According to high placed sources, 2009 is the Chinese year of the Ox. Hmmm.  If you wanted to buy an Ox, where would you go? What does one look for in an ox? If an excellent ox was standing next to a bad ox, how would you know?  Besides having tails suitable for stew, what else is tasty about the ox? Oxburgers?

An ox is a compact beast of burden- a sort of bulldozer on the hoof. Why didn’t Budweiser choose oxen to pull their famed lager wagon? If oxen were good enough for the Mormon trail and Paul Bunyan, why not for beer distribution? I’m gonna go have a beer and think about it.

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