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I liked how at certain points the perspective of the camera made it look like the kid was aiming at other people in the room instead of the birds.
posted by tractorfeed at 2:47 PM on February 21, 2011


Yet further proof that all my problems in life stem from me having had boring, uncreative parents.

Thanks for nothing, "Mom" and "Dad"!
posted by hincandenza at 2:48 PM on February 21, 2011 [7 favorites]


hincandenza: You leave Himself and the Moms out of this.
posted by pts at 2:49 PM on February 21, 2011 [5 favorites]


That is absolutely delightful. Also, I can't be the only person who made the sound effects as Ben launched each type of bird?
posted by jamaro at 2:56 PM on February 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


As I was sitting here watching this video thinking "how the hell can someone raising a kid do this -- I have zero point zero kids and barely have time to tie my shoes if they unexpectedly are untied?"

Then I realized it's because I spend too much time doing things like playing Angry Birds.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 3:01 PM on February 21, 2011 [16 favorites]


Happy Birthday Ben!
posted by Nanukthedog at 3:03 PM on February 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Why'd they call their daughter Ben? Crazy free spirits. Sheesh get that kids some barrettes.

And everyone talks about how cool the dad is. I bet they wouldn't say that if they saw the other 364 days a year where he sits around muttering drunkenly while watching Cake Boss marathons.
posted by Keith Talent at 3:08 PM on February 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Today I saw a museum built on the site of a 13th-century hospital, then walked a few blocks and visited a cathedral on a site where churches have stood for over 1400 years (and met a pretty great church cat).

This is still on my list of most awesome things I've seen today.
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 3:08 PM on February 21, 2011 [3 favorites]


Now the kid can go back and do it all again trying to get 3 stars.
posted by cashman at 3:09 PM on February 21, 2011 [11 favorites]


Angry Birds: Knock on Wood the tabletop game from Mattel coming in may for $15.
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:10 PM on February 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Just seeing this is a good birthday present.
posted by you're a kitty! at 3:19 PM on February 21, 2011


Ya know, if the "wood bricks" are Tim Tams, like I think, I'd be happy with those alone. Lucky kid.
posted by SansPoint at 3:26 PM on February 21, 2011


I have never played Angry Birds, but that looks delicious.
posted by janepanic at 3:37 PM on February 21, 2011


> I liked how at certain points the perspective of the camera made it look like the kid was aiming at other people in the room instead of the birds.

He totally was. Because it's his birthday. Don't you dare lie and say you wouldn't.
posted by ardgedee at 3:42 PM on February 21, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm with hincandenza, sometimes these things are like eating in front of the hungry people.

That said, props to the parents! I have to say though, there's a certain something about this that makes me think the parents are more into it than the kid is into Angry Birds, but maybe he's just stunned.
posted by rhizome at 3:43 PM on February 21, 2011


My favorite part of the video is when they reset it all and didn't let him eat any until he could finish the level.

Seriously though, it's the most awful popular iPhone game.
posted by TypographicalError at 4:24 PM on February 21, 2011


My favorite part of the video is when they reset it all and didn't let him eat any until he could finish the level.

His therapist will hear about it in about 20 years. :)
posted by rhizome at 4:30 PM on February 21, 2011


So anyone else think the main Angry birds theme sounds exactly like the chorus of "Ever After" from Into The Woods?
posted by The Whelk at 4:38 PM on February 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


I was able to sing a good bit of Ever After along with the theme. How 'bout that!
posted by munchingzombie at 4:40 PM on February 21, 2011


I had a friend that tweeted something to the effect that his Angry Birds machine could also make phone calls!
posted by Keith Talent at 4:45 PM on February 21, 2011 [6 favorites]


Angry Birds sucks because the physics is non-deterministic. When you shoot for three stars, you have very little control over whether or not you'll pick off the pigs... you're just waiting for the random number generator to smile upon you
posted by painquale at 5:20 PM on February 21, 2011 [3 favorites]


Could someone please make a contraption that fires live birds at live pigs so we can take this Angry Birds thing to its logical conclusion and we can all go about our lives?
posted by chasing at 5:33 PM on February 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


Seriously though, it's the most awful popular iPhone game.

Awful? How so? I mean, it ain't exactly original, but I find it to be a fun, well-crafted game.
posted by brundlefly at 5:52 PM on February 21, 2011


I think I'm too old, but I wonder if I can force my parents to make me a Plants vs Zombies garden for my birthday.
posted by gladly at 7:16 PM on February 21, 2011 [1 favorite]


I want to make this. x)
posted by biochemist at 7:25 PM on February 21, 2011


I really want to poke the blue ones to see if they explode into three little blue M&Ms.
Also: NOMNOMNOMPIGGIESNOMNOMNOM
posted by Dr. Zira at 8:56 PM on February 21, 2011 [5 favorites]


So cute - that's made my day.
posted by honey-barbara at 10:16 PM on February 21, 2011


WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHEENIEBA!
posted by KathrynT at 10:58 PM on February 21, 2011 [2 favorites]


I am so glad this wasn't just an iPad set on top of a store bought cake.
posted by orme at 4:50 AM on February 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Would this be funnier if knew what "angry birds" is / are / was / were? Wait... wait... let me try this goggle thing... nope, still not getting it.
posted by Mike D at 7:24 AM on February 22, 2011


Mike D, basically Angry Birds is ....is ...

it's what we're doing now.
posted by The Whelk at 7:29 AM on February 22, 2011


Mike D: They are kamikaze birds who are angry, so they launch themselves from catapults to their deaths and say GRAR.
posted by Dr. Zira at 10:46 AM on February 22, 2011


THEY DO NOT DIE! They are whisked away to recuperate at a birdie spa, the reward for their noble effort.

I'm sticking by that. The pigs totally die in the collapsing ruins, though. That's okay.
posted by ardgedee at 12:48 PM on February 22, 2011 [3 favorites]


Grown ups play Cut The Rope in real life. (possibly nsfw).
posted by Gary at 1:40 PM on February 22, 2011


Angry birds goes from awesome to awesomester if you reward yourself with a piece of crunchy bacon for every pig you kill.
posted by Dr. Curare at 2:52 PM on February 22, 2011


Angry Birds is...

Crush the Castle (Flash game), except the boulders are birds and the royalty are pigs. And it uses a slingshot instead of a catapult, and you can pull the slingshot back using a finger swipe on a touchscreen, which somehow creates a pleasure sensation in some primitive part of the brain.
posted by eye of newt at 10:13 PM on February 22, 2011


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