THIS JUST IN: a baby wombat in a box

That is all. You may return to your non-wombat-in-a-box-looking-duties now.


Joanna B. Could be worse. (Se7en alternative box ending video by Mr. Derek N.)



  1. Seriously? Are you trying to cause a riot? We’ve got no queue lines set up for the hordes of nose beepers that are gonna descend just to boopbeep this guy’s nose! OMG.
    And the ears? There’s gonna be a tussle betwixt the Nose Beepers and the Ear Kronchers 4 Sure!
    *starts running around in a panic*

  2. Resriechan says:

    Cute? Yes.

    Would this fuzzy guy/ gal, fit into the display, on the “Eyes in Both Directions” Department?

  3. I love his little hands and his smile!!

  4. Resriechan says:

    (now Metz, certainly Skippymom & QoD will sort us all out when they’re done in their Cubicles, for the day. Deeeeeeeeep breathing, now. Just for awhile. Think: oxygen, in; Carbon dioxide, out.)

    Did I get the Science correct on that? Or is it C02 in, oxygen OUT?????

    [If you’re a plant, sure 😉 – Ed.]

  5. ZOMGPONIEZ!! I had no idea a wombat could be so devastatingly cute! I NEED to play with those wee pawsies!

  6. Elisha B. says:

    Too cute, too cute, too cute!!!!! Thanks for ending my very long week with a happy smile 🙂

  7. skippymom says:

    Nose Beepers line up on the right; Ear Kronschers on the left. Approach the wombat alternately. Be nice, everyone will get a turn.

  8. Oh my goodness! It’s baby Digger*! (Who probably wouldn’t want to hear herself squeed over, but I will anyway 🙂

    * from

  9. skippymom says:

    Oh, and Metz gets to go first.

  10. Resriechan says:

    There, now Metz; see how quickly Skippymom comes around & how effectively, she herds cats? Izzzn’t that better, now, dear?

    (patting you on the head affectionately)

  11. His little eyes are looking in two different directions! Wake up little guy so you can get BEEPBEEPED!

    …TOO LATE! *BEEP!*

  12. Ohhh Squeee Beep Beep Boop !

    Can Cuteness get any Cuter?
    I think not.!

  13. Stunbunny says:

    Few words are as fun to say as Wombat. Maybe cumquat.

  14. **BOOP**

  15. *starts to calm down* Whew. Thanks guys. Wait! What if someone has dual Citizenship in Nose Beepers AND Ear Kronchers? (such as myself)
    *starts to hypervenihlate & forgets how to spell hypervenihlate.

  16. skippymom says:

    That is one of the sweetest-looking faces I have ever seen. I am absolutely in love with this animal.
    However, what I’ve just been reading about wombats suggests that they can do serious hurt to humans, and are not often successfully tamed. Wonder if maybe this fella was adopted as a baby or something?

  17. I prefer the Shatner Se7en ending.

  18. skippymom says:

    Metz, you can do both since you are at the front of the line. Everyone else will have to do one, then go to the back of the other line.

    P.S. What books did you get at the library yesterday?

  19. I love the hover text!

  20. kookienoonie says:

    I really hope my address and the correct postage can be found on the top of that box.

  21. *Thank you skippymom! What would I ever do without you? Beep boops & Kronches* Ahhh MUCH better. NEXT!

    *sad* I ended up having 2 work so couldn’t go, so my Mother in Law took them.
    And as usual, rather than what books did we end up with it should be what books *didn’t* we end up with. I’ve been blessed with two voracious readers. Sadly Runny Babbit was not among them as in the hustle and bustle of last minute changes I neglected to request it. But I’ve put it on my library request list for next time!
    Right now my daughter is reading a series about Warrior Cats, and my son is devouring a lot of stuff about knights and some Star Wars easy readers.

  22. Would that be a Wombox?

  23. Resriechan says:

    (so, Skippymom, you got this?
    WILL METZ SURVIVE THE — my personal favorite phrase du jour, here–
    “Wombat Trauma”??????)

  24. Resriechan says:

    By the way, I hereby bequeath the Wonderful Vocab Award to Stunbunny.

    You’re welcome.

  25. Rarely does a CO post make me exclaim outloud “*gasp* OMG!”. Inwardly, yes, often. But in my outloud voice? Rarely. Today is one of those days.

  26. OMG, LOVE that Se7en alternate ending!!

  27. oh. my. god. he. is. too. CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!! i may keel over ded. i think i weel. *plunk*

  28. Ahhhhhn, he’s adorabuhl! But crikey! The shipping and processing for wombats is astronomical!

  29. The Se7en video . . . oh. my. god. I’ve been laughing for 10 minutes.

  30. Juniper Jupiter says:

    Oh, holy crap! That is cute!

