A Bird Named Omar

July 2, 2008 at 9:01 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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I received an email over the weekend from a viewer. She wasn’t cursing at me, or angry with me because I did a story, so that in itself makes the email stick out.

Instead, she had something funny to tell me:

“Just wanted to tell you I got a beautiful “red-factor” canary yesterday and was searching for a name for him. I told my husband a couple of weeks ago when I saw you reporting, that I really like your name. Again last night I was reminded of it when I saw another report by you. So I named him after you.”

So now, here’s this fine looking animal, if I don’t say so myself….

That’s “Omar” in the cage. Here’s a pic of him without bars in the way:

I’m obviously excited about this. I hear “Omar” sings like Justin Timberlake, flies like an eagle, and is feared by lesser birds, cats and snakes.

Here are some other “Omar” characters in the news…some famous….others infamous.

Omar Abdel-Rahman, AKA “The Blind Sheik”: Serving life in prison in connection with the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Not really doing the name “Omar” any favors.

Omar Minaya, GM of the New York Mets: Not a bad “Omar”, although he raised eyebrows when he fired the Mets skipper this year….on the road…..and told the press at 3 in the morning.

General Omar Bradley: West Point grad and led the U-S Army during WWII. 

Omar Sharif, Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe Winning Actor: Starred in Dr. Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia.  He’s also a master bridge player.

 

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  1. Don’t forget Omar Kent Dykes of “Omar And The Howlers”, a regional Texas Blues Band.

  2. a. mazing.
    and man.. that is a NICE looking bird!


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