From the Diary of TKX-36729

Day 45: My unit has been transferred from the ice planet Hoth to the cut-pile carpeting planet Blayvin, in a vain attempt to locate a Rebel stronghold. Alas, after many fruitless weeks of searching, I fear I must return to Lord Vader empty-handed. Also, RQG-49910 was eaten by a giant space kitten, which really sucked.

Photo by Flickr user Piutus.



  1. kibblenibble says:

    Fierce space kitteh is…fierce!

  2. In my universe/dimension/timezone, the red-shirt gets it.

  3. Theresa says:

    The cut-pile planet Blayvin is ruled by the war lord Jer ELoowis, is it not?

  4. it’s scarier being a siamese.

  5. flutterby says:

    RQG-49910 gets acquainted with The Farce!

  6. :Try shooting it. Oh wait, can you guys hit the bright side of a barn?

  7. I have never figured out how to send a pic or video to this site, but I ran into this adorable interspecies snorgling video on YouTube, and it blew me away. The dove is bowing, head cuddling, and cooing to wake up a sleeping cat (obviously they are friends). The cat doesn’t want to wake up, so he gently grabs the dove and mouths him a bit, but the dove keeps trying to get the cat to respond:

  8. LOL! A Star Wars and Lego reference all in one! 😀

  9. RQG-49910: Tell my father how I died!

    TKX-36729: Don’t worry, RQG-49910, I shall tell him you died gloriously for the Empire.

    RQG-49910: Thanks. You know, he always was telling me that I never would amount to s**t. Guess this will show him.

  10. wuyizidi says:

    All together now: “It’s a trap!”

  11. Made me LOL for a very long time

  12. Starfish says:

    Clearly, kitteh has fallen to the Dark Side of The Cute.

    Also, *puts on nerdy glasses* those are totally Clone Troopers from the prequels.

  13. PorkRoll says:

    Kitty looks rather Rancor-ous.

  14. RosieLB says:

    Love EEEEET! It made me snickersnort.

  15. SheepishKitty says:

    I want an alarm clock like that!

  16. SheepishKitty says:

    is that bird…laughing?!

  17. I think the bird is just trying to get the cat off the newspaper so he can read it.

  18. That is one mellow cat! The dove has a great evil chuckle.

  19. scooterb62 says:

    “Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?”

  20. mamabear says:

    The force is strong with this one.

  21. jlamusings says:

    “Only because a giant space kitten ate my legs!”

  22. Wait, my comment. That wasn’t a lego reference, but leggo of my teammate you big feline.

  23. mamabear says:

    OK, someone needs to give this video it’s own post!!!

    Also, I need to ask this to my fellow COer’s:

    How many views is OK? What is the limit? I have watched this dove -n- cat video 4 times in a row (5, if you count having made the family come watch). Isn’t that a bit obsessive?! I think I might need an intervention or something, or to be patted on the head and told that I am perfectly within the normal parameters -at least in CO world!

    Ok, ok…I’m going to post this and watch it JUST ONCE MORE and I’m done. What are you all looking at?!! I can quit whenever I like! It’s not an addiction! YOU’RE the one with a problem. Me? I’m just fine with my dove -n- cat video!

    *hands and head tremble a bit*

  24. lucy's mommeh says:

    I have owned a ringnecked dove. Yes, they do “laugh”. As amusing as it sounds, after hours you may start referring to it as a wring neck dove. Anyhoos. That is a boy dove and it’s behaving like the kitteh is it’s girlfriend!

  25. Ali-Baba says:

    That’s ok MB, there’s now a wing at box-hab for people in your situation… Complete with monitors playing nothing but videos of nuns bowling while the elevator music version of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” plays in the background. 😉

  26. Queen of Dork says:

    Well. Currently, my cat is totally freaking out. I think he’s high or something. Really, he seems to have lost his mind and thinks that everything in the house needs to be attacked. Including my hair and my feet.

