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July 22, 2010 6:47 AM   Subscribe

A man at the zoo has a political argument with an Ibex.
posted by Lord_Pall (42 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is not only not funny, it's cruel.
posted by Outlawyr at 6:50 AM on July 22, 2010 [4 favorites]


A slightly more attractive Bill O'Reilly.
posted by DU at 6:50 AM on July 22, 2010


More like a glennbex. WAAAGH

but yes what Outlawyr said, probably
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 6:50 AM on July 22, 2010 [6 favorites]


snort.
posted by Cold Lurkey at 6:51 AM on July 22, 2010


More to the point. That's no ibex. THIS is an ibex.
posted by briank at 6:52 AM on July 22, 2010


I don't understand Spanish, so this reminds me of nothing so much as my morning-person boyfriend trying to discuss domestic logistics with me at 7 am.
posted by stuck on an island at 6:57 AM on July 22, 2010 [22 favorites]


i'll need a translation to know who's side to be on, if the ibex is a republican he's typical of their mindless drown-everyone-out debate style but if he's a democrat i commend him for his passion in the face of unfair gotcha journalism!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:05 AM on July 22, 2010 [15 favorites]


Shouldn't this be marked as a "Single Link EweTube?"
posted by GenjiandProust at 7:08 AM on July 22, 2010 [5 favorites]


A guy at work argues with me like this sometimes. I've already used the techniques of going, "Huh," and turning aside to scratch myself, but maybe I should see if I can snort spit directly through my nose.
posted by Countess Elena at 7:09 AM on July 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


Argument breaks out in Spanish, gnus at 11.
posted by swift at 7:19 AM on July 22, 2010 [16 favorites]


LMAO!

is this from Spain? the guy's accent is kind of puerto rican although he could be from Canarias, sevillano or cordobés.

for those who want to know: you definitely want to be on the side of the goat. basically the guy's asking the goat a lot of politics related questions and each bleat works as an answer.

i LOLed hard when the guy asked, "Wassup with Zapatero?". it sounded like "wassup with Sabater?"; which is my last name and i was like WUT?

thanks for this. loved it.
posted by liza at 7:20 AM on July 22, 2010


oh and the title "Macho cabrío cabreado" is an awesome pun. It would be something like "a goaded goat" but it doesnt work so well because:

1. "macho cabrío" is used for the male goat but also the human douchebag :D

2. cabreado is "pissed off".

So the title works for describing both the guy and the goat :D
posted by liza at 7:25 AM on July 22, 2010 [4 favorites]


It doesn't sound Puerto Rican to me. Definitely has to be a Spanish island to be asking about Zapatero, no?
posted by oddman at 7:28 AM on July 22, 2010


is this from Spain? the guy's accent is kind of puerto rican although he could be from Canarias, sevillano or cordobés.

I figured Canarias. Wasn't he asking at one point about an official on the island? Maybe I misheard that.

Anyway, it was pretty funny, especially as at least once when it snorts a "political opinion" he says, "Yeah, that's what I think."
posted by ob at 7:32 AM on July 22, 2010


It doesn't sound Puerto Rican to me. Definitely has to be a Spanish island to be asking about Zapatero, no?
posted by oddman at 10:28 AM on July 22


there's a really big PR community in Spain. also, most of our our accents (we have about 5 distinct regional accents in the island) have been correlated to the south of Spain although Galicia, Catalunya and Canarias also account for some of the regional differences in the island. Ireland and Italy, believe it or not, are another linguistic influences.
posted by liza at 7:39 AM on July 22, 2010


I suspect this entire video is just a cover for his Ibex mucus fetish.
posted by BurntHombre at 7:49 AM on July 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


The ibex politics of ibex failure have ibex failed. We must make them ibex work again!
posted by blue_beetle at 7:55 AM on July 22, 2010


Another bleating heart liberal.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 7:58 AM on July 22, 2010 [14 favorites]


It would've been funnier if the ibex bit his nose or lips off when he got in its face.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:00 AM on July 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


It's funny because he keeps bothering the obviously-agitated confined animal.

Next: using a stick to keep poking a bunny in a cage.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:03 AM on July 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


Would not laughing at it make time reverse itself so that the ibex would not be bothered?
posted by spicynuts at 8:17 AM on July 22, 2010


Not nearly as awesome as the Talking Goat. Bonus feature: enormous balls.
posted by the dief at 8:22 AM on July 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


I have no idea why people are accusing this of being cruel. It's a goat that is perfectly capable of leaving at any moment (as demonstrated later in the video). It's just hating the guy with a passion. Honestly, I don't see the cruelty beyond any other basic 'animals being in a video in an enclosure' perspective.

