Last Updated on by Catherine Tobsing
We didn’t allow ourselves to see or hear things that might hurt us – to bad humanity couldn’t have avoided the internet – we’d be a lot happier, I’m sure.
One thing we were certainly clueless about was birds and parrots as pets.
A ship’s captain has to trust the opinion of the ship’s parrot especially when talking about cigarettes – right?
The only thing I could think of looking at this is “what could she possibly be looking at – hello?”
You could imagine someone said “let’s name a cigar line after a parrot” – once – I guess.
Yet marketing many marketing folks and cartoon artists have felt parrots and cigars are a great match.
Parrots apparently were valued for their opinion of cigarette mildness at one time to crews and captains.
Because you’re a bird person, would you be more influenced by a large cockatoo than a sports personality in guiding your purchasing decisions?
“We perch our case on just one fact” really???? They needed a 911 call to Don Draper (Madmen TV show)
Much like sports personalities and advertising, there’s not a whole lot of relationship between the spokesperson and the product other than compensation.
When clicker and stick training really got results – google “peter driben parrot art” for more of these tasty pics
Parrots were used to sell cars in the last century – but why?
The connection between cars and parrots totally eludes me. Parrots come with their own mode of transportation named “wings”. Perhaps that’s the “lift” car companies were seeking. And parrots are still being used to sell cars in this century – the question should be:
Is a Sulfur crested cockatoo the best way to test Infiniti’s Voice Recognition System? Or do you have to squawk commands at the car for it to work?
Not only did parrots sell cars but they sold the stuff you put in cars.
You gotta admit this is pretty cool whatever it is/does
Food must be trustworthy if it’s named after a parrot
Clearly, people in marketing back in the day, felt that naming a product after a parrot gave it additional credibility.
I rest my case
Our birds always asks us about ingredients before they eat something – not.
What do you do with a trained parrot? Put him in a Doritos commercial
OK – so this makes sense because that wher alot of parrots live.
This poster of a man holding a parrot for the Alcoa Cruise Line has always been one of my faves
But sewing needles? makes as much sense as cars
Oh, wait more birds hawking (pun) needles – really?
I get the concept – birds and sound – but not how the cockatoo got in the picture (think different continents) it’s a mystery.
and sometimes the bird IS the phonograph – and its not practical as a beak trimmer we surmise
Before chocolate made it to the “no good for birds” list
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 scant cups of flour
- 5 Baby Ruth candy bars, cut up.
Cream together softened butter and sugar. Beat in eggs. Add soda, salt, vanilla, and flour. Fold in chocolate chips and pecan pieces. Drop teaspoon-size dough on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes at 350 degrees. Makes about 6 dozen cookies. You’re gonna need a lot of milk.
A diabetic’s and parrot’s food dream/nightmare – chocolate
Who knew parrots were your go-to source for food safety? Then again this was from a time zoos kept parrots close by using leg chains
The relationship between parrots and alcohol runs deep. We just don’t know why or when it began. We have a small collection of Corby’s “drinking paraphernalia” everything from cocktail pics to bottle pourers and lighting fixtures.
Corby’s used parrots to sell its whiskey until they went out of business – hmmmmmm
This sign is part of the Windy City Parrot collection – and if you are looking for a sign “this it is”
Who drinks gin anymore anyway? Once they stopped using parrots to market gin – it got boring
Which animal other than a bird with zygodactyl feet is better suited to sell human shoes than a parrot?
If you remember this – you’re old
Harley got its marketing (and motorcycles) right – but it took 4 or 5 more decades to screw things up.
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As you all know, it is the bond between humans, motorcycles and parrots that binds the universe – MitchR