Tick-Tock, ‘Tocktober’s Done…

… we know by the setting of the sun.
But there’s time for one more ‘tock, we see,
As snapped by Terry in D.C.

We thank all sender-inning folks
For giving us the butts of jokes.
But one month’s far too much confinement
So send more ‘tocks; that’s your assignment.

Mooning Lincoln? That's just WRONG, man.



  1. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    Bye, Tocktober!

  2. Cute duck butt!

  3. Now for no shave november!

  4. It’s the Washington Moonument.

  5. Hello, Nose-vember!!

  6. When I go for my run by the river in the morning, a family of mallards are usually feeding. I crack up – or is that quack up? – every time they moon me en masse.

    The geese are another story.

  7. Fird Birfle says:

    ya can’t MOON Honest ABE !!!!!

    Horrified & Indignant

    (*but giggly*)

  8. Guinea Peeg Lover says:


  9. Guinea Peeg Lover says:

    In the mod lounge for typing a single WORD?
    What’d I say that time?

  10. ***Offers Guinea Peeg Lover the tray of almond biscotti***

  11. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    It seems to be arbitrary. I haven’t figured it out yet. 😉

  12. You’ve angered the evil ducktator!

  13. Mary (the first) says:

    Sometimes I think it’s when you put all capitals. “They” assume that means shouting something bad. But I haven’t tested this theory.

  14. Mary (the first) says:


  15. Mary (the first) says:

    Nope, all capitals didn’t do it. Back to the drawing board.

  16. I do know, from personal experience, that if you type the word “shame” in all caps, you get pitched head-first into the Mod Lounge.

  17. 😆

  18. Nooooo…. i didn’t mean it!

  19. JohnnyJohnny says:

    Woo Hoo!

  20. I’m sad the see Tocktober go but I love Nosevember!

  21. JohnnyJohnny says:

    Consider this my COMMUNITY SERVICE, that I am testing your theory for you.

  22. OK, what did you do now??? (arms crossed, tapping foot rapidly)

    (When did I become my mother?)

  23. All I can say is be choosy about discussing your veggies, whether in all caps or not. That and discussing the plant matter that composes yer lawn. Other types of Linnaean taxonomy (animal, mineral), I don’t know yet.

  24. It happens to us all, despite our best intentions! 😉

  25. Fird Birfle says:

    Gigi, don’t forget to look askance, over the top edge of your spectacles !!!

  26. Fird Birfle says:

    beetlejuice beetlejuice beetlejuice !!!
    cu***ber cu***ber cu***ber !!!

  27. That was meant to be a reply to Gigi – *shakes fist up at the Reply Gods* DAM EET!!!

    Although I guess I could also blame my new progressive glasses (which seem far more regressive than progressive). DAM MIDDLE AGE!!!!

  28. Fird Birfle says:

    ver’ nice indeedy, ma’am !!!

    SA-LOOT !!

  29. Fird Birfle says:

    he he

    (among other thangs) Meg said “ass”-ignment !!!!! 😉

    — immature giggle —

  30. Fird Birfle says:

    @ Zippy : I’m shakin’ mah fist, as well. MINE wuz ALSO s’posed to be a reply to GiGi !!!!


  31. For no reason at all, everybody dance the Charleston!

  32. New month! Did everybody remember to say “Rabbit, rabbit” first thing this morning?

  33. NO, it IS the Reply Gods messing with me! *shakes fist more violently at the RGs* DAM EET AGAINE!!!! 😡

  34. Oooooh, One must not make insinuate that our arbitrator is a quack. Take it back before something bad happe……

  35. Oh Good Lord. This was SUPPOSED to go after my reply which was supposed to go after my reply which was supposed to go after my reply to Gigi.

    Now I’m horribly dizzy and confuzzled.There must be a bunch of folks mucking around in the Mod Lounge again – it seems to mess with, not only the Mod Lounge, but the Upper Realms of the CO kingdom as well.

  36. No 21-bun salute?

  37. Bows to Oakie! Excellent!

  38. HAW!

  39. Apparently it is just plain arbetrary whether you land in the lounge or not except for that one C word! You know … the one related to pickles.

  40. wha..? why?

  41. Fird Birfle says:

    and here I thought those Flapper gals were older and no longer stylin’ !!!

