University                          Bethlehem, Pa. 18018
Bethlehem, Pa.  18015                      (215) 868-1311
(215) 974-8995

Internet: dbader(at)scarecrow.csee.lehigh.edu or dab3(at)pl118f.cc.lehigh.edu
Bitnet: DAB3@LEHIGH.bitnet

------------------------------------------------------------------
 -------------------------- Teil 5 -------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------

        ...:::///  THE ANCIENT HISTORY OF THE COWS  \\\\\:::...

             Part 5 of the 5-part COMPLETE GUIDE TO COWS!
                   ___________________________
          (__)    /                           \      * OFFICIAL EDITION *
          (oo)   ( Remember when I was a calf? )
   /-------\/  --'\___________________________/     * SUMMER 1991 ISSUE! *
  / |     ||
 *  ||----||             Edited by David A. Bader
    ^^    ^^             Please send your submissions to:
     Cow                dbader@scarecrow.csee.lehigh.edu

=  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =

                      THE BIRTH OF THE COWS
           (in the words of Stephen L. Schultz, the Creator)

=  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =

Now, as for how it all started.  Well, I think John Christensen, my old
roomate, was the first person to discover:      (__)
                                                (oo)
                                                 \/
looked like a cow's head.  He once transmitted it vie write to someone
else and has it say, "MOO".  I suppose it originated from (* *) which in
are implementation of PASCAL was begin and end comment.  And he just
added the rest of it.

Then, as I said earlier, our system had crashed, and I was sitting
around talking with a friend, Geordie Kleuber.  He was working on some
project or other and needed to know ANSI escape sequences.  As I had
just finished writing graphics primitives in MACRO-11 for a project
I was working on, I knew them cold.  So I demonstrated how to position
the cursor and how to turn attributes on and off.

I was doing this in local mode, and wanted something to draw, so I
drew one of John's "MOOs" as he called them.  Then, as I need more
attributes to turn on and off, I added the rest of the body.  Being
the corny person that I am, and seeing as how the Chernobyl incident
was current events at the time, I decided to make the entire cow blink.
Then I made the entire cow blink and bold.  Then I made the entire cow
blink, bold, and reverse video.  And I added captions underneath,
"Within 100 miles of Chernobyl"  "Within 10 miles of Chernobyl"  and
"Within 1 mile of Chernobyl."

Geordie thought it was hilarious.  And as we had a local newsgroup,
local.noise (now csh.noise since the organization was Computer Science
House) for posting all sorts of ramblings.  I decided to make an entire
posting out of the cows.  The house loved them, and so I continued to
make up more.

Meanwhile, unbeknownst to me, Adam Stein, a house member who was cooping
at Xerox, took copies of them and posted them to rec.humor there.
Because at the time, CSH did not have a full news feed, and only got
incoming news, nothing went back out.  Adam one day forwarded me some
letters of people praising the cows.  I didn't know until the third or
fourth posting that they were going out.  Not that I minded.

It was funny.  For the next year or so, people would tell me how while
they were on coop in YourCity, USA they would see my cows posted on the
wall.  When I was at a DECUS once, someone recognized my name (I was
giving a talk on Imaging Science) as the creator of the cows and made
mention of it and about 20 people in the audience knew what he meant
when he spoke of the "net cows."

It was kind of neat.  Since then, they have taken on a life of their
own.  I had no idea how many new ones had been created.  Some of them
are so intricate, it amazes me someone took the time to do it.

Someone once suggested putting them into a book, but I said, "They
wouldn't make it in a book.  They only live on the net.  There they have
character.  In a book, they are just characters."  I'd much rather see
them live in the public domain anyways.  Especially since there have
been so many contributions from so many different people.  It really is
kind of neat.

Who'd of thunked it? :)

                                                - Steve

=  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =

                             GROWING UP
               (Some explanations by Stephen L. Schultz)

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Hello.  A friend of mine recently showed me the Cowmpendium you have
compiled from the net.  This was of interest to me since I was the
person who started it all so long ago.  I haven't subscribed to
rec.humor in a long time so I've missed a number of those you had
in your compendium.  On the same token, you've missed some of my
more recent ones.  I also noticed a few other older ones missing.

