Dachshund Running in Circles Around Kiddie Pool
June 12, 2007 11:49 AM   Subscribe


 
Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahha, Rusty!!!!!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:51 AM on June 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


Man, that little dude is pretty dizzy by the end.
posted by cortex at 11:56 AM on June 12, 2007


Hey, the narcoleptic dog video! They made everybody watch it in Psych 100, and it became a rite of passage of sorts. "Have you watched the narcoleptic dog video yet?"
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:59 AM on June 12, 2007


flagged as fanta...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
posted by Stynxno at 12:00 PM on June 12, 2007


I can identify with both of those dachshunds. (And there's a sentence I never thought I would type).
posted by suki at 12:00 PM on June 12, 2007


This guy falls asleep with hilarious results.
posted by Mr_Zero at 12:03 PM on June 12, 2007


That dachshund's got the trots.
posted by iconomy at 12:07 PM on June 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


I thought it was amazing how the dog suddenly froze on the spot half way through. Then I realized YouTube was still streaming the video.

Incidentally, that's 39 minutes of my life that MetaFilter has taken from me with videos like this. I'm keeping count, you know. And I'll expect that time back one day.
posted by humblepigeon at 12:08 PM on June 12, 2007


That's supposed to be cute? Some rat-dog running circles in a plastic swimming pool? Step it up, man. While you're posting dreck, Knut is learning to swim.
posted by felix betachat at 12:10 PM on June 12, 2007 [2 favorites]


I agree that a few laps in the pool are a great way to unwind.
posted by Dave Faris at 12:13 PM on June 12, 2007


Big Blue You Tube Filter!
posted by Hugh2d2 at 12:17 PM on June 12, 2007


My friend Scott wrote a song about Rusty a few months ago.
posted by mathowie at 12:20 PM on June 12, 2007


Mr. Zero, can you arrange for me to unwatch that? Not into the whole unsolicited Faces of Death angle. TIA.
posted by kosem at 12:21 PM on June 12, 2007


Our dachshund loves his little swimming pool so much too!
posted by OverlappingElvis at 12:23 PM on June 12, 2007


Kosem

I don't think he dies. I believe it is for the company that makes the rear view mirror cameras. Here are more videos from the company. They only work in IE though.
posted by Mr_Zero at 12:29 PM on June 12, 2007


Mr. Zero, that's not hilarious at all, and shame on you for posting it.
posted by Malor at 12:30 PM on June 12, 2007


Clip one: Aren't we all just wiener dogs trotting around in circles in this big kiddy pool called life, pausing once in a while to snap at the waves created by our own futile revolutions?

A harsh and uncompromising statement on the human condition. Thank you, brownpau.

Clip two: AWWWWW! Teh widdle puppy is so sweepy and wantses his nappy-nap! Yes he does, AWYESHHEDOESH!!!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:32 PM on June 12, 2007 [7 favorites]


You are awesome for posting this, brownpau.
posted by ibmcginty at 12:35 PM on June 12, 2007 [1 favorite]


Malor,

Relax guys, they are promotional videos from a company. I doubt they are using the little used Faces of Death method of selling their product.
posted by Mr_Zero at 12:35 PM on June 12, 2007


yup, that certainly is a dog running around in circles. thanks for the update.
posted by shmegegge at 12:39 PM on June 12, 2007 [2 favorites]


yup, that certainly is a dog running around in circles. thanks for the update.

Oh poo on your shoes.


I love how the dog maintains a rather steady beat throughout the video. I couldn't help but drum along. Cuuute.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 12:43 PM on June 12, 2007


The song that was playing on my playlist while I was watching the circling dog was the Beach Boys' In My Room, and it was the perfect soundtrack.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:47 PM on June 12, 2007


I like the part where the dog ran around in a circle. And the other one where the dog falls asleep.

Really. I do. Spontaneously sleeping puppies are cute.
posted by quin at 12:52 PM on June 12, 2007


Even in the limited field of Animal Preposition Plaything videos, it's really no Fox on Trampoline.
posted by Wolfdog at 12:53 PM on June 12, 2007


Oh yeah, watch out, there's porn in that video at 0:54.
posted by Wolfdog at 12:53 PM on June 12, 2007


Aren't we all just wiener dogs trotting around in circles in this big kiddy pool
Excerpt from a very rough draft of the lyrics to Wish You Were Here.
posted by Wolfdog at 12:54 PM on June 12, 2007 [4 favorites]


This is definitely one of those threads that separate that one certain kind of person from that other certain kind of person.

Mark me down as liking it.
posted by psmealey at 1:04 PM on June 12, 2007


In the Southern Hemisphere, he would run around the pool clockwise instead. Because of the Coriolis force.
posted by Johnny Assay at 1:06 PM on June 12, 2007 [3 favorites]


How do English-speaking mefites pronounce dachshund? It seems like people usually say something like dash-dund, but my German-speaking brain really wants me to so docks-hund.
posted by !Jim at 1:08 PM on June 12, 2007


I pronounce it like "oxen" only with a d in front of it.

