The Lonely Life of the Paparazzi

People think it’s all glamourous and exciting — dash in, get the picture, then off to the pub — but that’s not it at all, mate. Stakeouts, they’re the worst: Cramped for hours in the boot of me car, waiting for that one perfect shot of a murder suspect’s wife’s boyfriend’s dentist’s nurse’s transsexual lover.

But the public’s got a right to know, and sacrifices like these are what quality journalism’s all about, in’nit?


Stealthily photographed by Flickr user fPat Murray.

This, my friends, is BANANAS

“Cheeeese!”

According to The Daily Mail, the following portrait was taken by a macaque who became fascinated in a camera lens that was left idle, decided to borrow it and snap these awesome Monkey self portraits!

Via Chief Sister Occifer.

THIS JUST IN: The Most Patient Cat of All Time

Obviously, this video was cut short because of a murder at the end.

And this is just getting ridiculous:

It’s a virtue, Barbarella!

THIS JUST IN: Word from Theo!

Great news, Team Overload! We just got two of our favorite things delivered to our inbox: kitten pics AND WORD FROM THEO*!

Hi Meg! Got a little something here, courtesy of Laurie C. of IBKC, the Dearborns, and the US Freakin’ Army. (Do please follow those links.)

The tabby is Phoebe, the budding Siamese is Sheldon (who looks like Rikki at that age!) and the gray-and-white in my cargo pocket is Pearla. The two calicos are Geraldine and Marla (I don’t remember which is which, sorry). The guy in the ACUs is, well, me, of course.

Cheers! I have 1 week left until I get 2 weeks of leave, and I will be going HOME. Minnesota bound! Take care.

- T. (SPC Durbin)


*For any folks new to the site, Theo was our comment moderator extraordinaire for years, before the Army called! We’re so glad to hear how well he’s doing and maintaining his connection to The Qte. I know, let’s tell him how much we miss him, in the comments!

THIS JUST IN: Breakdancing Gorilla

Nine-year-old Zola is a Western lowland gorilla at the Calgary Zoo. Because he loves to splash in water, his keepers make sure he has plenty of puddles to play in. To Zola, it’s just good clean fun, but toss in a break-dancing beat, and you have “Breakin’ II: Splish-Splashin’ Boogaloo.”

Monkey Massage

… so we’re just going to work on relaxing that scalp for a few more minutes, then it’s off to the whirlpool before the aromatherapy. Remind me again: Did you want the banana- or the coconut-scented candles?

 

[Just spotted in the comments: Monkey masseuse announces mammal massage tour dates!]

Clunk and Dagger

Stealthily, the cunning secret agent shinnies into position.


From his vantage point, he can overhear secret conversations, read classified documents, gather vital intelligence — completely undetected.


Then suddenly, without warning — a misstep! The cunning secret agent loses his footing! In an instant, months of meticulous planning could be lost forever!


But no! All is not lost! With steely resolve, the cunning secret agent draws on his advanced ninja skills, clinging to his perch with a grip of iron…


… I said, a grip of…


With the element of surprise firmly on his side, the cunning secret agent plunges fearlessly into the enemy outpost…


Photos by Flickr user Clara S.

I WILL GET THERE (Eventually)


If at first you don’t succeed, try. try. try. try. try. try again, Gojee S.

Thanks to Our Underwriters

Major funding for Cute Overload comes from the Corporation for Potluck Broadcasting, and from the following:

The Lorraine and Ygnatz Hoongerdoonger Foundation, for advancing research in the field of putting little ducks on top of very large dogs;


and from the Chicken Hypnosis Association, for coverage of the environment, civil rights, economics, science, the arts, and pretty much anything other than chicken hypnosis because to be quite honest it’s kind of a boring subject;


and from the Bad Idea Foundation, helping people discover the power of bad ideas;


And the generous submissions of Sarah G., Sigrid M., Miriam S., and the ongoing support of (say with me now) viewers like you.

Monks ‘n’ Racks

From the Can’t Make This Stuff Up Files:
This important news story just caught our attention by the alert cuteporters over at DListed. Apparently, a woman walked into the Amherst County Courthouse toting this petite monkular “daughter,” dressed in diapers and a pink dress, in her brassiere:

When an official asked why she had the monkey in her bra, the woman was quoted as saying, “Well, would you leave your child at home? She has to be close to me.” More on this story over at the Lynchburg, Virginia News & Advance.

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