Wednesday, September 12, 2007 by Emily Boyd
We were recently asked an excellent question on the forums: why do we have a stuffed monkey for our mascot, and not a cow?
We didn't really have a great answer for that, but the very next day we walked into the post office and were confronted by a large display of stuffed farmyard animals (I'm not exactly sure why the post office sells farmyard animals, but it does, okay?). Amongst the various horses, pigs, and sheep, we spotted the perfect addition to the RTM team: one black and white cow.
After taking the cow to the counter and paying $9.99 to liberate it, the nice post office worker placed it in its own special bag (and told us to be careful not to let it suffocate!). We took the cow home to meet the rest of the team:
(L-R: Cow, Bob, and our Nabaztag aka 'Nabby')
Everyone seems happy, and we now have a monkey and a cow as RTM mascots (although Bob did insist on being promoted to "senior mascot"). We'll be testing the cow's coding talents this week; Bob could use some help finishing off this first Pro feature…
In other news, as the result of another forum discussion, jkalvin created a Facebook group for RTM. It's described as, "A group for Remember The Milk fanatics!". If that's you, why not join? :)
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