At the Hide-and-Seek Training Academy

Well, the 2008 Olympics may be a memory, but the hopefuls for 2012 are already getting a head start in the rigorous training for this demanding and often time-consuming event:

...three thousand, six hundred and twenty-SEVEN, three thousand, six hundred and twenty-EIGHT...

And here’s Diego El Kabonngg of Portugal, demonstrating the advanced eye-covering technique that swept him to the silver in 2000:

... five million, seven hundred thousand, two hundred and NINE, ...

Ready or not, here we come, Paula E! (top photo)

Bunz and Frenchie’s Daring Caper

"All right, Frenchie — the coast is clear.  Time to make our move."

Some Lalo Schifrin music would be nice here.

"The old dame keeps the jewels in the penthouse apartment.  All you gotta do is (whisper, whisper)"

Huzza guzza whuzza fluzza...

"Right, boss — here I go!"

BOIINNNGGGG!

"Oh, and I forgot to tell you — the jewels are in a lead-lined safe with a quintuple-combination lock guarded by a laser-targeted motion sensor, fourteen armed guards, three rottweilers, and a delusional attack lizard.  So good luck!"

I'm behind you all the way, pal!

We lose more frogs that way, Janine F.

Cute Is Their Strong Suit

Cuteologist brothers Ron M. and Nick M. have talent in spades, bless their hearts, because they just dealt us this expert recreation of the classic "Dogs Playing Poker" paintings.

Says Ron, "After a hard weeks work chasing rabbits and chewin’ bones, my 2 dawgsRoxie (right) and Meg (left) like to chill out in the kitchen and betsome biscuits on a poker game. As usual, Meg’s gotten carried away and drank more than she can handle while Roxie dominates the game."

Hello, and welcome to every rec room in 1962.

Fun fact: In 2005, a pair of original poker-playing dog paintings sold for US $590,400 at auction.  Too rich for my blood; I fold.

Jurassic Dork

Skillfully shrouded within the dense prehistoric jungle, the deadly velociraptor stalks his prey.  A soulless killing machine, he is as cunning as he is ruthless.  Patiently he waits as his unsuspecting quarry draws closer, and then, without warning … HE STRIKES!

Give it up, pal, you are SOOO dinner!

We all need our dreams, Karen G.

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I file everything under 'M' for 'meow.'

… and like magic, your documents stay put!

Ehhhh ... It's a living.

Order now!  Operator Laura J. is standing by!

A Reminder from Planetary Maintenance

Due to scheduled system upgrades, Gravity will be temporarily shut down from 2 PM to 4 PM EST.  Please secure all outdoor furniture and keep pets indoors.  We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience.

(insert 'Blue Danube Waltz' here)

We all float down here, Karen G.

Hey, Baby—how YOU Dune?

Know then, that is is the year 10191. In this time, the most precious substance in the universe is the spice Melange.  The spice extends life. The spice expands consciousness. The spice softens hands while you do dishes.  The spice exists on only one desolate, dry planet in the entire universe, guarded by the fearsome giant sand-llamas.

OH HAI I CAN HAS FREMEN KTHXBYE

If you walk without rhythm, you won’t attract the worm, Amanda L.

P.S. the space-time continuum has been breached! This is the FIRST time a photo has appeared on both Cute Overload AND UGLY OVERLOAD OMG PONIES!!1! – Ed.

Synchronized Sleeping

And let’s check in on the canine semi-finals now … looks like Bozie and Monty are in good form here as they enter their second hour …

And snore, two, three ... and yawn, two, three ...

And meanwhile, in the kitten division …

What's our secret?  MAGNETS!

Thanks to coaches Blythe J. (top photo) and Grace B. (bottom photo)

C.O. Travels The Globe!

And this week, we take you to the Swiss Alps, where the renowned Sludgemüller Brothers perform on the Handemonium, a traditional Swiss horn shaped like the left hand of Napoleon III.

REEEEEEEEE-COOOOOOO-LAAAAAAAAA! (x5)

May I have the next polka, Jennifer B.?

I give you a cultured, sophisticated ham about town

HIT IT!

If you’re cute / And you don’t know where to scoot to / Why don’t you scoot where cuteness sits … (snap, snap)
PUUUBINNN ONNNA REEEEEEEEEEEETZZZ!

Hams so prosh / And so awash in such panache / You want to nosh them all to bits … (snap, snap)
PUUUBINNN ONNNA REEEEEEEEEEEETZZZ!

Um, I was told you had a smaller cane...

Oooooper doooooper, Katie T.

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