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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Caesar the Goat, 2005 to 2010

Caesar the Goat
10 April 2005—20 May 2010
Memoria in Aeterna

Known for starring in satiric cartoons directed against wholesale mediocrity in university administration, Caesar the Goat passed away this morning unexpectedly.

Often misunderstood, Caesar was best known for his role in what has become known as the Trojan Armadillo cartoon, which appeared on the ASC Forum Blog on April 20 of this year, which some say was directed at the University of Toledo of provost. Those familiar with Caesar’s artistic work pooh-pooh this notion, saying that the cartoon was directed at the entire UT upper administration and was meant to underscore that administration’s commitment to hopeless mediocrity and desperate attempts at self-justification via mindless advocating for change for the sake of change.

Said an expert familiar with Caesar’s works, “Caesar was horrified at how low University officials would stoop in an effort to pass off ideas that they had obviously just read in some airline magazine while on a university-paid junket as some sort of cutting edge organizational theory. Caesar simply snorted at the redundant term ‘transformative change’ which he described as ‘a pseudo-intellectual’s mantra.’”

Donations in memory of Caesar should be directed to either the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action or to the Michigan State University Veterinary Clinic.

He was interred in a private ceremony surrounded by his herd members and friends. Crackers were served.


sir lawrence said...

my condolences and best wishes to caesar's herd mates and friends. we will miss him greatly...

Anthony said...

RGIP. Ceasar is dead. Long live Ceasar! No greater a goat than this one hath thus far sacrificed in this Epochal Fight against Tyranny at UT. When will it end? Fight on!

Anonymous said...

We will remember you, Caesar!

yo, duh! said...

My condolences as well. Though I somehow think--at least, I hope--as Bloggie says, he will live on and we will see him again.

Anonymous said...

My condolences as well!!!

horns n' fins said...

Sorry to hear of his passing. Caesar will be remembered fondly for his gentle skewering of administrative foibles.

A YouTube tribute to the great goats of the world:
A tribute to goats

Anonymous said...

Really? You guy are calling others mediocre? "Hey kettle..."