Bird Brained Humor

Bird funnies!

Ace of Spades blog's Wednesday morning art post had a painting with a parrot in it, inspiring much avian discussion.

Example #1, of which the first cartoon (just busted out) reminded me, from commenter The Great White Scotsman:

Our African Grey Parrot Sarah could form simple 4 or 5 word sentences out of vocabulary that she already knew.

The wife and I were sitting on the couch one day when Sarah was locked in her cage and said "Can I come out now?" We were literally shocked and had to reassure each other that we had actually heard what she had asked as she had never put those words together in a sentence before.

Example #2, this slightly Not Safe for the Whole Family joke swiped from commenter Grump928(C):

A woman went to a pet shop and immediately spotted a large beautiful parrot. There was a sign on the cage that said $50.00. "Why so little?" she asked the pet store owner. The owner looked at her and said: "Look, I should tell you first that this bird used to live in a brothel, and sometimes it says some pretty vulgar things."

The woman thought about this, but decided she wanted the bird anyway. She took it home, hung its cage in her living room and waited for it to say something. The bird looked around the room, then at her, and said: "New house, new madam." The woman was a bit shocked at the implication, but then thought: "that's not so bad."

When her two teenage daughters returned from school. The bird saw them and said, "New house, new madam, new girls."

The girls and the woman were a bit offended, but then began to laugh about the situation.

Moments later, the woman's husband came home from work.

The bird looked at him and said: "Hi Bob".