Goat Tower

Goat Tower

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The Goat Tower is a famous landmark located in Paarl, South Africa on the Fairview Wine and Cheese Farm.[6]While there are four other similar towers in the world[14], the Fairview tower is the most well-known. On 4chan and elsewhere, it is highly regarded as a sign of utopia due to the rarity of the towers and the imagined secrets held within.


The Fairview Goat Tower was built in 1981 by the winery’s owner Charles Back[7], a year after Fairview founded their Cheesery. Since goats are known for their curious nature[9], many breeds are known for their tree climbing[8] agility. The towers were built with spiraled staircases since goats can climb more efficiently when the object is on an angle.[10] The Goat Tower first received major online attention in May 2009, when Illinois farmer David Johnson built a 31-ft. tall replica of the one in South Africa. The story was first reported in a BoingBoing article titled "Goats enjoy living in their own tower"[16] on July 12th, 2009 and it was reblogged by others including Instructables[17] and animal blog Goat Berries.[18]

On 4chan, the first Goat Tower thread was posted to /fit/ (Health and Fitness) on August 23rd, 2011.[1] The thread posed the question "would you rather get a blowjob from the girl of your dreams, or turn into a goat for a day so you could access the goat tower?" Most users picked the tower, with some anons harassing those who would choose otherwise.

File 1314076922 jpg-(139 KB, 374x560, burst837.jpg) Anonymous 08/23/11(Tue)01:22 No.8955849 Would you rather get a b------ from the girl of your dreams, or turn into a goat for a day so you could access the goat tower? /FIT/ Health and Fitness □ Anonymous 08/23/11(Tue)o 1:22 No.8955859 goat tower? f---, I'm there Anonymous 08/23/11(Tue)01:23 No.8955862 th.. that is a pretty sweet goat tower 2 Anonymous 08/23/11(Tue)01:23 No.8955869 Goat tower is f----- neato And Then I Was A Bear bxwT15M4gR. 08/23/11(Tue)01:23 No.8955871 Goat tower □ Anonymous 08/23/11(Tue)01:23 No.8955873 well if it's just one day □ Anonymous 08/23/11(Tue)01:24 No.8955877 8955849 can i get a b------ from the goat instead and live inside the girl? □ Anonymous 08/23/11(Tue)01:24 No.8955880 8955871 Poor Avid Anonymous 08/23/11(Tue)01:24 No.8955890 Implying f------ some girl is better Anonymous 08/23/11(Tue)01:25 No.8955898 Implying existing as another creature wouldn't be an incredibly important metaphysical/psychological experience


In the following months, images of the tower appeared on other 4chan boards including /v/[11] (video games), /r9k/[12] (ROBOT9000), and /b/[13] (random), often conditioned with special rules for events like "Dubs get you in; Trips and you can live there; Quads make you king."

eC spend 10 minutes in the goat tower f--- the girl of your dreams for the rest of your life. infinite lifetime supply of oven fresh, tasty breadsticks the catch singles: upon leaving the tower you are struck by lightning and die. dubs: you live to tell the tale she always wants sex she does everything she is always a 10/10 can't sell can't give to others (symbolic picture) (symbolic picture)

Five days after the first /fit/ thread, a photo of the Goat Tower was posted to Reddit[5] where it received 1234 upvotes and 456 points overall. In September 2011, a second “would you rather” thread featuring a goat tower was posted on the BodyBuilding[15] forums. On December 6th, 2011, the first goat tower image macro was posted to FunnyJunk.[3] A month later[2], a screenshot of the original /fit/ thread was posted to the site as well. The Goat Tower also has a presence on Tumblr.[4]

THE GOAT TOWER I obtained my membership to the GOAT TOWER! As you can see in the screenshot below, I recieved not just 10, but 12 likes on my comment, and the number is still expanding! chalk this one up for a programming win. Please also note that all other comments were recieving around 2 or 3 likes. Logan Willis <script type="text/javascript"> function getLikes) if (GOAT_TOWERtrue) likes++ </script> 54 minutes ago Like 12 Also! Also, I believe I get bonus points for someone copying and pasting my comment. I also recieve extra credit for the two likes that the copier and paster got. Moral of the story? I win. g: Espen Solsvik <script type-"text/javascript"> function getLikes) if (GOAT TOWER = 10 LIKES ON YOUR COMMENT GET YOUIN true) likes++ </script> 24 minutes ago Like 2

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External References

[1] Chanarchive – Blowjob or Goat Tower?

[2] FunnyJunk – Full of normal people

[3] FunnyJunk – Goat Tower

[4] Tumblr – Goat Tower

[5] Reddit – The Goat Tower

[6] Wikipedia – Fairview Wine and Cheese

[7] Fairview via Wayback MachineThirty Years of the Fairview Goat Tower

[8] Oddity Central – The Tree Goats of Morocco

[9] Wikipedia – Goat Behavior

[10] Animal Corner – Goats

[11] chanarchive – Goat Tower /v/ mention

[12] chanarchive – Goat Tower /r9k/ mention

[13] chanarchive – Goat Tower /b/ mention

[14] Atlas Obscura – The Goat Tower of Fairview Cheese & Wine Farm

[15] BodyBuilding Forums – Would you rather

[16] BoingBoing – Goats enjoy living in their own tower

[17] Instructables – Goat Tower

[18] Goat Berries – Do Your Goats Need A Goat Tower?

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