Watch those feet!
March 3, 2008 4:26 AM   Subscribe

Mocha has his first broccoli (single-link youtube post)
posted by orthogonality (41 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
They cut out the part when he smokes a very tiny cigarette afterwards.
posted by Dizzy at 4:37 AM on March 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


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posted by SNACKeR at 4:54 AM on March 3, 2008


;) I hate broccoli.
posted by SNACKeR at 4:54 AM on March 3, 2008


well, I like broccoli, and am oft amused by wee critters eating stuff, (that hedgehog got repeat viewings) but the tinkly music and floating verbiage annoyed me. immensely.

cute "feet thing", though.
posted by squasha at 4:58 AM on March 3, 2008


needs more "bacon"
posted by subgear at 5:07 AM on March 3, 2008


Lol. I saw his feet.
posted by cloeburner at 5:10 AM on March 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


My cat* would find Mocha a yummy self-stuffing Hamstocooli.

*If such an animal existed
posted by mistersquid at 5:29 AM on March 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


perhaps the only worthwhile single link youtube post ever presented on metafilter....

although... I will predict there will be those who will say nasty things about the little guy, about orthogonality, and about the world in general as a result of this post...those people are, however, heartless drones who couldn't find joy and comfort in a warm feather bed while eating chocolate mousse!
posted by HuronBob at 5:30 AM on March 3, 2008


Wait until people realize it was all shot backward and the broccoli is solid green puke.
posted by srboisvert at 5:33 AM on March 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


Lol. I saw his balls.
posted by Xurando at 5:34 AM on March 3, 2008


Always amuses me to see cute rodent stuff, and responses to the cute rodent stuff, knowing full well that about half (or more) of the sympathetic responses would be different if the rodent in question were a rat. Me, I like rats. And broccoli.
posted by caution live frogs at 5:38 AM on March 3, 2008


Well, that's quite sweet, but totally ruined by the captions. Trust me, I know sweet. I have seen cats in sinks. I have perused beedogs. I know the thing with his feet is cute. STOP TELLING ME HOW FRICKIN' CUTE YOUR SODDING LITTLE ANIMAL IS. It's the same as seeing a film with someone who has seen it already and keeps whispering "this is the good bit, just wait"...
posted by patricio at 5:38 AM on March 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


i said it before, i'll say it again: i don't care if it's a Cute Overload retread from two months ago, BRING ON THE CUTE. the only thing that's weird is that the hamster in question is about 95 in hamster years right now & just about on the way out.
posted by facetious at 5:43 AM on March 3, 2008


FLAGGED FOR NOT BEING A HEDGEHOG.
posted by [son] QUAALUDE at 5:53 AM on March 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


He thinks he's people!

(However, I bet the owner of the cuteness is the kind of person who tells their coworkers all about how their "children" (i.e. pets) take up so much of their time and omg my cat said the cutest thing this weekend. Seriously, stop.)
posted by DU at 6:01 AM on March 3, 2008


Does he poop in the hand that feeds him?
posted by From Bklyn at 6:25 AM on March 3, 2008


I had a cat that loved broccoli. In fact, it was her favorite food. She preferred it to tuna, even. And she was a first class hunter, as well, frequently leaving me decapitated moles and chipmunks on the doorstep.

Pretty sure that hamster would've lost his broccoli.
posted by LordSludge at 6:28 AM on March 3, 2008


This was previously linked to in a thread with lots of other cute animal videos.
posted by dsword at 6:28 AM on March 3, 2008


Maybe what we need is cute.metafilter.com

(I do not mean this in ANY kind of serious way.)
posted by FritoKAL at 6:40 AM on March 3, 2008


FritoKAL, we already have that. It's called metachat.org
posted by chuckdarwin at 6:46 AM on March 3, 2008


caution live frogs: rats are totally cute! (except when they're not).

i once got to stick my hand into a box with TWENTY SEVEN little baby rats in it. all cute and furry and squirmy. it was pretty awesome. (a friend of mine breeds rats, and several of them spawned around the same time).
posted by rmd1023 at 6:55 AM on March 3, 2008


It's like eating packets of sweet & low.
posted by cytherea at 7:45 AM on March 3, 2008


I defy you to sit and watch a few of the videos from Mocha's owner and not get mellowed out. Mute the tinky music and close your eyes during the captions if you must, but there's something completely soothing, somehow, about fuzzy rodents eating veggies.
posted by Dreama at 8:38 AM on March 3, 2008


who couldn't find joy and comfort in a warm feather bed while eating chocolate mousse!

