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October 17, 2013 9:04 PM   Subscribe

Ostrich beat up monkey, man and hyaena.
posted by codacorolla (34 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
The original, apparently from Jamie Uys' Animals Are Beautiful People. You may know Uys better as the author and director of The Gods Must Be Crazy.
posted by zamboni at 9:21 PM on October 17, 2013 [4 favorites]


That guy has the most hilarious Halloween costume ever.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 9:29 PM on October 17, 2013 [4 favorites]


Fun fact! Johnny Cash got addicted to painkillers after getting punched in the stomach by an ostrich.
posted by vorpal bunny at 9:30 PM on October 17, 2013 [6 favorites]


"Oh no!

You better run!

You deserved those thorns!

no...no... that is Wile E. Coyote levels of no!

Awww... so cute!

No! Bad doggie!

Yay!
posted by happyroach at 10:11 PM on October 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


To be fair, Mr Cash was probably kicked or pecked.
posted by Mr.Me at 10:22 PM on October 17, 2013


I'm not sure what they thought this music added to it, exactly.
posted by mykescipark at 11:07 PM on October 17, 2013 [2 favorites]


I was all set to make a Weisenheimer remark about how this looked like some weird mash-up of The Gods Must Be Crazy and a BBC nature documentary, then I saw Zamboni's comment.
posted by KingEdRa at 11:37 PM on October 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


It looked like the monkey stubbed his toe.
posted by JujuB at 11:49 PM on October 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


The monkey ran through thorns. And deservedly so!

My wife says that was actually a baboon, but I say it was a monkey. Because monkey sounds much better.
posted by happyroach at 12:03 AM on October 18, 2013


Despite the fact that I'm a mammal, I gotta side with team Ostrich on this one.
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 12:48 AM on October 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


The monkey ran through thorns
posted by Alexsandra at 1:28 AM on October 18, 2013


I like how you can really see the dinosaur in those ostriches.
posted by dazed_one at 1:29 AM on October 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm not sure what they thought this music added to it, exactly.

It's the national anthem of Youtube, according to the comments.
posted by Sebmojo at 1:38 AM on October 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


If anyone's still looking for a Halloween costume, dressing as a Hottentot* dressed as an ostrich looks like a pretty good choice, especially if this video is popular right now.

*Apparently now considered derogatory or offensive, but Hottentot is the word they use here.
posted by pracowity at 2:31 AM on October 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Animals Are Beautiful People is one of the view video cassettes I had as a kid, with no TV connection in a foreign country - I must have watched it a 1000 times.
It pains me to see it with this terrible soundtrack now.
posted by ts;dr at 2:59 AM on October 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Why did Johnny Cash want ostrich eggs?
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 3:08 AM on October 18, 2013 [4 favorites]


I'm not sure what they thought this music added to it, exactly.

Now this DOES go better with Yakety Sax.

Ostrich beats Radio Telescope. But it really needs a laser strapped to its head. It'd like that.
posted by Devonian at 3:14 AM on October 18, 2013


The original yt , apparently from Jamie Uys' Animals Are Beautiful People. You may know Uys better as the author and director of The Gods Must Be Crazy.
posted by zamboni at 12:21 AM on October 18


Watching this, for some odd reason I thought... wow - this looks like The Gods Must Be Crazy
posted by Nanukthedog at 3:45 AM on October 18, 2013


Why did Johnny Cash want ostrich eggs?

He had rhino bacon. You need a lot of egg with rhino bacon.
posted by eriko at 4:26 AM on October 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


I love when the ostrich does that head dip when he see the fake ostrich dude. I think that's ostrich for "ya gotta be fucking kidding me."
posted by eriko at 4:27 AM on October 18, 2013 [4 favorites]


Why did Johnny Cash want ostrich eggs?

I bet he wanted to distract that dirty old egg-suckin' dog from his hen house.
posted by pracowity at 4:55 AM on October 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


I like how you can really see the dinosaur in those ostriches

Check out the ostrich's ratite cousin, the cassowary. I saw one in person a couple weeks back and I was taken aback at how much you could see the dinosaur in it.
posted by sarae at 5:26 AM on October 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Animals Are Beautiful People was a staple of my childhood as well! I have got to find a copy.
posted by miyabo at 5:26 AM on October 18, 2013


I read the title of this post and was saddened to discover that it wasn't about Zombo.com.
posted by Strange Interlude at 5:34 AM on October 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


That monkey was dumb and I am embarrassed by its dumbness. Don't just sit there sniffing the egg, you fool! TAKE IT AND FLEE.
posted by elizardbits at 5:59 AM on October 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Baboons *are* monkeys!
posted by ChuraChura at 6:56 AM on October 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


I like that the ostrich doesn't really care so much about recovering the egg as exacting revenge.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 6:58 AM on October 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


I like that the ostrich doesn't really care so much about recovering the egg as exacting revenge.

Kind of like witnessing the reason dinosaurs went extinct in miniature. Also, I feel like there's a metaphor for the US government shutdown fiasco there somehow.
posted by aught at 7:30 AM on October 18, 2013


Ostrich playing "tag" with baby giraffe.
posted by Atom Eyes at 8:54 AM on October 18, 2013


happyroach, I think your wife may be right. It looks like a young Chacma Baboon.
posted by Jacob Knitig at 9:29 AM on October 18, 2013


Atom eyes thanks for the baby giraffe link.
posted by Jacob Knitig at 9:32 AM on October 18, 2013


Kind of like witnessing the reason dinosaurs went extinct in miniature

Well, except for the part where they didn't. See video above.
posted by tapesonthefloor at 12:33 PM on October 18, 2013


Well, except for the part where they didn't. See video above.

You're going to nitpick my silly joke, really?

My understanding is the vast majority of dinosaur species did go extinct, actually. Birds are descended from a couple of particular lines (I don't know if the distinction of which dinosaurs' descendents became birds is on the genus or family level, or if we even know enough currently to make a claim about that).
posted by aught at 1:14 PM on October 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


Pathetically, this is in the category of 'things that aren't funny now I have children of my own'.
posted by Catch at 5:52 AM on October 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


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