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The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
October 2, 2011 9:29 AM   Subscribe

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
posted by scalefree (66 comments total) 36 users marked this as a favorite

 
Huh, so they actually do that. Who knew?
posted by cjorgensen at 9:32 AM on October 2, 2011


Is that a Shiba Inu? That is the foxiest combination of 2 animals possible, short of 2 foxes.
posted by nathancaswell at 9:34 AM on October 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


There's a glitch in the Matrix.
posted by maudlin at 9:38 AM on October 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Now someone needs to create a font based on this video.
posted by MrVisible at 9:41 AM on October 2, 2011 [6 favorites]


Foxes are . . . like one of the coolest animals ever. (besides otters, pangolins, skunks, penguins, a few others) Between this and the trampoline-super-stotting. I thought they were sort of shy though? I live in the Northeast--Long Island and now upstate-ish NY (Hudson Valley).

I've seen red foxes at night, driving. (me, not the foxes) and I've sat in the woods quietly at dusk, and watched gray foxes sort of "skirt around" where I was; aware of my presence, and maintaining a safe distance, but slightly curious.

These foxes are pretty bold. Is this a regional thing? Is it just that they are acclimated to people?
posted by exlotuseater at 9:43 AM on October 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


That fox didn't look all that quick to me.

I'll be waiting for the video of the jackdaws and the quartz sphinx.
posted by jonmc at 9:44 AM on October 2, 2011 [8 favorites]


This is a demonstration of a pangram (a sentence that contains ever letter of the alphabet). There are many others, such as "The five boxing wizards jump quickly" (let's see a video of that!). Wikipedia has a page of many of them.
posted by Xoc at 9:45 AM on October 2, 2011 [11 favorites]


Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.

Vapid Jews, big of schnoz, query milk tax. (←original to kenko! must credit!)
posted by kenko at 9:59 AM on October 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


There is a fox family that lives along the route that dog and I walk most mornings. One of them tends to sit and watch us, once or twice following us down the trail... Dog wants to play with it. They are beautiful animals, it's always a treat to see them.
posted by HuronBob at 10:00 AM on October 2, 2011


Is that a wild fox playing with a dog? As soon as the jumping completed it seemed to head off back into the woods.

If I recall the foxes in Northern Virginia seemed pretty bold. One particular vixen (I am smiling because I got to use this word properly) used to taunt our poor dog by walking up to the window as he was barking furiously. She would strut around in front of the window until a human came up and she scampered off.
posted by chemoboy at 10:02 AM on October 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


Pack my box with twelve dozen liquor jugs.
posted by charlie don't surf at 10:17 AM on October 2, 2011


Oops, five not twelve, and I got beaten to the punch anyway.
posted by charlie don't surf at 10:19 AM on October 2, 2011


That's normal fox and dog mating ritual. Sheesh.
posted by Cerulean at 10:33 AM on October 2, 2011


If that dog were actually lazy, the quick fox would have had a much easier time jumping over him.
posted by iamkimiam at 10:40 AM on October 2, 2011


MetaFilter: needs quicker foxes and lazier dogs.
posted by charlie don't surf at 10:49 AM on October 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


Is that a Shiba Inu? That is the foxiest combination of 2 animals possible, short of 2 foxes.
posted by nathancaswell


Seems possible the fox was curious about the resemblance as well, but Herr Doktor Google has been his usual frustratingly discursive self in telling me that Shibas were hunting dogs, but not whether they were bred to hunt foxes.
posted by jamjam at 10:53 AM on October 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


That's really cute. But does anyone got a video of that shows how a veldt jynx grimps waqf zho buck?
posted by Kattullus at 10:54 AM on October 2, 2011 [5 favorites]


My god that is a lazy dog.
posted by pashdown at 11:03 AM on October 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


MetaFilter: Dwarf mobs quiz lynx.jpg, kvetch.
posted by subbes at 11:08 AM on October 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


The Shiba Inu is a breed of dog that has been specially developed, over centuries, to be completely unable to hear commands of any sort. This has resulted in an evolved headshape that "sheds" incoming sound waves at certain frequencies, and is only coincidentally foxlike.
posted by Wolfdog at 11:11 AM on October 2, 2011 [10 favorites]


The drunk brown fox jumps over the noncommittal dog's more like it.
posted by GenjiandProust at 11:14 AM on October 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


The foxes in London can be pretty bold, but I'm not sure where this video was shot. That fox is adorable though. I want him.
posted by inmediasres at 11:14 AM on October 2, 2011


"These foxes are pretty bold. Is this a regional thing? Is it just that they are acclimated to people?"

