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February 19, 2006 4:13 PM   Subscribe

If you ever feel like you just aren't particularly amusing, what you need to do is find a pack of 1 year old quadruplets. Those kids will laugh at anything.
posted by jonson (110 comments total)

 
I really needed that. Thanks, jonson!
posted by headspace at 4:17 PM on February 19, 2006


I am scared shitless right now.
posted by brundlefly at 4:19 PM on February 19, 2006


o pure joy
posted by tarantula at 4:20 PM on February 19, 2006


It's like seezing someone sneeze, it's irresistably contagious.
posted by gottabefunky at 4:21 PM on February 19, 2006


That's hilarious! Great link. :)
posted by Malor at 4:21 PM on February 19, 2006


Give those people the ten thousand dollars!
Babies are so neat!



They're coming to get you, brundlefly... can't you hear them in the distance?
Mwa-Ha-HaHa!

posted by Alvy Ampersand at 4:21 PM on February 19, 2006


I saw that clip a long time ago and hoped I'd run across it on the 'Net one day ... :)
posted by WCityMike at 4:24 PM on February 19, 2006


Man, I was in a shite mood and I could not help but laugh at that. Hee! Thanks, jonson.
posted by Meredith at 4:25 PM on February 19, 2006


mmm...40 shillings for the lot.
posted by furtive at 4:26 PM on February 19, 2006


Interestingly, the babies' laughs are almost identical in pitch and rhythm -- and they all start at almost the same time and all end at almost the same time. Some of that's probably just being in the same group and hearing your bro start giggling, bu still ... quadrophonia ...
posted by WCityMike at 4:27 PM on February 19, 2006


Damn, I should listen to that every morning. It's infectious.
posted by five fresh fish at 4:28 PM on February 19, 2006


Jesus CHRIST.
posted by 235w103 at 4:35 PM on February 19, 2006


One of us ... one of us ... one of us...
posted by frogan at 4:36 PM on February 19, 2006


They're coming to get you, brundlefly... can't you hear them in the distance?

*lets loose a high-pitched scream, more suited to an 11 year-old girl, scampers to the perceived safety of an abandoned wood shed, then shits*

Whoa. I guess I was wrong about that.
posted by brundlefly at 4:36 PM on February 19, 2006


That is the cutest motherfucking shit I have ever seen.
posted by cloeburner at 4:41 PM on February 19, 2006


It's the White House press corps!
posted by rob511 at 4:46 PM on February 19, 2006


LOL, rob511!
posted by brundlefly at 4:49 PM on February 19, 2006


hilarious rob511, extremely funny!
posted by jonson at 4:51 PM on February 19, 2006


Incredibly adorable, yet undeniably creepy.
posted by amro at 4:53 PM on February 19, 2006


It's funny for a bit, but it gets scary after a while.
posted by Acey at 4:54 PM on February 19, 2006


When people have twins/triplets/litters, why do they insist on dressing them all alike? Gah!
posted by fandango_matt at 4:55 PM on February 19, 2006


That happens to be exactly how I laugh. Weird.
posted by allen.spaulding at 4:56 PM on February 19, 2006


Where's the goddamn NSFW?
posted by jimmythefish at 4:56 PM on February 19, 2006


That was great! Thanks so much for sharing, we could all use a laugh!
posted by annieb at 4:56 PM on February 19, 2006


Being surrounded by identically laughing infants is, like, my worst fucking nightmare.
This clip is yet further proof that babies are not people. They are some weird alien species or something. Or maybe a fungus.
posted by Dr. Wu at 4:59 PM on February 19, 2006


Those kids will laugh at anything.

Maybe not. Dad might be doing something really funny.
posted by StickyCarpet at 4:59 PM on February 19, 2006


Fandango: bulk discounts?
posted by five fresh fish at 5:03 PM on February 19, 2006


This clip is yet further proof that babies are not people. They are some weird alien species or something. Or maybe a fungus.


Actually, they are more lichen-y than fungus, in that they are the result of a symbiotic relationship between cute and cuddly.
posted by jimmythefish at 5:04 PM on February 19, 2006


Interestingly, the babies' laughs are almost identical in pitch and rhythm -- and they all start at almost the same time and all end at almost the same time.

