May 18, 2011

Video that I wasn't going to post, but it's stood the test of time.

I don't know, it didn't seem to hit my standard, but I'm still thinking about it 2 days later, so it hit my still-thinking-about-it-2-days--later standard:

61 comments:

Trooper York said...

Hey did you post the follow up where he ate him?

George said...

Rule of thumb: Go with your first instinct.

Dustin said...

Yaataaaaa!

I love seeing people communicate concepts and instructions to animals. There's something really fascinating about it.

David said...

"Hey did you post the follow up where he ate him?"

That dog is far too small to eat a full grown man.

Lincolntf said...

Very good. Watching/puzzling over animal behavior is one of my favorite parts of being human.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

Neat. That dog catches better than some kids I've coached in baseball, no exaggeration.

Of course, the owner of the dog has spent more time playing with/training the dog than the kids' parents I'm talking about.

Isn't it cool how animals 'know' different languages, in this case, Japanese?

Hai!

George said...

"That dog is far too small to eat a full grown man."

Nonsense. Just as I've eaten a herd of cattle that dog could eat a man. One bite t a time.

Irene said...

That made my day!

Shouting Thomas said...

Sign him up for the Cubs!

DADvocate said...

Love beagles and hound dogs in general.

Titus said...

The only problem with beagles and other hounds is you are unable to let them off leash because they will run after a squirrel on the other side of the road.

Rare Clumbers, on the other hand, will walk right by your side without a leash.

Tits.

CachorroQuente said...

"Of course, the owner of the dog has spent more time playing with/training the dog than the kids' parents I'm talking about."

Smart dog. no doubt, but that guy sure has put in the time. My first reaction was that the guy sure loves his dog.

Nice video.

Pastafarian said...

Hey Trooper -- looks like the Yankees just found a replacement for Jeter. Same fielding percentage with twice the range.

Now if they can just sign this little guy up for 8 years and $100 million.

Shouting Thomas said...

I realize that, for you poor souls who do not religiously follow the Cubbies, my previous post may have been inexplicable.

The Cubbies lost 7-4 to the Reds last night. The boys committed 4 errors. Every one of the Reds' 7 runs was unearned.

Tibore said...

Yeah, yeah... let's see how well the dog throws it back.

Human's still rule!!1!

;)

Shouting Thomas said...

Hey Trooper -- looks like the Yankees just found a replacement for Jeter. Same fielding percentage with twice the range.

I don't want to hear any bitching from Yankees' fans.

I'm a Cubs fan! Do you hear? Cubs fan!

You think you've got a bitch?

Trooper York said...

Jeeez youse guys have a reading comprehension problem. The dog doesn't eat the guy.

In the next video the doggie only has three legs. When they ask Hop Sing why the dog only has three legs he says "Well you don't eat a dog talented all at once."

The beagle should have known when they named him "Appetizer."

edutcher said...

Yeah, but you've been a little cranky over Google the past few days.

PS Sherlock gets his forepaws up like that, but he goes up on his hind legs, too, so I don't think it would work.

Besides, the ball is bigger than he is.

Shouting Thomas said...

The beagle should have known when they named him "Appetizer."

OK, Trooper, yer a racist.

Filipinos eat dog. When I've been in the Philippines, every time a stray dog comes around, everybody starts talking about their favorite dog recipes.

It's part of the wonderful tapestry of diversity that is our strength.

bagoh20 said...

I could do that, and throw it too. Nobody scratches my belly about it.

Trooper York said...

Hey I celebrate the rich diversity that it the culinary history of our wonderful world. It's not my fault that most Korean and Japanese students have to survive on a diet of beagles and Ramen noodles.

It is our culinary diversity that is our greatest strength.

Shouting Thomas said...

503,218 hits on YouTube!

A classic! Right up there with Touch of Evil and Unforgiven!

Christopher in MA said...

"Yeah, yeah - let's see how well the dog throws it back!"

Reminds me of the Beggin' Strips commercial, which I love. Owner says, "who wants a Beggin' Strip?" and the dog yells, "Me! I'd get it myself, but I don't have THUMBS!!!"

I love dogs. I have a 9 year old American Eskimo. I don't have a picture to post, but you can google them.

wv "embable." Feeling like a corpse after listening to an Obama speech.

Trooper York said...

I remember when I went to the food of the world exhibit that Dinsey had at the Worlds Fair in Flushing Meadow park. They had Belgian waffles, and steak pomme frites, and wienershnitzel and lots of food from all over the world. You went on this ride through the exhibit and all this animatronic puppets sang "It's a Small World After All" as they ate the food of their country and I am pretty sure the North Koreans were eating weimaranershnitzel.

But it was the Cold War after all.

Shouting Thomas said...

Here's a really good recipe for stewed dog, "wedding style!"

The first instruction may be the toughest to follow.

1. First, kill a medium sized dog, then burn off the fur over a hot fire.

Substitute lamb for dog, if you prefer.

Calypso Facto said...

Trooper pegged it yesterday: Ann needs a dog of her own.

Terrye said...

Smart doggie!

edutcher said...

Calypso Facto said...

Trooper pegged it yesterday: Ann needs a dog of her own.

I thought Ann said when she was mulling over Meade's proposal she was torn between getting a dog or a man and finally decided she needed a man more.

ndspinelli said...

Strap a gun on that dog and call him Plaxico Burris.

Shouting Thomas said...

Everybody needs a doggie of their own.

I'm thinking of adopting a springer spaniel from the New England Springer Spaniel Rescue Society.

Sofa King said...

And everybody say...Yatta!

DADvocate said...

you are unable to let them off leash because they will run after a squirrel on the other side of the road.

