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0 - 'Fence Plowing' Is The New Cow Tipping

Adam Schleichkorn Monday, March 12, 2007 , ,
I grew up in the South, but I'll admit, I've never tipped a cow. Talked about it, laughed about it, heard stories of kids who tried to do it (and mostly failed), but never did it. Still, it was one of those things - scary, crazy and seemingly funny to do as a teen or college student (I love animals, please don't be mad PETA). If you were going to tip a cow, it's not something you would attempt alone. Not because cows are huge and could potentially wake up and maybe chase you or just moo really loudly. It's because you wanted your friends there to do it with you and so you and your friends could then have a great story to tell all the kids who weren't there. You see where I'm going...

Now that teens can post video online, they can record crazy stunts for posterity. Part of the reason Jackass is so popular with teen boys is because it taps right into their impulsiveness, love of gross out humor and daredevil nature and desire to impress their friends. The rise of online video has empowered teens boys to create their own stunts and record them (see Dare Junkies). And just as there have always been Jack Ass copycats (some who met very bad fates), if some teens do something other teens think is h-i-l-a-r-i-o-u-s, it will be copied.


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