How's That For A Title?
I have no idea how large waterbirds with long necks, short legs. webbed feet and short broad bills feel about religion but did you know that my blog title is a palindrome.
Only the best and brightest visit this blog.
I had myself a palindrome party and went down quite the rabbit hole.
I discovered a Palindrome poem that is 200 words long and actually makes sense.
You learn something cool every day.
Silly GoosesSpeaking of geese, my office is located near a river and we have a lot of geese that like to call it home. The geese are quite unpopular at my office because they act like the unholy spawn of satan.
We also call them cobra chickens at the office because of this joke:
Speaking of palindromes again, I am a big fan of taco cat.
Do you have a favorite?
Speaking of geese again, who is your favorite character that was named Goose?
So many questions this week.
I think I am prone to Nick Bradshaw.
You might know him better from his call sign, "Goose."
Happy AnniversaryLet's see we covered God, Satan, Geese, Taco Cat and Top Gun.
Are we missing anything?
Oh yeah, an exploding whale
Have a wonderful weekend.
You say only the best and brightest visit, but I spent a lot of time trying to see the palindrome in that first sentence before I realized you meant the post title, and now my head hurts.ReplyDelete
Best and brightest? Slow and dimmest me.
Enjoy the weekend.
That was partially my fault, Bob. I didn't make it as clear as I could have.Delete
Out riding, as a teenager, my big horseReplyDelete
and I got chased back down the road
stay safe, xoxo :-)
Not cool, geese. Not cool.Delete
Dear Mr. Shife,ReplyDelete
Many moons ago, when I may have been as young as you are now, I had opportunity to write of Canadian geese, of which we have aplenty down here. I was immediately admonished by a host of northern readers, the ornithological name of these beasts is Canada Geese, some of whom may also be Canadian. From that day until this, I've never referred to them by that improper adjective. And after this, it probably never will happen again.
Your admiring reader, Joanne Noragon
I appreciate the lesson on Canada Geese, Joanne, and I will do my best to remember that moving forward.Delete
goose gossage, the baseball pitcher.ReplyDelete
canadian geese are vicious; cobra chicken is a good name too.
"Only the best and brightest visit this blog." - hmmmm, what does that say about me?
I remember Goose Gossage and his epic mustache.Delete
I can hear the old timer when someone mentions blowing up a beached whale in the future. "I wouldn't do that if I were you. Just sayin'".ReplyDelete
Those old timers know a thing or two.Delete
My favorite is A Butt Tuba.ReplyDelete
I work with kids.
Living along a river town complete with a hydro dam, we get geese in spades. They spend all winter sitting and shitting on the beautiful walking and biking trails along the river. By spring, just when your fever forces you to get out and do something, you have to walk a land mined trail at a snails pace cursing geese all the while. Sometimes I want to blow them up just like a beached whale.ReplyDelete
They do the same thing to our parks, Ed.Delete
I’ve never explored the world of palindromes. Geese are such a nuisance for anyone who lives near water. Happy weekend!ReplyDelete
Happy weekend to you too.Delete
I went on a silent retreat once, at a monastery outside Washington DC. I was taking a solitary walk through the tall grass. Something had caught my eye. I don't even remember what it was, but it seemed profound at the time. I made my way towards it and was interrupted by a very angry goose. All vows of silence were temporarily forgotten. Also in my flusteration, I may have uttered a word or two not normally heard at a monastery.ReplyDelete
I like that story, Debby.Delete
You could be the next Shepard Smith with the news!ReplyDelete
Is that a good thing, Jimmy?Delete
Well done on the palindrome! That poem is amazing too. I've always enjoyed writing poetry and used to get a kick out of writing pantoums. They are composed of four-line stanzas in which the second and fourth lines of each stanza serve as the first and third lines of the next stanza. Nope, they don't have anything to do with palindromes. You just reminded me of them, sorry!ReplyDelete
You covered a lot of interesting subjects here! We have geese all over the place here and they can be a nuisance. Tom worked at a place where the parking lot was full of those cobra chickens. They hired a dog that was a professional goose chaser. He scared them away and then they put life size cut-out fake dogs and wolves all around the parking lot. It actually worked! They did not come back.
That whale video is something! I will never forget the first time I saw it - yuck!
We might need to hire that dog, Bonnie.Delete
Oh God that video of the exploding whale was a mixture of gross, fascinating and damn funny. I could almost smell if from here. But you never really think of how they get rid of a dead whale on a beach. :DReplyDelete
I would love to see the list of their other ideas to get rid of a dead whale.Delete
The geese here have been allowed to just take over the town and do as they please, even they're aggressive.ReplyDelete
The exploding whale is a favorite of mine. Take care my friend.
We have the same geese philosophy here as well, Jon.Delete
I haven't ever experienced a goose attack, but I have heard stories! Lol, cobra chicken indeed.ReplyDelete
Palindrome's aren't on my radar ~ at least until today :-) I can barely write coherently, much less perform verbal acrobatics....
I had to watch the infamous 1970 exploding whale, my oh my. They should have employed an engineer. Very entertaining....unless your car ends up being destroyed by the debris.
I wonder how auto insurance would handle that claim.Delete
Cobra Chicken... Love it! We have a lot of Wild Geese near the new Home since there are many Subdivision Man-Made Lakes around here that draw them. My experience with them has been harmonious, but Geese can be hostile. I remember Domestic Geese chasing my Kiddos up onto Picnic Tables at the Park years ago when they ran out of what they'd been feeding them! Of coarse, the Geese were wise enough to recognize a Human Mom protecting her brood is not to be trifled with! *winks* The Granddaughter tells me the Geese are only ALWAYS nice to me all the time because I'm scary... WHAT?!?!?!?!?ReplyDelete
I have heard many stories like that, Bohemian.Delete
Geese kind of scare me.ReplyDelete
There's a ton who live in a pond about a block from me and when I go running by the water I always stay away from them. They're BIG.
And only the best and brightest huh? LOL
Definitely best and brightest, Sixpence.Delete
That seems to be the popular opinion, Jackiesue.Delete
The only palindrome I can think of at the moment is "Madam, I'm Adam" and I think it was the punchline for a joke but I have no idea what the joke was. I like your title - great example of one! And taco cat is another good one.ReplyDelete
Love the cobra chicken description! I've never been close to a goose except at a wildlife park where there was fencing between it and me. But I've heard stories.
Excellent palindrome, jenny_o.Delete
Cobra Chicken, the best thing I've heard in awhile. We're back to maybe a modified stage 2? I have no idea what they call it; I just keep doing what I do and stay out of trouble.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a good plan, kden.Delete