Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tricky Thursday and Mom's an Idiot

We have finally solved the mystery of why all my Relentlessly Huge Movies have looked like total CRAP for the past few months.

Here is a revealing video (apparently still some technical difficulties as the embedded movie is cut off, but you can watch it on YouTube by clicking here).



It seems somebody tossed out the user manual during a more vigorous cleaning of the dog cave.



What an idiot!

She has had my digitals camera on stupid crap movie mode like forever! Sheesh!

To celebrate the return of quality video, I created this compilation of some of my amazing moves (OK, and a little Pee-Wee too). The link is here.





Now that's more like it!







Mango Man! Oh yeah!

51 comments:

Fenway said...

Hey, Mango.

I am finishing up my show circuit by the end of July and then heading off for the great state of Massachusetts for some R&R. We'll be on Martha's Vineyard for August and September. I might even go over to Falmouth for a guest appearance at a show mid-Sept.

I tell ya, this vacation can't come soon enough. I am working out like Rocky Balboa to be in tip-top shape to impress those judges. All I want to do is kick back...

Stay cool in your pool!
Fenway

Katie, Mollie and Bobo said...

Nice moves Mango! Thanks for sharing your videos.

-Mollie and Bobo

Frodo dog said...

Cool vid, great moves :)

Winterdark said...

Wow, you're good Mango! (you too Pee Wee). That's quite the water bowl you have too! Give nose kisses to your Mom for me!

Bolo

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Was that The Mango Barrel Polka?!?

Furry nice to see woo khhearly again - the rain is gone?

BTW, was the trikhk trying to khatch the treat OR the Mango Suds?

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Please be nice to DOH, k?

The OP Pack said...

Now that video looks awesome - so which setting did she use?

You are really quite the dancer, Mango Man.

woo, the OP Pack

Minnie-Moo (Rescue Lab) said...

Hey boys, that's a great video. We loved your moves Mango :-) and Dexter you are so handsome.

If that's your garden, can we come and play please?

M-M
x

Stella said...

Hot Stuff, you and PeeWee . . .you a little more than PeeWee who is skilled at jumping in and out of a box.
Your hand to knee trick looks good too.

Keep it up, Mango!

Kisses,
Stella

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Sometimes is takes a great mind to help a not-so-great-mind through the rough spots. Glad you extended the paw of helpfulness to your momma!

GoldenSamantha said...

You are one heck of a dancer, Mango - I didn't see a single boo-boo. And that includes the camera antics - your mom must be an agility competitor - looks like she got a shot thru her own leg-paws! Very, very nice!
Hi Dexter! You do very well at jumping from planter(?) to deck and back again. Y'all very bizzy.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs xo
Sammie

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Well, you can't read the manual once you've thrown it out, can you?

Brind'Amour said...

Dude! You can really move!!!

Wiggles,
Brind'Amour

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

You sure can pack in the moves, Mango! *grins*

Scottie

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mango!
those camera settings are evil! well, that is what my mom says!
I enjoyed your videos!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

dewdana said...

Cool trick flick! The quality is much nicer. I am afraid the settings were still off in the first one... DOH kept saying she was filming dogs but we only saw a couple of cows grazing! I think she had it on 'moo'-vie setting ha ha!
Moose + Dana

Hoover said...

Mango, dude!

You are relentlessly talented!

Pee Wee is good too!

Hoover BPD

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Loving the spin moves mango! now if only momma could play the beer barrel polka to your moves.. i would be happy.

Stay clear of breathless weather tomorrow.
norwood

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Mango, you are just totally slobberific!!!

*kissey face*
-Fiona

chicamom85 said...

Mango Mom and I thoroughly enjoyed that. It is amazing to watch a dog of your stature doing those things. My hats off to you and Dexter. Do you want to talk about idiot Moms, my Mom still hasn't figured out how to put my videos on here and need I remind you she had to make me ask your Mom what snail mail meant. Good Lord, every day I try to work with her and bit by bit she does get it, but very slowly. We have always enjoyed your videos. My Mom especially loves the one of you drinking your iced water. Since I am very delicate when I drink, she was quite amazed by your, shall we say, strength in drinking and the amount still dripping down when you are done. I could stand under you and just live off of your drips. As ever you are looking handsome and fit.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Cookie and Cinnamon's Mum said...

Awesome video!! You are not only doing tricks but also dancing!

MJ's doghouse said...

that is a good movie of you and your labradork bro....so handsome...and i think i have worked things out with Lacie...aparently she is just playing ....but i think i scared her into leaving your relentless butt alone....

Cookie and Cinnamon's Mum said...

Hi Mango,

Thanks for telling us about the video of a Beagle climbing a tree! That one is amazing!!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Woohoo, Mango!!!! Way to go!! LOOKING GOOD!!!!

I LOVE your Walk-Walk-Spins! They're terrific! I don't know why your human was complaining to mine - you both move so gracefully and spin so well together - I don't see anyone crashing into anyone or stepping on anyone's feet?! I'm so impressed with how quickly you learnt that - do you know how long it took me before I got it?? And you spin so fast too - which is even more impressive in a dog of your relentessly huge size.

