Pa-sickie

Pa-sickie!

Pa-sickie!

Pa-sickie!

Sender-Inner Jack G. says his girlfriend can’t help but roll into a ball when she watches this video. I AM IN THE FORM OF A BALL RIGHT NOW OMG

Comments

  1. gravyboat says:

    Please tell me that CO is not going to start featuring humans on a regular basis. I’d be crushed.

  2. FyreKnight says:

    Ick! Ugly human babies, bring on the animals!

  3. aw c’mon. I mean I agree I’d rather not have humans on a regular basis, but the kid is cute.

  4. m in athens says:

    Wait– I get it– there’s a tiny kitten under the high chair, right?

    Ok, I’ll admit, that kid’s cute. By human standards.

  5. Please don’t confuse human babies with cuteness. We are NOT amused.

    Animals rule, always.

  6. Ok, as a person who generally doesn’t like children, that is cute.

  7. This is adorable. I am going to go eat a popsicle now!

  8. You guys are being facetious, right? As a newcomer to CO comments, I’m having trouble figuring out if any of this human-hatred is real.

  9. Awwwwww! All babies are precious human and animal. I want a popsicle too!

  10. jilldini says:

    This is awesome! Pa-sickie!

  11. What a cruel, inhuman torture of a small, cute child. I like it!

  12. Paunchie says:

    JUST GIVE HIM THE PASICKIE!

    aw.

  13. A human child? BORING!

  14. sassy fontaine says:

    i called them pop-kos as a child. this kid’s too cute! now back to your regularly scheduled bebeh animals….

  15. That sound you heard? It’s my ovaries exploding. That is the sweetest voice I’ve ever heard.

  16. Penelope says:

    Good Gods I was about to send a link to cuteoverload to someone, thank goodness I checked in first. BABIES NEED NOT APPLY.

  17. Ditto on gravyboat’s comment.
    Please… no human babies.

  18. Misanthrope Overload.

    Sheesh.

  19. holly & h.w. i raise a cup of tea and a toast point to both of you :: guffaw ::

  20. Ugh. I can see human babies lots of places – I come here for the animals!

  21. NO nOOOOOO Noooo!!!! No bebbeh humans! The net is already bursting at the seams with this crapola! NONONONONO!

  22. What’s up with the human baby hate?

  23. I like cute babies. Hooray! No hatin’, just celebratin’!

    I personally would have translated it “P-s-k.”

  24. I love this site for the baby animals, but anyone who has been around a human child this age knows they are just as entertaining. I WANT MY PA-SICKIE NOW !!!!! Ok, now more naimal babies PLEASE

  25. this is definitely not cool. yes yes, this is meg’s blog and can do what she wants, but human babies are not what cute overload is about!

  26. It is very sweet, even though there are no animals involved…

  27. In Awwwe says:

    ::eats more popcorn::

    The peanut gallery is sometimes more entertaining than the post……..

    And yet: PA-SICKIES rule!

  28. purrculier says:

    Well for gosh darn sakes!! Quit complaining! Cute is cute Human,Amphibian, Canine,Feline,or Marsupial!Babies of all species acting adorable will make me puke rainbows and thank the nice people at C.O.for posting it. *SHEESH!*

  29. Silent Meow says:

    Now I want a pa-sickie for some odd reason. I have no pa-sickies in the freezer, however. Guess I’ll have to settle for an icecream sandwich until I get to the store and get me some pa-sickies. :-(

  30. Meg, are you test marketing human babies to the CO community? Very sneaky. I vote no.

  31. I recall that some people commented that the “Bread Shoes” video, though cute, had way too much person and not enough puppy. Was that “human hate”? “Blonde singer hate”? Of course not–because that makes no sense.

    Nobody “hates” babies, and it’s very un-CO to suggest that to be the case.

    This is a very cute vid. But I come here for furry babies, not people babies. (Herewith my vote for keeping CO people-baby free!)

  32. Yes: We love Meg; we love CO; we would prefer no human babies.

  33. Not to be an awful person but, I see babies all the time. I go outside my house and see babies. I log on here to see a rat sitting on a kitty sitting on a puppy. ix-nay on the aby-bay.

  34. I support the personbaby-free movement.

  35. Wow, I never thought I would nuff! But then again, it IS Meg’s blog and she isn’t paid to please me or anything. That said, yeah….babeh’s are gross.

  36. Paaaaaa-Siiiiiickie!!!!

  37. smokeyJoe says:

    cute or sad?

    *commence commentroversy”

  38. this is meg’s blog and can do what she wants, but human babies are not what cute overload is about!

    My irony meter just blew a fuse.

    I can bookend this one with the ‘bling blong’ laughing baby. Cute.

  39. not cute. if I want to see (or – heaven help – hear) human babies I just need to go outside

  40. No italics tags on CO? Huh.

    [Actually that's TypePad's deal, not ours, but you're right... - Ed.]

  41. I can’t stand kids, but I’m rolling right now – and craving a pa-sickie.

  42. Martha in Washington says:

    You know, the name of this site is Cute Overload-NOT Cute ANIMAL Overload!! I think the baby is adorable. Thank you Meg.

  43. Toddlers Rule!

  44. Too Many Maureens says:

    I thought this was CUTE as H-E-double-hockey-sticks. What is NOT cute are the nuffinghams who feel obligated to vent their spleen about a baby post.

    I wonder how many of the nuffsters realize that they are SPOILING IT FOR THE REST OF US who come here for Teh Cute–not cute animals exclusively, which is neither implied nor expressed as a term of Teh Cute–and get bludgeoned over the head with “Ewww, babies: Gross! Ugly! Not amused! Boring!”

    It’s CUTEOverload. Not ANIMALBABYOverload.

  45. is that you meg? with your little one?
    if it is, YAYYYYYY!

    [No no, heh... - Ed.]

  46. mojojojo says:

    please no more babies

    i don’t hate them, i’m just pa-sickie of seeing people, i see them all day… can’t get enough of cute animals however

  47. Speaking as a former webmaster , I just LOVE it when people hide behind the internet and try to tell the webmasters what the h@ll to do with their website! Nothing warms my heart more.

    Now..OMG! I’m also in a ball rolling around in the floor! Way too cute!

  48. I kept expecting nonCuteBaby to go “precioussss”

  49. Yuck.

  50. LOL at the haters. :-D This was sooo cute. I watched it, like, three times!

    thanks Meg!

    XD

  51. cute is cute..whether it be animal,veggie or rock

    show us more cute rocks

    lmao
    the way people get their panties in a knot over a website…unbelievable
    everyone who whines about it not being an animal needs to seriously look at how idiotic they are coming across.

  52. It’s CUTE overload, people, not CUTE ANIMAL overload! Some of us think human babies are adorable, too!

    In any case, it’s what MEG thinks is adorable that gets posted, which is as it should be, since it’s her blog.

  53. If you want to see only Cute Baby Animals then don’t be lazy, (you used up energy to type out how NOT CUTE this adorable babe was after all), so go Google or something.

    There are other blogs than this.

    GAH I should stop reading this crap.

    I really should. I get all wound up over peeps being negative and here I am responding to it. Again. Sigh.

    Off to play that adorable vid AGAIN!!!

  54. marsheeeee says:

    Human babies are adorable. I don’t get enough of them now that my nephews and niece are grown. Human babies are also animals. Baby animals are cute. Therefore human babies are cute. I like babies of every kind, so thanks, Meg.

  55. preying mantis says:

    Cute! I just got butterflies in my stomach – or was that my uterus?

  56. starling says:

    “we would prefer no human babies.”

    Is that the royal “we”?

    This bebbeh is teh kewt!

    I can’t stand little yappy dogs or Scottish fold cats (go on, hit me :P), but do I complain when they get posted? Nope.

  57. There are lots of sites dedicated to all the cute lil’ human babies, but I count on things like the sudden viewing of hamsters wearing wedges, attitudinal puppies, piano-playing cats, et al to give me just the right animal cuteoverload fix I crave.

  58. purrculier says:

    Scuse pliss. But,did anyone else look at the post before this one.I don’t think anyone has to worry that Meg or Theo will suddenly go human format.Now let’s all calm down ’cause I here the Ice-Cream Truck .PA-SICKIE!

  59. I thought for sure the commentroversy would be about the cat and racks!! Boy was I wrong!

  60. Eww. Babies are gross.

  61. AuntieMame says:

    I haven’t been able to look at any of today’s posts because videos are blocked here at work.

    But I’m disgusted at all the baby hate. And pa-sickie of the whinging. I wouldn’t be at all suprised if Meg posted eight babies in a row now, just to see how many more nuffs she can get to crawl out from under their rocks.

    (What the heck is a pa-sickie, anyway?)

  62. HAHAHA… Now we need a half time to pick up all the body parts and get them back to the appropriate owner(s).

    Cute is cute… Controversy is even cuter :)

  63. You guys every heard of scrolling down? Or, heaven forbid, just NOT clicking on the little ‘Play’ sign? CO has a baby featured once every….oh…6, 7 months? How about sucking it up for once?

    Oh yeah I forgot, you just ENJOY complaining and ruining the fun.

    Such maturity here.

  64. It’s all cute to me! Thanks Meg! Sorry about the baby haters.

  65. starling says:

    I suppose the baby haters were born in their forties, with pipes and slippers already on.

  66. Charlotte says:

    If I wanted to see “cute” pictures/videos of bayyyybieeeez, I’d ask one of the people who are constantly trying to shove them at me.

    I hope that you won’t become one of them. Please.

  67. It kind of bothers me that people are getting all upset and insulting over people who don’t think this belongs. I mean, yeah, it’s cute, and it’s Meg’s blog to do what she wants with, but it tends to focus on animal cuteness and obviously a lot of people would prefer that it stay that way. It’s not that big a deal, but there’s no reason people shouldn’t be able to post their opinion without being called “baby haters”.

  68. I bet if that kid doesn’t get his (her?) pa-sickie, then in about 40 years time he (she?) will be looking for the fava beans and a nice Chianti when a census taker rings the doorbell.

  69. Ugh. Is the little grub sitting on a kitten or something?

  70. AuntieMame says:

    Allie, I suppose “crapola” and “ew, babies are gross” are just different ways to express affection, then, huh?

  71. CatMoran says:

    I don’t hate kids, but they mostly look alike to me at that age.

    I’d just rather see furry cute things. =^.^=

  72. Purrculier says:

    HEY! Marsheeeee has got a point. Human babies are animals.Walks on all fours,Oversized eyes to face ratio,Dribbles food over their plate,And makes cute almost human noises for treats.Now will you snobby human exclusionists get over yourselves?

  73. Um, sure, we can see babies in the outside world. But we can also see puppies and kittens. So that’s a lame argument.

    The theme here, as I understand from having viewed the site since its inception, is exceptionally cute things of any variety, whether living creature or animation or inanimate object.

    This is, to anyone who doesn’t have an automatic hateon for babies, an exceptionally cute baby. The puppies and kittens here are exceptionally cute ones, too, rather than the peeing, yowling, scratching and chewing garden variety.

    I don’t thing Meg is going to suddenly turn this place into “[um, way too crude] Overload.” So quit freaking out and scroll on by.

    [Support is nice, but tone it down, OK? - Ed.]

  74. Wow, i’m seriously shocked at the rudeness… regardless of how many people come here, it’s still a personal blog… have some respect!

    and…I’m actually really surprised that so many people dislike babies! Isn’t that against nature???

  75. If I weren’t already more than 75% done with my dissertation, I would change my topic. This would be the title:

    “The Born Commentroversy”: Human Presence in Animal-centric Digital Media.

    Abstract: Cute or sad? Or worthy of boycott and outrage? When animal-oriented websites and weblogs veer into the realm of representing human bodies and behaviors, user comments can sometimes become increasingly hostile. Commenters who typically react with child-like exuberance to images of newly-born rodentia or comically pudgy-faced canines often vociferously protest similar images of human babies. Is this reverse species-ism? Or does it indicate a deeper anxiety about the designation of so-called “human” and “animal” virtual space?

    This study will examine the reaction of users to the presence of humans and human-related activity on the website CuteOverload.com. Case studies include: the infamous “people with their puppies” week, wherein over 1000 comments were posted in regards to photos of young, caucasian females with their pets; the ongoing debate about a posting category known as “cats ‘n’ racks,” wherein feline pets (and other small creatures) are placed in proximity to a (clothed) female torso; negative reaction to postings of “cute” shopping items like shoes or handbags crafted to look like animals or Japanese anime; and, finally, the April, 2008 posting of a baby demanding a popsicle that contained no reference to or representation of non-human activity.

    Borrowing from the work of Clifford Geertz (“Notes from a Balinese Cockfight”), Judith Butler, and Michel Foucault, this study will also deconstruct the use of written language as practiced by CuteOverload viewers, in an effort to determine whether or not it is any different to represent a baby visually (through a picture or video) or semiotically (through the use of “baby talk” in responses such as “Squeeeee,” “”WANT! WANT! WANT!”, “cute widdle doggeh,” etc.)

  76. Um…didn’t this website’s creator herself state that baby submissions will not be considered..??

    I will see a billion babies making up fake words at work tomorrow anyways

    …However where else will I get to see baby goats curling up with kittens in a cart being pulled by a fluffy dog with a ferret on its back!?

  77. Awww, COME ON! I really hope that CuteOverload isn’t going start featuring human babies! There are enough sites for that, and CuteOverload is one of the few sites I’ve been able to rely on for non-human baby cuteness. Don’t change the formula, CuteOverload works the way it was! I think people should be able to voice their opinions about that without all the knee-jerk, “OMG babyhater u wer a BB once so GTFO” comments.
    It doesn’t matter if the baby is cute or not, there are plenty of cute humans out there but CO has built up a following of people here who want non-human cuteness, and it would be very wrong to take that away.
    And besides, what change does a cute-ugly baby possum or teeny-tiny snail have if you have the option of posting cute human babies instead?

  78. P.S. Babies aren’t that interesting to me. But it’s ONE POSTING, people, and a reasonably adorable one at that. I don’t think it’s the worst part of my day that I chose to watch a baby be cute for about 30 seconds.

    If there are nineteen more babies posted in the next few days, I might find myself checking CO a little less than usual, but let’s give Meg a little leeway here on the definition of the term “Cute,” okay? I’m not crazy about the hamster-pants logo and color scheme of the sight (awfully girly for a manbearpig like myself), but I don’t start a Marching and Chowder Society to have things changed.

    [Guess what we *almost* did for April Fool's Day... - Ed.]

  79. >>>this study will also deconstruct the use of written language as practiced by CuteOverload viewers, in an effort to determine whether or not it is any different to represent a baby visually (through a picture or video) or semiotically (through the use of “baby talk” < <<<<

    That is the most hilarious thing I’ve read today!

  80. P.P.S. (Sorry) Best part: it is categorized under “I shall leeck you”! THAT’S the Meg I know and love!

  81. CoffeeCup says:

    Hahahahah pa-sickie…that’s pretty funny. Re: human babies…I’m not feeling particularly maternal, so I’m more or less neutral on the subject of featuring human babies on CO, but I have never minded them, or the people featured on this site with animals. After all, humans are part of the lives of animals, and vice versa. These animals don’t just photograph themselves, you know…well, some might.

    I don’t get the rudeness though…it’s Meg’s blog, seriously. Not “this is Meg’s blog, but this isn’t what it’s supposed to be..” it’s her blog or it’s not, and since it is, what she puts on here stays. I’m not understanding why the rudeness over that – you don’t like it, move on. Another post will pop up tomorrow. I don’t like lizards and snakes and ferrets and bugs, but I can ignore them if they come up, why can’t some of you do the same with the humans?

    And really, you see people all the time but you don’t see animals all the time? Two of the people on my street have dogs, one of which is always out in the mornings to chase my car as much as the fence will allow. There’s a rabbit across the street I see when their garage door is open. I hear about animals all the time…just cause I don’t see them, doesn’t mean I have the hate for non-animals.

  82. absolutely adorabuhls!!!!

    I love it!!!

  83. Yeah Babies! Cute! Cute! Cute! And I sure do love a good commentroversy! Who’s got the pudding?

  84. Ha ha! I love when Meg messes with you guys.

  85. [whisper]: pah sah ka. [hands clasped]

  86. Um…so you people think a duck-shaped stick of butter is okay, but not a human baby? What about the frying pan that was posted a few days ago? My point? This site has a nice variety of cute!! I personally thought this vid was adorable! The frying pan…meh…not so much. Did I complain? NO! I just waited for the next post! Meg can’t please everybody all the time. You don’t like the baby vid? Go look at the rat on cat on dog video again. :)

    [As I recall, there were folks who totally freaked out about the butter duck too. Hard to believe, I know, but there it was. - Ed.]

  87. Rosie A. says:

    Being HCCF myself, you’d think I’d be up here screaming “no babies” too, but this baby is really cute with the whole PA-SICKIE thing…nuff to make my head explode… kudos to Meg for mixing things up with a human baby. As long as I can give back/walk away/close the website window, I’m totally cool with looking at cute human babies every now and again (or whenever Meg feels like posting them here on CUTE overload – this place is hers, and we should all respect that).

  88. IHATEYOUALL says:

    This is Meg’s blog. And this is the Comments section of the blog. It’s for COMMENTS. Meg chooses NOT to CENSOR the comments because… who knows? Because she is not threatened by the views of those who do not enjoy seeing babies, or whatever other content, perhaps? THEN WHY THE F*CK DO THE REST OF YOU CARE???

    I HATE BABIES!!!!! HATE ADULTS EVEN MORE!!!!! THERE, ARE YOU “HAPPY COMMENTS ONLY” IDIOTS HAPPY NOW?????!!!!!

  89. Daphne Moss says:

    I don’t hate babies. Not at all. But I don’t log on here to see cute human antics. If CO is headed in that direction, someone else will start another CO that features animals.
    Sorry, Meg…appreciate your site, but I agree that cute baby photos already clog the Net … and advertising … and TV …

  90. Wow. You guys are freakin’ me out. Seriously.

  91. Here’s the deal:

    Baby vid: meh
    Meg: SUPER AWESOME

    Result: Meg gets a pass.

  92. Can’t see video here at work but the comments *espesche berthaslave’s* are priceless.

  93. purrculier says:

    Ummm,respectfully requesting new cuteness to be posted.’Cause its getting nastier than an Obama/Clinton debate in here.Tank-you.

    [Actually the Clinton/Obama posts here, a while back, had WAAAY nicer comments than this one. Overwhelmingly. Go figure. Links below... - Ed.]

    http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2008/02/this-just-in-gr.html

    http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2008/02/marmelades-for.html

  94. AuntieMame, since you asked and I didn’t see anybody else answer, the video is a mom (or other older female — big sister, maybe, though doubtful) teasing her toddler with a free-zee-ice thing. The female says, “What is this?” and the toddler says, “Pa-sickie!” with a look of pure excitement.

    You’re really missing out if you can’t see it! (And no, that’s not sarcasm).

    As for the nuffers, the ones who are violently angry really need to get a life. The others? Meh. Like it, don’t like it, but really? If you think this ONE post is going to revolutionize the type of posts Meg makes? You really should probably step away from the keyboard as well.

    - chick

  95. bcteagirl says:

    Love it! Maybe a few more of these… I have nothing against people who do not come here to see babies, but I do dislike 1) People who feel the need to put posts down 2) Telling Meg how to run her site… we need less of these people… I come here to avoid these people not to see them! (Just like some come here not to see people? See how that works!)… So a few more of these (Baby in a costume perhaps?) and we can weed out some more of the nuffs. Yup… all good

  96. nevarbackwards says:

    Ok…I thought this site was a human/children free zone? I don’t find kids cute. More animals please.

  97. hahaha they are so cute at that age!

  98. Iz uglee. We nuh wants it.
    ;((((((((

  99. Space Cowgirl says:

    Oh lord.

    *hides behind Teoh*

    I’m an unrepentant, battle-scarred flame warrior and I don’t even feel like touching this.

    Don’t get me wrong; I’m a misanthrope. Babies are still cute. Let’s not judge all babies by the ill-behaved, screaming brats who ruin our meals out, movies, and desire to engage in dry run reproduction practice.

    The site is called “Cute Overload”, not “Baby Animal Overload”, so get over yourselves.

    Oops, I guess I touched it after all.

    [Heh. There there... - Ed.]

  100. Animals. Snorgalling. Paws up. Knobbly knees. Floofy Pantaloons.

    NOT HUMAN BABIES.

  101. Personally, if it’s going to drive the hateful ageists away, I vote MORE babies! I love babies!

    Know what I don’t love? (Shock, horror) CATS. So I skip the cat posts. It’s actually pretty easy.

  102. Personally, if it’s going to drive the hateful ageists away, I vote MORE babies! I love babies!

    Know what I don’t love? (Shock, horror) CATS. So I skip the cat posts. It’s actually pretty easy.

  103. Personally, if it’s going to drive the hateful ageists away, I vote MORE babies! I love babies!

    Know what I don’t love? (Shock, horror) CATS. So I skip the cat posts. It’s actually pretty easy.

  104. Personally, if it’s going to drive the hateful ageists away, I vote MORE babies! I love babies!

    Know what I don’t love? (Shock, horror) CATS. So I skip the cat posts. It’s actually pretty easy.

  105. Personally, if it’s going to drive the hateful ageists away, I vote MORE babies! I love babies!

    Know what I don’t love? (Shock, horror) CATS. So I skip the cat posts. It’s actually pretty easy.

  106. Personally, if it’s going to drive the hateful ageists away, I vote MORE babies! I love babies!

    Know what I don’t love? (Shock, horror) CATS. So I skip the cat posts. It’s actually pretty easy.

  107. You know what…if I wanted to see a baby (and I don’t) I’d go to a cute baby website. I want to see the interwebz cutest critters and hence I come here. My cutecenter is highly offended and demands proper compensation.

  108. What’s wrong with you baby-haters? HAVE WE ALREADY FORGOTTEN THE MESSAGE OF THE POST RIGHT BEFORE THIS? Getting along isn’t just for animulz!

  109. I bet there are sites featuring proud people’s videos of their dull offspring. It shouldn’t be here.

    Suggestion to maintain the peace if you insist on showing humans: mark the post accordingly so people like me don’t waste time watching it, waiting for the cat to jump into the picture.

  110. AliceTanzer says:

    Okay, so I’ll freely admit that I don’t like babies. I don’t want them ever. But this kid is cute. The video deserves to be here.

    Also, I now want a pasickie.

  111. CoffeeCup says:

    I don’t particularly like children, but I can take the video and say that it is cute. Am I going to watch it 400 times like I did with the little sleeping persian kitty who smacked himself in the face? No, but once was good.

    Lest ye forget, nuffers, you were also a baby once upon a time – I’m sure someone thought you were cute. And it’s possible your parents passed around pictures of you to their friends. It was the old school CO, people. And if you were hugging your childhood dog or cat, I’m sure there were pictures of that too.

    So the site is called Cute Overload, not Cute Overload (but only of the animal kind). Right? Teho? Teho? Bueller?

    [We do occasionally allow ourselves the luxury of a bit of content variety, from time to time, yes... - Ed.]

    [*dry wink*]

  112. Ugh, what’s with all this worshiping at the altar of the baby? Babies are not cute, they’re noisy and leak fluids. Do not want!

  113. Uhhh… animals are noisy and leak fluids too. Wake up! :p

  114. My goodness. I can’t believe how many people honestly think the name of the site is Cute Animal Overload.

    What ungrateful, entitled princesses you are, to throw such selfish tantrums because ONE POST isn’t exactly what you want.

