Chip, seconds before Dale kills him ...
June 20, 2007 6:50 PM   Subscribe

The best five-second video on the Internet. Safe for work; watch speaker volume.
posted by bwg (85 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite

 
cant stop.. hitting replay..
posted by petsounds at 6:55 PM on June 20, 2007


Even better: Someone I know has the video subtitled so that it goes...

[chipmunk stares into the distance, back to the camera]
The murderer is someone...

[chipmunk whirls dramatically]
...IN THIS VERY ROOM!!
posted by kittens for breakfast at 6:57 PM on June 20, 2007


I watched it without any sound, but every time I see it (which was several replays), I hear

DUN DUN DUNNNNNN!
posted by exlotuseater at 6:58 PM on June 20, 2007


That's totally not a chipmunk.
posted by amarynth at 7:02 PM on June 20, 2007


Nice marmot, dude.
posted by WolfDaddy at 7:03 PM on June 20, 2007 [6 favorites]


I get the impression CollegeHumor is trying to sell me stuff.
posted by rolypolyman at 7:04 PM on June 20, 2007 [5 favorites]


Kittens, it is your civic duty to find that clip you mention and post the link to it here.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 7:04 PM on June 20, 2007


Watch out: when I clicked that link, something in a theoretically blocked popup just tried to lay WinFixer on my computer.
posted by raygirvan at 7:05 PM on June 20, 2007


Totally not "How to make a film like Hitchcock would have...."
posted by dhartung at 7:05 PM on June 20, 2007 [3 favorites]


Youtube has it as well.

I've seen it two or three other places today already.

It IS oddly compelling.
posted by konolia at 7:07 PM on June 20, 2007


And I DO mean oddly.
posted by konolia at 7:08 PM on June 20, 2007


Here's the spyware-free YouTube version. (I say it's a praire dog, damn it!)
posted by maudlin at 7:08 PM on June 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Or even a prairie dog.
posted by maudlin at 7:09 PM on June 20, 2007


Wow, I think this was on cute-overload awhile back (without sound)...this just takes it to the next level...
posted by samsara at 7:14 PM on June 20, 2007


OR IS IT.......................... ?
posted by anthill at 7:15 PM on June 20, 2007


I think he's taken acting lessons from William Shatner. That's choreographed very similarly to the bit where the evil Kirk appears on the transporter pad in The Enemy Within (see YouTube synopsis, 40 seconds in).
posted by raygirvan at 7:16 PM on June 20, 2007 [3 favorites]


Hmmm .... maybe it's not a chipmunk ...

DUN DUN DUNNNNNN!
posted by bwg at 7:17 PM on June 20, 2007


w-hat
posted by Mikey-San at 7:18 PM on June 20, 2007


ADHD? 5 seconds? Shorter than a breath.

What hath God wrought?
posted by kozad at 7:22 PM on June 20, 2007


The Cute Overload original GIF.
posted by maudlin at 7:23 PM on June 20, 2007


The best variant GIF I've seen yet.
posted by mealy-mouthed at 7:31 PM on June 20, 2007 [10 favorites]


But where is the LOL caption?
posted by misha at 7:34 PM on June 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


That's a prairie dog, friends.
OR IS IT
posted by Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson at 7:35 PM on June 20, 2007


CAN SOMEONE ADD FLASHING LIGHTNING EFFECTS PLZ?
posted by sourwookie at 7:51 PM on June 20, 2007


The chipmunk turns about a second or two too early. It is very disappointing. The drama of the scene would have reached a near boiling point before the turn if the chipmunk could have just held off a bit longer. I am not sure if I should be blaming the writer, director, or chipmunk here, but my gut goes with the director.
posted by flarbuse at 7:54 PM on June 20, 2007 [21 favorites]


It is as advertised, I'll give it that.
posted by eyeballkid at 7:58 PM on June 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'd be really happy if the versions kittens for breakfast mentioned was the one in that link.
posted by invitapriore at 8:00 PM on June 20, 2007


Someone pleeeease post the previous thread that had the animated gif posted as a link in it. It's driving me insane. STOP TEASING ME ABOUT MY OCD.
posted by False Jesii Inc. at 8:10 PM on June 20, 2007


It would have been better as a four second video.
posted by Nelson at 8:11 PM on June 20, 2007 [3 favorites]


Someone in this room...is a murderer!
posted by puke & cry at 8:20 PM on June 20, 2007


