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30 Funny Comics About Parrots, Illustrated By A Bird Owner

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Do you know your pets so well you could create a comic from their point of view? Sarah does. The 25-year-old from Texas has two birds: a sweet but birdbrained cockatiel, Chicken, and a tiny but bossy parrotlet, Blue Boy, and she dedicated an entire comic series to them.

“[The stories are generally told] from Chicken’s perspective with humans mostly off-screen, hence ‘Chicken Thoughts,'” Sarah told Bored Panda. “I love how intelligent birds are but also how illogical they can be — I’m sure we’re the same way!”

Most of the strips were inspired by real-life pet behaviors, and are often thought up when Sarah’s birds do something funny. “One thing that makes the series special is I draw comics about some of my readers’ birds too, and have them on as guest stars! People will tell me a little bit about their birds and I come up with comics about them, drawn in my googly-eye style.”

Sarah makes comics because she is a big fan of comedy and memes, and you can certainly get that from her works. They’re lighthearted and self-aware. However, the comics aren’t shallow at all. On the contrary; they perfectly capture all the nuances of living with companion parrots and their behavior. Continue scrolling and check them out.

Image credits: chickynugs

Image credits: chickynugs

Image credits: chickynugs

Image credits: chickynugs

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There’s even a book! Chicken Thoughts: Comics About Birds will come out on the 1st of November, 2020 but is already available to pre-order. And Sarah has definitely worked long and hard to get to this point. “I’ve drawn comics for my friends at least since I was 11 years old,” the self-taught artist said. “My best friend Jacky and I were in a lot of the same grade school classes, and we would draw cartoons about ourselves and our classmates and show each other. My earliest influence was Calvin and Hobbes, I would read my mom’s collections as a child.” Now, Sarah is also a fan of other bird cartoonists like Potatopato, A Budgie’s Life, and It’s A Birb Thing. She also loves animals and thinks they are much more like us than we realize.

Sarah hopes that people who don’t have birds can still enjoy her comics, and maybe learn to appreciate birds, too. She definitely does. Besides Chicken and Blue Boy, she has also had another parrotlet, White Boy, who makes rare appearances in the series.

“A lot of people wonder why the cartoon Chicken is a lutino male while the real-life Chicken is a grey female. That’s because I just drew the first comic as a one-off about cockatiels in general and posted it in a Facebook bird group. It was such a hit that people asked me to make a page and post more! So the comic Chicken became based on my real-life bird, Chicken.”

She said her real birds act much like their comic personas. “They are allowed to roam around the apartment every day, and they mostly like to hang around me and my boyfriend preening, asking for food, and receiving head scritches.”

Another thing that’s really cool about Chicken Thoughts is how tight-knit the fans of the series are. They’re a true community. Last year, for example, the readers of the comic raised $2,500 to help care for a disabled rescue cockatiel. And the critter is simply thriving today! They also raised an additional $1,000 for My Best Friends Animal Society.

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Emmys 2020: What to expect from host Jimmy Kimmel

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Jimmy Kimmel returns to host the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards tonight on ABC

Tonight’s Primetime Emmy Awards will be unlike any of the past 71 ceremonies. The event will be broadcast virtually from the actors’ and actresses’ homes and it will be up to host Jimmy Kimmel to keep things running as smoothly as possible.

The ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic forced the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to adapt. The ceremony was changed from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to a virtual event, following in the footsteps of countless other television shows, business meetings, classrooms, and more that have gone remote over the past six months. Kimmel will be coming to audiences from an empty Staples Center which should make for a unique viewing experience.

Back in June, it was announced that Kimmel would return to host for the third time. Ever the comedian, Kimmel questioned why and how the Emmys would go on but accepted the job nevertheless. The late-night host has also set expectations very low for tonight’s event and is hoping that things go sideways.

What to expect from Jimmy Kimmel at tonight’s Emmy Awards

But if things do get off track, Kimmel is the perfect person to take the wheel. He’s learned his lesson from the Moonlight/La La Land fiasco at the Oscars a few years ago. And for someone who loves pranks, Kimmel should be able to stay calm if everything around him gets confusing.

However, be on the look out for any rust on Kimmel when he hosts tonight. He hasn’t be in front of a camera since June. Kimmel announced the first of his annual summer vacations and left Jimmy Kimmel Live! in the hands of guest hosts. He had found a groove when it came to hosting his show from home before his vacation so here’s hoping he can pick up where he left off, albeit with a potentially much larger audience watching and coming from an empty arena.

