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#169825 - 09/04/07 09:46 AM The bird man of Midway Islands
AnnaStrophic Offline
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I heard this on NPR this morning. It's especially for you, Milo, because I know you're a bird lover and I expect you don't listen to NPR:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14081591



(red-footed boobie)

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#169837 - 09/05/07 12:41 PM Re: The bird man of Midway Islands [Re: AnnaStrophic]
Zed Offline
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Cool.
I've heard of Easter Island but never Eastern Island.

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#169879 - 09/07/07 10:34 PM Re: The bird man of Midway Islands [Re: AnnaStrophic]
themilum Offline
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Originally Posted By: AnnaStrophic
I heard this on NPR this morning. It's especially for you, Milo, because I know you're a bird lover and I expect you don't listen to NPR:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14081591



(red-footed boobie)


Thank you AnnaStrophic, but even after having carefully perused your post above I am somewhat afraid that somehow someway you have called me a Red Necked Boobie.
No matter, thank you. I do so very much love to know stuff about birds. And ants.

Your Communist Pinko NPR report about the good ole Tennesse boy attempting to goad natural species diversity on the Midway Islands has inspired me to report in full to AWAD my conversation during Earthweek this past April with the Father of Diversity, the winner of two Pulitzer prizes, Professor E.O. Wilson of Harvard.

I'll write it up this weekend and post it here in ANIMAL SAFARI or in INFORMATION.


Edited by themilum (09/07/07 10:44 PM)

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#169880 - 09/08/07 08:52 AM Re: The bird man of Midway Islands [Re: themilum]
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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> Communist Pinko NPR report

lol

Milo, you're so funny.
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#169883 - 09/08/07 09:56 AM Re: The bird man of Midway Islands [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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Your Communist Pinko NPR report ...

This is probably the best noun phrase I've come across in the wild in quite some time. At first, I took it to mean:

a. Your communist report on [that] Pinko NPR [station] ...

But, I see that is probably not what was meant. (Not that any text means anything in the absence of falling diocesans in a vacuum.) How about:

b. Your report, which is both [sic] Communist, Pinko, and NPR ...

I like it, but not yet. Maybe it's more along the lines of a NP like:

c. Your huge big large book ...

But, lo! then, I realized that a rupture in the time-space continuum had occurred and this utterance had leaked out from a parallel Hubble sphere. In this dimension, not only are there Communist Pinkos, but also Communist bluestockings, Communist dowager empresses, and Communist Neo-Conservatives. And, they all own a piece of those radio stations which narrowcast Peorgie Tirebiter's Adventures in Shluburbia. At least, the next time I see a penduline tit, I'll know whether it's Chinese or African.
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#169885 - 09/08/07 12:58 PM Re: The bird man of Midway Islands [Re: zmjezhd]
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heh.

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#169887 - 09/08/07 01:36 PM Re: The bird man of Midway Islands [Re: zmjezhd]
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Originally Posted By: zmjezhd
Peorgie Tirebiter




He's a spy and a girl-delighter.

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#169888 - 09/08/07 01:55 PM Re: The bird man of Midway Islands [Re: Faldage]
tsuwm Offline
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actually®, the original George Tirebiter was a stray dog.

-joe (curb your facts) friday

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#169889 - 09/08/07 03:15 PM Re: The bird man of Midway Islands [Re: tsuwm]
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Nothing compared to Able Seaman Just Nuisance.
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#169945 - 09/11/07 11:45 AM Re: The bird man of Midway Islands [Re: zmjezhd]
AnnaStrophic Offline
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Trust Nuncle zmjezhd to turn this into a (gasp!) word thread.

And Milo, while Red Necked Boobie has a certain ring to it, I didn't say it. I'm just sayin' ...

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