Bounce Versus Pinch! Which Will Win?
October 23, 2013 6:49 AM   Subscribe

The epic battle for species cuteness continues! Bull Terrier versus a Crab. [slyt]
posted by quin (43 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
 
I love the way the crab's holding its arms: "What? What?! YOU WANT SOME A ME???"
posted by Rykey at 6:59 AM on October 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


SPOILER: *boop*
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 7:02 AM on October 23, 2013 [3 favorites]


I loved this! The copyright infringement box and "watch my next vid" box made me grumpy though.
posted by haunted by Leonard Cohen at 7:05 AM on October 23, 2013 [15 favorites]


Man, this reminds me of when we used to take our dogs to the beach on family vacations. They'd go after those sand crabs and it would usually be 10-15 minutes of this. You'd be surprised how often the dogs lost, though. Or got all sad faced because the weird fun toy they were playing with pinched the hell out of them.
posted by Ghostride The Whip at 7:06 AM on October 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


I hope the crab is singing Under The Sea to that puppy.
posted by elizardbits at 7:10 AM on October 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


There are few dog features I love more than Bull Terrier heads.
posted by griphus at 7:10 AM on October 23, 2013 [5 favorites]


THIS FUCKING CRAB IS NOT DANCING I'TS FIGHTTING FOR IT'S FUCKING LIFE YOU FUCK!

Youtube haters gonna hate
posted by TedW at 7:12 AM on October 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


Cute but I hate the intrusive ads. Run one at the start and be done, if you must.
posted by Mister_A at 7:12 AM on October 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


How do you function on the internets without adblock though. I would have had a rage seizure by now.
posted by elizardbits at 7:18 AM on October 23, 2013 [13 favorites]


Does adblock kill youtube ads too? I did not know that!
posted by Mister_A at 7:22 AM on October 23, 2013


I haven't seen a youtube ad maybe ever, so I assume something I have is smiting them dead; adblock seems the most likely.
posted by elizardbits at 7:23 AM on October 23, 2013 [4 favorites]


I also run adblock and don't see youtube ads.

I share haunted by Leonard Cohen's feelings.
posted by royalsong at 7:43 AM on October 23, 2013


If you have a YouTube account you can turn off annotations and captions in playback settings. This video was the one that finally made me do BARKS IN HIS SLEEP so.
posted by yellowbinder at 7:44 AM on October 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


Yup, running adblock, didn't see any ads. Turned off adblock on the page and reloaded, saw ads.

Also, I have now turned off annotations and muted Beethoven in cute animal videos.
posted by Reverend John at 7:59 AM on October 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is relevant to my interests.
posted by Going To Maine at 8:03 AM on October 23, 2013


I love how delightfully blockheaded bull terriers are. Their very existence is a spectator sport.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 8:04 AM on October 23, 2013


royalsong, the copyright infringement box and "watch my next vid" box were the things I meant when I said 'ads' —those are obnoxious, but good to know I can turn that off too.
posted by Mister_A at 8:55 AM on October 23, 2013


Why was there a crab in the middle of the sidewalk?
posted by JohnnyGunn at 8:59 AM on October 23, 2013


I hope that crab is Don Cherry's next life.
posted by Beardman at 9:04 AM on October 23, 2013 [4 favorites]


Why was there a crab in the middle of the sidewalk?

To get to the other side.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 9:04 AM on October 23, 2013 [8 favorites]


It had no choice, it had to walk that way.
posted by MartinWisse at 9:05 AM on October 23, 2013 [4 favorites]


Maybe it is on its way to work. Maybe it is meeting friends down at the crab pub to watch the footie. Maybe it is lost. Maybe it is a whole city full of crabs and this one crab has been delegated to explain to the rules of the city to this amiable puppy intruder.
posted by elizardbits at 9:07 AM on October 23, 2013 [13 favorites]


Maybe it is one million tiny australians in a crab suit.
posted by elizardbits at 9:09 AM on October 23, 2013


I got crabs on the sidewalk.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 9:10 AM on October 23, 2013


Zoidberg! Stop teasing that dog!
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 9:10 AM on October 23, 2013


I like it because neither of them know they're funny-looking.
posted by Atom Eyes at 9:18 AM on October 23, 2013 [7 favorites]


Bull Terriers in profile always look like one of those Puritan-era U.S. politicans named Cotton or Mercy or Hezekiah.
posted by griphus at 9:53 AM on October 23, 2013 [5 favorites]


I wish I could just walk sideways and extend my arms over my head to express extreme annoyance and guaranteed bodily harm.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 9:54 AM on October 23, 2013 [7 favorites]


I think you might be surprised at how effective that would be in practice.
posted by elizardbits at 9:56 AM on October 23, 2013 [8 favorites]


Especially if you're dual-wielding hedge shears.
posted by griphus at 9:59 AM on October 23, 2013 [6 favorites]


Clearly the reasonable thing to to do is put a leash on the goddamn dog, and help the crab find a more suitable place to hang out.

What's next? YouTube videos of bear-baiting? Snake-versus scorpion fights?
posted by KokuRyu at 10:17 AM on October 23, 2013


You say that like this encounter is anything but the inevitable result of a bull terrier existing in a world that contains other carbon-based life forms.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 10:20 AM on October 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


When Tennyson wrote "Nature, red in tooth and claw," you can be assured the vision he was putting to words is a puppy bouncing around a crab.
posted by griphus at 10:23 AM on October 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


It's also what the Romans meant with their follow up to "Homo homini lupus": Canis lupus ad cancer.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 10:27 AM on October 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


Wait, they'll sue for copyright infringement? What about the orchestra that did the music?
posted by lumpenprole at 10:54 AM on October 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


If anyone's interested I've got Pit Bull vs. Cicada, but it's mostly buzzing and yelping.
posted by Ham Snadwich at 11:22 AM on October 23, 2013


Oh, how I love bull terriers. I've never had any other kind of dog, nor would I want any other kind. Still hoping to get a mini bull terrier to live with here in NYC.
posted by slkinsey at 1:07 PM on October 23, 2013


I peench.
posted by briank at 1:29 PM on October 23, 2013


*POOM*
posted by onlyconnect at 2:06 PM on October 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


mini bull terrier

Is this like a Pomeranian-sized bull terrier because eeeeeeeeeeeeee
posted by elizardbits at 2:08 PM on October 23, 2013


Somewhat larger.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 2:12 PM on October 23, 2013


Sometimes I imagine that YouTube is a real community where all the animals featured in videos of a million views or more have playdates. (I used to imagine it as more of a Thunderdome, but then I decided something was wrong with me.). Although it is hard to keep such an assortment of animals from doing damage to one another in my imagination, the overwhelming number of indignant and pokey cats manage to keep everyone in line.

This crab could help them.
posted by onlyconnect at 3:30 PM on October 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


I have referred the crab to a lawyer who can issue a takedown notice to the videographer for unauthorized use of his likeness. It just seemed the right thing to do.
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:42 PM on October 23, 2013 [2 favorites]


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