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March 1, 2012 6:42 PM   Subscribe

Your squee for the day! Today's dose of sanity does just what it says on the tin.

How do people get these dream jobs?
posted by Space Kitty (60 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
aaagh so cute. sooo cute.
posted by sweetkid at 6:49 PM on March 1, 2012


Huh. I've been using a blowtorch to singe off the hair and then dropping the baby sloths in deep fryer set at 350 degrees, but whatever works.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:52 PM on March 1, 2012 [13 favorites]


The cute little jammies are just the icing on the lard ...sooo cute is right.
posted by madamjujujive at 6:53 PM on March 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


just watched this on facebook. still reeling from the cutepocalypse :)
posted by supermedusa at 6:54 PM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


NSFKB
posted by Cortes at 6:54 PM on March 1, 2012 [4 favorites]


BABY. SLOTH. PAJAMAS. My life is complete.
posted by specialagentwebb at 6:54 PM on March 1, 2012


You've just killed Kristen Bell you know.
posted by OHenryPacey at 6:56 PM on March 1, 2012 [30 favorites]


Ridiculous.
posted by Mavri at 6:57 PM on March 1, 2012


Do we have a 20 on Kristen Bell? Repeat, what is Kristen Bell's 20?
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 6:59 PM on March 1, 2012


the only other person I know with a Kristen Bell level sloth-fixation is mrsupermedusa. I just told him about this and the look on his face...he's not going to watch it. I hold him it would probably be lethal...
posted by supermedusa at 6:59 PM on March 1, 2012


How did these people get their sloths wedged in their pyjamas?
posted by arcticseal at 7:00 PM on March 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


Can I have one? Pretty please?
posted by mudpuppie at 7:02 PM on March 1, 2012


Oh fuck. Just when I learned to be cynical about puppies and kittens, they bring out the sloths.
posted by twoleftfeet at 7:03 PM on March 1, 2012 [6 favorites]


I have now, officially, seen EVERYTHING.

Unfortunately, it's not full of stars, but buttered baby sloths make a decent substitute.
posted by Samizdata at 7:05 PM on March 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


Oh those poor little babies! I just want to pick them up and hug them and love them!
posted by random thoughts at 7:07 PM on March 1, 2012


Sloth is my favorite of the 7 Deadly Sins. Covered in lard and wrapped in pajamas, just more so.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:07 PM on March 1, 2012 [24 favorites]


Baby sloths in butter lard and jammies...that's the cats pajamas
posted by quazichimp at 7:09 PM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well I have a new goal in life. How do I go about sending my resume to a sloth preserve, and what need do you think they have of a historian? I would be excellent at snuggling and cooing at the animals.
posted by lilac girl at 7:17 PM on March 1, 2012


One viewing of "the twins", and MY twins are treating each other much more nicely.

it won't last
posted by davejay at 7:28 PM on March 1, 2012


"They're not sure if it is baby..."
posted by stargell at 7:28 PM on March 1, 2012


Damn you, Burhanistan! You made my joke.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:34 PM on March 1, 2012


Thanks - that was a nice wary to end a crappy day.
posted by senor biggles at 7:40 PM on March 1, 2012


sigh - "way".
posted by senor biggles at 7:40 PM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


"In this bucket," said Stephen, walking into the cabin, "in this small half-bucket, now, I have the population of Dublin, London and Paris combined: these animalculae - what is the matter with the sloth?" It was curled on Jack's knee, breathing heavily: its bowl and Jack's glass stood empty on the table. Stephen picked it up, peered into its affable, bleary face, shoot it, and hung it upon its rope. It seized hold with one fore and one hind foot, letting the others dangle limp, and went to sleep.

Stephen looked sharply round, saw the decanter, smelt to the sloth, and cried, "Jack, you have debauched my sloth."

posted by jquinby at 7:47 PM on March 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


Why don't we all have pet sloths? No, seriously, why not? It seems like they're perfect for us. Just put a some wooden 'branches' in the corner of your living room, buy some Sloth Fur Soap for use once a month, and give it lots of hugs daily. Perfect for everyone! Why not?

I really want someone to explain to me why having a pet sloth wouldn't be the most awesome thing ever. Because, if no one gives me a good explanation about how they're Wild Animals Not Pets, I may have to make significant life changes in pursuit of slothy love.
posted by meese at 7:51 PM on March 1, 2012


EEEE! It looks like their elbows have elbows!
posted by Gable Oak at 7:54 PM on March 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


We visited the sloth sanctuary as part of our honeymoon. In fact, we were there just a few days before Too Cute: Baby Sloths (the show that clip was from ) was filmed. Well worth the visit. I'd highly recommend
a it if you get the chance.

We got to meet the twins featured in that video. Watching baby sloths is about the most relaxing thing I know of.
posted by alikins at 8:08 PM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


I discovered this video a couple of months ago and have watched it at least once a week since. It's a clip taken from a longer documentary about the sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica. (Previously.) I tracked down the full-length documentary last week finally; most of the cutest parts had already been excerpted on Youtube (and watched continually by me), and there was a sort of tragic part, so unless you're really fascinated by sloths in general (and not just by the sheer hapless adorableness of baby sloths) I'd actually recommend sticking to the highlights.
posted by enlarged to show texture at 8:10 PM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


I have a longstanding sloth obsession bordering on Kristen Bell levels, and I obviously watched the Animal Planet documentary this was taken from on the night it premiered. IT IS WONDERFUL (although it does take a sad turn). I also recommend the woman who made the documentary's Facebook page and website.
posted by MadamM at 8:16 PM on March 1, 2012


that was brutal. it started off with an "Oh FUCK no" and went downhill from there.
posted by facetious at 8:27 PM on March 1, 2012


Alternate title, to be said ten times, fast: She Swaddles Sloth Sanctuary's Slippery Sloths
posted by peagood at 8:27 PM on March 1, 2012 [5 favorites]


I am so, so glad that I decided to click this about twenty minutes AFTER eating the special brownie.

