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August 19, 2006 12:11 AM   Subscribe

I'm just so sleepy... why do you insist on filming?
posted by jonson (47 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Shamelessly pilfered via Lore Sjoberg's excellent linkblog over at Wired.
posted by jonson at 12:13 AM on August 19, 2006


D'oh. That should have read, "Lore Sjoberg's", with a link and all.
posted by jonson at 12:13 AM on August 19, 2006


This also.
posted by whimsicalnymph at 12:21 AM on August 19, 2006


These primary source videos are great as a cross-species comparison, but could we see some control groups and some links to studies and papers on sleep as well? And maybe some papers on the biological and chemical mechanism involved in sleepiness? I think that would make the FPP more useful.
posted by orthogonality at 12:34 AM on August 19, 2006


I am shamed for my lack of Post padding.
posted by jonson at 12:39 AM on August 19, 2006 [1 favorite]


What, no wikipedia?
posted by TwelveTwo at 12:45 AM on August 19, 2006


Why are people slipping baby animals roofies and filming them?
posted by Davenhill at 12:54 AM on August 19, 2006 [2 favorites]


because everything is cuter when you slip it a roofie, just ask my prom date.
posted by nadawi at 12:57 AM on August 19, 2006


So sleepy. I want a nap. *snozzrz*

Or:

I have no idea how these people get roofies wedged into their cats, or why.
posted by loquacious at 1:16 AM on August 19, 2006


Out in the real world, that meercat and his entire colony would've been hyena chow. Zoobie.
posted by maryh at 1:27 AM on August 19, 2006


................ Zzzzz.
posted by crunchland at 1:32 AM on August 19, 2006


Wow. Hard-core cuteness. jonson, you shoulda added a "saccharine" tag!

My favorite is the little chick "Honey."
posted by davidmsc at 1:51 AM on August 19, 2006


We might as well just say collectively: "Awwww..."
posted by blastrid at 1:57 AM on August 19, 2006


TwelveTwo, here you go:
Wikipedia^
posted by slimepuppy at 1:58 AM on August 19, 2006 [1 favorite]


Thank you! At least some people have some decency around here.
posted by TwelveTwo at 2:00 AM on August 19, 2006


D'aww awuu buu juu juu bajuubuu duuduu sleepy wuuguu?
posted by TwelveTwo at 2:03 AM on August 19, 2006


Thank you! At least some people have some decency around here.

D'aww awuu buu juu juu bajuubuu duuduu sleepy wuuguu


...
posted by loquacious at 2:29 AM on August 19, 2006


There's not a whole lot better in life than cats on the verge of falling asleep.
posted by premiumpolar at 2:48 AM on August 19, 2006


These posts with multiple links about the same topic are ruining Metafilter.
posted by redteam at 2:55 AM on August 19, 2006


This whole fpp business is getting a little stale as well. Why it had to happened after I paid my euro I have no Idea.
posted by econous at 4:01 AM on August 19, 2006


Out in the real world, that meercat and his entire colony would've been hyena chow. Zoobie.

I thought the same thing, maryh. Those were some tame, comfortable animals.

But sooo cute. Where do I get me a baby monkey?
posted by goo at 4:31 AM on August 19, 2006


Birdy song warning would have been appreciated!

Otherwise, I think I'll just take a nap.
posted by asok at 5:10 AM on August 19, 2006


Whoa. I just got a flashback to German class. Deutch sprechen macht mich....zehr.....mude........
posted by es_de_bah at 6:54 AM on August 19, 2006


asok: agreed the birdy song detracted from the utter loveliness of the snuggly lickle aminals. Cute.
*goes off to the shelter seeking tired bundles of furriness*
posted by econous at 7:12 AM on August 19, 2006



D'aww awuu buu juu juu bajuubuu duuduu sleepy wuuguu


Well said.



I liked the hilarious dozing kitten in the "so" link. CuteOverload has some aww-worthy sleepers too..
posted by nickyskye at 7:25 AM on August 19, 2006


D'aww awuu buu juu juu bajuubuu duuduu sleepy wuuguu

Well said.

I dunno, shouldn't that be sweepy instead?
posted by Hal Mumkin at 7:30 AM on August 19, 2006


sweepy

Good point.
posted by nickyskye at 7:46 AM on August 19, 2006


I nominate synchronous sleeping as a new Olympic sport.
posted by killy willy at 8:48 AM on August 19, 2006


All this time the river flowed...

I'm more of a dog person. =)
posted by ZachsMind at 8:54 AM on August 19, 2006


LOL! You picked that one on "why" I didn't click that far. Thought they were all kitten vids. Cats make me wanna grab a shotgun!
posted by ZachsMind at 8:55 AM on August 19, 2006



posted by wigu at 9:01 AM on August 19, 2006


We're all god's children, Zachsmind!
posted by jonson at 9:06 AM on August 19, 2006


careful, ZachsMind...


posted by owhydididoit at 9:35 AM on August 19, 2006


Just for the record, I don't mind Mefi being used as YouTube Filter, to a degree. Sorting through the mountains of crap on YouTube itself is unbelieveably tedious, and the best of it keeps showing up here. That said, there are limits.
posted by Hypnic jerk at 10:11 AM on August 19, 2006


Where do I get me a baby monkey?

The Oval Office.
posted by Osama bin Laden at 10:17 AM on August 19, 2006


Sleepy baby monkey vid. Sleepy dachshund getting tummy tickled.
posted by nickyskye at 10:22 AM on August 19, 2006


The 'so' link was my favorite as well. I just wish they had let the camera run a bit longer, you just know that eventually that cat fell over backwards.
posted by quin at 10:24 AM on August 19, 2006


tripods people! tripods!
posted by gorgor_balabala at 10:28 AM on August 19, 2006


I dunno, shouldn't that be sweepy instead?
Of Course! What a fool I am.
posted by TwelveTwo at 11:37 AM on August 19, 2006


Why are people slipping baby animals roofies and filming them?
I don't know. Why are people filming a monkey that eats its own cum? I guess it is the circle of life.
posted by nlindstrom at 12:35 PM on August 19, 2006


The ASPCA may need to work with the people who invented the portable roofie testing device.

Zoned out and dreaming hamster in very funny REM mode.

Duckling, dog, snoring chihuahua...all zonked.

In a rush to get into bed? 2 seconds to get undressed.

If you fall asleep in Japan this will happen to you.
posted by nickyskye at 1:13 PM on August 19, 2006


This all brought the Sesame Street YouTube Filter out inside of me:
Everybody Sleeps - Classic ol' segment to a Joe Raposo song
posted by channey at 4:06 PM on August 19, 2006


nlindstom I like that they maintained eye contact, very sexy.. they should have hug after though.
posted by econous at 5:26 PM on August 19, 2006


I thought the link labeled 'why' was funny because the people in the background were yammering on about their George Foreman grill, and it was almost like the dog (and person holding the camera) was trying to say, "OMG you people are boring me to death, I can't even stand up straight."
posted by Rhomboid at 6:33 PM on August 19, 2006


Behold: Rusty, the narcoleptic daschund.
posted by jimmythefish at 7:01 PM on August 19, 2006


Sick of cute sleepy animals? Check out this (sleepy?) roller blader riding a rail - A RAIL OF DOOM!. It's the exact opposite of 'sleepy kittens'.

(NSFW language on the page, for no discernible reason.)
posted by The Monkey at 9:45 PM on August 20, 2006


I'm pretty fond of Rusty, but they're all good.
posted by redsparkler at 11:12 PM on August 20, 2006


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