Batten Down Das Hatchen!

People, it was bound to happen, Flickr got even better. This just in, a new set has just been brot to my attention, the Tiny Animals on Fingers Flickr photo set. You heard me.

Bamster

GAAAAAAAAAH! Specklet! Stop!

Comments

  1. Awwweeeeee!
    Cute!
    *sigh*

  2. Heh, he reminds me of a little clip-on stuffed monkey I had as a kid. My finger was about my favorite place to clip it. Too fun!

  3. OMG, it’s a CLINGY POOF!

  4. It’s the new fad, all the kids are doing it… hamster rings.

    When I get married, I want a 40-carat hamster to show ALL my girlfriends. They will be SO jealous! *squeals*

  5. foxy bingo says:

    FB: Hiya little tiny hammie-boo!

    H: Hi!

    (Ideally, ham’s answer should be in 3pt type)

  6. Hee hee… those teeny pink paws have quite a grip!

  7. A thinker says:

    Genetic engineering at its best: the spider-hamster hybrid. All of the cute, plus the ability to cling upside-down to all surfaces.

    (seriously, I saw this set on Flickr and knew it would only be a matter of time before it showed up here. Even faved this hammy-ster).

  8. OMG. Yes, I had forgotten about this, but that was one of the joys of mouse-hosting. Mouse-around-finger. Dee-lightful.

    Hmmm…does the hu-man in this pic appear to be doing cobbler’s pose?

  9. oh my gracious! is little *kinoko* redux. cf.
    http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2006/02/the_force_is_st.html

  10. [deep voice] Darling, will you marry me? [He pops open a jewelers box with a hamster inside]

    [woman's voice] oh honey! It’s so kewt!

    ….later….

    [man's voicce] WIth this hamster ring, I thee wed… [attempts to shove the hamster ring on his darling's finger]

    [loud annoyed squeaking]

    [minister's voice] Looks like he’s hongry, did you remember to bring the carrots?

    [man's voice] oh yes… here they are, 40 of them! [feeds the happy hamster a carrot]

    40….carrot…ring…

  11. Sarcasta sez,

    “When I get married…”

    wot? thought you were already married, ref. “marry your arch-nemesis” comment in another thread.

    I’m confused. and scared. and hungry.

  12. ::poit::

  13. oh ma gawd…

    the little bitsy witsy hands!!!!

    I would stick him on my nose for hands free snorglage!!!

  14. Gaaah! I just went to the “Tiny Animals on Fingers” set. Even in thumbnail, all the bugs creeped me out. Luckily there was a hummingbird to click on. Hummmmmmm.

    Better now.

  15. He’s doing a koala impression

  16. “Aye captain, from ze crowz nest I see ze enemy boats! Zey come faast and zere are two of zem!”

    http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2006/03/elven_mice_on_a.html

  17. mariser,
    I am indeed married, and he IS my arch-nemesis. I shoulda put “say to yourself in squeaky pre-teen voice” and THEN the comment.

    It was… howyousay… imaginary made-up fiction, yah? =)

  18. [I blame the rush to have an early comment, don't know what came over me... it was like a trance! Won't happen again. No more poorly phrased, alternate-reality comments. Promise.]

  19. Sarc,

    I gets you. just being extra-goofy this morning. I really should have added a

    ;-)

  20. “I blame the rush to have an early comment”

    Oh what a vile urgency o’ercomes our impatient souls
    to not be left in the meaningless dust of
    words as wisdom scrolls…

    –jaypo shnookspeare

  21. Denise in Nebraska says:

    ElfOwl!! You have singlehandedly created a flashback to my own childhood that has not been retreived in my brain since…well, I was a child! I owned a small clip-on koala bear that I too clipped onto my finger over and over and over again….quick! Someone patent the stuffed animal chip-clip! Rats. Still not as cute as this photo….

  22. The hammie is on that person’s foot! Now all I can imagine is the delightful feel of hammie fur on my foot. Ahhhhhhhhn.

  23. Mariser — I caught that too, only don’t know Teh Hubbie well enough to get *him* to post a comment. More’s the pity.
    (Also a big huge internet celeb, is Taco… in geek circles.)

    Jaypo — thou rulest also.

  24. The hammie is on that person’s foot! Now all I can imagine is the delightful feel of hammie fur on my foot. Ahhhhhhhhn.

