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Fri Mar 22, 2019, 03:24 AM

This doesn't need a caption (chimpanzee with Virtual Reality headset on)


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Reply This doesn't need a caption (chimpanzee with Virtual Reality headset on) (Original post)
steve2470 Mar 2019 OP
pnwest Mar 2019 #1
DRoseDARs Mar 2019 #3
pnwest Mar 2019 #4
DRoseDARs Mar 2019 #5
DRoseDARs Mar 2019 #6
pnwest Mar 2019 #7
DRoseDARs Mar 2019 #8
MicaelS Mar 2019 #9
Kurt V. Mar 2019 #2
gratuitous Mar 2019 #10

Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 05:44 AM

1. That's horrible

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Response to pnwest (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 05:51 AM

3. Why? He's clearly engaged in the game and knows to hold the headset and use the controller.

 

You can see what he's seeing and doing on the screen behind him. The only horrible thing there is the third comment. Someone with a Russian handle using a racist slur against Blacks.

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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 06:01 AM

4. Because wouldn't it be MORE funny next

time to put something really scary on the headset and watch him freak out?

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Response to pnwest (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 07:20 AM

5. Quite the inane strawman you've built there. nt

 

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Response to pnwest (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 07:21 AM

6. And I find it very telling that you're more bothered by a chimp enjoying himself rather than racism.

 

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Response to DRoseDARs (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 08:21 AM

7. I didn't have the volume on, didn't hear

what was being said - just saw an animal being exposed to something he couldn’t begin to understand. Ok, so this time it was a popping bubbles game, but what if the next time they put on something scary to frighten him cause they thought that would be more fun? I just saw an animal in a situation with a high potential for abuse. I didn’t hear anything.

Which confuses me more now about why you fronted me out when I said “That’s horrible” in my first reply. If someone was saying something racist in the vid, would not “That’s horrible” be an appropriate response?

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Response to pnwest (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 08:28 AM

8. I'll back up a little. Go to the twitter page the video is on and the comment is there.

 

You and I have a miscommunication. But I still stand by the position that the chimp is fine here. They aren't dumb animals, they're highly intelligent and capable of communicating simple thoughts through sign language if taught from an early age. He was clearly enjoying himself, so I'm going to take the video for what it's presented as.

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Response to pnwest (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 03:52 PM

9. The chimpanzee is not freaking out.

The headset is only loosely on his head, in fact he is holding it on. He could have easily pulled it off, if he were stressed. He appears to be having a good time.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 05:49 AM

2. a little creepy.

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Response to Kurt V. (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 22, 2019, 06:19 PM

10. Waiting for the chimp to pick up a femur bone

Prologue to 2001: A Space Odyssey, anyone?

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