I love Twitter. I always imagine how silhouette logos would look fleshed out in 3-D. It s interesting how shapes reduce when they are just a few pixels across. It helps explain why corporate marks are so simple. They have to look good when they are really small in some random app interface. Aww he is so kawaii.:3 Twitter is for normies and corporations. Checkout this article — Twitter is dying.
It must be an amazing life to live in the canopy of a massive unspoiled tropical rain forest, to be able to fly at will, to eat nothing but delicious tropical fruit, to have no cold season, to be so secluded that you never encounter civilization, to have instincts that tell you everything to do and a natural home that provides for you. I love birds. Toucan eating fruit with his Lantern Bug bros.
I have always known that mockingbirds copied other birds but I never paid it much attention. Then I heard one sound like a tree frog then a cricket then a car alarm then a blue jay. I was amazed and it stuck with me. Here is a mocking bird on YouTube copying a car alarm among other things. I guess they could be seen as a boring subject but I see them everyday when I am on the treadmill and I watch them sing and hunt for bugs and I have grown attached to them. They are like tiny machines.
Purple Finches are one of my favorite birds. Roger Tory Peterson described them as “a sparrow dipped in raspberry juice” and its not far from the truth. The males sometimes have a bright red head and breast. Their coloring is sometimes very subtle. We get a horde of them at the feeder in Georgia in winter. When you live in the middle of nowhere watching a pretty bird can be the highlight of your day. They are so little and kawaii. Now if only the neighbors cat would stop hunting them.
Cardinals are beautiful. They stand out so starkly against a snowy white background. It is so strange and pretty how they have both bright red plumage and an iridescent orange beak. I am glad they winter in Georgia — they are so much prettier than the other drab birds at the feeder. As climate change happens it is going to put the squeeze on their delicate habitat. We have to do what we can to protect them.
Myna Bird Edward lived with Hunter Thompson. He learned to like being caged up and cared for and taught to curse, drink whisky and recite verses from the Odyssey while listening to Miles Davis fusion records. But it took a toll on his fragile bird psyche.
There is rumor on the internet that KFC has used genetic engineering to create 4 legged chickens for more delicious drumsticks. And that “the government forced KFC to stop using the word ‘chicken’ because they serve meat from mutant animals”. If it is on the internet it must be true. When I was little I had a stuffed bok-bok. <3 Please be nice to chickens.
It is amazing how cardinals evolved to be the brightest red possible in a world that rewards gray and drab. They are so blatant in their beauty — it makes them an easy target for predators. Cardinal bird illustration.
Kingfishers are amazing fliers and hunters. They look strangely like giant humming birds and they have freakishly large heads. Kingfisher cartoon.
It amazes me that dinosaurs evolved into birds to survive. You can see the remnants of their dinosaur ancestors when you look at their tiny, scaly and clawed feet. Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher Illustration.