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Blizzard: ups-dogs:On a dark and lonely night in the hills outside of Newberg, Oregon鈥 forlorn, feeble, famished, freezing, four-legged figure falters slowly towards my truck, trembling gingerly on arthritic limbs in the icy winter air.His grey muzzle and sorrowful eyes tell a sad tale of many years of hunger, pain and despair. A faint and sorrowful whimper emits from his throat as he gazes beseechingly at my bountiful box of biscuits, hoping against hope that I might ease his pangs of hunger and grant him one more night of survival by sharing a small morsel of sustenance with him.My heartstrings taut with compassion, I dig deep into my biscuit box and gently place 4 biscuits into his quivering jowls, praying with all my might that I have arrived in time to prevent his imminent starvation.And then鈥he magic happens.Like Popeye eating his can of spinach, an incredible transformation suddenly takes place. He is cured! The pain in his limbs is gone! His eyes sparkle! In less than a second, strength and vigor have returned to his formerly weak and malnourished body! In one bound he leaps from the steps of the truck and proceeds to to zoomies all about the yard like a puppy 12 years his junior, his speed turning him into a veritable blur, before running into the house thru his dog door. Through the living room window I see him leap up onto his spot on the couch next to the woodstove, a veritable blizzard of biscuit crumbs flying all over the lap of his human as he chomps happily away at the bounty of goodness that I have bestowed upon him. With tears of joy in my eyes I proceed to drive away, feeling a solemn pride in the knowledge that my generosity has saved this once-suffering dog from what was most certainly an imminent death from starvation. And to those of you who claim that I have merely been bamboozled and bewitched out of biscuits by a canine con artist, I say this; I am a trained professional with years of experience. Do I REALLY look like a guy who could get manipulated out of treats by a mere dog?By Scott Hodges
Blizzard: ups-dogs:On a dark and lonely night in the hills outside of Newberg, Oregon鈥 forlorn, feeble, famished, freezing, four-legged figure falters slowly towards my truck, trembling gingerly on arthritic limbs in the icy winter air.His grey muzzle and sorrowful eyes tell a sad tale of many years of hunger, pain and despair. A faint and sorrowful whimper emits from his throat as he gazes beseechingly at my bountiful box of biscuits, hoping against hope that I might ease his pangs of hunger and grant him one more night of survival by sharing a small morsel of sustenance with him.My heartstrings taut with compassion, I dig deep into my biscuit box and gently place 4 biscuits into his quivering jowls, praying with all my might that I have arrived in time to prevent his imminent starvation.And then鈥he magic happens.Like Popeye eating his can of spinach, an incredible transformation suddenly takes place. He is cured! The pain in his limbs is gone! His eyes sparkle! In less than a second, strength and vigor have returned to his formerly weak and malnourished body! In one bound he leaps from the steps of the truck and proceeds to to zoomies all about the yard like a puppy 12 years his junior, his speed turning him into a veritable blur, before running into the house thru his dog door. Through the living room window I see him leap up onto his spot on the couch next to the woodstove, a veritable blizzard of biscuit crumbs flying all over the lap of his human as he chomps happily away at the bounty of goodness that I have bestowed upon him. With tears of joy in my eyes I proceed to drive away, feeling a solemn pride in the knowledge that my generosity has saved this once-suffering dog from what was most certainly an imminent death from starvation. And to those of you who claim that I have merely been bamboozled and bewitched out of biscuits by a canine con artist, I say this; I am a trained professional with years of experience. Do I REALLY look like a guy who could get manipulated out of treats by a mere dog?By Scott Hodges

ups-dogs:On a dark and lonely night in the hills outside of Newberg, Oregon鈥 forlorn, feeble, famished, freezing, four-legged figure fal...

Blizzard: wildepunk: BLIZZARD NO.
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BLIZZARD NO.

wildepunk: BLIZZARD NO.

