Category Archives: squee

Afternoon squee: capybara with ducklings on its back

I’ve noticed that the evening news on television always ends on an upbeat note, clearly designed to leave the audience feeling good—and perhaps to tune in the next day. So today I’ll do the same, showing two adorable beasts interacting in the bathtub. The capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), is, of course, the world’s largest rodent, and can weigh […]

Baby pandas make it hard to get work done

. . . and I mean that in two ways: not only eating up your time on the Internet, but interrupting this cleaner at the Panda breeding sanctuary in Szechuan. I actually visited the place some years ago and got to touch a giant panda. I doubt this worker was upset at the interruption! Is there […]

Friday squee: three rescued animals in love with their mentors

It’s the end of most people’s work week, and I like to finish it off with some heartwarming squee. This week I’ve been sent, or found, four items. Let’s start with this: And then go to Ozzie the Desk Weasel. Don’t get any ideas about adopting one, as this is a rescued orphan and weasels can […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

It’s March 8: International Women’s Day (see next post), so women should be demanding cakes and goodies and stuff along with their rights. On this day in history, Johannes Kepler discovered his third law of planetary motion: “The square of the orbital period of a planet is proportional to the cube of thes emi-major axis of […]

Monday kitten

Among domestic animals, there’s nothing—nothing—cuter than a kitten at about 7 weeks of age. I brook no dissent here. Here’s a tw**t from Whiskas Ireland (sent, of course, by Grania) that makes me want to get a cat now.  It’s a short video, so be sure to press the arrow.

Breakfast in bed

It’s time for end-of-the-week squee. This Japanese video of a carrot-nomming hamster comes with the translated title, “Mike’s favorite food is carrot.” I believe it! Matthew sent me a link to this video a while back. Speaking of anthropomorphizing animals, this Guardian article will show you how low the Internet has fallen.

Baby rabbits sleeping in glasses

. . .  water glasses, not spectacles! You can find anything on the internet, e.g., this:

End-of-the-week squee

We could all use one of these (be sure to start the video):

Woman and her Doppelgänger marionette feed a squirrel

The week is effectively over for most Americans, I think: even my department is largely empty, and tomorrow will be even emptier. So, as an end-of-the-week treat, here’s a short story from Neatorama about an activist woman who had an affinity for marionettes and squirrels, resulting in this adorable photo: The whole story, and be […]

Motorcyclist saves orange kitten from traffic

End-of-the week feel-good felid from Cycle World: a motorcyclist saves a kitten about to get flattened in a busy street. Kitten, eventually adopted and named Skidmark, is ineffably cute. And the whole thing was captured on a GoPro video affixed to the female rider’s helmet.  Cycle World’s text is indented. In a video self-effacingly titled “I […]

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