Andy Looney wrote:
I agree with Andy that "Dead" removes the contradiction inherent in the
sketch. OTOH, I'm not that keen on "Sleeping" either.
Could it just be shown
on it's back and labeled: "Parrot" ?
No. I'm not going adjectiveless and I'm not calling it Dead. The
debate is between Resting (to silence the whining purists) and
Sleeping (which I still prefer). Either way, I'm all about the
contradiction between the pictured reality and claims of possible
aliveness made by the text. It plays great as a Sleeping Parrot.
"Pissed (as a) Parrot"
.... I could go on....
I'm not a purist and I have never played one on TV.
"Aroha mai, aroha atu"