THIS JUST IN: Tickled Penguin

This little penguin is a Little Penguin, or Kororā in Māori, and he seems to be just tickled by all the attention he’s getting. (And if you close your eyes, it sounds like the world’s strangest car being started.)

Update: Thanks to Sparklette and Barbarella for new video link.
Update 2: Thanks to sender-inner Lucy!
Update 3, 3/17/2013: Even newer video link!

The Sneaky Sleepy Peek Technique

The SSPT is the act of opening one eyelid just enough to see who’s out there, but not enough to tip them off that you’re awake, in case they turn out to be dorks.


Once perfected, the SSPT can only be detected with a… PEEK-HANCE!

Now This is a Tax Break

Getting taxes done right is harder than ever. Especially when your method is to run off to Mexico.


Figaro is gonna need an extension, Karen.

[ex-post factoid: karen says figaro actually high-tailed it all the way to brazil, not mexico. either one sounds like a great place for a cat shelter! don't return too soon!]

Tastes like chick-ons

Sender-Inner Anne W. G. says new puppy “Dash.” got introduced to an existing boid pet. I think they’ll live happily ever after don’t you?

The Beagle that Got Away

No goofy caption could outdo this fish story, so let’s cut to Flickr user Snuzzy: “My puppy Rex was doing his very best to eat the fish in my mom’s pond…”

“He didn’t manage to eat any; but he got a surprise fish kiss!”

“(Just before he fell in…)”

May I Have This Dance?

Come a lawn. Follow my weed. Need I say mower?


They’re so light on their feet, Melissa.

Yeech!

This… this tastes just like finger! Why, it is finger! I hate finger!

Meanwhile, at the Cuckoo Clock Auditions…

Yeah, I know I’m a little oversize, and I’ve been hitting the Luckies a little hard this week so my voice is kinda rough, but trust me, I can still belt those high notes, you won’t be disappointed.  So, Mr. Piano, if I can have a middle C…

Photo by Martin Teschner.

Forgotten Classics of the Silent Era

Today we look at a scene from the Swedish comedy Mormor är en Flugsvamp, in which Sill Hängslen, in his beloved character of “Fleep,” accidentally buys a hat that is many sizes too large for him.

The C.O. Guide to First-Date Etiquette

At the conclusion of the evening, the couple may linger outside the lady’s abode, whereupon she may present her cheek to the gentleman, in invitation of a platonic kiss. The gentleman is advised not to take undue advantage, and above all…


no tongues! Ah-ha! Caught you!


Taffeta, Ângela.

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