Mysteries of Medical Science

Of all the still-unexplained wonders of the human body, perhaps the most startling is the myriad ways it handles stress.   In an extreme case, a college math student, whom we’ll call Doris X, would respond to the pressure of mid-terms by spontaneously transforming into a cat.

Research associate Brittany M. contributed to this report.

The Cat in the App Comes Back!

The cat-apps keep coming, and this time Simon’s Cat gets in on the game, aptly enough with a game of Simon.  “Simon’s Cat in Purrfect Pitch” brings the feisty feline to the iPhone.  Play by matching Simon’s songs, or compose your own.

Encore Presentayshe: Sizzling Kitteh

And now it’s dedication time.  A reader named Joools writes:  “Dear Casey: I asked Santa for a re-run of my FAVE Xmas CO, the white kitten lying on the white lights… the caption was something like, ‘I lof the lights, they warm all my parts…’ so I could send it to friends… I can’t find it in the archives!”

Well, Joools, here’s that picture again, from the original post in November 2007.

Thanks again to sender-inner Julia G.

Tiny Kitten Arm Flappage!

This dainty kitty begging for food starts off adorable, and at 0:17 becomes brain-meltingly awesome.  Flappity flap flap!

Halftime Pup Talk

All right, boys, I know things aren’t looking good out there:  We’re down 189 to 3, half our defensive line is in a coma, and our quarterback is curled up in a fetal position in the locker room crying for his mommy.

But don’t give up.  When the team is up against it, and the breaks are beating the boys, I’m asking you to go in there with all you’ve got, and win just one for the Yipper.

Star sender-inner Moriah L. scores another touchdown!

From the Diary of Inmate #23981

Tuesday:  Almost had him.  Caught a fleeting glimpse of his tail, but the slippery devil vanished again before I could grab it.  But I’m close now — I can sense when he’s near.  And I will wait for him, watch for him, as long as it takes — until I can confront my keepers with the truth:  There is someone else in this cell with me.

I see why you named him Special Ed, Dolly W.

And Now, Munchkin the Magnificent

“For my next mystifying illusion, I shall require this ordinary length of rope, and a volunteer from the audience.  If this volunteer were to have, say, some bacon, or a handful of kibble, I shall astound you further by making it disappear.”

Magically cute, Amy L.

The Adventures of Ratman!

Cease your criminal activities, evildoer!  Or I shall be forced to subdue you with the awe-inspiring power of my Super Wrist Rat Launcher!

Thanks to super sender-inning sidekick Paige L.!

Heads You Win, Tails You… Uh, Also Win

The holidays are almost upon us, when people express their love by exchanging gadgets of dubious utility.  And in that spirit, we’re proud to introduce the latest item in the C.O. product stable: The Cute Overload Executive Decision Maker!

Here’s how it works:  When you feel the need to make a crucial decision, simply 1) Take any coin;  2) Flip the coin and note which side–heads or tails–is face up;  3) Stare at the corresponding photo until the urge to make a decision goes away.

Our readers are gonna flip over this pup, Chelsea L.

Still Life With Cute

Sharpen your pencils, class.  Today, you are going to continue last week’s still life exercises, with a special emphasis on contrast.   Study this arrangement, and then capture as best you can the feeling of total stillness, of complete and utter inertia — and then contrast that with the fruit.

Your cat Daniel looks familiar, Tal S.  Has he posed for any motel art?

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