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Re: Corvid Culture (was Outbeak Culture)
« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2020, 08:56:02 pm »
Raven in traditional Haida style


A modern imagining of the "Raven Banner" battle flags flown by Viking warlords from the 9th to 11th centuries. My ancestors might have been waving something like this when they looted your ancestors' village.


Emily Carr's "Big Raven" painting, on a Canada Post stamp.


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« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2020, 09:21:10 pm »
Bill Reid’s Raven and First Men.






Raven in Tree by Roy Henry Vickers

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Re: Corvid Culture (was Outbeak Culture)
« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2020, 03:54:07 pm »
Just sitting on the deck enjoying the sun with one cat on my lap and it's mother on the rail watching the rabbit and chicken that wander over from next door in the yard below. The rabbit is kinda like a retarded little dog and the chicken is kinda like the rabbit but a little less retarded.  When the rabbit hears a carrot hit the ground it runs towards it but but almost always past it before circling back a few times while zeroing in on it. The chicken just follows the rabbit.  So anyway I could see a crow keeping an eye on them fighting over a carrot when a hummingbird suddenly showed up on scene apparently drawn in by the bright orange carrot. This made the rabbit jump and the chicken squawk and an opportunity for the crow to pounce on the carrot. The cat on the railing startled when the crow flew past it which made the cat in my lap draw blood when it leapt to safety and that caused me to spill my beer.  The crow few off with the carrot and the hummingbird who caused the commotion was nowhere in sight. My wife is still laughing.

I'm blaming the fricken' corvid but this demonstration of cause and effect probably started when I suggested to my wife we might want to bring the hummingbird feeder in to prevent it from cracking if it freezes. 
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« Reply #33 on: December 11, 2020, 04:04:56 pm »
A modern imagining of the "Raven Banner" battle flags flown by Viking warlords from the 9th to 11th centuries. My ancestors might have been waving something like this when they looted your ancestors' village.

Vikings were blonde pirates.  I have yet to meet a scandanavian who looks like Brock Lesnar.  People watch too many movies.  But they were the first Europeans to discover North America/Canada.
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Re: Corvid Culture (was Outbeak Culture)
« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2021, 12:42:12 am »
I've been watching Game of Thrones with Linz.  For me it's the second time I've watched it, but for her it's the first. It's hard keeping my mouth shut, because I don't want to spoil surprises for her.

This little guy shows up in season 2.



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« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2021, 03:03:22 am »
I've been watching Game of Thrones with Linz.  For me it's the second time I've watched it, but for her it's the first. It's hard keeping my mouth shut, because I don't want to spoil surprises for her.

This little guy shows up in season 2.



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Please describe for us her reaction when you get to the ‘red wedding’.  Some of the YouTube videos showing people’s reactions are pretty funny.

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« Reply #36 on: January 28, 2021, 05:39:39 pm »
Before Covid we visited Dubrovnik which was used as Kings Landing the first few seasons. Crowded but spectacular. We walked the wall, long, hot and lots of steps but worth it. The local beer was really good and went down well afterward.
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Re: Corvid Culture (was Outbeak Culture)
« Reply #37 on: January 29, 2021, 04:29:38 pm »
Well ****. I didn't realize this was already a thread. Mostly because I don't actually pay attention to a god damned thing around here.

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« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2021, 10:08:47 pm »
Well ****. I didn't realize this was already a thread. Mostly because I don't actually pay attention to a god damned thing around here.

Shame on you for trying to trick people into posting in the wrong Corvid Culture thread! I can't imagine why you would do such a thing.

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Re: Corvid Culture (was Outbeak Culture)
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2021, 10:16:16 pm »
Please describe for us her reaction when you get to the ‘red wedding’.  Some of the YouTube videos showing people’s reactions are pretty funny.

She took it better than I did.  :D   I remember that after the closing credits I just turned off the TV and just sat on the couch staring at the blank screen for 15 minutes. She picked up that something was amiss when the doors slammed shut, and she picked up Cat's reaction when the band started playing The Rains of Castamere. When the thing happened, Linz covered her mouth with her hand, and when it was over she looked at me and said "that... wasn't good."

We just watched Hardhome, probably one of the more memorable episodes in the series.

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« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2021, 10:59:57 pm »
She took it better than I did.  :D   I remember that after the closing credits I just turned off the TV and just sat on the couch staring at the blank screen for 15 minutes. She picked up that something was amiss when the doors slammed shut, and she picked up Cat's reaction when the band started playing The Rains of Castamere. When the thing happened, Linz covered her mouth with her hand, and when it was over she looked at me and said "that... wasn't good."

We just watched Hardhome, probably one of the more memorable episodes in the series.

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Haha!  Nice!  I had a similar reaction to yours...

That was a great series.  I even liked the last season and the ending...   it seemed rushed, but I thought it was still well done.

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Re: Corvid Culture (was Outbeak Culture)
« Reply #41 on: May 01, 2021, 02:51:57 pm »
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“What do you know about crows?” he posted on Facebook. “Namely, conflict resolution?” Friends and family members expressed concern and offered suggestions (“Try a squirt gun?” his mother wrote). A few neighbors chimed in with their own recommendation: he needed to talk to Yvette Buigues, the local crow whisperer. Adam wrote her a message, and she promised to come over right away.

https://harpers.org/archive/2021/04/the-crow-whisperer-animal-communicators/

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Re: Corvid Culture (was Outbeak Culture)
« Reply #42 on: May 30, 2021, 08:47:57 pm »
A writer ponders animal consciousness during a visit to a Jain temple in India.

Starring corvids, co-starring honeybees, trout, and bonobos, and special guest star a human, as himself.

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/a-journey-into-the-animal-mind

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