Winnah Winnah, Turkey Dinnah!

Way to go, dawgs!  Before stuffing yourselves with Thanksgiving dinner, you stuffed our mailbox with lots of correct answers in our latest quiz!  And our winner, randomly selected from over 360 entries, is Elizabeth S.!  Congratulations, and your Cute Overload Page-A-Day Calendar will be on its way shortly.

And now, the answers:

You betcha!In what U.S. state will you find Red Dog Mine?

Answser: Alaska

Theeeeeeyyyy want candy!What British pop group’s controversial 1980 single encouraged home music taping?

Answer: Bow Wow Wow

Make ready the royal hydrant!What nation was ruled by a dog for three years in the 11th century?

Answer: Norway

I CAN HAS NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE?In Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley, what breed was Charley?

Answer: Standard Poodle (any answer with "poodle" was accepted)

... and don't call me Shirley.What is the brightest star in the night sky?

Answer: Sirius, the "Dog Star"

I can't remember where I buried my nine iron.In golf, what is the term for a hole that’s curved rather than straight?

Answer: Dogleg

Thanks again to everyone who played! Enjoy your Thanksgiving! Photo credit! The wonderful crowned pup photo shown above in the “Norway” answer by photographer Lane Collins!

TELL US EVERYTHING!

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A while back, we did our first "Blog Reader Project" poll and discovered some surprising factoids about the Cute Overload audience:

1. 90 percent of our readers are HOT CHICKS* between ages 18-34
2. More than half of you lean towards a democratic viewpoint on political issues
3. In addition to C.O., other products you really like the Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and whiskey.

So, we’re at it again. Announcing the Second Blog Reader Project, where we take your valuable demographic information and turn it into HOT INFOGRAPHICS! Ow!

Interested? Just click here to answer the questions. It will only take 4-6 million hours of your time.

Questioning "Baroo?" bird is going to answer the entire poll. By Gossamer1013.
*I think it’s pretty safe to assume you’re all hot.

And The Winner Is…

As the entries poured in for our game of Trivial Fursuit (bada bing, Allison Y.!), one thing became clear: Those who love Teh Qte are Teh Smrt. Out of over 540 entries in 8 hours, most of you displayed your Google and Wikipedia skills command of knowledge flawlessly.

Our winner, randomly selected from all correct entries, is Arbed. Congratulations! 

Now, the answers:
( G ) What big cat lives in the Himalayas at altitudes up to 20,000 feet?  The Snow Leopard

Duz we getz kalinder, too?

(  E ) What TV character was pursued by a policeman named Dibble?  Top Cat

Now, imagine this walnut is your brain, see ...

(  H ) Who was the Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office under Margaret Thatcher and John Major?  Humphrey

I am NOT amused.

( AL ) What author’s museum is home to many six-toed cats?  Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man And Teh Qte

( SN ) What are the collective names for a group of cats and a group of kittens?  Preferred answers: clowder and kindle, respectively, but we also accepted cluster, clutter, glaring, kendle, nuisance and pounce.

Not chowder, you idiot!  CLOWDER!!

( SL ) What game involves cat’s eyes?  Marbles

I think you lost these. (*snerk*)

Thank you to EVERYONE who participated! If you’d like to see more competishes, let us know in the Comments!

Google Hearts Us, They Really Do!

You had us at "hello," Google.  You had us at "hello…"

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It turns out that we’re among Google Engineer’s favorite blogs.  Googlite Mike Knapp even made a button for us so you can quickly add Cute Overload to your Google Reader list.

Of course, by reading Cute Overload via a RSS reader you’re quite literally taking food (ad revenue) out of our mouths, but we’re reeeaaallly lazy too, so we can’t blame you.

We heart you too, Google.  In fact, we use Google Apps to run the place.  Well, only Mail, but that’s another conversation…

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[Breaking News Bumper Music]

We interrupt the A & E Cold Case marathon to bring you this redonklous story of two costumed pets battling for the win over at the MSO/C.O. costume contest.

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We now return you to regularly scheduled programming. In the meantime, the watchdogs will continue to keep score.

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Let’s check in on the Costume Contest

Hmm, looks like we’ve got:

"I’d Relish some Ketchup",
"Exscuuuse My Beauty",
"Most Dangerous Catch",
"Shaken and Stirred with a Quill",
"Who Called for the Escort?" and
"Yippee Kai yei, M&%$***#ers!"

Yep, everything seems to be going well so far.

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Got a pet and costume you think will win the Martha Stewart / Cute Overload Costume contest!? Submit a photo here! Or check out all photos in the Gallery.

OMG Martha Stewart / Cute Overload Pet Costume Contest

Does your kitteh, hamster or puppeh have the Halloween SPIRIT?

Upload a photo of your pet in costume, and you could be one of 10 winners chosen by Marthastewart.com and Cuteoverload.com to win a Seagate FreeAgent Go portable hard drive to store photos, music, videos, and like, more!

The Deadline? November 4, 2008!

Check it OUT!

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You can do eet! (Win that is.)

Special thanks to the Pup with antennae from Chien Y., Lion pug submitted by Thurston and Kiki, Pumpkin Patch Pom by T. Brown, Channeling the inner Lion by TSun.

Meg on Martha: Video!

Oi Peeps!  Meg is en route back to San Fran, but I’ve got video for youuuu…

This is of course our Fearless Leader featured this morning on The Martha Stewart Show.  Big hello to Martha & Co.!  I especially wanted to say hi to Eliad Laskin, too; Eliad is more-or-less my counterpart over at The Martha Blog.  w00t!

Oh — and those really are some nice cameras.  Not at all jealous.  ;)
One more thing: The chow chow puppy post is here!

Watch for Cute Overload on the Martha Stewart Show!

1_3People! Listen up! [crowd quiets from watching kitteh videos]

Martha Stewart is back on the air with a fresh batch of shows this week—the Wednesday episode is about… BLOGGINGK!

Cute Overload has been invited to be a part of it… Be sure to watch the WEDNESDAY EPISODE on blogging, and catch a glimpse of Meg and our 2009 calendar!

XO,
The Management

p.s. Find out where the show is airing in your area.

Clinically-tested safer than caffeine!

Friends, is your drab, everyday calendar putting you to sleep?  Does your Sudoku have the same effect as Sudafed?  Have you learned 365 new words — for "boring"?  Then you need the mind-expanding power of the Cute Overload 2009 Desk Calendar, the only calendar scientifically engineered to safely stimulate the Cutanenal Lobe, that hard-to-reach area of your brain that makes you jump up and down and go "squeeeeeeeee!"

So order your Cute Overload 2009 Desk Calendar today, from Amazon.com, Borders.com or Calendars.com!  Specially-trained pandas are standing by to ship your order!

... brain ... too ... weak ... must ... order ... cute ... ness ...

You may need the extra-strength version for that one, Zoe P.

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