Are We Too Late for the Audition?

“Hey, I heard you guys were re-making ‘Land of the Lost’ and me and my friend here would be perfect in it!  We got this specialty act, see:  It’s a lizard… riding on top of another lizard! Is that crazy?  Is that a wacky bit?  I’m telling ya, they loved us in the Catskills!  So when do we start filming?”

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Look! Up in the Sky!

It’s a bird … on a bird!  Yes, it’s time once again for the thrilling adventures of Gaylord, The Wonder Crow, atop his trusty vulture Dagmar as they fight a never-ending crusade against improper grocery bagging practices! Whenever bags are filled past rated load limits, wherever bread is crushed beneath cantaloupes and detergent boxes, Gaylord and Dagmar are there to save the day!

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Sorry, Catherine — all the good superhero gigs were taken.

Friday Haiku: If This Thing Starts Talking, I’m Out of a Job

Banana, smiling / Parrot, eying warily / You, writing Haiku

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The pic is bananas, B-A-N-A-Chloe S.

The Fabulous Anna Banana!

Meet Anna Banana, the girl with a peel!
She makes the boys sweat and the ladies squeal!
Her friends may be fussin’ and carryin’ on,
“but that’s not my style,” she says with a yawn.
“I’m a rat of distinction, I’m not just a cog.
I’m clever and cute and I’ve got my own blog.”
So read all about her, and meet all her friends,
They live at The Rat Shack, where fun never ends!

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Thank you for contributing to this week’s emerging “banana” theme, Jane S.

C.O. Culture Watch

Now on display at the Cutegenheim Museum: An exhibit of avant-pop sculpture by Brazilian/Dutch artist Maria Theresa Consuela Hoogaboom, including her classic work, Still Life With Chicken.

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Guided tours by docent Soujin P. available Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Next Season, On “Meercat Manor”

The Whiskers family, tired of spending cold winters underground, pools their appearance fees from season one and buys a McMansion in foreclosure.  Catch the season opener Thursday at 8 PM, followed by an all-new “Flip This Burrow.”

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I just love what they’ve done with the place, Rachel N.

It’s Just an Expression!

“… Now, before you do anything rash here, I think I should tell you the phrase ‘bite me’ is just a figure of speech, I don’t mean it litera-AAAAAGHH!”

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Nice incisor-on-posterior action captured by Shane Monaghan and found by J.H.

Relaxed to the Max

Sender-inner Liam G’s Burmese, Max, lives Rule 40 with a vengeance.  To Max, a sunbeam isn’t merely a random force of Nature to be exploited; nay, it is like unto a god to be worshiped with the exposure of one’s vulnerable belleh region.

Spotlight on RULE 40: Sleeping in sunbeams is megacute!

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This Just In: Photographers Adopt Tiger

After a tiger cub in a German zoo was rejected by its parents, it was adopted by a family of annoying photographers from the Associated Press, who assigned Bessie, their pet Dachshund, to interview it. Bessie’s six-part series with the tiger cub will air on European TV in June, with American syndication and a book tour to follow.

This Just In: Moose on the Loose

What a rotten way to start your life: Separated from your mom, chased by wild dogs, a state trooper thinks you’d be better off dead, and worst of all, you gotta move to Wisconsin.  But thanks to some kind Alaskans, it’ll be a happy ending all the same for this moose calf. Full story and more pics at the Los Angeles Times.

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