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May 22, 2008 2:29 PM   Subscribe

If these three can do it, there must be hope for the middle east. Sorry for the single video post, but it's just too awesome.(via bb)
posted by Large Marge (33 comments total)

 
I want whatever drugs the owner gave those animals on the day this video was shot
posted by gagglezoomer at 2:38 PM on May 22, 2008


it this isn't a double, I'll eat my rat, cat, dog

more on youtube
posted by HuronBob at 2:38 PM on May 22, 2008


Sorry for the single video post

Lies!
posted by dersins at 2:41 PM on May 22, 2008


If they can get along, we can too. Except that we have deeper cerebral functioning and cannot be trained to see another person's back as a warm, fuzzy carpet.
posted by self at 2:43 PM on May 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


depends on whose back you are looking at...
posted by Large Marge at 2:44 PM on May 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


I knew I should have thrown that back-hair-disclaimer in there.
posted by self at 2:47 PM on May 22, 2008


What is Vincent Van Gogh doing to those poor animals?
posted by jpdoane at 2:51 PM on May 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


This is not "too awesome." It's a single-link video post from CNN, via Boing Boing, and also found on Digg (or was it Reddit?)... this is not something people aren't going to see. Not best of the web by a longshot.
posted by Grimp0teuthis at 3:05 PM on May 22, 2008


Yes, I agree with grimp0thethis. Though "best of the web" is not a stated aim of MeFi, I don't think this is within those guidelines. This will be omnipresent soon, and what are we to discuss?
posted by phrontist at 3:08 PM on May 22, 2008


Together they have drowned the rabbit.
posted by Artw at 3:08 PM on May 22, 2008


...this is not something people aren't going to see.

Unless they managed to miss the last five minutes of every local tv news broadcast in the country yesterday.
posted by y2karl at 3:21 PM on May 22, 2008


Sure they get along. Until the cat gets hungry.

Just like people get along. Until they don't.
posted by srboisvert at 3:24 PM on May 22, 2008


It's a single-link video post from CNN, via Boing Boing, and also found on Digg (or was it Reddit?).

The notion that everyone who visits Metafilter already reads Boing Boing, Digg and CNN is flatly incorrect.
posted by MegoSteve at 3:29 PM on May 22, 2008 [4 favorites]


I know how this goes:
"There was an old lady who swallowed a fly.
I dunno why she swallowed that fly,
Perhaps she'll die.

There was an old lady who swallowed a spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and wiggled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
But I dunno why she swallowed that fly -
Perhaps she'll die.

There was an old lady who swallowed a bird;
How absurd, to swallow a bird!
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
That wriggled and jiggled and wiggled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
But I dunno why she swallowed that fly -
Perhaps she'll die

There was an old lady who swallowed a cat.
Imagine that, she swallowed a cat.
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird ...
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
That wriggled and jiggled and wiggled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
But I dunno why she swallowed that fly
Perhaps she'll die

There was an old lady who swallowed a dog.
What a hog! To swallow a dog!
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat...
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird ...
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
That wriggled and jiggled and wiggled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
But I dunno why she swallowed that fly
Perhaps she'll die.

There was an old lady who swallowed a goat.
Just opened her throat and swallowed a goat!
She swallowed the goat to catch the dog ...
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat.
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird ...
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
That wriggled and jiggled and wiggled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
But I dunno why she swallowed that fly
Perhaps she'll die.

There was an old lady who swallowed a cow.
I don't know how she swallowed a cow!
She swallowed the cow to catch the goat... She swallowed the goat to catch the dog...
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat...
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird ...
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
That wriggled and jiggled and wiggled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
But I dunno why she swallowed that fly
Perhaps she'll die.

