January 11, 2002 7:46 AM   Subscribe


So this is what it sounds like when mice cry.
posted by Spoon (48 comments total)
This man is my hero. I love it when people make big productions out of something like this.
posted by bondcliff at 7:57 AM on January 11, 2002

This is what the web is for! Great link!
posted by Hugh2d2 at 8:03 AM on January 11, 2002

This is great, the low-fi humour reminds me of the first Stinky Meat project.
Good Friday Laughs!
posted by nprigoda at 8:08 AM on January 11, 2002

All your mice, indeed.

Best. Post. Ever.
posted by adampsyche at 8:10 AM on January 11, 2002

BTW, the propaganda leaflet was the tip of the iceberg.
posted by adampsyche at 8:10 AM on January 11, 2002

strange, he seems like his personality would fall within the venn diagram of cat owners.
posted by machaus at 8:12 AM on January 11, 2002

Yup : it's the end of the road-ent.

speaking of friday fun...

You *have* to see this. HINT: Stare at the picture for about 1 minute and see the ghostly figure appear. keep watching now....

I know this is kind of a double post but i know you'll forgive me (and it is friday)...
posted by Spoon at 8:13 AM on January 11, 2002

I sleep here, and I eat here, and I someday hope to entertain girls here. The mice have to go, dead or alive.
Perhaps he should think about getting a cat, it'll deter the mice in such a way as not to make him look like such a loony. If he wants to entertain girls, a cat's a winner. I'm not so sure a potential mate will think much of someone who puts live mice in plastic bags and dumps them in the trash.

I could be wrong though and anyway, this was nearly as funny as a Tom & Jerry cartoon.
posted by davehat at 8:18 AM on January 11, 2002

Ah, machaus beat me to the point!
posted by davehat at 8:20 AM on January 11, 2002

You guys are so naive. This whole thing is just about building an oil pipeline.
posted by Hildago at 8:38 AM on January 11, 2002

of course, machaus already has an exterminator.

I like this trap, or some of these... This one is cute.
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 8:41 AM on January 11, 2002

Machaus, I nearly jumped outta my chair!
posted by Hugh2d2 at 8:43 AM on January 11, 2002

class site. genius.
posted by Frasermoo at 8:46 AM on January 11, 2002

What a mice-trosity! Mark my words, the mice will fight back. Even now, they're planning and plotting. Somewhere there is a mouse waiting to be a hero. Cue the music. (Okay, I've watched too many animated films.)
posted by jacknose at 8:48 AM on January 11, 2002

and there is always

did anyone else hear "when mice cry" in their head while reading, to the tune of "when doves cry"???
posted by th3ph17 at 8:55 AM on January 11, 2002

Hamster owners see this a bit differently. This could just as easily have been a pet.

I see his attempt at humor, but if the guy really didn't want to kill the mouse he could just as easily taken measures to get the mice out, then close up their entry point into the house. A bunch of mouse traps does nothing to solve the problem. He'll just have different mice take their place.
posted by fleener at 9:04 AM on January 11, 2002

I accuse Spoon of posting a fantastic link.
posted by Hankins at 9:11 AM on January 11, 2002

thank. which one?
posted by Spoon at 9:15 AM on January 11, 2002

fleener, shut up!
posted by wsfinkel at 9:53 AM on January 11, 2002

I accuse Spoon of complicity in rodenticide!
posted by jpoulos at 9:54 AM on January 11, 2002

Right, fleener, for every terrorist mouse he kills, ten more will spring up to fight in its place!
(chortle, chortle)

And why would your pet hamster be in this guy's apartment, anyway? I say if anyone lets his pet hamster run amok, that hamster ceases to be a pet and suddenly becomes a rodent. SNAP!
posted by David Dark at 10:23 AM on January 11, 2002

They will, and they have:

Ben, you're always running here and there
(Here and there)
You feel you're not wanted anywhere
If you ever look behind
And don't like what you find
There's something you should know
You've got a place to go
(You've got a place to go)
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 10:24 AM on January 11, 2002

The early bird may catch the worm, but the second mouse to the trap gets the cheese.
posted by euphorb at 11:03 AM on January 11, 2002

David Dark, you just don't get it. I said nothing about a hamster being in the guy's apartment. A hamster owner is likely to see rodents, in general, as cute and cuddly. When I see a wild mouse I cannot help but think that under different conditions that mouse could have been a pet. It's the difference between wild and domesticated.

