Thursday, November 10, 2005

Congregation


Congregation
Originally uploaded by Other Andrew.


I took this picture one recent sunny morning in my neighbourhood, and it kind of amused me at the time. That these birds would all just be sitting there in a group like that.

Then a couple of days later I walked by this way again, and they were there again. In fact I think their numbers had increased.

I'm sorta too afraid to go this way again, just in case they go all 'Tippi Hedren' on my ass.

10 comments:

Bodhi said...

well everybody's heard, about the bird! bird bird bird, the bird is the word! bird bird bird, the bird is the word! well everybody's heard, about the bird! bird bird bird, the bird is the word! everybody's heard, about the bird! bird bird bird, the bird is the word! everybody's heard, about the bird! bird bird bird, the bird is the word! don't you know about the bird ? well everybody's heard, about the bird! bird bird bird, the bird is the word! bird bird bird, the bird is the word! yeah! well everybody's heard, about the bird! na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na everybody's heard, about the bird! na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na everybody's heard, about the bird! everybody's heard, about the bird! don't you know about the bird? well everybody's heard, about the bird! bird bird bird, the bird is the word! bird bird bird, the bird is the word! yeah! surfin' bird!!!! well everybody's heard, about the bird! bird bird bird, the bird is the word! bird bird bird, the bird is the word! well everybody's heard, about the bird! yeah everybody's heard, about the bird! everybody's heard, about the bird! na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na don't you know about the bird? well everybody's heard, about the bird! bird bird bird, the bird is the word! bird bird bird, the bird is the word! go!! (claps) aaaaaaaaaaaggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! everybody's heard, about the bird! everybody's heard, about the bird! everybody's heard, about the bird! everybody's heard, about the bird! everybody's heard, about the bird! everybody's heard, about the bird! everybody's heard, about the bird! everybody's heard, about the ... bird! yeah!!! everybody's heard, about the bird! every body's heard 'bout... bird!

Bodhi said...

If you backtrack to 1987, at the ripe old age of 22 I moved down to Sydney to be with my then girlfriend (and later wife, of 12 years). Shortly after I moved in with her, we were joined and then shared the house with an old family friend of mine. His name was Michael (yeah Andrew, yet another one). He was 19 at the time, but I had been friends with him since he was about 6 years old.

Aside from being incredibly good looking, he was quite a funny guy. I still have strong suspicions that the boy had some bi tendencies, as he made a few druken moves at times, but terrified of being found out I resisted (oh, you have no idea how much I now regret that). In actual fact, this one time, all three of us ... ummmm ... oh .... never mind ..

Anyhoo, he often used to either play (at deafening volume) the song above, or even more scarily sing it. Used to crack me up, as he was soooo manic and used to tear around the house and lash about like a man possessed.

He lives in Queensland now, and is married with three kids. Works as an executive chef for a large hotel chain. Every few years or so, we briefly hear from each other.

Lucky bitch.

*Sigh*

Amanda said...

I hear you, but "getting all Rod Taylor on my ass", that I could live with.

luscious loulou said...

bodhi, you tell the best stories (...soooo manic and used to tear around the house and lash about like a man possessed...)and the musical backdrop just adds to the joy. You get me laughing.

Andrew, if you get the chance rent the dvd Monster's Inc. It starts with an animation short of "Birds on a Wire" which is very satisfying (oooh comeuppance) and funny.

Did you see High Anxiety? Mel Brooks gets the Tippi treatment.... but more, so much more.

loulou

The Other Andrew said...

Loulou, I looooove that litle Birds On A Wire trailer before Monsters Inc! I think Pixar are close to genius, not just in the animation but their stories always manage a little of the unexpected and lots of cuteness, hold the cheese.

Bodes is very god at telling stories, just try and get a word in edgeways! *sigh* Can't we talk about me for a change? Hah!

The Other Andrew said...

Paging Dr Freud. Not very 'god' at telling stories, very 'good'.

Bodhi said...

Uh huh.

Andrew, you got that right the first time ;-)

The Other Andrew said...

That's what I was worried about, and hence rushed to correct myself! :-)

luscious loulou said...

This housemate thing is looking evermore promising divertissement-wise.

The Other Andrew said...

Loulou, don't even. The worst thing is, if something gets under my skin this is where I normally vent. If Bodes and I drive each other nuts, well, what then? :-)