Thursday, April 03, 2008

BLOGGERS' GUMBO...
...a heapin' helpin' of fotos that were just layin' around...

Tonite I've been trying to come up with an idea for a post, since, after all, I haven't posted since Saturday and it is now early Thursday morning. And, I couldn't come up with anything to post about. So, I opened up my blog page, and clicked the foto-install thing which allows me to browse through all my photos. And then it hit me. I have a bunch of photos in my files that I saved because I thot I could use them someday for something. So I decided to "just fling 'em out" here and see what happens.

The first two photos are from an internet friend who's always sending me outrageously funny stuff...well, at the time, I thot they were funny...anyway, this first photo is an X-ray of a Politician...at least, that's what I was told...(what, me think something like that all by myself?)

I wonder if Barack, Hillary and McCain have X-rays they'd like to supply me with so I could verify this...we needed no such picture of Mr. Dubya Bush, tho...we could already tell...

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This next little doo-dad is what's known as "painfully obvious", and as such, needs no set-up from me...other than, I suppose, that enterprises such as this will continue to happen as long as we've invaded another country and superimposed our will upon them...anyway...



Granted, the above picture is inflammatory, wrongheaded and probably a highly irresponsible gesture on my part. Okay, fine. I'll counteract that with this:
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Miss Lee Morse, the famous bluesy singer of the '20s and '30s, was known for her fiery personality and sharp tongue. Later in her career, when her recording output slowed, she took to performing in nightclubs; oftentimes, she would verbally spar with those in the audience who got under her skin for some reason or 'nother...during her show one evening, when she took a break, the nightclub owner told the piano player (her husband), that it would be their last gig for a while because she had offended some audience members with her remarks...



...when she found about that, did she cry? Heck, no...she said, and I quote, "Well, let's get back up there and offend THE REST of 'em!!!" And you know...I'm proud of her. Great attitude. On another night, she was singing in Longview, Texas. An audience member came up to her during "break" and asked how she liked the town. Lee said (again a quote), "well, honey, I'm trying to get out of town so I can take a Long View of it!" Ya gotta love it!
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You've seen the famous cover photo of the Beatles walking across the street on the cover of their final album, "Abbey Road". As natural as that photo looked, however, they had to cross the street a bunch of times until the photographer caught them all in "similar stride". The photo below, shows them at the start of one of their street-crossings. Behind them is Abbey Road studios in London, where they recorded virtually every song they released...



For those of you who wonder how dumb Paul McCartney could've been to marry a barracuda like shrew ex-wife Heather, I have the answer. He wore a suit, but evidently forgot his shoes! But Heather's the one who eventually stepped on his toes, ha ha...
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Up next, is something that Cat Lovers Across The Nation will find offensive...and I'm sure that after this, the ASPCA will probably hang a wanted poster of me in Post Offices across the country...let me introduce this foto with the immortal words uttered long ago by Morris: "Meow meow meow meow, meow meow meow meow, meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow..."


A bowl of this stuff is guaranteed to make you feel...."Friskie"...(well, it had to be said). Meow.
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I recently ordered a Bird Cage, and it got delivered the other day. Nope, it's not an "open box, take out cage, insert bird" type of thing. This cage is gonna be for a PARROT. These birds need plenty of space and a lot to do to keep 'em busy and it's gotta have room to spread its wings. The cage came in Pieces, which I had to put together. Mind you, I'm more technically deficient than the proverbial "one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest." Plus, to make it harder for me, some of the drill holes into which I inserted fastening screws didn't match up, and I worked an entire afternoon putting this thing together:



The cage I got is dark green, and looks something like what you see above. Note the "play area" on top of the cage, where Parrots can do goofy things like walk around, poke at things, squawk and be weird...I'm buying a baby parrot from a breeder, and she tells me that the parrot already knows a few words; I guess I'd better not swear around this bird. You know how parrots show each other affection? They regurgitate food and pass it to another parrot. So, maybe if I'm having a really bad day, I can climb in the cage (it looks roomy enough!) and the parrot can "hurl" a little bit for me. Squawk. Oh, by the way...I'm not totally done putting this thing together yet. So why am I going to all of this trouble? Well, a picture is worth a thousand words:



Look at that face. Don't you just wanna say, "awwwww....."? This is a Pionus Parrot, and they're known for their calm and deliberate demeanor. Well, they do squawk a bit, but hopefully not enough to send me to the nearest Asylum. As soon as the weather gets warmer, he's being flown to me. Which makes me wonder: Can Birds Get Air Sickness? I could never be a bird. I have acrophobia. I can't climb more than 2 or 3 steps up a ladder. Anyhow, alongside the bird, I've included another picture of Miss Lee Morse. To me, the similartity of these two photos is startling. A bird...and a "Songbird". How about that...
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One of my stranger posts, for sure. But, you could look at it this way...there's a little something in this post for everybody. A true case of blogger's gumbo. Eat hearty. By the way...it took me 3 hours to put this post together. I coulda had the cage done by now!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Tom S. said...

Hey you. I found you thru a search of CD'A of the Dari Delite which my parent's owned. My question.... Did we grow up in CD'A together? I'm actually thinking of buying it and restoring it back to my memories. Are you in?...

8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Email me. Tom@callhsb.com

8:24 PM  

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