Happy New Year, Kittens!

Posted on December 31, 2012

Darlings, Clay Lorenzo and Clay Tom…

…would like to wish you all a FABULOUS New Year.

This video was made by Laura Bennett and her kids several years back when a holiday trip to their country home threatened to send Laura into a tailspin of mommy madness. You try spending a week in a glorified cabin with 5 boys under 14 and see how you do. Anyway, Laura, being the mommy that she is, broke out the clay and the video camera and put her little Harryhausens to work producing the preceding magnum opus while she drank wine and nodded her sleepy approval in the background.

Tom has more belly and Lorenzo has less hair than these little clay dolls would lead you to believe, but we think they’re adorable and they both sit proudly in our living room, treated like fragile ancient relics; cats and  visitors routinely shoo’d away from their proximity.

And in a bit of holiday synchronicity, that’s where we’re heading right this second: out the door to go spend NYE with Laura & Brood at her country house. A perfect end to a perfect year for us.

Have a fabulous one, kittens!


[Still: tomandlorenzo.com – Video Credit: tomandlorenzo.com via YouTube]

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    • Wendy Wetzel

      So glad you reposted this…. it makes me smile everytime I see it!    Happy New Year!

      • OffToSeeHim

        Thank you so much for the years of snark-filled commentary, and a very happy and healthy 2013 to you both!

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Happy, Happy New Year to you both!

    • SewingSiren

      Happy New Year to you as well and to Laura and her family, as I know they have had an extremely rough time. Happy New Year to all the Bitter Kittens , Unborn Fawns, and the old school Minions too.

      • 3boysful

         A perfect summation, SS!  A glass of bubbly for everyone, and may 2013 be a good year for us all!

    • Susan Collier

      Happy new year, dear sirs!

    • This is adorable! You are my favorite site to read when I need a laugh, have a fabulous New Year!

    • MilaXX

      Have fun gents! See ya in 2013! To all my fellow BK’s, enjoy responsibly. 2013 won’t be the same without your witty comments adding to TLo’s snark.

    • MoHub

      Makes me even more aware how much I miss Laura.

    • Nicholas

      Happy New Year. Let’s make 2013 a personal WERQ.

    • EEKstl

      LOVE the Davy and Goliath treatment!  Happy New Year, TLo! Say hi to Laura and her brood from us, your devoted and grateful Bitter Kittens and Unborn Fawns.  We love you all! 

      • Melvis Velour

        Oh wow, I haven’t thought about that subversive attempt to encourage Lutheranism in years!  Best wishes to all of the BKs and our fearless Leaders TLO for a bright, happy, healthy, prosperous, snark filled new year!

    • Annie Leung

      A Happy (and fabulous) New Year to you both! 

    • Le_Sigh

      Happy New Year boys!

    • Girl_With_a_Pearl

      How completely adorable!  Have a very happy new year and thanks for all your fabulousness!

    • mmc2315

      Happy New Year!  Cheers to you both, to Laura and her family, and all the BK’s!

    • A New Year’s tradition! Have a wonderful evening, and thank you both so much for all the laughs, lessons (no nude platforms – EVER!), and general fabulosity. Air-kisses from a devoted BK.

    • miagain

      I forgot all about this…. I love it, especially the little Lorenzo wave at the end!!
      Happy New Years my little chickadees!!

    • NDC_IPCentral

      Best wishes, Tom and Lorenzo, for a healthy and prosperous 2013 and cranking out more fabulosity for the BKs, PUFs and minions.  Please give Ms. Bennett and her family fond regards (and thanks to the lads for this well-loved creation) from the virtual gang here, too, and assure them that they’ve been in our thoughts with sympathy and courage.

      • EveEve

        What NDC said!  Here’s to a great 2013 for Tom, Lorenzo, BKs, PUFs and minions everywhere!  And TLo, thank you so much for a year of fun diversion from an otherwise kinda rough year. 

      • Rand Ortega

         NDC, you silver tongued Diva! You’ve encapsulated the best of our sentiment w/ great beauty & aplomb. May I wish the same to you & your wonderful family through your own time of bravery & triumph? You’ve been an enormous inspiration to me & my family as we go through our cancer fight. Have a wonderful, healthy 2013!
        That goes for TLo & all of the PUF’s, BK’s & Minions everywhere!

        • NDC_IPCentral

          Rand, I’m glad I could give you a boost over the past year; I’m afraid (chemo-brain?) that I wasn’t recollecting that your family is also battling cancer.  You know that you have my most sincere wishes for the best possible outcomes from caring doctors and healthcare professionals.  The support of family and friends certainly cannot be underestimated, but as I say about myself, I just showed up for the appointments and let the docs and nurses poke and carve away.  It worked, and I hope the same does for you and yours as well.  I hope that the new year is far happier and characterized by robust health for you, too.

