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January 4, 2014 12:36 PM   Subscribe

Sure, the Peacock Spider's mating dance is pretty rad, but what if it was set to the Village People?
posted by The Whelk (26 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Blocked in the USA for copyright reasons.
posted by FunkyHelix at 12:40 PM on January 4 [2 favorites]


I'm in the US and it played for me. The comments suggest that it may just be blocked for mobile access in the US, but I have not tried that.

And the video is fun - that's an amazing spider and one that I had not heard of before.
posted by nightwood at 12:46 PM on January 4 [1 favorite]


Thank you to our benevolent corporate lawyers who protect me from violating the sanctity of copyright infringement!
posted by glaucon at 12:46 PM on January 4


Works in Austin on a PC.
posted by Daddy-O at 12:48 PM on January 4


!
posted by davejay at 12:55 PM on January 4 [8 favorites]


Works in Canada on laptop. Love it.
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats at 12:56 PM on January 4


Doesn't work for me in the US on an iPad. It appears to be a freakishly colored spider waving its limbs about and shaking its ass. I know that wasn't what you meant to link to, so maybe contact he mods to fix your link.
posted by Rock Steady at 1:03 PM on January 4 [3 favorites]


...I so love the weird mating dances some animals do. This is right up there with the displays put on by some bird of paradise species.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 1:11 PM on January 4 [1 favorite]


I'm generally going to click on maybe 1 in 10 youtube links I see on the blue. This one made me snicker, though.
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 1:16 PM on January 4


It appears to be a freakishly colored spider waving its limbs about and shaking its ass.

To the tune of "YMCA". That's the one.
posted by Houstonian at 1:36 PM on January 4


More like "It's fun to stay at the Y-Y-Y-Y". Do not let this spider teach you how to spell.
posted by GrumpyDan at 1:38 PM on January 4 [26 favorites]


...I so love the weird mating dances some animals do. This is right up there with the displays put on by some species.
posted by aspo at 1:42 PM on January 4


Awwwww... very cute. Just like the Village People. Except for the part about getting eaten after the dance.
posted by mondo dentro at 1:46 PM on January 4


Eaten out maybe.
posted by The Whelk at 1:48 PM on January 4 [2 favorites]


Yeah. Those spiders are pretty kinky. Always doin' 88.
posted by mondo dentro at 1:56 PM on January 4 [4 favorites]


If this doesn't make you think that spiders can be cute, I don't know how to help you.
posted by Scientist at 3:11 PM on January 4 [3 favorites]


Spiders and the Village People: two of my favourite things!  :)
posted by mazola at 3:15 PM on January 4


My cat was fascinated. I think he has a secret afficion for 70s gay culture. And, possibly, spiders.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:18 PM on January 4


The Village People have the power to yup a nope.
posted by fleetmouse at 4:46 PM on January 4 [3 favorites]


I approached this with extreme caution because pictures of spiders give me the willies, but this little guy is super cute! He needs to stay the fuck out of my house though, because I would take a shoe to his fancy little candy-colored ass in a heartbeat if I were to happen across him shaking it in my bathroom.
posted by Serene Empress Dork at 5:10 PM on January 4 [9 favorites]


Yope. Yope yope yope.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:22 PM on January 4 [3 favorites]


The original is much better.
posted by pracowity at 6:42 PM on January 4


The original is pretty awesome. Along with the guy's other videos.

But macro photos of spider faces are always going to be the stuff of nightmares. Regardless of the vibrant hindquarters.
posted by DigDoug at 7:46 PM on January 4


Do not let this spider teach you how to spell.

On the contrary, there is no better way to learn semaphore.
posted by BucketOBees at 9:45 PM on January 4


I howled with laughter during the video — such cute li'l fellas! — which was only enhanced by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey's intoned chant of "Wrong, wrong, wrong like a wrongety wrong thing filled with wrongness…"

Serene Empress Dork: "I approached this with extreme caution because pictures of spiders give me the willies, but this little guy is super cute! He needs to stay the fuck out of my house though, because I would take a shoe to his fancy little candy-colored ass in a heartbeat if I were to happen across him shaking it in my bathroom."

PBZM, who refuses to enter this thread and has only experienced it second-hand as I've read comments aloud to him (often interrupted as I fell into snorts of laughter), says "COSIGN!"
posted by Lexica at 10:38 PM on January 4 [1 favorite]


This explains everything.

A former Village Person was recently insistent that "Y.M.C.A." is most definitively not a gay anthem (the current Village Persons beg to differ), so it makes sense now. It's clearly a spider anthem, so throw your pedipalps in the air and wave 'em like you just don't care!


[Proper not caring technique illustrated here by my field correspondent, Justin.]
posted by sonascope at 7:48 AM on January 5


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