Why thank you, Ms. Poehler

Picture 7During Jimmy Fallon’s recent “Internet Personality Test”, he asked Amy Poehler “What’s your favorite website beside your own?” Her answer? [drum roll]
Us truly!

The feeling is müche, Amy. We wouldn’t miss a single episode of Parks and Recreation or SCARECROW BOAT. Don’t even get me started on Arrested Development. Amy is also in chahge of the site SmartGirlsAtTheParty

And Now, Our Grand Prize Weiner

Congratulations to yesterday’s winner of Dolphin Discovery: Holly K.

Whew, we’re beat!  What a whirlwind National Pet Week this was!  You peeps bombarded us with jokes, rhymes and trivia–over 950 entries in all four contests!

That's just a tail, you perv.

And our grand prize winner, selected at random from all entries, is Toni T., whose clever entry, from the caption contest, went like this: Doggie:  “Where did your ears go?!” Birdie:  “Where did your wings go?!”

Toni wins our Grand Prize: A new Nintendo DSi game system and all four Discovery Kids games! Congratulations, and thanks to all who played, and special thanks to 505 Games!

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Trivia Answers:

  • Day of the Dolphin (a lot of readers alerted us to another movie titled Sex and Death 101, and we would have accepted that as well)
  • Neil and Tim Finn
  • Pinball
  • False Killer Whale

Photo credit: BartShore

Win the Ultimate Pocket Pets!

Listen up, peeps!  May 3-9 is National Pet Week, so starting next Monday, 505 Games and Cute Overload challenge you to win one of four cute new Discovery Kids’ Games for the Nintendo DS:

  • Puppy Playtime: Train your pup for exciting rescue missions!
  • Kitten Corner: Raise and train your customized kitten!
  • Pony Paradise: Wash, groom and accessorize your pony!
  • Dolphin Discovery: Teach your dolphin awesome tricks!

Grand Prize: A new Nintendo DSi game system and all four Discovery Kids games!

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How To Play
Monday through Thursday, check C.O. for a new contest each day:

  • Caption contest: It’s your turn to make us laugh
  • Limerick contest: There once was a cat from Nantucket…
  • Haiku contest: And now, here it is, your moment of Zen
  • Trivia contest: NTMTOM lobs you softballs as usual

One winner will be chosen randomly each day, with Friday’s grand prize winner chosen from all eligible entries, so play every day for your best chance to win!

Awfully important-sounding official rules with lots of impressive legal words like “eligible” and “Zamboni”

  • Rule one: Entries in each day’s contest must be received by 9 PM Pacific Time.
  • Rule two: One entry per e-mail address, please.
  • Rule three: One winning entry will be selected at random from eligible entries in that day’s contest.
  • Rule four: Grand prize winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries.
  • Rule five: Contest open to all except employees of CuteLabs, 505 Games, their immediate families, robots over twelve feet tall, and that jerk down at the ice cream parlor who won’t give us extra sprinkles even though we ask very nicely.
  • Rule six: There is no rule six.
  • Rule seven: Winners will be selected by NTMTOM, using a top-secret method involving a Ouija board, sixteen left-handed hamsters, and a Zamboni (see, I told you).

Get out the stoat

What do these phrases have in common?

“It’s like a blankie for Adults”, “Better than porn”, “best antidepressant in the WORLD. “, “This site one-ups therapy.”

They’re all comments about Cute Overload over at the PEOPLE’S CHOICE WEBBY VOTING which is happening right now ’til April 30. If we’re gonna have any chance at winning, we need YOU to help!

Here’s how to vote:

1) Sign up for an account at the Webby Awards

2) Click the Website Ballot

3) In the “Connections” section, go to the “Weird” category and Vote for Cute Overload!

Stoat (and prosh tongue) by superhoopsa.

Feedback on the Redesign Feedback

THANK YOU for all your help with our revised design, People. It’s Beta testers like you that make this site so much bettoi. We received a ‘tock-load of emails with helpful pointing-out pictures and comments.

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To sum up, your feedback was overwhelmingly positive of the revised design. Visits are also up 25 to 30 percent, so all in all, SCHWEET!

What you DON’T like:

  1. The site layout on Firefox 3 on a Mac! [We are working on this!]
  2. Lack of hamsters in Pannnts / Lake Tinkle [Hmmmmm, I guess the page loads TOO FAST for you to see the BG image. Shoot!]
  3. RSS got broke! Eep! [This has been fixed.]
  4. The header is tooooo tall! and where is the chick favicon!? [we're working on the second one...]

What you DO like:

  1. Commenting Avatars
  2. Post image size increased by 12% [Redonk]
  3. Top 4 features

A Puffer fish redesigns himself! puffer fish on lake nasser, by catfeet2. Also, get a load of this shot!

Liiiiisten!

People! Shut up! I have an announcement to make! [Whistling sound]

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We’ve made some improvements to the site! And I’m not just talking about centering the logo!

Can I get a drumroll for:

  • Slightly larger imagery! We’re talking 12 percent larger!
  • Less craptacular content in the sidebars!
  • Improved Typography!
  • New “Top 4 Popular posts” feature!
  • Tags!
  • Easier-to-find Glossary!
  • About Us and Contact Us pages!

Got feedback? send it our way! Thanks for all the great feedback!

Attentive listener Fennec Fox by floridapfe.

Happy FIRST Birthday Oscar!

Ruhmember our The BIG WINNER of our Lymphoma and Leukemia Cute Overload Custom Post Auction back in July!? Our winner, Mr. Judd "I Like Birds" K. has spoken and…

HIS DIRECTORIAL DEBUT HAS ARRIVED (Just in time for the academy to hate it)

It’s called: Potsie and Ello vs. (Birthday Boy) Oscar

Leukemia_2 Ichat_image2008151634 Congratulations on a stellar movie, and first BIRTHDAY Oscar, Amy, Ello, Potsie & Judd :D And Judd, thanks for keeping the kicking to a minimum.

Enhance!

Peeps! We’ve made an enhancement to yer Cute Overload viewin’ experience.

While eating your banana snacks and checking Cute Overload as usual, you may experience some temporary glitches as we make an upgrade. (Or you may not notice any gleetches at all.)

What happened? We made all the links to cuteoverload appear as "cuteoverload.com" instead of "mfrost.typepad.com."


Slow loris 3 by Bornean.

What does this mean to you? It means that all paths to cuteoverload.com are simpler and clearer than before. No need to remember anything but cuteoverload.com!

If you’re seeing things load funny, just wait, the mapping should be done shortly.

Apply liberally!

The 2009 Bloggies are upon us!

Cute Overload is up for Best Topical Weblog (Yes, the kind of weblog you apply liberally to your, er, skin)

Vote, my Pretties!

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Scrollin’ scrollin’ scrollin’ get ready for some sidescrollin’

Get out the Stoat part 4 of 4! People, this is IT!

Polls close At 5PM ET, and 2PM PT TODAY!

We’re less than 500 votes away Let’s STICK THE LANDING!

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Vote us Best Pet Blog
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