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(The Atlantic)   San Francisco Zoo penguin wrangler has too much free time, claims new Twitter bird logo represents extinct flightless species, based on wing profile and bodily proportions   (theatlantic.com) divider line 12
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2012-06-09 02:24:13 PM
How glaringly apropos.
 
2012-06-09 02:25:15 PM
I thought it was the Goddamned Batman.
 
2012-06-09 02:31:57 PM
That's what they said about Manfredi and Johnson.
 
2012-06-09 02:43:21 PM
Flightless birds seem like a sort of unintelligent design to me. Penguins get a pass though since they fly underwater.
 
2012-06-09 02:51:19 PM

CalamitousCrasher: Flightless birds seem like a sort of unintelligent design to me. Penguins get a pass though since they fly underwater.


And belong on the Island of Misfit Toys.

I keed, they're seriously cool. Hey look, a pun!
 
2012-06-09 02:53:18 PM

CalamitousCrasher: Flightless birds seem like a sort of unintelligent design to me. Penguins get a pass though since they fly underwater.


The big ones kind of make sense as a throwback to their dinosaur ancestors.Chickens, not so much.
 
2012-06-09 02:55:53 PM

Mad_Radhu: CalamitousCrasher: Flightless birds seem like a sort of unintelligent design to me. Penguins get a pass though since they fly underwater.

The big ones kind of make sense as a throwback to their dinosaur ancestors.Chickens, not so much.


Chickens aren't flightless. They're just unfortunately delicious.
 
2012-06-09 02:57:49 PM

CalamitousCrasher: Flightless birds seem like a sort of unintelligent design to me. Penguins get a pass though since they fly underwater.


Have you ever seen a flightless bird wearing glasses?
 
2012-06-09 03:33:56 PM
So the extinct species resembled circles?
 
2012-06-09 04:08:24 PM
Penguin Wrangler is the name of my catering management company.
 
2012-06-09 05:02:50 PM

Mad_Radhu: CalamitousCrasher: Flightless birds seem like a sort of unintelligent design to me. Penguins get a pass though since they fly underwater.

The big ones kind of make sense as a throwback to their dinosaur ancestors.Chickens, not so much.


Yeah I sorta get the ostrich, those things I'm cool with. These birds in TFA look much smaller though. I guess they are extinct for a reason.

StoPPeRmobile: CalamitousCrasher: Flightless birds seem like a sort of unintelligent design to me. Penguins get a pass though since they fly underwater.

Have you ever seen a flightless bird wearing glasses?


Not yet, but my hopes are higher now. Thanks!

MoronLessOff: Mad_Radhu: CalamitousCrasher: Flightless birds seem like a sort of unintelligent design to me. Penguins get a pass though since they fly underwater.

The big ones kind of make sense as a throwback to their dinosaur ancestors.Chickens, not so much.

Chickens aren't flightless. They're just unfortunately delicious.


Indeed, Chicken often flies into my mouth at a fairly rapid clip, especially if glazed in a sweet/hot thai type sauce.

/drool
 
Skr
2012-06-09 08:37:15 PM
FTA:"But the Twitter bird is not just any passerine, Brown notes."
 
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