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Air on a chair.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by betty swollocks, 7 Nov 2007.

  1. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    One of my routes out of town takes me past a small row of quaint terraced houses. The owner of the nearest one always has his side door open and certainly is a very happy fellow, as, every time I go by, I can hear him whistling joyfully away. And it is very loud. Thing is, he must be almost tone deaf because there has never been any discernible tune.
    I have fond imaginings of him in there at the kitchen table attentively doing crosswords, mending clocks or perhaps painting an Airfix model of a de Havilland Mosquito, or something.
    Anyway, curiosity took hold of me yesterday as I cycled past and under the guise of wanting a refill for my water bottle, I went to investigate and discover just what it was that made him so happy. So I popped my head round the corner and was immediately disabused. There, on the back of a chair strutted a bloody great parrot !
    Obviously he does not have the musicality of this fellow.
     
  2. Gromit

    Gromit Über Member

    Location:
    York
    I want a parrot... :biggrin:
     
  3. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Brilliant !! Cheered me up for the day !!
     
  4. longers

    longers Veteran

    :biggrin::laugh::biggrin:

    Excellent link Betty :biggrin:.
     
  5. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill

    Seconded. Really cheered me up too :biggrin: :smile:
     
  6. OP
    OP
    betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    Very glad you all enjoyed: it's a scream isn't it?:biggrin:
     
  7. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Tweet tweet
     
  8. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    The vocals are defnintely an improvement on the originals
     
  9. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Agree totally.
    Only trouble when I play it our lovebird and cocktail go ape shoot whistling along with the tweeting birds,
     
  10. longers

    longers Veteran

    I didn't know prawns could whistle :biggrin:. You live and learn eh?
     
  11. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    :biggrin: :biggrin: cockatiel !
    Type that in then do a spellcheck and it changes it to cocktail (That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it !) :biggrin:
     
  12. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Engaging in serious displacement activity, I find myself gooling "whistling prawn". Go to the very end of this 1912 New York Times article(s) and you'll find Coco the Whistling Prawn. The other articles are quite interesting if you're bored! :biggrin:

    http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archiv...C1E3AE633A25755C0A9649D946396D6CF&oref=slogin
     
  13. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    hilarious!!!

    my mum had one of them, a present off my brother. they never stop squawking and it drove us all mad!
     
  14. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    I was in a bar in Sydney with a mate, and he asked the barmaid if she had any cocktails.
    'Yeah, heaps' was her answer.
    'Go on, then, tell us one,' was my mate's witty reply. :biggrin:
     
  15. longers

    longers Veteran

    Interesting find there Fnaar. That seahorse must have been very expressive with it's little horsey face if the veteran clam digger (who had known him for years!?) could tell what he was thinking :biggrin:.