Whether You’re a Brother, or Whether You’re a Mother, I Guess Everyone’s a Bee Gees Fan


Let’s hope he’s not singing it to his mom, Brinke G.



  1. That is one happy dude

  2. The caption fits the picture perfectly! Hahaha

  3. MamaDawn in Tulsa says:

    When my kids were younger, they swore the song was “bald headed woman… bald headed woman for me……”

  4. 260Oakley says:

    Hmm, I think otters are more into Blue Oyster Cult. Hope no one tells this guy to clam up.

  5. How very cute! Eheheh

  6. Really? Bee Gees? You don’t think it’s Bohemian Rhapsody, or Don’t Stop Believin’???

  7. He buys all his music on iTuna.

  8. *boop*

  9. Yeah! He tewtally looks like Maurice Gibb! For thems of you as doesn’t remember:

  10. It looks like there is a baby otter there too….

  11. I started a joke, but no one else heard it.

  12. @260O: More cowrie!!

  13. I was thinking “And IIIIIIIIeeeeeeeeIIIIIIIIIIIeIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII will always love yooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!”

  14. You get my vote!

  15. He just got the joke that ended…”and that’s why the elephant wore a tutu!”

    btw….Number 5…is….ALIVE!

  16. I see kelp of green, wet noses, too
    I see ’em clams, for me and you
    And I think to myseeeeeeelllf
    What a wonderful suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurf

  17. Being of a classical bent I see it as La donna mobile

  18. Flippingmoo says:

    I’m stuck with the Bee Gees, they always bright up your day. “Staying Aliiiiiiii-iiiiiiiiiiiii-iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii-iiiive. OH!!!!”

  19. 260Oakley says:

    Sung by Pavarotteri?

  20. *clapclapclapclapclappittyclap* 😀

  21. bookmonstercats says:

    He can serenade me with the Bee Gees (always liked ’em) or Verdi any day of the week, but he’d better keep those teefies away from me – they scary!!!

  22. Maybe otter can explain what “The New York Times’ effect on man” means…..

  23. Retired Hippie says:


  24. Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk,
    I’m a cute otter, no time to talk.
    Music loud and fish guts warm.
    I’ve been so cute since I was born.
    And now it’s all right, it’s O.K.
    And you may look the other way.
    We can try to understand
    The Cute Overload effect on man.
    Whether you’re a otter
    Or on a teeter-totter*
    You’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.

    *sorry…I couldn’t think of a proper rhyme for “otter”

  25. Ken Lee, definitely Ken Lee http://youtu.be/_RgL2MKfWTo

  26. Yep, I was thinking “Ken Lee.” But with the head tilt to the shoulder, I really think he looks like Cartman.

  27. O mah gahd, u killed Kenny! 😯

    😳 Or are you talking about a different Cartman?

  28. Heehee and furthermore *snerk* , I totaly agree… more cowrie shell!

  29. bob drummond says:

    This guy,the sea otter, looks like he’s listenig to an I-pod or something like that.
    I saw another picture of a sea otter and I swear that he looked like he’s listening
    to someone on a cellphone and he was congragulating someone one the other
    end. Very amusing.

  30. warrior rabbit says:

    Ahhhh! Groan. 😉

  31. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    @ (?) Theresa … were you Whitney Houston, Dolly Parton or Celine Dion, in another life?

    (for those who think that Whitney invented pop music; that song actually was written by — believe it or not — Willie Nelson and had its earliest -?- success, EARLY in Dolly Parton’s career — BEFORE
    she had Dollywood built ….)

  32. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    cha CHING!!!!!

  33. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    Early Brotherz Gibb!!!

  34. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    ….but Paul (McC) is (not) ded.

  35. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    300% YAY

  36. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    I’m w/ ya there Saffron. While melodic, that *is* a puzzling bit ‘o’ lyric…

    yet not quite so much as “Sh’boom, sh’boom,
    ya da da da da da da da da …..”

  37. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    wirks fer ME!!! 🙂

  38. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    particularly enjoyed the “clappity” in the midst of the otherz!! 🙂

  39. Speaking of Dolly Parton – maybe “Islands in the Stream” would be more appropriate…

  40. Hon Glad, did you know that the great Pavarotti was enthusiastic about elephants?
    See here:

  41. I particularly like the elephants ear line… (e di pensier)

  42. Theresa – Snap or you owe me a coke as you peeps say. I was trying to type the glissando or run or what ever its called and gave up.

