It tastes so good when it hits your lips!!!

Another pic from the insane Victoria fires over in Aussie-tralia. Don’t miss this koala we featured earlier, also from a similar scene.

Via DListed:

Look at the koala’s little tongue! And the koala’s paw on the fireman’s hand! The koala is so polite and so thankful! Like a little person! This makes me want to truckjack a Sparklett’s water truck and drive through the ocean to Australia.

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Thanks Mr. Michael K. ;) You can help at the Australia Red Cross.

Kitten Fail

The old "Ehn-Kerplop." [shaking head] so, so very sad.

Fail blog submishe, N E 1?

Encore Presentayshe: Baby Bun has Cat Mom

Laura W. didn’t see it the first time.

Helper Mini-horses, parrots and monkehs

Got agoraphobia? Maybe you need a helper monkeh!

Got bi-polar? Maybe you need a calming, talking parrot!

Got blindness? A teeny guide horse may be for you!

The New York Times is reportin’ that unusual service animals are helping folks with unusual disorders.

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Author Rebecca Skloot does it again, Sender-Inner Ida N.!

// Pics and links to more pics/video just added! Many more images and a video over at author Rebecca Skloot’s website here. //

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Much more over at Rebecca Skloot’s website HERE!

Two piglets, extra wrinkles, extra ears, comin’ right up

The Los Angeles Times is reportin’ these Wrinklestilskins (Actually Chinese Meishan pigs) are all the rage at Berlin’s "Tierpark". Apparently, these chubbular wonders are famous for their wrinkles (duh) and loooong ears.

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Get a load of Mom pig, People!

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Maybeh if I dream about milk rivers and catnip forests, this will GO AWAY!

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[Collective Ahnnn! sounds acros the world]

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WTF!!!

People, a video this redonkulous comes across our Cute Overload desks once in a blue moon. It’s.. well, it’s so bad it’s good. Never mind the translation, you’ll get it.

Without further ado, Toby and Sheila…

You can pull my dead beak off and drag me around any time, Lee Anne.

The 7 Types of Pet Costumes

First, let’s get one thing straight. Pets hate costumes.

I DON’T CARE IF YOU THINK YOUR DOG LOVES IT when you strap a Cowboy Barbie on his back, or YOUR KITTEH APPEARS TO ENJOY WEARING A PRINCESS TIARA. Someone needs to tell you, and it might as well be Cute Overload. Your pet pretty much hates it.

When we dress our pets up, it’s for our own selfish enjoyment. So you might as well DO A STELLAR JOB, because your pet only benefits from a costume if that costume generates gobs of attention.

You owe your pet a damn good costume. Which brings me to the point. A LOT of you are SLACKING and/or CONFUSED out there. Think of the ANIMALS. Let me show you what’s what. [Beckoning motion] First we have:

1. The Famous Human Costume

The Good: You always have to explain it. "He has a mini mohawk! He’s Mr. T., SEE!?"
The Bad: Your pet still hates you if you don’t step it up to make it recognizable

Exhibit A: Mr. T:

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And a well-crafted Martha:

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2. The Cutesy Hurl-a-Thon

The Good: You’ll get a lot of "Awn, he looks adorable!" from other insane people
The Bad: Anne Geddes will come after you with enormous hedge clippers

Behold Bunny in a Lettuce Cup:

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3. The Non Sequitur Costume

The Good: Often very well-crafted. Drugs and/or heavy wine use is almost always associated with each costume idea.
The Bad: Lots of WTF?…OK! reactions.

The "BoomBox":

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The "Mix Tape":

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The "Buttered Pupcorn":

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The "Rice Krispy Treat":

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The "Ham":

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The "Metro Line"!?!?!?!

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4. The "I Had it Lying Around" Costume

The Good: You finally clean up the house
The Bad: Your cat continues to hate you

There’s the Boxed Wine Kitteh Leaf Thing:

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And Aluminum Foil/Rubber Band Turtle ‘Jaws’;

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5. The "My-pet-is-going-to-kill me-but-I’m-doing-it-anyway" Costume

The Good: Target Dog Costume Sales reach all-time high thanks to you
The Bad: Your pet kills you.

