I think we all have a goat or two we'd like to teach lesson or two. I know I'd personally love to murder a few of those idiot fainting goats--that'd show them. But there's always the one nagging problem in my plan: evidence! If only there were a way to kill the f***ers with only mind power!
According to author Jon Ronson, someone else had this same thought--namely, the U.S. Army--and began a series of "strange forays into extra-sensory perception and telepathy, which apparently included efforts to kill barnyard animals with nothing more than thought." Seeing the inherent potential in such an idiotic but supposedly true story, Peter Straughan wrote a screenplay from the book, Men Who Stare at Goats, and now George Clooney is set to star in a Grant Heslov-directed adaptation. The only deviation from the book will be that Clooney's death "stare" will be more of a playful wink and a charming grin.
George Clooney to 'Stare at Goats' [Variety]