Birds Sing For The Fun Of It

Birds, Like Humans, Sing Just Because They Can

I read about this in a Natural Awakenings magazine [Sept 2010]

Gives new meaning to the term “Bird Brained.”

It has been determined that birds not only sing to communicate daily needs, but many engage in sound play, most often when they’re alone, but sometimes also when people are around.

Some bird species continually improvise and embellish their singing with new elements, phrasing and sequences.  For example, nightingales and canaries are avian virtuosos, reinventing their song repertoire each year. The brown thrasher is said to have around 2000 song types Рa record. Nightingales organize their compositions according to rules of construction similar to the way humans use syntax [the arrangement of words and phrases]. Nightingales also create distinctive phrases that identify them as individuals.

Recordings or Australian magpies reveal how the bird’s voice ¬†covers four octaves, varies its phrasing between staccato and legato, and embellishes sequences with vibrato, trills or deep overtones. More, it will complete a song with a signature phrase, much like an artist initials a finished painting.

F-N-F | Friday Night Film | Skeletor Show

F-N-F | Friday Night Film | August 26, 2011

The Skeletor Show

by Everyone’s Voice (Daniel Geduld)

I never liked He-Man Masters of the Universe cartoons as a kid so I never watched them. Ridiculed fans of it maybe. This may be an oldie in internet years, but it’s still funny. Good comedy will stand up in the long run. Funny is funny. Daniel – the creator of these parodies did this for fun as I remember… As a result, he ended up getting a real [paying] gig out of the exposure.

Here’s how it all started:


And Part One:

Hmm… have I killed any puppies lately?

F-N-F | Friday Night Film | Crop Circles A Mystery in the Fields

F-N-F | Friday Night Film | August 12, 2011

A 2 hour documentary by Andrew Johnson

originally posted on Vimeo on August 19, 2010

Crop Circles: A Mystery in the Fields

A documentary on the Crop Circle Phenomenon and some theories as to the the possible creators of them.