    Y’all are 10 times worse than any spoiled 2-year-old who may have caused your bone-deep misanthropy. Are you all the oldest in your family and therefore resented the attention your younger siblings got?

    Good lumpy gravy, folks. Grow up. You don’t get to have everything in the world exactly as you want it all the time.

  115. LMAO!!! ONE< -yes "ONE" baby Video and peeps are grumped out. Still cute. Now I'm laughing...

  116. Seconded, Tal. I didn’t realize this site was such a haven for grumpy, bitter human folk. Grow up. -_-

  117. “Uhhh… animals are noisy and leak fluids too. Wake up! :p”

    Seriously. Have you NEVER met a PUPPY?

    We’re all just animals, people.

  118. “Uhhh… animals are noisy and leak fluids too. Wake up! :p”

    Seriously. Have you NEVER met a PUPPY?

    We’re all just animals, people.

  119. “Uhhh… animals are noisy and leak fluids too. Wake up! :p”

    Seriously. Have you NEVER met a PUPPY?

    We’re all just animals, people.

  120. “Uhhh… animals are noisy and leak fluids too. Wake up! :p”

    Seriously. Have you NEVER met a PUPPY?

    We’re all just animals, people.

  121. “Uhhh… animals are noisy and leak fluids too. Wake up! :p”

    Seriously. Have you NEVER met a PUPPY?

    We’re all just animals, people.

  122. “Uhhh… animals are noisy and leak fluids too. Wake up! :p”

    Seriously. Have you NEVER met a PUPPY?

    We’re all just animals, people.

  123. Entitled Princess says:

    Ugh. More of this kind of thing and I’ll never visit this site again.

    Sincerely signed,
    an ungrateful, entitled princess who comes here for the cute furry animals, not ugly human ones.

  124. >>Babies are not cute, they’re noisy and leak fluids.< <

    Spoken like someone who has never had to deal with an animal in heat, a cat who hates the litter box or a fresh hairball under one’s foot during a 3 a.m. trip to the bathroom.

    …Or an incotinent dog, or a hamster with wet tail, or a non-box-trained house rabbit or…

    Do you honestly think the furbabies’ bodily fluids just magically evaporate in a puff of rose-scented rainbow sparkles and that the only sounds they make are like the tinkling of little crystal bells?

  125. Hahaha, Tal is pwning you meanies! Way to go.

  126. BTW, as a momma, If MY babes video was shown on here I’d be so proud I would burst!

    People, before you called this little one “ugly”, didja ever think about how his momma or dadda may feel if they ever get a heads up to head over hear to catch his moment in the sunshine?

  127. Jeez, peeps!

    I agree with what a bunchayouse like berthaslave, Space Cowgirl, bcteagirl have said. There’s things on here that don’t necessarily “blow my dress up” cute-wise, but! I was kinda surprised by the “baby haters” descriptions. A bit over the top, IMHO.

    (“Olsen Johnson is right about Howard Johnson being right!”)

    Instead of pudding, I shall share my popsicle-like Lemon Italian Ice!

  128. This is a late April Fools’ Day joke, right? I mean, I come here to take my mind off the humans with whom I interact all day, all ages. *goes to bunny archive until urge to kill subsides*

    [Sure, if you like. Why not? - Ed.]

  129. Gotta love the childfree set crying like a bunch of babies over ONE post.

    Oh, and by the way. . .humans are animals too. So even if this was cute animal overload this video could still be posted. =P

    Thanks for the cuteness as usual Meg. =D

  130. P.S. What an unbelievably erudite PhD dissertation proposal! I couldn’t write like that for 5 sentences—my mind would seize up! I bow to your superior intellect and vocabulary, Slave to Bertha!

  131. Oh my, I can’t stop laughing at all the people losing their heads because OMG a cute human baby was posted on cute overload. Lest we forget, kids, humans are mammals. Mammals are animals. This was a baby human, thus a baby animal acting in a manner that is cute. CUTE OVERLOAD IS SERIOUS BUSINESS. One child therefore means there will be nothing but humans on cute overload. Obviously. So many childish comments here.

    That said, more baby giant pandas, please? ;)

  132. When I look at human babies, I just imagine the adult they will grow into… but puppies and kitties, etc., are babies forever!

    p.s. for all you baby (human kind) lovers, there is a website I know about: annegeddes. com, you can get your fill there. Keep cuteoverload human baby free!!!

  133. ahahah! What’s more fun than an adorable baby who lights up at the sight of a “pa-sickie”?

    A hundred uptight, creeped-out, homicidal, overreacting nuffs getting their supersized cotton briefs in a collective bunch over it!

    mmmm. pudding.

  134. anabanana says:

    This ‘baby’ creature is neither fluffy or cute. *Unimpressed*

  135. babyhater says:

    human babies are not cute. if this is to be a regular occurrence, everyone i know who goes to this site will stop, including myself.

    [Well, I can already tell how much we'd miss you... - Ed.]

  136. CoffeeCup says:

    No, Michelle, there is no pudding here. Only pa-sickies.

  137. Please don’t start putting human baby pictures on this site, there are enough places for people to see them elsewhere.

    Thank you

  138. CoffeeCup says:

    anabanana, not fluffy per se, but it does have hair. And I doubt anyone is out to impress you.

    babyhater, I don’t get it…one post, and you wonder if it’s a regular occurrence? Then again, apparently everyone you know hates people.

    In a completely unrelated topic…my pack of Snyder’s pretzels taste burnt. I am unimpressed by their taste, and lack of cuteness, and also if a picture of this pack of pretzels gets posted here – that’s it. I won’t come anymore. I hate pretzels, especially burnt ones. If they’re featured here, I can’t be part of that.

  139. Waaaaaaaaaaaahhhh! I hate babieeeeeeessss! Nyaaaaaaaooooow! D':<

    ———–

    If you hate babies so much, people, why don’t you stop ACTING like them? Lord.

  140. after reading all those comments I feel like leaving another one:
    I don’t hate babies. But CO is known for animal-related cuteness and that’s why I have the feed on my LJ friends list, to see cute little animals. And no, I can’t see cute animals outside that much like human babies, after all you don’t see people walking around with their baby pets everywhere or taking them into the public transport if it isn’t necessary.
    Yes, this homepage isn’t called cute animal overload and humans are mammals too, but that’s not what most people come here for. If we’d wish to see baby humans we’d go to a baby human blog.

  141. yes this is a cute child and I am sure the parents are over the moon at having produced this child BUT I was really disappointed when I came on this site – I want to see cute animals. Meg you should have warned me it was a baby day and I would just have come back on caturday – now I am going to daily puppy and daily kitten to get that pa sickie taste out

  142. Ah, sweet child. I love the ‘This is. Eh-h-h-h’ chuckle near the end. Little boo…

  143. temperance says:

    can’t we have pudding pa-sickles, coffeecup?

    normally, i don’t like the babies, but i gotta admit that was pretty darn cute.

  144. wow..
    I have no words

  145. amaretto_bunny says:

    Holy crap. I have been visiting this site damn near every day for at least a year or two, and this is the first baby that I, personally, can remember seeing. I can’t believe that there are people that are even entertaining the idea that CO is going to change the formula and start posting babies. I mean, come on people. It’s ONE post of ONE baby. And a cute baby at that. One baby does not mean that CO is heading in any “direction”. Get over yourselves. (Totally not directed at the majority of comments…just the few that need to chill the hell out.)

  146. Friggin’ adorable. Sadly, I knew I’d be in for 1 million comments by human-haters.

  147. Dear Internet,

    Today I went to CO and I had to watch a baby trying to say ‘popsicle’!!! Even though it was a video and I could have just scrolled past, I clicked the play button! It… it was.. the horror! The horror!

    ;)

  148. Why is it under ‘I shall leeeck you’?

    Because, [putting on librarian glasses], bebeh is saying, ‘Because’ in French.
    Pourqoi? Parce que

  149. heheh…there were 30 comments 2 hours ago…I left the house and when I came back now, I thought, ‘I bet there are about 130 now.’ Sure enough, 135. Hehheh…baby’s are drama-bombs.

  150. if you guys don’t like, seriously…go to another site. stop complaining and grow up.

  151. “Hehheh…baby’s are drama-bombs.”

    Aren’t they? This is one of the most entertaining things I’ve read all week!

    Clearly, I don’t read nearly enough.

  152. “Hehheh…baby’s are drama-bombs.”

    Aren’t they? This is one of the most entertaining things I’ve read all week!

    Clearly, I don’t read nearly enough.

  153. “Hehheh…baby’s are drama-bombs.”

    Aren’t they? This is one of the most entertaining things I’ve read all week!

    Clearly, I don’t read nearly enough.

  154. “Hehheh…baby’s are drama-bombs.”

    Aren’t they? This is one of the most entertaining things I’ve read all week!

    Clearly, I don’t read nearly enough.

  155. “Hehheh…baby’s are drama-bombs.”

    Aren’t they? This is one of the most entertaining things I’ve read all week!

    Clearly, I don’t read nearly enough.

  156. “Hehheh…baby’s are drama-bombs.”

    Aren’t they? This is one of the most entertaining things I’ve read all week!

    Clearly, I don’t read nearly enough.

  157. This is a genuine question for the people who hate babies: why?

    I don’t understand how anyone can hate a person they have never met. Or how a baby can possibly have done anything to you to make you hate them.

  158. “Friends, Romans, Cute-rymen, Nuffernutjobs… ,lend me your ears…”
    This commentroversary has got me quite cranky!
    Four score and a year ago CO was conceived in liberty and dedicated to the mission that all cute was created equal!!!

    Alright, nuffers, mebbeh, idunno, this post is post-modern Cute expressionism! OK?
    Happy NOW?

  159. Oh wow! I loved this video! :) And what a refreshing change!!

    Thanks Meg :) :) I am in a ball too!!!

    Adorable xxx

  160. amaretto_bunny says:

    Theo -

    Thanks for the link. Now I remember that post. But when was it posted? 2006? I think one baby every two years isn’t going to kill anyone. I could be wrong though. There are some serious baby-haters here that might have an aneurysm at the sight of another baby.

  161. CoffeeCup says:

    temperance, now I want pudding pops. Sigh.

  162. mmm, pudding pops

  163. AuntieMame says:

    Thanks, chicklet. Videos are NOT blocked at home, so I shall be able to catch up tonight!

    And Teho, please, please, PLEASE do not shut down the comments on this thread. This is too entertaining. I’m sure we can beat the “fastest nuff to 1,000″ record.

  164. The only thing I have to say, to those who hid behind their computers and complained (in sometimes quite a mean way) The mother of that baby is highly likely to be told about this site and check out these comments. I can’t imagine quite how crushed she will feel at the comments..that baby is her pride and joy.

    If you are reading this, mom, your baby is absolutely divine and you’re truly blessed :) Thank you for sharing such a precious, private moment :) xx

  165. Boofus McGoofus says:

    Thoughts I had while watching the video:

    1. Cuuuuute.

    2. Can I have a pa-sikie too?

    3. Where are the comments? The Nuffs are going to go insane!

    I’m wondering if we got this video today because Meg wanted a commentroversy and didn’t get one with the boobie biscuits earlier.

    I also wonder about the folks who see ONE baby video and think that that’s all we’ll ever see again. Do you folks start building an ark every time you see a raindrop?

  166. temperance says:

    thanks, theo! that really hit the spot.

    and can i just say thank you to everyone right now? the minute i saw that video i knew the baby-drama-rama would be fierce. and honestly? after the craptastic day i just had it was quite entertaining and comforting for me to scroll thru the commentroversy.

    it’s a cold, cruel world out there, so it’s nice to know i can count on coming home to the C.O. peeps cheering me up even when they are bein’ super crabby-pants. a girl’s gotta be able to depend on something in this crazy, mixed-up world!

  167. I’m not a baby fan, but this one is actually a sweetie, *sigh* I wish my life was as simple as his, to be elated to an extreme level of rapture over a frozen ice treat.

  168. I love the baby

    Ps I do believe the “we can all get along” video below this one, was posted with more than a little hint at what was to come!

    :) heehee meg and theo ;)

  169. we gots a visit from the drama llama

  170. CoffeeCup says:

    Ahh, the internets…it allows us to post anything we want, but simultaneously give us an infinite amount of stuff to complain about, while at the same time quashing freedom..to post anything we want to. Ironic, no?

    For the record, I am not advocating pudding pops as a complete replacement for pudding. Cups, pops, lets all get along. How about balancing a pudding pop on top of a pudding cup sitting on top of a baby trying to snack on a cat sitting in the pudding? Does that work?

  171. There are more videos of this cutie. He’s sharing a pa-sickle with his daddy in one of them, and it’s really sweet. There’s a dog in the background taking a nap for those of you who prefer animals in your videos. Sadly, it is not offered a pa-sickle.

  172. ‘it wibbles and it wobbles but it won’t fall down!’

  173. CoffeeCup says:

    Courtney, can you IMAGINE the nuffing if the dog was offered a pa-sickie?!

    “Dogs shouldn’t eat human food.”

    “OMG!PUPPY!!!1″

    “Seriously, dogs shouldn’t eat food not made for them.”

    “That dog’s going to DIE and the owners should be ashamed.”

    “I can has pa-sickie?”

    And it goes on and on.

    I’m in such a snarky mood right now…it’s really because I’m stuck at work and I feel like it might not end for a while longer and I really just want to go home and I miss my fiance (who is at home).

  174. Wow, i can’t get over how seriously so many people take this! Chill out! If you don’t want to look at a human baby, scroll down. Sheesh! If I’d been the person who posted this I’d dig a hole and climb in. I can’t believe the level of meanness here!

  175. CoffeeCup says:

    Note: Two of the comments listed in my comment above are not nuffs. Which ones do not belong? :-P

  176. I am not a nuff.. I have no idea what that is anyway :(
    I don’t comment often, just was going to post how funny this vid was when I read all the crazy comments..

  177. I am suprised at the video. I thought the owner of the site said “NO KIDS”. I won’t be back if this becomes a baby site.

  178. Cute, but not baby animal cute.

  179. CoffeeCup says:

    Amy, I read all of your comments, and you’re definitely not a nuff. :) And kudos to the drama llama. That made me laugh.

  180. I love how there’s a fiery controversy over a human baby, but power outlets are a-ok. :-)

    http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2008/01/this-just-in-da.html

  181. Nuffynuff says:

    Now, calm down. We don’t hate all babies.

    Just this one.

  182. Well, sorry, Uplander, can’t help myself: As 1930s comedian W.C. Fields said when asked if he liked children, “Of course I like children. They’re delicious.” Now don’t everybody get their shorts in a bundle – I have 6 children and 9 grandchildren. It’s a joke.

  183. Berthaslave–Cuteness over uncuteness, perhaps? It’s been over twenty years since I took a class in contemporary literary criticism, and I still have the uncontrollable urge to twitch whenever I hear the word “deconstruction.” I call it my Derrida Tick. DO NOT WANT!

    Happy Dissertating.

  184. You guys are scary.

    Seriously.

    I’d rather see animals here too and always vote against the baby in the cutetracker…but…this was REALLY cute! pasickie!

  185. FFS! No obnoxious human babies! I, for one, do hate human babies. I don’t find them cute in the least bit.

    NO MORE.

  186. marissposa says:

    I don’t get it?? Are the cute animals hiding behind the annoying baby??

  187. 6catsr2much says:

    Aw, lighten up on the baby humans. Just think of them as pets.

  188. The only thing more adorable than that baby is all the people flipping out on here about it being posted.

    Le Whine: “LET ME TELL YOU INTERNET–IT IS A DAY TO DAY STRUGGLE READING ‘CUTE OVERLOAD.’ SOMETIMES MEG POSTS SOMETHING THAT I, PERSONALLY, DO NOT FIND CUTE AND IT SICKENS ME–NAY, IT LEAVES ME UNABLE TO FUNCTION! HOW CAN I GO ON?!”

    Internet: “Have you tried having a pa-sickie?”

  189. all you baby haters and complainers are disgusting. you should probably be disgusted with yourselves as well since you all are acting like a bunch of babies.

  190. Furbabies says:

    I have a question: What happened to cutebabyfix? Did she move on? I never see her comments anymore. She would have loved this one!
    PS: baby looks like my grand-daughter, and yes, she is cute.

  191. Jesus! What is UP with all you people hating on the baby???? You DO know you used to be one, right?? Da-yum…I thought animal lovers were, in general, kind, good-hearted, touchy-feely people. How wrong was I, huh?

    Man…I just…wow…

  192. CoffeeCup says:

    …the baby’s a girl? I thought it was a boy. Gender neutral orange color doesn’t help me determine the right gender either…and i only watched it once. And now that I watch it again, OMG look at the gigantic sippy cup.

  193. Bestest thing about a commentroversy thread like this? By the time you read them all, then post your response, there are a dozen more responses to read (and respond to).

    Gail — thanks….but I was jaw-dropping over your Blazing Saddles reference. I could be Gabby Johnson in the back saying “Rebbert!”

    Cathy Dee — thankfully, deconstruction has moved beyond Derrida’s initial theories into something that is a little less formal (at least as it is applied commonly by bsing grad students like myself). If the word bothers you, I could re-frame my abstract to better reflect the multiplicities of meaning(s) that are performed symbolically through fluidly defined but collectively determined signification.

    I’m a real hit at parties.

  194. Well, I thought it was very cute :o)

  195. CoffeeCup says:

    Wait – I watched another video, the one with the pup napping in the background. That’s definitely a boy, right? I mean, gender neutral green and all, but the kid is definitely a boy, I think.

  196. Thinking about it, if there were a video of me as a baby, I would probably be reading. My mother (or father, who taught me to read when I was 20 months old) would be offering me a “pa-sickie” and I would say “I believe it is pronounced popsicle, and it’s a trademark.”

    Yes, sir. A real hit with the popular kids and the ladies in high school, let me tell you.

    I’ve watched this again and I do have to say, the baby is quite delightful. And I really, really don’t like babies (except my niece, who I only see a couple times a year).

  197. cubbybutt says:

    for those of you who are interested, go to youtube to watch more of this kid. he’s got an incredible vocabulary!!!!

  198. it’s cute overload
    not cute animal overload
    as long as it’s cute it belongs here

  199. would anyone know if a pasickie would help my sore throat..omg ow.
    does the drama llama need food??

    babies are cute in a fursuit?

  200. I choose to believe that the nutballs getting all paranoid of CO going baby-only really haven’t been following this site for, oh… THREE YEARS. Or however long CO as been around.

    Really, that’s what I find most amusing. The OHNOES!!! ALLBABIESALLTEHTIME!!!

    Part of me wishes Meg WOULD post all babies for the next week, just to thin the herd, so to speak.

    - chick

  201. firepikachu says:

    Yes, cute but I honestly was shocked to see a baby on this site.

    For those who say cute overload is not limited to just animals…do you see a “human baby” tab on the right of the page? All I see is cute animal links.

    Again, it was adorable, but as long as it doesn’t happen often.

  202. Kimmydarling says:

    awww..look at the freetards

  203. Kimmydarling says:

    okay it’s just cute how he/she whispers the pa-sickie every time

  204. Yitzysmommie says:

    Holy Macaroni! What is UP with you baby haters?
    Tip: If you don’t like babies, don’t look and don’t comment. You don’t see me saying anything about Winston, do you? That’s because I was taught “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all”.
    Absolutely adorabuhl bebehkins. I too want a pa sicki now.

  205. Yitzysmommie says:

    AMY!!! Pa Sickies are the PERFECT FOOD/DRINK for sore throats.

  206. I’m not normally a human baby fan, but that’s pretty damn cute.

    And now I want a pa-sickie!

  207. AuntieMame says:

    Part of me wishes Meg WOULD post all babies for the next week, just to thin the herd, so to speak.

    - chick

    I second the motion.

    And I have now seen the video. Those eyes! Kai is adorable.

    Thus endeth the lesson.

  208. CoffeeCup says:

    I could use a pa-sickie right now. I’m hungry.

  209. brokentreasures says:

    you’re not going to start do the oh so cute human baby, are you? and to think, i just voted for you on the webby awards.

  210. binky-mama says:

    You guys kill me…I mean KILL me.

    (BTW my name is Kai too! Where is MY pa-tickle???)

  211. Hmmm yeah bebbehs are cute, but there’s a time and a place, people. A time and a place.

    nb- for cute bebbeh go to youtube and search for “charlie bit me”. Warning- you may die of exploshunness.

  212. @CoffeeCup: LOL!!

    A veritable smorgasbord of pudding, pudding pops and/or Popsicles(TM) to allayouse Peeps!!!

  213. Here. This video has the baby, a pa-sickie, AND a dog:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGkIVAHcJjA

  214. Yeah, I hope posting about humans doesn’t become a regular thing. I’ll stop visiting if that’s the case.

  215. OMG, who cares!
    It’s the interwebz people you act like the dam blog is the New Yorker.

    [Flattering as that is, and no sarcasm, I really don't think this *particular* comment dialog warrants that comparison... - Ed.]

    The kid is cute, that’s it, who cares. You don’t like it then don’t watch it.
    I’m so sick of people complaining about how they hate kids, get over yourself nobody probably likes you either. Maybe instead of whining on a blog step away and get a RL.

  216. CoffeeCup says:

    I’m finally off work!!

    Okay, I’ve had this in my head all day… everyone, think of the Queen song “Bicycle” and the part when Freddie Mercury chants “Bicycle! Bicycle!” substitute it with “pa-sickie! pa-sickie!”

    I leave you with that.

  217. 196 comments in, and no-one else expected a post like this after the ‘can’t we get along?!’ vid? Oh dear, fellow Cuteologists, you disappoint me. ;) Our collective leg has been robustly pulled! (If you had a crazily popular blog like this, wouldn’t YOU have fun messing with people’s heads every now and again too…?)

    PS. I couldn’t work out what that frozen thingy was until the mum said ‘popsicle’. I was trying to match what the kid was saying with ‘pepperoni’. o.O

  218. To all of you who say you’ll never come back to the site if there are more babies….just leave already. I’m really sure everyone would be crushed. I am sorry your lives are so miserable that you have to spend half your day moaning and groaning and complaining about ONE POST. You all must really be very unhappy people. Maybe therapy or medications could help.

    Have a FANTASTIC day!!!!! :)

  219. Cutie patootie says:

    Baby Haters are not cute. In fact, they are disgusting. You were all babies once! And wouldn’t you know it, your momma loved you even though you did release fluids.

    This kid is adorable and a welcome little change to the norm (who are also cute, don’t get me wrong).

    Mommy of a 2 year old girl and 2 lovely cats. And I love ‘em all!

  220. Sooo cute. That’s the sweetest little face and voice.

  221. Okay, ya’ll lets think about this. Animal babies and human babies have a lot of things in common. First, the huge head to body ratio. Secondly, Lack or co-ordination and sometimes spastic body movements. Third, both make noises that can sometimes kinda sound like words, but you can’t understand what the heck they’re saying. And lastly, aside from the occasional cold blooded critter thrown in on CO every now and then, people babies and kittens, puppies and the like are all mammals and hence, subject to the same rules of cuteness as our more evenly fur-coated friends.

  222. Gross. Babies are disgusting.

    NOT cute. :(

  223. Aw man. I normally don’t weigh in on commentroversies, except to distract them, but peeps.

    I am not a baby person, nor a kid person. I watched this video with the sound OFF. IT IS CUTE. Stop hating babies, if you don’t like it FOR GOODNESS’ SAKE SKIP IT and enjoy the 99% of CO that is animals.

