We take you now to the monastery at St. Walkies, for a rare glimpse of monks of the Brotherhood of the Sacred Tirebiters as they begin their morning chant…

red hoodie!crop

Et expecto dominos parcheesi ipso facto kemosabe nolo contendre inflagrante corpus delicti utecay overloadway alendarscay akemay eatgreay iftsgay…

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ettypray oochpay, Kathy W.



  1. ubliminalsay advertising…way?

  2. lol

  3. I have this sudden urge to go buy CO calendars as gifts for all my friends…

  4. hahahahaha love the picture, the captions and taj’s comment.

  5. Cardinal Fang? (didn’t expect him)

  6. What big eyes you have….

  7. LOL, FireFinch. Me neither. Comfy chair?

  8. Aww he looks so leepy…. so very tie tie….

  9. Aaahh-meeeeeen.

  10. Firefinch gets the prize! A Soft Cushion.

  11. Mary (the first) says:

    I thought he was headed into the ring for his first big fight…

  12. He’s on his way through the woods to visit his grandmother….

  13. That reminds me of Rocky : D

  14. Aww, it’s the Monk’s Aria from Hansel and Gretel and Ted and Alice (S. 2n-1).
    Et expecto resurrecreation;
    Et in unum Dominos and checkers;
    Qui tollis peccata mundi morning.

    Mea culpa kyrie elei-
    Sonny Tufts et Allah in Pompeii;
    Donna nobis pacem cum what mei;
    Agnus and her sister Doris Dei;
    Lord, have mercy on my solo.

    Et in terra chicken pox romana;
    Sic sic transit gloria mañana;
    Sanctus estes Kefauviridiana
    In flagrante delicto Svetlana;
    Lord, have mercy on my solo.

    Credo in, at most, unum deum;
    Caveat nabisco mausoleum;
    Coitus interruptus bonus meum;
    Kimo sabe watchum what you sayum;
    Lord, have mercy on my soul so low

  15. Is that last bit written in (ahem) “pug-latin”?

  16. Leslie (NTA) says:

    (wouldn’t that ackshually be Ug-Pay AtinLay?)

    (high fives Theresa )

  17. The Dogvinci Code. Sorry ed, I had to say it. I had to. *bows head in shame*

  18. Elliot in a Bunnyhug!!!!

  19. Nobody expects the Spaniel Inquisition!


  20. Hrm… “Fill with Placeholder Text” – now has a pugtastic selection, evidently. Does that come with CS4? ;oP

    Dang, Theresa… I think I just hurt myself laughing.

  21. BeckyMonster says:

    ovelay ethay ostpay NTMTOM. and udoskay ona ethay igpay atinlay!

  22. BeckyMonster says:

    My thoughts exactly!

  23. I’m not sure those chants are correct. I think some of you fell asleep during catechism class.

    [Like dogs! In Cat-echism! Go figure! 😉 – Ed.]

  24. “Cute overload”, you should call Dan Brown before posting this and make sure you are NOT revealing the plot of his next book!

  25. BeckyMonster says:

    Lobbist thou the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch at thy foe,
    who, having been naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.

    Whack! (boards to foreheads)

  26. Leslie (NTA) says:

    And, by the way, NTMTOM ……”parcheesi”???????? Wow !! I had to read through it at least twice, before that little gem sparkled up from among the prayers.
    You are quite the “sneaky snake”, aren’t you?? …and I mean that, in the best possible way !!!

  27. I alwaysway oughtthat atthay “Bayeay” asway an igpay atinlay ordway. :mrgreen:

  28. PS
    Q. What’s the Holy Spirit’s phone number?
    A. Et Cum Spiritu-2-0.

    [Won’t you eat my sleazy pancakes, just for Saintly Alphonso – Ed.]

  29. pretty funny latin there ouyay unnyfay eoplepay!

  30. LOL i was giggling then ohhh and ahhing about the pupster and then giggling again.

    and then I had to answer teh phone while chocking on a giggle!

  31. i have a sudden urge to get a CO calendar meself! heheh NOMTOM… too funny

  32. What an excellent ostpay with which to end my idayFray. 😆

  33. My Boston Terrier puppy’s favorite toy is that Tirebiter thingy…He’s destroyed or two of them so far, but lots of time he likes to take it into his bed with him.

    Very cute Boston.

  34. This prompted me to look up the meaning of “Lorem ipsum,” the old typesetter’s friend, which I had always thought was made-up words that looked like Latin. Turns out they’re not. 🙂 (Latin wasn’t offered where I went to high school)

  35. P.S. Just a random thought. Cats snoozing under the desk do NOT appreciate being prodded by feet and being mistaken for the furry slippers that are also beneath the desk.

