Monday, May 05, 2008

Thank you, and a Message to the Non-Believers!!!

First, let us say that we are gratified and appreciative of all of the positive comments about the "new look" redesign of this blog. You love the new color scheme, and you want to learn more about tourism and economic opportunities in the wonderful country of Mexico. You honor us with your faith in us. We will continue bring you information about that magical and fantastic birding and business destination that we know and love as MEXICO!!!!

Second, we will now break our MAJOR CONSERVATION ANNOUNCEMENT into several different parts. For those of you who are interested in the story of the rediscovery of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, you will want to hang around for the last announcement we are going to make. We still can't reveal the details, but it will involve (hint, hint) a large iconic woodpecker with a massive bill, a woodpecker that is instantly recognizable to anyone who has seen it...like we have.

We are headed back to Louisiana on Thursday morning, followed by another trip to Florida to coordinate things. Stay tuned.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

From your April 6 post:

"People who truly "believe" are so emotional about the issue that they use emotion instead of logic and reason. They listen to people who are using psychics to contact birds, and to people whose IBWO searches come second to their searches for Bigfoot."

So why are you stringing us along, now posturing yourself as one of those previously-loathed "believers"? One will naturally ask whether you're now on crack or onto another sick joke about a topic we've all grown tired of hearing about. Why can't you just leave things be?

Birding is NOT a crime!!!! said...

That was then, this is now.

Wait and see.

Birding is NOT a crime!!!! said...

You should know better than to cliam that this is a hoax.

There is an image.

We are trying to get it.

Birding is NOT a crime!!!! said...

You should not claim it, either.

Bill Pulliam said...

An "iconic" woodpecker... wouldn't that be a statue of a woodpecker that Catholics pray to?

"Massive bill"... hmm, I guess it's a very expensive statue.

So... BiNAC is on his way to Florida to pick up a newly-commissioned figure of St. Campephilus to be installed in a special shrine in his local cathedral?

It's the only possible conclusion.

Birding is NOT a crime!!!! said...

We are still steamed at the first commenter:

Who are you to tell us what to do? What do you know about woodpeckers? Until you've spent as much time in the swamps as *we* have, you have no right to criticize us!!!

And to Bill: This is no laughing matter. What you suggest is prepost...er, spellcheck is broken, so let's just call it ridiculous. But, to show that we still have a sense of humor about our important conservation, we will place all of your further comments on yellow-level probation.

Each of your comments will have to be read and approved by at least two of the following: Dick Hollins, William Smith, or Mary Scott. You don't want to be placed on red-level probation. Trust us on that.

Bill Pulliam said...

Oh please, oh please, can't I get double-secret red-level probation??? I wanna I wanna! Just imagine the honor to have been black-listed by Tommy Half-Nelson, reviled and excoriated (*my* spell check is still working nyah nyah nyah!) by Mr. Guppy, derided by Fishcrow, dismissed as a charlatan by Dr. Beaver, AND put on red-level probation by BiNAC! That's like the IBWO hat trick and then some!

As far as I know, Mary Scott doesn't hate me. But I don't think she really hates anyone. And all my neighbors insist that Jesus loves me, whoever he is.

Whoops, I hear a double knock, gotta run!

Soggy Bill

Anonymous said...

Just another load of drivel from an attention-seeking idiot.

Gotta love the reaction to Anonymous: "Who are you to tell us what to do? What do you know about woodpeckers? Until you've spent as much time in the swamps as *we* have, you have no right to criticize us!!!" Do I hear Bill Smith (aka That Magic Guy) chuckling all the way from Florida?

yawn...

Birding is NOT a crime!!!! said...

Great comment!!!

We agree that the first commenter is an attention-seeking idiot who has posted loads of drivel on his own web site!!!

East coast birder said...

Hellooooooooooo.

Anonymous said...

Would you guys consider letting us in on just how this IBWO alert developed?

Tell your story?

Have you seen this photo? If so, maybe why you have been unable to follow up.

Sincere interest, I assure you.

Jon K.

Anonymous said...

BINOC I ain't, by I can answer your question, Jon K. Actually, the first Anonymous commentor hit it right on the money. BINOC is one sick attention-seeking idiot. If need be, he'll stomp on others to keep the attention more focused on himself. Knowing that the Ivory billed Woodpecker commands considerable attention, he came up with this silly ploy. He craves attention. His immaturity is obvious: that's why he's been dubbed Axolotyl (an adult salamander exhibiting the traits of a juvenile).