“So, in a nutshell…”

“…the outfits on Project Runway are getting waaay too costumey.”

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Flying Squirrel Forest Fashion via Snuzzy, sent by “Ant” at Ant’s Quality Foraged Links. Caption improved by Kar the Kommenter

If Elvis Returned as a Moth

Thank you, Thank you very much… [sneer]

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Light Attraction photo and caption was created by rivadock4 and suggested by Celeste R.

A box labeled “Schnozzle”

We hoped the movers had used enough packing bubbles.

Had the ‘Fragile’ stickers worked? Had Schnozzle made the trip in one piece?

There was only one way to find out.

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Nose-out-of-the-box – Thanks! is by orangedroplet.

Wait—It’s Trick… Or Treat?

Since when do I have to choose?  I mean, speaking as a raccoon, we’re sort of accustomed to doing both at once.  Like knocking over your garbage cans to take all the yummy scraps; that sort of thing.

(Which reminds me: We’ll be smashing those pumpkins later, so just leave the beer and sandwiches on the step, thanks.)

See, that's called 'synergy.'  Do I have to explain *everything* to you people?

Secrets of Ethical Magic!

For longer performances, you may be required to have various animals secreted about your person for extended periods.  To ensure their comfort and well-being, always provide snacks just before going onstage.

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Excuse Me, Sir, Can We Get Some More Bread?

I hope it goes right to their hips.

You expect me to bring you more bread after THAT lazy-ass caption?

Photo courtesy of Nigel Treblin/AFP/Getty Images

Those Smiles Are Fake

Really? You’re just going to stand there on the other side of the glass and take pictures? I’m just waiting for the day when the only thing that separates us is your mask. If I were you – and I’m glad that I’m not – I’d learn how to wield that snorkel like a sword, capesh?

Why so blue?

Photo courtesy of Timm Schamberger/AFP/Getty Images

All Right… So She’s a Dog

MILAN — Stunned art historians announced today that their efforts to restore a priceless collection of 18th-century masterpieces have led to a shocking discovery:  Yelena Sylvania Potzi-Stroganoff, a Russian countess once believed to be the most beautiful woman in the court of Emperor Peter III, was in fact a real dog.

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OK, here’s the real deal: The portrait on the right is example of custom pet portraiture by Valerie Leonard, and you can see this and more on her site.

The Great White Way. Meow.

Nice day. Sun shining. Annoying dogs fetching. It just makes me…want…to…

Not feeling Starlight Express...

...FEELING ALL THE BUMPERS, ALWAYS PLAYING CLEAN, HE PLAYS BY INTUITION, THE DIGIT COUNTERS FALL…THAT DEAF, DUMB, AND BLIND KID SURE PLAYS A MEAN PINBAAAALLLLL!

Aaack...aaaack...oh god, I'm choking on a whisker....AAAACK

What, let me guess – you were expecting something from Cats? Please. I have way more depth than that.

Tommy hears me.

He’s the master of the house, Rachel P.

Bat One, You Are Clear to Drink, Over.

In this amazing Daily Mail article, nature photographer Kim Taylor rigged an entire batcave’s worth of gadgets just to capture these eeety-beety bat tongues as they skimmed his backyard pond.

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Terrific bat-find, Catalina S.

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