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Meerkat Manor on Animal Planet

 
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BoySetsFire



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 12:22 am    Post subject: Meerkat Manor on Animal Planet Reply with quote

i can't stop watching it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sounds like a personal problem.
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Major Tom



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like a furry problem to me...










...i didn't watch it tonight
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Um, hello? Bill Nighy? <3
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't started watching it. Some how, learning the innerworkings of meerkat society doesn't seem to be a pressing issue in my life at the moment.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

is it really very interesting? it's coming on in about fifteen minutes for me.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think they anthropomorphize a little too much and the editing might be a little tight, to make the day-in-the-life seem more eventful than it is, but i've always been a sucker for an observational nature show, especially when it touches on animal sociology.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Major Tom wrote:
i think they anthropomorphize a little too much and the editing might be a little tight, to make the day-in-the-life seem more eventful than it is, but i've always been a sucker for an observational nature show, especially when it touches on animal sociology.

and this almost made me pee my pants coming from the mouth of limecat.

my sense of humour is a little funny. and by funny i mean like off-milk.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i see it as culinary research
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the show.

And for those of you who feel like the personification goes a bit too far (assuming one of the meercats is feeling a particular emotion), then I say that you are also making the assumption that they're not having those emotions.

Not to say they are.

Just be able to watch the animals without judging them one way or another. The fact is, they're social creatures unrelated to apes like ourselves. It's absolutely fascinating.

From an article I found on Fark a few days ago:
Meercats have been seen actually teaching their young--not just having the young learn by observation, but by actually doing things like removing the stinger from a scorpion in order to let the little ones play with it to learn how to handle their prey.

There is a dominant female matriarch in every family (consisting of about 30), and no other female is allowed to mate. If they do, they risk losing their young to infanticide.


So yeah... It's a good show.
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Major Tom



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ol' Green Eyes. wrote:
And for those of you who feel like the personification goes a bit too far (assuming one of the meercats is feeling a particular emotion), then I say that you are also making the assumption that they're not having those emotions.

Not to say they are.


just how did you manage to mount that high horse while burdened with such a crock of shit?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the voiceover stuff was a bit annoyign at times, so i turned the volume down a little while i surfed the internet. the little creatures are fun to watch, though.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Major Tom wrote:
Ol' Green Eyes. wrote:
And for those of you who feel like the personification goes a bit too far (assuming one of the meercats is feeling a particular emotion), then I say that you are also making the assumption that they're not having those emotions.

Not to say they are.


just how did you manage to mount that high horse while burdened with such a crock of shit?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the show. Meerkats are pretty adorable and I don't mind the anthropomorphizing, it beats having no voiceover. The only problem is that whenever we watch it (and it seems like the only shows on Animal Planet when I'm home are Animal Cops and Meerkat Manor) Xilo latches onto my arm and and coos and asks if we can get a baby meerkat. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's good clean educational television. Smile

Frankly, the fact that it showcases fairly complex behavioral dynamics in a non-human social animal is the best part to me. A lot of people simply don't realize how intelligent and complex our animal counterparts are.
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