    Check THESE two dancers, out !!!

    Also — Theresa — I just linked a song & dance that has a related mood (different dates though) that you could possibleh enjoy, under the “Outrageous” doggeh costumes link.
    It’s been time-stamped 11:11 am (west coast, I guess ….) I recommend you venture thither; as I say, I think you will find it diverting 🙂

  42. Actually I think it’s the Lincoln Moonmorial. 🙂

  43. Fird Birfle says:

    I WONDER whether this item MIGHT go under Zippy’s item that says “horribly dizzy”??
    If so, this might help to visualize????

  44. Fird Birfle says:

    (see my mischevious note above, time-stamped 11:40 am) 😉

  45. yay, that means Nosevember is here!

    pssst…. I put up pics of Miss Schnozz and her (in)famous snout, if y’all wanna clicky the blue name ^

  46. Flutter-by says:

    Still believe this site is haunted from yesterday….BE GONE ghosties, spooky things and stuff that goes bump in the night…

    Needs NTMTOM to do exorcism, as only he can, in that eloquent language he dreams up! Exercize teh things that make the posting order so wonky.

    For my next post, I’m gonna try to go visit Sharpy to see what’s for noms and drinks in the Mod Lounge….

  47. To FB re the dizzy.gif (in case my reply gets outta whack):


  48. Ok, this is really interesting – since I can see the comment I made which threw me into the Mod Lounge, they’re all nested in order for me, but not for the rest of you. tee hee…

  49. Flutter-by says:


    ….and, Welcome Nosevember!

  50. Flutter-by says:

    Pickle, cucumber, weenie. Dang, even typing something bad in upper case didn’t work…still can’t get into the Mod Lounge! Redonk!!!

  51. she’s lovely! her coloring is so pretty – what do they call that?
    and those ears are pretty impressive! 🙂

  52. To Flutter-by re haunted CO – why yeesh, that might explain it! Perhaps if we invoke the FSM (Flying Spaghetti Monster):

    Oh great and magnificent Pasta’d One, in the name of all things noodly: we beseech thee in our time of torment, trouble and tortellini, to deliver us from the wicked clutches of the eeevil that lurks in yonder corners, causing great havoc uponst this most blessed of Cutedom. Deliver us, we ask of thee – and make that a large pepperoni, which covers over a multitude of wrongs. ANOM!

  53. And I think I’ll join everyone in the Mod Lounge too – I’m up for a good martini or margarita!

  54. @ Gigi…You have entered the time space Continuum… ala “Back to the Future” and other assorted Hollywood fare…where you are no longer Gigi but your own mother… Be careful you may not end up with the cool Mom when you wake up.


  56. It’s an old British superstition: when you wake up on the first day of a new month, say “rabbit, rabbit” before you say anything else, and you will have good luck for the month.
    I always try to remember to do it, but can’t attest to whether it works.

  57. Apparently Cute Overload is experiencing it’s own time continuum.


  58. ceejoe, it’s some kind of tradition/superstition. I didn’t hear of it until relatively recently (well, relative to my age–actually some years ago). On the first of the month you say “rabbit, rabbit” (or, according to some, “bunny bunny”). I think it’s supposed to be good luck.

  59. Never mind! Skippymom beat me to it by one minute!

  60. Umph, I just landed in the Mod Lounge and things STILL look askew to me! Oh well! *Cranking up the margarita machine* Care to join me in a refreshing Tues. afternoon Rita, ceejoe?

  61. YAY! I’m in the Mod Lounge! 😉

  62. Well, thank you to both of you! Too late for Nosevember for me, but I’ll try to remember for next month!

  63. Are the mirror ball and disco music playing today?

  64. Duck butt!

  65. emmberrann says:

    ‘Allo, Ms. Birfle, pls tell, what is a “skance?” Is that related to dancing? or the passing of ‘Tocktober into Nosevember?

  66. she’s ‘brindle’
    sometimes called ‘light’ or ‘red’ brindle.
    I think that just means stripey dog

    & thank you 🙂

  67. emmberrann says:

    @Zippy: What is a “skew?” My dad used to have a “skew” chisel, although he was not much of a chiseler.

  68. IT is a combination of Horror and Disapproval and “I can not believe you just said or did that” look.

    Mom’s all do it with no prior training!

