Goat Tower

Goat Tower

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Added Mar 30, 2012 at 06:31PM EDT by Alokp.

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About

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.

Origin

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

Spread

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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