  25. no way! is that by any chance Cmdr Taco?

    if so, whoa. and neat-o

  26. I should really take it easy on the “outing” of people’s internet identities, actually. But yeah, I got that off *her* website. (Now THAT was an “OMG” moment, I’ll tell you.)

    Sarcasta — anything more I’ll leave to you. [bows out]

  27. ElfOwl!! i have one of those stuffed clip-on monkeys tooooooo! :D

  28. ElfOwl!! i had one of those stuffed clip-on monkeys tooooooo! :D

  29. foxy bingo says:

    *totally baffled*

    Fb: What are they all on about, clip-on hammy?

    H: F*** knows, mate (3pt again)

  30. strange, i seem to be trying all the grammatical tense variations of that sentence. :P

    the latter one is the correct version, btw.

  31. T.,

    tewtaly understand. say no more and all that.
    still neat-o

    [btw, it was either this, or "dr. Moritz von Taco", whom you may remember from an appearance in this very site]

  32. and taking my cue, I also bow out (ungracefully)

    FB,

    that is pretty funny about the 3pt-voiced hamster. who sounds remarkably like a koala.

  33. Taco = Teh Hubbie?

  34. Order 2 cling-on hammies…wear them as the world’s cutest earrings.

  35. This wittle fella is so prosh, and he toadally knows it. I think we have found the too-hot-for-2006 fashion accessory.

    Oh, and the Flickr stuff? OMG! The hamsters! The monkeys! The turtles! The marmosets? *dies*

  36. aw, and they would chitter in your ears.

  37. Yay! Glad y’all are enjoying the set.

    And just you wait! I’m getting a pair of sugar gliders in a few weeks, and you know I’ll be snappin’ photos of them left and right!

  38. this reminds me of these little toys popular in the early 90s or so that you squeeze something on the back and the arms reach out and when you let go the arms close so that you can attach them to things like curtains. only this is much cuter than i remember those things being

  39. …Laughing My Ass/Arse Off. Otherwise, good.
    (just Google those; they’re not CO-specific)

  40. I used to have a huge collection of those little clip-on animals. They used to give them out to kids in the early ’80s at Mr. Steak, a restaurant chain in around Syracuse, NY. I found a bunch of them a few years ago looking a little yellowed and beaten up – raccoons and koalas and bears, oh my!

    Wish I had had a hamster one like this, though.

  41. I used to have a huge collection of those little clip-on animals. They used to give them out to kids in the early ’80s at Mr. Steak, a restaurant chain around Syracuse, NY. I found a bunch of them a few years ago looking a little yellowed and beaten up – raccoons and koalas and bears, oh my!

    Wish I had had a hamster one like this, though.

  42. Sorry for the double.

  43. gwenchocolate says:

    AAIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! That was unexpected and delightfully disorienting!

    BTW, Meg, your gmail keeps yelling at me and sending stuff back. You are missing out on some super-prosh photos! :(

  44. don’t worry Alexis, is been happening *a lot* lately.
    dunno why.

  45. don’t worry Alexis, is been happening *a lot* lately.
    dunno why.

  46. I’m kind of distracted from the cuteness by those white blister-lookin’ things on the handler’s foot. wtf?

  47. I’m kind of distracted from the cuteness by those white blister-lookin’ things on the handler’s foot. wtf?

  48. I’m kind of distracted from the cuteness by those white blister-lookin’ things on the handler’s foot. wtf?

  49. I’m kind of distracted from the cuteness by those white blister-lookin’ things on the handler’s foot. wtf?

  50. I’m kind of distracted from the cuteness by those white blister-lookin’ things on the handler’s foot. wtf?

  51. I’m kind of distracted from the cuteness by those white blister-lookin’ things on the handler’s foot. wtf?

  52. Ah, the irony, mariser! Was that intentional? : )

  53. KEEYOOT!

  54. Alexis,

    believe it or not, no. don’t think I could have done it if I meant it.
    the odd thing about the double posts (yours and mine included) is that time lapse between them. one minute for yours, three for mine.

    ah, if only we had a computer/network guru amongst us…

  55. [looks at Mariser with a facial expression that isn't quite a smirk]
    [maybe more of a smork]

    If I actually *worked* for Six Apart, y’know…

  56. Theo, yes! I’m so excited! You can see a pic of them here: http://www.mysugarhigh.com/thecrib.htm. Scroll down to Mike & Ike.

