The Dandy Goat is a political and news satire blog that was launched in mid-2013 and originally ran until late 2016. During that time, its creator and a handful of guest contributors used subtle, sophisticated wit and more often dumb blunt humor to mock the loudest nincompoops of the day. If you’d like to check out the top picks from our archives, click here.
Despite 800 lovingly crafted satirical pieces – a few of which went viral, to use a term that marks us as dinosaurs – the Dandy Goat failed to make a dent. Most of those nincompoops have continued nincompooping to this day, and some of them have become very rich and influential nincompoops despite (or because of) the stream of offal coming from their mouths.
The return of the Dandy Goat
Unable to turn off his BS-meter and quietly tolerate the legions of idiots who have given rise to even more idiots (thanks, Twitter!), in mid-2020, the creator of the Dandy Goat decided to bring the blog back to life, this time without the “the” in the name. Life circumstances permit him to only post content every now and then, but hey, it’s cheaper than therapy and safer than meds, right?
Why the name Dandy Goat?
It’s very simple. Although they may be intelligent, goats have earned a reputation for being resolute and dimwitted, that’s to say, stubbornly dumb.
It’s one thing to suffer from idiocy in the quiet corner of your own little pasture, but many goats of the world have deluded themselves into believing that they are not fact goats, but important thinkers whose commentary and tweets deserve our attention and praise. Thus, the most prominent goats prance around like dandies on social media and television and say, “Look at me, aren’t I something? Aren’t my ideas just the most fashionable you’ve ever seen?”
When you look at prominent media figures, outspoken A-listers, hashtag activists, and social media personas, it’s not hard to see them as dandy goats. All dressed up and nothing in their minds to show for it.
What the heck do we stand for, anyway?
Dandy Goat is a conservative blog. Don’t let this frighten you. Some of the best and most relevant satire and social commentary comes from a position of conservatism and, yes, disdain for those who demand that we join their blind charge into the future. Also, we like to use language and make jokes that would make your liberal grandmother blush.
Our hope for Dandy Goat
Once upon a time, the Onion was fun and irreverent, taking aim at a staid mediascape, middle-class anxieties and beliefs, and hypocrisy wherever they found it. Unfortunately, it’s become predictable and partisan, a sad shell of its former self. Newcomers are filling the void, from the Christian and conservative-leaning Babylon Bee to the left-leaning but smart and cheeky Reductress.
It’s our hope to join the ranks of the above-mentioned websites, get a proper sponsor, and get rid of those terrible ads we’re obliged to embed on the site just in case an article is a hit, traffic spikes like crazy, and our web host sends us a bill for 2500 dollars. Yes, it costs money to keep a website up and running.
Beyond that, the creator of the Dandy Goat has dreams of turning his ideas into a proper series of comedy videos or, better yet, a TV show with irreverent, funny, and sharp content to combat the steady stream of unfair and biased drivel that now counts as comedy.
If you’re a potential partner, either as a creative person who’s fed up with the tyranny of social media mobs and spineless commentators, or because you’re an investor and you can see how ready the market is for cheeky, conservative humor, by all means get in touch through our Facebook page.