Yeah, but the only reason you're giving me chocolate mousse in the first place is because I had oral surgery and can't eat solid foods for two weeks.

*grump grump*
posted by nzero at 10:03 AM on March 3, 2008


but there's something completely soothing, somehow, about fuzzy rodents eating veggies.

I've linked to this before, but there is nothing soothing about my bunny eating parsley. She is an engine of destruction when greens are involved.
posted by quin at 10:19 AM on March 3, 2008


Aww what a sweet bunny, quin. I have three bunnies and they love to annihilate dandelion greens.
posted by amyms at 11:08 AM on March 3, 2008


Sometimes stuff like this is just all I want out of everything. And there it is.
posted by jessamyn at 11:21 AM on March 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


FEET!
posted by notoriousbhc at 1:39 PM on March 3, 2008


Aaaaahahaha, the feet! So cute. And I love how he just kind of tosses the broccoli down at the end, like "I'm done with that. Next?"
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 1:44 PM on March 3, 2008


Asian people in particular seem to project a rich inner life and comic personalities to their pets, which I admire. I tend to look at things like bunnies and hamsters as stinking shit machines, but by god, Flickr and YouTube might have almost convinced me that it's all a matter of perspective.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 2:27 PM on March 3, 2008


If you're wondering why I referenced Asians, I'll go back to the meme that started it all: Oolong. Another site I recall stated that at night he did some kind of shinto prayer ritual with a bell, which I found fascinating.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 2:29 PM on March 3, 2008


Cute. My fat beast Crabtree inhaling her mushy food then shoving Inky away from his mushy food? Not as cute.
posted by everichon at 2:44 PM on March 3, 2008


Oh my, I saw this about three months ago and came this close | | to posting it, but figured it was a double.

It's cuter than the entirety of MetaChat itself.

It's so cute, scientists use it to calibrate their cuteometers. It's so cute that "Hamtaro" was created out of a psychic future-memory of this SLYP.

I praise you, with not a tinge of sarcasm.
posted by not_on_display at 3:27 PM on March 3, 2008


I spent quite a while the other day watching videos tagged with "hamster" on my phone.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 4:33 PM on March 3, 2008


I actually just showed this video to my cat...

and then, realized I have become a crazy person.....
posted by HuronBob at 6:40 PM on March 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


Wotta bunch of pikers! You think that little broccoli eating puffball is cute?!?! Then you will be utterly, psychically unprepared for the cutest. kitten. on. Earth.

You have been warned...
posted by hincandenza at 7:53 PM on March 3, 2008


Kitty has its first EOD.
posted by homunculus at 8:06 PM on March 3, 2008


I'm never really one to go for cutesy animals, it just doesn't do it for me, but watching a baby creature eat, it's just at base operational function at that point: eat, sleep, doing what it's hardwired to do to keep itself alive. That hamster thing isn't completely aware of the camera, the hand, the nature of the broccoli or where it came from, it only knows it's food and something inside it knows to eat it. It's just trying to get by.

And you know, I did not squee with delight as I'm sure some did, nor did I LOL when I saw the feet. Frankly I don't understand paternal instinct much, but something inside me said "Hey. Leave it alone." The action and the music implied safety for the creature, and though I knew it was but a video, I felt compelled to ensure that safety. I smiled and nodded my head as the video came to a close.

Because at the end of the day, no matter how far up Maslow's ladder you go, we're all just like Mocha, just trying to get by.

(no I'm not high, why do you ask?)
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 9:17 PM on March 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


Paging nickyskye.

Also, are you ready for Mocha's adorable babies?

Full Flickr set of Mocha.
posted by Locative at 10:53 PM on March 3, 2008


One scoop of baby ham, please. A full Flickr set of hamster babies, for the discerning hamster-baby fan. (NO BABIES OVER THE AGE OF 14 DAYS)
posted by Locative at 11:03 PM on March 3, 2008 [1 favorite]


Note to self: get a job.
posted by Locative at 11:04 PM on March 3, 2008


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