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September 2, 2009 1:46 PM   Subscribe

"I went out, and there was a big egg." (SLYT)
posted by Dipsomaniac (90 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oeuf - that musta hurt.
posted by fish tick at 1:53 PM on September 2, 2009 [26 favorites]


Two Kentuckians are walking down different ends of a street toward each other, and one is carrying a sack. When they meet, one says, "Hey Tommy Ray, what'cha got in th' bag?"

"Jus' some chickens."

"If I guesses how many they are, can I have one?"

"Shoot, ya guesses right and I'll give you both of 'em."
posted by netbros at 1:56 PM on September 2, 2009 [9 favorites]


More info.

But the best thing I learned on that page is that a yolkless egg is referred to as a "fart egg".
posted by CaseyB at 1:59 PM on September 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


I like to think those two wrote their own vows.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 2:02 PM on September 2, 2009 [13 favorites]


I was really prepared for the worst to come out of that second egg. Like, I was expecting something out of David Cronenburg's wet dream to ooze out and start laughing/crying.
posted by Dr-Baa at 2:06 PM on September 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


You can't fool me - it's eggs all the way down.
posted by dirtdirt at 2:06 PM on September 2, 2009 [8 favorites]


Ok, I was not expecting that. And I think I probably think it's more awesome than it really is, but it's pretty fucking awesome. I never would have guessed what was inside. Never.
posted by mediareport at 2:08 PM on September 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


"That poor bird."
posted by loquacious at 2:09 PM on September 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


That was awesome except it should have ended 30 seconds before it did. Editing, people. Editing.
posted by rusty at 2:10 PM on September 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


I need coffee.
posted by everichon at 2:12 PM on September 2, 2009


WHICH CAME FIRST
posted by hifiparasol at 2:13 PM on September 2, 2009 [5 favorites]


I like when he says: "Big egg, normal size egg. Size difference? The big egg is bigger."

George: What is a "big salad"?
Elaine: It's like a regular salad, only bigger.
posted by bonefish at 2:13 PM on September 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


That was amazing - I was expecting something weird to come out - especially from the second egg. I was kinda squeezing my eyes shut just a bit in case it was disgusting. Ha!
posted by garnetgirl at 2:17 PM on September 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


I love these little YouTube videos where someone shows you something that's just plain neat. A $150 million blockbuster with CGI and a-list talent is entertaining, but it somehow can't compare to this guy in his kitchen showing us (twice!) that there was a LITTLE egg inside of the BIG egg!
posted by xingcat at 2:21 PM on September 2, 2009


So that was real? I was wondering how they managed to make such a fake egg shell that would crack so realistically.
posted by delmoi at 2:22 PM on September 2, 2009


OK, I'll be the first to chime in with some skepticism on this one. Right before he cracks the (big) egg, the camera unnecessarily changes position, so that while he cracks it his left hand completely obscures the view. I can't see any obvious evidence of sleight-of-hand, but the camerawork makes me suspicious.
posted by googly at 2:22 PM on September 2, 2009


Oddly enough, I read about a similar thing yesterday. Time to check the Rapture Index, methinks.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 2:24 PM on September 2, 2009


As always, a YouTube commenter gets it exactly right:

Damn nature, you scary!
posted by brain_drain at 2:24 PM on September 2, 2009 [13 favorites]


Check CaseyB's link, guys. Eggs-in-eggs have happened before.
posted by ardgedee at 2:24 PM on September 2, 2009


Deadpan genius. That was excellent.
posted by EvaDestruction at 2:25 PM on September 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


Thank you, Youtube, for always succeeding where the rest of the internet fails. Thank you for ruining my breakfast.
posted by SinisterPurpose at 2:29 PM on September 2, 2009


Little kid echo = awesome.
posted by the littlest brussels sprout at 2:31 PM on September 2, 2009 [3 favorites]


But the real question is why wasn't he surprised to find the little egg? If I understand correctly from the odd-egg link a big egg would most likely be double yolked not double shelled. Would it be possible to know ahead of time by putting the egg up to a light?
posted by lucasks at 2:32 PM on September 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


this was pretty cool. thanks!
posted by snofoam at 2:32 PM on September 2, 2009


For a minute there I thought the quote was referring to the last episode of True Blood.
posted by Mr. Palomar at 2:37 PM on September 2, 2009