    Sheesh.

  224. Samantha says:

    Dear C.O., I don’t know where else to post this. Do you know that someone has posted an advertisement for some sort of Asian gals dating service on your site? Love your site and am concerned that this is not exactly the right fit for your audience. Just concerned, Samantha E.

  225. lurkingsmirk says:

    Wow the comments piled on quick. Let’s compromise and teach a baby panda how to say “bamboosickie” and reach up beguilingly for a stick of bamboo. *daydreamy*

  226. I'm The Decider says:

    For all of you people that aren’t completely outraged at the sight of a human infant on this website, all I can say is you are what is wrong with this messed-up world today. That’s right. You. I am the only person in the world that works like a slave all day long and let me tell you, I just hate humans. I come home from my arduous day of trying to look busy and all I want is to mellow out with cute pictures of puppies and kittens. But now I have to look at more humans because this website is turning into human overload. Well I don’t think I’ll ever come here again! That should make your advertisers sit up and take notice! Not only do I really resent this whole new direction CO is taking, but in the time it took me to type this long, ranting post about it, I could have:

    1. Brewed myself a cup of tea and watched the rain fall on the tulips.

    2. Called my mom and tell her I miss her.

    3. Found something actually worth getting perturbed about and vowing to make a difference.

    Forget it. You wouldn’t understand.

  227. I'm The Decider says:

    For all of you people that aren’t completely outraged at the sight of a human infant on this website, all I can say is you are what is wrong with this messed-up world today. That’s right. You. I am the only person in the world that works like a slave all day long and let me tell you, I just hate humans. I come home from my arduous day of trying to look busy and all I want is to mellow out with cute pictures of puppies and kittens. But now I have to look at more humans because this website is turning into human overload. Well I don’t think I’ll ever come here again! That should make your advertisers sit up and take notice! Not only do I really resent this whole new direction CO is taking, but in the time it took me to type this long, ranting post about it, I could have:

    1. Brewed myself a cup of tea and watched the rain fall on the tulips.

    2. Called my mom and tell her I miss her.

    3. Found something actually worth getting perturbed about and vowing to make a difference.

    Forget it. You wouldn’t understand.

  228. I'm The Decider says:

    For all of you people that aren’t completely outraged at the sight of a human infant on this website, all I can say is you are what is wrong with this messed-up world today. That’s right. You. I am the only person in the world that works like a slave all day long and let me tell you, I just hate humans. I come home from my arduous day of trying to look busy and all I want is to mellow out with cute pictures of puppies and kittens. But now I have to look at more humans because this website is turning into human overload. Well I don’t think I’ll ever come here again! That should make your advertisers sit up and take notice! Not only do I really resent this whole new direction CO is taking, but in the time it took me to type this long, ranting post about it, I could have:

    1. Brewed myself a cup of tea and watched the rain fall on the tulips.

    2. Called my mom and tell her I miss her.

    3. Found something actually worth getting perturbed about and vowing to make a difference.

    Forget it. You wouldn’t understand.

  229. I'm The Decider says:

    For all of you people that aren’t completely outraged at the sight of a human infant on this website, all I can say is you are what is wrong with this messed-up world today. That’s right. You. I am the only person in the world that works like a slave all day long and let me tell you, I just hate humans. I come home from my arduous day of trying to look busy and all I want is to mellow out with cute pictures of puppies and kittens. But now I have to look at more humans because this website is turning into human overload. Well I don’t think I’ll ever come here again! That should make your advertisers sit up and take notice! Not only do I really resent this whole new direction CO is taking, but in the time it took me to type this long, ranting post about it, I could have:

    1. Brewed myself a cup of tea and watched the rain fall on the tulips.

    2. Called my mom and tell her I miss her.

    3. Found something actually worth getting perturbed about and vowing to make a difference.

    Forget it. You wouldn’t understand.

  230. I'm The Decider says:

    For all of you people that aren’t completely outraged at the sight of a human infant on this website, all I can say is you are what is wrong with this messed-up world today. That’s right. You. I am the only person in the world that works like a slave all day long and let me tell you, I just hate humans. I come home from my arduous day of trying to look busy and all I want is to mellow out with cute pictures of puppies and kittens. But now I have to look at more humans because this website is turning into human overload. Well I don’t think I’ll ever come here again! That should make your advertisers sit up and take notice! Not only do I really resent this whole new direction CO is taking, but in the time it took me to type this long, ranting post about it, I could have:

    1. Brewed myself a cup of tea and watched the rain fall on the tulips.

    2. Called my mom and tell her I miss her.

    3. Found something actually worth getting perturbed about and vowing to make a difference.

    Forget it. You wouldn’t understand.

  231. I'm The Decider says:

    For all of you people that aren’t completely outraged at the sight of a human infant on this website, all I can say is you are what is wrong with this messed-up world today. That’s right. You. I am the only person in the world that works like a slave all day long and let me tell you, I just hate humans. I come home from my arduous day of trying to look busy and all I want is to mellow out with cute pictures of puppies and kittens. But now I have to look at more humans because this website is turning into human overload. Well I don’t think I’ll ever come here again! That should make your advertisers sit up and take notice! Not only do I really resent this whole new direction CO is taking, but in the time it took me to type this long, ranting post about it, I could have:

    1. Brewed myself a cup of tea and watched the rain fall on the tulips.

    2. Called my mom and tell her I miss her.

    3. Found something actually worth getting perturbed about and vowing to make a difference.

    Forget it. You wouldn’t understand.

  232. That kid could use a good punting.

    [I'm going to assume you're a South Park fan... - Ed.]

  233. I love CO, and I liked the baby, but I am ENTHRALLED by this commentroversy.

    Berthaslave, Coffee Cup and Space Cowgirl, you guys made my day.

    And all y’all who like to say things like “this is not what CO is for” (really? REALLY? ‘Cos I thought it was for whatever Meg wanted to post) or “more of this and I’m never coming back!” (uh… ok), well thanks for playing and we have some lovely parting gifts for you (Cue Coffee Cup and her big bag o’ pudding pops).

  234. miss girl says:

    I hope the baby shoves a pops-si-kee up everyone’s asses. You spoiled readers swear you’ve been slapped with a cute-glove and challenged to a duel with Meg – bitch, please. Listen up: your opinion about babies or animals do not matter. Just appreciate and adore what you can. The end.

  235. I must know if the evil taunting lady ever gave the wee one his dearly loved pa-sickie!!! For the love of God, give the child his pa-sickie!!

  236. c.o. features cute inanimate objects sometimes. it’s the popsicle that’s cute here, obviously.

  237. Miss Girl, you have really summed it up. Brilliant!! haha!! I’d even give the kid a boost to do the shoving!!

  238. turbofloof says:

    “We” don’t hate babies. I think “pa-sickie” is about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen today. Go Meg!

    Everyday, I come here to find something cute – in true CO style, today, I found something cute, and I forwarded the hell out of it to my friends (as I do most days with CO posts.)

    Some days, I find things not so cute, poodles with weird hair or panda frying pans. No worries, there is usually something cute the next day, or maybe further down the page.

    Humans are cute when they whisper brand new words like, “pa-sickie”. Please, Meg, don’t let the nuffers stop you (as if they would…) I look to you as the Supreme Cutologist. I will follow your sense of cute where ever it takes us … even if that’s to a highchair.

    :)

  239. TimeWaster says:

    Everyone will think that different things are cute… it has to do with that whole “subjectivity” thing. I am guessin’ that Meg understands that, and posts all kind of things…

    I can’t recall, but I think she even posted a snake once… I friggin’ hate snakes. PICTURES OF THEM MAKE ME PHYSICALLY SHUDDER. I did not, however, lambaste the webmaster because she posted a picture of my biggest phobia. I think we call that being a grown-up.

    I thought the kid was perdy darn cute, and I am not particularly a “baby” person.

  240. For all the a**holes who have stated “one more post like this and I’m leaving”…why wait??? Leave NOW!

    Meg, I propose ALL BABIES, ALL THE TIME until all these useless oxygen-suckers leave, for-evah!!

  241. turbofloof says:

    P.S. – And, to the Mama of this Mr. Tiny McPa-Sickie Pants…. you have much to be proud of. He’s ADORABLE! (you gave him his pa-sickie, right?)

  242. Erling Jacobsen says:

    Many of us have experienced (other) parents pointing out cute kids that weren’t cute at all, except to the oxytocin-influenced parents.

  243. Haha, so funny!! (the cute baby as well as the comments). I am thoroughly entertained!

  244. Amelia Thamrin says:

    No fur pant = not cute

  245. Oh, and @Timewaster,
    I totally know what you mean about the snakes, they make me shudder too!

  246. Nothing that craps its pants is cute.

  247. I’ll post again. The owner of this site (AKA Meg) requested that no kid pictures be sent as they would NOT be posted. So understandibly there are people confused about this whole thing.

    Also – just because people don’t want to look at pictures of kids, that does not mean they are kid haters. I for one think my nieces are adorable.. but that doesn’t mean I want to look at pictures of kids all the time.

  248. Hey Kim…animals crap too. Just thought you should know.

    Cute baby! Meg can do what she wants…this is not a member only site. You are not paying for content. So shush. Some people act as if she posted a swastika on her blog.

  249. h Boehmer says:

    I come here specifically to get away from the humans.

  250. Animals don’t wear pants, numbnuts.

  251. I call cute-ism, you cute-ists!! the baby haters need to watch previous post of rat, kitty, and doggie!! diff kinds of cute but cute nontheless and they all got along!!

  252. TimeWaster says:

    LurkingSmirk, you made me laugh out loud. Oh, I needed that.

  253. marissposa says:

    I don’t understand why people are so enraged by some of the c.o. community expressing the fact that they don’t think babies are cute. Just coz you don’t think a particular thing is cute it doesn’t make you a bad person. I think oppossums are cute, I don’t think you’re evil if you don’t think so. It’s not like anyone has called for the beheading of human children or anything. That would be worthy of this level of hatred.
    and you know meg advertises on this site so she probably does appreciate some feedback about what people are and are not interested in.
    My vote: no more people unless they are participating in some sort of interspecies cuteness.

  254. CathyDee says:

    Yo, Berthaslave–
    Please no reframing on my account .. . really . . . please. As for your popularity at parties, I provide the following definition of the d-word to my own students:d-critisism argues that language or any other form of expression is
    incapable of fully and accurately capturing the writer’s intended meaning. It also examines a work in terms of opposites—female is also ‘not male,’ white is ‘not black,’ etc. Therefore, deconstructionists look for the underlying contradictions,
    inconsistencies, flaws, or disconnections in any ‘text. It is also significant to note that virtually any definition of deconstructionism is, by its very nature, flawed, inaccurate, and meaningless, but nevertheless sounds very sophisticated in coffee bar conversations and at artsy cocktail parties. ” Boy, howdy, do they pull out the lighters for me after that lecture!

    Not cuteness!

  255. ugh baby haters… you were babies at one point in time, too, so you can hate yourselves while you’re at it!

  256. berthaslave said: “My mother (or father, who taught me to read when I was 20 months old) would be offering me a “pa-sickie” and I would say “I believe it is pronounced popsicle, and it’s a trademark.””

    I once informed my mother, upon returning from the pharmacy with my dad, that she was not to worry, for we had selected the cough syrup with dextromethorphan and she would therefore be fine. Yes… growing up a know-it-all is quite entertaining… in a not-really sort of way.

  257. TimeWaster says:

    Kim, babies are happy to go pantless too.

  258. Forgot to mention that I was 4 at the time and Dad kept me entertained by reading the labels to me while we were shopping.

  259. marissposa says:

    timewaster,
    haven’t we been through enough without having to picture them naked? EEK!

  260. No humans please. Theres got to be another website for woman over 30 to go to and drool over babies. Bring on Caturday!

  261. Right. I don’t want to imagine some disgusting kid running around pantsless, pooping in the backyard. Trailer trash, much?

  262. Numbnuts?…. Wow. Glad to see mature people can hold comment discussions.

    Kim, by your own logic you were not a cute baby, since you used to crap your pants.

  263. I was a very cute baby that grew up to be a real hot lady, but you’d never catch my mother polluting CO with pictures of me.

  264. bcteagirl says:

    Can I third the request for a week of babies? Or at least every third post or so? The nuffers of this pic are likely to go ballistic on anything ‘not up to (s)nuff…. nuffs are not cute we need fewer nuffs please ;) And more babies!

  265. marissposa says:

    fyi complaining about nuffs makes you a nuff

  266. miss girl says:

    “…but you’d never catch my mother polluting CO with pictures of me.”

    About the stupidest thing I’ve read in the while.

  267. Shersher says:

    sooooo cute…I love it :)

    lol @ miss girl :)

  268. Anybody remember WKRP in Cincinnati when they changed from easy listening to rock & roll? That’s what this site’s doing now. All babies, all the time!! Yes, folks! No more fluffy kittens, puppies or baby chickens!! This is now a no fur zone!!

    *snickers*

    Someon toss me a pudding pa-sickie?

  269. Numbnuts? Ooooook. Make your point without being childish please.

  270. Oh for cryin’ out…that would be someone, not someon.

  271. How do you fit 100 babies in a bath tub? Use a blender. How do you get them out? Tostitos

    That was for all you clever folk who use words like “nuff” and “commentroversary”.

  272. Can we keep the humans to a minimum? Especially KIDS, blech.

    FOUR LEGS GOOD, TWO LEGS BAD!

  273. miss girl says:

    in *a* while. yeesh.

  274. “Ooooook. Make your point without being childish please.”

    Oooooook is the height of maturity?

  275. “About the stupidest thing I’ve read in the while.”

    I don’t know, I’ve read some beauts spewed from your melon.

  276. yankeebird says:

    Next time, peeps, when Meg demands commentroversy over a cats ‘n racks post, just give it to her. This is what happens when you don’t. ;)

    BTW, it’s cute. And even though I don’t want babies of my own, if I had one that said “pasickie” like that I’d probably keep it around for awhile.

  277. CathyDee says:

    Shaz–
    The funniest WKRP episode was about the Thanksgiving Turkey Drop: “As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!” Not cute, but hilarious.

  278. miss girl says:

    i think shoving popsickies up everyone’s poophole is pretty sound advice, thank you very much.

  279. Hey, Meg-
    Why not just delete all the mean comments? If they can’t appreciate what you do for us they don’t deserve to be heard. I hate babies and I’ve watched this video about 5,000 times now. Keep up the good work. You def have the best blog of anyone I’ve ever seen!

  280. Ms.McPantiesInABunchnuff says:

    Jebus’s bus! one ONE human baby and all hell breaks loose.

    Just ONE.

    ONE.

    The comment section has turned into IDIOT OVERLOAD…AGAIN.

  281. marissposa says:

    kipling: 3 legs is good too. I saw a 3-legged greyhound the other day that looked like a kangaroo the way s/he was bouncing along. sooooooo cute!

  282. I thought CO was about baby animals? Not baby people…if I wanted to see that I’d go somewhere else.

  283. I’m disgusted by all the posts claiming that everyone here speaking out against a human-baby post must be “baby-haters”. Also, the fact that we were all babies once should somehow mean that we MUST coo over babies now? I was a teenager not that long ago, and I don’t want to see posts of teenagers doing ‘cute things’ here on CO either. Does that make me a teenager-hater?

    The fact is, CuteOverload has grown to be wildly popular featuring pretty much only non-animal cuteness. If there wasn’t a large enough group of people who wanted a site with only non-animal cuteness, CO would not be so popular. Therefore, you shouldn’t mess with the formula that brought the site its popularity in the first place.

    There are MANY, MANY sites for ‘cute human baby antics’ online. As I said before, if you allow human babies in all the cute-ugly creatures won’t have a chance, and those are some of the more interesting posts here.

  284. Squinty — I’m on it. (I’m the mod; Meg does content.)

    For the record, the only time I delete comments are when they’re obvious duplicates. However, I’ve had to *unpublish* a few today. Unpublished comments are retrievable, with their date/time stamp.

    Please keep it reasonably civil, peeps.

  285. DaytimeDeb says:

    “Next time, peeps, when Meg demands commentroversy over a cats ‘n racks post, just give it to her. This is what happens when you don’t.”

    I was thinking the same thing, or perhaps Meg got her taglines mixed up, and meant the commontroversy note for this post! LOL!!

  286. Bonnie — who’d want to have their favorite flavor *all* the time?

  287. Nooo! Save me from the evil behbeh!

  288. CathyDee, oh, definitely…though Johnny Fever trying to hide from the phone cops comes pretty close. For those who are too young to know what we’re talking about:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZnwmvZhDz4

  289. AuntieMame says:

    C’mon, people. I’m disappointed. This post has been up for hours and we haven’t even reached 300 posts yet.

    More paranoia! More hysteria! More nuffing!

    The babies are taking over! OMGGGGG!

  290. Ms.McPantiesInABunchnuff says:

    Meg giveth…and she could taketh away.

    If people aren’t nice to one another..she could close up shop.

    Two things have happened here over the course of time:

    1) Nuffers came and complained about anything and everything for no apparent reason.

    2) Because of that, now even mild comments are quick to be taken as nuffing.

    1 + 2 = complete and utter chaos

  291. Humptyback Fishtybuns!

    ah…the good ol’ days…when we were all united as one, naming baby wrinkly dolphins…

  292. Michelle says:

    But Theeeeeoo!!! You don’t understand!!! One baby means the end of everything we have come to know and love. It means there will henceforth no longer be cute animals or posts of cute animals and people everywhere will no longer find anything but drooling human babies cute!!!! It’s the beginning of the end!!! HOW can you not see it?!??! How can you be so calm?!!? It’s the end I tell you!!!!

    *runs screaming from the room*

  293. Darleenie says:

    When my daughter was about one year old she said “Rabbit-packs” we don’t really know why.

    That is all.

  294. miss girl says:

    Rabbit-packs = new meme. Gots mah vote.

  295. this kid > not so cute animals

    it’s all relative, cuteologists! this still beats that random pop song from last week…

  296. Michelle says:

    I, for one, would love to see more babies and racks. Maybe Meg could post a photo of a human baby making biscuits on a rack? That’d be super.

    Just doin’ my part to get the comments up to 300 ;D

  297. Michelle says:

    So wait… you’re telling me if this kid was covered with fur, pooped in a box, and still crawled, he’d be cuter?

    O.o

    Really?

  298. Seriously, seriously reconsidering the dissertation. This is DEFINITELY a conference paper at some point.

    CathyDee — right on. Blow those little minds. Lectures like that made me glad I had suffered through everything else school made me suffer through. I promise you, you’re changing lives.

    Kipling — I believe there is a famous riddle about what walks on four legs in the morning you might want to contemplate before making that argument.

    Everyone else, I’m not saying that we HAVE to do anything, but let’s realize the following:

    1) It is PERFECTLY appropriate for people to weigh in and say that they don’t think a particular posting is cute. That’s what cuteologists do, and we are allowed to disagree.

    2) There are many types of people. Some love babies and love this post. Others hate babies and hate this post. Others love babies and hate this post for whatever reason; others don’t like babies much at all but think this is still cute. Then lets add all of the people who like or don’t like babies but don’t care about the post one way or the other.

    3) I think everyone agrees that we are all entitled to our opinion. But I think I personally (if this were a conversation I could control) would draw the line at people calling for some kind of action to be taken. If you don’t like this or any other post, then I’m not sure that it’s very productive to declare that “If this sort of thing keeps up, I’m out.” Really, no one cares, and some might think it makes you look idiotic. Just say you don’t think it’s cute — “gross” might be a bit much when referring to a baby human, but you’re entitled to that as well — and move on. Don’t threaten Meg, or tell her what you personally expect of this blog, or make assumptions about other people who might think this is cute. NOT EVERYONE ON THIS SITE IS A 30 YEAR-OLD WOMAN who has a “mommy” thing.

    At the same time, I also don’t think I would personally feel comfortable with telling those people to GTFO or say “who cares what you think” or “why do you hate babies” because maybe they DON’T hate babies, maybe they just don’t think this is cute for whatever reason. LET THEM THINK THAT.

    Why do we all have to think and believe the same thing? If we are going to have unregulated but civil public discourse, we have to get beyond this terrible, terrible fear we have of dissent and dissenting opinions. The greatest historical moments (particularly in this country) are realized out of genuine dissent and the need to ACCOUNT for difference, not reject it.

    Let the world be different than you are, it’s not so terrible.

  299. So cute! I had to go eat a pa-sickie because of this cutie!

    So much commentroversy. I won’t bother adding anything because people have already expressed my opinion: CO is for all things cute, be they animals (kittehs!), inanimate objects (plugs! Panda pans!), or bebehs.

    Much love to the cute baby and to Meg! :)

  300. Michelle says:

    Yes, people are entitled to their own opinion.

    If I’m a guest in your home for a party and I begin sharing opinions like “That fabric you chose for your sofa is gross”, “I can’t believe you invited those foreign people”, “If you serve chicken again, I’m never coming back – I only like steak”, “You’ve been gaining weight, frankly I liked you better when you were skinny”, and “Why are all your other guests giving me dirty looks and insulting me?”

    You think I’d get the picture?

    Let’s get real. Nasty insults can hardly be compared to political dissent. They have no point except to show disdain and lack of class. There are a hundred other ways to make one’s opinions heard that don’t include insults, but if someone chooses to be insulting first, they should brace themselves for the return volley.

  301. Wow, people are seriously weird. I’m sort of hoping that Meg posts nothing but babies for a couple days just to see all these peoples’ heads explode.

  302. Furbabies says:

    berthaslave: You are most certainly correct in your observations. This country was founded on public discourse, think Declaration of Independence. Don’t forget the political debates currently going on. Civility, politeness, and courtesy are dying arts in our society. We agree to disagree, it’s the adult thing to do.

  303. I can’t believe this created more controversy than the last “Cats n’ Racks” post. You are all nuts.

  304. watched the video…meh
    (don’t really care much for the human variety)
    spent half an hour reading all the posts, about forgot the video…please don’t say I have to watch it again !?!?
    (do like those puddin’ pops, though… =)

  305. “pa-sickle?” Did adults forget how to speak Adult? One video of a kid and commnents sprinkled with “pa-sickle” references? Ew. Grow up.
    I can see babies anywhere. Take this to Babies Overload. I’m here for the animal pics.

  306. Too Many Maureens says:

    I have been a CO follower from almost its beginning. But, I am really freaking tired of the Nuffs.

    Honestly, I am inclined to avoid this website out of a desire to avoid asshats like the nuffinghams above. I’m tired of coming to CuteOverload and getting “HateOverload”.

    So, count me as one who will not come back to a site whose users cannot control themselves from creating a shiite-storm around an online video of a human child, for freak’s sake!!

  307. PS…regarding civilized human beings and all that…what are the chances that anything even remotely resembling this commentroversity is going on in the average feline, canine or other non-human mind at any point? Lucky critters, IMHO…

  308. Asshat??? Filed away for future use =)

  309. I think the video is quite cute and charming. But did anyone else notice that the cabinet knobs in the background look like googly-eyes? I kinda felt like they were observing the scene.

  310. now that you bring up a baby-unrelated point of interest, I had to watch it again…you’re right! Creepy little googly-eyes!
    (and as a cringer-away-from screaming, puking, evil babies; this peaceful minute in the life of a baby is kinda cute…)

  311. Jizackie says:

    This is my first post, but I check Cute Overload like 18 times per day. I am proud to be using my first post to say, “NO HUMAN BABIES!!! THEY ARE UGLY!!!”

