quaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh
August 30, 2015 3:18 PM   Subscribe

Duck army (SLVine) - just six seconds of video but what seconds they are. (Requires audio)
posted by moonmilk (67 comments total) 75 users marked this as a favorite
 
i came across this morning and am responsible for may be 10-20 thousand of the view counts
posted by griphus at 3:19 PM on August 30, 2015 [22 favorites]


also I think this is the source Vine
posted by griphus at 3:20 PM on August 30, 2015 [4 favorites]


ditto
posted by moonmilk at 3:20 PM on August 30, 2015


ah, thanks - I don't know how I managed to get an interloper in there. Mods pls halp?
posted by moonmilk at 3:20 PM on August 30, 2015


Is anyone else fantasizing about jumping into that basket?
posted by ordinary_magnet at 3:21 PM on August 30, 2015 [16 favorites]


I AM NOW
posted by moonmilk at 3:22 PM on August 30, 2015 [13 favorites]


Well that was unexpected.
posted by sevenofspades at 3:24 PM on August 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


the wails ...of the damned
posted by The Whelk at 3:26 PM on August 30, 2015 [16 favorites]


Oh man I know I would have done the same. Don't know what that says about me, probably nothing good. But how could one resist?
posted by Wretch729 at 3:26 PM on August 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


Do you want Xharls? Because this is how you get Xharls.
posted by moonmilk at 3:27 PM on August 30, 2015 [6 favorites]


is it just me, or is the volume on Vine extremely loud?
posted by mullacc at 3:33 PM on August 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


This would drive a dog insane with joy.
posted by Countess Elena at 3:34 PM on August 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


This is driving me insane with joy, bless Vine, honor on its house
posted by jetlagaddict at 3:36 PM on August 30, 2015 [6 favorites]


I am very happy with the situation that is unfolding here, but I doubt he's considered the future implications of this.
posted by the uncomplicated soups of my childhood at 3:40 PM on August 30, 2015 [2 favorites]


[Swapped the link.]
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:42 PM on August 30, 2015 [3 favorites]


[Thanks, cortex!]
posted by moonmilk at 3:43 PM on August 30, 2015


Me: (Sends link to son via Skype)
Son (bolting out of his bedroom 20 seconds later): WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?!
Me: (Sends link to other son via Skype)
Other Son (bolting out of his bedroom 20 seconds later): WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?!
posted by double block and bleed at 3:51 PM on August 30, 2015 [33 favorites]


A couple of years ago I got a tour of a duck farm on Long Island. From about 100 yards away a few thousand ducks sound like a cocktail party or a wedding reception. It was eerie to me how so much quacking just sounded like the din of humans engaged in small talk and polite conversation.
posted by peeedro at 3:57 PM on August 30, 2015 [28 favorites]


If anyone wants to get a bunch of these to fill a swimming pool or SUV, I'm pretty sure they're the pelican Squawkie Talkies dog toys. I love that they seem specifically made to be as annoying as possible.
posted by Metroid Baby at 3:59 PM on August 30, 2015 [7 favorites]


Meetup at Petco!
posted by moonmilk at 4:01 PM on August 30, 2015 [5 favorites]


Vine has sound issues for me, so here is the same thing on YouTube.
posted by benito.strauss at 4:27 PM on August 30, 2015 [4 favorites]


VUVUZELA LIVES!
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:29 PM on August 30, 2015


That was delightful!
posted by numaner at 4:33 PM on August 30, 2015


A couple of years ago I got a tour of a duck farm on Long Island. From about 100 yards away a few thousand ducks sound like a cocktail party or a wedding reception. It was eerie to me how so much quacking just sounded like the din of humans engaged in small talk and polite conversation.

"There's a cocktail party at the reservoir?!" -- Robert Redford, David Strathairn & co. in Sneakers
posted by argonauta at 4:33 PM on August 30, 2015 [28 favorites]


Duck? Amuck!
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:25 PM on August 30, 2015


It was eerie to me how so much quacking just sounded like the din of humans engaged in small talk and polite conversation.

Well...
posted by Celsius1414 at 5:26 PM on August 30, 2015 [4 favorites]


Vine is truly the perfect delivery vehicle for this.
posted by MoonOrb at 5:32 PM on August 30, 2015 [2 favorites]


Okay so I fixed that link from a really shaky data connection on a mountain road south of the Grand Canyon, and so I didn't even try to watch the vine itself until just now, which is a good thing because if I'd let that thing rip at the time I think my wife would have driven us off the goddam road in terror.
posted by cortex at 5:33 PM on August 30, 2015 [20 favorites]


In, y'know, a good way.
posted by cortex at 5:34 PM on August 30, 2015 [11 favorites]


If you think about it, what is there left in life having watched that (other than to watch it again)?
posted by maxwelton at 5:38 PM on August 30, 2015 [6 favorites]


so hey they probably have a bin just like that at a pet store near you just sayin
posted by Sys Rq at 5:40 PM on August 30, 2015 [3 favorites]


I saw it go from harmlessly trivial to expressing a collective deep anguish.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 5:42 PM on August 30, 2015 [15 favorites]


Guy helps to calm some ducks
posted by teraflop at 5:49 PM on August 30, 2015 [40 favorites]


Who can forget the last time a squeaky you was so funny?
posted by rebent at 5:49 PM on August 30, 2015 [8 favorites]


Freak out!
posted by moonmilk at 6:29 PM on August 30, 2015 [16 favorites]


Duckk navy, I think you'll find. Donald ain't running around Disneyland with a camo jacket over his lack of pants.

