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In which Az is needy

Az is being very needy and demanding this evening (usually, this is Mollydog's role).  I'm not sure if he's missing Kya, or taking advantage of her absence.

In other news I set up a Google+ account to give it a go - but am fully expecting it to go the way of Buzz, Wave, the automatic moustache protecting device, and the serinette* and pass over and be forgotten.

* a type of barrel organ designed specifically for teaching birds to sing tunes other than those that come naturally.

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helflaed
8th Jul, 2011 20:58 (UTC)
I'd never heard of a serinette before, but now I want one curse you!!!!!!!!!


bunn
9th Jul, 2011 08:56 (UTC)
I heard about it on a Radio 4 documentary! That probably makes it even MORE desirable...

http://www.sarahangliss.com/talks/birdfancyersdelightnotes
demon_rum
9th Jul, 2011 00:25 (UTC)
I kinda want a serinette now. Not so much on the auto-moustasch thing (HOW DO YOU SPELL THAT) because that um, weird.

Note: retraining songbirds apparently = not-weird.
bunn
9th Jul, 2011 08:58 (UTC)
If you have a songbird but not a moustache, that's entirely logical, but if you have NEITHER a songbird nor a moustache, it's just odd :-D
smirnoffmule
9th Jul, 2011 00:34 (UTC)
a type of barrel organ designed specifically for teaching birds to sing tunes other than those that come naturally.

Wow.


bunn
9th Jul, 2011 08:52 (UTC)
Exactly! This is why I have difficulty with the idea that we have more technologies today than ever before. Serinette technology has been *completely lost!*
puddleshark
9th Jul, 2011 06:02 (UTC)
'barrel organ'? Oh, poor, poor birds...
bunn
9th Jul, 2011 08:57 (UTC)
Apparently before the invention of the record player, there was a widespread belief that birds made an acceptable substitute. Or could do if they would just get their tiny feathery act together sufficiently. 8-/
puddleshark
9th Jul, 2011 09:08 (UTC)
While I was walking the dog at sunrise this morning, there were goldfinches in the trees singing all sorts of fancy trills and arpeggios. And they're so pretty as well. I can see why the Victorians kept so many of them captive, poor beasties...
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