Oh looky.
posted by Potsy at 8:23 PM on June 20, 2007


(oops, better copy paste that link to get a blank referrer, then it will show up)
posted by Potsy at 8:24 PM on June 20, 2007


I was getting ready to hate this, but I don't.
posted by jimmythefish at 8:32 PM on June 20, 2007


Cant. Stop. Laughing.
posted by hadjiboy at 8:39 PM on June 20, 2007


This must be some new meaning for 'best of the web' I was previously unaware of.
posted by unSane at 8:58 PM on June 20, 2007


You have reached the end of the internet tube and have fallen onto soft grass. Please turn off your computer and play outside.
posted by caddis at 9:05 PM on June 20, 2007


This was, in fact, the best 5 second video on the internet. I'll be damned!
posted by jonson at 9:16 PM on June 20, 2007


It got stuck loading the first second, and I saw what it was, and thought, "This is stupid."

... and yet, by the time all five seconds had played, I was laughing.
posted by Zephyrial at 9:17 PM on June 20, 2007


Eighteen minutes of my life I will never get back.
posted by louche mustachio at 9:40 PM on June 20, 2007 [5 favorites]


Previously
posted by empath at 9:40 PM on June 20, 2007


I wish I had this clip handy on some sort of easy buttonesque type interface to use in a variety of social situations wherever I roam.
posted by maxpower at 9:43 PM on June 20, 2007


soft grass always gave me red itchy bumps which my mom called chigger bites...but I had my doubts.
posted by taosbat at 10:35 PM on June 20, 2007


This made me happy.
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 11:33 PM on June 20, 2007



I laughed I cried it changed my life.
next.
posted by From Bklyn at 12:47 AM on June 21, 2007


i made this my avatar on kdice a couple weeks ago - every single game somebody got all lmao-ffy.

focus group tested and approved.
posted by muddylemon at 12:49 AM on June 21, 2007


I'd tell you where I'd seen this originally, but that'd be breaking rules 1 and 2.
posted by Sticherbeast at 3:50 AM on June 21, 2007 [1 favorite]


It's good. But definitely not as good as the book.
posted by Thorzdad at 4:12 AM on June 21, 2007


Gahhhhhhh!!! I think Puke & Cry had it, but evidently it's a bandwidth killer (surprise, surprise!). I'll try and find an alternate source...
posted by kittens for breakfast at 5:04 AM on June 21, 2007


It's a prairie dog, but it's the domesticated kind, which all have weight problems. That's why it doesn't lok like the ones on Discovery Channel.
posted by unrepentanthippie at 5:09 AM on June 21, 2007


lok/look
going for coffee now
posted by unrepentanthippie at 5:10 AM on June 21, 2007


SHOCKING CATS - note, load the page, then press refresh immediately. Yes, it's pathetic that YTMND still can't sync the page properly.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 5:19 AM on June 21, 2007 [3 favorites]


It's amazing what they're doing with CGI and a sensor suit these days.
posted by SPUTNIK at 5:27 AM on June 21, 2007


CURSES!
posted by grubi at 5:28 AM on June 21, 2007


Original (original?) video the Cuteoverload animated GIF came from? From a Japanese TV show. "It" happens at seconds 10-13.
posted by skynxnex at 5:45 AM on June 21, 2007 [7 favorites]


At last, we meet again, Cynomys: the ancient enemy. Defend yourself!
posted by steef at 6:14 AM on June 21, 2007


Original (original?) video the Cuteoverload animated GIF came from? From a Japanese TV show.

Do all Japanese schoolgirls know how to make that horrifying sound from the end of that clip? I think I've just met my new nightmare.
posted by kittyprecious at 6:47 AM on June 21, 2007 [2 favorites]


I was waiting for the chipmonk to blow up
posted by shockingbluamp at 6:49 AM on June 21, 2007


That is really old. By old, I mean old in internet time. Days, maybe weeks. I've been seeing the animated gif of evil little bastard so often in the past few weeks that it's starting to grate on me already. But then I pull the stick out of my ass and go wooyeah!

Because I'm so goddamn au cou-fucking-rant.

Here's the gif, in case you want to tile it on yer desktop or something.

