He rose before dawn, pissed in the toilet, ate in the kitchen, then went outside to the barn and milked the cow. That’s all he did: he milked the cow. This action meant one thing: he was milking the cow. The milking of the cow in this case is not symbolic of anything else. It is certainly not an unsubtle sexual metaphor. He wasn’t doing anything other than milking the cow. He was just milking the cow. He was out in the barn early in the morning and he was milking the fucking cow.

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