Rule #16—Shoot. Nevermind.

For the longest time, I was planning to do Rule #16: Possums Can Never, Ever, EVER be Cute. I mean, it has ALWAYS been irrefutable—undeniable! Until now.

As my younger sister said as soon as she grew strong enough to beat _me_ up for a change: "Ah! so NOW the TABLES ARE TURNED!"

It’s true. Possums can be cute, and here is the proof, thanks to one Meg C.:

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And again in an artful pose, just waiting to be re-created in your Drawing 101 class:

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Big props to serg at University of SouthAustralia who posted the original photos that Meg C. found. Schweet.

Japanese anime secrets—REVEALED!

Hold on to your raccoon-furred, tail-swingin’ caps, People, the Cuteness meter just blew up!

Courtesy of Ms. Stephanie R., we present "Ezo Momonga", the flying Japanese squirrel. Apparently every single anime artist in Japan has seen this site, since this little guy is obviously the epitome of all Japanese varmint-esque characters. I mean, look at him!!! And listen to what he’s saying!

[rustling] "I shall swoop into your lives—and CHANGE THEM FOREVER!" [say in Japanese accent]

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"Watch as I effortlessly GLIDE INTO YOUR MIND, ERASING ALL THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY CONSIDERED CUTE!"

[jumps off branch] "Ehnn!"

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"I shall now BURROW MYSELF INTO YOUR BRAIN and you shall COME VISIT ME DAILY ON THIS SITE!" [cracks a small snack on the tree trunk]

"Oh, yeah."

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Photographed by Seiichi Meguro.

The force is strong with you, Hami-wan

[Yoda voice] Beady Eye Factor… High with you, it is.Kinoko_jedi_2Press too hard do not, Jedi eyes… pop they will! [end Yoda]Kinoko_fingerkiss_1Thank you, Cat and “Kinoko”!

Goodbye, little buddy

Sleep_well_baru_2We’re so sorry to hear that little Baruchito has passed away, Javi. He was a delightful little fellow who inspired your terrific web pages. Reading about little Baru and looking at his photos is always treat, like the perfect little corn kernel. We’re so glad he passed on those qualities to his own little guys. We send you our sincere sympathies and are grateful to have known the famous Baruchito. All the best to you.XO,Cute Overload

General Chiptractor

[Cliff Claven voice] Listen, uh, before we uh, build the uh, deck, here, we’re gonna need a couple more two by twelves and a C-clamp. And, take a look at the seventh Fetzer valve, will you. I think it’s been sticking.KevinlambWell-architected props to Kevin L…

C’mon, Baruchito!

It’s come to our attention that Baruchito the Hammie could use some good thoughts heading his way. As one commenter on Baru’s site said so perfectly: “C’mon, Baruchito!” pull through, little guy…20051113flan_in_her_new_bed1

Thursday slump

Dude, I can*not* go out this weekend, I am BEAT! But I’ll try and rally.Kumanoko_flickrThank you, Kumanoko-san [bow] (You must click this link to see mini Hamster paw on Broccoli piece!)

KHAM—All hamsters, all the time

I know things have been a little Hamster-centric this week, but with photos like this, it cannot be helped. Yes, I think this is the very first Hamster tongue ever caught on camera.

The Flickr photos of one "K. Akagami" should be awarded a Purple Heart or knighted or something. Check them OUT!

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Ladies and Gentlemen—we can achieve world peace with this image

Let’s show this image to all World Leaders (Perhaps carried on a silver tray by UN Ambassadress Angelina Jolie?). Without a doubt, he ooh’s and aah’s (in their respective native languages) should lead to world peace instantly. The image may also cure cancer if used properly. Please be aware that two Cuteologists lost their lives bringing you this photo, due to head explosion.At least Three Rules of Cuteness have been acheived, therefore earning the Coveted Cuteness Trifecta®:#11 Cute animal + food#6 Mimic humans#14 An everyday, small item makes you look smallI give you… Akagami Hamster:Akagami4jm

Let’s check in on Baruchito

Let’s take a look at Baruchito’s homecage and see what he’s up to. Ahn, “Flan” is sleeping in her tissue bed.20050915flansleepingGood night.Thank you, Javi ;)