Why am I obsessed with this new goat trend? Well, does anyone remember “The Big Green?” Ernie was always one of the coolest animals on the big screen. Also, I saw a cute billy goat at my last kickball game, and I instantly remembered that epic flick, which helped me realized why the new goat videos rock. It’s because goats like Ernie and the one at my kickball game are so goofy looking and sounding! You can’t tell me you didn’t smile or laugh when you saw “Goats Yelling Like Humans” on YouTube (I also love the use of the noun “humans,” because it’s so awkward). If you haven’t seen it, prepare to be enlightened as I’ve included it below. I also think I’m obsessed because I’ve secretly always wanted to dye a goat emerald like in “The Big Green” – hopes and dreams circa 1995. Luckily, the trend has continued into song covers of Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber and more, which in some cases makes songs more bearable to listen to, because they’re so funny. Last but not least, I recently ran across a seal screaming like a man on the Internet, so be prepared (and excited) for more and more funny, viral animal personifications! I can’t wait.

˜Laura Bucklin