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Cute* by Snuppy
Saturday, 30 September 2006, 9:09am
Filed under: happy happy

WEEKENDS tend to be slow around here, so we aren’t feeling too inclined to provide potential fodder that may — or may not — be read and/or commented on. Still, we would be remiss if we failed to put up a post at all, so we figured we’d do what any one of you would do in our situation: put up some completely adorable pictues of animals in the hopes of eliciting an “oh”, an “aw”, or the ever popular “ooooh”. 


UNFORTUNATELY, it has come to our attention, after about a dozen tries to stick up aforementioned cute pictures, that this was not going to be nearly as easy as we’d hoped (something about WordPress… and alignments… and, well… our lack of caffeine this morning). So we’re only gonna give you a peek, then send you all over to the website from which we are shamelessly lifting these pictures. We think it’s better this way. We hope you agree.


baby panda


 kitten and turtle



FOR MORE pictures of over-the-top-critter-cuteness (if you think you can stand it) check out: CUTEOVERLOAD.COM. Trust us, you won’t be sorry (unless, of course, you have a big heart and/or small children…) You might also want to take a peek at the adorableness that is BRODY, the newest addition to our dear friend Schnoodlepooh’s clan.

*NOTE: WE also hope each and every one of you will take a few minutes over the weekend to visit MO’A, in order to read her post about a most remarkable doll-maker. Trust us, you’ll be so glad you did, the story she relates is as inspirational as it gets.  

~ snuppy

A Glozing of Bloggers? by Snuppy
Friday, 29 September 2006, 9:32am
Filed under: funny..., ponderings

*UPDATE: one of our own, the fabulous LAMPSHADE LADY, has done an excellent guest post for the STILETTO, on a topic that’s almost related to this one. Almost. Okay, technically, it’s on families, but to our own bizarre way of thinking, it’s close enough.

* * * * *

WHAT term do you use to describe a group of Bloggers, besides “group”, we mean. Normally we would never wonder about such a thing, but then one of us (the one who had a birthday on Monday) got a really cool trivia book* from our sister, and we found a page entitled, Nouns of Assemblage, which provided a fascinating list of names for grouping together different animals, birds, and people. Consider the following:

  1. a malapertness of peddlers

  2. a spring of tealsteals

  3. a gang of elk

  4. a murmuration of starlingsmonkeys

  5. a wilderness of monkeys

  6. a chattering of choughs

  7. a cete of badgers

  8. a pontification of priestspiglets

  9. a drift of swine

  10. a coven of witcheswitches

  11. a glozing of taverners

  12. a drunkship of cobblers

  13. a sounder of wild boar

  14. a murder of crowspeacock

  15. a muster of peacocks

  16. a barren of mules

  17. a doping of sheldrake

OKAY, so maybe we actually knew one or two of those terms, but, a “murder” of crows? A “cete” of badgers? A “chattering” of choughs? Nope, nope, and nope. And, instead of cobblers, shouldn’t a group of taverners be referred to as a drunken? And then what’s up with that last one… “a doping of sheldrake“? The only Sheldrake we could find was some SCIENTIST who looks a lot like Bill Murray. Why doping? Is his family on drugs?

ANYWAY, all this to say, we want to know what the term for a bunch of Bloggers hovered over their keyboards is. A hovering, perhaps? Seriously, we think we may be on to something here, perhaps a way to create another addition to our ever growing Blogging Lexicon (we’ve already submitted Googlery and Wikipediot, and are waiting to hear back from the lexiconic powers that be). Thoughts?

*source: Schott’s Original Miscellany

~ snuppy

Movie Mania by Snuppy
Thursday, 28 September 2006, 9:00am
Filed under: happy happy

IT’S no secret we don’t get out to the theater much, because we’re just frumpy enough to think staying home to watch the 19th re-run of any episode of Friends is more fun that paying a lot of money to see crap. That said, since we’re such gi-normous fans of SACHA BARON COHEN, we can’t wait to see THIS FILM as soon as it’s released and we can drag our asses off the couch and into the theater in order to do so. Fortunately for us, we have until November to figure out how to do that. (You can read more about the character behind the film on the website dedicated to all things BORAT. It’s weird, it’s funny, it’s right up our humor alley.)

BY THE WAY, we have the same sense of excitement regarding the opening of THIS MOVIE, featuring the extremely dry political humor of AL FRANKEN, which we wouldn’t miss for all the tea in Minnesota.

SO? Any upcoming film any of you Snarksters are getting psyched up to see?  Wait wait, let us guess. It’s THIS ONE, right? No? How ’bout THIS? (Which, by the way, our kids can’t wait to see and we have to admit looks pretty cool.)

