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mutant powers manifest themselves in a variety of ways.
posted by The Whelk at 8:23 PM on January 22, 2013 [7 favorites]


STOP USING YOUR MAGIC ON US SORCERER
posted by Going To Maine at 8:25 PM on January 22, 2013 [2 favorites]


eee face broke from smiling
posted by sweetkid at 8:29 PM on January 22, 2013


LITTLE SNUFFLY PINK NOSES
posted by elizardbits at 8:29 PM on January 22, 2013


they lookin when the singing stopped.
posted by sweetkid at 8:29 PM on January 22, 2013


more like

STOP! *yawn* USssszzzzing YOUR MaaaaaAGIC ON USsssss.... SORCERzzzz zzzzzzzzz
posted by The Whelk at 8:32 PM on January 22, 2013 [6 favorites]


dammit now I have to get five puppies to perform a control experiment
posted by mightygodking at 8:36 PM on January 22, 2013 [7 favorites]


Forgot to mute my iTunes and watched the video while Black Flag's "No More" blasted. That was unintentionally hilarious. I highly recommend it.
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:45 PM on January 22, 2013 [5 favorites]


Wimp.com is evil. Here's the original link, I think.
posted by koeselitz at 8:50 PM on January 22, 2013


(also this is so adorable that I'm going to go snorgle my own puppy right now)
posted by koeselitz at 8:51 PM on January 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


Cats would only sleep on command if you played death metal cranked to 11.
posted by marylynn at 8:53 PM on January 22, 2013 [1 favorite]


getting cats to sleep on command is easy

issue a command

the cat will sleep
posted by The Whelk at 8:55 PM on January 22, 2013 [9 favorites]


Awww...time to snorgle my (50 lb @ 6 months! Paws that are somewhere between "trotters" and "hooves"!) pup.
posted by notsnot at 8:55 PM on January 22, 2013 [2 favorites]


koeselitz - thanks! i'd be up for the mods changing the link to the YT one if they want to.
posted by nadawi at 9:00 PM on January 22, 2013


[Changed link to original Youtube; ba bada ba bada ba bada ba boom...]
posted by LobsterMitten at 9:03 PM on January 22, 2013 [3 favorites]


Watching that actually made me feel uncomfortable and sad. Puppies don't really do that in a normal setting. They appear to be intimidated and fearful, and the guy seems pretty cocky that he's subjected them to his will. I hope they have bright futures with people who don't use them to show off.
posted by trip and a half at 11:41 PM on January 22, 2013


Odd, I saw no signs of cockiness nor intimidation and fear. What signs were you basing your assumption on?
posted by dazed_one at 12:14 AM on January 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


Eh, fair enough, I guess. I saw something you didn't see. I suppose the puppies are okay. Hope so, anyway.
posted by trip and a half at 12:24 AM on January 23, 2013


I saw it: sleep is death.
posted by Samuel Farrow at 12:30 AM on January 23, 2013


Likewise, if you haven't been watching Explore.org's Live Puppy Cam recently, you haven't squeed.
posted by disillusioned at 12:35 AM on January 23, 2013


I sing the same song to my son every time I put him to bed. I do not get the same results.

Yet another instance in which puppies > toddlers.
posted by sonika at 4:04 AM on January 23, 2013


As I sit in my office at the tail end of FUCKING JERKWAD COMMON COLD 2012 and some low-grade food poisoning (THANKS MURGH VINDALOO, TOILET BROS 4EVER) on 2 hours of disordered sleep, there is nothing I would rather do than lay on the floor and watch some puppies fall asleep. So, thank you for this.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 6:14 AM on January 23, 2013


I had the volume low due to being at work - it definitely looked like he was telling the world's most boring story.
posted by Lemurrhea at 6:21 AM on January 23, 2013


It is like those puppies are cosplaying yesterday's staff meeting when the World's Most Boring Consultant decided to turn the conversation to the really important work-related subject - himself.
posted by elizardbits at 8:05 AM on January 23, 2013


Watching that actually made me feel uncomfortable and sad. Puppies don't really do that in a normal setting. They appear to be intimidated and fearful, and the guy seems pretty cocky that he's subjected them to his will.

Yeah, that was fucked up. Some really insane dominance going on, watching a man sing to some puppies. I hope his wife calls the ASPCA on him. The really perverse part, I thought, was when the puppies went to sleep because he was singing to them. Since when did this kind of filth become acceptable? Are we the kind of society that tolerates men singing to puppies now? What have we become?
posted by Greg Nog at 8:09 AM on January 23, 2013 [13 favorites]


Well after all sleep is the cousin of death.
posted by shakespeherian at 8:13 AM on January 23, 2013


That did come off as creepy to me, like they were trained to act like they were sleeping. I doubt they're being abused, though. I'm not even sure you can train puppies that young.
posted by dirigibleman at 8:57 AM on January 23, 2013


My across-the-alley neighbor has a dog that he's raised from puppyhood. Her ears and tail are docked (she's a pit bull) and I've seen him whip her with a leash. She has endless pitbull puppy/adolescent energy but will hold herself still when you approach her until he says she can greet you and then she will lose her shit and jump everywhere while peeing submissively.

This is to say, I've seen the behavior of an abused puppy (as well as that of the abuser) and, well... in my world a man singing puppies to sleep isn't it.
posted by misskaz at 9:02 AM on January 23, 2013 [3 favorites]


It seems to me that the pups complained when he stopped singing as they weren't done being sung to yet.

My 8-month old Akita will give me the same look and occasionally make the same sorts of noises when she's decided it's time for petting and I stop (yes, of course I keep petting her).
posted by VTX at 9:13 AM on January 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


That is very a very cute puppy farm. Too bad he is not putting his energy into helping animals after the fact.
posted by breadbox at 2:11 PM on January 23, 2013


trip and a half: Eh, fair enough, I guess. I saw something you didn't see. I suppose the puppies are okay. Hope so, anyway.
DEAR GOD, THAT HORRIBLE MAN'S SINGING MADE THOSE POOR PUPPIES SLEEPY! What kind of a sick, perverted world is this???
posted by IAmBroom at 2:54 PM on January 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


Next thing you know he'll be buying metal chickens.
posted by The Whelk at 2:55 PM on January 23, 2013 [5 favorites]


That did come off as creepy to me, like they were trained to act like they were sleeping. I doubt they're being abused, though. I'm not even sure you can train puppies that young.

I think it's just (very cute) operant conditioning, which I think could work on puppies that young. It works on mice and pigeons and (some claim) goldfish, so a puppy wouldn't be hard.

He probably started by singing that song to them whenever they naturally started going to sleep. Do that often enough, and then you can sing it when they aren't sleepy and they'll automatically go into "sleeping now" mode anyway. It would especially work if he rewards them with treats for "sleeping" on cue. (Which might be why they started to "wake up" when he stopped singing. That's probably the bit where they are used to getting a reward treat.)
posted by lollusc at 1:56 AM on January 24, 2013 [1 favorite]


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