Then again I totally mispronounced the name of this website for about three years so keep that in mind.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 1:10 PM on June 12, 2007


How do English-speaking mefites pronounce dachshund?

British English: Dash-hund, or possibly Dash-und.
posted by humblepigeon at 1:12 PM on June 12, 2007


I like these videos and I can't even watch them on the computer I'm on right now.

Dachshunds are my favorite. There is little one of them could do to make me not like them and I was bitten on the face by our family dachshund when I was six. He gave me my three favorite scars (one of which creates a cute dimple when I smile).
posted by inconsequentialist at 1:15 PM on June 12, 2007


It seems like people usually say something like dash-dund, but my German-speaking brain really wants me to so docks-hund.

Weird (dash-dund that is). I've always heard the latter, "docks-hund," but just recently I heard someone refer to them as "dutch hounds."
posted by effwerd at 1:16 PM on June 12, 2007


dash-dund

I've heard that before, but it's wrong (if anyone cares). It's a German word, so to rely on convention somewhat, the English approximation of the chs contstruction is "x" or how you have it (DOCKS-und).

It's similar to when people erroneously pronounce "bruschetta", as though it were German (broo-SHETT-uh). In Italian, the sch is pronounced like the sch in school (to Americans), hence broo-SKET-ta.

/ot
posted by psmealey at 1:17 PM on June 12, 2007


sausage in gravy?
posted by johoney at 1:17 PM on June 12, 2007


It's supposed to be pronounced the German way, like "docks - und." A lot of wiener dog enthusiasts shorten it to "doxy." Incidentally, I've heard some people pronounce it "dash hound," like it's a hound that dashes. Um, no.
posted by infinitywaltz at 1:18 PM on June 12, 2007


My better half refers to them as Datsuns.
posted by leftcoastbob at 1:20 PM on June 12, 2007


How do English-speaking mefites pronounce dachshund?

Docks-(i/u/e)nd. Not sure what that sound is, actually - it seems to be (for me, at least) somewhere between "i" as in "sin," "u" as in "underwear," or "e" as in "end." Though not quite any of those.
posted by OverlappingElvis at 1:20 PM on June 12, 2007


It's similar to when people erroneously pronounce "bruschetta", as though it were German (broo-SHETT-uh). In Italian, the sch is pronounced like the sch in school (to Americans), hence broo-SKET-ta.

There was an old skit—I think it was on Saturday Night Live—about this couple at a restaurant, deciding what to order, and they got into this increasingly intense argument about how to pronounce "bruschetta." The punchline was when the waiter came up to take their appetizer order, and they ordered "the little bread pieces with chopped tomatoes," and the waiter responded with, "Oh, you mean burrrsketty?"

Not that funny, really, but it's stuck in my mind for years.
posted by infinitywaltz at 1:21 PM on June 12, 2007


Ah, "dund" should be "hund" I bet (ya, I'm slow). So not so weird.

Oh, and put me in the like column, too.
posted by effwerd at 1:21 PM on June 12, 2007


When you think about it, which sounds stranger:

"I spent a couple of minutes on YouTube watching a little Datsun going around and around in a kid's wading pool."

Or:

"I spent a couple of minutes on YouTube watching a little weiner going around and around in a kid's wading pool."
posted by leftcoastbob at 1:23 PM on June 12, 2007


felix betachat, a dachshund is not a rat dog, it is a badger dog.
posted by subtle_squid at 1:25 PM on June 12, 2007


Fox on Trampoline is really no Bear on Trampoline

At least I didn't get dizzy watching the bear
posted by MtDewd at 1:27 PM on June 12, 2007


boo. Rusty link was even in the YT suggested videos. boo.
posted by mrgrimm at 1:38 PM on June 12, 2007


For chrissakes, the narcoleptic dachsund is a metaphor. It's a champion of sleeping.
posted by cortex at 1:43 PM on June 12, 2007 [8 favorites]


Get the timing right and that first video contains the world's greatest animated gif. Imagine a little dachshund going around in circles in a wading pool forever.*

*There's a rough draft of 1984 that contains this line. Still don't know why he went with that "boot stomping a face" thing instead.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 1:57 PM on June 12, 2007


The hell with bears.
posted by Wolfdog at 2:06 PM on June 12, 2007


"my German-speaking brain really wants me to so docks-hund"

Brit: I put more emphesis on the "a", so it's more like "dacks-hund". We've owned 4 of them, and at least one German I know backs me up.

