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February 10, 2010 4:27 AM   Subscribe


 
Leaping lemurs! Me and you and Zoboomafoo!
posted by headnsouth at 4:37 AM on February 10, 2010


Yeah, but I bet they can't roll for shit.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 5:10 AM on February 10, 2010


Hey, they stole my moves.
posted by Elmore at 5:24 AM on February 10, 2010


I LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT! I LIKE TO MOVE IT MOVE IT!
posted by briank at 5:25 AM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


The Animal Planet intro makes it sound like that lemur's next move is to hold up a 7-Eleven, get a housecat pregnant to the tune of Good Vibrations by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch and lobby for healthcare reform.
posted by jimmythefish at 5:48 AM on February 10, 2010 [10 favorites]


LEMURS AREN'T MONKEYS OK?
posted by dunkadunc at 5:57 AM on February 10, 2010 [3 favorites]


jimmythefish When a lemur attacked my housecat, it only played "Muskrat Love." :(
posted by ExitPursuedByBear at 6:01 AM on February 10, 2010


"Lemurs have more fun than you do"

Well, yes. They don't have to go to work and can nap most of the day. Of course, I don't have to (generally) worry about getting eaten by a big cat or snatched out of a tree by a bird of prey. So, there's a trade-off of sorts.
posted by clvrmnky at 6:29 AM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


I just came here to say that lemurs are most excellent.
posted by Dr. Wu at 6:52 AM on February 10, 2010


Not complaining or anything but there seems to be a really heavy pro lemur bias in this thread.
posted by Meatbomb at 7:10 AM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


jimmythefish When a lemur attacked my housecat, it only played "Muskrat Love." :(

I'm not saying that's what it did. I'm saying that's what this thread makes us want to believe.

What it really did was hang out at Trader Joe's and complain to the cashier that they don't sell bulk organic meal worms before hopping sideways very slowly on its way home, rolling one (they can most definitely roll), giggling to Tiny Toon and then slowly hopping over to work as a parking attendant where it would argue the merits of Steely Dan attempting to sue Wilco over rights to the '70s vibe'.
posted by jimmythefish at 7:20 AM on February 10, 2010


I was at a Zoo in I wanna say London when I saw Lemur Feeding Time. The handler came out with a tray of fruit and vegetables and then sat down on a tree stump. One by one the Lemurs came up and formed an orderly line in front of her. The first lemur would look up, reach out his hand, get a grape or something, then move to the side so the next lemur could do the same. One lemur, not at the front, tried to reach his arm out. The others lemurs (and the handler) shot him a "look" and he shyly pulled his arm back. After watching this, I turned to my BF.

"What the hell was that?"

"Looks like they thought them how to queue."

"why?"

"Well .....it is a British Zoo."
posted by The Whelk at 7:26 AM on February 10, 2010 [24 favorites]


Not complaining or anything but there seems to be a really heavy pro lemur bias in this thread.

Yeah, it's weird. Usually lemur threads trainwreck into Sarah Palin, blah-blah-blah Repulicans, Police Brutality State, Apple on Microsoft Porn, LOLLEMURS pretty fast. What gives?
posted by Elmore at 7:47 AM on February 10, 2010 [2 favorites]


Lemurs are creepy. I want one.
posted by brina at 8:05 AM on February 10, 2010


Leaping lemurs! Me and you and Zoboomafoo!

Hey, wait a minute. There's no zebras or ostriches in Madagascar.
posted by Caduceus at 8:12 AM on February 10, 2010


Well, there's no tigers in Kenya either.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:20 AM on February 10, 2010


Lemurs find me delicious.
posted by quin at 8:29 AM on February 10, 2010


Aren't Lemurs known foot-fetishists?
posted by drezdn at 8:29 AM on February 10, 2010


Oh Hi!

Let's not forget the avahi cleesi, and yes it's that Cleese.

For the record, Lemurs do dance, but they do a traditional Scottish highland dance.
At least that's what the tattoo on my back depicts. It's a long story, my profile details it.
posted by Lemurrhea at 8:41 AM on February 10, 2010




Drug use isn't drug abuse. Why do Americans pucker so much when lemurs get high? I never could understand why recreational use of harmless drugs is spurned, but prescription drugs, with their lists of side effects including death, are considered appropriate.

