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Mer Jul i Gävle


Once again, Why Now? is pleased to present the link to the webcam of Gävlebocken, The biggest Christmas Goat in the world [now with a blog].

From Steve Bates of Yellow Doggerel Something in the comments from 2006:

Why build a giant goat of straw,
Which most of us would scarcely note?
Some, though, defy the very law,
To vandalize the Gävle Goat.

In some years, they used wayward cars;
In others, flaming arrows smote.
This year’s survives, although with scars…
A fact that gets some people’s goat.

A webcam and some watchful eyes,
A flame-retardant second coat,
Should save it… unless Dubya spies
The thing, and claims it’s his pet goat!

– SB the YDS

[Note: with the time difference and much shorter days in Sweden in the winter, you have to look really early to see the ‘Goat in daylight.]


1 Steve Bates { 12.02.12 at 9:49 pm }

Thanks for the memento of my glory days… I miss writing doggerel, but I’m not willing to publish baddoggerel! Perhaps I’ll be better inspired (and display better craft) next year…

2 Bryan { 12.02.12 at 10:28 pm }

For most people, it happens when it happens, Steve. You have to be in the right frame of mind, and these aren’t easy times for humor.

3 cookie jill { 12.03.12 at 9:24 pm }

That time AGAIN? Holy guacamole. WHERE does the time go?

4 Bryan { 12.03.12 at 10:16 pm }

Down a rabbit hole with a little girl following it…