Our Friend the Cockatoo

Like its cousin the parrot, the cockatoo is a gifted mimic of other animals, able to reproduce not only sounds but also demonstrating a keen grasp of syntax.  In this video, for example, a cockatoo is able, after only a brief exposure, to correctly respond with the phrase “Yeah, that’s what your mom said last night” in Pug.

They’ll Hire any Birdbrain These Days

“… well, here’s one, then: Help desk support for busy customer-service center, no selling, part-time evenings plus Saturdays.  No experience or critical reasoning skills required, will train.  Applicants of avian descent strongly encouraged.

...and you even have your MCSE certification, so you're a lock! More retro-donkulousness from Flickr Commons.

Meow Mix

Now check it, peeps, ’cause I got what ya like,
It’s MC NOM-TOM on the not-that-mic
With my kitteh deejays spinnin’ the sound,
Whirlin’ ya right round, down into the ground

You say my posse’s cute? Now, that’s astute
We charm the ladies and grab the loot
We’re a lovin’ achiever, a money receiver,
Got more gold than a golden retriever,
Makin’ you a believer in cat scratch fever

We’re on top of the sound, we’re the best around
At givin’ you what you need to get down,
So get your hips busy while we spin you dizzy,
Get your feet in a fury and your head in a tizzy
Techno to House, we’ll be spinnin’ it all
‘Til we fall on the wall, and then–WHUMP!–that’s all.

I Shall Call Him ‘Mini-Blorp’

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Pics taken by Heidi K., submitted by Matthew K.  Mmkay?

Oh, Those Naughty Young Rapscallions…

…always up to some devilment or another. If they’re not dropping cherry bombs in the septic tank, they’re setting the mailman on fire. I wonder what mischievous adventure those two ruffians are up to now?

Hey Carl, check it out--there's this cool trick I wanna play on the dog.

Some vintage cute from the archives at The Commons at Flickr.

Fun Facts From Hollywood!

Time once again to go “behind the scenes” to learn how Hollywood’s magical movie makers make their movie-making magic.  This week, we “lend an ear” to classic sound effects:  Did you know that every squeaking door you hear in those creepy old horror movies is based upon this recording of an angry Chihuahua?

Meanwhile, at H&R Black…

“… now, let’s see, if I carry over your doghouse amortization from the prior fiscal year to line 32-d, we can claim reasonable chewtoy wear and tear on form 2360-NOM, which should make you eligible for the one-time Razzaframitz credit under sub-section 12, paragraph 3, Jackson 5…”

Oh, just kill us now and be done with it.

Cats Rule was photographed by ap!

We’re Out of Domain Names, Sorry

It’s official: With the registration of japanesebirdcookingspaghetti.com, all possible permutations of English-language words have been used to make Internet domain names, and we’ve reached the end of the Internet.  Thanks for playing!

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TRIESTE VISIER is the VISIONARY behind this photo and many others over at SkateboardingBudgies.blogspot.com

The Neutral Family Would Like To Wish You an Easter

At this time of year, when families may or may not gather to possibly share in various unspecified sentiments of the holiday season, the Neutral family—Ben Neutral, Coco Neutral and little Charley Neutral—would like to take this moment to wish various persons viewing this message an Easter of some sort. Or not.

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Your submission has been acknowledged, Marion.

Say Aaaaahhhhhh…

“Well, those back molars look all right, but I’m seeing a little abrasion on the gums.  Let’s switch you to a soft-bristle toothbrush and see if that helps.”

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UPDATE: The source of the photo has been located heee-yah.