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This is the greatest commercial I've seen in ages. It's a fascinating 60 seconds for anyone who loves animals. The chimp at the end cracked me up.

  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Yeah, we were DVRing through American Idol last night and in a blur I saw this and told my wife to stop as it looked interesting. So we wathed it and both thought it to be so cute

    P.S. Some of those images HAD to be superimposed. Come on a Warthog on a Sea Turtle , Monkey on a horse's back, Lion nuzzling up to a Bear, dog swimming with dolphins
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      My wife and I saw it several times last night. We loved it.

      I think the grown bear and tiger were my favorite.
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    • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
      Originally Posted by discrat View Post

      Yeah, we were DVRing through American Idol last night and in a blur I saw this and told my wife to stop as it looked interesting. So we wathed it and both thought it to be so cute

      P.S. Some of those images HAD to be superimposed. Come on a Warthog on a Sea Turtle , Monkey on a horse's back, Lion nuzzling up to a Bear, dog swimming with dolphins
      That is a sulcata tortoise aka african spur thigh aka african spur - not a sea turtle.

      I have two of them
      The one in the video is a baby.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by discrat View Post

      Yeah, we were DVRing through American Idol last night and in a blur I saw this and told my wife to stop as it looked interesting. So we wathed it and both thought it to be so cute

      I didn't know you had a lisp, Robert.
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      • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
        Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

        I didn't know you had a lisp, Robert.

        Robert said Wathing. It means watching someone bath.

        And you still went for the insult...about having a lisp. Do you think having a lisp is funny? Do you know how many lives are shattered by lisping? DO YOU??!

        For years, my mother hid me in a closet, away from neighbors, because I once said "Wash" instead of "Warsh". She thought I had a lisp. And lisps are caused by being cursed.

        Dan; I want you to sit in your room, and think about what I just said. And then apologize to the thousands of Lisp sufferers out there, for your insensitivity.

        Robert; I got your back on this. If Riffle bothers you again, just let me know.
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

        I didn't know you had a lisp, Robert.
        Dan,
        What would be really bad is that if I truly did have one

        Sincerely,
        Wobert Andrew
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        • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
          Originally Posted by discrat View Post

          Dan,
          What would be really bad is that if I truly did have one

          Sincerely,
          Wobert Andrew

          No, what would be really bad is I'd feel bad about it, but I'd find it funnier.
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          • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
            Originally Posted by discrat View Post

            Dan,
            What would be really bad is that if I truly did have one

            Sincerely,
            Wobert Andrew
            Wouldn't that be Wobert Andwew?
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by discrat View Post

      Yeah, we were DVRing through American Idol last night and in a blur I saw this and told my wife to stop as it looked interesting. So we wathed it and both thought it to be so cute

      P.S. Some of those images HAD to be superimposed. Come on a Warthog on a Sea Turtle , Monkey on a horse's back, Lion nuzzling up to a Bear, dog swimming with dolphins
      No. I've seen animals make friends like that. Some of these may not really be friends, but just animals that tolerate each other.

      And baby mammals love everyone. Some may be raised together.

      Remember, all these animals have been make pets by some of us. And to animals, we're just another animal. So, sure, they can become friends.

      I watched a video of a squirrel playing with a cat. They really liked each other. Enjoy.

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      • Profile picture of the author seasoned
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        No. I've seen animals make friends like that. Some of these may not really be friends, but just animals that tolerate each other.

        And baby mammals love everyone. Some may be raised together.

        Remember, all these animals have been make pets by some of us. And to animals, we're just another animal. So, sure, they can become friends.

        I watched a video of a squirrel playing with a cat. They really liked each other. Enjoy.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6BNblHET_c
        HOW does such a thing happen? I mean the squirrel is acting VERY free around the cat, and the cat is ignoring basic instincts that cats and dogs and others have. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE this, it is just SO odd!

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        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        No. I've seen animals make friends like that. Some of these may not really be friends, but just animals that tolerate each other.

        And baby mammals love everyone. Some may be raised together.

        Remember, all these animals have been make pets by some of us. And to animals, we're just another animal. So, sure, they can become friends.

        I watched a video of a squirrel playing with a cat. They really liked each other. Enjoy.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6BNblHET_c
        so cute
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          Ask me why.
          No - don't want to know
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Neat pet, Ken. I don't think any of those are super-imposed. There's a lot of pics on the net of animals that make friends with other species - even some that would usually be dangerous to each other.

    This is a kewl ad. Unfortunately, some advertisers never get the drift - I saw one today that was just incredibly bad and it made me do the RCA head twist wondering how much someone got paid for producing trash. Seriously.
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    • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Neat pet, Ken. I
      They are. Ridiculously smart too.
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      • Profile picture of the author HeySal
        Originally Posted by kenmichaels View Post

        They are. Ridiculously smart too.
        I had turtles when I was a kid. They are smart. They're fairly affectionate, too.

