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Trickmousing: mice doing tricks, being awesome.

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posted by quin (29 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is one of the cutest things I have ever seen.
posted by trillian at 7:55 AM on December 31, 2012


Eeeeeeeeeeeeee!
posted by Erasmouse at 8:00 AM on December 31, 2012 [6 favorites]


It's stuff like this that makes me wish that I wasn't allergic to rodents, because I miss having the little fluffers around.
posted by radwolf76 at 8:04 AM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


> Eeeeeeeeeeeeee!
posted by Erasmouse at 11:00 AM on December 31 [+] [!]


Eponysterical!

(also; squee!)
posted by scruss at 8:05 AM on December 31, 2012 [3 favorites]


Skateboarding mouse! Connect Four mouse! Mouse pays for snack! Mouse weds human! !!!! !!!!!!
posted by moonmilk at 8:06 AM on December 31, 2012 [4 favorites]


Actually, I worry about what happens after the mouse gets married and starts paying for dinner. Mouse gets job? Mouse carpools to city? Mouse drinks too much coffee but is still too tired to do tricks in the evening.
posted by moonmilk at 8:08 AM on December 31, 2012 [6 favorites]


I am eagerly awaiting the debut of Olympic Mouse Dressage.

Also, I first scoffed that "mice can't do better than that baby hoop." Then mouse proved me wrong.
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:10 AM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


@:58 Did Mouse Jordan A) pull his bad self to the hoop with his front paws or B) his teeth or C) lift himself by flexing his tail?
posted by hal9k at 8:11 AM on December 31, 2012 [3 favorites]


That was really awesome, although I'm chagrined that I have to add "a mouse" to the list of people who are better skateboarders than I am.
posted by OmieWise at 8:14 AM on December 31, 2012 [12 favorites]


Will these mice lose their homes when the guy figures out that he can outsource his connect4 and ball fetching jobs for even smaller bits of kibble?
posted by DarkForest at 8:17 AM on December 31, 2012


I wish they were smart enough to stay out of the house when my fiancee is around; and then smart enough to avoid my traps.
posted by oneironaut at 8:18 AM on December 31, 2012


If I can get enough of these mice to do that coin retrieval trick I may retire early...
posted by splatta at 8:18 AM on December 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


IntelliMouse 4.0
posted by mazola at 8:20 AM on December 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


If I can get enough of these mice to do that coin retrieval trick I may retire early...

That gave me an uncomfortable sense of looking into the early days of a not-very-impressive supervillain. "They laughed at me! They laughed at me! But will they laugh at the Mouse Master and his Marauding Muridae?!?"
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:22 AM on December 31, 2012 [10 favorites]


awww lookit the little vermins

TINY PINK TOESIES
posted by elizardbits at 8:32 AM on December 31, 2012 [9 favorites]


Next they'll be sinking their teeth into Das Kapital.
posted by sneebler at 9:13 AM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


If I can get enough of these mice to do that coin retrieval trick I may retire early...

I think you're better off with crows.
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike at 9:15 AM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Previously: The World's Longest and Hardest Mouse Agility Course. (from the same folks)
posted by beagle at 9:33 AM on December 31, 2012


When I was a kid, I had a ton of mice. I raised them for a local pet shop. This just made me miss all of them, so much.

Don't miss the mouse poo and pee, though. Even cute and intelligent furry friends get a little tiresome when they insist on poopin on you.
posted by meese at 9:38 AM on December 31, 2012


moonmilk: Skateboarding mouse! Connect Four mouse! Mouse pays for snack! Mouse weds human! !!!! !!!!!!
I TOLD YOU THIS WOULD HAPPEN IF WE STARTED LETTING THE GAYS MARRY!!!!

But you were like, "What's the big deal, Broom? Who cares about a few more skateboarders, Broom? It's not like they'll form skateboarding clubs and hang around downtown ruining our curbs, Broom."

Just you wait.
posted by IAmBroom at 9:49 AM on December 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


I just had a vision of a dystopian future world where slow people are taught to play the piano or mend socks or make oatmeal by a trainer with a bag of McDonalds fries on the end of long pole, as part of some kind of fucked up reality show. (In this grim future, there is only reality television -- no other form of entertainment has survived.)
posted by Rhomboid at 10:00 AM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


In the grim darkness of the far future there is only Storage Wars.
posted by quin at 10:03 AM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Pinkie: Whaddaya wanna do tonight, Brain?
Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky - try to win Connect Four.
posted by Greg_Ace at 12:09 PM on December 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


Well, if we're doing ultra cute dressage...
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 12:27 PM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hm. Kind of miss the programmable mouse I once had, now. (These ones are much cuter, though.)
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 12:42 PM on December 31, 2012


Incentive economics in practice. Now pretend that they were traders and bankers and their food reward was based on strictly short-term paper gains. If they keep this up, the mice will perfect credit-swap derivatives.
posted by Nanukthedog at 1:38 PM on December 31, 2012 [2 favorites]


I loves me some mousies. Trouble is, they have such short lives... that's part of the reason I now have a parrot.
posted by kinnakeet at 3:26 PM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


This brings back fond memories of the American River College Rat Decathalon. I don't know if ARC is still doing them but at one point they were popular enough that then governor Ronald Reagan kicked off the ratty games.
posted by jamaro at 5:36 PM on December 31, 2012 [1 favorite]


So cute. (I think my favorite moment was the Connect Four mouse nibbling and nibbling at the disc, making super sure it wasn't edible so could cut out the middleman, before finally giving up and putting it in the holder.)
posted by dlugoczaj at 9:39 AM on January 2, 2013


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