Wednesday, June 8, 2011

As rare as the dodo*, or, su nioj

Ostensibly our state bird.

I hear the apocryphal they have invented these newfangled zooming devices for use with image capturing machines. I should consider purchasing such a gadget for the expensive, exterior-adjustable contraption I do not yet possess.

In other news, how come I seemed to be the only passer-by this morning to receive an upcoming concert card from the gentlemanly Peabody's street teamer? Are scruffy crackers simply assumed to be fans of Hate Eternal? I am, bien sûr, but that's some kind of -ism** & I'm so flabbergasted, I'm going to listen to some Hate Eternal.

*the avian, not the middle manager

**if this was a serious blog run by someone who wasn't both lazy & stupid, I'd next begin a frank & enlightened discussion concerning the general dearth of non-crackers within the metal subculture contra, for example, rap or jazz, but since this isn't a sociological monstrosity as much as a nonsensical monstrosity, let me leave you, gentle readers & future brothers & sisters in headbanging, with the heartfelt call of a loving hymn. 


Laura said...

I need one of those zooming things for my expensive camera that I don't own too! If I could just get rid of these kids, I'm sure I could afford one. Hey.. I just had a great idea! Perhaps I could sell the kids. That way I could afford a really great camera!

You are *such* a cracker Randal. :P


thatgirl said...

oh it's plain to see that you're an Angry Cracker what with your headphones and get-off-my-lawnery.

Tengrain said...

Graves, you swine!

I could look up your state bird, but I'm sure it would be a middle finger.



Randal Graves said...

laura, I'm sure there's some third world nation flush with sweatshops owned by American crackers looking for some summer help.

thatgirl, I saw you scoping out my garden gnomes, don't even think about it, whipper snapper.

Randal Graves said...

tengrain, typical left coaster scoffing at true blue midwestern values.

Mary Ellen/Nunly said...

The cardinal is your State bird? What the hell are they all doing in my backyard? I'll send them over to your place so they can crap all over your patio table instead.

I'm not allowed to listen to Slayer, the Pope says the nunly types have to stick to Gregorian Chant and leave the hell stuff to you pagans. ;-)

Jim H. said...

Wait. The cardinal is my state bird.

Oh, and hey, you might think about getting a telephoto lens. I hear they can help you take better pics of far-away things that make them look closer up kinda' thing. Like that bird, for instance.

Is that music vid the song of the cardinal? or the anti-Cardinal?

Anonymous said...

Do Do, or Do Not.

There is no Do Try.


Randal Graves said...

nunly, this Popery will bee the Down-fall of Englished Lands!

jim, tel-e-pho-to? Methinks I better upgrade from this point & click, quite the deceptively misleading misnomer.

karl of the österreich, judge me by my camera, do you?

S.W. Anderson said...

Randal, you're anything but stupid, even if you did start this post off giving us the bird.

If you're looking for a zoomtastic piece of photo-technology, this site can point you to a bargain price for your contraption(s) of choice.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I have tried taking some pictures of cardinals, meself.

One doesn't realize how shy they are until this feat is attempted. This is the best I've manage to take recently, and it's just not very good.


Tom Harper said...

That cardinal looks like he's entranced listening to your Slayer video.

okjimm said...

//as much as a nonsensical monstrosity,//

right on!!!!!

Randal Graves said...

SWA, muchas merci, technology is my only hope for countering my lack of eye.

if, given their touchiness, ain't bad. I was still inside and that sucker sensed me inching towards the glass and scampered down the balcony.

tom, things blood red have to stick together.

okjimm, if you ever start a brewery, there's the title of your first beer.

susan said...

Apparently the osprey is the provincial bird of Nova Scotia. I thought it was the pigeon. My husband has a loaded Super-Soaker primed and ready for the next one that lands on our balcony.

Demeur said...

Sorry but if I wanted a headache I'd turn on Fox News and then have to bang my own head.

At least you state bird isn't the notorious dickie bird that's making its' way into tweets and emails.

MRMacrum said...

My cats are bird lovers too.

Randal Graves said...

susan, the osprey? Oh please snap a picture before you guys go all Rambo on the fisherman.

demeur, I know after a long day of cleaning up radioactive waste you enjoy unwinding with the Bolt Thrower oeuvre.

mrmacrum, being so tasty, who can blame them?

okjimm said...

know that I think of it... I would like my Dodo medium, not rare.... or over yolk