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Mr Ziggy wasa carefully guarded secret at our QCPS bird rescues shelter, for 2 years! His previous mom had become unable to care for him properly, and was forced to give him up, but it was her wish that he didn't go yoyo just anybody, but a bird loving person! I had spoken several times for several months about Zig, and on February 16th at our bird club meeting, the Big Zig became a Dallas bird! I want to point out that he was not abused from cruelty, rather neglected somewhat by his loving previous owner, waiting to do the right thing for him, consequently some negligent abuse, but he has recovered, and is a very happy and well adjusted parrot! He prefers women to men, and he really loves his aunt Denise! I think he felt like a big shot hanging out with RaneBeau and Coach Reba today! He is truly one of those simple pleasures in life, and as he sits beside me every day, he brightens my world like you can't believe! He has been in my home for nearly 2 months, and I love him dearly, what is not to love...

Mr Ziggy, daddy Chuck, & the Dallas flock
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Hi! My name is Ziggy~Happy Valentine's Day dear friends, love ya

I am a Yellow-Collared Macaw from Rock Island, IL.

Zigmeister, Zig Zag, Z-man, and Zigster, so far! Now his BB knick name is Big Zig Hammer...he is the sweetest bird, I can not imagine why nobody wanted him...

12 years old   M

Yellow-Collared Macaw

Some fruit & veggies and a few unsalted peanuts in the shell, and his special Higgins parrot mix...

...on top of his cage, and back by his toy, he loves his toys and bells! This little guy has a big appetite, he wants to be like his new big buddy RaneBeau...

Any and all sudden movements, and not being covered at night night time

He is so patient and never yells at me for any reason! I get fresh food and water every single day, and sometimes a tidbit of human food, love that stuff...

Zigs will not step on your hand, but prefers a sleeved arm, and what a sweetheart, he is....

...pray a lot, and remember there is somebody for everybody, my Lord is a good and just Lord....

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  Hi ziggy
Squak does not need a special day to be BRAT OF THE DAY. She does very well everyday, har, har, har..... Screech

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03/05/2015 01:34.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Thursday
Happy Thursday. Dad has to cross town to take his car to the doctor today.
Hopefully the ice won't win this time in his walking or driving. ~Wings Up~

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03/05/2015 01:17.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
The last day to enter the jockey lottery is Saturday. All 3 of you are in the lottery.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

03/04/2015 10:15.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
finally some blog time here which appears to be at a premimium...aaarrgghh...this winter awful....another storm to screw things up in the morning, but Cookie is probably happy since she has a doctor's appointment before mom goes to work for her plucking (Cookie's not mom's) My hormones seem to be calming down and I am really trying to be a good boy and not bite into mom and just give her a gentle beak. When she comes home from work I come up to the cage and ask "want some?" and lower my head for scritches. Miranda has taken to walking about the floor showing off while CuBird is locked in her condo...Doo decided to jump on dad the other night while watching tv with mom just to see if he was awake..we all got our nails dones last saturday with Aunt Jeanne and uughhh, weights recorded. My frother charlie refuses to step up (you know, he's one of those old wild caught old fart birds) and mom has to put him in a box and weigh him. He and baldrick got carried away preening each other so now Charlie has a bald spot on his belly and Baldrick has a bald spot on his forehead, Obsessive compulsive disorder,yes? Now I want you to make sure that your daddy is careful in his workshop with the toys and no falling down in the garage, right? Dont meake me come over there. That's all the news that's fit to print and poop on from the Stark Flock. Love and winghugs, Joshua

Come visit me, Carter-Justice For Ozzi-TY 4 BOTD 8/28/14, Doo Diligence-Justice for Ozzi, Cookie-Justice For Ozzi-thank you for BOTD 7/31/14, Charlie-Justice 4 Ozzy-TY for BOTD 10/29/14, Tricky D- RIP 12/12/12-Thank you BOTD 12/12/14, Teal'c-Thank you for BOTD 10-14-14 Justice for Ozz, Elvis Thank you for BOTD 2/22/15, Joshua Chico Justice for Ozzi, Blue-Justice for Ozzi-TY 4 BOTD 9/7/14, Moggie -Justice for Ozzi, George (Gen George Hammond)RIP Gen 12/13/08, Cu-Bird -Justice for Ozzi, Nanday Security Services, LLC, Miranda -Justice for Ozzi, Captain Darling-RIP 5/19/2014 ty 4 BOTD 9/19/14 & Baldrick Thank you for BOTD 3/20/14.

03/04/2015 06:09.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer on an icy Wednesday in Buffalo
LA Fitness today: Dad had an adventure keeping his commitment of going to the gym:
The real work-out was trying not to fall down my driveway or in the street. Everything was sheer ice.
Crawled/Slid/Skidded down the driveway -and the street was worse.

Ice-covered by water - no way to get a foothold anywhere. HE IS BAD ON ICE

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I, King Flitzer, have decreed today "Apple Day". Dad cut up apples for me in my preferred shape and size. Yay me! Have a Happy Day!
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Dad's note: Flitzer did *Not* need BOTM to feed his ego - - Ha-Ha.

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03/04/2015 04:00.04 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
Please send some of those warm temps up here!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

03/03/2015 10:34.19 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi ziggy
R T was here.

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03/03/2015 01:29.06 AM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer on Tuesday
Photo: Flitzer gets in on the act, and joins Michael Keaton in the Oscar-Winning "Birdman"
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Monday Dad got me in the Travel Cage and took me to get my claws done with Aunt Maria.
I decided, for a change, not to fight it, and it passed quickly. Dad even bought some extra seeds for me while he was there. I must say, it was nice getting out as I've been stuck at home for the past couple months in record-cold temperatures.

