Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Goats in Pop Culture: Yotsuba!

These are a few of my favorite things ~ goats and manga. This time in the Japanese comic, Yotsuba!, which is created by the same artist as Azumanga Daiho. Yotsuba is a slice of life series about a little girl and her explorations of the world. It's full of candy-sweet comedy boardering on cavity-induction. Still, in volume 7 she and her adopted dad, Jumbo (a large man who is friends with her dad) and Yanda, another acquaintance with an abrasive attitude Yotsuba doesn't like, head to a farm. Yanda decides goats are better than sheep. However, no one is quite sure what they are good for (click for a larger scan):

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Goats in Pop Culture:Local Colour

As mentioned in my previous post, I am endeavoring to create more structure here at while moving forward with certain plans and directions for the Museum and Hall of Fame. To that effect I am instigating a more prepared quality to my posts, as well as threads or themes I think will provide interesting content to the site. These will include Goat News, Goat Reviews (of goaty products), and posts based on themes such as Pop Culture, Farming, Competition, Veterinary etc.

Goats in Pop Culture:Local Colour

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The Goat Boy of Seething Wells in the Surbiton area of London was seen leading the Seething Festival Parade, held in his honor, on Sunday February 26, 2011. The legend was created it seems in 2010 and, as the story goes, a giant named Thamas Deeton was defeted by the goat boy Lefi Ganderson who freed his village from the tyrant. You can read the story or buy the book here:

Goat News: Well not really the post I wanted to start out with, but an escaped herd of 200-600 goats caused havoc and mayhem on an interstate highway on Saturday, February 26, 2011. Over 40 goats were killed, and at least one driver was hurt on I-5 in California near the Twin Cities Road exit ramp, according to a report in the Daily Mail. The goats appear to be brush or meat goats and aparently escaped from their farm Galt, Sacramento County through a broken fence.