Time to ‘barf rainbows’, People

Delightful sender-inner Caitlin S. "Barfed a rainbow" when she saw this pic. That commentary is just too good not to pass on.


Waddle waddle.


  1. 1st comment!

    Trains of ducks are too damn cute. sigh.🙂

  2. Pardon me while I vomit the equal diffusion of white light.

  3. Haha.. It’s like reading a children book.

  4. [whistling the “Bridge Over the River Kwai” theme]

    Comet, it makes your mouth turn green
    Comet, it tastes like gas-o-line
    Comet, it makes you vomit,
    So eat some Comet
    And vomit


  5. there is something v random-dot stereogrammy about that grass. i find myself hypnotised, seeking sekret messages.

    “bring treets to the manshon”? okay.

  6. oooooooh darling.


  7. (I learned that song in Boy Scouts, along with many other useless and incomprehensible things.)

  8. is it jut me or does it look like one of those little duckies just doesn’t belong?

  9. I was just going to comment that. there is one golden ducky and many many brown stripey duckies.

    maybe that one is the swan?!

  10. Totally “Cute Waddling for Non-Majors 101.”

  11. fluffy duckies!!!

  12. ohhhhhhh! they’re so cute!

  13. Oh gosh, TheIdleReceptionist, that, and this picture, remind me SOOOO much of something I saw once when my middle school took a trip to the canal…

    As we were walking along the path, a HUGE family of geese were crossing it ahead of us, into the water. Like these duckies, the babies were in single file. One parent was waiting for them in the water, and the other was standing to the side, watching as the line of goslings passed, OBVIOUSLY counting heads. It was JUST like elementary school, and the final thing that made it even more so: after the line finished passing the head-counting adult, said adult looked sharply back the way they had come… and there was one last straggler, running and flapping to keep up. I swear to gods it was ME in goose form!

    So, in conclusion:
    EEEEEEEEEEEEEE *implodes*

  14. Oh! I love baby ducks! I go to the State Fair here EVERY year, for two things:
    1) funnel cakes, and
    2) holding the baby ducks!

    They have chicks, too, but ducklings are cuter and fuzzier. They fall asleep in your hand. awwwww

  15. Yes, one of the wee ducklings is different!

    Maybe he has a different ducky daddy? I know dogs and cats can have different baby daddies for one litter…dunno ’bout dux.

    And “barfing a rainbow” is perhaps the funniest thing I’ve read all day!!!!

    Theo, many times hath the Comet song been sung when a Skwerl was in skool.

    Anybody’s, Comet is a pale green powdered abrasive cleanser. It smells lovely and is good for cleaning sinks and tile, but it tastes nacky.

  16. I love the fluffy yellow one in the middle. Tee hee.

  17. you guys r silly says:

    I’ve been *obsessively* watching a movie lately that reminds me of this picture COMPLETELY — Did anyone else ever watch “Fly Away Home” with Anna Pacquin and Jeff Daniels????? It’s *WONDERFUL* and STILL gives me *goosebumps* (heh-heh…) and makes me feel all fuzzy inside…&:o)

  18. I have that movie. ^_^ Baby ducks are teh cute!

  19. I like the big hurky duckling.

  20. (singing) “one of these things is not like the other…”

  21. I haven’t heard from Meg, Anybody’s, but you may have been a little too… prolific. Remember “brevity is beauty?”

    Must get back to work now.

  22. Theo, you made me laugh so loud I scared my cat. (sorry kitty!)

    You are a good man, my friend. Quack.

  23. E. Collison says:

    Look them up at http://www.yourdictionary.com

    Theo’s right, too. If you want to play with the big boyz ‘n girlz, you’ll have to act like one.

  24. OK… here’s “prolific” —

    “Brevity is beauty” — when it comes to commenting in a public forum, less is more. Keep it short and sweet. Like I said, this ain’t AIM here.

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled duckles.

  25. E. Collison says:

    Oh no – Theo told you not to f*** around, as I recall.

    And what he said: Brevity is not only beautyful, ’tis the soul of wit.

    Think about that for a while….

  26. Anybody’s — she knew what I meant by “prolific.” You may be 12, but I’m 35 and most of the folks here are closer to my age. In fact, the folks doing most of the commenting here are word-people to start with.

  27. Here’s another good one:

  28. E. Collison says:

    And some of us are old enough to be Theo’s parents!😉

  29. E. Collison says:

    “Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men’s imperfections, and conceal your own.” – George Bernard Shaw

    “Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.” – William S. Burroughs

  30. E. Collison says:

    “Talking comes by nature, silence by wisdom.” – Anonymous

  31. AuntieMame says:

    “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

    Abraham Lincoln

    “Methinks both Anybody’s and Cassidy are begging to get banned.”


  32. I like the big hurky duckling, damnit!

  33. People, people, lets just leave Anybody’s alone O_O Everyone makes mistakes, as long as they apologized and doesn’t do it again, then why not forgive and forget? ^_^
    all who likes cute pictures are friends =D
    and my god, that is a lot of ducklings😄 anyone know what is the average number of ducklings per birth? D=

  34. E. Collison says:

    “Saying nothing…sometimes says the most.” – Emily Dickinson

  35. Hi Anybody’s,

    A friendly tip:

    -comment less
    -enjoy the cute pictures and stick to commenting on those
    -don’t react argumentatively to other posters, even if they seem to be insulting you

    You will be in everybody’s good books. Including Theo’s.

