“Carrots in Love”

(Sung to the tune of “Lawyers in Love”)

I can’t keep up with what’s been going on
I think my heart must just be slowing down
Among the aubergines, the cukes and lima beans
Am I the only one who hears the screams
And the strangled cries of carrots in love

Carrot-raiser-uppered, picture-takered, sender-innered and song-parody-written-downered by C.O.-staff-job-easier-maker Wendy M.!

International Bear of Misery

From the BBC, it’s Misery Bear Goes To London, from the filmmakers who brought you Misery Bear Attempts to Change Planes at Heathrow, and Misery Bear Gets Strip-Searched in Customs.

More Misery Bear here! Nice work, Nat S.!

I Am Stuck on Band-Aids…

… because Band-Aids can be turned into cute animal finger puppets, with teensy little earses! (Gee, now I want to hit my finger with a hammer so I can try this.)

Says Lisa C.: “Today I learned that those H-shaped Band-Aids are to put on your fingertips…and they look like Scottish fold kitty ears!”

I just met a Peep named Ma-ree-aaa…

I’ll see your bookshelf Peeps diorama, and raise you the fourth annual Washington Post Peeps Diorama Contest, which drew over 1,100 entries, some recreating classic movie moments like Peep Side Story

…and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Peeps. Check out a slideshow of top entrants and see full coverage at the Washington Post site.

Après-April Fools Leftovers

Thanks for putting up with yesterday’s April Fool’s trickery. Since some people asked, here are two videos that we used in pranks, in their unadulterated form.

Schnauzer vs. Elmo: Who will prevail?

Buddy laying around in the sink:

Creative Peeps

When bored, some doodle and some daydream. But when the smarty-pants “peeps” in a certain Department of English get bored, they stage elaborate set-ups recreating the works of Poe, Shakespeare, Austen, and Dickens, and then throw in a vampire and pirate for good measure.

I honestly don’t know what to say about this, Shannon B. Congratulations…?

New Cute Overload iPad app!

Make Cute Overload SchnozzleTalk the FIRST THING you install on your new iPad this weekend!

1. Pick from dozens of animal faces including Maru, Winston, or Surprised Cat! (shown below)
2. Hold the iPad in front of your head and talk—a microphone picks up your voice and moves the mouth!
3. For smaller animal faces like chipmunks and stoats, try the smaller iPhone version! It’s insane!

Available from the App Store, THIS SATURDAY!

“Rear Gear” ‘Tock Covers—Coolest Product EVAR?

FINALLY! A cheerful solution to delightfully cover your favorite pet’s un-manicured ‘tocks!

For a small price, you’ll see big rewards when you plaster every tush around you in Rear Gear! Designs like a Sheriff’s badge, a disco ball or bio-hazard symbol OMG!

Get yours now before the product, well, runs out! [Thumbs up]

Spanks to both Carrie W. and Elizabeth D. for the photo and forwarding the original link from San Francisco Chronicle.

Tripping balls

It’s like spin cycle for the mind! This film by French director Pleix tosses chirping eggs and tennis balls into the cutest, freakiest laundry day ever.

Also, take a look at Pleix’s commercial for Duracell: Today’s weather calls for a swirling vortex of bunnies, transforming into sumo wrestlers by mid-afternoon…

Thanks to Phillip P.

UPDATE: Switched to YouTube versions.  If you had trouble viewing the videos, try them now.

Hi there, my name is Dug. My master made me this collar so I may speak in 140 characters or les — SQUIRREL!

You always knew your pup was a bit of a bird-brain; now he can actually tweet. At this year’s New York Toy Fair, Mattel announced Puppy Tweets, a collar tag with sensors linked to your home computer via Wi-Fi. The tag sends a tweet to your dog’s Twitter account whenever the animal moves, barks, or naps.

And here’s the… uh… extreme… erm.

Puppy Tweets collar pendant

Twitter!  It’s Tweets for Twits, and now your Spitz.