Yeah. That's why I have an English Setter instead. I don't want to keep a dog chained up or build a pen to try and try and keep him in it. On the other hand, that's one of the neat things about beagles and other hunting hounds. They love to hunt.

If you see one off a leash, it has it's nose to the ground sniffing for something to chase or it's chasing something. They definitely display the behaviors for which they were bred.

DADvocate said...

Shouting Thomas - springer spaniels are great dogs. Had one growing up. They're super friendly and energetic but not hyper. Very gentle with people.

Shouting Thomas said...

Shouting Thomas - springer spaniels are great dogs. Had one growing up. They're super friendly and energetic but not hyper. Very gentle with people.

Springers are wonderful dogs. My springer, Annie, died several years ago at the age of 16.

She was absolutely devoted, a great friend and companion.

Phil 3:14 said...

A dog post and no Rhardin?

Fred4Pres said...

It is amazing what tricks you can teach an old dog like Meade.

marylynn said...

Our dear Springer is 15 this month. She will be tough to say good bye to, as you are right - devoted, friendly, gentle dogs.

ricpic said...

The dog puts its paws up in anticipation of the thrown ball, does a chicken have that capacity? Is a dog closer to us in a family sense than it is to a chicken? These are the thoughts of an unscientific mind.

ddh said...

やった! = Yatta! = Did it!

Ann Althouse said...

@Sofa King Thanks! It really was the "yatta!" that made it so amusing (when the dog finally catches and holds the ball). I had no idea how to spell it, and now that you got me that far, I found this and I will never be the same.

Kevin said...

Rule 34 now in effect.

Shouting Thomas said...

There are limits to good taste, Althouse. That video damned near drove my penis to commit suicide.

Steve Sailer did a recent bit on why white women don't want to sleep with Asian men. That issue has now been settled for all eternity.

kimsch said...

I couldn't watch the Yatta video to the end.

wv: unburel

deborah said...

lol I didn't see that coming. I love hounds.

wv: likestua- what a filipino says when a stray dog comes around

Ralph L said...

Trooper, I went to that World's Fair, too, at 4 y.o., but the only thing I remember of the fair itself are the plastic Sinclair dinosaurs. The rest of the family talked about the exotic food for years, but eating cereal out of little boxes at the hotel is all I got. Perhaps they locked me in a closet while they went to the fair.

Freeman Hunt said...

I found this and I will never be the same.

If the Japanese could have watched this video back when they had an emperor and had already been nuked twice, would they still have surrendered? Might they have decided to fight down to the last man?

Julie C said...

We have a beagle - she is a great dog. As Titus noted, we can't let her off leash, but when she does get her nose on the ground and is after a scent when I'm walking her, it is so much fun to watch. She snorts and then puts her head up and bays - very loudly!- and is just relentless. She kills small rodents too, and keeps the gophers away.

Original Mike said...

Yatta, yatta, yatta.

Original Mike said...

I had a beagle when I was a kid. Loved that dog.

Trooper York said...

What is not generally known about the World's Fair in New York City is that it was visited several times by aliens. This was hinted at in the movie "Men in Black" but the true story was never told. It seems that as an experiment an alien culture visited the site of the Worlds Fair and attempted to bring some of the exhibits to life. It made one of the Mercury rockets operational to see the state of the earthling's technical prowess. It spun the Unisphere to experiment with the effect of gravitational pull in the earth's atmosphere in the event it needed to use asteroids as weapons against us. And it brought one of the dinosaurs to life as it briefly rampaged through Queens where it destroyed several cars and two homes and ate three Puerto Ricans. When they eventually forced it back to Flushing Meadow it was shot and killed by police and it was all hushed. As it died the massive beast voided its bowels and the New York Mets were born. Flushing Meadows has never quite been the same since.
(The Secret History of Aliens Amongst Us, Art Bell, Roswell University Press, 1989)

mariner said...

Althouse,

I found this and I will never be the same.

Maybe now you'll stop complaining about shorts?

Big Mike said...

Better goalie than some I've seen playing MLS. Maybe not as good as Hope Solo.

George said...

No Keyboard Cat. /thread

RuyDiaz said...

I don't want to hear any bitching from Yankees' fans.

I'm a Cubs fan! Do you hear? Cubs fan!

You think you've got a bitch?


Two words: Steve Bartman. And I say that as a Marlins' fan. (*Insert evil grin*)

RuyDiaz said...

@Big Mike: Hope Amelia Solo is the best female goalkeeper I've ever seen. Possibly the best in the history of the game.

sablegsd said...

Cute.
I am impressed because it's hard to get a Beagle to do anything.
We had one when I was a kid. Killer marched to the beat of a drum only he could hear.

Big Mike said...

@RuyDiaz, damn right!

galdosiana said...

This same beagle has a lot more tricks up its sleeve:

He jumps rope (seriously)

He plays the piano

He skateboards

Lots more videos of this little guy. Check out the owner's youtube page. He's quite a talented pup!

Largo said...

"He plays the piano." Bah!

Megaera said...

@Tibore: my German Shepherd and I play stair-soccer(she defends the goal at the top) with one of those flexible openwork geodesic-looking balls about the size of a soccer ball. Standing at the bottom I throw it up to her, she catches it, thrashes it for a moment to kill it, then drops it to bounce down the stairs for me to retrieve and throw again. Hours of fun for both of us, and it took almost no time for her to train me to do it.

howzerdo said...

I'm glad you posted this. So cute. The first dog I got after I left home was a schnauzer/beagle cross. He did not like to catch things in his mouth - he always sat up and tried to catch the frisbee with his paws.