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(BBC)   How hot is it Ireland? Well, for the first time in 400 years they've had to take King Puck (a wild goat) down off his 50ft tall throne   (bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2022-08-12 6:46:45 PM  
They all hit the beach it was so hot....
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2022-08-12 7:01:51 PM  
Mid 20s C is like upper 70s for all the US folk
 
2022-08-12 8:15:32 PM  
That's a tiny cage. WTF

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2022-08-12 8:16:00 PM  
Totes McGotes
 
2022-08-12 8:16:28 PM  
Subby here... my favourite line from the article is "The fair, one of Ireland's oldest festivals and running for 400 years, sees a goat-catcher retrieve the animal from the MacGillycuddy's Reeks."

So much to unpack...
 
2022-08-12 8:17:02 PM  

jaytkay: That's a tiny cage. WTF

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Oh, and it's a wild goat they capture for the fair. He's gotta be terrified.
 
2022-08-12 8:20:20 PM  

jaytkay: That's a tiny cage. WTF

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It's a wild goat. Damn Skippy you want it contained. The domestic ones will eat the tires off your service van and look at you with those demonic eyes and ask if if you got more. They'll charge ya for shiats and giggles and hope to headbutt you.

You ain't tethering it. It gonna eat the tether. The metal tower probably gets the eats too. Cause it's a farking goat and things like gravity and "inedible" do not apply to them.

The only appropriate use for em is to slice their throat in an offering to whatever God you think deserves the blood of a born asshole.
 
2022-08-12 8:24:31 PM  
So does that mean all firstborn males in Ireland must be sent to the Queen of England for bonded servitude?
 
2022-08-12 8:24:47 PM  
I think I've got to side with ARAN on this one.  Besides, mechanical festival animals can be much cooler. anyway.

A 400-year-old festival has the world's largest walking robot
Youtube KPPiOFaAlig
 
2022-08-12 8:31:09 PM  
If that goat is over 400 years old, a little heat ain't gonna hurt him.
 
2022-08-12 8:32:48 PM  

Pert: Subby here... my favourite line from the article is "The fair, one of Ireland's oldest festivals and running for 400 years, sees a goat-catcher retrieve the animal from the MacGillycuddy's Reeks."

So much to unpack...


Drove through this town while doing the Ring of Kerry.... we missed the goat and dang Ireland is beautiful
 
2022-08-12 8:36:01 PM  
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2022-08-12 8:37:50 PM  
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David shall restore amends
 
2022-08-12 8:40:26 PM  

Axeofjudgement: Damn Skippy you want it contained... You ain't tethering it. It gonna eat the tether. The metal tower probably gets the eats too. Cause... things like gravity and "inedible" do not apply to them...

The only appropriate use for em is to slice their throat in an offering to whatever God you think deserves the blood of a born asshole.


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2022-08-12 8:43:25 PM  
Link from that page: Debbie Downer decides to rain on some goat's adventure...

Puck Fair festival asked to leave goat out of it - BBC News
 
2022-08-12 8:50:52 PM  
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2022-08-12 8:53:06 PM  
Since TFA didn't bother to explain it: the most popular origin story for the King Puck Fair is that when Oliver Cromwell was rampaging through western Ireland, a wild goat saw the approaching army and fled into the town of Killorglin.  In doing so, it warned the townspeople that Cromwell's army was approaching, and thus they had time to fortify and successfully repel Cromwell's attack.  The annual fair is the town's way of thanking the wild goats for having saved the town.

This story is almost certainly wrong, because Cromwell's Irish campaign took place from 1649-1650, and the oldest surviving written record of the King Puck Fair dates to 1613 (and the fair probably goes back much farther than that).  But, like most Irish legends, it's still a fun story.
 
2022-08-12 8:54:56 PM  

Walker: They all hit the beach it was so hot....
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2022-08-12 8:57:07 PM  

IgG4: Mid 20s C is like upper 70s for all the US folk


28c mid-afternoon, 31c in some places, Mr. firey-balls
 
2022-08-12 8:59:40 PM  

jaytkay: That's a tiny cage. WTF

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There's absolutely no room for splooting in that cage. If goats sploot. I don't know. But in the heat they should at the very least have some splooting space. It's good that the goat wasn't forced to be in there.

Splooting splooting splooting.
 
2022-08-12 9:01:02 PM  
Someone should ask this. So, here goes: What is a Puck King goat doing on a 50ft (15m) stand in the first place?
 
2022-08-12 9:07:02 PM  

Dodo David: Someone should ask this. So, here goes: What is a Puck King goat doing on a 50ft (15m) stand in the first place?


PuckKing sweating goatballs. You know how PuckKing hot it is?!?!
 
