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Title: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on April 04, 2008, 10:30:07 PM
I thought this would be a fun thread where no explanation would be needed!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on April 08, 2008, 11:46:22 AM

Here you go then ..........
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on April 08, 2008, 11:47:28 AM
ooops! should have warned Lovely Linda about that one.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on April 08, 2008, 10:02:51 PM
... and bless you too!

Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on April 09, 2008, 07:34:41 AM

 Mandy wondered why the other Goths didn't seem to accept her.........
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on April 09, 2008, 07:37:25 AM
If my daughter saw that she would go mental...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on April 09, 2008, 08:00:19 AM
Because of the Goth outfits, or because of Sponge Bob ?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on April 09, 2008, 08:49:22 AM
Not a funny picture, but a spectacular one. Taken by Robert Chaponot from the top of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on April 09, 2008, 11:45:52 AM
Spectacular, true, but now I'm just a little dizzy ...  :P
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: greenone on April 09, 2008, 07:22:23 PM
Me too - had heart palpitations just looking at it
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on April 09, 2008, 10:28:08 PM
Spongebob.....

What idiot climbed up there to take that picture....it wasn't bobbi was it, cos i wouldn't put it past her!!!

Fantastic view...especially if you need a blow dry...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on April 10, 2008, 02:37:14 AM
Don't even suggest it - she'll take it as her next challenge! 
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on April 11, 2008, 07:11:51 AM
No comment needed here.......
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on April 11, 2008, 07:13:05 AM
The only questions here are how and why ?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on April 11, 2008, 08:04:15 AM
That wrinkle cream doesn't work LL...get a new one!!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on April 11, 2008, 09:38:45 AM
 Despite wanting to let the pictures speak for themselves, I notice that we have to type something, anyway!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on April 11, 2008, 05:02:54 PM
This time, my forum friends, I'm posting a picture because I need your help. We saw this succulent with extraordinary flowers today. I've no idea at all what it might be. Googled without any success, using whatever descriptions I could.  Does anyone have any idea?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on April 11, 2008, 06:24:21 PM

It's all right folks.....you can stop all the frantic searching. (You were searching, I suppose ?) I kept on Googling (there's a song title for you!) and I found it. You will all be utterly thrilled to know that it is a Stapelia leendertziae.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on April 11, 2008, 07:03:06 PM
Everyone and their dog knew that Binx....
You were just teasing eh???
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on April 11, 2008, 07:40:06 PM
You know me so well, T !!!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on April 11, 2008, 10:51:57 PM
Here's some fancy "bare"-foot wear!

Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on April 12, 2008, 08:02:07 AM
I want some !!!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on April 13, 2008, 11:28:56 AM
Redneck fishing ...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on April 14, 2008, 06:27:14 AM
How true this is.....
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on April 14, 2008, 06:28:38 AM
Doesn't anyone else have any pictures to post ?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on April 14, 2008, 06:29:54 AM
Anyone ?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: greenone on April 14, 2008, 12:33:52 PM
not as good as yours Binks!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: bobbi on April 14, 2008, 02:10:44 PM
The Bear in the  Old Donner Pass Highway

A bear was walking across  Rainbow   Bridge  ( Old Hwy  40 at Donner  Summit ,
Truckee in the  Pacific Northwest ) when two cars also crossing the bridge scared the bear into jumping over the edge of the bridge. Somehow the bear caught the ledge and was able to pull itself to safety. Authorities decided that nothing could be done to help the bear that night so they returned the following morning to find the bear sound asleep on the ledge.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: bobbi on April 14, 2008, 02:13:59 PM
After securing a net under the bridge, the bear was tranquilized; he fell into the net and was lowered to the ground. 
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: bobbi on April 14, 2008, 02:15:43 PM
When he woke up, he walked out of the net.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: bobbi on April 14, 2008, 02:16:38 PM
There is a moral to this story, you know; this old bear made a wrong move and found he was hanging by his nails. Somehow he was able to pull himself up onto the ledge where he realized he was in a really bad, impossible situation. 

So, what did he do? Yep, he took a nap and sure enough the situation took care of itself while he was asleep.



The moral:  When confronted with a bad situation sometimes the best solution is to take a nap...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: greenone on April 14, 2008, 03:26:37 PM
Found some Binks
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on April 14, 2008, 06:19:47 PM
Bobbi, i love the bear story...the piccies are stunning...that would make a brilliant childrens story.
There is your next project.

I'm off for a nap... :-S
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on April 14, 2008, 06:22:17 PM
I might use the CIA line to me advantage Geo...

'The CIA are trying to steal your penis...i've got just the place you can hide it'....

Do you think it will work....?? What would Roberts say to that do you think??
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: greenone on April 14, 2008, 07:27:45 PM
Love it T ;D  I'd never actually thought of it that way.  Great pick-up line - just substitute Secret Service (I think) for you, ASIO for me (I think that is Australian Security Intelligence Organisation - but we're not supposed to know, because it is a secret).  I'm sure that line will be a hit ------ in any situation you wish to use it.  Except perhaps, 18-30 year olds who might be a little bit more desirous of 20 year olds.  Now don't get me wrong  :o I'm not saying that you couldn't pass for a 20 year old, but........................, they just may be able to tell.

Roberts?  uuum, not sure.  I haven't kept up will all the forum posts recently, but I haven't seen one from him for ages.  From what I've gleaned from the Roberts he wants us to know - I just bet he's out on the town using that line to his advantage - oops, I forgot, will his mother let him out at night??
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on April 15, 2008, 10:29:41 AM
Love 'em all, people!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on April 15, 2008, 06:31:17 PM
Wot gud spellists they r then Binx....

I will give it  a whirl Geo, and let you know how i get on...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on April 20, 2008, 07:46:54 AM
The very latest in footwear fashion, girls..........
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on April 20, 2008, 08:25:37 AM
UGHHHHHHHHHH & OUCHHHHHHHHHHH!  >:(
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on April 20, 2008, 11:56:15 PM
As found in http://www.jimmyr.com/blog/Hilarious_Random_Pictures_344_2007

... always remember:

Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on April 23, 2008, 03:34:49 PM


Something about this appeals to me........
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on April 23, 2008, 03:36:40 PM



.......as does this. Both by Michael Sowa.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on April 23, 2008, 06:42:57 PM


and for all cat lovers, a cat mummy!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on April 23, 2008, 09:11:36 PM
.... remember this when you make your next omelette ...

Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on April 23, 2008, 10:11:14 PM
loved all of them - thank you for an early morning laugh!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on April 24, 2008, 06:16:15 PM
I want that cat picture now!!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: bobbi on April 27, 2008, 08:54:44 AM
After a short visit to New Zealand, Michelangelo's David returns to Italy...

Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on April 27, 2008, 09:12:00 AM
Now why does that image look so familiar to me???

Oh! i went clothes shopping the other....think i had better resume my diet!!! :o
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on April 29, 2008, 01:22:36 PM
Seem familiar to anyone ?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on April 29, 2008, 01:24:32 PM
Not that I'm really concerned about getting getting older......
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on April 29, 2008, 08:58:16 PM
That sounds SSSOOOOOO familiar, binks!

Completely off-topic, here's an irresistable image....

Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on April 29, 2008, 10:25:55 PM
Phew!! What IS that smell???
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on April 30, 2008, 01:06:56 AM
You notice the dog knows better than to protest.

Almost packed - on my way this afternoon.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on April 30, 2008, 02:28:00 PM
Take care, Birdy, and enjoy yourself!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on April 30, 2008, 07:17:01 PM
Just can't resist these kitties......
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on April 30, 2008, 08:23:07 PM
Dorm accommodations afford a restful sleep ...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on April 30, 2008, 10:24:13 PM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on April 30, 2008, 10:30:19 PM
What a life!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on April 30, 2008, 10:39:15 PM
There is always the alternative thought - that they could all be dead and lined up ready for disection  >:D  :'(
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on April 30, 2008, 10:51:46 PM
Only a true hag like you would conjure such unspeakable things!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on April 30, 2008, 11:40:01 PM
Unfortunately Threeb....there are those out there in our beautiful idealistic world who wouldn't think twice about that idea ...and much much worse....

