Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Gaggle of Celebrity Goose-ip

This is a scheduled post which comes your way while I'm away for a few days. I'll be back soon to reply to comments and to visit your blogs. Till then, I hope you enjoy this post.


Paparazzis across the nation were on the wing, photographing famous, feathered fowl for this edition of Celebrity Goose-ip. Read on, for the latest scoops on your favourite winged celebs.


At his recent concert, The Boss, Goose Springsteen tore down the house with his hit song, Hatched To Run.


Fans in the audience started a wave.


Famous pizzeria heiress, Canuck E. Geese rehearses for her upcoming charity ballet, Swan Goose Lake.


At the Scientology Awards, Tom Goose was seen cuddling up to his lovely wife, Katie Holmes.


It's rumoured that the tired Ms. Holmes was either bored or pregnant or both.


Fans of Fois Gras-gory Hines will be happy to hear that his mini-series "Bogaggles" will be rerun on the Movie Network this fall.


At the Johnny Billotson concert, this fan couldn't contain her excitement, and began dancing to the hit song Poultry In Motion.


Simon & Garfhonkel reunited for a special concert in the park.


They sang their classic hit The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Goosey)


Fans at Wingbilldon were treated to an exciting tennis match.


Star Wars fans were happy to learn that Carrie Feather has reprised her famous role of Princess Leia.


Good goose-ip and good-night.



Mental P Mama said...

How sweet are they??? I cannot believe their parents allowed the paps to be so close;)

Daryl said...

Oh my goose and golly these fowls are pretty funny .. and you are amazingly punny ...

Maggie May said...

Loved the running goose and the way all the geese seemed to have their own personalities.
Also love the way you zoomed in without them even realizing!

Swetha said...

ha ha ha !! your description is very hilarious..

did they really sing that song???!!

Anonymous said...

We've been goosed!
You are a genius, Hilary. :)

Anonymous said...

Gosh Hilary, you have a great sense of humour and I think it's so cute! I love that you scheduled some posts for your fans!

CrazyCris said...

oh my! the paparazzi are now officially ALL OVER THE PLACE!!!

lovely shots, but even better the laugh inducing captions! :o)

ellen abbott said...


SK Waller said...

What a delightful post!

Shammickite said...


I hope you're having better weather up at the cottage than we are, it's cool, dull, and somewhat damp outside. Good weather for ducks... er... I mean... geese!

Pat - Arkansas said...

You are amazing!!! Not only are the photos wonderful, but your commentary is priceless!! Laughed myself silly! Thanks!

Leah J. Utas said...

Brilliant. Very well done.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hoooooooonk if ya love geese!

Kerri Farley said...

Funny funny funny! Loved this post!
Hope you are having fun at the cottage!!

Suldog said...

Your name has been taken in vain (twice!) over at my place today. If you're the masochistic type, this will be good news. Otherwise, I apologize.

the Bag Lady said...

Hilary - brilliant post! You are so talented.

Loved the princess Leia shot!

Reb said...

Oh, well done! Those are some amazing photos Hilary.

photowannabe said...

I adore Princess Leia. Too cute Hilary.

Phyllis E said...

Loved taking a gander at your goose-ip!

Lowell said...

Pretty cute gooses...and I enjoyed your goosey commentary, too.

Hilary said...

* MPM, they were pretty close, but I also had a decent zoom. Thanks for stopping by. :)

* Thanks, Daryl. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

* Thanks very much, Maggie May. They're fun critters for sure. :)

* Every note of it, Pranksygang. ;)

* Thanks kindly, KC. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

* Thanks so much, Rain. Your kind words are very much appreciated. :)

* Thank you, Cris. I'm glad it gave you a laugh. :)

* Thanks, Ellen. :)

* Thank you, Steph. Very much appreciated. :)

* Thanks, Shammie. Well the very best day for weather was today.. the day we came home of course. We had a real mixed bag but a fine time no matter the climate. Thanks for stopping by. :)

* Thanks very much, Pat. I'm so glad it gave you a good laugh. :)

* Thanks kindly, Leah. Much appreciated. :)

* HONK, Angie. ;)

* Thanks very much, Kerri. We did indeed. :)

* Thanks, Suldog. Tis always an honour to be mentioned and linked to on your blog. Much appreciated. :)

* Thanks, Baggie. I have to thank my son for noticing that photo. He pointed the resemblance out right away. :)

* Thanks very much, Reb. I'm glad you like them. :)

* Thanks, Sue. Much appreciated. :)

* Thanks, Cuzzie Phyllis. I'm glad you could get down with it. ;)

* Thanks very much, Jacob. I'm glad you did. :)

Anonymous said...

That was clever and who could resist them!

Indrani said...