Blizzard: 娌掓湁鏆村緬 Bois can we get Hong Kong Mei trending so blizzard gets banned in China
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Bois can we get Hong Kong Mei trending so blizzard gets banned in China

Bois can we get Hong Kong Mei trending so blizzard gets banned in China

Blizzard: unclefather cashier: I'm sorry it's going to be a 5 minute wait for your food old people: let me speak to your manager. This never would have happened in my day. And yet you all want the minimum wage raised. I'm going to kill you cashier: I'm sorry it's going to be a 5 minute wait for your food millennials: okay, my apologies. I apologize for the inconvenience. I'm sorry I'm here sapphic-pink-kryptonite me, walking into a store: are you guys busy? i can come back later. please don't push yourselves on my account. things happen heatherleigh02 Had a baby boomer in front of me at the Dairy Queen. She INSISTED she was a Blizzard EXPERT and there was simply NOT ENOUGH chocolate pieces in her blizzard and she wanted to complain to "whoever is in charge". She's going on and on with this teenager. The teenager is calmly explaining they make them all the same etc etc procedure etc etc. But this woman is now yelling at the teen So I walk past the woman and put money in teen's tip jar. Haven't even gotten ice cream yet. Woman looks at me. Turns back and yells some more with the teen. I put more money in the tip jar. The teen smiles at me. The woman can't think of what to say to me and stops yelling, because I'm looking at her dead in the eye like "atm is over there, I can go all night. The more you yell at her, the more money she makes." aplatonicjacuzzi Aggressive generosity to combat boomer selfishness is so punk
Blizzard: unclefather
 cashier: I'm sorry it's going to be a 5 minute wait for your food
 old people: let me speak to your manager. This never would have
 happened in my day. And yet you all want the minimum wage raised.
 I'm going to kill you
 cashier: I'm sorry it's going to be a 5 minute wait for your food
 millennials: okay, my apologies. I apologize for the inconvenience.
 I'm sorry I'm here
 sapphic-pink-kryptonite
 me, walking into a store: are you guys busy? i can come back later.
 please don't push yourselves on my account. things happen
 heatherleigh02
 Had a baby boomer in front of me at the Dairy Queen. She
 INSISTED she was a Blizzard EXPERT and there was simply NOT
 ENOUGH chocolate pieces in her blizzard and she wanted to
 complain to "whoever is in charge". She's going on and on with this
 teenager. The teenager is calmly explaining they make them all the
 same etc etc procedure etc etc. But this woman is now yelling at the
 teen
 So I walk past the woman and put money in teen's tip jar. Haven't
 even gotten ice cream yet.
 Woman looks at me. Turns back and yells some more with the teen. I
 put more money in the tip jar.
 The teen smiles at me. The woman can't think of what to say to me
 and stops yelling, because I'm looking at her dead in the eye like
 "atm is over there, I can go all night. The more you yell at her, the
 more money she makes."
 aplatonicjacuzzi
Aggressive generosity to combat boomer selfishness is so punk

Aggressive generosity to combat boomer selfishness is so punk

Blizzard: unclefather cashier: I'm sorry it's going to be a 5 minute wait for your food old people: let me speak to your manager. This never would have happened in my day. And yet you all want the minimum wage raised. I'm going to kill you cashier: I'm sorry it's going to be a 5 minute wait for your food millennials: okay, my apologies. I apologize for the inconvenience. I'm sorry I'm here sapphic-pink-kryptonite me, walking into a store: are you guys busy? i can come back later. please don't push yourselves on my account. things happen heatherleigh02 Had a baby boomer in front of me at the Dairy Queen. She INSISTED she was a Blizzard EXPERT and there was simply NOT ENOUGH chocolate pieces in her blizzard and she wanted to complain to "whoever is in charge". She's going on and on with this teenager. The teenager is calmly explaining they make them all the same etc etc procedure etc etc. But this woman is now yelling at the teen So I walk past the woman and put money in teen's tip jar. Haven't even gotten ice cream yet. Woman looks at me. Turns back and yells some more with the teen. I put more money in the tip jar. The teen smiles at me. The woman can't think of what to say to me and stops yelling, because I'm looking at her dead in the eye like "atm is over there, I can go all night. The more you yell at her, the more money she makes." aplatonicjacuzzi Aggressive generosity to combat boomer selfishness is so punk
Blizzard: unclefather
 cashier: I'm sorry it's going to be a 5 minute wait for your food
 old people: let me speak to your manager. This never would have
 happened in my day. And yet you all want the minimum wage raised.
 I'm going to kill you
 cashier: I'm sorry it's going to be a 5 minute wait for your food
 millennials: okay, my apologies. I apologize for the inconvenience.
 I'm sorry I'm here
 sapphic-pink-kryptonite
 me, walking into a store: are you guys busy? i can come back later.
 please don't push yourselves on my account. things happen
 heatherleigh02
 Had a baby boomer in front of me at the Dairy Queen. She
 INSISTED she was a Blizzard EXPERT and there was simply NOT
 ENOUGH chocolate pieces in her blizzard and she wanted to
 complain to "whoever is in charge". She's going on and on with this
 teenager. The teenager is calmly explaining they make them all the
 same etc etc procedure etc etc. But this woman is now yelling at the
 teen
 So I walk past the woman and put money in teen's tip jar. Haven't
 even gotten ice cream yet.
 Woman looks at me. Turns back and yells some more with the teen. I
 put more money in the tip jar.
 The teen smiles at me. The woman can't think of what to say to me
 and stops yelling, because I'm looking at her dead in the eye like
 "atm is over there, I can go all night. The more you yell at her, the
 more money she makes."
 aplatonicjacuzzi
Aggressive generosity to combat boomer selfishness is so punk