OhmyGodohmyGodohmyGodohmyGod I need one.
posted by WidgetAlley at 8:29 PM on March 1, 2012 [3 favorites]


It's true, sloth's milk is somewhat hard to come by.
posted by biddeford at 8:41 PM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


Widget, I imagine this video paired with a nice indica would produce just about the warmest, fuzziest sensation on Earth.
posted by mykescipark at 8:49 PM on March 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oh man I lost my shit as soon as they started shaving the poor little guy. The people around me in B&N must be concerned over my sudden exclamation of "OH YOU WEE LITTLE THING" given that I'm tucked into a corner of the store in the cookbook section.

Why do their elbows look so weird?
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 9:09 PM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


twoleftfeet: Just when I learned to be cynical about puppies and kittens

Wait, what?

*administers Voight-Kampff test*
posted by Malor at 9:09 PM on March 1, 2012 [4 favorites]


After they shaved it, it looked disconcertingly like a plucked chicken, but with a few additional joints. When they started smearing butter all over it, I got REALLY worried, but luckily, the cute bandages went on top and they put it back in the crib and I could finally say "Awwwww!".
posted by maudlin at 9:13 PM on March 1, 2012


I just saw the potty training video.

Of course. Of course sloths would even be cute when pooping.
posted by meese at 9:47 PM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's like a few of the deadly sins got together to prove that two wrongs sometimes CAN make a right.
posted by ShutterBun at 10:17 PM on March 1, 2012 [2 favorites]


Why is someone with an English accent rhyming sloth with cloth? It's like peanut-butter and jam sandwiches, fine for Americans, but simply not done old thing.
posted by howfar at 10:36 PM on March 1, 2012


Rule 34 ruins everything...
posted by hincandenza at 10:48 PM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


You know, interestingly, they have the exact same video linked in 'related stuff' at the end, except that in THIS case, the narrator has an American accent instead of an English one. Same exact words, same exact pacing, still female -- but one video has an American-accented narrator, and the one linked here has a British lady.

That's, like, weird.
posted by Malor at 12:11 AM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


alikins: "In fact, we were there just a few days before Too Cute: Baby Sloths (the show that clip was from ) was filmed."

I hate to break your hearts but the little boy sloth doesn't make it. It's right in the Too Cute episode.
posted by IndigoRain at 1:36 AM on March 2, 2012


Oh when they put him back in the crib all wrapped up and the little boy sloth hugged the little girl sloth...sniff.
posted by Cocodrillo at 2:17 AM on March 2, 2012


The sexy sweaty sloth-swaddling assistant was an excellent bonus feature.
posted by thinkpiece at 3:59 AM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


How on earth would sloth NOT rhyme with cloth? Someone explain it using IPA or cardinal vowel numbers, please.
posted by lollusc at 4:31 AM on March 2, 2012


In the standard English Received Pronunciation (and now being edged out, I will admit. I was only teasing above) 'sloth' (both the sin and the beastie) rhymes with 'both', 'troth', 'oath', 'growth'. But (and this will either amuse or infuriate you), again in RP, the sin of wrath does rhyme with 'cloth'.

The narrator here had a very standard RP (aka 'BBC English') pronunciation, so it was interesting and odd to hear 'sloth' render in a typically North American fashion.
posted by howfar at 4:54 AM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


Shit, that's cute.
posted by OmieWise at 5:43 AM on March 2, 2012


They're cute with hair, but when they were tightly bandaging the slo-mo-struggling and newly-shaved baby sloth I couldn't get the Eraserhead baby out of my mind.
posted by aught at 5:50 AM on March 2, 2012


How on earth would sloth NOT rhyme with cloth? Someone explain it using IPA or cardinal vowel numbers, please.

Alt pronunciation, see http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sloth; the word *is* related to "slow" after all.
posted by aught at 5:55 AM on March 2, 2012


Even M-W has it pronounced both ways. Phew, I'm not an idiot. :) I've always pronounced it like 'cloth'.
posted by Malor at 5:58 AM on March 2, 2012


ObTMwRNJ: Course, when I get through with them they're all hot buttered sloths, aah.
posted by MartinWisse at 6:33 AM on March 2, 2012 [2 favorites]


No! Not aah! Because, if you remember Rich, that's from a different sketch.
posted by howfar at 7:00 AM on March 2, 2012


so cute, it hurts.

(mostly bc i can't hug with my eyes)
posted by fuzzypantalones at 7:46 AM on March 2, 2012


The valley, it is too uncanny!

This is why I'm against animals dressed in clothing.
posted by Kitty Stardust at 7:47 AM on March 2, 2012


Thanks! I had no idea about that pronunciation of "sloth". (In my NZ accent, though, "wrath" and "cloth" rhyme, but I guess I've heard "wrath" said differently too.)
posted by lollusc at 8:41 PM on March 2, 2012


We have two separate words... wrath, which is a noun, and wroth, which is a rather archaic adjective. 'The gods were wroth, and unleashed their wrath' would be a sentence that uses both.

Of course, I've always pronounced wroth to rhyme with David Lee Roth, so what do I know? :)
posted by Malor at 8:55 PM on March 2, 2012


I can only imagine what is going through the little sloth heads.

"I SMELL DELICIOUS! Enh, enh, what are all these cloths preventing me from being delicious? Oh well, nap time."
posted by maryr at 11:05 PM on March 2, 2012 [1 favorite]


This just made Mrs A. squee, which was also adorable, so thank you.
posted by arcticseal at 5:34 AM on March 4, 2012


Sloths pooping.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:41 PM on March 9, 2012


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