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May 20, 2008

Guess who just filled out their absentee statewide primary balllllot!

This lil' stoat! He's votin' 'n' stoatin'!

[OK, technically, it's a Marten, but Martens only vote for Nader and I didn't want to encourage that]

Curious Marten, originally uploaded by Adam Lyon.

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So cute! I need to have one!

 |  May 20, 2008 at 07:50 AM

Siriusly people, this beautiful little bebeh wants me to take her home. The kissable nose, the coloring, the earnest, I own your soul, eyes. I shall perish!

 |  May 20, 2008 at 07:59 AM

This Marten is smartin that you called him a Stoat and I quote 'I aint no Stoat'

Hon Glad
 |  May 20, 2008 at 08:13 AM

What rhymes with "weasel"?

[http://www.imdb.com/media/rm361273344/nm0004874 - Ed.]

 |  May 20, 2008 at 08:15 AM

I've never seen one of these before and OMG it's sooooo cute!

 |  May 20, 2008 at 08:31 AM

Two-toned fur is gorgeous. But his little alert face, pointy ears, and oh-so puffy paws are overloading my circuits.

 |  May 20, 2008 at 08:37 AM

I am ded. Ded from cute.

 |  May 20, 2008 at 08:49 AM

Ok seriously - this wasn't here like an hour ago - was it? I mean, it just showed up on my computer between the pet bonding and the roundular seal pup... right? (people?)

I think a Marten would make a great lunch!

 |  May 20, 2008 at 08:56 AM

EV -- it's the TypePad time warp.

Conventional linear physics is for lu-hu-hu-husers.

 |  May 20, 2008 at 09:02 AM

Weasel rhymes with Vin Diesel?

I'll have one of each, please.

 |  May 20, 2008 at 09:04 AM

You could have a still-life weasel
Painted by your boy Vin Diesel
If he could paint, and had an easel.

 |  May 20, 2008 at 09:08 AM

Lol @ Bookish. Not a bad idea. Share?

That Marten is like a cross between a fox and a kitteh - that's some super cute powers he's got!

 |  May 20, 2008 at 09:09 AM

(I could go on, by the way, but it only gets dumber.)

 |  May 20, 2008 at 09:10 AM

I NEEEed to test the snorgability of that orangish fur. And just how moist is that nosicle.

*dons lab coat*

You're coming with me little fella.

 |  May 20, 2008 at 09:10 AM

Bit of real-life trivia, though: Brad Pitt is a pretty decent architectural photographer. Not making this up.

So, maybe Vin *does* paint.

 |  May 20, 2008 at 09:11 AM

What a cutie!!! Brand new beautiful animal for me to "awww" over. Thanks! :D

 |  May 20, 2008 at 09:13 AM

I've got my ballot in my hot little hand, turning it in at lunch. I'm stoatin' baby!

Theo, pleeeeeeeeeeeeze continue, I was cracking up big time!

 |  May 20, 2008 at 09:18 AM

Seriously, all I got left is "sneezle". Reeeeachy.

 |  May 20, 2008 at 09:22 AM

Well, Theo, it worked for Ogden Nash.

I can't help but wonder if it's mud or choklit the little marten has been running through.

 |  May 20, 2008 at 09:26 AM

(And I wish Brad Pitt would do *more* photography...so we could stop seeing his mug everywhere...)

 |  May 20, 2008 at 09:27 AM

I don't know about artist, but Vin Diesel is a RPG gamer IRL. Tee hee... *runs off full of nerdy happiness*

 |  May 20, 2008 at 09:33 AM

Things that rhyme with Weasel...
Liesl? (you know, from the Sound of Music)
Schlamezal (Schlamazel, hassenpfeffer incorporated - Laverne & Shirley anyone?)
Measle(s), but not mumps.

Aaaand, I'm out.

Oh, and the marten certainly is cute. :o)

 |  May 20, 2008 at 10:04 AM

How 'bout "squeezle"?

 |  May 20, 2008 at 10:27 AM

-any of several herbs of the genus Dipsacus native to the Old World having flower heads surrounded by spiny bracts

That is all I can come up with.

roisin formerly ka9q's wife
 |  May 20, 2008 at 10:47 AM

Ok, this one convinced me, I need me some knee socks....

 |  May 20, 2008 at 10:59 AM

OMG, cutest critter I've seen in forever. I want one.

 |  May 20, 2008 at 11:12 AM

You forgot Dweezel (as in Zappa).

