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Police detain a couple of thieving birds..

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..society has allowed birds to think they can take what they want
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..aww we must protect the gentle, helpless birds and provide them with more free things
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..just historically birds don't work and others provide for them
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..they should be jailed, it's plain theft
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..the mods must allow this thread to devolve into a series of bird puns
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..can we discuss blue tits and boobies?
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..it's the Hoff's fault, he was surrounded by birds in Baywatch..
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Police detain a couple of thieving birds..

Postby Bombadil » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:18 pm

We all know what it's like, you work an honest day and some bird decides they can mooch off your hard earned fruits of labour, and boy can they have expensive tastes..

“Waddling vagrants” in the form of two little blue penguins have been released by police after they were detained for setting up home under a Wellington sushi outlet.

Their cover was blown after a shop worker heard them making a cooing, humming sound. It is understood that the penguins were hiding near the grills beneath the sushi shop, where it was warm.

Constable John Zhu responded, “after sensing something fishy,” Wellington police confirmed on their Facebook page. The penguins were described as “little and blue”.


It's not enough they can't be bothered to earn their own food but they choose to scoff sushi of all things.

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Meanwhile, check out the lengths this foxy chap has to go to in order to keep his belongings from some bird who's entitled belief in their right to essentially steal.. Link

And this famous video of some bird just walking into a shop and stealing what isn't theirs.. Link

Why do so many birds feel entitled to just take from people who actually work to earn a living?
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Postby Aeritai » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:26 pm

Huh first the Area 51 Thread and now this? Well then looks like funny news stories are starting to come to NSG.

As for my opinion on this matter they're just birds, its not like they have a moral compass like we do at least I think so?
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Postby Bozopolis » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:31 pm

Aeritai wrote:Huh first the Area 51 Thread and now this? Well then looks like funny news stories are starting to come to NSG.

As for my opinion on this matter they're just birds, its not like they have a moral compass like we do at least I think so?

That's just it! They have no moral compass, so they think its okay to steal our hard-earned stuff! I say we teach these little thieves a lesson.
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Postby Jean-Paul Sartre » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:31 pm

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Postby Farnhamia » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:31 pm

The seagull thief was cute but I like the Billy Collins Masterclass.com ad better.
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Postby Plzen » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:31 pm

No more shall our birdy compatriots starve for the greed of the Sushi Man.

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Postby Ohioan Territory » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:35 pm

Cute little story. Poor birds were probably scared shitless of all the human activity, though. Hope they're okay now.
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Postby Bombadil » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:41 pm

Ohioan Territory wrote:Cute little story. Poor birds were probably scared shitless of all the human activity, though. Hope they're okay now.


Right, and just by luck they chose a sushi shop..
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Postby Farnhamia » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:47 pm

Bombadil wrote:
Ohioan Territory wrote:Cute little story. Poor birds were probably scared shitless of all the human activity, though. Hope they're okay now.


Right, and just by luck they chose a sushi shop..

Yeah, we were scared, yeah, that's the ticket ...
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Postby Pacomia » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:48 pm

Bombadil wrote:
Ohioan Territory wrote:Cute little story. Poor birds were probably scared shitless of all the human activity, though. Hope they're okay now.


Right, and just by luck they chose a sushi shop..

Luck, or sense of smell?
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Postby Pacomia » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:49 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
Bombadil wrote:
Right, and just by luck they chose a sushi shop..

Yeah, we were scared, yeah, that's the ticket ...

I always knew you were a penguin living in Wellington.
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Postby Cekoviu » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:50 pm

>No Hasselhoff option
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Postby Farnhamia » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:51 pm

Aeritai wrote:Huh first the Area 51 Thread and now this? Well then looks like funny news stories are starting to come to NSG.

As for my opinion on this matter they're just birds, its not like they have a moral compass like we do at least I think so?

Have you seen the actual news lately?
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Postby Bombadil » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:51 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
Bombadil wrote:
Right, and just by luck they chose a sushi shop..

Yeah, we were scared, yeah, that's the ticket ...


Honestly, I don't even like tuna or salmon..

*scoff scoff scoff*

Cekoviu wrote:>No Hasselhoff option
smdh bomb


I suppose I could add a Baywatch related..

