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Hi! My name is Ms BBs page. My True Love, Mr Sky

I am a Blue-and-Gold Macaw from Imperial, MO.

Big Bird. Hay you. Brat! Bird!!! Stuped Bird, Loud mouth, Beak with feet!!

28 years old   F

Blue-and-Gold Macaw

A mug of eggnog!!!!!

A jug of ice cold Little Bits Best rootbeer !!!!


On my play stand!!

Not being able to be in the front room on my playstand any more.

He gives me cardboard boxes to tear up.

Hanging upside down and ringing my bells..

Special Note to all BC Birdies

I need birds to be in the KB!!!

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  Flitzer Monday Musings
Hello from King Flitzer. I was so surprised with the giant Carrot Cake greeting me yesterday.
I hope you all got to have a beakful.
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Sadly, another cold, snowy slippery Monday morning commute. Daddy says the whole town is miserable as Monday commutes are the most difficult on the spirit as well.

March can be as brutal as February here in Buffalo-land. We are pleading for mercy.
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Everyone have a great day. ~Wings Up~

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03/02/2015 04:09.38 AM Report This Comment  
  HI MS BB
March has come in like a lion in our neck of the woods and its snowing snowing, snowing. i would like to start out my campaign by talking about HUMAN POOP. More than 2.5 billion people in the developing world lack access to toilets, and a child dies every 15 seconds from diarrhea, usually the result of food or water becoming contaminated by human waste. Each year, 200 million tons of the world’s poop also goes completely untreated, ending up directly in lakes, rivers, and oceans.

in Kenya, , $324 million is lost every year due to sickness and missed work hours caused by poor sanitation. Nonprofits and businesses have experimented with what to do with human waste. Haiti is famous for distributing “composting toilets” that drastically lower the risk of contracting diseases. by collecting the poop from toilets, treating it, and selling it as fertilizer.

in Kenya Instead of composting the waste to grow food, it’s turning it into energy to cook it by distributing toilets to local families, emptying them each month, and turning the poop into briquettes. After the waste is collected from toilets around town, it’s put it in a solar concentrator that uses mirrors to heat the waste to temperatures that have been shown by the Centers for Disease Control to kill pathogens, making it safe for reuse.

Across Africa and around the world, hundreds of millions of people cook with wood and charcoal. Most charcoal comes from trees that are slowly cooked down in huge earthen ovens, removing the moisture without oxidizing the wood so that it becomes a more efficient source of heat per volume. But the process consumes a lot of trees—four tons of trees produce just one ton of charcoal, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization—and with populations on the continent rising exponentially, deforestation is only increasting. Already, forest cover in Kenya has fallen to just 2 percent, and the price of charcoal is rising.

Moreover, smoke from burning charcoal indoors can be hazardous 6 percent of global diseases and 7 percent of disease-related deaths are caused by respiratory infections. poop briquettes contain one-third less charcoal than normal ones. For now the briquettes being given away for testing purposes.“When you look at the chemical composition of poop, it’s 90 percent organic matter and 40 percent carbon. So not only is there a high demand for fuel, but poop from a chemical composition standpoint already has a great composition to be turned into fuel,” he said.one major obstacle is the “ick” factor. reservations tend to disappear as soon as they try out the odorless briquettes for themselves. the proof is in the smell—or rather, lack thereof. They see it’s not smelling, it’s cooking good.”

THANKYOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
LOVE BOO BOO ( the rare BLUE BALI MYNAH)

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03/01/2015 11:16.42 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miss BB
You know, your frother Rocket sure looks allot like my frother Rocket....maybe they are twins?? Sorry mom got confused with our pictures for the kissing booth. At least I am ready when my turn comes around. Rocket liked the picture that you made for him. Mom has been having trouble getting onto her BC account. It seems that most times it won't accept her password. Mom works allot too and today she is baby sitting....so not much time again. I hope that you have a grand week!!
I'm leaving a vote for you.
Your friend,
Pedro

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03/01/2015 06:19.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miss BB
We are stopping in to leave a vote for you!! Mom has been having difficulty signing in to the BC page.....most of the time it won't accept her password. She managed to get in today...so we are leaving a big vote for you and hoping that you have a great week!! Fly in soon for a visit.
Your friend,
Rocket & flock

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03/01/2015 06:02.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer, Happy and Proud
Tired but very happy. We stayed up into the night -
Everything is so beautiful. Thank You to everyone who faithfully supported me throughout the month of February.