          • Rand Ortega

            You’re an absolute doll. Don’t worry it’s not chemo-brain, lol. I haven’t really had the courage to mention it until now. My brother in law has been battling stage 4 lung & brain cancer since August. Reading of your fight has given me the ability to ask about his needs & what I can do for him more openly which has helped our relationship immensely (until recently we’ve always held each other at arms length). For that, your candor & positive outlook, I will be eternally grateful. You’ve literally made a difference in my life. Your modesty, as sweet as it is, doesn’t change the fact you’re a hero. Mine & I’m sure many other BK’s, PUF’s & minions on this site.

            • NDC_IPCentral

              Well, you made me tear up and sort of lose it, Rand.  I’m truly, truly humbled.  Your brother has a very tough fight to wage, but he’s got you on the front lines, by his side.  Know that I’m pulling for you both and will be honored if you’ll give me (and the community here) updates as you wish and are able.  If you want to communicate directly with me, you can ask Tom and Lorenzo to facilitate that process; they’ve offered to do that before.

              Best wishes,


            • Rand Ortega

              That means such a great deal, Sweetie. I promise to give you a holler whenever & as soon as we get info. Please do the same.
              Gotta go. Feeling things. Starting to cry.

      •  All the best for a very happy and healthy 2013, NDC!

        • NDC_IPCentral

           “Healthy” is the watchword, Alicia.  Best to you and yours, too.

      • Call me Bee

        A very good New Year to you as well, NDC!  Wishes for much good health from this BK! 

        • NDC_IPCentral

           Bee, thanks so much, and allow me to reciprocate those sentiments to you, m’dear.  I hope we can look forward to lots of healthy fun, fashion and cultural insights here amongst our quite fabulous community.

    • merciblahblah

      Happy, happy New Year gentlemen. Thank you for making me smile, laugh, or just flat out damage my keyboard with the repeated spit-takes that you caused every day this year. The best to you both in 2013. 

    • Thanks for another year of wit and wisdom, TLo. Have a wonderful evening with Laura and her cuties, and may your lives be filled with even more Carrie Bradshaw moments in 2013. <3

    • Yay! Have a wonderful New Year, guys! May it be filled with both terrible outfits and gasp-inducing fashion beauty, plus love and happiness and cat-adoration.

    • Buffy

      Love!  It’s not New Year’s until Claymation Tom & Lorenzo pop that champagne!  Love to Laura and the kids! Happy 2013 to all the bitter kittens too, you all make me smile on a regular basis!

    • Jennifer Coleman

      Thank you for the daily snicker, guffaw and wise, considered thoughts. Wishing you health, prosperity & love in 2013 and I hope I’ll be able to shower ALL my friends & family with your newly-released book for Christmas next hear!

    • crash1212

      Happy New Year! Here’s to an even more fabulous 2013.

    • Have the best of new years, gentlemen.  You have brought so many smiles to my face, you deserve to be grinning ear to ear all year.

    • Sobaika

      Happy New Year to you and Bitter Kittens everywhere!

    • Judy_J

      I never tire of this! Happy New Year, y’all! Here’s to all the fun and fashion to be had in 2013!

    • elemspbee

      Happy New Year, T’Lo! May 2013 continue to bring you both much luck, success, brilliance, and always good looks. Same to my fellow unborn fawns. Looking forward to continued insightful analysis of all things fashionable!

    • DebbieLovesShoes

      LOVED it!  

      Happy New Year to two people who make life so much better for all of us.  Thanks for the laughs and smiles throughout the 2012.  I can’t tell you how many times you lifted my spirits.  Thank you.  

    • frannyprof

      Give Laura & her kids some end of the year Bitter Kitten love! And Happy New Year to you!

    • Vickiefantastico

      Happy New Year to my favorite uncles!

    • Happy New Year, my favourite gay uncles. Based on the stuff you’ve said about books and exciting secret meetings, I know you are going to have a fantastic 2013!

    • SapphoPoet

      That is charming. 

      Happy New Year to you, Laura and her family, and all the Bitter Kittens. Here’s to a healthy, happy 2013 for everyone. 

    • janierainie

      Happy New Year!! Thanks for all the good times.

