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posted by Nomyte at 10:20 PM on July 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Bon Jovi video is the only instance of baby shrieks I've ever found to be cute and endearing. The shrieks usually cause my ovaries to clench as I recoil back underneath my bridge. And the heavy metal lullaby is about the best thing I've seen on the internets in a while besides the dove ruining the cat nap video.

Also, any baby post cannot be complete without the baby eating a watermelon video.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 10:34 PM on July 8, 2011 [4 favorites]


Cat and Baby are exactly me and my SO trying to fall asleep.
posted by The Whelk at 10:40 PM on July 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


This sort of feels like Connections with James Burke, with babies.
posted by stavrogin at 10:49 PM on July 8, 2011


I had no idea that babies & kitties could be that chill either separately or in combination.
posted by Space Kitty at 10:52 PM on July 8, 2011


Cat and Baby are exactly me and my CAT trying to fall asleep.
posted by localhuman at 10:57 PM on July 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


Babies are so weird.
posted by deborah at 11:25 PM on July 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hysterical bubbles!
posted by homunculus at 11:48 PM on July 8, 2011


I am not a baby person, but I loved Babies, the documentary. The baby from Mongolia was my favourite.
posted by Tarumba at 12:03 AM on July 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Babies
posted by Tarumba at 12:05 AM on July 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Everything makes babies laugh. And sometimes they cry.
posted by readyfreddy at 12:57 AM on July 9, 2011


(^_^) (^o^) (^_^) (^o^)

"All done! Yaaaaay!"

(-_-)
posted by floam at 1:21 AM on July 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


Babies tasting lemons for the first time.
posted by btfreek at 1:27 AM on July 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


I liked the expression on the cat 'n baby's face where the realization seemed to strike "wait, this can eat me." Then, 5 seconds later, baby forgot that lesson. It's like watching students in a class....
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:12 AM on July 9, 2011


nickyskye, thank you, once again, big smiles.
posted by thinkpiece at 4:46 AM on July 9, 2011


I had no idea that babies & kitties could be that chill either separately or in combination.

My twins used to grab two big handfuls of our cat's fur and drag him around the carpet. He never so much as meowed at them.
posted by EarBucket at 5:32 AM on July 9, 2011


You can follow that cat and his baby all the way to toddlerhood... filmer maonooya has documented their relationship.
posted by likeso at 6:00 AM on July 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


If this was my first day on the internet, this would've been a hell of an FPP!
posted by fairmettle at 6:00 AM on July 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


I han an orange tabby named Pookie that absolutely adored my daughter when she was an infant/toddler. They loved to curl up together, and when she cried he was equally inconsolable. He'd pace back and forth at the foot of her crib and yowl until one of us came to pick her up.
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:37 AM on July 9, 2011


@1:35 in the spray bottle video, the little girl is like, "Uh-oh... laffed so hard I pooped."

Amazing how they encounter a stimulus, are freaked out for a second, and then, when it turns out to be nothing harmful, laugh. Anxiety dissipated! It's almost certain that the parent is smiling, because the kids are using him to reference how they should react.

Assuming they're brother and sister, I hope they can watch this video in 20-30 years and remark on how close they still are, not were. I think I need to call my brother...
posted by Eideteker at 6:47 AM on July 9, 2011




Awwwww ...

Thanks for these. My grandkids are always asking for new funnies on youtube. Watching them laugh at the laughing makes my day!
posted by Surfurrus at 8:11 AM on July 9, 2011


How is Obama not the most popular, likeable president ever? I mean, it is so hard for me to imagine Reagan or W comforting a baby.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 8:30 AM on July 9, 2011 [4 favorites]


One of my proudest moments as a father was looking through my rearview mirror in my '71 VW squareback, to see my 2 year old son in his carseat, bopping his head in perfect time with me as Black Sabbath's Master of Reality C.D. played gently over the stereo
posted by Redhush at 8:33 AM on July 9, 2011


likeable president

Wasn't that a charming interchange between Michelle, Barack and the baby? I loved his faux horror at the weeping, her faux shock when the baby magically stopped crying and then his delightful faux smug when his soothing worked. In spite of all the faux there was something genuine and lovable there.

If this was my first day on the internet, this would've been a hell of an FPP!