Aggressive generosity to combat boomer selfishness is so punk

Blizzard: My husky/Great Pyrenees
Blizzard: My husky/Great Pyrenees

My husky/Great Pyrenees

Blizzard: Swedish Christmas Goat Burned Down for 27th Time a EXPAND just-a-sideblog: thefingerfuckingfemalefury: naniyou: naniyou: forthegothicheroine: sylvysparrow: cindehella: lord-kitschener: arealliveghost: stillvisions: maybenotboring: and at no point has anyone thought 鈥渕aybe we should not build a giant flammable goat this year鈥 They tried fireproofing. And armed guards. And fences, and cameras鈥 Sadly the wikipedia page has been cut down by super srs folks to remove all the awesome Keystone cops tales of the goat鈥檚 history (emphasis added by me) 1966聽Stig Gavl茅n came up with the idea of a giant goat made out of straw. But it turned out that Gavl茅n organisation did not have enough funding for the goat. Then Harry Str枚m, who at that time was the chairman of the S枚dra Kungsgatan Ideella F枚rening (a non-profit society), decided to pay the whole cost for the goat out of his own pocket. The goat stood until midnight of New Year鈥檚 Eve, when it went up in flames. The perpetrator, who was from聽Hofors,G盲strikland, was found and convicted of聽vandalism. The first goat was insured and Str枚m got all his money back. 1967聽Nothing happened. 1968聽The goat survived. A fence was built around the goat. Previously it was popular for children to play hide-and-seek inside and around the goat. There was also a rumor that one night a couple had sex inside the goat. In subsequent years the inside of the goat was protected by a chicken-wire net. 1969聽The goat was burnt down on New Year鈥檚 Eve. 1970聽The goat was burnt down only six hours after it was assembled. Two very drunk teenagers were connected with the crime. With help from several financial contributors the goat was reassembled out of lake reed. 1971聽The Southern Merchants got tired of their goats being burned and stopped building the goat. The聽Natural Science聽Club (Naturvetenskapliga F枚reningen:NF) from the School of Vasa (Vasaskolan) took over.聽 1972聽The goat collapsed because of聽sabotage. 1973聽N/A 1974聽Burnt. 1975聽N/A 1976聽Hit by a car. 1977聽N/A 1978聽Again, the goat was kicked to pieces. 1979聽The goat was burnt even before it was erected. A new one was built and聽fireproofed. It was destroyed and broken into pieces. 1980聽Burnt down on Christmas Eve. 1981聽Nothing happened. 1982聽Burnt down on聽Lucia聽(13 December). 1983聽The legs were destroyed. 1984聽Burnt down on 12 December, the night before Lucia. 1985聽The 12.5 metre (41聽ft) tall goat of the Natural Science Club was featured in the聽Guinness Book of Records聽for the first time. Even though the goat was enclosed by a 2 metres (6.6聽ft) high metal fence, guarded by Securitas and even soldiers from the G盲vle I 14聽Infantry聽Regiment, it was burnt down in January. 1986聽The merchants of G盲vle decided they were willing to build the goat once again. From 1986 on two goats were built, the Southern Merchants鈥 and the School of Vasa鈥檚. The big goat burnt down the night before Christmas Eve. 1987聽A heavily fireproofed goat was built. It got burnt down a week before Christmas.[21] 1988聽Nothing happened to the goat, but gamblers were for the first time able to gamble on the fate of the goat with English聽bookmakers. 1989聽Again, the goat burnt down before it was assembled. Financial contributions from the public were raised to rebuild a goat that was burnt down in January. In March 1990 another goat was built, this time for the shooting of a Swedish聽motion picture聽called聽Black Jack. 1990聽Nothing happened. The goat was guarded by many volunteers. 1991聽The goat was joined by an advertising聽sled, that turned out to be illegally built. On the morning of Christmas Eve the goat was burnt down. It was later rebuilt to be taken to聽Stockholm聽as a part of a protest campaign against the closing of the I 14 Infantry Regiment. 1992聽The goat was burnt down eight days after it was built. The Natural Science Club鈥檚 goat burnt down the same night. The Southern Merchants鈥 goat was rebuilt, but burned down on 20 December. The perpetrator of the three attacks was caught and sent to jail. The Goat Committee was founded in 1992. 1993聽Once more the goat was featured in the聽Guinness Book of Records, the School of Vasa鈥檚 goat measured 14.9 metres (49聽ft). The goat was guarded by taxis and the Swedish Home Guard. Nothing happened. 1994聽Nothing happened. The goat followed the Swedish national hockey team to Italy for the World Championship in hockey. 1995聽A Norwegian was arrested for attempting to burn down the goat. Burnt down on the morning of Christmas Day. Rebuilt to be standing before the 550th anniversary of G盲vle聽county. 1996聽The first time the goat was guarded by聽webcams, nothing happened. 1997聽Damaged by聽fireworks. The Natural Science Club鈥檚 goat was attacked too, but survived with minor damage. 1998聽Burnt down on 11 December, even though there was a major聽blizzard. Was rebuilt. 1999聽Burnt down only a couple of hours after it was erected. Rebuilt again before Lucia. The Natural Science Club鈥檚 goat was burnt down as well. 2000聽Burnt down a couple of days before New Year鈥檚 Eve. The Natural Science Club鈥檚 goat got tossed in the G盲vle river. 