Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Goat Rodeo

This came up on NPR, but it struck a chord on another level, so I just had to share.

NPR had a story on YoYo Ma, Chris Thiele, and others with a musical collaboration called, "The Goat Rodeo Sessions". Love the music. Also liked the name, so I looked up the meaning.

According to Urban Dictionary, the number 3 definition is my favorite.

Goat Rodeo definition #3

A chaotic situation, often one that involves several people, each with a different agenda/vision/perception of what's going on; a situation that is very difficult, despite energy and efforts, to instill any sense or order into

This completely describes my day to day life at Chrysler. We just can't seem to help it.

I also like the number 2 definition. You might say it brings forth strong imagery.

Goat Rodeo definition #2

A Goat Rodeo AKA Goat Rope, is about the most polite term used by aviation people (and others in higher risk situations) to describe a scenario that requires about 100 things to go right at once if you intend to walk away from it.

Thank you YoYo. I think you and your comrades have introduced a word that will find its way into common usage.

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