Meatball!
December 8, 2013 9:28 AM   Subscribe

Corgi on a Carousel (Obligatory Yakety Sax version)
posted by griphus (36 comments total) 58 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is the best thing.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 9:38 AM on December 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


Oh. My. Goodness.

When he shifted gear to the double bark upon advanced human-corgi coordinated carouseling it was the best thing ever.
posted by lazaruslong at 9:41 AM on December 8, 2013 [4 favorites]


There is no question that that is one carousel-lovin' corgi.
posted by umberto at 9:41 AM on December 8, 2013


Back in the day, we called those things Barfmobiles. Also, a good source of broken elbows and chipped teeth. Assuming these they've been deemed to dangerous for today's youth. Never see them in playgrounds anymore.
posted by davebush at 9:44 AM on December 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


A park I used to go to back in the day had a carousel that was a giant dome, with handles and little ledges to stand on, kind of like a giant mushroom. Definitely an experience.
posted by ZeusHumms at 9:46 AM on December 8, 2013


I like how it seems that meatball maintains a consistent speed relative to the speed of the spinning; this dog clearly has a better innate sense of classical mechanics than I do.
posted by elizardbits at 9:49 AM on December 8, 2013 [12 favorites]


I immediately recognized Meatball's bark and my own Corgi trotted out of the bedroom to yell at this intruder.
posted by Twain Device at 9:49 AM on December 8, 2013 [5 favorites]


Also I just got to the part where he tries to get back on the carousel and I now know what it would look like if corgis driving a car had to merge onto a roundabout.
posted by elizardbits at 9:51 AM on December 8, 2013 [12 favorites]


Currently I'm listening to the Beef Wellington Remix of Happy Holidays... This would be about the most perfect holiday video if he had a santa hat on... or a menorah...

... and straight into joy to the world...

actually with a corgi named Meatball, Joy to the World is better.
posted by Nanukthedog at 10:09 AM on December 8, 2013


I know, I know, it's serious
posted by moonmilk at 10:11 AM on December 8, 2013 [5 favorites]


Did anyone notice, though, that the carousel was like a HAUNTED carousel that NEVER STOPPED! With no one pushing, it still just went around and around and around...
posted by maupuia at 10:11 AM on December 8, 2013


Good bearings, and kids don't play outside as much anymore... They also aren't as big as they were way back when, so its much harder to fling your friends off and into the edge of the pavement headfirst.
posted by Nanukthedog at 10:15 AM on December 8, 2013


I was waiting for the part where Meatball steps off, stumbles, and pukes, but the video just nauseated me instead. Cute though.
posted by domnit at 10:47 AM on December 8, 2013


For the first long while there, I was sure that dog was barking for help and wanted to get off the carousel. Then I realized that that dog was not barking for help and did not want to get off the carousel.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:54 AM on December 8, 2013 [9 favorites]


Now do a mashup with the corgi and the Pinkman scene in the last season of Breaking Bad.
posted by planetesimal at 11:12 AM on December 8, 2013


I wonder whether Queen Elizabeth does this kind of thing with her corgis when she thinks no one's watching.
posted by orrnyereg at 11:24 AM on December 8, 2013 [11 favorites]


Nah, she has people to do it for her.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 11:25 AM on December 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


The best thing about Corgis is that they are just SO HAPPY all the time!
posted by MissySedai at 11:25 AM on December 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


I love how, at about the 1.20 mark, he adjusts his speed to a relative standstill to interact with his carousel enabler. Meatball, there is an OK Go video with your name on it.
posted by steganographia at 11:30 AM on December 8, 2013 [8 favorites]


GOOD MEATBALL!
posted by rmd1023 at 12:03 PM on December 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


That was great. Meatball clearly loves running through the arches, and at 4:26 he lines up an entry arch instead of jumping between them. One of our old dogs used to love tunnels and arches too; ducking under chairs, between people's legs, and there was a mini suspension bridge in town we started to avoid driving over while the dog was with us because going under the support arches at speed got her so excited she'd try to race around inside the car.
posted by ceribus peribus at 12:16 PM on December 8, 2013 [7 favorites]


Smithers, find this dog. I mean to make him my new executive vice president!
posted by ignignokt at 12:24 PM on December 8, 2013 [4 favorites]


It's a Corgi hamster wheel!
posted by MaryDellamorte at 12:36 PM on December 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


That was 360° of squee.
posted by arcticseal at 1:05 PM on December 8, 2013


Jane! Stop this crazy thing!
posted by trip and a half at 1:07 PM on December 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Back in the day, we called those things Barfmobiles. Also, a good source of broken elbows and chipped teeth. Assuming these they've been deemed to dangerous for today's youth. Never see them in playgrounds anymore.

Probably. 'S how I got my first concussion. Kids at school pushed too fast and I slid off, hitting my head on the way down. That's when I learned what the phrase "seeing stars" meant.
posted by IndigoRain at 1:34 PM on December 8, 2013


Merry Zappadan.
posted by NedKoppel at 1:46 PM on December 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Adorable!

I would like to believe that Meatball is actually Ein from Cowboy Bebop.

Also, I am now dizzy.
posted by RainyJay at 3:55 PM on December 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


My corgis could never run for that long non-stop. Time for me to invest in a merry go round!
posted by matty at 6:07 PM on December 8, 2013


I'm with RainyJay. Cowboy Bebop version.
posted by Gelatin at 6:11 PM on December 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


Oh my goodness!

I had a beloved corgi in college, and she was the most exhausting dog. We would go on a five mile run every day. I would be dead at the end, she would be just warming up.

If we had had youtube at the time, I would have known to just take her joyous puppy self to the park and have run her around and around the carousel until she was tired instead of trying to wear out a perpetual motion dog with my feeble human strength.
posted by winna at 6:27 PM on December 8, 2013


If you accelerate a conveyor belt to match the speed of a puttering corgi, will the corgi still take off?
posted by eugenen at 7:09 PM on December 8, 2013


I mostly had to stop watching and just listen after the first 45 seconds, because of the motion sickness. It was sort of like The Blair Witch Project, except for all the cute.
posted by vytae at 7:54 PM on December 8, 2013


LOOK I'M GOING BACK IN TIME
posted by XMLicious at 8:51 PM on December 8, 2013


This is reminding me of the corgi I pet sit for occasionally. Indefatigable when she's doing something she likes and barking when you stop doing it. I recognize that "come on, let's keep doing it!" bark.

Also, Meatball is an awesome name.
posted by jenfullmoon at 11:48 PM on December 8, 2013


Related research: puppy pinwheel
posted by moonmilk at 9:00 AM on December 9, 2013


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