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Perhaps If The Goat Said “Happy Holidays”


“Vandals set light to a giant straw goat Saturday night in a central Swedish town, police said — an event that has happened so frequently it has almost become a Christmas tradition.” Apparently, the merchants of the town of Gavle think that a 43-foot-high straw goat is the right way to send Yuletide greetings, and equally apparently, it’s really fun to set fire to a 43-foot-high straw goat. This year’s torching has no immediate suspects, but two men were seen running from the scene — one of them wearing “a Father Christmas mask.” Or perhaps… not a mask at all? No… it couldn’t be. Or… could it? Hey, look everyone! It’s snowing! (Thanks, co-worker Harry!)


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