Hello Dear Readers. This weekend the Trifecta Challengers have dared us to scour through our favorite pieces of literature for 33 of the best words we can find.
I chose the following 33 words from one of my most dearly beloved writers, Robert Benchley. They are from the beginning of his essay entitled Mutiny on the “Bounty” from a volume of his collected essays: My Ten Years in a Quandary and how they grew. (It’s available free online here.)
If we had a goat,” I said to Mr. MacGregor, “it would solve all our problems.”
“A what?” he asked, without looking up.
“A goat,” I repeated.
“It would solve what?” he asked . . .
Until next time . . . I love you
57 thoughts on “Trifecta Reading Challenge: A Goat Would Solve All Our Problems”
Okay okay fine fine I’ll get a goat but I am NOT staring at it 😛
Hahahahahaha Andy!! (Okay, but Geoge Clooney ain’t gonna like it.)
Eh, cloonie can keep his glory! Bet he’s even got a eyore stuffy in his back pocket 😛
I knew that wasn’t his wallet! 😀
He’s sooo busted 😛
Ha ha 😀 😀 !! 😀
well i’m off to get a goat, i guess…
Haha! You’re always up for anything. That’s what I like about you!
😉 do you need any goats milk?
I can see why he’s one of your dearly beloved writers. I just had a peek. 🙂
He really is so much fun to read, Lisa, and almost all of his writing is timeless! 😀
Very whimsical!! I like it (and the picture too)!
Thank you Elizabeth! 😀
eh? what? a goat? solve what? 🙂
thanks for sharing
Other than eating refuse and head-butting enemies in their nether-regions…. how? Linda, can you expound upon this with (or without) Peanuts’ help?
I suppose we can make goat-cheese (yum) and goat soap (um…)…
Haha undercover! I think you just did an excellent job of expounding upon the problem solving capacity inherent within goats of just about any variety and therefore I am officially off the hook! 😀
I am not taking the job… I have a diaper to change.
A goat does seem like it could be useful in a lot of ways. For example, suppose a burglar tries to get into your house. They’re in your living room and all of a sudden, BAM! Attack goat!
BAM! Attack goat! Oh Michael, I love it. I’m getting a sign for my gate that says Beware of Attack Goat! Ha! 😀
Sadly, I’ve had thoughts like this. Really, a goat would solve many problems.
Hahah! Well I think I’ll get a goat. Just to see what happens. 😀
A goat always solves my problems! lol. great choice.
Haha! And that’s exactly the kind of person you’ve always struck me as Deanabo! 😀
Ha! Great quote! We had goats when I was a kid (no pun intended!) and I can’t speak for their problem-solving capacity, but they sure can – and do – eat anything. Including houses.
Haha! Well, maybe watching them eat everything can distract one from one’s problems. I think I need to get one ASAP, Suzanne! HA! My closets really need to be cleaned out! 😀
Dude. Goats. Of course (:
This is a great excerpt here, Linda. Love your picture! 🙂
Well, even though my goat looks like the horses I draw only without horns, I’m actually kind of proud of it. But then my standards are extremely low! HA! 😀
ah. had i known all i needed was a goat, i would’ve gotten myself one long ago ^^ interesting conversation ^^
I know what you mean. I can’t imagine how we’ve managed all this time without one KZ! HA!
Now I’m going to have to read that, just to see what he’s talking about.
Gah! How will I sleep tonight???
Well you could count goats.
This was great! Made me smile. 🙂
Ah! So glad to hear that Donetta! 😀 Thanks for taking the time to come by and check it out! 😀
Love the dancing goat! With a smile!
Haha! Well, I always like to portray my animals as outgoing and vivacious! At least they’ve got THAT going of them! HA! 😀
Goats are jerks. I know this from personal experience. But I do love this just the same.
I know what you mean. I got butted up in the air by one when I was a kid. I can honestly say that I have never trusted a goat since. 😀
As a child I spent summers at a farm, where I got to milk a goat. Since a goat was present early in my life, everything afterward has been perfect, ideal and problem-free. And if you believe that, …….
Ronnie. That’s the kind of story that restores my faith in humanity! (And pettying zoos!) 😀
It hasn’t worked out too well for the Chicago Cubs…
Huh? Ok, googling. The Billy Goat Curse! Oh the things I learn here! HA! 😀
I love this!
I haven’t read Robert Benchley, but I’ve read all of Dorothy Parker… in fact I just started tweeting as @parker_dotty. It is my homage to her! I will have to read this.
Dorothy Parker! I especially loved her poems. I’ll have to check out your Parker Tweets. Kylie. Have you seen the movie, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle? If not, I highly recommend it! 😀
Yes! Way back in college. My room mates and I saw it, and then all read her collected works. I put the Benchley book on my Goodreads list 🙂
Benchley never fails to entertain me. I have been collecting his books for years. Boy you hardly ever come across any anymore. They used to be in the thrift stores but now they are all scarfed up by the big used book services and hugely expensive. But I still keep my open for “Fred” as Dorothy Parker called him. 😀
…that’s what I’ve been missing from my life…a goat!!! 😀
Haha! I know . . . who knew all we needed was goat all along, Vernette! 😀
Ha!ha!How we wish that was so-am going to get myself a goat & try-who knows?;-)
Well, it’s definitely worth a try! One never knows! 😀 HA!
lol!Did u submit yr piece for this week?Haven’t chkd-was going to bed-my mind is empty 😛
I’ve submitted it. I usually write them on Tuesdays. Why I don’t know LOL! 😀
Of course! Why didn’t I think of that. A goat is EXACTLY what I need 🙂
I know. I’m slapping my forehead even as I”m typing this Victoria! 😀