Imagine the horror of what it's like when things go in the opposite direction: when they all start screaming and crying simultaneously. I'll bet they're not so cute then...
posted by soiled cowboy at 5:13 PM on February 19, 2006


That was the scariest thing I have ever seen. That'll haunt me good.
posted by elwoodwiles at 5:17 PM on February 19, 2006


fandango: I imagine when you have more than one infant at the same time, you have more important things to be worrying about than dressing each of your children in different outfits. It's not like the babies care. Of course, once past the age of two or so, identical outfits become really really scary.
posted by MadamM at 5:22 PM on February 19, 2006


Yes, Dad was doing something funny. So funny he hated doing it on national TV. But he did after they won $10,000. It even made me laugh.
posted by ?! at 5:27 PM on February 19, 2006


?!: Please share it with us.
posted by StickyCarpet at 5:44 PM on February 19, 2006


I didn't think the dad's material was that strong.
posted by horsewithnoname at 5:45 PM on February 19, 2006


when they all start screaming and crying and pooping simultaneously

Lordy, it'd be like a Philippine mudslide.
posted by five fresh fish at 5:51 PM on February 19, 2006


when they all start screaming and crying and pooping simultaneously

Lordy, it'd be like a Philippine mudslide.
posted by five fresh fish at 5:51 PM on February 19, 2006


when they all start screaming and crying and pooping simultaneously

Lordy, it'd be like a Philippine mudslide.
posted by five fresh fish at 5:51 PM on February 19, 2006


Oh, FFS. Nothing like committing an outrageously offensive nasty jooke 3x successively.

I'm certain I'm going straight to hell now.
posted by five fresh fish at 5:52 PM on February 19, 2006


Damn man, you were supposed to say it FOUR times!
posted by Chuckles at 5:54 PM on February 19, 2006


Another scared shitless vote, here. I'm going to go lie down now.
posted by melissa may at 5:56 PM on February 19, 2006


AWWWWWWWWW!!!
posted by pyramid termite at 5:59 PM on February 19, 2006


This makes me want a pet baby.
posted by TheGoldenOne at 5:59 PM on February 19, 2006


You'd think that parents would make a point of dressing them differently, just so they could tell each one from the others...
posted by clevershark at 6:01 PM on February 19, 2006


Clevershark, I'd number them. In fact thought those snowmen on their shirts were their numbers at first.
posted by Jawn at 6:09 PM on February 19, 2006


Hot Mom!

/obligatory
posted by papakwanz at 6:11 PM on February 19, 2006


F' this feelgood shit --> AWWW! hehehe ---> I'm afraid.
posted by Uncle Glendinning at 6:11 PM on February 19, 2006


Awww- cute kids.

Wow- Cute Mom!!!!
posted by squalor at 6:12 PM on February 19, 2006


I've seen a lot of sick shit on the internets, but...
posted by 327.ca at 6:13 PM on February 19, 2006




thanks, i won't be sleeping tonight.
posted by ori at 6:14 PM on February 19, 2006


Humans should not have litters.
posted by quite unimportant at 6:17 PM on February 19, 2006



posted by Saucy Intruder at 6:22 PM on February 19, 2006


ori!!
posted by roboto at 6:55 PM on February 19, 2006


Its goes from funny to incredibly creepy in about 45 seconds. Suddenly I'm not seeing babies anymore, just some weird alien things all screeching and trying to open mom's blouse.
posted by skallas at 6:59 PM on February 19, 2006


well that was absolutely terrifying!
posted by jann at 7:02 PM on February 19, 2006


Funny, yes.
Until you realize those are Hitler's clones.

>Godwin!<
posted by maryh at 7:08 PM on February 19, 2006


Wow, that was excellent. I needed that.
posted by arcticwoman at 7:36 PM on February 19, 2006


Dadeez jes' a reg'lur standup comeedeeyan innit'ee?

SMILF?

Y'all comin' to the BBQ? Cousin Zeke gonna be there, along with Sara May and the quadruplets. Whut? Yeah, they had another litter.
posted by dgaicun at 7:44 PM on February 19, 2006


All I can say about people here who found it creepy or scary: you mustn't be parents.

That was a great find, and I'll probably play it again tomorrow morning as my anti-Monday defense.
posted by Zinger at 7:45 PM on February 19, 2006


Zinger - check and check. It was funny the first ten seconds, and then I got scared.
posted by kalimac at 7:46 PM on February 19, 2006


What I found creepy are the two kids on the mom's left, who look exactly the same *and* are in sync.
posted by clevershark at 7:53 PM on February 19, 2006


Here I thought the babies were fucking creepy as all satanic hell. Lo and behold: there are people who think they're cute/ OH MY GOD NEW HEIGHTS OF CREEPINESS.
posted by scarabic at 7:58 PM on February 19, 2006


All I can say about people here who found it creepy or scary: you mustn't be parents.

