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Sunday, June 17, 2007
All Hail The Mighty Goat!
THE DAY OF THE GOAT (DEN KOZLA):
BEER, SAUSAGE AND GOATS AT A CZECH BREWERY NEAR PRAGUE.
The first time I saw His Mighty Goatness, His image was plastered on a bottle of VelkepopovickyKozel Czech Beer. I stared in awe and wonder at the image of this giant black shaggy goat with twisted horns rearing up on his hind legs, clutching a massive foamy beer in his hooves.
I immediately wondered if The Goat was EVIL. I mean, just LOOK at the thing: it reminds me of all the forbidden hard rock album covers of the 70s which would doom my soul to hell if I were to listen to them backwards. Album covers featuring devils, rock stars and goats. I never quite figured out the goat thing, but the Goat certainly scares the bejesus out of millions of fundamentalist Christians each year.
So I grabbed the camera and headed to the brewery in VelkePopovice, a small town where the beer kegs outnumber the residents a million to one.
These are some of the many pagan things I saw at Goatfest 2007:
My Homies, Goat DoggieDogg and G Money
Goats, goats and more goats
Praise the Mighty Goat!
Beer relay races involving children, empty kegs on
handcarts and empty beer bottles. Hell, my
parents wouldn't even let me run with SCISSORS as a child....
And the mascot, the Great Goat Himself, and MAN does he look WICKED!