As was the case with a number of them, there are some local jokes,
and local references.  The "Corner Crew" is our cheering section
for RIT hockey.

I will leave it up to you what you want to include and what you
do not.

Incidently, the "Chernobull" series is of special significance
because they are the ones that started it all.  One day, when the
system was down, I put my VT100 into local mode and started drawing.
The end result was the first cow.  Actually it was a little more squat
than it is now, but I refined it on the screen until it looked good.
Knowing my VT100 escape codes by heart, I then drew another and made
it flash, and then flash and bold, and then flash, bold, and not present,
etcetera.  In the olden days, you could send escapes through the mail
and such, and so it used to be a nice effect.  Of course, since then,
everyone strips escapes out, so the series has lost its effect.  But
I decided to leave them in for historical purposes.

Of course, again, you may include or not include them as you will.
Who'd of thought when I drew them way back when they'd have caught
on as they did?  Thank Adam "Bacca" Stein for sending them out into
the "real" world, because initially they were only released on
local.noise which was a newsgroup local to our organization.

Have a good one.

                                        - Stephen L. Schultz

Bitnet:    SLS4255@RITVAX
Internet:  SLS4255@RITVAX.isc.rit.edu

=  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =

                     THE ORIGINAL GUIDE TO COWS

=  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =

Today, we are going to compare and contrast those lovely little bovines.
So sit back and enjoy, but don't forget to take notes.  There may be a
surprise quiz sometime next week.


          (__)
          (oo)                       U
   /-------\/                    /---V
  / |     ||                    * |--|                       .
 *  ||----||
    ^^    ^^

Cow at 1 meter.         Cow at 100 meters.        Cow at 10,000 meters.



          (__)                     )__(                vv    vv
          (oo)                     (oo)                ||----||  *
   /-------\/               *-------\/                 ||     | /
  / |     ||               / |     ||                 /\-------/
 *  ||----||              /  ||----||                (oo)
    ^^    ^^                 vv    vv                (~~)

American Cow              Polish Cow            Australian Cow


          (__)                     (__)                     (__)
          (oo)                ____ (oo)                _---_(oo)
   /-------\/               /-    --\/               /-     -\/
  / |     ||               / |     ||               /|      ||
 *  ||----||              *  ||___-||              *  ||___-||
    ^^    ^^                 ^^    ^^                 ^^    ^^

Freshman Cow             Freshman Cow             Freshman Cow
Arriving at RIT     After the "Freshman 15"    After the "Freshman 20"


          (__)                     (__)                     (__)
          (OO)                     (@@)                     (xx)
   /-------\/               /-------\/               /-------\/
  / |     ||               / |     ||               / |     ||
 *  ||----||              *  ||----||              *  ||----||
    ^^    ^^                 ^^    ^^                 ^^    ^^

Cow who drank Jolt       Cow who ate              Cow who used Jolt to wash
                      psychadelic mushrooms      down psychadelic mushrooms


The following three cows were supposed to be appearing with the
Celebrity Cows in the last issue, however, I found out that they
were sitting around a bar getting drunk discussing what exactly
is art.  The cows' conclusion:  Art is a bunch of Bull(s).

                                Sorry, but I couldn't resist,
                                Hawk,  Sesquipedalianite
                                and Head of Heffer Control.



                    (____)               (____)                         (____)
                    (oo  )               (o  o)                         ( O O)
         /-----------\  /          /-----\    /----          /-----------\  /
        / ||       |  \/          / |   |  \/   |           / ||       |  \/
       /  ||       ||||           \ |  |      | | |        /  ||       ||||
      *   ||||-----||||            *| | |-----| | |       *   ||||-----||||
          /\/\     /\/\             /\ /\     /\ /\           ^^^^     ^^^^
     This cow belonged         This was Salvatore      No one was sure whether
      to Pablo Picasso        Dali's favorite cow    M.C. Escher's cow had four
                                                           legs or eight



. . . And now, the Golden Bovine Awards!

