back to article BOFH: GOATSE? No, I said goat fetis... you know what, forget it

"It's happened again!" the Boss blurts, tripping into Mission Control in a flurry. "Yes, well, if you frequent those kind of websites you really should expect that," says the PFY evenly. "I... What kind of websites? Expect what?" "Oh, so we're not talking about your goat fetish?" "What bloody goat fetish!?" The Boss snaps …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    Made my Friday morning. :)

  2. wowfood

    And now I have something new to try at work.

    1. Mike Wood

      Second that

      Could have lots of fun with this one

  3. ElReg!comments!Pierre

    Is there a recording...

    To clear things up with the Director can they look through the recordings of the conversations in the office? You know, the one that is kept for quality assurance purpose... perhaps in "digested" form, with a chart of how many times terms like "goat fetish" were uttered, and by whom?

  4. Anonymous Coward
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    1. Zaphod.Beeblebrox
      Big Brother

      Re: Baaaaaaaaaaa!

      So how long have you had this sheep fetish?

      1. John G Imrie

        Re: Baaaaaaaaaaa!

        When did you stop worrying sheep and move on to goats?

    2. Isendel Steel

      Re: Baaaaaaaaaaa!

      Maaaaaaaa !

      1. TeeCee Gold badge

        Re: Baaaaaaaaaaa!


        (Gotta keep those equal opportunities bleaters happy.)

    3. Sheep!

      Re: Baaaaaaaaaaa!

      I agree!

    4. Michael H.F. Wilkinson

      Re: Baaaaaaaaaaa!

      As Blackadder said to lord Melchett.

      Brilliant episode (both this BOFH and that edition of Blackadder)

  5. MartinBZM
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    Just... that.

    Thanks for the second friday in a row that I get to look forward to Pub'O'Clock with a smile on my face.


  6. Anonymous South African Coward
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    Made my Friday better.

    Gotta try this one day... <evil laugh>

  7. Dave K

    Excellent as always!

    And nice to get two in quick succession as well!

    1. Solmyr ibn Wali Barad

      Re: Excellent as always!

      Even better, two Episode 9's in quick succession.

  8. AndrueC Silver badge

    Someone mentioned email addresses! It must be time for one of my favourite Dilbert cartoons.

    1. Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

      I once worked with a guy who had a colleague at a previous job who was called Peter Enis.

      1. sisk

        I've run into something similar. Our username convention is last name first initial. We made an exception for a kid named T. Shi when he started school though.

      2. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward


        I tried to change my name at school to Ronald Oot, since I had access to the student information system. My boss, the system administrator, must have seen this before because the account creation job that ran nightly didn't create my new account. I was rather disappointed, and had a previously unscheduled meeting with him the next day...

    2. William Towle

      ...AKA "williamt"

      I have worked at two small enterprise jobs where the scheme <firstname><initial-of-surname> was used for usernames and/or email addresses. It was only briefly policy in either case; in the former we had second thoughts about giving someone who came in at managerial level "christ@....".

      // icon would be facepalm but selection mechanism is broken

  9. DrStrangeLug

    Honestly I have never

    Configured a netware print server to add a header page with the printing user on it, then weeks later add an "auto-print on inbox rule" before signing the user up to wife-swapping mailing list.

    1. Wrecked

      Re: Honestly I have never

      Of course you haven't. Nobody would ever have admitted to configuring anything Netware.


    I love goats.

    They're delicious.

    1. Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

      Re: I love goats.

      Won't anyone think of the kids...

    2. Euripides Pants

      Re: I love goats.

      "They're delicious."

      Then you're cooking them wrong.

  11. Chozo

    Meanwhile at the petting farm

    Clean wholesome goat bothering fun for all the family on YouTube

  12. earl grey

    Well played that


  13. perlcat

    Another use for goats.

    You know, a good goat will do that.

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    "Perhaps we got off on the wrong foot" surely that word should be "hoof"??

    Otherwise, brilliant... brings back so many memories (being on the BOFH's side of the conversation, of course)

  15. Herby

    Two weeks in a row!!

    Simon must be on a roll!

    Please keep it up. Us minions need some humor in out lives.

  16. Why Not?

    Nicely done

    "Although thinking about it now I apologise for using the words 'got off' when talking about your goat fetish. That was inappropriate."

    Keep it up!




  17. sisk
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    BOFH Bosses office

    Where the men are men and the goats are nervous.

    I needed a good laugh today. Well done.

  18. LarsFlarp

    You win a weekend of extra internet for your Goatse reference- you sick, sick person. LOL

  19. codeusirae

    I don't believe it ..

    Goatse, you actually wrote a whole article on goatse, I don't believe it ...

  20. ecofeco Silver badge
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    If I had a dollar for each time I've had this conversation

    "When is this happening?" I ask.

    "All the time."

    "So if I sent you an email it would appear and then be deleted?"

    "It might be. Or it might be there."

    "So actually it's SOME of the time - not ALL of the time."

    "Well yes. But it's been happening for weeks."

    "So it's been happening for a LONG time, but only OCCASIONALLY?" I ask


    Oh, and yes, BRAVO!

  21. ShadowDragon8685

    Some right and proper bastardry.

    Just hilarious. I hope the Bastard continues to update.

  22. TRT Silver badge

    The cheese from the end-of-quarter cheese and wine social...

    was a bit... goat feta-ish.

  23. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    E-eeevil !! Had me in tears. Simon has done it again!

  24. lunatik96

    rampant anti-goat bantor

    why are you people goat bashing? They have a right to live as they choose with whomever they choose. Besides they are cousins to cows and I like cows, especially as hamburger or T-bones. btw goats make great BBQ

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