The Dreaded Fearsome Ninja!

The dreaded fearsome ninja must be as efficient as he is deadly, my apprentice.  He must strike without warning, killing his enemies with one sweep of his marghgh flarghth igth glarrthph…


Of course — heh, heh — the dreaded fearsome ninja doesn’t usually get his bo staff caught in his cheek like that…


Photos by the dreaded fearsome Ganayan.



  1. hon glad says:

    I prefer my pasketti cooked.

  2. Teesters says:

    Slowmooooooooo(ski) :3

  3. Hamster RAGE!!!&!*!(!

    okay, maybe not.

    Hamster awkwardness.

  4. Maybe this is how he flosses

  5. Saffron says:

    Everyone knows ninjas eat pasta al dente!

  6. The second pic is Mel Brooks!

  7. TracyFlick says:

    it looks like a Pixar character

  8. Laughing out loud-the best!

  9. Mikeyfur says:

    How did they manage to get these photos?! Poor baby ninjaham. Hope it didn’t hurt his little mouf.

  10. the bug man says:

    Gasp! The Marghgh Flarghth Igth Glarrthph Style of the renowned Muzzlepowshe School!

    We don’t stand a chance.

  11. chanpon says:

    That’s some mad teeth picking skillz.

  12. 260Oakley says:

    Following the code of HAMurabi

  13. Is that SPAGHETTI???

  14. hilarious
    u just made my day

  15. Arielle says:

    something weird happened. i checked the site and there was a white bunny with no earses…i commented on it…and then i refreshed and it disappeared! i must have been exhausted, or hallucinatin’…

  16. Trabb's Boy says:

    That embarrassed hamster grin is my new desktop. Love the person in the background who is obviously pointing and laughing!

  17. High Yah!

  18. Ninja ham Lady & the Tramp spaghetti scene fail.

  19. I am laughing so hard I am crying! at work, mind you.

  20. Looks like the grin on Calvin, friend of Hobbes, when the dam is about to burst on the unsuspecting city in his sandbox. Or when the water balloon is about to burst on Susie. (no relation) 😎

  21. marthava says:

    “hilarious” does not do that pic justice…


  23. I had no idea a hamster could be so expressive.

  24. kibblenibble says:

    OMG NOMTOM! I read your text before I scrolled down to see the pic. When I got to the marghgh flarghth igth glarrthph part, I went, “huh?” Then I scrolled down and ROFLMAO! You are the best, man!

  25. SILLY!

  26. Jezebel says:

    Nothing like a good belly laugh on a Monday! There were tears I was laughing so hard. Thank you!

  27. WTF?? o_O Never knew hammies could look so… so.. frightening! O_O

  28. michelle says:

    What a funny picture! I’m ROTFLMAO @ work right now. =D

  29. Hehe!

  30. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    He couldn’t decide whether to floss with the stick or ninja. Gack!

  31. That second photos is HILARIOUS!

  32. That had me laughing out loud, the best hammie pics EVAH!!!!

  33. hmmmm. Does anyone else see the fine hand of Photoshop exaggerating that ham’s mouth shape JUST a tad? It’s very well done and all – but I’d be interested to see the pics in their ‘before’ state, just for funsies.

  34. Noelle (the First) says:

    The second photo is the best!! I’ve made that face a few times. That’s a classic “oopsy” face.

  35. eastiegirl says:

    Hahahahaha…Love this! I think this is the first time I’ve actually LOL’d at a CO post. Yay!

  36. I found your site a few days ago and I must say I am having a blast. The fearsome Ninja is so cute!

    Love this site!

    Peace and Light

  37. OMG…. even if the second pic is photoshopped (it must be…… right?? lol) I still lol’d !

    Who knew sketti’s could be so dangerous!?

  38. In truth, when cooking pasta I also sometimes snack on uncooked spaghetti.
    Never thought of myself as a hamster… Or a ninja. Well, not in the kitchen at least.
    In the second pic it looks like hammie is gacking out a wedged bit. Not that I would know about gacking, or wedged bits.