  312. eikoleigh says:

    cute kid,but not cute enough for cuteoverload.com standards. pretty ordinary by human means….

  313. Fransouah says:

    Where’s the human? I’m just seeing the daintiest of bald monkeys?

  314. cafegrrl says:

    What the heck?! Gimmee my cute little animals. No kids – puh-leeze ?!?!- everybody and their cousin (REALLY!!!) will say their kid does the cutest thing. Sure they’re cute and all, but we’re all tired of hearing about it. And we sure don’t need to see it. Blah. (Throw up)

  315. someone may have already suggested this, but my brain is on fire and i can’t read another comment so here goes… suggestion for the next post: a disapproving bun directing his disapproval towards a posted bunny on his favorite cutehumanbabies.com website …in fact, as long as we’re making demands, i’m gonna make that a request… seriously, someone make that picture happen or i’m outtie 5000!!! >:O

  316. infertilemyrtle says:

    That is very cute.. It’s a baby. Of course it’s cute. Very nearly all babies are cute.

    I don’t hate babies at all. In fact, I want one very desperately, but my body isn’t cooperating.

    One of the reasons I love CO is that it gives me a daily dose of cuteness without reminding me of what I’m not able to have, and a painful reminder it is, indeed.

    I’ve been a faithful daily CO-er for a long time, and remember that in the original Submishes thingie, Meg specifically asked submishers to keep the human content to an absolute minimum.

    I love babies, but I’d really prefer CO to stick to critter and product cuteness. There are enough cute babies everywhere else– on the internet and off.

  317. moggyfan says:

    Hey–Amidst all the hysteria today, I have to note that I went & voted for CO on the Webby award site. Peeps?

  318. My only problem with this is that it changes the face of the whole site.
    While it’s cute, it isn’t within the spirit of CO. As a (previously?) daily viewer, that makes me sad :(

  319. CoffeeCup says:

    One, 286 posts!!

    Two, some people really do hate babies. I reference a post by “staci” toward the middle of the page. Yep. She hates babies, said so.

    Three, I simply really can’t understand the concept of disliking babies. I mean, I don’t actually like children very much but to absolutely dislike them so much on the INTERNET? It’s the internet, for heaven’s sake. With someone’s baby, you can say “oh yay” and give away. There isn’t even an Aunt Martha on CO to wave the kid in your face. Just navigate away!

    Four…and this is what it boils down to, for me. I’m 24, going to get married soon. I like my lifestyle, I like my free time, and I’m very, very busy. Do I want kids? Sure. But I think what made this video really cute for me was this… that yes the baby is cute. But the sheer happiness in his face is undeniably amazing. The kid is excited for a popsicle. When’s the last time you were so excited for something so insignificant?

    In this day and age, we’re getting stories left and right about trans fats, good fats, bad fats, cholesterol, kids being obese, and just in D.C., near where I live, kids are getting shot at school. And kids don’t have meals when they get home. Here’s a little guy who just wants a frozen stick of sugary goodness. Enjoy the innocence – because the world is tough and scary, and I remember when I was a kid, I would totally be just as excited for a piece of candy. I graduated college in May…so I got a job, I work a lot, I have bills to pay. And I have responsibilities now…so seeing this video and seeing this kid be just so incredibly happy for something so small makes me happy because I think if you go too long without noticing the little things in life that make you smile, you go crazy.

    So nuffers, do what you will. I don’t understand the supreme disgust for children…you were one at one point, I’m sure you had fluids coming out from everywhere as well. Deal with it. I’m sure someone thought you were cute.

    Can we sit down and have pud-sickies now? I trademark that, internet style, btw. Pud-sickie.

  320. AuntieMame says:

    Well, drat. I was hoping to hang around to be the 300th post so I could yell SPARTAAAAAAAA!!!

    But I’ve had enough for one week, and I’m going to bed. Nite-nite, youse guys. Happy nuffing!

  321. Michelle says:

    (//.o)
    Sadness makes me sad.

  322. Wow. Human Beings never fail to astonish me. A 16-second video of a cute little kid saying a cute little thing, and all this hatred comes out of the woodwork.

    I’m not quite sure how to explain that about us.

  323. Also, a bit ironic that the previous post is titled “We CAN all get along”.

    Obviously, not.

  324. oh yay a human. Can we get back to the cute animals please?

  325. CoffeeCup says:

    Darleenie, thank you. Now that you’ve shared “rabbit-packs” with us, I feel the need to use that. Not sure what it means yet, but I’ll figure it out. Noun? Verb? Not sure. But it made me laugh. For some reason, I’m thinking jet packs. Of rabbits. Using their forces of cute to propel the wearer to the high heavens.

  326. infallible says:

    I’ll throw my support behind the “no baby humans” crowd. It’s not that I hate babies, I just don’t think they’re all that. Plus, there are a lot of other places to see babies, but what makes CO the best is that it doesn’t feature babies. I thought the “no baby” rule was one of the best things that Meg could do.

    Anyway, that’s all.

  327. lurkingsmirk says:

    So…not wanting to betray my ignorance…but what cute baby sites are there? People keep claiming that there are plenty of sites dedicated to them, and I don’t know of any popular ones. I’d have to do a google search…or a youtube search, but then I could do that for cute animals too. So these ‘tons of sites’ seems like a meaningless phrase. Anyone willing to comb google for a side-by-side comparison of sites dedicated to kittens, puppies, etc. versus babies?

  328. CoffeeCup says:

    I don’t know, lurkingsmirk…cause I don’t troll the internets looking for baby photos. I know of Anne Geddes but I don’t like her work.

  329. ACTUALLY….. please nobody follow my previous suggestion b/c now i’m kinda really into the idea of making that picture myself w/ the whole cut ‘n’ paste business. seriously, i’ve never made a submishe, so if this works out it could be big for me. oh to be chosen by meg… i think it could be one of the high points of my life… meg, you and your people… you guys are my heros, y’know *blushes* but yeah, nobody make teh bunn picture before i do!! plz :[ i wanna impress meg w/ my cute savvy

  330. AuntieMame says:

    There is cutebabyfix.com.

  331. AuntieMame says:

    Oh, and…

    *ahem*

    SPARTAAAAAAAAAA!11!!!

  332. CoffeeCup says:

    Where is there a ‘no babies’ rule? I mean, I don’t actually recall a ‘no babies’ rule. Was that before or after the ears:head ratio rule?

  333. Babies are so nearly “prehuman” that they qualify as cute little animals, and that “pasicky” whisper voice was darned adorable. I wouldn’t want to see too many human babies on CO, but if another video is as cute as this one, then I am all for it.

  334. …to those who think human babies are not cute: please take steps to prevent your being possibly responsible for the existence of babies of your own species. Even more importantly, given that it’s been found that humans are programmed to use human babies as their ‘gold standard’ of cute… ( They theorized — in an echo of what one wit observed — that this was to ensure the baby lived long enough to reproduce. )

    Now, some of the others… Yes, I do agree that frequent babies would be irritating. There’s probably a few sites dedicated to cute baby pics — links to which would be good — and Cute Overload should only do the especially cute ones, like this.

  335. lurkingsmirk – well, if you’re not interested enough to type “babies” or “cute babies” into google yourself, I’ll go ahead and try it for the rest of the interested viewers out there:

    http://www.mojduniya.com/thumbs.php?catId=33
    http://cutebabyfix.com/
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/17011155@N00/
    http://ourcutebabies.com/
    http://www.hemmy.net/2006/08/26/cute-baby-pictures/
    http://www.babypicturesphotos.com/

    … so, now can we have CO back, plz??? :(

  336. lol, AuntieMame.

  337. CoffeeCup says:

    I’m sure the soldiers of 300 would think this was adorable. I’m sure they’d go “THIS. IS. SPARTA! THAT. IS. CUTE!”

    What? It’s 2 am, people. I can only go for so long without the pud-sickie.

  338. iluvpopsicls says:

    I love the people who are complaining about how this tramples the spirit of CO.

    CUTE. OVERLOAD. The baby is cute, so cute it may be…dare I say it?…an overload. If you don’t like the video, a) don’t watch it, and b) make your own baby-free cute site. C.O. isn’t here to personally please every person on the internet. The beauty of the web is, if you don’t like it, you don’t have to watch it/look at it.

  339. Nooo! We don’t want any human puppies, or kittens here!! Not saying it’s not cute/funny, but i come here for cute animals. Plain and simple.

  340. i believe that hamster was at least a year older than everyone else here thinks

    and i’m not so sure it was a hamster, neither

    (nuffs off)

  341. Zaferina says:

    Animals please! No Huuuuumans here!

  342. Maybe I’m just a griefer. But when I saw all these posts my first thought was, “If I was Meg I’d add in a baby video every day with my post just for kicks.”

    You guys should keep it up.. seriously. You sound really rude.. and it’s fun to provoke you. If I was Meg I’d live for this stuff.

  343. Since when did viewers control the blogs? If Meg wants to post it, that’s her choice. If she decided to post pics of some animal I personally did not think was “cute,” should I get all up in arms about it and complain?

    Meg’s doing us a favor by posting all these cute things. Stop trying to dictate what SHE should post. If you don’t want to see a cute baby, use that little scroll wheel on your mouse and scroll on by. Let the rest of us enjoy it.

  344. Martha in Washington says:

    Hey CoffeeCup–I resemble that remark!!

    P.S. I vote for the BabyWeek too.

  345. lurkingsmirk says:

    kwistee–you missed my point (maybe intentionally), there are numerous websites and blogs devoted to cute animals, so the idea of CO as a “last haven” for pictures of cuddly non-humans is redonk.

  346. Well, I was wondering where all the childfree hate was coming from but found some here:

    http://community.livejournal.com/cf_hardcore/3865817.html

    I am perfectly fine if people don’t want children. Heck, I am almost 30 and don’t know if I want any but why the hate? It seems like such a horrible life you lead that you have to seek out a place to put your negative energy. Eeek.

  347. Hey now… the controversy over this post is not due to human-haters fighting human-lovers. It’s because we thought cuteoverload was by rule not going to post humans. Wasn’t that the submission rule? Animals, fine. Products, fine. But no humans (unless there is a cat in their shirt).

    Because seriously, if humans were allowed, this blog would be flooded by cute babies.

    I’m pretty damn sure this was a submission rule once. But oddly enough, I cannot find it any more.

  348. marissposa says:

    this post might almost be ok if it were a photo, but the worst thing about babies are their voices. I don’t want to suffer through their pathetic attempts at communication. This is why other animals are cuter. they figure out all their basic functions early on, so they still have cute baby bodies but can, you know like communicate and hold their head up and stuff.
    I had to turn the volume off to watch it all the way through in hopes that a kitty would jump into frame or something… alas it never got any better.

  349. Good grief people…. it’s ONE post with an adorable baby wanting his Pa-sickie!

    Time to get over it being a human and just enjoy it for how cute it is.
    There are a ton of animal posts for you to go s’plode from the cuteness over.

  350. i’m sort of disturbed by the number of people who “come here to get away from humans”. believe me, i know people can be really annoying and rude and stupid sometimes. but to actually need *escape* from the human race altogether? whoa.

    also, saying that you “hate” babies or that you think they’re all ugly or evil– that’s also weird. lotta shriveled hearts here.

  351. “this post might almost be ok if it were a photo, but the worst thing about babies are their voices. I don’t want to suffer through their pathetic attempts at communication.”

    you’re sick.

  352. marissposa says:

    not as sick as a pa-sickie
    hahahah!!!!1!!

  353. Wow, better than cats n racks commentroversy, it’s funny to see people log on just to hate on each other.

    Nuffers: we were ALL gross little babies once. If babies aren’t your thing, hang on. The bunnies will be back, no need to cry. You want a Pa-sickie?

  354. Yes this is kinda a revenge. It’s a pathetic revenge that won’t change much but I feel better – and hey, all of you who feel the same as me: go there and do the same. Because it’s the internet and we can do it: go to YouTube and rate that video “poor”.

  355. you guys come in here acting like you own this site…you forget that this is someone’s blog. she can post whatever she wants. she can CHANGE the rules whenever she wants. stop acting like you rule this place and complaining when the owner wants to post something you don’t agree with. jeez. get off your high horses.

  356. marissposa says:

    tonya, duh… she sells ad space on here, we’re the target audience we’re providing valuable market research… it’s not like cuteoverload is a diary site or something

  357. miss girl says:

    f***cked up duders. the video is NO LONGER AVAILABLE. EVAIL.

  358. miss girl says:

    urps, i spoke too soon. *hiccup*

  359. miss girl says:

    oh yeah and this just in: debatable bebeh and his pappyski just eloped in reno – just couldn’t take the pressure ya’ll.

  360. I’m starting to wonder if this was all some sort of evil social experiment. :D

    To everyone saying, “this is someone’s blog and they can do what they want etc…”, if a lot of people come here for one thing and all of a sudden get something they’ve come to expect, why shouldn’t they complain? And I’m sure the advertising on this site must make at least a little bit more than what it costs to run it, probably not the case in the beginning but I’m guessing it is now. Click on ‘advertise on this site’ and see how much an ad costs. Now, I’m sure it costs a lot to run a site with all viewers this site has, but look at all the ads and tell me they aren’t making a little extra there. I think that is great if they can make some money off the site, it has been a great site so far. But, don’t expect people to not be upset if you change the formula.

  361. That was cute.

    And whoever said this was animal cuteoverload…or cuteoverload animals…weird people…

  362. Poohbear says:

    OK, it’s early morning over here – went to bed last night and woke up to 300+ comments, just had to read the thread. In the beginning was laughing my head off, then it became rather sad, and even sweet and pathetic – @infertilemyrtle : one word – adoption!! (great handle, way to laugh in the face of misery! Am with you!)
    As for the commentroversy – *shrug* – peeps, if you love animals, try to love humans too. Saint Francis of Assisi loved both. Now I’m off to do something with my Caturday.

  363. it’s cute overload… not cute animal overload. human babies are cute too! i vote yes to include human babies on cute overload.

  364. OT: This is adorable:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHXBL6bzAR4

    It’s called “Engineers explain cats”. Must-see! I got annihilated by the cuteness overload.

  365. Sorry, human babies don’t do it for me.

  366. Hahaha! I had no idea what “pa-sickie” was supposed to mean, at first. That was a funny little video. That kid has that popsicle bayed, too. Not even noticing the presence of mom there. XD

  367. *So* cute! Thanks Meg!

  368. I see nothing wrong with the occasional CUTE baby on a CUTE site that has featured CUTE panda frying pans and CUTE lumps of butter shaped like ducks. This is Cute Overload, after all. The whole animals n’ racks thing isn’t my cup o’ tea, but that’s where scrolling past comes in. Not like Meg’s posting Magic Eye tricks that require concentrating hard on an image for thirty seconds before BAM! Goatse!

    For the sake of the nuffs getting their knickers in knots, I’d love to see a week of nothing but FILTHY HYOOMANS.

  369. Alice Shortcake says:

    Baby humans leave me cold. Bring on the kittens!

  370. Why the heck are so many people complaining over a cute baby? Last time I checked, this site’s name is Cute Overload, not Cute Animal Overload or Cute Overload, Excluding Babies! Jeez, lighten up, people.

  371. @Eize : that is so funneh!!! Maybe Meg will post it.
    BTW, that is exactly how I “discipline” my cats! *Smooch – meeeow* Had no idea anyone else knew the technique!! should have had it patented, darn!

  372. If this baby wasn’t so ultra cute, I doubt if CO would have posted it. I agree that we see babies a lot, but that video was above and beyond the normal cute for a human.
    I am surprised at the comments-people who are normally so caring and devoted to animals see a human baby and turn into a bunch of hating sharks at a feeding frenzy. Why is that? Maybe you guys need some help at figuring out why humans disgust you so. It’s not normal to be disgusted by a baby and I pray that you nuffers don’t have any kids yourselves or any contact whatsoever with them.
    Thanks CO for the video-the baby is adorable!

  373. @Eize: THANK YOU for the YouTube link!! OMG, that is hysterical!!!!!!

  374. Darleenie says:

    For all of you who are getting stressed and irratated by this controversial post; take a deep breath, count to ten and say…

    Rabbit-packs.

    Feel a bit better? :D

  375. Maybe if the babynuffers would become foster parents they would know the joys of helping little animals grow and find their own humanity again. It is nothing to be ashamed of. OOPS, I mean, it is nothing of which to be ashamed, right, Berthaslave and fellow language teachers? Have a wonderful Caturday, everyone.If it doesn’t immediately present itself as wonderful, make it wonderful, you know, with real wonder. Happy Spring, New Englanders!

  376. Jesus, you guys – chill. I mean, I’m not too big on babies either, but I have better things to do than bawww about it when I can just, y’know, NOT WATCH THE VIDEO. Theriouthly.

  377. Darleenie says:

    Fighting on Cute Overload!
    FIGHTING ON CUTE OVERLOAD!!!
    For shame! FOR SHAME!!! Look what your bickering has done!

    http://icanhascheezburger.com/2008/01/18/funny-pictures-i-has-a-sad/
    http://icanhascheezburger.com/2007/01/11/you-make-bunny-cry/

    I hope you’re all happy. :(

  378. “Cute” baby sites – umptygazillion. Cute critter site – not so many.

    Do not want.

    [ACTUALLY... check the Googlefight link below... - Ed.]
    http://www.googlefight.com/index.php?lang=en_GB&word1=cute+babies&word2=cute+animals

  379. So, folks not expecting to see hooman babies where they get their daily dose of 4-legged and feathered hilarity makes them embittered, angry baby-haters, how? Yeah, I could try to scroll, but… I’M… POWERLESS… ON… CO…

  380. Poohbear – Too late for regrets now. That Youtube clip clocked 7,000+ hits. XD

  381. please….please….no more human babies…..;(

  382. weensicka says:

    I love CO, and no, it’s not BABYANIMAL Overload. Meg has also posted non-animal, non-living (Peep Show anyone?) in the past.

    Actually, I was really glad to see the commentroversy that popped up here, not because people seem to feel entitled to dictate what CO is (I would never endorse that) but because I overwhelmingly realized that I’m not alone in my baby-hating stance. As a young married woman, I’m constantly “asked” the dreadful “When are you going to have kids?” question, to the point where it’s more like a demand than an inquiry. It used to make me think that I was defective for not wanting kids. And I was clearly a freak for not loving babies and thinking they were the cutest things in the world. It’s incredible to see that I’m not actually alone in disdaining the current trend of the Cult of the Child.

    I say this several times a week, but honestly, thank God for CO.

  383. Kallisto says:

    I have to say that I am shocked. Whether or not one likes babies/humans or not, I would like to say that using words like “disgusting” or “gross” when referring to another human being (and this one is, as far as I can tell, completely innocent, has never committed any crime etc.) is degrading. And it shows a lack of respect towards other human beings.
    I’m really sorry for the parents of this child. I do sincerely hope they will never read these comments.

  384. In Awwwe says:

    ::standing ovation::

    Guys that was a better commentroversy than I could have anticipated…

    “Best show I’ve seen in a long time…” – The Times

    “Not quite as great as the triple digit comment thread on Cats and Racks, but still worth watching…” – The Post

    I can see Megs this morning fretting over whether or not to post kitties for Caturday or a baby in a kitten costume …… It’ll be interesting to see if Meg’s cute loving side over comes the commentroversy loving side :)

    ::sits back down and eats more popcorn::

  385. Can-not-understand-baby-nuffers. Oooh boy. The end of the world is closer than I thought.

    I for one woke up at 3 AM, and when I thought of this video, giggled to the point of tears. Joy. Laughter. Imagine that !

    Meg, you rock, now, forever, and always. I bow down to you, the Queen of the Qte.

  386. Natural Lady says:

    Cute is cute, right?

    That said, I prefer the ‘once in a blue moon’ approach to featuring humans on this site. Many of us are working very hard not to get pregnant (just yet) – this just sends the biological clock ticking into hyperactive overtime. I have no money, but for some reason, I now can’t stop thinking about having a baby!

  387. I’m not usually a big fan of babies, but this is ADORABLE.

  388. I just watched the video for a third time, and for a third time, I chuckled to myself. What a cute post. Lucky kid.

    I can’t wait for summertime, and all the pasickies and water ices and fudgesicles it suggests.

  389. Natural Lady says:

    “using words like ‘disgusting’ or “gross” when referring to another human being … is degrading.”

    I agree, though I’d say “Using words like ‘disgusting’ or ‘gross’ when referring to ANY living being is an insult to the beauty and wonder of life.”

    Respect Life. In ALL its forms. We all share this beautiful planet Earth, together. All life represent the miracle of the universe. Spiritual beings existing in physical form: we are ALL special and worthy of respect.

  390. Yeah, put me in the “no kids” camp. I’m not all like “ewwww, babies” but this is NOT what I look at this website for. IT’S ABOUT ANIMALS, NOT KIDS.

  391. Weensicka: I feel your frustration.

    At 36, and partnered for 10 years, I still get the dreaded question ALL THE TIME, especially from people who I expect to know better (female grad students, feminists). In fact, the intensity and frequency of the questioning seems to be increasing as I get older — I guess my friends hear my biological clock ticking.

    (Do MEN get this question?)

    Then, once I’ve convinced someone that I won’t be having kids, they decide that I’m a baby hater and that they just have to convince me that babies are cute. Gah!

    I love human babies (well, toddlers). I also love baby pandas, orangutans, elephants, giraffes…. but I don’t want to live with and be responsible for ANY of them.

    I love teh qte, especially when I don’t have to feed or change it. This is why I love CO :)

  392. everybody is going to start sending pics of their children now!

  393. Wow, when I saw that the posts were approaching 350 I figured that everyone must really think the baby was cute. I never imagined it would be a commentroversy. Boy, how wrong I was.

    How sad. :(

    /babies learning to talk are very cute.
    //adults posting hate on the internet, uncute.

  394. When I first saw this video I thought where’s the cute animal? I watched it again thinking I had missed it. Then I saw the 300+ comments and realized the baby was the cute. And it is a cute baby. That little smile, the twinkle in it’s eye, the gibberish communication. But, I then thought it doesn’t belong here on CO. But then I realized that it would be hypocritical of me to say that since it isn’t my site. It is Meg’s and she can post whatever she wants whenever she wants and if I don’t find something cute, but still need a fix, there are always the archives. Then it hit me that the post before of the dog/cat/rat tower and it’s title about getting along was brilliant and that Meg must have posted the baby in an attempt to see if her previous post had had an impact on us. I read through all 300+ comments and feel that all that reading means I deserve to add to madness. I guess we have crushed Meg’s hopes and desires by proving her wrong and that we CAN’T all get along. Such a horrible thing to do to a woman who has brought us all such joy for so long. Meg, you keep doing what you do and I’ll keep checking in on you.

  395. Lollin – Sadly you have brought up a sore subject for me. Not once in my life or ever in the future will I be able to see those magic eye thingies. For some reason my eyes don’t focus (or not focus) like they should. You have brought up a very sad subject for me…(totally being stupid if you hadn’t already guessed)
    Now I must watch this vid again. Humans can be cute! But I will say that I will only call human babies/toddlers cute. I’ve never understood why people call some women cute. I always reserve the term cute for babies and animals. Of course babies/toddlers are usually the farthest from cute, but when they’re cute, it often tops animals. I think it usually involves them trying to talk. :-) Pa-sickie!

