Our Goat

Some of you probably didn’t know we had one. We do.
When we needed to illustrate a scientific point…call in the goat.

“One of these things is not like the other.”

In 2006, we gave al-Reuters a lesson in how, if one is going to completely compromise “journalistic integrity” and manipulate a photograph for maximum emotional impact, TOWACA Press International© PROFESSIONALS with goats do it. Total pwnage.

Pull your pants up, son.
Lebanese rescuer attempts to awaken exhausted poser, while Sheik “Six Pack Abs” Ali bin Bingley patiently awaits extraction from the only beam he’s ever been under that wasn’t out of a bottle.
-Adinon Haggis, TPI

Then there’s our always popular European…

Don’t feed (or whatever) the animals, especially the goats, I don’t care how CUTE they are…” sign.

Ah, the Swilling Birthday Goat.

We have a long and storied goat history here on the Swilling, almost from the moment of our inception. And we cherish it, we do. Sure, there’ve been forays into hams, horses and asses, but those have been event driven ~ horsey perversions in Enumclaw, supper support for the Danes and people who simply want to buy bacon unharrassed at a Target in Minneapolis ~ things of that ilk. Through the whole of our time online, our underlying loyalties have always been tied to goats. “Tethered”, if you will. Our humble origins keep us grounded, even while we scale blogging heights we could have never dreamed of six short, stumpy legged years ago.

Why now? Well. This small walk down Swilling Memory Lane is all thanks to Laura extending International Goat Week to a month. Just because she could.

Gave me a chance to go digging and get all misty eyed. Laugh at my own cleverness. Marvel at baaaad Bingley’s lost and wasted youth. Keepin’ it real.

4 Responses to “Our Goat”

  1. Laura says:

    OH MY GOD! HAHA! I love it! YES YES MORE GOAT! Ooops, my caps locked in all the goat excitement. Goats are awesome and thank you for bringing your goat origins to light during Goat Awareness Month.

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    Well, thank you. And thank you for the extra couple weeks or I would have missed it completely.

  3. JeffS says:

    Ah! Goats and Swilling! A combination resulting in much mirth.

    Mirth. Not pleasure. If you know what I mean.

  4. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Erm, excuse me?

    Well. I guess If you can catch the females long enough to get some goat milk to make goat cheese, they have a point or two. Otherwise they are edible, more or less. Stewed. They are a bit tough otherwise.

    Although I’ll admit they are good garbage collectors (sanitation engineers?), if you don’t mind the tearing up of the yard/lot/acreage/what-have-you…

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