        A few years back there was a large turtle in the middle of a road that was about to become a busy road so I picked it up. Called it Roadkill. I kept Roadkill until I could get him to a place where there were other turtles and let him go. It was pretty obvious that he'd been captured as an adult. He seemed to understand immediately that he was being freed. He ran to the water (if you've ever seen a turtle run, it's pretty humorous) and dove in then surfaced and swam back toward me and we just sat and looked at each other for a few minutes. Then he turned and swam off. I watched him swim to a small island patch in the water and climb out where there were other turtles sunning. It was awesome and I know when he had swam back and looked at me, he was saying thank you. There was a shine in his eyes that wasn't there before. Still makes me feel wonderful to think back on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lets Do IT
    Woo man, it's awesome, I wish human start learning from animals how to live with harmony
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Lets Do IT View Post

      Woo man, it's awesome, I wish human start learning from animals how to live with harmony
      She's a difficult woman to deal with but my Ostrich Councillor says I should not give up hope.
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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        I also saw the commercial last night during American Idol and loved it.

        I did see most of the animal clips on YouTube videos before and actually wondered if Android had to get permission from the people who owned the videos in order to use them in their commercial.


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      • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

        She's a difficult woman to deal with but my Ostrich Councillor says I should not give up hope.
        Harmony is a stupid name for an Ostrich. There, I said it.
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        • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
          Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

          Harmony is a stupid name for an Ostrich. There, I said it.
          You need to stop burying your head in the sand and get out more.
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          • Profile picture of the author Kay King
            It is a complilation and I've seen several of the videos before (the dog and deer - the elephant and dog - the dog and porpoise).

            in a blur I saw this
            Same here - we were fast forwarding through something and I noted the images flying by in the little pix window and I was "stop, stop - I wanna see this". Then we watched it several times!
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            What is the rodenty-looking animal riding on the tortoise at 0.44?
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            • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
              awwww - thanks Kay - it's amazing how animals can make people happy - that commercial is fantastic - I could watch it over and over
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              • Profile picture of the author Kay King
                What is the rodenty-looking animal riding on the tortoise at 0.44?
                capybara? (just a guess)
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                • Profile picture of the author HeySal
                  Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

                  capybara? (just a guess)
                  Thats mine, too.
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                  • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
                    Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

                    capybara? (just a guess)
                    Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

                    Thats mine, too.
                    I can't wait until you can plug an image into a search engine and
                    have it come up with what it is you are looking at.
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                    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
                      I love the internet just for that one little thingie. I'm not sure that was the animal, though - is it? It's the closest looking I could find.

                      "large rat" returns a lot of good information
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                      • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
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                        "large rat" returns a lot of good information[/QUOTE]

                        If it's about me, don't believe a word. I have an alibi.
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                    • Profile picture of the author positivenegative
                      Originally Posted by bizgrower View Post

                      I can't wait until you can plug an image into a search engine and have it come up with what it is you are looking at.

                      It'd be stumped with a picture of Walking Carpet.
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                • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
                  Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

                  capybara? (just a guess)
                  I believe it's a hyrax, which is a particularly interesting little mammal. Not only is it considered to be one of the closest living relatives of the elephant (seriously!), but some studies suggest the male hyrax's song contains syntax.

                  Rock Hyrax | San Diego Zoo Animals

                  BBC News - The rock hyrax surprises with syntax skills

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                • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
                  Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

                  capybara? (just a guess)
                  Google Capybara, and click on Images. It looks like just about every other pet is it's friend.
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                  • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
                    Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

                    Google Capybara, and click on Images. It look like just about every other pet is it's friend.
                    They look very friendly. And big. A 145 lbs hamster.
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by Lets Do IT View Post

      Woo man, it's awesome, I wish human start learning from animals how to live with harmony
      The odd thing is that humans SHOULD live in peace with one another. MOST probably WOULD, if not for the others.

      Cats, dogs, and the like, often paw at things, etc... and chase things that are running. Each species USUALLY gets along, at least if they will be under the same lead. Heck, they generally hunt together, and share to a degree.

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  • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
    The ad is a compilation of favorite Youtube clips:
    Here is one.

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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    That one's new to me. It does look a little like a capybara, though, when seen without context of size and where it is located. Learn something new everyday. At any rate - it's a cute little guy.
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  • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
    Thanks, Frank. I remember a fairly recent news story about them being
    related to the elephant. I did not think about that until now.
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    Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

    This is the greatest commercial I've seen in ages. It's a fascinating 60 seconds for anyone who loves animals. The chimp at the end cracked me up.

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    Very appropriate. Ask me why.






    OK I'll tell ya.
    Android is a crap OS meant for the beasts. While the Men of the World use iOS.
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