Love to you all! ~Wings Up~

==King Flitzer==

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03/01/2015 02:10.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ms BB
back in the fall mom found a small sparrow that had somehow gotten its leg tanged in a bird house filled with our doggies hair mom clips every spring for the birds making nests. there was another sparrow tangled in it also and mom thinks it was trying to help the other one that was dangling by its leg. mom had a heck of a time getting the sparrows leg out and felt the sparrow probably broke it by struggling so much. once she untangled the one sparrows leg the other sparrow became free also and they both quickly flew away before mom could check for any broken legs. today dad had the doggie outside to do her business and called for mom to come out because there was a little bird sitting on the driveway. somehow mom recognized this sparrow as the one dangling by its leg months ago from the bird house. it sat there for a few minutes and looked at mom and then it hobbled away and then flew to a nearby tree. mom knows its leg has never healed but at least it looked in good shape considering its bad leg.

I, Boo Boo, the rare blue bali mynah will be running for BOTM starting tomorrow and would greatly appreciate your votes. i don't have anything planned but will try and entertain you with some interesting facts.

love Boo Boo

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02/28/2015 10:03.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ms BB
I have entered your name and Bubba's name in the jockey lottery. On March 10, 12 names will be drawn with horses names drawn as well. The winners will be posted that day on the Derby Farms page.
Don't worry about jockey pics as our official photographer (Aunt Denise, RaneBeau's mom) will be working her magic again this year.
Good Luck
Chyna

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02/28/2015 08:20.51 PM Report This Comment  
  LITTLE LUCY SAYS....
Hi Ms BB,
Thank you for helping me get to 4K.
Big Hugs from Little Miss Lucy♥

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02/28/2015 12:56.52 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello BB~~
I hope you are having a great day! As far as I know, Boo Boo is up for BOTM next. That is what Kiddo has on the BOTM page.
As for Rocket, he is Pedro's brother and his page number is 59184. Pedro 59189 has a profile picture up saying that he will be in the booth. Is he next? They are both really nice birds and their mom is really nice too!
I hope this helps!!
Enjoy the day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar ♥

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02/28/2015 10:25.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Final February Post
THE LOST ART OF THE INTERMISSION:
For many years, longer films were planned with Intermisisons. the story would take a dramatic pause, the music would swell, and the audience got to take a break to use the bathrooms, visit the Refreshment Stand etc.
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I always loved the Intermission music. Often in the older theaters, curtains would dramatically close on the Intermission, and slowly open when Part 2 began.
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Nowadays we're forced to sit for 2 1/2, 3 hrs or more without a break.
[The Lord of the Rings films are good examples - they are long, involved, and you're lost if you had to take a break away from the screen].

Even revivals of older films will skip right over the Intermission - forcing you to shift in your seat - and hold it in for another extended period of time - ~ugh~
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Unfortunately, after paying the high ticket-prices we need to *er* …"step away" from the film for a few minutes, missing possibly something interesting.
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Theater owners are always conscious of how many showings they can fit in per day, but I say BRING BACK THE INTERMISSION. People *will* spend more for refreshments, and not have to miss any of the movie.
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Upcoming 'Bird-of-the-Month' Candidates:
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[I’m awaiting confirmation on this information]
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MARCH FOR APRIL - BOO BOO - 162724
APR FOR MAY - MIKEY D - 247164
MAY FOR JUNE - SWEETIE - 269943

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02/28/2015 02:13.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello BB~
I hope you are having a lovely day! I had a lovely cranberry scone for breakfast so it's been a great day so far! The gardeners are here but since it's raining they are not going to get much done! I suppose that it will be all bush trimming and sweeping today so it won't be too interesting, Suppose I'll have to find someone else to yell at today!
Mom is cleaning today so I will just supervise and wait for the cooking to start and see what is on the menu for the day!
I do hope you enjoy your day! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
love you ~ Sugar ♥

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02/27/2015 12:11.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ms. BB
If there are leprechauns there at the KB, we can try to catch them, hope that's okay with you. I suspect we also have to be on the lookout for Squawkatiels. I'm looking forward to my turn in the booth! Hugs, Willie