    • librarygrrl64

      One of my favorite claymations ever! Thank you, gentlemen, for another year of bitchiness and sense and pretty-pretty. As a testament to your awesomeness, I offer this, sent by a friend of mine whose boyfriend is about to complete his doctoral work:

      “It is with profound gratitude that I thank you for opening my eyes, nay, my heart to Tom & Lorenzo’s web site. For all of the reasons that I won’t bother with here because you, being one of my personal Top Five Women I Secretly Look To For Fashion Standards & Awesomeness, already know why this site is so fantastic, and because today Dan is getting fitted for a custom-made suit as a pre-graduation gift from his impeccably-dressed step-father, I thank you. My first stop in providing visuals to aid him in all the little choices he needs to make for this suit is the Ewan MacGregor shrine T&L have going on. Dan’s got great taste & his goals lie closer to physics-related job interviews, but he’ll squeal with just as much delight as I did when I saw those silver shoes with the Balenciaga suit and take that sparkle of joy with him when he gets in front of the mirror later today. Thank you, thank you, thank you, and if they let me take pictures, you’ll be the first to see ’em. WOOT, as the kids say!”


    • baxterbaby

      Happy and healthy New Year to you both and to all my fellow BK’s and UBF’s!

    • Qitkat

      A country house sounds like a perfectly delightful way to ring in the new year. Please send love to Laura and her family from all the Bitter Kittens, remembering her with such fondness, knowing what a difficult year this has been for all of them. And to you two gents, cheers and thanks for another memorable year and here’s to 2013! May it be a year filled with dreams fulfilled, health realized, and wonderful, crazy, delicious, surprising times for all the kittens everywhere.

      • meowing

        Being an uninformed Bitter Kitten, can someone give me the basics on Laura’s difficult year?  Best wishes to her, her family, TLo, and all the assorted other kittens, poodles, PUFs and such this New Year.

        • Laura’s husband passed away this fall.

          • l_c_ann

            PR folks saw him on the internet when he was appearing as “Bad Daddy” bidding on Laura’s designs.  He WAS going to win the dress from the trash design “For Nuts Only” across the back skirt (reusing the bags that said For Peanuts Only”

          • meowing

            I just gasped.  Condolences to Laura and her family.

    • Happy New Year, fabulous T & Lo, and fellow kittens and fawns!

    • littlemac8

      Wunderbar!!  Happy 2013 if we haven’t all fallen off a cliff!  

    • mjude

      happy new year to TLO & all my bitter kitten friends.  i wish you all joy & happiness.  love to our favorite bad mommy, i think its safe to say we (bitter kittens) miss her.

      • l_c_ann

        How great that this on-line community has its own holiday specials. 

        I hoped that this one would reappear.

    • PastryGoddess

      Happy New Year to all of you Bitter Kittens.  

    • BrooklynBomber

      Wishing everyone a truly wonderful new year, with good health, love, laughter, and more.

    • Happy New Year to you both! Thanks for all the laughs this last year and more!

    • e jerry powell

      The boys still gots no moufs!

    • xLorettagracex

      It’s always so hard to explain to my friends how a site that revels in a certain brand of bitchery and bitterness is also a site that encourages kindness and compassion and community.  But you do it, guys. We <3 you so muchly! Have a wonderful new year. Don't worry, we're all here for the long haul.

      • Kindness and compassion are of course elements of true beauty that have nothing to do with fashion (the bitchery and bitterness is just the funny shit). Slainte, Lorettagrace!

    • umeboshi

      TLo, I love you guys so much. You lift a gal’s spirits with your hilarious posts. When I am indecisive about an outfit, I play “WWTLD” (What Would TLo Do?) and I sincerely think I have become a better shopper and dresser for it. And you have taught me how a man’s suit is supposed to fit, which makes it all the more exciting when I see a man with the perfect hem AND cuff length – something I would never have noticed before.

      Happy New Year to you both.

    • siriuslover

      Happy New Year Tom and Lorenzo! I am looking forward to your book and to reading many more posts from you this year! May 2013 bring happiness, health, and success to you and to all the TLo readers.

    • LittleKarnak

      Happy New Year!!!!!

    • Happy New Year to you both. Catching up after being away and thought your choices for ‘Best’ were inspiring. And I am with you about that Carolyn Murphy and the slow talking. The daughter and I were catching up on the last couple of PR episodes this morning and we were shouting at her to, ‘stop talking like that!’ Tell Laura she still inspires me daily and no, I am not kidding or exaggerating.  Have a great mini-break.

    • Really impressive work from Laura Bennett Studios!  It reminds me of the work of the great Ben Wyatt.

      Happy New Year to TLo and the kittens!  Your posts and comments really enhanced a lot of otherwise boring moments in 2012.

      • Holly Kinnamont

        Ah, the great Ben Wyatt. He really tore claymation a new one, as one might when eating a calzone. The finest of legacies.

