I seem to be in a video-posting kind of mood today. If you haven’t seen this one, it’s well worth watching — and it’s only five seconds long. For some reason, that’s all it takes to get a laugh out of this particular rodent (which isn’t actually a chipmunk, but rather some kind of gopher or prairie dog).


Never one to leave an Internet meme alone, Nick Douglas at Look Shiny (ex of Valleywag) has his own version, and so does iJustine, and Veronica Belmont, and Drew Olanoff of Scriggity. Thanks to Jackson West of NewTeeVee for those links. And for some reason, that surprised gopher reminds me of the guy in the David Blaine parody videos.

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One Response to “Yes, its the “dramatic chipmunk” meme”
  1. Don’t forget to check out the dramatic prairie dog official site at…

    http://www.DramaticPrairieDog.com :)

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