I in no way intended to convey that this guy would accidentally kill a hamster. I in no way accounted for rude people like you (given your subsequent posts on this theme in other threads) would even be a MeFi member. In short, go to hell.
posted by fleener at 11:34 AM on January 11, 2002

I'm sorry if I have disrupted anyone else's witty comments in this thread. Please resume.
posted by fleener at 11:39 AM on January 11, 2002

If this guy stops killing mice and only closes his borders, then the terrorists mice have already won.
posted by adampsyche at 11:53 AM on January 11, 2002

Ah, thanks hotdoughnutsnow. It always good to be reminded that you have a friend like Ben (Like Ben).
posted by jacknose at 12:03 PM on January 11, 2002

i agree with fleener. it's pretty sick what the guy did if you have a pet mouse or rodent or something (i've had hamsters, gerbils and a rat btw) like what if it were cats or dogs or something?
posted by kliuless at 12:09 PM on January 11, 2002

A housemate captured a mouse once and gave it to me. I kept it in a box. It had to be a tall box, because that thing could jump! I gave it goldfish. It ate some and pissed on the rest. It didn't look very happy. I didn't want to kill it (don't like killing things) so I let it out in the woods (to give it a chance at dying a natural [slow, cruel, terrible] death, instead, I suppose).
posted by whatnotever at 12:30 PM on January 11, 2002

Interesting mouse-related factoid: I used to work in a pizza joint in Chicago, it was full of mice (lots of 50lb bags of flour around, mouse heaven). Anyways, the boss didn't want to spring for traps or exterminator, but the mice were starting to take over. So one guy comes up with an idea: Put out dishes of Pepsi at night. Sure enough, around each dish of Pepsi the next morning there'd be 3-5 little deceased mice. WTF? Apparently, mice can't burp. But they love Pepsi. So, they drink the Pepsi, the carbonation starts building up, and then...

posted by UncleFes at 12:53 PM on January 11, 2002

after admitting to myself that the humane trap i'd bought wasn't worth the mouse poop i'd find in our kitchen every morning, i managed to solve our pesky pest problem by investing in a lidded trash can and a bread box. no food source, no visitors.

i realize it's largely a matter of personal choice, but why is it that mice are generally regarded to be cuter than their larger rodent cousin, the rat?
posted by brigita at 12:56 PM on January 11, 2002

Rats tend to bite and carry some fairly nasty diseases. Like, historically speaking, the Plague.
posted by UncleFes at 12:59 PM on January 11, 2002

fleener, I get it. My point is that one man's pet mouse is another man's rodent problem, if the owner of that pet mouse doesn't take care of his pet and keep it within his own domain. So keep your pet hamster in its cage, or it may be killed by someone who doesn't think it's very cute or cuddly.

I don't care what you think when you see a wild mouse, you freak. The main difference between wild and domesticated is wild rodents have a much greater chance of being carriers of disease. That's why people kill them.

As to the rest, it wasn't threads, plural, it was thread, singular, and just one where no one was posting anyway, and it was a joke. And come on, it was at least a little bit funny. Get a sense of humor. And if rude people aren't allowed to be MeFi members, I suppose you'll be renouncing your membership after telling me to go to hell? In short, what your post intended to convey is not equivalent to what your post actually conveyed and your hypocrisy betrays your noble facade, you pot calling David Dark a black kettle.

like what if it were cats or dogs or something?

or people? What if this guy was setting traps for people? You wouldn't be making jokes then, would you, you rude, rude motherfuckers.
posted by David Dark at 1:01 PM on January 11, 2002

people would rock!
posted by kliuless at 1:23 PM on January 11, 2002

I heard Milhouse from the Simpsons saying "So this is what it sounds like when mice cry."

