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  • Get your goat: Cabrito, chevreau or capretto -- it's another red meat

    08/21/2008 4:55:30 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies · 387+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | August 21, 2008 | Marlene Parrish
    What's for supper? I'm guessing the animal protein in the center of the plate tonight is one of these four-letter words: beef, lamb, pork, fowl, fish, veal or, on hunters' tables, deer. But is anybody serving goat? Some day soon you might. Goat is on its way to becoming a common menu option. Another red meat. Goat is beloved by Latino, Middle Eastern and Italian cooks but is not well known to most Americans. Those who haven't grown up with goat on the table may turn up their noses, imagining a smelly, scruffy animal, a lower-class member of barnyard society....
  • Latest ritual goat massacre baffles police

    08/07/2008 6:29:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies · 285+ views ^ | 07/10/2008 | Robbyn Brook
    FORT WALTON BEACH - It's happened again. A Fort Walton Beach police officer found a sixth decapitated pygmy goat early Wednesday at the intersection of Holmes Boulevard and Memorial Drive. "This animal had been killed very close to the time it was put on the ground," said Dee Thompson, director of animal services for the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society. Thompson said feces were found at the scene, which is common when an animal dies. She also said the preservation of the crime scene leads her to believe the officer happened up on the black and white goat relatively soon after...
  • A Friday Morning Joke Break

    07/25/2008 5:20:44 AM PDT · by econjack · 7 replies · 144+ views
    Unknown | July 24, 2008 | Unknown
    A guy is walking in a field and notices a 15' hole in the ground. He walks to the edge, looks in, but can't see the bottom. He looks around and sees a small rock, which he tosses into the hole. He cocks his head to the left and listens... Nothing. He looks around again, sees a small boulder, lifts it up and carries it to the edge of the hole and tosses it in. He tilts his head and listens... Nothing. He looks around a third times, spies a huge railroad tie nearby. He struggles to drag it to...
  • Bulgarian farmer swaps wife for goat

    04/11/2008 7:28:55 AM PDT · by PGR88 · 36 replies · 505+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | April 11, 2008 | The Telegraph UK
    A luckless Bulgarian farmer who was been married three times has decided to try his hand at marriage one last time - with a goat. Stoil Panayotov exchanged his third wife with Elena the eight-year-old goat at a livestock market in March - because she couldn't provide him with a child. The extraordinary deal was concluded in front of a stunned crowd in the market town of Plovdiv, central Bulgaria. advertisement"The day before a friend told me that he has had no luck with women and that he really liked my wife," says the 54-year-old. "The deal was reached when...
  • UK Military Ends Testing on Goats

    02/06/2008 3:23:12 PM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 130+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/6/8 | RAPHAEL G. SATTER, Associated Press Writer
    LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) -- The British military said Wednesday it will no longer use goats in experiments to gauge the risks of evacuating a submerged submarine. The tests, conducted for years by the Ministry of Defense, involved herding the animals into a special chamber and then drastically changing the air pressure. Defense minister Derek Twigg said the tests, which were suspended in March 2007, had provided valuable safety information to submarine crews. But a review concluded that no more experiments were needed, though the military said in a statement it could revisit the issue. The tests were meant to...
  • Al Qaeda Musical Jihad 2 (vanity: funny video)

    12/13/2007 4:08:44 PM PST · by Sender · 5 replies · 142+ views
    YouTube/Letterman Show ^ | 12/07/2007 | Worldwide Pants, Inc
    Video is less than a minute long, well worth the time to watch.
  • Cheese whizzes: We're reinventing the wheel - it's the American whey

