What's with the goats today?!?!? April 17, 2008 9:13 AM   Subscribe

70887, 70888, 70889. Coincidence? I think not!

That's all I got.
posted by ObscureReferenceMan to Etiquette/Policy at 9:13 AM (59 comments total)

Eponysterical!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:15 AM on April 17, 2008 [2 favorites]


Stuff like this really gets my goat.
posted by Floydd at 9:16 AM on April 17, 2008


All right, so April 17 is Goat Day and October 8 is Elephant Day. Are there any others I'm forgetting?
posted by Johnny Assay at 9:23 AM on April 17, 2008


Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't matter with me now. Because I've been to the mountaintop. And I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Goat.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:23 AM on April 17, 2008


Pictures of goats.
posted by ikkyu2 at 9:25 AM on April 17, 2008


I think there's some day for putting locks on your casps.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:25 AM on April 17, 2008


I'm not fearing any man.

But what about those golden eagles? I, for one, am fearing them!
posted by soundofsuburbia at 9:28 AM on April 17, 2008


Those eagles are fucking scary. I mean seriously, you're some happy goat hanging about on a mountaintop--as you do--maybe chewing on something. Perhaps you're thinking about headbutting something later, or pondering a hop over to that crag where the nannies all hang out.

And then kerblam, several pounds of feathered death come divebombing out of the sky.

It's all very Pratchett...ian. Esque. Something.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:30 AM on April 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


Golden eagles are dicks. Fight like a man, bird.
posted by scabrous at 9:36 AM on April 17, 2008


When I saw those, I started looking for pages about taxidermists who specialize in goats so I could make a "mounting goats" post.

Don't ever google "mounting goats" if you're easily offended.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:36 AM on April 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


Yay Mountain Goat Day!
posted by Mister_A at 9:38 AM on April 17, 2008


Don't ever google "mounting goats" if you're easily offended.

Which is funny, because I went googling in the opposite direction and was also kind of disappointed.

I'm kind of an idiot in the head in a way that makes me like theme posting even though it's kind of dumb and often just leads to shitty excuses for FPPs. quonsar's third post was pretty iffy but the aforementioned head sickness wouldn't quite let me delete it, and I was relieved that people had the good sense to just sort of let it die as a little trio after that, because it was gonna have to be deletionville for any crappy followups and I hate having to grapple with that kind of internal conflict in mid-afternoon.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:43 AM on April 17, 2008


Don't ever google "mounting goats" if you're easily offended.

Why?


Don't tell me they've got Mountainse in there.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:46 AM on April 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


Pygmy goat.
posted by peep at 9:53 AM on April 17, 2008


Yeah, we noticed it last night, and figured it must be International Mountain Goat/Alpine Stuff Day. Or something.

Also, golden eagles are not dicks. They are Aquila chrysaetos. Taxonomy's tough, but in this case, it's clear that dicks and eagles are two completely separate things.
posted by rtha at 9:56 AM on April 17, 2008


This is so fustian.
posted by Plutor at 9:57 AM on April 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


Pygmy goat.

/swoon

Go look up the cuteoverload vid of a frisky young goat jumping over a rock wall.
posted by cowbellemoo at 10:04 AM on April 17, 2008


Someone please help me recall that odd word was used in 3 consecutive posts a year or two ago.
posted by carsonb at 10:06 AM on April 17, 2008


Thanks, Plutor!
posted by carsonb at 10:06 AM on April 17, 2008


...it's clear that dicks and eagles are two completely separate thing.

*checks*

Feathers? No.
Beak? No.
Kills goats? Untried.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 10:19 AM on April 17, 2008 [2 favorites]


my broken house behind me and good things ahead,
a guy named mathowie wants a little of my time.
six cylinders underneath the hood crashing and kicking,
ahhh listen to the server whine.

I am going to make it through this year if it kills me.
I am going to make it through this year if it kills me.

I played flash games in a drunken haze
I was seventeen years young.
hurt my knuckles punching the machines
the taste of scotch rich on my tongue.

And then cortex showed up, and we hung out
trading swigs from the bottle all bitter and clean
locking eyes, holding hands
twin high-maintenance machines!

I am going to make it through this year if it kills me.
I am going to make it through this year if it kills me.
posted by ludwig_van at 10:25 AM on April 17, 2008 [6 favorites]


My wife keeps telling me that wants to get goats. I keep worrying that I will come home and find myself eye-to-scary-square-pupiled-eye with one of the little buggers calmly standing on the kitchen counter top, eating the phone book.

But since she wants to get fainting goats, I figure I'll just clap my hands really loud and when it falls over, I'll rescue the yellow-pages.
posted by quin at 10:41 AM on April 17, 2008


GOTE
posted by rooftop secrets at 11:06 AM on April 17, 2008


so when is it Odd Elk Knot day?
posted by shmegegge at 11:06 AM on April 17, 2008


All right, so April 17 is Goat Day and October 8 is Elephant Day. Are there any others I'm forgetting?
International feed-a-wolfdog day doesn't get nearly enough press.
posted by Wolfdog at 11:13 AM on April 17, 2008


*drinks scotch, holds ludwig's hand*
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:14 AM on April 17, 2008


All right, so April 17 is Goat Day and October 8 is Elephant Day. Are there any others I'm forgetting?
International feed-a-wolfdog day doesn't get nearly enough press.


