A Correction and Apology

As longtime C.O. readers know, we can’t get enough of trick pool shooting, and love to showcase new talent. And so we thought we had when we featured “Lightning Vinnie” Garbanzo, who seemingly cleared an entire rack in a single break.

Alas, it was a fraud. In this slowed-down version of the original video, you can clearly see that an accomplice was used. We regret being taken in by this base deception, and wish to assure readers that this will not happen again.

Our thanks to alert reader Eleaq for bringing this to our attention.

The Guru Speaks

There are no shortcuts to Enlightenment, young student. In my quest for answers, long have I sat upon this rock…

This is a Vizcacha, says Susan H., who found more pics and a video The Featured Creature.

If This Bed’s A-Rockin’, Don’t Bother Knockin’

At first it looks like the possessed Hostess Cupcake from Hell, and then we step up and — hey, what do you know! – it’s just Carnitas the mini-peeg, rooting around in the teensy bed, looking for the car keys!

Another quality Carnitas video dug up by Barbarella F.!

Hang On, We’ll Be Right There

Wait up, we’re coming with you…

No, seriously, give us two seconds…

Honest, we’ll catch up, just hold your horses…

The Impossibly Glamourous Black Fawn!

Yes, it’s Black Fawn, international jet-setting supermodel! Maker of trends, breaker of hearts, always on the go! Breakfast in London, lunch in Paris, dinner in Milan! It’s just another day in the fabulous life of… Black Fawn!

Black Fawn! She’s ready for action!

Black Fawn! She’s ready for glamour!

Black Fawn! She’s ready for romance!

Sent in by the possibly glamourous Johanna S.!

THIS JUST IN: Thing One & Thing Two

Here’s jubilant news from the Prospect Park Zoo:
Baboon baby birth, and not just one, but two!
They’ve each got a mommy, both rambunctious males,
So feisty they’ve got to be held by their tails.

So while the boys wrassle and play baboon games,
The Zoo asks the public to help give them names.
At the moment, they just call the kids “one” and “two,”
But that’s no good, peeps, so you know what to do.

HD available in video. More news, video at Gawker.

UPDATE: New! Improved! Now with 82% more Jamin!

One Size Fits (Almost) All

Says Andrea K.: “Here are some pictures of my cute new kitten named Mojo. He was so tired from playing all day that he found a great spot to take a nap, under my boyfriend’s hat.”

C.O. Dance Paaaaar-tay!

Oh, come on — you guys weren’t using those brain cells, anyway; it’s Friday. Now get up out of those chairs and dance, dance, dance!

Thank you, butterflize76!

Change your Qte every 6,000 Posts!

Attention, bloggers! When your odometer reaches 6,000 posts (like ours just did), it’s time for a tune-up! Install fresh cuteness, rotate those adjectives, and keep that “new blog” smell for miles and miles!

Tales from the Drypt

(cont’d from p. 47) against the smooth, curved surface of the unfamiliar location. Abandoning the escape for the moment, Pembroke surveyed the room. He was alone, he concluded — when suddenly he felt ice-cold fingers against his skin!

Water! Pembroke’s heart thundered in his chest as he scrabbled anew at the unyielding metal walls. He’d heard of this place; a chamber of horrors so ghastly, it was spoken of only in awestruck whispers — when spoken of at all.

A door opened and he went still. One of the dungeon acolytes entered, cradling a bottle of amber liquid. At that instant, Pembroke knew what was in store. It would be the worst agony anyone could bear — and live to tell of it. Its name was enough to chill his blood and send daggers of fire up his spine. This was… bathtime.

Photos by Krystin N. from the Bangor Humane Society (more like the Bangor Kitty-Tormenting Society, am I right or am I right?)