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April 29, 2008 12:38 PM   Subscribe

The Laughter of Babies. That is all. [Via]
posted by homunculus (49 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Man, they really killing thier babbys! But these babby can frigth back?
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 12:44 PM on April 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


It's best if you start them all up at the same time...
posted by zeoslap at 12:48 PM on April 29, 2008 [4 favorites]


In a few years those houses will become quiet; then the children, now in their teenage years, will discover the joy that is mescaline.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 1:01 PM on April 29, 2008


The quadruplets thing is just plain horrifying, though not as much so as it would be to listen to them all cry.
posted by orange swan at 1:03 PM on April 29, 2008


Study Reveals: Babies Are Stupid
posted by homunculus at 1:05 PM on April 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


Stupid babies need the most attention!
posted by ALongDecember at 1:13 PM on April 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


Yeah, and adults have to be a bit more stupid than babies because we keep them till they're 18.
posted by hojoki at 1:16 PM on April 29, 2008


that first baby is my number one favorite, and has been for a year.

srsly, when i need a pick-me-up, i totally watch that little dude. i love the way he belly laughs, throwing his head back, holding his mouth open so a large dragonfly could fly in. he laughs so hard, he makes himself out-of-breath.

and i don't even particularly like kids. i musta watched that video for the first time while i was all hormone-y.

numba one favorite babby!
posted by CitizenD at 1:23 PM on April 29, 2008


OH great, thank you so much. As you can tell by the view counts, these videos were really unknown and needed further mention.

Am I bitter because the video I took of my adorable first cousin once removed only has a 1000 hits?

Maybe.

Plus, which is funnier, a baby laughing at his dad making a face, or a baby laughing because he finds the sound a plastic water bottle makes when it falls over hilarious?
posted by Deathalicious at 1:31 PM on April 29, 2008 [2 favorites]


But these babby can frigth back?

It's because they're really very well formed babbys.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 1:34 PM on April 29, 2008


Come on, put this joke to lady to rest.
posted by ALongDecember at 1:43 PM on April 29, 2008 [2 favorites]


deathalicious: make that 1,001 hits!

cute kid! :)
posted by CitizenD at 1:53 PM on April 29, 2008


*rocks back and forth*

Can't sleep, babies will eat me.

Can't sleep, babies will eat me.

Can't sleep, babies will eat me.

posted by quin at 2:03 PM on April 29, 2008


The second one where the kid keeps bonking his head and keeps on laughing really got me. Especially where he was laughing so hard he threw himself on the floor.

Deathalicious, your cousin is adorable. I like how he stops every now and then to stare at everyone and be like "What are you laughing at?" But I'm sure he's going to hate you in 15 years when he finds out you put him on youtube for 1500 strangers to giggle at.
posted by lilac girl at 2:11 PM on April 29, 2008


It's really cute until you realize they're all laughing at you.
posted by louche mustachio at 2:14 PM on April 29, 2008


Stupid, stupid baby. Then and now.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 2:17 PM on April 29, 2008


Is it just me, or does this kid sound like one of those old Disney female characters singing?
posted by CKmtl at 2:18 PM on April 29, 2008


I made it 2 seconds into the first one without laughing. Baby laughs rule. What was surprising to me was that the dads in the first two videos have the same exact retarded talking-to-baby voice that I affected when talking to my own babies. Research needs to be done.
posted by rhys at 2:24 PM on April 29, 2008


Looks like Disney beat you to it, CKmti!
posted by Deathalicious at 2:25 PM on April 29, 2008


Hmm...never mind. The video works when you link to it, just doesn't work when you try to view it in MeFi. Hmmm..
posted by Deathalicious at 2:25 PM on April 29, 2008


Before I give in and watch all of these, I feel the need to gripe about the spacing of the comments on the videos. Why do people space their captions precisely between two pictures or videos on the page so that you have to guess which one each applies to? Does this author really believe that babies are so seductive that I will commit myself to a vague preview of a "could-be-cute-or-could-be-really-annoying" baby, just to find out whether it is the one that will have a famous laugh when he grows up or the one who will achieve world domination? Or do bloggers actually think that people carefully scroll up and then down and then up again to confirm, "Ahhh, the captions apply to the picture ABOVE! Now I have a proper introduction to these fucking pixel blobs and can proceed!"
posted by gorgor_balabala at 2:26 PM on April 29, 2008


Right now, in some dank basement, someone is crafting an FPP on the tears of the aged.
posted by felix betachat at 2:28 PM on April 29, 2008 [3 favorites]


I think that might have something to do with the "Embedding disabled by request" thing.
posted by CKmtl at 2:36 PM on April 29, 2008


Since people are posting their own, here's my daughter Laughing at our French Bulldog.

