Tortoises Try Tiny Pancakes (as classical music plays)
May 21, 2015 11:53 AM   Subscribe

 
Who knew tortoises could be such wafflers?
posted by Atom Eyes at 11:59 AM on May 21, 2015


Tiny pancakes? Those are pretty much crumpets, thanks.
posted by markkraft at 12:02 PM on May 21, 2015


Adorable, but isn't the shape of their shells ("pyramiding") indicative of malnutrition? That part tainted my enjoyment a little bit. I still loved the "rubbing his face in it" vs. "...nope. running away!"

I hadn't seen this one, thanks for sharing!
posted by spelunkingplato at 12:02 PM on May 21, 2015 [4 favorites]


What sort of sick person feeds pancakes to a tortoise with no syrup?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 12:06 PM on May 21, 2015 [2 favorites]


my boss: okay, we need that check ready by ... what are you watching?
me: it's a tiny turtle eating tiny pancakes
my boss: omg
[turtle watching interlude]
my boss: look, there's another one with hamsters!
me: he's holding the tiny pancake in his little pink toes!
posted by poffin boffin at 12:06 PM on May 21, 2015 [26 favorites]


Adorable, but isn't the shape of their shells ("pyramiding") indicative of malnutrition?

Apparently pyramiding is a strange and mysterious phenomenon with a huge variety of causes, including trying to feed the tortoise too much and insufficient humidity in the air.
posted by flibbertigibbet at 12:12 PM on May 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


me: it's a tiny turtle eating tiny pancakes

Dude, that's a tortoise.
posted by The Bellman at 12:29 PM on May 21, 2015 [2 favorites]


And that's not classical music.
posted by Gyan at 12:31 PM on May 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


TINYE CUTE ANIMULZ EATERING TINY CUTE THINGS CUTELY WITH MUSIC

happeh nao?
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 12:34 PM on May 21, 2015


Honestly, this makes me think that like so many tiny cute things up to and including cats they are not actually cute, just tiny. Seriously, look at their beaky jaws! and scaly feet! And imagine them trampling Tokyo. Not so cute now, huh?

They would probably eat us if they were big enough, not unlike cats would.
posted by Frowner at 12:56 PM on May 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


But...where's the butter and saskatoon berry syrup?

so cute I want to squish!!
posted by Klaxon Aoooogah at 1:16 PM on May 21, 2015


... I must make Nugget some tiny pancakes
Watching him eat things was cuter when he was a puppy though, now it's just like watching a boar feeding at a trough
AAALLHHMM GROMOM GLOMLMLKNM NAAAALALLMMM
posted by jake at 2:02 PM on May 21, 2015


That's right, give the slobbery dog food that's got so much water in it, it's actually named for it. Yuck.
posted by scalefree at 2:15 PM on May 21, 2015


Ok, now I want a plate filled with hundreds of tiny pancakes. Is there a term for this? The hundreds of tiny pancakes with yummy edges. Not a medical term for the wanting of them. Because that would be "GIVE THEM TO ME NOW". I would also like a side of "Non Seminoma Critter to Watch Me Eat Them"
posted by jeribus at 2:19 PM on May 21, 2015


Is there a term for this? The hundreds of tiny pancakes with yummy edges.

I believe the technical term is 'yes, please.'

(Small pancakes are often referred to as silver dollars. Or if you're going Eastern European, bliny.)
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 2:20 PM on May 21, 2015


Tortoises are better than people. Fact.
posted by turbid dahlia at 2:55 PM on May 21, 2015


I have no idea what you're talking about,

so here's a 2001 post about a rabbit with a pancake on his head.


three hours and 16 comments and I'm the FIRST to mention Oolong, one-time candidate for MetaFilter Mascot and inspiration for the "bunnies" of a spin-off site? Learn your MeFi History, people! Other Rabbit/Tortoise controversy.
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:14 PM on May 21, 2015 [8 favorites]


Seriously, look at their beaky jaws! and scaly feet! And imagine them trampling Tokyo. Not so cute now, huh?
Best enjoyed in a small theater on a satellite with two robots.
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:19 PM on May 21, 2015


three hours and 16 comments and I'm the FIRST to mention Oolong

Also, no one has asked anyone to confirm that these pancakes display any kind of shaking motion.
posted by weston at 3:39 PM on May 21, 2015


Ok, now I want a plate filled with hundreds of tiny pancakes. Is there a term for this?

Poffertjes!
posted by somedaycatlady at 7:41 PM on May 21, 2015 [3 favorites]


I miss Oolong and his successor (Yuebing?). More rabbits wearing things, please.
posted by jenfullmoon at 11:27 PM on May 21, 2015


I see why his name is Marbles.
posted by mon-ma-tron at 6:16 PM on May 22, 2015 [1 favorite]


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