    They will be mine, all miiiiiine!

  57. [looks around with squinted eyes]

    No gurus here. Nope. Not around here….

    Yes, Theo successfully outsted me. Cmdrtaco = teh hubster = my arch nemesis. But I’d rather be known for my own wit and wisdom, such as it may be. Cuteoverload is MY place to shine! roflmao

  58. and shine you do.
    carry on, carry on.

  59. http://www.sarcasta.net/GMM-DIM/GMM-DIM-Pages/Image46.html

    (OK, that’s the last one of those I’ll post. Promise.)

  60. THEO! Hey! HEY HEY HEY! (thanks for choosing a flattering pic of me.)

    LOL, his nametag says “Violated” because that’s his character name on World of Warcraft, after they made him change it from Cmdrtaco. Someone got huffy and complained to Blizzard. My character is Kita, and my other one is… Sarcasta. =)

    Now sotppit, T-O. *grins*

  61. Mook and Pheral: just keep in mind the dangers of adorable hammie earrings. Namely, adorable hammy poop on your shoulder, and dandruff shampoo won’t solve that social embarrassment.

  62. Mook and Pheral: just keep in mind the dangers of adorable hammie earrings. Namely, adorable hammy poop on your shoulder, and dandruff shampoo won’t solve that social embarrassment.

  63. The Honourable Gladys Anstruther says:

    Theo,
    Have you got time for a texting glossary, something I assume roflmao to be. Surely not ‘roll on floor lick my arse ole’?

  64. Sarcasta:

    Being a member of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, CO is my place to shrine.

    I have a similar clip-on animal, only it’s a racoon. And I put it on my Christmas tree, every year.

  65. Honorable — …Laughing My Ass(Arse) Off. Otherwise correct.

    (just Google these; they’re not usually CO-specific)

  66. Oh dear! That would be kind of gross, THGA! Cats do it, dogs do it, but people? Not so much.
    I smushed together ROFL (rolls on floor laughing) and lmao (laughing my @ss off).
    Seemed to work as a multi-acronym, no?

    Aubrey, you are the grand master of punniness. I tip my hat to you. *groan*

  67. You’ve made my day, if only you could favorite sets!

  68. lurkertype says:

    Goodness, Sarcasta, Mr. L will be so impressed when I tell him who Mr. Sarc is. I had already been reading C.O. for some time when he asked if I’d seen it… believe it was April 1st. :) [OMG Ponies!]

    This lil’ prosh dewd is absolutely a clip-on toy. I had a koala in the late 70’s. My best friend has an astro-chimp.

  69. Lurker T — you do NOT know how funny that is.

    Sarcasta, if you would…?

  70. If I would what?

    [gets distracted by the OMG PONIES!!!11!]

  71. …coy!

    Sarcasta was RESPONSIBLE for that “OMG P0N13S!!1!1!” story which got us Slashdotted.
    http://mfrost.typepad.com/frostdesign/2006/04/cute_overload_g_1.html
    http://www.squidgrid.com/cute/Glossary.htm#Slashdotted

  72. What a cute and tender morsel he is! That’s the kind of finger food to have! ;) jk

  73. Ah yes, that. Yes indeedy, the slashdotting was completely my fault. I did the graphic http://www.sarcasta.net/icon.html and told my husband he MUST link to CO to earn husband brownie points. All’s well that ends well in the end, or somesuch nonsense.

    Now I need to devote some time to inventing shoulder pads that will catch the droppings from the hammie earrings.

  74. Theo, why isn’t “peeps” in the glossary?

  75. (…so, we *like* Sarcasta. Capisce?)

  76. [smacks forehead]
    Jaypo — never thought of it. But actually, it hadn’t really become a “formal” Cute-ism until just lately. I’ll see to it.

  77. You…LIKE me???!???
    *starry eyed blinking*
    plink… plink.

    Hee hee… I enjoy inventing hammie poopcatcher shoulder pads and wearing pudding hats and hanging with everyone here who puts littery kitten jellybean toes in their mouths and spits out litter. PTOOIE. It’s so nice to know I’m not the only one.

  78. I’d have thunk ‘peeps’ refer back to ‘Cuteologists’.

    but obviously I don’t know what I’m talking about. since ‘kitteh/kittehs’ is still not in the glossary.

    /such an egregious omission
    //peace out!

