May 6, 2013

The pig-goat personality test.

Maybe you've already seen this video, but please watch:



What was your primary reaction?
  
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Your test results:


If you chose The goat was cute, you are normal. Feel free to sojourn in human society, relying on your natural instincts. Things will probably go well. Enjoy!

Now, for the rest of you. I'm just guessing on these interpretations, so feel free to offer alternatives.

The pig was tolerant. You like to take unconventional perspectives, perhaps thinking you're empathizing with the underdog, but you're not that good at identifying the underdog. [ADDED: Some take this a step further and think that the held still because he liked it, similar to the massage technique that has a woman walking on a man's back.]

I was afraid the pig might be dead. Morbid. Possibly sadistic.

I was afraid the goat might get hurt. Incapable of enjoying anything.

Too many pointless animal videos on YouTube. You're sensible, but keep it to yourself.

Human giggling/chatting interferes with aesthetics of cute animal video. You could be normal. You have the potential. But you've got a tendency to be too much like Althouse.

60 comments:

Tank said...

Tank = Normal.

This probably shows a defect in your analysis.

That goat was cute.

Like a little kid.

Bob Ellison said...

It needs a punchline, a crisis and resolution. Maybe if the pig suddenly rears up and eats the goat; something like that. The lighting and soundtrack could have been better, too.

Mitchell the Bat said...

I figured there'd be a downside for choosing the last one.

Oh, well.

The real takeaway, however, is the knowledge that even a cute baby goat playing with a pig, completely amused, gets bored of it, and quite soon.

raf said...

The goat was just doing what goats do -- normal behavior. The unusual aspect of the video was that the pig let the goat do it. Pigs can be quite nasty if they want to. So those selecting option 2 should be diagnosed as knowledgeable and insightful.

wyo sis said...

I'm a little alarmed that my reaction wasn't one of the choices.

Broomhandle said...

The pig is a metaphor for the 47%. The baby goat represents the producing classes trying to rouse them from their porcine slumber. Maybe next time.

CEO-MMP said...

I chose the pig as tolerant, but easily could've chosen too damn much giggling.

CEO-MMP said...

and I agree with raf--that's exactly why I chose 2. I didn't think the pig was going to go along with it for the whole video.

Mitchell the Bat said...

How do we know the pig wasn't enjoying it?

Ann Althouse said...

"even a cute baby goat playing with a pig, completely amused, gets bored of it, and quite soon"

That's so depressing that it didn't even occur to me as an option. I would have used it. If that's what you think, my diagnosis is: Depressed.

Seems to me the goat kept with it a long time.

Bilbo said...

The pig was tolerant. When was the pig going to get pissed off and bite the head off of the cute little goat?

Æthelflæd said...

I picked the last option. Turning down the volume greatly enhanced my enjoyment of the video. Otherwise, I would have chosen option 2. If my husband were home right now, he would go with option 1. I would listen to him giggle like a maniac at the cute goat. I would show it to him just to hear him laugh. Much more entertaining than the video itself.

Freeman Hunt said...

The pig's hair is slippery. That's what I thought.

Bilbo said...

I thought that was Althouse's voice on the video for a moment. I enjoyed her mirth at the goat's antics. Seems a bit antisocial to let that bother oneself.

Freeman Hunt said...

Also the last two, but I watch all videos without sound at first and only turn it on if needed, so I didn't hear these people.

Kelly said...

I chose number one, but I also think it felt good to the pig. When my kids were little I'd lay on the floor so one of them could walk on my back. It was like a massage, at least until they fell on my head. That part didn't feel so good.

EDH said...

My thought was hedonic symbiosis.

Before becoming annoyed or aggravated, the pig gained a pleasurable sensation from the baby goat's activity upon an otherwise unreachable area of the pig's body.

And while that sensation remained pleasurable, the pig laid motionless.

Bob R said...

Grew up on a farm - cured of cute. Thought of stalls to muck out. Automatic waterers to fix while lying in mud. Medicines to give. Delivering that little goat in the cold.

Bob Ellison said...

This duckling needs a tiny goat jumping on it.

William said...

One of the strongest intimations of mortality is when you realize you spent more time looking at cute animal videos than porn.

Tregonsee said...

Goats just like high places. There is a pasture near me where there are a few large stones about the size of the pig. Each always has a goat, or young goats play-fighting for it.

Robert Cook said...

The pig is a metaphor for the 1%. The baby goat represents the producing classes (workers) trying to rouse them from their decadent slumber of satiation and indifference to the ills created by their gluttony. Maybe next time.

Robert Cook said...

I thought both the goat and the pig were cute. The pig's forbearance implies to me that the pig has tolerance born of affection for the playful young goat.

rhhardin said...

There was a good suggestion on Imus this morning, that instead of eating animals, we use them for tasks.

Like sheep could be enlisted for jury duty.

Probably some goats would get mixed in, in the back row.

chuck said...

I was thinking that if the kid was a buck it would soon end up as someone's dinner. I demand doe equality.

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FWBuff said...