Sorry, but if finding shit like that non-creepy is the price of parenthood, I think I just made up my mind!

Like scarabic, the fact that there are others who didn't find that creepy is yet another layer of creepiness.
posted by vacapinta at 8:04 PM on February 19, 2006


Obviously my cousin probably wouldn't think it's creepy at all, since he has twins himself.
posted by clevershark at 8:06 PM on February 19, 2006


That one on the far left isn't holding up his end. Too much attention to the thumb.

(non-parent, but the slight OCS takes care of that)
posted by yhbc at 8:09 PM on February 19, 2006


Who'd have thought that adorable giggling babies would be as divisive an issue as the contract of wifely expectations. Just as I really only see one side for that contract ("it's creepy, the guy who wrote it is a psychopath"), I really only see one side for this ("it's amusing, if a little weird"). Those of you legitimately troubled by it, it's just humanity in a form you're not particularly familiar with, nothing malicious or ominous about it. Babies who giggle are kinda cute, babies who giggle in unison are very cute. Scarabic, skallas, vacapinta et al, stop reading the metafilter & go knock someone up.
posted by jonson at 8:11 PM on February 19, 2006


commish, what's OCS?
posted by jonson at 8:12 PM on February 19, 2006


obsessive/compulsive syndrome - I see the cut-off branch still hanging up in the tree, I want to go up and bring it down. I see the fourth quadruplet not laughing in time with the other three, I want to get that one with the program, too!
posted by yhbc at 8:16 PM on February 19, 2006


this video is the best birth control ever.
posted by tastybrains at 8:20 PM on February 19, 2006


I like those babies!
posted by jennyb at 8:26 PM on February 19, 2006


I would like there to be some puppies or kittens involved in some way, too, please.
posted by jennyb at 8:26 PM on February 19, 2006


I support the creepy ticket as well. I could imagine that sound as a sample in some dark industrial music.
posted by agent at 8:33 PM on February 19, 2006


I am praying that they are actually animatronic babies. Dear god was that frightening.
posted by ubersturm at 8:37 PM on February 19, 2006


Mom covered up the puppies about halfway through, jennyb.
posted by Gator at 8:38 PM on February 19, 2006


Okay, my faith in humanity's been restored. At least, until tommorow morning, when the usual stupidity resumes...
posted by Smart Dalek at 8:39 PM on February 19, 2006


I didn't mention it but I'm glad I'm not the only one slightly troubled by the 4th baby, yhbc.

Make with the giggling, #4, you're throwing the whole thing off!
posted by Meredith at 8:40 PM on February 19, 2006


Death.
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:41 PM on February 19, 2006


Okay, now that there's a debate you guys made me watch.

I'm pretty much on the side of cute. I can see where you get the creepy. But I like the babies. And I'm not a parent, just a walkin talkin data point.
posted by furiousthought at 8:43 PM on February 19, 2006


They're like evil robots.

Eee-hee-hee-hee! We will destroy you all! Eee-hee-hee-heeeee!
posted by tastybrains at 8:44 PM on February 19, 2006


This video is the ultimate arbiter of the beholder's inner being. Rorschach would be proud.

I thought it was cute, warm and hilarious.
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Awesome at 8:47 PM on February 19, 2006


i've got to admit the idea of having to take care of four 1 year olds at once is pretty horrifying ... but they're so cute!

babies are so easy to love, though ... one of them isn't too much ... and i was mr mom for awhile so i know what i'm talking about ... it's a lot of work, but it's worth it
posted by pyramid termite at 8:53 PM on February 19, 2006


You wrote quadruplets, but I read quadriplegics... I'm all straightened out now though.
posted by clockwork at 8:56 PM on February 19, 2006


Good grief, clockwork -- that's so frighteningly sickeningly hilarious in concept I'm almost laughing at the thought!

Does that make me bad?
posted by davidmsc at 9:18 PM on February 19, 2006


.
posted by bonaldi at 9:20 PM on February 19, 2006


clockwork - if you FIND a video of four giggling quadrapilegics, please do the considerate thing and post it to mefi immediately.
posted by jonson at 9:28 PM on February 19, 2006


I come down on the side of cute as well, although I could see how they might creep some people out. The laughing in unison is a wee bit strange, but the rythym of it reminds of when my son was young. The way a baby reacts to something funny reminds you they're human even when they can't talk...not that I needed reminding, but it helped build a bond.

