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Man Gobbles at Turkeys, Turkeys Gobble Back. A heartwarming SLYT of interspecies communication for Friday afternoon.
posted by Meghamora (34 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite

 

I love this video. It's been making the rounds. The guy's laugh is infectious.
posted by Jalliah at 4:10 PM on August 17, 2012


That was waaaay better than I thought it was going to be!
posted by Xoebe at 4:12 PM on August 17, 2012


Thanks, I need that.
posted by doctor_negative at 4:13 PM on August 17, 2012


My peak avian moment was when I silenced dozens of chickens by spinning my windbreaker in circles. This is better than that.
posted by zippy at 4:15 PM on August 17, 2012


They sound like a laugh track.
posted by schoolgirl report at 4:18 PM on August 17, 2012 [3 favorites]


People's microphone, farmyard edition.
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 4:21 PM on August 17, 2012 [3 favorites]


Be careful when you google at turkeys for the turkeys gobble back.
posted by The Whelk at 4:22 PM on August 17, 2012 [1 favorite]



When I first came across this video the poster said it was a video taken in Iraq. No idea whether that's true.
posted by Jalliah at 4:24 PM on August 17, 2012


Ben Franklin was right. This truly is America's bird.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 4:31 PM on August 17, 2012 [7 favorites]


It's like an old propaganda film except with turkeys and giggling.
posted by elizardbits at 4:31 PM on August 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


Beat ya to it.
posted by Burhanistan at 4:32 PM on August 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is both more entertaining and more informative than a typical presidential debate.
posted by eriko at 4:49 PM on August 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


It's like Triumph of the Will with more laughter and less swastikas.
posted by Palindromedary at 4:51 PM on August 17, 2012 [3 favorites]


Laughing with recognition. One of my turkeys escaped and flew across the road to the neighbor's pasture. I made my little boy stand near the road and gobble until she answered. Then I drove her back home, both of us lunging through the long grass, alternating between her "Gobba-gobba-gobba-gobba-gobba" and me yelling "Keep gobbling, keep gobbling!"
posted by MonkeyToes at 5:06 PM on August 17, 2012 [6 favorites]


It's like Triumph of the Will with more laughter and less swastikas.

Ein Volk! Ein Riech! Ein Truthan!
posted by eriko at 5:07 PM on August 17, 2012


Is this the original video? Sounds like the humans in the car are speaking French at the beginning. Maybe the passenger and the turkeys are just mocking each others' accents.
posted by maudlin at 5:12 PM on August 17, 2012


Oh my GOD if they are french this is automatically a billion times more entertaining somehow.
posted by elizardbits at 5:25 PM on August 17, 2012 [3 favorites]


He doesn't realize it but the turkeys' response is all about how horrible his accent and grammar is and what a disaster his clothes are.
posted by The Whelk at 5:48 PM on August 17, 2012 [14 favorites]


Just wait until the horse shows up. They'll be laughing out the other side of their faces as he shoots them from the driver's seat of his convertible on his way to his yacht!
posted by winna at 5:53 PM on August 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


Who knew turkeys could make me cry?
posted by orme at 6:21 PM on August 17, 2012


Is it just me, or do those turkeys sound exactly like the laugh track for "America's Funniest Home Videos?
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:39 PM on August 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


Eerily similar.

So, Freddy Mercury is alive and in hiding and just performing to smaller, nonhuman audiences every now and then.
posted by chambers at 6:52 PM on August 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


I was also surprised to learn that sitcoms have been relying on turkeys for their laugh tracks.
posted by ChuraChura at 6:54 PM on August 17, 2012


It's like Triumph of the Will with more laughter and less swastikas.

There should be a series of these.

"It's like Star Wars but with more turkeys and less unnecessary director changes."

"It's like Being John Malcovich but with more tears of joy and less surrealism."

"It's like a tea party rally but with more common sense and less incoherent babbling."
posted by Joey Michaels at 7:03 PM on August 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


How to really talk turkey
posted by anadem at 9:59 PM on August 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


Them turkeys LOLed.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 10:04 PM on August 17, 2012


I used to talk to our turkey, Benjamin. He spoke less Turkish than I expected.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 11:44 PM on August 17, 2012


At the local state fair, they had the prize roosters in the same room as the teenage prize fighting youth. Every time the boxing ring bell would go off, so would they.
posted by disillusioned at 1:15 AM on August 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


By the end, it sounds like the turkeys are trying to imitate the man.
posted by blue shadows at 1:35 AM on August 18, 2012


I want a youtube of a person laughing themselves into tears on a continuous loop in my home, work, piped into headphones, the works.
posted by angrycat at 5:31 AM on August 18, 2012


This is my new morning alarm! Thanks Meghamora!
posted by thisclickableme at 9:05 AM on August 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


When a tom is in his youthful prime it really does not take much to make him gobble, if the mailman turns around in my driveway they gobble, if a bang a trashcan they gobble, it's what they do. I did enjoy his laughter though.
posted by Iron Rat at 2:33 PM on August 18, 2012


That's just gorgeous, like tears of laughter gorgeous, but I also imagine an extremely frustrated French farmer getting up from his dinner and running for le shotgun because Those People are back bothering the turkeys again.
posted by Catch at 3:50 PM on August 18, 2012


Cosmo sex tip #541
posted by homunculus at 2:02 PM on August 22, 2012


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