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  1. Amphigorey says

    Wow, I really hate the overly dramatic editing in this clip.

    The aye-aye’s adorableness comes through, though. They are SO CUTE. They break my brain.

  2. Josh, Official SpokesGay says

    Want. The Aye Aye is awesome.

    Fuck National Geographic, though. They’ve gone from some of the highest-quality nature documentaries to cheap bullshitty XTREEM NATURE, complete with ridiculous narration.

    In a world . . .full of primates. One Aye-Aye fights back. . .

  3. Josh, Official SpokesGay says

    None, Ms. Daisy. David Attenborough would be called a mangina pussy on American television.

  4. A. R says

    ^ Which is why I don’t watch US-produced nature shows. With the exception, of course, of Nature on PBS.

  5. JohnnieCanuck says

    Turning off the audio would have been an improvement. The only information that couldn’t have been deduced from just watching would be its name.

  6. catwhisperer says

    Aren’t all lemurs “only found on the island of Madagascar”?

    Just to prove that anything can be made to be cat-related: My cat looked remarkably like an Aye Aye for a while when he was changing his coat from kitten fur to adult fur. Scraggly black-and-grey fur and a demented look in his yellow… I honestly thought I had managed to adopt the world’s ugliest cat.

  7. Rumtopf says

    @catwhisperer
    I will also make this slightly cat-related, mwahaha. The first time I saw aye ayes on telly(when I was 10), they were being described by John Cleese, for a documentary about lemurs.

    It’s nocturnal and is described as having the ears of a bat, the tail of a fox, the teeth of a beaver, the body of a microwaved cat and witches hands”

    I immediately fell in love with them after watching that show c:

    Here’s the clip from 1998

  8. says

    o, when was the last time you killed your food with your own hands?

    When I threw the fresh veggies into the boiling water.

    I know I’m anthropomorphising, but when it eats the grub it has such and expression of deep satisfaction on its face, it’s lovely.

  9. Tyrant al-Kalām says

    THE MAGGOT ALREADY FEELS THAT OUTSIDE, AN EVEN DEADLIER THREAT AWAITS: DEATH. THE DEADLIEST MAGGOT KILLER OF THEM ALL HAS PICKET UP ITS SCENT. BUT THE FEAR IN THE MAGGOT’S EYES DOES NOT STOP THIS PERFECT KILLING MACHINE.

    *tatataaaaaaaaaaam* *thunder*

  10. tanoro says

    It is always worth pointing people to Douglas Adams for his experiences with this animal. :) If you don’t have time to read his books, at least watch this video. He is delightful and very funny.

  11. David Marjanović says

    Man. This world is far more weird than I ever imagined.

    Weird? Get used to it. This is simply what you get when mammals evolve into woodpecker niches – not once, but three times: the aye-aye on Madagascar (where there are no woodpeckers; long, thin 3rd finger), some possum or other (Dactylopsila) on New Guinea (where there are no woodpeckers; long, thin 4th finger), and the apatemyids in the Eocene of the northern hemisphere (when there were no woodpeckers yet; long, thin 2nd and 3rd fingers).

    On the Solomon Islands, there’s a parrot species that fills that niche.

    “In a world . . .full of primates. One Aye-Aye fights back. . .”

    Huh. The aye-aye is of course a primate.

    None, Ms. Daisy. David Attenborough would be called a mangina pussy on American television.

    Because he stands among Komodo dragons but doesn’t wrestle them?

    Aren’t all lemurs “only found on the island of Madagascar”?

    Aye.

  12. tim rowledge, Ersatz Haderach says

    I could do with a finger like that.

    NO, not for that reason. Wash your mind out you dirty buggers. For cleaning out the bottoms of mortises – it would save spending money on a Mori Nomi or Sokosari Nomi. Pretty good for nose-picking too.

  13. cicely (presented without qualification) says

    Aiyeeee! Aiyeeee!

    There’s nothing for it; I’m gonna hafta upsize that sucker and stat him up.
    -

  14. Azuma Hazuki says

    Cracked.com refers to these as “the rat that ate all the crystal meth” and uses that exact same image. They’re not too far off appearance-wise, but i find these animals fascinating. Nature is amazing, and sometimes scary.

  15. freetotebag says

    “The truth is more natural than supernatural.”

    Thanks for clearing that up NatGeo.

    As for the Demon Primate, that seems like a lot of trouble just to get a grub. I wonder if I could teach him to crack a safe.