  396. Oh, and just to note to those who don’t like children…I like children until they act up. Then I like to ship ‘em back to their parents. God made some of us women without that desire for children…

    Doesn’t mean I don’t think they can be cute.

  397. ugh, no babies please

  398. I always forget from time to time why I have stopped posting comments on this site. Thanks for reminding me!

  399. Here’s the perfect storm for a commentroversy: baby Admiral Ackbar!

    http://www.shelflifegraphics.com/desktops/AdmiralAckbar.jpg

    Stuff him into a rack, and we’re all set.

  400. jazmella says:

    OH MY GOD, SOOO CUTE!! lol Pop-sickie!! Hahaha, what a sweetheart.

    But I refuse to watch this video again unless *I* get my very own pop-sickie!!

    ;-)

    P.S. MEG!! You need to start posting MORE human babies. I’ve got some amazingly funny/cute videos I could link you up with!! lol

  401. What’s the commentroversy comment # record, Meg? How are we doing? :)

    Baby Ackbar is…. uhh… actually kinda cute. o.O But I still prefer scrolling down a page – a PAGE, People – and squeeing at the pinch o’gerbil. Then pulling up the hovertext and squeeing again. :)

  402. That is not cute. I have no problem admitting I do not find kids cute in any way, I find them gross. I come here for animal pics, if you are going to do this more, please let us know.

  403. Heee I wuv babies. I know… maybe Meg can start a sister site for human babies. Maybe someone already mentioned it…

  404. Uugh… no human babies, please. NOT cute!

  405. Hon Glad says:

    Jeepers what a lot of nuffers. I couldn’t be bothered to read all of the bilge. Baby is teh cute.

  406. While all my friends talk non-stop about their babies and I am unable to have one of my own, CuteOverload was my feel good sanity escape… until this new vid was posted. :(

  407. Hey berthaslave, if you’re still reading… I have never loled so hard at someone who felt the need to pseudo-intellectualize on the internet. I sincerely hope your thesis committee is a forgiving bunch because it seems like you could really use the help.

  408. DUDE!!!!!!! Watch the effing video – if you don’t think it’s cute, move on with your life and don’t think about it again b/c it’s not important and doesn’t matter. If you do think it’s cute, great!! Say “aww” and move on! What is the effing big deal?! It is what it is and there is no reason to get all riled up about it.

  409. Yeah, a lot of you seem to forget, we are animals too! Enough said, love the cute baby. ^_^

  410. in reading the continuing commentary, I realise that I am incredibly hungry..
    all this talk of popsicles and puddin’ pops

    ~drool~

  411. Zaidie's Mommy says:

    FYI, Kim (way earlier commenter): Animals do SO wear pants!

  412. Zaidie's Mommy says:

    FYI, Kim (way earlier commenter): Animals do SO wear pants!

  413. Zaidie's Mommy says:

    FYI, Kim (way earlier commenter): Animals do SO wear pants!

  414. Zaidie's Mommy says:

    FYI, Kim (way earlier commenter): Animals do SO wear pants!

  415. Zaidie's Mommy says:

    FYI, Kim (way earlier commenter): Animals do SO wear pants!

  416. Zaidie's Mommy says:

    FYI, Kim (way earlier commenter): Animals do SO wear pants!

  417. Have we learned absolutely nothing from that last video, you guys?

  418. Married woman in her mid-30’s with no babies here. And apparently I live in Shangrala, because I have never, EVER felt the pressure a couple of people here have mentioned with regards to my and my husband’s decision to not have children. The question has been asked of me several times, and everyone has simply accepted my answer as my answer and never made me feel ‘wrong’ or ‘freaky’ for my decision.

    I am mature enough to handle the entire issue without turning into one of those ChildFree freaks. In my humble opinion, the ChildFree Freaks place a very negative reputation on the Childless by Choice.

    See, I don’t go freak out about children, babies, pregnancy, or any related images/topics. I am an educated adult who understands that pro-creation is necessary to the continuation of the human race, and that the majority of people who chose to have children do so in the natural and traditional way rather than through the test tube (which is the other way to continue the human race, although honestly, not as fun in the conception aspect). As a modern woman, I have the choice to have children or not have children. I chose not to, and I respect those who have chosen to do so.

    Because it’s NOT easy to bear, birth and raise a child. I pay attention to those in my circle who have children. It’s harder than my job, I can tell you that much.

    That being said, I seriously doubt, to those who are now living in apparent fear of CO changing it’s format and target audience, that we will see nothing but human babies and children. Take an afternoon to scroll through the entire archives. Count the number of human babies/chidren/adults. Count the number of animals.

    See the marked difference?

    For the record, although I have no children and no plans to have any before menopause, I think babies are cute (nature makes them cute for a reason), and I think kids are cute and oftimes hilariously funny. And this video is cute. As cute as any animal video I’ve seen here.

    I’m also intelligent enough to realize that one in a million posts does not automatically mean the end of animal pictures.

    Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to read the news and then to a forum where we are having an indepth discussion on the issue of Tibet and China, where people getting upset have valid reasons to do so, as opposed to those here getting upset at a few seconds of a small, innocent child asking for a popsicle in an adorably cute way.

  419. Novawolf7 says:

    I appreciate this site, but to me there is nothing cute about a human baby, especially blathering made-up words. There is nothing magical about them and I resent being told I *should* find this cute for a variety of insane reasons. Maybe it’s the fact that I don’t spend every day being harassed and berated because I don’t (and won’t) have one. I don’t hate kids, I just don’t find them interesting.

  420. “…this just sends the biological clock ticking into hyperactive overtime. I have no money, but for some reason, I now can’t stop thinking about having a baby!”

    Natural Lady, I hear you and agree!

    It’s still cute, though.

  421. Bertaslave- don’t listen, (read), we need your wonderful writing. I’m sure your committee will love your writing.

    Baby people can be cute, I don’t mind zee l’occasional bebeh hooman.
    You can think twice about posting the snakes, though, just the really cute tiny leeetle ones that I couldn’t be afeard of. Thank you.

  422. Done with the palate cleanser. Now bring on more cute animals!!

  423. Am I allowed to say that I don’t enjoy looking at pics (or videos) of babies?

  424. My sister's cat is a blob says:

    Wow, I never thought CO people would be mean spirited–seems contrary to the rules of cute, somehow. To coin a phrase: if you don’t want to see babies, don’t watch the video.

  425. My sister's cat is a blob says:

    Wow, I never thought CO people would be mean spirited–seems contrary to the rules of cute, somehow. To coin a phrase: if you don’t want to see babies, don’t watch the video.

  426. My sister's cat is a blob says:

    Wow, I never thought CO people would be mean spirited–seems contrary to the rules of cute, somehow. To coin a phrase: if you don’t want to see babies, don’t watch the video.

  427. My sister's cat is a blob says:

    Wow, I never thought CO people would be mean spirited–seems contrary to the rules of cute, somehow. To coin a phrase: if you don’t want to see babies, don’t watch the video.

  428. My sister's cat is a blob says:

    Wow, I never thought CO people would be mean spirited–seems contrary to the rules of cute, somehow. To coin a phrase: if you don’t want to see babies, don’t watch the video.

  429. My sister's cat is a blob says:

    Wow, I never thought CO people would be mean spirited–seems contrary to the rules of cute, somehow. To coin a phrase: if you don’t want to see babies, don’t watch the video.

  430. complaining is NOT cute.

  431. cheesybird says:

    I don’t actually have time to read all 300+ comments so I apologize if I’m saying something that’s already been said (which it would be nigh on impossible not to do at this point) but:

    1) I am not fond of babies. I don’t think they’re cute. I don’t want one myself. That does NOT make me a baby hater, nor a misanthrope. I’ve been getting that kind of rhetoric from people my whole life because I’m a woman who’s [gasp] “unnaturally” chosen not to procreate. So could we please tone down the anti-anti-baby rhetoric? It’s as ugly as the nuffing, IMO.

    2) Having said all that, last I checked, this is a blog, not a democracy. *I* may not find this video cute (don’t know… haven’t watched it), but someone else might, and most importantly, Meg did. There were lots of people who were icked out by Tiny McSnakerson a few weeks back, but I *LOVED* seeing him, so I’m glad that Meg thought to post him (and his little squirrelly friend) despite (I’m sure) knowing that not everyone would think he was cute.

    3) As has been repeatedly pointed out, this is ONE post in a sea of thousands. My DOG, people! You’d think it was Armageddon by some of the reactions! (And if the Puppeh Torture series is anything to go by, the more people bitch and moan about it, the more babies we’re likely to see in the near future.) To paraphrase the inimitable Burt Bacharach, “Scroll on By”.

    4) How on *earth* did I manage to miss a butter duck?

  432. Ms.McPantiesInABunchnuff says:

    Blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah?!! blah blah? blah. Blah! blah blah blah blah!! BLAH? blah blah blah.

    Blah blah blah.

    Blah!! Blah!! BLAH blah blah!!? blah blah blah!

    Blah, blah blah blah. Blah? Blah blah blah.

  433. Ms.McPantiesInABunchnuff says:

    Waa. Waa waa? waa. Waa waa waa !!

    Wa. Wa WA!!

    Wa wa wa wa! WA? wa wa.

  434. This baby is absolutely a super cutey. I think candid mini-movies of babies are best though. Please don’t hate on the people who don’t have babies. That’s mean too ya know.

  435. Ms.McPantiesInABunchnuff says:

    “RABBIT PACKET”

    BEST COMMENT SO FAR. :)

  436. Ms.McPantiesInABunchnuff says:

    Blub. Blub blub?!! blub blub blub blub.

    Blub blub! blub? BLUB!

    Blub.

    my work here is done today :)

  437. cheesybird says:

    @Ms.McPantiesInABunchnuff… I’m not sure if those were directed at me, or if it’s just a coincidence that you wrote them soon after mine and they’re just a comment on the general nuffiness going on today, but if you read my comments carefully, I wasn’t nuffing. Just the opposite actually. (If those weren’t directed at me, then please consider this comment nul and void.)

  438. To all the nuffs, past, present, and future, I have only one thing to say:

    Pa-sickie!

  439. Ms.McPantiesInABunchnuff:
    Omg!!!! I have never. laughed. so. hard. in. my. life!!! Gigglesnorts and all!!!

  440. Also, when I read that out loud, my dogs went crazy. I think they think momma went nuts. Try it. Reading “blah blah” out loud with emotion. You can’t help but laugh. Also, it sounds lots more intelligible than some of the crazy comments I’ve read here yesterday/today. Fun stuff. :D

  441. That’s not a pa-sickie. It’s obviously AN OTTER POP (possibly a plain-wrap knock-off, officially known as a “Notter Pop”).

    P.S. Honestly, I can’t remember WHEN so many people with twisted knickers stumbled to their keyboards…

  442. What is interesting to me about this is that it’s sort of reflective of the rift I feel in my daily life as a person with a child. Some people have kids, some people don’t, ne’er the twain shall meet. People without kids don’t get my life, and I don’t get why they don’t get it. And I don’t get why so many of them seem almost militant about it.

    I’m bummed this fun place became such a big downer. Maybe next time we can all just look at the pic/vid and move on.

  443. This has to be the most comments a CO post has got! Also loving the people getting their knickers in a twist over people getting their knickers in a twist :)! Some people like babies, some don’t! It’s not the end of the world!! xxx

  444. Ummm … why not just give it rather than taunt the child? I also vote for critters … not humans … to be featured.

  445. Ruthness says:

    Maybe if all the nuffing quits, Meg can stop reading it and have time to post another picture of a cute critter (be it animal or human!) I love them ALL and just look forward to the next pic or video!

  446. David Spor says:

    I like the hooman babeez, but prefer a high aminal to hooman ratio. That said, I love the baby’s enthusiasm for the pasickie! Would that we could all experience such joy with such simple pleasures!

  447. p.s. Sorry I just came off like a joykill funsucker. LOL!

  448. Ha ha ha! 400 comments! That is funny. I don’t know if it’s OCD or Tourette’s, but now I can’t stop whispering “Pa-sickie” to my new bottle babies (kittens). Foster season has begun!

  449. I love this site. Don’t just like it . I LOVE it. Just when you think it can’t get any better , it DOES. That baby is adorable, I only wish that I could muster the same excitement and anticipation for anything in life anymore. I vote for more like it. That baby is uplifting , sweet, and just plain cute. Thank you for posting it. Made my day.God bless all the little ones, children and animals all. Deb

  450. Sad to see all this wank here – I didn’t find the baby very cute either, but I don’t really think it’s worth freaking out over.

    However, like many visitors, I’ll admit that I would prefer if CO kept its variety and doesn’t start obsessing over omgbabies…the reason people like me react so poorly to them? Everyone at work, everyone at home, everyone else in our lives can’t get enough of their wunnerful offspring.

  451. Not amused says:

    Babies are not cute. Please cease and desist.

  452. In Awwwe says:

    I’m a lil sadden CO marks my comments as spam and didn’t post my last comment … And perhaps won’t post this one either

  453. Ms.McPantiesInABunchnuff says:

    Cheesybird: No, they were not directed at you!;) or anyone in particular. I couldn’t even read all the comments…because after a point…they all blurred into a “blah blah blah waa waa blub blub” !

    I just couldn’t compute it all! :O

  454. Gerry Wilson says:

    NO BABIES!!!!

  455. I think everyone should take a page from Ms. McPantiesInABunchnuff and try just saying “blah” or whatever in a tone of righteous indignation. It is really fun and will make your day better whether you’re “fer” or “agin” this post. (That’s Okie for “for” or “against”)

    Life’s better when you learn to laugh.

  456. cheesybird says:

    @Ms.McPantiesInABunchnuff – Gotcha! And Word!

  457. @amalo: Um, hello! Obviously berthaslave was being funny, not “pseudointellectual”. But perhaps that is the largest word in your repetoire?

    (“…authentic frontier gibberish by our own Gabby Johnson”)

    Yes, 3 things I’d like to take away from this increasingly tiresome commentroversy:

    “rabbit-packet”

    “asshats”

    “Scroll On By” as my new earworm soundtrack for Commentroversies!

  458. cdelphine says:

    woah dude. the interwebs has gone insane

  459. Good lord, people, get a grip! This is one of what, three, baby photos I’ve EVER seen on CO. (And the other two that I can recall also had animals in them.) If Meg thought it was cute, which she apparently did, she can d*mn well post it as many times as she wants.

    Incidentally, there are FAR more cute-animal blogs out there than cute-baby blogs.

    And for those of you going on and on about how you HATE babies, you worry me. It’s disturbing to hate an entire group of people based solely on their age. I don’t go around saying, “OMG, I TOTALLY hate everyone in their 40s! They are SO gross and NOT CUTE AT ALL!)

  460. Clearly, all the big babies who frequent this site are just jealous that a real baby is stealing the spotlight.

    Whine a little more, losers.

  461. Totally cute! Now give that baby the treat!

  462. Janice the says:

    Pa-sickie! I want one too. :-)

    This baby was adorable. While I’ll flirt with nuffdom by saying I wouldn’t want to see baby pics and vids here often (remember how much most of us protested the “cute girls n animals” posts a while back?), once in a while ya just gotta have a little of teh qte babee.

    And if you honestly feel that one baby post is the end of the world–have a pa-sickie. You’ll feel better, honest!

  463. {hands over eyes}

    not reading comentroversy…..can’t make me…nope….nossir….uh uh…no way

  464. Baby is super cute – I’m completely neutral about the post. Whatever…

    What is funny is that most of the folks who posted a thumbs down on the little human are not really being “hateful” or strident or whiny.

    IT’S THE “PRO-BABY” RESPONSE POSTS that are reading as borderline unhinged.

    Oh and I say that as a mom of a 4 year-old, so don’t get all “child-free women are evil and unnatural” on me, which is what alot of these posters seem to want to say…

    Get some sleep, or meditate, or SOMETHING – you sound like you need it.

    Now back to fluffy kittens…

  465. Oh come on, this is the best kind of baby. One you can make go away with the click of a button. . . .

  466. Waaa waaa, I feel total dissapointment over ONE IN A YEAR baby post in a personal blog about cute things in general and it’s destroying my life and reason to live! I didn’t need to see a drooling baby homo sapien WHY MEG WHYYYY YOU DO DIIIIIIS :< <<

    Seriously people, most of us (and the intartubes) will probably be better off without your pretentious whining. It’s ONE POST and you level yourself to the kid’s age.

    Baby’s mommy, I have no maternal instincts but this is so precious! <3

  467. Riggsveda says:

    I finally clicked on “comments” here to see what they were all about, and, Jeee-hosaphat! Was my husband right! When I mentioned the unusually high number of posts, he said (and he never looks at this site unless I drag him to it) “Probably somebody doesn’t want to have to look at people.”

    What a hoot.

  468. Cute. Yes, we all do come here for cute animals (and then some people still complain when every post isn’t 100% to their liking), but I see nothing wrong with posting a baby every once in a while. And I’m sure we’ll get a wave of animal entries after this! :)

  469. I didn’t think the baby video was that cute either, but I’m not too impressed by the frying pans and other inanimate objects posted. I’m not crazy about hamsters and cats ‘n racks either. So, I just wait patiently for the next cute animal post (kittens and puppies are my preference).

    The lesson: This too shall pass.

    The people spewing all the vitriol–on both sides (that includes extreme baby-haters as well as the “good riddance” people)–are nuffers and I fling pudding pops in both of your general directions!

  470. Michelle says:

    I don’t get what all the fuss is about? It is a cute baby, and I don’t particularly like babies but I totally don’t mind if one or two are posted every now and then. Sheesh, misanthropy on here is sickening!

  471. PLEASE no human babies!!!!! I come here for the cute animals…

  472. That is one damn cute baby. And isn’t teh qte what we’re all here for? Can’t we just take a cue from the dog, cat, and rat and all just get along??

    I think some of the nuffs might need a pa-sickie to chill themselves out. :)

  473. I like diversity. It’s good. While I gush over animals more so than kids, I might have a problem. The kid is cute. I do like CO for the adorable animules! Love them to bits!!! Never been a baby person and have never heard a biological clock tick. Keep the cute baby animals front and center!

  474. Jazziashley says:

    Come on! That’s a fleshloaf and it’s NOT CUTE!

  475. well firts off, it IS adorable. Mostly the excessive yay-face on the kid.

    i both agree and disagree with the posting on (human) babies on here tho. the occasional supercute baby is fine, i just don’t come on here to look at a zillion sickeningly cute babies. i came for the zillion cute animals.

    as long as it doesn’t get overdone.

  476. I'm The Decider says:

    ChildFree people are icky, ugly, gross. Cease and desist.

    Please, only posts from non-baby haters so I won’t have to read anything I personally don’t find amusing or sweet. You see, I’m The Decider.

  477. I'm The Decider says:

    ChildFree people are icky, ugly, gross. Cease and desist.

    Please, only posts from non-baby haters so I won’t have to read anything I personally don’t find amusing or sweet. You see, I’m The Decider.

  478. I'm The Decider says:

    ChildFree people are icky, ugly, gross. Cease and desist.

    Please, only posts from non-baby haters so I won’t have to read anything I personally don’t find amusing or sweet. You see, I’m The Decider.

  479. I'm The Decider says:

    ChildFree people are icky, ugly, gross. Cease and desist.

    Please, only posts from non-baby haters so I won’t have to read anything I personally don’t find amusing or sweet. You see, I’m The Decider.

  480. I'm The Decider says:

    ChildFree people are icky, ugly, gross. Cease and desist.

    Please, only posts from non-baby haters so I won’t have to read anything I personally don’t find amusing or sweet. You see, I’m The Decider.

  481. I'm The Decider says:

    ChildFree people are icky, ugly, gross. Cease and desist.

    Please, only posts from non-baby haters so I won’t have to read anything I personally don’t find amusing or sweet. You see, I’m The Decider.

  482. Gawd. This is cuteoverload people. Not animaloverload. Get over it. It’s cute it’s here, it’s NOW. Go back to your lives.

  483. Hey Amalo, thanks — and to the others for “defending” me, although I don’t think Amalo meant any disrespect by calling it ‘psuedo-intellectual’ (which, some might argue, it is). For the record, my committee has a great sense of humor and some of them taught me those big words, so I’m in good shape.

    Personally, I enjoy the commentroversy. And I don’t think this is close to the record (I remember 600+ for the cute girl with the puppy, a post I happened to BLEEN, and there may have been one w/ more than 1000). We can talk about this and express ourselves all we want!!! That’s what’s great!!!! Thanks Meg and Meg’s sponsors!!! As I mentioned before, I just hope we do so in a somewhat friendly manner.

    I must say that as a man between 30 and 40, listening in on what is (I’m assuming) mostly a conversation among very different women is very, very interesting. My younger brother has three daughters, so that’s where my parents get their grandparent fix, but before they were born I was starting to feel some “When are you going to have a family” pressure. Obviously, it’s VERY different being a male in terms of biology, although I don’t want to be a 55 year old dad.

    I think this is one area of discussion where we should be really, really sensitive to each other, because it’s possibly one of the most personal and passionate things in our lives, along with religion. I’m pretty damn sure that some of the current baby-lovers used to be baby-haters (having a baby tends to change one’s opinion), and that some of the current baby-haters will one day find themselves reading this and saying “What was I thinking? That baby is pretty cute but MY baby is infinitely cuter.”

    And everyone should watch the engineers explaining cats video. Unless you can’t handle that much human.

    P.S. Thanks for the googlefight reference, Theo. People keep saying that there are all these baby websites but honestly, I’ve never seen one, never looked for one, don’t care to. But I spend all day looking at cute animals, so one human in the mix isn’t really that big of a deal. You control what you look at here, folks. I’m sure if we all took a peek at our “favorites” list we would all find something disagreeable and “gross.”

  484. No humans please.

  485. Hi -
    really, we’re not joking. No interest in looking at babies. Sure they’re cute (about 2% of the time their parents think they are), but I’m here to see animals

  486. One more thing (yeah, right), but I can’t believe no one is pointing out the REAL commentroversy:

    SHE IS TEASING THAT POOR BABY! WHY WON’T SHE JUST GIVE BABY THE POPSICLE? THAT IS SO MEAN!

    Of course, she’s not doing it because she doesn’t want baby grabbing strange and potentially dangerous popsicles while foraging in the wild, but that won’t stop the nuffers.

  487. Wow.

    I like what “A Thinker” said a million posts ago:

    ” A 16-second video of a cute little kid saying a cute little thing, and all this hatred comes out of the woodwork.”

    I’m not sure, either, about how to explain that about us (humans).

    Meg and Theo – need a couple aspirin for your headaches, dears?

    p.s. I thought the vid was darn cute!

  488. Ok what’s with all the baby hate going on here? I had to watch every one of those videos with that cute little 2 legged creature who can talk up a storm.

  489. The site is for cute animals. Why is this here?

  490. I’d like to contribute a sum-up of ANY internet argument:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=IFXeP89zkEs
    The exchange between the girl and the evil guy sums it all up, I believe.

  491. I find it cruel to talk about a child the way that some people are doing right here. It sure does seem like some of you are having fun taunting a person who can’t defend himself from that kind of nasty behavior. quite low.

  492. Disgusting. Please don’t go down this road – stick with animals.

  493. I’m confused… why doesn’t he have any fur??

  494. I think everything’s already been said but I can’t resist adding my two cents after obsessively reading all the posts (ok, I started skimming about about 200).

