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(The Tennessean)   Mother frantically searching for son's missing parrot before someone blames him for 900 calls to 911   (tennessean.com) divider line 48
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2003-07-04 01:57:32 AM  
And the link title appears to have nothing to do with the article. Please explain the 911 calls?
 
2003-07-04 01:58:27 AM  
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Timmy?
 
2003-07-04 02:01:29 AM  
Shogun: http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=577157
 
2003-07-04 02:03:33 AM  
boo! this story probably sucks
 
2003-07-04 02:04:52 AM  
Info on the island of Nuie:

Courtesy of the CIA

Looks like a real happenin' place:
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2003-07-04 02:10:55 AM  
blames... who for... 900 calls wha???

I think it's time to pull out the ol' tried and true:

worst. headline. evar.
 
2003-07-04 02:12:41 AM  
Well, I'm obviously in the wrong thread. Color me estupido!
 
2003-07-04 02:12:45 AM  
know what i think? i dunno. im drunk.
 
2003-07-04 02:14:36 AM  
"The way he loves coffee, if he gets close enough to smell a cup, he'll probably come down for it," she said.

Or maybe he's with god now.

/stupid tennesseans
 
2003-07-04 02:14:53 AM  
Due to its remote location, Niue Island is one of the most expensive places to call on the planet. Thus, many "no credit card needed" phone sex operations have their calls routed through here. Any time you see an ad that wants you to call 683 (or 678, Vanuatu, another tiny island nation), that's why. But, if you call on a calling card instead of making the calls from your house, you can claim you lost your card and you don't have to pay (the first time).
 
2003-07-04 02:18:45 AM  
Non sensical headline.

Read it. Read it again. Please tell me if it makes any sense.
 
2003-07-04 02:19:19 AM  
"Due to its remote location, Niue Island is one of the most expensive places to call on the planet. Thus, many "no credit card needed" phone sex operations have their calls routed through here. Any time you see an ad that wants you to call 683 (or 678, Vanuatu, another tiny island nation), that's why. But, if you call on a calling card instead of making the calls from your house, you can claim you lost your card and you don't have to pay (the first time)."

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2003-07-04 02:19:56 AM  
''The bird was making a funny noise, but my husband couldn't understand what he was saying,'' said Hutcherson's wife, Johnnie.

Uhhhhh... Is it really necessary to point out that this guy doesn't frikkin speak Bird?

I mean, I'll be honestly alarmed if a bird ever comes up to me and I *do* understand what it's saying.

Some people scare me. Anyone who feels the need to point out that bird squawking is gibberish is probably the kind of person who would see nothing wrong with owning 53 cats and being able to identify every last one of them.
 
2003-07-04 02:21:40 AM  
Please tell me if it makes any sense.

it makes more sense than responding here for the Niue post.
 
2003-07-04 02:33:14 AM  
gromky, and I thought I was wasted. Have a glass of water, close Mozilla, and open ie.
 
2003-07-04 02:34:06 AM  
WTF? Great way to keep the missing bird thing quiet by going to the newspaper.
 
2003-07-04 02:34:26 AM  
Flame war in 3, 2, 1...
 
2003-07-04 02:38:59 AM  
Come on, seriously, get the right thread. So far fully 10% of the comments have been about Niue, which is not even remotely connected to Tennessee or the lost birdy.

That said, what about 900 calls to 911? By whom? The bird?
 
2003-07-04 02:42:09 AM  
Isn't that nonsensical headline tied to someone calling 911 900 times last week?
 
2003-07-04 02:44:11 AM  
I thought she'd heard? Timmy fell down a well.
 
2003-07-04 02:45:40 AM  
Xellchiri: aaah ok, thanks.
 
jgi
2003-07-04 02:47:07 AM  
The headline refers to an article posted a few days ago. Don't you read Fark?
 
2003-07-04 02:47:21 AM  
Great, a final slew of Tennessee stories and most are crappy. Give us some credit, we gave the world Elvis (Memphis), Coca-cola (Chattanooga), Pringles (Jackson), Peyton Manning (Knoxville), and country music (Nashville). Ok, maybe we shouldn't brag about the country part.
 
2003-07-04 02:48:09 AM  
perhaps the mother should try looking here for the parrot:
[image from cia.gov too old to be available]
(if you can't beat 'em, join 'em)
 
2003-07-04 02:49:26 AM  
i think the headline is trying to say that some pranksters would call 911, and blame it on a parrot or something

but it's also 1:48 in the morning, and what i just said probably makes no sense at all

either that or it makes more sense than the headline itself
 
2003-07-04 03:01:03 AM  
as jgi said the headline is about another article that had a person who called 911 (more than once) and then tried to blame it on their bird.

cmon kiddies...keep up with it! ;-)
 
2003-07-04 03:05:15 AM  
All you farkers are loaded, eh.
 
