DVR ALERT

Families who get Noggin should check their listings for repeats of the network's first "Move to the Music" special, which debuted a week ago. The half-hour compilation of family-friendly music videos commissioned by the network features favorites by Dan Zanes and Laurie Berkner, as well as new tunes from indie sweetheart Lisa Loeb. While Loeb is a shade too sexy for a network that dubs itself "preschool on TV," and leaving Zanes' "All Around the Kitchen" video off the special was a criminal omission, it's still well worth recording so you can cue up a dance party in your living room whenever you like. (Video clips also available online here.)

WE'RE IN TALKS TO TRADE SMALL FELLOW TO THIS FAMILY FOR A USED CAMRY, SOME MAGIC BEANS, AND A BABY TO BE NAMED LATER

The Arizona couple who haven't named their 18-month-old girl yet initially seemed merely quirky, until we read the kicker of this article:

Because "Baby" has no legal name, she has no Social Security number, and cannot be claimed as a tax deduction.

And so, ladies and gentlemen, we have crossed the line from quirky to financially irresponsible.

WHAT'S A DOG GOTTA DO TO GET A NAME IN THIS TOWN?

In Kenya, a stray dog saves a stray baby by carrying her across a busy road. And while hospital workers now call the girl "Angel," "the short-haired dog with light brown eyes has no name."

STEP LIVELY, KIDS. WE'RE GOING TO DUSSELDORF!

Well, we're actually not. But if we were, we'd be sure to take the kids to the Kunsthalle to see the first museum show devoted exclusively to flip books. We have fond memories of the children's books we read as a kid which doubled as flip books because the author put tiny pictures in the upper corner of each page. And that wonderment is alive and well today. As you can see below, even young Skinheads love a good flip book.

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We can't wait for this show to come to the Met.

STOP US IF YOU'VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE: HOW MANY YANGON HOUSEWIVES DOES IT TAKE TO BREASTFEED A PAIR OF TIGER CUBS?

A pair of Bengal tiger cubs born in the Yangon (Myanmar) Zoo but rejected by their mother (who killed their sibling) was nursed by a selfless local housewife for several weeks. But sadly the cubs could not process human breast milk and have died of heat and dehydration. Link here for the full story and an uncomfortable, barely safe for work photo of the housewife nursing her feline charges.

(Yes, this is the second photo we've linked to this month showing a human woman breastfeeding an animal. We're just following the old TV news credo: "If it feeds, it leads.")

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