    1. I’m a woman over 50, chose not to have kids, it was the right decision for me. People used to ask me when I planned to start spawning; now they just assume I have kids and ask how old they are. I don’t mind, no one gets fussed when I just say “I don’t have kids.”

    2. I love babies. They are warm, soft, and squishable.

    3. I think little Mr. Pasickypants is totally adorable – such completely unqualified happiness! I wish I could feel that way now! I loved that video.

    4. Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion, but it would sure be great if those opinions could be expressed politely and respectfully. I don’t really understand why people get angry about posts on Cute Overload.

  495. CO is for cute fuzzy things. This is not a cute fuzzy thing. It is cute, but not fuzzy, and not fun on CO.

    Moar cute fuzzies plz!!!

  496. lurkingsmirk says:

    My favorite part of the video is when the baby goes “Yes, is!” when the mom asks him if it’s a popsicle.

  497. My sister's cat is a blob says:

    Well, I think when Meg and Teho finish resolving this terribly important and thorny issue, they deserve a nice long vacation and should turn their attenshuns to something more relaxing, like helping to make peace in the Middle East.

  498. My sister's cat is a blob says:

    Well, I think when Meg and Teho finish resolving this terribly important and thorny issue, they deserve a nice long vacation and should turn their attenshuns to something more relaxing, like helping to make peace in the Middle East.

  499. My sister's cat is a blob says:

    Well, I think when Meg and Teho finish resolving this terribly important and thorny issue, they deserve a nice long vacation and should turn their attenshuns to something more relaxing, like helping to make peace in the Middle East.

  500. My sister's cat is a blob says:

    Well, I think when Meg and Teho finish resolving this terribly important and thorny issue, they deserve a nice long vacation and should turn their attenshuns to something more relaxing, like helping to make peace in the Middle East.

  501. My sister's cat is a blob says:

    Well, I think when Meg and Teho finish resolving this terribly important and thorny issue, they deserve a nice long vacation and should turn their attenshuns to something more relaxing, like helping to make peace in the Middle East.

  502. My sister's cat is a blob says:

    Well, I think when Meg and Teho finish resolving this terribly important and thorny issue, they deserve a nice long vacation and should turn their attenshuns to something more relaxing, like helping to make peace in the Middle East.

  503. The amount of hate in a thread supposed to be about cute squishy-ness is frankly disturbing. Some of you people are really f***ing sick.

  504. Hey I’m his mama and I don’t mind the controversy. Rest assured, though, there are two cute dogs right under the highchair….

  505. happypiano says:

    the question raised by the cute entry right below this one about why people can’t get along while those animals can is answered through you guys’ comments… people are just too darn opinionated and love to argue for the world to be at peace. i mean, even this post about a baby is upsetting some people! imagine that!

  506. awww, mama does’t mind the controversy? that’s awesome. you’re a good mama. you’re gonna raise a good kid who deal with controversy :-D!
    the baby is cute. but i won’t lie, i love CO for the animals.

  507. I have a secret. I watch America’s Funniest Home Videos RELIGIOUSLY for the baby videos,yet I don’t plan to ever pro-create. In fact I devote my mothering instinct (what little there is) to volunteering with kitties, and trying to keep my own from being a spaz. Not wanting children, yet thinking their cute, are concepts that can co-exist. Like rotlabs, cats, and rats. Seriously. All nuffers should be forced to watch the previous video non-stop until they get the message.

  508. Save this for one of the trillions of cute-baby websites out there and stick with the naminals on CO.

  509. I think all human babies are cute, but when you start posting them on a blog that has won awards for being a non-human site, it feels like a slippery slope. I’d hate to see Meg’s genius blog start featuring babies. Animals only is a niche audience, but a sizable one. The world already favors those who have kids. Can’t we just have our favorite blog-indulgence kid free? Sorry for the controversy Meg, but I fear CO becoming BO.

  510. to amy j: people get upset because it is the internet where they can hide behind a computer screen anonymously and say the meanest things ever without any real reproach. i doubt any of these rude comments would be said face to face.

    deb: thank you for sharing your video, it was quite adorable and i have watched it several times.

    (meg, any cute platypii pics?)

  511. I too missed the butter duck.

    Now I get to leave work and go home and have my own Caturday.

  512. coughingpuppy says:

    Cute kid. I smiled.

  513. FibroLady says:

    I thought this vid was adorable! Seems like CuteOverload to me. I can’t believe all the controversy, it makes no sense at all to me. Cute is cute. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it. This is my first comment in all the time I have been coming to this site. I don’t usually read the comments, as mean things bring me down, and that’s what makes it NOT cute. From this point on, I will keep avoiding the comment section. Meg, do your own thing. I don’t mind seeing babies at all, they are God’s gifts to us. I have my own furbabies and can watch their cuteness every day.

  514. Uhm.. No. Just.. no. Can we haz animals plz? Not fugly kids who can’t speak? There is a website for babies, this is not it. Make it go away

  515. starling says:

    Deb! Your boy is gorgeous! And he’s got such a cute little voice. How old is he?

  516. you people need to get a life and stop fussing about this. sheesh

  517. R. Moore says:

    Someone asked what happened to CuteBabyFix, since she used to comment here all the time. She’s busy! She just started homeschooling her eldest, who has autism, and has had a lot going on lately. But she still is a regular at the CuteTalk forum (linked from the side bar here), and still updates cutebabyfix.com.

  518. He’s 16 months in the video – 2 years now. Honestly, I understand what people are saying – I used to do animal rescue and loved fur kids more than skin kids until my *whoops* at 42. I’m sure this is just a leetle blip in a long line of cute animal pics….

  519. Dave the _____ man says:

    Holy smokes. Some people really need to step away from the computer. If a web post about a baby and a popsicle makes you angrily hysterical, you’re probably inches away from running around a shopping mall naked with a shotgun.

    Turn off the internets, call 911 and get help before someone 5150’s you. It’ll be alright (pats head).

  520. AuntieMame says:

    We’re nowhere close to the commentroversy record in CO. It was more than 1000 posts before comments got shut down.

    I also think it’s hilarious that every single time someone posts something sensible, it has been followed by yet one more whinge about “I don’t like it, make it go awayyyyy!111!!”

    Blah, blah, blah indeed…

  521. uh…you guys need to CHILL.
    she posts one video of a baby and people think it’s the end.

    please have a pa-sickie.

  522. I haven’t watched the video and I probably won’t but…ILU MEG!

  523. Furbabies says:

    R.Moore: Thanks for the update on cutebabyfix! I wish her the best.

  524. starling says:

    Hee,I was thinking the same thing, AuntieMame.

    Wow, 16 months, my son hadn’t even managed “mama” by that age, let alone “pa-sikie”.

    Pa-sikie

    *giggle*

  525. I would probably find this cute if I had a baby. But being as puppies are my only babies and the thought of having a human baby at the age of 20 freaks me out, this video just annoys me. Please! Back to the animal cuteness!

  526. I have no babies. I have no puppies, kitties, bunnies, hedgehogs, goldfish…etc. I, too, come here for the ‘cute’. This baby lit up my day. Amy J had it right: “completely unqualified happiness!” It’s a beautiful thing.

  527. That kid is frickin’ adorable, I love how enraptured he/she is by the popsicle. Thanks for the vid, Meg!

  528. Usually I’m not a huge fan of baby vids, but this is really really cute. Its too bad so many people seem to be…well, anti-people.

  529. 473 comments about a 30 second video of a baby? Now, if we could only channel this energy towards doing something worthwhile for the world… next time you feel angry about the baby postings on cuteoverload, go click on thehungersite.com and help feed some starving people- or wait, do you also hate starving people?

  530. Adorable. I must agree–I am on the floor RIGHT NOW. You should see more of the user’s baby videos…they’re sickeningly cute.

  531. Sickened by you all says:

    Oh my God, I’ve stumbled into the land of mythical animal-lovers who hate their own kind.

    You people are REALLY frakked up. You don’t like it? Don’t click on the video, you fruitcakes. Seriously, really, don’t.

    Ugh. You know what’s not cute? People who b*tch and moan all the frakking time. Go Google Image Search “baby animals” and shut your mouths.

    GAHHHHH.

    This baby? Adorable. And guess what? Those babies you hate? NEXT GENERATION OF ANIMAL OWNERS. Whatever. Gah, I can’t even think straight, you freaks of nature.

  532. Seriously, I can’t help but watch this and thank the gods that I won’t be having children. Ew. Babies are icky to me.

    Bunnehz pee ell zee?

  533. Being that a blog’s popularity depends on public opinion, it makes sense that people express their disapproval of babies on this one.

    That being said I think Meg understands that her site is a venue for animal cuteness, and to change format into baby/animal cuteness would reduce the popularity.

    Most visitors here are ‘animal’ people, which often precludes children. Also there are a lot of 18-24 year olds who find the very idea of children fearful and revolting.

    One baby is fine. Just don’t make it a habit!

  534. NUFFS: the world does not revolve around you. There are opinions other than your own. You cannot dictate the content of something created by another person.

    Meg did not ask for feedback regarding what should be on the site. She did not even insinuate that the site’s overall content will change. You aren’t offering constructive feedback, or contributing in any helpful way.

    Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be off to laugh a little… And then avoid the comments section like the plague for a few weeks.

  535. >

    What’s that stand for, Raven? B*tching Overload? Seriously, just curious.

  536. Poor Meg now has to deal with 40,000 more entries per day from every parent who thinks their child is ‘the cutest’. Let slip the babies of war!

  537. I really don’t think Meg or Theo care all that much about the passions of the crowd…that is to say I doubt if they “worry” about it if half the people like something and half the people don’t. (I’m sure if we all rose up en masse for some reason, like if Meg started posting videos of zombie anime pron or something, they would probably have a little chat about what to do next).

    Deb, thanks for being a cool mom; I hope your child’s life is a full of many moments of happiness like the one documented on this video.

  538. comments is where it’s at :) if posts are only getting, like 30 or so comments, that’s when blog owners worry :)

  539. Some of the cutest things I’ve ever seen on here have been far less animal than a human baby (the tree sweater for instance, I don’t think I’ll ever recover from that one).

    Cute comes in many forms and will always be in the eye of the beholder.
    Plenty of times I haven’t seen the cute in a post but instead of complaining I have just continued with the everyday business of living.
    Some days there has been (shock-horror) no post at all. Disappointing, yes, but it’s never actually killed anyone has it? (At least I hope not, I know I’m definitely still alive).

    This is a blog for what Meg thinks is cute, if you want a site for only things you think are cute then start your own blog.

  540. I really want to know why people thought that the posting of one thirty-second video of a human baby meant that Meg was going to change the entire format of the site.

    Honestly. Y’all need to chill.

  541. Why do people think that if someone takes 4 seconds to post their opinion on a video that they ‘expend their energy’ or ‘waste their time’ or something of the like? The comments section is for opinions, it is being used appropriately. Differing opinions doesn’t equate to ‘hate’. It just means some people approve of the baby posts, some people do not. Welcome to the wide world of the internet, where you are allowed to freely express your opinion.

  542. this is really, really pathetic and mean

  543. To all the people who have calmly and rationally stated that you would prefer not to look at babies on this site: I’m pretty that the “baby haters” comments are not towards you, but rather towards the people who have said, “I hate babies.”

    That’s all. If the shoe doesn’t fit, don’t wear it. :)

  544. Er, I mean, “i’m pretty sure”

  545. But you’re also pretty!

  546. NO CHILDREN,PLEASE.

  547. Jewelz_4_U says:

    Holly Crappola folks! It’s ONE picture of a bebeh!!! Just ONE!!! Re-freeeking-laaxxx! And it WAS cute!!! It was!!!

    Stop the nega-train, kids… I wanna get off.

  548. Jewelz_4_U says:

    By the By, Judy B – ur my hero (well, next to Meg, of course!!)

  549. I’m so glad I had the sound off. Babies kind of creep me out.

  550. Olof Moleman says:

    This needs 500 comments

  551. BTW – this wasn’t sent in by his mama.

  552. Are there any dead baby jokes in these comments?

  553. Aww, thanks Jewelz_4_U

    Anyway I’ve just popped back to comment land to say how much I love that other vid of this bebbeh and his papa eating a popsicle.
    That’s a great piece of daddying there, Kai’s Papa.

    So cute.

  554. I think this little man deserved 500 comments! And now I am off to have a pa-sickie in his honor! I love me the pooches and kittehs, but if there is another quality kid-vid such as this in another five years or so, I’m fine with it!! pa-sickie!!

  555. Awww.. PASICKIE!!! I’m here for the bebe nanamulls too but come on now.. my 14 month old made me play this over and over ;)

  556. OMG human baby disgusting not cute! But I think it’s cute. You used to be a baby, too you know. But I hate babies! They scream, snivel, etc, etc. I have this glamorous life because I don’t have babies. Stop picking on me! You suuuuck! You’re just jealous of me because I have babies! You’re just jealous of be because I don’t have babies!

    Okay, did that about cover it? :)

  557. Hahahaha!! Pasake!

    Maybe bebe is Japanese, and knows how to pronounce his fave ball player, Daisuke? (Dice-K, pasike, etc etc)

    CAYOOT!

  558. mom2twinzz says:

    Not gonna nuff not gonna do it….

    But I looooooove the rapture face. It is what makes the video. @deb this is a cute video. I love how Kai is so excited about the pa-sicke. I miss when my daughters would be this adorable trying to say the big words.

  559. So cute!!!

    So…these people that are hating on the most adorable baby are okay with completely UNCUTE praying mantises? ugggh

  560. As the mother of two 4 legged kids and no 2 legged kids (but that was not because I didn’t want them) I completely enjoyed this video. This baby is cute and thank you Meg for posting this for us to enjoy. I can’t believe that so many people are up in arms over ONE extremely short video of a cute baby – GET OVER IT

  561. In the middle of papers and law school final exam prep, this baby vid totally raised my spirits. In fact, I’ve watched it about 10 times now. Glad it made the cut!

  562. cantalope says:

    A human baby? meh…nothing special. I say moar bunnehs!

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=fdOJnpTWU_w

  563. What is a butter duckie and you are welcome Berthslave.
    Deb- your child is beautiful delightful and as welcome as flowers in the Spring. Best of luck with him. I’m sure you read to him, as he has such a grasp of syntax. Did he say “Yes, is” or “This is”….either way, make sure to introduce him to making music it is a wonderful way to help children grow. From a mom of two.

  564. electric_bonzai says:

    So to all of you who are saying that people who do not want to see babies here must all be ‘haters’ and should just quit whining…

    Do you really think that not thinking something is cute = hating it?

    OK, granted that the site is not called cute-animal-overload,
    and granted some of the posters really do seem to dislike kids/babies (not a crime!)
    The ‘culture’/history of the site is pretty much overwhelmingly centered on animals enough to make a lot of people feel that this is sort of ‘off topic”.

    What I wonder is – will those of you who DO think that babies belong here becaus ehtey are cut – would you take your own advice and have no problem wiht it if cute teenagers and cute things adults do start to be posted?
    If not, why?

  565. cantelope- the music in that vid + this topic = irony. lol

  566. Yeah, those praying mantis posts… ugh… they seriously scare me… not the posts, the bugs… but… I did not feel the need to complain about it. I had my internetsurfy softwarez installed with this thing that lets me change to see other things when I don’t like it. It is cool. You should gets one too!

  567. Everyone needs to stop being so infantile. GET IT?????

  568. Electric bonzai: Isn’t that already the case with Cats n’ Racks, where the female owners’ chests are pictured alongside the animals? Comments for the last one, the video, doesn’t seem to have any objections to the human presence! What about entries of owners sleeping with their pets; aren’t they both doing something cute then? It just seems a little skewed that there’s such a strong reaction to this one baby vid.

  569. “Babies of all species acting adorable will make me puke rainbows”

    exactly. puking rainbows is the only sure sign of total adorableness, and this certainly passes that test. Doesn’t matter if it’s a human, animal, or inanimate object– if it leaves barfed up rainbow brites and unicorns in its wake, you know you’ve got a winner. and isn’t that what CO is all about?

  570. electric_bonzai says:

    Suz – good point.

    But, what about vid/pics that would contain ONLY cute people/cute things done by people (adults) w/NO animals at all.

    Would they be acceptable too?

  571. I haven’t read *all* the comments because … there are a LOT.

    But I can’t be the first to say I can’t stand babies and I liked this post. Just like there are some animals I’m not crazy about/fear but have been able to see the cuteness of mostly thanks to having it pointed out to me here. (Snakes, for example.)

    So I’m going to throw my comment in with that group.

  572. Very cute. Man, I hope this doesn’t open the floodgates, though. Now EVERY parent is going to send in their kids’ pictures.

  573. Deb, congrats on having the only baby video on this blog. I’ve watched it several times…and will probably watch it again. Kai is adorable!!

    Also, at 41, it’s nice to see a healthy baby result from a 42-year-old’s pregnancy…CUZ I STILL WANT ONE!!

    *goes to watch again before moving on to Flocke*

  574. Okay…firstly the baby is cute.

    I usually prefer the cute animal stuff too. HOWEVER….I NOW UNDERSTAND WHY!!! THE WAY YOU ARE ALL ACTING (CRAZY BABY HATERS) IS THE VERY REASON WHY I PREFER ANIMALS TO PEOPLE.

    This whole thing has cemented in my mind that humans are in fact hideous creatures. GET A LIFE!!

  575. What is CO doing posting this awful schmaltz? Will have to boycott for a week

  576. Just saw an interesting comment by koko “it IS Meg’s blog and she isn’t paid to please me or anything”

    Well actually, that’s exactly what she’s paid for…. don’t you see the ads? It’s a business like any other…

  577. I liked the happy baby. I have enjoyed this site for years and have perfect faith in Meg’s continuing good taste in cuteness.

  578. Also… even if all the baby-parents in the world DO submit pictures and videos of their children, that doesn’t MAKE Meg post them.
    Leanne: Actually, I think Meg is paid for her real job, which has to do with computers and design and stuff. CO is a fun sideline.

  579. AllThingsCute says:

    “Do you really think that not thinking something is cute = hating it?”

    No, electric_bonzai, I think that calling something “ugly” or “gross” or “disgusting” = hating it. You’ll find plenty of posters above using that language about an innocent and well-behaved little kid who’s done nothing to them.

    It’s the same kind of mentality that has to brand any picture of a woman “fugly” if she’s not a supermodel.

    This baby will grow up long before those posters will.

  580. My piece: people who like animals more than people freak me out. I like cute animals… but I am a human. I value human life before animal life. I find human babies FAR cuter than animal babies. Seriously… it’s freakin weird to hate humans (especially harmless little babies) so much that you completely lose it when faced with a video of one on a blog that YOU aren’t in charge of content for… seriously, it’s one post. You guys need to take a look at yourself and realize oh yeah, YOU’RE A HUMAN, TOO. Yikes.

  581. The Mayor says:

    Welcome to Crazytown!

  582. Raemie L. says:

    Oh man. At just over 500 comments now I’m beating a dead horse, and still I comment.

    Reply to Raven (Apr 12, 2008 at 12:41 PM):
    I know you meant that you preferred Cute Overload to be completely animal-free, and I partially agree, my personal preference is to see more animals — AND that’s what we’ve been seeing and what we will keep seeing, if the hundreds of animal posts to the couple of posts with human babies tell us anything.

    So, there’s no need to worry that Meg will start posting many pictures and videos of human babies. :) (She might post to poke fun, and that’s only for a short time. Also, we have links to other websites on the right side of the webpage to check out.)

    To reason that Meg will start posting more pictures of human babies after this one post, despite the hundreds of posts of animals, IS a Slippery Slope logical fallacy.

    Reference:
    http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/slippery-slope.html

    “Description of Slippery Slope

    The Slippery Slope is a fallacy in which a person asserts that some event must inevitably follow from another without any argument for the inevitability of the event in question. In most cases, there are a series of steps or gradations between one event and the one in question and no reason is given as to why the intervening steps or gradations will simply be bypassed. This “argument” has the following form:

    1. Event X has occurred (or will or might occur).
    2. Therefore event Y will inevitably happen.

    This sort of “reasoning” is fallacious because there is no reason to believe that one event must inevitably follow from another without an argument for such a claim. This is especially clear in cases in which there is a significant number of steps or gradations between one event and another.”

    Monty (Apr 12, 2008 at 08:31 AM) and others earlier said this well.

    (Note: This paragraph is not a response to your comment, Raven.) I also wanted to add that I am not saying people can’t express their opinions. I’m just annoyed that others are assuming that because they are viewers of this blog that they can control what Meg can or cannot post and that Meg has to listen to them. Part of this is because people attach themselves to something to make an “investment” and they feel they need to defend the “investment” they’ve made. (I know, I know, this a common occurrence, especially visible on the interwebs, and this paragraph is just leading to what I’m saying next.) I don’t see this blog to be on the same level for argument as the “general public’s right to ownership” of the media airwaves or even something like a cable television subscription. I don’t care for the advertisements, but how does the use of advertisements on a blog “cancel” some “unsaid agreement” so that blog readers have the right to enforce their wants on a blog’s content?

  583. Hi Electric Bonzai: I see your point. The reason I responded the way I did before was that I thought you (and others) objected to the appearance of a human on the site, period. If people object to a video with a baby that’s lacking an animal, I guess that’s different. If people expect the site to always have an animal in every item, then I can see some objections. Then again, there have been items in the past that weren’t actual animals, but were stuffed animals or another inanimate objects. Those don’t seem like strictly animals to me, either. Mainly, I just can’t relate because I thought the kid was super cute, but if people want the site to be a reprieve from humans, and to always contain animals, then I guess that’s that.

  584. Meg, WE <3 U, btw! xox

  585. Sometimes reading what people believe they have the God given right to say online really REALLY depresses the bloody hell out of me.

  586. Human babies – not cute.

  587. dogbreath says:

    Wow, “video no longer available”. Hmm, I wonder why?

    Well, I’m glad I got to see it before it poofed because it sure as heck was cute, and I just love Teh Qte.

  588. I’ve watched this three times now, and it still makes me smile! I love the stage when kids are learning to talk–the explosion of language that they can’t *quite* pronounce.

    And while I loves me some puppy and kitty videos, I have to say that my favorite YouTube video right now is a 3-year-old explaining Star Wars:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=EBM854BTGL0

    “But don’t talk back to Darth Vader, he’ll gitcha!” LOL.

  589. I’m not a kid person. You probably could go so far to say I don’t like kids.
    But this video was short, cute and funny. That kid’s expression and awed intonation made it seem that he’d just seen the Holy Grail or the Ark of the Covenant.

  590. I don’t mind human babies as much as I do their parents who insist on bringing them everywhere with them.

  591. tyfighter says:

    I hate human children.

  592. Being a person who is not crazy about kids/babies…I think he’s adorable, and though I prefer animals, would not mind a blue-moon baby post. However, as a female, just about anytime I’ve said I don’t want kids…the answer tends to be “Oh, you’ll change your mind.” That is so infuriating. To give a bit of possible insight on the negative responses…people tend to be bombarded with babies in general—coworkers/family constantly talking about them and the fact you’re EXPECTED to ooh and aww over them and want them yourself and if you don’t, you’re “evil” or “wrong”. Along with the fact that you’re expected to ignore loud kids running amok and the parents letting them can add to the feelings… It can cause one to be a bit resentful about the whole subject. And yes, this is the internet and everyone is anonymous, so some people want to vent (maybe over exaggerate their feelings) on the topic when presented with the convenient, anonymous opportunity since they “can’t/won’t” say it off the internet. It may have something to do with living in a smaller city, but me not wanting kids usually confound people and tend to make them think I’m strange. I have never told someone that wants kids, “Oh, you’ll change your mind.” But people who like them or have them tend to want to convince you that you should be just like them. Sorry for the fragmented, rambling post. I know there’s generalization, but maybe gives some insight. Sorry for the long post. Hope this makes sense.