2003-07-04 03:20:38 AM  
Oh my god. I'm not going to be able to sleep until I get word that Timmy's okay.
The thought of poor Timmy all alone out there shivering in the cold, in the middle of a serious caffeine jones, is just killing me right now.
Not.
Face it, if he wanted to go home, I'm sure he'd pick up the phone like any good little parrot.
 
2003-07-04 03:40:23 AM  
One Late Evening, a burglar broke into a house he thought was empty. Tiptoeing through the living room he suddenly froze when he heard a loud voice say: "Jesus is watching you!"

Silence returned to the house, so the burglar crept forward again

"Jesus is watching you," the voice boomed again.

The burglar stopped dead again. He was frightened. Frantically, he looked all around. In a dark corner, he spotted a bird cage and in the cage was a parrot.

He asked the parrot: "Was that you who said Jesus is watching me?"

"Yes", said the parrot.

The burglar breathed a sigh of relief, and asked the parrot, "What's your name?"

"Clarence," said the bird.

"That's a dumb name for a parrot," sneered the burglar. "What idiot named you Clarence?"

The parrot said, "Same idiot who named the Rottweiller Jesus."
 
2003-07-04 04:13:41 AM  
spiffy_marc

GOBBLES!!!
 
2003-07-04 04:49:03 AM  
headlines are starting to suck, mods
 
2003-07-04 05:06:52 AM  
On a more interesting note, Wal*Mart is having a supersale on crafts items at the moment.
 
2003-07-04 05:44:23 AM  
The headline is related to an earlier post.

something about a guy making 900 calls to 911 and blaming it on his pet parrot

http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=577157
 
2003-07-04 06:46:27 AM  
stupid twit took the bird OUTSIDE to show the neighborhood kids. and then it flew off -DUH.

and do we really want soliders who's emotional level is such that they can't take losing a pet bird?
 
2003-07-04 06:47:50 AM  
I can see how it wouldn't drown, since it was only a few minutes.

But was the snorkel really too long, or could the parrot not draw air through it?

perhaps it was a parrot from Nuie. They use less air.
 
2003-07-04 07:33:21 AM  
Easy here, people. If you read Fark religiously, you'll immediately notice the headline reference to the earlier article posted this week related to another guy and another parrot. Too bad you don't get the joke, but it doesn't make the headline bad just cause ya don't get it.
 
2003-07-04 10:27:59 AM  
jay_vee
That coudln't have happened. Parrots can't hold conversations.
 
2003-07-04 11:18:41 AM  
If you're complaining about the farking headline, you obviously don't read Fark enough.
 
2003-07-04 11:31:30 AM  
Oh, and the parrot is clearly pining for the fjords.

/surprised at lack of dead parrot references so far
 
2003-07-04 11:41:49 AM  
Well, maybe Fark never posts my submissions, but at least I caught the 911/parrot reference.

On a related note, once I was helping my friend move home from college for the Summer. She was carrying her parakeet's cage out to the car when she tripped and fell. The cage door opened when it hit the ground, and the 'keet flew out, hovering frantically above us. Before either one of us could move, a black bird (crow? starling?) swooped out of nowhere, grabbed the 'keet and flew off.

I hope Timmy doesn't meet a similar fate.
 
2003-07-04 04:24:24 PM  
His disappearance has spurred Carter's Creek Pike residents to scan the skies in hopes of finding the lost African Grey parrot before his owner, who is at Army boot camp, returns to find the bird missing

Way to keep it a secret, geniuses.
 
2003-07-05 12:20:16 AM  
I mean, I'll be honestly alarmed if a bird ever comes up to me and I *do* understand what it's saying.


Obviously you know nothing about birds.

Ask any African Grey owner; parrots are able to carry on conversations and many even "speak human."

Greys are in fact the smartest of the parrot family.s
 
2003-07-05 02:18:18 AM  
Sorry FMMC, Holding conversation with birds was never something I held high on my priorities list.

If the bird is so smart, why can't the lady just hollar out the front door and tell the parrot to come on home? It worked for my mother when us kids were out playing in the neighborhood, and if a Parrot is smart enough to hold a conversation, then that's definitely one step higher than your average child.
 
2003-07-05 02:41:08 PM  
meh
 
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