To Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report for featuring a budgie this week…
(and here’s a budgie from a previous show)
…but a wag of the finger for using a bald eagle instead of a budgie in the opening credits.
Today is the birthday of Charles M. Schulz (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000), creator of the Peanuts comic strip.
The 2012 Olympic mascots are Wenlock and Mandeville. I’m not sure what these things are supposed to be exactly. Were they going for weird and wacky? Or bizarre and creepy?
They should have gone for cute and adorable.
There are many constellations in the universe. Many are named for birds. They include Apus (bird of paradise ), Aquila (eagle), Columba (dove), Corvus (crow), Cygnus (swan), Grus (crane), Pavo (peacock), Phoenix (mythical bird) and Tucana (toucan).
How the astronomers missed this one, I’ll never know.