  36. E. Collison says:

    THANK YOU, MEG!!!! (I’m not yelling, just relieved *and* emphatic.)

  37. E. Collison says:

    “I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strangely, I am ungrateful to these teachers.” – Kahlil Gibran

  38. AuntieMame says:

    I’m willing to give you a fair shot, Anybody’s, however, you should keep in mind the things that Theo told you about posting politely and behaving in an grown-up manner.

    If you’ve apologized, then you do not have to keep apologizing.

    May I give you a few more friendly tips? I mean these in good will. I am not saying that you’ve broken all of these “rules.” These are just helpful things to know when commenting on any website.

    1. Please take the time to look up unfamiliar words, rather than demanding that other people explain. If you have time to be goofing off here (and let’s face it, we’re *all* goofing off), then you have time to do a little research.

    2. Please remember that the purpose of Cute Overload is to comment on the cute photos. One or two comments per thread is sufficient. CO isn’t intended to be a chat forum, and you needn’t respond to everyone. Your post in the “You’re jumping on the poll options” thread is exactly the right kind of thing to post.

    3. Serious insults are not welcome at any time. Joking insults should probably wait until you’ve been around a while and have established yourself as a regular poster.

    4. Have fun and treat others the way you’d want them to treat you.

  39. E. Collison says:

    I’ll second AuntieMame – very heartily.

  40. E. Collison says:

    Anybody’s, you need to show some respect and consideration for other people, which is exactly what Auntie Mame was talking about, in a nutshell.

    If you do this, you will be welcome here.

  41. E. Collison says:

    See, Anybody’s, if you treat people respectfully, *you* will be respected.

    All for now…

  42. Comet, it makes your mouth turn green
    Comet, it tastes like gas-o-line
    Comet, it makes you vomit,
    So eat some Comet
    And vomit
    Thats a comercial!

  43. *ahem* anyhoo, is this true: “I know dogs and cats can have different baby daddies for one litter”


    I have never heard that, and I’m beginning to REALLY feel like I live under a rock. And really, who knew dogs and cats were so promiscuous?!

  44. I think that one little ducky might’ve gotten in the wrong chow line!

  45. I just wanna “snorgle” them all! Adorable…

  46. Aww… (proud moment)

    I took this picture, and Caitlyn suggested it be submitted. I’m glad she also submitted it, because the rainbow-barfing comment likely took this submission over the top.

    Thanks, Caity! *smooch*

    (For the record, this litter – “batch?” – of ducklings numbered 14-strong at hatching. And to preserve the cuteness factor, I won’t tell you how many are still waddling.)

  47. Can’t believe that mamma sat on all those eggs! It’s the Peep Parade.

  48. “KnuckleHead”Ed!
    You’re killin’ us!
    Great work

  49. I’m “down” with that. Hahaha! Killing me softly…

  50. For me it’s the mum duck’s wideness and chest-y area that KILLS me.

  51. Redletter says:

    Anybody know the species of the ducks or where I can find out? They look simliar to some ducks that turned up at the park a few years ago that looked like a mix of duck, goose and turkey.

    Any help is appreciated!

  52. Redetter, I think they’re Muscovy ducks.

  53. I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.
    – Emily Dickinson

  54. *head explodes*

  55. That one little yellow duck in the midst of all the grey ones makes me think:

    “Dare to be different!”😀

  56. That “barf a rainbow” comment reminds of a line I heard somewhere, “It’s like a koala crapped a rainbow in my brain!”

    I always did like ducks in a row, very cute.

  57. Subhangi says:

    Ducky contigent marching to the front, prepare to fight the battle of The Cute!


  58. wow I see all these nasty words for this Anybodys person, but no comment by them? pair-haps eet was deeleeted? ees eet zah same ehneeboudees who said zee nasty things about zee wolf peectures? hee will be beated up at see manshon tonight. toile-ah-ah-ah-ahhh! btw mega cute duckulences. lol the bright yellow duckling is a lot bigger than the others. Maybe the mama duck adopted him into the family or something

  59. I hope the mommy duck doesn’t stop to quickly….might cause a 14 quacker pile up :o(


  61. Michele–me wondering ze same but zen perraps is best we don know…

    Theo! How about “anerable” on our glossary? Or it could be spelled “awwwwwwnerable.”

  62. Man — I love your titles. I get this on RSS feed and I love the disturbing level of cuteness, but so appreciate it being off-set with sarcasm .

  63. caitlin s says:

    my friend ed took this photo!
    thanks, cute overload!

  64. Indeed, these are Muscovy ducks. We have four; they get HUGE! It seems like the middle, yellow one isn’t from that clutch? But thye are adorable, nonetheless! <3

  65. [Singing] “One of these ducks is not like the others…”

  66. What a lot of ducklings! I’m not sure how seeing ducks would make a person want to barf, but okey dokey! We think they look very cool.

  67. violingirl says:

    The duck will inherite the earth.

  68. the yellow one’s a goose!

  69. violingirl says:

    The duck and the goose will inherite the earth.

  70. Re-reading this thread now, months later, MINUS the offending comments… is surreal.




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