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vaxvms
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[MA] Does Massachusetts need an "official state cowboy"

OK so there's this bill in the statehouse proposing the creation of an official state cowboy. What do you think? Should Massachusetts have an official state cowboy?

There's also a bill calling for naming the quahog as our official state shellfish.

More "official" Massachusetts stuff at »New England FAQ »Massachusetts State Trivia


DrStrange
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Re: [MA] Does Massachusetts need an "official state cowboy&

'Yes' on the shellfish. 'Absolutely not' on the cowboy.

Happy trails!


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said by vaxvms:

OK so there's this bill in the statehouse proposing the creation of an official state cowboy.

Rex Trailer ???
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sashwa
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There are cowboys in MA?


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Yay Go Rex!


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There are cowboys in MA?

Durn tootin',,,, Westa Wista
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I don't associate anything in New England with "cowboys" So if I was in Massachusetts, I would give a resounding NO!

CowGIRLS on the other hand........
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capecoddah

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Quahogs will probably win ovah tha steemah. Politics.

Cowboys? We all know it's Rex Trailer.
Years ago there was Bill O'Brien, the Cape Cod Cowboy but I think he passed away.

I once saw some cowboys in P-Town...
(I'm sure there is a limerick there)


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Being a Native Texan and being forced to live up in these parts, there ain't any cowboys up here.
Hell, ya'll can't even say pecan right.
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But you Texans say naked funny - nekkid


Harddrive
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Oh yeah, right.
You all have Worcester and Peabody down pretty good.


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Waaaal pahdners, I hail from Southern New England doncha' know...but for the life of me, I can't imagine why any New England state would need a "State Cowboy"...

A State Lobsterman...now you've got something!

No need to take other state's indentity.
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dave
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Why do we 'need' an official state anything?


Harddrive
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to help generate revenue and increase taxes.

dave
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An 'official state cowboy' would generate revenue ... how? and what can be taxed by having an 'official state cowboy'?


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reply to capecoddah
said by capecoddah:

Quahogs will probably win ovah tha steemah. Politics.

Cowboys? We all know it's Rex Trailer.
Years ago there was Bill O'Brien, the Cape Cod Cowboy but I think he passed away.

I once saw some cowboys in P-Town...
(I'm sure there is a limerick there)

Billy O'brien was Rex's sidekick for a number of years;

SGT. BILLY: A SERGEANT AND A GENTLEMAN

Bill O'Brien, who played Sgt. Billy, was the sidekick who lasted the longest, literally growing up on Rex's show. Billy joined the crew at 15 with Lou Ciarfella in the standard entry level Boomtown slot—pooper scooper. He appeared with both Pablo and Cactus Pete, working continuously on the show from 1967 on. "Terry and I became comrades because we were the two village buffoons. We played off each other and had a great time doing the show," recalled Bill.

He and Rex met for the first time at Pleasure Island, where Bill was working with Lou as an Indian attacking the train before Rex came to rescue the passengers and wrestle the Indians.

Bill learned how to play a guitar when he was young. Eventually, he went to Berklee College of Music. "Terry encouraged me to go and learn how to write and arrange music," said Bill.

As with all live performances, mishaps were inevitable. A number of Rex's personal appearances took place at Pleasure Island, Wakefield, Massachusetts' version of Disneyland. Rex was in the middle of the lake where the boat nde was, performing in his amphicar (an automobile that could go on land and water). "There was this metal whale in the lake that would spout water and rise out of the water once in a while. This thing comes up underneath the amphicar and starts tipping it over," recalled Dallas. "It was Rex's big encounter with Moby Dick that we never let him forget."






vaxvms
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Massachusetts needs an 'official' astronaut. Cast your vote for Major Mudd.


capecoddah

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reply to HenryFarpolo
said by HenryFarpolo:

said by capecoddah:

Quahogs will probably win ovah tha steemah. Politics.

Cowboys? We all know it's Rex Trailer.
Years ago there was Bill O'Brien, the Cape Cod Cowboy but I think he passed away.

I once saw some cowboys in P-Town...
(I'm sure there is a limerick there)

Billy O'brien was Rex's sidekick for a number of years;

SGT. BILLY: A SERGEANT AND A GENTLEMAN

Nope, different William O'Brien. Points for trying though.


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Should the Statehouse propose an Official Clown?
Nevermind, corner office, done


vaxvms
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Clowns are funny. The Statehouse people are scary not funny.

Frank Avruch for official clown.

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Why no official state cow?


vaxvms
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An official state cow? That's udderly ridiculous.


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said by dave:

Why no official state cow?

Don't go there.....
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Given the history of the state, I'd consider naming an official state cow before I'd consider naming an official state cowboy.


miataman

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said by DrStrange:

Given the history of the state, I'd consider naming an official state cow before I'd consider naming an official state cowboy.

How about an official indicted
Speaker of the House. We have more than a few to choose from.
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Frank Avruch for official clown.

Bozo! ^^ [Am I dating myself with the Avruch-Bozo link? ]
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Oh yeah, right.
You all have Worcester and Peabody down pretty good.

I am still bothered by the fact that Worcester is pronounced Wooster :/ I can't pronounce most things correctly here because nothing is spelled as it sounds.

As far as cowboys here, there are some??


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The street that the original Pepe's Pizza is on in New Haven is named Wooster and is pronounced correctly.
»www.pepespizzeria.com/directions···newhaven

I drive by the place everyday on my way home from work.
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Worcester (and Leicester and Gloucester and many many others) are all British names, so you can thank them for the odd pronunciations
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Harddrive
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I think we did back in 1776.