Posts Tagged ‘bird poop’

On bonobos and other stuff.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

The neighborhood kids are never around when the car needs washing. It’s not like I didn’t pay them last time.

Each got a dollar, a beer, and a pack of smokes to split. What more do two 12-year-old boys want?  Their parents were pissed for some reason, so I promised that I’d never offer alcohol in payment again. I mean, come on. It’s not like I gave them copies of  National Geographic with pictures of naked female bonobos for them to fantasize about in the wee hours of the morning.

I get really tired of all the unwritten PC stuff these days; I never know who I might unintentionally offend.

[Image found here]

Bertha Dlugi’s Contribution to the World

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Bertha Dlugi’s invention, patented in 1959, was intended for parakeets and other birds that are allowed to fly freely about the house. “It is … a general object of the present invention to provide a garment to be worn by birds for receiving their excremental discharge to prevent it from being deposited on household furnishings when the bird is at liberty in the home and thereby avoid the consequent unsanitary condition.”

[Image and description from here. Crossposted here.]


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