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June 2, 2011 9:00 PM   Subscribe

The Axolotl Song explains how an axolotl turns into a salamander. In song.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn (27 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
Apparently, axolotls that are forced to undergo metamorphosis don't survive very long. I hope the little guy parties hard enough to make his sacrifice worthwhile.
posted by Nomyte at 9:13 PM on June 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


I hope the little guy parties hard enough to make his sacrifice worthwhile.

Salamander! Salamander! Lalalala!
posted by Ahab at 9:15 PM on June 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Well fuck, now I want a quizno's sub.
posted by boo_radley at 9:18 PM on June 2, 2011 [5 favorites]


You're asking alolotl for me not to point out that metamorphosis does not involve a change of species. Only somber sombreros.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 9:19 PM on June 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


You know, you can buy Salamander Goo at any decent conbini in Tokyo.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:34 PM on June 2, 2011


Sure - that was good enough to send to my two young nephews, after watching twice.

But this, by the same artist, is too good - ok, just inappropriate - for even those guys. Plus it loops!
posted by not_that_epiphanius at 9:37 PM on June 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


Salamander Goo sounds like the kind of junky, random item you pick up in an RPG and save because you might need it 10 hours later.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 9:38 PM on June 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


According to Wikipedia, axolotl are commonly sold as pets in Japan under the name "wooper looper".

Naturally.


I'd a called em "chazzwazzers".
posted by dephlogisticated at 9:39 PM on June 2, 2011


One of my all-time favorite songs about animals, though, is right here at Metafilter Music. It's very, very informative. It's called Cephalopod. I urge you to listen.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:44 PM on June 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


I played it for my axolotl. He sat on the bottom, then wiggled his tail a little. I'm going to assume that's his way of telling me he liked it.
posted by JimmyJames at 9:50 PM on June 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


You know, it took me 6 months to get that song out of my head last time. Now I'm just starting back at square 1.
posted by redbeard at 9:50 PM on June 2, 2011


The song is a lie.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:57 PM on June 2, 2011


The first time I saw an axolotl I freaked out. I couldn't believe something so strange existed.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 9:58 PM on June 2, 2011


But they're pedomorphic!
posted by Logic Sheep at 10:12 PM on June 2, 2011


My friend pointed out that Cyriak's work reminded him of rathergood.com, and now you post this. Salamandah, lalalala.
posted by not_on_display at 10:15 PM on June 2, 2011


That was entertaining. Thanxolotl.
posted by ooga_booga at 10:36 PM on June 2, 2011 [8 favorites]


When my son was brand new and I home alone with him and very sleep deprived, I would make up my own lyrics to songs when I sang to him. I got stuck at MacDonald's Axolotl Farm and they sound they would make. Later that day, I ran across this video, and thought, "Well, now I know" and sang this to him instead.
posted by naturesgreatestmiracle at 11:22 PM on June 2, 2011


GFP glowing axolotls
posted by benzenedream at 1:08 AM on June 3, 2011


I cleaned my axolotl's tank today. I keep minnows in the tank with him, he is too slow to catch them and they keep out of his way. I put all the minnows and the axolotl in a much smaller container so I could clean the old one. Three fish went in and two came out. If only he was a salamander, he would have had nachos and margaritas instead.
posted by Felex at 1:59 AM on June 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


axolotl = reddit alien
posted by panaceanot at 2:31 AM on June 3, 2011


fershlugginer potrzebie axolotl!
posted by Harvey Kilobit at 2:46 AM on June 3, 2011 [4 favorites]


those filthy Tleilaxu have gone too far...
posted by reverend cuttle at 4:57 AM on June 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Thank you, Harvey Kilobit. That's exactly what I was thinking.
posted by kinnakeet at 6:12 AM on June 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Now I am an axolotl.
posted by cobra libre at 6:17 AM on June 3, 2011


Which reminds me of "Afternoon with the Axolotls" by Hum.
posted by modernserf at 6:32 AM on June 3, 2011


Do they axolotl questions?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:11 AM on June 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


The axolotl
Looks a litl
Like the ozolotl
It'l

Drink a greatl
More that whatl
Fill the fatl
Whisky botl

The food it eatsl
Be no morsl
Only meatsl
Drive its dorsl

Such an awfl
Fish to ketl
You said a mawfl
Pop'epetl!
posted by Legomancer at 8:55 AM on June 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


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