A bull is spotted running down Times Square. People are puzzled to see this beast in an urban environment. More puzzling, many of the witnesses think it’s a horse. Some can’t tell whether it’s a horse or a cow. A policeman goes to investigate, but the animal can’t be found, and the police officer can’t even tell if the beast is horse or cow. Fortunately, an astrologer comes up to explain what the problem is.
“Don’t you see that it’s December 21st?” says the astrologer.
“So, what does that mean?” says the police officer.
“Well,” beams the astrologer, “that’s the date of this year’s winter equine ox!”
Editor’s note: I am so very sorry. It was either this or some discussion of the continuing Health Care debacle, and I just can’t.