I have to confess to an almost Larsonesque love of cows. They’re just plain funny. Gary Larson’s cartoons always depict them as having a lively intellect capable of clever invention and sophisticated scheming. But of course, that’s why it’s funny. There are probably few creatures on the planet as conspicuously uncomplicated as the barnyard cow. Still, there always does seem to be some kind of bovine intelligence at work there. Perhaps it’s only the lack of opposible thumbs that prevents them from fulfilling Larson’s Far Side depictions. Perhaps not.