"Basil the African Grey launched his first verbal volley within hours of being given a new home with the Fisk family. He announced himself with a polite 'hello' to mum Sarah Fisk but when she replied he promptly told her to '—- off' with an accent straight from his previous home in Wales. The bird then started squawking 'I'm in the Valleys' followed by a tirade of expletives."
A tad tardy to this one, but what with the holiday season coming up I would hoping someone might get it for me as a gift. Anyway: "It's an 'art' piece. It will be exhibited at London's Intimate Modern Gallery starting Friday. The table is constructed with over 100 buttons…. It is the work of Jon Link and Mick Bunnage. The duo describe it as 'a four legged talking table you can operate like a demented organist piping out swear words based on the chemical elements.'" I actually learned a few new ones here, so I guess this counts as educational! The normal headphones-at-work warning applies. [[...]