Meanwhile, at the Emu Amateur Ballet Society’s Performance of Swan Lake

“I call dibs on that new choreographer. Isn’t he a dreamboat?!”

“Forget it, Masie. He’s a little light in the leotard, if you catch my drift.”

Rebecca J. says: “This photo caught my eye with all of the personality goin’ on in here!”
Photo Credit: Jessie Cohen – Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Date Apr. 24, 2008



  1. would love to have a Degas with these ladies in it

  2. A little light in the leotard 😆 never heard that one before.

  3. ntmtom has a way with words, doesn’t he…

  4. Fird Birfle says:

    Bebbeh emu(s?) are more attractive than the adult ones !!!

    Also: matchingks with the rug.

    Also — this comes to mind:

  5. kibblenibble says:

    Somehow, I read it as, “a little tight in the leotard.” It created an interesting mind picture. 😳

  6. Cue piano music and yelling teacher:

  7. drat it, embedding didn’t work:

  8. That made me giggle like a school girl.

  9. I particularly like the little head tilt on the one second from the left. 🙂

  10. Ellen W. says:

    She has such pretty eyelashes!

  11. bwahahahhahah!!! lol. hee hee…thanks kibblenibble. 🙂

  12. ceejoe- my favorite too!

  13. Ok their prosh lil poses remind me of my ballet class when I was little…although I don’t think we were so dainty. …I do remember having to dance to the good ship lollipop *shudder*…and then I went into Indian classical dance. *lol*

  14. Theresa says:

  15. Light in the leotard…..does that mean an airhead or a homosexual?

  16. or poorly endowed? o.o

  17. Let’s see if I can get this to embed, if you know what I mean.

  18. Theresa is my favorite embedder ever!!!!

  19. The only problem I ever had with this, and believe me it is not such a problem, is that these ostrich are male…. by the coloring. Good on em, if they are light in the leotard!

  20. Haha….hm : /

  21. Theresa says:

    I’m the MAD EMBEDDER. 👿

  22. lds7yrs says:

    (pssst, Teheresa, you forgotst your maniacal laugh!)

    *whispers loudly from behind the curtain*

  23. I’m tryng to imagine his reaction to these little dancers. I think his brain would implode.

  24. The Original Jane says:

    But remember, in the bird world it’s the males who put on the performances to catch the females attention. So technically, disney got it right. 🙂

  25. Theresa says:

  26. Jessie’s photos are stunning. Every. Single. One. Sadly, she has since passed away, but she left us with SO MANY gorgeous photos. A beautiful legacy for sure.

  27. bob drummond says:

    I’m afraid 2 ask !!!!!

  28. Or they’re the Trock equivalent in the ostrich ballet world….all good 🙂

  29. Fird Birfle says:

    Nice foundation color-choice there, in your makeup, Th 🙂

  30. Hovertext – FTW! 🙂

  31. Lerrinus says:


  32. Mattachine says:

    “Light in the leotard?” WTF???

    That’s a cute picture ruined for me by a homophobic joke.

  33. homophobic? we ain’t afraid of GLBT folks! in fact, we sort of fancy ’em!

  34. wannadance says:

    me, too…..confused on mind image. a good reason to avoid him or a bad reason or…