Kimmel’s award show monologues are a major reason why this is his third time hosting the Emmys and why he’s also hosted the Oscars twice. It won’t be as easy this time without an audience laughing. It will also be interesting to see if cameras cut to celebrities at home to see their reactions to Kimmel’s punchlines, which again could make for awkward yet entertaining television.

There will be some presenters at the Staples Center with Kimmel which could help take some of the pressure off of him. They may even be able to help him out with a sketch or a bit to break things up and bring something different to the broadcast. Kimmel told Deadline that he wants to lean in to the inherient ridiculousness of tonight’s event and parody some of the traditional award show tropes.

Kimmel may turn to his nemesis Matt Damon for help. The Damon-Kimmel feud has gone beyond just late-night television, invading the World Series and previous Emmy Award ceremonies. While Kimmel will have to get creative tonight, there is nothing wrong with sticking with an old reliable bit that has yet to go stale.

Kimmel will be back hosting his regular late-night show on Monday. Fans will definitely want to tune in not only for his return but for a recap of everything that happens tonight.

Usually, the day after Kimmel hosts an award show is when viewers are treated to a segment from Jimmy Kimmel Live! sidekick Guillermo. But with no red carpet and no backstage scene this year, it could rob fans of “Back-to-Back” or other antics. Be on the look out for how Kimmel uses Guillermo during the Emmys as a possible of hint about what is coming Monday night.

What are your expectations for Jimmy Kimmel tonight? Are you hoping things get off track or are you hoping for a smooth show? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Is The Late Show with Stephen Colbert new tonight, September 21?

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Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World is set to be released Sept. 22.

Next, Colbert will talk with actor Laurence Fishburne. He picked up the Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series Emmy Award for his role in the Quibi series #FreeRayshawn. It was also recently announced that Fishburne will star in the sitcom Old-ish, a spinoff of Black-ish. He’s also an executive producer on the upcoming Disney animated series Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur based on the cult-classic comic book series from Marvel.

How to watch The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

It will be a busy night in the world of late-night television. Fans especially won’t want to miss The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Here’s how to make sure that doesn’t happen:

Date: Monday, Sept. 21
Start Time: 11:35 p.m.
TV Channel: CBS
Live Stream: Watch live on Fubo TV. Sign up now for a free seven-day trial. You can also watch on the CBS website or app.

Will you be watching Stephen Colbert tonight? Be sure to check back with Last Night On tomorrow for all the highlights.

 

 

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RHOBH: What would have happened if Denise Richards didn’t return?

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Imagine what the storyline would have been if Denise Richards didn’t participate in season 10 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?

While the rest of us were catching bits and pieces of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills filmed events on social media, obviously a lot was going on behind the scenes, especially with Denise Richards  Filming began for last season at the usual time but seemed to extend much further than usual.  Back in Nov. 2019, we questioned if the season was so boring that they needed every housewife friend in the book to stir up some drama.  Well, it turns out that was exactly the case.

It was around November that we knew Kim Richards, Camille Grammer, Brandi Glanville, Eileen Davidson and Kris Richards were a part of filming.  Production wanted us to believe that the events with Kim and Brandi at Kyle Richards house happened in early Nov., even though most signs point to it being filmed much closer to December.

It seems like someone, i.e. Kyle, heard rumors about Denise and Brandi and decided to run with it.  But they had already filmed for at least two, maybe even three months, at that point.  Literally nothing happened that was worth airing?

Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave’s All in by Teddi retreat was in Oct. 2019 according to an article by Bravo.  Imagine in Denise didn’t film at all.  All we would have had was Kyle doing splits, Teddi eating 500 calories a day and being pregnant, and Lisa Rinna using her daughter’s disordered eating for attention.  Oh, and Kyle would have dragged out the issue of Garcelle Beauvais not paying immediately at the charity event.

If nothing else, Denise carried the entire season due to nothing else noteworthy happening.  So where would we be right now if Denise didn’t return for season 10?  Perhaps we would have gotten some new cast members already and would have overthrown the RHOBH royalty.  Perhaps we would have a stronger cast prepared and the show would be interesting again.

Maybe Denise would be in a better place, too.  Sure, she made a lot of money being badgered by these atrocious women, but was it worth it?  No matter the case, she clearly came out on top.  We will miss you, Denise, but we sure don’t blame you.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion part 3 airs Wednesday, September 16.

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