  593. ButtaRumCake says:

    Wow.
    So I guess all you baby-haters came out of the womb fully-grown, eh?

    Pathetic.

    Meg, post whatcha want. You have an eye for cross-species cute. Keep’em comin’.

  594. Fairywench says:

    Babies don’t have fur, therefore they are lower down on the cuteness scale than puppies, kittens and bunnies. Also, can anyone come up with any of the rules of cuteness under which this baby would qualify?

    However, this baby is okay…not great, but okay. At least it wasn’t throwing up. It didn’t make my insides squee up the way a disapproving bunneh or tiny kitten tongue will do, though. Tiny kitten tongues ROCK.

  595. Yay, babies! Especially babies who say cute things. My ovaries,too, explode.

    And as for all you baby-hatin’ folks….

    Take a look at the armadillo. Personally, I think it’s nasty. But some of you think it’s cute. If you want a cute baby animal only website, go make your own!

    Meg-I’ll go ahead and cast my vote for this one as commentroversy of the year.

  596. I always thought people who loved animals were the ‘nice’ people of the world. I find this so disappointing…

  597. Wow. The unexpected human baby aversion in the comments have done the impossible, actually blown the fun out of the site for me.

    For the last few years I’ve come to CO like a well of comfort and joy. I would read comments for the adorable inner-children running rampant in here, having fun.

    But today… today got real ugly and I’m left surprised at the response to the point where it’s tainted the whole thing.

    Where did this hatred of humans come from?–Whoa. Color me baffled and turned off.

  598. another Allie says:

    To everybody who says baby animals aren’t cute (and I normally count myself as one of them), I have a bit of an analogy for you: in terms of growth rate, babies this age are about equal to blind kittens and puppies. People go all nuts and ga-ga over small animals that have reached the equivalent of a three year old, but not so much the little grub-like newborns. I mean come on: newborn pandas? Adorable, but talk about weird looking! And that’s how I justify human infants and their antics on this sight: “Oh, what a weird looking animal! Cute though how it begs for food.” :)

    As for the argument that people get baby humans shoved in their face every day, yeah I’d be annoyed if Meg took the stance of these other baby-pushers who like to point out that babies are blessed sacred love-in-concentrated -form and DON’T YOU WANT ONE TOO?????, but she doesn’t do that. Instead, I’m made to remember a simpler time when all it took to make me that ecstatic was a popsi–oh ‘scuze me, I mean *pa-sickie*. :)

  599. Fairywench:

    Let’s see….Rule One, paw up (only in this case, it’s a hand, and it’s up, reaching for the treat)

    Rule Two: Look helpless. Baby anything are pretty helpless.

    Rule 13: “juicy” eyes and noses. The nose isn’t very juicy, but the eyes are.

    Rule 27: Chubb. Baby anythings are pretty chubby.

    Howszat?

    Sabella: I also am Childless by Choice, and honestly, I have never, EVER been made to feel I was evil or wrong or unnatural or anything when explaining/stating my choice and my reasons. Not from family, not from friends, not from coworkers or strangers on the street. And when it comes to kids running amok in a restaurant or store, I either ignore it or leave for another place WITHOUT making anyone feel horrid. Maturity and respect does that to a person.

    Rebecca: Do you then suggest that babies and small children be left at home (and by extension their poor mother), thereby missing out on incredibly important, necessary and vital social development? Honestly, that’s pretty stupid of you. It’s how you learned social interaction.

  600. another Allie says:

    Ooops! I meant to say in the first sentence *baby humans aren’t cute* (most CERTAINLY count myself as a lover of those)!

  601. so sweet!

  602. Each one of you who’s used the word “hate”
    in your posts should look in the mirror and
    ask if you feel the same about what you see.

  603. This baby human = CUTE!!

    Whiny, petulant adult humans who feel the need to spread their bitterness around other people’s personal websites = NOT CUTE.

  604. I am genuinely saddened that people are so mean in this world. What a wonderful, adorable baby. There is nothing else worth saying.

  605. I love animals too but that was adorable! What a sweet little girl!

    If you have that much trouble with a cute little human then you need some serious help.

  606. no_kids_please says:

    I come here for a break from my kids. I really think having them at CO is a step in the wrong direction.

  607. baby anything is pretty much cute.

  608. Ok that…that was not funny

  609. You know humans ARE animals, folks.

    Babies of any species are cute, even humans. CALM DOWN!

  610. This comment thread makes me understand why alot of men
    dislike women – it’s embarrassing. Anything that involves an infant… all logic and intelligence goes right out the window.

  611. OMG, I DIED laughing! Could he be cuter? XD

  612. marissposa says:

    maybe if any future posts like this had some sort of warning, so we don’t waste our time waiting for the whole video to load thinking that a puppy is going to jump in and still the treat. similiar to how all ‘cats and racks’ are titled ‘cats and racks’ so that if you’re a person offended by mammaries you know you can skip the video. this post unfortunately has no such safety warning and many of us were needlessly harmed by its reckless stickiness.

  613. oh, crap, that really is cute.

    annnnngh! <3 people gots a problem with this they should go start they're own cute overload and see how that goes for 'em.

  614. sweetdoggie says:

    I’m not a big fan of human babies, but I thought this was cute. I mean, it’s just a personal preference. I’m not a cat person either, but sometimes they can be cute.

  615. Babies make me sad, please no babies.

  616. This website is called “Cute Overload.” Not “Cute Animal Overload,” not “Cute Anything But Babies Overload.” Just “Cute Overload.” ANYTHING cute is fair game… even butter ducks! =)

  617. Gosh, I wish Icould get the bleen on one of these. I would totally say something like “let the Tsunami of stupidity begin!”

  618. hey guys–

    i’m the gf who rolls up in a ball watching the video, so I had my boyfriend send it in. It’s not my kid, I just thought it was adorable as hell. Glad some of you enjoyed it :)

  619. Lol, I remember the butterduck now! We had an intentional butter lamb for Easter; it was super cute and we sort of felt bad chopping it up.

  620. maandusa says:

    i admit, i’m a former baby-hater. these days, not so much; i’m even considering perhaps having one with my hubby, when the time is right. that said, i, too, was disappointed in the video featuring a human baby. i kept waiting for a cute animal to appear, but alas, nothing. i don’t find this baby or this video to be particularly cute, but i’m not hatin’… just sayin’. in fact, i have added several videos featuring cute babies of the human variety to my favorites on YouTube (my particular favorite being the little “WHA-EVAH!” girl). this one just didn’t do it for me. anyway, i’ve come to associate CO with cuteness of the furry and/or inanimate variety, but it’s not my blog.

    maybe there could be a disclaimer for videos that don’t feature cute furbabies? sure, we can skip videos, but i watched this one thinking there was more than just the baby…until it was over, and there wasn’t.

    /beating dead horse

  621. Carmen Centurion says:

    Anyone else think the pro-baby people posting comments are FAR more militant than the child-free posters? Come on. I have not seen any ‘baby-haters’, merely those who prefer fuzzy babies. It’s true, Megan draws most of her crowd because of the animals. Most people protesting the baby vid here aren’t ‘out to kill all human spawn’, they are simply making their opinion known.

    I wuv Megan. Do not like babies. No hate here! Simply a preference to see babies as little as possible.

    Happily Childfree and Lovin’ the New Comcast ‘I Wuv You’ caveman commercial,

    Carmen

  622. maryanne says:

    Obviously, your site. Your rules. But I visit everyday for cute animals. Even small doses of humans babies (children) and I’d stop visiting at all.

    And for those who don’t get why: many people don’t associate humans with unconditional love, the way they do pets. Or the uncanny connection of a “interspecies” attachment or shared moment, that can be so profound. Or simply an unusual animal we don’t normally see or empathize with. Given the historical content, this is what has come to be connoted by “cuteoverload.”

  623. CoffeeCup says:

    But I’m not getting how being pro-baby is militant. I think most of the “pro-baby” people are actually just apalled at the fact that other people would actually express real hatred toward another human being. I mean, it’s a child, for God’s sake. It did nothing to anyone, least of all these people on the internet, and people are saying they HATE him? I think that the forums would, frankly, be better off without people who coo and aww over cute animals but feel DISGUST toward a person. Seriously! Have some perspective!

    ohhh…and anyone who keeps saying that the people who express that they don’t like babies on CO? One, there have been only one or two babies in the last few years. One or two out of thousands of posts. Two, some people in this forum actually have stated that they HATE babies. What, do you think they were just kidding?

    I’m childfree, I’m happy about that – but it doesn’t make me a baby hater or a pro baby woman. I simply think the kid is adorable, the video made me laugh, and I’m ready to have a pa-sickie.

  624. I think some of you are way over the top. No one says you have to like every single thing you see here. Does everyone think that every single kitten posted is cute? No, so why should it matter if one baby is posted that you don’t like? Meg also isn’t pushing on to people that they should have babies or to say to you personally that “your biological clock is ticking”. Does posting a kitten mean that you should get one? Truth of the matter is, no one should feel offended because the post is NOT DIRECTED AT YOU! Get over it because you guys sound like drama queens, its not a big deal.

  625. Why The Hate? says:

    To all the folks that are shocked and disturbed by the avalanche of anti-human baby comments that keep getting generated:

    Keep in mind it’s most likely the result of a post on the ChildFree Hardcore forums that has sparked their migration to this post. It’s not as if the world is actually filled with so much baby disgust. Trust me. But that’s what the CFH people would love for you to believe (by posting comments repeatedly with similar in wording and spelling but with different names). Many CFH people are just very outspoken and clearly love trolling, and using “free speech” as justification for hateful, narrow-minded opinions. Don’t let a few wingnuts ruin your experience here. I’m bothered by their ugly comments as well, and I am concerned they might color a person’s opinions about more reasonable people who happen to be child free by choice. I’m child-free, but please don’t lump me in with these baby-haters! Wow.

    For those of you who make comments filled with hostile and offensive words like “gross, disgusting, ugly, etc.”: You can deny being a baby-hater all you like, but using words like that is the very definition of hatred.

  626. yumyumjanitor says:

    Anyone that takes issue with this post needs to invest in therapy.

  627. “Why the Hate” — griefers from another forum? Sounds plausible, you know, a high-profile website targeted by all and sundry in the fringes… but I’ve read the brief post that you’re referring to, along with all 19 of its replies, and I can’t agree that it accounts for all of *this*.

    Still, no worries. Teh Qte™ shall endure.

    ;)

  628. post more babies, then morons will stop coming to this site and we won’t have to deal with “I DON’T LIKE THIS PARTICULAR THING PLZ NEVAR POST IT AGAINS!!2!”

    These are probably the same idiots who think training your dog is animal abuse, and that taking pictures of wildlife infringes animal rights.

  629. “similiar to how all ‘cats and racks’ are titled ‘cats and racks’ so that if you’re a person offended by mammaries you know you can skip the video”

    Only if you know “racks” means breasts. I thought a rack was something you hung your hat on. Strangely enough, not everyone is under 25 and from the USA….

  630. Ozias — actually we do hang hats on breasts here. In pairs, naturally.

  631. hahahaha says:

    I request this site posts more babies for the express purpose of pissing off the freetards.

  632. pa-sickie!

    i like pa-sickie!

  633. marissposa says:

    Ozias: anyone who is a regular of co knows ‘racks’ means ‘breasts’

  634. NOW I think all the recent “Ew a human” posts are just being plain silly.

    You all need hugs! From loving babies!

  635. Janice the "8 is Enough!" Cat Lady says:

    If we could all take a deep breath and not use the words “hate” and/or “stupid” in our comments, pro or con, I think this little part of the world would be a much nicer place.

  636. Janice the "8 is Enough!" Cat Lady says:

    If we could all take a deep breath and not use the words “hate” and/or “stupid” in our comments, pro or con, I think this little part of the world would be a much nicer place.

  637. Janice the "8 is Enough!" Cat Lady says:

    If we could all take a deep breath and not use the words “hate” and/or “stupid” in our comments, pro or con, I think this little part of the world would be a much nicer place.

  638. Janice the "8 is Enough!" Cat Lady says:

    If we could all take a deep breath and not use the words “hate” and/or “stupid” in our comments, pro or con, I think this little part of the world would be a much nicer place.

  639. Janice the "8 is Enough!" Cat Lady says:

    If we could all take a deep breath and not use the words “hate” and/or “stupid” in our comments, pro or con, I think this little part of the world would be a much nicer place.

  640. Janice the "8 is Enough!" Cat Lady says:

    If we could all take a deep breath and not use the words “hate” and/or “stupid” in our comments, pro or con, I think this little part of the world would be a much nicer place.

  641. marissposa says:

    Carmen, I have noticed that. It seems people that are anti-human posts direct their negative comments at the post itself, usually a very short sentence. While people that are pro-human posts are mostly insulting other people that have commented, usually in long paragraphs of hate language. And they’re the ones complaining that humans shouldn’t hate other humans. Maybe babies stress them out too and they just are too repressed to admit it.
    Claudia- Ewwww stickie baby hugs… haven’t we suffered enough?

  642. I find this video to be highly offensive. It’s obvious this child has an unhealthy obsession with frozen fruit juice treats. The glazed look in his eyes, the drool running unchecked from his mouth….no doubt his addict of a mother was taking large amounts of Juicy Juice during her pregnancy. We should be contacting child services, not debating the entertainment value of this twisted home video. God only knows what else she’s giving that child behind the scenes, perhaps cavemen-shaped ‘vitamins’?!

  643. “Ozias: anyone who is a regular of co knows ‘racks’ means ‘breasts'”

    No, they don’t. The fact that you see a piece of arcane slang several times doesn’t enable you magically to know what it means, unless the context makes it obvious, which it often doesn’t. I’ve just been reading over it for years, thinking “oh, another Americanism, I wonder what it means?” I come here for the animal pictures and try to ignore the cutesy language.

  644. “Why The Hate?”, I am a member of CFHardcore on LJ (and yes it is a “rant community” where people go to vent, keep that it mind as you read the posts, it IS a space for ranting) and I saw this post and commented on it, along with many others, some time before the CFHardcore post was up.
    So, you really can’t pin the blame on that community- and I think you’ll realize that any controversial post is going to attract trolls who make rude comments.
    The fact is that the majority of people speaking against the post didn’t say they hated the baby or that the baby was hideous. Quite a few said they loooove human babies but didn’t really want to see them on CO.

    I’d like to point out, btw, that the person who posted the link to CFhardcore seems like a troll to me. If they were a member of the community/ or just reading posts in the community for legitimate reasons, they’d realized it is a place to go to rant among like-minded individuals. Often people will post things there, instead of sharing their views with other people who might get offended.

  645. marissposa says:

    Ozias
    Well, I think most people that are regulars, especially if they, like you, also spend time reading comments, eventually either figure it out (not that hard really, I did) OR check out the co glossary out of curiousity.
    Regardless, even a vague warning for baby videos would be helpful.

    [Come on. There won't ever be "warning labels" for babies. Please. - Ed.]

  646. That’s great for you Monty that you have never been made to feel that way, but that does not mean others haven’t either. I ignore it as well, but what I meant was ignoring that the parents usually aren’t taking the situation in hand and trying to do something about it and ignoring the situation themselves. I never taunt these people or give them dirty looks which you seem to assume. Don’t hurt yourself jumping to conclusions there. To general responses making reference to mine: I also never said Meg was a baby-pusher or anything like that. I was just trying to offer some insight on why some my suddenly vent about the subject at hand. I guess I can’t expect people to actually read my post fully instead of glancing over it because I also said the baby is ADORABLE and I wouldn’t mind blue-moon posts in the future. Thank you.

  647. i agree with michael. i thought everyone here was happy and nice…

    anyway, i thought this was very cute :)

  648. babybabybaby says:

    I can’t freakin wait to have babies. And quit my career and stay home with them. And go to their elementary school holiday parties. And accompany them on fieldtrips. And annoy the h-e-double-hockey-sticks out of them in high school. That’s right, I said it. Offensive?

  649. roisin formerly ka9q's wife says:

    blah blah blah
    now can I have a pudding or a popsicle?
    BTW I just watched every baby video they made of that kid. Awwwwww. If I still had ovaries they would aslode.

  650. roisin formerly ka9q's wife says:

    blah blah blah
    now can I have a pudding or a popsicle?
    BTW I just watched every baby video they made of that kid. Awwwwww. If I still had ovaries they would aslode.

  651. roisin formerly ka9q's wife says:

    blah blah blah
    now can I have a pudding or a popsicle?
    BTW I just watched every baby video they made of that kid. Awwwwww. If I still had ovaries they would aslode.

  652. roisin formerly ka9q's wife says:

    blah blah blah
    now can I have a pudding or a popsicle?
    BTW I just watched every baby video they made of that kid. Awwwwww. If I still had ovaries they would aslode.

  653. roisin formerly ka9q's wife says:

    blah blah blah
    now can I have a pudding or a popsicle?
    BTW I just watched every baby video they made of that kid. Awwwwww. If I still had ovaries they would aslode.

  654. roisin formerly ka9q's wife says:

    blah blah blah
    now can I have a pudding or a popsicle?
    BTW I just watched every baby video they made of that kid. Awwwwww. If I still had ovaries they would aslode.

  655. Holy drama.

    I hope everyone had their rabies shot, because there’s a lot of rabid activity going on in here!

  656. Jeez, mental note… if you want to create a commentroversy, don’t bother posting a luscious hooter getting massaged by a feline, no! post a video of a cute kid saying something crazy cute.

  657. Kuroishi says:

    I’m offended by your frequent posting of cats. I hate cats. Since everyone here has stood up for their non-baby rights, I’d like to exercise my rights not to be exposed to pictures of cats anymore!

    …oh wait, that’s ridiculous and stupid. Well, I just guess we’ll have to turn a blind eye to things we don’t like, hmm?

  658. lol Kuroishi
    Once I saw a bumpersticker that said protect the easily offended, ban everything.

  659. Are you guys still arguing? Sheesh.

  660. Holy moly! Nearly 600 comments? The drama llamas have taken over! We’re all going to die!

    AAAAAIII

  661. Aesthetica says:

    um, wow, what did I miss?

    I should note that I once described Shiloh Jolie Pitt as “puppy-kitten cute”, meaning that she reaches an exceptional level of cuteness for a small human that usually only puppies and kittens attain. I also considered sending a link to Meg of Zahara Jolie Pitt with a Cheeto stuffed in her mouth as an example of Teh QTE. (Yes that family is really cuteness in human form).

    http://justjared.buzznet.com/2008/03/17/angelina-jolie-mommy-mode/

    so yeah, I’m inclined to prefer puppehs and kittehs and even panda frying pans and apple cozies. I also get annoyed by those who insist I should find small humans universally adorable, even when they are having tantrums and kicking the back of my movie theater and my airplane seat. But I’m also not going to get my panties in a bunch about it if Meg decides to post small humans occasionally.

    And this one was awfully cute. Pasickie, indeed!

  662. cliffette says:

    You people are grazy, GRAZY, I tell you… but very entertaining! :)

  663. Anon E. Moose says:

    I personally like baby humans. I simply prefer mine with fava beans and a nice chianti. :)

  664. TimeWaster says:

    To the multitudes of comments: whoa.

    To mariposa: holy crap. Did you burst forth from the womb spouting Shakespeare? Eh, I guess I don’t get your point. Oh, well… I am not put out by that fact…

  665. but why.... says:

    why feed the child crap? that baby is too young for Popsicles.

  666. I wonder how cute the kid was after the processed sugar/food dye cocktail hit the bloodstream?

  667. pilotgirl says:

    I don’t get it. This is Cute OVERLOAD. There is no overload here. I saw the video and thought nothing, felt nothing. Everyone says it’s (boy?, girl?) cute, but it’s just a baby. Looks like all babies. Acts like all babies (give me now!). All I could think is that in 10 or so years it’s going to be a teenager asking for something, “give me right now!!”…Not so cute then.

  668. *In librarian tone*
    Poor pronunciation of the English language will not be tolerated around here, young man!
    *Flips nose in air and continues poking at a copy of “The Sun Also Rises.”*

  669. Ugh. Children are NOT cute. HUMANS are NOT cute. Yes, I HATE them. Thankfully that’s my opinion and no one can do anything about it. And yes, if C.O does start featuring humans I will probably stop looking.

  670. Wow. I am just amazed that posting a human baby causes such an uproar. Fairly depressing to find on cuteoverload. I should not read comments!

    Cute is cute, people. This is cute. Way cute.

  671. shinymathom says:

    This child sounds like it could be saying “Par-ce-que” which is French for “because”. Please excuse the misspelling, it’s been years since I studied French!

  672. Won't Miss You says:

    Sure we can do something about it, SSSsss. We can think you’re a rude, misanthropic bunghole. Not to mention an ingrate for griping over one baby picture when Meg has posted so many hundreds of pics for our pleasure.

    Don’t let the door smack you on your way out! Ta ta!

  673. Won't Miss You says:

    Sure we can do something about it, SSSsss. We can think you’re a rude, misanthropic bunghole. Not to mention an ingrate for griping over one baby picture when Meg has posted so many hundreds of pics for our pleasure.

    Don’t let the door smack you on your way out! Ta ta!

  674. Won't Miss You says:

    Sure we can do something about it, SSSsss. We can think you’re a rude, misanthropic bunghole. Not to mention an ingrate for griping over one baby picture when Meg has posted so many hundreds of pics for our pleasure.

    Don’t let the door smack you on your way out! Ta ta!

  675. Won't Miss You says:

    Sure we can do something about it, SSSsss. We can think you’re a rude, misanthropic bunghole. Not to mention an ingrate for griping over one baby picture when Meg has posted so many hundreds of pics for our pleasure.

    Don’t let the door smack you on your way out! Ta ta!

  676. Won't Miss You says:

    Sure we can do something about it, SSSsss. We can think you’re a rude, misanthropic bunghole. Not to mention an ingrate for griping over one baby picture when Meg has posted so many hundreds of pics for our pleasure.

    Don’t let the door smack you on your way out! Ta ta!

  677. Won't Miss You says:

    Sure we can do something about it, SSSsss. We can think you’re a rude, misanthropic bunghole. Not to mention an ingrate for griping over one baby picture when Meg has posted so many hundreds of pics for our pleasure.

    Don’t let the door smack you on your way out! Ta ta!

  678. I luv the worried eyebrows, dark eyes and clasped paws -combo. Pa-sickie!

  679. It’s very cute. I love that the baby *whispers* pa-sickie, even though mom is pretty loud.

  680. cheesybird says:

    I can’t believe that there’s more than 600 comments for this post when the anerable kitten trio from Saturday only got 54 comments and the squeeworthy hamster with wedgies only got 65. Why do so many people only feel compelled to say something if it’s negative?

    I also can’t believe that I still don’t know where the butter duck is!!! ;-)

  681. CoffeeCup says:

    Arguably, as cute as the kittens were, they weren’t shredding toilet paper or anything… and the hamster was cute, but I don’t really care for hamsters.