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02/27/2015 11:20.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ms. BB
We did the same research and came up with the same results. Rocket told us it wasn't him, though! He said Pedro is in there next, I think. It's okay, there has to be another CAG somewhere in the world named Rocket who is, in fact, in the booth!
We were surprised to see Divo as Angel of the Day today. Thanks for remembering him.
Mom was at the center this morning as usual, and had the RVS room to clean. There was only one groundhog in there today, as well as that mean raccoon, and 5 bats. The good news about the bats is they are all in one terrarium. That's also the bad news! It's hard to keep track of who's been fed, and the white out was nowhere to be found. They all ate, mom thinks. They are so cute when they drink, too. Mom gives them water in a 1cc oral syringe, and their little tongues just lap it up from the tip of the syringe.
After the center she went to the supermarket to get us fresh veggies and to get herself some juice. Tomorrow she has raptor class at the center, it will be on medical handling for raptors, we think. They might redo the mammal handling class, which is great, since mom missed it. She also told them already that she would miss next week's raptor class because that's the day she helps out at Biscuits Bingo. Hopefully they will do something to make sure mom qualifies for raptor handling, since she's been doing it for 13 years.
I hope you are having a good day and getting lots of warm cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Falco

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02/27/2015 10:52.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Friday on Film
Before the month winds down, we want to Thank our loyal friends for all their support, kind words and encouragement throughout this past month.
Love from Mark and Flitzer

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Dad's Special Movie Memory:
As kids we would get to a movie theater once in a while. Mostly for a Kids Matinee.
We almost never visited the Refreshment Stand. There was one special time which was an exception.
Dad was treated to a special movie with his Mom. They went without the rest of the family -and It was an evening showing, She even bought him popcorn. Can't recall if it was a Birthday or whatever - just that it was a special night.

The film was "MARY POPPINS", which, ever since has been a special movie for Dad.

We spoke earlier this month about how a few notes of music can make a movie-memory come sweeping back. Any music from ‘Mary Poppins’ makes Dad think of that special Movie Night with his Mom.

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02/27/2015 04:19.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ms BB
i am the only Blue Bali Myna in the world. i don't know how many brothers and sister i had because when i fell out of my nest i landed on my head so i don't remember. the nurse never questioned dad because i am so tiny no one ever knows what kind of bird i am.i make the sound of a phone ringing and it makes people nervous when mom or dad don't answer the phone. thank you for the box full of holes. i am busy looking in each hole but haven't found a crickets yet but i will keep looking

love Boo Boo

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02/26/2015 09:31.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer on Winners and Classics
Kiddo raised an interesting topic: Films that did Not win The Academy Award for 'Best Picture', but they are now classics, many times surpassing the Oscar-winning film.
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in the Awards Game there has to be a winner, and losers. There will be endless discussion as to outcomes, but only time makes a film a true Classic.
A couple of examples:
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The Year: 1941. The Oscar-Winning film, "How Green was My Valley" [a personal favorite and a wonderful film], but the nominee that did not get the award was "Citizen Kane" which many feel is one of the Greatest Films Ever Made.
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The Year: 1952. The Oscar-Winning Film, "The GreatestShow on Earth"
...same year as "High noon" and "The Quiet Man"
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The Year: 2005. The Oscar-Winning Film, "Crash"
...same year as "Brokeback Mountain", a film which many consider a Classic.
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Will this year's winner, "Birdman", remain considered the Best of the year?
or will “American Sniper”, "Boyhood" or even "The Grand Budapest Hotel" be remembered...only time will tell.

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02/26/2015 12:56.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ms. BB
What a nice pic of you and Sky! Sure, I'll help with the kits making, maybe it will bring spring a little closer. It's still too cold here! What is Rocket's home page, we thought it was Pedro's brother, but he says it's not him!
We got our Bird Talk with points, and it came the other day. Mom is so far just looking at it, but I think she'll love the conure article, hahaha.
At the wildlife center there was some bad news today. The center lost Cy, one of the education owls. The little grey phase screech owl was brought to us a few years ago after having fallen (or been pushed) from his nest. He had some neurological problems and was missing an eye, so he couldn't be released. He became one of our dear education animals. Lately though, he's been having more seizures and they've been getting worse, so the decision was made to put him down to save him further suffering. It's always sad when they decide to euthanize an animal there, but one with a name whom everyone has worked with is almost unbearably sad. Mom cried this morning when she read the email, and is still kind of dripping. Cy is okay now, we know, and is whole and healthy once again. Fly free, little Cyclops, we'll all miss you.
I hope you are having a wonderful day, full of cuddles and scritches (and warmth). Hugs, Falco

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02/25/2015 09:07.38 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Wednesday Thoughts . . .
Still in "Recovery-Mode" from Hollywood's Big Night.

