Going Down?

(All right, don’t panic… I’m definitely moving, so I must be walking… So, if I’m walking, I need to move my legs… OK, that’s a little better, but something still isn’t right… Maybe I’m really swimming… Yeah, that would explain a few things…)

OK…

GO!

Rube-Goldberg rockers OK Go are up to their old tricks with the video for their single “White Knuckles.” The band swears the video was shot in one fluid take (take 74, to be exact), and this Gizmodo article has backstage pics and a breakdown of how they did it.

Yes, you can buy music from these guys.

Monday Pick-Me-Up

If you’re like everyone here at Cute Overload World Domination Headquarters, you just can’t get Monday started without your morning cup of kitteh, so here you go. Sorry, we’re out of cream, for some reason…

Photo-barrista: Cordelia

This Week, on “The Bees”

In this episode, Colin and Dave gather pollen, Jennifer rebuffs Peter’s clumsy advances, Greg and Michael gather pollen, Sarah’s wig receives some harsh criticism, and Victor, Ian, Nancy, Bryce, Nicholas, Danny, Shaun, Ed, Liz, David, Dianne, Pete, John, Paul, George, Ringo, Margaret, and Tony gather pollen.

Sender-innered by Natx.

Scene 4, Take 27

All right, camera rolling, let’s try this again… Now, Heather, you turn slowly… you see Rudolpho… he sees you… now you see him seeing you… and… you… kiss!

Now we dolly in… that’s right, keep kissing… Heather, close your eyes a little…

And we come in for the close-up, and — HEATHER! Your eyes are still open — again! Cut! CUT! Sheesh, Heather, how many times do we have to do this scene?

We may go over budget on this shoot, David N.

Happy and Crabby! (Wait, What?)

Says globetrotting Lauren M., “While hiking the Kumano Kodo trail in south-central Honshu, Japan, I happened across many freshwater crabs near trickling mountain streams. The markings on the shell of this particular crab were especially cute.”

Blind Taste Test

We’ve taken our hidden camera inside the New York’s exclusive French restaurant La Cuve de Chiots, where we’ve secretly replaced the fine coffee they normally serve with Folger’s® Crystals. Let’s watch the reaction:

So we’ll put that down as a “maybe,” Amy R.

Play Dead, Nanook!

Okay, um… maybe not quite that dead…

Nanook is drop-dead gorgeous, Coria R.

Miracles of the Insect Kingdom

Of all the wonders in this tiny realm, few are more inspiring than the transformation of the humble doggerpillar. In the first stage of life, this plain brown creature is content to crawl along the ground. Then something amazing happens…

Guided by a centuries-old instinct, the doggerpillar knits a cocoon. The work is tedious and slow, mainly because the doggerpillar has trouble holding the knitting needles. After many hours of work and trips to Yarn Barn, the cocoon takes shape — a shelter that will protect the doggerpillar during the metamorphosis to come.

The work completed, the doggerpillar sleeps. Perhaps it will dream of the new life that awaits when it emerges, resplendent in color, as the majestic pupperfly.

Photographer/knitter: Michael Wade

It’s a Dog-Lead-Dog World

And now for something completely different: A dog walking a dog. Copernicus is the white dog walking the black dog, then the black dog walks him for a few seconds, then they trade off a bit, and finally become too confused to continue.

That’s so meta, David S.

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