HONESTLY, we could care less what kind of movies you like, as long as they aren’t like THIS. That said, don’t worry if that’s exactly what you’re planning to see (if you haven’t already)–we’ll still like you, but we’d sure as heck wonder why.


Let´s play… by Snuppy
Wednesday, 27 September 2006, 7:34am
Filed under: Teh Penguin

I thought it would be funny on this lovely Wednesday morning to play a game where we all could participate, learn something about each other and try to be witty at the same time.

The rules are simple…

1. go to the comment section and grant the wish of the commenter above but turn your own twist on that wish.

2. leave your own wish that the next commenter will have to say something about.

sounds complicated? *rolls eyes*


Penguin: ” I wish I was a bit taller!”

Snuppy:” Granted, but then you wouldn´t fit into your favourite pair of jeans


“I wish I could have Mexican food right now!”

Lampy:” Granted, but….”

See? And you thought it was gonna be tough commenting here today. All you need is two sentences, about 20 words and a working internet connection.

let´s play! I´ll start with a wish…

~teh Penguin~

Think you know everything? (or why email forwards can be oh so handy!) by Snuppy
Tuesday, 26 September 2006, 1:06am
Filed under: BoheMia Rhaps


A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.

A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.

A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds.

A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.

A shark is the only! fish that can blink with both eyes.

A snail can sleep for three years.

Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.

All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age!

Butterflies taste with their feet.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.

“Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.

It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

“Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand and
“lollipop” with your right.

The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.

The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.

The sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter of the alphabet.

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

The words ‘racecar,’ ‘kayak’ and ‘level’ are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes).

There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: “abstemious” and “facetious.”

There’s no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.

Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; ! otherwise it will digest itself.

………….Now you know everything

And with that…

BoheMia OUT!

We Got… Noth–ACK! by Snuppy
Monday, 25 September 2006, 9:49am
Filed under: friends

WE know we should be brimming with interesting factoids and/or funny links today, but  we’re not. Blame it on the fact that some of us were away for the weekend. Or that some of us were spending the quiet start to ROSH HASHANNAH reflecting with our families, strolling through a beautiful FALL DAY and/or crazily trying to wrap up our lives in SPAIN in order to return to our beloved San Francisco.

 WHATEV. We know we’re la… ACK! What th’…?


Let’ s see, how do these Snark controls work now?  Uh, this is BoBo…I sent Snuppy on a wild goose chase before she had a chance to publish her morning post.  You see fellow snarksters…there is something the young Snupster is hiding from you all and if it were up to her you would never know…but I just can’t let that happen…for today, this very day, this 25th day of the ninth month is none other than Snuppy’s birthday….heeheehee…boy is she going to be pissed when she sees this.  Happy Birthday dear, dear Snuppy! 

Now, let’s see if I can figure out how to post this…eyes closed, fingers crossed…is it this button?

Monday, 25 September 2006, 9:39am
Filed under: friends, happy happy

It seems that a certain little Snuppy went away this weekend.  It seems it was the first time in 5 1/2 years that she and Bobo have been away – together.  I hope you both had a beautiful time and really enjoyed your time away.  Call me selfish, but if you’re going to be away, I’m glad it fell on Rosh Hashanah when I wouldn’t be around.  But let’s get down to business – perhaps the occasion that inspired your trip was I’m guessing – YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY!!!!!

So Happy Birthday to you my dear NBFF!  Hope you have a beautiful day and the sun smiles upon you throughout!  Since I am at work, my links and graphics are limited to what my limited mind can come up with on such short notice (and as you can well appreciate without proper caffeination) of this wondrous event.  

That leaves it up to you dear Snarksters.  Have any interesting birthday links, any links, so that the Puppy doesn’t need to lift a pretty paw around here (unless of course, she wants to), link away in the comments.  

And please join me in a rousing rendition of “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU” cha cha cha.  That last addition is from attending too many children’s parties where that’s added on.

Happy Birthday Snuppy, Puppy, NBFF – may the day be as beautiful as you!

Love, Lampy


Sleepy-Livered Coxcombs by Snuppy
Saturday, 23 September 2006, 9:29am
Filed under: cracks us up

THE BLOG woke up this morning and didn’t know where it was for a minute or two. Then it remembered, some of us were on a “weekend get-away”, the first one we’ve taken in, golly, something like 5 1/2 years (since a certain black Tibetan Terrier came to live with one of us). It took a minute or two to clear out the cobwebs and reorient, but we thnk we’re fine, and ready for a fun day. That said, our fun day will probably NOT be (entirely) spent frolicking in the park. No offense, but did we mention some of us are on a mini-vaca?

