Ace of Sevens says
10 September 2012 at 9:35 pm
What’s with the creep-shaming? This little guy can’t help how he looks.
Naked Bunny with a Whip says
10 September 2012 at 9:37 pm
So I’m not a morning person. Sheesh.
10 September 2012 at 9:38 pm
I think feminists just can’t handle monkey that can find their own grubs without government assistance, so they resort to name-calling.
Man. This world is far more weird than I ever imagined.
10 September 2012 at 9:39 pm
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.
Glen Davidson says
The finger that Thing should have had.
Josh, Official SpokesGay says
10 September 2012 at 9:44 pm
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. . .
A. R says
10 September 2012 at 9:47 pm
Hmm, I was going to come up with a very punny nautical joke, but my brain failed me…
Ms. Daisy Cutter, Vile Human Being says
10 September 2012 at 9:49 pm
Josh – are there any U.S. TV stations left that do old-school, Animal Kingdom– or Attenborough-style nature documentaries, or is it all WHEN PLANKTON ATTACK! TONIGHT ON FOX! anymore?
WHEN PLANKTON ATTACK! TONIGHT ON FOX!
10 September 2012 at 9:59 pm
None, Ms. Daisy. David Attenborough would be called a mangina pussy on American television.
10 September 2012 at 10:02 pm
^ Which is why I don’t watch US-produced nature shows. With the exception, of course, of Nature on PBS.
Bronze Dog says
10 September 2012 at 10:19 pm
Didn’t watch the video, but the critter’s expression in the upper photo says to me, “I have seen that which cannot be unseen!”
10 September 2012 at 10:37 pm
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.
10 September 2012 at 11:26 pm
So, when was the last time you killed your food with your own hands?
10 September 2012 at 11:27 pm
11 September 2012 at 2:36 am
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.
11 September 2012 at 4:25 am
What the…how the hell did you get a camera into my bathroom right after I woke up?
11 September 2012 at 5:16 am
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
11 September 2012 at 6:17 am
Is it just me or is that cuter than any lolcat on the planet?
11 September 2012 at 6:35 am
It has our Birthday Present! *gollum* . Nice humanses gives us our present, yes ?
Giliell, Approved Straight Chorus says
11 September 2012 at 6:51 am
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.
Tyrant al-Kalām says
11 September 2012 at 7:28 am
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.
11 September 2012 at 8:57 am
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.
David Marjanović says
11 September 2012 at 11:08 am
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.
Because he stands among Komodo dragons but doesn’t wrestle them?
Aren’t all lemurs “only found on the island of Madagascar”?
tim rowledge, Ersatz Haderach says
11 September 2012 at 11:20 am
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.
cicely (presented without qualification) says
11 September 2012 at 11:42 am
There’s nothing for it; I’m gonna hafta upsize that sucker and stat him up.
11 September 2012 at 4:20 pm
I love these critters. National Geographic can try to make them uncool by bullshittifying them, but it can’t succeed.
Azuma Hazuki says
14 September 2012 at 1:09 am
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.
18 September 2012 at 7:35 pm
“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.