    This…this IS a sign of the apocalypse, isn’t it?

  31. STITCH!! (Disney moment over now)

    Is anyone thinking non-wombat-in-a-box-looking-duties are nowhere near as fun?

  32. InsertPithyNicknameHere says:

    Ooooo, my favorite Oceanic anipal… Sorry you lovers of koalas, kangaroos, and wallabys.
    *patiently waits in the line for ear kronchings*

  33. Where did you find my baby picture??? Did you call my mom?

  34. Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  35. Lol, OK, when I was 7, my 2nd grade teacher asked the class what kind of pet everybody would have if they could have one really unique animal. I wrote how I would have a wombat, and how he’d be my Attack Wombat because he’d bark (I assumed they barked- dogs bark- why not wombats?) and an intruder or kidnapper would be so stunned by him because they’ve never seen one, and that they’d be so amazed by his cuteness (he’d be trained to do tricks) that I’d be able to escape. Then the wombat would run away too and know just where to find me. The whole scenario seemed perfectly logical.

    I’m just glad other people think these critters are cute. 🙂

  36. It’s the Blue Mail Basket of Fabulousness™.

  37. MadMaximus says:

    Wombats are cuter than Koala’s, they should be Australia’s national symbol. 🙂

  38. That se7en ending ROCKS! I was *so* mad at the ending of the original, the person with me could have warned me & I’d’ve been fine, but no, ugh! This is muuuuuch better.

  39. Can’t you just imagine him saying: “How YOU doing?”
    lol sooooo cute

  40. Love the caption.

  41. Apparently, according to Dr Harry (an Australian TV Vet) these little guys make awesome pets and follow you around. How cute would it be to have him around the house! Awwwwwwwww

  42. After a perfect nose beep and a long wait in the ear-kroncher line for kronchings (both ears), I suddenly realized…This Baby May Indeed need BoxHAB!

  43. I want to hug her and squeeze her and call her Georgette.

    And I love the devil-may-care shoulder action…

  44. Oh, that face!! Just precious….!!

    beep beep on that nose too.

  45. OMG, OMG, OMG WOMBAT!!!!!!111111111!!!!!!1111 (jumping up and down, hyperventilating, sobbing hysterically)

  46. I just realized how much Serious Cat resembles a wombat.

    Mind = blown

    (link to a picture of Serious Cat for those unfamiliar- )

  47. MissKitty says:

    Well, great… now I need a baby wombat. I hope you are happy with yourself, CO.

    [Could be worse, you know. 😛 – Ed.]

  48. Queen of Dork says:

    His toes are all spread out! He’s smiling! *melt* *lining up to beep.*

  49. I just chuckled with pure, unadulterated glee when I saw this photo. CHUCKLED, I tell you!

  50. After all that breed-guessing, now I have to point out that this is a Common Wombat … go to to see a baby Hairy Nosed Wombat, plus see proof of the fun fact that “wombats often sleep on their backs with their feet in the air.” Seriously.

  51. Resriechan says:

    (Amused, then Bemused)

    (um, Theresa…R.U.O.K.????? Do you need an asthma inhaler or anything?)

  52. Queen of Dork says:

    Jakewords: Paws up = CUTE!

  53. Womlet, womlet, sittin’ in box —
    Thinks he’s gonna cover up his cute little ‘tocks.

    [The crowd goes wild…]

  54. oops… That shd be:

    Womlet, womlet, sittin’ in a box –
    Thinks he’s gonna cover up his cute little ‘tocks.

  55. Resriechan says:

    @ QoD:

    Since ye’re noticin’ toes, tonight ….didja check out the kitty luxuriantly steeeeeerrrrreeeeetttttcccccchhhhhiiiiiinnnnnngg, in the last 24 hours?
    Someone VERY Kleverly, put the comment “Jazz Paws!!” there recently ….

    I IMMED. thought of you (warm smile)

  56. Nothing can possibly be cuter than this little guy – pointy ears, smiley little mouth, BEEPable nose, and that look on his face that says “Pick me up and I will love you!”

    This killed me totally ded.

  57. Queen of Dork says:

    Resriechan: Yup. I seent that one. And I looovveed the “JAZZ PAWS!” I had a jazz teacher when I was a teen who would actually incorporate and say, JAZZ HANDS! in almost every routine. 🙂

  58. Julia Gioduardi says:

    Wombat, yes. Still not as cute as Capys, tho…

  59. The cutest anipal in ze world.

  60. Peanuts mama says:

    *Tries to cut in the nose beeping line*. I CAN’T WAIT ANY LONGER!!!!


    AAAH Much better.

  61. The Other Bryn says:

    But…I have no other duties! Other than looking-at-a-wombat-in-a-box duties.

