THIS JUST IN: Knewly Knobbular Knees

Baby New Year showed up a little early at the Niabi Zoo in Illinois, in the form of this wobbly new giraffe born December 27.  The boy, about six feet, 150 pounds, was born a few days earlier than expected, but the little feller is doing just fine, and will greet the public when the zoo reopens next May.  Until then, he’ll bond with Mom, and do lots of fun giraffe-type activities, such as running around, flicking his tail, eating hay, nibbling leaves on trees (well, the shorter trees, anyway), or maybe take up a nice hobby, like stamp collecting, which can be a rewarding way to pass the time during the long winter months, because you also learn the history behind each stamp.  I recall I had a full set of 60’s-era state flag stamps as a boy; sadly, they were lost in a family move, but anyway…

On New Year’s Eve…

Be sure you have a safe ride home.

Happy New Year, Sharon J.

Hey Man, What’s Your Beef?

Farmer Ted was just tooling around on the tractor, minding his own business, when he saw Clyde, the herd punk. And before Farmer Ted could even mutter a small “hello,” he became victim to a drive-by moo-ing.

They start so young, Kelly B.

Butterball attempts to go down stairs

Will he make it in between all the whimpers and scaredy-pantsness of it all?

Watch and find out:

Via CityRag

Rule of Cuteness #44: Ears at 9 and 3 o’clock are cute

Sender-inner Amy S. and her cat Sebastian bring us our last new Rule of Cuteness for 2009:  If your ears point at 9 and 3 o’clock, you’re cute.  And if your ears point at 10, 2 and 4 o’clock, it’s time for a brisk, refreshing Dr Pepper!

Easter Bunny Time-off

Doris, before I jump out and take a steam, can you add more Epsom salts to my Jacuzzi? And I’d love a beer, too. You know the kind I like—the one with extra hops.

This Quality Link Foraged by Ant over at AQFL! Photo by Flickrer Steve D.

[Oh, and it’s been pointed out in the comments that we’ve posted this before. :) – Ed.]

Simon’s Cat sees snow for the first time…

…And the hijinx ensue! Another terrific episode awaits you below.

Ladies and Gentlemen, “Snow Business, Part 1.” [hand waves over YouTube screen]

[Throwing snowball in the direction of] Catherine J.

THIS JUST IN: A Sugarglider eating an apple

Listen closely for the tiny, precious chomping noises! Jump to the HD site to get full effect—I can’t embed the large one here for some reason!

Krista R., excellent kronches work.

Ma’am, your peeg is exhibiting some rule 43 action.

The Doctor is IN, and I am seeing what looks like the exhibition of some serious Rule #43 action; (Protruding Bottom Lips are Cute.)

Let’s just check things out under the hood here to be sure [tilts peeghead up with thumb]

There we go. Classic Rule #43. Classic.

Mari F., that is some potent shizzle.

Mahir: The Early Years

Welcome to my crib!  I kiss you! I like many activates: gurgling, crawling and the smearing strained beets on the flokati rug. Now you will please to making the alteration of the diaper that is much poopy, thankings.

Jenni S., we apologize in advance for the comments below.

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