I’m Just Sayin’……

 
Random thoughts while waiting for my steroid tests to come in.  Kidding!!
— Joe Torre is the best thing to happen to L.A. since the movie camera.

— When someone says, "Believe me, you don’t want to know," it makes you want to know that much more.

— Beer summit? How about a margarita summit?

— Los Angeles doesn’t really have rude waiters, just dispirited ones.

— And for some reason, that’s worse.

— The best healthcare plan is a sweaty workout, five days a week.

— The best therapy: funny friends with short memories.

— If you want a kid to listen, whisper.

— If you want a kid to read, read yourself.

— "It isn’t premarital sex if you have no intention of getting married." (Drew Carey)

— A telling trait among summer sports: None of them

— baseball, golf, tennis — features referee whistles.

— One of the most important things a parent can learn is how to say no effectively.

— My wife says no all the time. Very effectively.

— World’s biggest health club: the California coast.

 

— "There’s no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you." (Will Rogers)

— Designer dogs? We used to call them mutts.

— I wonder who they’d send if I ever got seized by North Korea.

— Téa Leoni? Just a suggestion.

— In August, the male body is about 80% beer.

— Like Elvis, Michael Jackson will be bigger dead than alive.

— Like computers, TV remote controls should have "undo" buttons.

— Oh, God, I know who they’d send for me: Brent Musburger

— Why does it suddenly seem like today’s top actors are all furry and animated?

— If Lorne Michaels is so brilliant, how come "SNL" has been awful for most of its 387 years?

— Most days, I’d rather have a sandwich than a steak.

— Hey! I’m furry and animated!


— Most nights, the best show on TV will be a rerun.

— When someone says, "That’s going to come back to bite us," I always think, "Hmmmm . . . at least I have that to look forward to."

— Best summer sound: a creaky cabin door.

— Best summer treat: the ice cream left at the bottom of a root beer float.

— Just how furry am I? Believe me, you don’t want to know.

— Long as I live, I’ll never be able to tell a heron from an egret.

— "Your picture’s in my wallet, and I’m sitting on it. And if that isn’t love, I don’t know what is." (Larry Linville, as Frank Burns, on "MASH")

I’m Just sayin’…..

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Of rooks and rocks: Birds live up to their fabled reputation
 
 
 
Members of the crow family figure out how to use stones to raise the water level — just as Aesop described.
In a modern retelling of one of Aesop’s fables, researchers in England have shown that members of the crow family can use tools to retrieve a worm that they wouldn’t otherwise be able to reach.

In "The Crow and the Pitcher," Aesop wrote of a thirsty bird confronted with a half-full pitcher of water. When the bird discovered that the water level was too low to reach, he dropped stones in to raise the level until it was high enough to quench his thirst.

Aptly named zoologist Christopher David Bird of University of Cambridge showed that rooks, members of the crow family, could perform the same task, dropping stones into a tall glass beaker to retrieve a floating wax worm.

The results, reported this week in the journal Current Biology, are not totally unexpected: Crows have previously been shown to use leaves and sticks as probes to dig out grubs, and shells and rocks as hammers to break open prey or as plugs to form pools of water for drinking.

Bird and his colleague Nathan Emery of Queen Mary University of London tested four 5-year-old, hand-raised rooks, confronting them with the flask and a pile of stones. Two immediately figured out how to get the worm, and two got it on the second try.

The birds appeared to calculate how high the water had to rise, and put in only enough stones to raise the water to that level, not stopping to try to reach the worm after each stone. They also figured out quickly that larger stones would raise the water more quickly.

The only other animals known to have accomplished a similar feat are orangutans, which have been shown to carry water in their mouths to fill a pitcher so they can reach a floating peanut. But the rooks’ feat is more impressive, Bird argued, because their brains are much smaller than those of orangutans.

One of the rooks also displayed a different type of learning ability: When she got sick from eating one of the wax worms, she stopped participating in the experiments.

 
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And Finally….
It’s a Dog’s Life!
I hope Y’all are having a Beautiful weekend!!
 
 
 
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9 Responses to I’m Just Sayin’……

  1. Joe says:

    You must have had a little something to pick you up and inspire you before you sat down and started typing Bob! Whew, there’s a little something for everyone! The sayings were a lot of fun and the dog pictures…ah man, it just reminds me all over again why I love dogs! have a great weekend man!

  2. john says:

    Looking for my set of rook playing cards…..may your weekend be lite…de…ful

  3. Jade says:

    Hi Bob! nice post 🙂 Birds are extremely smart !

  4. GreatGranny says:

    The Mash funny was my fave there. The bird article was very informative. Those dog pics were precious. A good post as usual, Bob

  5. Twila says:

    LOL!! Thanks for the chuckles! Love the dog pix and found the bird article to be quite interesting. Birds may be pea brains but they really are pretty smart! Hope you and Becky have a great Sunday! Football tonight!!!!! on NBC!

  6. Kat says:

    I love these pictures, Bob-a-roo…they capture the inside of peoples hearts that they usually keep covered in public 🙂

  7. Sue says:

    WOW—so much to take in! Love the dog pics especially—and the crows we have around here must be rooks (they are enormous!). Where DO you find all this stuff? You could have made three blogs out of all of this! Great fun, though! Thanks and have a fun weekend (what’s left of it!).

  8. Sanjana says:

    lmao at all those random thoughts……………….lol……….just remembered the other day was chatting with someone and they asked me what are blogs like……….and i said there are diffrent kinds of blogs……………….there are cookery blogs, there are photography blogs, there are mom blogs and then theres another kind lol Bob blogs…………….lmao………….so my friend asked me what is a Bob blog???????? i said well Bob can write about anything under the sun and he could still make you laugh out loud. if he could record himself farting hed probably post it on the blog instead of rascall flatts and give us some more laughs……….sseriously Bob you the best there is out here……………….Cheers!!!!! and hey we got to talk soon, have some interesting news i want to share with you…………..

  9. Lisa R. says:

    Enjoyed the blog Bob, especially the story about the crows, very interesting! Lisa.

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