FORTUNATELY, once we were able to focus long enough to plug in the laptop (which we don’t mind using, but gee those keys are small and difficult to use when our fingers, being connected to the rest of our tired bodies, are not moving as well as they might….but we digress) we flashed on an extremely fun post we did a couple of months ago, when just about everyone ELSE was on vacvacation.  Something we called simply:  SNARKETH . We’re linking to the page containing the post AND the comments, because a certain BOHEMIANWENCH had us in absolute stitches that weekend, as they competed with each other to come up with the best Shakespearean Snarkspeak. Seriously, we split a gut reading their various offerings throughout the day, and we’re quite sure you’ll enjoy ’em too.  

Of course, if you’re like us, and are are tired and/or simply too lazy to do that right now, or you simply prefer to come up with your own tasteth zinger, you can start by going HERE.* But be forewarned! This is not only fun, it’s addictive. And this blog can’t be responsible for any ensuing lisps that develop because of it’s overuse. With that in mind, let the insults begin all ye “fusty beef-witted measles”.

*Before we get too heavily into our snarkisms, we want to take just a moment to wish our dear NBFF GINA (aka LAMPY) , as well as all our Jewish friends, a glorious and peaceful ROSH HASHANNAH. May this be the start of a beautiful and prosperous New Year for all.

~ snuppy

Yatta!* by Snuppy
Friday, 22 September 2006, 8:07am
Filed under: cracks us up, music music | Tags:

UPDATE: our favorite BOHEMIAN is doing an excellent guest turn over at COURTING DESTINY today… we sincerely hope everyone gets your asses over there to say “Hi”…

PERHAPS you’ve heard that some of us have grown children who still live at home (you know who we are). Well, sometimes, the aforementioned grown children force us to watch utter and complete, tho’ highly entertaining (to our way of thinking) silliness, and, much as we hate to admit it, this VIDEO falls into that category. Now, before anyone tries to watch, be warned: the above-link features a group of semi-naked (guess we should have used this yesterday?) men, known as “Green Leaves”, singing and dancing to an extremely catchy tune (think: Village People/Y.M.C.A.). Rather than let us explain the point and/or purpose of their prancy-dancy ways, we’d like to suggest reading THIS ARTICLE, which gives a good enough explanation (as well as one set of possible lyrics) for the performance. Then, if you’re game, and not afraid of having the tune bounce around inside your heads all day, watch this bunch of questionably developed guys shake their collective bootays and/or fig-leaves.*

OF COURSE, after you digest the first video, you may want to consider viewing THIS, which is funny only becasue it’s a parody of the other one, which is a parody of “boy band” videos, to begin with. Come to think of it, that’s not just funny, it’s downright hilarious. Don’t you agree? Please say “yes”, otherwise there’ll be no telling what our son will force us to view next.

*Try to remember these guys are part of a Japanese comedy team, and this song was actually written/performed as a statement on the current economic conditions in Japan (probably the reason it’s now such a huge hit in Japan). So, technically, it’s smart. Cheesy, sure… but in a pretty darn smart–not to mention humorous and-did-we-mention-catchy?–way. Yatta!

*We have an “educational” video we also wanted to share today, because we found it so hilarious it caused us to choke on our pretzel the first time we saw it. Unfortunately, it’s a little too NC-17 for this site (what with the Talimuffin stopping by from time to time) so we did what any of you would do… we left it as a comment for the LITTLE BLUE PILL. We figure she’ll take good care of it for us for us until Tali turns 18. (we thought our NBFF would want it that way…xox)

~ snuppy

Er…um… by Snuppy
Thursday, 21 September 2006, 7:43am
Filed under: happy happy

YIKES! We don’t know what we were thinking when we went to bed last night, but we’re pretty sure we were extremely tired. Which is why we didn’t bother to come up with any potential topic* for today. Which is why we don’t have an actual post up, yet.

WHILE you’re waiting for us to get our thoughts and or typing skills together, why not enjoy a little DAILY SHOW EXTRA, a funny hilarious clip featuring the Ste(v/ph)ens (Carell and Colbert) in a segment they used to do on a regular basis (one of the many reasons we were and are such humongous fans of the show). Or, if you prefer, you can simply look at a bunch of really CUTE KITTENS (thanks Sweetney, again).

WE fully intend to have something else up here later today, especially if we don’t have to write it. Heh heh, just kidding. Sort of. Well, maybe… but then again, maybe not.

*this is what the SUGGESTION page is for, kids…

~ snuppy