    I am kind of a specialist.

    (PS I noticed there was already a Bryn here. That doesn’t happen too often! )

  62. AuntieMame says:

    Well, my non-wombat-in-a-box day kinda sucked. But it’s over now. Whee!

  63. Resriechan says:

    @ QoD:

    Well, presumably, that teacher has — by now, one hopes — outgrown her/ his(?) reliance on “Jazz Hands!” . At least, in a class with impressionable & skeptical students.

  64. Queen of Dork says:

    Weelllll, Resriechan. There’s a whole book of story about THAT jazz hands teacher. (all good. strange, but good. I will tell it to you some day as a nighty, nighty story). btw, her.

  65. Resriechan says:

    @ QoD:
    Wow. Jest wun qweshtyun, ma’am: does the story involve (dun dun dun)
    a SERIAL KILLER, around the CORNER????????

    (hope not….Mommmeeeeeeeee I’m skeeeeeeeeered……)

    (Considers making the associated joke about the Cereal Killer. Decides not to.
    THIS time.)

  66. Queen of Dork says:

    AuntieMame: My non-wombat-in-a-box day sucked as well. It was as if…at work…

    Time. stooooooddd. stiiiiiilllllll.

    The last hour lasted for five hours.

    Buy as you said, It’s over now! Wheeeeeeee!

  67. Queen of Dork says:

    Resriechan: No cereal and milk killers. Perhaps a werewolf.

  68. Resriechan says:

    (that’s a relief; I’ll sleep w/o nightmares tonight)

  69. While this wee one is cute as can be, wombats can indeed be dangerous. For example, this poor fellow didn’t know what hit him:


  71. I simply MUST have heem!! LOOK at that WOMBAT SMILE ACTION!!!! not to mention, I wanna beep that nose STAT.

  72. Yay! Moar wombats, please!

  73. skippymom, this one is a baby–they’re not aggressive as babies (although they are destructive), and he’s probably at a rescue. They release them into the wild when they become aggressive as teenagers.

  74. victoreia says:

    Teenagers are always aggressive…..

    (And, yes, I do indeed hear Joey Tribiani’s voice saying “How you doin’?”)

  75. Michael Claymore says:

    Antoyal, i suspect the wombat was taking revenge for what New Zealanders do to sheep!

  76. eternalcanadian says:

    awwww, a wombox! so cute! 😀

  77. Cute, but be warned! Wombats are notoriously ill-tempered.

  78. Oh, please don’t make me go back to my non-looking-at-wombat-duties! Please don’t make me 😀

  79. If I get in line with the beepers there’s a good chance I’ll never make it to the ear kronschers’ line because I’ll be ded. And then chaos will ensue (unless y’all just step over me, you ruthless bunch of beepers!). 😯

    That wombat smile is now etched on my heart. ❤

  80. Queen of Dork says:

    *wakes Rachael up from the ded after beeping and leads her gently but firmly over to the kroncher line*

  81. Hooo the little cute “smile” !!! I don’t care if they can be grumpy, I like grumpy!

  82. Oh my GAWD. I cannot possibly go on.

  83. @Resriechan and all, you might or might not be interested to know that the poet/painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti was a great admirer of wombats. He owned a couple (not for very long, unfortunately), and wrote of them, “The Wombat is a Joy, a Triumph, a Delight, a Madness!”

  84. Queen of Dork says:

    Theresa: You HAVE gleaned alot of information! 🙂 Quite cool!

  85. Wombats can make great pets. I’ve known someone that owned a rescue one she had raised. Unfortunately grown up wombats tend to talk to each other by biting each other well padded butts which can cause damage to your tootsies when they try to say Hi to you so you have to wear thick leather boots around them. Also you can say goodbye to your backyard as they love to dig. Oh and they are like wind up toys when they want to go someplace they just head in a direction and try to push everything out of their way, even you if you are in the way and they are very strong.

    Still a small price to pay for such cuteness if you as me as a sleeping wombat may be the cutest thing ever.

  86. Resriechan says:

    Wow. You DO indeed possess a fount o’ fascinatin’ !!! Followup Questions: is that 3-named Dante, the guy to whom we Lit. types, refer, AS “Dante” (the levels of H****, etc)? Or is that just an annoying coinkidink, that there might be more than one scribe w/ the name Dante?

    I have found myself returning every couple of hours here to l’Enfant Wombat. He/she is fast encroaching, on my passion fur kittykats. I think it is (as I mentioned in a much earlier spot above) his not-engaged pair of eyes & the smile that someone pointed out ….& most primarily, the person above who commented on the joy of the vocabulary words “wombat” & “kumquat”. Vocabulary intrigue + Cute = pretty darn irresistible.

