Friday, August 24, 2007

A psychic parrot?

Sometimes snippets of evidence turn up in the oddest places.

There are 30 videos of this foul-beaked parrot (all of them hilarious) on YouTube. Just search 'X-rated parrot'.

In this one, the parrot starts repeating the name 'Jill'. The owner is baffled, and explains that Jill was his sister, who died years ago. When he tells the parrot 'Jill died', the parrot responds 'Bye-bye' which is a heck of a coincidence for a bird with such an extensive vocabulary.

This particular parrot is an excellent mimic and picks up words quickly.

Coincidence? Well, the world is full of them, but this one clearly sends shivers up the parrot-owner's spine.

Watch the video and decide for yourself - but be warned, that parrot's vocabulary extends deep into the gutter!


Scary Monster said...

Thanks fer the visit and the link to the parrot. Them vids be a stompin good laugh! The guffaws comin from the bloke holdin the camera were truly infectious.

Good Stompin.

Dr. Shedevil said...


That's the funniest thing I've seen in awhile. I always wanted a bird to teach to sweat. Sadly, I don't have the time to devote to such a companion.

Scary Monster said...

Gots to tell you that me is still goin nuts both over the parrot and the bloody llama song. You send me the wierdest things!

Dr. Shedevil said...

Sweat? I meant swear. Perhaps I should teach myself better proofreading skills.

Also sprach xvsthr.

Romulus Crowe said...

Teaching a bird to sweat would be interesting, and potentially extremely lucrative. I suspect it would need an genetic engineer though.

Ah, the llama song. For those whose minds are still free of this song, here's the link again:

It needs Flash. I don't pretend to know what that is, it's something the computer did all on its own. What happens behind the screen is none of my business as long as it works.

Anyone who can come up with lyrics like 'tablet-brick-potato-llama' should be famous, or certified, or both.

Southern Writer said...

You must have heard about Alex. If not, here's a couple links:

Love the llama song. Mindy Tarquini sent it to me when I was working on the Christmas Crapstravaganza video for Miss Snark as a suggestion for how she thought I should do it. It was a good idea, if I could have found a Christmas song that moved that fast.

Romulus Crowe said...

Sorry to do this to you all, but...

It's in Dutch, and it's not about ducks.

Southern Writer said...

Good thing there were subtitles; I would not have understood a single word. I see in comments someone provided a translation, but I don't "get it." All I can say is that dude, you're warped.

Romulus Crowe said...

Ah, what they're singing is Dutch. The 'subtitles' are what it sounds like to an English ear - someone trying to listen in English when the speakers are talking in Dutch.

Perhaps it only works on UK accents?

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