In case you hadn't guessed i'm having a 'feeling down and out' couple of days...

Glad you're okay though-exhaustion is just another of those trying things on our [womens] job description..
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 01, 2008, 01:16:23 AM
I wish I could cheer you up, T! Perhaps extra rest, B-vitamins and a walk along the shore might help get back your joie de vivre!

Hey, didn't you see my "cats" thread? There's a cute series of kitty pics there too!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on May 01, 2008, 06:33:22 PM
AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH, AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH AND TREBLE AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH to the cats, not T, of course!!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 02, 2008, 12:08:39 AM
Check out this link: What would celebrities look like if they moved to East Texas! It's a hoot!

http://forums.myspace.com/t/3928859.aspx?fuseaction=forums.viewthread
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: anonsi on May 02, 2008, 01:07:37 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/cnetter/iris/aardvarklark.jpg)

I'm so excited! It's finally looking like spring here. Which means the temperature has warmed up, and flowers are finally coming out of the ground. Yay for hopefully no more snow for quite awhile. :)

The image is of an Aardvark Lark iris, and was taken from http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v228/cnetter/ (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v228/cnetter/).
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on May 02, 2008, 07:48:33 AM
Gorgeous flower, anonsi.  We're heading through autumn and into winter now. Must admit, though, that winter in Queensland isn't quite the same as a European one!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on May 03, 2008, 09:06:24 AM
My Meg will love those...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 03, 2008, 09:13:30 AM
really adorable!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on May 03, 2008, 10:34:25 AM
We often go to Kingston Maurward...[look it up] it's an agricultural college + other things.
The last time we went a sow had just had 16 piglets...2 days old when we saw them...
Meg was trying to get one to come close so she could put it in her handbag!!!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on May 06, 2008, 08:13:42 PM
Here's another, then !
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: roberts on May 06, 2008, 08:17:13 PM
Did you have to soak him long to get him that colour Binks?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on May 09, 2008, 11:19:22 AM
 :D :D :D

Up close, this looks like Einstein. Stand back several feet and look again...............
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 09, 2008, 12:11:16 PM
That is so really really creepy -- two, two, two dead people in one!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on May 09, 2008, 12:13:06 PM
doo do doo do, doo do doo do (That was the "Twilight Zone" theme song, of course )
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 09, 2008, 12:18:50 PM
Presactly!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: bobbi on May 09, 2008, 01:54:41 PM
what an amazing illusion!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Colhad on May 09, 2008, 02:14:52 PM
Something I do on a regular basis....

Yes folks, I'm a trainbuff/spotter if you wanna call it that.

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/Colhad/Train%20pics/Diesels%20Queensland/2334-2366coal.jpg)

Original Size... http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/Colhad/Train%20pics/Diesels%20Queensland/2334-2366coal.jpg

I keep all my pics here.

http://s41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/Colhad/Train%20pics/Diesels%20Queensland/

Question?? Am I the only railfan on these boards??
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on May 09, 2008, 02:21:52 PM
I fear that you might be, Colhad. If there were lovely old steam trains puffing their way gently round the countryside, it might be different. I have fond memories of my early childhood in Britain (yes I can remember that far back.) At one stage we had a railway line at the bottom of the garden. Dad encouraged us kids to make terrible faces and scream obscenities at the train drivers in the hope that they would throw coal at us. Alas, it never happened, and the line was closed soon afterwards. It's all true, I swear it !
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Colhad on May 09, 2008, 02:27:11 PM
No problem Binkie, here are some kettles. ;)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/Colhad/Train%20pics/Steam%20Queensland/AC16class.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/Colhad/Train%20pics/Steam%20Queensland/C17_974C.jpg)

(http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e299/Colhad/Train%20pics/Steam%20Queensland/C17_974D.jpg)
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on May 09, 2008, 02:50:46 PM
Thankyou, kind sir !
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on May 10, 2008, 01:12:30 AM
I remember them too, as a child.

We used to stand on the bridge, just near our house, and let the steam go up our skirts....nothing new there then, and nothing much has changed actually!!  :-R
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on May 10, 2008, 04:09:22 PM
Hope you were wearing your woolly knickers!?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on May 10, 2008, 07:18:54 PM
Who, T ? Didn't you know she always goes commando ? (and that's a term I learned from her.....little innocent that I am !)
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on May 10, 2008, 08:54:09 PM
You mean she is a corrupter of innocents ad well! Wow, what a hag!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on May 10, 2008, 09:11:08 PM
there is no end to my talents..... ;D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 10, 2008, 09:13:24 PM
a never-ending tail ... oops, er, tale?  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on May 13, 2008, 07:57:00 AM
I'm a fan of Savage Chickens for some reason.........
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: kitteh on May 13, 2008, 02:17:01 PM
(http://ihasahotdog.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/cute-puppy-pictures-shoehuahua.jpg)
We has a new maskot! (iz hopes iz has posteded dis right!)
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on May 13, 2008, 02:27:03 PM
Love it, love it, love it !    :D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on May 13, 2008, 04:28:18 PM
Aaaaaah!  Cute!!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on May 13, 2008, 04:37:36 PM
An Alaskan couple built a new playground for their two young sons. They finished it on Saturday night, and when they looked out of the bedroom window on Sunday morning, this is what they saw...........
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on May 13, 2008, 05:53:34 PM
I thought the shoehuahua was a bit cheesy kitteh....ha ha ha!!!! Very cute...

..and i love the bear cubs...that's when you send the troublesome kids out to play...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on May 17, 2008, 03:13:44 PM


Closer to home - have a look at this Hercules moth which arrived in Port Douglas, North Queensland.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on May 17, 2008, 05:03:45 PM
That is beautiful!  Thanks. :D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: bobbi on May 17, 2008, 08:04:51 PM
That is one large moth, but also one fearless kid. My girls would have run, screaming hysterically.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 17, 2008, 09:30:23 PM
Are you sure it's not from outer space? OMG!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on May 17, 2008, 09:56:00 PM


It's quite something, isn't it ? Sadly, they only have a 10 day lifespan. All that magnificence for such a short time.....seems rather sad, somehow.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 17, 2008, 10:08:59 PM
And only the lucky few that get to see it. Yes, tragic indeed. Makes you think how short our lives really are. Make the most of of, then!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on May 17, 2008, 10:16:52 PM
Just realised that I used sad and sadly. Doesn't say much for my vocabulary, does it ? My excuse is that I'm getting tired !
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 17, 2008, 11:41:07 PM
Sweet dreams, binks!!  :-Z
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on May 17, 2008, 11:46:59 PM
Fantastic...
I wouldn't want it flapping around my lounge light though....
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: greenone on May 18, 2008, 07:03:56 AM
I actually saw and photographed one of those up in the Daintree (way up in the wet tropics area in far north Queensland), but it wasn't quite that big.  Maybe it was only a couple of days old.  It was quite spectacular though.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on May 18, 2008, 07:25:47 PM

  Yoga Kitty, anyone ?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on May 19, 2008, 05:48:57 AM
That's not so clever...i can do that too!!!!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: greenone on May 19, 2008, 12:18:58 PM
Oh yeah?  :-R You'll have to post a photo then  :)
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on May 19, 2008, 06:23:53 PM
Did you notice the rather cross face of that kitten...  >:(

Mine would be worse....and anyway i need a brazilian first...  :-[
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on May 19, 2008, 09:16:56 PM
Now there's something way down at the bottom of my wish list, both the yoga move and the Brazillian :o
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on May 19, 2008, 10:41:13 PM
Mine too if i am honest...i'd rather have another ceasarian before the waxing - far less painful and much quicker and you get all the drugs....  :-R

...and if my legs were meant to be a scarf they would be a lot longer than they are.... >:(
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on May 23, 2008, 08:40:16 AM
An extraordinary photo........the camels are the very small white objects and the rest are their shadows.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 23, 2008, 10:58:19 AM
Hard to believe, but really amazing!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on May 23, 2008, 11:01:17 AM
It's by a photographer called George Steinmetz, and there's a larger version on his website.....

http://georgesteinmetz.com/
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on May 23, 2008, 11:39:42 AM
unbelievably beautiful!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on May 23, 2008, 03:54:34 PM
Gosh Binkie, that's awesome!

