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I’m not that deep.

Well here we are, at the all important revealing the answer post. Rather than spend the time and effort required to fill out the post with a cleaver and insightful preamble (because if any post ever needed a clever and insightful preamble,  it’s this one – which you’ll appreciate once you see the answer), I thought I’d let you guys provide the cleverness and insight.

Laurie summed it up most succinctly when, in her usual uncapitalised prose, she said “i love how all roads lead to Edith Piaf. all convoluted, twisted,winding and far-apart-from-each-other roads. if it’s maurice chevalier, i’ll eat my hat. hahahaha.

If you haven’t taken the time to read through the comments, here are a few examples of what she’s talking about:

Molly opined: “The second bird on the January 10 post reminded you of Edith Piaf. This bird might be a Cormorant, which has black feet. The term, Pied Noir, refers to black-feet meaning people of European descent in North Africa, Piaf’s heritage is European and Algerian.” Ah…o.k.a.y….

Whereas Lene astutely pointed out that they weren’t Sparrows when she said “The only French singer I can recall that has anything to do with birds is Edith Piaf (The Sparrow), but that doesn’t look like a sparrow, more like some sort of wading bird, so I’m stumped.”  She gets extra points for including a cricketing term.

However,  Kaycie based her hypothesis on that very fact : “It’s Edith Piaf and you were reminded of her because of her nickname, the little sparrow?

In a dazzling  show of global homogenisation, Mal decided that there were no longer any separate nationalities when he offered ” “The Shadow Of Your Smile” (Love Theme From ‘The Sandpiper’) by Perry Como…”

While in an effort to counteract Mal’s wanton act of Esparantoism, Chris employed the old french scatter gun technique with:  “Edith Piaf was my first thought then Charles Aznavour, Sasha Distel are two more that come to mind. And Maurice Chevalier just because I’m think French singers!” On re-reading that last sentence, I think she may have actually written it in Esperanto.

Ok, now Melissa in NZ gets included because even though she didn’t guess Edith Piaf, her answer is just so bizarre:  “does Celine count as French? Maybe the song is “My Fart will go On”, and that is the reason for the declining Ibis population?

Speaking of inventive answers, in an attempt to bluff her way through, Bethany came up with this gem: “Great hint. I knew the answer right away. I just don’t want to ruin it for everyone else.” Although she never actually said what her answer was.

This one is pretty interesting, Karisma chose to disregard the fact that this song has been sung by virtually everyone except Edit Piaf when she went with: “Edith Piaf – Green Grass of Home —-Coz its grass and other than that I have no idea why! Google is my friend!” Google has let you down, the reason Edith Piaf and Green Green Grass of Home show up together in searches is because Tom Jones has recorded a few songs that Piaf also sang.

And finally, RC is the only one who supplied a completely correct answer when she offered: “Either you’re really devious or I’m really stupid. Or both.” Unfortunately, although she was right on both counts,  it was for the wrong question.

There are lots of other great answers (just look for anything with Swampy attached to it) but the preamble has already turned into a tome, so I’ll have to leave it there for now.

Oh shit! The answer! I almost forgot. We need to bear in mind that it wasn’t until after I posted the first photo that I realised that what I had thought were Egrets for the past 5 years were in fact Ibises, however as my good friend Dr. Pill always says “Perception is reality”, so we’ll therefore disregard ornithological accuracy for the sake of the pun.

So this picture… Egrets:


whereas this next picture

(the one that was in the original post)…..

wait for it….


No Egrets….

ergo Edith Piaf.  As you can see, I’m not really that deep. You may throw things now.

31 Responses

  1. He,he…No regrets here either. 😆

  2. OMG! Edith Piaf! Ah….how can I don’t consider her. I walked and waited long to see her tomb …ahhhh …. great post, DB!

  3. AH! Well see, I almost had it right in my first guess then. Sigh. You are very, very deep, Willowtree. I think I will throw something now – I have to hand two yellow rubber ducks, and a pinecone. Take your pick … 🙂

  4. Haha…. yeah, whatever, I’m just delighted to see another WT post. 🙂

  5. Okay , so who wins?

  6. So, what’s the answer?

  7. Dear willowtree, at least I kinda got it right.

  8. Annie – We’re all winners here. As for who got both questions right…no-one did.

  9. I’m just arming myself with an armful of custard pies to throw at ya! hahahaaaa.

  10. See, I knew it all along…..no, actually I had no fucking clue.

  11. Groan. And you mentioned Tom Jones. Double groan. And barf.

  12. i love how we are all your straightman.
    and if those are egrets, i’ll eat maurice chevalier’s hat.

  13. oh, you’re so punny.

  14. Boooo… hiss….. Where’s the damn rotten tomatoes when you need them?

    Pretty damn funny, though. And thanks for the extra points!

  15. So, back to my original question: what the hell do ibis have to do with it.

    Oh. Nothing.

    In Oklahoma, fricking egrets are white. White, I say.

    There’s no way I could have ever gotten your silly pun.

  16. Melissa’s comment was great!

    The whole chain of posts and the concept has been amusing. My brain refused to make any effort to tell me what I’ve been looking at- I guess that makes all of your other readers more clever and wittier than I am.

  17. i did say yesterday that if it was egrets, that makes it edith piaf…

  18. LMFAO okay I would never have come up with that one! Very clever!

  19. There’s no regrets that we didn’t get it, you know 😉

  20. ou should be VERY deep with a huge rock tied to you after all that WT.

  21. And so should You.

  22. You’re not that deep? And here I was going to say I did not disregard anything as I had no idea in the first place as I must not be as deep and meaningful as the rest of you! Ha! I did not even see the picture with the birds. Just goes to show how much attention I pay too! I will refrain from throwing things at you and throw them at myself!

  23. My first slap down of 2009 from Peter. Surely not the last?

    Let the new year begin.

  24. LOL I have missed reading you hope to become a regular reader again!

  25. iiiiieeeeeee! sigh.
    glad I read this all at once, and glad to see you’re posting again.
    classic silliness. classic.

  26. Google came up with this Edith gal, but since I didn’t know who the heck she was, I gave a different answer. As always….a fun contest.

  27. You are a classic!

  28. Hee hee, that was perfect. 😀

  29. Simplistic thinking? I still don’t know who this French Edith is – so it was deep for me.

  30. Looks like I missed a contest. I totally still don’t get it even now knowing the answer, so it’s just as well.

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