If y'all are gonna spoiler this week's True Blood like this, can you at least put it below the fold or something?
posted by Greg Nog at 2:38 PM on September 2, 2009


I didn't think he was sufficiently surprised enough either, but then again these are obviously people with some degree of experience with chickens and eggs. I suppose he knew that the only things that could have been inside the Really Big Egg were either a Really Big Yolk, two yolks, or a second egg, and was prepared for any one of those things to come out - unlike me and the majority of the rest of us, who were expecting any number of other, much more horrible and/or grotesque things to be inside the Really Big Egg.
posted by yhbc at 2:38 PM on September 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yup it's real. I even had a double yolked egg recently (not as cool, but it was enough to make me go "Oh wow! Twins!").
posted by whimsicalnymph at 2:38 PM on September 2, 2009


Somehow I think that the hen should know what was in that huge egg. Can you imagine her thoughts after laying that thing?
posted by CrazyLemonade at 2:55 PM on September 2, 2009


Did that guy seem high to anyone else?
posted by dirigibleman at 2:57 PM on September 2, 2009 [5 favorites]


But the real question is why wasn't he surprised to find the little egg? If I understand correctly from the odd-egg link a big egg would most likely be double yolked not double shelled. Would it be possible to know ahead of time by putting the egg up to a light?

You can probably tell just by handling the Big Egg that there is a second egg inside of it.
posted by ageispolis at 2:58 PM on September 2, 2009


So this is not about the NY Mets' offense, then?
posted by Mister_A at 2:59 PM on September 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


And thus the phrase is born - "You have a big egg problem."
posted by bigmusic at 3:00 PM on September 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


As a new chicken owner, I have learned that egg-in-an-egg is reasonably common. Posts about them come up about once a month on the Backyard Chickens Forums.

For those of us raised on store-bought eggs, it's surprising to hear about all the weird stuff that can come out of a chicken! Egg-in-an-egg is the least of it - check out the Christmas Alien Egg.

(So far all I'm getting are pullet eggs, which are about half-size. Harriet, my Rhode Island Red, reliably lays double yolked eggs every time, but they're still only half the size of a "normal" double yolker.)
posted by ErikaB at 3:04 PM on September 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


CrazyLemonade: "Somehow I think that the hen should know what was in that huge egg. Can you imagine her thoughts after laying that thing?"

"AAAAAAGHH! AAAAAAAGH! OW, MY CLOACA!"
posted by Dipsomaniac at 3:11 PM on September 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


So that's what Alan Arkin has been up to.
posted by boo_radley at 3:13 PM on September 2, 2009


This happened to my mom. This happened to my mom.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:15 PM on September 2, 2009 [8 favorites]


It happens
posted by Iron Rat at 3:18 PM on September 2, 2009


"Oh, hey, ErikaB posted a link. 'Christmas alien egg?' Wonder what that's all about. I'll just click the link and BLEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAARGH" all over my keyboard.
posted by hifiparasol at 3:20 PM on September 2, 2009 [7 favorites]


Maybe Allen Ball saw this on youtube when he wrote the most recent installment (Episode 11, Season 2) of True Blood....
posted by bluesky43 at 3:23 PM on September 2, 2009


Can you imagine her thoughts after laying that thing?

Hmm, I should go poke the ground and see if there is any food... I'm poking the ground and eating... Hmm, I should go over there and see if I poke the ground if I can find any food...
posted by quin at 3:26 PM on September 2, 2009 [20 favorites]


Christmas Alien Egg is NSFA who enjoys eggs. Must go harm self now to erase what I saw.
posted by five fresh fish at 3:26 PM on September 2, 2009


With Billy Mays dead and shamwow guy discredited by his sexdrugsviolence scandal I think Big Egg Guy may have a future in infomercials
posted by Iron Rat at 3:27 PM on September 2, 2009



If y'all are gonna spoiler this week's True Blood like this, can you at least put it below the fold or something?


Oh come the fuck on. That's not a spoiler. Telling you that Jason accidentally shoots Andy and kills him is a spoiler.
posted by eyeballkid at 3:27 PM on September 2, 2009


I spent 10 minutes loading that video and by then it had streamed (from fucking Guam, I imagine) 54 seconds. What is inside the second egg!? The answer would ideally be better than 10:1 time used to reward received.
posted by slimepuppy at 3:31 PM on September 2, 2009


So, this proves that the Chicken reproductive system had to have had a designer, right?
posted by empath at 3:31 PM on September 2, 2009


Eggy weggs? I want to smash 'em up!
posted by Elmore at 3:38 PM on September 2, 2009


What is inside the second egg!?

