#snOMG a rafter of poults ran by & left me Dracula Sneezing

On Sunday evening, on our way back home after eagle watching in Clarksville, we spied a group of wild turkeys, as seen in today’s header.  We shot a few pictures of them from the car, including the close-up of the pair of turkeys featured with this post.  Most people are familiar with the term “flock of pigeons” and even “gaggle of geese,” but did you know that a group of turkeys is called a rafter?  Adult male turkeys are called gobblers, females are called hens and baby turkeys are called poults.

So I’m writing this post and then in the next room Anne goes into a sneezing attack.  I mean she must have sneezed at least eight times.  I just hoped that she was Dracula Sneezing.  Teachers have been reminding students all flu season, that if they have to sneeze, to put their mouths into the crook of one of their elbows.  The students started calling that the Dracula Sneeze, because you look like Bela Lugosi when you do it.  snOMG is the Twitter hash tag for snow-Oh-My-God.  So with all the snow that we have had so far this year, I just had to throw it in, for fun.

Last week I had two guest blogger, Pooh and Ray, post a review of James Cameron’s new $300 million dollar extravaganza, Avatar.  They both liked the film’s 3D-CGI special effects, but if Avatar represents the best that $300 million can buy, what could we possibly expect from a $300.00 YouTube video?  The movie is called Ataque de Pánico! or Panic Attack.  The five-minute video has already gotten over 5 million hits.  Producer, Fede Alvarez of Uruguay, has created a movie that features giant robots attacking Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay.  Sam Raimi, director of the Spiderman franchise has purportedly offered Mr. Alvarez $30 million dollars to produce a feature-length movie.  So what does his YouTube video have that none of mine seem to have?  I think it is this thing they call talent.  I have heard other people talking about it.  I’m going to have to get me some of that stuff.  Maybe I need a lot of it?

2 thoughts on “#snOMG a rafter of poults ran by & left me Dracula Sneezing

  1. I hope nobody in my geographic area is using that #snOMB twitter tag (I am not) because it’s just business as usual.

    I understand that arm-sneezing thing but overall, I thought the school/public “strategy” for the swine flu was pretty lame. “If you are sick, don’t come in” was one sign on the front door of Haisley. C’mon.

    I occasionally post videos on YouTube too but I’m not really looking for viewers. Sam calls mine snapshots and I think that’s a good word for them.

    A bit grumpy today? Hmmm. Maybe I should go check to see if there’s coffee around. 🙂

  2. Marquis,

    I am loath to give you a compliment because God only knows you need a bigger head but your talent level is just fine. Your site has had some gorgeous photographs – just keep on the good work.


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