Why, Yes

We did like that Avatar movie! Why do you ask?

Looks like they got the large bucket of popcorn, each, with extra butter, Jessica Lee



  1. love the little birdies.
    if you live in a cold & snowy place like i do,
    give them some bread crumbs & other yummies.

  2. Mary (the first) says:

    So beautiful! And snuggling up, too. Sweet!!

  3. victoreia says:

    I wonder if they were make-up consultants…..that blue is perfect!

  4. lurkingsmirk says:

    ok, help me out here…earlier today it looked like there was a new post along the lines of “nothing up my sleeve” with a cute little squirrel head poking out of a bathrobe arm right below the bunny oats one, but when I clicked on it to comment it disappeared (forever?)

  5. They ate too moishe!!

  6. Yikes lady, easy on the blush for a first date. Save the clown make-up for meeting his parents.

    At after-church brunch.

    With extra mimosas.

    And a round of Bloody Marys.

  7. PS What ARE they?

  8. It looks like the one on the left is serenading the one on the right. So sweet.

  9. Therese, judging by their cuddly posture, I say they are lovebirds…

  10. Gigi (the original one) says:

    ♪ ♫ Oh sweet mystery of life at last I found you ♫ ♪

  11. You little zipperneck.

  12. well, they do look like they’re making up just fine.

  13. They’re cordon bleu finches. Lovebirds are much much larger.

  14. It’s LOVE!

  15. (The Original) Mel says:

    Looooove, exciting and new! Come aboard! We’re expecting yoooooooouuuu. The LOVE BRANCH, promises snorgling for everyone! The LOVE BRANCH…

  16. Gigi that us exactly what I was humming when I was typing! 🙂

  17. Where’s Gopher? And Doc? Does this mean Captain Steubing (sp?!) and his crew are cockatiels?!?!

  18. It was a pun.

  19. A Young Frankenstein fest isss an ockly sssing . . . . :mrgreen:

  20. My tummy goes like that when I have a big dinner, I call it my ‘birdie crop’

  21. Yes, thank you. They are apparently red-cheeked cordon bleus, an African bird. And it is the BOY with the excessive rougeage on the cheeks!

  22. Such beauties!

  23. The LOVE BRANCH is a little old place where
    We can GET TOGETHER!
    Love Branch! Baby! :mrgreen:

  24. (The Original) Mel says:


  25. ah twue wuv

  26. CatViccer says:


  27. victoreia says:

    Which reminds me: I have to put that on my “movies to buy on DVD” list…….

  28. Lucy's Mommeh says:

    psst….da one wif da blush? Issa boy…

  29. I feel like I’m on Gilligan’s Island—it’s been a three hour tour in the mod lounge. Luckily The Professor had some leftover coconuts from making the radio, so who wants a piña colada?!

  30. May the (blue) bird of paradise fly up your nose !
    An extra 10 points if you know where the original line (without the blue) came from.
    Tick… Tock…. Tick ….Tock…….

  31. What a coincidence. Two of these babies are up for adoption in the San Francisco Bay Area:


    BTW I am not affiliated with whoever posted that ad. Just thought someone in internetland might be interested.

  32. O NO He/She/ IT DI-unt!!! says:

    but….but…..do you mean to say, that they AREN’T NORWEGIAN BLUES??????

    Bereft of Hope.

  33. O NO He/She/ IT DI-unt!!! says:

    Theresa wins the Innernet this time IM(H?)O…….

  34. O NO He/She/ IT DI-unt!!! says:

    not sure about THOSE details. My qwershtyun is, where are the
    cockTAILS 🙂 ?????? (sneaky giggle)

  35. O NO He/She/ IT DI-unt!!! says:

    Zeee photographeee, she eez, ‘ow you say, deeeeee-lightful.

  36. They’re pining for love.

  37. Someone’s going to need a second round of bloody marys. Hold the tomato juice, celery, worchester sauce, everything but the vodka.

  38. Teddiepants says:

    Nope, they’re pining for the fjords, let’s hope they haven’t been nailed to that perch…….

  39. What a beautiful bird!!!! Love the turquoise coloring. Makes me want to take a tropical trip. 🙂

  40. muttluver says:

    Oi! Y’all done gotcher facts mixed up!! The boids came FIRST, gotit??!! Dem silleh blue peoplez gotz NUTTIN on da likes of dese beauts, ya hear??!! I dun wanna hear no mo’ nonsense bout no boids likin no movies!! Dat ain’t even possible!

    (I have no idea what this accent….or whatever….. is, and I do believe that birds are capable of liking a tv show to an extent, and yes, I know it was a joke.)

  41. (The Original) Mel says:

    Yes. Yes it does.

  42. Ohhhhh…….. this is such a lovely pair of Cordon Bleu finches. So small, so handsome. I used to have some years ago. I love the way the male is snuggling up to the female.

  43. ManWifeDog says:

    lol vintage snl — one of the best skits ever!