2001聽Goat set on fire on 23 December by Lawrence Jones, a 51-year-old visitor from聽Cleveland, Ohio, who spent 18 days in jail and was subsequently convicted and ordered to pay 100,000聽Swedish kronor聽in damages. The court confiscated Jones鈥檚 cigarette lighter with the argument that he clearly was not able to handle it. Jones stated in court that he was no 鈥済oat burner鈥, and believed that he was taking part in a completely legal goat-burning tradition. After Jones was released from jail he went straight back to the US without paying his fine. As of 2006聽it was still unpaid. The Natural Science Club鈥檚 goat was also burnt down. 2002聽A 22 year old from Stockholm tried to set the Southern Merchants鈥 goat on fire, but failed, the goat receiving only minor damage. On Lucia the goat was guarded by Swedish radio and TV personality聽Gert Fylking. 2003聽Burnt down on 12 December. 2004聽Burnt 21 December, only three days before Christmas Eve. The fire brigade quickly arrived on the scene, but the goat could not be saved. No new goat was built. 2005聽Burnt by unknown vandals reportedly dressed as Santa and the聽gingerbread man, by shooting a flaming arrow at the goat at 21:00 on 3 December.聽Reconstructed on 5 December. The hunt for the arsonist responsible for the goat-burning in 2005 was featured on the weekly Swedish live broadcast TV3鈥檚 鈥淢ost Wanted鈥 (鈥滶fterlyst鈥) on 8 December. 2006聽On the night of 15 December at 03:00, someone tried to set fire to the goat by dousing the right front leg in petrol (gasoline). The red聽ribbon聽on that leg was slightly burned and fell off. The lower part of the right leg was scorched, but the rest of the goat failed to light. The leg was repaired that morning.聽The Natural Science Club鈥檚 goat was burned at about 00:40 on 20 December; the vandals were not seen and got away.聽On the night of 25 December, a drunken man managed to climb up on the goat. Before the police arrived on the scene the man climbed down and disappeared.聽He did not try to set fire to the goat. The Southern Merchants鈥 goat survived New Year鈥檚 Eve and was taken down on 2 January. It is now stored in a secret location. 2007聽The Natural Science Club鈥檚 goat was toppled on 13 December and was burned on the night of 24 December.聽The Southern Merchants鈥 goat survived. 2008聽10,000 people turned out for the inauguration of one of the goats. No back-up goat was built to replace the main goat should the worst happen, nor was the goat treated with flame repellent (Anna 脰stman, spokesperson of the Goat-committee said the repellent made it look ugly in the previous years, like a brown terrier).聽On 16 December the Natural Science Club鈥檚 Goat was vandalised and later removed. On 26 December there was an attempt to burn down the Southern Merchants鈥 Goat but patriotic passers-by managed to extinguish the fire. The following day the goat finally succumbed to the flames ignited by an unknown assailant at 03:50 CET. 2009聽A person attempted to set the Southern Merchants鈥 goat on fire the night of 7 December.聽An unsuccessful attempt was made to throw the Natural Science Club鈥檚 goat into the river the weekend of 11 December. The culprit then tried, again without success, to set the goat on fire.聽Someone stole the Natural Science Club鈥檚 goat utilizing a truck the night of 14 December.[36]聽On the night of 23 December before 04:00 the South Merchant goat was set on fire and was burned to the frame, even though it had a thick layer of snow on its back.[37]聽The goat had two online webcams which were put out of service by aDoS attack, instigated by computer hackers just before the burning.[38] 2010聽On the night of 2 December, arsonists made an unsuccessful attempt to burn the Natural Science Club鈥檚 goat.[39]聽On 17 December, a Swedish news site reported that one of the guards tasked with protecting the Southern Merchants鈥 goat had been offered payment to leave his post so that the goat could be stolen via helicopter and transported to Stockholm.聽Both goats survived and were dismantled and returned to storage in early January 2011. 2011聽The inauguration of the goat took place on 27 November. The fire-fighters of G盲vle sprayed the goat with water to create a coating of ice in the hope of protecting it from arson.聽The goat was burnt down in the early morning of 2 December. 2012聽The inauguration of the goat took place on 2 December. It was burnt just ten days later in the hours before midnight of 12 December, one day before Lucia. 2013聽As in 2006 and 2007, the straw used to build the goat has been soaked in anti-flammable liquid to prevent it from burning in the event of an arson attack.聽The inauguration ceremony took place on 1 December. But despite the anti-flammable liquids the goat was burnt down on the early morning of December 21. Any history of plots involving a DDoS attack on the security cameras, a plot to steal it with a helicopter and flaming arrows shot by people dressed as Santa and the Gingerbread man is just plain hilarious in my book. I鈥檓 laughing so much about this goat. obviously if you build something big enough people are going to have sex in it and burn it down. obviously what the fuck is going on in sweden how will the saga continue this year fascinating The saga of the goat is the best part of the season. For those curious about 2015鈥瞫 goat: It鈥檚 that time of year again 2016: Burned within hours of being built 2017: Survived 2018: Nothing yet鈥 WILL THE GOAT LIVE THIS YEAR Best tumblr meme
Blizzard: Swedish Christmas Goat Burned Down for
 27th Time
 a EXPAND
just-a-sideblog:
thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

