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(Salt Lake Tribune)   Owl trainer explains that owls will not really deliver mail   (sltrib.com) divider line 29
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2007-07-19 01:49:43 PM
From the article:

Hedwig's real-life counterparts won't deliver your mail, but they have mad hunting skills.

Why do I get the feeling this article was written on a dare?
 
2007-07-19 01:51:50 PM
In real life, they're really not all that crazy about Buttsecks either.

/sadder and wiser
 
2007-07-19 01:52:28 PM
Oh, really?
 
2007-07-19 01:53:48 PM
Then he's not a very good trainer.
 
2007-07-19 01:56:16 PM
i48.photobucket.com
 
2007-07-19 01:56:34 PM
Some birds are good at delivering mail, but they will only deliver it to a single location (the place they were born and raised).
 
2007-07-19 01:58:25 PM
Man, don't do that to Harry Potter fans. It's all they can do to immerse themselves in children's book to escape the fact that they are barely literate and you want to come along and burst their bubble like that? Next they are going to disprove magic.
 
2007-07-19 02:06:40 PM
Its not a matter of where he grips it, its a simple matter of weight ratio! Look, its just not possible for an 5 pound snowy owl to carry a 7 pound broom!
 
2007-07-19 02:08:31 PM
SockMonkeyHolocaust: Man, don't do that to Harry Potter fans. It's all they can do to immerse themselves in children's book to escape the fact that they are barely literate and you want to come along and burst their bubble like that?

This.

Next they are going to disprove magic.

Nah. Christians need magic to exist just as much as the pagan witches do.
 
2007-07-19 02:14:06 PM
www.maj.com
 
2007-07-19 02:25:19 PM
But they do know how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.
 
2007-07-19 02:30:10 PM
Headline should read

Owl trainer explains that owls will not really deliver mail, ORLY?
 
2007-07-19 02:32:03 PM
The real deal. (pops)
 
2007-07-19 02:46:19 PM
Has a real life owl ever been killed off by magic, like in a certain new book???
 
2007-07-19 02:51:00 PM
YES THEY DO!!! You take that back right now! RIGHT NOW!

*sob*
 
2007-07-19 02:56:57 PM
I normally never say this, but that was really a horribly written article.

Also, this from TFA:Owls are deadly hunters with keen senses of hearing - but no matter how much you train them, they will never deliver your mail as they do in the Harry Potter universe.
"That hasn't got anything to do with reality,"


No kidding? All the rest of the whole Harry Potter thing is totally real, they just made up the owl delivery stuff, huh?

/If owls delivering mail is the only "non-reality" issue you have with that series, you must be on some amazing drugs.
 
2007-07-19 02:56:59 PM
(Bing!) You have owlmail. Oh boy! Slips on vest of small rodents.

(Is promptly attacked by fifteen message-bearing owls.)

AAIIIIIEEEEE, MY PENIZ CAN BE LARGER?!!!? 15 MILLION CLAMSHELLS COULD BE MINE IF YOU JUST SEND THE COORDINATES FOR YOUR STORES OF DRIED PROVISIONS!?!? On days like this I curse the day Gorgoth invented the Owlnet!
 
2007-07-19 03:01:39 PM
I remember when the first Harry Potter movie came out and all these parents started asking around to see how much a pet owls cost. Of course, they didn't realize that owls are vicious, nocturnal predators and don't make good pets.

/unless you're a supervillain
 
2007-07-19 03:04:11 PM
Give me a great horned white owl, some mail and some orange paint - then give my friend a rifle.

I guarantee you that Owl will deliver the mail.

/maybe just 5 feet away
//but the mail will be "delivered"
 
2007-07-19 03:08:11 PM
SockMonkeyHolocaust: Man, don't do that to Harry Potter fans. It's all they can do to immerse themselves in children's book to escape the fact that they are barely literate and you want to come along and burst their bubble like that? Next they are going to disprove magic.

Nah, because no matter how much you prove that their god does not exist they will still believe that they are some jumped up tribal gods chosen few.
 
2007-07-19 04:14:22 PM
Did you know Voldemort is under Prof. Quirrel's turban? Hahaha, take that geeks!
 
2007-07-19 04:16:25 PM
Hedwig's real-life counterparts won't deliver your mail, but they have mad hunting skills

Journalist, please.
 
2007-07-19 04:28:59 PM
Galen_Rasputin
Nah, because no matter how much you prove that their god does not exist

Huh? How, exactly, does one prove that (G/g)od[s] do[es] not exist?
 
2007-07-19 04:32:30 PM
Shostie: I remember when the first Harry Potter movie came out and all these parents started asking around to see how much a pet owls cost. Of course, they didn't realize that owls are vicious, nocturnal predators and don't make good pets.

/unless you're a supervillain


In the US, one can't have an owl unless one has a falconry permit. This is probably a good thing, because most people would be driven crazy by having any bird of prey in their house.

/already crazy
//no owls, but roomed with a kestrel during elementary school
///bird of prey landing on head of grandmother scared of birds=comedy gold!
 
2007-07-19 04:40:44 PM
Shostie: Of course, they didn't realize that owls are vicious, nocturnal predators and don't make good pets.

O'Rly? (new window)
 
2007-07-19 05:24:48 PM
not all animals can be made into pets you know. i tried to make a baby badger into a pet once, but instead i almost lost my arm. take that 12 year old version of me!
 
2007-07-19 06:52:04 PM
Worst owl thread evar. Honestly, I've never been so disappointed.
 
2007-07-19 08:29:49 PM
I agree with rodeofrog.

Where are the pics?
 
2007-07-19 08:57:06 PM
Owls never know what person to deliver the mail to. They just keep saying "who? who?"
 
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