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March 24, 2007 9:20 PM   Subscribe

Lord (and MetaFilter), forgive me, but Dog Chases Virtual Ball. [A one-link youtube post. 44 seconds long. That is all.]
posted by flapjax at midnite (30 comments total)

 
It's so very cruel.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:29 PM on March 24, 2007


hey, that's pretty... neat? I guess?
posted by shmegegge at 9:30 PM on March 24, 2007


Two thoughts: now we're pulling the poor animals behind us in our retreat from reality, and; England could have done with someone with that dog's energy and ball skills in the middle of the park against Israel last night.
You may be hounded for this post flapjax. A-hoo ha erk.
posted by Abiezer at 9:34 PM on March 24, 2007


fuck with a dog video, paired with the Tommy Chong Ytube things suddenly make sense
posted by edgeways at 9:42 PM on March 24, 2007


Poor dog. I bet they put rat poison in his food, too.
posted by Dave Faris at 9:43 PM on March 24, 2007


That's a pretty dumb dog. A cat... I could see a cat doing that. They'll chase a laser pointer until they die from exhaustion. My dog chased a laser pointer exactly long enough to realize it had no scent and no touchable surface (about 3 seconds) before saying Fuck This and going back to licking his balls.
posted by dobbs at 9:45 PM on March 24, 2007


My childhood dog used to try to catch my Tyco electric race cars (do they still make those). It didn't occur some time later to me until I saw a movie featuring someone getting electrocuted on the subway third rail that my dog could've been seriously injured if his tongue had ever made contact with the track.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:48 PM on March 24, 2007


for continued animal hilarity, "my cat first time met with mirror" is gold.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 9:51 PM on March 24, 2007


Amusing, but wake me up when the "Ball Chases Virtual Dog" video arrives.
posted by Dizzy at 9:58 PM on March 24, 2007


(and that "my cat...mirror" clip is SO OBVIOUSLY FAKE.)
posted by Dizzy at 9:59 PM on March 24, 2007


There'e one of those systems at the Metreon in San Francisco, and I've seen that exact scene played out with a clutch of toddlers. I'd imagine it'd be pretty good fun for a group of drug-addled adults, too.
posted by lekvar at 10:05 PM on March 24, 2007


smart advertizing by the company that makes the product: http://www.reactrix.com. This isn't a spontaneous YouTube post but a promotional video.
posted by bhouston at 10:06 PM on March 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!
posted by Balisong at 10:06 PM on March 24, 2007


DumbDogBlue? (If Blue was the dog's name. And I thought Jack Russell Terriers were supposed to be smart... )
posted by Eekacat at 10:11 PM on March 24, 2007


Yeah, I noticed it was an ad too.

As for dealing with serious issues, how 'bout this dog? Or this one?
posted by nickyskye at 10:12 PM on March 24, 2007


This isn't a spontaneous YouTube post but a promotional video.

Ouch! I think you're right! The URL that accompanies the clip on YouTube is Reactrix's. God dammit, I'm a tool of viral marketing! AAAAARRRRGGGHHHH! Now the Lord won't forgive me.

With any luck, MetaFilter will...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:14 PM on March 24, 2007


Wow, those two-legged dog vids are amazing. But how do you know they're not viral marketing by land mine manufacturers?

I know, that's a little dark, but I'm in a dark mood, having just been taken in by some young corporate grifter in a snazzy suit over at Reactrix...
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:19 PM on March 24, 2007 [2 favorites]


For the ultimate in cat/mirror hijinx, place a mirror, face-up on the floor. Suspend cat 1 foot over mirror, let go. They think you're dropping them through a hole, and freak accordingly. The first time. The second time, they look at you like "Dumb human."
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:31 PM on March 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


What's up with this cat?
posted by metaplectic at 10:52 PM on March 24, 2007


What's up with this cat?

Could have something to do with being named Burger and Fries.
posted by dobbs at 10:59 PM on March 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


What's up with this cat?

Could have something to do with being named Burger and Fries.


I'm going "could have something to do with a) being in a cage, b) being in a cage in some weird facility of undetermined purpose and c) being in a cage in some weird facility of undetermined purpose and having a camera pointed at you."

Somewhere in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a soldier walks past a row of cells. He gestures toward one of the cells and says, "I'd like you to meet Burger and Fries." There's screaming and howling. Everyone laughs. Oh wait...
posted by frogan at 11:15 PM on March 24, 2007


aw flapjax, it's cute even if it is an ad. Sometimes ads are fun too. :)
posted by nickyskye at 11:38 PM on March 24, 2007


Cat v.s. scaletrix
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85Ulj7BumQo
posted by sebastienbailard at 11:48 PM on March 24, 2007


Cat drummer.
posted by owhydididoit at 12:03 AM on March 25, 2007


aaagggghhhh!!! mmmmyyyyyy bbbbrrrraaaaiiiinnnnn!!!!!
posted by metasonix at 12:20 AM on March 25, 2007


Well, if it's going to be critter links in this thread, this old chestnut is one of my all time faves, the dancing dog, Carolyn Scott and Rookie. The cute weiner version. Or another canine freestyle, gladiator dog.
posted by nickyskye at 1:11 AM on March 25, 2007


I'd imagine it'd be pretty good fun for a group of drug-addled adults, too.
posted by lekvar at 1:05 AM on March 25


Should I survive into old age I'm hoping there's some pretty amazing video games to occupy my time. Hoping not to be old and drug-addled however.
posted by juiceCake at 4:58 AM on March 26, 2007


I have seen a lot of dogs go for the laser pointer, for hours, until they wet themselves from excitement. I actually had to be careful with a friend's dog - it would get so wound up it would slam its face into a solid surface over and over if the dot "rested" for any length of time. I pretty much lost my taste for the game (no matter how much the dog seemed to enjoy it) after it gave itself a couple of really hearty cracks trying to bite through the floor.
posted by adipocere at 2:03 PM on March 26, 2007


Ooh, fun... I just noticed this today. I'm actually a consultant for Reactrix. It's fun stuff.
posted by JMOZ at 8:23 PM on April 18, 2007


Feel free to ask me any questions if you're interested in the technology.
posted by JMOZ at 8:24 PM on April 18, 2007


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