Your pics take some time to download, so when they were downloading I was reading the lines and imagining a real concert... I was happily surprised by these pictures. :)

Anonymous said...

Hilary -- Clever, clever, clever. I really enjoyed this!

Have a wonderful little vacation, but hurry back. The blogging world is not as bright and fun when you're missing.

Michele said...

Haha... what a funtastic post...
Not only were your photos terrific but the story was quite amusing... I thoroughly enjoyed this!!

Susan English Mason said...

You are quite the papa-ganderist

San said...

Thanks for the hot poop on all fowl things.

I hope you're enjoying your time away and come back with armloads of photos.

Jo said...

Omigosh, Hilary, this is wonnnnnnderful!

JC said...

LOL you are cracking my up. Have a great break. I love this post.

Redbush said...

Love the post, Hilary! The captions are waaaay to funny! How do you think of all of these? You are just too talented! You should definitely bottle that talent somehow! Paparazzis, Bogaggles, Simon and Garfhonkel-hilarious!

david mcmahon said...

VERY creative, Hilary. Enjoy your well-deserved break.

Anonymous said...

These are beauties and momma and poppa will take good care of them too.

SandyCarlson said...

You made me laugh, laugh, and laugh again.

Rajesh said...

Very nice. Beautiful sequence of shots.

Crabby McSlacker said...


Much more fascinating than the People Magazine sort of gossip.

Cheffie-Mom said...

These are too funny! Very creative!

Daryl said...

Over from David's to say congrats on the POTD mention!

Cheffie-Mom said...

I'm back - Congrats on the Post of the Day Award!

Tricia said...

I love these photos. The geese are adorable, and I love your narrative! Hope you're having fun while you're away.

Bogey said...

Very clever and creative from every aspect. I can't believe they let you get that close to them. Great stuff!

Oman said...

These geese seem to pose for you. Great Job. Enjoy your cottage season.

Reasons said...

These are sweet but geese hate me, at least my brother's does - makes a beeline for my kneecaps!!

Hilary said...

• Thanks, MT. I certainly couldn't. :)

• Too funny, Indrani. You must have been wondering "What kind of lame concert is that?" Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Thanks so much for such kind words, Sandra. As so often, you made my day. :)

• Thanks very much, Michele. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

• Ha, Pouty! You made me laugh. :)

• Good one, San! I do have an armload of photos. Now I just need to find the time to post them. Soon though. Thanks for the kind words. :)

• Thank you, Jo. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

• Thanks so much, JC. I'm glad to hear it. :)

• Thanks very much, Redbush. I'm glad you got a kick out of my silliness. :)

• Thank you, David. And thank you so much for the POTD inclusion. Much appreciated. :)

• Thanks, Abe. And they sure will. :) Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Sandy, I'm glad, glad, glad for that. :) And congrats to you for the POTD mention too. :)

• Thank you, Rajesh. Much appreciated. :)

• Thanks, Crabby. If only there was a payroll for this sort of nonsense. ;)

• Thanks, Cheffie. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

• Thanks for that, Daryl. And to you too. :)

• Welcome back, Debbie! Thanks, and to you as well. :)

• Thanks very much, Tricia. I'm glad you enjoyed the post. And we did indeed have a fine time. Thank you. :)

• Thank you for the kind words, Bogey. They were pretty close and pretty comfy about it all. Nobody was more surprised than I. Thanks for stopping by. :)

• Thanks very much, Lawstude. They were very cooperative goslings. :)

• Thanks, 123. Goose-pecked knees can't be much fun. These guys were so little though.. they'd have to go for your ankles instead. ;) Thanks for stopping by.

Woman in a Window said...

HA! This was hilarious! Katie Holmes was perfect!

Bradley W. Maston said...

Oh my! If the pun's don't kill me the cuteness of the pictures will! Thank you for sharing!

Thumbelina said...

Oh my goodness Hilary they are fantastic shots! New camera?
(I think I saw Frank's comment about a new toy on the post above?)

I love Princess Leia. Very VERY good shots. And commentary.

Hilary said...

• Thanks, WIAW. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

• Thank you, Bradley. I'm glad you appreciated the wordplay. :)

• Thanks very much, Thumbelina. Your always kind words mean a lot to me. I'm glad you enjoyed this post. :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

You clever clever girl! "Fois Gras-gory Hines" brilliant. Tell me David at Authorblog knows about this post...

Hilary said...

Thanks very kindly, IBHH. I'm glad my puns tickled your funny bone. Yes, this one made it into David's POTD. He's a sucker for wordplay too. Thanks always for stopping by. :)

Tink said...

I love that first photo! It has so much attitude. :D

Hilary said...

Thanks, Tink. They had a lot of attitude. All fun for me. :)

UmmFarouq said...


Hilary said...

Thanks UmmFarouq. And thank you so much for the linkage. :)