  43. Could there be more than one Cartman?

  44. Kristabelle says:

    Is that a John Denver reference in the hover-text????? That’s my favorite Christmas album, hands down!

  45. Alice – Excelente, bravah bravah. Throws bouquet but O NO makes suicidal dive and grabs it.

  46. 😆 I figured that with my limited knowledge of music history (both recent and not-so-recent), I was missing something.

  47. Wunerful Wunerful.


  48. Ohhh Dis is de most awesomest.. Well Done My Dear, WELL DONE!

  49. Ohhh Careful you will start one of those mystery controversies .. you know aliens… time travelers….Otters from the future.. with their extra galactical cell phones.

  50. I concur–I can actually hear the high-pitched voice coming out of this little fellow.

    And, beee-eee-eee-pppp on the nose.

  51. MamaDawn, then you might enjoy reading this:

    You could skip the main article and go to the comments! Funny, funny, funny.

  52. OKAY, I DON’T ALWAYS READ ALL THE COMMENTS!!!! Sure glad i did this time they were GREAT, VERY FUN, AND FUNNY. The original was dead on also. Thanks for a great way to begin my day!!!

  53. I think it’s Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas.

    My #2 favorite Christmas special, just behind Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol.

  54. Brianfowler713 says:

    And all this time I thought they were singing about the New York Times and “Ed McMahon”.

  55. Well my cousin’s girlfriend’s brother’s ex-wife was abducted by a time-travelling otter carrying a cell phone and congratulating his time-travelling otter buddies on the peeps they had abducted. 😛

  56. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!!! says:

    aw, JEEZ. a gal can’t have NO fun ’round heah.

    (tosses bouquet onstage)

  57. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!!! says:

    izzat so?

    I thought she had amnesia!! 😉

  58. StormCat42 says:

    Ahhhh Oakley, I’ve missed reading your comments!! You are just TOO much!

  59. savvy geek says:

    I thought so, too! 🙂

  60. StormCat42 says:

    *looks frantically* Where? *pout* I don’t see the babeh!!

  61. StormCat42 says:

    OMG, that song makes me cry!! Anyone remember seeing it in “Good morning Vietnam”? *sniff*

  62. She was hypnotized and was able to remember. Didn’tja see “The Fourth Kind”? That movie was all about her. Girl Scouts honor.


    (Does that look even remotely like the Girl Scouts’ three-finger solute thingy?)

  63. And those owls that were telling lame jokes a few posts down? Yeah, THOSE ARE THE OWLS YOU SEE IN YOUR SLEEP WHEN THEY COME TO GET YOU. 😯

  64. Ah, I’ve had my 260oak fix for the day.

  65. arrr arrr

  66. LOL you are too funny!

  67. To be honest, I thought he was laughing at the knock knock jokes from yesterday. Some of those were too funny…some of them were otterly hilarious.

  68. Mary (the first) says:

    Love all the songs y’all are singing but when I first saw this guy, the name that popped into my head was David Crosby. Maybe it’s the mustachio.. or something….

  69. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!!! says:


  70. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!!! says:

    abso RUTE ree!!!

  71. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!!! says:

    yeh, David ROCKS his ‘stache, don’t he?? 😉

  72. I think he looks like the late great Robert B. Parker.

  73. ….who, of course, was not a pop singer, and anyway I just thought that, never mind. (tiptoes away quietly)

  74. It looks like the baby otter is whispering in mom’s ear… you can see a little nose on the left, and the mom/dad otter looks like s/he is laughing at whatever the bebe is saying…

  75. “Help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered.”

    Wait, I thought he was still alive. 😕

  76. He looks so happy!

  77. skippymom says:

    Sad to say, he died in January.
    What’s this about spaying and neutering? (I mean, of course I agree, but is there a connection with Mr. Parker that I don’t know about?)

  78. D’oh! You said Parker, not Barker! I thought you were talking about Bob Barker, but I couldn’t figure out why! 😳

  79. skippymom says:

    brinnann, you should maybe get your hearing checked. I said PARKER ! With a PEE! PEE, not BEE!

  80. skippymom says:

    Or maybe I was mumbling. I do that.

  81. I think he or she looks like one of those people who cover up one ear so they can hear themselves when they sing harmony. Or sing the national anthem in an echoey stadium. Like.

  82. Or maybe it’s because I’m half asleep, ready to nod off at my desk.

  83. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    (looks frantically to both the Left and to the Right)

    WHERE? WHERE”s Bea?????


