Monday, December 05, 2005

Have Match, Will Set Fire To Giant Straw Goat

I think at this point, the only way to keep it from being burned is to stop building it.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - 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.

It was the 22nd time that the goat had gone up in smoke since merchants in Gavle, 150 kilometers (90 miles) north of Stockholm, began erecting it to mark the holiday season.

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