  44. ManWifeDog says:

    Ohhhhh…….. this is such a lovely pair of Cordon Bleu finches. So small, so handsome. I used to have some years ago. I love the way the male is snuggling up to the female.

  45. It’s what bwings us togevvawhr todai.

  46. It sounds like a Spike Jones line, but I’m not sure.

  47. Nope , sorry much older.
    C’mon gang ….”Sock it to me !”

  48. Lucy's Mommeh says:

    Imma fill up the feeders with black oil sunflower seed. Got an enormous bag of it yesterday. It was minus one here yesterday morning with a wind chill of minus 20. ick.

  49. Lucy's Mommeh says:

    okay-what the HECK was that all about!? Busted out laughing..thank you!

  50. April's NaNa says:

    “May the Bird-of-Paradise fly up your nose. May an elephant caress your tender toes” from the EARLY sixties, I think…a list o wishes that “you” would have painfull things like when “you” broke “my” heart…now ‘Mudug’ for an extra twenty points, Who’s the artist?

  51. bookmonstercats says:

    It’s right at the very top now, @lurking 🙂

  52. bookmonstercats says:

    But is smaller…. is that common, or is da lady boid just fluffed out with pride?

  53. bookmonstercats says:


  54. bookmonstercats says:

    Nope. It’s obviously from that programme, the one who’s name I can’t remember…. people popping out of doors with one-liners … help… senility setting in….

  55. danbenzvi says:


  56. maybe we haven’t been clear: you are posting so often and with so many references to your own blog that it looks like you’re advertising.

  57. feeding birds in the winter is one of the nicest things a person can do.

  58. Laugh-In (a Rowan-Martin production)?

  59. may an elephant caress you with his toes!

  60. TrixandSam says:

    Uh-oh…. I wouldn’t risk it ManWifeDog….. banishment from the Qte is serious business.

  61. Isn’t that an old country song? Srsly.

  62. I cheated and googled it. It’s a 1965 song by Little Jimmy Dickens.

    I didn’t think it was Spike Jones (he of “Der Fuehrer’s Face,” “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth,” etc. fame), but I knew I’d heard it in the same context as Jones.

    Meaning that Dr. Demento probably played them both. 😀

  63. muttluver says:

    It could be common, because I’ve heard of that before, and it could also be that the boy’s leaning over while she’s at full height. (And she’s fluffier than he is in that pic.)

  64. I own “May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose” on CD, along with such gems as “King of the Road”, “Harper Valley PTA”, and “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight ? ”

    Here’s the lyrics…

    ” One fine day as I was a-walkin’ down the street
    Spied a beggar man with rags upon his feet
    Took a penny from my pocket
    In his tin cup I did drop it
    I heard him say as I made my retreat ”

    “May the bird of paradise fly up your nose….
    “May an elephant caress you with his toes….
    “May your wife be plagued with runners in her hose….
    “May the bird of paradise fly up your nose ”

    My laundry man is really on his toes
    Found a hundred-dollar bill among my clothes
    When he called me I came a-runnin’
    Gave him back his dime for phonin’
    I heard him sayin’ as I turned to go…

    “May the bird of paradise fly up your nose ….
    “May an elephant caress you with his toes…
    “May your wife be plagued with runners in her hose ….
    “May the bird of paradise fly up your nose ”

    I was way behind one day to catch a train
    Taxi driver said “We’ll make it just the same”
    The speed cop made it with us
    And as he wrote out the ticket
    I stood by politely a-waitin’ for my change….

    “May the bird of paradise fly up your nose….
    “May an elephant caress you with his toes…
    “May your wife be plagued with runners in her hose….
    “May the bird of paradise fly up your nose”


    It was the top-charting song of Little Jimmy Dickens, famous for both his novelty songs and his 4′ 11 stature. Mr. Dickens, who is a distant relative of the novelist Charles, is, at 90, the oldest living member of the Grand Ole Opry, and has been a member for 60 years. He still appears at the Opry, and has also made cameos in several videos by his friend Brad Paisley, who happens to be a fellow West Virginia native.

  65. Female birds are often larger than male ones… partly I think because they have to lay the eggs. We’re used to mammals, where the males are larger, often because they ‘fight’ or use aggressive-type displays to win the girl. Male birds usually just have to “look good’, or dance pretty.

    Caution; Massive generalizations above

  66. Loving this photo. Would the submitter consider uploading a high res version for a computer desktop?

  67. Nope after Groucho.
    am I so old I’m the only one that remembers Rowan & Martin’s “Laugh in ” ???

  68. I must be a female bird then, bc I too like Pretty Boys who wear Make Up, Dance good and can Warble a Tune.

  69. There are several references to Laugh In just above your comment.

    And I’d just like to point out that Spike Jones, the novelty song performer/band leader is older than Laugh In. You may be thinking of Spike Jonze, the movie director. 😉

  70. He is a watch dog and he is winding himself up.

  71. I think this is the most beautiful photo I’ve ever seen. no, seriously.

  72. I think she love him!

  73. OMG Kar, best thread contribushons EVAR.