  27. kibblenibble says:

    It’s okay, some videos require repeat viewings to eke out every last drop of Qte. My personal downfalls include Kitty plays invisible harp and Whack-a Kitty. 🙂

  28. Of course it is. LOL!

  29. Ha.

  30. This is not the carpeting you’re looking for.

  31. Queen of Dork says:

    And also, his own tail seems to be something that he feels needs to die.

  32. I have no idea what you’re talking about :-~ (hides belly-flopping corgi double-digit viewing counter)

  33. Mary (the first) says:

    Very cute! And evil laughing birdie…

  34. Theresa says:

    Truly a scene right out of “A Clockwork Orange.”

  35. Theresa says:

    Well those tails are always getting ideas.

  36. Michael says:

    NTMTOM made me laugh with the original narration (“Oh, by the way, almost forgot to mention it, my partner was EATEN”) and then the comments are even funnier. A well done to all.

  37. Giant space kitten’s face is hilarious.

  38. kibblenibble says:

    Oooooh! I love that one too! 🙂

  39. Kitty. Watch out for Darth Vader…

  40. I’d be looking up recipes for roasted squab at this point! Ok, I wouldn’t but I don’t do alarm clocks.

  41. Maybe he got a batch of bad ‘nip. You gotta have a reliable dealer. I’m just saying.

  42. bob drummond says:

    I just luv anything STAR WARS.Also the fact that this feline is attacking lego Stormies is hilarious, but what the heck, this is Cute Overflow and anything is possible-NYUK NYUK, NYUK!

  43. bob drummond says:

    Oh, and another thing- that video of the moerning dove alarm clock was very funny 2 !

  44. bob drummond says:


  45. Fird Birfle says:


  46. Fird Birfle says:

    Hey, Mike, anybody ever told you,
    that you have some fairly adequate writing skillz????

    *fills out nomination forms for Cuteness Pulitzer Prize for NTM*

  47. Fird Birfle says:

    One Of The Most Adorable Vids of All Time.
    Congrats, tblue!!!

  48. Fird Birfle says:

    Gigi, you are phenomenally cool.

  49. Ipomen Scarlet says:

    That? Is Gorgeous! Thank you for posting it!

    Firstly, birdy doesn’t seem to understand that in the natural order of things, he is lunch.

    Secondly, that puss is so so cute for not eating that bird.

    I would have.

    Thirdly, I love how the puss is lying on the paper.

    Our sainted but late Winnie the Puss, of blessed memory, enjoyed sitting on paper. He preferred the feeling of white A4 paper specifically.

    Winnie the Puss used to leave bottom circles on those papers. Mum went through a lot of printer paper back then.

  50. Saffron says:

    Daisy does that sometimes…I know it is a really bad trip when she starts playing my Hendrix LPs using her claw as the phonograph needle.

  51. I kind of liked the carpet/sux (like an electrolux) word play.

  52. bargles says:

    That space kitten is nothing but a stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder!

  53. That was just great – thanks for the laugh! 🙂

  54. Kitty eats my LEGO.

    Kitty goes in garbage truck.

    LEGO is sacred ❤

  55. I’m surprised that no one’s commented on the size of that thing!

  56. Fird Birfle says:

    @ Saffron: BWA ha & also, ha!!! 🙂
    one of the funniest “visuals” that I’ve *read* on CO.
    Also relevant: did you see two recent CO posts which are tangential here? Kitteh dee-jaying on a vinyl turntable; and also Beatnik Kitteh (not the actual headline on the post, but you’ll recognize it when you find it), for whom the storyline was about him trying to “school” a cd-salesman, about hip Beat vinyl recordings ….he has a cool beret or knit cap of some type on his head and I’m pretty sure a pair of standard-issue Nerdy Spectacles.

    Both within the past 7 days of posts; if you didn’t see them already …. Enjoy

    *hands Saffron today’s Hippie Music Reference Award*

  57. Some of yer best, NOMTOM.

    /Wayne’s World bow/ We’re not worthy!

