July 15, 2008

long time, no cute-overload

Posted in weekly absolution at 12:59 pm by squishy

Might as well make it a relevant tie-in.

Photo: Cute Overload

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March 9, 2008

to balance out the feline overabundance

Posted in weekly absolution at 11:06 am by squishy

Her coat is so lustrous.

Source: Cute Overload, how I’ve neglected you.

February 28, 2008

hold on – my head just exploded

Posted in sufficiently entertaining, weekly absolution at 5:30 pm by squishy

This will eventually make it onto Cute Overload, I figure. It’s too goddamn cute not to.

Paternal dog Billy takes on an unusual kid

A paternal dog has adopted an abandoned baby goat as his surrogate child.

Billy the boxer has become the constant companion of the 12-day old kid called Lilly. He sleeps with the goat, licks her clean, and protects her from any dangers at Pennywell Farm wildlife centre at Buckfastleigh, near Totnes, Devon.

Source: Daily Mail

February 1, 2008

overdue weekly absolution

Posted in weekly absolution at 1:18 pm by squishy

I think I’ve been particularly vitriolic/ranty, so to make up for it…

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Election season brings out the worst in me. Super Tuesday is almost here; thusly, Super Tuesday is almost over.

Photos: probably from Cute Overload

December 5, 2007

why don’t they have more songs about coyotes and polar bears?

Posted in sufficiently entertaining, weekly absolution tagged , at 8:22 am by squishy

From the now-ubiquitous Daily Coyote

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Reading about how Charlie (coyote) is trying to befriend Eli (cat; incumbent receiver of affection) is so adorable, and the photos documenting Charlie’s growth, as well as the surrounding Wyoming wilderness is beyond words. But there’s a sense of sadness throughout, particularly when the proprietor of the blog discusses the very real possibility of Charlie returning to the wild.

Kind of like Thomas Dörflein, the Berlin zookeeper who was Knut’s surrogate polar-mama:

“Many parents have trouble cutting the apron strings when it’s time for their offspring to make their own way in the world. It seems that polar bear Knut’s surrogate “mother” Thomas Dörflein is no exception: He just couldn’t do without a playful wrestle with the young bear he raised on a bottle.

But Dörflein’s ongoing affection for Knut has landed him in hot water. Berlin Zoo director Bernhard Blaszkiewitz has banned the keeper from contact with Knut after seeing photos of Dörflein illicitly tumbling with the bear in the Berlin tabloid newspaper BZ.

Blaszkiewitz was not amused when he saw the photos. “What they show is exactly what I have strictly forbidden Dörflein from doing,” he told the BZ. “The keeper is simply not allowed to roll around with Knut and especially not in public,” he said, adding that the game is too dangerous now that Knut is approaching his first birthday and tipping the scales at 107 kilos (236 pounds).”

Sniffle.

Source/image: Spiegel Online

November 16, 2007

bleat bleat

Posted in weekly absolution at 10:48 am by squishy

This little lamb has longer eyelashes than I do.

Source: cute overload, of course.

November 11, 2007

eee! the milk droplets!

Posted in weekly absolution at 11:04 am by squishy

Words fail me.

Source: Cute Overload, of course.

October 21, 2007

palate : cleanse :: eyes : hedgehog!

Posted in weekly absolution tagged at 8:23 pm by squishy

That coin bank was just too weird.

I love you, cuteoverload.

October 14, 2007

more squee!

Posted in weekly absolution at 9:09 pm by squishy

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Swearing? Being mean/rude? Coveting someone else’s spouse? Never happened. Look at the cute kitty.

Wee! cuteoverload.

October 7, 2007

squee!

Posted in weekly absolution tagged at 1:49 pm by squishy

After those pictures of a bloated Clay Aiken, saggy Governator, and be-goggled David Ortiz, I need something more pleasant to look at. Christian Bale, and half the cast of Heroes were frontrunners, but this comely thing won out.

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This will absolve me of any pixelated sins I may be forced to commit this week.

Much thanks to cuteoverload.