There was an old lady who swallowed a horse -
She's dead, of course."
posted by ericb at 3:31 PM on May 22, 2008


Spay the haterz.
Neuter the nay-sayers.
Everybody rut!
posted by Dizzy at 3:32 PM on May 22, 2008


Hey -- but they're no Town Musicians of Bremen.
posted by ericb at 3:42 PM on May 22, 2008


gagglezoomer: I want whatever drugs the owner gave those animals on the day this video was shot

guy in video: Sometimes I get irritated with the question `Are they on drugs?', so I say `Well, I caught the rat with a crack pipe, so I'm raising money for the Betty Ford Clinic'...and they're not on drugs


self: Except that we have deeper cerebral functioning...

guy in video: Animals are simple; people are complicated.


jpdoane: What is Vincent Van Gogh doing to those poor animals?

guy in video: Everybody keeps coming up saying I look like van Gogh, especially with my hat. Except for I still have my ears.
posted by ErWenn at 3:53 PM on May 22, 2008 [2 favorites]


Huh. I suppose I should have watched the whole thing before making wisecracks
posted by jpdoane at 4:01 PM on May 22, 2008


I propose the dog and rat kill the cat. Useless animals.
posted by brickman at 4:04 PM on May 22, 2008


This was awesome.

The WTFV and FIAMO are strong in this thread. But I'm a lover, not a hater.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 4:12 PM on May 22, 2008


Actually, it's just a dog, carrying his lunch (cat), who is also carrying it's lunch (mouse). It's not so much love as brown-bagging.
posted by The Light Fantastic at 4:25 PM on May 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


My favorite part is when they subtitled the dude "Animal Owner" instead of "Bum."

My second favorite part is when the rat was on top of the cat on top of the dog.
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim at 4:41 PM on May 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'd F the cat, marry the dog, and kill the rat.
posted by autodidact at 4:42 PM on May 22, 2008 [1 favorite]


autodidact ....one of those is just plain wrong...
posted by HuronBob at 4:52 PM on May 22, 2008


This raises a terrible possibility, envisioned by SNL's Jack Handey some years ago:

Contrary to what most people say, the most dangerous animal in the world is not the lion or the tiger or even the elephant. It's a shark riding on an elephant's back, just trampling and eating everything they see.

This "pet whisperer" must be watched. Carefully. For all our sakes.
posted by John Smallberries at 5:02 PM on May 22, 2008


autodidact: clearly you've never had a pet rat. Asshole.
posted by Ryvar at 5:03 PM on May 22, 2008


I'd F the cat, marry the dog, and kill the rat.
posted by autodidact at 6:42 PM on May 22 [+] [!]


...That ate the malt
That lay in the house that Jack built?

posted by ZakDaddy at 7:03 PM on May 22, 2008


'Why can't PEOPLE get along like this"?

They do. Some people get along fine with dogs. Some get along fine with cats. Some (so I hear) get along fine with rats. Some get along with all three.

Try stacking three cats and you'll wonder why they can't get along- you know, like people.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 7:09 PM on May 22, 2008


'Why can't PEOPLE get along like this"?

Actually, right now I am carrying a tiny little man, who is holding an even smaller baby.
posted by The Light Fantastic at 8:08 PM on May 22, 2008


That link only work on Windows/IE by the look of it.
I enjoyed seeing the animals on YouTube though.
posted by w0mbat at 8:35 PM on May 22, 2008


Heh, I walk past these guys all the time on my way to lunch. Didn't realize they were famous!
posted by The Pusher Robot at 9:47 PM on May 22, 2008


I grew up in Santa Barbara and saw this guy on State Street a lot. Glad to know he's making it into the big leagues of news broadcasting.

...Now if only he could teach them to surf at the same time it'd be perfect.
posted by renraw at 11:55 AM on May 23, 2008


Everybody sing! (Think Danny Kaye and you'll do fine.)

There's a rat on the cat on the dog on the bum on the mall in middle of the towwwwwwwnnn!
There's a rat on the cat on the .... "
Hey. You're not singing.
posted by bigskyguy at 8:10 AM on June 12, 2008


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