Word of Mouth

We're ready to fall for the Fainting Goat

We've learned a lot about fainting goats -- also known as stiff-legged goats and nervous goats, goats whose propensity for falling down have earned them their own international society -- since we heard that an outfit called The Fainting Goat has applied for a liquor license at 846 Broadway, just down the street from the Westword office. That's the spot formerly occupied by Moon Time, and the Minturn before that, and Basil before that, and a long, long time before that, by the Parlor.

And now, if all goes according to plan and the deal comes through, it will be the Fainting Goat. Which sounds like an ideal Westword hang out since, as one fainting goat expert explains, the animals can get "excited over being fed."

See for yourself after the jump.

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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