Who’s Ready for Seconds?

Attention, peeps! In a few days, many of you will douse your brain cells in tryptophan and alcohol.  Sharpen your wits while you still can, and you might win a Cute Overload Page-A-Day Calendar 2009! (rules below)

( G ) In what U.S. state will you find Red Dog Mine?
( E ) What British pop group’s controversial 1980 single encouraged home music taping?
( H ) What nation was ruled by a dog for three years in the 11th century?
( AL ) In Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley, what breed was Charley?
( SN ) What is the brightest star in the night sky?
( SL ) In golf, what is the term for a hole that’s curved rather than straight?

UPDATE: The contest is closed — thanks to everyone who participated!

Gaaauuhhhgh, I shouldn't have gone back for fourths.

TERRIBLY IMPRESSIVE AND FORMAL-LOOKING LIST OF OFFICIAL RULES

  1. Entries must be received by 9 PM PST, Tuesday, November 25, 2008.
  2. One entry per person, please.
  3. One winning entry will be selected at random from correct entries.
  4. Contest open to all except employees of CuteLabs, their immediate families and boring relatives.
  5. Entries will be judged by NTMTOM, who will settle all ties by wishbone pull.

Let’s Go, We’re Losing Our Light!

"Stop standing around, people, we’ve got a fashion shoot to do!  Steve, I need you to move the herd of zebras to the left, they’re blocking the Christmas trees.  Trapeze artists, dangle a little lower, I can’t get you in frame.  Whoa, that’s enough makeup on the ballerinas, Marcie, we’re going for the natural look here.  OK, people — let’s make a statement!  (Hm, I think I’ll give this shot an F-17 with 800 ISO and 99 44/100 percent hydro-jammaframmitz.)"

You can tell it's an awesome camera; it's bigger than I am.

Found on Teh Intartubes.  That’s an Echidna, for those who don’t know.

Vroomba

What you see:

What kitty sees:

Kitties has such rich imaginationses, Annie M.

Life-time Supply of Cuteness

As if we didn’t love Google enough already, it recently teamed up with Life Magazine to provide millions of historic photographs online, including plenty of vintage Qte. Here’s a taste:

Chimp and/or kitten: 'Can I keep her, Mom?'

Being adorable just plain tuckers me out.

I am the Master, and he is the Blaster!

Encore Presentayshe: Hungry? Come to El Gato Loco!™

When you’ve got a mucho grande hunger, try our new El Gato Purrito™ — your choice of sizzling steak or savory chicken, plus beans, rice, guacamole, sour cream and our secret Gato Salsa,™ all stuffed into a four-pound kitty.  Only $4.99 at participating locations —or make it a Mucho Meal™ with chips and a large soft drink!

Could you hold the sour cream? I'm on a diet.

Found on Booger The Cat.

Koala Mind Control

(you are sick of eating Eucalyptus leaves …)

I — am — sick — of — eating — Eucalyptus — leaves …

(you want to take me out for ice cream …)

I — want — to — take — you — out — for — ice — cream …

(and after that, you want to buy me a dirt bike …)

(and these aren't the Bruces you're looking for, move along ...)

I — will — post — every — picture — that — Brinke — G. — submits …

G’day, Cousin

Crikey!  According to Australian researchers, humans and kangaroos shared a common ancestor 150 million years ago and have similar sections of DNA.  "We thought they’d be completely scrambled, but they’re not," said one expert.  "There is great chunks of the human genome which is sitting right there in the kangaroo genome."  Well, this helps explain Yahoo Serious.

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Side-eyed suspicious kangaroo from Sender-Inner Shawn P.

Live From the 2008 Pandy Awards!

"On behalf of the entire team, I’d like to thank the Academy for this incredible honor.  Really, it’s such a thrill and a privilege just to be nominated, so we want to thank our hard-working cast and crew for all the tireless effort that made this possible."

You like us!  You really, really like us!

And "Best Performance in a Sender-Innering Role" goes to Brinke G.

The Lurking Nose!

In icy Nosevember, as the west wind blows
As mercury plummets and shutters close
As candles flicker their final throes
What lurks nearby, do you suppose?

Ruh-rohs!

From highs or lows, in grim repose
Its steady, strident sniffing grows
Like tell-tale hearts in tales of Poe’s
And where it comes from, no one knows.

Yesss, I yam eeen-VEEEES-ee-bulhs.

So heed this warning, to all those
Who seek out warmth for frozen toes
Where icy moistness sometimes goes,
Beware the chill of … THE LURKING NOSE!

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Warm thanks to Kirsten S.(top photo) Eilen R. (middle photo) and Emily (bottom photo.)

We Take You Now to King Neptune Memorial Speedway

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Atlantianapolis 500, and if you’ve just joined us, it’s been a thrilling race so far.  In a stunning upset, odds-on favorite Mario Clamdretti dropped out of the race when his 300-seahorsepower racer crashed on the far turn.  And as we enter the final laps, I see that current leader Ridley McFlatback is getting the signal from his pit crew to come in for service …

Check my left flipper; it's running a little hot.

I hear he’s got endorsement deals with Shell Oil AND Turtle Wax, Brinke G.

// UPDATE — photo by Mike Roberts, like the caption says — and you can buy a print here! – Ed. //

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