I am, of course, referring to @mikibell, your candidate and mine for scapegoat for January 2016. If I sat here longer I’m sure I could come up with many other examples because she’s just that awesome but I don’t think anybody here needs my help.
@jbartus ooooooooo…that’s a good choice. Also, a good way for you to dodge a bullet again. Hmmmm…football season is coming to an end - and we did say you would be goat during football season. @mikibell may have to wait until February.
@mfladd not true, we agreed that I’d be goat when Brady came back from his suspension. The chance was missed, you’ll have to convince Goodell to come up with some bullshit reason to suspend him again!.
@jbartus i’m throwing my vote behind @mikibell. i’m still trying to get through the dumdums. i don’t see how’s it’s going to possible without putting me or the kid (or both) into a sugar coma. and the t-shirt. i mean, what kind of person send an awesome truck shirt that brings joy to a child?? i mean, look at this face:
anyone that would make a child’s face do this, deserves to be a goat!
In all seriousness I won’t be around in January. I have a server deploy to finish, new offices to wire and set up, security cameras in three aircraft hangars to spec, wire, and install, a VR training simulator to install, and that’s all with the month not having even started yet. Gonna be working long long long days, and all of this is at a job site an hour’s drive away. @jbartus for absentee goat!
@PlacidPenguin I am not responsible if you choose to elect me knowing in advance that I will not be available. I’d rather have fun with it and do something creative like a goat comic or something fun with my tablet, but business comes first.
@jbartus OK so then you for Feb. Oh wait that month is short. How about March??? We could vote on that now too. Perhaps start a March goat nomination thread right now too? To make sure we get jbartus. What do others think?
@PlacidPenguin No to be fair we should let @jbartus off for January. We have accepted other dubious excuses like the falling shed roof, others have weaseled out due to work and they were awarded the their goat icon in a later month… We then also should have heightened expectations due to the grand promises used to further strengthen the postponement request and appropriate punishment if @jbartus then fails to deliver…
You are called to account. These are questions and explorations, not an offer. I ask on my own behalf, but you speak to us all:
If you happened to be let off as Jan 2017 Goat due to your whiny and business reasons and your pathetic excuses, do you promise promise promise to have lots more free time soon during a month that contains 31 days, and do you promise to let us all know about said month in advance so that we can start your horns growing? And soon means within 12 months at most!
Do you promise to be extra entertaining as Goat when we finally assign the horns to your wee little head? How might you fulfill the “extra-entertaining” requirement?
Who might you suggest as a Jan sub?
You nom’d @mikibell in a blatant attempt at buck-passing. There’s also @kidsandliz, @ELUNO, and who else looks ready for our consideration? I might think of some.
I recall not being ready and getting slammed with it anyway. Which only cost me a week on next-to-zero sleep due to anxiety, before I decided to just wing it. And inflict literature on people in a blatant attempt to discourage the whiners and blamers.
Yeah I coulda done a better job with a few more months notice. I must blame myself, and @placidpenguin who was ScapePenguin during my election.
So I suck. So what. Exactly why shouldn’t you suck also? It’s true that you are not the only potential worthy - just the only potential worthy who publicly tracks Brady’s stats in these forums. You do know how to be attractive and turn yourself into a front-runner.
@Kidsandliz I don’t see anything wrong with February, by 3 days before the close of the month the fun’s usually died down anyhow so missing out on 3 days isn’t really an issue from where I sit. As for you being on some people’s lists, I assure you your name has come up in some discussions.
@f00l I will promise and commit to nothing. You have chosen to knowingly try to elect me to be absentee goat, that’s your issue not mine. As for @mikibell I brought forth a legitimate nomination, if you disagree then that’s fine but there was no buck passing involved.
“Vote for me cause I won’t be here to be goat and then I’ll have been goat and can join in with the chorus of former goats insisting that they cannot be regoated! If elected I will work to ensure that everybody gets free VMP and knives and speaker docks will be replaced by refurbished smart phones, chromebooks, laptops, and other desirable consumer electronics! Any shortcomings in this department should be blamed on February’s goat.”
You all have current votes registered for @jbartus for Jan 2017 ScapeGoat.
See thread above or this post. We encounter resistance. What, it anything, should be done here?
We all know @jbartus richly deserves to be Goat for Jan. 2017. It’s so obvious that no stated reasons are necessary.
However, @jbartus claims to by need and obligation be extremely busy for reasons of commercial necessity during that month. Forthermore, since he has warned us if this, and we have failed to tease his out of this attitude, and he has so far not been able to get us to retract our GoatVotes for him, he has made clear his intentions:
He has now changed tactics and is actively campaigning to be the Jan 2017 Goat. He intends, once elected, to refuse to honor the obligations of the office, and to ignore the entire thing. Then the month will be over, and it will all be the Feb 2017 Goat’s fault.
And he will be free to enjoy his perfidious lack of blame-taking on the grounds that he warned us, we elected him anyway, so we have it coming. And since he will already have spent a month with the Goat insignia, he will after next month be exempted from future Goating by customs and traditions.
In this circumstance, do we wish to still Goat him and wind up with a non-goat-Goat? Or find someone more willing or able to bear this heavy office in Jan 2017?
@jbartus has intimated that he will be a better goat “later on”. He had not promised this however.
Do some of you wish to reconsider your votes? Or leave as is? I as current Goat make no recommendation. I believe his resistance makes this a worthy topic.
@f00l I warn you, I get told I’m making excuses. I concede and agree to be what you want, I get accused of being underhanded. How do I win?
Also I won’t refuse to honor the position, I simply don’t expect to have time. Big difference. You might recall that I have previously been steadfast in my defense of the integrity of the position of goat.
