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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...

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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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  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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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02/17/2015 09:47.46 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer has his say:
Oscars are This Sunday – Are You Excited?
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Enough already, Dad. You keep taking over the computer and talking about all these movies I don’t watch!
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Time for Flitzer’s Favorite Film: “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” (2003, Dir: Judy Irving)
This film focuses on the flock of cherry-headed conures (and a lonely blue-headed one named Connor) who flock around the Telegraph Hill region of the city and their closest human companion, Mark Bittner.
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I love everything about this film. The story, the photography. The beautiful parrots.
Love to watch this movie and Squawk along, adding my voice to the proceedings.
A Great Film! ==Flitzer
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02/17/2015 03:41.24 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
I hope you are staying nice and warm. Think thoughts of summer.
Hugs
Chyna

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02/16/2015 10:32.22 PM Report This Comment  
  HELLO FROM LITTLE LUCY
Thanks, Dallas Flock.
Hugs, Little Miss Lucy♥

Come visit me, Finnegan - Thank you everybirdy for your votes!, Daisy - R.I.P. - BOTW 9/17-9/23/07 & Miss Lucy Blue - Thank you all for your votes!.

02/16/2015 08:37.42 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Flyin' By...
Favorite Film Scores:
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I love "Movie Music".
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Music is so important in setting the mood of the film. It heightens the tension, the suspense, the romance....
Often we don't even notice the music as it is such an intricate part of the fabric of the film.

Sometimes it takes seeing a movie a few times to appreciate the score.

The greatest film composers know how to play on our emotions while we do not even realize it.
It only takes a few notes of the score to have movie memories come flooding back. We recognize the music for the shark in "Jaws" instantly, and can picture Scarlett O'Hara with just a couple notes of 'Tara's Theme'.
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My Top Favorite Musical Scores for Movies:
1. "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir - Bernard Herrmann
2. "Dead Ringers" - Howard Shore
4. "Ben-Hur" - Miklós Rózsa
4. "Out of Africa" - John Barry
5. "Cinema Paradiso" - Ennio Morricone
6 "All About My Mother" - Alberto Iglesias
7. "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" - Ennio Morricone
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What are your favorite film scores?

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02/16/2015 03:50.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
Here's some hot chocolate for you ... stay warm :)
Hugs
Chyna

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02/15/2015 10:51.28 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
Now that's some positive thinking with the baseball stuff out! I like that! Mom's got the additional heater on today becuase it is -8 and the wind chill is -15 about 25 mph! I hear you frother staying alive, oh my! Those darn little frother of mine keep doing their Viper Pilot exercises flying over my head! It is soooooo annoying. That Moggie and Teal'c just couldn't stop yesterday and then my fister Cookie decided to launch an air attach near me which scared me off the T stand, I went flying over to Blue's place only to have him attack my feet! Then he gets taken inside to side with dad and watch tv while mom tests out her new Shark vacuum! That thing is worst that the flying little frothers! It is terrifying. She knew Blue would get hysterical at the big upright monster, so inisde he went with dad only to shout out at us and dad tried to outshout him! Totally immature the both of them! At least we had a family movie night treat of Jersey Boys last night and we were all sock hopping to the tunes of the 4 Seasons. We are all happy that your daddy is doing well with his VA appointments and sure hope our dad does as well in 2 weeks at his ortho consult for his pain issues. So you stay warm and safe, give all our love to your wonderful flock and most extraoirdinary sweet daddy! Love and winghugs, Josh

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02/15/2015 08:51.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Sunday Movie Reflections from Flitzer
Memorable movie moments:
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Try to think of movie/film moments that bowled you over
-scenes after which you felt overwhelmed.
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Here's a short list of a few that come to mind:
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1. "American Beauty": Lester looking beyond his life to the unbelievable beauty in the world around him.

2. "The Best Years of Our Lives": Homer's homecoming

3. "Brokeback Mountain": Ennis finding the shirts.

4. "City Lights": the ending

5. "The Fly" (1986): the final Teleportation

6. "Jaws": finding Ben Gardner's boat

7. "Out of Africa": Karen & Denys flying over the African plains

8. "Say Anything": Lloyd and his boombox

9. "Singin' In the Rain": Gene Kelly twirling around in joy dancing down the rain-soaked street

10. "The Sixth Sense": the ending

11. "The Sound of Music": the Opening Scene

12. "Yankee Doodle Dandy": Jimmy Cagney dancing down the steps of The White House
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What are Your memorable moments?

