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March 18, 2011 7:21 AM   Subscribe

Mommy's Nose is Scary! Mother films her son reacting to her blowing her nose - he's not sure whether it's funny or terrifying (SLYT).
posted by rodmandirect (26 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Okay. This made me laugh. And I'm not crazy 'bout babies.

Man, when he gave that rattle a startle-spin at the end... outstanding.
posted by kinnakeet at 7:24 AM on March 18, 2011


the baby's first encounter with the "boogie monster" ... oooh. (that was an amazing video, thanks for the share!).
posted by anya32 at 7:26 AM on March 18, 2011


Aside from being really cute, this is a great metaphor for life.

At first things might scare the hell out of you but eventually you'll laugh at the memory.
posted by TooFewShoes at 7:26 AM on March 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


So adorable!

Reminds me of this one time when I was babysitting for a little boy. He farted--really loudly--and it scared him so much that he started crying. Then he farted again--this time a poop-producing fart--and started laughing.
posted by phunniemee at 7:28 AM on March 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


How awesome would it be if Denver, the world's guiltiest dog, and this baby were best friends? Someone work up a treatment for this, ASAP!
posted by NoMich at 7:29 AM on March 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


A close friend of mine is about to be a father, and he's totally freaked & worried. I sent this to him to show him a reason why having kids is so awesome.
posted by MustardTent at 7:29 AM on March 18, 2011


Sheesh, a little snuggle before doing it again would have been a good idea.
posted by hawthorne at 7:31 AM on March 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


Sheesh, a little snuggle before doing it again would have been a good idea.

As a thread involving children on metafilter goes on, the chances that someone's parenting skills will come into question approaches one.
posted by empath at 7:40 AM on March 18, 2011 [25 favorites]


My god that's a cute baby.

And he already has tapped into one of the fundamental mysteries of life: terrifying and funny are neighboring countries, with sometimes the shakiest of borders.
posted by jbickers at 7:44 AM on March 18, 2011 [3 favorites]


Here's an edited version I saw last night. This other kid movie is aweseme.
posted by dobbs at 7:50 AM on March 18, 2011 [9 favorites]


Truth. When my son was about this age till about one I could terrify him by sneezing, no matter how near or far I was from him in the room. Other adult's puny sneezes, by comparison, made him laugh. Moo ha ha.

(cue scene of daddy rapidly attempting to change a wiggling baby's diaper while holding a sneeze at the same time. Much laughter)
posted by cavalier at 7:54 AM on March 18, 2011


Sheesh, a little snuggle before doing it again would have been a good idea.

Why bother setting up the video to film the previously observed hilarious reaction if you are going to comfort the child in the middle of it? That would ruin the effect.
posted by ambrosia at 8:05 AM on March 18, 2011


If somewhere out there there is a marketer in charge of the cold medicine account and that marketer has any sense at all, they are at this very moment talking to that mother and licensing the video for use in their TV commercials.

The commercial will surely win an award at some artsy award ceremony for advertisements, however, cold medicine sales will drop dramatically as parents everywhere decide that being congested is way more fun.
posted by If only I had a penguin... at 8:05 AM on March 18, 2011


As a thread involving children on metafilter goes on, the chances that someone's parenting skills will come into question approaches one.

And calling it "Empath's Law" sounds particularly appropriate.
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 8:18 AM on March 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


It didn't seem like he was so much scared as more a pairing of confusion and unconsciously mirroring his mommy.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:22 AM on March 18, 2011


I saw tension...pleasurable release of tension...tension...pleasurable release of tension. I think this kid is going to grow up to like horror movies.
posted by not that girl at 8:28 AM on March 18, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm pretty sure this how I look when I watch Louie.
posted by mkultra at 9:08 AM on March 18, 2011 [6 favorites]


Here's an edited version I saw last night.

That's so great.
posted by cashman at 9:27 AM on March 18, 2011


If somewhere out there there is a marketer in charge of the cold medicine account and that marketer has any sense at all, they are at this very moment talking to that mother and licensing the video for use in their TV commercials.

And kmzksiboy's already done the hard work for them. They'll need to license audio from whoever ran Inception, but even then they're saving thousands.
posted by odinsdream at 9:42 AM on March 18, 2011


Have you seen Mommy's nose? It scares me, and I am a grown man.
posted by Xoebe at 11:01 AM on March 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


He's laughing because he knows what mommy is about to have to clean out of his pants in a minute.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 11:44 AM on March 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is cute, but since we can't see what "mommy" is doing, how do we know she isn't actually squeezing the air out of an overinflated dachsund?
posted by orme at 12:14 PM on March 18, 2011 [5 favorites]


We're behind the curve, people.
The clip quickly rocketed up YouTube's charts in Canada and internationally.
It's been linked on some of the web's most prominent viral video websites and that of “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest. And now the big American talk shows are calling too.

“Both the ‘Today Show' and ‘Good Morning America' have been very persistent,” said Emerson's grandfather, Dave Helwig, who first linked to the video off Sootoday.com, where he works.

“‘Good Morning America' in particular was prepared to go to tremendous lengths, they were prepared to fly them to New York, put them up there for a couple nights at their expense and go through the trouble of working through an expedited passport application.”
Related: Are viral videos the future of literary discussion?
posted by maudlin at 12:34 PM on March 18, 2011


> This is cute, but since we can't see what "mommy" is doing, how do we know she isn't actually squeezing the air out of an overinflated dachsund?

How do we know she isn't holding up daddy's severed head?
posted by Burhanistan at 12:54 PM on March 18, 2011 [4 favorites]


I saw tension

I'd call it surprise. Depending on who you read, there is anywhere from 4 to hundreds of different emotions. So if you really pare it down physiologically, surprise is probably closest to fear but if you want to split hairs it's more of a transitional state.
I've tutored children with learning disabilities before and sometimes we use flashcards for recognition of emotive responses or affectations. Surprise was always a tough one because you can be surprised in all the basic ways: scared, happy, mad, sad. So depending on how the model on the card interprets surprise, you could get an answer for almost any of the basic emotions.

You can sometimes see how surprise mixes with fear and happiness

Or not
posted by P.o.B. at 4:04 PM on March 18, 2011


Babies are weird.
posted by deborah at 10:13 PM on March 18, 2011


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