I’ll take “The Shirelles’ Greatest Hits” for $500., Alex

And the answer i… peeewdewpewdewpewpewpew! The Daily Double!

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  1. flmste says:


  2. WendyLady says:

    mama said, mama said

  3. fleurdamour says:

    Marmoset knock you out

  4. As is so often the case, the captioning is inexplicable and stupid, but the photograph is great!

  5. Michael says:

    For what it’s worth, Ellen, I didn’t get it either. I assume the pewdewpew stuff is a reference to the music that plays on Jeopardy while the contestants are writing their answers to the last question, but that has nothing to do with the Daily Double, which occurs during the earlier play. And I assume the hovertext was supposed to be the melody to “Mama said there’d be days like this,” which is now indelibly, and very cutely, imbedded in the minds of everyone who has seen a certain video as “Marmoset there’d be days like this,” but if you haven’t seen that video, means nothing.

    Pop cultural references are tricky, and get trickier the more culture is fragmented. There’s a smaller and smaller set of things we can count on “everyone” to understand. I’m not saying we should avoid them, merely understand when they aren’t understood.

  6. victoreia says:

    It took me a bit, but the “pewpewpew” is the sound played when a clue is revealed as a Daily Double.

  7. Fird Birfle says:

    yes ma’am thankyew ma’am.
    Evidently I watch “Jeopardy” quite frequently as that part, I “got” immej’utly.

  8. bookmonstercats says:

    Thank you for the explanation. I’ve never seen Jeopardy, and I’d spent ages running through my collection of earworms without success. Inexplicable (to me) but definitely NOT stupid.

  9. Not that it matters but the hovertext seems to be the Jeopardy thinking music that plays when they’re writing the last question.

  10. Michael says:

    Oh, right, I see that now. I was trying so hard to make the pewdewpew into the “last question” music, and thus had to make the hovertext into something else, that I missed the obvious. That’s why the hovertext was labeled “thinking music.”

  11. I’ll just leave this here.
    Jeopardy Daily Double sound effect.

  12. One picture may be worth a thousand words, but one sound is worth a thousand pictures, no?

  13. Wow….never knew you coul find stuff like that on the net….Thanks Pyrit, you Rock!!

    Puts the whole thread in the right perspective (even though these babie are still cute w/out sound!)

  14. Mplsdeb says:

    Amazing what you can ‘google’ or ‘ask’…anything, and sure enough, someone else has asked the question and the answer is out there. Crazy!
    Cute little goomers….those faces!

  15. You can pretty uch find anything on the internets!

  16. Madame X says:


    You’re being sarcastic, right?

  17. ashagato says:

    I’m sure she’s just trying to remind us all “ironically” of the tendency of us silly humans to lash out and criticize what we don’t understand. thanks, Ellen!

  18. ashagato says:

    oh yea: love the sweet babes, love the ear-worm, love Alex! :)

  19. Well, something is definitely stupid here, but I don’t think it’s the captioning…

  20. Mplsdeb says:


  21. ashagato says:

    to the appropriate nuffs: marmoset there’d be peeps like you, there’d be peeps like you, my marmoset!

  22. *Gets off soapbox before going into a long tirade about why this is not “stupid.”*

    All I’m gonna say, to our fabulous hardworking C.O. Overlords, is that this is not stupid, nor are any of your other captions, and please keep the great pop cultural refs coming, whether we understand them or not (and I don’t understand them half the time, but they’re still a lot of fun).

    Now back to your regularly scheduled program . . .

  23. Fird Birfle says:

    just for advocacy with Zippy

  24. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    You didn’t need to share that with us. Sorry you don’t get it. Maybe you can just look at the pix next time and share your thoughts with your closest friends. Thanks.

    This is one of the funniest, cleverest sites around. They even have their own dictionary.

  25. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    Sorry, screwed up the . But you get my drift…

  26. ceejoe says:

    I think the italics adds something to your comments… :)

    And I second what you and Zippy said above.