That said if you try to saddle me with the title for all of 2017 I will definitely refuse to honor the position!
@PlacidPenguin said 39 minutes ago
’…Do something…(X) is already looking for ways to become goat and not fulfill any promises. Worse than people who make them and don’t keep them.'
Now who does that remind me of? What is this, foreshadowing of the time after Jan 21?
I forget. What side am I on? Or is which not what? Huh? What was which? Are you a penguin? Are you sure? How can you tell?
Which way is up, now? Or is it down, then?
I wish for all to be confusing and non-linear and good-natured and sometimes funny and paradoxical and absurd. And sometimes informative and helpful. I do get a sort of intuition: If too many things can be laid out in an orderly fashion, something’s wrong.
@f00l pleads guilty to these crimes against Meh and against the Universe.
@f00l AFAIK it is traditional for goat nominees to deny the ability to serve or at least give reasons to defer. It would seem that a campaign to become goat would be antithetical to the entire concept.
Please consult the Mehcronomicon for any more detailed information, @carl669?
I did momentarily consider rescinding and reassigning my vote, but… Naaah!
To goat, or not to goat, that is the question: Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer. The posts and comments of outrageous claims, Or to take offense against a Sea of lies, And by opposing end them: to die, to sleep.
Will be working on-site at client’s today (and all days for the foreseeable really) and would much appreciate it if my phone doesn’t go off every 20 minutes with a new email notification from Meh. If you could all avoid tagging me with @ I would appreciate it greatly. @less mentions are fine!
@lisaviolet No he did not. There was one abortive attempt to make him and his lame excuse was going out of the country to work on the star wars film. Because he said he is retiring and his business should be sold in 20 days and that was some days ago, he should have scads of time on his hands I would think. LOL
@f00l a previous goat changed their notification preferences and ever so helpful@shawn changed it back and locked it… likely that is not a solution. Perhaps deleting that email address, leaving the known universe and entering a black hole might work? Either that or bribery.
@PlacidPenguin We’d never do that. Really. Honest. Cross our hearts and hope to die. @lisaviolet and I might, however:
think about, contemplate, consider, review, reflect on, mull over, meditate on, muse on, deliberate about, cogitate on, dwell on, brood on, ruminate on, chew over, puzzle over, turn over in one’s mind (@shawn we need a /synonyms command).
@narfcake I don’t use Gmail and while the rest of such could probably be configured it’s really a bunch of effort. I made a request, people have been nice and honored it for the most part today, I have zero complaints.
after some careful consideration I have decided that I I’m 100% okay with being January’s goat. I still have all of the same time commitment issues as mentioned previously however inspiration has struck and I have what I think will be a really good idea for January 2017. I know you don’t need my permission to pick me or to create a thread if I am chosen but I would like to humbly request that if I’m chosen you allow me to create my own thread as I have a plan in mind that I think everybody will enjoy.
@PlacidPenguin Deal - as long as the rule is every time you blame the goat you also have to put $25 (USD, genuine, legal tender, no sneaky loopholes) into my gofundme or send it to MDA on my behalf so I can get enough of that bill paid down that they will continue to see me in 2017. It will take 168 blames to do that - 5.42 blames a day. I can handle that. Of course the bill will continue to rise as it will be a new insurance year and my premiums, deductible and out of pocket rose significantly, thus any extra blames that month will help for the future. To cover just 2017 insurance, deductible, and out of pocket for the year (co-pays never end) I need 781.21 blames. Thus the grand total of blames needed is 949.21 blames (oh I forgot - so I can live the life of luxury - plus 12.2 blames more to pay for gas to Houston, a cheap motel, parking… so I don’t have to continue to sleep in my car when I am there, I will continue to eat out of a cooler so no blames needed for food - as I am not greedy, besides food stamps pays for ice) so this comes to 30.62 blames a day (or 31.1/blames a day if you count that I have no teletransporter to get to Houston) . Hmm… hopefully then with that rule it will be a miserable, wretched, blame worthy month to get enough blames. Let the whining blaming being! HA!
@PlacidPenguin Examining this further - the goat crown is not the king crown LOL. Hmmm unfortunately no one died and made me king to make the rules… So I must retract the word “deal” and substitute “there are others who are more blameworthy and ahead of me in line. Being polite and having manners (exception - obliging @carl699 and trying to be helpful so fuck this LOL) I will not cut the line”.
@f00l What or who is PM? And you do realize that at my mom’s there is only internet in the lobby so soon I will need to wander back to her apartment to do all those helpful I had kids so they could be my slave daughterly things like clean spots off the rug, fix the broken closet knob…and eat raspberry sherbet (because after all she is on a diet and if I eat it then I will remove that from temptation).
@PlacidPenguin And I still have zero votes, not even yours, so I am definitely not getting a “reader’s choice” award. You are going to ruin your reputation… You need to nominate winners… YYYUUUUUGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEEEE winners. LOL
@PlacidPenguin So you win LOL But we already knew no one would vote for me so you already knew your goal would be achieved - (a) the 3 way tight race last month, (b) done nothing goat worthy, not part of the meh popular crowd, (d) only brought up once before and that was very early on… I’d say all that means it was a no brainer I’d get no votes.
@PlacidPenguin well that’s annoying (c ) comes up as copyright when you have no space . I wonder how to prevent that from happening. But back to the point - what then is the point of this little game you are playing?
@f00l Ha! It will take more than one vote and @PlacidPenguin said the goal was to keep anyone from voting from me or talking them out of it if they did… and of course neither of us know why as we have been unsuccessful in guess and also since apparently there is a cone of silence that has been evoked…