We should declare a war on lemurs!
posted by Chuffy at 9:33 AM on February 10, 2010


So, judging by the millipedes drug use, I guess that lemurs originally came from Interzone.
posted by chambers at 9:49 AM on February 10, 2010


Flagged.
Meta
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:54 AM on February 10, 2010


I like these lemurs.
posted by bjgeiger at 11:34 AM on February 10, 2010 [1 favorite]



Drug use isn't drug abuse. Why do Americans pucker so much when lemurs get high?.


Agreed! Why can't they just present as the lemur getting high for the sake of it instead of the obligatory disclaimer " IT"S BAD FOR HIM!!!!" . Shut up judgmental narrator, let the lemur do his millipede thing.
posted by Liquidwolf at 12:15 PM on February 10, 2010


Damn pagan lemurs.
posted by gallois at 1:23 PM on February 10, 2010


Well, yes. They don't have to go to work and can nap most of the day. Of course, I don't have to (generally) worry about getting eaten by a big cat or snatched out of a tree by a bird of prey. So, there's a trade-off of sorts.

To be fair, clvrmnky, your primary method of avoiding vermin infestation doesn't involve higher than shit on millipeded spit.

Point: lemurs.
posted by IAmBroom at 2:52 PM on February 10, 2010


Er, that would be "spit that had already been through a millipede". Ergo, "millipeded": having been processed by a millipede (past tense of the verb, "to millipede").

Not a typo.

Really.
posted by IAmBroom at 2:53 PM on February 10, 2010


Lemurs are creepy. I want one.

I'm more partial to the creepiness of the slow loris.

I used to get stoned and go to the Houston Zoo just to watch one of these buggers move in slow motion and look up with that Gollum-like mixture of intimidation and resentment.
posted by Mental Wimp at 4:14 PM on February 10, 2010


I've been slightly obsessed with lemurs lately because watching them move shoves aside whatever I'm thinking and activates my giggle center. I think my shirt could be on fire and if a lemur in motion came into view my thinking would be "Ouch ow ow hey a lemur tee hee ouch ow ow ow". I even emailed the Madagascar embassy a couple of weeks ago to ask if they knew of any lemur footage online that I wasn't finding (no response so far). Anyway, the Duke Lemur Center has a bunch of stuff for the curious. I'd start here where each time you refresh it shows a new picture.
posted by vapidave at 5:19 PM on February 10, 2010



I used to get stoned and go to the Houston Zoo just to watch one of these buggers move in slow motion and look up with that Gollum-like mixture of intimidation and resentment.


Mental Wimp, I'm pretty sure this took place in the Houston Zoo.
posted by The Whelk at 5:38 PM on February 10, 2010


"Well .....it is a British Zoo."

Whelk, I would pay cash money to see that. I wish it were on video.
posted by darkstar at 7:58 PM on February 10, 2010


Is it lame that I went into the comments for this post just to see if anyone had bothered to post the lemurs from "Madagascar"? If so, I don't care. Bjgeiger just beat me to it. That scene still has me in stitches. :tips hat: Well, played, bjgeiger!
posted by the_royal_we at 1:21 AM on February 11, 2010


Well duh!*


*this cracks my 1 year old up every time too. :)
posted by stormpooper at 7:51 AM on February 11, 2010


your primary method of avoiding vermin infestation doesn't involve higher than shit on millipeded spit

Er. What? Even with your explanation, idontgettit.

My primary method of avoiding vermin infestation is, like, the entire framework of human civilization. /And/ we still get to use relaxing grooming behaviour to reinforce social connections. That is, as the kids say, a win.

Trading off some of the more pleasant aspects of arboreal primate existence with, you know, a job and crappy TV was a joke, of course. Having to constantly flip by unreality shows and American football is a small price to pay for not getting picked off a tree by a bird of prey. It's sort of the point of civilization.
posted by clvrmnky at 10:30 AM on February 11, 2010


clvrmnky: it was a flippant joke. Mistyped: should read...
your primary method of avoiding vermin infestation doesn't involve GETTING higher than shit on millipede spit
posted by IAmBroom at 5:54 PM on February 12, 2010


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