To Stand Apart from the Herd
We have given away two Crimson Goat Awards, an annual award to a person who has best lived up to our Crimson Goat Philosophy of standing apart from the herd, even if people think you’re a goat for doing it. The first recipient of The Crimson Goat in 2011 was father Bob McGuire who has stood up to his own Church to minister to the poor and down trodden in the South Melbourne St Kilda area. His exploits over the years are legendary. One thing that typifies Father Bob’s independent thinking is his regular radio appearances with well-known iconoclast and avowed atheist, John Safran.
The second recipient in 2012 was Sam (John) Newman. Love him or hate him, you have to admit than Sam Newman stands apart from the herd. From getting run over by his own girlfriend to getting run off air, Sam is hard at it. Every time Sam’s knocked down he gets back up to get knocked down again. He dishes out the shit, but you might notice that it all works towards the shit being dumped back on him. Sam is a worthy recipient of the Crimson Goat and we hope that by giving it to Sam, it will further shape and establish just what a Crimson Goat means.
By Mitchell Faircloth – writer/cartoonist/musican/entertainer