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Stubbs is a Good Dog. [slyt]
posted by quin (41 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
785,000 views and an unskippable 30-second ad before it... I wonder how much they're raking in.
posted by crapmatic at 9:40 AM on June 9, 2012


I am glad my dog has competition in her expertise at the old Play Poorly With Children trick. Competition is key to being the Best Dog.

Also re: 30 second unskippable ad: That sure was an incredibly sexist Axe ad at the beginning starring the voice of Nick Offerman. Which is weird considering how almost everything else I have seen him in has had a slight-to-incredible feminist bent. I at least hope that ad paid for a lifetime of exquisite woodworking projects
posted by Shadax at 9:48 AM on June 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Weird, I didn't see an ad.
posted by Malice at 9:48 AM on June 9, 2012 [5 favorites]


Unskippable Ad?

What are you people seeing?
Thin post? Yeah, but DOG! Bein' CUTE!
SLYT? Eh.
30 second advert? Nope.
posted by Mezentian at 9:49 AM on June 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


The dogs who Played Poorly with Children were often my favorites, as a kid, because they knocked me down and licked my face and went nawm-nawm-nawm on my arm so I knew they cared.
posted by Countess Elena at 9:51 AM on June 9, 2012 [7 favorites]


No, this dogs were hungry and wanted to know idf you had a flavour.

Your flavour was broccolli and was insufficient.
posted by Mezentian at 9:54 AM on June 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


No ad here; I'm using AdBlock Plus, maybe that's the kicker?

I really wanted to see the polite neighbor at the end.
posted by not_on_display at 10:03 AM on June 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


I want to see a cute video of a dog, but I don't want to watch a 30 second advertisement. So, I guess, no dog.
posted by kbanas at 10:03 AM on June 9, 2012


Yep, no ad here either. Too bad you guys can't watch it 'cause it delightfully sacrelicious at the end.
posted by NoMich at 10:13 AM on June 9, 2012


I'm also using AdBlock plus, and got to see a cool dog with no ad. Life Is Beautiful
posted by Greg Nog at 10:13 AM on June 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


kbanas, there's only an ad if the word "crap" is in your user name. It's youtube's "have a pleasant user name" effort. Personally, I think its a good idea.
posted by HuronBob at 10:13 AM on June 9, 2012


No ad here; I'm using AdBlock Plus, maybe that's the kicker?

Oh yeah, I'm an Ad Block user as well.
posted by NoMich at 10:14 AM on June 9, 2012


its=it's
damn it, friggin' stupid English language!
posted by HuronBob at 10:14 AM on June 9, 2012


kbanas, there's only an ad if the word "crap" is in your user name. It's youtube's "have a pleasant user name" effort. Personally, I think its a good idea.

I have a rather unpleasant Youtube username and I don't get extra ads.
posted by NoMich at 10:15 AM on June 9, 2012


Things you can do while the "unskippable 30-second ad" (that I, for my part, did not see) plays:
  • Water the plants
  • Do some light calisthenics
  • Fetch yourself a snack
  • Have a brief staring contest with the cat
  • Stretch
  • Hit mute and open another tab
  • Prepare the comment you'll make about how there was an ad and how this is intolerable to you
  • Get over yourselves you goddamned orchids
Stubbs is a dog, appears to be good at it.
posted by wreckingball at 10:19 AM on June 9, 2012 [15 favorites]


Mein Kampf?

Godwin takes Dog Win.
posted by benzenedream at 10:26 AM on June 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


I enjoyed that.
posted by Fists O'Fury at 10:28 AM on June 9, 2012


No ad here; I'm using AdBlock Plus, maybe that's the kicker?

Oh yeah, I'm an Ad Block user as well.


Same for me.
posted by Malice at 10:37 AM on June 9, 2012


"I have a rather unpleasant Youtube username and I don't get extra ads."

