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June 27, 2011


GET THOSE BIRDS SOME BEESWAX....more nefarious doings in ithaca...did you have telemachus for cocktails just before turning up the volume?

quick guys...ties yourselves to the nearest tree or phone line...

Try doing the Law & Order theme: thunk thunk. The jailbirds will flock
to your window!

Seriously, crows are the smartest birds (aren't they?). They're tricksters, after all.
They'll trick you back, like mimicking David's voice saying "I've got a new sestina!"
or something. You're messing with Nature: it'll be Hitchcock's THE BIRDS, but in
David's voice!

I would definitely NOT mess with the crows. You get on their wrong side & they will follow you around harassing you for the rest of your life. Beware!

Well, OK, all right, you win, I'm in love with you. You can quit crowing now, my sweet.

I always thought "eating crow" was vaguely obscene. Unless of course you and
the crow are of age and consenting.

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