  682. cheesybird says:

    Even fashionable ones, CoffeeCup? ;-)

    What we need ’round here is a baby armadillo wearing plastic shoes while shredding paper products and taunting a toddler with a frozen treat. Next to Flocke.

    And a butter duck.

  683. I can’t believe I am posting after all of these comments, and I rarely post. But I want to make sure that at least one more time someone says to those who defend the baby haters by saying “no one is saying they HATE babies, they just don’t want them here”…no, there ARE comments in this thread where people say they HATE babies. I really had no idea people could really hate babies….wow…

  684. Thought pa-sickie was adorable. Didn’t bother me at all that a cute human was featured on cute overload.

  685. Carmen Centurion says:

    “Anyone that takes issue with this post needs to invest in therapy.”

    I’m sorry, but an insult is not a good argument. I’m not trying to pick only on you, poster, but this is a good example to use.

    I never said being ‘pro-baby’ was in itself militant. I was observing that in this thread, it seemed that those who are ‘pro-baby’ are resorting to petty insults or massive outrage, where as most of the ‘childfree’ posters are merely saying they don’t like it, don’t like babies, and are letting Megan know (in case she’s interested). This is her blog, but I would think she would want feedback from her readers since there are some advertisements on here probably based on the hits CO gets (I have no idea if she gets paid for them).

    All the insults and personal attacks are not doing well to make anyone look good. It just seems like most of them are coming from one side of this discussion.

  686. *rolls eyes at the hundreds of arguing posts. Then moves on with life…*

  687. I hope Cute Overload does not start posting human pictures….I will stop visiting this site. If I wanted to look at human babies, I would just look at the ones that parents are always trying to shove down my throat…..”Isn’t he adorable?” “No!”

    Please bring on the kittens!!!! The armadillo is even adorable!!!

  688. Monty – sounds like you’re the kind of guy who needs some extra explainin’, so…

    Bring your kids to social events where 1) they’re actually invited and 2) they won’t ruin it for the adults. This means:

    – don’t bring them anywhere if your primary motivation is to show them off.
    – don’t bring them to the theater unless they’re old enough to keep quiet.
    – don’t bring them to a bar unless it’s attached to a TGI Friday’s
    – don’t bring them to expensive restaurants; people pay to have good food and conversation, not to hear some toddler’s meltdown.
    – don’t bring them on a red-eye so they’ll scream and cry during the whole flight

    You see, Americans’ obsession with bringing kids everywhere does not teach them social skills; it just helps reinforce the notion that the world is their playground, an attitude which they’ll invariably carry along into adulthood.

  689. Carmen Centurion, I really think you’re in the wrong there. The folks who don’t like children and who are calling this child or all children gross, disgusting, “fleshloaf”, etc.– they are all being insulting. Not to the other posters directly, perhaps, but to people who like children, have children, or to children in particular, and what sort of person must you be to brazenly insult a BABY? That’s a little weird, no? It’s one thing to state “I’m not so into kids” and another thing to be nasty and hateful about it.

  690. berthaslave FTW!

  691. crazy weinerdog lady says:

    wow…wow wow wow. All I can say is that while I’m not a random child lover (only can deal with the ones I know closely), the video was kinda cute. Of course we all know that there are weirdos out there that are anti-animal! (gasp! yeah I don’t get it either). I do feel kind of happy knowing there are others out there like me that aren’t big fans of “cute kids”. Everyone else I know seems to look at you like you’re horrible when you say you don’t want kids.

  692. Rebecca, I’m a WOMAN…female. Monty comes from Monty Python, a comedy troupe I love.

    And I personally think your restrictions on where a parent (and I am not one, please remember that) can take their child to be rather, well, restrictive, resulting in not only the child not learning about new places and situations and groups of people but restricting the parent, a fully grown adult, to ‘kids’ activities only, home only and if they desire to go anywhere you would ban their kids to cost them daycare or babysitting fees. Never mind that perhaps they’re on a red eye because the entire FAMILY is going to visit FAMILY or taking a FAMILY vacation.

    And honestly, taking children with you to places is not an American obession. It’s a human instinct. Humans have been taking their offspring everywhere with them since humanity was still just another primate.

    My parents took me and my brother everywhere with them, as the cost of daycare or babysitting was often not in their budget. My brother and I do not consider the world our playground. Mainly because my parents also placed rules of behaviour on us that changed as we grew older, and used the outings as lessons in social interaction….the way parents are SUPPOSED to.

    The world is not going to bend to your definition, perhaps you should note that and accept it. Human beings will reproduce, and will take their offspring places. Deal with it.

    (although I will agree that they shouldn’t bring their kids to a bar. That’s just plain wrong. Parents who bring their children to bars are in the wrong, no one under the legal drinking age should be in a bar)

  693. Why is it you all seem to love it when animal do human-like things (wearing shoes/sweaters, eating little cheeseburgers) but when it comes to actual human cuteness it’s all “eeeewww”?

  694. NotSupposedToBeDoingThisATWork(ButNowI'mHome) says:

    hahhahahahahhahahahhaha
    hahahhahahahahahahhahaha
    hahahhahahahahhahahahahah
    *wheeze*
    hahahahahahahahhaahhahaah
    ohhhh hahahhahaahhahaahaha
    *hoo boy*

  695. NotSupposedToBeDoingThisATWork(ButNowI'mHome) says:

    hahhahahahahhahahahhaha
    hahahhahahahahahahhahaha
    hahahhahahahahhahahahahah
    *wheeze*
    hahahahahahahahhaahhahaah
    ohhhh hahahhahaahhahaahaha
    *hoo boy*

  696. NotSupposedToBeDoingThisATWork(ButNowI'mHome) says:

    hahhahahahahhahahahhaha
    hahahhahahahahahahhahaha
    hahahhahahahahhahahahahah
    *wheeze*
    hahahahahahahahhaahhahaah
    ohhhh hahahhahaahhahaahaha
    *hoo boy*

  697. NotSupposedToBeDoingThisATWork(ButNowI'mHome) says:

    hahhahahahahhahahahhaha
    hahahhahahahahahahhahaha
    hahahhahahahahhahahahahah
    *wheeze*
    hahahahahahahahhaahhahaah
    ohhhh hahahhahaahhahaahaha
    *hoo boy*

  698. NotSupposedToBeDoingThisATWork(ButNowI'mHome) says:

    hahhahahahahhahahahhaha
    hahahhahahahahahahhahaha
    hahahhahahahahhahahahahah
    *wheeze*
    hahahahahahahahhaahhahaah
    ohhhh hahahhahaahhahaahaha
    *hoo boy*

  699. NotSupposedToBeDoingThisATWork(ButNowI'mHome) says:

    hahhahahahahhahahahhaha
    hahahhahahahahahahhahaha
    hahahhahahahahhahahahahah
    *wheeze*
    hahahahahahahahhaahhahaah
    ohhhh hahahhahaahhahaahaha
    *hoo boy*

  700. Upon some reflection Rebecca, it seems to me that your real issue is not with the children per say, but the means and methods that a small group of parents use to raise their children. When I was a child, my parents would NEVER permit us to run wild wherever they took us. That kind of behaviour resulted in us leaving the location immediately and returning home, and appropriate punishment, which was as important to our growing, learning and social development as leaving the house to go somewhere in public was.

    So, in that case, I can agree with you. Certain styles of parenting are in my view not benefical to the child and result in the kind of attitude you describe when that child becomes an adult.

    But in those cases, you cannot blame the child. After all, the child is not responsible for their own upbringing.

  701. crazy weinerdog lady says:

    PLEASE ALL, REVERT BACK TO THE ROTTIE WITH A CAT AND A RAT ON ITS BACK!!!! CAN”T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG!! LOL :)

  702. no humans no humans no humans

  703. I’ve never commented on this site before but I read some of the commentroversies to amuse myself. However, one post in particular today has made me so upset, so frustrated that I felt I had to comment.

    CoffeeCup? The Bicycle/pasickie hybrid song is now firmly stuck in my head. I hope you’re happy.

    ;)

  704. Ew. Must be a biological clock ticking somewhere that this gets to be considered ‘cute.’ Ew, ew, ew.

  705. hmmmm, gonna have to give this a “cute”.

  706. and it definitely ain’t my bio-clock.

  707. It’s worth repeating:

    Not all people who dislike or are disappointed with this video are “baby haters.” Some are (they say so).

    Not all people who enjoy this video are LOOK AT MY PRECIOUS PERFECT BABY RIGHT NOW people. Some might be.

    Please, people, try to follow the unwritten rules of internet board posting: TRY to read ALL of the posts. Don’t just read ONE that gets your dander up and flip out and start going off on “All those people.”

    Just like if Meg posts ONE thing you don’t like, don’t assume the slippery slope (as a previous poster pointed out).

    Here’s another thing about the people who say they “won’t come back.”

    NO ONE CARES. You can talk all you want about C.O.’s stats and advertising revenue and so forth, but it DOES NOT MATTER. For MONTHS, this site has featured (at times) ads for internet “brides”/”Dates” from Asia, and people have requested that they be stopped. That is FAR more offensive to most people than a baby, and yet those ads are still here. (To be fair, I believe Theo once posted they were trying to restrict those ads but not having a lot of success with the company that supplies them).

    THE ADVERTISERS are paying for this site. NOT YOU. No matter HOW much time you spend here and no matter HOW much time you wait for cute animals and no matter HOW much you feel entitled to tell Meg and Theo what they “should” or “should not” post, it DOES NOT MATTER.

    If you want to effectively “boycott” C.O., then click on all of those ads and start writing letters to the sponsors about how HORRIBLE it is that Cute Overload posted a 30 second video of a baby and how you PERSONALLY plan to write MORE e-mails to all of your friends telling them not to support the sponsors or visit the site. Then, MAYBE, if enough of you do that, the sponsors will go to the advertising company who places their ads and say “What’s up with these freaking letters from people who say they hate babies?” and MAYBE they’ll write a note to Meg saying “We’re getting some negative response and boycott threats we consider legitimate that might have an impact on how we do business with your site.”

    It’s like people who say “I’m not gonna vote” like it’s some kind of real protest. It might be personally satisfying to not come here for a week or never again, but NO ONE CARES. It means NOTHING to the outside world. It means NOTHING to Meg and Theo unless maybe they know you personally (or if you are a web advertiser or corporate sponsor who actually controls some of the money that supports this site).

    Actually, maybe Meg and Theo do care a little bit, just on a human-to-human level, but if you think it’s going to change what gets posted, you are sadly, sadly delusional.

    To that end, there is also NO REASON for a “Baby only” or “No fuzzy animal” label on future postings.

    If you don’t like a post, then you are obviously free to comment and explain why (or not). If you don’t like someone else’s response, then you’re free to comment on that and engage in a spirited (if somewhat pointless and silly) debate.

    To the poster who said that this kind of baby-craziness is one reason why some people have a jaded view of contemporary women — I’m sorry to say that to some extent I agree. Babies make a certain percentage of the female population (and I’m sure a few males) absolutely crazy, either pro- or con-. I CANNOT STAND parents who refuse to socialize their children to behave at least somewhat appropriately in public, and I think that the kids probably reflect that poor upbringing later in life. I personally have three very loud, playful nieces (well, one of them is 12, she’s quieting down a bit), but my brother and his wife are VERY clear on when it is appropriate to speak loudly, approach grown-ups with requests to play or for food, etc. But I swear to God, at some of their birthday parties, I want to slap some of the other mommies and daddies silly and say CONTROL YOUR OFFSPRING YOU FREAKING BREEDER, while at the same moment cooing over how adorable my youngest niece looks running around in a diaper or how my six-year old niece shows off her new hamster but won’t let me hold it because “It’s still scared about meeting new people.”

    Babies ARE gross sometimes (but so are adults….seriously, have you ever lived with four guys in college?) And they are incredibly cute and worthy of examination on C.O. at other times (i.e., this little fella here). The older I get, the more I am so confused as to how people can’t accept that the world is complex and contradictory and that we each contain multitudes of opinion and experience.

    We can’t have a debate if we keep insisting that the other side is fundamentally flawed in their thinking and telling them that the only end to the debate is that they shut up or go away. I say that to people on BOTH sides.

    And I’m not telling the “I’m not going to come here anymore” people to go away. I hope they DON’T go away because they’re bound to miss a bunch of really cute stuff in the future. I’m just telling them that no one cares about that particular argument.

    Bertha is licking me and rubbing up against the laptop so it’s time to snorgle.

  708. cheesybird says:

    @berthslave: Will you marry me? ;-)

  709. Ms.McPantiesInABunchnuff says:

    “my six-year old niece shows off her new hamster but won’t let me hold it because “It’s still scared about meeting new people.”

    THAT is ADORABLE!!! whatta sweetie …she is already thinking of the animal’s feelings! :D I think that just lifted my mood for the day…seriously!

    And I agree with your thoughts BerthaSlave! ;)

  710. cheesybird says:

    In other words: Awesome post. You rock.

  711. yumyumjanitor says:

    No, seriously, Carmen Centurion, I mean people like you who make wordy diatribes about a ‘pasickie’ post. Get some help.

  712. Mirysien says:

    Deb, watching your li’l guy’s genuine, full-bodied delight in that pa-sikie was a privilege and delight! *That* is exactly what is meant by “living in the moment”! Thanks for sharing.

  713. Babies might be cute to some of you, just not to me.

    However C.O is about universal cute appeal, Not personal cute appeal. So if you guys like it i guess I’ll just have to pretend this icky self deficating, aggro magnet isn’t there. *lalalala I can’t see you… uglee baby*

  714. Zaidie's mommy says:

    LBN, people! Go have a martini or something…relax.

  715. Zaidie's mommy says:

    LBN, people! Go have a martini or something…relax.

  716. Zaidie's mommy says:

    LBN, people! Go have a martini or something…relax.

  717. Zaidie's mommy says:

    LBN, people! Go have a martini or something…relax.

  718. Zaidie's mommy says:

    LBN, people! Go have a martini or something…relax.

  719. Zaidie's mommy says:

    LBN, people! Go have a martini or something…relax.

  720. Here’s a thought that has been trying to form in my brain for hours: This fella is straight out of some Aardman animation! “Cheese, Gromit!” :)
    Schweeeet.

  721. I love babies. They’re delicious.

  722. Well, I’m not personally offended by the baby, just don’t think it’s all that cute. Since this blog has been featuring animals for so long, however, I really doubt that will change now.

    There’s just something about paws, tails, fuzz, etc that gets my ‘aww’ on way more than regular people babies.

  723. To the mom Deb.

    Your baby is adorable. I checked out a few of the other vids.

    Your baby sometimes looks tired of talking to you. Just give him the popsicle already. Or let him eat his cheerios in peace. Asking him the same question over and over again … the kid looks confused … like I answered already, why is she still talking … gimme the damn popsicle.

    [Deb isn't the mom... and the repetition is because mom is teaching the kid to speak. That's just how you do it. - Ed.]

  724. PLEASE SHUT UP ABOUT THIS. IT’S JUST A BABY SAYING PA SICKIE. Get over it, move on with your lives, it’s not the end of CO, and it’s a baby for the love of god you were one once too.

    [You're right, of course, but... deep breaths... - Ed.]

  725. very good consonants, eyebrow baby! next week, we’ll start on vowels.

  726. what’s so special about pasickie? with all the cute stuff that doesn’t get posted, pa-sickie does? i thought ‘maybe this will be especially cute’ but no-boring and uncute.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXXm696UbKY
    that’s the only laughing baby video i’ve found actually cute. in fact it’s adorable! i could see that on the site, but pa-sickie? why don’t you just call it boringoverload?

  727. Heck, I don’t care for babies (in real life) but I still got a chuckle over this video. I swear, people, if you don’t want to watch the video, don’t click “play.” No brainer, that.

  728. Jasminne says:

    Back when CO was just starting up, I remember that they mentioned something about not sending them pictures of your own kids. This video seems to violate that “rule.”

    I hope this does not open the floodgates of more videos of “cute” children.

  729. CoffeeCup says:

    Jasminne, a lot of people who have looked up the submish rules note that they can’t find the ‘no babies’ rule, so for those of us who haven’t been here long enough to see the site start probably have no idea anyway…

    And really, it’s not like everything sent to Meg gets posted. So who cares if Meg gets 104394585590484.5 baby submissions? Doesn’t mean they’re all getting on here.

  730. Holy wow! There’s nothing more disappointing than CO wank. We’re here for the cute and “pa-sickie” is so very cute.

  731. I can’t believe this is still going on!

    the cute, aside from the baby, is the way he whispers “pa-sickie” three times AND he even says “this is”. I don’t have kids but I think that is CUTE!!!!!!

  732. marissposa says:

    timewaster,
    never said i was a cute baby either. i’m glad my awkward developmental stages weren’t publicized to the masses.

  733. The Koala says:

    Wow. I kinda feel bad for the mom having to read all the mean comments about her baby. And I don’t even really like babies, or want to have them…but still. That’s someone’s child.

    Guess I’ll just head back over to Stuff On My Cat till the poops stop hitting th fan.

  734. When Meg posted the butter duck, did this become a butter duck site? No!!

    I wonder if there are butter duck sites out there…hmm…

    For all those who missed it, I present The Butter Duck!!

    http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2007/01/wine_just_came_.html

    Now we need a pa-sickie duck.

  735. Cheryl-Lee says:

    Comments are here so that individuals can offer their opinions. I except others opinions. My opinion is I’m not a fan of babies, this isn’t cute to me.

  736. W. Marks says:

    I have never had a cat,dog,piglet, or squid break into my house and attack me looking for money as I have had humans do.

  737. OK – I don’t necessarily think ill about the fact that there was a baby on here as much as I was shocked… Jasminne makes a fine point – how come this baby breached the line of “no human submissions”? Hmmm… The baby is cute, but still not what I expected.

  738. Lux, you started off your comment really reasonably, and then you started insulting someone’s child.

    Would you walk up to someone walking their dog in a park, a dog they clearly loved and cherished, and call their dog ugly? And icky?

    :-( Whatever happened to “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”???

    I always thought people here were nice, friendly and funny, and lately, I’m just scared and sad. I saw some incredibly cute otter pictures just a few minutes ago that I thought about sending to CO… but honestly, I think this might have been enough to make me shy away, at least for a little while. It’s hard to want to share cute with people who consider their own opinions the be-all, end-all in cuteness.

  739. Ha, ha, W. Marks, excellent point… but I have never had a human being pee on me, poop on me, or bite me viciously until I bled for no reason, as I’ve had animals do! I think that calls it even.

  740. “I have never had a cat,dog,piglet, or squid break into my house and attack me looking for money as I have had humans do.”

    You mean babies are breaking into your home??!? Oh no!!

  741. I love this part:
    Mom: “What is it, a popsicle?”
    Bebeh: “This is!”
    Hee hee.

  742. lol haters. that baby’s cute =P
    pa-sickie!! hee hee XD

  743. marissposa says:

    For all the peeps feeling sooooo sorry for the mom having to read all the comments:
    1- she can also skip them, like so many people are suggesting we do with the clip if we don’t like babies.
    2- I’m sure her love for this child is deep enough that it is not the least bit shaken by whatever anyone says.
    3- Once you choose to put your life on a public entertainment forum (which youtube is) you’ve pretty much opened yourself up for critigue. Yes, when your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, casual acquaintances cooingly show you pics of their drooling offspring the proper response is to nod, smile and politely change the topic. Posting your child on a public web page is Very different. which brings me to my last point:
    Is it really ethical to post images of your human children for public entertainment purposes. For example your kitty is never going to grow up and be ashamed of the cute bath photos you posted of it, but your teenage son may not like his sports buddies finding bathtime photos of him as a 2 year old after a quick and simple web search. Remember even though right now your young children can’t fully express or comprehend their privacy preferences one day they might have them and you know what, the web doesn’t die it just goes on and on and on. Once you’ve put it out there it’s there.

  744. snorgle snorgle says:

    Cuckoo Overload! 653 comments on this? You peeps are insane in the membrane. I have seen some crazy shizzle on the internets, but this civil war over babies vs. animals might just be the craziest (and that’s including the nasty German bestiality link I clicked on by accident).

    Please go hug your stuffed animals and CALM DOWN for crissake!

  745. I just dropped some butter in my kitchen and it looked nothing like a duck. *sigh*

    I think this site should become an all butter duck site.

  746. momof2kitties says:

    @cheesybird. Sorry. No can do. I have already claimed Berthaslave as my own. :-)

  747. Who cares what the mother thinks? She DOES NOT have to read the comments

  748. I for one would NEVER put my child’s picture or video online. You are damn crazy, what ever happened to privacy and PROTECTING your child? This mother is sick for submitting a private video of her child. Animals are one thing, but not babies. Please.

  749. Tortellinka says:

    The baby just tries to teach the ignorant mother some Hungarian. Pesikji.

    And personally I prefer kee-teehs.

  750. Its obvious by reading all of these comments that this site is most visited by people in an insane asylum.

  751. Awww… I was surprised to see a little kid on here, but that’s adorable! Paa-sickie! :)

  752. Let’s see – I’m counting about 30% “baby haters”, and about 66% “nuff haters”. Four percent humorists. But you’re all funny.

  753. “Hey, sweetie, want a cup of Qtea?”
    “Oh, yes, that would be lovely, thanks.”
    “Here it is.”
    “Oh, my goodness, what’s wrong with it? What’s that?? Oh, no, it’s….it’s…A TEMPEST!!

  754. atomicpuffball says:

    the comments are here for a reason. if Meg didn’t want them, she would shut them off. so i guess she wants to hear what we think. but peeps telling others that their opinion is “wrong” or that they need to change seems inappropriate. disagreement is healthy, so long as it’s done with respect (and not too many bad words).

  755. marissposa, the one thing Youtube has given families (and even pet owners!) is the ability to share the little moments of their lives with loved ones who are too far away to share all of them.

    Not so long ago, a father or mother who was away on business would miss moments like this. An aunt or uncle, a grandmother or grandfather, a brother or sister… families are spread so far apart these days that little videos like this make a huge difference.

    Think about the soldiers and other folks who are out of the country, overseas, missing their families terribly. And if a teenaged boy is so worried about his sports buddies finding pictures of him in the bathtub at age 2, just imagine how he feels about the locker room! Ha ha!

    Intimating that you are somehow asking for your child to be torn apart in an internet forum if you post his/her videos online is like saying “She was asking for it.” I think you get my drift.

    It’s never nice or okay to be mean, and that goes for “both sides” of the people who are being cruel and nasty in this argument.

  756. Seriously, nothing against this one in particular, but babies do not belong in my dose of cute! They’re disgusting. They belong on uglyoverload, and yes it exists. If this site is going to feature spoiled fetus on a regular basis, I’ll stop visiting. There are plenty of other sites for that.

    Dismayed – I don’t know how the army got involved in this thread, but I’m going to discount your argument based on that alone. We should not be catering to the army in any way(they already have the run of this country–and several others).

  757. I wish that if people didn’t like something on CO they would keep it to themselves or send an email to Meg yourself and don’t ruin the rest of everyone’s fun.

  758. Y’know, this could be a bad trend.

    If CO starts posting baby pictures, everyone’s gonna flood the submissions with their kids. Next thing you know CO turns into “look at this cute kid in a bonnet” and it all goes to hell.

    No more, please!

  759. Selphie le Boffin says:

    I was waiting for the cute baby animal to turn up, like maybe a kitty jumping on the ugly kid’s face, but it never happened! Was the movie cut short??

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