Owlette enjoys ear scratch!

No, that is not a typo. It’s a lil’ owl who loooooooves a good scratch. He even has a happy little cackle and his eyes roll back like Shark week. This whole scene belongs in a Japanese video game check it:

ORLY Lisa L.!? (and of course Juannasue!)

Ready… Aim…

Bravely refusing the blindfold, Lieutenant Drummond defiantly stared down the row of soldiers before him, each with a single snowball at the ready.  “Does condemned have any last requests?” asked Colonel Blatznykov.

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More vintage WTF from Flickr Commons.

Today’s Contest: Bark-keee!

Here we go, peeps!  For National Pet Week, Cute Overload challenges you to win one of four cute new Discovery Kids’ Games for the Nintendo DS, with a grand prize of a new Nintendo DSi game system and all four games!

Today, your challenge is to write a caption for the photo below. Remember, the winner will be selected randomly, so any entry can win, as long as it fits the photo.

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dk-promo-puppyToday’s prize: Puppy Playtime for the Nintendo DS by 505 Games. E-mail your caption to competishe [at] cutelabs.com by 9 PM Pacific Time today (May 4, 2009)! Official contest rules
Photo credit: Sindy Yao

FLASHBACK: Our First-Ever ResQte™

Happy Spring Saturday, Peeps! Who’s up for a few Lil’ Floating Snacks? er… ‘quacks’?

Maggie from Australia writes: “They are Pacific Black ducklings, native to Australia, who we rescued after they fell into the man-made water feature outside our home and couldn’t get out again [they were only a few days old and were a long way from flying]…”

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“This picture was taken one night when we’d returned the ducklings to their temporary sanctuary in our guest bathroom. Lucy, our 3 year old beagle, was fascinated by them and whimpered for hours after they were taken away – she missed her little mates.”

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The baby ducks should be releases to the wild later this month… Thanks, Maggie.

Backstreet Boid

From the cutting edges of Science comes a report via the Daily Mail, of a Harvard psychology student who studied hours of YouTube videos to uncover the startling true fact that cockatoos, like humans, have rhythm terrible taste in music.

JAILBREAK!

And now a scene from tonight’s action-packed late movie, “The Squawkshank Redemption,” in which a pair of jailbirds make a run for it…

“Ma—we need to talk.”

“It’s about the foster puppy.” [mini beady eye roll]

“Maaaaaaaaaaa!” [peck peck]

She does this EVERY TIME someone comes into the coop

Marc at Blogads is scoring points!

Our Friend the Cockatoo

Like its cousin the parrot, the cockatoo is a gifted mimic of other animals, able to reproduce not only sounds but also demonstrating a keen grasp of syntax.  In this video, for example, a cockatoo is able, after only a brief exposure, to correctly respond with the phrase “Yeah, that’s what your mom said last night” in Pug.

They’ll Hire any Birdbrain These Days

“… well, here’s one, then: Help desk support for busy customer-service center, no selling, part-time evenings plus Saturdays.  No experience or critical reasoning skills required, will train.  Applicants of avian descent strongly encouraged.

...and you even have your MCSE certification, so you're a lock! More retro-donkulousness from Flickr Commons.

Let’s incubate

“Hey Bebeh…”

Señor Suave

“Yes?” [shifty eyes]

[Plink plink!]

“Let’s you and me snuggle under the heat lamp.”

I worked hours on my hair. Got a tip from a guy in Jersey.

[Giggle] “OK!”

Plinker

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