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November 28, 2016


The straw goat, an annual Yuletide tradition in the city of Gavle since 1966, went up in flames just hours after it was inaugurated on Sunday.

(Thanks to Johan in Sweden and Le Petomane, who says "Everyone on the blog knew this was gonna happen.")


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I blame Trump. Or Al Gore.

SO close! I was out by 15 minutes. Ah well, there's always next year.

Who did Combustible Goat open for?

Isn't that also part of the annual tradition ?

I mean,

In the meadow we can build a snowman
And pretend that he's a circus clown
We'll have lots of fun with Mr. Snowman
Until the other kiddies knock him down

That's the last straw! (Before it burned up, it was...)

Where's the old man with the pick-up truck when you need him?

"Thank you old man, for saving my life
Thank you again and again
You could have let them barbecue me
But you acted like a friend."

Anyone? Bueller?

Aww...It really feels like Christmas now

RIP Gävle Bocken. I had a poem written about this but my rhyming word for "Bocken" was not family friendly.

Burning Ram Festival.


Next year the Bocken
will need asbestos flockin'
Or again start rockin'
when the firemen come knockin'

But it WAS difficult rhyming "Bocken".

I blame strawzilla.

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