WHAT IT IS
While visiting the Topanga State Park in California to photograph the Southern Pacific rattlesnake, Cricket wanted a change of scenery. We decided nothing would be more different than a tour of the Warner Brothers studio in Hollywood.
About halfway through the tour, we heard a lady pleading with someone to get back to rehearsals as everything and everyone was waiting.
It turned out a remake of ‘goldfinger’ was in the works and this stubborn goldfinch, who was starring in the production, had had a disagreement with the director regarding costumes.
WHAT IT IS NOT
United Kingdom gold broker, Sharps Pixley, recently selected this goldfinch image as its signature emblem. Unfortunately, in its first gold transaction using this emblem, gold bars delivered to a national bank in Oslo, Norway proved to be counterfeit.
When the gold bars arrived in Norway, they passed five intensive inspection tests but failed the sixth and final test. A chipmunk, recently re-employed by the quality control department, gnawed on what should have been soft gold bars but turned out to be brittle counterfeits. The bank does have a comprehensive dental plan.