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Some of you BirdChannel friends have expressed that they don't watch The Oscars.
Dad doesn't really like the Hollywood Glamor-thing and some of the industry politics,
but we do love movies.
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Often we are disappointed with what films and actors win the awards. That is all a part of the game. We often look back on past years with a knowing smirk, realizing that the movies we liked best that year are the ones that are still being watched and appreciated.
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All that being said, we do like tuning in that one night a year, when Hollywood goes all-out and celebrates the talent, work and yes, the tackiness of The Hollywood Movie Machine.
~Wings Up~

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02/25/2015 12:43.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Dear mama BB
I hope you had a greyt time at the Milonga! I barely got to dance with you, so many birds lined up for the honor!
Now, I want you to talk to your dad. Tell him that it's time to get married! I don't want to see you and poppa Sky having to have a shotgun wedding, so tell your pops to get together with g-ma Deb and get it planned!
Luv, Spot♥
PS. BonBon and Parker say 'Hi'!

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02/24/2015 07:08.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miss BB
I guess I am confused. I thought that I was in the kissing booth next, but I guess it is Rocket. So, mom worked on the wrong picture. She always has a long and busy day at work and she is tired when she comes home. Sorry for the confusion.
Your Pal,
Pedro

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02/24/2015 06:05.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Parties with the Stars
Inside Oscar’s Glamorous After-Parties
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The night doesn’t end when the final Oscar is handed out. In fact, the party is just getting started as stars and execs exit the Dolby Theater, heading to a flurry of post-awards celebrations, including the Governors Ball, the Vanity Fair Party, Elton John’s AIDS Foundation party and more.

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The Governors Ball
By the time celebs arrived at the Governors Ball, they were ravenous. As usual, the event was catered by Wolfgang Puck -- a fact he made sure everyone was aware of.
Before the Oscars began, he walked the entire red carpet in his chef's whites with a tray displaying some of the treats partygoers would be offered at the after-party. Among them: caviar-topped baked potatoes, chicken pot pie and mac and cheese with aged cheddar. There was also a dessert bar, though most guests skipped the cookies and cupcakes in favor of Puck's trademark mini gold-covered chocolate Oscars. The candy men were kept just feet from a station where winners headed with their real gold statues and queued up to wait for engraving.
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Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Location: Wallis Annenberg Center, Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA
Details: Graydon Carter hosts the Vanity Fair Oscar party at a custom-designed space which connects the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with City Hall. Above photo, Lady Gaga attends while right, Oscar-winning best supporting actor Jared Leto photobombs Anne Hathaway.
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InStyle Oscar Party
Location: Fig & Olive, 8940 Melrose Place, West Hollywood, CA

Guy Oseary and Madonna’s Late Night Party
Details: Undisclosed. It’s happening, but a source close to the event says Madonna will be unable to attend since she’ll be in rehearsals for The Brit Awards on Feb. 25.
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Elton John Oscars Party
The Elton John AIDS Foundation hosted its 2015 Academy Awards viewing party in West Hollywood on Sunday. The annual event, now in its 23rd year, serves as a star-studded fundraiser for the organization, which John founded in 1992 to support HIV/AIDS care, prevention, and awareness.

John and his husband David Furnish serve as co-hosts. Gordon Ramsay is once again providing a five-course gourmet dinner, and there will be a special musical performance. John, who joined Instagram in December to document his wedding to Furnish, is now using his account to share intimate pictures from the exclusive celebration. Before the Oscars ceremony began, the music legend revealed $4.85 million had already been raised, and later shared an adorable picture of his sons watching “Uncle Neil” Patrick Harris host the show.

Miley Cyrus, Heidi Klum, Nina Dobrev, the Osbournes, Aaron Paul, Alec Baldwin, Rob Lowe are among the celebrities in attendance. Plenty more are expected to join the festivities once the Academy Awards show ends.