           (__)
           (oo)      (_)
    /-------\/        V
   / |     ||        /G\
  *  ||----||     ___[B]___
     ^^    ^^     |       |

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for . . . the nominees for the
best leading bull in a motion picture are:

        Christopher for his role as the Brooklyn tough in the critically
                acclaimed drama, "Chew the Cud Slowly"

        Gambler, the swashbuckling hero in this years box-office block
                buster in "Cow Wars III:  Return of the Bovine"

        Samson, as the somewhat deranged longhorn in what has been described
                as this years most artistic film, "Slaughterhouse Mine"

        Spencer for his outstanding portrayal of a cow who gets involved in
                some crazy farmers scheme and gets sent to foreign fields
                where his only goal is to get "Back to the Pasture"

        George, the latest heart throb to dance his way across the silver
                screen in "Hoofloose"

                and

        Bitters in a thought provoking role as an in-mate at a barn for
                the mentally impaired in "One Flew Over the Milking Machine"

And the winner is . . .

Christopher in "Chew the Cud Slowly"

I would like to thank everyone who helped me make this movie, without whom I
never would have won, especially, Farmer Brown, whose guidance and patience
around feeding time helped me through the long nights of rehearsals and
shootings, and Farm-Hand John, who used to sneak out at night to open the
gate to the stud pen so that I could relieve some of my other tensions, and
to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
                             \
           (__)                (___)
           (oo)      (_)       (O O)
    /-------\/        V         \ /---------\
   / |     ||        /G\         O ||      | \
  *  ||----||     ___[B]___        ||-----||  *
     ^^    ^^     |       |        ^^     ^^




I would like to express my heart felt thanks to Gary Larson for giving
me explicit written permission to use his Far Side cartoon panel as
a basis for this cow posting:






...and with its onboard floating point
and dual I and D cache buffers, the
CLIPPER will blow the doors off of any
micro in its class.                             QUICK, ONE'S COMING !!!
    \                                                   \
     \                                                   \
      (__)          (__)                                 (__)
      (oo)          (oo)                                 (oo)
       \/            \/                                   \/
     /----\        /----\                               /----\
    /|    |\      /|    |\                             /|    |\
   ^ |    | ^    ^ |    | ^-+                         ^ |    | ^
     |    |        |    | |C|                           |    |
     /----\        /----\ +-+                           /----\
    /    \ \      /    \ \                             /    \ \
   ^      * ^    ^      * ^                           ^      * ^










              MOO                  Oh, how boring it must
              /                    be to be a cow.
           (__)      (__)                 \                   (__)
           (oo)      (oo)                  _______            (oo)
    /-------\/        \/-------\          //  ||\ \            \/-------\
   / |     ||          ||     | \   _____//___||_\ \___         ||     | \
  *  ||----||          ||----||  *  )  _          _    \        ||----||  *
     ^^    ^^          ^^    ^^     |_/ \________/ \___|        ^^    ^^
______________________________________\_/________\_/__________________________









...So explain to me again how
they were able to achieve
zero weight states...
                 \                           It's party time!
                  \                                    \
      (__)          (__)                                 (__)
      (oo)          (oo)                                 (oo)
       \/            \/                                   \/
     /----\        /----\                               /----\
    /|    |\      /|    |\                             /|    |\
   ^ |    | ^    ^ |    | ^-+                         ^ |    | ^
     |    |        |    | |C|                      [BUD]|    |[BUD]
     /----\        /----\ +-+                      [SIX]/----\[SIX]
    /    \ \      /    \ \                             /    \ \
   ^      * ^    ^      * ^                           ^      * ^








CLIPPER is a trademark of the Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation,
BUD is a trademark of Anheiser Busch Brewing, and
"Far Side" is a New York Times Syndication.
                  /
                 /     And we're just stupid cows.
           (__)                   /
           (oo)              (__)
    /-------\/               (oo)
   / |     ||                 \/-------\
  *  ||----||                  ||     | \
     ^^    ^^                  ||----||  *
                               ^^    ^^





Many people have been asking me why there are so many different kinds
of milk on the shelves.  Not just different brands, but different types,
like Whole or Low-Fat.  Well, I have decided to answer that question in
full.  Listed below are most of the major types of milk available on the
market today and with them are the type of cow that produces the milk.
Most American citizens don't even begin to realize all of the carefull
in-breeding that went into producing these strains of dairy cows so that
the average consumer would have a wide selection of milk to choose from.
In fact, most Americans are ignorant of tha fact that this many different
types of cows exist.  Most people beleive that all cows look alike.  Not
so, as we are soon to find out.

