Commander Bentwick checked the fittings in his oxygen hose for what must have been the nineteenth time as he waited at the airlock. Then, with a whoosh, the great doors cracked open and Bentwick stepped on the planet surface, followed by co-pilot Captain Chet “No Sweat” Gillette.

As they took their first tentative steps, the surface felt soft and springy beneath their weighted boots. Slowly, the two men took a look around — and it was only at that moment that they noticed the fatal design flaw in their space helmets.

squirrel with coconut

Photo by Mike Walker for the Daily Mail.

Tripping balls

It’s like spin cycle for the mind! This film by French director Pleix tosses chirping eggs and tennis balls into the cutest, freakiest laundry day ever.

Also, take a look at Pleix’s commercial for Duracell: Today’s weather calls for a swirling vortex of bunnies, transforming into sumo wrestlers by mid-afternoon…

Thanks to Phillip P.

UPDATE: Switched to YouTube versions.  If you had trouble viewing the videos, try them now.

Simon’s Cat ‘Snow Business’ (parts 1 and 2)

Part 2 is finally here—will the maniacally laughing bird win the snowball fight or will SIMON’S CAT?

Mary G., the moral of the story is to ‘always have a cat door’ to get out of sticky sit-u-ay-shons.

Year In Cute 2009: Ad Infinitum

Oh sure, sex sells, but in 2009, Madison Avenue caught a serious case of Teh Qte.  Below, we take another look at the cutest ads we featured in the past year.

Simon’s Cat sees snow for the first time…

…And the hijinx ensue! Another terrific episode awaits you below.

Ladies and Gentlemen, “Snow Business, Part 1.” [hand waves over YouTube screen]

[Throwing snowball in the direction of] Catherine J.

The Cat in the App

From our “sad but true” files:  Somewhere, at this very moment, people are taking pictures that don’t have any cats in them.  To remedy this injustice, there’s CatPaint, an iPhone app that populates any pic with prosh pouncy purriness pronto.

And as if that weren’t enough, the app drives other cats insane (OK, more insane):

Spotted by Susy P.

Care for dessert?

Pilgrim cataloon sweetness courtesy of Gawker.

I Gotta Lay Off the Sardines Before Bed

What a weird dream!  I was running and running, but never getting anywhere.  Then this giant hand pushed me around on my back, and it felt so good I started doing it by myself.  And it kept happening over and over, like some kind of endless loop…


Note: Web site address displayed in some images contains NSFW material.

Update: See more of the kitty at top right here.

THIS JUST IN: New episode of Simon’s Cat

Simon’s cat is getting into troubs again. Poor Simon, he just goes about his daily life, and his cat antagonizes him at every turn. This time, the Kitteh Terrorism involves… a heat lamp.

Susan H., I think the “moww” sound effects are my favorite part. See ALL episodes here…

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.


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.


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