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September 21, 2017 3:43 PM   Subscribe

Not a real magpie. Am disappointed.
posted by Flitcraft at 3:56 PM on September 21 [24 favorites]

Not a real magpie. Am disappointed
So was I, but he's kind of compelling anyway...
posted by Ogre Lawless at 3:58 PM on September 21 [1 favorite]

No, but he is what I imagine a magpie would be like if they were human. And those cat videos! WOW.
posted by strixus at 4:15 PM on September 21

A real magpie. Listen for alarms and distorted voices.
"magpie" is actually a high standard when it comes to noises.
Simon does a pretty good job of it.
posted by the Real Dan at 4:34 PM on September 21 [7 favorites]

Poor 'lil cat.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:14 PM on September 21

This totally freaked out my cat. I had to stop playing it after a few seconds, poor guy was very disturbed.
posted by charlesminus at 6:04 PM on September 21

Looks like Magpie refers to the human, not the cat.
posted by mono blanco at 6:23 PM on September 21 [1 favorite]

I wanted a magpie post.
There are no feathers. Even the cat is nekked.

I have been cheated.

Gimme the birdies!
posted by BlueHorse at 7:52 PM on September 21 [1 favorite]

I like it when there are weird music/noise posts on the blue and I also like bird posts on the blue and was a little bit disappointed when this wasn't actually a combination of the two, but friends, the artist made a cat theremin, all is forgiven. Please tag as catcophony
posted by enfa at 8:53 PM on September 21 [6 favorites]

I also came looking for a smartass magpie
posted by Existential Dread at 8:59 PM on September 21

Point of clarification for anybody else confused by the complex, melodious songs in the "real magpie" video posted by the Real Dan (and its appearance, coloration, tail length) - I think it's one of the Australian magpies, which aren't in the corvid family (crows, jays, ravens) that other magpies belong to. The magpies (blackbilled / eurasian) I'm familiar with mostly make rambunctious, incessant, repetitive "gak gak gak" noises while pestering each other, local cats, and itinerant raptors; they're charming and fun, like all corvids, but also somewhat soul-destroying if they set up outside your window while you're trying to sleep....
posted by verschollen at 9:32 AM on September 22 [1 favorite]

In a similar vein, I recommend Look Mum No Computer.
posted by mmagin at 4:09 PM on September 22 [1 favorite]

It's remarkable how much a yowling cat run through a series of effects pedals sounds like mid 70s Robert Plant.
posted by jamaro at 5:12 PM on September 22

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