I bet these are some seriously jumpy animals:

Riyadh, Dec 29 (DPA) A beauty competition for goats began Wednesday in Saudi Arabia, as part of an auction bringing together traders and herders in the holy Muslim city of Mecca.

Auction supervisor Fawzi al-Subhi said that over 170 animals are competing for the coveted title ‘most beautiful goat’. He expects the winner to be sold for at least $18,000.

Only in the Middle East do they put bikinis on goats and camels but cover their women in boat tarps.

Who’s the goat to bleat in this year’s competition? We’ll find out soon. Probably the most pressure is when the judges ask the goats their opinion on gay marriage, because the wrong answer can earn said goat an “Abu Dhabi necktie.”


33 Responses to “‘Most Beautiful Goat’ Competition Underway in Saudi Arabia”

  1. Marshall_Will on December 29th, 2010 5:56 pm

    "but cover their women in boat tarps" lol, is that what those garments are called?

    Where's the PETA outrage on 'this' one? Oh well, as long as the prize money is 'donated' to the Burlington Terrorist Factory it's all good.

  2. Doug on December 29th, 2010 6:48 pm

    "but cover their women in boat tarps" lol, is that what those garments are called?

    According to my World Book Encyclopedia, yes, "Burqa" is Aramaic for "boat tarp."

  3. SignPainterGuy on December 29th, 2010 6:55 pm

    "Boat tarps" indeed, and speaking of which, did you see the vid. of the muslim woman who was allowed to drive a car ? She leaves her house in Full coverage, only a slit for vision and then opens her garage door, (it`s too dark to see the car inside) and walks in. Out she comes in a Prius size car, also in Full tarp except for a tiny slit for vision (only one in front, none on the sides or rear) and drives right out into the street being narrowly missed by two cars on the road ! Waaaay to funny !

  4. Marshall_Will on December 29th, 2010 9:07 pm
  5. Marshall_Will on December 29th, 2010 9:14 pm

    My bad, youtube; burqa+car. Equals hysterical!

  6. SignPainterGuy on December 29th, 2010 10:44 pm

    Wasn`t it though ? Proof that at least "some" women can`t drive or shouldn`t !

  7. SignPainterGuy on December 29th, 2010 11:30 pm

    Try this linky :

    I forgot about the drive way gates !

  8. SignPainterGuy on December 29th, 2010 11:33 pm

    Oh well, I can`t make it work either ! Bummer !

    Search youtube for "muslim women allowed to drive in France" and you`ll find it !

  9. OK_Loyalist on December 30th, 2010 1:26 am

    Try this bro …

    Did the right click on video "Copy Video URL" thingy.

    Is a damn funny vid !

  10. SignPainterGuy on December 30th, 2010 1:45 am

    That`s it ! Thanks !

    As if French roadways weren`t scary enough ! 8-0

  11. Joe Redfield on December 29th, 2010 6:10 pm

    I vote for Helen Thomas if it's strictly a beauty contest.

  12. SignPainterGuy on December 29th, 2010 6:45 pm

    I would agree up to the point of age – surely they prefer the younger goats ! And they can call them Shirley all day long ! 🙂

  13. OK_Loyalist on December 29th, 2010 7:20 pm

    They just help the goats and sheep up over the fence and we are the infidels … figures

  14. Scott B on December 29th, 2010 7:34 pm

    The blue and orange logo in the background of the picture looks like the North end of a South-bound goat. Is THAT the beauty part of the contest?? (That is SO Wrong!)

    Is the winner (not the human) in the picture named 'Casbah' that's about to be rocked?

  15. SignPainterGuy on December 29th, 2010 11:45 pm

    This auction is for hearders and traders……the winning goat should bring $18,000.00.

    Wow, goat herding and trading must be some kinda lucrative in Saudi Arabia !

    Is that "filthy lucer" ?

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  17. The Watcher on December 30th, 2010 11:47 pm

    'I bet these are some seriously jumpy animals:' Not to worry; each goat has a carefully administered dose of Rohypnol before the show.

  18. SignPainterGuy on December 31st, 2010 12:02 am

    Good to know ! I`d hate to think these objects of amore would suffer any bad post-auction memories !

  19. female on September 29th, 2013 6:21 pm

    right. goats are the best lovers

  20. opaler on January 6th, 2014 7:39 am

    Any item, whether it's an antique jewelry or a pet deserves the attention of Bob Parks Auction if if it is to be sold for at least $18,000. I'm glad that the profits will be donated to charity, this makes the cause even greater.

  21. Blogger?annonymus on June 25th, 2014 1:11 pm

    Such a competition is something you don't get to see or even hear about very often! Actually, many of the Arabic traditions seem weird to us… I suppose you can explore the world as much as you like, but such a different culture from ours like in Saudi Arabia it's very difficult to find!

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