I chose option 4 (apparently incapable of enjoying anything). I prefer to think of myself as a realist who doesn't necessarily want to watch reality unfold if I don't have to. I grew up on a farm where we raised both pigs and sheep. Pigs can be dangerous and fast. I've seen an unplanned interaction between a cute lamb and a large (intolerant? hungry?) pig. It's not pretty or cute.

Dr Weevil said...

I was forced to pick "The pig was tolerant" as the closest to what I actually thought, which was "That pig is either on drugs, or sick, or incredibly lazy even for a pig, if he can't be bothered to object to being treated like that."

Dr Weevil said...

If the pig represents the 1%, does that mean that when the goat comes back the pig will shrug and roll over and squish the goat?

edutcher said...

Went with 1.

There wasn't enough giggle to be that annoying.

But pigs can be nasty.

And dangerous.

I was a little concerned for the goat.

DADvocate said...

I thought the goat playing in the pig was cute. The pig was part of the cuteness. Baby goats are cute, but so are piglets. I doubt an adult goat would be as tolerant of a bothersome piglet.

jr565 said...

No option for "the pig is cute"?

rhhardin said...

Pig-goat sounds antisemitic.

Freddy Hill said...

None of the above. I was thinking, mmmm! Roasted Cabrito! Maybe the pig was thinking the same.

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dustbunny said...

The pig literally has thick skin

lemondog said...

Free back massage.

They also serve who only lay and wait......

Sam L. said...

Pig really liked the back massage.

Achilles said...

It reminded me of the time when we were in high school and our family was driving to town and we had a friend in the car. A small truck drove past with 2 Hispanic gentlemen in the front and 2 in the back with a goat on a leash.

He said, "Oh cool! They have a new pet goat."

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And the pig made me think of bacon and sausage as well.

Bruce Hayden said...

Being at heart a scrooge, my vote was that there were too many cute animal videos.

That said, FNC's Red Eye typically has a really funny animal video every night. Host Greg Gutfeld has a pretty strange sense of humor, but it seems to work there.

Sayyid said...

No "that goat is an asshole" option?

traditionalguy said...

The cute goat was passive aggressive...one more perfect jump and the Hog would have finally let her have it.

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nblesteed6674 said...

I root for the tolerent pig. You all read too much into this. If the video went on to the next night, you would have seen the pig finally getting pissed off and biting off the goats leg.

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

You're sensible, but keep it to yourself.

Yeah, pretty much nailed it. I have been accused on more than one occasion of being a stick in the mud. I am an INTJ; I can't help it.

I can also watch the vast majority of "comedy" movies with an utterly straight, slightly annoyed face. Although the things that I find funny, I find very funny and I memorize them and repeat them.

I may fall somewhere on *the spectrum,* IYKWIMAITYD.

eddie willers said...

I thought the goat playing in the pig was cute.

Outside of a book, a pig is man's best friend.
Inside a pig, its too dark to read.

With apologies to Groucho Marx

tangurena said...

My sister raised goats. They're cute and adorable - like this one - when they are young. And it is cute when they're 15-20 pounds and jumping onto your lap. Very extremely uncute is when they are 120-150 pounds and jumping onto your lap. With hooves that feel like they're cutting your thighs open.

They still have cute eyes. That look sooo stupid. And cute.


PS. I picked tolerant.

GrandpaMark said...

The pig wanted the goat to stop.
The pig was comfortable.
The pig was could not decide if standing up to stop the goat was worth sacrificing his comfort, so the pig did nothing.

Pogo said...

Al Gore getting a back massage.

Dante said...

Goat thinking pig was mountain and practicing walking in rough terrain.

Plus, all of Ann's comments but "The pig was dead."

Plus, this much cuter animal video with human animals sounding even cuter and funnier.

Pogo said...

[x] Mmmm, bacon.

David said...

The goat was cute. I so voted.

It is also a very pretty and attractive goat.

Am I losing ground on normality, or is this reaction ok?

Pogo said...

It's a small farm version of the Hungarian Uprising of 1956.

Here we see the Politburo pig about to change its mind and move to crush the revolution.

Bravo!

Pogo said...

My big fat dad used to fall asleep on the floor, and little kids would crawl all over him. He jes' kept sleeping. Occasionally he'd get up and mock-wrestle them, then go back to sleep.

We miss him.

David-2 said...

Pig was stuck: It knew that if it made any move at all to disapprove of that damned annoying kid he'd be universally condemned for being a insensitive, intolerant, bully.

Which is the way my wife feels, for example, when she's on a plane and some idiot person brings a dog on board (why is this allowed?).

David-2 said...

Little playful kid reminded me of living in Paris in the late 80s - we lived near the fabulous (at the time) rue de Buci daily street market.

On weekends there'd be an old guy sitting nearby selling homemade cough drops, with a cute little kid next to him to attract customers.

Very nice! You just had to keep pushing the thought out of the back of your mind that in a couple of months that kid would be the center of attraction on the ice at the neighboring butcher stall.

Pogo said...

David-2.

You mean a goat, right?

David-2 said...

Yes, even in Paris in the 80s, I could only have meant a baby goat.

Pogo said...

I kid, I kid!