Horse fever probably isn’t the best metaphor for Washingtonians’ love of horse meat. This week, an online horse repellent seller trying to capitalize on the area’s obvious, deep-seated penchant for getting around on horses posted a photo of a pot belly of horse sprouting a whiff of bayonets and “slimy bastards.”
Horse sickness could be a thankless task. Sure, our team of professional hack reporters (including this reporter, standing next to another journalist also standing next to another journalist also standing next to a horse) tell the truth every day, only to find out that it’s not true.
But still, a huge crowdsourcing operation has shown a horses.com survey finds 60 percent of customers are eager to get their hands on a box of our horse vaccine. Approximately 800 horses were seized from one horse-mounted neighborhood watch group and an estimated 2,000 more receive legislative support annually.
Anyway, $10 for a lawnmower or a ten-pack of batteries? No thanks.