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02/15/2015 03:00.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
Wishing you a HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY ... hope you had a nice one.
Hugs
Chyna

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02/14/2015 11:26.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer on Saturday
Record Bitter Cold Temps and Storm Warnings for the weekend.
Dad is still getting out when he can for quick trips - he's dressed in lotsa layers.
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Dad did get out to see Mike Leigh's film "Mr. Turner" starring the wondeful Timothy Spall.
Spall won Best Actor for the role at the Cannes Film Festival, but, sadly, did not get an Oscar Nomination .
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Keep Warm, EveryBirdie
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2015 Oscar Nominees - Best Actress in the Leading Role:
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Marion Cotillard: Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones: The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore: Still Alice
Rosamund Pike: Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon: Wild
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Come visit me, Flitzer loves Mary.

02/14/2015 02:58.37 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
I'm so ready for summer to start! I can't take any more of this cold nasty weather!!! We have cabin fever already and have only been home for one week and a few days!!!
Mom says that she and I need to be in really warm weather we are NOT Nanook of the North!
Hugs
Chyna

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02/13/2015 09:55.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer's Friday Flitterings
The Theatrical Experience.
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My Dad prefers to watch films in the movie theater. He goes sometimes once a week.
Often older Classic Films, or Foreign Films or Independent Films. He does see more current releases, but is very selective with those.
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Dad believes in the Theatrical Experience. He does not pay for cable TV or dish, and takes that entertainment money and spends it at the movies.
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There is something special in the communal experience of an audience in the dark - laughing at something funny, or holding its collective breath in suspense. It is a very special shared experience you can't get at home watching a DVD.
Being enveloped in the huge picture, the expanse of sound.
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The smell of freshly popped popcorn is a special treat. Dad says a movie isn't the same without a nice bag of popcorn in his lap.
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I like to share special movies at home with Dad and sometimes his friends as well. Often what we see at home are films Dad fell in love with At The Movies.

Come visit me, Flitzer loves Mary.

02/13/2015 03:39.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
Did you see that big fish I have on my page? That is the salt water drum fish that makes all the noise from Jan thru Mar. I heard him and his friends every night! I heard they range from 30lbs to 90lbs. I wouldn't want to meet that big guy!
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

02/12/2015 09:35.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer on Thursday
Photo:
The iconic image of Harold Lloyd dangling from the clock from "Safety Last!" (1923)
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2015 Oscar Nominees - Best Actor in the Leading Role:

Steve Carell: "Foxcatcher"
Bradley Cooper: "American Sniper"
Benedict Cumberbatch: "The Imitation Game"
Michael Keaton: "Birdman" or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Eddie Redmayne: "The Theory of Everything"
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I would like to see Bradley Cooper or Michael Keaton win
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~Wings Up~ ==Flitzer

Come visit me, Flitzer loves Mary.

02/12/2015 03:43.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
I finally have my Valentine's pic up.
Hugs
Chyna

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02/11/2015 07:36.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Wednesday
"We'll always have Paris.": "Casablanca", Dad's Favorite Film:
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"CASABLANCA" (1942, Dir: Michael Curtiz)
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Although Casablanca was an A-list film with established stars and first-rate writers, no one involved with its production expected it to be anything out of the ordinary.
It was just one of hundreds of pictures produced by Hollywood every year.
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"Casablanca" had its world premiere on November 26, 1942, in New York City and was released on January 23, 1943, in the United States. The film was a solid if unspectacular success in its initial run, rushed into release to take advantage of the publicity from the Allied invasion of North Africa a few weeks earlier.

The film's reputation grew as audiences embraced it. Casablanca won three Academy Awards: for Best Picture, director, and writing (screenplay). Its lead characters, memorable lines, and pervasive theme song have all become iconic. The film has consistently ranked near the top of lists of the greatest films of all time.

Come visit me, Flitzer loves Mary.

02/11/2015 03:44.09 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Ziggy
Trust me ... we all have days like that! It's a wonder that our parronts can deal with it sometimes. But, in the end, they love us very much. Here's a extra hug for you :)
Hugs
Chyna

Come visit me, Chyna & Bailey ♥ RIP.

02/10/2015 09:37.00 PM Report This Comment  
  Flitzer Tuesday Talk:
The Great Studio Era: MGM
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc.Once the largest and most glamorous of film studios, MGM was founded in 1924 headed by Louis B. Mayer. Studio billed itself as having "more stars than there are in heaven", a reference to the large number of A-list movie stars under contract to the company.
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MGM stood for the Best & the Glamorous. The Studio specialized in Musicals and great Dramas during Hollywood's Golden Era.
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The Studio's Motto was "Ars Gratia Artis", is a Latin phrase meaning "Art for art's sake".
The logo, which features Leo the Lion. Originally silent, the sound of Leo the Lion's roar was added to films for the first time in August 1928.
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The MGM era wound down in the early 1970s.
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List of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Metro-Goldwyn- -Mayer_films

Come visit me, Flitzer loves Mary.

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