Kitteh #1 seriously wants his friend to wake up. The friend AKA Kitteh #2, seriously ain’t havin’ it.
“I came across this video of two kittehs, and thought they might merit Cutevaluation.” -Submeesh from Barb B. of Concord, CA. Video by Trollswaggy3.
In Slate’s Doctor Who TV Club, Mac Rogers discusses the Doctor’s travels via IM every week with the show’s bloggers and fans. This week he’s chatting about the season finale "The Name of the Doctor" with Phil Sandifer, who writes TARDIS Eruditorum.
Give it up for this pugnacious pig- he’s been tearing up the lettuce league, even without his helmet chinstrap.
“I found this little guy in the depth of the interwebs. Thought he might fit to your website pretty well.” -Meri H. Headline by Smedley.
The newest sport among the trendy daredevil urban parrot set: Pole Surfing!
Via Ingrid Taylar.
You’re going to have to put one back.
Cory C., “These are my mom’s recent litter of 9 Golden Retrievers who at 6 weeks visited the vet. This was their first trip out of the house and you can see by their reactions that they were quite anxious (not at all). They are named for princesses (Buttercup, Cinderella, Fiona, Jade, Leah, Rapunzel, Snow White and Prince Charming….one boy).”
Why does Mufasa have to die??
Hakuna matata, little buddy. As seen on SayOMG.
(Full disclosure: Positively stole borrowed the brilliant headline from Omaha.com.)
It seems JP The Little Bearded Dragon Dude took a wrong turn somewhere—he usually hangs out Down Undah.
From Heather D-C.: “Saw this one on the news and wanted to share it with you guys. He is such a cute little guy and the one police officer hid in his car the entire time.”
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“Scandal Jujitsu: How is Obama coping with multiple scandals? By playing them off against one another,” by William Saletan. It’s been a bad week for the White House, with scandals over the 2012 Benghazi attacks, IRS targeting of conservative groups, and Justice Department monitoring of AP reporters’ phone records all making national headlines. Saletan criticizes the administration’s tactic of justifying the AP phone record surveillance by tying it to Republican’s concern about Benghazi-like security breaches. He writes that it’s a cynical move and a failure in messaging that won’t make any of these headaches go away.
Hola, CO Peeps! Wednesday was “Photo Assignment #3: Pocket Pals” day. Here are a few of the submissions we received. Thanx to everyone who sent pix in! Next up: July 10th. Show us a picture of how your pet (or any animal) likes to beat the heat. In a bucket of water..or the shade of a glade?
The other night, I was having dinner with some friends in a fairly decent restaurant and was at the very peak of my form as a wit and raconteur. But just as, with infinite and exquisite tantalizations, I was approaching my punch line, the most incredible thing happened. A waiter appeared from nowhere, leaned right over my shoulder and into the middle of the conversation, seized my knife and fork, and started to cut up my food for me. Not content with this bizarre behavior, and without so much as a by-your-leave, he proceeded to distribute pieces of my entree onto the plates of the other diners.
Lemurs are all, “We seem to have wandered into strange territory.”
It’s a catastrophe, Jenny Reisch YouTube
Kinda windy inside today.
On Bemyromance’s YouTube, found by Barbara B., who says, “Wish it were our dog, but t’is not.”
Ever since he was a kitten, all Stanley ever wanted was to be good and stay out of trouble. Only two obstacles stood in his way: a highly suggestible subconscious, and an roommate with a wicked imagination.
Via Monica R.
A person’s head collides with an object. Unprepared for the impact, the head jerks in a violent whiplash motion. The person collapses, rolling on the ground and holding his head, before rising slowly and unsteadily. Eyewitnesses testify that the person was confused or disoriented.
Maybe it wasn’t the best idea for acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller to resign before talking to Congress. He appeared before the House Ways and Means Committee on Friday as a sort of human sacrifice; the first bureaucrat to resign in the scandal, and not even the one Republicans or Tea Partiers wanted. Miller had been a deputy commissioner during the years of scandal, and the IRS inspector general’s report didn’t tie him to any bias or malfeasance.
We’d like you to meet new grads Bridget E. and service dog Hero. She says on Reddit: “Hero knows over forty commands to assist me! He loves to retrieve objects like envelopes, pens, etc. He also turns off lights, opens doors, and he pulls me in my wheelchair up ramps! I couldn’t have gone to college without him!”
CO wrote to Bridget this afternoon and she responded: “I would like to add that I truly appreciate everyone’s good luck wishes! It is amazing to me that so many people have enjoyed the photo! If they would like to help future service dogs like Hero, please check out the Illini Service Dogs site & also on FB and YouTube. I’m the founder of the Illini Service Dogs, providing service dogs for free to people with physical disabilities.”
The story was originally submitted from Cuteporter Richard C., who added: “I think I may have found a photo that has made my heart grow three sizes today.”
Graduation ceremony photo from HuffPo. All other photos provided by Bridget E. Thumbnail hover borrowed from Fleurdamour.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand—A fish restaurant in New Zealand seemed an odd place to discuss a war that took place several thousand miles away and several decades ago, but there we were: Sea bream was served, sauvignon blanc was poured, the rain drummed down outside, and I listened while three septuagenarians smiled, laughed, and told me of the unimaginable tragedy they had lived through as children.
This article originally appeared in the Birdist.