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Like dogs? Like Star Wars? here ya go! [SLYT, VW-Blue, intentional viral, more disclaimers, one more disclaimer)
posted by HuronBob (31 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Directed by Keith Schofield, who has been mentioned here previously.
posted by IAmDrWorm at 10:04 PM on January 18, 2012


IAmDrWorm...thanks for filling that in...
posted by HuronBob at 10:07 PM on January 18, 2012


Bones Mello is not amused.
posted by cazoo at 10:20 PM on January 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


No one else bothered by the Imperial March followed by "That's the power of German engineering"?
posted by grobstein at 10:27 PM on January 18, 2012 [8 favorites]


"No one else bothered by the Imperial March followed by "That's the power of German engineering"?"

well, I wasn't , but my mother's maiden name was Groth....
posted by HuronBob at 10:30 PM on January 18, 2012


The ice planet of Groth?
posted by hippybear at 10:31 PM on January 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


nice, hippybear... I had to look that up and think... a hell of a thing to make me do at 1:39 am... but...I got it.
posted by HuronBob at 10:39 PM on January 18, 2012


That's impossible! Even for a computer.
posted by 2bucksplus at 10:42 PM on January 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


Yeah, it wasn't a slam on your mother, who brought up a fabulous person in the form of you, HuronBob. Just a pun.
posted by hippybear at 10:43 PM on January 18, 2012


Uhhm. German engineering. The Empire. Attempted extermination of the Jedi. I'm seeing something that isn't there, right?
posted by Samuel Farrow at 10:44 PM on January 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


got it, HippyBear... good puns and elusive references are part of the joy of the internet/humor/fun/late night conversation :)
posted by HuronBob at 10:46 PM on January 18, 2012


I WILL BUY WHATEVER THEY ARE SELLING WITHOUT QUESTION RIGHT NOW.
posted by ShutterBun at 10:52 PM on January 18, 2012 [6 favorites]


That's impossible! Even for a computer.

The coordinated barking? Dogs are very trainable.

For example, OK Go's "White Knuckles" video. More interesting than that video is this "Behind the Scenes" version which show you what's going on off-camera (most interesting from the 7:00 mark).
posted by WalterMitty at 11:01 PM on January 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


The coordinated barking? Dogs are very trainable.

It's pretty easy to train a dog to bark on command (I even trained my Corgi to "whisper" on command, which was considerably tougher) but it's all about the timing & pitch, which are...not so easy. A trained dog will bark within a second of your command. But within a 16th note at march tempo? That's a toughie.

(also 2bucksplus was referring to fired Star Wars' actor Colin Higgins' line from Episode IV, so there's that)
posted by ShutterBun at 11:12 PM on January 18, 2012


Even odder when you realize a number of them are dressed as characters from the franchise.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 11:17 PM on January 18, 2012


Odder? Or made more awesome?
posted by ShutterBun at 11:21 PM on January 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


HELLO

YES

THIS IS SITH
posted by BiggerJ at 11:30 PM on January 18, 2012 [5 favorites]


Damn, 'THIS IS DARTH' would have been better. If Metafilter charged micropayments for comment edits, it'd become richer than Google in a week.
posted by BiggerJ at 11:30 PM on January 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Here's a pretty cool dog.
posted by Daddy-O at 12:03 AM on January 19, 2012


Greyhound AT-AT is so damn cute, but I still wanted a snowspeeder chiwawa to run through it's legs and bring it down.
posted by Garm at 12:19 AM on January 19, 2012


Greyhound AT-AT is so damn cute

I'll be boiled in hog fat if I don't point out that it's a Whippet, not a Greyhound.
posted by ShutterBun at 1:01 AM on January 19, 2012


Like dogs? Like Star Wars?

That'd be a "No" and a "Jesus Christ, please god no".
posted by Decani at 1:25 AM on January 19, 2012


I can understand the "no" to star wars, Decani, but, dogs??? Really? I'm sending you a puppy.
posted by HuronBob at 3:02 AM on January 19, 2012 [4 favorites]


Ten years from now Keith Schofield is going to decide the reissue of this ad needs some CGI cats wandering around.
posted by chavenet at 3:18 AM on January 19, 2012 [4 favorites]


ShutterBun: You mentioned a corgi and you now must show pictures. It's the internet law.
posted by spec80 at 5:45 AM on January 19, 2012


Notice that all the group shot sof the dogs are with a locked down, i.e., not moving, camera? Dead giveaway that the dogs are all shot separately. Then some clever editing, a dash of Autotune and finally quick composting (very easy matting) and viola! A very funny spot.
posted by Dean358 at 5:58 AM on January 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


Repsi Roo?
posted by Frayed Knot at 7:05 AM on January 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


That'd be a "No" and a "Jesus Christ, please god no".

Get off the internet right now.
posted by The Bellman at 8:13 AM on January 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


I've got a bark feeling about this
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 9:17 AM on January 19, 2012


I AM WITH SHUTTERBUN! ALSO I WILL TAKE THE AT-AT WHIPPET!
posted by sexyrobot at 10:46 AM on January 19, 2012


ShutterBun: You mentioned a corgi and you now must show pictures. It's the internet law.
Here's hoping I'm eligible for some kind of speciel dispensation, as my Corgi is now a recent-vintage ex-terrestrial Corgi, so he does most of his photo/video shoots on the Rainbow Bridge these days.

(that being said, here's the little guy doing his best Imperial March face, along with his bruthafromanothamothah.)
posted by ShutterBun at 2:59 AM on January 21, 2012


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