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Goats
Author(s) Jonathan Rosenberg
Website http://www.goats.com
Update schedule New strips daily Monday - Thursday, 1 Monthly large-format strip for Subscribers
Launch date 1997 April 1, [1]
Genre
For the animal, see goat.

Goats is a webcomic written and illustrated by Jonathan Rosenberg. It has been in existence since April 1, 1997. The word author has several meanings: The author of a book, story, article or the like, is the person who has written it (or is writing it). ... The front page of the English Wikipedia Web site. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... The webcomic genres are the types of themes a webcomic can take. ... Species See Species and subspecies A goat is a mammal in the genus Capra, which consists of nine species: the Ibex, the West Caucasian Tur, the East Caucasian Tur, the Markhor, and the Wild Goat. ... Webcomics, also known as online comics and web comics, are comics that are available on the Internet. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Goats follows the (loose) plot of Rosenberg's cartoon alter ego, along with his friend/drinking buddy Phillip, and a loose group of characters in the form of animals, celebrities, space aliens and evil villains. Although each story arc technically has a plot, the sheer random nature of these plots tends to obscure that fact at times.


Regardless of what's happening, however, the action invariably returns, at some point, to the character's favoured bar: the Peculier, which is a genuine bar in Manhattan, NY, that boasts an impressively broad collection of beers and ales from across the world. Ask any reader of Goats how to pour the perfect Hefeweizen, and they will be happy to demonstrate. Tourists sit outside a bar in Chiang Mai, Thailand A bar is an independent business or a section of a restaurant, club or hotel (somtimes called long bars) where alcoholic beverages are sold to be drunk on the premises. ... Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... A mug of lager beer, showing the golden colour of the beer and the foamy head floating on top. ... Ale is an ancient word for a fermented alcoholic beverage obtained chiefly from malted barley. ... German Weizenbier Wheat beer is a beer that is brewed with both malted barley and malted wheat, rather than only barley. ...


Characters

Some of the notable characters:


Jon: Technically the level-headed one, Jon is possessed of a wry sense of humor and seemingly limitless patience. Generally classed as a loser, Jon works hard for not much money, only succeeded in getting the girl once, before losing her again, and basically spends his free time either drinking with his friends, or being dragged off by them along whatever thought process occurs to them next.


Phillip: Blonde, in every sense of the word. Phillip views the world through the bottom of a glass that is permanently full of beer, and seems to be completely incapable of pursuing a logical train of thought, or even a coherent one. Nevertheless, this approach seems to pay off, as Phillip is a multi-millionaire, having invented "Sporkle" brand pork and apple drink, and the colour Blern. Has also succesfully overclocked a lemon, which has developed a particularly bleak outlook on life. Also enjoys the life of a petty supervillain in the guise of the Chaos Pope. A member of the International League of Pedants. Blond hair Blond (feminine, blonde) is a hair color found in certain mammals characterised by low levels of the dark pigment eumelanin and higher levels of the pale pigment phæomelanin, in common with red hair. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Toothgnip: the Goat of the title, although actually something of a minor player of late. Is also the most sexually active of the cast, being, apparently, irresistible to the ladies. This is due to a pair of magic underpants, which are the main reason he spends 99% of his time sitting down. Does in fact belong to the Norse god of thunder, Thor, although his somewhat independent attitude suggests that "belonging" is too strong a term. Species See Species and subspecies A goat is a mammal in the genus Capra, which consists of nine species: the Ibex, the West Caucasian Tur, the East Caucasian Tur, the Markhor, and the Wild Goat. ... A pair of mens briefs Undergarments, also called underwear or sometimes intimate clothing, are clothes worn next to the skin, usually under other clothes. ... Thor carries his hammer and wears his belt of strength in this illustration from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript. ...


Diablo: An evil satanist who happens to be a chicken. Diablo has had a run of bad health throughout the series, including being decapitated and dismembered a number of times (and, on one occasion, actually buried). Believes that he is poker buddies with Satan. Is, in fact, poker buddies with Stan. Binomial name Gallus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758) [1] A chicken (Gallus gallus) is a type of domesticated bird which is often raised as a type of poultry. ... Gustave Dores depiction of Satan from John Miltons Paradise Lost Satan (שָׂטָן Standard Hebrew Satan, Latin Sátanas, Tiberian Hebrew Śāṭān; Aramaic שִׂטְנָא Śaṭanâ: both words mean Adversary; accuser) is an angel, demon, or minor god in many religions. ...


Fish: Once just a simple goldfish who lived in a mug of beer, fish has evolved somewhat during the series, and has now become a hyperintelligent immortal cyborg zombie assassin USB device. Trinomial name Carassius auratus auratus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Goldfish (Carassius auratus auratus) was one of the earliest fish to be domesticated, and is still one of the most commonly-kept aquarium fish. ...


Gregor Mendel: The father of modern genetics. His twin obsessions of vegetables and fascism resulted in the creation of a sentient pea plant army which he directed towards Germany in an attempt to form the Fourth Reich. This nefarious scheme was foiled by the combined efforts of Diablo and his mentor Shazam Twix, a shot gun toting, hard drinking ten pin bowler. Gregor Johann Mendel Gregor Johann Mendel (July 22, 1822 – January 6, 1884) was an Austrian monk who is often called the father of genetics for his study of the inheritance of traits in pea plants. ... Genetics (from the Greek genno γεννώ= give birth) is the science of genes, heredity, and the variation of organisms. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Bowling ball and two pins Ten-Pin Bowling is a sport with a simple aim—knock down as many targets as possible by rolling a ball down a wooden pathway. ...


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