It's only Metafilter user names that they are concerned about...
posted by HuronBob at 10:38 AM on June 9, 2012


I think the thirty second ad plays if you watch it via the YouTube link beneath the text instead of the embedded video link at the end. There are two possible links.
posted by A Terrible Llama at 10:39 AM on June 9, 2012


And, in retrospect, I don't see any reason to crucify the dog because of the ad.
posted by HuronBob at 10:39 AM on June 9, 2012 [4 favorites]


Things you can do while the "unskippable 30-second ad" (that I, for my part, did not see) plays

I don't especially care about an unskippable ad (after all, people need to make money somehow if the internet is to sustain itself and keep me from developing a real hobby) so much as I wanted to express my genuine confusion over what I just heard while simultaneously utilizing bullet points four (modified to incorporate a dog that may very well be a poorly designed cat) and five of the wreckingball method.
posted by Shadax at 10:39 AM on June 9, 2012


Stubbs is a good dog, but I don't think there's anything "borderline" about the tastelessness of the end gag. Meh.

I had a 12-second unskippable ad for a certain restaurant, FWIW.
posted by Gator at 10:42 AM on June 9, 2012


Pointing Eagerly At Nothing was one of my (nonpointer) dog's favourite ways to taunt me, I suspect.

It confuses me when people willingly do not use AdBlock. It's like punching yourself in the face and then blaming someone else.
posted by elizardbits at 10:52 AM on June 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Personally, I'm kind of torqued off that some of you got to see a cool Axe ad and all I got was some dumb video about some guy's hound dog.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 10:55 AM on June 9, 2012


Godwin takes Dog Win.

I think that may be a palindrome.
posted by msalt at 11:25 AM on June 9, 2012


Godwin, thread dearth, NIW dog.

see, the dog became a mascot for the National Interest Waiver program and ...
posted by zippy at 11:54 AM on June 9, 2012


It's not.
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 11:55 AM on June 9, 2012


Also, eth is totally a letter in English
posted by zippy at 11:55 AM on June 9, 2012


(not a palindrome that is)
posted by (Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates at 11:56 AM on June 9, 2012


I guess only cat lovers have to see the ad.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 12:27 PM on June 9, 2012


Youtube puts in ads before random video plays, this has been going on for a quite a long time and has nothing to do with the person who uploaded this video. Adblockers seem to work (I never see the ads anyway), and there's no reason for it to be a point of discussion for this particular video at all.

And Stubbs is cool.
posted by shelleycat at 12:31 PM on June 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


I saw the ad because I'm at work and don't have an ad blocker here. I can't even remember what it was for.

My dog also excels at Pointing at Absolutely Nothing and Not Getting into Containers I Want to Put Him In. He draws the line at anything that could be perceived as sacrilege, though. (Out of courtesy, not conviction.)
posted by trip and a half at 12:33 PM on June 9, 2012


Naw, I'm a crazy cat lady and I saw no ad courtesy of AdBlock. However, seeing Stubbs be good with children brought up some long suppressed memories of mild trauma as my parents' first child was a German Shorthair Pointer named Judy who was not at all pleased when I came along. Most of my earliest memories are of Judy pushing me over and one especially bitter memory of her looming into my field of view to steal my ice cream cone, so I hid it behind my back and that wicked dog ran around and stole it away.
posted by jamaro at 12:43 PM on June 9, 2012 [4 favorites]


I am sorry jamaro but I am laughing really ugly awful laughter at your tale of ice cream woe.
posted by elizardbits at 1:15 PM on June 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


No worries elizabits, it's a humbling experience to realize that at so many points in my life I've been easily outsmarted by a dog.
posted by jamaro at 1:34 PM on June 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


My cat leaves my ice cream cone alone.

POINT - CATS!
posted by Samizdata at 9:42 PM on June 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


(I have discovered him drinking sweet tea though, back in his kittenish "I need to inspect everything you eat" phase.)

Oh, he is however a ChiComKitty as he says "Mao."
posted by Samizdata at 9:44 PM on June 9, 2012


So, this isn't a Mr Bungle post?

Hmm. Not sure how to feel.
posted by Appropriate Username at 6:43 AM on June 10, 2012


Yep, no ad here either. Too bad you guys can't watch it 'cause it delightfully sacrelicious at the end.
posted by NoMich at 6:13 PM on June 9


He was crucifido.
posted by Decani at 10:29 AM on June 10, 2012


unskippable 30 second ad, leads to a not very interesting video.
posted by BurnChao at 11:25 AM on June 10, 2012


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