  36. You forgot Lorem Ipsum!

    Although I do like ipso facto kemosabe. Perhaps I’ll have to use that as a character name…

    Oh, and cute doggy! (utecay oggyday)

    [And Illegitimi Non Carborundum! – Ed.]

  37. totally off the thought pattern here but OMG it is Rocky feeling strong now!!!
    bops at desk to Rocky earworm.

  38. Very fascinating.

  39. Sacred Tirebiters
    Chant five, seven, five, throats joined
    in baroo haiku

    So is the Friday Haiku, like, over?

  40. This puppers looks remarkably like my “bosthuahua” mix! Chihuahua/terrier mixes are the most sacred, donchaknow.

  41. These are not the droids you’re looking for

  42. i agree: all those brave dogs and people too. tears me up just to think of it again. i wept for six months straight until someone told me that wasn’t normal. normal? well, it wasn’t. it grabbed my PTSD by the throat and wouldn’t let go. shrinks and shrinks and shrinks. okay now…
    no matter your politics, that was a sad sad day.

  43. okay:

    first things first: theresa, THAT KNOCKED ME OUT. cold. on de flo’. i love stuff like that.

    second things second: for our NOMTOM fan club, we should have a little party here, to honor his greatness.
    so we need volunteers for food, decorations, music, the cake, poems, the dancing girls, etc.

    i can do any of them, so will take whatever is left over…c’mon girlies!!!

  44. I heart the monk’s look of complete disdain in the second pic.

  45. Von Zeppelin says:

    Everybody say his own
    Kyrie eleison,
    Doin’ the Vatican Rag.

    [LOL, what’s this? A kuhai? 😉 – Ed.]

  46. I can totally hear this post said in my Mother’s voice. She’s a champyeeeeon pig latin speaker. It’s a wonder she hasn’t disowned me. Can’t seem to get the hang of it no matter how I try. I know it isn’t *that* hard but my brain refuses 2 wrap around it. But man, can my Mom give it a go. And she’s got my nieces spouting it like wildfire 2.

    Oh, and re: above puppers? SO SOFT-AY! Sorry.

  47. Ominous Latin Chanting! RUN AWAY! RUN AWAY!

    Teh awsome!

    (Brought to you by TV Tropes and the letter N)


    [DONA EIS REQUIEM… *thwack* – Ed.]

  48. @ wannadance: i think i can take care of decorations.

    how about

  49. I hope this order isn’t into smacking themselves in the forehead with boards. Poor little Brother Pup is smoosh-faced enough already.

  50. Hi… I was thinking you could post a tribute to those rescue dogs that came to help the victims and firefighters in NYC and Washington DC on September 11th 2001. That’d be great if you do such a post. Thnx

  51. Leslie (NTA) says:

    @ Caligirl:

    “Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww !!!
    ….ayi antway omsay !!!” “Eeeezplay?”

  52. @Wannadance, I must give credit where credit is due: It’s PDQ Bach.

  53. Leslie (NTA) says:

    And @ Noelegy:
    1) Are your toesies okay after the earlier …..Incident Under the Desk?
    2) Among the comments above, methinks, included someone who did the oblig. “MPython monks slappin’ selves w/ boards”. So ye’re among friends in that thought. But, you knew that, dincha?

  54. Leslie (NTA) says:

    @ Jessie:

    there are one or two Haiku, (is a simple rhyme, automatically a poem?)

    under the post about Mr. Turtle/Tortoise…..

  55. Doggy says:
    Introibo ad altare Dei.
    Ad deum qui laetificat juventutem meam.

  56. Leslie: My toes weren’t injured. It’s just that a peevish growling came from beneath the desk. And thanks. 🙂

  57. Leslie (NTA) says:

    @ Noelegy: good to know all (toes) are safe. 😉

  58. getting dramatican
    doing the vatican rag!

    step in line in that processional
    step into that small confessional
    there the guy who’s got religion’ll
    tell you if your sin’s original

    two four six eight
    time to transsubstantiate…

    tom lehrer
    also in the beat generation
    and a knock down, drag out funny guy….

  59. oops

    before ‘two four…
    should read:

    ‘drink that wine and chew that wafer
    two four six eight
    time to …etc.

  60. theresa…well, i love it and him, too. someone ‘borrowed my pdq’ never to be seen today.
    interesting factoid: today, went to my attorney’s office, met his wife. he said ‘you all have something in common….rocky horror picture show’ and this proper pageboy haird wifie lady and i launched into

    howjdo, i see you’ve met my favorite HANDYMAN (da da da da daaaaaaaaa dae)
    he’s just a little brought down becuase when you knocked, he thought you were….the CANDYMAN’

    it was a great moment.

