April 22, 2014

What's up with the mules?

Okay, I've seen this twice in 2 days as we've driven into work:



What does it mean?!

Meade took the photo, on campus, on University Drive.

35 comments:

Fandor said...

This is a subtle way the Post Office is trying to bring back "Jackass Mail" in a cost cutting effort.

The young lady in the shorts is making, in a not too subtle way, an effort to reintroduce "hot pants" into fashion.

It won't work on either score.

No new trends were ever set in Wisconsin.

Oh, brother. Those are fighting words, aren't they?

Fandor said...

HELLO?

Ms. Althouse would like some feedback.

At least comment on Meade's picture…nice composition…don't you think?

chrisnavin.com said...


If I may say, those are some decent-looking asses.

garage mahal said...

What does it mean?!

I think this is it.

Cheryl said...

Mules are dependable. No way would my horses put up with those balloons!

Rob said...

End times are coming.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Ask any Prius owner-- hybrids are the future.

David said...

Just more asses parading around in Madison.

tim maguire said...

What's with the silly vest? Do the safety police really know no limits?

FleetUSA said...

The Democrats are camping in Madison

dwstaple said...

It appears to be a marketing campaign for the launch of a new app.

http://badgerherald.com/news/2014/04/22/wtf-wtfdonkeys/#.U1cPJOZdW_w

Ron said...

They're promoting the new drink, the "Madison Mule"...Tea, with 2 shots of Vodka and a slice of cheese on the glass....

YoungHegelian said...

Two Mule Team Borax delivery?

All the cleaning power & 1/10 the mule shit!

Patrick said...

Looks like maybe Cinco de Quattro has, in deference to the President, finally become a thing.

wildswan said...

Waiting for Sister Sara

paminwi said...

Car accident near the asses by people watching the asses and not paying attention to the road around 5:15pm today.

Got stuck in the aftermath.

Jim in St Louis said...

The flicker stream has a bunch of (some good) photos. It is amusing to me to click the arrows quickly a dozen times and see that the caption from the original post still works:

What does it mean?!

Meade took the photo, on campus, on University Drive.

Hagar said...

Is that an undercover cop sting?

Michael said...

Those mules are dinky. Why are they so short?

Dan from Madison said...

I think the best part about all of this is that the company has "donkey" in their name, and the local reporters report the animals as donkeys - but they are clearly mules, as most third graders could understand.
http://www.channel3000.com/news/meandering-downtown-donkeys-promote-new-social-app/25606962

Tank said...

Michael said...

Those mules are dinky. Why are they so short?


They are not actually mules.

richard mcenroe said...

Harry Reid stole all the cowboys' horses is what it means.

who-knew said...

Based on the picture, I'd say definitely donkeys, not mules.

Paul said...

What mules?

Carter Wood said...

When I traveled through eastern Germany shortly after the wall fell, all the city centers (Fussgaengerzone)were marked by two things: Vietnamese selling cigarettes and a guy standing with a pony with a sign, "Unemployed circus pony, please help." (The small-time circuses closed once the government subsidies ended.) Perhaps it's something similar?

Unknown said...

Reminds me of a mysterious early 60's ad campaign

`I will bring a mountain to Chicago.'

There were billboards all over the city with those words and a picture of a mountain. It turned out to be merely the mountain of flavor within Folger's Coffee.

Phaedrus said...

Everyone likes a little ass every once a while even in Madison.

Ann Althouse said...

I called them donkeys when I first saw them, and Meade said they were mules…. I believed him. He's been on the farm...

Dan from Madison said...

Definitely mules.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mule

LuAnn Zieman said...

They are mules. The owner is riding the lead mule. I know him. And, yes, he was hired to advertise a new app. He will be going to LaCrosse and a couple other cities as well. His mules have won national awards.

Howard Roark said...

Mules? I only see sneakers, sandals and boots

Goju said...

Mules are smarter, more sure footed and far more reliable than horses. And they are smaller than work mules because the horse half was probably a riding horse breed than a work horse one.

Cheryl, if your horses are too jumpy, may I suggest sending them to an Amish trainer? The carriage horses in Lake Geneva are all Amish trained. My wife and I were in a carriage and two motorcycles buzzed by - one on each side - and the horse didn't blink.

Goju said...

They are smaller mules probably because the horse half was a riding horse and not a work horse breed. Mules are stronger, tougher, more sure footed and far more reliable than horses.

Cheryl, if your horses are too jumpy, you could try taking them to an Amish trainer. To see Amish training at work, check out the carriage horses in Lake Geneva. Motorcyles, trucks, loud cars, etc and they don't bat an eye.

Goju said...

Mules are smarter, more sure footed and far more reliable than horses. And they are smaller than work mules because the horse half was probably a riding horse breed than a work horse one.

Cheryl, if your horses are too jumpy, may I suggest sending them to an Amish trainer? The carriage horses in Lake Geneva are all Amish trained. My wife and I were in a carriage and two motorcycles buzzed by - one on each side - and the horse didn't blink.

Rusty said...

I call this photograph; Shamelessness in orange shorts.