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02/24/2015 01:05.44 AM Report This Comment  
  HELLO FROM FINNEGAN
Hi Ms. BB,
Thanks for the muffins. They were great! Thanks so much for coming by to vote for me. Momma's been so busy, plus, she's been having lots of computer problems. She had a very busy weekend. Of course everyday starts out with feeding, changing waters and cleaning cages for seven birdies. Then she had to vacuum, which she needs to do pretty much everyday with all of us. She had to bake a cake, too, for bird club on Sun. Then she had to shower, wash and blow-dry her hair because she had a baby shower to attend on Sat. afternoon. She had to stop at the grocery on the way home and be back in time for her client to pick up Apollo. He was one cool bird! Then she had to cook an Italian dish for our bird club's pot luck. She made dinner for Daddy and afterward made frosting for the cake before she fell into bed!

Sunday started out with us birdies and our care, as usual. Then she finished the Italian Penne dish and get it in the slow cooker to take to bird club. Then it was off to church, followed by a frantic loading up the car with food and three of us birds. I ALWAYS get to go to bird club where I have a grand time! When we got home it was unload the car, clean up our carriers for our next trip, feed all of us, change our waters, clean our cages and wash the slow cooker and cake pan. She also had to give Lucy lots of extra attention and cuddles since she doesn't get to go to bird club because she's flighted. No flighted birds are allowed. Then she tucked us all in and fell into bed herself again. Poor Momma...she's all worn out. She doesn't think that she'll ever catch up with her blogging. That's one of the reasons she had to stay off BC for so long, that and Daddy being sick all these years...too many responsibilities. Now she's going to copy and paste this.
Love from Finnegan

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02/23/2015 03:21.06 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer and Dad Sleepy after Oscar Parties
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"The costumes, the scenery, the makeup, the props
The audience that lifts you when you're down
The headaches, the heartaches, the backaches, the flops
The sheriff who escorts you out of town

The opening when your heart beats like a drum
The closing when the customers won't come

There's no business like show business
Like no business I know..."
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Dad says it will take a couple of Blogs to cover his disorganized reactions to the 87th Acadmy Awards. [Dad is old and scatter-brained anyway, but I love him].

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First Things First: The Opening Number was Awesome. The best in years.
The other highlight of the show was Lady Gaga's tribute to the 50th anniversary of "The Sound of Music" -like her or not, her performance was phenomenal.
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Dad's pick for Best Dressed: Rosamund Pike‘s red hot custom Givenchy gown
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Although Dad thinks there were better films last year, anything called "Birdman" gets my vote too. It took hom 4 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.
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Dad's favorite film this year was "Whiplash" which won three awards, including JK Simmons winning for Best Supporting Actor - Dad says he had the best performance of the year and his gold statue was the most deserved.
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It's interesting that each of the eight nominees for 'Best Picture' went home with at least one Oscar
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WINNERS:
Best Picture: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
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Director: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Alejandro G. Iñárritu
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Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne in “The Theory of Everything”
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Actress: Julianne Moore in “Still Alice”
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Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons in “Whiplash”
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Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette in “Boyhood”
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Adapted Screenplay: “The Imitation Game” Written by Graham Moore
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Original Screenplay: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo
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Animated Feature: “Big Hero 6”
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Original Score: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” Alexandre Desplat (WINNER)
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Original Song: “Glory” from “Selma”
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Film Editing: “Whiplash” Tom Cross
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Cinematography: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Emmanuel Lubezki
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Foreign Language Film: “Ida” from Poland

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02/23/2015 03:45.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss BB!
Here is a big vote for you!! I changed my profile picture and I am hoping that you can use it for the kissing booth. (I'm not sure how to email you a picture, or get it to you in some other way). We've had problems signing onto BC, but we were finally able to get on. I can't wait for all of the pretty birdies to line up for kisses!! I'm going to eat some lemons tonight so I have a good pucker!! ;-)
Your pal, Pedro

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02/22/2015 05:10.54 PM Report This Comment  
  How do you do, Ms. BB
Hello, my name is Rio The Peanut Princess but all of my friends call me The Peanut for short. It is my pleasure to make your feathered acquaintance. I am pretty new to the BC flock and so far I have really loved all of the birdies I have met. I heard about the KB and although I don't know much about it, I would really love to be in it. I can't think of a better way to make more friends than to have all kinds of peachy kisses with new birdies. Could you tell me what I need to do and how it all works?
I have pecked you a vote as a greeting and I hope you have a splendid day.
Many winghugs and peachy kisses ~ The Peanut