                                           Stephen L. Schultz
                                           Head of Heifer Control
                                           Computer Science House
                                           Rochester Institute of Technology
                                           Rochester, New York  14623




          (__)                     (__)                    __)
          (oo)                     (oo)                     o)
   /-------\/               /-------\/
  / |  O  ||               * ||----||
 *  ||----||                 ||    ||
    ^^    ^^                 ^^    ^^
 Cow that gives            Cow that gives           Cow that gives
 (W)hole Milk.             Low-Fat Milk.            2% Milk.



          (__)
          (dd)                                          .
   /-------\/
  / |     ||                         U                      .
 *  ||----||                     /---V                         .
    ^^    ^^                    * |--|                  .
 Cow that gives            Cow that gives           Cow that gives (gave)
 Vitamin D Milk.           Condensed Milk.          Evaporated Milk.


Warning:  Two of the last three are crude.



                                (__)
                              __(oo)
          (__)               /   \/  (__)                        (___)
          milk              /   \\   (oo)                        (O O)
   /-------\/              /|  /-^^---\/                 /--------\ /
  / |     ||              / | /|     ||                 / |      ||O
 *  ||----||             *  || ||----||                *  ||@\---||
    ^^    ^^                ^^ ^^    ^^                   ^^     ^^
 Cow that gives             Cows that give             Cow that gives
 Pasteurized Milk.          Homogenized Milk.          Cream.



I warned you.


In an attempt to cash in on the cow craze that swept local.noise, Detroit
has decided to produce a complete line of auto-moo-biles.  Japan was quick
to follow suit and produced a few cows too, as were a couple of European
countries.  Below is a list of the auto-moo-biles reviewed by "Cow and
Track" magazine.

Before you read the list, I would like to point out that a friend of mine
recently purchased a particular brand of automobile and we have been
kidding her about the small size of this automobile.  It is intended to
needle this person, but if you wish to take offense and want to flame me
for degrading the car, then please, feel free to send all flames to:
                 rochester!ritcv!ritcsh!adam

If you wish to make any constructive comments or suggestions to add to
my collection of cows, please mail to:
                 rochester!ritcv!ritcsh!hawk


                       (__)                Stephen L. Schultz
                       (oo)                Head of Heifer Control
                /-------\/                 Computer Science House
               / |     ||                  Rochester Institute of Technology
              *  ||----||                  Rochester, New York  14623
                 ^^    ^^



Here are the national standards for wheel-base classification:


              (__)              (__)            (__)          (__)
              (oo)              (oo)            (oo)          (oo)
   /-----------\/      /---------\/      /-------\/      /-----\/
  / |         ||      / |       ||      / |     ||      / |   ||            U
 *  ||--------||     *  ||------||     *  ||----||     *  ||--||        /---V
    OO        OO        OO      OO        OO    OO        OO  OO       * O--O
 
   Full-Size Cow       Mid-Size Cow    Compact Cow    Sub-Compact Cow    Yugo



These are some of the various models offered:

 
    __   (__)       ______  (__)               (__)             (__)
   /  \  (oo)      /      \ (oo)               (oo)          \  (oo)
  /    ---\/      *        --\/     /|      |---\/      @     ---\/
 * |     ||       |         ||     * |______|  ||      /|       ||          U
   ||----||       ||--------||       ||--------||     * ||------||      /---V
   OO    OO       OO        OO       OO        OO       OO      OO     * O--O
 
 Hatch-Back      Station Wagon      Pick-up Truck     Convertable   Roller Skate



Although some people like to customize their cows:


          (__)                                               \
          (oo)                                                \
   /-------\/                                  (__)            \__)
  / |     ||        /---_  (__)                (oo)            (oo)
 *  ||----||       / |   -_(oo)     /-----------\[]    /--------\/
   OOO    OOO     *  ||-_  |\/     / |         |[]    /|=======||     *    U
  O   O  O   O       ||  -_||     *  ||--------||    * ||------||(     \---V
   OOO    OOO        OO    OO        OO        OO      @@      @@       O--O
 