Your imagination is more creative than any SLYT, run with it!

...alright, It was a normal yolk and albumen (the inner albumen looked 'better' and viscously different to the one from The Big Egg. The yolks looked similar.
posted by vectr at 3:39 PM on September 2, 2009


I'll bet a really big egg that that was taken in some kind of group home where the residents raise chickens as part of their therapy. There's no way they are capable of running all aspects of their lives. Sure they can fry themselves and egg when hungry, but there's no way that guy holds down gainful employment that doesn't have several levels of government subsidizing his wages, no way.
posted by Keith Talent at 3:47 PM on September 2, 2009


Supermarket eggs are all smooth. If you've ever been on a farm you will see eggs that look like they are made of pumice. Now that would hurt!
posted by cjorgensen at 3:59 PM on September 2, 2009


Hey, have you guys heard that the Duggars (of TLC fame) are having a 19th child?!
posted by Partario at 4:13 PM on September 2, 2009


Whether this video is real, it appears to be a real phenomenon.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 4:19 PM on September 2, 2009


I have actually encountered this sort of thing myself twice. Once with the brown organic eggs and once with ol' fashioned bleached eggs. It's pretty dang weird. But also a bargain!
posted by katillathehun at 4:25 PM on September 2, 2009


Yeah, I am saying this is real. It's not like they pulled a rabbit out of that egg.
posted by cjorgensen at 4:26 PM on September 2, 2009


I thought all their baskets were going to be in there.
posted by DU at 4:33 PM on September 2, 2009 [2 favorites]


Am I alone in thinking his cadence and diction bear a striking resemblance to a certain noted director's? (Which didn't do much to assuage my initial fears that what was going to come out of the second egg was some sort of mucas-laden radiator baby.)
posted by carrybagman at 4:52 PM on September 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


I was going to say shit happens, but considering where eggs come from, I thought it best not. But yea, it's not unheard of. Just a little weirder then your double-yolkers.
posted by opsin at 5:03 PM on September 2, 2009


Oh man, carrybagman. You are so right. I didn't even realize it at first but that is dead on.
posted by Deathalicious at 5:08 PM on September 2, 2009


Матрёшка Яичко.
posted by tellurian at 5:11 PM on September 2, 2009


YO DAWG I HERD YOU LIKE EGGS SO WE PUT AN EGG IN YOUR EGG
posted by louche mustachio at 5:23 PM on September 2, 2009 [25 favorites]


What in god's name is going on with the Christmas Alien Egg. I mean it.
posted by sugarfish at 5:54 PM on September 2, 2009


I'd like to smack Big Egg Guy with a bat to see if there is a Little Egg Guy inside.
posted by digsrus at 6:00 PM on September 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


YO DAWG

It was a tough call, but I decided to use that on YouTube rather than MeFi, and regretted it, but now I have a +10 over there, so I'm satisfied.
posted by Stylus Happenstance at 6:11 PM on September 2, 2009


Why do you guys hate big egg guy? He's entertaining his family and himself with his big egg schtick.
posted by Mister_A at 6:28 PM on September 2, 2009


He says "big egg" nine times. Nine times. Big egg.
posted by Rora at 6:29 PM on September 2, 2009


The inside of the Christmas Alien egg is... dare I say it?

Rugose.
posted by Mister_A at 6:32 PM on September 2, 2009


In fairness, it was a big goddamn egg.
posted by Mister_A at 6:32 PM on September 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh, that alien egg is about the worst thing I've ever seen, and I've seen terrible things. Ack!

I should not have followed the links to the other horrible stuff they've found. This one with a swirl is KIND OF cute, but no, not really. Not at all. As if I needed another reminder why I don't like to eat eggs.
posted by glider at 6:39 PM on September 2, 2009


glider, the fact that they have a hen named "Louise the Horrible" is fantastic.