  27. Michael says:

    I personally don’t think we should be TOO hard on Ellen. She and I can’t be the only ones who have THOUGHT — many, many times — “What the heck does that mean?” or “What on earth does that have to do with anything?” when reading a caption. Some of the caption authors are chronically VERY obscure, they just fling stuff at us out of left field whose intended meaning most of the time is not clear. I love the site DESPITE those captions, but it doesn’t mean I have to love those captions. Ellen’s problem was lack of filter; out of consideration for the “hard working C.O. Overlords,” we keep the opinion to ourselves. But that doesn’t mean we don’t HAVE the opinion. I find it hard to lambaste someone for saying what I’m thinking, unless it’s obviously cruel. There’s a difference between telling a cancer patient he looks like hell (cruel) and saying an unintelligible caption is stupid (thoughtless, regrettable, rude).

  28. Theresa says:

    Shirelles songs? You mean like . . . Marmoset Marmoset???

  29. this day ain’t been so bad

    but if were to have been

    that would have made it

    the day, it would have made

    marmoset, marmoset

  30. Mary (the first) says:

    Me too, can’t believe I’ve never seen that! Thanks! Too funny!! As for the “inexplicable” references, of course if we wait a few minutes some CO peep will include the reference and we can have it “explicated” (yes, I know that’s not a word) and have a new experience! How fun is that on top of the cute animals!! Keep those pop cultural references coming!!

  31. explicate: vt. to unfold the meaning of; to explain; to interpret; to elucidate.
    — Webster’s Dictionary, Ottenheimer Publishers, Inc. 1997

  32. Fird Birfle says:



  33. Mamabear says:

    Yes!!! Wheee Theresa and thanks for indelibly stamping this in mah head all day! :D

  34. I can’t believe I’ve never seen that! Thanks, Theresa!

  35. mousie says:

    Love eet! So clevaire!

  36. Yessss! Beat me to it!

  37. victoreia says:

    Marmoset, Marmoset!

  38. purrpal says:

    Thanks, I was hoping someone would post this!

  39. Kari Callin says:

    Uuuhhhh….oh dear gods, I’ve been render speechless by the cuteness. I actually can’t think of anything to say! ( hangs head and leave the room )

  40. Fird Birfle says:

    Tunes up a guitar and begins to hum a different tune:

    “Hang down yer hed, Kari Callin; hang down yer hed & cryiiiiiieeeee

    [PLEASE NOTE: a crying yodel sound there, at the word “cryiiiiieeeee”
    is a wonderful emotionally deep touch]

    “Hang down yer hed, Kari Callin; ‘cuz you’re **NOT** gonna diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiie”

    My apologies to everybody, including Kari Callin, the Kingston Trio,
    Thomas Land, Grayson/ Whitter and Frank Proffitt.

    ps: evid. there is an event of sadness, ‘pon which a poem and later the song were based.

    The End.

  41. Kari Callin says:

    Nice one! I may have to learn that song and it up on YouTube with my other videos. Of course, I will make sure to credit the lyric changes to you! :)

  42. victoreia says:

    Fird, you forgot Tom Dooley.

  43. Fird Birfle says:

    bu’ I DI-unt!!! I jist put in HER name, where T. Dooley’s usually goes …

    *is puzzled*

  44. victoreia says:

    Yeah, I should have said “….forgot apologies to….” *blush* And apologies for the confusions….

  45. Fird Birfle says:

    ooooooh never mind. I get it. I dun’ clean fergot, tuh make mah ‘pologies to Mister Tom Dooley. Hokay.


    *My earnest and heartfelt apologies to Tom Dooley*

  46. *pats Kari on the head* It’s okay. It happens to the best of us.

  47. JenDeyan says:

    Those do not look real! How can anything like that exist? They look like a fuzzy, little something someone crafted up.

  48. Amigurumi!

  49. Or perhaps Marmigurumi!

  50. Theresa says:

    Ermm . . . MarmosEtsy? :lol:

  51. OMG Theresa ZING! and you gave me a good giggle!

  52. loribelle says:

    Marmoset knock you out!

  53. lggbie says:

    ok, that made me snort out loud.

  54. Theresa says:


  55. 260Oakley says:

    Marmosedatives. Take two and call me in the morning.

  56. victoreia says:

    Proving once again: Oakley rules!

  57. Fird Birfle says:

    Has she ever, NOT been in charge??? :)

  58. Prepare for … Marmageddon!

  59. victoreia says:

    In my house, that would be my orange boy Kyuri….. (and I have scars to prove it!)

