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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, 2017 [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, 2017 [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, 2017


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, 2017 [7 favorites]


Poor 'lil cat.
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:14 PM on September 21, 2017


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, 2017


Looks like Magpie refers to the human, not the cat.
posted by mono blanco at 6:23 PM on September 21, 2017 [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, 2017 [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, 2017 [6 favorites]


I also came looking for a smartass magpie
posted by Existential Dread at 8:59 PM on September 21, 2017


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, 2017 [1 favorite]


In a similar vein, I recommend Look Mum No Computer.
posted by mmagin at 4:09 PM on September 22, 2017 [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, 2017


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