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Did you notice the dancing Walrus in this video?
April 11, 2008 12:48 PM   Subscribe

So anyway, here's a walrus dancing to Smooth Criminal.
posted by XQUZYPHYR (59 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
Well I'll be dipped. That's what it is, all right.
posted by louche mustachio at 12:51 PM on April 11, 2008


WILL DANCE 4 BUKKIT
posted by Joey Michaels at 12:51 PM on April 11, 2008 [5 favorites]


Walrus needs to be exposed to this version of Beat It. He looks like he could thrash it up.
posted by Wolfdog at 12:52 PM on April 11, 2008


Coo coo ca choo
posted by fusinski at 12:53 PM on April 11, 2008


I've seen more than a few walruses dancing in my time.
posted by spicynuts at 12:54 PM on April 11, 2008


Aw, god dammit. I totally wanted to make the first bucket joke.
posted by kbanas at 12:55 PM on April 11, 2008


Man, those Flygirls have really let themselves go.
posted by bondcliff at 12:55 PM on April 11, 2008 [4 favorites]


Damn, that walrus represents!

[So awesome. So, so awesome. I'm nearly wordless]
posted by quin at 12:57 PM on April 11, 2008


And in the meantime I would like to see his partner work out an equally slinky routine with a border collie.
posted by Wolfdog at 12:58 PM on April 11, 2008


I love that walrus.
posted by found missing at 1:00 PM on April 11, 2008


You mean you can train animals to do stuff? Wow, amazing.
posted by puke & cry at 1:02 PM on April 11, 2008


That walrus looks like the one I rode to work this morning, though mine dances better.
posted by The Straightener at 1:02 PM on April 11, 2008


Previously - 1, 2 (but as posts, as FPP).
posted by ericb at 1:02 PM on April 11, 2008


*(but as comments, not as FPP)*
posted by ericb at 1:03 PM on April 11, 2008


Poor walrus.
posted by anthill at 1:04 PM on April 11, 2008


Where is this walrus performing? It's Friday and I've got a wad of ones ready to go.
posted by bastionofsanity at 1:05 PM on April 11, 2008 [5 favorites]


OK, TALK TO YOU LATER
posted by dersins at 1:06 PM on April 11, 2008 [3 favorites]


maybe if my job involved dancing with walruses, i wouldn't always feel like offing myself.
posted by CitizenD at 1:12 PM on April 11, 2008 [7 favorites]


Maybe I just set the bar too low, but I was 100% expecting this to be a crappy flash animation of a walrus. I had my snark gun cocked and loaded, but then I clicked the link, and oh shit it's a real walrus!

It's really more enjoyable than it has any right to be.
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 1:12 PM on April 11, 2008 [2 favorites]


well, there goes my excuse that I'm not built for dancing.
posted by Busithoth at 1:17 PM on April 11, 2008 [4 favorites]


Help, I can't stop talking! Is correct. I thought it was going to be animated for sure. Love it. Very funny stuff.
posted by HighTechUnderpants at 1:18 PM on April 11, 2008


...maybe if my job involved dancing with walruses...

Calling Kevin Costner.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 1:21 PM on April 11, 2008


That walrus gets around.
posted by owhydididoit at 1:23 PM on April 11, 2008


Kevin's too laid back to dance with walruses.
posted by seanmpuckett at 1:24 PM on April 11, 2008


You want to know my deep personal shame? That walrus has better rhythm than I do. No wonder he gets all the ladies.
posted by quin at 1:32 PM on April 11, 2008


In time, the ruins of fame come and gone, it will look upon these salad days with a melancholy longing uncommon in tusked pinnipeds.
posted by jimmythefish at 1:38 PM on April 11, 2008 [3 favorites]


GO WALRUS! GO WALRUS! GO WALRUS!
*dances almost as well as the walrus in celebration*
posted by rmd1023 at 1:40 PM on April 11, 2008


Technically, isn't it more appropriate for The Walrus to be dancing to John Lennon?
posted by Muddler at 1:40 PM on April 11, 2008


Yeah yeah, let me know when elephants start painting self portraits, then I'll be impressed.
posted by turaho at 1:43 PM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


What if it turns out that the walrus has trained the woman to dance to a popular 1990s walrus-screeching noise and it's just a coincidence that it syncs up with Smooth Criminal?
posted by mattbucher at 1:44 PM on April 11, 2008 [3 favorites]


All I can see when I watch that is the hours and hours of training for each and every step that went into accomplishing the dance. I would like to believe the walrus is a happy go lucky aquatic life form but I just don't feel such is substantiated. There is nothing but tedium and mechanism in that video. The girl was faintly attractive but she would never go out with me and probably has a high testosterone alpha male boyfriend.
posted by norabarnacl3 at 1:45 PM on April 11, 2008 [4 favorites]


Metafilter: A happy go lucky aquatic life form.
posted by jimmythefish at 1:46 PM on April 11, 2008


All I can see when I watch that is the hours and hours of training for each and every step that went into accomplishing the dance.

