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Flap your wings, and sing sing sing. [Feb. 12th, 2008|11:07 am]
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The Inuit tell a story of a man and his son travelllng through the icy Arctic wastes gathering food and fuel for winter. The boy made friends with a little brown bird. When winter set in, the boy and his father settled into their igloo. One night they heard a polar bear outside. The bear tried to get into the igloo, but was too big. So he put his paw through the entrance and stamped out the fire inside. The bear nknew that in the spring, he could come and get the boy and his father, who would have frozen to death. Once the bear had gone the little bird flew into the igloo. The bird saw that the boy and his father were so cold that they had fallen asleep and rantically flapped his wings to get the fire going again. As he flapped, the flames grew, and the bird's breast turned red with the heat. He did not stop until the boy and his father ahd woken. Since then, robins have had a red breast.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RkGm4-KSDU&e

And she's an angry woman. Yeah yeah yeah!!!
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[User Picture]From: booniecat
2008-02-12 05:16 pm (UTC)
I love stories about "How the ______ got it's ____"!!

Edited at 2008-02-12 05:16 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-12 06:06 pm (UTC)
Me too. They're so awesome. :)
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[User Picture]From: jenm
2008-02-12 05:47 pm (UTC)
Aw, that's a cute story.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-12 06:07 pm (UTC)
I liked it. :)
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[User Picture]From: kulczar
2008-02-12 05:51 pm (UTC)

i swear the story was gonna end this way...

"and thats how the boy and his father survived on roasted robin all winter long"

too bad feathers are so damn flambable...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-12 06:08 pm (UTC)

Re: i swear the story was gonna end this way...

Awww!!! :(
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-12 06:09 pm (UTC)
Me too. :) It's a good'un.
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[User Picture]From: monicarnsg
2008-02-12 08:35 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed the story. Victoria Jackson is as funny as ever. . ."I need a little love."
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[User Picture]From: e_burke
2008-02-12 08:43 pm (UTC)
Great story!

She's so....angry! It's seething.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-13 12:57 am (UTC)
She's definitely got some anger issues. lol
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From: lucky_number_2
2008-02-12 09:52 pm (UTC)
Hey! I had to kill my last LJ that we were friends on *tear, tear*, so I was hopeing you'd like to add me again! :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-13 01:00 am (UTC)
Absolutely darling. :) I added you back as soon as I signed on to get your request.
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2008-02-13 03:05 am (UTC)
Sure, but what they don't tell you is how the next day the Robin run's off with the guy's wife and his life-savings, and then he and the boy end up having to live as carnival folk working the tilt-o-whirl at a cheap, totem-pole themed amusement park. Nobody ever mentions that part, now do they? Freakin' robins are not to be trusted.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-13 06:21 am (UTC)
LOL! I shall keep that in mind. ;)
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[User Picture]From: trish_punch
2008-02-13 03:31 am (UTC)
That was sweet. Thanks for the smile.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-13 06:24 am (UTC)
You're welcome, babe. :)
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[User Picture]From: sensibleken
2008-02-13 10:17 am (UTC)
theres many more ones. It was also said that, when Jesus was on his way to be crucified, a robin picked one of the thorns from his crown out of his forehead. In one version, the bird was splattered with Christ's blood, while in another it accidentally pierced its own breast. Other stories claim that the bird's breast was singed while taking water to sinners in hell, or while fanning a fire to warm the baby Jesus at Christmas.

but really they developed it in order to stop cars so they wouldnt be hit by them. before the 20th century they were just called robin bland breasts
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-13 05:31 pm (UTC)
That's fascinating!! I didn't know that robin's had such an awesome history!!

And... lol. Suuure. ;)
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From: echanchisai
2008-02-13 12:49 pm (UTC)
That's a great story! The robins stay here year-round now, or at least, almost. I haven't seen many this winter, but I did see them last winter.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-13 05:34 pm (UTC)
That's awesome. They're great birds.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-13 05:35 pm (UTC)
That's really cool too. Robins rock.
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[User Picture]From: jenniferline
2008-02-13 09:41 pm (UTC)
Victoria Jackson is so damn funny!

World myths are fascinating. Loved that.
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[User Picture]From: sczrhands
2008-02-14 03:16 am (UTC)
Thats a really cool story. I hadn't heard that one before.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-02-14 06:25 am (UTC)
I thought it was pretty cool too! :)
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