You just need to practise the "hand targeting" to follow your human's hand in a figure 8 and you practically have the routine finished! Oh yeah, there's also the leg weaves but that's pretty much it! I can't wait for you to start putting it together!

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!

Abby said...

Hi, Mango...

Nice videos...Glad your Mom figured it out...We like to see our Mango Movies in Quality Video...

My Mom says she is gonna read her manual, too...She just guesses when she sets the camera, cuz she can't see it....

Ummm..Put your glasses on, Mom...

Abby xxxooo

Martha Basset said...

Hi Mango
We thought the video was fine in the first or the standard - the compact wasn't so good.
We never read manuals either - just muck about!
You know Mango it really isn't nice to call your mom an idiot!
She takes great pictures and her videos are cool too - how would you connect with your world wide friends without her.
Now be nice - see you at the wedding!
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

wow that is so much better - so great to see you in such detail - our mommy hasnt even taken any videos of us - we have to get he on the ball

what wonderful moves

woodrow sweetie mj

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

you looked great in you video Mango huh? Dexter is really cute too, eh? --and the music was very fitting. we laughed at the title too-

Mack said...

What great moves!

Have you ever considered being a contestant on "Dancing with the Mastiffs"??

Brodie and Ailsa said...

great vidio Mango, talkins bout dense mums, mine hasnt even figered out how to do a vidio. it is totaly exausting sending my thoughts to her brain and still she cant gets the spellin right.

Dozer and Coop said...

About time this got sorted out! Now it is time for your Academy award winning shot Mr. Mango Man!

1000 Goldens said...

I swear Mango, we have to teach them everything! Glad Momma worked it out so we can see your jowls better. I love seeing your snout submerged as you drink from the kiddie pool :)

Maggie and Mitch said...

You are a great dancer, Mango! You look very light on your toes!
We really enjoyed your videos!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Amber-Mae said...

Good job Mango & Dexter! Mango, I think you're ready for the Beginners Canine Freestyle competition!

Smoochies,
Solid Gold Momma

Chef ·˙ ۛ ♥ said...

My Mama says camera manuals are only for finding out she did wrong. She just guesses at the setting, which explains a lot about my videos.

Anyway,I am thoroughly impressed with your mom's dancing, Mangoman. You're doing a great job teaching her those moves. Can you get Dexter to dance too? Two of you dancing together would be so amaing.

xox
Chef

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Glad you organised the camera settings Mango............our hooman is so lazy, never reads manuals, says they are too large bit like the complete works of Shakespeare.

Have a good weekend.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Sierra Rose said...

Hi Mango from Massachusetts! My friends tell me you are quite the blogger! Yipee. You certainly are a cutie, and have tons of personality!

Come by for a visit if you like:
www.goldensierrarose.blogspot.com

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Mom needs to go into the movie business now that she is an expert...


Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Eric said...

Hot moves Mango from you and your Mom. I specially liked her upsidey down between the leggeds shot (can see where you get your crazy upsidey down moves in the ball room from now) Should of thrown DOH a few treats for that move man.

Wiry wags n kisses Eric xxxx

Joe Stains said...

PeeWee jumping in the box like that could work to your benefit, does it have a lid?? Thank dog my camera only has one movie setting since my Mom is a doofus.

Ike said...

silly mom.
Ike

Owner of Storm and Jackal said...

Nice!! I like the video. My favorite part is you drinking out of the pool. :D

Peanut said...

Sounds like something my mom would do.

MJ's doghouse said...

mango first of all great video...second of all...I CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND YOU BIG HUNKA DOG...

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

How u hanging in the heat Mango. Dexter is probably next door... with his duck feet. Hey don't forget tomorrow is Nat'l Ice cream Day! Post a photo of you with ice cream. Check out my twitter reminder http://twitpaint.com/gx4pgr

Norwood

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

I dunno darling...MJ sure loves you...she um growled at me...not many doggies have the COURAGE to growl at the Lacie...

That's quite a last pic there Mango...Do you realize your mouth when it's hangin' open in fly catchin' style like that is a pawfect triangle...you know...with like ur flaps hangin' down...why do you need all that skin anyway??? Does it like do something? Need to go and google triangular shaped Mastiff orifices and see what pops up...weird.

Need to go and dress for the wedding....

Barkies...

Laciegirlie

Aniemother said...

Nice tricksies, Mango! I've got to work on some of my old skills, too. Just check out todays post ;)

B

wally said...

I think ANY film with you in it is of the highest quality but I'm glad you got it sorted. That was some tricky cine-mom-ography with the upside down shots. I'm impressed. But I especially liked the sound effects with the slurping. Mmmmm.

wally t.

Agatha and Archie said...

Well that was spectacular!! And we LOVE the part of you blowing bubbles in the pool..Can you do me just one small favor though?? For your next film could you use some really slow music? Archie has replayed this movie 120 times and he is doing the polka up and down the hall...Love A+A

Rufus, Indie (and Anita) said...

Pawsome moves! Go Mango (and Dexter, of course)!
Your videos are always the best!
You can do "marching legs"? No words now! Simply the best!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Yay high-quality videos -- looks great!

Ludo van Doggy said...

pawsome tricks Mango! I liked Dexter's jumping in and out of the blue tub too. But yours beed especially good. I'll add you to the list!
~lickies, Ludo