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Old 12-11-2016, 08:09 PM   #1
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Annual Christmas Rant Part Second

This is mine own rant, not mine Papas- several years (decades) ago I asked why there are penguins in so much Christmas illustrating, when penguins range from the Equator to the South Pole? They aren't birds of the Northern Hemisphere like auks, puffins, murres, and dovekies.

I'm boycotting Christmas cards with penguins in the interest of ornithogical exactness. Unless it's Opus. If you're a friend of Opus you'll dig the reference.
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Not to worry, our Festivus cards only have the traditional Festivus pole.
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Hi: Mitzi Agnew-Giles... Nothing wrong with Penguins that a good cold won't cure.
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This is mine own rant, not mine Papas- several years (decades) ago I asked why there are penguins in so much Christmas illustrating, when penguins range from the Equator to the South Pole?
Because the southern hemisphere celebrates xmas, too.
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Well when I was a kid we used to get Penguins for a Christmas treat!
So there.

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This is mine own rant, not mine Papas- several years (decades) ago I asked why there are penguins in so much Christmas illustrating, when penguins range from the Equator to the South Pole? They aren't birds of the Northern Hemisphere like auks, puffins, murres, and dovekies.

I'm boycotting Christmas cards with penguins in the interest of ornithogical exactness. Unless it's Opus. If you're a friend of Opus you'll dig the reference.
Carry on with prior programming please.
Hi: Mitzi Agnew-Giles... Canada's new National Bird is the Grey Jay. We don't have any in our part of Ontario due to the Florida like climate. I voted for the Canada Goose!!!
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A man in a movie theater notices what looks like a penguin sitting next to him.
"Are you a penguin?" asked the man, surprised.
"Yes."
"What are you doing at the movies?"
The penguin replied, "Well, I liked the book."
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Hi: Mitzi Agnew-Giles... Canada's new National Bird is the Grey Jay. We don't have any in our part of Ontario due to the Florida like climate. I voted for the Canada Goose!!!
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If you call the Grey Jay by its other name, it's a lot more appealing - Whiskey Jack.
Doesn't make a huge racket and crap everywhere either.
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If you call the Grey Jay by its other name, it's a lot more appealing - Whiskey Jack.
Doesn't make a huge racket and crap everywhere either.
Make mine a Crown Royal Jack.
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If you call the Grey Jay by its other name, it's a lot more appealing - Whiskey Jack.
Doesn't make a huge racket and crap everywhere either.
Or, a Canada Jay.

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The grey jay, also gray jay, Canada jay or whisky jack, is a passerine bird of the family Corvidae. It is found in boreal forests of North America north to the tree line and in the Rocky Mountains subalpine zone south to New Mexico and Arizona. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Perisoreus canadensis
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The biggest problem I have with the Grey Jay, is the fact that they are willing scavengers and mooches, and so many people have thought this so cute and feed them all the time. They now expect that, and just steal food right from under your nose if you don't watch it.
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The Grey Jay, also the Canada Jay, or Whisky Jack, is a Passerine bird of the family Corvidae.

Tastes like chicken....
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The Grey Jay, also the Canada Jay, or Whisky Jack, is a Passerine bird of the family Corvidae.

Tastes like chicken....
Hi: Casita Greg... If the Grey Jay tastes like chicken... why not just eat chicken?
As an old Earl used to say..."Never hatchet your counts, before they chicken".
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...The biggest problem I have with the Grey Jay, is the fact that they are willing scavengers and mooches, and so many people have thought this so cute and feed them all the time. They now expect that, and just steal food right from under your nose if you don't watch it.
A couple years back, while snowshoeing we stopped for lunch about halfway up a small mountain in Jasper. Of course the whiskey jacks made an appearance. One of them was so bold as to land on me and grab a piece of food that was literally in my mouth.
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A couple years back, while snowshoeing we stopped for lunch about halfway up a small mountain in Jasper. Of course the whiskey jacks made an appearance. One of them was so bold as to land on me and grab a piece of food that was literally in my mouth.
Hi: Ice-breaker... Come on down to SW. Ont. cause we don't have them here!!!
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