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When Iron Baby wants O's, Iron Baby gets O's.

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  • Lame (Score:5, Insightful)

    by pudge ( 3605 ) * Works for Slashdot < minus caffeine> on Friday May 28, 2010 @10:53AM (#32376252) Homepage Journal

    I really hate things trying to make babies look cute by acting like adults in some ways. This is like the worst commercials ever made -- the etrade commercials -- on crack.

    • Re:Lame (Score:5, Insightful)

      by rwv ( 1636355 ) on Friday May 28, 2010 @10:58AM (#32376326) Homepage Journal
      And this is the worst Slashdot story that has be posted to the front page in a long time.
    • Re: (Score:1, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward

      It's essentially the same thing as people who dress up their pets. It only looks amusing to the owners (read: parents) who have an investment in that being.

      On second thought, most dogs are actually far more interesting than a (retarded by comparison) human baby.

      • Re: (Score:1, Informative)

        by Anonymous Coward

        It's essentially the same thing as people who dress up their pets. It only looks amusing to the owners (read: parents) who have an investment in that being.

        Hey, some of us don't do it to "look amusing". Some of us put a coat on our dog in the winter because we live in the bloody cold north and have a short haired breed that originates in the desert. Some of us put boots on our dog in the winter because otherwise she gets blisters on her paws from walking on the ice (again, we live in the bloody cold north), and besides, we don't want wet paw prints all over the house after she returns from her walk. And some of us put sunglasses on our dog in the summertime be

    • Logic: Accepted.
    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      I really hate babies
    • by cshark ( 673578 )

      Yeah, I totally agree. Babies aren't cute at all without hand cannons and state of the art metal suits to shoot machine gun wielding bunnies in the third world. Seriously. Who the hell do they think they're fooling?

    • by Nutria ( 679911 )

      I really hate things trying to make babies look cute by acting like adults

      This is, presuming your are male, because you have no children of your own. If, amazingly, you do have children, then you are Very Bad Man, who deserves his testicles chopped off.

      • by pudge ( 3605 ) * Works for Slashdot

        You're a sad, sad, person.

        • by Nutria ( 679911 )

          Actually, I'm a happily married father of 2.

          • by pudge ( 3605 ) * Works for Slashdot

            Actually, I'm a happily married father of 2.

            That is, in fact, irrelevant to what I said. Calling someone a "sad, sad person" is not a statement relating to anyone's emotional state.

            However, I will note that if you think making random children act like adults is cute, that makes you even sadder than the fact that you inanely think that anyone else should. There's nothing "cute" about it, especially since -- inevitably -- it is someone trying WAYYYY too hard.

            Kids are cute on their own. They don't need moronic adults screwing it up.

  • C'mon, kdawson. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Pojut ( 1027544 ) on Friday May 28, 2010 @10:54AM (#32376264) Homepage

    Look. I know this is idle. I'm aware of that. But of all the literally hundreds of awesome stories in the Firehose to put on the front page, you chose this?

    Fail. Epic fucking fail.

  • What's not to like? (Score:1, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward


  • by snarfies ( 115214 ) on Friday May 28, 2010 @11:05AM (#32376384) Homepage

    I have Idle specifically blocked in my preferences. That seems to have ceased to function as of a few months ago, so I blocked all stories by samzenpus. Do I now have to block kdawson as well?

  • Remove please (Score:5, Informative)

    by dward90 ( 1813520 ) on Friday May 28, 2010 @11:15AM (#32376488)
    Idle or not, this is a waste of electrons to include on /.
  • by Megaweapon ( 25185 ) on Friday May 28, 2010 @11:17AM (#32376506) Homepage

    to have /. show only things posted on /. that aren't a complete goddamn waste of time, and it redirected me to "about:blank"

  • Apparently I'm the only guy on slashdot who likes babies, super heroes, and parodies.

    • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

      by jdoverholt ( 1229898 )
      Seconded. I love those eTrade commercials, too. They're better than actually having kids because I only have to deal with them for 30 seconds at a time and they're always cracking wise.
      • Seconded. I love those [redacted] commercials, too.

