Seriously, You’re Wearing That?

No, really, it’s a together look.  Those checkerboard leggings really work with the plaid in that kilt, the feather boa nicely softens the effect of those leather gauntlets, and that “Partridge Family” lunch box makes a chic evening bag.  And I agree with you: That yellow-and-pink bra is too pretty to be worn underneath your blouse; good call on that one.  So you’ll be home early, then?




  1. Squizzer says:

    great smile!

  2. photogirl says:

    Is that a fox or a Shiba Inu on drugs?

    [Now THAT is a scary thought – Ed.]

  3. Mike, you’re INSANE. And so’s the fox. That is all.

  4. Oh, but I mean that in a GOOD way! 😉

  5. (You, not the fox. The fox’ insanity is neither good, nor bad, but simply is. I respect that.)

  6. Is it me or does that look like a foot in the bag to the left? . . . I am absolutely prepared to accept that it might just be me . . .

  7. Leslie (NTA) says:

    [oBLIgatory “Foxy Lady” reference; even tho’ I’m actually HOPElessly unhip & cannot stand to listen to even 3 seconds of Jimi Hendrix]. Thank you. Carry on.

  8. sbarthie says:

    it’s…kawaii…but kowai too…

  9. Von Zeppelin says:

    Geez. Some kindly animal rehabber type brings a fox into his/her home, even gives him a tennis ball of his own, and he/she has to listen to this kind of fashion review? It’s just not fair.

    By the way, I am no expert on fashion (unlike this fox), but I personally would find the described outfit more. . . unusual if worn by a man than a woman. Except the Superman cape, of course. I’m totally down with that.

  10. I am dying to know the backstory of this photo.

  11. @Dash – I see the foot now too! Consider me totally freaked out by whomever lives in this house. I think they might be a serial killer who keeps a rabid fox around for savaging purposes.

  12. (Festrunk Brother Voice) Now is the FOX-ES!!!

  13. PS the little foxie looks like he has some Bill the Cat in him– that’s an “ACK” expresh if I’ve ever seen one. 😉

  14. If that were a food bag then I’d be very surprised that foxy over there hasn’t ripped it open.

  15. Lerrinus says:

    Crouching fox, hidden foot? What foot, all I see is fox tail near the bag! Love the post NOMTOM, great mental image! LOL! 😀

  16. kibblenibble says:

    I see the “foot.” The toe part is correctly proportioned, but the heel part is too skinny to be an actual foot. I say it’s an insole. The interestingly-dressed human has been gellin’, my friends.

  17. Dreamspinner Cheryl says:

    Fer sure, we need the backstory. The bag almost looks like one of those giant, pre-filled Christmas stocking thingies. Maybe the foot is a chewie toy for the fox??

  18. I want to have a pet fox. Tell all, Mike!

    [I doubt this is a “pet” the way we normally think of them; more likely it’s a wildlife-rehab situation. – Ed.]

  19. Actually, foxes have a reputation for telling extremely off-color jokes, as well as laughing at their own material. This photo is evidence of the post-bad-joke laugh.

  20. Von Zeppelin says:

    Redbone, you’re so right. Get a few drinks in a fox, and he’s a real pain–the dumb jokes, the laughing. Usually, one of the coyotes in the bar can get him to shut up.

  21. Now I want to see someone dressed in the outfit described…

  22. Wow, not cute. Actually kind of frightening. VERY frightening. That fox looks like it’s going to bite someones genitals off!

  23. It is most def. a fox. An an animal in rehab wouldn’t be inside a house, playing with tennis balls….looks like they made this one into a pet. *until it eats the neighbors cat.
    I DO see something toe-like in the bag, but not a whole foot. Doubt that it’s a pic of Jeffrey Dahmer’s fox. 🙂

  24. Good. I am not the only one who wonders how this got on the cute scale.

    I like foxes, there’s a family of them living under the neighbors shed. They will thrive and move on come fall…but this situation is O-D-D.

  25. I’m pretty sure that’s a garbage/recycling bag, people.
    And Mike, the caption is amazing, as always.

    [Well yeah. No use letting those feet go to waste. – Ed.]

  26. liloaktree says:

    @Keith: it’s up to you! Make that dream a reality 🙂

  27. Krittercrazed says:

    This is the creepiest picture I’ve seen all day. Just stare at it for about a minute. Gives me the willies! And I love foxes.

  28. The filename suggests that the image was saved from the 4 channels. Figures a trolling fox would be found there! :3
    What a comical expression.

