May 19, 2011 11:20 PM   Subscribe

Much, much, much creepier than expected. This is almost like the uncanny valley, but with real people slowed down.

See also: Gimme Pizza (slow), by the Olsen Twins.
posted by kdar at 11:32 PM on May 19, 2011 [7 favorites]

That's like a really bad day on shrooms distilled into a series of youtube videos. I'm going to go curl up in the corner and shudder.
posted by selenized at 11:39 PM on May 19, 2011 [3 favorites]

This is both terrifying and exactly what the internet is for.
posted by phunniemee at 11:40 PM on May 19, 2011 [5 favorites]

I feel like I've been airdropped into b-roll of an Aphex Twin ambient video.
posted by vverse23 at 12:02 AM on May 20, 2011

why would anyone want one of those things in the house????
posted by tomswift at 3:30 AM on May 20, 2011

Pretty interesting, if only to demonstrate what a fine engineer Mother Nature is. At regular speed/pitch, baby laughs sound like bells, like fairydust, like delight itself distilled--but just a little bit of slowing down and it's a whole other emotional palette. Ain't humans interesting.
posted by Sublimity at 4:49 AM on May 20, 2011

Is there an app for iPhone that can slow down videos? My phone is full of videos of my infant son laughing.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:08 AM on May 20, 2011

That laughter... brought back very vivid memories of frat parties during the 70s.
posted by kinnakeet at 5:18 AM on May 20, 2011

The first one sounds like it is going to throw up.
posted by carter at 5:19 AM on May 20, 2011

Found one. So if I heard this coming from the nursery, I'd probably jump out a second floor window to get away. It's too late for the rest of my family and I don't want the fat man with the rusty axe and smeared clown make-up to get me too.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:37 AM on May 20, 2011 [2 favorites]

So now I wonder how laughter changes as you get older. How many of these kids grow up to sound almost like their slowed down versions? Quick, someone write a grant!
posted by RedEmma at 6:26 AM on May 20, 2011

Winx (Josh Wink) was part way here in 1995. The "Eternity Mix" is an endless loop of that disturbing laughter, and pitched down, could give you nightmares forever.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:47 AM on May 20, 2011

Reminded me of the drunken elf singing Cutie Patootie Which is equally disturbing.
posted by weezy at 9:09 AM on May 20, 2011 [1 favorite]

I love this post SO MUCH. When I'm having a miserable day, I watch the baby and dog and bubble video, or the laughing quads, but instead I'm going to watch DEMON BABIES instead!!
posted by Addlepated at 2:38 PM on May 20, 2011

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