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02/22/2015 01:14.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer ready to co-Host The Oscars
Oscar Sunday
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Singing: "It’s a wonderful night for Oscar…Oscar, Oscar!" --Billy Crystal
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Billy Crystal is my favorite Oscar Host. He has hosted NINE Times between 1990 and 2012.
As far as I'm concerned he could keep on hosting.
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The origin of the name Oscar is disputed. One biography of Bette Davis claims that she named the Oscar after her first husband, band leader Harmon Oscar Nelson; Walt Disney is also quoted as thanking the Academy for his Oscar as early as 1932.
Another claimed origin is that the Academy's Executive Secretary, Margaret Herrick, first saw the award in 1931 and made reference to the statuette's reminding her of her "Uncle Oscar" (a nickname for her cousin Oscar Pierce). Columnist Sidney Skolsky was present during Herrick's naming and seized the name in his byline, "Employees have affectionately dubbed their famous statuette 'Oscar'". The trophy was officially dubbed the "Oscar" in 1939 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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I am ready for a great night. We have snacks, a coffee cake, champagne and Dad'll be picking up "subs" [Submarine Sandwiches]. Just a small party.
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Have a great night, everyone. ~Wings Up~

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02/22/2015 02:04.08 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Miss BB
I'm looking forward to my time in the kissing booth. I just know that I will get more smackers than my frother Rocket will!! Have a great week!!
Your Pal,
Pedro

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02/21/2015 07:02.29 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Miss BB
I will be ready to pucker up in the kissing booth!!! Maybe a few smooches will turn the toad of a bird into a prince!! LOL Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Your friend,
Rocket

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02/21/2015 06:54.44 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello BB~
I hope you are having a great day! Dad is back on the road and it's not New Mexico he was going to, it Colorado! Different story all together. Mom could have sworn he said New Mexico but he tells her he told her it was Pueblo which is in Colorado! Well he got to the yard and they don't think he can make it all the way to Colorado on time so now he is going to Salt Lake City! Good news is that most of the mountain passes between here and there are bare and dry. There is a storm blowing in today but it's mostly wind and it's just not cold enough to snow. We did put the fireplace on for a bit this morning just to warm the room up for me.
Mom is finishing up the laundry and then she'll head off to bed. We had a great weekend but now it's time for the workweek to start! I wish I could be at the Milonga tonight but mom will be sleeping so I won't have a typist! I think I have only made it to one but I always go back on Sunday morning and read all about it!
I hope your day is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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02/21/2015 12:33.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer's Saturday Squawks
Instead of saying who I think will win Oscars, or who should win, I will simply concentrate on what I consider the Best Films for the year.
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Top Films of 2014: My Top Films this year:
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#1: “Whiplash”: (Dir: Damien Chazelle).
"Whiplash" is such an amazing film in every way. The Directing, the Writing, the Editing, the Cinematography. The performances are outstanding.

A film about Talent, Ambition, Obsession. Pushing oneself beyond known abilities. - -Soaring above the rest.
"Whiplash" won both The Audience Award and The Grand Jury Prize at Sundance - an amazing feat.

Filmed more like a thriller than a film about music, it becomes a battle of wills between our protagonist [Miles Teller] and his mentor-[a truly amazing J.J. Simmons]. It is an exhilarating work from the start to it's adrenaline-rushing finish.
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#2: “Boyhood”: (Dir: Richard Linklater).
A celebration of Life and being human. A simple story of growing up becomes profound and moving. Filmed over 12 years, the story and characters grow as the real-life filmmakers do, and the end-result is wonderful.

Richard Linklater is a talented, insightful director. I think the time has come to acknowledge his achievements.
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3. “Calvary”: (Dir: John Michael McDonagh)
Beautiful, sad and scathing portrait of a simple priest struggling with his own humanity and trying to do good in a small sinful town.
A truly great performance by Brendan Gleeson and a portrait of the True Power of Forgiveness. It is a film of Faith, of Doubt and Transcendence.
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4. “Birdman” (Dir: Alejandro González Iñárritu)
Michael Keaton shines in this fascinating exploration of Creativity, Talent and the cost of Fame. The tale winds seamlessly and breathlessly to the last shot.
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5. “The Babadook” (Dir: Jennifer Kent).
A superior horror tales that is brilliant in every way. What an amazing first film: Writing, Direction, Cinematography --- pitch-perfect performances.
An amazing film that works on a few different levels.
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6. "Edge of Tomorrow"
7. "Enemy"
8. "Ida"
9. "Into the Woods"
10. "Jodorowsky's Dune"
11. "Locke"
12. "The Immigrant"