Ducks are fucking charm school graduate s compared to those filthy bastards geese, who are heavenly cherubs compared to those evil fuckers, swans
posted by The Underpants Monster at 7:40 PM on August 30, 2015 [9 favorites]


Why a duck? Why not a chicken?
posted by SansPoint at 7:42 PM on August 30, 2015 [4 favorites]


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
posted by not_on_display at 7:51 PM on August 30, 2015 [5 favorites]


If you slow it down a bunch you get the soundtrack from Inception.
posted by cortex at 7:59 PM on August 30, 2015 [9 favorites]


Why a duck? Why not a chicken?

SansPoint - Or a horse?
posted by nickggully at 8:28 PM on August 30, 2015


It's also good reversed.

See also.
posted by JDHarper at 9:35 PM on August 30, 2015 [7 favorites]


Never have I heard such a wail of anguish and despair. This is a sound effect from Lovecraft's worst nightmare. 💀 🐣 🔥
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:56 PM on August 30, 2015 [3 favorites]


Uhh, isn't that just a group of people yelling in the background?
posted by sibboleth at 10:07 PM on August 30, 2015 [2 favorites]


Why a duck? Why not a chicken?

SansPoint - Or a horse


There's a whole lotta a r' elephants in the circus.
posted by grobstein at 12:33 AM on August 31, 2015


Back when they were first launched, I used to line up as many Tickle Me Elmos across the aisle in Toys R Us and let them run rampant as close to at once as I could. Since the whole box moved when he laughed, it resulted in kind of a chaotic 30 second game of 1960's electronic football...
posted by Nanukthedog at 7:01 AM on August 31, 2015 [2 favorites]


Someone needs to get a hyperactive Jack Russel Terrier hopped up on caffeinated scooby snacks and totally wound up chasing a rope tug right to the edge of frothing and then drop them right into that basket.

And then run, because I would hope that the results would be a rather energetic explosion of flying bits of rubber.
posted by loquacious at 9:45 AM on August 31, 2015


i love this so much i sent it to all my coworkers but nobody seems to appreciate it as much as i do. maybe it's time to find a new job
posted by burgerrr at 9:55 AM on August 31, 2015 [2 favorites]


Who can forget the last time a squeaky you was so funny?

Me. I can.
posted by maryr at 11:34 AM on August 31, 2015 [3 favorites]


If you slow it down a bunch you get the soundtrack from Inception.

permit me to introduce you to the evil that is Army of Ducks REVERSED!!!!
posted by lonefrontranger at 12:43 PM on August 31, 2015 [1 favorite]


oh god the reddit bot for the reversed thread has created an entire Evil Duck Army Rifftrax Compilation...

i'm so sorry
posted by lonefrontranger at 12:48 PM on August 31, 2015 [1 favorite]


ok so this makes so much more sense once you turn the sound on
posted by the phlegmatic king at 12:52 PM on August 31, 2015 [16 favorites]


My soul makes this noise.
posted by sleeping bear at 1:31 PM on August 31, 2015 [3 favorites]


The Underpants Monster wins my favorite MeFi comment contest that I didn't know was happening until just now.
posted by asavage at 2:05 PM on August 31, 2015 [3 favorites]


If you measure success by the degree to which something makes my children (ages 8 and 4) absolutely helpless with laughter, draping themselves over furniture while holding their sides as the tears spill from their eyes, their laughter so compulsive that they don't even have time to draw breath between cackles but instead are reduced to quivering silently like a blancmange in an earthquake -- and why shouldn't you -- than this is the most successful thing the internet has ever produced.
posted by KathrynT at 7:54 PM on August 31, 2015 [13 favorites]


oh my.
posted by LobsterMitten at 9:44 PM on August 31, 2015


We got a few boxes of a very similar toy as a donation one time so I have also done this...if only I had the prescience to put it on the internet!
posted by Naib at 2:58 AM on September 1, 2015


Please sign my White House petition
posted by growabrain at 9:36 AM on September 1, 2015


so... bagpipes, right?
posted by ghostiger at 10:08 AM on September 1, 2015 [1 favorite]


Yessssssssss
posted by rewil at 2:54 PM on September 2, 2015 [4 favorites]


The Hollow DUck

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a QUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.

posted by maxsparber at 1:43 PM on September 3, 2015 [4 favorites]


That vine has been watched more than a hundred million times. That's more than 23 years of *inhale* quack *inhale* QUAAAAAAAAAAAH.
posted by moonmilk at 8:43 PM on September 8, 2015 [1 favorite]


asavage is delightful,

I am delighted.
posted by rewil at 2:23 PM on September 15, 2015 [3 favorites]


Jamie Hyneman immediately packs up and heads home for the day.
posted by JHarris at 2:53 PM on September 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


i'm a bit disappointed that asavage didn't give a shoutout to the original vine.
posted by moonmilk at 7:52 AM on September 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


i'm a bit disappointed that asavage didn't give a shoutout to the original vine.

"Paying Tribute to The Original Duck Army"
It's possible by now you've seen my rubber-duck screaming video, but I want to give credit where credit is due
posted by Celsius1414 at 9:47 AM on September 16, 2015 [2 favorites]


Yay! Undisappointed, though I imagine a lot more people will see the videos than that blog post.
posted by moonmilk at 9:55 AM on September 16, 2015


Yay! Undisappointed, though I imagine a lot more people will see the videos than that blog post.

He also tweeted it to his 1.25M followers. ;)
posted by Celsius1414 at 10:47 AM on September 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


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