Poor, Poor, Pitiful Meme

They rushed me to prototype in just ten days. Ten days! For most dolls they take a month, but I was the Grumpy Cat doll, the cranky Internet superstar adored by millions, and I was gonna be this year’s must-have toy.


But then just like that the bottom fell out. The endorsement deal went nowhere. Grumpy Cat: The Musical closed after 14 performances. Victoria’s Secret’s Grumpy Cat collection was a PR disaster. Finally, everyone just… moved on.


And today? See for yourself. “Must-have toy,” that’s me. Right.


Via Tina D.

Cute Overload: Your One-Stop Source for Rubber Duckie News

HONG KONG – Rubber Duck, the traveling art project currently gracing Victoria Harbor, is feeling a little… deflated. According to CNN, the 54-foot inflatable duck is mysteriously dead in the water. Reached for comment at his home on Monster Island, film legend Erniezilla says he’s “inconsolable.”

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ANAHEIM, CA – Dozens of decorated ducks tried their luck in Disneyland’s charity Rubber Duck Race through the canal of “it’s a small world.” On a tragic note, several ducks tried to drown themselves after enduring the ride’s iconic theme song.

Get Me a Tanker of Mr. Bubble and a Loofah the Size of an Aircraft Carrier!

Hong Kong is going quackers for a new visitor: Rubber Duck, an ongoing art project of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman that first caught our eye in 2009.

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It’s 9.5m tall by 11m long, and yet, through the magic of tilt-shift videography, it still manages to look like a toy:

Teddy Bear Picnic

From the “food too cute to eat” section of our recipe book come these egg and rice teddy bears. I mean, if you were sleeping, would you want to get poked by a fork?


Via Japanese on Facebook.

Alternative Caption Theater

Sender-inner Sarah Q. helpfully pre-captioned this photo of this hedge and bear. Well if there’s anything our readers love, it’s putting words in the mouths of cute animals — and a challenge. So, what else might these two be saying?

It’s Ollie Orchid’s Happy TV Hothouse!

Hey-hey-hey, boys and girls, it’s time for another fun-packed flower hour filled with horticultural hijinks! And you’re in for a treat, because look who stopped by to visit!


That’s right! It’s Bud “Bonzai” Bloom, the Biennial Bunny!


Photos: Jeff (top), tinyfroglet.

The Iron Is Flat, Here Comes the Cat

The Internet has spoken, and to the surprise of nobody whatsoever, it has chosen a cat to replace a member of the pantheon of Monopoly tokens, via an online poll. So who got the boot? The lowly iron, a victim of today’s modern wrinkle-free fabrics.

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Well We’re Movin’ On Up!

Goodbye wooden doghouse, hello upscale retreat!


Sender inner Buzzy spotted these amazing dog constructions on Laughing Squid.

These fancy pants dog structures were designed by architectures and commissioned by MUJI Creative Director Kenya Hara. Plans and video tutorials are coming soon!


Markdown Lockdown

Nights are the worst. Lights out, stale air pressing against your fur, nothing but the wail of a harmonica from the action figures aisle to remind you you’re even alive. Rocco and Spots, they’ll make parole easy — one flash of those big eyes and they’re out the door. But a mug like me? I’m here for life, baby.


Via The Daily Cute.

Casper the Friendly Toast

Casper the Friendly Toast, the friendliest toast you know,
Whether topped with ham or a schmear of jam, the noshers all love him so

The only thing he needs is a toaster to be cute in
He’s got no caraway seeds, just a grainy grin that’s free of gluten

Wake up for breakfast time, the meal that you love the most,
He’ll say thanks a bunch if you’d care to munch on Casper the Friendly Toast!


Pass the butter, DayTripper (For those who don’t know the tune, click here.)

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