Seemed more like a kit than a full grown fox. Young animals of all types tend to experiment and get into trouble doing silly things. A full grown fox may not approve of dog jumping, but it's great fun for the youngster.
posted by Kevin Street at 11:17 AM on October 2, 2011


This totally made my day.
posted by Lukenlogs at 11:21 AM on October 2, 2011


I'd like to see a video of Prouvez, beau juge, que le fameux sandwich au yak tue. ("Prove, beautiful judge, that the famous yak sandwich kills.")
posted by madcaptenor at 11:38 AM on October 2, 2011 [5 favorites]


The fox was not quick, and the dog was not lazy. I call shenanigans.
posted by Decani at 11:41 AM on October 2, 2011


The foxes in London can be pretty bold

The ones in that Wiley video certainly were.
posted by Wolfdog at 11:58 AM on October 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Slow news day?
posted by Cerulean at 11:58 AM on October 2, 2011


This is fox news.
posted by Wolfdog at 11:59 AM on October 2, 2011 [9 favorites]


Honey badger don't care.
posted by chavenet at 12:03 PM on October 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


The fox was not quick, and the dog was not lazy. I call shenanigans.

The fox wasn't as quick as he could be but any dog that lets a fox jump over him is, by definition, lazy.
posted by scalefree at 12:05 PM on October 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


I'd almost swear that I've seen this video before, in a context that explained that the fox was a pet that was trained to do this. Hell if I can find it now, though. I've no idea if that was merely conjecture.
posted by Kalthare at 12:11 PM on October 2, 2011


any dog that lets a fox jump over him is, by definition, lazy.

That is just rude. That dog could be contemplative. Or narcoleptic. Or really sleepy. Or hopped up on goofballs. The possibilities are nearly endless; at the very least, they don't begin and end with lazy.
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:13 PM on October 2, 2011


He's behind you!
posted by homunculus at 12:17 PM on October 2, 2011


I think the dog's owner told him to stay put. He keeps looking over at the humans, as if for approval or further commands.
posted by Kevin Street at 12:19 PM on October 2, 2011


Here's a longer version of the video & in reading the comments it seems it was filmed in France & the jumping fox's mate was shot by hunters shortly after the video was made.
posted by scalefree at 12:20 PM on October 2, 2011


Quick Brown Fox was the first word processor I ever used.
posted by crunchland at 12:23 PM on October 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Thanks, scalefree! So "drjoeri" raised the foxes, and this one was somewhat used to humans already. Sort of semi-wild, then.
posted by Kevin Street at 12:26 PM on October 2, 2011


"...the jumping fox's mate was shot by hunters shortly after the video was made....."

we have a winner in the harsh my mellow contest!

sheesh

I guess you're going to tell us the Bambi story now, eh?
posted by HuronBob at 12:26 PM on October 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


Next: Playing jazz vibe chords quickly excites my wife.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:35 PM on October 2, 2011


Excited wives > lazy dog

(jazz vibe chords = quick brown fox)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:40 PM on October 2, 2011


Consider bullshit called on this post.

If you carefully attend to the sun's shadow on the fox's coat at various points in the video, say, at :12 and :17, it's obvious that this is a hack Final Cut job.
posted by facetious at 12:52 PM on October 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'm sorry, according to Youtube it was "yee7121" who took in the two orphaned foxes, with the dog acting as a "stepmom." When they got old enough they went out on their own. One died, but the survivor Jashi came back to the garden sporadically for three years, both for food and for amusements like dog jumping.
posted by Kevin Street at 1:04 PM on October 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Domesticated foxes may be the next popular pet (for those who can afford them).

