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A squirrel enjoys playing with a ball, to the tune of "The Mighty Mouse Theme". Strangely satisfying.
posted by The Whelk (25 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
I was just about to post this in the Santorum thread underneath.
posted by Fizz at 9:58 AM on March 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Totally thought there was something wrong with my speakers there for a minute.
posted by valkyryn at 9:59 AM on March 13, 2012 [5 favorites]


Related?
posted by ND¢ at 10:01 AM on March 13, 2012


Strangely satisfying.

How refreshingly distinctive.™
posted by Smart Dalek at 10:10 AM on March 13, 2012


This squirrel will not scan. He is of no use to me.
posted by jeffburdges at 10:16 AM on March 13, 2012


Recently I was googling 'sciurophile' and amazingly this did not show up.
posted by omnikron at 10:21 AM on March 13, 2012


....although that word is a contender for top ten surprising "google results with the phrase 'cum bucketloads' on the front page".
posted by omnikron at 10:24 AM on March 13, 2012


Andy Kaufman would be proud
posted by stormpooper at 10:24 AM on March 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


Funny - I was just watching this video of a Red Panda playing w/a pumpkin. Must be furry things playing w/round objects day today or something.
posted by symbioid at 10:30 AM on March 13, 2012 [5 favorites]


I cannot ever hear that tune without picturing Andy Kaufman's masterful lip-dub of same.
posted by kinnakeet at 10:39 AM on March 13, 2012


Now we know what Andy Kaufman's latest reincarnation is.
posted by Strange Interlude at 10:57 AM on March 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Soundtrack pauses : please do not do this.
posted by crunchland at 11:00 AM on March 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


Did the squirrel do the audio editing as well?
posted by orme at 11:01 AM on March 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


Has anyone notified Sciurus?
 
posted by Herodios at 11:20 AM on March 13, 2012


Fixed the sound problem: http://bennyhillifier.com/?id=bGy65aH0V_s
posted by davel at 12:08 PM on March 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


Cute, but what is going on with the audio?
posted by marienbad at 12:09 PM on March 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also, Andy Kaufman.
posted by FirstMateKate at 12:22 PM on March 13, 2012


Seems like he's got the situation pretty well in hand there, by the end . . .

How the fuck do you not get what's going on with the audio??

That's the whole thing.
posted by eggman at 1:34 PM on March 13, 2012


Can Red Pandas get high off pumpkins? Just say'n
posted by jeffburdges at 1:51 PM on March 13, 2012


How the fuck do you not get what's going on with the audio??

Annoying thing. And wrong.. Is it supposed to be timed for any time the squirrel is touching the ball at all? Anytime the squirrel is on top of the ball? What they did really doesn't make any sense, even at a conceptual level.

Acoustically I'm sure having the sound cut out could have worked if they'd done a more artistic interpretation instead of being all literal about it.
posted by Chuckles at 2:00 PM on March 13, 2012


Annoying thing. And wrong.. Is it supposed to be timed for any time the squirrel is touching the ball at all? Anytime the squirrel is on top of the ball? What they did really doesn't make any sense, even at a conceptual level.

With a big, fat, this-is-a-fantastically-irrelevant-to-anything-that-matters smirk on my face--I respectfully disagree, sir! It is clear that the Mighty Mouse theme is present when (and only, precisely when!) the squirrel in question is touching the ball. I implore you to watch again, and this time more closely.

Good day, sir!

(Don't mind me, long-ass day)
posted by eggman at 2:20 PM on March 13, 2012


When I had a cat a certain red squirrel would come up to the glass porch door and taunt him. When the door was open the same squirrel would stand near the edge of the balcony and wait for my cat to lunge at him. He'd then scamper off the side like greased lighting where the poor feline had no hope of following. He was trying to trick the cat into leaping to its death.

Hours of amusement. I miss that cat.
posted by clarknova at 4:45 PM on March 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


I am envious of the thought processes that allowed someone to look at a video of the squirrel playing, and somehow figure out that Mighty Mouse playing - with reception only when in contact with the ball - was exactly what the clip needed.

I mean, how does that even get onto your list of "things I could do with this clip"?!

Nice.
posted by -harlequin- at 1:00 AM on March 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Well, if nothing else, it probably gets around Youtube's circumvents detection of copyrighted audio tracks.
posted by crunchland at 3:33 AM on March 14, 2012


Let's try that again.

Well, if nothing else, it probably circumvents Youtube's automatic detection of copyrighted audio tracks.
posted by crunchland at 5:21 AM on March 14, 2012


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