Houston, Stand By For Splooshdown!

In honor of the 43rd anniversary of the Moon Landing, we present:

Mr. McTurtlesons getting ready to make a big splash.

Or so he thinks.

We bow to the photographic prowess of Jessie Dickson.



  1. bob drummond says:

    AAAHHHH YYYEEESSSSSSSS !!! Another turtle pic ! After what I heard over the news about turtles spreading salmonella !!! Bullcrap !!! I repeat what I said before – I raised turtles for many years and never did I ever get infected witn salmonella or anything else !!! Turtles are good for pets for responsible people !!!

  2. Mr. McTurtleson will do his Happy Dance before his dive……!!! 😆

  3. Bob, you just didn’t try hard enough. :mrgreen:

  4. As the strings swell in Tchaikovsky’s haunting strains, we see the grand jete of the Black Turtle in the Helfloati Dance Company’s haunting inturtpretation of Shell Lake.

  5. Queen of Dork says:

    *crap* “Oof!”

  6. bob drummond says:

    Sorry about that ,Theresa !!! I”l try harder next time – like AVIS !!!

  7. Queen of Dork says:

    Oh Bob! Me and my sister had box turtles when we were kids. Their names were Timothy and Yertle. They were so cherished by us. And we never once got sick with anything from either of them. This was in Germany. But when dad got stationed back in the states, we couldn’t take them with us and we were so sad. 😦 We so totally loved and adored those turtles. Our parents took them back to the pet store before we headed back home to America.

  8. SlaveToCat says:

    wax on….. wax off

  9. Fird Birfle says:


    [seeing the 5th word in the photo title, in the url….]

  10. Fird Birfle says:

    *does a cheer for Timothy, Yertle [wherever they might be these days],
    the Sister of Dork and the Queen of Dork*


  11. Mr. Turtle is in full locust pose! Do not disturb! xD

  12. His eye totally looks like the Batman logo 🙂

  13. SlaveToCat says:

    They were doing what on the moon?

  14. Kari Callin says:

    “I’m flying! FLYING!!! You said I couldn’t do it but see! I’m flyin….oh. dang it.”

  15. 260Oakley says:

    “JHC in a chicken basket!”

  16. That moment you close your eyes before you do that graceful swan dive
    (aka bellyflop).

  17. Starfish says:
  18. The Original Jane says:

    I have never figured out where the H came from. I know it’s Henry, but why? Does adding the middle name mean it’s okay to say? I’m sure there’s a website somewhere that tells the origins of common phrases.

  19. The Original Jane says:

    I LOVE the name Yertle! Yertle the Turtle. I’m going to go around saying that now. 🙂

  20. The Original Jane says:

    Maybe it’s their lettuce that is carrying the salmonella?

  21. The H came about because on the cross there was a sign over Jesus, the sign said INRI and English people pronounce it as HENRI but it’s the first letters of the Latin form of “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews” and that’s what Palate called Jesus “Iesus Nazarenus Rex Iudaeorum” = INRI.

  22. Fird Birfle says:

    now THAT makes some bit of sense, there!!!

  23. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    Yes, yes, yes. There was Swan Lake all over that position!

  24. poppygin says:

    Forget the dive…this little turtle is practicing the Dirty Dancing lift. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnzhZx7LRig 02:13

  25. Thank you, Gigi. I can not believe the things I learn on this site! And after a video of “We are on the F-ing moon.” lol… which was seriously hilarious…

  26. the C.O.X.C.U. cuteographer must be on summer break.

  27. Queen of Dork says:

    Crap. I know I’ve posted this before but this is the perfect segue to post it again. (Besides, it’s totally lovely)

  28. Ali-Baba says:

    Eating the green cheese it’s made of, of course! 😉

  29. Am I the only one who thinks he’s planking?

  30. It does! It does!

  31. The very definition of “ehn!”

  32. Queen of Dork says:

    P.S. – I tried to do this choreography in my living room the other day. My neck was sore for about 2 days. I forgot how old I am. And that I’m not in such great shape anymore. (ouch).

  33. Chris B. says:

    He looks like he is being lifted by an alligator…Maybe he is laughing because he is safe from being lunch as long as he stays above the water…

  34. victoreia says:


    Are we sure he’s not named Mr. Miyagi?

  35. victoreia says:

    “Hey! What happened to the water?!?”

  36. Queen of Dork says:

    We didn’t make up that name. We got it from a Dr. Seuss book. ‘Tis a great name for a turtle!

  37. Queen of Dork says:

    Wow! You’re right! It does!

  38. Fird Birfle says:


  39. Fird Birfle says:


  40. Fird Birfle says:

    HI Q!

    Check your regular email when you have a chance.
    I sent you a Good morning note there 🙂


  41. luvstehQte says:

    “helfloati?!?!??!” now i’m officially DED from the Qte punnage!!!!!

  42. dubyah1 says:

    Charges up the Hello Kitty Defibrimajigger, because we’re not FINNISHED!
    thanks 😉

  43. Lovely?? More like total perfection!!

  44. Queen of Dork says:

    I know. The technique is astonishing. I’m left stunned and breathless every time I watch that.

  45. here I would have thought this was a majestic re-interpretation of “Swan Lake…”

  46. Lewis n' Clark says:

    Everything rides on this final dive. The US judges have been particularly harsh, and some think Shelly McTurtlesons has been taking turtosterone (the Russian women’s team is always being accused of that). FInally, she’s ready….

  47. He needs Johnny to lend him a hand if he ever hopes to learn the lift.

  48. Love IT !!!! Too cute…