And You’ll Need to Crank It to “Full Kitten” When Bill O’Reilly’s On

At last, something to make watching cable news bearable: “Happy Time” cuteness-in-picture.  Caution: May not be effective against Jim Cramer or Glenn Beck.

Wow, this is even better than Relax-O-Vision, Dan Z.

Happy Surrogate Male Guardian’s Day

Traditionally in June, we honor male parents, guardians and caregivers with a special awareness day to celebrate the pro-active, nurturing support they provide.

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Many male caretakers are choosing nontraditional family paradigms, such as this Rottweiler, who coexists in an adoptive interspecies relationship with this wolf cub.

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We utilize this day to celebrate the diversity inherent in these alternative parenting lifestyle choices, to replace negative stigmas with positive flapdoodle, and ensure toenail raspberry crankle gleep blarble mumbity flark gobblety shrdlu.

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Holistically sender-innered by Jacob K.

Kitty Green Screen Dream Challenge!

Today on “Hollywood Movie Magic” we’ll use green-screen special effects to create an amazing dream sequence!  First, we film this kitty in front of a green screen, then we turn to our Cute Overload commenters, who write her into a dazzling dream in which anything can happen!

So how about it, special-effects wizards?  What’s this kitty dreaming?

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Produced, directed and sender-innered by Chris C.

Friday Haiku: Squirrelver’s Travels

Am I a giant? / Or lost in surreal madness? / Your haiku decides

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Thanks for the trip through the looking glass, Betsy B. Photo by the squirrely John C. His Flickr photos are here.

Update: NTMTOM here, pickin’ some faves (as of noon Pacific Time):

Am I dreaming you,
Or is it you dreaming me?
Let’s never wake up.
(Cath)

Master Skwerla teach
Young Skwerlwalker Ways of Force
Pumpkin, lift you will?
(Metz)

Window shopping sqwerl
Sees stripes are in this season
And giant handbags
(Trabb’s Boy)

contemplative hands
what the hell is that blue thing?
oh, look- tiny me!
(temperance)

Beautiful rodent
In an unaccustomed role
Big man on campus
(Raymond)

Squirrel’s autumn gaze
My double, safe and secure
While I adventure
(Berthaservant)

Behind the window
artificial reflection
of my perfection
(Nuri)

at the stroke of noon
your coach became a pumpkin
my nuts hit the floor
(Patito Gigante)

Vintage Blorp

Time for an oldie: This roly-poly puddle of blorpitude was part of the welcoming committee for the First Australasian Antarctic Expedition, almost one hundred years ago.

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From the State Library of New South Wales, via Flickr Commons.

Your Thought for Today

When you’re feeling small and alone, and the world doesn’t make any sense, all you need is a really good friend with a really good grip.

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Something to make you go “aw,” from deeleea.

My Llovely Llama Llump

Llonely llama, llying llimp and llistless, llacking llove.  Llong lluxurious locks, lleft at this llofty llatitude, llie llike llukewarm llava, lleaching llife and lleaving llegs llike llinguini.  Llet’s llop her lload to a llower llevel, llest she lliquify!

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Llovely llenswork, Rachel S.

Spelunkhead

Day 12: After consulting with the Sherpas, have decided to enter the cavern from overhead.  The entrance is dank and forbidding, and a foul odor emanates from within, but I remain undaunted…

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Fetch me 12 feet of rope and a roll of Certs, Tanguera.

The Dreaded Fearsome Ninja!

The dreaded fearsome ninja must be as efficient as he is deadly, my apprentice.  He must strike without warning, killing his enemies with one sweep of his marghgh flarghth igth glarrthph…

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Of course — heh, heh — the dreaded fearsome ninja doesn’t usually get his bo staff caught in his cheek like that…

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Photos by the dreaded fearsome Ganayan.

Friday Haiku: Laugh, Ferret, Laugh

Merriment can wait / Ferret clown’s smile wanes until / Your haiku cheers him

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How do they all pack into that little car, Juan D.?

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