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May 30, 2009 10:38 PM   Subscribe

camel vs. bin
posted by Del Far (61 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
Really?
posted by ALongDecember at 10:43 PM on May 30, 2009


Now I want a pet camel. Never thought that would happen :).
posted by The Devil Tesla at 10:46 PM on May 30, 2009


A single tear rolls down his eye as he thinks: "people start pollution, camels can stop it".
posted by stavrogin at 10:48 PM on May 30, 2009 [3 favorites]


Now I want a pet trash can. Never thought that would happen :O.
posted by item at 10:52 PM on May 30, 2009


This is the most fulfilling MF post I've ever read.
posted by hpliferaft at 10:59 PM on May 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


I expected a lot more perl.
posted by b1tr0t at 11:01 PM on May 30, 2009 [23 favorites]


CAMELS!
gotta lovve them camels.
i'm drunk.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 11:03 PM on May 30, 2009 [4 favorites]


You may not know this, but camels are very large creatures. Note at the bottom that he says it's still a baby camel, and while it's getting very large, it's probably not full grown yet. I do not ever recommend fucking with one, though the destruction of that bin might have already suggested that course of action to you.
posted by Caduceus at 11:48 PM on May 30, 2009 [2 favorites]


Never really seen a camel look happy before, pretty cool.
posted by doctor_negative at 11:53 PM on May 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Nom nom nom indeed.
posted by maryh at 12:04 AM on May 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


That camel is playing with everything! Like a camel on some sorta catnip camel analogue.
posted by TwelveTwo at 12:05 AM on May 31, 2009


I'd walk a mile for a camel.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:28 AM on May 31, 2009 [2 favorites]


CamelCase
posted by null terminated at 12:36 AM on May 31, 2009


I was expecting something that I would have to open with MagicISO
posted by GavinR at 12:42 AM on May 31, 2009


Ever had a camel spit on you? Happened to me once, at the Birmingham (Alabama) zoo, when I was about, oh 13 or 14. The beast was just on the other side of his fence, and we were looking each other straight in the face. The camel was no more that a foot and half away. Suddenly, without warning, SPLAT! An enormous amount (like, say a tall glass of water's worth) of camel saliva mixed with gritty bits of hay flew out of his mouth straight into my face. Charming.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:58 AM on May 31, 2009


Man, camels are dicks.
posted by arcolz at 1:03 AM on May 31, 2009


Metafilter: HAHAHA JUST KIDDING
posted by zerokey at 1:09 AM on May 31, 2009 [2 favorites]


I love you too, rope thing.
posted by phylum sinter at 1:10 AM on May 31, 2009 [4 favorites]


I want my 30 seconds back.
posted by zardoz at 1:21 AM on May 31, 2009


flapjax at midnite: camel bukkake is so 1999, and I doubt you were 14 in 1999. Why don't you go ahead and tell the truth?
posted by item at 1:22 AM on May 31, 2009


I love camels. There's a youtube video of two camels in a car http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbWEXb8TEsg

I just love the noise they make, soooooo ugly. Ben Burtt used these sounds, sped up, for the Tauntauns.

The reason the camel spit on you is because you were staring at it, flapjax. Camels find this rude. In fact, they are ornery, so they find most things rude.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 1:28 AM on May 31, 2009 [9 favorites]


Why are those camels in that car? I am so confused.
posted by Mizu at 1:32 AM on May 31, 2009


Why don't you go ahead and tell the truth?

You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!

well, you probably can, but, anyway, I gotta go get some dinner
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:33 AM on May 31, 2009


Isn't the bactrian (two hump) camel on the verge of extinction? (Looks it up.) Ah, yes, in the wild, though there is a bit over a million of them as domestic animals.

That aside, this dromedary camel looks happy with its bin. I know diddly dip about camel raising, but I'm a bit alarmed (from a horse owning perspective) that someone is riding a camel that's only a year old, you generally don't get on a horse until it's three or so.
posted by maxwelton at 1:34 AM on May 31, 2009


WHY ARE THEY IN THE CAR.
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 1:35 AM on May 31, 2009 [3 favorites]


You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!

well, you probably can, but, anyway, I gotta go get some dinner


You got me. Dinner is almost always better than the truth.
posted by item at 1:35 AM on May 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


OR WHAT MIZU SAID BUT WITH MORE CAPSLOCK.
posted by Captain Cardanthian! at 1:35 AM on May 31, 2009 [2 favorites]


Oh. A bin. I love bins.
I will pick you up.
I will throw you.
And I will dance.
Nom, nom, nom
Enough of that, let's go.
It's just you and me bin.
See how gentle I am.
HAHAHA JUST KIDDING
And down you go.
Now I dance on you.
And bite you. You're so much fun, bin.
Let's stay together forever.
What's this?
A ROPE..... THING!!!!!!!!
Nom.
I love you, rope thing.


Now, this is exactly the kind of language people are warning against in the forkhead box transcription factor thread.
posted by moody cow at 1:42 AM on May 31, 2009 [4 favorites]


That was surprisingly charming, for a link to Livejournal.

I don't want a camel, but I wouldn't mind a chance to meet this particular one!
posted by librarylis at 2:14 AM on May 31, 2009


He's in love with my friend's car. He walks to the spot where she parks it every night before she gets home and settles down to wait for it to come.

