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The Daily Telegraph's 50 must-watch web video clips features this classic Attenborough-narrated clip of a lyre bird perfectly imitating a chainsaw.
posted by milquetoast (35 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Youtube comments often have a certain unintentional brilliance:

I would pick up so many bitches if I could do this. lol
posted by phrontist at 7:17 PM on August 1, 2007


partial double
posted by Poolio at 7:23 PM on August 1, 2007


Indeed. I searched for "lyre bird" but not "lyrebird." My mistake.
posted by milquetoast at 7:29 PM on August 1, 2007


Yeah, we've seen that bird before. But check this out: I've got a muhfukkin chainsaw that does a perfect imitation of a lyrebird. That is of course, a lyrebird imitating a chainsaw. It's uncanny. The chainsaw nails it, spot on. I'd post it, you know, but it'd be a self-link.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:31 PM on August 1, 2007 [2 favorites]


I actually found the other post by doing a search for "Attenborough".
posted by Poolio at 7:33 PM on August 1, 2007


I don't know how the Telegraph's list could omit Fox11's investigative report on Anonymous (previously).
posted by Poolio at 7:42 PM on August 1, 2007


Ok, Kitty got taped was hilarious.
posted by DieHipsterDie at 7:49 PM on August 1, 2007


That lyrebird....wow. The mind, it boggles.
posted by notsnot at 7:52 PM on August 1, 2007


What about Woman stomping grapes, newscaster and lizard or barry.mov.
posted by Mr_Zero at 7:54 PM on August 1, 2007


I'm partial to HOW IS BABBY FORMED myself.
posted by JHarris at 8:06 PM on August 1, 2007


The Zimmers are now my favorite artist.
posted by DieHipsterDie at 8:06 PM on August 1, 2007


Rock-it bird.
posted by fish tick at 8:12 PM on August 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


Fat Woman Falls Down Hole in the comedy section? So the Daily Telegraph is now hiring from Fark?
posted by hodyoaten at 8:30 PM on August 1, 2007


I can't believe I never saw that high school kid making Bill O-reilly look so bad. That was awesome.
posted by ORthey at 8:31 PM on August 1, 2007


How could they forget to include the exploding whale?
posted by Chuckles at 8:33 PM on August 1, 2007


Those picks have quite a few British preferences.

Loved the taped cat clip. Very funny.

The ping pong clip is astonishing. Whoda thunk it could be that aggressive? yikes.

The amazing baton twirler guy.

And my fave, old farts singing The Who's My Generation "Formed in early 2007, The Zimmers are... the oldest gigging band in the world (with an average age of 78)."
posted by nickyskye at 8:35 PM on August 1, 2007


The ping pong clip looks a little fake. As if they had two guys swinging paddles around wildly and animated a ball into the film later.
posted by stavrogin at 8:46 PM on August 1, 2007


Wow, that New World Lies video is intense!
posted by misha at 8:55 PM on August 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


I would pick up so many bitches if I could do this. lol

You just know the black guy from the Police Academy movies was getting tail all the time.

And while the chainsaw is pretty awesome, I actually think the auto-winding camera is funnier.
posted by quin at 8:59 PM on August 1, 2007


What ... no SOSCAT?
posted by rob511 at 9:01 PM on August 1, 2007


The Daily Telegraph fails at rodent identification.
posted by Tube at 9:03 PM on August 1, 2007


This video does have one absolutely fantastic aspect to it though, it's making my rat terrier's head cock side to side, like crazy.

He's hovering right to the side of the laptop trying to figure out what the hell is going on.
posted by quin at 9:04 PM on August 1, 2007


Old farts singing rock'n'roll? How about this PepsiBlue douchefest?
posted by maryh at 9:08 PM on August 1, 2007


Whoda thunk it could be that aggressive?

i know it is ... i was good, but not up to that level ... it's a blood sport

The ping pong clip looks a little fake.

it's not ... by the way, the exchange starting around 3.00 is superb play by both players as they try to outwit and outplace one another ... it's the best point in the video
posted by pyramid termite at 9:08 PM on August 1, 2007


Thanks for Newscaster and Lizard, Mr Zero. I've now got chewed sandwich all over my laptop.
posted by strawberryviagra at 9:09 PM on August 1, 2007


I wonder how many times you'd have to say in a low, menacing voice "I'm going to kill you" in the vicinity of a lyre bird before you guarantee that that bird is going to freak the shit out of every solitary walker in those woods for the rest of its life.
posted by George_Spiggott at 9:12 PM on August 1, 2007 [4 favorites]


What ... no SOSCAT?

Holy crap. What the hell is going on there? Poor creature.

Or this one?
posted by Sticherbeast at 9:12 PM on August 1, 2007


Sticherbeast, it was a tough call between Snowball (Chance in Hell) and Berger (your link).

In the end, I chose Snowy because he apparently took out the cameraman, while Berger will take a while to spit enough bar-melting venom to escape his cage.
posted by rob511 at 9:20 PM on August 1, 2007


Thirding Mr. Zero's hilarious newscaster and lizard. Don't watch this if anybody near you is sleeping, your laughing'll wake them up.
posted by nickyskye at 9:57 PM on August 1, 2007


George_Spiggot, you have a brilliantly twisted mind.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:28 PM on August 1, 2007


As mentioned in the comments from the Telegraph page, the wedding thriller is cute but nowhere near the awesomness of prison thriller.
posted by mexican at 11:20 PM on August 1, 2007


Mr Zero, I'm in trouble. Laughing at that woke my gf up, and she's not in the same room.
posted by quarsan at 12:38 AM on August 2, 2007


I hate the videos of those cats stressing out. Cats are loving and gentle animals by nature, not arrogant or dangerous. The only reason a cat gets like that is if it's been tormented and threatened.

Heck, and I'm not even a cat person.
posted by JaySunSee at 5:22 AM on August 2, 2007


Huh? Is this new to the web or something? This has been available from the Life of Birds series for years.
posted by agregoli at 6:46 AM on August 2, 2007


Last Best Hope and Dayvan Cowboy are my absolute favorite music related clips....shame they didn't make it.
posted by samsara at 9:04 AM on August 2, 2007


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