  79. Marisseh — it will, it will. I’m all for cross-referencing.
    ;)

  80. I had to go through that photoset. Oh. My. God.

    Wee little lizards! Itty bitty monkeys! A sleepy mousy! The tiniest hermit crab EVAR!

    (Though the one with the stinging caterpillar did creep me out. Imagine if it crawled up her sleeve. Eeeek.)

  81. Glossary update, fo’ mah peeps…
    http://www.squidgrid.com/cute/Glossary.htm#Peeps

  82. Thankee, Theo. Although, there are days I feel kind of like the marshmallow type.

  83. A thinker says:

    YAY!!! for peeps.

    [insert URL of Yay pic]

  84. ‘In the gloss’ry, the mighty gloss’ry,
    Is a line for peeps – alright!

    Complaining’s spillage
    And threats of pillage
    Now – a line for peeps – alright!’

  85. spillage/pillage?

    Oh, Aubrey…

    teho, thankee fur da nu entree…

  86. The line forms to my right…

  87. ah weemawetta weemawetta weemawetta weemawetta
    a line for peeps tonight

    [dances slowly across a jungle clearing with gourds in hand]

  88. peeps in glossary? where? I see Peeky to Pets…:-/

  89. jayp,

    try clicking ‘refresh’. you may still have the cached version of the COG

  90. I just started an official Flickr group for this, so feel free to contribute!

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/tiny_animals_on_fingers/

  91. wheeee and YAYYY!! Smiling happy peeple! [sorry, don't hum another line...]

  92. too late! you’ve infected me!

    Happy shining peeple
    Happy shining peeple

    argh…

  93. Honorable G, just reread your guess of rotflmao, etc. Try

    http://www.urbandictionary.com

    They have it all.

  94. OMG, it’s my lost Hammy mood ring! I believe it is indicating “CUTE”

  95. brownamazon says:

    For ultimate amoosement, look up urbandictionary’s explanation of “pwned”.
    Also, this little guy looks like he’s made out of rabbit fur… you know, like those little catnip mice for cats. Plus, prehensile fingers like a Monchichi doll. Eeek!

  96. How adorable!

    I absolutely love your site!

  97. brownamazon says:

    Theo– I just laughed so hard, I honked. AAAAA!!!
    Oh, and the minuscule critters on fingers site? Tootootoo much. The thimble-sized loggerhead turtle? The octopuslet? The freakin’ baby chipmunk with the sunflower seed bigger than its head? Meg has to publish one of these every day, sez I…

  98. lurkertype says:

    T-O, re: your 9:54 comment — duh, as the kids say. I knew that and was setting up da punch line.

    Peeps we are!

  99. [raises eyebrow]

    Clearly, what we *really* need is a “setting up da punch line” typeface.

  100. [Sarcasta sets up the punchline] and g-lo you stand here, and Aubrey, you go here… and Theo, then Lurker, then Laurie, Jaypo…. who am I forgetting?

    [Hawaiian Punch man crashes through the wall.. OH YEAAAH!]

    OH YEAAAAH!

  101. Mariser! I forgot you!

    GET IN LINE!

    OH YEAAAAH!

    [Sarcasta is a bit punchy]

  102. OH YEAAAAAH!

  103. Sweet mother of all spit-takes.
    I *do* love this place.

  104. Hey, I’ve been peep’ed! Thanks for including me you guys! I would love to get a nice Hawaiian Punch! Oh Yeahhhhh!

  105. Callin’ jaypo: ’tis spelt “Wimoweh,” and is South African (originally). Nah joongle in da house. ;-)

  106. JayP,

    from what I’ve seen, the gourd is not in your hand..

  107. Ooh ooh I might actually be able to correct E.C. in a MUSIC matter… almost… and no offense intended… but I saw a whole *show* on the history of this song. It started out as a hunting chant (barely recognizeable as what it morphed into over the years). The name of the African man who sang it first is actually known. I want to say he was Zulu but I’m probably wrong… dammit, what do I search on to find this??… anyway, it’s not originally South African.

    It came to the U.S. much, much later when The Tokens recorded a paraphrased pop version.