  39. I laughed so hard while looking at the second picture that I puked a little in my mouth. Gross!

    This is a new record for CO, methinks.
    Best post ever; Keep up the amazing work gang!

  40. MDRFARMER says:

    ahahah i love this pic ahahahah !!!

  41. BostonBunny says:

    260Oakley (11) – Following the code of the HAMurai!


  42. Could he be part of the secret ninja gang that killed Carradine?

  43. In the battle of ham versus sketti, who will come out on top?!

    My money’s on the ham.

  44. hi YA face my dreaded nosepowchle, you evil sketti!

  45. Does he remind anyone else of the Star Wars kid? “No really, just like Darth Maul!”

  46. claudemarie says:

    RUN for your lives!!! Aiiii!!!! lol this is so funny, and cute.

  47. haha I love that second pic, such a cartoony face.

  48. Pamalama says:

    can we please get a fearsome ninja powche-hance?? pweeeze!!

  49. I don’t think it’s shopped at all – that’s the exact shape my snakies’ mouths get after a nice big meal…

  50. Kristabelle says:

    I had no idea that hamsters had facial expressions… funny!

  51. Paunchie says:

    that second pic is kinda freaky!

    it’s funny he’s trying to stuff that spaghetti in his pouch! It works better when it’s cooked, little dewd.

  52. Paunchie says:

    PS LOL @ “danger” tag!

  53. There is so much awesome on so many levels, including:
    – hammie’s faces
    – hovertext
    – pointing index finger representing laughter and mockery from the crowd in the 2nd photo

  54. @Susan, oh my gosh, Susan, you are totally right! That is SUCH a Calvin face!!!! (2nd pic)

  55. i’m lolling so hard at this


  56. Areinaka says:

    That is the best post on CO ever. EVAR!!! I laughed so hard, I had tears. Thanks for that.

  57. Did anyone else flash back to Daffy Duck’s Robin Hood sketch?


  58. leslie thomas says:

    I agree that the second pic is Mel Brooks.

    Secondly — to NTMTOM: where did you locate the spelling for those sounds?? That must’ve been some truly academic research ……?????

  59. Patricia says:

    The expression in the second picture is awsome I have never seen a hammy with that expression ever 🙂

  60. Bushi wa kuwanedo taka youji

  61. balamuthia says:

    It’s not ‘shopped, the spaghettin probably broke off and is lodged in his powshe. -_-

  62. O Noooooes!!! Not the Dreaded, Fearsome NinjaHam, with his awesome Marghgh Flarghth Igth Glarrthph!!!! 😯
    And on a Mundane afternoon too!! 😯 😯 😯

  63. I often LOL at the cute pics I see here, but this one made me LOLLOLLOL.

    @Susan, I knew that second face looked familiar but couldn’t quite place it. You’re right, it’s totally the evil Calvin face! Sigh, I sure do miss Calvin and Hobbes.

  64. Lucy's Mommeh says:

    Susan, you’re SO right with the Calvin & Hobbes!
    The second one made me bellylaugh-I SO needed that!

  65. skippymom says:

    This little guy is OUTRAGEOUS!

    Hey, could he maybe come over to my house and use his powers to help me find the little kitty who disappeared in my house last night? There’s this little stray calico girl who’s been hanging out in my yard all the time and I’ve been feeding her. Last night she was sitting right there looking at me as I was getting ready to go to bed, and since it was likely to rain, I thought I’d bring her in and give her a room for the night and let her outside in the morning. I put her in my tiny office with food and a blankie, and she seemed content. But this morning I couldn’t find her. I searched and searched–this is a very small room and there aren’t spaces that I could figure out where she could be, but somehow she managed to hide. I feel awful and am going crazy today until I can get home to tear the room apart.

    Help me, ninja ham!