T, I never thought of scarf legs, but I've practically got there with my boobs! :(
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 23, 2008, 10:09:44 PM
What a portfolio of other photos as well! I don't know how he does it -- the images are magical!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on May 24, 2008, 04:52:41 AM
Thanks Binx,
Stunning...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: greenone on May 24, 2008, 06:48:45 AM
ditto  they're awesome
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on May 24, 2008, 09:10:25 PM


Does this qualify as a picture ??

Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on May 24, 2008, 10:49:29 PM
Silly cow...spelling is awful...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 24, 2008, 11:05:06 PM
That's why cows can't play Chi! Hahaha!

Plus their hooves are too big for the keyboard! Hahahax2!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on May 24, 2008, 11:41:19 PM
Oh! is that why? their hooves are too big!!
I had wondered...
I thought it was because they weren't allowed in the house because they don't wipe their hooves on the way in!! Nothing to to do with them being thick then???
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 24, 2008, 11:53:04 PM
neigh! hahaha!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on May 25, 2008, 12:08:20 AM
T, I think that is a very unkind aspersion you are casting on the intelligence of cows.  I've always wondered if out there in the pasture, the cows are thinking deep philosophical thoughts while chewing their cuds.  They could be ruminating on the origin of the universe for all we know.  As for their dealings with ordinary events, haven't people traditionally thought that philosophers had their heads in the clouds and not much practical sense?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on May 25, 2008, 12:10:19 AM
The cows must be highly intelligent if they are urging us to eat more chickens ... a sentiment very close to my heart!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 25, 2008, 12:22:32 AM
I love cows ... esp. grilled!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on May 25, 2008, 12:24:34 AM
Roast cow is delish ... with Yorkshire puddings, roast spuds and mashed carrots and swede!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 25, 2008, 12:35:46 AM
or just by itself with a good glass of wine!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on May 25, 2008, 12:41:04 AM
Presactly!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 25, 2008, 12:45:14 AM
Time for a toast!

I found this one just googling -- never heard it before, but it's really cute:

A toast to ...

Living

Lieing (sic)

Loving

Cheating


Live each day like it's your last

Lie about your age as long as you can

Love your friends like you may never see them again

Cheat death every chance you get
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on May 25, 2008, 12:46:25 AM
Cheers to that!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: bobbi on May 25, 2008, 08:20:05 PM
 :D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on May 25, 2008, 09:10:30 PM
Oh dear!  I was just about to take a bite of my chicken sandwich when I saw this piccy ... put me right off!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on May 25, 2008, 10:07:47 PM
Pretty in pink....
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on May 25, 2008, 10:14:33 PM
My first laugh of the day!  Thanks.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 25, 2008, 10:59:27 PM
Truly funny, bobbi! Won't keeping from eating one, though. Not just THAT one!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on May 26, 2008, 08:26:01 AM
You wouldn't get much meat on one of those legs though....
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 26, 2008, 10:10:06 AM
Yeah, a bit spindly!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on May 26, 2008, 11:08:53 AM
Not to mention hard on the teeth.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on May 27, 2008, 07:00:45 PM
      From an Aussie ( well, an honorary one ) to the rest of the world......
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 27, 2008, 08:43:04 PM
Too bad. Looks like a kick!  ;)
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on May 27, 2008, 10:20:49 PM
You're trying to say that things aren't jumping in Australia?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on May 31, 2008, 05:37:26 AM
Why get a Teacup Chi pup....when... you can get a beer mug Chipup!!!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 31, 2008, 08:04:16 AM
Okay, everyone -- together -- say ...


Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on May 31, 2008, 08:10:18 AM
Too much head for my liking.. :-\
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 31, 2008, 08:16:36 AM
Oh, the dog you mean ...  ;)
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on May 31, 2008, 08:19:11 AM
Tut tut...what else!!??
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on May 31, 2008, 08:31:38 AM

          The fine art of ruining someone's photograph
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on May 31, 2008, 08:39:59 AM
Bloody blondes get everywhere ruining things for all us brunettes..
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 31, 2008, 08:40:29 AM
a toad and two princesses ... figures!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on June 01, 2008, 03:17:03 PM


Anyone else tried this ?

Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on June 01, 2008, 09:16:07 PM
If it's legal i might give it a shot...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on June 01, 2008, 09:47:10 PM
Ah, them as grows green stuff in unlikely places is seldom legal my dear!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on June 02, 2008, 12:55:02 AM
Oh Dear....
I had better go and deweed my tumble dryer, bidet and sandwich toaster then... >:(
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on June 02, 2008, 01:14:50 AM
My G ... You are inventive!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on June 02, 2008, 07:53:19 PM
What a fab compliment Toni...ta everso me luvvy...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on June 02, 2008, 08:57:34 PM


This may not be exciting for the rest of you, but it is for us here in Queensland........look at all that rain !
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on June 02, 2008, 09:05:12 PM
I can understand the joy!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on June 02, 2008, 09:29:55 PM
Goody for you, mates!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on June 02, 2008, 11:42:26 PM
Happy for you!  Hopefully it's the end of the drought.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on June 03, 2008, 03:25:23 AM
It's raining again here...cos i've got my bloody washing on the line...

fill your boots Binx....
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on June 03, 2008, 03:43:55 AM
Hey T, do you think that's the problem Binkie and the rest of Queensland have been having?  Maybe they don't know that you can pretty much guarantee a shower by either washing your car, leaving your windows open when you go out for the day, or hanging your washing out to dry.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on June 03, 2008, 07:34:59 AM
It's definately worth a try, it works for me every single time....

So have a go Aussie friends....

Hang your washing out, wash your car and leave all your windows open...pop out for a while and see what happens... :-\
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on June 03, 2008, 08:01:26 AM

It doesn't seem to work like that over here, my friends !  Still, we've had a couple of days of really good rain. Also flash flooding, traffic chaos, of course, but hey, you can't have it both ways can you ?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on June 03, 2008, 08:25:32 PM
A lesson in getting acquainted:

Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: anonsi on June 04, 2008, 12:20:36 AM
This may not be exciting for the rest of you, but it is for us here in Queensland........look at all that rain !

We are getting a lot of rain here, Binks. And I must say that it is not nearly as exciting as it must be for you. We've had so much rain lately, that we have flooding.  And the forecast shows more rain to come!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on June 04, 2008, 04:36:25 AM
Flooding here too....so that's every continent then [nearly!].
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: greenone on June 04, 2008, 06:43:19 AM
Hey Binkie, I was excited when I saw that rain map on line the other day too.  The ground is nicely wet now and things are starting to look green again now that the dust has been washed off.  No doubt there will be a spurt of growth in the plants and grass shortly.  Dam levels are showing a combined level of 38.42% and should improve over the next fews days with all the run off - fingers crossed.

