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  • Though there was polygamy in my family history, and I knew more about the subject than most, I went into my research expecting what most anyone would expect: megalomaniacal men with their hair greased back and their shirts buttoned to the collar married to cow-eyed women in pioneer dresses and ostentatious meringue hair-dos.

    Why Polygamy? On Writing The Lonely Polygamist

  • You can bet your sweet bippy he already knows who he wants to be his VP -- just holding on to the expectation of the cow-eyed MSM is all.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • Yet, Boyle's age, church lady looks and lousy luck in love didn't deter our feisty lass from climbing up on stage and belting out "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables in a way that made even the only female judge, Botox beauty Amanda Holden, cast cow-eyed looks of awe at this unlikely Scottish songbird.

    Holly Robinson: Susan Boyle: The Poster Child for Late Bloomers

  • I just love that startled, cow-eyed look little Russ gets when Biden hands him his ass.

    Edwards Debate Performance Wows CNN And Fox Focus Groups

  • You rant at the pharmacist, the pharmacist informs you that what they really said was X, and what the patient heard was Y, and said patient stands in the middle, cow-eyed as always.

    Rant Alert: Attention, Pharmacists

  • That last picture just sealed the whole thing perfectly … and even dripping with adorable cuteness, it may give me constant nightmares of nipple-chomping, cow-eyed babies.

    The gods must be crazy | Her Bad Mother

  • So maybe it's just that the movie as a whole had a tone of timewasting and the vast it seemed based on Naomi Watts and Kong going all cow-eyed over each other.

    Archive 2005-12-01

  • And in any case, I think that Hera, aka old Bopis, has a soft spot for other big-eyed creatures, and WonderBaby has the whole cow-eyed thing down.

    Archive 2006-06-11

  • That last picture just sealed the whole thing perfectly...and even dripping with adorable cuteness, it may give me constant nightmares of nipple-chomping, cow-eyed babies.

    The gods must be crazy

  • The clones, and the narrator in particular, are completely dead inside obsessing about trifling matters but accepting their grizzly fate with cow-eyed complacency.

    2006, A Year in Books: Worst Reads of the Year

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