I'd like one please (marten, not Zappa).

 |  May 20, 2008 at 11:26 AM

There once was a little weasel,
Who thought that he spotted a measle,
But then, after a while,
He saw, with a smile,
It was only some paint from his easel.

 |  May 20, 2008 at 11:31 AM

Wow. Another anerable aminal of which I have never heard until now.

(And no, I'm not referring to Mr. Diesel).

Who knew that stoats and martens were so politically engaged?

 |  May 20, 2008 at 11:32 AM

Excellent 3CatNight!!

Decca - HOW could I have missed Dweezil???? Perhaps Frank named his daughter Moon Unit because it doesn't rhyme with Weasel? (Of course their other kids are Ahmet Emuukha Rodan and Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen, so what do *I* know...)

 |  May 20, 2008 at 11:41 AM

Martens 4 Nader? Absotively pawsolutely! But in tihs elekshun wii awl shud voat 4 Obama. Yesh.

 |  May 20, 2008 at 12:01 PM

"I'm a Martens if you pleazle" ?? (ala I am Siameeze if you Pleaaze) .. ??

Mary (the first)
 |  May 20, 2008 at 12:32 PM

in PG Wodehouse Jeeves & Bertie Wooster books, Bertie often refers to a Difficult Female Friend as a 'young beazle.' FWIW.

Q. What does that sweet member of the weasel family wear on those cute puffy feets?
A. DOC MARTENS. humor!

ps are there mitford sister fans posting here, Hon Glad and Decca? :-)

karla b
 |  May 20, 2008 at 01:06 PM

Y'all are really outdoing yourselves today. I'm laughing so hard, I'm disturbing the cat on my lap.

By the way, @roisin, it's
"teazel." It's still the best way to raise the nap on fine woolen fabrics once they've been fulled. Can't beat Mother Nature.

And the marten is super-cute. I usually don't like weaselly critters, who are bad guys in Susan Cooper's wonderful books.

 |  May 20, 2008 at 01:31 PM

*and our world will do the Time Warp again*

 |  May 20, 2008 at 01:37 PM

I saw a marten once in northern Ontario! It trotted across a trail I was hiking -- just a few metres away. They are really good hunters -- chipmunks beware!

 |  May 20, 2008 at 02:27 PM

Please let me know how I can order one!!!

 |  May 20, 2008 at 02:35 PM

Someone else who is a Susan Cooper fan?! I love her books. My copy of The Dark Is Rising seems to have disappeared and I am bereft.

I have a friend who named her cat Dweezel. She was a fan of Frank Zappa's. The friend, I don't know about the cat.

The marten is one of the cutest things I've seen.

Pearl Ostroff
 |  May 20, 2008 at 03:34 PM

almost all cats love vin diesel. that last kitty picture was voting for him!

 |  May 20, 2008 at 04:12 PM

This guy reminds me of leetle meester no shoulders...

 |  May 20, 2008 at 04:22 PM

That Marten is about the cutest thing ever. Looks so lively and smart and makes you wonder what he's busy thinking with his little furry brain.


 |  May 20, 2008 at 04:35 PM

LOL @ threecatnight & karla b!

 |  May 20, 2008 at 05:03 PM

There was a young Marten named Cecil,
Who hated being called a weasel.
So Meg called him a stoat, Because of his vote.
But nader to weasels is cease all...

 |  May 20, 2008 at 05:36 PM

LOL'ing @ ThreeCat, Theo, et al!

I've never seen one of these before!! So much QTE in the world!!!

 |  May 20, 2008 at 05:52 PM

The only nitpick I have about CuteOverload (and it's a very small one) is there isn't enough marten love. :D Yay for martens!

 |  May 20, 2008 at 06:17 PM

How is it that such vicious little mustelids can be soooo darned cute??
He says, "You know you want to pet me, but I'll bite your fingers off!"

 |  May 20, 2008 at 07:04 PM

my pommie poo has that same lil expression.
very adorables

 |  May 20, 2008 at 08:29 PM

Wow...I gotta take up hiking in deepy northern woods if this is an example of the cute to the 3rd fauna. And I always take Nancy Mitford with, karla b. Always.

 |  May 20, 2008 at 10:03 PM

There once was a young marten
Who thought he was a brave Spartan
He got the weapons alright
And set out to fight-
But he wore a kilt of Glasgow Tartan.

(Sorry, I've been out of touch!)

 |  May 21, 2008 at 12:04 AM

Awww :) Please send one to me in Australia immediately please!

 |  May 21, 2008 at 12:25 AM

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