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November 11, 2008 10:05 PM   Subscribe

You know, sometimes, you want to read about an upcoming economic nightmare, sometimes, you want to read about Obama's transition team, sometimes, you want to read about the Rifleman's Creed, and sometimes, you just want to see squirrels dance to Michael Jackson (SLYT).
posted by WCityMike (25 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Actually, this is the first time in my life that I've just wanted to see squirrels dance to Michael Jackson.

And to my great relief, the desire has been instantly satisfied. Thank you, internet!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:13 PM on November 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


it's just not that good
posted by philip-random at 10:23 PM on November 11, 2008


Thank you. Its 12:31 AM here...and my roommates now think I'm insane, cause its the middle of the night and I'm laughing so loud I actually woke them up.
posted by Chan at 10:31 PM on November 11, 2008


I can stop. I've had enough.
posted by rokusan at 10:33 PM on November 11, 2008


FPP? Really?
posted by cgomez at 10:40 PM on November 11, 2008


If those weren't squirrelly ribcages, then man, those squirrels were ripped. Did you see those squirrelly abs? Seriously. MJ must be helping them out with some serious squirrelly trainers.

What do squirrel flutter kicks look like, though? Squirrel crunches? And how do squirrels do situps?

Sorry. Soon as I work up the courage, I'm gonna take my request for a squirrel ab workout to AskMe.

I hear that SEALs are pretty good with the abs stuff, but this is the first I'd heard about other mammals.
posted by vitia at 10:45 PM on November 11, 2008


This is either:

The inevitable evolution of the concept delivered by Hamster Dance is now realised in full motion glory of Squirrels Dance to Michael Jackson. The internet has completed another lap around the track.

OR

George Lucas got bored and decided to improve on beloved internet chestnuts.

HAN SHOT FIRST, GEORGE! Han shot first.
posted by batmonkey at 10:46 PM on November 11, 2008


I SUSPECT THESE SQUIRRELS DID NOT ACTUALLY DANCE BUT INSTEAD IMAGE MANIPULATION SOFTWARE WAS INVOLVED
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 10:46 PM on November 11, 2008 [8 favorites]


This rocks.
posted by azpenguin at 11:15 PM on November 11, 2008


Actually, this performance of Thriller by 1,500 plus CPDRC inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, Cebu, Philippines is even better.
posted by mrzarquon at 11:28 PM on November 11, 2008


I feel so cheap (and used).

this is nothing like the Squirrel eating the cracker to Huey Lewis ("This is it").
which was retardeldy sublime all agreed.



I would link that but feeling lazy and oveworked.
posted by celerystick at 11:40 PM on November 11, 2008


Those rascally squirrels were seen just before jumping into their song and dance.
posted by netbros at 2:13 AM on November 12, 2008


While you were watching those squirrels dance, the value of your house dropped 3%, your retirement account lost 6%, and your savings lost 2% to inflation.
posted by diogenes at 3:54 AM on November 12, 2008


I don't know if I should thank you or threaten to beat you. Either way I'm deeply moved by this video although the early hour of my viewing may have some effect here.

I also vote for "natural evolution of the hamster dance" and anxiously wait for what the next lap around the internet portends.
posted by Fezboy! at 4:48 AM on November 12, 2008


While you were stressing out about things you can't control, cancer started growing on your liver and your kids stopped caring if you were going to play with them. AND ALL THE WHILE.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 4:54 AM on November 12, 2008


Fantabulous Timewaster, that is just ludicrous! Do you have any idea how long it would take to train squirrels to work image manipulation software?!?!?!
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 5:00 AM on November 12, 2008 [4 favorites]


Meh. Needs moar lolcat.
posted by fuse theorem at 5:16 AM on November 12, 2008


Oh man, the tension while waiting for that prairie dog to turn around was nearly unbearable. You know it's coming, but when? What's he waiting for? Turn, prairie dog, turn! The most amazing part is that I still laugh when that thing turns.
posted by diogenes at 5:46 AM on November 12, 2008


badger badger badger
posted by greenie2600 at 6:50 AM on November 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


While you were watching those squirrels dance, the value of your house dropped 3%, your retirement account lost 6%, and your savings lost 2% to inflation.

Hah! Rental, no retirement account and no savings.
Suddenly, my lack of economic foresight is looking pretty smart.
posted by signal at 7:43 AM on November 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


Well played, Sir. If you're really clever, you're also carrying lots of debt. Inflation will make that shrink in no time.
posted by diogenes at 8:02 AM on November 12, 2008


Fake!
posted by mmoncur at 8:07 AM on November 12, 2008


No moonwalking?

My house is losing value, and all my financial planning is for naught- and I'm denied the consolation of moonwaking squirrels? Why were there no moonwalking squirrels?

Fuck it. I'm going back to bed.
posted by bibliowench at 8:35 AM on November 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


bibliowench, sorry about the home value and all, but how about really real real moonwalking birds to chase those blues away?
posted by humannaire at 4:24 PM on November 12, 2008


And if you're in the mood...Hexapod Robot Dance Squad!
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 11:22 PM on November 12, 2008


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