Fear the site, love the site, simultaneously. It hurts, it hurts!

And my favorite from his feedback page:

"I see that you are currently engaged in malicious activities against my people in your HOMEland. We are a peace loving species and wish not to harm you. Our emmigrants (sic) to your HOMEland are being unfairly tortured and killed. As Mouse Overlord #1 I implore you to cease and desist your warlike ways. Humans and Mice can live in harmony, and Girls like mice too (promise).

Unfortunatly (sic) for you, my mice have contaminated your triple bacteria ointment with triple disease carrying thingies. Do you think that all we do is get into your tea, and run around behind your toilet? we also access the internet whilst you are away buying more killing supplies.

More to come.
Mouse Overlord #1"
posted by readymade at 1:31 PM on January 11, 2002

True story:
a coworker had a few tiles missing in his office ceiling. one day he hears a thud in his waste basket and looks in to see a mouse looking up at him. it had fallen from the ceiling! being the humanitarians that we are, a couple of my coworkers carried the waste basket outside and let the mouse go. moments later, a hawk swooped down and snatched the mouse while they looked on in horror, smoking their cigarettes.
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 1:41 PM on January 11, 2002

same thing we do everyday Pinky.......
posted by cburton at 1:56 PM on January 11, 2002

"what if it were cats or dogs or something"

Come on, those traps are way too small for the average dog or cat. The guy would have to get some coyote traps or something.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:11 PM on January 11, 2002

hotdoughnutsnow: That's a great story. Even better that it's true.

As for the site in the original post, funny. Great link. If I had to do anything like this to get rodents out of my house or what have you, I'd have some fun with it to. I'd probably try something else before the traps but if it did come to this, wee!

Those signs are great.
posted by DyRE at 3:39 PM on January 11, 2002

He needs a Polytron.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:45 PM on January 11, 2002

Oh golly oh gee. From what I see here, most of you idiots would positively *orgasm* over another *humorous* site like the referenced devoted to pulling the wings off flies.

What humor. Wow.

Now there's a good reason to kill mice. Rodents carry diseases. But human babies carry many more diseases than mice. Thefefore kill babies. Be consistent in your logic, if we can refer to your sophomoric rationalizations as logic.

Here's a revolutionary tip for the web site guy. Clean your pig sty of a house and the mice will disappear. Then the rest of us will be spared the rest of your adolescence.
posted by fold_and_mutilate at 5:18 PM on January 11, 2002

fold: whatever your stance on these topics, there's no excuse for the trash-talking you've been doing over the last couple of days. i, for one, would love to hear your arguments, but i can't get through all the sarcasm.
posted by jpoulos at 5:29 PM on January 11, 2002

here you go, fold_and_mutilate.
Us idiots are... excuse me a second... oh... oh... oh GOD YES!
Oh yeah, that felt good.

Now. Where was I? Oh yes. That's stellar consistency of logic, comparing babies with rodents. Wow. What genius. No fallacy there. Oh golly oh gee. This from a guy who thinks there's more justification for crashing airplanes into the WTC than eating hamburgers. Sophomoric rationalizations, indeed.
posted by David Dark at 6:16 PM on January 11, 2002

Perhaps he should think about getting a cat...

Cats have problems of their own.
posted by elfgirl at 7:02 PM on January 11, 2002

cleaner than cats, faster than dogs, more silent than that snappy little rat-trap: yes, it's the Columbian boa.
Sure, they only eat twice a month, but at five mice a meal, your house will be pest-free before you can start complaining about the shed skin behind all your appliances.
posted by Nyx at 9:15 PM on January 11, 2002

This is what happens when fifteen minutes of fame falls into the wrong hands.
posted by mmoncur at 1:57 AM on January 12, 2002

nyx: yeah, but when he gets to the "entertaining women" stage, the Columbian boa might not produce the effects he wants...
posted by terceiro at 10:38 AM on January 12, 2002

speaking as someone who has four snakes and will only be increasing the collection, I can honestly say that I find nothing sexier than a guy with a...
er - never mind.
posted by Nyx at 10:55 AM on January 12, 2002

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