I am shocked, absolutely shocked

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  1. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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    For some reason, I feel like bursting out into song.

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrDVzbeDzRk[/yt]
     
  2. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Exactly. :rommie:
     
  3. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    A New Zealand women phone up her local council and told them that there was a 'baby moa' in her garden despite the fact that moas have been extinct for centuries. The dog control officers went out to investigate and discover the large bird was an emu. it seems that there had once been an emu farm nearby and some escapees from that farm had been living wild along the riverbank. The workers at a water treatment plant were quite aware that the birds were there and had recently notice that once was missing.

    The emu was returned to the riverbed

    I wonder if this was a case of the woman not knowing that moas were extinct, or a case of her not being able to identify an emu, or both. Is the emu a well-known bird out of Australia?

    (an emu appeared on an episode of DS9, maybe someone can tell me what episode it was, and what Odo called the bird, as I have forgotten).
     
  4. Data's Cat

    Data's Cat Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Extremely well known here in the USA. Until the emu market crashed, there were emu farms EVERYWHERE.

    There are still emu farms. It's a niche market. You can buy bottles of emu oil (supposed to be good for skin conditions), and you can buy emu burgers and emu steaks at specialty restaurants.

    A supermarket in my area sells emu meat alongside beef in the meat department.
     
  5. teacake

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    Emu oil grosses me out. What is it, rendered emu fat? Ick.
     
  6. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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    What's baby oil, then? :eek:
     
  7. TorontoTrekker

    TorontoTrekker Vice Admiral Admiral

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    There are emu farms down in southwestern Ontario, too - I played in a bridge tournament once in Leamington, which is near Windsor (across the river from Detroit). I remember having emu for dinner between sessions, and enjoying it. I haven't seen it anywhere since, though I can't say I've gone out of my way to look for it.
     
  8. Rincewiend

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    Smaller cousin of the Ostrich, right?!?
     
  9. Data's Cat

    Data's Cat Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Yes.
     
  10. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    I thought it was a style of rock music typically characterized by melodic musicianship and expressive, often confessional lyrics.
     
  11. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I thought it was an affected pose of being a sensitive, sullen, introverted, angsty teen. (Yeah, I know the music came first.)

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  12. Rincewiend

    Rincewiend Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Their 2 other cousins, the Cassowary and the Rhea, are lesser known..

    Ofcourse in the 70's and 80's there was this guy:

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3De6sBNyoq8[/yt]
     
  13. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I like that emu.

    We had an ostrich on TV in Australia for many a year.

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba6q1tosz2A[/yt]
     
  14. Mr. Laser Beam

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    We have an ostrich in the NBA. Also known as Chris Bosh.
     
  15. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    Awesome. :rommie:
     
  16. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    I'll let you know when I get there.
    Not really into musical films, me. - Much prefer this version:

    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEbSXwRjeTg[/YT]​

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    If Wishes Were Horses
     
  17. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    ^^^Thanks for that info.
     
  18. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    I'll let you know when I get there.
    No problem :)

    I actually just typed emu ds9 into Google :rommie:
     
  19. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I wonder why I didn't do that. I don't think I even attempted a search. I posted the question two hours before I went out so I had plenty of time.
     
  20. trekkiedane

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    I'll let you know when I get there.
    ^Been there, done that.

    Or rather: didn't do that either.
     

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