Year of the Bull

Contest Info

  • Started: 1/1/2009 02:00
  • Ended: 1/4/2009 03:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 19
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Year of the Bull
Contest Directions: According to the Chinese Horoscope, the year 2009 is the Year of the Bull (Ox). It is expected to bring stability and will be slow but steady year. It is also a year of harvest, when hard previous work pays off. Hopefully this means that bulls will come to the stock markets too - we waited for them too long! Happy New Year to all FNers and your families!
To celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Bull, and to welcome bulls to stock markets, photoshop bulls (or buffalo) any way you wish.

Contest Info

    • Started: 1/1/2009 02:00
    • Ended: 1/4/2009 03:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 19
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
19 hi-res pictures
  • Angelina Jolie Riding a Pitt-Bull

    Angelina Jolie Riding a Pitt-Bull
  • Houston Texas Long Horn

    Houston Texas Long Horn
  • Party Animal Bull

    Party Animal Bull
  • Wall Street Bull on a Stretcher

    Wall Street Bull on a Stretcher
  • Bill Clinton with a Bull Horn Hat

    Bill Clinton with a Bull Horn Hat
  • Very Long Bull

    Very Long Bull
  • Real Bull Burger

    Real Bull Burger
  • Bull Under a Street Light

    Bull Under a Street Light
  • Nancy Pelosi Sitting on a Water Buffalo Bull

    Nancy Pelosi Sitting on a Water Buffalo Bull
  • Joe Biden and Obama in a Bull Costume

    Joe Biden and Obama in a Bull Costume
19 high resolution images
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This contest is fueled by the following news: The end of 2008, the year of the Rat (Mouse) is fast approaching. As per the Chinese horoscope, the next year after the Rat is the "Bull" zodiac sign. According to the Eastern horoscope, the coming year 2009 is the year of the brown (yellow) Bull (cow). The second 12 summer-cycle year starts as per the Eastern calendar. Then how is it noteworthy and differs from others? According to legend, a Bull - ox - was chosen second due to its responsiveness, infinite goodness and diligence. It is silent, constrained and sluggish, exact and methodical and the original mind and intellect are concealed under these external features. The bull (cow, ox) is a rather conservative sign and it dislikes innovations which disturb its quiet spirit. Care towards family is the character of the bull and the family of the Bull prospers and the bull is the family's powerful support. How to welcome the New Year of the Bull? On the eve of the New Year, let's discuss the invariable interest of all "How to welcome this New Year?". Pertaining to clothes, in which the New Year of the Bull is to be celebrated – opinions vary: someone considers that it is better to wear extremely bright colored clothes, especially red, since an opinion exists that the bulls do not tolerate the red color. Others, on the contrary, consider that the ensuing year 2009 is the Year of the Red Bull and consequently, red shades should dominate clothing. So, everyone makes a choice for himself. It is quite logical that if it is a Bull a domesticated animal, then it is better to celebrate the New Year with family. It is necessary to select the menu thoroughly: the future symbol of 2009 - the Bull - does not like carelessness. Vegetarian food is welcomed on the table: green salad, vegetables and fruits. This year it is better to be cautious with meat especially with beef. The symbol of the year will not be delighted if you celebrate New Year with snacks, made from a similar kind of meat. In the New Year 2009, preference should be given to vegetarian food, cereals and less meat. Tables can be decorated with a statuette of bull. Originally, this New Year for eastern nations is the Year of Bull; however the spreading of horoscopes rendered the impact on the name of the totem of the year. So, for some people this New Year is considered as the Year of the Bison and for others - the Year of the Cow. The name itself "Year of the Earth Bull" already predetermines that it will be the year of mother Earth. The year shall be full of "fruitful" work and persistent. You, as an ox, may have to work on earth, even in a figurative sense. According to astrological estimations, the New Year of 2009 the Year of the Earth Bull will fall on the 29th of January. The Ox a workaholic and plebeian. Therefore, it may seem to us that the year develops with great difficulty and slowly. But remember, that the sharp and analytical mind is concealed under the make-up of the tired ploughman, always working behind the plough. Remember that all workers, though slowly, but confidently achieve the target and unexpectedly, the plebeian transforms into the patrician. But, this New Year will not tolerate lazy people and freeloaders. After all, an ox is a ploughman and a farmer. It always puts in a lot of work till it is put into his shed. And, the coming New Year 2009, if you do not shirk and scratch the head as some others do thinking where and what to fell but instead work by the sweat of one's brow as the ox, then you will be rewarded accordingly for the services and unexpectedly, a financial gift will come your way and you will prosper. While celebrating the Year of Bull, make sure that beef is not served on your table since the bull may get offended. But then, simply moo or pull a face at your magnificent neighbor. And while celebrating the New Year, do not be overzealous with New Year costumes. An ox is a workaholic and dislikes magnificent, bright and fanciful costumes. Everything should be modest, almost official but with taste.