We're talking about Dancing with the Stars, right?
posted by found missing at 1:47 PM on April 11, 2008


I could be the Walrus. I'd still have to bum rides off of people.
posted by The Bellman at 1:49 PM on April 11, 2008


I want to see that walrus doing "Thriller" with Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo.
posted by FelliniBlank at 1:52 PM on April 11, 2008


Please let's send another Voyager probe up, and put this video on it.

That'll give other intelligent life in the universe something to ponder.
posted by BobFrapples at 2:02 PM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


This video is shopped, I can tell from some of the pixels and from having seen quite a few shops in my time.
posted by splice at 2:05 PM on April 11, 2008


Yeah, it was awesome and everything, but he totally missed some hand gestures in there, I think. Keep working on it, walrus.

Why YES, I AM having a shitty day at work. How did you know?
posted by papercake at 2:07 PM on April 11, 2008


You know who else danced like a walrus...?
posted by ornate insect at 2:20 PM on April 11, 2008


These comments are much better than the YouTube comments.
posted by psmealey at 2:25 PM on April 11, 2008


John Lennon?
posted by vronsky at 2:26 PM on April 11, 2008


If someone finds a way to relate this to Rule 34, I don't want to know about it.
posted by notashroom at 2:29 PM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Pretty awesome, but it's no dog on a pony.
posted by flotson at 2:42 PM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


If someone finds a way to relate this to Rule 34, I don't want to know about it.

I'd hit it.
posted by found missing at 2:48 PM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


I have never seen a tusked pinniped move like that.

It's like dancing otter run through an exponential awesome function.
posted by enkiwa at 2:57 PM on April 11, 2008


Sure, first it's just a harmless Michael Jackson dance. It always starts so innocently.
But mark my words... it's only a matter of time until there's a hornywalrus webcam.
posted by miss lynnster at 3:03 PM on April 11, 2008


There is nothing but tedium and mechanism in that video.

Whatever. If you can dance, and make it look half as good as that walrus, I'll give you the fish.
posted by humannaire at 3:17 PM on April 11, 2008


OH MY GOD HE FELL OFF THE STAGE INTO THE WATER AND

oh wait...
posted by dirigibleman at 3:19 PM on April 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


It thinks it's people Michael Jackson.
posted by 15 step at 4:03 PM on April 11, 2008


Just waiting for Blizzard to implement this for my druid.
posted by marble at 4:48 PM on April 11, 2008 [2 favorites]


That is, without a doubt, the best dance by a walrus I have ever seen.
posted by mygothlaundry at 5:40 PM on April 11, 2008


This so confirms it. I've been thinking about it, but now it's totally decided. I'm teaching my walrus to dance to thriller.
posted by TomMelee at 7:52 PM on April 11, 2008


2nd life dolphin (stacked)
posted by hortense at 8:55 PM on April 11, 2008


2nd life dolphin (stacked)

So, did whatever Daily show writer who wrote the "Ha ha second life is for people who don't have a first one" joke think he was actually writing something new and original? I'm pretty sure that joke is as old as the first press release announcing the evental launch of Second Life.
posted by dersins at 10:32 PM on April 11, 2008


Yeah, sure, it starts with the cute dancing. Then it gets a tusk job, wears a fin cast, buys Neverland and has young kids sleeping over. Will you still think it's cute then?
posted by fuit ilium at 10:39 PM on April 11, 2008


Rendered is almost as good as real.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 7:04 AM on April 12, 2008


Next up on the walrus's To Do list.
posted by FelliniBlank at 8:27 AM on April 12, 2008


You know, when the walruses rise up and enslave us, this is going to be Exhibit Fucking A.
posted by bibliowench at 9:53 AM on April 12, 2008


I demand a chinese MC Hammer/dancing walrus collabo NOW.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 8:56 AM on April 13, 2008


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