naniyou:

naniyou:

forthegothicheroine:

sylvysparrow:

cindehella:

lord-kitschener:

arealliveghost:

stillvisions:

maybenotboring:
and at no point has anyone thought 鈥渕aybe we should not build a giant flammable goat this year鈥
They tried fireproofing. And armed guards. And fences, and cameras鈥 Sadly the wikipedia page has been cut down by super srs folks to remove all the awesome Keystone cops tales of the goat鈥檚 history (emphasis added by me)

1966聽Stig Gavl茅n came up with the idea of a giant goat made out of straw. But it turned out that Gavl茅n organisation did not have enough funding for the goat. Then Harry Str枚m, who at that time was the chairman of the S枚dra Kungsgatan Ideella F枚rening (a non-profit society), decided to pay the whole cost for the goat out of his own pocket. The goat stood until midnight of New Year鈥檚 Eve, when it went up in flames. The perpetrator, who was from聽Hofors,G盲strikland, was found and convicted of聽vandalism. The first goat was insured and Str枚m got all his money back.

1967聽Nothing happened.

1968聽The goat survived. A fence was built around the goat. Previously it was popular for children to play hide-and-seek inside and around the goat. There was also a rumor that one night a couple had sex inside the goat. In subsequent years the inside of the goat was protected by a chicken-wire net.

1969聽The goat was burnt down on New Year鈥檚 Eve.

1970聽The goat was burnt down only six hours after it was assembled. Two very drunk teenagers were connected with the crime. With help from several financial contributors the goat was reassembled out of lake reed.

