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THX for the eyes.

(Spoiler: a loris slowly opening its eyes to the tune of the THX soundtrack.)
posted by brownpau (53 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's awesome.
posted by puke & cry at 9:08 PM on January 29, 2008


Does what it says on the tin.
posted by Justinian at 9:10 PM on January 29, 2008


I like how I couldn't help but widen my eyes when he did.
posted by piratebowling at 9:11 PM on January 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


That was creepy and cute at the same time. Loved it!
posted by MaryDellamorte at 9:15 PM on January 29, 2008


I like how I couldn't help but widen my eyes when he did.

I did the same thing!
posted by Mr. President Dr. Steve Elvis America at 9:16 PM on January 29, 2008


Oh sweet lord Jesus.

Reminds me of this (do not click link, you will not enjoy it. I did not enjoy it.).
posted by Admiral Haddock at 9:19 PM on January 29, 2008


that was so freaky
posted by subaruwrx at 9:22 PM on January 29, 2008


That was creepy and cute at the same time. Loved it!

Yeah, it caused a kind of cognitive dissonance with me. Adorable? Terrifying? Which one? Is there a word for this? How about Cureepy?
posted by zardoz at 9:22 PM on January 29, 2008


He's looking at my popcorn.
posted by Tube at 9:25 PM on January 29, 2008 [4 favorites]


This is best.
posted by jmhodges at 9:29 PM on January 29, 2008


What the hell did I put in this pipe?
posted by ninjew at 9:40 PM on January 29, 2008


AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HAHAHA.

I don't know why I found that so amusing. But I do.
posted by loquacious at 9:40 PM on January 29, 2008


NO THIS IS.
posted by fourcheesemac at 9:41 PM on January 29, 2008


What the hell did I put in this pipe?

I don't know. I think I should try it, though. Maybe he'll close his eyes again.
posted by loquacious at 9:44 PM on January 29, 2008


This is all utterly, utterly pointless in that I'm not 14, it's not 1993, and a Velociraptor doesn't come and mow down that sweet loris.
posted by Ufez Jones at 9:46 PM on January 29, 2008


"No, this is how to look like you've been awake for 80 years."
posted by ruevian at 10:01 PM on January 29, 2008


Yeah, that pretty much kicked ass.

SUCCEED.
posted by mrnutty at 10:09 PM on January 29, 2008


I'm having the same exact reaction as loquacious. Also, I can watch it over and over.
posted by spec80 at 10:12 PM on January 29, 2008


This is what hamsters look like in nightmares.
posted by chasing at 10:13 PM on January 29, 2008


THX loris is watching you masturbate.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:15 PM on January 29, 2008 [2 favorites]


I approve of this message.
posted by parhamr at 11:05 PM on January 29, 2008


That was the greatest thing I've ever seen in my life.

And I've seen women's genitalia. This was better than that.
posted by dirigibleman at 11:09 PM on January 29, 2008 [6 favorites]


I actually had a slow loris as a pet when I was a kid, given to us by a Peace Corps worker who was leaving town. We named it oop-oop, because that was the only sound it made. It moved in super slow motion. It was AWESOME! I miss you oop-oop!

:)
posted by vronsky at 11:36 PM on January 29, 2008 [10 favorites]


I loved the surprise. Funny how my eyes opened too.

Way better than that hamster drama.

Cute little slow loris. Human chameleon eyes.
posted by nickyskye at 11:37 PM on January 29, 2008


Yeah, it freaked me out kind of, but then I thought, "Aww!" I'm conflicted.

And vronsky, I am so jealous of you, you lucky slow loris owner, you! Oop-oop! Aww.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:39 AM on January 30, 2008


Lorises are adorable. Do they make good pets? I promise not to get it wet, expose it to sunlight or feed it after midnight.
posted by Faint of Butt at 3:00 AM on January 30, 2008 [6 favorites]


That thing is going to give me nightmares for a week.