Ouch. *sigh. I knew I'd get flak for a babyrama post. But, there it is, Cute is one of those guilty pleasures I still go for on the web, after all these years. Of course, it needs to be well balanced with snark, schadenfreude, intellectual improvement, righteous indignation and horror. But I still need my regular dose of Cute - and Innocent too.
posted by nickyskye at 8:52 AM on July 9, 2011 [4 favorites]


The girl in the spray-bottle video looks kind of pissed about it at the end. Actually, her face falls every time she gets sprayed, then she decides to laugh a second or two later. It's confusing.
posted by Estragon at 8:59 AM on July 9, 2011




Amazing how they encounter a stimulus, are freaked out for a second, and then, when it turns out to be nothing harmful, laugh. Anxiety dissipated!

Yeah, in the water spraying video, the little girl seems to have a moment between the expectation and the realization that she's ok that can be best characterized as "Oh shit! Was that awful? No? Yay!" that lasts on her face for about a half second each time before laughing. It's adorable.
posted by quin at 9:47 AM on July 9, 2011


Of course babies like Bon Jovi. Pablum is pablum, after all.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:49 AM on July 9, 2011


I han an orange tabby named Pookie that absolutely adored my daughter when she was an infant/toddler. They loved to curl up together, and when she cried he was equally inconsolable. He'd pace back and forth at the foot of her crib and yowl until one of us came to pick her up.
Friends of mine had a Siamese cat that was like this. She (the cat) was fascinated by the baby daughter from the minute they brought her home and soon became her constant companion. Instead of the usual baby coos and gurgles, the daughter's early attempts at vocalizations were imitations of the way a Simaese "talks" and the parents often had to run and check to see if it was the cat or the baby raising a ruckus.
posted by Oriole Adams at 10:02 AM on July 9, 2011 [5 favorites]


I think this is my favorite baby clip:

Ethan Laughing
posted by colfax at 10:46 AM on July 9, 2011


My friends' baby immitates their cat meowing with eerie precision. The cat ignores it disdainfully.

I should get them to put it on YouTube.
posted by Net Prophet at 11:20 AM on July 9, 2011 [1 favorite]



If this was my first day on the internet, this would've been a hell of an FPP!


I thought this was a reference to a baby Mefite posting for a baby audience. First day on the internet -- cuz you're a baby.
posted by sweetkid at 6:43 PM on July 9, 2011


Ok, so there are a thousand videos on Youtube of babies laughing at paper being ripped, and they're all totally charming. Ethan is the bomb. I'm surprised there's apparently never been a MeFi post on the phenomenon. But what is the explanation behind it? Do the babies laugh at the sound? The sight of one thing becoming two? And why? I was thinking of spending an AskMe question on this. Does anyone know?
posted by painquale at 8:55 PM on July 9, 2011


Baby attempting to eat a cat's tail, and then attempting to feed the cat its own tail

Dude! Spoilers!
posted by painquale at 8:57 PM on July 9, 2011


Do the babies laugh at the sound? Does anyone know?

According to the Benign Violation Theory, things are funny when: 1) something threatens one’s sense of how the world “ought to be,” 2) the threatening situation seems benign, and 3) a person sees both interpretations at the same time.
posted by stbalbach at 10:48 PM on July 9, 2011


Babies and cats together are often a recipe for cuteness. My kids' first words were "meow" for the older and "kittycat" for the younger (yes, really) back when my home was a cuteness-production facility. I think the best thing about having YouTube on my TV is that I can call up cuteness anytime I'm starting to descend into misanthropy.
posted by notashroom at 8:48 AM on July 10, 2011


But what is the explanation behind it? Do the babies laugh at the sound?

You know, I just tried to google that question myself! but you only get links to the videos... there is a link to this forum thread where someone says it has to do with babies figuring out predictability, cause and effect, etc.

Honestly I just think it's the same reason they laugh when you make a raspberry, the sound is like ripping paper after all. But who knows? maybe there is a scientific paper on it somewhere...

Another accidental find while googling that question: quadruplets laughing. That one's really trippy. Well anyting about quadruplets is trippy...
posted by bitteschoen at 9:21 AM on July 10, 2011


So I'm moving to a different state on Saturday and my boss is trying to get me to finish up a crazy project by my last day (tomorrow) when all I want to do is be home and packing and things are just INSANE for me right now. And then I watched the video of the baby and the cat and I instantly felt better. So this is me favoriting this post like 10 thousand times.
posted by Kimberly at 3:39 PM on July 11, 2011 [2 favorites]


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