    10/25/2007 1:18:22 PM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 40 replies · 148+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 10/25/07 | Don Russell
    SPEAKING AS a guy who grew up on Velveeta and Stroehmann's, it comes as a bit of a surprise that American cheese these days means more than just petroleum-based yellow stuff wrapped in cellophane. Indeed, I think Jeffrey Roberts was compelled to name his book, "The Atlas of American Artisan Cheese" (Chelsea Green Publishing, $35), just so a yutz like me wouldn't think he'd devoted his life's work to the wonders of Kraft Monterey Jack. It turns out, American cheese makers are now holding their own against even les fromageries of France. From ripe brie to moldy blue, they're producing...
  • Goat eats 10,000 Euros

    08/16/2007 1:47:56 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies · 373+ views ^ | 08/16/2007 | Staff
    A German farmer lost 10,000 Euros when it was eaten by his goat. But he got it back after having a vet carry out emergency surgery to recover the cash. Martin Radlberger, 34, from Rosenheim in Germany left the 100 Euro notes that he planned to use to buy a tractor on the kitchen table when he went to answer the phone. But when he returned he saw his nanny goat Steffi just finishing off the last crisp new note. He said: "I know I shouldn't have left the cash on the table, but I was only gone for five...
  • Goat Wrangling

    08/01/2007 9:20:41 AM PDT · by Lokibob · 13 replies · 315+ views
    Vanity | 1 Aug 07 | Vanity
    A couple of months ago, my neighbor, the bishop, started talking about a goat for a lawn mower. Having known him for 15 years, I knew it was inevitable.Last Saturday, the inevitable came true, he decided to “goat sit” a goat while the goats owners were out of town.Since I have no common sense, I tell him about my experience with goats in Vietnam.In Vietnam, my section had 2 goats, Bonnie and Clyde. Goats are the nastiest animals on the planet. I told the bishop about how I would walk by Clyde, and he would try to butt me, rearing...
  • Livestock, not talk radio, gets Lott’s goat

    06/21/2007 9:24:16 PM PDT · by do the dhue · 35 replies · 1,122+ views ^ | June 21, 2007 | Daphne Retter
    Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) gets that talk radio hosts are angry with him, but he wants to set a couple of things straight: He’s not hiding, and he still doesn’t like that fence. Lott told a scrum of reporters on June 14 that “talk radio is running America — we have to deal with that problem,” adding that the troublemakers who are overwhelmingly opposed to the immigration legislation “don’t even know what’s in the bill.” Now they’re really mad. “The people that he’s actually complaining and whining about now are the ones that tried to defend him when everybody else...
  • Man widowed after his goat 'wife' chokes to death

    05/04/2007 7:34:50 AM PDT · by bedolido · 8 replies · 421+ views ^ | 05-04-2007 | staff writer
    A Sudanese man who married a goat was in mourning today after his wife died when she swallowed a plastic bag. Charles Tombe shot to fame last year when he tied the knot with Rose. A court ordered him to marry the beast "to save her honour" after he was caught making amorous advances toward the mother-of-one in the middle of the night. Mr Tombe and Rose are believed to have lived happily ever after until her life was cruelly cut short.
  • Anna Nicole Smith, The Investigation

    03/09/2007 8:53:08 PM PST · by mom4kittys · 20,470 replies · 254,993+ views
  • Swedish Christmas goat survives attack

    12/15/2006 6:03:52 PM PST · by indcons · 24 replies · 779+ views
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | Fri Dec 15 | AP/Yahoo News
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Vandals tried to set fire to a giant straw goat in central Sweden but failed to burn down the traditional Christmas monument, which has been soaked with flame-resistant chemicals, officials said Friday. The overnight raid was the season's first attack on the 43-foot-high Christmas goat in the city of Gavle, 90 miles north of Stockholm. The goat has been burned down more than 20 times in the last 40 years in what has become a yule tradition. "Somebody tried to set fire to the right front leg, but the flame-resistant chemical worked 100 percent," said Kurt Lagerholm,...
  • What to get for the person who has everything: a goat