STOP LOOKING AT ME!!
posted by chrisamiller at 3:45 AM on January 30, 2008


Oh wow. I was all about ready to flag this post as sucky, but the video is actually good, and the reactions are better.
posted by flibbertigibbet at 4:06 AM on January 30, 2008


Also: aww, vronsky!
posted by flibbertigibbet at 4:06 AM on January 30, 2008


I like how you can't rewind the player to the beginning and wait for the whole movie to load before playing, so that all you get is an irritating stutter. Thanks, Flash programmer!
posted by ardgedee at 4:43 AM on January 30, 2008


That look of wide-eyed horror was achieved by exposing him briefly to emacs. No permanent damage was done.
posted by Wolfdog at 5:49 AM on January 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


This video is made of 50% win, 50% epic and 50% legend.

That's 150%, pal!
posted by jquinby at 6:02 AM on January 30, 2008


That's hilarious! Thanks!
posted by fuse theorem at 6:03 AM on January 30, 2008


That's 150%, pal!
Not necessarily; the inclusion-exclusion principle probably comes into play.
posted by Wolfdog at 6:04 AM on January 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


Pretty cruel to expose a beautiful animal like that to goatse.
posted by Elmore at 6:10 AM on January 30, 2008 [4 favorites]


That look of wide-eyed horror was achieved by exposing him briefly to emacs.
posted by Wolfdog at 8:49 AM on January 30 [+] [!]

Pretty cruel to expose a beautiful animal like that to goatse.
posted by Elmore at 9:10 AM on January 30 [1 favorite +] [!]


Now I'm going to spend all morning wondering which is worse.
posted by The Bellman at 7:06 AM on January 30, 2008


My father, nostalgic for WWII spent in Burma, brought home a baby loris one day as a pet. Morris. He loved bananas and raisins, but that look there was reserved for big juicy seven year locusts. He would look his fingers behind his head and lean back on a branch in satisfaction afterwards.
posted by StickyCarpet at 7:49 AM on January 30, 2008


uh, lock, not look. Hey vronsky, see you at the loris owners meetup.
posted by StickyCarpet at 7:52 AM on January 30, 2008


Don't spend too much time thinking about it, Bellman. One bloated shithole is pretty much the same as another.
posted by Wolfdog at 7:53 AM on January 30, 2008


Besides, emacs probably includes it by now.
posted by cortex at 8:07 AM on January 30, 2008 [6 favorites]


Hmm, I see the internet is finished. Al Gore will be pleased.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 9:22 AM on January 30, 2008


All hail HypnoToad!

Uh, wait, I mean -- All hail HypnoLoris!
posted by webnrrd2k at 9:31 AM on January 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


Everybody loves HypnoLoris!
posted by webnrrd2k at 9:32 AM on January 30, 2008


I'm in favor of unreasonably large subsidies to the HypnoLoris homeworld....
posted by webnrrd2k at 9:32 AM on January 30, 2008


I think you'll find this is not a loris, but a tarsier (which is also the O'Reilly Media signature creature).

Tarsiers are notable not only for their enormous eyes but also for their knobbly, pad-tipped, spider-leg-y fingers. They're nocturnal of course, so are generally sleepy during the day, which makes them look evil and scheming.

Once you get over the fingers, though, it's difficult not to find them cute.
posted by dansdata at 10:20 AM on January 30, 2008


THE LORIS TARSIER SEES INTO MY SOUL.
posted by eyeballkid at 11:15 AM on January 30, 2008


dansdata - I can't believe I missed that, seeing as how I have been this close to tarsiers on more than one occasion.
posted by brownpau at 12:51 PM on January 30, 2008


This, for some unknown reason, made me laugh until tears flowed.

Thank you so much.
posted by TheNewWazoo at 1:57 PM on January 30, 2008


UR welcome.
posted by Artifice_Eternity at 2:19 PM on January 30, 2008


Roughly 60% of the cutest things on the planet are prosimians. That is all.
posted by booksandlibretti at 4:15 PM on January 30, 2008


skinda like the staring girl!
retarded and awesome :D
posted by kliuless at 4:25 PM on January 30, 2008


Now I'm having flashbacks to my alien abduction experience. Thanks a lot.
posted by SPrintF at 6:41 PM on January 30, 2008


Fun fact: the loris can produce a toxin (from a gland in its goddam elbow) that it uses to protect itself from predators. By licking its elbow and then spitting or biting. And by slobbering said toxin all over its young.

The loris: superfreak of nature.
posted by cortex at 8:47 PM on January 31, 2008 [2 favorites]


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