OT: Humor--Thornbird the Space-Age Iris
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- Subject: OT: Humor--Thornbird the Space-Age Iris
- From: Gerry Snyder <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 18:26:02 -0700 (MST)
At our December potluck dinner we in the executive board
of SFVIS made fools of ourselves by singing rewritten Xmas
songs. One of the favorites is below, with words by
Jeanne Clay Plank, AIS Secretary (reproduced with permission)
THORNBIRD, THE SPACE AGE IRIS
(Sung to "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer")
THORNBIRD, the Space-age iris
Had a spooned and purpley beard,
A strange but distinctive color,
Frequently described as weird.
Liked to laugh and call it names.
They made a face when THORNBIRD
Was entered in our Iris "games."
Then in 1996
The Wister THORNBIRD won,
And folks who'd scorned the space-age form
Found that its time had come.
The Dykes Medal went to THORNBIRD
And space-age lovers sang with glee,
THORNBIRD, the space-age iris
Will live in Iris history.
firstname.lastname@example.org AIS Region 15
Warm, winterless Los Angeles
President of San Fernando Valley Iris Society
My work? Helping generate data for http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo