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(STLToday)   In 1930 the good people of St. Louis were shocked when a foul-mouthed parrot was introduced to the zoo. "Go to hell"   (stltoday.com) divider line 25
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2012-11-12 10:48:25 AM  
In 1930, the people of St. Louis were barely literate and had terrible teeth. Not too much different than today, but at least they had a parrot back then.
 
2012-11-12 10:48:32 AM  
mediamemo.allthingsd.com
 
2012-11-12 10:51:56 AM  
the former owner was convicted of "contributing to the delinquency of a mynah."
 
2012-11-12 10:55:12 AM  
pick a lane biatch 

sorta NSFW language
 
2012-11-12 11:01:54 AM  
So Andrew Jackson's parrot lived into the 1930s?
 
2012-11-12 11:02:37 AM  
There's good people in St. Louis?
 
2012-11-12 11:03:02 AM  

peg_leg: There's good people in St. Louis?


Used to be. The fat people ate them.
 
2012-11-12 11:10:09 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: peg_leg: There's good people in St. Louis?

Used to be. The fat people ate them.


nah, mostly they moved to the county. Homeless people aren't fat.
 
2012-11-12 11:13:38 AM  
img403.imageshack.us 

/Would like a word with the parrot in question.
 
2012-11-12 11:19:26 AM  
So, they named it Al Swearengen?
 
2012-11-12 11:21:30 AM  

dv-ous: [img403.imageshack.us image 400x225] 

/Would like a word with the parrot in question.


Just watched that episode so of course it was the first thing I thought of too.
 
2012-11-12 11:21:45 AM  
Poppycock!
 
2012-11-12 11:28:52 AM  
I work at the airport and I often get asked odd questions. So I started just giving random and nonsensical stories.

One of the current ones we tell is the result of a question from a man from St. Louis. He asked if it was true that the rivalry between the Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals was so bad that the people of Cincinnati Refused to recognize the cardinal as the Ohio state bird. From that point on we have been telling people this story when they pass through. We have even added some flair. Sadly I know nothing of St. Louis and can't come up with a good counter story to feed into the St. Louis vs. Cincinnati blood-baseball feud. Perhaps some of you farkers can come up with a good counter story that I could tell for St. Louis.

On that note once people enter an airport their IQ drops off pretty quickly. Might as well be a short-bus port. Last week a man came into my store and started watching the documentary on the wright brothers. This thing is on loop all day every day and this man had sat there and watched about 15 minutes of it. A picture of the Wright brother's father comes up and the man turns and says. "I didn't know Charles Darwin was from Dayton OH?" I simply told him yes and added that he started his voyage from the Ohio river, that is also in Dayton. I had to try really hard not to laugh and shoot from the hip.

Another man came in and looked at the TV. It was playing the 2003 Dayton airshow. Now at the time this DVD was playing it was 4:30AM, it was January, it was 20 below, everything was covered in snow. The airshow is obviously taking place in summer on a bright day. He turns and asks
"What window can I watch this from? I thought I heard this outside? Can I see this from this concourse?" I just pointed out the window to the guy in a bucket truck deicing a plane. He said "oh, shiat." I guess jet lag could fark one up, but God damn.
 
2012-11-12 11:31:11 AM  

Keigh: AverageAmericanGuy: peg_leg: There's good people in St. Louis?

Used to be. The fat people ate them.

nah, mostly they moved to the county. Homeless people aren't fat.


From your profile:

"Try being indiscriminately kind for a farking change."
 
2012-11-12 11:31:20 AM  
Polly want a smacker?
 
2012-11-12 11:41:23 AM  
Did the bird do meth like the rest of the residents?
 
2012-11-12 11:54:39 AM  
didn't know the Pilgrims made it that far . . .
 
2012-11-12 02:32:58 PM  
 
2012-11-12 02:52:09 PM  
But it did not say "I'm hungry," so it died.

/mitch
 
2012-11-12 03:05:16 PM  
Recently our green-fronted amazon started combining "I'm a good boy" and "I'm a pretty boy" - he now says "I'm a pretty good boy", which is an accurate assessment.
 
2012-11-12 03:08:34 PM  
"... may I ask what the chicken did?"
 
2012-11-12 03:25:58 PM  

B.Stroganoff: Keigh: AverageAmericanGuy: peg_leg: There's good people in St. Louis?

Used to be. The fat people ate them.

nah, mostly they moved to the county. Homeless people aren't fat.

From your profile:

"Try being indiscriminately kind for a farking change."


you're probably a lot of fun at parties.
 
2012-11-12 04:58:36 PM  
When I was in high school there was a pet shop across the road that had a parrot in it. At lunch hour, kids would go over there and swear at the bird until it started swearing back, at which point it was time to teach it a new word. That same bird was there when I started high school, and it was still there when I graduated. Probably for the best, since the kind of person who would want a swearing bird is probably the same kind of person who wouldn't take good care of it after it got boring.

Also, my uncle had a talking bird at one point. Now, my uncle didn't get along with his mother-in-law and was constantly badmouthing her, so much so that the bird had "your mother's a biatch" in his regular phrase list. They had to cover the cage every time she came to visit.
 
2012-11-12 08:58:36 PM  
In 1930 the good people of St. Louis were shocked when a foul-mouthed parrot was introduced to the zoo. "Go to hell"

The parrot was ahead of his time, as he was quoting Mr. Spock from the end of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country., which wouldn't be made for another 60 years. In other words, he was a time traveling parrot and people should have had more appreciation for him.

/what?
//why do you guys have those white jackets?
///and a spare one for me?
 
2012-11-12 11:20:31 PM  
I like St Louis. So there...
 
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