        Ah! You've been spammed with something similar to this... THERE's your problem. The only regular exposure I have to those ads is you people, propagating their brand capitalization of your own free will. I just lol'd at the terrorist bunnies and thought the production values were sharp without cringing at the memory of spam at the first sign of a CGI'd baby.

        Wait... I thought those television CGI babies talked? I remember that because it annoyed me.

        for 30 seconds at a time and they're always cracking wise.

        Riiiight, that. I'm not a fan of that, I think it's creepy.

        • Then again I thought the movie Cars was creepy... who built those machines? And what happened to them?

          Obviously they are the descendants of the Autobots a couple millennia after they finally defeated the Decepticons and eliminated the annoying human inhabitants of this planet.

    • Nope, you are not. I thought this vid was funny and cute. I would have had him fighting some more realistic villain, such as the ever evil Nanny. Oh and had him getting it on with some milk-a-holic floozy at the beginning of the clip.
    • Pretty funny if you ask me. All the others who knock it likely have other issues... like being to hip for the room.
  • My goodness, the only thing worse than lame articles on /. is the people whose time is way too important to read lame articles, but not, apparently too important to whine about lame articles.

    I liked the video. I thought it was funny. But even if I hadn't, if I took the time to complain about all the things on /., or anywhere else, I thought were pointless, I would have any time to do anything but whine.

    • I disagree. Slashdot editors need to be free to try new things, experiment, see what works and what doesn't; however, idle shit needs to stay idle, and if you think the editors have messed up, you should give them the needed feedback.

  • What I said in the title, WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!

    • What I said in the title, WHAT THE FUCK!?!?!

      You see, there is a very popular movie sequel out this summer called Iron Man 2 based on a comic book of the same name. It's about a rich guy who builds a suit that flies and beats up bad guys.

      In an attempt to parody the movie, some people replaced "Man" with "Baby" and made a short clip that resembles the movie in many ways, including the suit and fighting bad guys.

      But with a baby.

      If you are still confused, try google.

  • I hate this garbage with a passion. I guess I'm supposed to believe it's cute, but it just looks awkward and creepy. A baby is cute because it does baby things, not because it runs around doing things an adult would do. This is even worse than those obnoxious Etrade commercials but admittedly not quite as bad as Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2.

  • Yummy (Score:2, Funny)

    by Lemental ( 719730 )
    The slashdotter tears, they are delicious.
  • This could have been more interesting if it was discussed as to how the movie was made, or a web site on how one could do it themselves? And, I think I'll stay with Ameritrade.
  • Babies don't need to build a suit to unleash the ultimate weapon.
  • The Worst (Score:2, Insightful)

    Really this is the worst thing I've ever seen posted on this site in the over 10 years I've been a daily visitor.
  • It's funny. Laugh.

  • Sense of humor = 0 (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Nitewing98 ( 308560 ) on Friday May 28, 2010 @11:58AM (#32377114) Homepage
    Geez, you guys are grumpy in the morning. Get a cup of coffee (or stop drinking coffee). This is funny. Anyone that can't see that is suffering from a severe lack of humanity. Hey, IRON BABY! You're welcome to come to my house and take care of that stupid dog next door any time. Rock on!
    • by rotide ( 1015173 ) on Friday May 28, 2010 @12:35PM (#32377610)

      This site isn't about funny video clips someone found. There are tons of sites devoted to compiling funny video clips.

      This "article" was nothing more than kdawson enjoying a video and posting it to the front page. There was no commentary/summary included besides "When Iron Baby wants O's, Iron Baby gets O's.". This tells me nothing about it. This tells me nothing about why it's on the page. I have no information as to why it's _any_ type of "news".

      This front page "article" was nothing more than what I typically find in a humorous work email where a co-worker found a video he thinks I might enjoy.

      Slashdot, last I checked, was about news or something resembling it. It's about intelligent (at least respective to other sites) discussion about the article/summary/information/technology. Slashdot is not about posting a cute video you want to share with people.

