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The Birds

September 1, 2010
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We have noted this summer just how embedded in the childhood mind the need to chase seagulls on the beach seems to be. It seems the damn kids just can’t help it. (Not to mention some more mature friends of ours who should know better.)

Now on to different birds. I don’t know if you know about the feral parrots of Brooklyn, but Adam Gopnik wrote a kind of fascinating article about them in the New Yorker about a decade ago. Some obsessive guy with a website even made a video about them:

But what brings me to the subject is a post on Gothamist that reveals that some stupid motherfuckers have been poaching the parrots, probably to sell them to some other stupid motherfuckers. That shit pisses me off. Leave the fucking parrots be. They’re in Brooklyn for Christ’s sake, haven’t they been through enough?

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. September 2, 2010 12:57 pm

    “They’re in Brooklyn for Christ’s sake, haven’t they been through enough?”

    Ha ha ha! How true!

  2. September 2, 2010 2:28 pm

    If only they lived in the Bronx, their lives would be so much better. But wait, they do, as I mentioned back in April:

    https://therightprofile.wordpress.com/2010/04/23/the-feathered-bronx/

  3. September 2, 2010 6:17 pm

    All I know is I want a fucking cracker in the worst possible way right now.

    • Fat Al permalink*
      September 2, 2010 7:56 pm

      Another good one. You weren’t lying when you said you’d be here all week.

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