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Mar 28, 2006

Elven gerbils on a quest

\\This just in!\\
The owner of this photo has been found!


Michelle the Cruise Director (of Live Journal fame) posted an entire series of Gerbil adventures 2 years ago. It's wonderful commentary and so funny.

More Gerbil Adventures

Her sons came up with the idea and shot the photos. They are brilliant! I'd also like to apologize for not getting the credit right on this one. CruiseDirector and sons, will you forgive me? <bowing head>

\\This just in!\\

Throw on your +15 tunic and pull out your +5 mace, my friends, this is GOOD STUFF. The "Elven" gerbils below are prepping for an exploratory journey around their carboard home. Join us, won't you? Get in the boat! [trippy music starts]

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Sent in by Tina R. Aragorn and Boromir photographed by Michelle and sons.

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Whew, that's spooky. :-) Are we going to get more of these pics?

Paula
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 06:08 AM

They'd be cuter if their little eyes weren't glowing demon red.

Karen
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 06:10 AM

"even the mice were more prepared than FEMA."

finn
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 06:19 AM

Redwall! lives!!

deirdre
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 06:22 AM

Finn--that's too good...!

jaypo
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 06:29 AM

AHOY MATEYS!

Michelle
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 06:30 AM

i think they should redo epies of the show hammie the hamster. i would so watch that

s
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 06:36 AM

waiii~ one of them is playing with the horn of Gondor XD

mai
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 06:40 AM

Frodo and Sam here are gerbils, by the way. They come in a lot of colors now. Love Boromir's horn and the sword, but they need some oars... and some water....

Tina Rhea
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 06:43 AM

Tina Rhea, you stole my thought!!! I was JUST going to say that the gerbils are OBVIOUSLY reenacting the scene from "The Two Towers" where they are exiting their boats along the shore, before that final battle where Boromir dies trying to save Pip and Merry....
!!!! &:o)

you guys r silly
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 06:46 AM

eee! I love gerbils! and ruby eyes may photograph strangely, but they're beautiful in person. I have a pink-eyed white myself right now. gerbils are the sweetest little animals, so much friendlier than hamsters :P

Leigh
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 06:47 AM

Rodents and a nerdy theme. I truly am in heaven. ^_^

The Guy Over There
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 06:57 AM

yay deirdre! it's obviously matthias and a mate, wondering how the heck they boated straight into a cardboard box.

Very sweet indeedles.

pheral
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 06:58 AM

Meg, you are dangerous for productivity. I can't focus on work today now that I've found your site. Must. Do. Work. But just one more pic...

:)

Angela
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 07:15 AM

Ahoy, bilge rats we t'aint, matey! Bring the grog an' hornpipe, talk up and be merry!! There be cardboard ahead!

www.talklikeapirate.com

jaypo
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 07:38 AM

YAY!!! Gerbils!!!

I have been waiting for the day gerbils would make it to Cute Overload. I love it when they stand up on their hind legs and look around cutely.

Courtney
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 07:48 AM

More like Virgil and Dante disembarking after their journey across the river Styx...

krimur
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 08:19 AM

is that chris de burgh i hear in the background??

finn
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 08:21 AM

krimur: LOL.

That's even better than the LOTR reference.

A thinker
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 08:26 AM

Finn: Don't even fix his bike.

Theo
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 08:31 AM

Redwall? Nice one, Deirdre!

Even if they ARE gerbils!

Becci
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 08:32 AM

Oh, and I'm with you on that, s.

Becci
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 08:34 AM

dunnndundundunnnnn! danananananadundundunnnn
lord of the rings music lol

Michele
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 08:38 AM

G&S

Gerbils & Sorcery!

Ok lads, girdle yer loins, the dungeon is right up ahead!

Rafael
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 08:52 AM

Anyone else read this as "Eleven Mice on a Quest," and then wonder where the other 9 went?

(Rafael -- I think you mean "gird." "Girdling loins" sounds like a euphemism for spaying & neutering.)

Theo
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 09:05 AM

You get mega awesome points for the Dungeons and Dragons reference with the +15 tunic (though only a crazy DM would let the players have that :P) and the +5 mace.

Christine
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 09:06 AM

er... mice, gerbils, elves, whatever...

Theo
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 09:06 AM

+15 TUNIC!? He's totally epic! It must be a Fiery/Frost Vorpal Keen Masterwork Tunic of Mighty Cleaving and Throwing and Returning and Blending!

D&D Nerditry! Woo!

hashi
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 09:06 AM

Though upon further thought, the tunic I've mentioned would be around +27ish...

hashi
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 09:11 AM

thx hashi. i feel like i'm back in high school.

finn
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 09:15 AM

I HAD to look this up...

+1 for flaming, +1 for frost, +5 for vorpal, +1 for keen, +1 for mighty cleaving, +1 for throwing... and for blending and returning, I'll tack on +1 each... that leaves us with a +11 tunic...

OH OH OH, here we go for a +15 tunic.. "melee weapon"...

The UNHOLY (+2) VORPAL (+5) DANCING (+4) TUNIC OF BRILLIANT ENERGY! (+4)

And you are most welcome, dear finn. 3

hashi
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 09:17 AM

Yey! Gerbils! I want more!

gettiz
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 09:25 AM

Aww... now I miss my greatsword of throwing and returning and distance. :(

hashi
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 09:26 AM

hashi u forgot trussing.
+ 2 for TRUSSING.

finn
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 09:30 AM

dude. that's HOT.

finn
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 09:38 AM

Hey! you can't be linking sites like that to here! Thats unGodly and very very naughty! Someone dislodge this stick in my rectum!

hashi
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 10:01 AM

"+15 tunic and pull out your +5 mace," Is that a WoW reference on Cute Overload! My mind is freshly blown.

Aaron Suggs
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 10:32 AM

wow. i have officially found my peeps. lover of things nerdy AND Cute. i'm in heaven!

tm
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 10:35 AM

how does a vorpal tunic work? o_O i'm not wearing that!!

Leigh
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 11:02 AM

*Love* the Dante-Virgil reference!

E. Collison
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 11:19 AM

Ahha! The people have spoken and they want more gerbils! *waits patiently for her gerbil pic to be posted*

Deloni
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 11:23 AM

Assuming the tunic can be used as a slashing... tunic... then it will behead ... those whom use the tunic as a weapon. I suppose if you tackle or check someone, then they may be beheaded. I make a fun DM :D

Aaron Suggs, it is actually a Dungeons and Dragons reference ;)

hashi
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 11:39 AM

I totally mis-read it as eleven gerbils. I only just realized it was elven which makes a whole lot more sense.

Ponygirl
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 12:13 PM

this has sid and marty krofft all over it. i hope they find marshall, will and holly while on their quest.

ihateToast
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 12:13 PM

Goodness gracious. Did no one else notice that Frodo and Sam are not, in fact, elves but hobbits?

Kinleigh
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 01:11 PM

>"+15 tunic and pull out your +5 mace," Is that a WoW reference on Cute Overload! My mind is freshly blown.

I'd say more of D&D reference (not sure not having played it though)

But yea I did accosiate it with WoW

PS: anyone except me think they look more like rats?

Pyro
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 01:18 PM

Having delved far deep into the annals of nerditry, I am quite well-versed in the origins of such references.

Hello, my name is Hashi, and I'm a nerdaholic.

hashi
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 01:22 PM

I know! Ain't it great? :D

hashi
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 01:27 PM

We shall see :) Code's not for anyone, so s'all good.

I've always imagined gerbils to look more like guinea pigs. I don't know why...

hashi
 |  Mar 28, 2006 at 01:34 PM

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