Welcome to the Fabulous Barka Lounge

… high atop the Hyannis Hyatt, the happening hot spot where the elite meet to greet.  My name’s Nick Chewtoy, and I’ll be entertaining you this evening.  Like to start off with a little number, kind of a personal favorite of mine, called “Stardust.”  Hope you like it…

Great Moments in Dog History

It is the highest military honor the nation of Dogsylvania can bestow–so rare, in fact, that only 17 in the nation’s history have received it. One such hero was Corporal Eucephalus “Winky” Gorbschobble, who, without hesitation or regard for his own survival, attacked and disabled an entire squadron of letter carriers from the enemy nation of Postmania, leading his captured comrades to safety.

And so, in accordance with Dogsylvania’s cherished military tradition, on a brisk autumn morning of September 17, 1946, and in the presence of an observer from the neighboring nation of Walkiestan, seven members of the 101st Bean Battalion paid tribute to Corporal Gorbschobble with a 21-poot salute.

Not to belittle your cherished military traditions or anything, guys, but you might want to re-think the staging here...

Erm, might want to get downwind a ways, Tanguera.

A Lean, Mean, Surrogate Mom Machine!

You're such a dear deer, dear.Back again we go to the Daily Mail, this time for a story so incredible that the hoax hunters over at snopes.com stepped up to verify it: The story of Jasmine, a rescued greyhound who has returned the favor by serving as surrogate mom to 50 creatures, ranging from puppies to deer.

“She simply dotes on the animals as if they were her own,” says Geoff Grewcock, operator of Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary. “She takes all the stress out of them and it helps them to not only feel close to her but to settle into their new surroundings.”
This is so absolutely totally NOT Photoshopped, okay maybe a little.

Pictured with Jasmine are, from left: A pup, a deer, another pup, a bunny, and a barn owl.  Not pictured: A unicorn, The Yeti, an alien face-hugger, Wally Gator, Phil Spector’s hair, The Chicago Cubs, and Abe Vigoda.

HAHAHA That was funny, Guys.



Sthender-Inner Alex S. says: “This is Benny! He’s part chihuahua, part something else (I think terrier)!” – OK!


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


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.

Cheer Up

cheer biz gain bold duz era dash surf wisk fab arm & hammer bonus rinso bounce

Sure, you were feeling Bold, so you went for a Dash in the Surf. 

Be gentle (cycle) with me; it's my first Tide.

Eliot G.

I’m Telling You, We Made That Picture!

"What, you think it’s easy to look menacing while you’re dangling from piano wire with some 300-pound Teamster at the other end?  Try it sometime, pal!"

"But do people remember?  No, it’s Dorothy this, and Scarecrow that, and those lousy, stinking Munchkins…"

"Oh, don’t get me started on the Munchkins.  Every frickin’ day, running around the commissary singin’ ‘Ding-dong, the witch is dead,’ only they ain’t usin’ the word ‘witch,’ if you get my drift…"

"… wild parties every night in their trailer, and the next morning?  Passed out drunk on the set."

"No sense of professionalism, none whatsoever.  Not like us."

Hey, you got any Lucky Strikes?  Stinkin' orderlies won't let us smoke here.

If they only had a clue, Tanguera.




Robert B.

Separated at Berf?

"Everyone always says she looks like an Ewok, so I thought ‘why not?’ " says sender-inner Alana C. of her furry friend.  Maybe so, but can she take out a crack legion of Imperial Stormtroopers with nothing but spears and stone tools?  That’s the real test, you know.

'Grrrrr... Yub-yub!'          'Uh, yeah, what he said.'

Arrgh... this costume has ZERO ventilation and it keeps riding up in back.

And then Lucas yelled at me for getting friendly with C-3PO's leg...

But I got a tummy rub from Han Solo, so it's all good...

You’ve been pretty good

So you may have a cookie.

a little corgi girl
, by _groszek_.

Oh, and don’t talk with your mouth full mMmmmf mmmmf.


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 18,182 other followers