 Beach-comber's    A Low-Rider   Chevy Impala      Aluminum alloy      Yugo with
     Deluxe                     with Fuzzy Dice   rims, fog lamps,       rear
                                                   cb radio, and        spoiler
                                                custom pin-striping



Then there are the luxury cows:


                                                (__)
                                                (oo)
   /---------------------------------------------\/
  / |                                           ||                 U
 *  ||------------------------------------------||           /-----V
    OO                                          OO          * O----O

                      Stretch Limo                         Yugo Limo



And the workforce of the interstate cowing industry:


      /------------------------------------------
     / |                                        |
    /  |      Upstate Milk Cooperatives         | (_____)
   /   |                                        | ( O O )
  /    |                                        |  \   /
 *     |________________________________________|___\ /
          OO  OO                         OO  OO      O         . .__.,,

                    The Eighteen Hoofer                    Yugo after being
                                                      run over by the 18 hoofer



Many people have been asking what the most read magazine is amongst the
bulls in the pen.  Well the answer is an easy one, it's PLAYBULL.  But
not too many people know who own's PLAYBULL, so I thought it would be
nice to head out to the PLAYBULL Mansion and meet the founder and editor,
Hugh Heifer.

                                                - Steve Schultz
                                                  Head of Heifer Control


Here is Hugh Heifer himself, with a couple of his PLAYBULL Bunnies.
Of course, whenever Hugh is around the mansion, he always wears his
comfortable silk bathrobes.

         \    /                       \    /
          \__/               (___)     \__/
          (oo)               (o o)     (oo)
   /-------\/        /---+----\ /       \/-------\
  / |     ||        / |  |   ||O         ||     | \
 *  ||----||       *  ||-+---||          ||----||  *
    ^^    ^^          ^^     ^^          ^^    ^^


Meanwhile, in the photo studios in the back of the mansion, we see next
issues centerfold posing in front of the camera.


          (__) O
          (o[o]|                       *     (__)
   /-------\/ v                       /      (oo)v
  / |     ||_/                        \-------\/ \
 *  ||----|                     v____/      /   \/
    ^^    ^                      v___\____v/___/

Probably an RIT               Is this one beautiful
photo graduate                   bovine, or what?

Well, if you liked the way the centerfold looked, you may want some
biographical data:

Name:                           Ingrid
Age:                            4
Occupation:                     Dairy producer
Major Turn-ons:                 A well charged cattle prod
Major Turn-offs:                A stud pen with too many cows
                                and not enough bulls
Favorite TV Show:               T.J. Hoofer
Favorite Rock Group:            George Thorocud
Favorite Sexual Position:       Up against the barbed wire
Ambitions in Life:              To be in heat during the running of the bulls

Our system ( VAXIMG ) is currently down for FCO's, and so, having nothing
better to do ( not necessarily true, but nothing better that I want to do )
I decided to draw a few cows.  These cows are from the Corner Crew, so
watch out, they are loud and obnoxious at hockey games.

                                                - Hawk

                        (_   _)
          (__)          (o   o)
          (oo)           \   /-------\
   /-------\/                ||     | \
  * ||----||                 ||----||  *
    ^^    ^^                 ^^    ^^
Strawberry Shortcake    Banana Split

          (__)          (__)        *
          (oo)          (oo)       /
   /-------\/            \/-------/
  / |     ||              ||     | o
 *  ||----||              ||----||   ooo
    ::    ::              ^^    ^^  oooooo
 Your team skates      Like a pile of . . .

(__)                          (__)
(oo)                          (oo)
 \/-------\            /-------\/
  \\     \ \          / /     //
   \\----\\ *        * //----//
    ^^    ^^          ^^    ^^
Shift to the left    Shift to the right

    (__)
    (oo)
  /--\/--\               (__)
 / |    | \              (oo)
^  |    |  ^           ---\/----<
   /----\              | \-+-<
  /   \  \             |   |
 ^     *  ^         *__|__-+-<-<
Stand up            Sit down

          (__)  *       (__)(__)
          (xx)   \      (@@)(oo)
   /-------\/ >---\------\/  \/-------\
  / |     ||      |     ||>---|     || \
 *  ||----||      |-----||     |----||  *
    ^^    ^^      ^     ^^     ^    ^^
Fight, fight, fight!