Pod people clearly can't pronounce certain words properly either.
posted by Freaky at 2:23 PM on June 12, 2007


I pronounce it Nissan.
posted by stet at 2:33 PM on June 12, 2007


I have a terrier-poodle-dachshund mix running around at my house. Imagine poodle fur on a dachshund body with terrier legs, and you have my (incredibly ugly but sweet and high-jumping) dog.

However, a satisfactory hybrid name of his ancestry has to date eluded me.
posted by davejay at 2:38 PM on June 12, 2007


Oh by, sleeping! That's where Rusty is a Visigoth!

...and from a family so long in America we actually forgot that we were of German heritage (despite the clear presence of cuckoo clocks and German Pancakes in family tradition), the family dog was called a 'doxen' and spelled that way for years.
posted by mwhybark at 2:40 PM on June 12, 2007


Terp-hund. Poorrixen. Pooxier. Doodlier.
posted by mwhybark at 2:42 PM on June 12, 2007


Drunk Monkeys
posted by Crash at 2:42 PM on June 12, 2007


Docks-hoond.


Aren't we all just wiener dogs trotting around in circles in this big kiddy pool

If Macbeth had a dachshund.
posted by CunningLinguist at 2:57 PM on June 12, 2007


"Terpoodah"?
posted by sebastienbailard at 3:04 PM on June 12, 2007


OverlappingElvis: "Not sure what that sound is, actually - it seems to be (for me, at least) somewhere between "i" as in "sin," "u" as in "underwear," or "e" as in "end." Though not quite any of those."

I believe that's a schwa. I use it too when I say dax'nd.
posted by Drexen at 3:24 PM on June 12, 2007


As in: "A-hah - awwh, heh.. daww; hey - look at this daxn'd on youtube! Look at him go around!"
posted by Drexen at 3:26 PM on June 12, 2007


I remember seeing a story on narcolepsy research. The dachshund got loose, but the researchers weren't concerned, saying he never got far. Sure enough, the excitement of his dash for freedom ended a few doors down the hall.
posted by Egg Go Boom at 3:33 PM on June 12, 2007


infinitywaltz : It's supposed to be pronounced the German way, like "docks - und."

Yes.

A lot of wiener dog enthusiasts shorten it to "doxy."

Yes.

Incidentally, I've heard some people pronounce it "dash hound," like it's a hound that dashes. Um, no.

Actually, yes.
posted by quin at 4:08 PM on June 12, 2007


Good stuff, but it's no vacuumed cat.
posted by Tube at 4:21 PM on June 12, 2007


Actually, yes.
posted by quin at 4:08 PM on June 12


Ah, yes. My girlfriend and I have been to the Wiener Nationals at Old World Village in Huntington Beach. Good stuff.

All I meant, though, is that "dachshund" isn't German for "dashing hound."
posted by infinitywaltz at 4:24 PM on June 12, 2007


Couldn't help picturing Arnie Archie in a ratty wig, strapped to the wheel of pain in a dusty wasteland, muttering to himself in Austro-Cimmerian.
posted by rob511 at 5:13 PM on June 12, 2007


Citrusfreak12 writes: I love how the dog maintains a rather steady beat throughout the video. I couldn't help but drum along.

Absolutely. That tempo was fucking locked. Dog's got excellent time. Better than Charlie Watts.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:22 PM on June 12, 2007


in australia it's pronounced "sausage dog"
posted by bhnyc at 5:57 PM on June 12, 2007


terridoodler.
posted by swell at 7:06 PM on June 12, 2007


A harness should be fastened to the pool dog so as to generate electricity to power the owner's air conditioner. Or whatever other contraption you might think of.
posted by eegphalanges at 7:23 PM on June 12, 2007


In oklahoma, usa dachshund is pronounced "weenie dog". okieaussieokieaussie
posted by HyperBlue at 9:21 PM on June 12, 2007


Oh, I wish my mom was still around to see this, she always loved her dachshunds. That little guy running around in circles should remind us of the indomitable nature of the weinerdog, if they were just a little bigger they would rule us.
posted by Iron Rat at 10:41 PM on June 12, 2007


I praised that dog's time-keeping skills just a few comments ago, but on 2nd listening I have to say his tempo wobbles a bit here and there. But hey, so does Ziggy Modelite's, and he's one of the greatest drummers the world has ever seen, so what the heck! Go dog!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:03 AM on June 13, 2007


How do English-speaking mefites pronounce dachshund? It seems like people usually say something like dash-dund, but my German-speaking brain really wants me to so docks-hund.

I'd normally say Dash-hund, but dockshund is probably more correct. Although, I was watching QI last night and Stephen Fry says that in German the dogs are actually called Dockels. Or something like that, I may have the spelling wrong.
posted by Fence at 1:50 AM on June 13, 2007


Dackle
posted by felix betachat at 2:15 AM on June 13, 2007


Ridin Spinnas ^
posted by brownpau at 6:49 AM on June 13, 2007


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