Movie Monday

In which we learn that an hour on the patio listening to birdsong beats a day wasted reading tweets from twatwaffles.


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16 Responses to “Movie Monday”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Gee, I learned another word today. I had to look up the definition, and it definitely fits one tweeter in particular.

    No longer a bachelor starting tomorrow, thank you very much! How about you?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      I love the sound of that word. It makes me giggle like a schoolgirl.

      The cats, Mister Boo and I were chillin’ on the back patio yesterday and I thought it would be interesting to get some footage of birds at the feeder, so I broke out my old Canon VIXIA HF M41 camcorder and a shotgun mic and had at it.

      Naturally, all the birdies immediately pissed off. I thought I was going to have to give the shot a Zen title, like “Is a Bird Feeder a Bird Feeder if It Feeds No Birds?” Happily, they came back after a bit.

      I think I need a new camcorder, though. This old beater serves up some soft, washed-out footage.

      • Late update: Whoops, overlooked a query. Herself returns tonight from a weeklong visit with family. The cats will show off in her honor, and The Boo in particular will be overjoyed. He loves her to pieces but finds me a poor substitute.

      As usual, she’s picked up some bad habits from her kinfolk. Earlier today I asked via Apple’s Messages app where she was and she replied “Fuckin’ plane.” I know she didn’t learn that sort of coarse language around here.

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        My smarter half returns today. Duffy and The Mighty Boo think alike. Herself and I agree on being stuck on an airplane. No joy there. Sandy loads movies onto the iPad to pass the time while in the friendly (you’ve got to be shitting me) skies.

  2. Libby Says:

    Very nice backyard and bird feeders! It’s very zen as it is. Boo’s vocalizations add a piquant touch. It’s summery, too. We had our first frost Saturday night. It killed off the geranium which was doing better in the fall than summer. John Oliver read a transcript of one of tw’s incoherent speeches. Then produced a transcript of the speech produced by the predictive text in a smart phone based on “nuclear war”.The result was more coherent.

    Just before the 1 minute mark.

  3. Carl Duellman Says:

    speaking of war hawks, have you seen the bbc documentary ‘h is for hawk’? neat story of a woman who raises a goshawk.

  4. O’Steve Says:

    And if you’re thinking of biking to the woods to listen to the birdies … think again:

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      I always knew I was abnormal. Thanks, Steve, that was a hoot.

    • JD Dallager Says:

      Steve: Too much!!! 🙂

      By the way, I’m in the process of doing a similar study; but, instead of focusing on bicycles, it studies cars. Early results tend (notice the plausible deniability qualifier there?) to indicate that 99.99% of car accidents could be prevented if everyone rode a bicycle.

      I need to finish it soon in order to be eligible for a government grant! 🙂

      Pedal on!!

      PS: Nice pun there Pat on the “hoot” comment. Get it? Birds……Hoot.

  5. Pat O'Brien Says:

    We watched “Bluegrass Underground” on PBS tonight. One of our favorite programs. Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors performed on the latest episode. They did a song called “Wild World” that I thought I should share. I think it ties in nicely with Patrick’s post.

    • Dale Says:

      I watched the Drew Holcomb clip and enjoyed it. Then I watched what Youtube offered up next; and that was David Letterman interviewing Christopher Walken. And that reminded me of the film “The Deer Hunter”; then I went down the internet rabbit hole and wasted the early part of my afternoon.

      So it goes.

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        Internet rabbit holes get me every now and then as well. Patrick sent me down one a few posts ago, but, thankfully, I can’t remember what started it. “Lord, I apologize…”

  6. larry brown Says:

    TCM is my salvation.

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