As for the good advice - we've been using the 'hanging our washing on the line' trick for ages, and all that happens is that we gather it in at the end of the day, completely dry.  Not allowed to wash our car (unless you have a rainwater tank), so can't try that.  Think that most people close their windows when they go out to keep out burglars, not rain - well, I know I do.  But thanks anyway!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on June 04, 2008, 07:49:59 AM


       Titanic.....the sequel ?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on June 04, 2008, 08:01:08 AM
Roy would have loved that picture...he adored penguins and took hundreds of pix when he was in the Falklands and Antartic...

Fab...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on June 04, 2008, 08:52:09 AM
I'd so love to visit the Antarctic. I have seen an Emperor penguin, just once, in Tasmania. Saw it from a distance, and it was so large we thought for a moment it was a person!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: bobbi on June 04, 2008, 03:47:22 PM
I really enjoyed March of the Penguins. Have any of you seen it. Saw both the original French film(far superior) and the sanitised American version with cheesy narration delivered by Morgan Freeman.
Funny how different people react - my mother thought it was depressing. But then she tends to be a bit of a misery guts at the best of times.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on June 04, 2008, 05:32:37 PM
We're getting pretty close to flooding too.  My swimming pool is getting very near the top!  It always seems to be a feast or famine here, either we are not allowed to water the garden except for half an hour twice a week or we are getting washed away!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on June 04, 2008, 09:55:33 PM
Just to report ... north west England ... no rain, brilliant sun ... thank you!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on June 04, 2008, 10:50:49 PM
I loved March of the Penguins!  Since I saw it in English, it must have been the American version.  How was it sanitized?

It was very popular here and spawned a lot of merchandise.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on June 04, 2008, 11:37:25 PM
Hot, dry as a bone -- no sign of penguins ...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on June 05, 2008, 04:56:08 AM
I loved it too....the movie that is...

Sunny here today...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on June 06, 2008, 08:52:37 AM

For my fellow Australians........
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on June 06, 2008, 11:29:38 PM
For love of the little pup -- a fashion statement:

Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on June 07, 2008, 02:21:04 AM
Which is which.....???
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on June 07, 2008, 03:27:20 AM
The real chihuahua's wearing blue!  ;)
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on June 08, 2008, 09:45:45 AM


Aaaaaaw !
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on June 08, 2008, 09:49:29 AM
Twin-puppy backpack! Very cute!  ;D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on June 08, 2008, 09:50:42 AM
Ain't it just ? On a different note.....
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on June 09, 2008, 12:49:22 AM
looks like HE won't miss the tennis matches!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on June 10, 2008, 07:03:02 PM

I relate to this......
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on June 10, 2008, 08:54:48 PM
Whoever came up with that style must've had me in mind, too, mates!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on June 11, 2008, 04:08:31 PM
Well, when my son gets round to showing me how to put my piccy on the forum, you will see that, apart from the fact that mine curls and is white, the picture Binkie found could be me.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on June 12, 2008, 07:02:06 PM
Weyhey ! A picture of you at last, Toni, and very nice too ! It's so satisfying to know what  other forumites actually look like. That way, we seem more like friends, don't you think ?
P.S I did use to have my photo online, but I got bored with it !

Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on June 12, 2008, 07:15:02 PM
It's about time both you and threeb put your lovely, smiley faces back on the forum .... that is an order!!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on June 12, 2008, 07:24:13 PM
Hey, hey ... thanks, I think!

Actually, you're the one who's been more MIA .. just not around at the same time. So, it's great to be here -- at 4:30 AM!

The sacrifices I make for my mates ....  :angel:
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on June 12, 2008, 07:25:01 PM
And yes, toni looks so cute!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on June 12, 2008, 07:26:31 PM
4.30 a.m. are you completely and utterly a mad hag?!!  Really do appreciate the sacrifices you make for us though, mate!  Post that piccy ... the uber hag has spoken!!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on June 12, 2008, 07:29:45 PM
Don't make me do it -- noooooooooooo!

(alright, maybe soon ...  :P )
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on June 12, 2008, 07:31:36 PM
Definitely very soon, is what you meant to whisper, I think!!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on June 12, 2008, 07:32:35 PM
maybe!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on June 12, 2008, 07:35:35 PM
Definitely maybe!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on June 12, 2008, 07:37:53 PM
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps!!! Just like the old song!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on June 12, 2008, 07:38:12 PM
Tell 'em, sister !
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on June 12, 2008, 07:40:51 PM
Wussies!!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on June 12, 2008, 07:49:18 PM
You asked for it -- you got it!  >:D


Who's the Hag now, eh?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on June 12, 2008, 07:51:37 PM
Now you're stooping to roberts' depths, mate!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on June 12, 2008, 07:54:06 PM
I thought you'd like it!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on June 12, 2008, 08:40:33 PM
Thanks for thinking I look cute Threeb!  I did suggest to my son he could make me look at least 20k thinner, 30 years younger and gorgeous.  He asked if I'd rather have a landscape pic!  The rat! ;D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on June 13, 2008, 12:06:45 AM
Kids -- you can't live without 'em, and you can't eat em!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on June 13, 2008, 12:20:00 AM
No, but you can give them a nasty suck!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on June 13, 2008, 12:21:12 AM
Presactly! >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on June 25, 2008, 09:00:56 AM


How to tell if a Catholic is driving too fast........
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on June 25, 2008, 12:54:53 PM
Hang on, Jesus!  ;)
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on June 25, 2008, 04:59:18 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on June 29, 2008, 12:08:17 AM


Silly, but cute !
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on June 29, 2008, 12:56:37 AM
I thought it was very cute, in a silly way -- gave me a clucking chuckle for sure!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on June 29, 2008, 01:12:04 AM

Glad to hear it ! It's now 1.08am. Not that I'm tired of course. I'll just rest my eyes for a moment.........be back very soon

Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on June 30, 2008, 06:23:42 PM


Could I PLEASE have one ?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on June 30, 2008, 06:24:44 PM


This one, maybe ?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on June 30, 2008, 07:43:47 PM
Oh SO sweet!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on June 30, 2008, 08:54:44 PM
That is exactly how i feel this morning.....[and i don't mean cute and cuddly, although i am of course  :-R ]
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 01, 2008, 08:00:04 PM
 Oh why didn't they take a photo 2 minutes later ?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 02, 2008, 08:33:40 AM

"Taken off the coast of Mexico's Holbox Island by amateur photographer Sandra Critelli, this breathtaking picture captures the migration of thousands of rays as they follow the clockwise current from Mexico's Yucatan peninsula to western Florida.

Measuring up to 6ft 6in across, poisonous golden cow-nose rays migrate in groups  -  or 'fevers'  -  of up to 10,000 as they glide their way silently towards their summer feeding grounds. "
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 02, 2008, 12:41:14 PM
Wow -- what an amazing photo -- look like green wedges flying along ...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on July 02, 2008, 04:19:42 PM
That is so beautiful!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on July 02, 2008, 09:51:45 PM
Beautiful!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 02, 2008, 10:17:46 PM
If they are poisonous and it had been me taking the photo, all you would have seen is their tails.....

Amazing picture...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on July 02, 2008, 10:22:25 PM
Just seen the piccy .... really beautiful!  I once stroked a ray ... ugh ... not a poisonous one though, natch!!  Off to watch the ducks now ... I'm getting really brave!  Would panic if one waddled up towards me though - which is why I don't sit near anyone with food!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 02, 2008, 10:23:57 PM
Quack quack..... ;D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 02, 2008, 10:24:09 PM
I stroked one too recently -- so soft and velvety -- and, the stingers were removed to avoid the hazard. They are so gentle, and their eyes sweet -- we actually looked at each other. It was a precious moment, truly!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on July 02, 2008, 10:24:43 PM
Threeb I feel sick!!  T - bog off!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 02, 2008, 10:26:33 PM
Quack qua qua quack quacky quack quack, qua qua qua quacky quack.....