1971聽The Southern Merchants got tired of their goats being burned and stopped building the goat. The聽Natural Science聽Club (Naturvetenskapliga F枚reningen:NF) from the School of Vasa (Vasaskolan) took over.聽

1972聽The goat collapsed because of聽sabotage.

1973聽N/A

1974聽Burnt.

1975聽N/A

1976聽Hit by a car.

1977聽N/A

1978聽Again, the goat was kicked to pieces.

1979聽The goat was burnt even before it was erected. A new one was built and聽fireproofed. It was destroyed and broken into pieces.

1980聽Burnt down on Christmas Eve.

1981聽Nothing happened.

1982聽Burnt down on聽Lucia聽(13 December).

1983聽The legs were destroyed.

1984聽Burnt down on 12 December, the night before Lucia.

1985聽The 12.5 metre (41聽ft) tall goat of the Natural Science Club was featured in the聽Guinness Book of Records聽for the first time. Even though the goat was enclosed by a 2 metres (6.6聽ft) high metal fence, guarded by Securitas and even soldiers from the G盲vle I 14聽Infantry聽Regiment, it was burnt down in January.

1986聽The merchants of G盲vle decided they were willing to build the goat once again. From 1986 on two goats were built, the Southern Merchants鈥 and the School of Vasa鈥檚. The big goat burnt down the night before Christmas Eve.

1987聽A heavily fireproofed goat was built. It got burnt down a week before Christmas.[21]

1988聽Nothing happened to the goat, but gamblers were for the first time able to gamble on the fate of the goat with English聽bookmakers.

1989聽Again, the goat burnt down before it was assembled. Financial contributions from the public were raised to rebuild a goat that was burnt down in January. In March 1990 another goat was built, this time for the shooting of a Swedish聽motion picture聽called聽Black Jack.

1990聽Nothing happened. The goat was guarded by many volunteers.

1991聽The goat was joined by an advertising聽sled, that turned out to be illegally built. On the morning of Christmas Eve the goat was burnt down. It was later rebuilt to be taken to聽Stockholm聽as a part of a protest campaign against the closing of the I 14 Infantry Regiment.

1992聽The goat was burnt down eight days after it was built. The Natural Science Club鈥檚 goat burnt down the same night. The Southern Merchants鈥 goat was rebuilt, but burned down on 20 December. The perpetrator of the three attacks was caught and sent to jail. The Goat Committee was founded in 1992.

1993聽Once more the goat was featured in the聽Guinness Book of Records, the School of Vasa鈥檚 goat measured 14.9 metres (49聽ft). The goat was guarded by taxis and the Swedish Home Guard. Nothing happened.

1994聽Nothing happened. The goat followed the Swedish national hockey team to Italy for the World Championship in hockey.

1995聽A Norwegian was arrested for attempting to burn down the goat. Burnt down on the morning of Christmas Day. Rebuilt to be standing before the 550th anniversary of G盲vle聽county.

1996聽The first time the goat was guarded by聽webcams, nothing happened.

1997聽Damaged by聽fireworks. The Natural Science Club鈥檚 goat was attacked too, but survived with minor damage.

1998聽Burnt down on 11 December, even though there was a major聽blizzard. Was rebuilt.

1999聽Burnt down only a couple of hours after it was erected. Rebuilt again before Lucia. The Natural Science Club鈥檚 goat was burnt down as well.

2000聽Burnt down a couple of days before New Year鈥檚 Eve. The Natural Science Club鈥檚 goat got tossed in the G盲vle river.

2001聽Goat set on fire on 23 December by Lawrence Jones, a 51-year-old visitor from聽Cleveland, Ohio, who spent 18 days in jail and was subsequently convicted and ordered to pay 100,000聽Swedish kronor聽in damages. The court confiscated Jones鈥檚 cigarette lighter with the argument that he clearly was not able to handle it. Jones stated in court that he was no 鈥済oat burner鈥, and believed that he was taking part in a completely legal goat-burning tradition. After Jones was released from jail he went straight back to the US without paying his fine. As of 2006聽it was still unpaid. The Natural Science Club鈥檚 goat was also burnt down.

2002聽A 22 year old from Stockholm tried to set the Southern Merchants鈥 goat on fire, but failed, the goat receiving only minor damage. On Lucia the goat was guarded by Swedish radio and TV personality聽Gert Fylking.