  69. Okay this was in answer to Emberreann! :/

  70. Violet???

  71. Why thank you, Zippy, I’ll take strawberry please! (No bluefin for me, as I’m vegetarian.)

  72. @emmberrann: more than you ever wanted to know about skews: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skew

  73. Not atall. You also can’t mention the parrot species Male Chicken-atoo.

  74. WHERE did you get that picture of me???

  75. Ya’know, I saw something on the Internet Movie Database saying they’re developing a sequel to Beetlejuice. 😯

  76. Today’s theme is The Roaring Twenties! Didn’t ya see us all dancing the Charleston?

  77. *clutches pearls* Oh, the incivility!

  78. One o’ t’ crossbeams as gone owt askew on ‘t’ treddle!

  79. @ceejoe : ewwww, you don’t have to worry about that! *hands ceejoe a strawberry margarita.*

    Sorry, hope I don’t offend, but I can’t help but think of Dan Aykroyd as Julia Child on the old SNL skit blending a fish and then drinking it – yuck!

  80. emmberrann says:

    @Zippy: thanks for all the info, which, since I am math-challenged, is something less than useful. I didn’t “get” the half of it, or even the third of it, for that matter….

  81. [head slap] I wondered what that had to do with anything. 🙂

  82. Blue Footed Booby says:

    I suspect it’s some kind of Bayesian filter that finds statistical patterns among the body of posts that moderators have deleted as spam/offensive/whatever. If so, it was probably the all-caps that tripped it.

  83. emmberrann says:

    @kA: Skance? And here I thought it was something I was going to see on “Dancing with the Stars,” or something like. Oh, well…..
    And as for turning into one’s own mother, all I have to do is raise one eyebrow in a certain way at the mirror, and except for the color of the eyes, it’s my “Mommy Dearest” at the same age looking back at me! *shudders*

  84. @emmberrann: I’m quite less-than-mathematically-able myself (my mind fried in the midst of looking over that entry). I just love using Wikipedia, because it makes me sound much smarter than I really am! 😉

  85. [head slap] I wondered what that had to do with anything… 🙂

  86. emmberrann says:

    @Meg: Thank you for picking out such a beautiful pic to send off ‘Tocktober for us to view and comment upon. And I have a feeling Abe don’t care much about duck ‘tocks anyhow. Prolly makes him feel downright homelike.

  87. Blue Footed Booby says:

    I’ve seen sites with language filters that change “bluegrass” to “bluegrbutt” and “titanic” to “breastanic.” It makes me giggle more than it probably should.

  88. Guinea Peeg Lover says:

    *gasp* You said the…the…the…the “a” word.

  89. Guinea Peeg Lover says:


  90. Exactly!

    And this photo was an awesome scrolldown. First the Lincoln Memorial with the twilit sky behind it…then the wide expanse of the Reflecting Pool…then…


  91. Flutter-by says:

    Yaaaayy! Hello to Sharpy! Made it to the famed Mod Lounge and boy oh boy, am I ever hungry *stomach Grrrrowwwlllssss*…

  92. Tocktober, we hardly knew ye. *salutes

  93. “blugrbutt” is a wonderful word.
    Thank you for this. 🙂

  94. So if it’s Tocktober and Nosevember then is the next month Decembrrrrrr?

  95. Zippy, you have come up with a BRILLIANT mash-up, combining two different skits. Akroyd was Julie Child in the “Save the livers!” skit with gallons of stage blood. In the ‘bassomatic’ skit he was more of a Ron Popeil-type. BTW, did you know he got the bassomatic idea from watching his aunt make fish soup. She actually did just drop the whole fish in the blender and puree it up, bones and all.

  96. It’s something that just comes over you when you “open” that first dirty diaper… thereafter, the look is yours to command! 😉

  97. Fleurdamoujr says:


  98. Fleurdamour says:

    Wow, I mistyped my own screen name the first time.

  99. Fleurdamour says:

    Meant to say, Beetledeuce.

  100. Fleurdamour says:

    If you combine them, you get brown-nosing. Eeeew.

  101. Fleurdamour says:


  102. warrior rabbit says:

    Beetledeuce! Arrrrgh! [heddesk]

  103. skippymom says:

    Yeah, fish smoothie!

