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   It's the time of year when thoughts turn to holiday traditions, such as the odds of whether your four-ton goat will be burned or not this year

30 Nov 2012 10:59 AM   |   3825 clicks   |   Telegraph
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Sybarite    [TotalFark]  
I find nudity much more challenging at Burning Goat.

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30 Nov 2012 09:08 AM
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Maud Dib     
Mmm, cabrito.

30 Nov 2012 11:02 AM
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pute kisses like a man     
that really is the best christmas tradition in the world.

30 Nov 2012 11:03 AM
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Happy Hours     
Let's all act amazed and pretend we never heard of this before.

/was interesting the first time I heard about it - now it's just attention whoring.

30 Nov 2012 11:05 AM
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BolshyGreatYarblocks     
"What's in the bag? A shark?"

30 Nov 2012 11:08 AM
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uncleacid     
A couple of flaming arrows would do a good job.

30 Nov 2012 11:08 AM
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Devolving_Spud     
We do the same thing here, but it's trailers with meth labs instead of a straw goat.

30 Nov 2012 11:12 AM
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Pair-o-Dice     
On down the page a little ways, I found this interesting:

Online daters give away their secrets-
...Oh, and the single factor that best predicts whether someone - man or woman - will have sex on the first date is whether they like the taste of beer.


So does that mean they will or won't put out? Inquiring minds.

30 Nov 2012 11:13 AM
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Disdehcet     

Pair-o-Dice: On down the page a little ways, I found this interesting:

Online daters give away their secrets-
...Oh, and the single factor that best predicts whether someone - man or woman - will have sex on the first date is whether they like the taste of beer.

So does that mean they will or won't put out? Inquiring minds.


http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/pag e/2/

Here's the article, OkTrends is fun. If they like the taste of beer (or at least that they'll admit it on an online dating website) they are more likely to also consider sex on the first date.

30 Nov 2012 11:36 AM
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Overused Expression     

Happy Hours: Let's all act amazed and pretend we never heard of this before.

/was interesting the first time I heard about it - now it's just attention whoring.


Hey, first time for me ;)

pute kisses like a man: that really is the best christmas tradition in the world.


Concurred.

30 Nov 2012 11:52 AM
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cgraves67     
Hay that is too moist (>20% moisture) can spontaneously combust. Therefore a clever way to secretly burn the thing down is to plug a hose into the middle of the bales, crank the water for a bit, and wait a few days.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontane ous_combustion#Hay

30 Nov 2012 11:58 AM
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meat0918    [TotalFark]  
I surprised it hasn't gone up yet.

It's tradition after all!

30 Nov 2012 12:02 PM
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CygnusDarius     

meat0918: I surprised it hasn't gone up yet.

It's tradition after all!


They're bidding their time.

30 Nov 2012 12:05 PM
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Sister Hand Grenade of Quiet Reflection     
I always look forward to the Yuletide Swedish goat conflagration.

30 Nov 2012 12:09 PM
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Uncle Tractor     
This is a new tradition in the making, folks.

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A hundred years from now, the Burn the Goat / Save the Goat ritual will follow strict formal rules and people in both camps will bet huge sums of money on the outcome.

...and it will spread to other countries where it will be adjusted to pre-existing local customs:

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30 Nov 2012 12:13 PM
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quietwalker     
I say get one of those 40$ radio controlled helicopters (the crappy big ones, not the little ones that can't be steered and die in a light breeze), have it include some lighter fluid and ignition switch, fly it over, land, and light the sucker.
extra points if you can fly it back.

30 Nov 2012 12:16 PM
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Pair-o-Dice     

Disdehcet: Pair-o-Dice: On down the page a little ways, I found this interesting:

Online daters give away their secrets-
...Oh, and the single factor that best predicts whether someone - man or woman - will have sex on the first date is whether they like the taste of beer.

So does that mean they will or won't put out? Inquiring minds.

http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/pag e/2/

Here's the article, OkTrends is fun. If they like the taste of beer (or at least that they'll admit it on an online dating website) they are more likely to also consider sex on the first date.


TMYK !

30 Nov 2012 12:33 PM
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Zarquon's Flat Tire     

Pair-o-Dice: Disdehcet: Pair-o-Dice: On down the page a little ways, I found this interesting:

Online daters give away their secrets-
...Oh, and the single factor that best predicts whether someone - man or woman - will have sex on the first date is whether they like the taste of beer.

So does that mean they will or won't put out? Inquiring minds.

http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/pag e/2/

Here's the article, OkTrends is fun. If they like the taste of beer (or at least that they'll admit it on an online dating website) they are more likely to also consider sex on the first date.

TMYK !


This just in: drunk people like to fark strangers.

30 Nov 2012 12:35 PM
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Soulcatcher    [TotalFark]  
"In 2005, a torching by vandals dressed as Father Christmas and a gingerbread man reportedly set off a frenzy of copycat straw-goat-burnings. Another year, there was a failed attempt to bribe the guards so that a particularly bold set of criminals could cart the statue to Stockholm via helicopter in the dead of night."

These Gavle goat stories make me laugh until I cry every year.

Best Christmas tradition ever.

=]

30 Nov 2012 12:52 PM
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Valiente     
"Copycat straw-goat burnings" is my phrase of the week.

And my crime of the week.

30 Nov 2012 01:09 PM
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Rahsa Naba Doe-ah Gola Wookiee Nipple Pinchy     
i.imgur.com

30 Nov 2012 01:30 PM
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BarryJV     

30 Nov 2012 02:59 PM
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madgordy     
I thought burning goat festival was laborday weekend?

30 Nov 2012 05:00 PM
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