  108. Aha! Sounds like Solomon Linda (who wrote “Mbube,” the hunting chant that turned into “Wimoweh”/”The Lion Sleeps Tonight”) was in fact South African (oops!) *AND* Zulu (yay!)

    http://www.wnyc.org/shows/newsounds/episodes/2003/08/21

  109. (Partial to the They Might Be Giants version, myself… Hush my darling, be still my darling, the lion’s on the phone…)

  110. yep, teho, ’twas Solomon Linda and his Original Evening Birds, and you are right about the title.. He didn’t receive *any* royalties for publciation… That’s probably one of the things they talked about in the documentary, no?

    “Mbube” (which is a kind of generic title, referring more to the choral style than the lyrics) wasn’t a hunting chant, though – by the time Linda was finished with his arrangement, it was pretty darned sophisticated men’s choral music.

    Now see how pedantic this post is? That’s why I posted the very brief version 1st. ;-)

  111. luvs TMBG.

    btw, just finished ooohing and aaahing over Specklet’s Flickr group. awesom-o, bows head, tips hat, etc. but this pic completely bowled me over:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/specklet/212599624/in/set-72157594204828139/

    the doubleness!
    the oranginess!
    the monkeyness!

    and the teeny tiny perfect little hands!

    !poit!

  112. Choral music (for mens’ and womens’ groups, also mixed-sex) has been popular in S. Africa for a long time, but IIRC, “Mbube” was the very 1st recording….

    It’s now morphed into what Ladysmith Black Mambazo does – the style has a kiliingly hard -to-remember name (starts with an “i.”). A little Googling should get you lots of info., though.

  113. Eureka!

    It’s ” Isicathamiya.”

    here’s the Wiki entry for Solomon Linda:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Linda

  114. “and the teeny tiny perfect little hands!”

    :poit:
    ::poit::
    :::poitpoitpoit:::
    [sounds of teensy popcorn popping]
    [me splodes]

  115. A Fine Morsel says:

    Squeee! Port-a-snorg!!

  116. that wee morsel would surely fit in my mouf…. fee I tol u sho

  117. is this a new rule? very sweet…

  118. OMG! The wee creatures!

  119. I haven’t visited this particular post for a while, and I seemed to have missed something. Did I just get punched by a Hawaiian?

  120. where can i get one…

  121. lurkertype says:

    Yes, Aubrey, a Hawaiian singing traditional African songs and wearing hammies as jewelry.

    Really, you haven’t missed much.

  122. Aubrey…. OH YEAAAAAH!
    You were in the punchline!

  123. Dwarf hamsters are among the cutest animals on the planet.

  124. **fee I tol u sho**

    LOL Chilli. hehehehehe
    I still wonder why our parents told us not to put things in our mouths when it’s SO rewarding. [ok ok... all you dirty minds out there can just shaddup now.]

  125. Sarcasta how about a whole new category…….

    CUTE THINGS I CAN FIT IN MY MOUF?

  126. aww, that little hamster is all like… “I luff you but i am tiny! hopefully my hugging your finger will be just as good as a normal hug, for my arms are small and can not even span your pinky”

  127. Netherland Dwarf rabbit, owner!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ says:

    I must say it…
    Such a sweet pic!
    The face;the wee paws wrapped round the little finger,the floofy factor…
    It’s all good!

  128. is it just me or do most lil animals look really content on peples fingers hmmm

  129. The Honourable Gladys Anstruther says:

    jaypo thanks for urban dic.

  130. LOL Honourable G…

    Was that intentional, or was that an earnest colloquial faux pas?

    (I’ll see your urban dic and raise you a door nob)

  131. SQUEEEEEEEE!!!

    *BANG*

  132. hrh.squeak says:

    Yay for the Flick set!! This is how I feel sometimes hugging my big bear hubby (i’m five feet, he’s six feet, we manage even though he complains about the crick in his neck when he kisses me.)

    (OK, pottybrains, stoppit.)

  133. The ones of the red-eyed tree frog, sea turtle and sugar glider should go on CO next!

  134. Gaaaa, a finger snorglet!

    Can’t…take…the cuticleness.

  135. My roommate just came into the room to see WHY ON EARTH i was giggling madly, and make sure I didn’t need to be resuscitated.

    Can’t believe the static cling factor on that hammie!

  136. The face.. the face!! THE CUTE FAAAACE!

    The teensy rounded paw!

    Squiggly nose!

    OMG, LET’S DIE. I want to tickle its tummy :]

  137. Oh, so cute! Tiny baby! Fits on finger… can’t take it…

  138. “Pottybrains,” Squeak??

    [goes to look it up in the Urban Dic]

    ;)