The Creation of Parrot

:On the first day of creation, God created the parrot.
:On the second day, God created man to serve the parrot.
:On the third day, God created all the vegetables and nuts of the earth to serve as potential food for the parrot.
:On the fourth day, God created honest toil so that man could labor for the good of the parrot.
:On the fifth day, God created cables and ropes so that the parrot could chew through them.
:On the sixth day, God created veterinary science to keep the parrot healthy and the man broke.
:On the seventh day, God tried to rest, but He had to clean the parrot cages...

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Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room

The attraction opened June 23, 1963, and was the first to feature Audio-Animatronics technology, a WED Enterprises patented invention. The attraction was sponsored by United Airlines for its first 12 years; in 1976, sponsorship passed over to Hawaii's Dole Food Company, which remains the sponsor to the present day. Dole also provides the unique Dole Whip soft-serve frozen dessert sold at a snack bar near the entrance.

The presentation features a "cast" of over 150 talking, singing and dancing birds, flowers, the aforementioned magic fountain, tiki drummers and tiki totem poles that perform the attraction's signature tunes, "The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room" by the Sherman Brothers and "Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing". The finale has every Audio-Animatronics figure performing a rousing version of "Hawaiian War Chant". The choice of exit music is somewhat unusual, namely an arrangement of "Heigh-Ho" from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with lyrics thanking guests for watching the show and hurrying them to the exit.

Disney theme park poster for Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room.

Illustration for Disney's "Tiki Room", c. 1962

Digital Illustration made by Jason Tackett


Wanda's dishwasher quit working so she called a repairman. Since she had togo to work the next day, she told the repairman, "I'll leave the key underthe mat. Fix the dishwasher, leave the bill on the counter, and I'll mail you a check."
"Oh, by the way don't worry about my bulldog Spike. He won't bother you. But,whatever you do, do NOT, under ANY circumstances, talk to my parrot!" "IREPEAT, DO NOT TALK TO MY PARROT!!!"
When the repairman arrived at Wanda's apartment the following day, hediscovered the biggest, meanest looking bulldog he had ever seen. But, justas she had said, the dog just lay there on the carpet watching the repairmango about his work.
The parrot, however, drove him nuts the whole time with his incessantyelling, cursing and name calling. Finally the repairman couldn't containhimself any longer and yelled,
"Shut up, you stupid, ugly bird!"
To which the parrot replied, "Get him, Spike!"
See men, they never listen!