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August 3, 2011 9:29 AM   Subscribe

It's halfway through the work week, so let's just chill out and watch this mariachi band serenade this happy beluga whale. (SLYT)
posted by functionequalsform (51 comments total) 46 users marked this as a favorite

 
This has just become my favorite thing of the day. Possibly week.
posted by inigo2 at 9:36 AM on August 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


Was the whale trying to hear the music better when it was pressing its head against the glass?
posted by Solomon at 9:39 AM on August 3, 2011


YAY!

I'm imagining an ongoing by-the-glass concert series.
posted by odinsdream at 9:43 AM on August 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


This is why Al Gore invented the internet. It overflows with win.
posted by gompa at 9:45 AM on August 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


this is just another proof why the whale should not be there.
posted by azar at 9:47 AM on August 3, 2011 [4 favorites]


It's ruined for me because it is always heartbreaking to see a whale in an aquarium. If it wasn't for that, I'd like this very much.
posted by Malice at 9:47 AM on August 3, 2011 [11 favorites]


This great in and of itself, but I have chosen to make it even better by imagining that it is the final scene of a lost Herzog film.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 9:51 AM on August 3, 2011 [20 favorites]


Adorable, but something tells me it would prefer electronic rock. Moby, perhaps?
posted by Awakened at 9:53 AM on August 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


"How can I get one those hats?!"
posted by DU at 9:53 AM on August 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


Was the whale trying to hear the music better when it was pressing its head against the glass?

I sent him a text and he said, "Yes!"
posted by dobbs at 9:53 AM on August 3, 2011 [7 favorites]


The trumpet has a whale echo sound through the glass, they're talking to it.
posted by stbalbach at 9:54 AM on August 3, 2011


I was really hoping these were a bunch of seafaring mariachis in a sailboat cruising around the sub-arctic, but this is awesome nevertheless.
posted by elizardbits at 9:57 AM on August 3, 2011 [10 favorites]


My favorite part is the part at the end where you can clearly hear the whale say: "Really enjoyed it, guys. Thank you!"
posted by koeselitz at 9:58 AM on August 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


Oh, belugas in aquariums. I saw this earlier today and it's so cute, but I do feel badly for the trapped beluga. However, I also think of the two belugas that came to the (beleaguered, I know) Georgia Aquarium from (I shit you not) a pool/lake/holding tank UNDER A ROLLERCOASTER in Mexico. I knew the lawyer who worked on the deal. Regardless of anything else, those poor Belugas at least got to get out from under all that weird, loud machinery that surely was not anything approaching a good environment.
posted by Medieval Maven at 10:06 AM on August 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


Oh man, that aquarium is also super-cool because they have a petting tank for stingrays. Have you ever petted a stingray? They're like little friendly doggies!
posted by Greg Nog at 10:12 AM on August 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Have you ever petted a stingray?

And fed them, yes. They are awesome.
posted by DreamerFi at 10:18 AM on August 3, 2011


Yes!

You can see him nodding his head in time, but he's not quite got the rythmn.
posted by BlueHorse at 10:32 AM on August 3, 2011


Oh, come on. Everyone knows white whales don't have rhythm. Cut him/her some slack.
posted by norm at 10:34 AM on August 3, 2011 [6 favorites]


(I did see a white whale jump once, but that may have just been a fluke.)
posted by norm at 10:35 AM on August 3, 2011 [7 favorites]


That last post was definitely a breach of etiquette.
posted by norm at 10:35 AM on August 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


it's like you're trying to krill us with these terrible jokes.
posted by elizardbits at 10:40 AM on August 3, 2011 [6 favorites]


Metafilter: it's like you're trying to k... oh I just can't do it.
posted by BigHeartedGuy at 10:45 AM on August 3, 2011


They missed a golden opportunity to play Baby Beluga in mariachi style.
posted by ChuraChura at 10:52 AM on August 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