Here's an amusing variation, in case you're already bored. It doesn't take long, these days.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:33 AM on June 21, 2007


OK, I didn't read the thread. This here butt needs a paddlin'. A good hard paddlin'.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:35 AM on June 21, 2007


As advertised.
posted by arcticwoman at 7:48 AM on June 21, 2007


I've been seeing it for weeks too, that was my first "whaa?" thought when I saw the post. But now after reading the thread I figure that since I guess not everyone has seen it, it's a good thing that someone brought attention to it. Because that prairie dog can turn around and stare at me a thousand times & I'll never cease to laugh. The prairie dog joy needed to be passed on. Missing out on it would be criminal, I say.
posted by miss lynnster at 7:51 AM on June 21, 2007


That hilarious rodent is a squirrel. Bite it, chipmunks!
posted by squirrel at 7:51 AM on June 21, 2007


I'm betting that "The killer is someone... in this very room!" version can be found somewhere on the SA forums.

But yeah, someone needs to make a YTMND page out of that woman making that horrible shrieking noise at the end of the original clip.
posted by shmegegge at 8:38 AM on June 21, 2007


When it comes to five-second videos on the internet, I prefer this one.
posted by The Card Cheat at 8:59 AM on June 21, 2007


That hilarious rodent is a squirrel. Bite it, chipmunks!

It's a prairie dog
posted by Bonzai at 9:13 AM on June 21, 2007


It's certainly a groundhog. Prairie dogs have no sense of humor.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 9:32 AM on June 21, 2007


I lol'd - a lot.
posted by JoshTeeters at 9:52 AM on June 21, 2007


It'd be funnier if it were a raccoon. They are nature's criminals.
posted by quin at 10:25 AM on June 21, 2007


oh, Card Cheat!! is that really a buy belly flopping in a stadium urinal trough?
posted by Megafly at 10:29 AM on June 21, 2007


For my money, it's either this one or this one.

That sideways pony link from a while back changed my effing life.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:16 AM on June 21, 2007 [1 favorite]


The Card Cheat, I am almost certain that video takes place at the shittiest event in the Central Virginia area, Foxfield Races. Apparently it's an event for getting dangerously drunk that masquerades as a horse race.

The frattiest of the fratty are in attendance.
posted by cloeburner at 11:46 AM on June 21, 2007


I wonder if dramatic prairie dog hangs out with the heavy metal hamsters - or possibly he just caught a glimpse of highspeed alien drum bunny.
posted by Wolfdog at 12:22 PM on June 21, 2007


Gahhhhhhh!!! I think Puke & Cry had it, but evidently it's a bandwidth killer (surprise, surprise!). I'll try and find an alternate source...

Sorry about that. Here's another one, hopefully it won't run out of bandwidth as fast.
posted by puke & cry at 12:23 PM on June 21, 2007


I've always liked this animated gif. Since we're sharing and all...
posted by Bugg at 1:51 PM on June 21, 2007


I clicked the link with dread, feeling compelled but just knowing it couldn't possibly live up to its billing. I was wrong.
posted by pmurray63 at 2:59 PM on June 21, 2007


Fabulosity!
posted by puddinghead at 5:29 PM on June 21, 2007


Made me laugh, made everyone I showed it to laugh and yeah, they will show it to others and they too shall laugh.

Thanks guys, we needed it.
posted by Dagobert at 10:02 PM on June 21, 2007


Metafilter has jumped the Fark.
posted by caddis at 11:11 PM on June 21, 2007


The dramatic prairie dog makes it to Carson Daly (as does the Rickroll, coincidentally, and unfortunately).
posted by Sticherbeast at 12:46 AM on June 22, 2007


Undramatic. Behold the power of music.
posted by phaedon at 9:08 AM on June 22, 2007


I cannot hear that girl make that noise EVER again. That sound makes my ears bleed.
posted by miss lynnster at 10:01 AM on June 22, 2007


She probably did make the prairie dog's ears bleed. 'That noise' may be my favorite part of this whole tale...but, she sure doesn't sound like a prairie dog.
posted by taosbat at 10:19 AM on June 22, 2007


The dramatic prairie dog makes it to Carson Daly (as does the Rickroll, coincidentally, and unfortunately).

SAGE THAT MOTHER FUCKER
posted by Dr-Baa at 12:17 PM on June 22, 2007


Here's a nice addition to the meme... more, please!
posted by sparky at 2:14 PM on June 22, 2007


Prairie Dog Diva Drama

YA RLY!
posted by taosbat at 2:48 PM on June 22, 2007


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