But hey, I also don't see why it is that funny. If you have to be Spanish to get it, I'm not sure mefi is the ideal/target audience.
posted by Brockles at 8:47 AM on July 22, 2010


I have no idea why people are accusing this of being cruel.

The poking crosses a line for me, but not so much cruel as asshattery. Animals in a zoo = ¡NO TOQUE!
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:57 AM on July 22, 2010


Yeah, animal cruelty via boredom through human politics or something? This is absolutely hilarious. It's not like the animal isn't free to scream and spit at him. Whenever I poke bunnies with sticks they never scream and spit at me =(
posted by BurnMage at 9:15 AM on July 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


It's a goat

BLEAT SIR I MUST I SAY BLEAT AT YOUR INSINUATION
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:18 AM on July 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


I haven't see it with sound, but I too wished that somehow the ibex was able to get some getback, other than the nosespit.

Ibex Rule.
posted by djrock3k at 9:53 AM on July 22, 2010


"i'll need a translation to know who's side to be on, if the ibex is a republican he's typical of their mindless drown-everyone-out debate style but if he's a democrat i commend him for his passion in the face of unfair gotcha journalism!"

I think the ibex is on the side of anyone who feeds him (much like a typical politician). That's why he stays near this annoying guy who keeps pointing and talking aggressively: the hope of a tasty handout when the lecture is over. He's bleating with frustration because no payoff appears to be forthcoming.
posted by Kevin Street at 9:59 AM on July 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


internet argument. First to pop up of billions and billions of copies.
posted by jfuller at 10:48 AM on July 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


No.
posted by mrgrimm at 10:48 AM on July 22, 2010


i'll need a translation to know who's side to be on, if the ibex is a republican he's typical of their mindless drown-everyone-out debate style but if he's a democrat i commend him for his passion in the face of unfair gotcha journalism!

So typical. Taking a funny video about a goat spitting at a Spanish man talking about politics, and making it all about the US.

*sigh*
posted by CrazyLemonade at 11:11 AM on July 22, 2010


I have watched this about 10 times and I LOL every time. This is an awesome video.
posted by desjardins at 11:21 AM on July 22, 2010


Bonus feature: enormous balls.

I'm thinking of getting this on a t-shirt.
posted by cottoncandybeard at 11:23 AM on July 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter: BWAAAUGH!
posted by not_on_display at 11:49 AM on July 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm thinking of getting this on a t-shirt.

I'm thinking it's better as some sort of

ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED: ENORMOUS BALLS.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 12:00 PM on July 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


What I really want to see is an argument between that ibex and this goat.
posted by Rhomboid at 12:13 PM on July 22, 2010


It's the politics of Ibex
It's the politics of oooh, spitting good.
posted by happyroach at 12:35 PM on July 22, 2010


Itchy bum
posted by homunculus at 1:01 PM on July 22, 2010


Goats strike me as the most grouchy and irritable of the mammals. After humans, perhaps.
posted by codacorolla at 4:23 PM on July 22, 2010


I don't understand this. I don't understand how some of you are watching a video of a guy jabbing a caged animal until it's agitated and upset, and then being, "It could just walk away if it wanted LOL!" It's a goddamn goat. It's not thinking, "Oh, come on, Carl, don't let him provoke you. You should just walk away. Remember what your mom said about bullies." It's having a hostile reaction to someone invading its territory (by jabbing it, no less), and is trying to defend that territory by posturing. HILARIOUS LOLZ.
posted by neuromodulator at 5:45 PM on July 22, 2010


"...jabbing a caged animal"? Come on, talk about total over-reaction. He taps it on the top of the neck. Much the same way as you'd tap someone to attract their attention. In other words, about 10 times (at least) more gentle than the vet would be when just examining it to give it a check up.

It's hardly 'cruelty' to tap an animal. Especially one so damned tough as a goat. They're not that delicate, and it can get away from this 'torment' if it so chose to. It chooses to be aggressive because it is pissed, not because it is in any way scared or traumatised. It'd run if it was scared - that's instinctive, not some higher thought-exclusive reaction.

Once you discount the fact that it's in a cage (it's at a zoo - that's kind of a given in terms of this video and a separate issue to this cruelty argument) there's really nothing there to have people so hysterical and OMGZCRUEL about. Yes, it's annoying and obnoxious what the guy is doing - bothering animals is not acceptable behaviour, no-one is arguing anything else - but to instantly flip straight over to cruel is knee jerk at best.
posted by Brockles at 7:23 PM on July 22, 2010


Isn't bothering animals the whole point of Fox News?

I know they bother me.
posted by oddman at 10:27 PM on July 22, 2010


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