        The happiest of New Year’s to you all, kittens and fawns and Bennets (and my sympathy and love to the Bennets and all who had a rough 2012).

    • Happy New Year!

    • Jealous…and Happy New Year!

    • newleaf1

      Happy happy new year boys!

    • Janet B

      Happy New Year to all.

    • Zippypie

      Happy New Year, Tom and Lorenzo!!! Can’t wait for your book and more fashion madness in 2013!!!! xoxoxoxooxoxo

    • SRQkitten

      Happy New Year to you, Tom & Lorenzo, with many thanks for making 2012 brighter with your witty comments and stellar observations! Wishing you all the best for a FAB 2013 when you become celebrated authors! Please give bad mommy the collective BK best wishes for her 2013 to be a better one as well.

      And likewise to the bitter kittens everywhere whose comments are the icing on the always yummy deliciousness that TLo continues to make happen! Wishing everyone a happy & healthy 2013!


    • Happy New Year TLo & and all the BKs!

    • Judy_S

      Delightful! May we all have a happy happy bitchy bitchy 2013! 

    • formerlyAnon

      Happy New Year to all!  And carry the good wishes of strangers to Ms. Bennett and family, wishing them well after the sorrows of 2012.

    • Peeve

      Just wanted to thank you both for being a bright sparkly thing in my day every year! I hope you know how appreciated you both are. (The first time in my life I’ve been actually worried for people I’ve never met nor spoken to was when you guys didn’t have a TLo Lounge last Thursday. I was afraid you’d had a power outage or an accident. Yes, I have an overactive imagination…).

      Please give our love to Laura and her family. I adore her!

    • guest2visits

      Thanks to all and especially TLo for a totally unique blog site; for all the humor and all the fashion – and everything inbetween.
      Happy New Year!

    • Clueless_Jock

      Happy New Year to both of you and the cats.

    • unbornfawn

      Happy New Year to TLo and all the Bitter Kittens!

    • Laylalola

      Those kids have talent! And Laura Bennett’s boys are pretty spectacular too.

    • Call me Bee

      Clay Tom and Lorenzo are just adorable.  Thanks for busting them out once again.  And I raise a glass to you, gentlemen, and say thanks for making 2012 bearable with your witty commentary on PR, wacko celebs and outrageous runways.  Prosit ja ela kuu! 

    • Little_Olive

      And to you! 

      As you can see, the world didn’t end… so let all the fuss move our spirits to change what is wrong. 
        Health and happiness!

    • Sweetvegan

      Awesome! An oldie but a goodie! Happy New Year, TLo!

    • kikisayshi

      Love it! Thanks for being my link to the fashion world. HNY, TLo! <3

    • ccm800

      All the best for the coming year Tom, Lorenzo, Kittens and Bennett clan! 

    • bluefish

      Happy New Year to the pair of you and many thanks for all the happiness and fun you bring throughout the year.  Your site is my happy place and mental health break.   The figures are so cute and well-done — adorable.  Guess talent runs rampant in that family.

    • Stubenville

      Laura’s house? Drat. I was looking forward to TLo’s commentary on the 2013 Mummer’s Parade.  =)

    • aquamarine17

      Happy New Year, Tom & Lorenzo! I love you. Thanks for all the great fashion writing and fun. May it be a fabulous and fascinating year.

    • Angela Langdale

      Happy New Year guys!

    • stoprobbers

      Awww, that video is adorable. Happy new year!

    • Every good thing to you in the new year, Tom and Lorenzo! Your bitter kittens are so deeply grateful for you! MWAH!

    • trisker

      Lovely! Thanks for a great year — looking forward to more wisdom and laughs in 2013!

    • Sally Brownson

      Happy New Year!

    • RzYoung

      Happy new year boys! xx

    • neofashionista

      Happy NEw YEAR TLO!!!
      THanks for all the glamour you bring to our lives!

    • I’ve never seen this! Adorable, and Have a great year too TLo!  And Happy 2013 to all the Bitter Kittens,  may our numbers increase.

    • janice

       Familiarity may breed contempt in some areas of
      human behavior, but in the field of social ideas it is the touchstone of

    • UsedtobeEP

      Happy New Year’s (belated, as I have been surrounded with out-of-town family for days and days) and a healthier, peaceful, and hopeful 2013 to all of you. And special thoughts to the Bennetts. 

    • bertkeeter

      BOYS….Where R U? Need some T n L !

    • cleverlady

      These clay guys are cute, but we miss the real ones.  Hope you are having a great vacation… and hope to have you back dishing out the good stuff soon.

    • I love claymation!  What an honor!

    • Those are the cutest damn things I’ve ever seen.