  66. Xtineebee says:

    Fuzzy warrior
    stealthily pops up on screen
    bringing major LULZ

  67. Is it Friday?!

  68. So cute! This little ham must be kin to Kung Fu Panda.

  69. skippymom, I think you have a new kitty. Just leave food and water out — and a little litter tray would be nice too. Wee thing will eventually feel comfortable enough to come out to visit you when you’re working in your office. If I lived outdoors and someone gave me a nice office to stay the night in, I’d hide too.

  70. skippymom says:

    Sandy, thank you for the encouragement. Yes, I put her in there with food, water and a litter box. She has everything she needs, but I’m worried that she’s scared and has squeezed herself into some impossibly tiny space. Maybe the boys said threatening things to her under the door during the night.
    I think you’re right that I have a new cat (that makes four in a very small house!) but I had planned to wait until the fall to fully integrate her into the family.

  71. 260Oakley says:

    He’s auditioning for a role in the new production of Hamelot.

  72. Aaaaand the score is in!
    The judge (Me) gives it a 10! Well folks, seems like we have a winner!

    (It isn’t cute! It is hysterically hysterical)!

  73. Best. Picture/Caption. Combo. Evar. *faints from laughter induced asphixiation*

  74. Deirdre says:

    So cute! I think it is trying to put that noodle in its cheek pouch, but it just realizing that it wouldnt fit. I have two adorable hams who also do crazy things- like pretending that their wheel is a litter box so I have to clean it every day. Hamsters are just the craziest little things ever.

  75. Olof Moleman says:


  76. jazmella says:

    ROFL! I can’t stop laughing!!

  77. The incisors on that hamster are too long – it needs some wood to chew on PRONTO! It can actually kill them if they get TOO long.

  78. The second pic looks like Calvin from Calvin & Hobbes.

  79. Beppers says:

    I hate to be the downer cuz I love any and all hammie pix but I’d like to mention to hammie owners that might like to replicate this pic at home that cheek pouch punctures are surprisingly common and dangerous. Take care when giving your ham treats that are poky.
    PS: His incisors look ok length to me…when you pull their little lips apart, they go surprisingly far down (and up). Good call on the gnaw-ey noms, though!

  80. Oh god. I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard at a CO post.

  81. Subhangi says:

    ROFLMAO at the second pic!

  82. Melissa says:

    This hamster TOTALLY looks like the little dude from the movie Bolt! hhaha. He has broken out of his plastic ball and is all up in that action!

  83. OhmiGOD! I laughed til my dogs were looking at me funny!

  84. LMAO! 😀

  85. The second pic is all ” Yeah, I meant to do that, ha-ha!”

  86. NTMTOM, you killed me dead with two letters: “ow”.


    [continues chuckling]

  87. Stephers says:

    Is that reel? Osh Kosh B’Gosh tHAT’S REDONK!!!

  88. @Stephers, there’s no need for the language! 😉

  89. claydaviscd says:

    omg…. so cute lol

    That is such a fearsome little creature lol

  90. Suprisingly low nuff quotient, but suprisingly high “‘shopped” quotient in the comments.

  91. Paunchie says:

    skippymom – what happened with disappear-o kitteh?

  92. This makes me laugh so hard.

  93. skippymom says:

    Paunchie–just checking late comments so don’t know whether you’ll see this. When I got home last night she had pushed out the window screen and was back out in the yard. So I never did find out where the heck she’d been hiding. I guess she’s telling me “do not want to be inside house”.

  94. it’s chris farley!

  95. faith c. says:

    Tell me that second photo when the hamster laugh/grins/LOL isn’t real!? O.o I didn’t knew hamster could make an expression like that!!! AHHHH!!

  96. The second photo is either photoshopped or the poor critter has a hard piece of spag stuck inside his mouth, which is not cute. Hope he was alright.

  97. ah-frikin-doreable!!!!!!!!!

  98. Carlisa says:

    OoOoOooH!!! Gotz a headache laff’n.
    The sketti looks like a microphone!
    “..Whul, saynz mah bebeh leff meh…”

  99. Shelley says:

    Laughed until I got indigestion on that one. Should be shown with a coupon for Tums.

