Ladder Goat. Just ... Ladder Goat.
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is a Western-themed shooting game, but it's a lot more famous on the Internet as the game that spawned Ladder Goat. What is Ladder Goat, you ask? We're not sure if there's a correct way to answer that question, so we'll just show you.
One day, a player was going about his business when he ran across a goat that walked up to a ladder and, through some miracle of faulty video game programming, proceeded to do this:
We're positive this is in the Bible somewhere.
The goat just starts levitating beside the ladder -- at first it looks like it's going to shoot off into space, but then it goes on a ceiling, jumps back to the ground, and repeats the process. This time it actually stumbles as it's going up, but it quickly gets going again, like a champ.
If you're planning on watching the original YouTube video, we should probably warn you that about half of it is just the player standing still and laughing uncontrollably. The player takes a moment to collect his wits, then decides to follow the goat up to the roof to find out what's so interesting up there. At this point he watches as the magical animal comes down to the ground on its invisible escalator, and he promptly loses his shit again.
Just seeing this goat standing there doing nothing makes him completely lose it. And it is hilarious to hear.
Ladder Goat became so famous that the game's creators were forced to acknowledge it in one of the sequels, Call of Juarez: The Cartel -- Raining Bullets, which includes an achievement where you have to find a copy of Ladder Goat: The Movie on a certain level -- they even put a quote from the YouTube video on the DVD's cover ("Ladder Goat, you so random").
"Please don't be a porno, please don't be a porno, please don't be a porno ..."
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