  104. Fird Birfle says:

    me no unnerstan’ ???? but eez willingk to answer… Ah don’ see where Ah said “skance” but mebbeh Ah did????

    “eez a puzzlement….”

  105. Fird Birfle says:

    ohmiygawd Ah’m so embarrassed …. I DEED I DEED say “askance” ….in an earlier comment up farther (blush)

    OK. In Illustration, I just located the awesomest photo. Please to click.
    This is not R-rated (by the current standards) but neither is it altogether G/ Disney purest family fare. The description of the incident is as follows:
    “Sophia Loren *looks askance*, at Jayne Mansfield”


  106. Who noticed it’s really “Ding-dong, the wicked Witch is dead!”

  107. Aw, mod lounge?!

  108. All nerds say “Betelgeuse”!

  109. Fird Birfle says:

    @ Theresa:

    he he

    evidently I have *innernet research* game, too????
    At least on some days, for a moment or two …. 😉


    (Ackshually I really rather squee’d — or sumfin — when I found that pic.
    It’s really quite lovely. The gal = va va va VOOOM VOOM VOOM, huh??)

  110. Where’s the cat for that rack?

  111. Oh come on, NO posts are going where they are supposed to?

  112. It’s the Lincoln Moonmorial…

  113. Reminds me of Seal Bomb.

  114. that might just call for some pearl clutchin’, seeing as how lord-have-mercy Jayne’s spillin’ outta that dress!

  115. Fird Birfle says:


    “NO !!!!
    DID I?????” 😯

  116. Lewis n' Clark says:

    YA for Miss Schnozz (or “Miss Nosevember”)…I beeped everything, including her Ducky, and her belleh! Is that you in the kitchen with her, tracylee?

  117. Is this all in honor of the return of Beavis and Butthead? (huhuhuh)

  118. You got CHOPS!

  119. *POOF!*

  120. nope. it’s moods.

  121. You said the D-Word! No, Not DING… not DEAD… the OTHER D-Word!!! hee hee

  122. Apparently, ya CAN…..

  123. We used to say it in 4th grade, perhaps 1968? Northern California.

  124. victoreia says:

    *giggle* I think that’s going to be my word-of-the-month!

  125. victoreia says:

    Okay, why did your comment and [head slap] show up twice?

    (A.K.A. “Alright, who’s been messing with the space-time continuum again?”)

  126. Haha I’d love to see a Miss Nosevember pageant!
    And yep, tis I, petting the dog in the kitchen and getting fur everywhere 🙂

  127. Fird Birfle says:

    v — remember — ANYthing computerish-y … that doesn’t go smoothly?

    A conspiracy. ALWAYS.

  128. Fird Birfle says:

    whoo HOO
    Zippy got to say *that word* !!!!

    TIME TO PARTY, DUDES & dudettes!!!

  129. Fird Birfle says:

    dooooo yooooooou mean this fine fellow/ gal???

  130. Fird Birfle says:

    like dese??? 😉 (hopefully not these actually)

  131. Cockatoo!

  132. Oh My! Well Yep i just tried it and am sitting in The MOD LOUNGE! Sips Chocolatini!

  133. Fird Birfle says:

    *wonders whether Juno knows about Gilda Radner as Emily Litella
    on the ORIG (mid 1970s) SNL*

    to quote her: “Never mind.” 😉

    (If you aren’t familiar, locate an SNL skit which has G. R.’s character “Emily Litella” commenting during the Weekend Update News segment. funny stuff)

  134. Fird Birfle says:

    i REALLY like yer pearls, v 🙂

  135. The kitchen photo is so lovely! The love and bond between the dog and her human is palpable.

  136. Fird Birfle, you flatter me. Actually, being ‘of a certain age,’ as they say, I was watching SNL live when the original, incredible Not Ready for Prime Time Players were doing their thing–then hanging out with my high school friends saying stuff like “Never mind,” “wild and crazy guys,” “noogie time,” and “Jane, you ignorant slut.”

    Ooh, THAT’S going to land me in the lounge!

    Good-night, my little Roseanne Rosannadanna.

  137. tracylee – That is a very adorable and very pointy dog.

  138. bob drummond says:

    Bottoms up everybody, bottoms up ! ( by the way I think that’s actually the Jefferson Monument !!)