Monday, May 11, 2009

At Least I'm Not Talking About Shitting My Pants

OK, so I have a new Life’s Plan. I want to be a carny. Not one of those toothless, freaky carnies with their shyster games and dangerous rides. I want to be the kind that goes around to festivals and stuff with bouncy houses and petting zoos. I’m not doing it for the kids, though. Nope – I am planning on an adult attraction. With goats. Fainting Goats.

It has recently come to my attention that not enough people know about the fainting goats. I mentioned it to a couple people on Saturday and they had no idea what I was talking about. I was shocked! everyone should know about fainting goats, and I decided that there is clearly a huge empty hole in this country in the awesome animal knowledge area. So, I tested my theory and spent the weekend saying “fainting goat” to random people and no one knew what I was talking about.

I’m gonna be rich.

For those of you who don’t know about the fainting goats, they are goats that faint when you scare them. You chase them and throw your arms out and then they stiffen up and fall over, feet in the air. And then you laugh and laugh. Then a couple seconds later they get up and you do it again. Dude. Awesome!! Here’s the plan (but lets keep it to ourselves because I don’t want anyone stealing my idea): while the kids are bouncing in the houses and petting the stupid non-fainting goats, the adults will be chasing my super awesome goats.

And I don’t want to hear anything about cruelty to goats, either. The goats love it. Just like people like to be scared. We watch horror movies and go to haunted houses and that stuff is scary, right? Well, this is the goat version of toasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories around the campfire. But goats don’t know fuck all about toasting marshmallows and they can’t build campfires. Except maybe those evil goats – the minions of Satan ones. They might be able to start fires, I don’t know. But even if they can, a) fire-starting minion goats are not the kinds of goats I want in Gina’s Goat World, because I could totally not afford the insurance on that, and b) fire-starting minion goats have no time for fainting games, what with being so busy with al the soul-devouring and hand-basket distribution (dear goats, just leave mine by the door).

So since the non-minion goats can’t start fires, this is their version of scary stories. Someone chases them, they faint, then they get up and look at their goat friends all, “Duuuuuuude, good one!”

So I’m gonna get me a herd of fainting goats. Hey - what is a group of goats called? Herd? Pack? I don’t know and I’m too lazy to look it up, so I’m going to go with Nipple. A Nipple of Goats.

Anyway, once I get my Nipple of Non-Minion, Fainting Goats, I’m going to get really skinny. Because hello – if you have fainting goats in the back yard, I dare you not to chase them all day long. So I’ll chase them all day and night and then I’ll get really skinny because chasing goats for hours on end is WAY mre exercise than I have gotten in years, so it will just be a matter of time before I’ll be a skinny, malnourished-looking carny and not a big fat carny, and then I’ll be putting my big plan into action.

I’ll have a goat-chasing attraction that shows up at all the classiest redneck affairs. Someone suggested I set up next to the greased pigs, but I don’t know about that – I don’t want to get greasy swine flu on my lovely non-minion, fainting goats. Besides people who chase greased pigs are a whole different breed of people than non-minion fainting goat chasers – did I not just say “classiest redneck affairs?” Duh. Anyway, people will come from far and wide to chase my goats (ooo – that would make a good euphemism: “chase my goats, bitches!”), and I will hire my new BFFs who have now embraced the non-minion fainting goat craze wholeheartedly (you know who you are) and we will serve beer and sandwiches (greased pig sandwiches, obviously), and make tons of money and live happily ever after the end.

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Trinity said...

Um, I know about the fainting goats & I would SO be there if you did this. Fainting goats crack me up.

me said...

Dude. I will be there! Oh, and I knew about fainting goats. So your hole in the world is a little smaller. Just don't go to Tennessee. Each October they have a whole Fainting Goats Festival!! You don't want competition, yo. Just fun times.
There is also a Fainting Goats Farm in Oregon. That's too far away. We need one in Pittsburgh. I offer up my parents' farm. Just don't tell my parents!

Anonymous said...


read comment below. I think someone just called the guys in white coats. I muted the sound, but I am going to have to share this with DearDR at home so we can die laughing together -- with sound.

I'm leaving the girls to you.


Amy said...

Never heard of such a thing. Man, I could use the exercise. Need help chasing the goats?

Shelly said...

Dude, faining goats are awesome! My neighbor has some. Hours of amusement, I tell you.

Burgh Baby said...

I had lots to say, but now I'm trying to figure out why exactly @PSUMom is a fainting goat expert. What the hell?

Quarantine Hobby said...

OH. MY. GOD. I literally have tears streaming down my face. That is SOOO freaking hilarious.

Please get some of these. We could have an entire Burgh Mom outing where we spend the whole evening drinking beer and making the goats faint.

Karen said...

I love it! I've heard of the goats before and I have to say, never once did I have the grand idea to market them the way that you are. I'd totally be one of the crazies that follow you.

meno said...

OMG! I want one. I promise i'll love it and feed it and clean up after it.

Really i will.

The Purple Pinkie said...

Dude, I am totally in. This video was crazy!

Jen said...

Funniest thing I've seen in a long time! I'll be laughing about this all day!

Anonymous said...

Dude, fainting goats!? Awesome! And hilarious! Thanks for linking to the video for demonstration - had me cracking up.

Mrs. Chili said...

Gina, HOW is it that I've never been here before now?! You CRACK ME UP!

I'm totally adding you to my feed reader, Honey; I like your style!


Unknown said...

This is the BEST idea I've heard in a long time. Seriously. I want in.

Fainting goats. FAINTING GOATS!