Friday, December 9, 2005

Vote for the goat

This:



or this:



The latter is a GENUINE Ukranian goat from Sudilkov, the home of the "Degel Machne Efrayim", the Baal shem Tov's grandson, and was submitted by A Simple Jew.


The former looks better, more noble.

23 comments:

CE said...

I think it depends on your personality.
The first one is better for butting horns with the haters ramming in blog-land.
The second is more spiritual, idyllic, serine and mystical.
Hmmmm....
What image are you trying to project?

A Simple Jew said...

Of course I will vote for the Sudilkov goat! Your blog is about Chassidus, among other things. How could you not have a goat from the birthplace of Chassidus!? The other goat was posted by a ph.D. student at Oxford....what does he know??

bpunbound said...

Ah, the return of CE. Am I mistaken, or have you been kinda' scarce around here of late?

As for der behema, I think the new look is a bit agressive, but has much more charisma, a certain dashing, debonair quality.

definitley our Hirshel, no?

The real me said...

The first one comes with a bit of a view.

torontopearl said...

Yes, goat #1 is "noble-looking" indeed, but I think he'd let his notoriety get to his already-big head. Too much head-butting goes with the picture.
I prefer the Sudlikov goat-- gentle, sweet and pretty passive looking, just like the Sudlikov scenes that ASJ posts on his blog.
A sense of calm permeates...

A Farmer said...

I vote for #2!

Hirshel Tzig said...

Toronto:

sweet and gentle top you is wimp, pushover, malnourished to me. It's all in the eye of the beholder.

George W. Bush said...

Hands down, it is the second one. It looks like one I have here on Crawford Ranch.

Hirshel Tzig said...

Mr. President, Sir, it's an honor to have you on my blog, sir!

Can I ask you for a personal favor?

Mr. Chad Gadya said...

The first one looks a little goyish to me. My vote is for the second one.

George W. Bush said...

Certainly, Mr. Tzig. I read Circus Tent every day in the Oval Office. I have sent 20,000 print-out copies to our troops in Iraq to boost morale. Keep up the good work!

What favor could you use? Does it deal with the Boro park eruv or the bugs in your lettuce?

The Scapegoat from Azazel said...

The first one is a ram, not a GOAT. My vote is with THE goat (the second one).

Hirshel Tzig said...

Gadya

what does a "goyishe" goat look like?.............

Mr. Chad Gadya said...

The goat you had in your profile the last few days. More specifically, goat #1.

A nice Jewish blog like your's should have a nice shtetl goat.

Stacey said...

I love the top goat. The horns are magnificent and I love his dark face. (Sorry, SJ)!

Akiva said...

Goat #1, look at those great shofars!

George W. Bush said...

Obviously Stacey and Akiva don't know what they are talking about. I will pardon them before I leave office.

mavin vi a katz of hayvin said...

i vote for goat #2. The first one looks like a good job in Adobe photo shop, the body of a cow in the horns of a sheep

ch'sidshe tourist said...

of course the second one. i mean it has white hair. that's the only hirsch i recognize!

mayvin said...

ayb s'iz hershel tzig why put the kvetch on the tzig, efsher zol de diuk zayn oif der hersh takeh??

MC Aryeh said...

The first one is majestic, but I would say definitely to go with the second one. It's from Sudilkov, after all...

Kurenitzer said...

Ich vais fun goats "vie zif fun Freitig"
I rememeberseeing at least 1 real goat in Kfar Chabad in 1971.
The Kfar was a shtetel then . I remember the rav Rav Schneur zalman Garelik ZT"l walking with his cane . For a moment I though I was in Vitebsker gebernye. Rav Zalman flew rather than walked.

Yosef said...

Definitely the first. It is a much better picture. Just make sure you update your frumhere account