  100. Is he ok??? 😦

  101. thats pretty funny a hammy thinks a noodle is a weapon 😀 i about died from laughing so much but i want to know how did u get dreaded fearsome ninja 2 do that with the noodle i have a hammy and hes never down that well its very very funny i sent it 2 millions of pple and showed millions of peeps well very cute and funny i laugh every time i see it good pics i like his name dreaded fearsome ninja good name for a hammy with a noodle as a weapon

  102. well,maybe he just needed some training thats all

  103. Sally Drunage says:

    Huh, sharp food poking a hamster in the cheek and then breaking off leaving the poor dear’s mouth wide open in a terrible rictus. Meh. Seems more cruel than cute.

  104. LoL, it’s like Daffy Duck from the episode where he was Robin Hood, flipping around the quarter & a quarter-half shaft stick. “Guard, turn, perry, thrust, turn! *hits his beak making it flip up*”

  105. @Jackie, see #59 above. I knew I couldn’t be the only one!

  106. the days go by, i try to move on, but i am compelled to return and repeat. each time i nearly pee my pants.

  107. Wow – i had no idea this photo could make such an impact – thank You so much 😉

  108. @Ganayan – I laughed so hard, until reading some of the comments. Could you reassure us the hammy’s all right? In the meantime I’m holding laughs back.

  109. *smiles* Of course he is alright 🙂

    He was just playing on this pictures – he know exactly how to eat a spaghetti – and he did eat several – but before he eats one, he seems to enjoy to pose like that *grins*

  110. Bwark. I just died a little inside. Srsly.

  111. that was so funny! I’ll have too teach my hamster too do that!

  112. marthava says:

    i come back to this every once in a while just to crack myself up. this is one of the funniest pics i have ever seen in my entire life.

  113. warpus 06.16.09 at 3:35 pm
    it’s chris farley!

    YES!!! good call warpus!

  114. I continue to look at this image…because it’s soo HILARIOUS!

  115. Khadija says:

    Ashley, i just peed a little inside. Srsly 😉

    [TMI 😡 – Ed.]

  116. This ninja needs to be poster size. Itis THE funniest thing I have ever seen.

  117. I still have the original in jpg, 3000x2000px. You can reach me via twitter: @ganayan – or my blog.

  118. Master Splinter.

  119. Lula Mae says:

    everybody is pas-ta fighting
    this ham is fast as lightning
    in fact is is a little bit frightening
    but he does it with expert timing

  120. AAAAWWWWWWWWWWW that is too cute.

  121. Balthesia says:

    The “…ow.” gets me every time… 😀

  122. AWWWWWWWW can i steal him hes so darn cute. ninhammies are my favorites

  123. Thanks for that! That is tooooo cute and funny. Really needed that! 🙂

  124. Rapwnzel says:

    This has become an internet phenom.

  125. WeissGiirl217 says:

    OMG! Its Adorible! Keep on Fightin’ Ninja!

  126. i bet you $5 i could not beat that guy.

    That is SO goofy!

  128. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  129. that is crazy! it looks like it wuz in the movie “spy hampsters!” You should submit it into movie buissness. i wouldn’t be surprised if i see this hamster in a movie! sorry, enogh said! 🙂



  132. awww cute!!!

  133. Cynthia says:

    I CANNOT STOP LAUGHING WHENEVER I SEE THIS PHOTO. I’m tempted to buy a print of, but will not for fear of uncontrollable laughter that will result in embarrassing moments.

  134. hamsters are funnier than many peoplers

  135. He is my HERO!
    ~ follower of the Enlightened Fur Cheek Ninja

  136. Adorable!

  137. CindiWartooth says:

    still funny every time i look.

  138. bo staff? that’s *obviously* a precision blowpipe packing deadly neurotoxic darts…. 😉

  139. michele says:

    Thank you for the laughter .