  60. mousie says:

    Monkeyshines never looked more adorable!

  61. Those little faces, especially the sweetie on the left! My gosh, look at those eyelids! Such little darlings.

  62. Fird Birfle says:

    PS: pyrit, as ever, charming effort and results, on your
    metallic “jeopardy!” bullet/ hailstone sounds during
    the theme song …. Kudos and Brava!!

  63. Bauthor says:

    They’re baby Emperor Tamarins.

    See The Guardian.

    Still cute, just not Marmosets.

  64. dubyah1 says:

    Ok, the Lemon Pipers, then:
    “So listen while I playplayplayplay . . . My Green Tamareen!”

  65. hey Mr. Tamareen Man, play a song for me?

  66. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    Surely you must know about The Archive of Funny Misheard Lyrics?

    [I do hope I got the tags right this time…]

  67. aw man… I found the one I messed up on… in Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World – I always thought it was “the bright blessed day / the dogs say goodnight”… I only recently (like within the last few weeks) learned that it isn’t that at all…
    but it’s on that website, so I don’t feel *quite* so silly

  68. Fird Birfle says:

    hey Theresa —
    (sorry folks momentary lapse of animal cuteness goin’ on hyah)

    I wish I coulda put pbs tv on your television, at either 8 or 9 pm last night.

    This was a lovely item, on an episode of Antiques Roadshow @ Mpls, Minnesota.
    Fringe, sequins, etc & etc. They appraised it btw $3000-5000 which is pretty darn spiffy if you ask me !!!

    Here’s a related link, with a pretty decent photo, not from the AR webpages (which seem to be misbehavin’, at least on these computers today).
    I would have pref. an image from closer, where you could make out more of the details and materials. But this certainly gets the idea across. Enjoy!


  69. Theresa says:

    PS: Make sure you shake it like a polar bear ninja.

  70. Theresa says:

    BWAHAHAHAHA! My brother’s big one was “I’ll never be your pizza burger.”

  71. loribelle says:

    They are also called Mondegreens.

  72. Thank goodness! These are baby tamarins from Central and South America. I too, thought to also check marmoset, but indeed, these must be little Tamarins, as they are commonly born as twins. What is cuter than little twin monkeys? Same said cute monkeys posed on a fluffy white rug? What do you call a primate that is primarily herbivore but also dines on insects? Pretty darn cute!

  73. I thought they were tamarins!! If you hadn’t posted this, I would’ve asked

  74. Theresa says:

    Tamarin Tamarin! :P

  75. That is the most dangerous looking muzzlepouchs out side of a Dr Sseuss book that I’ve ever seen.

  76. there’s no way these are actual hanimals

    they are the winning entries on Cupcake Wars

    tell me that’s the case


  77. tweetie says:

    Ok, I am weird. If they’d let me I would kiss them on the lips. Smoooooch! Little pink moufes! Alas, I suspect they are hiding little needle teefes.

  78. Oh yes! I suspect you suspect correctly! :)

  79. Fird Birfle says:

    “Moses supposes his toeses were roses.
    But Moses supooses, errrrrrrrrrrrroneously …”

  80. Fird Birfle says:

    CuteOverload peeps are often “creative types”, tweetie :)

  81. Rachael says:

    I’d think you were weird only if you DIDN’T have an urge to kiss their leetle peenk moufs.

  82. Mamabear says:

    Cute buggers! I can never hear the word “marmoset” now without thinking of Ren and Stimpy.

  83. Ren and Stimpy were just wrong man, just wrong……..and people got paid to create them…..man that’s just wrong…….

  84. Ah, the cute, it keels me ded . . .

  85. fleurdamour says:

    Hey, hey, we’re the Monkees!
    (Can’t believe no one’s said it yet.)

  86. sleekityin says:

    “You checky minkies!” ( Tips hat to Officer Crabtree from ” ‘Allo, ‘Allo!” .)

  87. Fird Birfle says:

    also related: Craig F enjoys a “cheeky minkee”, from time to time ….

    Not Sure, whether or not that’s “Code” …

  88. Mama said you might have pink muzzles too? *faints*

  89. Ruffian9 says:

    What…what…I can’t even….form…thoughts… sigh

    **3 minutes pass**

    That is some lethal level cute, there.


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