The C.O. Guide to Fresh Fruit

6971716330_7b12a77379_zNutritious yet delicate, bananas are among the most troublesome for the average consumer. Fresh from the tree, bananas have a green color (top) and are often too firm and bitter to enjoy. For best flavor and texture, the banana must be allowed to ripen until its complexion takes on a plain yellow color (bottom).


When bananas acquire dark spots (left) they must be consumed promptly before they spoil. When the banana begins to make a mewing noise (right), it must be removed from its protective peel and gently snorgled.


Nugget is very a-peel-ing, Kelly P. (Top bananas photo by Ian Ransley.)

From The Snarker Image Catalog

Do hours of strenuous napping leave your neck stiff? Then you need the TabbyTouch™ 3000! Sit back and relax, as the patented FelineFingers™ soothe tired neck muscles while you listen to 70’s make-out music. From Cute Overload, the recognized expert in cat massage!

THIS JUST IN: Look What the Cat Brought Home

KSBW in California is reporting a fawn born on a Pacific Grove home’s welcome mat. Talk about your mat-ernity ward. Be sure to wipe your feet!


We posted this as soon as we herd, Barbara C.L.

I Submit

Might as well just let it happen, cuz it’s gonna happen anyway. Sigh. Is it almost over yet?


Hope your next shower is more joyful, Jenah D.

A Little To The Right, Please

Being a cat is already pretty decadent, but a masseuse monkey takes it to a whole other level.


Couldn’t we all use a helper monkey, Brinke G.?

The Pug Comes In on Little Cat Feet

It sits looking

Over Berber and shaggy

On silent haunches

And then moves on


Meaghan C., Reuben’s pug foo is strong but his toe foo defeeted us! Original poem is Fog by Carl Sandburg.

The Oral History Project, Tape 82: Froggie Recalls His Courting Years

“That’s right, young feller. I went a-courtin’ and I did ride, uh huh. Sword and pistol by my side, ’cause you never knew what kind’a trouble you might meet up with in them days. Now, this was back before they built the bridge over the interstate, so I had to hop right into traffic, cars comin’ both directions, and if’n you didn’t time your jumps just right — splat! It was game over, man, game over.”

What a ribbeting story, Sky H. (PS: The creator of this video claims that no special tricks were used, and that the frog was just sitting like this when they filmed it.)

Friday Haiku: A Wink of Sleep

Light travels too fast

In a twinkling of an eye

Morning has arrived


Shhh, Hank is sleepwinking, Pam L.

A Study of Perspective

Perspective is a technique depicting or suggesting spatial relations, volumes or three dimensions on a flat surface. This study is composed of bunnies and ordinary household objects.

1. Comparing a bunny to an apple.


We see that the bunny is closer to us than the apple is. We also see that it would take about 3 apples to equal the size of this bunny.

2. Determining bunny volume.


We see here, that it takes 1 bunny to fill this mug.

3. Relative ear size.


The bunny’s ears are 1/5th the size of this mug. The wine glasses and window tell us that mug is regular sized and the bunny’s ears are tiny.

4. Bunny likeness to a beer bottle.


We find that there really isn’t a likeness between bunny and beer bottles. What is clear is that the bunny is portable.

Amy C. has really shed new light on bunnies! For more pics of the cuties Amy is fostering, visit her photo album.

Wow, What if They Had Ordered the Popcorn Machine?

When he showed up at little Jenny’s Sweet 16th instead of the Jumpy Castle they ordered, a lamb unwittingly set the record for the most birthday party jumps without a bounce house.  Luckily, they decided to let him finish before telling him he was at the wrong address.


Catch you on the rebound, Ant.

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