You can check out the complete article here:
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http://fuzzbearmark.livejournal.com/2794642.html
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02/21/2015 02:15.36 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi ya BB~
I hope you are having a wonderful day! I finally have some time to get a note out! Dad has been home for a few days and is now getting ready to head out again. He was suppose to go tomorrow but there might be snow in the mountains tomorrow so he is getting a head start to avoid the snow!
Just the usual stuff going on around here. Lots of cleaning up and boring stuff like that. I have kept myself busy with toys and snacks and lots of play time with mom.
I hope your night is just perfect! Leaving a vote and a big hug! Hope you are staying warm! Spring is only 27 days away!
Love you ~ Sugar ♥

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02/20/2015 07:11.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ms. BB
Thanks, it should be warmer by then, at least I hope so.
Happy Chinese New Year (Tet) to everyone. Did you dance under the dragon at the KB yesterday?
Today it's really cold again, it was 0 when mom walked the dogs quickly around the block. They had a very short one today. At the wildlife center, mom cleaned the main aviary, which is full of pigeons right now, and did the bunny room. There are only adult eastern cottontails in there right now, and one of them charged at mom! She was surprised, because usually the bunnies are so scared they try to stay still so no predator can see them. Anyway, the chores there were done and mom ran some errands before coming home.
Today is Lena's birthday. Can you believe mom has a granddaughter turning 31? She herself only turned 21 this year, hahaha. Mom is having the family for dinner tomorrow, so she had to buy a few groceries. Then she went to the mall to get her vitamin supplements, and dropped off posters for the baby shower and summer camps at the supermarket, her nail place, and the vet's office. Now she's home with us, and after she finishes our blogs, she will finally finish making those bows for the Biscuits Bingo. Then she's ours for the day.
I hope you are staying warm, getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

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02/20/2015 12:11.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Frigid Friday Flitzer
Our Oscar Host for 2014:
Neil Patrick Harris
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Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15, 1973) is an American actor, writer, producer, director, magician,[2] comedian, and singer. He is best known for playing Barney Stinson in the television comedy series "How I Met Your Mother" (2005–2014), for which he was nominated for Emmy Awards.
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In 2014, he starred in the title role in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on Broadway, for which he won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.
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He has hosted The Emmys, The Tonys, and now The Oscars.

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02/20/2015 12:51.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Talks Oscar Parties
A Sneak Peek Inside the Glamorous Oscars Governors Ball
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Party Party Party
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When all 1,500 guests make their way into the 2015 Oscars Governors Ball — the Academy Awards’ annual after-party — they’ll be entering an old-school Hollywood speakeasy.
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The room will be adorned in plush velvets and tapestries, and will feature hundreds of black-and-white photographs from the Academy’s collections.
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When all 1,500 guests make their way into the 2015 Oscars Governors Ball — the Academy Awards’ annual after-party — they’ll be entering an old-school Hollywood speakeasy.
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The room will be adorned in plush velvets and tapestries, and will feature hundreds of black-and-white photographs from the Academy’s collections.
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“The colors are very rich jewel tones – burgundies, purples, deep greens and golds,” says celebrity florist Mark Held. “We’re trying to create a different look for each table. Some tables have vintage-looking lamps, some tables are tone-on-tone purple, and for some tables, we’ve created man-made flowers out of succulents. It’s very eclectic.”
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Aside from the stunning décor, Hollywood’s A-listers will have plenty to munch on, as chef Wolfgang Puck has created 32(!) unique dishes to serve over the course of the meal.
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“When we do a menu for 1,500 people, we have to have enough dishes so that there’s something for everybody,” explains Puck. “Some people are vegan and vegetarian, some people don’t eat fish or don’t eat meat. Because of that, we made 32 different dishes, from a little parsnip chip with eggplant puree, which are a little Middle Eastern, to lobster rolls with bacon, which is traditional American.”
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Other dishes include baked potatoes topped with caviar, black truffle chicken pot pies, Wagyu shortrib with squash puree, chilled sweet pea soup, and Puck’s signature Oscar-shaped smoked salmon matzo. (350 lbs. of smoked salmon will be served in total!)
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Of course, no party is complete without some festive drinks. Piper-Heidsieck will be serving up 1,500 bottles of champagne — including about 750 of their exclusive Rare bottles — while Sterling Vineyards will be providing 2,400 bottles of wine.