So that may explain why the camels are in the car. How is still unresolved, because camels are kind of huge.

That's awfully cute, though. And camels are not cute animals.
posted by louche mustachio at 2:19 AM on May 31, 2009


I'm so sorry for this, but no camel or christmas thread is complete without it.
posted by maryh at 3:07 AM on May 31, 2009


yeah, this was good... sunday morning smiles....
posted by HuronBob at 3:58 AM on May 31, 2009


Why are those camels in that car? I am so confused.
The précis on the youtube vid is unusually informative Mizu and actually answers your question:
A Bedouin resident of the Negev managed to complete the inconceivable feat when he stuffed two camels into his car in order to transport them to the West Bank Judea.
In other words – to get to the other side.
posted by Sitegeist at 4:38 AM on May 31, 2009 [11 favorites]


I know diddly dip about camel raising, but I'm a bit alarmed (from a horse owning perspective) that someone is riding a camel that's only a year old, you generally don't get on a horse until it's three or so.

The owner says he only gets on him when he's cushing (laying down), which would be easier on his frame. No stress on the legs that way.
posted by scalefree at 5:42 AM on May 31, 2009


Also, more pics of everyone's favorite baby camel.
posted by scalefree at 5:43 AM on May 31, 2009 [3 favorites]


They have the worst singing voices, though.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 6:00 AM on May 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


For some reason, looking at this series of pictures made me realize how similar camels are to giraffes. Does anyone know how closely linked they are biologically?
posted by Cataline at 6:21 AM on May 31, 2009


He's in love with my friend's car.

This is what happens when you let giraffes marry refrigerators.
posted by trip and a half at 6:28 AM on May 31, 2009 [7 favorites]


D'oh! Stupid non-preview!
posted by trip and a half at 6:28 AM on May 31, 2009


Camels are funny lookin'.
posted by scratch at 6:42 AM on May 31, 2009


They have the worst singing voices, though.

Still better than Diamanda Galas, though.
posted by NoMich at 6:44 AM on May 31, 2009 [2 favorites]


O HAI I AM FRM YOR NITEMARES LOL
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:10 AM on May 31, 2009 [3 favorites]


One of my best zoo memories from my childhood is when a camel spat in my older brother's face. Probably not my brother's favourite memory though.
posted by srboisvert at 7:24 AM on May 31, 2009 [3 favorites]


camel vs. arnie
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 7:29 AM on May 31, 2009


Ceiling camel is watching you.
posted by caddis at 7:37 AM on May 31, 2009


CamelCase

In the case of that bin it'd be more like cAmELcAsE, stomp stomp.
posted by limeonaire at 7:48 AM on May 31, 2009


Camel toes.
posted by scalefree at 8:20 AM on May 31, 2009


I'm not snarking, just sayin'...I saw this last year on a LJ page.
posted by Hands of Manos at 8:48 AM on May 31, 2009


Cataline - camels and giraffes are both artiodactyls (even-toed ungulates) but they aren't very closely related. Different suborder. Giraffes are actually closer to bovids (cows) than they are to camels.
posted by caution live frogs at 8:54 AM on May 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


My master gave me this bin so that I may talk.
posted by sonic meat machine at 9:26 AM on May 31, 2009


burning camels might be more addictive, but burning bins can save you a lot of money... what to do?
posted by the aloha at 9:37 AM on May 31, 2009


That camel has been smoking. And I don't mean Camels.
posted by binturong at 10:04 AM on May 31, 2009


I don't like Rubbermaid either.
posted by rageagainsttherobots at 11:07 AM on May 31, 2009


aww. Sweet post. Thanks for the nice surprise and gentle smile.
posted by nickyskye at 11:31 AM on May 31, 2009


I'd walk a mile for a camel.

yeah, but after seeing what that camel can do to a bin, the real question is - "would you walk a camel for a mile?"
posted by pyramid termite at 1:12 PM on May 31, 2009


If you give a camel a container, he will want some water to put in it. If you give the camel water, he will want a rope thing to slobber it all over....
posted by Night_owl at 2:06 PM on May 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


That was really cute. Very amusing to see a camel acting like one of my cats with a toy mouse.

I never really thought camels were cute until I saw The Story of the Weeping Camel. Go baby camel go!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 3:56 PM on May 31, 2009


The Story of the Weeping Camel was great. Highly recommended.
posted by homunculus at 6:21 PM on May 31, 2009


I'm a bit alarmed (from a horse owning perspective) that someone is riding a camel that's only a year old, you generally don't get on a horse until it's three or so.

also, they're a lot bigger than horses...in the words of Peggy Hill: "Honey, he weighs 1000 lbs, to him, you are like a hat."
posted by sexyrobot at 8:13 PM on May 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


I don't like how creepy their necks look when they are lying down.
posted by purpletangerine at 5:53 AM on June 1, 2009


I believe they mature at basically the same rate as a horse, but I don't think she's riding it yet, just sitting on it sometimes. Because she specified that she sat on him when hey was cushing, I thought it was a gentling and socializing thing, not a riding thing.

And sexyrobot, it's not the size, it's the unformed joints. You can't drop a baby on the soft spot, even if it is much much bigger than the average baby.
posted by Lesser Shrew at 7:12 PM on June 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


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