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Apr 27 2012

The Narwhal Curse

I would love to have one of these Massive Squishable Narwhals, but then I realized that I’d never be able to look at it without the Narwhal song popping into my head.

It’d be like having a Massive Decorative Bag of Crack hanging on my wall.

You’re not playing that video, are you? Sorry.

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  1. 1
    reasonbeing

    Thanks for putting that song in my head for the day…damn you PZ!

  2. 2
    Glen Davidson

    They want to touch my balls?

    It’s been a miss thus far, I think I’ll keep it that way, ‘K.

    Glen Davidson

  3. 3
    Epinephrine

    I don’t know, at least they aren’t dugongs.

  4. 4
    'Tis Himself

    Thanks for that, PZ, ’cause narwhals are awesome (as long as they’re not touching your balls).

  5. 5
    Worldtraveller

    Did you notice the large octopus bean bag?

  6. 6
    pentatomid

    Argh, I hate the narwhal song. Give me breadfish any day.

  7. 7
    Numenaster

    Until pentatomid links us to the breadfish song, I’ll cheerfully hum this one. I LIKE the narwhal song (and the badger song, for that matter).

  8. 8
    Ogvorbis: Still failing at being human.

    Damnit. Now I have that song cursing through my synapses.

    I wonder if YMCA is an antidote?

  9. 9
    megs226

    They don’t have a squishable cat but they do have a squishable Cthulhu: http://www.squishable.com/pc/squish_cthulhu_15/Big_Animals/Squishable+Cthulhu

    Are you behind this, PZ?

  10. 10
    Ogvorbis: Still failing at being human.

    Damn.

    It isn’t.

    Now I have Narwhals staying at the YMCA in my brain.

  11. 11
    Rev. BigDumbChimp

    sending a thousand rabid ferrets in your direction PZ

  12. 12
    cafeeineaddicted

    If you actually want anyone’s head to explode, send them this link of the narwhal song on loop for 10 hours.

  13. 13
    Deanna Joy Lyons - Mentioner of Patriarchy

    Well, damn. There goes $17.00. A micro narwhal and a micro manatee are headed to me. (there’s a coupon code from free shipping on two microsquishy things)

    Stop me before I spend again!

  14. 14
    littlejohn

    I just dropped acid. Did anyone else just see dancing unicorn whales?

  15. 15
    aleopold

    And from the same creators…Badger Mushroom Snake:

  16. 16
    busterggi

    We don’t need to see the video, all we need see is the word narwhal.

    Damn Pavlov!

  17. 17
    Anthony K

    It is just me, or does the Breadfish song kinda sound like something from David Byrne’s 1997 album Feelings?

  18. 18
    keenacat

    Look at my horse. LOOK AT EET!

  19. 19
    Inaji

    megs226:

    They don’t have a squishable cat

    Yes they do, they have a squishable kitten.

  20. 20
    pentatomid

    Numenaster,

    Here you go: http://breadfish.co.uk/

  21. 21
    Beatrice, an amateur cynic looking for a happy thought

    After standing beside a guy listening to “I’m a Barbie girl” – loud, on repeat, in a crowded tram so I couldn’t move… I caught the damned song and this was a welcome cure.

  22. 22
    nesetalis

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkuSmJtRY8E&w=560&h=315

    Here is my contender… Narhwal though is quite devious. :P

  23. 23
    nesetalis

    http://www.youtube.com/embed/YkuSmJtRY8E
    well.. if the youtube embed would work

  24. 24
    Ms. Daisy Cutter, General Manager for the Cleveland Steamers

    Believe it or not, I’d never seen that video before. It rocks. Thanks, PZ!!

    Just one question: Do they have narwhals in Kenya?

  25. 25
    Sili

    You do realise you’re gonna get sent half a dozen of those things now, right?

    I don’t know, at least they aren’t dugongs.

    Don’t knock the dugongs. I have a whole bouquet of the things, myself.

  26. 26
    a3kr0n

    This could be another endless thread…
    Lazy Harp Seal by Parry Gripp

  27. 27
    gregvalcourt

    Do you have a waffle? Wouldn’t you be happier if you did?

  28. 28
    John Morales

    [meta]

    Gah! The embedding!

  29. 29
    eddyline

    And the jazz remix…..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSsZtjvNs7w

  30. 30
    localnebula

    Ha! Found a successful antidote. Though the cure might be worse than the disease.

  31. 31
    jayarrrr

    Ahhhh. At least I don’t have “Broken Hearts are for Assholes” stuck in my head anymore…

  32. 32
    MetzO'Magic

    Until this moment in time… well, at least till yesterday, I was blissfully unaware of these catchy, cute, and (and dare I say) repetitive little videos.

    Now I have to try to get to sleep at night with cartoon caricatures of narwhals, badgers, and yes, the latest travesty, lions and tigers, cutting great swathes of pain through my delicate psyche. Many thanks for that, fellow Pharyngulites… and a great big fuck you to the collective you, and the bus you rode in on :-) … :-|

  33. 33
    Dr Marcus Hill Ph.D. (arguing from his own authority)

    Why the youtube linkage when you can just get to the originals at http://www.weebls-stuff.com/ (where you’ll get not just 10 hour versions but infinite loops…)

  34. 34
    birgerjohansson

    I just imagined Narwhals sung to the tune of Abba’s “Super Trouper”. I am stuck with an infinite loop of that.
    Maybe I should try Marilyn Manson.

  35. 35
    birgerjohansson

    “Narwhals are made of this
    who am I to disagree
    They travel the world and the seven seas
    Every narwhal is looking for something”

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