So What’s the Deal With the Turtles?

Our more astute readers may have noticed a slight turtle-y theme in today’s material.  It’s not just for Teh Qte; it’s also a shout-out to the toughest girl I know.

It's not so bad, once you get used to it...

Recently, a relative of mine was badly injured in a car crash.  She’s home from the hospital now, but her crawl to a full recovery is only just beginning.

I'm always ready to go camping...

She’ll be spending part of that recovery in a back brace that, I’m told, makes her look a bit like a turtle.  So I hope you’ll join me in saying “Get Well Soon, Turtle Girl!”

I'm my own Winnebago!

And thanks to slow-and-steady sender-inner Dominika D.

The Happiest Tortoises on the Planet

Ladies and Gentlemen, We Give You:  The Happiest Tortoises on the Planet.

“Mashed potatoes? My favorite!”

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“A strawberry?! My favorite!!

A strawberry?  MY FAVORITE!!

Raspberries Another strawberry?!?!?!? MY FAVORARRGTHMMGPTHOMNOMNOM!!!!!!!1!!!

RASPERRIES??!!?!!  MY FAVORITE!!!!1!!!!!1!

Friday Haiku: Shell We Dance?

Turtle and stuffed fish
Can your haiku celebrate
Their forbidden love?

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I give it six months, tops, Caroline D.

Cornstarch: It’s a Hell of a Drug

Says snorter-inner Claire K.: “I have a 3 ½ month old kitten named Pepper. He’s still in the kitten stage of thinking that everything that moves is a toy for him to play with.”

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“Last week my sister, Brigid, was baking in the kitchen when a bowl of cornstarch fell off the counter. Pepper immediately dove into it! Brigid got some great photos and then set to the task of cleaning the floor and Pepper.”

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Cuteness… IN 3-D!

From a Flickr collection of 3-D images, several cuties just seemed to jump out at us, like the pup below. You’ll need the old-fashioned red/blue 3-D glasses to see the effect.

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Meanwhile, there’s another group devoted to cross-view 3-D images.  You don’t need glasses to view these, but you will have to cross your eyes, and it may take some practice before you get it right.  Click the lemur to see an example.

Click me!

Photos: relumadrid (top), Dan (aka firrs) (bottom)

Pat the bunny TAKEN TOO FAR

This is seriously smooshtastic:

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Deanna H. saw this bun over at Roseko Blog :)

P.S.! Pat the Bunneh!!!Picture 8

The Squirrelizer!

Now YOU can add your very own redonk squirrel to any hosted photo!

Check it out over at the Squirrelizer.

National Geographic must be very proud.

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Kids! Come on!

“We still have the Empire State building and the Statue of Liberty to visit before we catch the train back to Pittsburgh!”

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Monica M. we are on a schedule! Go!

Lookalikes: Kitteh from yesterday and Thom Yorke

Well lookie here!

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Q.E.D. Jen S!

13-day-old Panda ‘tocks

While watching the San Diego Zoo Panda Cam, alert reader “La Jolla Seal” snapped these tiny Panda ‘tocks in the up position.

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Excellent work, my cuteporter. exxxxcellent.

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