  61. caligirl, PERFECTO. i know he will love them. and if he doesn’t we can squash them all over his manly body…ooooooooo…

  62. Stop! Stop! I’m choking here – so many wits who have their wits while they are witty. Okay, so I’m no good at this, but love the dog, the red hoodie. And, Teresa – you are a GENIUS!

  63. @loonie

    yay, the tribes are here!

    not in your catechism, boys and girls…

  64. must thank teho for fixing the link for me. *shakes head in shame*
    wannadance / leslie (NTA): so far all we have are decorashuns… who’s bringing the puddin?

    .. despite the rocky references, i still see a doggeh monk. “oooohhmmm”

  65. “Pie Jesu Dominaaaaay…” *whap!* “Dona eis requieeeem…” *whap!*
    (repeat ad infinitum)

  66. Hmm..rather than think of a monastery, the Eye of the Tiger kept repeating in my head when I saw this pic.

  67. so cute………

  68. This is just presh. As a humble offering to the Brotherhood, I present them with an animated gif:

  69. Nil desperandum caborundum

    Don’t let the bastards wear you down.

  70. Why yes I will steal this dog! So amazingly adorable! 😀

  71. Monica the Tiara Chick- ya beat me to it! *WhaCK* Niiiiiice.

    ‘m telling you, find a naked pug, just try.

    Too funny everybody, great thread!

  72. Cambridge_Rat_Mom says:

    @Von Zeppelin: Tom Lehrer, still alive, but not singing anymore. He doesn’t need to; his lyrics are absolutely timeless! “Doin’ the Vatincan Rag” BRILLIANT

  73. Cambridge_Rat_Mom says:

    “I am at one with this ridiculous hoodie you put on me.” ooo-ooom.

  74. @Woofysma, well thank you. I don’t consider myself a genius so much as a walking swamp of useless information.

  75. it’s Billy Mahoney from Flatliners! red hoodie, oooooohhhh!

  76. Zen and the art of tearing the tires off motorcycles

  77. @Meggy – nooooo!!! Not the Ducatty!!!

  78. Hey it’s Caturday. Ostpay omesay uckingfat atscay.

  79. hahahhahhahhah teresa!!! that just made my day!

  80. @Von Zeppelin ❤ the Tom Lehrer ref FTW. My daughter just got an assignment from her advanced science teacher to learn the elements song. She was totally floored when I could sing it to her. Sadly not as much as when I told her that he also wrote most of the Electric Company songs (Silent E et al.)

  81. Is it just me or is this dog the unibomber?

  82. Von Zeppelin says:

    mom2twinzz, Professor Lehrer also wrote the weekly song for the 1960s political satire show “That Was The Week That Was.” I remember bits and pieces of the Elements Song. My personal favorite, along with the Vatican Rag, was “Wehrner von Braun:”
    Don’t say that he’s hypocritical,
    Say rather that he’s apolitical.

    “Once the rockets are up, who cares where they come down?
    That’s not my department,” says Wernher von Braun.

    Some have harsh words for this man of renown,
    But some think our attitude
    Should be one of gratitude,
    Like the widows and cripples in old London town
    Who owe their large pensions to Wernher von Braun.

  83. “We’ve got the missle peace to determine.
    And one of the fingers on the button will be German.”
    –MLF Lullaby, Tom Lehrer

  84. “Et expecto dominos parcheesi ipso facto kemosabe nolo contendre inflagrante corpus delicti utecay overloadway alendarscay akemay eatgreay iftsgay…”

    Dude, your Spanish is terrible!

  85. Leslie (NTA) says:

    Most Unique Yet Intriguingly Correct Attribution of This Comment Thread
    (By My Opine, ennyhow ?)

    Brother Pug is actually the Unibomber

    Thanks to (brace yourselves, here) NTM NOR the Other Mike, but the Other, Other Mike (aka comment # 82 above) — guess that’s similar, to telling somebody who isn’t Highly Intellectual to use “Your OTHER right hand” ??? I always LOVE that joke …. So: Mike, my man (? I suppose you’re most likely to be a male human?)…ya might wanna slightly adapt your CO screenname or else we’ll have a Trinity of Mikes, to sort through?? jus’ a thought. Love your Unibomber connection.
    Peace out.

  86. Oh, we always got plenty o’ Mikes. We’re a 24/7 Open Mike Night round here.

  87. Oh great, now all ancient Roman peeps are going to be offended.

  88. nice looking puppy…

  89. S’up dog?