I don't know how I feel about this. Foxes are damn cute and all. But dogs and cats are very destructive to their environment. I don't know how adding one more predator to the mix will work out.
posted by SPrintF at 1:05 PM on October 2, 2011


the jumping fox's mate was shot by hunters shortly after the video was made

How adorable.
posted by Cerulean at 1:05 PM on October 2, 2011


Oh the outrage if they would have shot the dog.
posted by Cerulean at 1:05 PM on October 2, 2011


My awesome dog is a shiba inu/chihuahua mix, and every single day when I take him for a walk, some stranger will call out, "He looks just like a little fox!" And it's true.
posted by roger ackroyd at 1:17 PM on October 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


Watch "Jeopardy!", Alex Trebek's fun TV quiz game.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:24 PM on October 2, 2011 [7 favorites]


I've thought about getting a siberian fox. I've heard both sides of the story on their legality in California. And I'm not sure I really want to have an animal shipped across the world to me. Maybe once breeding groups get set up near me.
posted by chemoboy at 1:38 PM on October 2, 2011


(Multi-lingual list of pangrams.)
posted by progosk at 1:45 PM on October 2, 2011


Watch "Jeopardy!", Alex Trebek's fun TV quiz game.

This is the shortest pangram I've seen that actually makes sense. (It helps that "Jeopardy", "Alex Trebek", and "quiz" between them contain j, k, q, x, and z; given that I suppose it's not all that surprising that this pangram exists...)
posted by madcaptenor at 1:50 PM on October 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also, from now on all my comments will be either pangrams or lipograms.
posted by madcaptenor at 1:54 PM on October 2, 2011


Between this and the trampoline-super-stotting.

Yes!

I love foxes, and their dog/ trampoline jumping ways.
posted by quin at 2:20 PM on October 2, 2011


Foxes are very playful creatures. Once I was in a park, lazing about (nearly as lazy as that dog!) and a fox strolled up very casually, cool as you like, and then in a flash stole one of my shoes and ran off across the field at full pelt. I found the shoe in a bush.
posted by choppyes at 2:29 PM on October 2, 2011 [5 favorites]


I'd like to see a "cozy lummox gives smart squid who asks for job pen." THAT would be a cool YouTube video.
posted by kozad at 2:49 PM on October 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


These dogs might have been better suited to this endeavor (previously).

I almost ran over a fox in the road last week. It was pitch black, no lights, I was doing about sixty, and the little sucker just strolled on out in front of me. He was just quick enough.
posted by Gator at 2:51 PM on October 2, 2011


This YouTube comment is awesome:

i guess the quick brown fox...
*puts on sunglasses
...jumped over the lazy´╗┐ dog.
YEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAH!!!

posted by sweetkid at 3:08 PM on October 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: Really sleepy. Or hopped up on goofballs.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 3:59 PM on October 2, 2011


Wow, I didn't even suspect this was fake until facetious pointed it out... and even then, I thought the mention of Final Cut was some kind of hipster in-joke. But yeah, when the fox is on the dog's back it's kind of obvious.
posted by jiroczech at 4:08 AM on October 3, 2011


Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.

You can sing this to the tune of "The Old Gray Mare."
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:18 AM on October 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Pack my box with five dozen foxes. I can live without "j" and "g".
posted by Wolfdog at 5:07 AM on October 3, 2011


There are many others, such as "The five boxing wizards jump quickly" (let's see a video of that!)

That explains why this was cued up next on YT. Except she is only one.
posted by Elizabeth the Thirteenth at 6:54 AM on October 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


As performed by the cast of Stripes.
posted by kirkaracha at 7:48 AM on October 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


"Wow, I didn't even suspect this was fake until facetious pointed it out... and even then, I thought the mention of Final Cut was some kind of hipster in-joke. But yeah, when the fox is on the dog's back it's kind of obvious."

Say what now?
posted by Kevin Street at 2:12 PM on October 3, 2011


Buffy fetches Benson
posted by homunculus at 8:55 AM on October 12, 2011


Maggie the English Mastiff vs. Dude the Chihuahua
posted by homunculus at 7:59 PM on October 12, 2011


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