  29. Awwwwwwwwwww!!! I want a fox!!!!

  30. VonZep, I think he may be related to this LOLcat:

  31. I’m with you, Kibbles. This picture scares the sh1t out of me. In fact I’m feeling haunted by it. Generally I rather admire foxes, but this grinning cornered maniac reminds me of a totally terrifying series about rabies that was on TV when I was little and which left me with years of nightmares….thanks, NOMTOM…..!

  32. bookmonstercats says:

    He looks a bit like a snake, wiv his mouf open like that – just sayin’. I love foxes, but he’s giving me the willies. Need the back story to calm me down.

  33. I usually think foxes are super-cute, but this is not a flattering photo.

  34. I think I’ve figured out why that fox’s face is creepy. It looks just like that wolf-thing from Neverending Story when it’s looking out of the cave at Atreyu.

  35. wantruseelingkat says:

    Lookin’ FOX-EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, hun-nayyyyy!

  36. Sara Sunshine says:

    Wow. The outfit is awesome. I think I saw the guy wearing it at the Phish concert at the Gorge (Wa) last Friday, and he was having a VERY GOOD TIME. Good call Mr. Fox.

  37. Does this remind anyone of the Christmas possums with the rubbery ears? The ones screaming for figgy pudding? It’s under Unusual Animals by NOMTOM on Dec. 24, 2008!

  38. Starlinguk says:

    Where’s the foot? I only see a bag full of trash with a can of Heinz baked beans in it.

    That’s one scary smile. *quakes in boots*

  39. kibblenibble says:

    Lerrinus: OMG! *That* is why this fox looked so familiar! I remember how freaked out everyone was by the baby possums, too! Good call.

  40. ……………Why did I first think that this was a fox stole, like the ones old ladies in furcoats wear? o_o0 That fox does not belong on CuteOverload, IMO. It is frightening.

    [If you really scare that easy, then the internet’s got some unpleasant surprises for you. 😐 – Ed.]

  41. So that’s what a rabid fox looks like…

    On a separate note, the movie “Fantastic Mr. Fox” is coming out later this year, I LOVED the book as a kid, so I’m all for foxes on the big screen (and computer screen).

  42. Mary (the first) says:

    Well, see, my first thought was that it’s a wild fox, got into someone’s house (doggy door, perhaps) and was cornered by human, bared its teefs, and human took photo before (I hope) assisting fox back into the wild. Am I naive to assume the best possible interpretation of this photo? (Foot in bag notwithstanding, and yes, I definitely see toes, at least.)

  43. Tractatus Blorpico-Philosophicus says:

    Does anyone else see a burnt meerkat in the recycling bag?

    [dwah wah wah waaaahhh… 😛 – Ed.]

  44. azaleablue says:

    Crazy! Crazy like a, well, you know…

    [Well, I’d say “loon”, but that’s probably a Northwoods thing… – Ed.]

  45. Starlinguk, what’s for tea?

  46. Sharon Wilson says:

    And that caption totally sounds like the kind of thing a fox would say, too, untruthfully flattering you for his own nefarious ends; ask the crow!

  47. Tigerfae says:

    I think this photo needs to be moved to the Cavalcade of Vaguely Unsettling Facial Expressions…

  48. donkeyinawhitecoat says:

    you know, I have to put this in the “cute or terrifying” category. It looks like this fox should be in the Black Hole Sun video. That smile is just toooooooo wide and big. And he’s not smiling with his eyes, which makes it extra creepy. I’m just backing away from this fox slowly.

  49. He looks like he’s tokin’…… wazzzzzuuuuuppppp?????

  50. Kristabelle says:

    Did no one else sing FOXY LADY from Wayne’s World??

    Ulu – I can TOTALLY see the Wolf from Neverending Story there!

    I am going to bet that foxes do not make the best indoor pets…

  51. I have a crush on you NOMTOM, and I was one of the first, so hey:
    Ya don’t tug on Superman’s cape,
    Ya don’t spit into the wind,
    Ya don’t pull the mask off the ‘Ol Lone Ranger and you don’t mess around with NOMTOM.

  52. victoreia says:

    Alright, who fox-napped the Firefox mascot and got him drunk?

  53. THAT FOX LOOKS LIKE ITS ABOUT TO JUMP UP AND EAT ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    but i think it still looks cute.

    ps. is that fox been drinking whiskey all day and night.
    pss. i like cheap trick and the beach boys.

  54. “Well… it’s different, but it’s not a hen.”

    Anyone else been watching British TV?