If any of these bands come out with a video around that time we'll be set:

Wolf Parade
Wolfmother
AIDS Wolf
Wolf Eyes
We Are Wolves
Patrick Wolf
Guitar Wolf
Wolf and Cub
Wolf Colonel
posted by burnmp3s at 11:26 AM on April 17, 2008




quonsar's third post was pretty iffy

hey, the Seattlites loved it. then again, they loved grunge. never mind.
posted by quonsar at 11:54 AM on April 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


A couple of months ago, there were two consecutive AskMe posts about New York. The first one was, "Help me figure out how to move to New York," and the next one was, "Help me get out of the city for good." I was too lazy to make a Meta post for it, but I love shit like that.
posted by not that girl at 11:54 AM on April 17, 2008


Don't know enough about MetaFilter history? Go to Jail.
posted by ColdChef at 12:03 PM on April 17, 2008


All about "Go to Jail."
posted by ColdChef at 12:10 PM on April 17, 2008


wow, NOBODY in that Jail thread is still around.
posted by shmegegge at 12:12 PM on April 17, 2008


briank just commented earler today, so at least one of them is still active.
posted by quin at 12:21 PM on April 17, 2008


anildash has commented this week.
posted by ColdChef at 12:23 PM on April 17, 2008


Most notably the font tag. I loved that guy.
posted by Plutor at 12:23 PM on April 17, 2008


Fat Buddha has commented within the past ten days. You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.
posted by ColdChef at 12:26 PM on April 17, 2008


like I said, "wow. A BUNCH OF GUYS from that jail thread are still around." you guys need to clean your ears or something.
posted by shmegegge at 12:32 PM on April 17, 2008 [3 favorites]


So where's rodii, dammit? And the img tag?
posted by languagehat at 12:54 PM on April 17, 2008


OMG, peep, I saw so many pygmy goats when I was in Greece many years ago! Thanks for reminding me that they are TINY QUADRUPEDS OF CUTE.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 12:57 PM on April 17, 2008


rodii has commented a few times this year. I betcha he's reading this RIGHT NOW.
posted by ColdChef at 12:59 PM on April 17, 2008


If I see the "eponi..." word once more, I'm gonna vote for McCain.
And give my kid's college fund to the NRA.
posted by Dizzy at 1:09 PM on April 17, 2008


Wow Dizzy, it's almost sounds like your head is swimming over this, like it's made you so angry that you have lost your equilibrium.

If only there was a short word to describe that phenomena, where someone's comment seems to coincide ironically with their name...

Pity I can't think of anything like that.

:)
posted by quin at 1:14 PM on April 17, 2008 [2 favorites]


Q: Know the difference between a goldfish and a mountain goat?
A: One mucks around the fountain.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 1:21 PM on April 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


So when is bunny day?
posted by konolia at 1:40 PM on April 17, 2008


Didn't Bunny Day get pregnant in middle school?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 1:46 PM on April 17, 2008


unbalanced?
moi?
posted by Dizzy at 2:06 PM on April 17, 2008 [1 favorite]


No goats, no glory.
posted by EarBucket at 2:11 PM on April 17, 2008


you've got to be kid-ding!

BAHDUMTSSH

...I'll show myself out, shall I?
posted by eponymouse at 2:15 PM on April 17, 2008


Goatse veryone loves goats.
posted by Elmore at 3:12 PM on April 17, 2008


MEIN GOAT
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:53 PM on April 17, 2008


Bunny and goat.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 4:01 PM on April 17, 2008


All right, so April 17 is Goat Day and October 8 is Elephant Day. Are there any others I'm forgetting?


Well, October 8th is also International Cephalopod Awareness Day, but there wasn't a string of FPPs about them or anything.

Now, I'm not saying that we should make a string of cephalopod FPPs that day or anything, but it is about being aware of cephalopods. I mean, elephants are really smart and cool and stuff, but I would hate to see them get all the glory while the cephalopods languish in obscurity, all sad and forgotten, sitting around in their little party hats wondering why nobody showed up.
posted by louche mustachio at 4:07 PM on April 17, 2008


t-shirt, anyone?
posted by owhydididoit at 4:55 PM on April 17, 2008


All right, so April 17 is Goat Day and October 8 is Elephant Day. Are there any others I'm forgetting?

Well, there's Fish Day, (November 30). But it hasn't been observed in a few years.
posted by Miko at 7:09 PM on April 17, 2008


I mean, elephants are really smart and cool and stuff, but I would hate to see them get all the glory while the cephalopods languish in obscurity, all sad and forgotten, sitting around in their little party hats wondering why nobody showed up.

I don't think the cephalopods are just sitting around.
posted by gingerbeer at 9:07 PM on April 17, 2008


Huge rabbit.
posted by No Mutant Enemy at 12:19 AM on April 18, 2008


As someone who almost took the name 'madgoatlove', I say: excelsior to you, GoatFilter. Excelsior.

They rank a close #2.

after cephalopods. WTF is it about all those tentacles?
posted by cosmonik at 5:27 AM on April 18, 2008


Well, October 8th is also International Cephalopod Awareness Day

Wow, you know how some workplaces let you have a public holiday as a 'day of cultural significance' instead of, say, Easter? Awww yeah. October 8 it is!
posted by cosmonik at 5:29 AM on April 18, 2008


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