      If you want to do that, that's fine, but find a "news" angle with it. Maybe this was made by a college kid with free software. Maybe it's a project to raise awareness about something, I don't know. But if the editor merely wants to post a video with the text "When Iron Baby wants O's, Iron Baby gets O's.", submit it to Ebaumsworld or another "joke" site.

      We're "grumpy" because this was a sheer and utter waste on Slashdot. Ya, Slashdot can be considered a waste of time on someones scale of relevancy to life, I get that. But Slashdot is a site we go to to learn, not have "cute" videos pushed to the front page. The problem is that now we have precedent that a cute enough video with no summary will be front page material. Why not cut to the chase and just have every other "article" be a funny picture, say a lolcat that kdawson found amusing and then later they can put up the video of the redneck rollercoaster [] because they thought that was hilarious.

      Oh, I found a funny picture on failblog [], that should be front page too!

      • No, you're right, it's not about RANDOM video clips. This, however, involves both comics (a known geek-related item) and some high-tech wizardry (also within geek purview). This isn't "Aunt Linda drops the potato salad." There are relevant aspects to this post that speak for themselves. Seriously, not sure what prompted such a backlash. It's not like /. is going to become YouTube.
    • by lucm ( 889690 )

      > This is funny. Anyone that can't see that is suffering from a severe lack of humanity

      This might be funny to some people, but is really Slashdot the place to post that kind of content?

      There is youtube and the cheezburger network for that.

    • This might have been funny. I kept waiting for a punch line that never came. Lose.
    • by blai ( 1380673 )
      Cute - probs missing out on the funnies
  • How am I supposed to watch a baby superhero parody without a link? There wasn't even movie or a summary. it's a one sentence page. kdawson needs a severe reprimand. Sic 'im Taco.
    • by hesiod ( 111176 )

      The "Watch Video" link seemed pretty clear to me.

      • The "Watch Video" link seemed pretty clear to me.

        Not to me; I'm looking at it from a different computer now, and it still has no "Watch Video" link. FF 3.6.3
        This is what I see:

        Idle: Iron Baby on Friday May 28, @10:51AM
        Posted by kdawson on Friday May 28, @10:51AM
        from the energizer-bunnies-beware dept.

        When Iron Baby wants O's, Iron Baby gets O's.

  • I logged in just for the reason that I want to block kdawson and idle. How can I do this?
  • Baby Haters (Score:3, Funny)

    by happy_place ( 632005 ) on Friday May 28, 2010 @12:24PM (#32377454) Homepage
    I see a lot of baby hating going on here. I think it's cuz it reminds slashdotters how babies are made and how they don't do that activity. So chill and remember: The babies of today will bury you tomorrow.
  • and certainly not "stuff that matters"

    But definitely well-done.

  • The short film is directed by Patrick Boivin [], and it seems to have nothing to do with the original movie. It is amazing how a small team can make such high quality film that look almost the same as the real movie.
  • Somebody did this in their spare time? I say pretty impressive, even if it is silly. The comments would probably be more favorable if it was Jedi Baby, or Star Trek Baby.
  • Iron Baby yer my hero! Now please go blast my obnoxious neighbors out of the galaxy!! And to all of you whining in the closet rabbit lovers to heck with the lot of ya!! Iron Baby ROX!! LMAO!! Where the hell is yer sense of humor you gaggle of insensitive clods??!!
  • ok so it IS a joke without a punchline and another weird-baby thing... but this is not a baby's face plastered on existing scenes.

    This is very impressive production quality.

  • Ok, it was clever in a sort of averagey way, not massively funny or amusing. No Iron Nappy being changed or the kid being sick in the suit or anything that would cause it to go viral in the way that bodily fluids do.

    Maybe it was just a part of someone's college project or something.

  • Should have known straightaway that this was made by Patrick Boivin, he is quite the artist. Check out his Stopmotion work on Youtube, it's very well done!
  • In Germany here is what shows when you try to watch the video: This video is not available in your country.

    I don't think too many proxies would be to happy to have to pump youtube videos through.

    This whole 'you cannot watch it in this country or in that country' is ridiculous.

  • pampers...?

The next person to mention spaghetti stacks to me is going to have his head knocked off. -- Bill Conrad