Is it goat time yet?

oodboo
oodboo Posts: 2,171
edited December 2014 in The Crudcatcher
I can't find a webcam of it. Anyone got a link?
I love horses, best of all the animals. I love horses, they're my friends.

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  • My money is it'll be burned down on December 17th
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  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,294
    In an uncharacteristic display of optimism I reckon it'll see in the new year.
  • VWsurfbum
    VWsurfbum Posts: 7,881
    Going for the 18th!
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  • oodboo
    oodboo Posts: 2,171
    Excellent :)

    I'm going for the 21st.
    I love horses, best of all the animals. I love horses, they're my friends.

    Strava
  • arran77
    arran77 Posts: 9,260
    According to this article they reckon they've beefed it up this year with some flame retardant stuff so I'm reckoning it'll last until the 31st...

    http://www.thelocal.se/20131221/swedens-christmas-goat-torched-yet-again

    I was more interested in the People Watching gallery though, number 9, very nice :twisted:
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

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  • oodboo
    oodboo Posts: 2,171
    They've used flame retardant straw for the last few years but it still burns :twisted:
    I love horses, best of all the animals. I love horses, they're my friends.

    Strava
  • arran77
    arran77 Posts: 9,260
    oodboo wrote:
    They've used flame retardant straw for the last few years but it still burns :twisted:

    :lol:
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    This year they have moved one of the Taxi stands closer to it so as to hopefully have people around to discourage the pranksters.


    Mmmmm
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  • Sweet, its like the coca cola truck, just with more goat and fire.

    Would love to see it actually on fire!

    Im going for the 8th...
  • Clank
    Clank Posts: 2,323
    23rd.

    .......'Cos I'm optimistic that the flammable l'il b*st*rd may make it for most of the month.
    How would I write my own epitaph? With a crayon - I'm not allowed anything I can sharpen to a sustainable point.

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  • bg13
    bg13 Posts: 4,598
    That lot are massive pyros i'm confident it'll be toast before the 15th!
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  • The Rookie
    The Rookie Posts: 27,812
    I'll go for the 23rd in time to bring in Christmas day with a flourish....

    As for the flame retardant article, that as published in 2013 and it didn't work then either! Flame retardency generally just means it burns slower (hint in the name!), google FMVSS302 (know that one off the top of my head) if you want some idea of how these things work.
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  • I'm saying Christmas day it will go up in smoke!
    Bikes are OK, I guess... :-)

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  • pesky_jones
    pesky_jones Posts: 2,890
    20th
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    Still there.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • oodboo
    oodboo Posts: 2,171
    And looking a bit smug about it.
    I love horses, best of all the animals. I love horses, they're my friends.

    Strava
  • I will go for the 24th, burn baby burn
  • VWsurfbum
    VWsurfbum Posts: 7,881
    Dam goat is still in one piece!
    Kazza the Tranny
    Now for sale Fatty
  • oodboo
    oodboo Posts: 2,171
    That's fine, I predicted the 21st.
    I love horses, best of all the animals. I love horses, they're my friends.

    Strava
  • The Rookie
    The Rookie Posts: 27,812
    Unlikely to burn today now though, next opportunity will be early ours of tomorrow.....
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
  • bg13
    bg13 Posts: 4,598
    if they don't get that thing torched soon i'm heading over there to sort it out!

    I have a bit of previous experience in the matter! Though no animals were hurt in the course of my pyromania!
    Loving life in rural SW France

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  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,309
    This is turning out to be a bit of a damp squib. Can't we start a charitable thread to raise money for a forumite to go to Gavle and set the bloody thing alight?
    Who's volunteering or should I say, who should we 'volunteer'?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Sheepsteeth has a history of blowing stuff up..
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    Looks like moving the Taxi rank has done the job.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • The Rookie
    The Rookie Posts: 27,812
    Or not........it's only so highly followed because it burns, if it doesn't burn, no-one will be interested!
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  • Lewis A
    Lewis A Posts: 767
    Did anyone bet on the 29th?
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  • Isn't it just taken down after Christmas?
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