“Holy Beejebus, Aunt Edna’s Scary!”

All it took was a little humidity and Aunt Edna transformed into an unrecognizable beast – one that poor little Sally would never forget.

Why so mysterious, Anonymous?

Her Little Helper was a Bit of an Alarmist

Whoa lady, if you’re about to do what I think you’re about to do, then I can tell you with complete certainty that things will never be the same. You’re about to ruin everything, and I’m sorry, but I absolutely cannot allow you to put that wooden cutting board through the dishwasher.

I thought Palmolive was green, Larissa M.

Another Day, Another Motopup

Perhaps inspired by our recent NYC two-for-one sighting, Jessica S. writes: “I snapped these pictures when my friends and I were lost, driving around in San Francisco. Seeing this guy in the next lane made missing our exit totally worth it!”

Left Coast cuteologists hoping for a return may want to stake out this intersection.

Sneak-a-peek at Future Theo

We’ve been running the Cute Overload Supercomputing Center’s “Super Cuteputer”, based in Japan (natch), overload in an attempt to visualize Theo in his new life. Normally, dedicated 24/7 to finding the scientifically cutest content in the universe, we’ve reallocated 1,075 Snorgaflops to creating this rendering of Theo in his new job.

As you can see, there was a major problem. The computer mistakenly rendered Theo in a Private’s uniform, when he’ll actually be a Specialist.

Photo credit (we think) goes to SugarBush Squirrel, who is all kinds of patriotic.

What’s Your Front-door Personality?

In the online era, a knock at the front door can be an unusual event, and how we respond to it reveals our personality. Which of these common types are you?

Outgoing: You fling the door open with a hearty “howdy, neighbor!” Not even the sight of religious pamphlets or Amway samples can dim your welcoming mood.

Reserved: You’ll crack the door open a little bit, but leave it on the chain, ready to make a hasty retreat at the first sign of magazine subscription forms.

Withdrawn: You peek only through the peephole, speak only through the intercom, and haven’t been out in direct sunlight since 1998.

Knock-knock, Amelia B.

My Little (mini!) Pony

My Little Pony, My Little Pony
All in a twinkling spring is here
My Little Pony, My Little Pony
When did all the leaves and grass appear?

(Actual lyrics, I couldn’t make that crap up) But seriously Folks, get a load of this awesomeness:

The awesomely cool JoAnne @ Pacific Pintos Minature Horse Farm does it again. Don’t miss the Mare Cam! And if you’re really brave, the BIRTH of the mini pony above!

To Curry Favor, Favor Curry

Here’s another one for our WTF (white tabby flavoring) file: A kitteh who just loveses him some curry, only not for eating. From our friends the Japanese, of course.

Pygmy! Get yer fresh Pygmys heah!

[Ballpark Peanut salesmen voice] Pygmy Rabbits! Get yer fresh Rabbits heah! Get your Rule of Cuteness #45 Pygmy fix HERE!

Pygmy Slow Loruseseses!

Pygmy Marmosets! Piping hot marmosets!

Pygmy Hippos heah! Get your plump hippos!

Rabbeet from Northwest Trek. Pygmy slow loris by Duke U. Lemur CenterJuvenile Marmoset by Scott K. Pygmy hippos from Louisville Zoo.

Theo Later, Alligator

After 4 years of delighting us with hilarious interjected quips, wrangling redonkulous Glossary terminology, shouting ‘YAY‘ at just the right moment, tagging posts with oh-so-helpful tags like “Do the Funky Fennec“, diligently tending to our commenting audience with the precision of a Japanese Bonsai Gardener, and writing posts about his favorite Marmalade kittehsencores, and  Reality Casual Fridays, Theo will be leaving his fluffy post at Cute Overload to tackle a new job in Intelligence Analysis, in the United States Army. His last day is April 26th.

No we’re not kidding—we couldn’t think of a more different job either—what will his new role be?

Will Theo be saluting his superiors with “Okey Dokes, Then! (SIR!)”? Will he be appropriating kittens for Top Secret Snuggling? Will his Basic Training include ADVANCED BLEENING? Specialist Teho will have to report back and tell us when he gets there, as an embedded Army Cuteporter.

Theo joined the C.O. team in early 2006. He started as a fan of the site but soon became the perfect fit on our team. We can’t imagine Cute Overload without him and his gynormous contribution to this site. With his snarkiness set on stun, Theo helped make Cute Overload a place we all love to come back to. So Peeps, please join me in thanks, before he leaves to salute his new officers, let’s salute him! FOUR MORE YEARS! FOUR MORE YEARS!oops, wishful thinking.

THANK YOU, THEO. Best wishes for a fulfilling, safe new job. We will miss you!

All our love, support and admiration,

Meg and the Cute Overload team

Theo sitting on giant Fergus Falls otter head

The Adequate Escape

By 0600 hours, we were ready. It was agreed that Hurwitz and O’Malley would stage a scuffle during breakfast, to distract the guards and give us time to smuggle spoons under our uniforms. We then met at the east fence, where patrols were lightest. The resistance would have a stolen civilian vehicle waiting for us.

“This is Riley,” says Carrie B. “He was helping me garden. Kind of.”