    12/09/2006 2:43:58 AM PST · by qlangley · 5 replies · 827+ views ^ | 06 December 2006 | Quentin Langley
    Dateline 06 December 2006 As we turn our attention to buying presents for friends and relatives the age-old problem arises. Everyone except John Kerry’s wife knows at least one person who is richer than they are. How do you buy a present for someone who has everything they might want, except for a handful of things that are out of your price range? The answer is simple: buy them a goat. I am guessing here, but probably your friend does not have a goat already, but if so, buy them another. You can never have too many goats. I should...
  • Saudi men hold competition for "Best Looking Goat" (Presumably THIS is not the winner)

    11/06/2006 11:34:13 AM PST · by dead · 63 replies · 2,031+ views
    Saudi men look at a deformed goat during a competition and auction for the best looking and rarest goats in Riyadh on Saturday. Photo: AFP
  • Iraq Still Manages to Shock (Audio clip: Farmers murdered for failing to diaper their goats)

    08/13/2006 12:38:11 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 10 replies · 727+ views
    NPR, All things considered ^ | 08-06-2006 | John Hendren
    Partial transcript available on the Ace of Spades Blog: ". . . shepherds in the rural western Baghdad neighborhood of Gazalea have recently been murdered, according to locals, for failing to diaper their goats. You see, strict sharia compliance has made it terribly sexually provactive to leave the goats naked."
  • Mascot demoted for acting the goat on parade

    06/24/2006 11:03:35 PM PDT · by sully777 · 16 replies · 1,176+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:32am ET
    NICOSIA (Reuters) - The six-year-old mascot for a British army battalion has been demoted in disgrace for acting the goat during a parade in full view of dignitaries. Billy Goat has been a mascot of the First Battalion, the Royal Welsh regiment, since he was six months old and had the official rank of lance-corporal before his frisky antics during a parade marking Queen Elizabeth's official birthday earlier this month. The army said he had been demoted to fusilier (private) as a result of his behavior. "The goat major had a hard time keeping him in line, he was bouncing...
  • Mascot demoted for acting the goat on parade

    06/24/2006 12:54:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,260+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/24/06 | Reuters
    NICOSIA (Reuters) - The six-year-old mascot for a British army battalion has been demoted in disgrace for acting the goat during a parade in full view of dignitaries. Billy Goat has been a mascot of the First Battalion, the Royal Welsh regiment, since he was six months old and had the official rank of lance-corporal before his frisky antics during a parade marking Queen Elizabeth's official birthday earlier this month. The army said he had been demoted to fusilier (private) as a result of his behavior. "The goat major had a hard time keeping him in line, he was bouncing...
  • Police Probe Bizarre Goat Head Display

    05/30/2006 3:03:16 PM PDT · by woofie · 53 replies · 1,055+ views
    breitbart. ^ | 5/30/06
    TORRINGTON, Conn. Police are investigating a bizarre discovery involving severed goat heads, put on display at the end of a driveway. Last week, police found two severed goat heads, a coconut and a pentagram drawn in chalk in a driveway of a home, police Lt. Francis Balzano said. "We're not saying this is illegal," Balzano said. "We would just like to know what it means." Police do not know if the incident was some kind of ritual, practical joke or a crime. Balzano said police find such combinations a couple times a year, usually in wooded areas. "This is an...
  • Goat rams his way into Plano elementary (thick-headed, but not Patrick Kennedy. No kid-ing)

    05/04/2006 9:29:06 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 23 replies · 453+ views
    WFAA-TV ^ | 5/3/06 | STEVE STOLER
    PLANO — An unexpected visitor suddenly showed up at a Plano elementary school and broke inside. All was quiet at Hickey Elementary Sunday until a surveillance camera caught images of a goat on the premises butting heads with a glass door. "Being a male goat, they're kind of territorial," said Jim Dunlap, PISD outdoor learning center. "If they see another male goat, they will try to establish some sort of domain and they will butt heads." The goat's horns rammed into the glass more than two dozen times until he broke through the glass. Dunlap said he believes the goat...