A goat, planning its next assault on the Top 40 (Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Images)
YELLING GOATS IN pop videos. It’s now a thing. And there’s nothing you can do about it.
So how did this state of affairs come about?
Let us take you back to 2009. Way back then, this video of a goat yelling like a man went viral:
All was quiet for a while, except that there were a few more videos of goats yelling like people. (They seem to make a habit of it.)
Then a year or so later, BAM! Oprah and the yelling goat:
Again, there was quiet. But momentum was quietly building behind the yelling goats. Until a couple of weeks ago, when a supercut of ALL the yelling goats together went viral:
And here we reach the tipping point. Somehow, somewhere, someone thought of putting a yelling goat into a Taylor Swift video, resulting in this work of bizarre genius:
The ‘yelling goats in pop videos’ meme was born. Three days later, it’s reaching critical mass.
We have Jay-Z and Kanye West feat. yelling goats (insert Hova/Hoofa joke here):
Miley Cyrus feat. yelling goats:
Justin Bieber feat. yelling goats:
Taio Cruz feat. yelling goats:
Where can we go from here? Only time will tell. Long live yelling goats.