Ugh its almost like you guys are doing all the bad puns on porpoise.
posted by Pink Fuzzy Bunny at 10:57 AM on August 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


This was so cute I almost started to blubber.
posted by Pecinpah at 11:18 AM on August 3, 2011


Call the humour police - jokes this bad deserve a cetacean.
posted by gompa at 11:22 AM on August 3, 2011 [6 favorites]


You all are being so flip --- er, nevermind I got nothing.
posted by mikepop at 11:36 AM on August 3, 2011


The best de-flense is a good off-flense.
posted by norm at 11:42 AM on August 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


*Slow clap for norm*
posted by tzikeh at 11:53 AM on August 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


I guess that's really a WHALE of an animal in that whale-holding-tank
posted by Greg Nog at 12:26 PM on August 3, 2011 [3 favorites]


Should have played "Whale Meat Again"
posted by Kabanos at 12:30 PM on August 3, 2011


The beluga whale is like the shark of the ocean.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 12:47 PM on August 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Metabaleen.
posted by dracomarca at 1:09 PM on August 3, 2011


Those puns are great. AMBERGRIS
posted by benzenedream at 1:34 PM on August 3, 2011 [6 favorites]


So is this Juno, The Mystic Aquarium beluga described as "aggressive" in the next video?

If so, all he was saying was "Hey you kids, get out there and find me a mariachi band!"

Kids can be soooo stupid.
posted by dutcherino at 2:57 PM on August 3, 2011


It's ruined for me because it is always heartbreaking to see a mariachi band in an aquarium.
posted by mazola at 3:13 PM on August 3, 2011 [21 favorites]


The beluga whale is like the shark of the ocean.

...and she just wants you to be her chum?
posted by norm at 3:20 PM on August 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


"How can I get one those hats?!"

I was thinking "Do you have to peel the hat off a Mariaci before you eat one?"
posted by tomswift at 3:22 PM on August 3, 2011


How, I wonder, would this whale have responded to Mariachi el Bronx?
posted by Mister Moofoo at 5:34 PM on August 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Something about the perspective confused me, and for most of the video I thought the band was standing above a pool and the whale was looking up at them.
posted by PueExMachina at 8:19 PM on August 3, 2011


So cute. I wonder how much he can hear through the glass?

head smoooosh!
posted by janepanic at 8:29 PM on August 3, 2011


He was so happy he pooped himself!
posted by dirigibleman at 8:44 PM on August 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


SO HAPPY
posted by sweetkid at 9:26 PM on August 3, 2011


So, confession: I normally HATE SLYT's on the blue. I mean, that's what YT is for (and Break and all those horrible video sites, with the racist/sexist comments) but anyways, I just had a totally stress-filled shitty day and this video totally made my evening. So thanks for posting :-D
posted by 1000monkeys at 9:31 PM on August 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


a) The whale looked like it was smiling.

2) I thought the whale was going to clap when it was over.

d) They should've put a mic underwater, cuz I'll bet you that whale was singing along.
posted by XhaustedProphet at 10:39 PM on August 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


He tasks me! That whale, he tasks me!
posted by Ahab at 4:20 AM on August 4, 2011 [4 favorites]


I hope everyone noted the comment below the video: "This should be the only thing we put in the time capsule we launch into deep space"

I cannot agree more with this statement.
posted by greenish at 5:15 AM on August 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


aye carumba!
posted by pinkbungalow at 5:52 AM on August 4, 2011


"That inscrutable thing is chiefly what I hate; and be the white whale agent, or be the white whale principle, I will wreak that hate upon him. Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I'd strike the sun if it insulted me."
posted by Fizz at 2:11 PM on August 4, 2011


Hate to be a pooper, but I read the whale has been trained to responded to certain arm movements.
posted by Soupisgoodfood at 2:34 PM on August 6, 2011


IE: It's not dancing to the music.
posted by Soupisgoodfood at 2:35 PM on August 6, 2011


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