EDIT: Damn well reset the poll.. *shakes fist at Cekoviu*
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Postby Farnhamia » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:52 pm

Bombadil wrote:
Farnhamia wrote:Yeah, we were scared, yeah, that's the ticket ...


Honestly, I don't even like tuna or salmon..

*scoff scoff scoff*

And all that rice, really, who eats that?
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Postby New haven america » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:53 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
Aeritai wrote:Huh first the Area 51 Thread and now this? Well then looks like funny news stories are starting to come to NSG.

As for my opinion on this matter they're just birds, its not like they have a moral compass like we do at least I think so?

Have you seen the actual news lately?

It's arguable that birds are currently the smarter of the 2 life forms currently in the news.
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Postby Neanderthaland » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:54 pm

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Postby Bombadil » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:56 pm

Neanderthaland wrote:A crime most fowl.


They must have been stork, raven mad not to think they'd be caught.
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Postby Cekoviu » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:58 pm

Bombadil wrote:
Cekoviu wrote:>No Hasselhoff option
smdh bomb


I suppose I could add a Baywatch related..

EDIT: Damn well reset the poll.. *shakes fist at Cekoviu*

Much obliged.
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Postby Aeritai » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:01 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
Aeritai wrote:Huh first the Area 51 Thread and now this? Well then looks like funny news stories are starting to come to NSG.

As for my opinion on this matter they're just birds, its not like they have a moral compass like we do at least I think so?

Have you seen the actual news lately?


I don't catch up on television news that much, the only news I see is either from NSG or NBC Nightly News Articles which I only go on there when I want to know what's going on or to see if there are newsworthy articles to discuss on NSG.
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Postby Farnhamia » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:10 pm

Bombadil wrote:
Farnhamia wrote:Yeah, we were scared, yeah, that's the ticket ...


Honestly, I don't even like tuna or salmon..

*scoff scoff scoff*

Cekoviu wrote:>No Hasselhoff option
smdh bomb


I suppose I could add a Baywatch related..

EDIT: Damn well reset the poll.. *shakes fist at Cekoviu*

Editing the poll does reset it. You didn't know?
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Make Earth Great Again: Stop Continental Drift!
And Jesus was a sailor when he walked upon the water ...
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Postby Bombadil » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:24 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
Bombadil wrote:
Honestly, I don't even like tuna or salmon..

*scoff scoff scoff*



I suppose I could add a Baywatch related..

EDIT: Damn well reset the poll.. *shakes fist at Cekoviu*

Editing the poll does reset it. You didn't know?


I think editing a poll option doesn't but adding a new option does.. to be frank I wasn't really thinking, just responding to the incessant demands of the NSG community.
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Postby Farnhamia » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:25 pm

Bombadil wrote:
Farnhamia wrote:Editing the poll does reset it. You didn't know?


I think editing a poll option doesn't but adding a new option does.. to be frank I wasn't really thinking, just responding to the incessant demands of the NSG community.

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Postby Bombadil » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:30 pm

Aeritai wrote:
Farnhamia wrote:Have you seen the actual news lately?


I don't catch up on television news that much, the only news I see is either from NSG or NBC Nightly News Articles which I only go on there when I want to know what's going on or to see if there are newsworthy articles to discuss on NSG.


On the memorable NSer thread I think Forsher made the point about the growing homogeneity of threads these days, especially with the expanding virus of mega threads -which I believe I was the first to complain about all the way back in 2013, farsighted being that I am.. - anyhoo.. there used to be tons of random threads like these but not so much these days.

Anyhoo.. back to something similar to mega threads, the ever-growing omnipresence of thieving birds in our lives.

If I was to add a serious question it would be that given the expansion of urban areas, how do we deal with animals living in these spaces now.. they're even invading government.. Links
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Postby The Free Joy State » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:33 pm

Bombadil wrote:
Farnhamia wrote:Editing the poll does reset it. You didn't know?


I think editing a poll option doesn't but adding a new option does.. to be frank I wasn't really thinking, just responding to the incessant demands of the NSG community.

Poor Bombadil, you've raised an expectation that there must always be a Hoff and a "clicking polls" option...

As for the birds...

Serious answer... they were probably scared, and chose somewhere that smelled comfortable.

Less serious answer: they were clearly driven to thievery by an increasingly harsh governmental attitude to spheniscidae. I suggest a comprehensive Penguin Assistance Programme, supplemented by better educational opportunities for young penguins.
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