Blanketed Cuteness Buffer

Because I would rather remain under one this fine day yet I've donned by Docs and I'm heading out the door.


Cappuccino Coast

Foam swallowed an entire beach and half the nearby buildings, including the local lifeguards' centre, in a freak display of nature at Yamba in New South Wales.

It's Time to Light the Candles!

It may have been when this was originally posted. Not so much any more. So I have given you this conciliation "cat doing an incredibly stupid thing" photo.


Get it for your rockin' baby here.

Found on Neatorama


My Buddy Cole

is having a birthday. This photo so reminded me of him and his habit of locking himself out that I just had to post it.


A Post for the Cutest Girl on the Planet

The Unicorn Museum. Joy, oh beautiful joy.

Do a few stretches with Kermit! Before you work-out with your fave Marvel heroes!

Octopia Blog covers all the latest in cool cephalopod art!

Squid picks up the slack!


Check out the vintage pulp covers featuring our eight and ten legged friends looking mighty evil!

The glass squid, right, is one of four featured deep sea oddities from National Geographic.

Laughing Squid
bring us the Cardboard Rumble of 2007!

Mandy Patinkin quotes:

"I'd have sex with a number of the Muppets. I just don't talk about it publicly. It's private. Although a hint is, that there was a character in Elmo in Grouchland who was called "My Lady" and that's all I'll say. Kansan.com (the University of Kansas Daily), "A conversation with Mandy Patinkin

No one is going to beat the crap out of me more than me.

If we can't keep our Palestinian neighbors and Muslim neighbors alive with good water and fresh air, we'll never get them to the peace table. - From "What Makes Mandy Patinkin Spin His Wheels"

I'm sure I will be adding more as the day goes on as I am inspired by her.


He Got the Point

Nerd, Geek or Dork?

Truly, I am shocked at the results. I thought I was dork all the way!

OK, spill! What are you?

Your Score: Pure Nerd

52 % Nerd, 34% Geek, 39% Dork

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.

A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.

A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Nerd, earning you the title of: Pure Nerd.

The times, they are a-changing. It used to be that being exceptionally smart led to being unpopular, which would ultimately lead to picking up all of the traits and tendences associated with the "dork." No-longer. Being smart isn't as socially crippling as it once was, and even more so as you get older: eventually being a Pure Nerd will likely be replaced with the following label: Purely Successful.


Also, you might want to check out some of my other tests if you're interested in any of the following:

Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos


The word of the day — squid

"I have a mild form of dyslexia, and I had a reading problem. So for me, Sesame Street was vital," says Cooper, 40. "Beyond what I learned in terms of ABC's and counting, the sense of how one deals with other people is something that I got early on from Sesame Street."

List of Celebrities that have appeared on Sesame Street

T-shirts featuring your faves!

Favorites from when I was a kid include:

Here is the Lady Orange singing Carmen

The Pin Ball cartoon

Sesame Street-fat cat sat hat-English, better sound!

Ma Na Ma Na

Doin' the Pigeon

Put Down the Duckie

Grover Disco Dancing

The song lyrics archive

Muppet Wiki

The Noir side of Sesame:

Martin Scorsese Sesame Streets

Bert is Evil

Your Score: Big Bird

You scored 72% Organization, 66% abstract, and 45% extroverted!
This test measured 3 variables.

First, this test measured how organized you are. Some muppets like Cookie Monster make big messes, while others like Bert are quite anal about things being clean.

Second, this test measured if you prefer a concrete or an abstract viewpoint. For the purposes of this test, concrete people are considered to gravitate more to mathematical and logical approaches, whereas abstract people are more the dreamers and artistic type.

Third, this test measured if you are more of an introvert or an extrovert. By definition, an introvert concentrates more on herself and an extrovert focuses more on others. In this test an introvert was somebody that either tends to spend more time alone or thinks more about herself.

You are very organized, more abstract, and both introverted and extroverted.

Here is why are you Big Bird.

You are both very organized. You almost always know where your belongings are and you prefer things neat. You may even enjoy cleaning and find it therapeutic. Big Bird is never sloppy and always under control... pretty good for a 6 year old bird living without a family.

You both are abstract thinkers. Big Bird is a dreamer who always wonders what the world is like. You definitely are not afraid to take chances in life. You only live once. You may notice others around you playing it safe, but you are more concerned with not compromising your desires, and getting everything you can out of life. This is a very romantic approach to life, but hopefully you are also grounded enough to get by.

You are both somewhat extroverted. Like Big Bird, you probably like to have some time to yourself, but you do appreciate spending time with your friends, and you aren't scared of social situations. Big Bird is always very comfortable around others, but he often prefers the quiet low-key presence that Snuffleupagus provides.

Take the test!!!!!!

UPDATE! It has been pointed out to me that I totally forgot the Yip Yips!

Yip Yips Meet the Telephone

Yip Yips Meet a Clock

A Muppet News Flash - Yip Yips on Old MacDonald's Farm

Yip Yips Sing with Bob

Llama Kiss, Llama Kid


The world's top 10 consumers of coffee per capita per year, as of 2003:

1. Finland: 11.4 kg
2. Aruba: 9.2 kg
3. Iceland: 9.1 kg
4. Norway: 9 kg
5. Denmark: 8.1 kg
6. Sweden: 7.9 kg
7. Bermuda: 7.5 kg
8. Switzerland: 7.4 kg
9. Netherlands: 6.8 kg
10. Germany: 6.6 kg

The average American consumes only 4.2 kilograms — more than 9 pounds — of coffee each year.

To help improve those numbers, I've found a few items and links.

A coffee grounds dispenser

Um, coffee magnets!

The Coffee Cup Project - photos of people's favorite mugs from around the world

The Coffee Review

The History of Coffee

Embedded Coffee

Fair Trade Coffee

From Great Big Stuff, a Giant Coffee Cup and Saucer

I Need Coffee
- with information on how to find the best coffee houses to the dangers of the coffee enema.

Alterra Coffee - one of my favorite coffees ever in the whole world

Extreme Coffee

Coffee Art - using coffee as the medium

The Ultimate Coffee Mug

Random quote: "Adults are only obsolete children." — Dr. Seuss


You Want a Raise?

A sumo-wrestling competition for boys to earn promotion to a higher rank took place in Tokyo on August 4, 2007. About 300 participants attended the competition.

Not the way I would care to earn a promotion.

Plastic Boy

Lego toy that mysteriously appeared on Zandvoort beach in Holland.

Workers at a drinks stall rescued the 2.5-metre tall model, which had a yellow head and blue torso.

"We saw something bobbing about in the sea and we decided to take it out of the water," said a stall worker. "It was a life-sized Lego toy."

A woman nearby added: "I saw the Lego toy floating towards the beach from the direction of England."

Thanks, Clair!