\  \  /  /\  \  /  /\  \  /  /\  \  /  /
 ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---
(% %)(o o)(* *)(+ +)(- -)(# #)(x x)(@ @)
 \ /  \ /  \ /  \ /  \ /  \ /  \ /  \ /
  +    *    +    *    +    *    +    *
 / \  / \  / \  / \  / \  / \  / \  / \
(. .)(' ')(^ ^)(° °)(v v)(: :)(% %)(~ ~)
 ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---
 \ /  / \  \ /  / \  \ /  / \  \ /  / \
 ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---
(' ')(. .)(° °)(ö ö)(: :)(~ ~)(^ ^)(v v)
 \ /  \ /  \ /  \ /  \ /  \ /  \ /  \ /
  +    *    +    *    +    *    +    *
 / \  / \  / \  / \  / \  / \  / \  / \
(o o)(| |)(# #)(- -)(+ +)(% %)(* *)(x x)
 ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---  ---
/  /  \  \/  /  \  \/  /  \  \/  /  \  \

              Crazy Cowpet


=  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =

The Complete Guide to Cows thanks the following editors:

  Stephen L. Schultz  (SLS4255@RITVAX.isc.rit.edu)
  Eric W. Tilenius    (etileniu@Oracle.COM)
  David A. Bader      (dbader@scarecrow.csee.lehigh.edu)

And, of course, a BIG MOO! to the home audience for supporting and creating
 new cows for the Guide!

=  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =  =


::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
               |
   -------     | This concludes the fifth part of THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO COWS.
   | COW |     | Please distribute this file WIDELY on BBSes, etc.  It is in
   -------     | the public domain.  ((THANKS TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED COWS!!))
               |
Iconified Cow  | Please send me your COWS for the next edition!  When drawing
               | cows, please DO NOT use tabs - use only "real" spaces.
 --------------'

           Cowments?  Cowntributions?  Send them to the editor...

             David A. Bader // dbader@scarecrow.csee.lehigh.edu

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


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  ______________
  | Hayakawa's |            (__)                 (__)                 (__)
  |    Cows    |            (oo)                 (oo)                 (oo)
  | 0155501208 |     /-------\/           /-------\/           /-------\/
  |____________|    / |   1 ||   is not  / |   2 ||   is not  / |   3 ||
        ||         *  ||----||          *  ||----||          *  ||----||
        ||            ^^    ^^             ^^    ^^             ^^    ^^
  ______||_______


============new COW file


 3 uv cows      7 uv cows        9 uv cows
 6 uv cows      4 uv cows        king uv cows
I win agen! MOOOOOO This game has only cows no uther suts?

Cowzey Ates

/===========================\
|        moo      $    o * 8|
|   moo               ?     |
|                       ]   |
\===========================/

+---+ +---+ +---+ +---+
|MOO| |MOO| |   | |MOO|
+---+ +---+ +---+ +---+

+---+ +---+ +---+ +---+
|MOO| |MOO| |Moo| |moO|
+---+ +---+ +---+ +---+

+---+ +---+ +---------+
|MOO| |MOO| |MOOOOOOO!|
+---+ +---+ +---------+

Cow-computer


           )__(    ________    
           (oo)   /        \         
    *-------\/ --|  Huh???  |                  
   / |     ||     \________/        
  /  ||----||                      
     vv    vv                      

    Kasai Cow 


            (__)    ____
            (00)   /    \
     /-------\/ --| enyo |
    / |     ||     \____/
   *  ||----||     
      ^^    ^^     
     Chris cow


            )__)    _______
            (0o)   /       \
     /-------\/ --| enyo??? |
    / |     ||     \_______/
   *  ||----||
      vv    ^^
     Karis cow


         )__)    ________
         (o )   /        \
  /-------\/ --| *shrugs* |
 / |     ||     \________/
 * ||----||
   vv    ^^
   Neil Cow

          ) )     ______
         (**)   /        \
  /-------\/ --| *m00* |
 / |     ||     \________/
 * ||----||
   vv    ^^
   Dead Cow




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