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June 18, 2015 10:46 AM   Subscribe

"Actual zookeepers taking photos of themselves doing Chris Pratt's Jurassic World velociraptor taming move is a thing."
posted by Jacqueline (54 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
 
They seem to be updating the page as they find more photos so it's worth checking back later too
posted by Jacqueline at 10:51 AM on June 18, 2015


One of the otters is doing the move back. So cute.
posted by doctor_negative at 10:51 AM on June 18, 2015 [6 favorites]


That otter is like, "Oh sweet, are we doing high-fives??"
posted by Kitteh at 10:53 AM on June 18, 2015 [15 favorites]


Telling how the ostriches and chickens most closely resemble the original picture
posted by The Whelk at 10:54 AM on June 18, 2015 [20 favorites]


The camels also have a somewhat saurian air of menace about them.
posted by poffin boffin at 10:57 AM on June 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


click-click-click
posted by Artw at 10:59 AM on June 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


The dolphins seem to find it hilarious, but of course they would.
posted by tommasz at 11:04 AM on June 18, 2015 [6 favorites]


Basically everyone in the movie, dinosaurs included, is very impressed with Chris Pratt because he is Chris Pratt, which pretty much works.
posted by Artw at 11:07 AM on June 18, 2015 [4 favorites]


Do you think they found and put on vests to take the photo, or they were already wearing vests when it was time to take the photo?
posted by griphus at 11:09 AM on June 18, 2015 [11 favorites]


there's a photoshoot of him recently, maybe GQ? idk? but he is very lean (and looks oddly like paul rudd for some reason) and anyway it made me sad for him because when he talked about slimming down/buffing up for GotG he was like "i missed cake so much"

STOP TAKING AWAY THIS MAN'S CAKE, AMERICA
posted by poffin boffin at 11:11 AM on June 18, 2015 [41 favorites]


It's a very vest-centric culture.
posted by Artw at 11:13 AM on June 18, 2015 [14 favorites]


How can we be sure those are actual zookeepers? I think this may be a false flag oppo by the animals to keep us from doing taming moves on them.
posted by srboisvert at 11:13 AM on June 18, 2015 [2 favorites]


The chicken one is the best. No, the runners. Hmm, otters. Nope, definitely the chicken one! I can't decide!
posted by gingerbeer at 11:14 AM on June 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


Big points to the guy with the tigers! Closest match yet to the level of danger implied in the original scene.
posted by King Sky Prawn at 11:17 AM on June 18, 2015 [6 favorites]


you have clearly never met an ostrich.
posted by poffin boffin at 11:18 AM on June 18, 2015 [24 favorites]


I have to assume Pratt's vest in Jurassic World is just him working out his look for an eventual Han Solo standalone prequel movie.

Please?
posted by tocts at 11:19 AM on June 18, 2015 [12 favorites]


Big points to the guy with the tigers! Closest match yet to the level of danger implied in the original scene.

No, that would be #9.

For Man is the most dangerous animal.
posted by prize bull octorok at 11:20 AM on June 18, 2015 [7 favorites]


STOP TAKING AWAY THIS MAN'S CAKE, AMERICA

I really had no idea who he was until a friend pointed him out hosting a viewing of Jurassic Park on USA a couple of weeks ago. She says she liked him better when he was "doughier." So there's point two for cake.
posted by uncleozzy at 11:21 AM on June 18, 2015 [2 favorites]


there's a photoshoot of him recently, maybe GQ? idk? but he is very lean (and looks oddly like paul rudd for some reason)

HE TOTALLY DOES. I thought it was a Rudd profile for Ant Man, and then I was like "Oh, Pratt! Well, that's pretty good too."
posted by joelhunt at 11:27 AM on June 18, 2015


found it

it is suspiciously ruddlike
posted by poffin boffin at 11:28 AM on June 18, 2015 [4 favorites]


We have a friend who used to work with the lemurs at the SF zoo. I wish he still did because the photo would be great.
posted by rtha at 11:37 AM on June 18, 2015 [3 favorites]


I've taken to describing my eye bags as " Chris Pratt-esque"
posted by The Whelk at 11:45 AM on June 18, 2015 [3 favorites]


so they used to be chubby but now they look kind of like paul rudd
posted by poffin boffin at 11:47 AM on June 18, 2015 [4 favorites]


Yes.
posted by The Whelk at 11:50 AM on June 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


it is suspiciously ruddlike

No way is that Andy Dwyer!
posted by suelac at 11:56 AM on June 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


Someone needs to do this in front of three UNIX-based machines.
posted by Kabanos at 11:56 AM on June 18, 2015 [21 favorites]


