October 28, 2012

Echidna Puggle.

34 comments:

Methadras said...

awww, so damned cute. I love baby animals.

madAsHell said...

After Romney gets done with Big Bird, he's coming for the puggle!!

exiledonmainst said...

Very cute.

Echindna Puggle sounds like the name of a governess or a maiden aunt in a Victorian novel.

EDH said...

"The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of Echidna Puggles."

ricpic said...

From naked to spiny
Only cuddly when tiny.

Irene said...

Oh gosh. I'd been thinking that a "Puggle" is a designer dog that results from breedung a Pug to a Beagle.

Synova said...

So ugly it's cute?

(So often parodies and what not try to be funny but fail.   This one of the "first time" ad is pretty good. )

bagoh20 said...
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bagoh20 said...

I love where I end up on Youtube after watching one of these videos. It expands my knowledge in a way that few other things do. Today I watched videos of the Echidna's four headed penis, a man feeding his personal colony of bedbugs with his own blood, dogs being used to find bedbugs, a man with a guava plant growing in his mouth, and various people being eaten alive by maggots or bacteria. Learning is icky.

bagoh20 said...

Synova,

I only wish as many women would see that parody ad as saw the original self-parody one. A lot of women really need to see how they are being treated by this administration and his party. I'm being generous and believing they just never considered it, rather than did and decided to be toadies anyway.

AprilApple said...

What is a puggle?

edutcher said...

Aren't the puggles in the Harry Potter books?

exiledonmainst said...

Very cute.

Echindna Puggle sounds like the name of a governess or a maiden aunt in a Victorian novel.


Or one of Irene's poodles.

AprilApple said...

Synova - Here's another one. Too easy.

Ali Karim Bey said...

Is America losing its edge? This is reference to women and dancing.

See, Nancy Sinatra's 1973 brilliant song and dance, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbyAZQ45uww

Then see Korean dance group's Gangnam style,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpZhZAr1cQU

Is this because of Democrats focusing on trivial issues?

What is happening with Benghazi? Is that a scary word? That is, Go F*** Yourself?

Coketown said...

Ahhhhhahahahaha!!!! It's adorable! I just found my new Halloween costume!

"What...are you?"
"I'm an abandoned echidna puggle!"
"Oh. I thought you were one of the Obama kids. One of 'ems getting pretty pudgy you know."
"Hey. The kids are off limits. Back off."
"Sorry."
"What are you?"
"I'm an aborted Tagg Romney."
"Cool!!"

rehajm said...

So in the evolutionary sense, the lack of a zipper or velcro on the pouch is a negative, but being so cute you get adopted by other species a big plus!

Ali Karim Bey said...

Is America losing its edge? This is reference to women and dancing.

See, Nancy Sinatra's 1973 brilliant song and dance, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbyAZQ45uww

Then see Korean dance group's Gangnam style,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpZhZAr1cQU

Is this because of Democrats focusing on trivial issues?

What is happening with Benghazi? Is that a scary word? That is, Go F*** Yourself?

Clyde said...

I saw this the other day on my news home page under the title, "Would you snuggle with a puggle?" It was so cute I had to send it to a friend.

lemondog said...

The hell with the age requirement.

Puggles for Prez.....

Bob Ellison said...

I'm melting.

Indigo Red said...

An echidna is a platypus. The baby platypus is a puggle.

CWJ said...

Charming little animal. Thanks for the link.

Penny said...

If politics is getting you down, Bunky, go HERE!

ZooBorns is one of the most awwwwwwww inspiring sites on the internet.

Bonus! More news about our new puggle friend, Beau.

Wally Ballou said...

An echidna is NOT a platypus, although it is another Aussie egg-laying mammal. The platypus swims in water and eats invertebrates with its duck bill, the echidna grows spines, lives on land and eats ants and termites with its long tongue. Both lay eggs and "sweat" milk for their offspring. Neither are cuddly when grown. The echidna is hedgehog-spiky, and the male platypus sports venomous spurs.

Indigo Red said...

Oooo, thanks, Wally! I looked it up on the Interwebs and it said the echidna was a platypus and, of course, if it's on the Interwebs it must be true - it's a rule.

So, it's more like a hedge-hog. Huh.

rhhardin said...

Vicki wants to go out and play, and I point out the online weather radar scan showing that it's raining now. She's not comprehending.

She says she wants to go out and play.

I'll have to show her, as usual...

[go out,take pic]

There.

Dislike of rain is part of the breed standard.

Methadras said...

rehajm said...

So in the evolutionary sense, the lack of a zipper or velcro on the pouch is a negative, but being so cute you get adopted by other species a big plus!


There is a science behind that very thing and I believe, I could be wrong here, but I think it's called Neopathy or something like that.

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

Indigo Red,

So, it's more like a hedge-hog. Huh.

Yeah, more like a hedgehog to the eye. But we're talking an egg-laying hedgehog here. It's more closely related to the platypus than to anything else on earth, so whatever you found online wasn't completely wrong.

I wish I could find the Stephen Jay Gould article on the echidna; it was full of fun facts. (Update: I think it is this one, from Bully For Brontosaurus, but it's mostly about the platypus, and the pages on the echidna are mostly not in the preview.)

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

Methadras,

I believe you're thinking of neoteny. It's not so much that there's an evolutionary advantage to being cute (though I wouldn't rule that out!), but that in maturation of animals, different systems grow at different rates. Most mammals are born with relatively large heads compared with adults of the same species; the idea is that part of human evolution was that gene changes altered the relative rates of growth, so that the juvenile characteristics (like the flat face and the relatively large skull) persisted into adulthood.

And, yes, there is another Stephen Jay Gould essay on that. Which I also can't find.

Penny said...

Echidna?

I kid you not!

Honest, cross my heart.

Penny said...

But Billy and Nanny?

They'd do practically ANYTHING to protect their bleating kids!

Go figure? ;)

Jamie said...

Not a mammal but a monotreme: warm blooded, with fur, milk producing, but egg laying. They're only Down Under and there ain't many flavors. I can hardly wait to show my 11-year-old - except that once she sees it, she'll change her mind +again+ about what to be for Halloween!

Wally Ballou said...

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/mammal/monotreme.html

Monotremes are mammals. Just weird ones.

Wally Ballou said...

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/mammal/monotreme.html

Monotremes are mammals. Just weird ones.