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(Metro)   "Squawk. We are so done with plowing the land. We are so done with plowing the land. We are so done with plowing the land. We are so done with plowing the land. We are so done with plowing the land.......Yes I'm hungry and dehydrated. Squawk "   (metro.co.uk) divider line 18
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2013-08-23 11:50:51 AM
C.W. McCaw
 
2013-08-23 11:54:34 AM
I wonder how that parrot would do in the Reasonably Priced Car?
 
2013-08-23 12:06:13 PM
The story sounds pretty incredible, but if one non-human animal could actually perform a feat like this I think a Macaw would be a likely candidate. I would love to own one of these birds one day.
 
2013-08-23 12:06:23 PM
Oh, i thought this was going to be about Zimbabwe, the once proud grain exporting nation...

"Man, we're so done with plowing the land... let's kill whitey and take the land!"

*mass murders all over the land*

"Hey, why isn't anything growing when we stop working..."

"I'm getting kinda hungry."

"Oh god, everyone is starving except the fat idiot who told us to kill whitey!"

"And now the economy is gone too"

"Help us, whitey, with foreign aid and food!"

/Yes, i'm bored and slightly irritated
 
2013-08-23 12:08:35 PM

SeriousGeorge: The story sounds pretty incredible, but if one non-human animal could actually perform a feat like this I think a Macaw would be a likely candidate. I would love to own one of these birds one day.


Add Ravens to the list. Those damn birds seem to learn and adapt rather quickly.
 
2013-08-23 12:09:20 PM
and drove home

Pining for the fjords?
 
2013-08-23 12:19:54 PM
Considering their expense, longevity, and high-maintenance social needs, you don't own a Macaw; it owns you. It's only slightly less bother than raising a human child.
 
2013-08-23 12:26:21 PM
I'm pretty sure this is an alien life form that has cloaked itself as a parrot.  Literally incredible- as in I don't totally believe it.
 
2013-08-23 12:45:09 PM

Any Pie Left: Considering their expense, longevity, and high-maintenance social needs, you don't own a Macaw; it owns you. It's only slightly less bother than raising a human child.



Yes but my guys are never going wreck my car or go to the prom with a loser.

i88.photobucket.com

But I have made plans in my will since there is a good chance they will outlive me.
 
2013-08-23 01:43:42 PM
Beautiful plumage, tho....
 
2013-08-23 01:55:26 PM
How much is Avian Insurance, anyway?

/do they get a good driver discount after age 25?
 
2013-08-23 01:58:33 PM
Its a strange, strange world we live in ...
 
2013-08-23 02:15:43 PM
Was it Hatebeak?
 
2013-08-23 02:15:58 PM

Any Pie Left: Considering their expense, longevity, and high-maintenance social needs, you don't own a Macaw; it owns you. It's only slightly less bother than raising a human child.


I think even the smaller parrots can own you if you let them -- birds in general, maybe. Well, at least mine sure thinks she does, but that may also be because she is like a tiny flying cat.  She's fluffy and cute though, I'll forgive her.

farm9.staticflickr.com

Would love to get a macaw or other large parrot some day though.
 
2013-08-23 03:42:02 PM
African Grey for me.  Smaller, smarter and don't make squawking sounds.

Mine is almost 16.
 
2013-08-23 03:49:15 PM

subsetzero: African Grey for me.  Smaller, smarter and don't make squawking sounds.

Mine is almost 16.


Oh bullshiat.  My mother owns an african grey, and they are ENTIRELY capable of squawking sounds.  Gorgeous birds though, and smart as a whip.  Also, anyone who tells you they aren't at least somewhat sentient should meet this bird... he gives people nicknames.  Not learns nicknames, GIVES nicknames, as anyone he likes will end up getting some sort of random nickname attached to them, and will only call them by their proper name if he's worried about them.  He's also a baby at only 4 years old, and will almost definitely outlive both my mother and my brother (74 and 56 respectively) so he'll end up in my care at some point.
 
2013-08-23 04:23:51 PM

Badgers: Oh, i thought this was going to be about Zimbabwe, the once proud grain exporting nation...

"Man, we're so done with plowing the land... let's kill whitey and take the land!"

*mass murders all over the land*

"Hey, why isn't anything growing when we stop working..."

"I'm getting kinda hungry."

"Oh god, everyone is starving except the fat idiot who told us to kill whitey!"

"And now the economy is gone too"

"Help us, whitey, with foreign aid and food!"

/Yes, i'm bored and slightly irritated


Yep. You just went there.

Wow.

/yes, apologies are in order
//no, welcometofark.jpg doesn't cut it
 
2013-08-23 10:01:20 PM
Our budgie just passed away this week at nine years old, it was very sudden and over before we could even react to it. The family took it pretty hard. People are used to folks emoting over the loss of a dog or cat and may not always give birds much consideration, but I'll tell you, this little guy, with a brain the size of a pea, had more personality and charm than some humans I know. He also had a vocabulary of over twenty words, entire sentences, and melodies to whistle, including the Theme to the Andy Griffith Show and 'Waltzing Matilda"..  When he was younger, he would flutter down from his cage to the floor and run to the front door to meet me just like a farking golden retriever. he was fascinated by  my drinking soda from a glass bottle, and he's sit on the bottle and try to get at the soda. In about ten minutes, he learned to say: "Coca-Cola!"   Late nights, he would commando-sneak into the computer room, climb up the back of the chair, get to my shoulder and ask me, in my wife's voice: "WHATCHA DOIN???" He had his own "words" for water, bath-time, and toy time. He would do his :trick" every night: hanging upside-down from his perch, then righting himself, when asked: "What do stalactites look like"? "What kind of cake do you like?" and What does a BAT do?"  And his ability to tell time was amazing: he knew exactly when it was six o'clock and time for his favorite love toy, and he knew to the second, when it was time to put a late night snack in his cage and cover him for the night, and he would TELL you in no uncertain terms, especially if you were ever late. He could play soccer and fetch with his tiny play ball, and loved standing on the TV remote, pushing the buttons, or watching the screen from our shoulder  and pecking the keyboard, while we sat at the computer. H will be sorely missed.  I think of pets as a gift from God to teach us what love is, to love and be loved, to care for and about others, to have empathy, to feel what it is to be the steward and protector of someone that needs your love and commitment, just as our maker loves and cares for us.
 
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