Birds of a Feather Hock Together

Need instant cash? Up to your beak in bills? Birdhouse facing foreclosure? Then fly on down to Twerp Brothers Pawnbrokers! We pay top dollar so you can afford to feather your nest! Just look for the birds arranged in a pawnbroker’s symbol!

Another quality foraged link pawned off by Ant.


  1. I am in… ;-)

  2. WOW 8O

  3. LibrarianJessica says:

    Just give me the money, NTMTOM. [Pause] How much for the gun?

  4. Ali-baba says:

    Take the gun, leave the cannoli. ;-)

  5. MudBug says:

    What leave a perfectly good canoli ????

  6. bob drummond says:

    You’re right! You take the gun and I’ll grab the cannoli!

  7. The line is actually, “Leave the gun, take the cannoli.” Makes more sense that way, too. :P

  8. Fird Birfle says:

    who wants ta MAKE SENSE, Th?????

  9. What kind of boids are these guys?

  10. Ahhhh, They make the shape of a heart, what a lovely “ménage à trois”.

  11. victoreia says:

    Heh. I was just thinking they look a bit disapproving….

  12. kibblenibble says:

    I confess I just looked up “pawnbroker’s symbol” to find out what NOMTOM was talking about. I learn so many random things here at CO.

  13. kodalai says:

    So did I. Even the color is right!

  14. Sammy2121 says:

    Beautiful french.

  15. Disapproving buurrrdies, disapprove! That’s one surly threesome.

  16. canadianmary says:

    Gorgeous little faces; they have EYEBROWS!
    (swoon over the baby fuzz on their little chests too)
    Please don’t pawn them (cannot think of one “pun/pawn)” to write…

  17. They are SO PRETTY! Come on Boid Expertz what are they?

  18. They’re hawks! I mean, hocks?
    I tried to find out – no luck so far.

  19. I’m no bird expert but, based on the shape of their tails, they look like they might be juvenile New Zealand Fantails…

  20. Yep, you got it, totally NZ fantails. Had a chance to see them live not long ago. Adorable little birds, and very inquisitive – they’ll fly up to you, and wait for you to shake a bush so that small insects will take off from the leaves for the birdies to catch.

  21. Down-under birds are amazing, maybe just because I’m not from there. I love birds, and was most fascinated (and envious) to see the very different bird life down there. Amazing to me to wake up and see things like galahs, corellas and rosellas. And to hear kookaburras (incredibly LOUD). And bell miners, which go “BING! BING! BING!” and could conceivably drive you insane. 8O

  22. Fird Birfle says:

    *snerk* “could CONCEIVABLY….”

    Nice qualifying terms there, Th. :)

  23. I get to see them fairly often as I live in New Zealand — they are just gorgeous!

  24. birdcage says:

    April for the win!!!!! Bebeh fantails from down undah!!!!!!!

  25. w00t! :-D

  26. warrior rabbit says:

    They all look kinda frowny. Like they’ve been taking notes from bunnies.

  27. bob drummond says:

    These three remind of a singing trio from the 1960’s but I’m not too sureof which one.

  28. The Kingston Trio? The Supremes? :mrgreen:

  29. bob drummond says:

    I think it might be the Supremes, judging by the faces , the chiffon
    gowns and the fact that the one in the mlddle looks like Diana

  30. OMG that’s exactly like the Pixar short film “For the Birds”. Google the video and watch it!

  31. Martha in Washington says:

    I think the one in the middle is being squished just a little too much. His eyes are bugging out! :)

  32. victoreia says:

    Pawnbrokers have a symbol?

    Learn somethin’ new every day!

  33. Alice Shortcake says:

    Yes, they have three brass balls.

    I shall forbear from further comment.

  34. Fird Birfle says:


  35. They were also incorporated into the family crest of the Medici (Renaissance bankers and eventually the ruling family of Florence). You see them (the “palle”) all over Florence, and the war cry or rallying cry was “Palle! Palle!” or “Balls! Balls!” Make of that what you will.

  36. snorglepup says:

    They gots little birdie eyebrows!

  37. marian the librarian says:

    love the trading places rollover … looking good, NTMTOM …. Feeling good, Louis!

  38. Lerrinus says:

    *happy sigh* so pretty! I see two parents keeping their baby warm, aw! :-)

  39. Fird Birfle says:

    Also: “Twerp Bros” = HA HA HA

    I’d bet that Click et Clack would love this one.

  40. Fird Birfle says:
  41. Oh, the fluffulence!!


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 18,181 other followers