Thursday, May 17, 2007
How Can You Improve on This One?
Morning Edition brings us vintage LP's for training parakeets to talk. We get to hear a campy authoritative voice say, "Teaching a parakeet to talk is fun," and assuring us that the recording is "designed to teach any healthy, normal parakeet to talk." Then a few silly jokes and sound effects and the crowning moment was Inskeep ending the piece (not heard on the web link) in his best parakeet voice, "Wraaa, this is Steve Inskeep, for NPR."