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Nah, don’t take the tag off. What’s the point?

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5. Build on Your Strengths Costume

The Good: A costume that takes advantage of and accentuates a particular pet attribute
The Bad: Your pet’s "attribute" is on display (the fact he looks like a pimp cannot be helpful)

Behold the Golden Retriever Lion:

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The Built-in Ewok Face:

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The Fish in a Bowl that Happens to look like a Jack-o-Lantern:

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The Cow-Spotted terrier:

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The Suave Hedge:

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The Built-in Wetsuit:

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And the Dog that Happens to Look like a Pimp:

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6. The Epic Transformation Costume

The Good: The pinnacle of a great costume—creative! imaginative! inspiring! Transforming!
The Bad: Everyone else instantly feels like crap when they see your genius

Behold…Elvis:

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The Jumbo Dachshund Dog:

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The Wizard of Oz:

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The Croc Versus Pup: (more photos here)

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The Fast Food Gang [Making gang doughnut symbol with hand]:

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The Thanksgiving Turkey Decision: (That thought bubble is actually part of the costume):

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And, our current favorite, the Headless Horseman:

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7. The Just Plain Wrong Costume

Don’t worry if costume types 1 through 6 don’t encourage you. There is always type 7; just plain wrong. When in doubt, you can always create fake cleavage for your Boxer.

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Huge thanks to all Sender-Inners over at the Martha Stewart/CuteOverload Costume Contest. Keep those submissions coming!

In no particular order: Oswald the Pug by kheilbrunn, The BoomBox and Mix Tape by lawlerc, Vino Paws by lvmyboys3, Elvis pup by sashimi54, Cat that’s gonna kill by pastryprncess, hot dog vendor by StephanieJaxBeach, Oz by hrlollar Thanksgiving Decision by newfy, Ewok by raindropSJ, Cow by Breehan, Pumpkin Fish Tankie by piebispro, Martha Stewart Magazine by soulofart, Buttered Pupcorn by poc2u, Bulldog Pimpin’ by cknlomein, Headless Horseman by newfy, Boxer St. Pauli Girl by hobie_utah Ham Dog by PaleBlue, Retreiver Lion by JeanninePC99, Terrier Scuba Diver by herrinkr and James Bond Hedgehog by jacqtav.

You Sons of Beaches!

OH-BOY-OH-BOY-I’M-GOING-TO-THE-BEACH-I’M-GOING-TO-THE-BEACH-I’M-GOING-TO-THE-BEACH-YUP-YUP-I’M-GOING-TO-THE-BEACH-OH-BOY-OH-BOY-ARE-WE-THERE-YET-HUH-IS-THIS-THE-BEACH-YET-HUH-IS-IT-HUH?

My tongue's fine--it's my face that's pointing the wrong direction.

By the way, what’s a "beach"?  I hope it’s not that place with all of the …

Uh-oh ...

WATER!!!!!!  NOOO!!!  I don’t wanna go in the water!!!  Water is EVIL!!!  It’s full of monsters with sucky tentacles, and giant fish with big bitey teeth, and they all go to the bathroom in there!!!

I'm too CUTE to die!

Are you trying to KILL ME?!  If this is about the stain on the carpet, it wasn’t my fault!  Can’t you at least have the decency to tie me in a sack, you cold-hearted murderer?!  I’ll get you for this if it’s the last thing I do!

Actually, THIS is shaping up to be the last thing I do...

Can’t … breathe! … Caught … in … tentacle! … Pulling … me … down! …  Must … escape … !

Must ... impersonate ... Shatner ...

Humph!  I’m never talking to either of you again, you … you … doggie killers, you!  And from now on, I’ll do whatever I want on the carpet, and you can fetch your own damn slippers!

Now take me home.  It's time for my bath.

Found on the aptly-named SomethingAwful.com by drowner-inner "Non Applicable"

Skip this one if you’re PMS-ing

‘Cause you’ll just end up crying. I warned you. Guys too—you’re not immune, MoFos.

Liana F. way to start the week off WITH A COMPLETE AND TOTAL HEARTBREAKING CARTOON DAMMIT!