As promised, I give you some more cinemagraphs.
This animation is quite different from what happened in the actual video footage since I had to make it loop and force the hand to remain frozen. Apologies to the chipmunk for falsely representing its actual behavior. I assure you it was compensated with a large sum of peanuts.
Internet memes at art-time are the best kind.
So how long did you watch the chipmunk chew? Maybe if you keep watching for a bit longer it will eventually do something else. You wouldn’t want to miss that would you? No. Maybe that’s why you are still watching. Sometimes we like to construct an alternate ending of reality and then wait in anticipation for it to materialize. I do anyway… even though it usually doesn’t happen.
Or perhaps you are simply taking advantage of being able to get a nice long look at something that doesn’t normally stick around for more than a few seconds. You can watch the chipmunk as much as you want, but the chipmunk can’t watch you… Exploitation?