2003聽Burnt down on 12 December.

2004聽Burnt 21 December, only three days before Christmas Eve. The fire brigade quickly arrived on the scene, but the goat could not be saved. No new goat was built.

2005聽Burnt by unknown vandals reportedly dressed as Santa and the聽gingerbread man, by shooting a flaming arrow at the goat at 21:00 on 3 December.聽Reconstructed on 5 December. The hunt for the arsonist responsible for the goat-burning in 2005 was featured on the weekly Swedish live broadcast TV3鈥檚 鈥淢ost Wanted鈥 (鈥滶fterlyst鈥) on 8 December.

2006聽On the night of 15 December at 03:00, someone tried to set fire to the goat by dousing the right front leg in petrol (gasoline). The red聽ribbon聽on that leg was slightly burned and fell off. The lower part of the right leg was scorched, but the rest of the goat failed to light. The leg was repaired that morning.聽The Natural Science Club鈥檚 goat was burned at about 00:40 on 20 December; the vandals were not seen and got away.聽On the night of 25 December, a drunken man managed to climb up on the goat. Before the police arrived on the scene the man climbed down and disappeared.聽He did not try to set fire to the goat. The Southern Merchants鈥 goat survived New Year鈥檚 Eve and was taken down on 2 January. It is now stored in a secret location.

2007聽The Natural Science Club鈥檚 goat was toppled on 13 December and was burned on the night of 24 December.聽The Southern Merchants鈥 goat survived.

2008聽10,000 people turned out for the inauguration of one of the goats. No back-up goat was built to replace the main goat should the worst happen, nor was the goat treated with flame repellent (Anna 脰stman, spokesperson of the Goat-committee said the repellent made it look ugly in the previous years, like a brown terrier).聽On 16 December the Natural Science Club鈥檚 Goat was vandalised and later removed. On 26 December there was an attempt to burn down the Southern Merchants鈥 Goat but patriotic passers-by managed to extinguish the fire. The following day the goat finally succumbed to the flames ignited by an unknown assailant at 03:50 CET.

2009聽A person attempted to set the Southern Merchants鈥 goat on fire the night of 7 December.聽An unsuccessful attempt was made to throw the Natural Science Club鈥檚 goat into the river the weekend of 11 December. The culprit then tried, again without success, to set the goat on fire.聽Someone stole the Natural Science Club鈥檚 goat utilizing a truck the night of 14 December.[36]聽On the night of 23 December before 04:00 the South Merchant goat was set on fire and was burned to the frame, even though it had a thick layer of snow on its back.[37]聽The goat had two online webcams which were put out of service by aDoS attack, instigated by computer hackers just before the burning.[38]

2010聽On the night of 2 December, arsonists made an unsuccessful attempt to burn the Natural Science Club鈥檚 goat.[39]聽On 17 December, a Swedish news site reported that one of the guards tasked with protecting the Southern Merchants鈥 goat had been offered payment to leave his post so that the goat could be stolen via helicopter and transported to Stockholm.聽Both goats survived and were dismantled and returned to storage in early January 2011.

2011聽The inauguration of the goat took place on 27 November. The fire-fighters of G盲vle sprayed the goat with water to create a coating of ice in the hope of protecting it from arson.聽The goat was burnt down in the early morning of 2 December.

2012聽The inauguration of the goat took place on 2 December. It was burnt just ten days later in the hours before midnight of 12 December, one day before Lucia.

2013聽As in 2006 and 2007, the straw used to build the goat has been soaked in anti-flammable liquid to prevent it from burning in the event of an arson attack.聽The inauguration ceremony took place on 1 December. But despite the anti-flammable liquids the goat was burnt down on the early morning of December 21.
Any history of plots involving a DDoS attack on the security cameras, a plot to steal it with a helicopter and flaming arrows shot by people dressed as Santa and the Gingerbread man is just plain hilarious in my book.

I鈥檓 laughing so much about this goat. obviously if you build something big enough people are going to have sex in it and burn it down. obviously

what the fuck is going on in sweden

how will the saga continue this year

fascinating

The saga of the goat is the best part of the season.

For those curious about 2015鈥瞫 goat:









It鈥檚 that time of year again
2016: Burned within hours of being built
2017: Survived
2018: Nothing yet鈥

WILL THE GOAT LIVE THIS YEAR


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