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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Monday, December 10, 2012 - 10:18 am:

she.found.my.wireless.keyboard.while.we.were.gone.to.long.beach.t.party.yesterday...

she.pulled.off.most.of.the.keys,and.ate.the.cushions.out.of.the.wide.keys....space.bar.caps.key,etc..all.inop.

refurb.keyboard.on.order.from.tbay..

cockatoo.for.sale....cheep.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Todd on Monday, December 10, 2012 - 11:19 am:

With bad habits like that, methinks that you're stuck w/her.
Anyhoo, kinda small for Christmas dinner, haha.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Monday, December 10, 2012 - 12:19 pm:

That's Chewbacca, isn't it?
Think I'll stick to my cockatiels, they just mostly make noise.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Monday, December 10, 2012 - 02:14 pm:

yes...she.earned.the.name..Chewbaca.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Stokes on Monday, December 10, 2012 - 02:43 pm:

Ralph - the mouse is tastier (apparently!).


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Page on Monday, December 10, 2012 - 03:31 pm:

Ralph,

I think this is probable a safer way to have them. My wife has a couple of feeders set up in the trees in our garden. I guess that you would know that they are called " Galah's " here in Australia.

Regards, John


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Richard Bennett on Monday, December 10, 2012 - 03:37 pm:

Ralph,in Australia galah is a somewhat derogatory or, at least humorous term, for one who has been a bit of a dill! I guess if you leave a galah loose in the house some would say you're a bit of a galah.

Hope this helps!!!!!

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Monday, December 10, 2012 - 03:54 pm:

Ralph,
I don't know whether to send condolences to you or to Chewbaca's parents!
Sorry for you to hear that.
Drive carefully, and enjoy the holidays! W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Lodge - St Louis MO on Monday, December 10, 2012 - 03:59 pm:

Nothing like having an Australian define an Australian term using another Australian term! :-)

What's a "dill"? Around here, it's a type of pickle.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Monday, December 10, 2012 - 04:07 pm:

You need to take off the fan, install a thermostat, distributor and add disk brakes.
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Page on Monday, December 10, 2012 - 04:31 pm:

Dick,

Another word for a fool. Regards, John


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison on Monday, December 10, 2012 - 05:36 pm:

Hey; I'll have you know I resemble that remark. And around here a "Gala" is a "enjoyable,fun, entertaining" event. And Dill is a plant that is put in with the cucumbers when pickling them to make; wait for it; DILL PICKLES. See I can be as much a "dill" as some of the others in this thread.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Daron - Brownsburg IN on Monday, December 10, 2012 - 05:56 pm:

Ralph,if she asks for a divorce,make her take the darn bird!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Monday, December 10, 2012 - 06:09 pm:

I think by now I would be opening a jar of bar-b-que sauce!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Spaziano, Bellflower, CA. on Monday, December 10, 2012 - 06:16 pm:

Tastes like chicken!!!!!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison on Monday, December 10, 2012 - 06:23 pm:

I thought it tastes more like bald eagle or trumpeter swan. With a slight taste of the rare Washington State Spotted Owl.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Peter Claverie on Monday, December 10, 2012 - 07:03 pm:

Wife texts husband on a cold winterís morning:
"Windows frozen."

Husband texts back:
"Pour some lukewarm water over it."

Wife texts back 5 minutes later:
"Computer really screwed up now."


I don't know, somehow it just seemed to fit into this conversation....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Vaughn on Monday, December 10, 2012 - 10:15 pm:

My mom had a Macaw that sat on a perch next to a window that overlooked her neighbors carport. The neighbor had a Volkswagen that hard to start, that bird learned how to imitate the Volkswagen starter and was forever trying to start his car. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Richard Bennett on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 06:12 am:

Ralph, I wouldn't eat the galah if I was you. An old bush recipe for galah goes:

De-feather two galahs, brown over open fire and place in billy with two cups of water and a gum leaf. Add a river stone to keep the water agitated as the billy boils. Boil two hours, pour off remaining liquid and eat the stone!

Allan from down under.

Dick, likening a galah to a fool is a bit strong.
Drongo would be more appropriate.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 06:37 am:

allan,we.have.a.similar.recipe.for.planked.armadillo....season.a.pine.plank,put. armadillo.on,and.bake....toss.the.armadillo,and.eat.plank...

hmmm.armadillos.look.like.they.should.be.in.oz...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mack Cole ---- Earth on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 08:52 am:

The side door hinge got a squeek a few months ago.It got the old Wd 40 dosed on it.
Well this dang African grey parrot decided to learn that squeek and we cant oil him!

The worst episode for us was when we had a little Nanday Conuer,"spelling".He got out of his cage and chewed the wood around most of the windows in the den when his wing grew enough to fly.Before that he chewed the kitchen counters along the bottem .He would walk where he wanted to chew.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Lodge - St Louis MO on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 09:13 am:

Actually, I kind of gathered that it wasn't complimentary from the use of "one who has been a bit of a...." That phrase rarely precedes a compliment.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 09:15 am:

a.visiting.umbrella.cockatoo.did.more.damage.in.15.minutes.than.had.been.done.in.the.prior.130.years..


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 09:28 am:

mack,.i.had.no.idea.you.have.a.grey....
ours.is.bonded.to.wifey.and.i.am.his.rival.
he.learns.most.of.his.words.from.me,.and.in.my.exact.voice...
confuses.wifey.quite.often...he's.not.much.into.other.sounds,.except.my.belches.and.coughs...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Nathan Bright on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 10:24 am:

looks like we have a bunch of bird brains on mtfca :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 01:07 pm:

that's.actually.not.so.bad,nathan...

traditional.measures.of.intelligence.have.used.brain.weight.and.size.for.most.of .their.basis....

bird.brains.have.to.be.smaller.and.lighter.than.mammal.brains,.for.aerodynamics, .so.they.have.to.be.more.efficient...they've.had.60.million.years.to.evolve...

the.old.marker.for.human.vs.ape.was.using.tools,.until.they.found.apes.and.birds .using.tools...

then.it.was..making.tools..

some.crows.and.parrots.make.tools...

birds.are.not.descended.from.dinosaurs;;.they.are.dinosaurs...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Randy Driscoll on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 05:54 pm:

Beeker

This is Beeker. He's been the boss at my house for 25 years.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Wolf on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 06:50 pm:

Ralph;
If that was a friends cockatoo or yours, I think it would be in bird stew.
No birds, cockatoos, parrots, chickens or any other feathered beasts are allowed in my house.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warwick Landy on Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 05:22 am:

Ralph,
It seems you have quite a passion for our native birds. Youi should plan a trip over to see some of our birds and our cars. You would be most welcome.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 07:01 am:

i.don't,.warwick;.wifey.does...we.would.love.to.visit...i.may.get.a.chance.to.bi d.a.small.avionics.certification.project.in.oz...i'll.bid.it.free,.just.for.pass age...

thanks.for.the.offer...godzone.is.also.on.my.list...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 07:06 am:

beeker.looks.to.be.in.great.shape,.randy...our.congo.is.only.3...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jem Bowkett on Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 09:15 am:

The late Johnny Morris (TV & Radio wildlife presenter in the UK) used to tell the tale of living in London during the wartime Blitz. He was trying to write in a small apartment but the noise and terror of the bombing every night was getting to him, sitting there hearing falling bombs going 'wheeee..BOOM' throughout the night.

So he moved out into the country, with his parrot. And every night in the peace of the country the parrot would sit in his cage , going 'wheeee..BOOM'....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 09:49 am:

that's.really.funny.,jem,.thanks.


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