  58. Saffron says:

    ❤ Fird Birfle

    …then my other cat composed his new beatnik poem "Meow!"
    Here is an excerpt…

    I saw the best noms of my generation destroyed by fillers, powdered cellulose,
    dragging themselves through my kibble bowl at dawn when I am looking for a tasty snack,
    Chowder-headed hoomins manufacturing this newfangled chemical connection
    to the floofy dynamo in that is the hungry kitteh at the end of the night,
    who mysteriously and fuzzy-wuzzily and golden-eyed and high barfed
    up the non-nom noms in the supernatural darkness of
    cold-water flats floating right where the hoomin would step in it…

  59. ashagato says:

    yes! i LOLed at the caption and the HT 😉 well-done nomtom!

  60. ashagato says:

    dying laughing!

  61. ashagato says:

    it’s my theory that mike’s a famous television writer that just happens to love cute little animals on the side…

  62. flutterby says:

    NTMTOM = *schwingggg* !!

  63. Noelegy says:

    This made me snerk aloud.

  64. Noelegy says:

    When Philo gets bored, he lies in the floor and kicks himself in the chin.

  65. Noelegy says:

    Uh, please don’t even joke about putting kittens in garbage trucks, okthxbai.

  66. Vanilla says:


  67. bookmonstercats says:

    I tried the famous writer schtick on him a while ago, but he strenuously denied it. Said he was just a blogger. Blogger my a*se!

    (You have to be a fan of the Royle Family to get that one)

  68. I was thinking the chabaca sound…aaawwwaaaa? sp

  69. And my son has a lego head that would fit perfect! The red shirt runs away with terror face. Retreat!!!

  70. For survival he should have been trained to snap it off you can get another one…where are the skills?

  71. Fird Birfle says:

    wow man, that seems
    to like, so totally resonate,
    WHO YOU ARE in the Universe, man….!!!!!

    also: “fuzzy-wuzzily” = 🙂

  72. But the kitty LOVES it in there

  73. I just wish I knew how to send an image or video to CO. I used to find a link for it on the front page, but I don’t see one now. Nevertheless, even when the link was there, I couldn’t make the “send” work when I tried to send something to CO.

  74. Cooing. I think the bowing, head-butting, and cooing are probably “cuddling” behaviors.

  75. ashagato says:

    you rock saffron! i howl in your general direction….

  76. ashagato says:

    love ’em my a*se!

  77. Who goes on to have one of the best careers EVER. And all the females fall in love with him.

  78. You set that up! ha

  79. luvstehQte says:

    i see what you did there… *eyes pork roll appreciatively*

  80. ashagato says:

    i do that too!

  81. Thats star power!

  82. Fird Birfle says:

    WOT THA *******?????

    Please, to post pix of said events. STAT.

  83. Fird Birfle says:

    oh — well — if you’ll excuse my pulling out my OWN Nerdy Spectacles and trying to be Little Miss Helpful —
    There are kinda two paths to that destiny.
    1: up at the very top of every CO screen you load up, is a little area which says “submeeshons”. That’s Meg-speak and when you click there, an email form to copy / paste an item and also write some description, will load onto your screen. However I find that some computers will see that form, let you fill it out but then my computer doesn’t know how to function with that email form.

    2: You can also open up that tab, CUT & PASTE the correct address for submissions (separate from other divisions of the CO Gub’ment) and just use an email form of your own personal email system ….

    If it’s of any consolation to you, my Personal Motto when attempting NOT to apply a sledgehammer to all computers in sight, is:

    “Computers are NOT nice people.”

    Kudos on the **CHARMING* dove & kitteh item above.

    *Best ‘o luck*

  84. Noelegy says:

    I will try to capture the phenomenon. Philo can be a bit “special” sometimes and will demonstrate this quality quite willingly.

  85. Noelegy says:

    Well, then. Carry on. 🙂

  86. Noelegy says:

    The kitten does seem large, or the LEGOs small.

  87. “Also, RQG-49910 was eaten by a giant space kitten, which really sucked.” Best line ever! Or, you know, one of them!

  88. bob drummond says:

    Hey, lego of my lego ! How about this one ?

  89. 😆 The things kitties will play with 😆

  90. There is a killer kitten on the loose!