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If a cuteness addiction is wrong, we don't want to be right

November 30, 2009 |  6:18 pm

Pit bull puppy In the December issue of Vanity Fair, you will find an opus of sorts -- a five-page sociological analysis on cuteness. 

The central argument: We are addicted to cute.

"Dr. Glocker is too much of a scientist to say so, but her experiments more or less prove that cuteness is physically addicting," writes Jim Windolf. Melanie Glocker is Windolf's go-to biologist for his argument.

Here at Unleashed, the jury is out on whether we get cold sweats over panda dog withdrawal.

Putting the Addiction theme aside, the Vanity Fair piece is good, if for nothing else than for its completeness in its roundup of what's notable in the World Warm (and Cuddly) Web. Laughing baby, Cute Overload, Slide Dog, Young Deer Bathing Kitty -- it's all here.  We like to think of those few minutes reserved for gawking at pictures of cats, those adorably poor grammarians, as a guiltless indulgence -- a break from the daily grind. There's nothing wrong with that.

So, drink, drink, our dear minions from the cup of Your Morning Adorable. You know you can't resist the lure of the cute.

-- Mark Milian (Follow on Twitter @markmilian)

Photo: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

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