    (but, yes, in response to several “pointer-outers” — as Meg would call them — it IS imprinted on my brain that Wombats be not always of a sunny disposition…)

  87. Resriechan says:

    (that should have said @ Theresa)

  88. Resriechan says:

    And @ Nucleus: I deeply concur.

  89. The wombat is my favorite critter in the whole wide world! And THIS wombat? SOOOOO CUTE!


  91. doomchild says:

    For meh? Aaaw, that’s too moishe, but thaaaanks!
    I think it needs a pal.. pleez to bring me anutter?

  92. Thank you, Q of D. I really thought I was a goner, without ever having kronsched those delicate earages.

  93. HAHAHAHA. I so wish Seven ended this way.

  94. @Resriechan:
    Dante Alighieri, author of The Divine Comedy, La Vita Nuova, etc.
    b. Florence 1265 d.1321

    Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English artist and poet
    b. London 1828 d. 1882

    One was named after the other. Guess which one!

  95. Resriechan says:

    @ Theresa:
    (whew. THAT satisfies my Librariologist “is my source for this information reliable & substantiated?” mind. THANK YOU !!!& as earlier, both QoD & I remain your humble students of wonder, at the breadth & scope of yer inteeelekt.)

    (your 4-year old self is also a source of wonderment & affection !!!)

  96. Resriechan says:

    (oh — wait — I didn’t complete the assignment. And we have seen how VZ responds, when I was unable to immediately complete an assignment. Okay:

    Rosetti (b. 1828) was named, AFTER Alighieri (d. 1321)???

    Do I win a CO Calendar? I’d like a Pageaday, please, Vanna !!!!

  97. Queen of Dork says:

    Ummmmm. Theresa. Resrie. Huh? We’re all not as breeeellliant as you lovely women. 🙂

    Do I win the calendar?

  98. Queen of Dork says:

    Theresa: Love the four year old thing.

    Brocoliiiiiiii (and so on).

  99. Resriechan says:

    @ QoD: Well ye’re wrong, ‘cuz ye ARE SO briiiiillllliiiiaaaanntteeeee !!! So THERE!!

    And — under the Guess/ Breed comments, AFTER I spent awhile groovin’ on Theo’s “Humpty” groove….I’ve requested to VZ et al, that since they answered the Contest Question, but claim that the critter there isn’t an otter….we should realign our Revolution to demand that you be awarded a second, Honorary Calendar. Haven’t yet zipped over, to see the outcome of the voting of the Proletariat/aka Revolution /Union Members. Since it isn’t a Monarchy, there. sorry ’bout the non-Monarchy aspect.
    Aaaaaand here I go, loopty-loo (song lyric, peeps, not just silliness, there)

    (back to the Breed Comments stream, to see the results of the vote) !!

  100. *plink plink* awww <—- kronsche kronsche kees kees

    of course he must be a digger, look at them claws!

    Rosetti had wombats?! How odd! Who knew?? (besides Teresa)

    Runny Babbit, sounds like an unfortunate digestive failure for that poor guy.

    Did they remove the controversial kangaroo sultan?

  101. @Resrie, PS: There’s one more Dante, of note, my ridiculous cat, of course. :mrgreen:

  102. WOMBAT!!! I just came back a few days ago from Australia saying the wombat is my new favorite animal and now here it is on C.O!! I love them, we went to a wildlife park and my fiance had to practically tear me away from them. To bad they bite I wanted to pet them so badly but wanted to come back home with all my fingers 🙂

  103. Resriechan says:

    @ Theresa: well, the obvy followup question, would be: is that Dante as brilliant, as his biped forbears????? Hope so, but since ’tis a Feline Quadrupe, he has Cuteness that outranks Brilliance anyhow …….

  104. It’s a WOMBABY!

  105. Resriechan says:

    (Theresa — if ever ye’re so motivated, leave me a line or two that specifies CuteOverload, at my Myspace thinggie. My screenname there is carrington & the background is rather a green almost-paisley design..)

    (no pressures/ no worries; just if you feel you’d enjoy to do so)

  106. @Re: Dante the cat. Well, like his namesakes, he’s good at what he does. But what he does is “being a goofball.”

  107. Queen of Dork says:

    Theresa: My cat is outside being, (as my daughter would say) stupa.

  108. I have always said this place needs more wombats. Thank you CO!

  109. Please tell me where you got your wombat!!!
    I’ve always wanted one. Too Cute!!!

  110. Hey is stupa like super + stupid? Or is it STUPEFIED? Anyway, good word, young Dorkling!

  111. Resriechan says:

    I would like to take this opportunity, to hereby declare my shift of Political Affiliation to The Wombat Party. Any other applicants, out there?