But apparently the eggs that she lays are...well, horrible.
posted by Dipsomaniac at 6:54 PM on September 2, 2009


Man, eggs are pretty magical. First off, there's a heck of a lot more egg material in that big egg, and the chicken just manages it. Second, the inner egg shell does just fine being soaked in egg white for days. That wasn't part of the design spec!
posted by smackfu at 7:11 PM on September 2, 2009


Okay, I stand corrected. There ARE more disgusting things that could have been inside the Really Big Egg, at least a few of which would have been known to an amateur or semi-professional chicken-raiser.
posted by yhbc at 7:47 PM on September 2, 2009


I love to eat eggs so I am not clicking on any of the other links.
posted by trip and a half at 8:16 PM on September 2, 2009


"i better try another hat"...bullwinkle j moose
posted by kitchenrat at 8:17 PM on September 2, 2009


Holy shit there was another egg inside that big egg!!
posted by jessamyn at 8:19 PM on September 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


This hasn't scared me off eggs at all. Try harder, Internets!
posted by maudlin at 8:22 PM on September 2, 2009


Please don't try harder, internets. For the love of kittens, please.
posted by five fresh fish at 8:32 PM on September 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


I even had a double yolked egg recently (not as cool, but it was enough to make me go "Oh wow! Twins!").

Double-yolked eggs are quite common. I buy jumbo eggs as I eat a lot of whites. I estimate there's about one double yolk per carton.
posted by neuron at 9:45 PM on September 2, 2009


He says "big egg" nine times. Nine times. Big egg.

"Big ol' bus".
posted by neuron at 9:47 PM on September 2, 2009


I found myself oddly fixated by his bracelet....so shiny!
posted by The Light Fantastic at 10:16 PM on September 2, 2009


The book Egg and Nest by scientific photographer Rosamund Purcell has a chapter on problematic eggs, artistically rendered.
posted by benzenedream at 10:51 PM on September 2, 2009


Christmas alien egg autopsy more disturbing than alien autopsy.
posted by molecicco at 6:35 AM on September 3, 2009


Could someone, gently, describe what the deal is with the Christmas alien egg? Because I know fully well enough from the initial description that I don't want to click on that link. And the horrified responses just reinforce my conviction that I don't want to click on that link.

But, I am curious, so if someone could describe it, gently, tactfully, tastefully, I'd appreciate it. Of course maybe some of you will say you can't. If you can't, so be it.

But, yeah, I wasn't expecting a second egg.
posted by Reverend John at 10:51 AM on September 3, 2009


The Christmas Alien Egg isn't that gross, it's just an egg-like thing that looks to be about half baby bird and half egg. From the website's description

"The "shell" was as thick as a banana skin and made up of three to four layers. The inside was made up of what appeared to be thin layers of polythene all concertinaed together in frills. It seemed as tough as polythene as well. There was no liquid, but it was moist, like the inside of a cooked juicy sausage, as was its colour and texture. In other words, get a raw sausage, separate the inside from the skin then squeeze it together and force it all into the skin of miniature banana, steam it and you're more or less there."
posted by jessamyn at 11:12 AM on September 3, 2009


I have a friend who was born with part of a twin inside her. it was just an eye and some teeth or something. I wonder if this is something similar.
posted by evanlr39 at 12:08 PM on September 3, 2009


I am fine with the video being those 30 seconds 'too long' because it only further helped me decide that these are definitely people I wish I were friends with.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 2:01 PM on September 3, 2009


... and by that I specifically mean the line "I don't know, should we save it? I don't think so. It's kind of grotesque."
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 2:02 PM on September 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


Reminds me of an old (human) OB/GYN textbook. There were some pretty nasty photos in there too (fetus mummified in uterus).

Somehow we want to think of eggs as clean, perfect objects, not products of a reproductive process that could GO WRONG and produce anti-eggs.
posted by bad grammar at 7:40 PM on September 3, 2009


I'd love to see a hen's egg within an ostrich's egg.
posted by megob at 2:14 AM on September 6, 2009


Not for nothing, but I just met these people at party (they're friends of friends, and I'd actually met them before but hadn't made the connection to Big Egg), and for all you doubters, this was absolutely, 100% genuine; no trickery, no nothing. Just a big egg. With another egg contained therein.
posted by dersins at 2:32 PM on September 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


Cool! Did you also find out if they wrote their own vows?

I kind of hope they did. I bet they would've been awesome vows.
posted by EvaDestruction at 7:16 PM on September 19, 2009


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