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Sep 10 2012

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Mr Creepy Finger


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  1. 1
    Ace of Sevens

    What’s with the creep-shaming? This little guy can’t help how he looks.

  2. 2
    Naked Bunny with a Whip

    So I’m not a morning person. Sheesh.

  3. 3
    Ace of Sevens

    I think feminists just can’t handle monkey that can find their own grubs without government assistance, so they resort to name-calling.

  4. 4
    Physicalist

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

  5. 5
    Amphigorey

    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.

  6. 6
    Glen Davidson

    The finger that Thing should have had.

    Glen Davidson

  7. 7
    Josh, Official SpokesGay

    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. . .

  8. 8
    A. R

    Hmm, I was going to come up with a very punny nautical joke, but my brain failed me…

  9. 9
    Ms. Daisy Cutter, General Manager for the Cleveland Steamers

    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?

  10. 10
    Josh, Official SpokesGay

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

  11. 11
    A. R

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

  12. 12
    Bronze Dog

    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!”

  13. 13
    JohnnieCanuck

    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.

  14. 14
    klatu

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

  15. 15
    klatu

    I never.

  16. 16
    catwhisperer

    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.

  17. 17
    huntstoddard

    What the…how the hell did you get a camera into my bathroom right after I woke up?

  18. 18
    Rumtopf

    @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

  19. 19
    mickll

    SQUEEE!

    *faints*

    Is it just me or is that cuter than any lolcat on the planet?

  20. 20
    DLC

    It has our Birthday Present! *gollum* . Nice humanses gives us our present, yes ?

  21. 21
    Giliell, professional cynic -Ilk-

    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.

  22. 22
    Alex

    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*

  23. 23
    tanoro

    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.

  24. 24
    David Marjanović

    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.

  25. 25
    tim rowledge, Ersatz Haderach

    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.

  26. 26
    cicely

    Aiyeeee! Aiyeeee!

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

  27. 27
    Stella

    I love these critters. National Geographic can try to make them uncool by bullshittifying them, but it can’t succeed.

  28. 28
    Azuma Hazuki

    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.

  29. 29
    freetotebag

    “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.

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