Or something like that. Whatever. They're cute.
posted by sharpener at 9:49 PM on February 19, 2006


I find it funny, as a parent myself, in the sense of "It's so nice that you had that one moment to laugh." Send me a link to the video where they're trying to potty train them suckers at the same time. That'll be a hoot.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 10:05 PM on February 19, 2006


Daddy's funny. Let's hope he also has a good sense of humor.
posted by longsleeves at 10:12 PM on February 19, 2006


And to think it takes copious amounts of high-grade cannabis to get adults to do that.
posted by Ndwright at 10:17 PM on February 19, 2006


That's got to be the cutest video I have ever seen on the web---maybe the cutest video ever! Thanks for posting that.
posted by jayder at 10:22 PM on February 19, 2006


Delete this post immediately. It just gave both me and my friend a virus when opened.
posted by Mach3avelli at 10:28 PM on February 19, 2006


Acute Cuteitus!
posted by TwelveTwo at 10:56 PM on February 19, 2006


Hrm, that wasn't very good. Can I have a redo?
posted by TwelveTwo at 11:06 PM on February 19, 2006


YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by mert at 11:07 PM on February 19, 2006


I think I fixed it.
Pretend my last comment read:
It's Acute Anadorablitis!
posted by TwelveTwo at 11:54 PM on February 19, 2006


SO cute. The thought of having to care for quadruplets is absolutely terrifying to me, but on this video for just a few minutes, I can enjoy them.
posted by orange swan at 4:58 AM on February 20, 2006


I really don't understand how anyone can find that video creepy. I'm not parent but even I found the laughing infectious.
posted by schwa at 6:32 AM on February 20, 2006


I'm not parent but even I found the laughing infectious.

And that's not creepy?
posted by 327.ca at 7:09 AM on February 20, 2006


They're not quite ready for sheepherding or options trading, so the contagious laughter thing is how these little slug-like being earn their keep.

Self-defense mechanism, pure and simple.

What worries me is that so many of you are immune to their defense. How the heck is humanity going to survive if you're all gonna eat the laughing babies?
posted by five fresh fish at 8:05 AM on February 20, 2006


Cute and creepy. You can hear Satan laughing if you play it backwards.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 8:16 AM on February 20, 2006


Little-known fact #237:
No human babies have been born in over five years.

This is proof.
Babies are scaaary.
posted by slimepuppy at 8:30 AM on February 20, 2006


Another vote for creepy. They laugh almost as one.
posted by graventy at 9:09 AM on February 20, 2006


I bet these kids are all extroverts ...
posted by dhartung at 10:07 AM on February 20, 2006


I found the mother sort of hot until she started talking.

"Dooo it agin!"
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:11 AM on February 20, 2006


cutesque.
posted by elderling at 11:40 AM on February 20, 2006


toTAL cuteness
posted by bluesky43 at 12:11 PM on February 20, 2006


stickycarpet: It's was physical humor. Imagine Goofy laughing. It wouldn't have been that funny in his living room, but watching him guilted into doing it and being so obviously embarrassed was funny.

As I remember it...he did once and the kids laughed. So he went and got the camera and filmed the money shot. Literally.

(Five fresh fish...How was that for offensive? Room in hell for both of us?)
posted by ?! at 4:46 PM on February 20, 2006


What exactly is a "joke" to a -1 year old? What exactly are we humans programmed to find funny? Just a limited range of splurpy mouth noises? Are parents programmed to make that motor sound with their lips to babies? Does it happen in every culture?

Did the humor instinct only evolve around the genetically determined fart sound for infants, and we've coopted that drive for wider culturally defined sets of customs of what's funny?

Or are the mouth sounds cultural and there is some sort of imprinting clue for what mommy and daddy intend as jokes? Did the babies know it was funny because Bobbie Joe was laughing and they were just imitating the custom?
posted by dgaicun at 6:30 PM on February 20, 2006


They're like Furbys. Get one of them laughing, and they all laugh.

You get to sleep through the night when their batteries run out.
posted by five fresh fish at 7:43 PM on February 20, 2006


So, is this thread a litmus test?
posted by asok at 10:27 PM on February 21, 2006


All the threads here are. The secret is deciding for what.
posted by ?! at 9:07 AM on February 23, 2006


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