[or- if what you're eating  looks healthy, we will leave you alone....]
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 02, 2008, 10:30:38 PM
Oh, those EYES, those FEATHERS, ....
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 02, 2008, 10:31:19 PM
Is she eating ... AGAIN!???
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 06, 2008, 03:43:10 PM

The following creatures are probably on you list of personal horrors, LL. If so.....many apologies !
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on July 06, 2008, 05:09:59 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on July 06, 2008, 06:49:54 PM
 :D I liked that Binx ... bats are not one of my favourite creatures but not as bad as b***s!  Of course, hags must maintain a certain fondness for them!

When I worked in a castle a bat flew in to my office, which was fairly terrifying!!  Had to sidle out of the room to get help ... a man with a fishing net came to my rescue!! >:D 
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 06, 2008, 07:02:53 PM

I'm not worried by bats, which is fortunate, because they were my youngest son's favourite animal ! He even raised an orphaned flying fox, and I discovered that they really are fascinating creatures.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: bobbi on July 06, 2008, 09:25:33 PM
We had a colony of about 250 insectivorous bats living in the roofspace of a previous house. They were amazingly tame/timid. Whenever a cat caught one which was often, and it was rescued, it would cling onto our shirts, and crawl all over us. They never tried to bite or sctratch. And they felt fantastic: like velvet. Whenever a child found a dead bat (again mostly due to a cat), my girls would hold elaborate bat funerals in the garden with hymns and flowers and solemn pomp and ceremony.

We never even saw a mosquito  :) :D :) Unfortunately the whole symbiotic relationship came to an abrupt end one evening when the celing caved in dumping a gluey mixture of water, bat guano and fibreglass insulating material (pink batt) into daughter #2's bedroom. The cause was a broken thermostat on the hot water tank which resulted in a constant water overflow. The overflow pipe had somehow broken off, resulting in the water soaking into the pink batt. And of course, eventually the ceiling boards could no longer hold this weight. Thank goodness for insurance!

Anyway, the bats freaked out and left en masse. and within a couple of weeks, we had a mosquito problem. We all really missed the bats! They returned about two years later. We didn't say a word to the buyers when we sold. I highly recommend living with bats. They're cute and peaceful. And they keep the place insect-free. Would import a colony into our present home if it were possible.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: rogue_mother on July 07, 2008, 12:45:55 AM
This may not be a problem where you live, Bobbi, but here in the U. S. bats are susceptible to rabies.  People don't want them in their houses for this reason particularly, aside from any "eeew" factor.  But we are encouraged to provide bat houses in our yards.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 07, 2008, 01:41:42 AM
There's a lot of info at BCI (Bat Conservation International) including myths, bat houses, bat habitats, etc.

http://batconservation.net/home/default.asp
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on July 07, 2008, 04:57:56 PM
I love bats too and am always saddened when the cats kill one.  I have never managed to rescue one, but you are right Bobbi, they are the softest little things imaginable.  The ones we get are fruit bats.  Africa is a rabies area, but I have never heard of anyone getting rabies from a bat, in fact there are very seldom any cases and when there is one it is invariably out in one of the really remote areas
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 11, 2008, 07:39:02 PM

Hope this is readable !
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 11, 2008, 07:40:55 PM

and this describes my life to a T !
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 11, 2008, 09:51:41 PM
The mother's spit was so true! My kids and I still chuckle over those "good old days" -- and cringe at the same time!

My slice of life definitely also consists of looking for stuff I had a minute ago -- but the "sleeping" portion in my case is MUCH smaller!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 12, 2008, 09:31:59 AM
From the 12 o'clock position mine would read in a clockwise direction...
Eating, sleeping, working, looking for things...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 12, 2008, 02:08:15 PM
It's vaguely annoying to have to say something when you post a picture......
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 12, 2008, 02:09:54 PM
don't you think ?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: bobbi on July 12, 2008, 02:13:06 PM
so you noticed too?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: bobbi on July 12, 2008, 02:29:17 PM
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Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 12, 2008, 04:04:21 PM


Clever clogs !!   :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 13, 2008, 12:06:45 AM
Binx, can you get me a copy of that magazine...there are some very interesting articles i would like to read...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 13, 2008, 08:49:01 PM
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Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on July 14, 2008, 02:17:58 AM
I love bats too and am always saddened when the cats kill one.  I have never managed to rescue one, but you are right Bobbi, they are the softest little things imaginable.  The ones we get are fruit bats.  Africa is a rabies area, but I have never heard of anyone getting rabies from a bat, in fact there are very seldom any cases and when there is one it is invariably out in one of the really remote areas

Bats are great insect eaters, and that's one reason scientists/environmentalists are very concerned about a problem they're just learning about:  there have been huge die-offs in the caves they roost in.  It's not sure if it's a cause or an effect, but the bats all have white noses from a fungus.  They wake up earlier than they should from hibernation, struggle toward the cave entrance, and die there, mostly in an emaciated state.

Yet another thing I learned in the nature conference I just went to.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 14, 2008, 05:00:34 AM
We really rely on bats here in Texas a lot to keep down the enormous insect population.

Between the depletion of bats, and now bees (who, of course, pollinate nearly EVERYTHING), we won't need global warming, gas hikes or wars to keep humans from extinction!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on July 14, 2008, 04:05:37 PM
Gosh Birdie, that's dreadful!  I haven't heard anything about it here.

Threeb, is the bee problem in Texas because of the African bees killing off your indigenous population?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 14, 2008, 09:02:36 PM
There are a number of theories about this phenomenon, which is going on all over the country, not just Texas, toni.

It's called Colony Collapse Disorder, with a good summary at Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colony_Collapse_Disorder
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on July 14, 2008, 09:14:47 PM
On another ever so slightly related topc .... I was watching QI the other night and the fantastic Stephen Fry said that there are more tigers in Texas than anywhere else in the world!  Have you got one in your back yard, threeb?!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: bobbi on July 14, 2008, 09:24:01 PM
we have a couple - not in our back yard, but up the road at Whangerei

if you take a look, although his main focus is lions, he also has some tigers

www.zionwildlifegardens.co.nz/
http://tvnz.co.nz/view/tv2_story_skin/430614?format=html
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 14, 2008, 09:25:19 PM
I wish! No, just mostly kitty-cats looking for a handout or cool shade in our backyard.

I think the tigers are pretty much caged away here ... it's not an African plain quite yet ...

We do, however, have our share of mountain lions and coyotes still roaming about, though ... not to mention a vast array of nasty bugs (scorpions, centipedes) and snakes!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on July 14, 2008, 09:26:58 PM
The tigers SF was talking about were privately owned!!  Pretty horrid, I think!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 14, 2008, 09:31:10 PM
Most owners nowadays keep them pretty secreted because of stringent laws, but every so often, a story creeps out about it. Yes, some of the conditions can be rather terrible. I just don't think it's very safe having a 400-lb. cat with huge claws and jaws romping about in the living room! My limit is about 10-15 lbs. worth of feline love!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on July 14, 2008, 09:33:27 PM
Prescatly!  >:D  Geddit?!!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 14, 2008, 09:34:47 PM
V. clever, o great hag! >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 14, 2008, 09:36:28 PM
I love the Zion gardens piccies, too, bobbi! Fearsome but magnificent creatures!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on July 14, 2008, 09:37:26 PM
No dog could ever come close!  Though I do like wolves and foxes!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 14, 2008, 09:40:41 PM
They are beautiful...yes. I've seen a fox or two out here, running across the road occasionally. We get the red ones up in the hills, and a naturalist friend of mine has several kits at his ranch who visit daily. He said they've gotten very friendly, and wait for the expected hand-out, which he gladly provides.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on July 14, 2008, 09:44:20 PM
Thank goodness fox hunting has been banned over here although some of it still goes on, I believe!  Pompous prats on horses ... disgusting!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 14, 2008, 09:46:46 PM
I always thought about the poor foxes being "hounded" mercilessly, and then executed or torn to shreds. Just so someone can have a trophy to wear on their backs, or mount on a wall! Hideous, yes!

Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 14, 2008, 10:23:54 PM
Meryl Streep was on Jonathan Ross the other night describing the lions while filming Out of Africa, and she said they had all come from California....better class of growling i gather, better tuition!!! Although their demands in their trailers were very over the top......fresh Impala daily....pedicures....[which obviously take longer] muddy toilet water to drink..etc etc etc....
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 14, 2008, 10:24:55 PM
Well, they can be very persuasive!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on July 14, 2008, 10:25:49 PM
Why is it that cats ignore their bowls of fresh water and slurp any old dirty water that's gathered in pools outside?  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 14, 2008, 10:27:42 PM
I suppose they see like some of us regard bottled water. Out of the tap's good enough for me ... reverting back to the wild!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 14, 2008, 10:28:42 PM
Considering how they keep themselves clean maybe the dirty water is to take the taste away....
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on July 14, 2008, 10:29:22 PM
... never thought of that!  Tap water?  Ugh ... Highland Spring or Evian for me!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 14, 2008, 10:30:28 PM
Most tests show that it's no better than tapwater ... sorry to disillusion you ...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on July 14, 2008, 10:32:27 PM
But it tastes so much better .... actually our tap water is very nice up here but I only use it for cleaning my teeth!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 14, 2008, 10:36:20 PM
You use a lot less soap, shampoo, dishwasher stuff and washing powders than we do down here...the water is dreadfully limey and hard...in fact you have to regularly descale your teeth...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on July 14, 2008, 10:39:37 PM
... ugh!  Our water is very soft .... bit like me!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 14, 2008, 10:41:28 PM
I'm saying zippo............ :-R  :-R  :-R
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on July 14, 2008, 10:42:58 PM
Good!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 14, 2008, 10:48:57 PM
I am only posting this because...                   well, i just wanted too.... don't know why really...but hey....
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 14, 2008, 10:51:57 PM
Here is another.....
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on July 14, 2008, 10:52:46 PM
No ... doesn't do anything for me, I'm afraid!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 14, 2008, 10:54:59 PM
How about...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 14, 2008, 10:56:14 PM
AAAAHHH!!! Of course he wouldn't....you have the unfortunate habit of liking the likes of Pete D....i understand now...

I like though......
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on July 14, 2008, 10:57:28 PM
Absolutely revolting!

Too much of everything ... except hair!

Give me tall, skinny, pale, dark haired, mean and moody any day .... Pete?!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 14, 2008, 11:07:29 PM
Well, mates ... you have a wonderful day -- I don't have any piccies, but you can see my dust as I fly off to another grinding day at work!

Catch you lovely hags soon, I hope!  >:D >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on July 14, 2008, 11:11:36 PM
You have a lovely day, too, mate!  Have you showered and got ready for work in such a short time?  Let me in on the secret!  :'(
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 15, 2008, 09:40:54 AM
Clothes and toiletries laid out in advance, hair washed yesterday, purse, keys and sundries sitting on table by the door. Just pour another coffee into travel mug, and away I go!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on July 15, 2008, 06:10:34 PM
Threeb, the bee problem is terrifying! I hadn't heard anything about it, so I don't think the problem has arrived here yet.

As far as the tigers go, I actually hate the idea of animals in cages, except the really good zoos who do their best to recreate the animals natural habitat.  I was dying to see a fox when I was staying with friends in London last Christmas.  They have a regular visitor, but he did not oblige while I was there, but I see the cute red squirrel that lives in the garden of my family in France every time I am there.  They also see the odd wild boar, but I never have.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 15, 2008, 06:30:06 PM
Spend a day with me in college Toni, and you will see lots of them mate...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on July 15, 2008, 06:36:38 PM
Red squirrels I presume?  Although I do know some people I would class as "wild boar"  and even more "wild bore"!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 15, 2008, 07:54:58 PM
They're the ones Toni...the boarish variety!!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 15, 2008, 10:01:18 PM
There's plenty of feral pigs/wild hogs here in the south, mates, huge fangs and all! They're mean, fast, prolific and far-ranging, and are hunted regularly. Here's a photo our newspaper ran recently.

Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 15, 2008, 10:12:27 PM
That is a picture of Eddy and Tosh...2 of my motor vehicle students...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 15, 2008, 10:16:19 PM
I'll bet their drivers' license photos have raised a few eyebrows, then!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 15, 2008, 11:37:53 PM
You would think they would have had a shave and brushed their teeth???
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 16, 2008, 08:16:11 AM

Oh dear, oh tusk,tusk !  :D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 16, 2008, 06:08:31 PM
Very funny Binx....
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on July 16, 2008, 06:39:55 PM
Oh lord, T, how do you survive?

Threeb, those are like the ones in France.  They are hunted there too.  Last year the season was extended because they are also very prolific.  Chris told me she had seen the funniest sight.  Their land edges a farmers field which extends into the woods.  She heard a commotion and went to see and there was a small wild pig running hell for leather across the field, chased by a small. very excited terrier.  She didn't see the outcome of it all, but hopefully piggy got home and so did pup!  ;D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 17, 2008, 12:18:54 AM
I can't decide who i would put money on to win that fight!!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on July 17, 2008, 04:11:18 AM
as long as Mom doesn't interfere...
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 18, 2008, 12:56:44 AM
Step away from my Invisible Sandwich- or i'll scratch your bloody eyes out....and i mean it!!!  >:(
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 18, 2008, 01:05:22 AM
Ok..i'll just hang around for a bit...but these aren't those nice padded smelly ones i've heard about???
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on July 18, 2008, 01:28:16 AM
No ... mine are far superior and still smelly!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 18, 2008, 04:02:31 AM
Stick 'em up !!!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 18, 2008, 04:05:21 AM
Remember the Pig'in'boots?

Well here is the indoor version of slippers.....
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 18, 2008, 07:12:20 AM

Awwwwww!  :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 18, 2008, 07:13:00 AM
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Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 18, 2008, 08:23:23 AM
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Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 18, 2008, 10:45:15 AM
Oh, mates -- you've all outdone yourselves today -- I came home and just grinned from ear to ear -- cutest little piccies, and hilarious joke! Thanks for really giving me a larf or five!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: bobbi on July 18, 2008, 02:19:19 PM
You're just going to have to get that pet pig T. All those accessories.  :D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 18, 2008, 06:00:11 PM
A curling iron for the tails???
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: bobbi on July 19, 2008, 11:03:09 AM
Nope, seriously uncool - in this current fashion clime,you would use a straightener. My girls both of whom have pretty straight hair, use hair straighteners on their locks every day. Go figure.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on July 19, 2008, 05:27:38 PM
Oh those were lovely!  My internet went for a burton and I've been off-line, but clever John has sorted it.  What fun to come back to!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on July 20, 2008, 01:21:25 AM
Hi Toni,
translation please:  "went for a burton"?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 20, 2008, 04:12:41 AM
Gone for a Burton

1-A WW2 RAF expression for missing presumed dead, usually at sea.

2- Used in the 1930's for ads for Bass beer brewed at Burton-on-Trent.

3- RAF casualty records were kept near the Burton Menswear shop/ factory in Blackpool.

4- Morse code instructions for wireless operators took place in a converted billiards hall above Burtons shop in Blackpool.

So, to sum up ....basically it means lost or f***e* up....

Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 20, 2008, 09:04:08 AM
Not very encouraging for would be travellers-bearing in mind this is the busiest weekend of the year for people jetting away to sunnier climes....
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 20, 2008, 09:12:57 AM
Say no more--------------------
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on July 20, 2008, 01:57:18 PM
Is that why you didn't post it on the "Forumites changing lightbulbs" thread, T?  Good choice!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on July 20, 2008, 09:31:37 PM
Thanks T.  I had no idea where "went for a burton" comes from, I just know it means f****d up.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on July 21, 2008, 02:26:58 AM
oh, and thanks for the translation, T - interesting how so many of our phrases come from advertising, isn't it?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 21, 2008, 02:52:17 AM
Your welcome fellow forumates...
As i say to my 2- 'I'm a mother, i know everything!!!!!'
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 21, 2008, 05:16:50 AM
Burton sounds vaguely akin to our term, SNAFU. Military personnel love using this acronym, which basically boils down to: "Situation Normal -- All F****d Up".
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 22, 2008, 07:23:45 AM
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Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on July 22, 2008, 07:26:49 AM
Ouch!!!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 25, 2008, 08:32:04 AM

Hope this appears large enough to be decipherable.......
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on July 25, 2008, 01:41:17 PM
might be my eyes, but I couldn't read it.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: bobbi on July 25, 2008, 03:36:12 PM
If you click on the caption (lion1.jpg), you can open a larger version of the image in a new window.

(in the jungle, the mighty jungle...) Oh Binkie! I think I have that melody stuck in my head for the next few hours at least. Oh well, I'll just have to watch some telly with familiar siggie tunes to dislodge old dozy Simba. Hmm...what's on telly? Home and Away - that'll do  ;)
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: greenone on July 25, 2008, 07:11:08 PM
I must be slow - still didn't get it after clicking on the caption to open a larger window.  Have I done something wrong?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: bobbi on July 25, 2008, 08:29:30 PM
"...you know we belong together, you and I forever and ever. Anywhere you are, you're my shining star..."

Nope, I think I'll look at that lion again. Might be singing awimbawe, awimbawe in my dreams, but it's less cheesy than Home and Away.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on July 25, 2008, 10:05:24 PM
Right click on pic and copy and paste in to a Word doc and click on pic again choose square from toolbar which should now have appeared and enlarge by placing cursor over one of the corner 'handles' and dragging!  Anything to help my future sister-in-law!!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 25, 2008, 10:09:44 PM

You know, LL, for a goddess you have a remarkable technical ability !
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on July 25, 2008, 10:12:38 PM
Not just a haggish face, you know, mate!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 25, 2008, 10:14:39 PM
The totally brilliant hag -- within, and without, LL!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on July 25, 2008, 10:17:14 PM
You're too kind, mate!  Am at work at mo and have just been to dentist .... 44.60 for a tiny filling ... am practically speechless!!

Weather report:  North West England is scorchio today!!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: jane@manutd on July 25, 2008, 10:56:26 PM
....and North East Scotland too!!! Has been 26 deg all week.....
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 25, 2008, 11:00:14 PM
You're "Having a tropical heat wave" -- that was another song!

Our skies have been cloudy last few days -- aftereffects of Hurricane Dolly -- and some good drenching yesterday. By the weekend, tho, it will be back to our usual mid-90s (C.) frying pan.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on July 26, 2008, 06:11:35 PM
Thanks Lina, I couldn't see or get the lion pic either.  Never thought of pasting it!  I am not very technical.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 28, 2008, 08:43:46 PM
I rather think Holly is a drama queen in the making !
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 28, 2008, 08:44:52 PM

And little brother is definitely a SNAG, if you see what he's holding !
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on July 28, 2008, 09:24:42 PM
Oh they are SO cute!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 28, 2008, 09:49:54 PM
They really are marvelous little darlins, binks! (Must be in the genes!) :angel:
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 29, 2008, 07:39:44 AM

I think they're rather gorgeous, I must admit, but I'm a tad biased !
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 30, 2008, 10:49:09 AM


I really, really want one of these. No growing old gracefully for me !
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: bobbi on July 30, 2008, 10:58:03 AM
the binklets are absolutely gorgeous!
I love the way small children flirt so naturally with the camera lens - who could resist Holly?

not so sure about the bike despite the humour.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 30, 2008, 11:08:24 AM

Oh come on, Bobbi ! Can't you just see yourself roaring down the highway, terrifying all and sundry ?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: bobbi on July 30, 2008, 11:16:22 AM
Think I'll stick to my beloved TT for the time being. Ask me again in a couple of years when the novelty of my roadster has worn off.  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 30, 2008, 12:21:09 PM

Yes - I can see why you love it !
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 30, 2008, 12:22:08 PM
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Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: bobbi on July 30, 2008, 02:37:46 PM
I'll pass on the carpet, but fresh lino...yum  :-H
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 30, 2008, 04:27:41 PM

 :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on July 31, 2008, 06:41:31 AM


  Top Chinese pop group ready to perform at the opening ceremony.





Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on July 31, 2008, 08:35:41 AM
I think they'll have to use amplifiers - I think pandas generally don't have very loud voices.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 31, 2008, 10:54:53 AM
And they'll probably have a clause in their contract that the hotel must provide extra bamboo!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: greenone on July 31, 2008, 12:39:33 PM
I don't think pandas can sing very well either!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: bobbi on July 31, 2008, 02:58:13 PM
Kiss in panda disguise  :D :D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on August 01, 2008, 12:24:05 AM
By chance, there was a program on TV last night on wildlife in China - it showed the first ever photo of wild male pandas fighting and the winner mating with the female.  I have to take back my opinion that their voices are quiet.  However, I will just change it to say that I doubt that their songs would be tuneful - more hoarse - quite a bit more growly than Johnny Cash.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 01, 2008, 03:23:36 AM
Long live Johnny Cash, the man in black! (no white, though -- or the pandas might have made him a mascot)  ;)
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on August 06, 2008, 06:14:56 PM
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Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on August 23, 2008, 01:37:53 PM
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Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on September 04, 2008, 06:47:42 PM
For those who have ever watched "Myth Busters"
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 04, 2008, 08:27:41 PM
I do, I do! Where did you find that, binks? How so very hilarious!!   ;D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on September 04, 2008, 08:38:33 PM

I can't even remember where I found it, but it's perfect, isn't it ?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on September 04, 2008, 09:26:00 PM
An exact likeness!  He could use it on his driver's license!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on September 05, 2008, 07:43:08 AM
Maybe that's where I found it !   :D :D :D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on September 06, 2008, 08:50:08 PM
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Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 06, 2008, 09:12:45 PM
Awwww, how cute!  ;D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on September 06, 2008, 09:22:06 PM

I thought so !
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on September 06, 2008, 09:24:18 PM

at the opposite end of the universe.....
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 06, 2008, 10:04:40 PM
Awwwwwwwwwwkkkkkkkk!  :o
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on September 06, 2008, 11:17:03 PM
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on September 10, 2008, 06:50:23 AM

Be careful what you pick up when you buy fresh produce....
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: greenone on September 10, 2008, 06:53:31 AM
only 95 cents - very good value for something that will last for so long  ;D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on September 10, 2008, 06:55:59 AM
and that you can share so easily and pleasurably!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: greenone on September 10, 2008, 06:57:48 AM
well said Birdy!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: greenone on September 10, 2008, 06:59:44 AM
some cute stick men cartoons
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: greenone on September 10, 2008, 07:00:17 AM
and the last 2

Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on September 10, 2008, 07:19:29 AM

They're brilliant, Geo !  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 10, 2008, 01:38:55 PM
Truly -- the stick figures elevated to comic art form -- who'd-a-thunk?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on September 10, 2008, 07:04:13 PM
I've never seen those before.  They are so cute!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: greenone on September 10, 2008, 07:57:02 PM
And now for the not-so-cute -

Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on September 10, 2008, 10:26:04 PM
 :D :D :D :D  Love that!

Reminds me of a joke ...

Two men in a bar
One says
"Your round"
The other says
"And you're a fat bastard!"