  84. Don’t worry, Waffles caught it.

  85. Ahh… Proof that sea otters are time travelers!

    I’ve shown this to hundreds of people and they all agree.

    Do you see that cell phone he’s holding?

    I knew it!



  86. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    (not saying this out loud but

    nope, di-unt see the Fourth Kind)

    Out of Reach of
    Nearly ALL clevaire Pop References

  87. “Blame it all…on the nights on Broadway…”

  88. ♪♫ Blame it on the rain, yeah, yeah… ♫♪

  89. Gracie's Mom says:

    You are totally right! I thought that was his arm, or maybe I should say her arm, but it’s not!

  90. @pyrit that’s a very funny read, thank you! although reading that someone could actually confuse raymond chandler with raymond carver, how gauche! i mean, really. i much prefer the level of sophistication right here, thank you.

  91. True….he IS the walrus, right? 😉

  92. victoreia says:

    Are you sure it wasn’t “My heart will go ooonnnnnnnnnnn an-nd oooooooonnnnnnnnnnnn”?

  93. dawnkeyotie says:

    *snicker* Lost film footage from the 1830s!

  94. “Snap”? “You owe me a coke”? We are really twelve, aren’t we. 😆

    Oddly enough, in September, at one point in Cosi fan tutte, the two girls sang something together, stopped and yelled “Jinx!” then giggled. It seemed to go along with all the cell-phones, high-fives, hair-flipping, and eating and drinking that was going on. 😉

  95. Queen of Dork says:

    Wow! “Whether you’re a otter or on a teeter-totter!” (?!) That’s my new favorite thing to say! 🙂 I LOVE that!

  96. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    izzat, at all related, to “More cowbell”????

  97. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    koo koo ka-choo!!!

  98. thank you jenjen, I knew he actually resembled on of them, but was never a big enough BeeGee’s fan to tell them apart 😳

  99. He has a happy. Must have just found a salmon.

  100. Yay, I’m glad you liked it!
    Oh yes, CO peeps are nothing if not sophisticated! hoo ra

  101. So time-traveling kidnapping otters have some kind of quota to fill?

  102. I was heartbroken when I heard that sight-impaired people were protesting Mr. Magoo. It’s not making fun of sight-impaired people, it’s making fun of silly, stubborn people in denial!

    I love Mr Magoo, especially when he thinks he went to college with a giant bear. :mrgreen:

  103. Queen of Dork says:

    uh-oh. *hides under bed with teddy bears*

  104. Theresa – Snap as in the card game.
    The Cossi fan Tutte to which you allude, is this one of those smart arse director versions you’ve seen recently. I saw Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet last Friday, a traditional staging. Romeo was …to me… a wonderful new Tenor Piotr ???? a Polish born tenor who has already gone down a storm at the Met.

  105. I luv da Beatles’ riff, but what I really was remembering was the movie Short Circuit…..not only da part where he says he’s alive, but where he and Ally Sheedy are dancing & he sings the BeeGees song to her. 🙂

  106. *passes a kleenex*
    Oh man, do I EVER!

  107. Yep. Then they have a date with Arthur Dent at The Resturant at the end of the Universe. Or so I hear. 😉
    The otters, not the teddy bears. Unless of course the otters have their OWN teddy bears. Being time-traveling kidnapping otters, they could, prolly original Steiffs or somethin’.

  108. Waffles caught Aunt Bea? Who will give Opie his milk & cookies!?!?!? Ize gotta know! 😉

  109. These phones, d’ya they look like clamshells? Kinda like the razor from the Flintstones w/a bee inside?

  110. Queen of Dork says:

    Sorry. I tried to go on Cute Talk to say this but I can’t get on there. (I can’t see and type in the squiggly things). Tomorrow, I take my sweetie-pie cat to the vet to see if he can be treated or not. I saved money for his health care. I hope and pray for the best. 😦

  111. Queenie, Sam Kitty is unwell? Oh no! We send him giant, loving purrs.

  112. Queen of Dork says:

    Thanks, Theresa!

  113. Sharpy I thought of one that mixes me up every time.
    Howard Hughes and Hugh Hefner. Fun!

  114. singing in the bathtub la la la singing in the bath tub la la la la la

  115. Mr. Magoo is the definitive Scrooge for me – he had the PERFECT Scrooge voice. And when he sings “I’m All Alone in the World” (the duet with young Scrooge) I choke up every time.