"A bit of distance between the breathing and the pooping"
September 26, 2013 4:55 PM   Subscribe

 
Despite it being the least clever joke in the whole thing, I now do not consider my day complete until I work the phrase, "Because it is sooooo mooshy-mooshy," into conversation.
posted by BrashTech at 5:04 PM on September 26, 2013 [5 favorites]


God, is there anything Ze Frank does that isn't beautiful and amazing? I love that man.
posted by phunniemee at 5:07 PM on September 26, 2013 [5 favorites]


"The sea cucumber, in meanwhile, has a fish in it's butt. Win-Win."
posted by sammyo at 5:14 PM on September 26, 2013 [10 favorites]


Years ago I married a Latvian speaker. When we were first dating, in the get-to-know-you phase, we were covering the usual chit-chat (family, hobbies, etc.) and I asked her -- in Latvian -- about pets. She replied, "Man ir jūrascūciņu." I didn't quite get the last bit: "Man ir," means "I have," but the last part took me a second. "You have a... you have a sea pig?"

"Yes," she replied. I questioned further as to what this sea pig thing was. I learned it was a rodent: bigger than a mouse or gerbil but not as big as a rabbit*, common house pets for school children, kind of thick in the middle, white and brown and bit of black... I eventually worked it out.

We switched to English. "In English, we call that a guinea pig."

"Okay."

"Why do you call it a sea pig?"

"I don't know. Why do you call it a guinea pig?"

"Well, there you have me."


Yes, I know rabbits are lagomorphs, but I didn't know that then.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 5:38 PM on September 26, 2013 [14 favorites]


Sea-pigs are not as appealing as blob-fish.
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 6:18 PM on September 26, 2013


Did anyone else think that as funny as that was, it would have been twice as funny high.
posted by kjs3 at 7:06 PM on September 26, 2013


I'm frankly astonished that these have not made it to the blue before now, but I love them, and am always surprised at how clever the writing is beyond just "Morgan Freeman-voice narrates weird animals."
posted by Navelgazer at 7:11 PM on September 26, 2013


it would have been twice as funny high.

Confirmed.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 7:12 PM on September 26, 2013 [5 favorites]


Oh damn, now I'm right back down the True Facts hole.

he makes so many of these
posted by figurant at 7:21 PM on September 26, 2013


I'm frankly astonished that these have not made it to the blue before now

You might want to try clicking on the "zefrank" tag.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 7:25 PM on September 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Kind of happy that Ze's off his "inspirational videos to make people feel better" kick. Funny videos about animals makes people feel better and is also funny!
posted by Rory Marinich at 7:30 PM on September 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


I just added a new subscription to my Youtube account. This guy is funny!
posted by no1nose at 7:41 PM on September 26, 2013


Somehow I fell down the True Facts hole, and it is now 2 hours later.

When it's as funny as this, that is how I do.
posted by BlueHorse at 7:45 PM on September 26, 2013 [3 favorites]


Omg Sea Pig!
posted by Ad hominem at 9:24 PM on September 26, 2013


Funny...very funny...and yet, educational.
Why can't all school be like this video?
No one would ever join the army!
posted by eggtooth at 9:25 PM on September 26, 2013


This video is making me laugh and feel ill at the same time.

When I was a child my family went back with my mom to the Old Country, where our hosts served us many delicious (and some disgusting) new foods. I remember being given one soup that was so vile I turned pleadingly to my mother, hoping to be let off the hook. She informed me in a firm whisper that the sea cucumber soup was a delicacy, and to refuse it would be very disrespectful, so I ate it all, gagging discreetly the whole way (I was an obedient child).

UGH I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT'S WHAT I WAS EATING
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 10:25 PM on September 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


I was thinking that I was no where near as impressed with this one as previous "True Facts". Then he got to the bit about what to do if someone scares you and well, I don't know, the laugh that bubbled up might as well have been eviscerated lungs; it certainly hurt like it was (but so good.)
posted by [insert clever name here] at 10:55 PM on September 26, 2013


Life is pervasive, opportunistic, and not infrequently a little disgusting.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:59 PM on September 26, 2013


Watched a dozen True Facts videos and now I'm hearing *everything* I read in that voice. Win/win. Or perhaps just "win".
posted by bpm140 at 11:05 PM on September 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


There's also the piglet squid.

When I first saw a picture, I thought it was a space cow. It should be on the cover a space western (if such books exist).
posted by eye of newt at 12:12 AM on September 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


This is part of the ongoing True Facts series by ZeFrank. There are 20 more videos, all of which are in fact redonk.
posted by Green Winnebago at 12:40 AM on September 27, 2013


hurdy gurdy girl next time you're expecting sea cucumber in a meal, smuggle me in, I will finish it ALL. mmmm sea cucumber. My grandma makes excellent soup with it, but I personally prefer it stewed with duck in gravy. There's something really satisfying about the texture.
posted by Alnedra at 1:04 AM on September 27, 2013


I just added a new subscription to my Youtube account. This guy is funny!

"If you're a long time fan it's good to have you back, and if you're a new viewer welcome to Fingers in Food!"
posted by tychotesla at 2:08 AM on September 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


God, after the sea cucumber farts out its lungs, how does it breathe? Not really looking for an answer; I just imagined farting my lungs out in response to a mugging and was wondering about that part.
posted by angrycat at 4:36 AM on September 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Ze lives!
posted by mygoditsbob at 6:40 AM on September 27, 2013


God, after the sea cucumber farts out its lungs, how does it breathe?

I think sea cucumber lungs just need to be exposed to oxygenated water to be effective. So they work whether they're in the body with fresh seawater being pumped over them, or outside the body hanging out directly in the water.
posted by vytae at 8:13 AM on September 27, 2013


How do they get back in? What's the opposite of a fart?
posted by eggtooth at 10:35 AM on September 27, 2013


When your mouth is your anus is your nose, the opposite of a fart is a deep breath.
posted by Doroteo Arango II at 10:53 AM on September 27, 2013


Why do we call them squirrels? They should be called tree hogs.
posted by mbrubeck at 12:18 PM on September 27, 2013 [1 favorite]


Katjusa Roquette: Sea-pigs are not as appealing as blob-fish.

YOU TAKE THAT BACK!
posted by IAmBroom at 9:48 PM on September 29, 2013


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