It seems people are running out of crazy things to try and now turning to the pantry and refrigerator for new ideas. First there was the cinnamon challenge (which I’ve tried, lol) and now there’s “milking” in the UK (surely soon to be spread to the US). Yep, milk is flying off the shelves everywhere and it’s not being used for cereal or making cakes. People are using it to “milk” themselves. WTH?! Apparently, milking is the art (or lack thereof) of pouring milk over yourself and filming it. What is the incentive? Possibly thousands of YouTube viewers seeing you make a fool of yourself. 22-year-old Tom Morris is largely responsible for jump starting the milking craze. He thought it would be a cool idea to pour a four pint container of milk over himself, right outside of a local Starbucks. Since his milking debut, the video has received over 60,000 hits in less than 1 week on YouTube. Now people are milking themselves anywhere and everywhere….in dumpsters, front yards, grocery store parking lots and football fields.
So what is the public’s reaction to all of this? Some people love it and others think it’s just down right stupid. I’ll be the first to admit, I like a little crazy fun every now and then but this seems to be going too far. True, I did try the “Cinnamon Challenge” and nearly burned my nose hairs off, but that somehow doesn’t seem so bad compared to this. One YouTube user, SamSmurfet commented “”Holy cow man! Dairy good video. Just semi-skimming YouTube when I found this.” But others are calling it “immature” and a waste of money. I don’t even really like drinking milk, but this seems a little extreme to me. It’s funny to watch, but I don’t think I’ll be a participant in this craze. Especially not for the whole world to see on the Internet. Planking, Batmanning, owling, what’s next??!! I’m really curious to see how long this one will last…..In the meantime, check out this video of random “milkers”. I love the House of Pain “Jump Around” music as the soundtrack to this madness, lol.
What do you think about it? Is this just good, clean fun or pointless energy and money wasted?