The rest of the day went well, enjoyed some good Daddy-n-Bird Time. ~Wings Up~

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03/03/2015 01:24.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
Did you want to enter the jockey draw? Or, are you going to try to win a hat contest? You did very well on that taking second place.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

03/02/2015 08:40.11 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
i thought i would come to your page today.

since we are still getting winter advisory warnings, more snow and temps still dropping down to the low 10s i thought i would talk about chickadees those cute little black and white balls of fluff we see flying around outside in this weather. Chickadees Are Cold Weather Machines

Though any bird that survives winter in the North amazes those of us that depend on furnaces and warm blankets, the black-capped chickadee may be the most incredible of all winter survivors. although none can compare to the emperor penguin thats for sure.

“Black-capped Chickadees have a wonderful assortment of adaptations for the winter. “Carefully hidden food items, dense winter coats, specially selected winter roost cavities, and perhaps most remarkable of all, the ability to go into nightly hypothermia, thus conserving large amounts of energy, greatly increases the chances of survival,” The ability to go into regulated hypothermia actually lowers the chickadee’s body temperature in a controlled manner, down to about 12 or 15 degrees (F.) below their normal daytime temperature of 108 degrees (F.). This remarkable adaptation allows the bird to conserve almost 25 percent of its hourly metabolic expenditure when the outside temperature is at freezing. The lower the outside temperature, the more energy conserved

“Chickadees are not the suburban wimps that some people think they are as every winter morning chickadees replace the fat they used overnight and struggle against starvation and stinging cold. even though they are tough survivors that live close to the edge of life i still find myself partial to Bue Jays as i spot their bright blue color against the white snow and hear them calling out to me every morning. at least i like to think they are calling out to me.
THANKYOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

love BOO BOO the rare Blue Bali Mynah

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03/02/2015 04:29.18 PM Report This Comment  
  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 04:10.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
Do you want to be entered in the race? You have never been a jockey. There is still time.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

03/01/2015 10:53.28 PM 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 02:12.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
Are you happy that it's March in the morning? I am, one day closer to summer!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

02/28/2015 09:35.43 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Final February Post
THE LOST ART OF THE INTERMISSION:
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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 02:28.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi ziggy
Pops told me to tell you to go lay with your little blocks of wood. ha, ha, ha, RT

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02/28/2015 12:54.20 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
Just dropping off a bunch of hugs ...
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

02/27/2015 09:47.22 PM 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 04:23.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
Sending warm hugs ...
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

02/26/2015 10:26.26 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 12:58.07 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
Are you tired of winter? Let's go to the Caribbean ..ok?
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

02/25/2015 10:23.47 PM 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 01:07.17 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
I'm just turning my back on winter (actually preening)!
Stay warm!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

02/24/2015 09:47.15 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 01:15.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi ziggy
Popcorn, peanuts, cracker Jack. Spring training is in full swing here in Lakeland, for The Detroit team. Screech

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02/24/2015 12:59.02 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
I think this is the most boring part of winter. We are waiting for the snow to melt and the temps to warm up.
Mom doesn't like going to church on Easter in winter coats and boots!!!!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

02/23/2015 09:34.35 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 03:49.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi ziggy
Now maybe things can get back to normal. Screech

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02/23/2015 12:50.43 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
Are you staying warm at your place? We have those nasty wind chill problems again!!!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

02/22/2015 10:13.45 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 02:19.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
Snuggle hugs back at ya ... stay warm :)
Hugs
Chyna

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02/21/2015 09:05.31 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 02:13.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
It's another freezing night ... here's some hot chocolate for you.
Hugs
Chyna

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02/20/2015 10:57.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
Miss Cheeta here from the Wallops Island flock to warm your cold winters day with a warm note from me and the rest of the flock. Mom has finally caught up and has a few minutes to answer all the sweet blogs your flock has let for our flock here. Yes I may not be able to fly but I sure can get around and nothing stops me. Miss Puffin was actually preening me the other day while Mr. ceasaur was taking a nap otherwise Ceasaur would not let me get within two feet of his precious Miss Puffin.He also keeps Greenie at bay she is one of the other mini macaws in our flock who acts just like you. I tell you it sure keeps mom busy watching out for us all and breaking up all the squabbles we get into becuse not of us birds likes backing down. Stay safe and warm Mr. Ziggy and give our sweet love to your sweet dad and the rest of your wonderful flock.

Hugs
Miss Cheeta

Come visit me, Nippy, "Angel " THANK YOU EVERY BIRDIE", Opie, Sunny RIP "THANK YOU FOR BOTD", Greenie "The newest member of the flock", Puffin " It is so cold ", Little Bird R.I.P 3/24/2010, SHADOW, Feathers" Thank you for BOTD ", Ceasaur "It is so cold -18 here", CHEETA, Scarlet "One of the Mighty Macaws", Alex & Sweetie "Thank you friends", Julio, Charlie" Wish winter was over and Spring was here", Angel Baby "THANK YOU FOR THIS HONOR", Happy loves Maxie Pie, "SASSY GIRL It's my Hatch Day", Peppy, Emy"I laid two eggs May 14, 2014", "Sweetheart" RIP Beautiful Girl, Sweetie & Chatterbox.

02/20/2015 10:31.09 AM 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 03:51.33 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
Do you think your baseball will bring spring? I hope so.
Hugs
Chyna

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02/19/2015 10:25.51 PM 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.

Come visit me, King Flitzer hangin at the movies.

02/19/2015 01:06.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
I hope you are getting a hat ready for the derby.
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

02/18/2015 09:57.09 PM 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

Come visit me, King Flitzer hangin at the movies.

02/18/2015 03:52.34 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
I hope you are wearing your footie pj's ... stay warm!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Derby Farms, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

02/17/2015 09:47.46 PM Report This Comment  
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