She was around 6 months then. She's 2 now, but still finds him hilarious.
posted by malphigian at 2:48 PM on April 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


I think the quadruplets one is part of an Aphex Twin video.
posted by hellbient at 2:58 PM on April 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


I find that the laughter of babies is not significantly different from the screeching of babies, as both involve high frequency sound that hurts my brainmeats.
posted by StrangeTikiGod at 2:59 PM on April 29, 2008


When my brother was a baby, my father would record him crying. Then, when he was asleep, my father would remove him from the crib and hide him somewhere in the house, putting the recording of the crying in the crib. My mother, hearing the recording, would come to check on the baby, and promptly freak out when she discovered that he wasn't in the crib.

My parents are still married, but you're completely out of luck if you want me to explain why.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 3:09 PM on April 29, 2008 [7 favorites]


"Sorry, kid, sorry. I’m not used to the laughter of children. It cuts through me like a dentist drill."
posted by Eideteker at 3:18 PM on April 29, 2008


but still finds him hilarious.

Well, naturally. French Bulldogs are nature's comics.

Just listen to the voice on this one, that's a sound brought to you by years of cigar smoking and scotch swilling.

In other words, a pure Vaudevillian showman.
posted by quin at 3:20 PM on April 29, 2008


Thank you thank you thank you. I have been reading about evil, watching an opera about The Bomb, and contemplating the inner springs of malice all day today. That was really nice.

(For those of you hosting conferences: please consider your participants' sanity when you decide on your topic. Evil and music? Sounds awesome when you say it fast...)
posted by nosila at 3:45 PM on April 29, 2008


The quads were $10k and $100k winners on America's Funniest Home Videos.

The difference between how the mom looked on the $10k show (exhausted) and the $100k show (polished) was pretty funny in and of itself, in a meta fashion.

Lotsa great laughing baby stuff stuck in AFV's vaults. They really need to get more of it released into the wild so we can make endless loops of laughing babies, which has been proven to heal many wrongs (see comment re: absorbed by evil & music, above).

I went down the page and started all of the videos one after the other, longest ones first, shortest ones last.

I'm a much happier person now.
posted by batmonkey at 4:16 PM on April 29, 2008


nothing is ever guaranteed to make everyone laugh. Except for the sound of babies laughing.

Well, I hate babies. So, no.
posted by Violet Hour at 5:00 PM on April 29, 2008


The quadruplets were very. very. scary. Yet I laughed my ass off.

When their laughs all hit the same pitch and start phasing in and out of each other, it's right out of a Kubrick film.
posted by rooftop secrets at 5:11 PM on April 29, 2008


This is the ultimate tonic to yesterday's thread about the man who imprisoned his daughter for 22 years. Thanks.
posted by squirrel at 5:16 PM on April 29, 2008 [1 favorite]


Yeah squirrel, there's a guy who not only hates the laughter of children, but decided to do something about it.
posted by sdodd at 5:30 PM on April 29, 2008


This goes really well with heavy metal in the background.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:31 PM on April 29, 2008


Baby number #1 rocks my world and everyone elses. I have had it on my Myspace page for a month. The Quadruplets one? , ..... (head explodes) . Good post .
posted by celerystick at 6:31 PM on April 29, 2008


Am I bitter because the video I took of my adorable first cousin once removed only has a 1000 hits?

Well even more now, as I just forwarded that one to some friends. It's great, thanks for sharing!
posted by Zinger at 6:41 PM on April 29, 2008


Hate....babies? I'm having trouble parsing that.
posted by DU at 6:42 PM on April 29, 2008


I've heard that babies are quite delicious. I would imagine the happy ones even more so
posted by Queen of Spreadable Fats at 8:44 PM on April 29, 2008


Pony request kthx: You should have to watch one of these videos before posting to MeTa.
posted by middleclasstool at 8:54 PM on April 29, 2008


deathalicious and malphigian, your babies are just ADORABLE!
posted by liza at 9:05 PM on April 29, 2008


Kicking Monster Ask
posted by owhydididoit at 9:42 PM on April 29, 2008


For all the baby fans out there tired of shallow and predictable baby comedies, may I suggest something in the baby genre that is a bit more mature? I just saw 2001: A Baby Odyssey last night, and I can honestly say that it changed the way I look at babies and their place in the universe.
posted by Rhaomi at 1:03 AM on April 30, 2008


Was convinced I wouldn't laugh, then found myself smiling a bit, then felt a bit unnerved.
I didn't even make it past level one.
posted by tawny at 10:05 AM on April 30, 2008


Man, am I the only one who was disappointed taht the "claw" coming up to get the kid's toy was really a spoon being moved by a human?


Just me, then? Ok
posted by lysdexic at 12:58 PM on April 30, 2008


I couldn't tell if I was laughing at the baby or laughing at the spoon in that one, honestly.
posted by NikitaNikita at 4:49 PM on April 30, 2008


Spoooooooon!
posted by homunculus at 5:46 PM on April 30, 2008


Babies thrown from tower for good luck
posted by homunculus at 6:21 PM on May 1, 2008


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