He has the partial smirk nailed down so well it looks exactly the same in about half of those photos.
posted by srboisvert at 12:00 PM on June 18, 2015


As a connoisseur of celebrity fashion photos, let me tell you no one has been more visibly and transcendetaly excited to be on a red carpet in a Tom Ford suit. As Chris Pratt. Just BEAMING from every pore.
posted by The Whelk at 12:06 PM on June 18, 2015 [5 favorites]


Hopefully someone gets around to posting one of these with those fainting goats.
posted by The Card Cheat at 12:16 PM on June 18, 2015 [2 favorites]


There are a few others in Nerdist's round-up, including giraffes and rhinos.

(A bit annoying to scan through since they keep repeating the original screen-grab.)
posted by mephisjo at 12:24 PM on June 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


I liked this one.
posted by halifix at 12:59 PM on June 18, 2015 [11 favorites]


there's a photoshoot of him recently, maybe GQ? idk? but he is very lean (and looks oddly like paul rudd for some reason)

OMG! So true...

/runs off to nifty to search for Rudd/Pratt slash.
posted by MikeKD at 1:13 PM on June 18, 2015 [2 favorites]


Oh wow the Minnesota Zoo is represented here. I recognized the dholes. (Actually I recognized the pond behind the dholes.)
posted by caution live frogs at 1:15 PM on June 18, 2015


Official Top Five Velociraptor Taming Photographs

1. chickens
2. walruses
3. ostriches
4. otters
5. man (most dangerous of all)
posted by betweenthebars at 1:22 PM on June 18, 2015


It's a very vest-centric culture.

Jurassic Vest
posted by chavenet at 1:35 PM on June 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


poffin boffin:
found it
it is suspiciously ruddlike


omg i can't breathe. /fans self.

MikeKD/runs off to nifty to search for Rudd/Pratt slash.

You.. uh.. let me know how that turns out, okay?

Also, the animals are pretty cute. I especially like the ducks, though I am partial to ducks anyway.
posted by ApathyGirl at 1:38 PM on June 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


I enjoy the fact that Chris Pratt is clearly onboard with this concept. The tag he references #ZoorassicWorld has some new pics too.

I particularly like This one.
posted by cirhosis at 3:13 PM on June 18, 2015 [2 favorites]


If you check the Instagram for the Liberty Science Center, there's a guy who did it with huge spiders.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:19 PM on June 18, 2015


Link!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 4:22 PM on June 18, 2015 [5 favorites]


OMG otter high-fives.
posted by epersonae at 4:34 PM on June 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


... there's a guy who did it with huge spiders.

all my NOPE
posted by Jacqueline at 5:42 PM on June 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


Yeah, it's not working on at least one of those spiders.
posted by gingerbeer at 6:17 PM on June 18, 2015 [2 favorites]


Great, so not only is Paul Rudd ageless he also has the ability to bud off clo-HOLY CRAP I JUST HAD A GREAT IDEA FOR A MOVIE
posted by um at 9:20 PM on June 18, 2015 [4 favorites]


this meme may be the best possible thing to have come from that movie.
posted by dejah420 at 9:29 PM on June 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


someone do it with three quadcopters hovering
posted by Salvor Hardin at 5:42 AM on June 19, 2015


hard to pick between the emus (they are the most raptor-like) and the otters which seem to be applauding the performance. Otters are the most appreciative of audiences.
posted by ghostiger at 7:56 AM on June 19, 2015


Holy crap, how big are those spiders??
posted by blurker at 11:05 AM on June 19, 2015


STOP TAKING AWAY THIS MAN'S CAKE, AMERICA

Years ago I saw George Foreman being interviewed by David Letterman who asked him about his boxing days and commented that he was known for being mean but he is such nice, jovial guy now. George talked about how he really changed a lot after he retired and Dave, "Did you know they have these things called 'ice cream sundaes?"

Point being, let Chris Pratt eat cake while he is still nice and jovial like grill salesman George Foreman and before he turns into mean, professional boxer George Foreman.
posted by VTX at 12:51 PM on June 19, 2015


Anyone know what kind of jeans the chicken guy is wearing? I want that kind of fit in a pair of jeans and I am going to blame the jeans I have been previously wearing and not my ridiculous ass/legs situation.
posted by the uncomplicated soups of my childhood at 11:18 AM on June 20, 2015




Motivated purely by sticking it to Chris Evans, I'd bet.
posted by Artw at 7:17 PM on June 20, 2015




Fuck #brands.
posted by Artw at 9:11 PM on June 20, 2015




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