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02/19/2015 01:06.01 AM Report This Comment  
  HELLO FROM FINNEGAN
Hi Ms BB,
No, silly, that's not a credit card! It's the Valoentine's Day card I made for you! How long does one have to stay in the kissing booth? A week or a month? Momma says that she just doesn't have time to blog so much everyday. She has too many of us birdies to take care of, plus Daddy! She also bird-sits for other people's birdies when they go on vacation. This week we have an African grey visiting named Apollo. He seems to be enjoying himself and he likes Momma. He whistles for her, talks to her and lets her skritchy him. He won't do any of those things for Daddy. In fact, when Daddy enters the room, he clams up. He sure does make big messes though! If you have time, maybe you could help me get to 3K.
Hugs from Finnegan

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02/18/2015 12:44.01 PM Report This Comment  
  HELLO FROM LITTLE LUCY
Hi Ms BB,
Thanks for your votes. I should have my 4K by tomorrow. Then maybe you could help my big frother, Finnegan get to 3K.
Big Hugs from Little Miss Lucy♥

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02/18/2015 12:26.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ms. BB
Any time after Willie would be fine, but not the 2 weeks right after. In other words, give mom a break between Willie's and my dates. Thanks.
Today mom is kind of relaxing for awhile, but later she has to go to the funeral home. It's the one day viewing for Aunt Marge, with the funeral tomorrow morning. Mom talked to Aunt Ginny today again and she's holding up well. They were laughing on the phone and chatting about all kinds of things.
Mom doesn't like sitting in the funeral home for long, so she'll go this afternoon, but not go back tonight. It's really neat that Aunt Marge had all this arranged from 2002. She had everything paid for, and all the service arranged, because she told the funeral director that she didn't want to stick her kids with any bills. Mom is thinking that's a great idea, so she will talk to someone soon, and make arrangements. She expects to be around for some time, but it's a good idea to have things taken care of.
Okay, enough with the morbid, it's time for bird talk. Has anyone redeemed points for the new annual Bird Talk magazine? We redeemed points, haven't received it yet, and are hoping it will be the 2015 edition. Mom says when she redeemed the points, it was still a picture of last year's magazine. It occurred to her after she pressed the key that it was an old picture. If anyone has received it from points, let us know.
I hope you are having a good day, staying warm, and getting lots of cuddles and scritches. Hugs, Peppino

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02/18/2015 09:50.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ms. BB
Just let me know, I'll be there! I didn't realize it was so long since I was there, I was still just a baby at the time. Hugs, Willie

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02/18/2015 09:34.46 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Wednesday Squawks
'BEST DIRECTOR'
The Director of a film helms the project - it is his vision which ends up on the screen -the scope, the mood, the pacing. He normally chooses the actors and crew that can best fulfill the work he/she envisions. Although a collaborative effort, the Director makes the big decisions and it responsible for the final product.

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Due to strange rules of The Academy, there are 8 'Best Picture' nominees this year, yet only 5 Directors can be nominated for recognition.

In my eyes, Director RICHARD LINKLATER has been the most creative, experimental, thoughtful and accomplished director of the bunch. Although 'Boyhood' may not be his best film, I am rooting for him to win 'Best Director' this year.
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Achievement in Directing:

"Birdman" or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance): Alejandro G. Iñárritu
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"Boyhood": Richard Linklater
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"Foxcatcher": Bennett Miller
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"The Grand Budapest Hotel": Wes Anderson
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Another cold n snowy day here in Buffalo -our endless Winter...
Bundle up and Stay warm.
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"The Imitation Game": Morten Tyldum

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02/18/2015 03:35.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello BB!!
It is nice to hear from you again and thank you for stopping in. My fister, Susan, was in the kissing booth a long time ago. She really enjoyed it and I know she would like being in it again. My frother Buddy would also enjoy getting the extra attention!! Me and Rocket and Maestro wouldn't mind taking a turn, too. Rocket needs a girlfriend!! Lol Thank you for thinking of us and have a great week!!
Your friend,
Pedro

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