2022-08-12 9:13:39 PM  
King Goat bleated, "Puck this. I am out of here."
 
2022-08-12 10:03:17 PM  

Cormee: IgG4: Mid 20s C is like upper 70s for all the US folk

28c mid-afternoon, 31c in some places, Mr. firey-balls


That's like 87°F at the top.
Get back to us when it hits 38°C
 
2022-08-12 10:24:52 PM  

Ravage: Cormee: IgG4: Mid 20s C is like upper 70s for all the US folk

28c mid-afternoon, 31c in some places, Mr. firey-balls

That's like 87°F at the top.
Get back to us when it hits 38°C


Try that in a 4'x4' cage, we'll see your sunburned brass balls from space, shouldn't be difficult for a tough guy like you though 👍
 
2022-08-12 10:28:33 PM  
Ah, this brings new meaning (for me) to the Ballykissangel episode where Siobahn rescues the goat (or maybe it was a sheep) from the raised platform before Quigley's ill-conceived festival starts.
 
2022-08-12 10:28:44 PM  

Ravage: Cormee: IgG4: Mid 20s C is like upper 70s for all the US folk

28c mid-afternoon, 31c in some places, Mr. firey-balls

That's like 87°F at the top.
Get back to us when it hits 38°C


Been working in that for weeks in construction. Sup?

Oh wait Fark... right.
 
2022-08-12 10:43:54 PM  
That is one old goat.
 
2022-08-12 10:47:53 PM  

Axeofjudgement: It's a wild goat. Damn Skippy you want it contained. The domestic ones will eat the tires off your service van and look at you with those demonic eyes and ask if if you got more. They'll charge ya for shiats and giggles and hope to headbutt you.

You ain't tethering it. It gonna eat the tether. The metal tower probably gets the eats too. Cause it's a farking goat and things like gravity and "inedible" do not apply to them.

The only appropriate use for em is to slice their throat in an offering to whatever God you think deserves the blood of a born asshole.


Show us on the doll where the goat ate you...
 
2022-08-12 11:14:22 PM  

Cormee: IgG4: Mid 20s C is like upper 70s for all the US folk

28c mid-afternoon, 31c in some places, Mr. firey-balls


I would suggest taking off your jumper
 
2022-08-12 11:41:27 PM  

Ravage: Cormee: IgG4: Mid 20s C is like upper 70s for all the US folk

28c mid-afternoon, 31c in some places, Mr. firey-balls

That's like 87°F at the top.
Get back to us when it hits 38°C


Yeah, but 87F in direct sunlight is pretty bad, no matter where you are.

I went up Mt Rainier in March of 1999, and while the thermometer in the shade was in the 30s, being in the sunlight on a cloudless day was warm enough for just a t-shirt.
 
2022-08-13 12:12:41 AM  
Last time I was in Kerry in the summertime it was cloudy and raining most of the time. When it wasn't raining most of the locals commented on how fine a day it was. It was around 60 F and overcast. I loved it.
 
2022-08-13 12:15:31 AM  

Cormee: Ravage: Cormee: IgG4: Mid 20s C is like upper 70s for all the US folk

28c mid-afternoon, 31c in some places, Mr. firey-balls

That's like 87°F at the top.
Get back to us when it hits 38°C

Try that in a 4'x4' cage, we'll see your sunburned brass balls from space, shouldn't be difficult for a tough guy like you though 👍


This is true. I was thinking of the complaining hoomans. Not about the victim trapped in an oven cage.
 
2022-08-13 12:51:43 AM  
I have no problem with making goats our appointed leaders
 
2022-08-13 12:53:43 AM  

jaytkay: That's a tiny cage. WTF

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I can think of one practical reason that it might be best if it's a smallish cage. He won't have room to get a good run up going if he decides to butt the bars, so he's less likely to hurt himself. He looks like he'd appreciate some AC and a cocktail though
 
2022-08-13 1:47:02 AM  
KIlorgan is a cool town. Was there in May and they were having another festival. Don't worry about the goat. He is spoiled during the fair.
 
2022-08-13 2:19:33 AM  
I have the Irish in town right now and it's been hot here.   They're heading back on Tuesday, much to my amusement.
 
2022-08-13 3:35:28 AM  
as the mercury hit the high 20s

84 degrees F at most? Really, Irish people?
 
2022-08-13 4:27:37 AM  

anfrind: it's still a fun story.


Fun for everybody except for the goat in the cage stuck alone in the heat.

**cue caged heat jokes**

JFC people. Just put a stuffed animal goat there or something. Or do away with your cruel practices.
 
2022-08-13 6:44:56 AM  
What a hot Ireland may look like.

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