 :D  >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on September 10, 2008, 10:29:45 PM
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 10, 2008, 11:11:42 PM
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: greenone on September 11, 2008, 06:25:07 AM
Yep, liked that too LL.
I'm going to enlarge the 'stick men drinking', put our names in and pin it to my sister's fridge  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on September 16, 2008, 09:29:29 PM
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Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on September 18, 2008, 09:41:53 PM
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Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Linda on September 18, 2008, 09:47:54 PM
 :D :D and  :D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on September 18, 2008, 10:22:18 PM
Love it!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 18, 2008, 11:00:41 PM
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on September 19, 2008, 06:24:13 AM
Has the silver spoon disappeared anywhere we should know about?!?!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on September 19, 2008, 07:06:32 PM

I shudder to think !
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on September 20, 2008, 06:07:32 PM
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on October 05, 2008, 11:59:46 AM

Leonardo's shopping list ....
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on October 06, 2008, 03:58:38 AM
I am absolutely sure that if i did lists that is what mine would look like....[yeah right!!]
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on October 13, 2008, 07:40:00 AM
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Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on October 13, 2008, 08:06:01 AM
Oh! Pull the udder one.... you silly cow....
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 13, 2008, 08:18:15 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on October 13, 2008, 11:30:54 AM
Herd it on the grapevine - we think you people are full of bull!  Please don't steer us wrong.
   TheFlock
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Toni on October 13, 2008, 07:13:21 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on October 13, 2008, 07:42:07 PM

Hey! Don't blame me if you have a beef with it !
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on October 14, 2008, 12:54:15 AM
And don't be a cow-ard about expressing your feelings!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on October 14, 2008, 09:38:26 AM
You're all being udderly silly about this, and milking it for all its worth, aren't you?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 14, 2008, 10:31:51 AM
Would you like a little CHEESE with that whine?  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on October 14, 2008, 10:53:48 AM

Edam you, Threeb !  Got an answer for everything!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on October 14, 2008, 10:54:27 AM

P.S. It was a gouda one, though!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on October 14, 2008, 10:59:13 AM

P.P.S.  Emmental I said, by the way.
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on October 14, 2008, 11:34:22 AM
Halloumi friends! Havartings with you all? 
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 14, 2008, 12:53:39 PM
Feeling a bit bleu today!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: Binkie on October 14, 2008, 01:57:39 PM

Never mind....stiltons of time for you to feel better!
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 14, 2008, 09:26:28 PM
I'll try -- perhaps if I Cheddar few pounds, I won't feel so much like a Muenster!  >:D
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: birdy on October 15, 2008, 12:37:01 AM
Is it time to moove on?
Title: Re: Piccy of the day
Post by: technomc on October 15, 2008, 07:13:07 AM
What heifer you say threeb...
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Post by: birdy on October 15, 2008, 08:30:29 AM
Oh goodness, I'm laughing so hard I'm choking -"Calf! calf! calf!"
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Post by: smaug on October 15, 2008, 07:01:29 PM
Hope that mob were all fetta'd. Cant have a mob of mad cows running about, however BRIEfly
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Post by: Binkie on October 18, 2008, 09:59:09 PM
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 18, 2008, 11:51:20 PM
Abso*u#@ingly brilliant, binks!  >:D
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Post by: Binkie on October 23, 2008, 09:06:29 PM

Here are photos of a polar bear attack on a man caught in the open.

These pictures were taken in Alaska. People watched and could do nothing to stop the attack. One person captured the terrifying scene using a telephoto lens. Reports from the local newspaper say that the victim should make a full recovery.

This is not for the squeamish, so be warned...






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Post by: pat on October 23, 2008, 09:16:30 PM
Aaahhh! That is SO cute.
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Post by: greenone on October 23, 2008, 09:24:27 PM
I want one!!!!!!!  The bear that is.....not the leg
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Post by: birdy on October 23, 2008, 11:33:31 PM
And a lovely contrast to the oh-too-often repeated views of an attack by a polar bear on a woman at zoo, which runs frequently as as ad to a program on animal attacks on our Animal Planet cable channel.
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Post by: technomc on October 24, 2008, 04:33:39 AM
I'll fight you for it Geo......I'm just the right height to chew your ankle...
SEE me and the polar bear have something in common already....
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Post by: greenone on October 24, 2008, 07:13:08 AM
OK T, you can have it. 
Don't want my ankle chewed (how could you do that to a fellow forumite??)
Your climate is probably better for the little cutie - too hot for the poor bear
The little cutie will grow up to be a VERY BIG one
All yours  - I'm not selfish  ;D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 25, 2008, 04:54:10 AM
This pooch is ready ... are YOU?

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Post by: Binkie on December 02, 2008, 04:57:00 PM
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Post by: Linda on December 02, 2008, 08:12:04 PM
Soooooooooo cute!  >:D
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Post by: Toni on December 02, 2008, 09:58:50 PM
As we say over here (heaven knows why) Ag shame!!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on December 02, 2008, 11:34:56 PM
What a shame ... poor, adorable penniless kitty made to slave away for a few meager drops of milk! There's gotta be a law against that!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on December 03, 2008, 05:04:13 AM
That nearly made me shed a tear....

.........talking of sheds- get back in there girls and shut the door...............
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Post by: birdy on December 03, 2008, 05:48:11 AM
Aw, c'mon, T, it's the holiday season - let the kids out for a couple of minutes once in a while.
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Post by: technomc on December 03, 2008, 09:09:05 AM
You softy Birdy...they were out to do the washing up...what more do they want???
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Post by: Binkie on December 18, 2008, 08:02:35 AM
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Post by: Binkie on December 20, 2008, 11:05:12 AM
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Post by: Binkie on December 20, 2008, 11:05:58 AM
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on December 20, 2008, 11:14:04 AM
Wow -- something to look forward to, eh?  >:D
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Post by: Binkie on December 20, 2008, 11:19:44 AM


What do you mean, "Look forward to"?  I took that photo of us yesterday !
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Post by: technomc on December 20, 2008, 11:44:37 AM
Oh! you are a kidder Binx....
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on December 21, 2008, 12:16:36 AM
 ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Binkie on December 21, 2008, 03:06:06 PM
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on December 21, 2008, 04:00:50 PM
Like some monster movie, binks!  ;D

I wonder what the Aussie version is? Must be a giant wallaby or koala! Scary, either way!
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Post by: birdy on December 22, 2008, 03:31:14 AM
Great picture, Binks!  That giraffe needs to get out on the jogging track!
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Post by: technomc on December 22, 2008, 09:10:09 AM
Hilarious Binx ... :laugh:
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Post by: greenone on December 22, 2008, 01:46:13 PM
My kind of exercise
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on December 22, 2008, 11:10:39 PM
Indeed! (Hic) ...
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Post by: technomc on December 23, 2008, 05:20:31 AM
Tres amusant.....
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Post by: Binkie on December 28, 2008, 09:04:03 AM
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on December 28, 2008, 12:24:42 PM
Awww. .... soooooooo devilishly handsome!  >:D
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Post by: birdy on December 28, 2008, 03:16:59 PM
great picture!  better caption!
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Post by: Binkie on December 28, 2008, 08:06:33 PM
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Post by: Binkie on December 28, 2008, 08:07:06 PM
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Post by: pat on December 28, 2008, 09:15:39 PM
Love the elephant, Binks. Baby elephants really are the most endearing creatures.
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Post by: Binkie on December 28, 2008, 11:01:06 PM

Aren't they just ? Pity the average home garden can't have one !
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on December 29, 2008, 12:05:48 AM
Another great find, binks -- keep 'em comin'!
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Post by: technomc on December 29, 2008, 08:45:14 AM
Is that our newbie CB in that piccy of the kitty?
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Post by: cb on December 29, 2008, 11:02:23 AM
Prob'ly!  :D  But when I don't go to school, they have to get in a supply (substitute for left-pondians) teacher.

But at least we get good holidays.

CB