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#1 Andrew

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 04:02 PM

So there I was, just minding my own business this morning when I got a bit peckish. So I purchased a blueberry muffin froma street vender and sat down in San Francisco's Civic Center for a nosh.

Strewn about the plaza were hundreds of birds. Seaguls, pigeons, little black ones that I don't know what they're called. This is normal, birds like it here, it seems.

I start eating my muffin and they, as would be expected, flocked to me for crumbs.

A giving person by nature, I broke off a good sized piece and scattered the crumbs so that they could eat them. But this wasn't good enough for them, no; not by far.

As I sat there eating, thinking about various lengths of string I could purchase at the local drugstore, one of the little ones flew at me, hovered in mid air and took a bite out of the muffin in my hand! Flabbergasted, I shewed it away and removed the part it had bitten, throwing it to the birds. Still not enough!

The swarmed over me and I had to run into the library for shelter, abandoning my half-eaten muffin to the evil horde.

Somewhere, Alfred Hitchcock is laughing at me. :thumbsup: I want my muffin back, Alfred.

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 04:20 PM

Hehe poor Andrew ^^ Sounds like some could use a break.
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Posted 26 December 2008 - 04:40 PM

I got a bit peckish.

There's where it started to go wrong... :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 04:51 PM

^Agreed. But it does suck that you had to abandon your delicious muffin :thumbsup:

Edited by scff249, 26 December 2008 - 04:52 PM.

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 05:29 PM

Ah yes, the socialistic birds are hard at work..."share" your wealth...err...muffin. Wait a minute....since you had the muffin and saw fit to dole out small peices to those that did not have a muffin, you had your own little communistic society going-----revolt and all.
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Posted 26 December 2008 - 05:52 PM

:thumbsup: damn that's funny to imagine ! were there any people around? did any bird crap on you? (if they did, its good luck so check your lotto numbers)

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 08:13 PM

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 10:09 PM

Quite funny, Ive had similar encounters with seagulls and fish n chips :|

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 03:16 AM

It's San Francisco. Maybe the birds were having a munchies attack after ingesting marijuana (a lot of illegal mj farms in the national parks and forests in California). Or maybe they're really spybots programmed to attack San Franciscans who attempt to eat healthful foods. (I've been watching too many sf shows lately.)

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 04:10 AM

One small comfort, I hope - at least a seagull didn't poop on your dear head!! (Actually happened to my mother in law - and wow, I had no idea they had so much poop in them - eek!).
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Posted 27 December 2008 - 09:27 AM

a lot of illegal mj farms in the national parks and forests in California

And this is why we're known as Fuzzywuzzy6...eh? :thumbsup:
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Posted 27 December 2008 - 02:23 PM

It's San Francisco. Maybe the birds were having a munchies attack after ingesting marijuana



Marijuana must be exposed to high heat before it releases THC. Hence Pot brownies, setting pot on fire, etc. So far as I know, the birds here don't have access to fire.

You know, I've never had the munchies before. Whenever I smoke I just listen to music a lot. :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 07:21 PM

:trumpet: Law enforcement agencies still destroy large quantities of mj by burning it, Amazing Andrew. Or there could have been a forest fire. And a number of animals in nature have been observed getting intentionally intoxicated by eating fermented berries. Now I'm stuck on the image of inebriated raccoons.

I almost forgot: I want to thank two of the big-hearted mamas of BC for their very kind comments that they post for us: Queen Evie and MaraM: :thumbsup:

Garmanma: I picked the name Fuzzywuzzy because it was easy to remember. My father was very fond of quoting the following tongue twister:

"Fuzzy Wuzzy": Fuzzy wuzzy was a bear,
Fuzzy wuzzy had no hair,
Fuzzy wuzzy wasn't fuzzy, was he? (wuzzy)

My father incorrectly attributed the poem to Rudyard Kipling, who did write a poem about a tribe from the Sudan referred to as fuzzy wuzzy, due to their method of hair dressing:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuzzy-Wuzzy

The English also referred to some tribesmen from Papua, New Guinea as the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels in WWII because they led them to safety. Evidently the name is not meant to be racist, but some could take it as that. I didn't know about the historical references until just now, when I was looking up the provenance of the tongue twister. :flowers:

As to using mj, certainly not to my knowledge, although there was one student in college who loved bringing "magic" chocolate chip cookies and brownies to parties. She was a lovely lady, and not at all ditzy or an airhead; she just had a prankish sense of humor. And our school was famous for having a lot of uptight weenies in it. I wonder what they would make of the discussion in yesterday's news:
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fuzzy logic (plural fuzzy logics)

  • A form of reasoning, derived from fuzzy set theory, whereby a truth value need not be exactly zero (false) or one (true), but rather can be zero, one, or any value in between.
Nuance, anyone? Fuzzy thinking is generally thought to be a poor quality for folks to have, but that might depend on whether one is intentionally or unintentionally fuzzy-minded (or wooly-headed, as we used to say, when folks knew what cotton wool and absorbent cotton were).

Edited by fuzzywuzzy6, 27 December 2008 - 07:36 PM.


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Posted 03 January 2009 - 08:57 PM

Amazing Andrew, I keep wondering if the seagulls were really aiming for your blueberry muffin. For those of you who watch anime on the cartoon network, there were a few episodes involving the demon birds of the netherworld between heaven and hell on the series Inuyasha. They weren't seagulls, but still . . .

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 12:52 PM

Thats Socal for you.


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Pot smoking birds and all. lmao.
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