Roasting the Bird

It is that time of year again-time to cheer and roast another fellow blogger. Last year it was our favorite Ninja, Alex Cavanaugh. This year it is our favorite bird- Arlee aka Lee Bird.   Lee describes himself,  “as a writer, speaker, entertainer, music lover, collector, husband, father, grandfather, friend, traveler, seeker of truth and wisdom.”  Lee has six blogs, but is most known for Tossing it Out.

The founder of  the annual A to Z Challenge, Lee is a well-respected member of the blogging community.

This roast is hosted again by Mark KoopmansMorgan ShamyDavid Powers KingStephen Tremp and the Ninja Captain-CheersFest 2.0 will go LIVE! Dec. 9, 2013.

Why did Lee come up with the A-Z blogging challenge?  

Lee loves Scrabble-it is juggling letters.  One night he was tossing back a few drafts he heard this song A, B, C, played to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and  he had to blur lines.  Fate led me to Lee and I was Hooked on his Phonics.  He thought this idea could catch the big one on(a)line.

If someone dreams about being a juggler, what does it mean?

He is a Scanner.  Scanners want to do it all-they toss their dreams in the air and wish they could pick one, but they can't, so they keep juggling.   They usually have more than two blogs and many talents.  They want to wear all the hats and the world is their big top.  

Is a post by Mr. Bird worth two in the bush?

Does a bird tweet?!   Of course,  I think it is worth three.  Yes, he loves to juggle odd numbers. (It's a designer trick)

Who could play Lee in a documentary? (Living or dead.)

Christopher Walken-he can do it all and he also is a Scanner. 

In +/- 100 words, (excluding the title) write flash fiction using all these prompts:

I think seeing is believing!

See, Walken is perfect to play Bird.   He is up for the challenge and his talents will soar leaps and bounds.   Tossing and juggler are part of his daily grind in the limelight. He will make Lee a proud Bird.   I wonder could they be the same person?!

For Bonus Points:
·                     In +/- 40 words, can you come up with a caption for Lee’s Facebook picture? 

"They don't know my real name is Lucky Charms-phew I just saved a rainbow."


Arlee Bird said…
Loved it! That "Bird" song is gonna be beatin' my brain tonight. Walken is one of my favorite actors--how'd you know that? I wish I had his moves.

An A to Z Co-Host
Tossing It Out
Wonderfully entertaining, Ella. I LOVED that Family Guy segment, and I'm still giggling. I'm going to post mine in a few minutes. Funny that we both mentioned "Hooked on Phonics."

Christopher Walken! Great choice. And haven't seen that video in years.
So far everyone thinks a post by Lee is worth three. Must be his magic number.
Thanks for participating in CheersFest!
A round of applause for our dear Mr. Bird!
Bish Denham said…
I love Walken! His first love was dancing, he was a hoofer, but injury kept from making his full-time profession. He'd be perfect for playing The Bird!
M. J. Joachim said…
Ah, the joy of scanning. One would have to be a scanner to juggle well at all. Walken, a nice choice to play Lee!
L. Diane Wolfe said…
I love that video. Walken is so spry for his age.
I think Lee should adopt "The Bird" as his theme song!
Johanna Garth said…
I'm a huge fan of Walken. Perfect choice and Ella, I love the new header picture!
Great video, and I could picture Christopher Walken playing a delusional juggler on the run! I knew that you'd come up with something very clever Ella!

P V Ariel said…
very interesting
we all roasted that
poor BIRD called Arlee LOL
Keep it up
Morgan said…
"Does a bird tweet?" <----LOL! Ella, I'm loving this. And I'm dying over the Christopher Walken idea... love. And Lucky Charms! YES!!!!!
Lexa Cain said…
Lee has SIX blogs? Wow! And I loved that Christopher Walken can play him - too true. Great post Ella! :-)
farawayeyes said…
'The bird is the word'. How utterly appropriate. Great choice to add that video. Christopher Walken - another one I never would have thought of, but it fits.
Pk Hrezo said…
Walken as Bird! I love it!!
Kimberly said…
Love the Family Guy bird song video! That's awesome. Your post is awesome! :)
D.G. Hudson said…
I've never hear of Scanning, but I could see how it might catch on.
So that's what Lee does when he tosses out a subject? Hmmm.

Great choice for casting Walken.
Mark Koopmans said…
Ha ha!! I *LOVE* that Lee loves Walken - that's awesome, Ella - great call :)

Beware the power of the CheersFest :)

PS... KoolKoop is a new one, but I don't think anyone in my house would call me that... :)

Merry Christmas :)
I'm glad someone posted the Bird is the Word song. That's just awesome. Also, Christopher Walken? That's just the ultimate oddball compliment. Arlee should be so lucky!
Brian Miller said…
nice....walken is great...i dont know arlee, but i would def consider that an honor
Ella said…
Brian-I accidentally found Arlee -I hadn't been blogging long. He was doing the first A-Z blogging challenge and I joined in on letter G playing catch up. The challenge changed the way I blogged. Three bloggers online encouraged me to find my voice-the first one was Arlee ;D
Walken is great and he is a Scanner, too! (so am I)

ABeerForTheShower-I think you won!!
Thank you-someone had to do it~ Yes, Walken is a Scanner like Lee. I like that-oddball compliment- ;D

Mark-I had no idea he liked him?!
I have many nicknames-I'll find one for you~ Thank you! Merry Christmas to you~

D.G.-Yes, that is what he does! ;D
Thank you! Walken always adds the unique~ Thank you!

Ella said…
Hi Kimberly! I think Arlee should have it on his blog, don't you?!
Thank you!

Pk-Thank you! I think he was pleased~ It was a fun fest-Cheers!

Farawayeyes-It came to me and look he has a brown tie-lol Thank you~

Lexa-Thank you! I know six?! I have to check them all out...I did not know this~

Hi Morgan-Yes, I had to go there! What a great fest-Thank you! Cheers~

Phil-Yes, the Bird is now well done-lol Thank you~

Julie-Thank you! Yours was very touching~ We had fun roasting a bird!

Johanna-Thank you! I am a fan, too! Oh, you are so sweet-thanks!

Wendy-I agree! Thank you~ Every bodies has heard now!

L.Diane-Me too! I know right-always a performer-just like our Bird!

MJ-I know right! I do have some scanner in me-but can't juggle like our Bird! ;D

Bish-Thank you for sharing! I did not know this-wow~ Thank you!

Dezzy-Yes and cheers! ;D

Alex-Three is a magic number! Yes, Walken could play Bird~ Thank you!

Robyn-I love that we both went there! How fab~ I bet it happens again! I enjoyed reading yours-so fun! Cheers

Arlee-I had no idea you liked him, but I am pleased! Yes, this is your song! Cheers to you-thank you Lee for A-Z! I am happy our paths crossed! Jackson's have to stick together ;D
Stephen Tremp said…
I love both those videos. Had to keep the volume down as the kids love that song and will sing it non stop for days.
Wanda said…
You done a great job roasting the bird Ella. I knew Arlee was a blogging pro but I didn't realize he had six blogs that quite impressive.
Anonymous said…
I love seeing all these different entries and yours is spectacular.
Ella said…
Medeia-Thank you so much! I think everyone loves the Bird~

Wanda-Thank you! I didn't know this either. He is quite the juggler ;D
Very impressive!

Stephen-Thank you! I know it is one of those songs~ I bet you join in sometimes, when they sing! Singing is huge at my home, too ;D